Several people were injured when a truck driver jumped the sidewalk and plowed into a crowd in Berlin. Credit Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.
Opinion:Nine Dead in Berlin Christmas Market Truck AttackDaily Beast
New York Times
Andrey G. Karlov, left, with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at Ataturk airport in Turkey in October. Credit Osman Orsal/Reuters.
Local Source:DIPLOMACY >Turkish FM on way to Moscow for Syria talks as Russian envoy killed in AnkaraHurriyet Daily News
From Turkey:World condemns assassination of Russian envoy to TurkeyAnadolu Agency
Opinion:Russian Ambassador to Turkey KilledDaily Beast
In Depth:Russian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils RegionBloomberg
BREAKING: Trump reaches the 270 votes needed in electoral college to make his victory official, according to an AP count. Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a …
Featured:Petition to Electoral College: Pick Hillary Clinton, not Donald TrumpAustin American-Statesman
Fact Check:Hillary Clinton’s Popular Vote Win Came Entirely from Californiasnopes.com
Opinion:Hillary Clinton Loses A THIRD Of Washington’s Electoral VotesDaily Caller
Live Updating:Watch Live: Electors Cast Their Ballots in Electoral College VoteTIME
One of North Carolina’s most controversial and high-profile laws in recent memory could be undone this week. On Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced a special session for Wednesday to consider repeal of the state’s “bathroom” bill, which limits which …
NC gov calls special session to repeal bathroom lawThe Hill (blog)
What’s the Matter With North Carolina?New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Top executives of hedge fund Platinum Partners were arrested Monday morning and charged with defrauding investors in one of the biggest such cases since Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
WASHINGTON – President Obama granted 78 pardons and 153 commutations on Monday – a single-day record for the use of presidential clemency power as Obama engages in an historic end-of-term clemency surge.
Obama flexes his pardon powerPolitico
Highly Cited:President Obama Grants 153 Commutations and 78 Pardons to Individuals Deserving of a Second ChanceThe White House (blog)
Trump’s former opponent Hillary Clinton, however, suffered her first defection early in the day in Maine, when elector David Bright cast his ballot for the man that Clinton beat in capturing the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders.
Minnesota electors vote for Hillary Clinton,…TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
If you’ve seen Jingle All The Way, you’ll remember the whole plot centering around Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attempts to get his son the hottest toy in town for Christmas.
Of course, the issue is there are these cops that happen to be killing black people. But it’s all lives matter. To the millions that follow me, I’m trying to be careful.
It appears that Tina Fey may be well aware of political biases prevalent in the entertainment industry and the dealings that may go on behind the scene to promote a particular politician.
Sex workers should not have to endure ill-treatment. Like all human being they are entitled to the protection of their human dignity and rights. States are obliged to protect and respect the rights of all people, regardless of their means of livelihood …
Providence vigil remembers sex workers lost to violenceThe Providence Journal
From Canada:PACE Society hosts Vancouver march to end violence, stigma against sex workersCKNW News Talk 980
Sex workers are still not protected from exploitation and violence in Canada and their Charter rights are ignored, says a new report released Tuesday by the Pivot Legal Society.
On Saturday local supporters of sex workers rights in Providence will join more than 20 other cities in the United States and 40 cities internationally to recognize the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
Now, in a tragic twist, an off-shoot of pizzagate has conspiracy theorists speculating that Monica Petersen, an activist for sex–worker rights, was killed because she was investigating links between the Clinton Foundation and sex trafficking in Haiti …
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The caption reads: “Activists pressing for sex worker rights hold up placards and umbrellas at the Durban Aids Conference yesterday.
The Department of Interior said it is designating nearly 75,000 acres of mountain ridges as unsuitable for surface mining, in essence barring a controversial form of mining known as mountaintop removal. “Today’s action honors Tennessee’s request to …
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a neat idea for how to tackle the increasingly worrisome problem of space junk – deploying small spacecraft to literally tether chunks of debris and drag them down to a lower orbit, where both the …
The mayor of New Orleans on Monday announced the city has reached settlements totaling $13.3 million in lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the 2005 storm, and he apologized to the victims …
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In all, he was found guilty of a total of 22 offences against 11 men including four murders, four rapes, 10 counts of administering a substance and four sex assaults.
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There were 14 rapes in cabs reported in 2015, compared with 10 in 2014, according to Police Department data. The NYPD said that the attacks in taxis accounted for 8.4 percent of all the 166 rapes committed by strangers in the city last year. A co …
While the figures represent a potential decrease of bad cops in the service, confidence and trust in police officers remain low at a time when the population is grappling with rising murders and a prevalence in missing people, rapes and robberies …
1, 2016, DNAinfo New York obtained court records for five suspects arrested for gropings in which police officers testified that they watched suspects touch, grab or rub multiple victims – one suspect groped a total of five women – before making an …
She didn’t feel she was treated well at the hospital (the first place she went didn’t do rape exams) or at the police department (she waited alone for hours, then was interviewed by someone with little experience in rape cases). But when, four months …
( You remember, that monster thug who liked to beat the hel out of people smaller and weaker and got shot bull rushing a cop after committing a robbery ) or “Peaceful” BLM or “Occupy” protests. …. The media apologized for not covering rapes in Cologne?
There was even a young man in Baltimore who clipped a cop car by playing the game while driving. The most disturbing anecdotes, however, were reports of criminal activity.
17 (UPI) — A former police officer in Texas was acquitted of rape charges at retrial after spending 21 years in prison following his initial conviction in 1994.
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A former city cop says she was raped by a volunteer firefighter after a party at his Long Island station, took photos of her during the attack and sent them to his friends – at least two of whom were NYPD officers, police sources said Tuesday.
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CINCINNATI – A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former suburban Cincinnati police officer accused of drugging and raping a woman in April 2015. The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours but was ultimately unable to come to a decision in …
We, as custodians of law, need to sensitise ourselves while dealing with rape survivors. It is our duty to ensure that they trust us.
LUCENA CITY – Police arrested on Wednesday a 31-year-old man pretending to be a cop on charges of robbery hold-up, extortion, attempted rape and usurpation of authority. Supt. Dennis de Leon, Lucena police chief, said Joseph Ayapana, 31, was …
Syracuse, N.Y. – With resounding chants, Black Lives Matter activists demanded ”Justice for Maleatra!” at a Nov. 29 protest outside the Hanley Federal Building.
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NIU Cop Not Guilty of Rape Charges. Scott Zak WLBK News; Updated 12 hrs ago; (0) · Click Here to submit a News Tip or Story.
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The campaign by Los Angeles-based Just Detention International – now in its seventh year – has sent roughly 10,000 messages in each of the past three years to hundreds of inmates who were raped or sexually assaulted in US jails or prisons. But the …
He was being raped on his walk home, and no one would help him. Especially not the police. Last time he was attacked in his own neighborhood, the cops could barely be bothered to file the report, and thinking they’d investigate? Maybe even arrest the guy?
The life was long drained from Lynette Daley by the time the cops rolled up to the lonely beach where her naked body lay. Her skin … Yet for five years, despite the urgings of the coroner and police, prosecutors refused to try the men charged with …
Police say Perez, 26, told them he was planning to have sex with the girl. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping and is being held in the county jail. Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana and Police Chief Manuel Borrego praised TJ and other …
“One of the girls knocked on the door saying she wanted to retrieve her stuff and was let back in,” the source told the newspaper.
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MONTEREY, California – Barney Joseph Ramnauth, a distinguished police officer from Northern California, is facing life in prison on allegations that he sexually assaulted a child nearly 20 years ago. Ramnauth was arrested earlier this … “And while …