On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law one of the most stringent vaccination laws in the United States, eliminating the state’s previous personal and religious belief exemption for vaccines.
The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.
The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it didn’t receive the €1.5 billion payment from Athens that was due by the end of June 30, Brussels time, as Greece becomes the first developed country to default on its international obligations.
ALBANY, NY (AP) – A prosecutor says the inmate captured 22 days after breaking out of a northern New York prison claims to have used no power tools in the breakout.
That’s contrary to official accounts from soon after the June 6 breakout at the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility.
Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie, who will prosecute Sweat for the escape says Tuesday that the injured cop-killer told investigators from his hospital bed that he started cutting through steel cellblock walls in January using only a hacksaw blade. Continue reading “Sweat: No power tools used in escape”
Efforts to nationalize state and local police forces across America go back decades, but the Obama administration has accelerated that push and is now openly working to turn your local cops into extensions of federal power. In addition to being unconstitutional, this is an absolutely terrible idea for a number of reasons.
First, let’s talk about Obama’s scheming on this front. Before openly complaining about the militarization of police, Obama was militarizing American police departments at an unprecedented rate. At the same time he was attacking the rights of Americans with slogans like “weapons of war don’t belong on our streets,” he was flooding our streets with actual weapons of war — tanks, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers, and more to local police. Continue reading “Obama’s Unconstitutional Schemes to Nationalize Police”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state’s constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse next month to protest renewed efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds.
The Loyal White Knights out of Pelham, N.C. requested the rally from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 18 at the north grounds of the Statehouse. They expect to have as many as 200 supporters, according to an application filed with the state Budget and Control Board. Officials say the grounds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Continue reading “KKK plans Confederate flag rally at Statehouse”
A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a Dallas attorney can have a copy of a Twin Peaks franchisee’s video of the May 17 biker shootout, but the judge barred the release of the video to the public.
Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court also granted a prosecution request to place a gag order in the Matthew Alan Clendennen case, preventing attorneys on both sides, law enforcement officers and witnesses from discussing that case only in the media.
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – The Hamilton County Courthouse will be shut down on Tuesday over a possible suspicious package inside a suitcase.
A woman going to a court appearance was stopped with the suitcase at a metal detector near the courthouse front doors just before 8:30 a.m., said Jim Knapp, chief of staff for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.
The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year. That would mean salaried employees earning less than $50,440 a year would be assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week, up from the current $23,660 a year. Continue reading “Obama plans dramatic changes in overtime rules”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.
When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.
The world has multiplied and changed drastically in their lifetimes. They have seen war destroy landmarks and cities and have seen them rebuilt. They witnessed the Gilded Age, a term coined by Mark Twain, and the dawn of civil rights, the rise and fall of the fascists and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and the first black president of the United States. Continue reading “A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive”
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people.
Television footage showed the mangled wreckage of the C-130 Hercules, a crumpled burning car and a shattered building that local media said was recently built and contained a spa, shops and homes. Smoke billowed from the site and several thousand people milled nearby. Rescue teams scrambled over the rubble, searching for any survivors. Continue reading “Dozens feared dead in Indonesia plane crash”