Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

No federal charges in 2014 death of Eric Garner

The US Department of Justice has said it will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Garner, a 43-year-old African American, was detained for allegedly selling loose cigarettes and died after being placed in a chokehold by the officer. A civil rights investigation was […]

US ban on abortion referrals for tax-funded clinics

The Trump administration has banned family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding from referring women for abortions. The policy also requires clinics to separate their finances from abortion providers. Existing US laws bar the use of tax money for elective abortions. Medical and women’s rights groups have decried the rule, which is seen as a […]

US senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Facebook is “delusional” to believe people will trust it with their money, a US senator said on Tuesday (July 16) as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle grilled the social media company on its plans for a digital currency. Facebook is fighting to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and […]

Killer dad’s bizarre prison ‘confession’ over why he murdered wife and kids

Killer dad Chris Watts has claimed an 'evil spirit took over him' and physically made him strangle his wife and two daughters to death. The 34-year-old, who says he has since 'found God', reportedly made the bizarre prison confession to two women who have been visiting him at Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin. Watts […]

Donald Trump claims he ‘doesn’t have racist bone in body’ in series of tweets

Donald Trump has claimed he doesn't "have a racist bone" in his body – despite telling four opponents they can "go home" in a shocking Twitter attack. The President said four prominent Democrats "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe". Although he didn't name them in last weeks' attack, he […]

Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, ending a yearslong inquiry into a case that sharply divided officials and prompted national protests over excessive force […]

Quebec public health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Parc Safari

Quebec public health authorities are expanding their list of locations where people may have been exposed to measles. An individual with the infectious disease who was considered contagious went to Parc Safari in Hemmingford last week. Health officials say people who were at the following places at these times may have been exposed to measles: […]

California Today: Why L.A. Police Have Been Investigating Nipsey Hussle

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) On Monday, my colleague Tim Arango published an exclusive piece that illustrates the complexity of policing gangs in Los Angeles. He explained what he found: When the rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in the parking lot of the […]