Ames, whose lengthy article on tech-centric Pando.com fills in those white supremacist blanks, was not given a press pass to the conference, a very un-Libertarian gesture from a political cadre that claims to be for free thought, free expression and free markets. Oh well, some things just don’t change, especially when an attempt at political rebranding depends [...]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

At least 60 people have died in clashes after suicide bombers and fighters attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad, according to Iraqi police. Security and medical officials said on Thursday that about 50 prisoners were among the dead, many of them burnt beyond recognition. A number of policemen also died. [...]

A condemned Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after being administered with a lethal injection in what his defence lawyer described as a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood, a double murderer, was pronounced dead at 3:49pm (22:49 GMT), one hour and [...]

Report: Andrew Cuomo under federal investigation for allegedly thwarting ethics inquiries

July 24, 2014

According to a new bombshell report in the New York Times, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, widely expected to coast to reelection this fall and long rumored to have presidential ambitions, is under federal investigation for allegedly trying to thwart his own anti-corruption commission after it began looking at his political allies. The Times report [...]

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Pneumonic plague puts Chinese town on lockdown

July 24, 2014

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 2:11 PM UTC The most contagious form of the disease that caused Europe’s Black Death resurfaces Lindsay Abrams Follow Topics: black death, pneumonic plague, China, public health, infectious disease, antibiotics, Sustainability News, News Scanning electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague) in the foregut [...]

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Ukraine says Russian missiles downed two jets

July 23, 2014

Ukraine has said that two of its fighter planes have been shot down by missiles fired from within Russian territory, in the latest violence in eastern Ukraine.  “According to preliminary information, the rockets were launched from Russian territory,” Kiev’s defence council said in a statement on Wednesday. Neither Russia nor the rebels commented on the accusation. The [...]

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Hamas rejects Gaza truce unless blockade ends

July 23, 2014

Hamas has rejected a ceasefire to end the 16-day offensive against Gaza unless Israel ends its blockade of the strip, its leader Khaled Meshaal has said. “We reject today… and will reject in the future” a ceasefire before negotiations on Hamas’ demands, which include lifting years of blockade against the Palestinian enclave, Meshaal told journalists [...]

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