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Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo Attacks

Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo AttacksA local fisherman and a Chinese tourist were killed in a single day by hippo




POSTED AUGUST 12, 2018 9:22 PM

Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown

Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in NewtownThe organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.




POSTED AUGUST 12, 2018 9:17 PM

Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About Flynn

Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About FlynnWASHINGTON -- Hoping to reconcile conflicting explanations about whether




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 5:14 PM

Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement

Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movementThe Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotesters.




POSTED AUGUST 12, 2018 10:34 PM

Three-year-old found at squalid desert hideout died in 'demonic' ritual

Three-year-old found at squalid desert hideout died in 'demonic' ritualA three-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday. Prosecutors' account of an exorcism-like ritual, allegations of weapons training for children and references to martyrdom and conspiracy were aimed at persuading a judge to deny bond for the five adults charged with child abuse in the case. However, state District Judge Sarah Backus said at the end of the four-hour detention hearing she remained unconvinced that the defendants posed a danger to the community and set bail at $20,000 for each of them. "The state alleges that there was a big plan afoot," Backus said in rendering her decision. "But the state hasn't shown to my satisfaction, in clear and convincing evidence, what that plan was." Defence attorneys said prosecutors sought to criminalise their clients for being African-Americans of Muslim faith. "If these people were white and Christian, nobody would bat an eye over the idea of faith healing, or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture," defence lawyer Thomas Clark told reporters after the hearing. "But when black Muslims do it, there seems to be something nefarious, something evil." Defendants, from left, Hujrah Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Siraj Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj enter district court in Taos, New Mexico, on Monday Credit: Albuquerque Journal Under terms of the judge's order, four defendants were expected to be placed under house arrest with electronic ankle bracelets to ensure they remain within Taos County for the duration of the case. The five suspects, who had established a communal living arrangement with their children in the high-desert compound, have been in custody since authorities raided their ramshackle homestead north of Taos 10 days ago. The two men and three women are all related as siblings or by marriage. Three are the adult children of a prominent New York City Muslim cleric who is himself the biological grandfather of nine of the children involved. The principal suspect, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, has also been charged with abducting his severely ill three-year-old son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, from the Atlanta home of the boy's mother in December. Clark said Ibn Wahhaj would remain in custody due to a fugitive warrant against him in Georgia stemming from the cross-country manhunt that led investigators to the New Mexico compound. The body of a young boy believed to be his son was found in a tunnel at the site three days after the raid. No charges have been filed in connection with the death. An aerial view of a makeshift compound is seen in the desert area of Amalia Credit:  Brian Skoloff/AP For now, the thrust of the government's case remains 11 counts of felony child abuse filed against each of the defendants - Ibn Wahhaj and his wife, Jany Leveille, along with his brother-in-law and sister - Lucas Morton and Subhannah Wahhaj - and a second sister, Hujrah Wahhaj. The 11 children, ranging from one to 15 years old and described by authorities as starving and ragged when they were found, were placed in protective custody after the August 3 raid. According to prosecutors' presentation on Monday, some of the children were given weapons training to defend the compound against a possible raid by law enforcement. However, the government said there was more to it than that. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Travis Taylor testified that the 15-year-old son of Ibn Wahhaj recounted one of the adults telling him the spirit of the dead three-year-old would return "as Jesus" to direct the group in carrying out violent attacks. Taylor said prospective targets would include "the financial system, law enforcement, the education system." Prosecutor John Lovelace said the three-year-old boy died during "a religious ritual" intended to "cast out demonic spirits." Abdul-Ghani stopped breathing, lost consciousness and died during a ceremony in which his father put his hand on the boy's head and recited verses from the Koran, Taylor testified, citing interviews with Ibn Wahhaj's 15-year-old and 13-year-old sons. Prosecutors said in court documents last week that all five defendants were giving firearms instruction to the children "in furtherance of a conspiracy to commit school shootings." Authorities acknowledged in court on Monday that police had previously encountered Ibn Wahhaj, Leveille and seven of the children in December when they were involved in a traffic accident in Alabama. Lovelace said police at the time found weapons and ammunition in the vehicle. Authorities let the group go after Ibn Wahhaj explained he was licensed to carry the guns as a private security agent and that he and the others were en route to New Mexicofor a camping trip.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:14 AM

Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California Zoo

Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California ZooPolice said the intruder could face charges of trespassing.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 3:01 PM

Iowa launches new website in search for missing student

Iowa launches new website in search for missing studentMONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses.




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:53 PM

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California WildfiresA sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 11:53 AM

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz BadgeEchoes of the big Benz from days past.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:37 PM

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison AllegationsAll but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on




POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 6:50 PM

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