After watching, Keith Scott’s family calls for shooting videos to be releasedFri, 23 Sep 2016 10:18 | Michael Walsh
The grief-stricken family of a Charlotte, N.C., man who died in a police-involved shooting was shown videos of this fateful encounter — and wants them released to the public. Keith Lamont Scott’s relatives and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have painted two very different pictures of what happened leading up to his death on Tuesday. For the family, the videos demonstrate that Scott was not aggressive and posed no threat to the officer who took his life.
'This is a peaceful masjid’: Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., gather for Friday prayer after resident accused of bombingsFri, 23 Sep 2016 18:53 | Caitlin Dickson
Nearly 200 people gathered at the Muslim Community Center of Union County Friday afternoon for the first jumah prayer — Islam’s largest weekly gathering — since Elizabeth resident Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in connection to mostly unsuccessful bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey last weekend. Like Faisal, the suspect’s father, Mohammad Rahami, is a longtime member of MCCUC, and is known to pray regularly at the red brick mosque, which sits on the leafy corner of a charming, residential enclave less than two miles from Elizabeth’s gritty downtown.
U.S., Russia send mixed signals on Syria as bombing goes onFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:35 | Reuters
By Yara Bayoumy and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia sent mixed signals on whether any headway was made on reviving a moribund Syria truce amid intense bombardment of Aleppo on Friday suggesting the effort was dead. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he made "a little progress" on halting the violence in talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who cited no progress and accused the United States of failing to honor the latest ceasefire deal.
Google gets more time to answer EU charges: officialFri, 23 Sep 2016 13:49 | AFP
EU anti-trust authorities have granted US tech giant Google a few extra weeks to answer charges that it has abused its market dominance, an EU official told AFP on Friday. The Silicon Valley firm now has until October 13 to answer questions about its Google Shopping search engine, October 26 for its Adsense advertising business and October 31 for its Android mobile phone operating system. "In each of these cases, Google asked for additional time to review the documents in the case file," according to an official from the European Commission, the executive of the 28-nation union.
Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:28 | Associated Press
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.
Police Chief Defends Pepper Spraying Handcuffed 15-Year-Old Girl, Releases Body-Cam FootageFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:06 | Inside Edition
Police released the body-cam footage after Robin Ficker, an attorney for the girl's family, posted a bystander's video of the incident on Facebook.
Morocco, seeking support for W.Sahara plan, asks to rejoin African blocFri, 23 Sep 2016 12:39 | Reuters
Morocco has applied to rejoin the African Union 32 years after it left, the bloc said on Friday, as the North African kingdom seeks support for its plan to end a decades-old row over Western Sahara. Morocco, which claims the sparsely populated stretch of desert, left the African Union in 1984 when the bloc recognized a republic covering part of the territory declared by Polisario Front independence fighters. Morocco submitted its letter of intention to rejoin the union on Thursday, the AU said in a statement, without giving details of any reasons.
Charlotte protests mostly peaceful on third nightFri, 23 Sep 2016 10:18 | Yahoo News Photo
Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man. Demonstrators chanted “release the tape” and “we want the tape” while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters and later climbing the steps in front of the city government center. Later, several dozen demonstrators climbed onto an interstate highway through the city, but they were pushed back by police in riot gear.
Target Corporation Spikes Kid Shopping Carts Amid Store Chaos (TGT)Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:50 | U.S.News & World Report
The kids are not all right, as far as Target Corporation (ticker: TGT) is concerned. Target recently ended a test of kid shopping carts in certain Target stores. The company stopped the test on the account of consumer social media complaints, detailing ankle and shin bruising in addition to having trouble keeping control of kids and their carts, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
'Man-goat' among winners of spoof Nobel prizesFri, 23 Sep 2016 10:18 | AFP
A man who lived as a goat in the Swiss Alps and a scientist who studied how pants affect the sex drive of rodents are among the winners of this year's spoof Nobel prizes. The 26th edition of the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, which celebrate the silly side of science, were handed out Thursday at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The top honor in the reproduction category went to the late Ahmed Shafik from Cairo University, who died in 2007, for his work that showed how the sex lives of rats are affected by the fabric of pants they are fitted with.
Homeland Security increases focus on cybersecurity at the pollsFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:49 | Christian Science Monitor
Department of Homeland Security officials may not expect malicious hackers to sway November's election, but the agency is offering more protections to help states secure voting systems. After this summer's Democratic National Committee breach, and a recent FBI warning of digital tampering with state election boards, Homeland Security has stepped up efforts bolster cybersecurity at the polls and for state election boards. "We are working with election stakeholders to offer assistance on a voluntary basis," said Robert Silvers, the agency's assistant secretary for cyber policy.
What's special today for you
Is your birthday on a 25th ?
You are a warrior. No obstacle can stop you from reaching your goal. You
always keep yourself busy. This quality plus your responsibility will
eventually bring you success You adore your partner as the number one
priority. You value your loved one more than yourself. Your love is the
greatest of all and you have potential to get married young.
You fall under the number 7.
Partnership matters take center stage today. Insecurity in your relationship my lead to a conflict between you and your mate, maybe you should take this opportunity to find other ways to strengthen your relationship. Also problems from an earlier relationship may be affecting this one. Making plans to attend a social event this evening will be high on your list today. Seems like you have one problem after another, but don`t throw in the towel just yet. Even though this task seems difficult at first, you will succeed at getting everything accomplished.
If you are married with children, you and your mate may not agree on how to discipline your child(ren). Taurus people are known for their easygoing nature, but you also realize that little ones need a firm hand. If you punish your child, make sure that you also show affection and approval afterwards. If you are planning to entertain this evening you can do it in style even if you have limited funds at this time. Be creative and improvise. The evening will still be a grand event.
You have had some choices this week that you were not sure how to handle them, suddenly the answers will become crystal clear and they will become into real opportunities. You may also find yourself having to jump into certain chances and not know the complete understanding of them. Just because everyone thinks your personal issues are their business don`t mean you have to let them in on everything. Some things need to remain private until you decide to tell someone. Focus more on listening to others thoughts and ideas.
This is not the day for constructive criticism or any other kind for that matter. Even if it is well intended you will feel your blood boil. Don`t waste your time in getting into a silly disagreement, and remember to always consider the source, and move on. Don`t let your emotions get the best of you during the morning hours. Thinking of your past will not change the future, so leave it there and make plans to change your tomorrow. Be on your toes when duty calls this afternoon you will feel a lot better that you did.
A close family member may confide to you, and this might make you feel uneasy. But no matter how surprised you might be, consider their feelings and don`t be too judgmental towards them. It will not help them if you are too preachy. Learning something new can be fun. If you have been wanting to take a class on something that interest you, now is the time to sign up for it. Your mind is ready for all that new knowledge so find something that interests you and soak it up. Tonight get together with friends, grill out, and play a game that challenges you to think. It may well turn out to be a fun and exciting evening.
You know what you want out of like and you deserve to have that dream come true. Even though close friends mean well, they often don`t see things from your point of view. Listen to your friends or maybe someone that you admire you could get some inspiration from them. Be cautious when speaking with others today about things you don`t want repeated. Someone may have a loose tongue and take what was said out of context. Just be careful during the morning hours. The afternoon hours are better for socializing and getting together with your family and loved ones.
You are not one to ignore a challenge, and you will find your self placing bets on a close relationship. Be careful, there is plenty that you will learn from your situation. You might find yourself involved with friends that will bring out the optimistic side of you. Group activities will be fun this morning so take the family to a near-by amusement center. Put aside business related issues and just enjoy the quality family time together. This evening wind down with a nice relaxing bath and enjoy a little alone time.
Handling a sticky situation with a lot of tactfulness saves the day, especially when it is between a co-worker or supervisor. This could have otherwise spiraled out of control. You may not have great people-skills, but as long as you keep the lines of communication open you will not fail. Health issues may be a concern in the early morning hours, if you feel a little sluggish, get some rest and don`t try to over stress early today. By mid-afternoon you should be back to your old self.
This may be the time when an opportunity arises to further your education could come your way, think of all the possibilities. You could be in a better position to get a higher paying job. You need to take a positive role in this to achieve this. Your day time calendar is full this morning. So be on your toes in the early hours, knock out a lot of chores before lunch time comes, and you just may be able to slow down a little before the afternoon hours catch up with you.
A friend may approach you with a promising financial proposition today. Everything looks good, but you still might lose your money. You may or may not be interested in this great plan, just don`t let yourself be pressured just because of the friendship you have. Secrets are on your mind at this time, but it is not time to let the cat out of the bag just yet. Hold off for a bit longer, you will be glad you did. Friends want to know because the suspense is killing them.
People in your professional circle will be very helpful today, so make the most of it. You might attend a seminar or be involved with another educational device that will inspire you to get further training. Relationships are what it is all about. You and a partner may make important plans for the future. Some may even get a proposal. The afternoon on into the evening hours look to be busy at work. You may feel like you will never get out of there, but you will. Tonight just relax.
If someone at work is trying to make you made, ignore it. When the person realizes that he or she cannot upset you they will probably stop. You don`t like being confronted, so don`t feel bad about handling the situation this way. Work is going to be a little hectic in the morning hours, but by mid-afternoon you will be able to take a deep breath. Take a long lunch with co-workers and just chill a bit before you start getting yourself back to your busy schedule.