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3 months ago

Powell warned Clinton not to make him fall guy over email scandal, leaked messages reveal

Questions over the effect of the former secretary of state's leaked emails might have on Clinton's campaign

Colin Powell attempted to persuade Hillary Clinton and her aides to not use him as a scapegoat for the controversy surrounding Clinton's private email server, according to leaked emails hacked from Powell's Gmail account.



In the emails,

5 months ago

US Economy Looks Likely to Weather 'Brexit' Storm - Wall Street Journal

By Ian Talley and David Harrison Updated June 26, 2016 1:03 p.m. ET

WASHINGTONThe U.K.s decision to exit the European Union may rock the overall U.S. economy in coming months. But it isnt likely to sink it.

Once the initial market turmoil abates, the Brexit decision will become the latest in a long list of headwinds contributing to the American economys sluggish growth. The U.S. has powered through a number of overseas risks in the seven years since the recession ended and economists expect it will weather this one, too, allowing domestic concerns to agai

8 months ago

Technology|FBI Tells Panel It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies - New York Times

Video F.B.I. Official Testifies About Privacy A senior F.B.I. official told Congress members that she thinks the government generally should not use third-parties to aid in the hacking of phones, but that the agency must decide on a case-by-case basis.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date April 19, 2016. Photo by Zach Gibson/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video

1 year ago

Alleged bank robber shot and killed by Miami Beach police on Alton Road - Miami Herald

Miami Beach police shot and killed a man on Alton Road Saturday after authorities say he tried to rob a bank, fled to a nearby barbershop and then confronted cops with a straight edge razor a grisly scene that unfolded before bystanders, who quickly posted video of the deadly encounter on social media.

In the video, a bald, shirtless man wearing blue jeans and holding a straight razor in his left hand takes a step toward two Miami Beach police officers, who are aiming their weapons at him.

No verbal exchanges can be heard on the video, which appeared to be shot from across the street.

As the man approaches them, a policeman fires his assault rifle. Two shots are heard o

1 year ago

Upstate New York town threatened by Arizona man in online post: reports - Reuters

Residents and authorities in a rural upstate New York community were taking precautions after an Arizona man posted a video online showing himself with a gun and saying he was traveling to the town for a possible confrontation, according to media reports.

Jon Ritzheimer, of Phoenix, Arizona, was seen with a gun and claiming that he was heading to Islamberg, a rural hamlet that is home to a small Muslim community about 130 miles northwest of New York City, the reports said. His comments could be viewed as threatening, they said.

Ritzheimer posted the video on Facebook, according to the reports.

New York City's Daily News, citing sources, reported that the FBI had issued an alert to law enforcement agencies to look out for him.

"After recently becoming aware of a video which could have been perceived as threatening against the Muslim community in Hancock, N.Y., the FBI immediately took steps to notify our federal, state and local partners, the paper quoted a spokeswoman for the FBI's Albany field office as saying.

Neither the FBI or Ritzheimer could be contacted immediately by Reuters.

It was at least the second threat against the town this year, after an ex-Congressional candidate from Tennessee was accused of plotting to burn down a mosque and use an assault rifle against anyone who tried to stop him.

Robert Doggart, who made a failed bid for Congress in 2014 as an independent with highly conservative views, pleaded guilty in April to interstate communication of threats.

Formed by a group of African-American Muslims from New York City, the community follows the teachings of Pakistani Sufi cleric Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, who during the 1980s urged his American acolytes to leave metropolitan areas and establish rural communities centered on religious life.

Islamberg is one of about a dozen Muslim enclaves formed in accordance with the cleric's ideas. It also serves as home to Muslims of America, a Gilani-founded organization.

The Muslims of America have called for Ritzheimer's arrest, according to the reports.

"We let the FBI know as soon as we saw the video," a report quoted spokesman Muhammad Matthew Gardner as saying. "We upped our security at all our properties."

(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

1 year ago

Oregon College Shooting Gunman Identified

The gunman in the Umpqua Community College massacre was identified Thursday evening as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the case.

According to the law enforcement sources, authorities were dispatched to the residences of Mercer's family members to conduct interviews and gather evidence.

Ian Mercer, the suspected shooters father, briefly spoke to reporters outside of his home Thursday, calling the situation a devastating day for me and my family.

Police said the gunman opened fire at the school, in Roseburg, Oregon, just before 10:40 a.m., leaving 10 dead and at least seven others injured, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Police responded and engaged the shooter in a gun battle, killing him. It was not clear if the gunman was counted among the 10 dead.

The motive for the shooting, which drew an emotional response from President Obama, was not known, but investigators were poring over messages the suspected gunman behind. Law enforcement sources said that four guns, including an AR-style rifle were found at the scene.

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