Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN
At least five suspicious packages containing what the FBI called potentially destructive devices have been sent since Monday to several leading Democratic Party figures and to CNN in New York, triggering a massive investigation.Some of the devices "appear to be pipe bombs," John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said at a news conference Wednesday.
US white nationalist leader, three others charged with conspiracy
The leader of a California-based white nationalist group and three others have been charged with conspiring to incite riots at political rallies, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday,Robert Rundo, founder of Rise Above Movement, was taken into custody on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court documents.
Italian budget standoff may consign euro zone integration drive to slow lane
An uncompromising challenge to EU budget rules by Italy is providing the first big test for reforms introduced to save the euro zone nine years ago as financial crisis threatened to tear it apart.The reforms remain a work in progress, and in urgent need of fuller implementation before the bloc’s next crisis strikes.
“City of Surveillance”: Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare
A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest.Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – wants to turn that wasteland into a prototype ‘city of the future,’ where data helps planners micromanage every aspect of urban life
Nearly 150,000 New York City public school students are homeless
The ever-growing crisis of housing and homelessness in New York City is forcefully emphasized by newly released data which documents that during the last school year more than one in ten public school students, approximately 150,000 out of 1.1 million, were without permanent housing. This is the highest number ever recorded, and the third year in a row that the total has exceeded 100,000.
Tensions rise as NATO launches largest military exercise in years
This week, the Trident Juncture 18 military exercise will open and is expected to include the participation of 29 NATO allies, as well as non-members Finland and Sweden.According to US defence analyst Ivan Eland, the month-long military exercises are designed as a response to various Russian actions that have offended the West.
Migrants block Bosnian border, scuffle with Croatian police
Several people were injured on Wednesday as migrants demanding to cross Bosnia’s northwestern border threw stones at Croatian police who responded by firing teargas and using batons to push them back, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
200+ Palestinians killed since March… and IDF alerts PETA about plight of tortoise
Having killed more than 200 Palestinians since March, the IDF has apparently decided to show its more humane side, alerting advocacy groups to the plight of a lowly tortoise nearly murdered by Hamas “arson balloons.”The official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday bemoaned the near-death of a tortoise allegedly rescued in the aftermath of a Hamas “arson balloon” attack – which has become more frequent in recent weeks.