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    JEFFREY Dahmer attempted to summon the devil around the time of his first sickening murder, leaving his prom date terrified. Bridget Geiger was just 16 when 18-year-old Dahmer took her on her very first date to their high school prom. 5Bridget Geiger went to prom with Jeffrey Dahmer 5She described the serial killer as 'nerdy' and said he 'didn't fit in'Credit: Alamy She said Dahmer was "goofy" and "nerdy" but "didn't appear to have a mean bone in his body". He was relentlessly taunted by other kids and "didn't fit in", she added. Although two years younger, Geiger became caught in Dahmer's web as her best friend was dating his pal. She said she was "talked into" going to the Revere High School prom with him - but he didn't say "two words" to her all night. More on Jeffrey DahmerKILLER'S MIND Inside serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's twisted mind & how he 'wanted to die'FACING EVIL I’ve sat with serial killers… here’s why Jeffrey Dahmer is the worst I ever met Geiger previously said: "We went over to the...
    An Oregon sheriff's deputy has been caught red handed slapping a disabled man across his face as three other officers pushed his wheelchair into a jail cell. John Malaer, 63, was left partially naked on the floor of the cell wearing a tiny jail smock that didn't cover his body by officers at Jackson County Sheriff's Office. He claims he had no access to a catheter that he needed to relieve himself and ended up in the cell after his wheelchair got stuck in a sidewalk. Malaer was forced to throw stones at a nearby store in an attempt to grab the attention of those inside for help on 11 July 2019, when he was 60, but was instead arrested. The advocate for homeless people with disabilities spent 20 hours in custody on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment before being released and the charges dismissed. Horrific footage shows the disabled man being slapped by Jackson County Deputy Brian Kolkemo before he is dragged from his wheelchair. Kolkemo, who earns $75,875 a year, can be seen forcefully hitting the disabled...
    “WE must steel ourselves for a long war,” warns Boris Johnson. The PM was talking about Kremlin tyrant Mad Vlad Putin’s blitzkrieg against tragic Ukraine. 4Marxist union mobs are desperate to take Boris Johnson down & plunge UK into chaos But he could easily have been eyeing the threat by unions sympathetic to the Russian cause to pulverise Britain’s economy. For tomorrow’s nationwide shutdown by Marxist union barons is nothing less than a declaration of war against Johnson’s democratically elected government. Hard-left RMT leader Mick Lynch makes no bones about turning a dispute allegedly over pay and conditions into “class struggle” against so-called “Tory butchers”. Marxist class struggle is defined as a revolutionary clash between “workers and the ruling class” in which violence is acceptable. MORE ON STRIKESSEX CLAIM SHAME Whistleblower told rail union about sex claims 5 years before probe began Lynch’s hero is infamous miners’ leader Arthur Scargill who tried — and failed — to bring down the Thatcher government in 1984. And in a stark, Red Flag challenge, he warns flip- flopping Labour leader Keir Starmer to...
    Russia is summoning the leaders of U.S. media outlets to discuss its expanded crackdown on press freedom. The meeting, announced by Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday, will invite these unnamed leaders to the ministry on Monday to discuss measures that may restrict media access in Russia. The response may be due to the United States's decision to limit Russian media's reach in the West over their use of propaganda to justify the war in Ukraine. RUSSIA ISSUES FIRST CONVICTION FOR SPREADING 'FAKE NEWS': REPORT "If the work of the Russian media operators and journalists is not normalized in the United States, the most stringent measures will inevitably follow," Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, according to Reuters. "To this end, on Monday, June 6, the heads of the Moscow offices of all American media will be invited to the press center of the Russian Foreign Ministry to explain to them the consequences of their government's hostile line in the media sphere," she added. "We look forward to it." Russia's media access has been...
    Former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Daniel Donner, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Subscribe to our podcast, The Downballot! x Embedded Content Leading Off ● IL-Gov, CA-AG: Pennsylvania Democrat Josh Shapiro made headlines earlier this month when he began airing ads to not-so-subtly boost one of his Republican rivals: state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a QAnon ally whom many Republicans fret would be a toxic nominee should he win Tuesday's primary for governor. Shapiro, though, is by no means the only Democrat who's trying to pick his opponent by meddling across the aisle—a tactic that has a long history in American politics. In Illinois, for instance, the Democratic Governors Association has already spent $4 million on commercials to weaken Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin ahead of that state's June 28 nomination contest. The group has gone a step further now by airing ads ostensibly attacking state Sen. Darren Bailey that are in fact designed...
    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania -- It's Groundhog Day and people are waiting to learn whether a furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town will predict an early spring or six more weeks of winter.People will gather Wednesday at Gobbler's Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil's "inner circle" summon him from his tree stump at dawn to learn if he has seen his shadow. According to folklore, there will be six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow. If he doesn't, spring comes early.EMBED More News Videos It's Groundhog Day! At Gobbler's Knob, members of Punxsutawney Phil's "inner circle" will summon him to see if he sees his shadow. The event took place virtually last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, depriving the community, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh, of a boost from tourists.It was streamed live and seen by more than 15,000 viewers worldwide at one point. About 150 cardboard cutouts of fans were there to "watch."Officials are hoping the usual crowd of between 10,000 to 15,000 visitors will return in person this year to...
    As the United States prepares to face the somber anniversary of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, President Joe Biden will address the nation, with expectations that he will discuss the progress both law enforcement and the House select committee have made in bringing those responsible to justice, along with the need to heal the nation in order to preserve democracy. However, on that same date, both Donald Trump and his former adviser Steve Bannon will also address the nation, and their theme will be … different. As Biden addresses the nation, so will Bannon and Trump. They’re highlighting the anniversary with very different intentions, aided by a right-wing media that has spent the last year attempting to turn a violent insurrection into a “false-flag” operation staged by the FBI, a peaceful protest infiltrated by antifa, or to simply deny it happened at all. That media has gone from being horrified at what was happening on the day itself to being wholly engaged in a gaslighting campaign that claims the agencies and committee attempting to investigate Jan. 6 are the real villains. According to Axios, Trump...
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND want to open talks with Erling Haaland over a monster new contract as the star striker considers offers from a host of European giants. The Bundesliga outfit are set to offer the Norway international a deal that would see him paid almost £12million AFTER tax at Signal Iduna Park. 1Erling Haaland appeared to wave goodbye to Dortmund fansCredit: Getty But reports claim Dortmund would also expect to insert a revised buy-out clause to eclipse the £64m trigger in his current deal. The 21-year-old is among the hottest property in world football, with the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Man City all tracking his progress. He has already smashed 19 goals in 15 Dortmund appearances this season and notched a hat-trick for Norway back in September. The forward sent rumours swirling after he appeared to wave goodbye to fans in BVB’s last home match of the calendar year. That gesture was later shrugged off by Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, who said: "I saw the pictures. It looked a bit strange, but I don't think it was a...
    Veteran comedian Dave Chappelle says that while he is “confused” about what they want to speak about, he will nonetheless meet with members of the transgender community, under the condition that anyone who meets with him first watches his Netflix special, The Closer, “from beginning to end.” Chapelle added that he is “not bending to anyone’s demands.” “It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees at Netflix, and I refused. That is not true. If they would’ve invited me, I would have accepted it,” Chappelle said in a video posted Monday to his Instagram account. “Although, I am confused about what we are speaking about,” the comedian added. “I said what I said, and, boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. Well, it seems like I am the only one that can’t go to the office.” Watch below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dave Chappelle (@davechappelle) Chappelle went on to address “the transgender...
    “Candyman” was always more than a surface level horror film. The 1992 film dealt with class, race and trauma. But almost 30 years later, a new version in theaters Aug. 27 reclaims and recenters the narrative around the Black experience. The original film took the seeds of a Clive Barker short story set in a Liverpool slum and transported it to Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects, where the Boogeyman was Black and the lens to the world was a white female doctoral student studying urban myths. The film was both praised and the subject of pointed critiques from Black filmmakers who noted the regressive racial stereotypes. “There`s no question that this film plays on white middle-class fears of black people,″ actor-director Carl Franklin told the Chicago Tribune at the time. ″It unabashedly uses racial stereotypes and destructive myths to create shock.” Franklin said it was, “irresponsible and racist.” But it was also successful enough to spawn two sequels and proved to be a formative film for a young Jordan Peele, who saw it as a landmark for representation. Following...
    BOBBY Moore’s widow today calls on Harry Kane and Co to summon the spirit of 1966 - and make history at Wembley. Stephanie Moore MBE reckons the famous stadium will give England the edge in their seismic semi-final against Denmark. ⚽Get ALL of the latest England news and updates from Euro 2020 6Bobby Moore's widow thinks Wembley will give the team the edge in the semi against DenmarkCredit: AP Victory will send Gareth Southgate's men into their first final since her beloved Bobby lifted the World Cup 55 years ago. And in an emotional rallying cry ahead of the match she told them: "It's time to go and write your own history." In an exclusive interview Stephanie, 70, told The Sun: "They all know how significant 1966 was for the country. It's now time for the boys to become legends in their own right.  "Winning it would do so much to lift the mood of the whole country after the nightmare of the last 18 months. I’ve been struck by how united the team has seemed throughout the tournament. I hope they...
    The vaccination schedule continues to advance in Spain and, now, there are thousands of elderly, over 80 years of age, who are receiving an appointment, via telephone, to inject their first dose. But what the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) did not have was with summon the inoculation of a woman who had been deceased for 13 years, reports Cadena SER. The family of the deceased, a resident of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, thus picked up the phone to start a totally unexpected call. And it is that since the public entity They were trying to locate this woman who, according to her relatives, had died 13 years ago. “I was shocked because my mother passed away 13 years ago on April 2”her daughter said, not understanding how this confusion could have arisen after more than a decade. For its part, the SCS has clarified that, although these errors are “exceptional and isolated” cases, it is not impossible for them to occur, since “Sometimes the databases are not entirely up to date.”
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry has summoned China's ambassador over repeated insults and threats aimed at French lawmakers and a researcher, its spokeswoman said on Monday. "After the multiplication of unacceptable comments made publicly by the Chinese Embassy in recent days, including in the form of insults and threats against parliamentarians and a French researcher, we recall the elementary rules enshrined by the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations relating to the functioning of a foreign embassy, in particular with regard to its public communication," Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily briefing. "The Embassy is urged to strictly adhere to them." China's ambassador Lu Shaye is expected at the foreugn ministry on Tuesday. (Reporting by John Irish) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: France, United States, Asia, European Union, EuropeGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos You Should See - March 2021PhotosPhotos: America's Pandemic TollNewsThe Week in Cartoons: March 15-19RecommendedNational NewsSCOTUS to Consider Tsarnaev Death SentenceHealth NewsU.S. AstraZeneca Trial Shows Efficacy, SafetyWorld ReportChina, North Korea Pose New Threat to U.S. National NewsHome Sales Dip in FebruaryBest StatesStates' ‘Crazy Quilt’ of...
    The Senate will grill Defense Department officials about allegations they resisted a call to help defend the Capitol against a violent mob on Jan. 6. Pentagon officials “are coming next week,” Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, told reporters Tuesday during a joint oversight hearing examining the events leading to the Capitol attack. Klobuchar said next week's hearing will also include witnesses from Homeland Security and the FBI. She said the Senate will hold a hearing featuring Pentagon officials. The hearing Tuesday featured a trio of Capitol law enforcement officials who were in charge of building security on Jan. 6 but were forced out of their jobs by House and Senate leaders following the attack, which was carried out by pro-Trump protesters and left five people dead and dozens injured. Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, the day’s top witness, has repeatedly accused top Pentagon officials of resisting a request that day to send the D.C. National Guard to the scene to help overwhelmed officers. According to Sund, top military brass hesitated because they were...
    The Senate voted 55-45 to summon witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, extending it indefinitely. House lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin on Saturday called on senators to vote to subpoena a GOP witness and evidence in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said he wants the authority to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Washington Republican who disclosed a conversation between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that took place during the January 6 attack on the Capitol. “After the breach and invasion took place he was not working on the side of defending the Capitol,” Raskin said of Trump. “But rather, he was continuing to pursue his political goals, and the information that came out last night. This piece of evidence is relevant to that.” Beutler, in a statement Friday, said she has disclosed many times over the past month her knowledge of the McCarthy-Trump conversation. “When McCarthy finally reached the president on Jan. 6 and asked him to publicly and forcefully call off the riot, the president initially repeated the falsehood that it...
    February 13, 2021 8:07 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Several congressmen in the United States (USA) requested this Friday night to summon witnesses during the impeachment against Donald Trump, whose conclusion was scheduled for this Saturday with the final arguments of the parties. These appeals. that could lengthen and change the course of the impeachment, came after the CNN publish new details of a phone conversation between Trump and Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the Lower House. The call occurred during the assault on the Capitol on January 6. According to these new details, corroborated by other Republican congressmen, when McCarthy contacted the president to ask his followers to suspend the assault, he refused. “Well Kevin, I guess these people are more angry about the elections than you are. “, Trump would have responded to McCarthy. The content of this call came to light after the fourth day of the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate. This focused on the defense of the ex-president (who only used 3 of his 16 available hours) and the...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has scrapped Donald Trump's "Diet Coke button" from the Oval Office desk that allowed him to summon a butler to bring him iced soda. The legendary button - reportedly use by past presidents for other needs - was not seen in photographs inside the White House Oval Office on Thursday. 7The Diet Coke button is the wooden box atop the Oval Office deskCredit: AP:Associated Press 7President Biden is pictured at his new desk with no Diet Coke button in sightCredit: EPA 7White House insiders revealed in 2017 the number of Diet Coke cans Trump consumes in 24 hoursCredit: Getty Images - Getty Tom Newton Dunn, a political commentator at Times Radio, took to Twitter on Thursday morning to share the news. Dunn tweeted: "President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. "When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. "Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It's gone now." White House insiders revealed in 2017 the...
    Well, at least they’d be able to thank them for the gifts in person. As part of Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young’s ongoing and bitter divorce, the rapper has threatened to summon every guest from their 1996 wedding to prove Young wasn’t coerced into signing a prenup, according to the Daily Mail. Dre, 55, and Young, 50, married in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii on May 25, 1996. Little information about the pair’s wedding — including the guest list, and whether it included, for example, Dre’s frequent collaborator Snoop Dogg — is available, but the Daily Mail puts the total number of guests at 15 to 20. Young is claiming that she was “coerced” into signing a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding but that Dre tore it up after their marriage “in a romantic gesture of love for her,” as the Mail puts it. In court documents obtained by the Mail, Dre said he would like Young to “identify by name and most current known address and telephone numbers of all persons who attended” their wedding. His...
    Well, at least they’d be able to thank them for the gifts in person. As part of Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young’s ongoing and bitter divorce, the music mogul has threatened to summon every guest from their 1996 wedding to prove Young wasn’t coerced into signing a prenup, according to the Daily Mail. Dre, 55, and Young, 50, married in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii on May 25, 1996. Little information about the pair’s wedding — including the guest list, and whether it included, for example, Dre’s frequent collaborator Snoop Dogg — is available, but the Daily Mail puts the total number of guests at 15 to 20. Young is claiming that she was “coerced” into signing a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding but that Dre tore it up after their marriage “in a romantic gesture of love for her,” as the Mail puts it. In court documents obtained by the Mail, Dre said he would like Young to “identify by name and most current known address and telephone numbers of all persons who attended” their wedding. His...
    Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre is threatening to call all the guests who attended his intimate 1996 tropical wedding to appear as witnesses in his upcoming divorce trial. The 55-year-old music tycoon and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Nicole are battling over her share of his estimated $1 billion business empire and the central issue of the dispute is a premarital agreement (PMA) they signed just before they married in Maui, Hawaii. Nicole, 50, claims she was ‘coerced’ into signing the PMA but after their marriage, Dre tore it up in a romantic gesture of love for her. However, Dre insists he never forced Nicole to sign the document nor did he destroy it, and now he wants it to be enforced. In new court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Dre is demanding for Nicole to 'identify by name and most current known address and telephone numbers of all persons who attended’ their intimate 20-person wedding on May 25, 1996.  Dre - real name Andre Young - claims in court documents filed at LA Superior Court by his powerhouse lawyer, Laura Wasser, that these guests are...
    SANTA CLARA – Nick Mullens took a knee in the victory formation, clutched the white-striped football as a keepsake and soon posed with a super-sized trophy on the Superdome turf. His second-half touchdown passes had secured victory. Of his 346 passing yards, 230 went to a hot-hand receiver. Jubilation reigned in the Big Easy. That 2016 New Orleans Bowl capped Mullens’ record-setting college career at Southern Miss, and it cast him toward an uncertain NFL future. Those Mullens memories, from his last start at the Superdome, exude positive karma for 49ers’ teammates and fans who crave any hope ahead of Sunday’s mismatch against the Saints. “I’ve been in the Superdome a couple times, even as a fan,” Mullens said. “I like the Superdome. I like its atmosphere.” The 49ers (4-5) are 9-point underdogs, and they’ll need Mullens at top form if they’re to pull off their greatest upset since an October 2011 comeback at Philadelphia, a win that sparked playoff credibility. Mullens’ mistakes this season, in relief of an injured Jimmy Garoppolo, have a common...
    Actress Sapna Pabbi has quashed reports claiming that she has gone missing after being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as part of investigations into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Sapna, who worked with Sushant in the 2019 thriller “Drive”, posted on Instagram to state that she is in London with her family. “I am saddened to see speculative media reports in India about me being untraceable or missing. I have been back at home in London to be with my family and as such my lawyers have already communicated this with the authorities in India who are fully aware of my whereabouts,” she wrote in a note on the social media handle. Hrithik Roshan’s Mother Pinkie Roshan Shares a Cryptic Post on Sushant Singh Rajput Sapna’s name cropped up during the interrogation of Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades’ brother Agisilaos earlier this month. Agisilaos was arrested by the NCB recently. Earlier, the NCB arrested Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, personal staff Dipesh Sawant and several others as part of probe...
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's police said on Monday they have asked opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to give a statement after they received complaints about names of lawmakers appearing in news media reportedly backing his claim to the premiership. Anwar last week announced he had been granted an audience with King Al-Sultan Abdullah on Tuesday to present documentation "of the strong and convincing majority" of legislators behind his bid to replace Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Police in a statement said they had received unspecified complaints over a widely circulated list of 121 federal lawmakers who supposedly were backing Anwar's bid. So far there have been no significant public endorsements for Anwar. Police said one of the complaints was lodged by a member of parliament but did not disclose the identities of the other complainants, or what the complaints entailed. "The police urge the public not to be concerned by the spread of the news and advises all interested parties against spreading news that has yet to be verified," Criminal Investigations Department Director Huzir Mohamed said. "The police will not hesitate...
    Riot’s tactical shooter Valorant is entering its third season, which the developer is calling Act 3, on October 13th, and we’ve just seen the last of the update’s new additions: an Australian agent named Skye joining the roster and bringing with her some pretty nifty supernatural powers. The character, a more passive agent with a penchant for nature and non-human companions, can summon birds for scouting and even a dog you can embody and scour the map with to perform reconnaissance and stun opponents. Skye marks the 13th agent in Valorant ’s lineup, and her scouting and healing abilities will surely shake up play quite a bit, which is why Riot is not dropping the character officially until October 27th. That gives the studio a bit of time to prep and ensure no game-breaking bugs or other hurdles arise either from the season’s new maps or from Skye as a playable character before it introduces a potentially meta-changing factor into the competitive field. In addition to a new agent, Riot is also adding a new map,...
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African corruption inquiry will issue a summons for former president Jacob Zuma to appear to give evidence next month, the judge chairing the proceedings said on Friday. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said Zuma would be required to appear on Nov. 16-20, adding that this could be via videolink if appropriate arrangements were made. The inquiry was set up more than two years ago to test allegations that Zuma allowed the Gupta brothers, friends of his, to plunder state resources and influence government appointments during his nine years in power. "The secretary of the commission is hereby authorised and directed to sign and issue a summons ... requiring Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, former president of the Republic of South Africa, to appear" on Nov. 16-20 to give evidence, Zondo said. Zuma, who appeared at the inquiry in July 2019, denied he had broken the law with the Guptas. [nL8N24G25C] The inquiry's evidence leaders have tried to get Zuma to appear this year to answer more questions but he has not done so. Zuma has said...
    Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto both seem pretty useful for drivers — simply plug in your phone to charge, and it’ll link up with your car’s bigger touchscreen to give you directions to your doctor’s appointment, play music from your Spotify playlist, or send a text. Google also has an easier version that lets you connect wirelessly to your car stereo without even taking your phone out of your pocket — but it was limited to Google and Samsung phones. Now, Google has quietly announced that any phone running Android 11 will be able to connect to Android Auto, cable-free. Google’s updated Android Auto support page now notes that “any smartphone with Android 11.0” will be able to connect to Android Auto wirelessly. It’s likely in addition to Google and Samsung, phones from manufacturers like LG, Motorola, and OnePlus may also receive support when Android 11 exits public beta later this year. But Android 11 support for Android Auto wireless comes with a few requirements But Android 11 support for Android Auto wireless comes with a few requirements:...
    The sudden collapse of the United States Postal Service’s ability to do their core job—deliver mail—is now so widespread a problem as to be stoking widespread public outrage. This may finally result in substantive congressional action—sort of. Perhaps. House Democrats are now asking (but not subpoenaing) Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on August 24th to explain his actions. DeJoy, who remains heavily invested in for-profit competitors to the USPS even as he guts federal mail delivery capabilities, was previously scheduled to appear on September 17; moving his appearance up by several weeks is an indication that Congress no longer thinks waiting until mid-September is defendable. Democrats ask that DeJoy confirm his plan to appear by tomorrow; DeJoy has also been asked to deliver requested documents by Friday, August 21. The House is putting off the “urgent” hearing until August 24 “to give Committee Members adequate notice to prepare for your testimony” but also “to avoid conflicting with the Republican convention” beginning later that evening.” Which is nice, given that DeJoy is a Republican...
    BEDMINSTER, New Jersey -- The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options for the November presidential election.The House Oversight and Reform Committee said it wants to hear from new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and from the chair of the Postal Service board of governors, Robert "Mike" Duncan. With heightened scrutiny of its operations, the agency is now requesting a temporary preelection rate increase, from mid-October through Christmas, though probably not for first-class letters.The agency did not immediately respond to requests for comment about whether the two men would appear before the House committee.Pressure is increasing on DeJoy, a major Republican donor and ally of the president, who has said he is modernizing the money-losing agency to make it more efficient. DeJoy has made cuts in overtime for postal workers, imposed restrictions on transportation and reduced of the quantity and use...
    So the post office doesn't have enough money to do their constitutionally mandated duties, but does have enough money to produce custom-printed pandemic masks for DeJoy's appearances? Huh. The sudden collapse of the United States Postal Service's ability to do their core job—deliver mail—is now so widespread a problem as to be stoking widespread public outrage. This may finally result in substantive congressional action—sort of. Perhaps. House Democrats are now asking (but not subpoenaing) Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on August 24th to explain his actions. DeJoy, who remains heavily invested in for-profit competitors to the USPS even as he guts federal mail delivery capabilities, was previously scheduled to appear on September 17; moving his appearance up by several weeks is an indication that Congress no longer thinks waiting until mid-September is defendable. Democrats ask that DeJoy confirm his plan to appear by tomorrow; DeJoy has also been asked to deliver requested documents by Friday, August 21. The House is putting off the "urgent" hearing until August 24 "to give Committee...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options for the November presidential election. The House Oversight and Reform Committee said it wants to hear from new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and from the chair of the Postal Service board of governors, Robert Duncan. Pressure is increasing on DeJoy, a major Republican donor and ally of the president, who has said he is modernizing the money-losing agency to make it more efficient. DeJoy has made cuts in overtime for postal workers, imposed restrictions on transportation and reduced of the quantity and use of mail-processing equipment. “The postmaster general and top Postal Service leadership must answer to the Congress and the American people as to why they are pushing these dangerous new policies that threaten to silence the voices of millions, just months...
    Amazon’s Alexa app on iOS, Android, and Fire OS is being redesigned to focus on Alexa’s core functionality rather than its third-party “skills” or weather forecasts, TechCrunch reports. The home screen is where the biggest changes appear to have been made. For starters, the button to summon Alexa is now shown prominently at the top of the home screen, rather than the bottom. Then, instead of showing you a weather forecast and a list of recommended third-party skills, the app will now show a personalized list of Alexa actions — ranging from setting alarms, to accessing recently played music, or making a shopping list — which will vary depending on how you use the app. The new app design places the button to summon Alexa front and center.Image: Amazon Meanwhile, the third-party Alexa skills that previously took pride of place at the top of the home screen have been shifted into the app’s “More” tab where they can now be found under “Skills & Games.” TechCrunch notes that usage of these skills...
    Several Bollywood personalities have been questioned in relation to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The actor died by suicide on June 14 and till now several people including the actor’s last film, Dil Bechara’s director Mukesh Chhabra, co-star Sanjana Sanghi, Rhea Chakraborty among others have been questioned by the Mumbai Police. Recently, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was also summoned for his statement in this case. Earlier, it was reported that actress Kangana Ranaut has also been summoned by Mumbai Police to record her statement. As per latest report in India Today Kangana Ranaut on Thursday was sent summons via post at her Manali address to record her statement. Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide Case: Mumbai Police Reportedly Issues Fresh Summons to Kangana Ranaut at Her Manali Address. Latest ANI report suggests that Kangana has responded to the through her lawyer and wrote to Mumbai Police saying that she is “keen to assist” in the probe of #SushantSinghRajput’s death. The actress has been vocal about nepotism and other issues relating to Sushant’s death and recently also gave an interview with a popular...
    By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Tuesday said they will summon reporters of news broadcaster Al Jazeera for questioning over a documentary on the country's arrests of undocumented migrants, which authorities have accused of being an attempt to tarnish Malaysia's image. "Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown", produced by the Qatar-based station's 101 East news programme, focused on the plight of thousands of undocumented migrants detained during raids carried out in areas under tight coronavirus lockdowns. The documentary, which aired last week, sparked an immediate backlash online while several officials decried the report as being inaccurate, misleading and unfair. The backlash comes amid concerns over crackdowns on press freedoms under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government, which came into power in March, as well as rising anger towards foreigners and refugees, who have been accused of spreading the coronavirus and burdening state resources. Defence minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob this week called on Al Jazeera to apologise to Malaysians, and said allegations of racism and discrimination against undocumented migrants were untrue. Authorities had previously defended the arrests as necessary...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's hardline lawmakers plan to summon the president for questioning, a move that could ultimately lead to impeachment, media reported on Monday, amid growing discontent over the government's economic policies. Iranians' daily struggle to make ends meet has become harder since the reimposition of U.S. sanctions in 2018, and the economy has been further damaged by rising inflation, growing unemployment, a slump in the rial and the coronavirus crisis. A motion to question President Hassan Rouhani was signed by 120 lawmakers out of 290 and handed to the presiding board of the assembly, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. To take effect, the motion must be passed to the president by the presiding board. However, analysts say the board might hold back from issuing the summons, mindful that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's top authority, has called for unity among the branches of authority at a time when Iran faces mounting U.S. pressure. A move by parliament to question Rouhani's predecessor was blocked by a rare intervention by Khamenei. "The lawmakers have various questions for the...
    Matt NovakJust now•Filed to:donald trumpdonald trumppresident trumpcognitive declinefox newsroger ailesjoe bidenteddy rooseveltmalapropismdonna brazillehillary clintonSavePhoto: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) President Donald Trump wants to know where former Fox News co-founder and frequently accused sexual harasser Roger Ailes might be hiding during these difficult times. The answer, of course, is that Ailes died in 2017. But that didn’t stop Trump from apparently trying to summon the Fox News icon’s ghost through the magic of Twitter on Tuesday night. Trump spent much of Tuesday evening tweeting in his typically unhinged style, ranting about everything from his anger at China to his hatred of fair housing legislation. The president also continued his frequent use of a racial slur to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren. But it was a tweet about Donna Brazille that prompted Trump to invoke the name of Roger Ailes, the longtime Fox News head who was accused of sexual harassment by dozens of women and stepped down from the conservative cable network in the summer of 2016. “She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets...
    By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beirut over comments she made recently in which she criticized the militant Hezbollah group, state-run National News Agency reported Sunday. The agency gave no further details other than saying that the meeting between Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti and Ambassador Dorothy Shea is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Local media said the minister will tell the ambassador that according to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, an ambassador has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of another country and should not incite the Lebanese people against one another. On Saturday, a Lebanese judge banned local and foreign media outlets in the country from interviewing the U.S. ambassador for a year saying that her criticism of Hezbollah was seditious and a threat to social peace. The judge’s ruling came a day after Shea told Saudi-owned TV station Al-Hadath that Washington has “great concerns” over Hezbollah’s role in the government. The move was harshly criticized by many in Lebanon, which enjoyed one of the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beirut over comments she made recently in which she criticized the militant Hezbollah group, state-run National News Agency reported Sunday. The agency gave no further details other than saying that the meeting between Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti and Ambassador Dorothy Shea is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Local media said the minister will tell the ambassador that according to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, an ambassador has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of another country and should not incite the Lebanese people against one another. On Saturday, a Lebanese judge banned local and foreign media outlets in the country from interviewing the U.S. ambassador for a year saying that her criticism of Hezbollah was seditious and a threat to social peace. The judge’s ruling came a day after Shea told Saudi-owned TV station Al-Hadath that Washington has “great concerns” over Hezbollah’s role in the government. The move was harshly criticized by many in Lebanon, which enjoyed one of the more freer media landscapes...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beirut over comments she made recently in which she criticized the militant Hezbollah group, state-run National News Agency reported Sunday. The agency gave no further details other than saying that the meeting between Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti and Ambassador Dorothy Shea is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Local media said the minister will tell the ambassador that according to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, an ambassador has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of another country and should not incite the Lebanese people against one another. On Saturday, a Lebanese judge banned local and foreign media outlets in the country from interviewing the U.S. ambassador for a year saying that her criticism of Hezbollah was seditious and a threat to social peace. The judge’s ruling came a day after Shea told Saudi-owned TV station Al-Hadath that Washington has “great concerns” over Hezbollah’s role in the government. The move was harshly criticized by many in Lebanon, which enjoyed one of the more freer media landscapes in...
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