Loophole could keep young terror suspects out of US court

The legal gap was highlighted by the case of Matin Azizi-Yarand , who was sentenced in a Texas state court last month after plotting to shoot police officers and civilians at a suburban shopping mall in an Islamic State-inspired rampage planned to coincide with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. In most cases like this, federal prosecutors would have brought terrorism charges. But U.S. prosecutors in Texas didn’t charge Azizi-Yarand because he was 17 at the time and considered a minor under federal law. Federal law allows prosecutors to charge anyone supporting or working with a State Department-designated terror group, even if the person was not in contact with the group. But to charge a juvenile with providing material support to …

Broken promises and lost funding: how Mississippi prison reform failed

It was a model on which the Trump administration based its criminal justice reform efforts. But it isnt working Last November, as he rallied support for federal prison reform, Donald Trump signed the First Step Act, which aims to reduce the federal prison population and better prepare offenders for life outside bars. Yet the implementation of Mississippis reforms has been marked by broken promises and a lack of funding, according to interviews, data and documents reviewed by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica. The Mississippi law promised to send offenders to drug courts for treatment rather than to prison; provide ID cards to all offenders leaving prison to help them secure housing and jobs; offer training for offenders …

One killed and 2 injured in a shooting at a bar inside a Florida mall

(CNN)At least one person was killed and two others injured in a shooting at a bar inside a mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, authorities said early Thursday. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

PLAINS, Ga. – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A 4th-grader explains to class what having autism is like. The teacher was stunned by their reaction.

When 4th grader Rumari asked his teacher if he could address the class, she had no idea what was about to occur. Lisa Moe wasn’t sure what to expect when one of her 4th graders raised his hand and asked to address the class. Rumari has autism, and he decided he wanted to share with his classmates what that means for him. He got up in front of the class and talked about how it’s important to make kids with autism “feel like a somebody.” He pointed out that kids might think he was weird sometimes for the way he talks or for some of the “stimming” behaviors he exhibits. He gave an example of how he sometimes hits his …

Welcome to the Departure Lounge. Destination: death

An innovative project backed by the Wellcome Trust aims to help people come to terms with their mortality Images of sandy beaches, sun-kissed swimming pools and azure blue skies gleam from the window and walls of what appears to be a new travel agent opening in a London shopping centre. But browsers may be surprised by the destination, for it is a journey every one of us will one day take: death. Look more closely at the posters and it becomes clear that the words are all about passing away (half of British adults prefer to avoid the word death, apparently). The Departure Lounge, in Lewisham, south London, is the brainchild of the the Death Caf phenomenon, the growth of …

Huawei leak not criminal offence, police say

He said it had been “badly mishandled”, both by Prime Minister Theresa May and the senior civil servant who led the investigation. All you need to know about Huawei’s problems UK at odds with cyber-allies over Huawei Profile: Gavin Williamson A leak from the security council’s discussions led to reports in the Daily Telegraph about a plan to allow Huawei limited access to help build the UK’s new 5G network. The newspaper also reported on warnings from within cabinet about possible risks to national security over any deal with the Chinese firm. The National Security Council is made up of senior cabinet ministers, all of whom have signed the Official Secrets Act. It holds confidential weekly meetings, chaired by the …

Colbert Reveals How Fox News Viewers Are Now In An ‘Existential Crisis’ Over Trump

Stephen Colbert said Fox News viewers are in an “existential crisis” over the revelations about President Robert Mueller’s report.  half of the network’s viewers believe the president. 10 incidents in which Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice. William Barr controversially concluded that there is Democrats are Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Fiers throws 2nd career no-hitter, beats Reds

The A’s poured out of the dugout to mob Fiers in celebration after the final out in front of a few thousand fans remaining — the game started more than 1 1/2 hours late because of a light malfunction at the Coliseum. Fiers tipped his hat to the crowd and raised his arms in triumph as he walked off. “I’m glad they got the lights working,” Fiers said. A journeyman for much of his career, the 33-year-old Fiers (3-3) raised his lifetime record to 57-58. OAKLAND ATHLETICS TURN WILD DOUBLE PLAY STARTING WITH HOME RUN ROBBERY The first no-hitter of the 2019 season didn’t come without tense moments as Fiers was bailed out by back-to-back great defensive plays in the sixth …

13-Years-Old Girl Gets Juice Thrown At Her Face, Punched And Even Shown A Knife By Schoolmates Only For Picking Up Litter

Meet Nadia Sparks, a 13-year-old student from Norwich, England, who took on the noble task of picking up trash on her way to school every day to help make the world a better place. Since she started her project, she has picked up over 1100 liters of garbage, much of which has been recycled, and she has inspired countless others to start doing the same. Image credits: Image credits: Team Trash Girl‘ Facebook page, where she encourages others to post their own litter-picking stories. “I wanted to find a way to help everyone support one another, to help fix the planet’s problems before it becomes unfixable,” she writes.  “So, please try to pick up 3 pieces of litter today. Show us what …

The Latest: South African opposition leader votes in Soweto

The leader of South Africa’s main opposition party has cast his ballot in Dobsonville, a part of Soweto, Johannesburg’s largest black township. He was one of the first voters at the Dobsonville polling station. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has vigorously campaigned against the corruption scandals that have tarnished the ruling African National Congress party. But black support for Maimane’s party is limited because it is widely perceived as being run by whites. The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela that has been in power since 1994, is likely to win a majority in Wednesday’s poll but it will face a difficult challenge to do as well as five years ago. ___ 7 a.m. South Africans have started …

The Met Gala Worst-Dressed List: Does Anyone Understand Camp? Betches

Ah, the Met Gala. Every year, on the first Monday in May, the top names in fashion and entertainment gather to celebrate how rich and hot they are, and it’s always a treat. I mean, it’s technically a fundraiser, but we’re all here for the dresses. Year after year, the world’s best designers give us some serious couture looks based on whatever the theme is, and this year was no different. The thing is, this year’s theme (Camp: Notes on Fashion) was kind of an enigma. What exactly is camp? It’s hard to describe, but it’s basically an art that celebrates all things wild, over the top, ironic, and tacky. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with tie-dye or bonfires. …

A million species face extinctionand the threat to humans reminds us we’re all connected.

Throughout our planet’s history, plant and animal species have died out—but not like this. Earth has faced mass extinctions before, but she is now staring down a threat to life that she’s never faced. With a population that has doubled since 1950, a global economy that relies on industrialization and consumerism, and our modern addiction to convenience, the impact humans are having on nature is significant and startling. According to a new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about a million plant and animals species are now on the verge of extinction. Nearly 150 authors from 50 nations compiled the report over a period of three years, as 300 contributing authors helped to …

Where one woman found necessary support after a cancer diagnosis.

Natasha Rossi believed she had the perfect life. She had two awesome kids — two and a half-year-old identical twins — and the love and support of her boyfriend, Desi. Life, she thought, could only get better. All photos via Upworthy/Walgreens. Then, in January 2019, she was hit with some of the hardest news that anyone can hear. “Hearing those words, ‘you have cancer,’ my life changed forever,” Natasha says. Learning that she’d been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer — one of the most aggressive forms of the disease — challenged Natasha to her core. She didn’t know if she’d ever get her fairytale life back. Or if she’d even get to see her twins grow up. “I broke down …

Green new meal: restaurants can charge diners to reduce their carbon food-print

California program will add an optional 1% surcharge to diners checks to help fight climate change Dining out isnt the most eco-friendly activity, thanks to the carbon footprint of food brought in and the waste inherent in running a restaurant. Now, an effort by California restaurants wants diners to help fight climate change by paying more. Concerned eateries can join the Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Kentucky Derby wasn’t the first time we expected another winner. Here are 5 other confusing moments

(CNN)He may have been first, but Maximum Security didn’t win, after all. It was confusing. But let’s face it, this wasn’t the first time we’ve anticipated a result, only to be surprised.