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Friday, August 15, 2014

CNN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted Friday on charges relating to his efforts to try and force a local district attorney to resign.

A Travis County grand jury handed up the charges.

The two counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a public integrity unit run by the DA, who had been arrested on a drunk driving charge."

Ferguson police name Darren Wilson as officer who shot Michael Brown | World | The Guardian

"Police chief Thomas Jackson said Wilson stopped the unarmed teenager after reports of a robbery in the area"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

U.S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Ethics Case - NYTimes.com

"In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.

The warning, in a sharply worded letter from Mr. Bharara’s office, came after several members of the panel issued public statements defending the governor’s handling of the panel, known as the Moreland Commission, which Mr. Cuomo created last year with promises of cleaning up corruption in state politics but shut down abruptly in March."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Report: 47 Feared Dead In Taiwan Plane Crash

"TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

Taiwanese Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government's Central News Agency as saying 11 other people were injured when the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt.

Yeh was quoted as saying the flight, operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, carried 58 passengers and crew members.

The news agency had earlier quoted a local fire brigade chief as saying that 51 people had been killed."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

John Kerry: Drunken Soldiers Unceremoniously Piling MH17 Bodies

"Drunken -- I mean literally, drunken -- separatist soldiers are piling bodies into trucks unceremoniously and disturbing the evidence," Kerry said on "Fox News Sunday."