A plainclothes New York City police officer was recovering from surgery Sunday after being shot in the head after questioning a man he saw acting suspiciously.
Officer Brian Moore, 25, was seated in an unmarked police car with his partner Officer Erik Jansen in the Queens Village when he saw the man walking and adjusting something in his waistband, police Commissioner William Bratton said.
Officer Moore inquired about the man’s actions and the suspect removed a firearm from his waistband, turned to the officers and fired into the vehicle, hitting Officer Moore in the head, Bratton said, speaking at a news conference at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, where Officer Moore was undergoing treatment Saturday night.
A group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram extremists by Nigeria’s military have arrived at a refugee camp after a three-day journey to safety.
They came from the Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the Islamic extremists, where the military said it has rescued more than 677 girls and women and destroyed more than a dozen insurgent camps in the past week.
Two newborns were among the first arrivals.
“Boko Haram killed the father of this child,” Lami Musa told The Associated Press, cradling a four-day-old girl with black curls glistening with sweat in the 40C (104F) heat.
A police team from Nepal has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials say, as the death toll from last month’s devastating earthquake climbed to more than 7,000.
None of the bodies have been identified, deputy superintendent of police in the northern district of Rasuwa, Pravin Pokharel, said.
Mr Pokharel, who led the police team, said the bodies were pulled out on Saturday (local time), a week after the earthquake, and rescuers would return to the remote area on Sunday.
Rand Paul, Abbot of Texas, now Ted Cruz. If they aren’t directly and blatantly pandering to the nutjob Base of their party, then they are all complete Idiots. With a capital I.
I bet Harvard wishes they could just erase this particular alumnus from their ranks. What an fucking embarrassment.
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Gang-raped at the age of 15, Sunitha Krishnan’s passion for fighting sex crime is deeply personal. “I, for the first time, understood what it is to be shamed and traumatized for a crime you had not committed,” said Krishnan, as she re-counted the experience during an interview with journalist Zain Verjee at the Women in the World Summit in New York City… …
I’ve been waiting to see what would happen since the note below was posted almost a month ago, but there’s been no change. GigaOm might be gone forever.
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In August of last year, Savioke came out of stealth mode and introduced SaviOne, a hotel delivery robot. SaviOne is able to autonomously navigate through lobbies, up elevators, down hallways, and around obstacles to deliver small items like snacks to any room in a hotel. We checked in on SaviOne over the course of several months of its real-world testing at a hotel in Cupertino, Calif., and CEO Steve Cousins talked to us about how the robot is learning how to deal with some of the unique challenges of operating in a partially unstructured environment. In March, Savioke announced the successful conclusion of its pilot program with SaviOne, along with a new delivery robot called Relay.
What’s that sound? Hear it? Like whooshing air? Or bubbles of a sinking ship? It’s the USS Christie quickly taking on water and destined to the depths. Well this won’t look good on that resume to run the country.
Bully. That’s what Christie ultimately is. His well documented temper tantrums and his arrogance were being touted as a plus by his handlers. Right. Now you can watch the waters roil and the Dope From Jersey sinks slowly in the east. Bon Voyage Le Grand Crapaud!
the Republican knives are out against hard science now that they control the reigns of power in Congress:
Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA’s budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at the study of climate change.
The committee’s markup of the NASA authorization bill for fiscal 2016 and 2017 passed on a party-line vote, Republicans in the majority. The action followed what appears to be a deliberate attempt to keep Democrats out of the loop. According to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the committee’s ranking Democrat, her caucus “did not even know [the markup] existed before last Friday. … After we saw the bill, we understood why.”
Ted Cruz and his science-hating cohorts are in charge of funding NASA. This latest action defunding important science studying our own planet tells you everything you need to know.
They don’t care for our planet and they want it to simply end. After all, they invented and popularized an entire silly infantile Rapture mythology around it during the last 40 years or so.
Do you feel like getting mad at mega-corporations right now? With no specific point to make other than temping yourself to shout “f***ing liars!” at your monitor/device at the top of your lungs before sheepishly noticing everyone’s bewildered stares around you?
Well then, this link is for you: cracked.com
I wasn’t sure whether to categorize this as business or crime. Either works.