A day before authorities announced that the two ex-Green Berets were sentenced, Venezuelan authorities opened the trial of six American executives of the Houston-based Citgo company. The six men were arrested over two years ago in Venezuela on corruption charges. … [Read more...] about 2 ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack
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These were the early days of the pandemic’s tightening chokehold on the United States. Jails and prisons were becoming hot spots, as was New York City. A burgeoning crisis at Rikers Island was making it clear that, without releasing prisoners in large numbers, the jail complex risked becoming a death cage, where the impossibility of social distancing invited mass infection. De Blasio bragged about some belated releases — “the fewest detainees we’ve had in our jails since 1949,” he tweeted. But as crime rates persisted, he started to blame the courts, claiming they weren’t locking up enough people or doing it fast enough. His latest scapegoat is the alleged deceleration of cases being processed. “[It] affects the ability to ensure that someone who should not be on the street, isn’t,” he told the New York Times this week. But the city’s own analysts tell a different story. A recent inquiry by officials found that the number … [Read more...] about Nobody Knows Why New York’s Murder Rate Has Risen. Bill de Blasio Is Using It to Demagogue.
Even among top-notch individual performances and the ensemble’s cohesion, Airey’s keyboard excellence stands out and his and Morse’s Bach-like runs on power ballad “Nothing at All” -- with plenty more potency than balladry -- are magnificent. … [Read more...] about Review: Deep Purple evokes best years on mighty ‘Whoosh!’
Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas or by direct contact with infected animals, including rodents, wildlife and pets, the release states. It can be treated effectively with modern antibiotics but can cause serious illness or death if not treated promptly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. … [Read more...] about A New Mexico man has died from the state’s second reported case of plague this year
Classes start Thursday, August 20; no changes to academic calendar In-person instruction Virtual final exams Several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Atlanta area recently announced plans to conduct all classes virtually for the Fall 2020 semester, including Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clarke Atlanta University. Online classes for those campuses begin on August 19. … [Read more...] about Georgia Colleges Release Plans To Reopen Campuses For 2020-21 School Year