John Paul Stevens, a former Supreme Court Justice appointed in 1975 by then-US President Gerald Ford in the wake of Watergate, has died at the age of 99, local media reported.
Last week US financier and convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein was indicted by the US federal prosecutor on charges of sex-trafficking minors. During an FBI agent raid on Epstein’s Manhattan residence last week, “piles of cash”, diamonds and an expired foreign passport, were revealed that some media claim is Saudi Arabian.
A day before the five-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it would not pursue federal charges against a New York Police Department (NYPD) cop whose chokehold is said to have caused an unarmed Garner to go into cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, this delayed ruling comes as no surprise to many.
The US government in 1969 prepared for the possibility of failure for its first Moon landing mission and the White House had a speech prepared, just in case. Thankfully, it was never used.
On 15 July, CNN released a story on how WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London conspired with "Russian hackers" to thwart Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid. Academics and political analysts have not bought into the CNN narrative, ridiculing the "Russians did it" claim.
The rapper and his organizers failed to provide adequate security and served drinks in glass bottles instead of plastic cups which resulted in the plaintiff’s brain injury, the lawsuit says, according to media reports.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced Sunday that the country’s military experts are working towards providing its armed forces with a new military vehicle.