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Convention drama: Trump campaign stops rules rebellion

July 18, 2016 by walden9

Convention drama: Trump campaign stops rules rebellion | 18 July 2016 | Open discord and revolt broke out on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday as GOP officials crushed an attempt to embarrass presumptive nominee Donald Trump and GOP leaders that nevertheless underscored simmering divisions in the party. In a highly unusual show of disunity and anger on the floor of a modern party convention, a group of states tried to force a state-by-state roll call vote on the rules of the convention. The rebellion apparently caught Trump's campaign team by surprise, and his lieutenants were seen frantically whipping votes on the floor to squelch the effort amid scenes of deepening disarray.

Police search Turkish air base used by US military that houses NATO's largest nuclear weapons storage facility

July 18, 2016 by legitgov

Police search Turkish air base used by US military that houses NATO's largest nuclear weapons storage facility after commander was arrested by Erdogan over coup --Reports suggest fighter jets carrying out the coup used the base to refuel | 18 July 2016 | Turkish prosecutors accompanied by police have started a search of an air base used by US troops, which contains nuclear weapons...In the wake of Fridays failed military coup, authorities have begun a search of the base, according to state-run media. The authorities have already arrested a Turkish air force general from the base who was suspected of plotting the coup. General Bekir Ercan Van, ten other soldiers and one police officer from the Incirlik base were detained for their role in the botched Friday coup attempt.

Never-Trump delegates launch last-ditch bid to disrupt convention

July 18, 2016 by legitgov

Never-Trump delegates launch last-ditch bid to disrupt convention | 18 July 2016 | Anti-Trump Republicans launched a last-ditch bid on Monday to deny the New York businessman the party’s nomination by trying to force a state-by-state vote at the Cleveland convention on the rules that bind delegates to back Donald Trump. The effort stands little chance of succeeding, but could pose a major disruption to the proceedings just as party officials were trying to smooth over divisions. The Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push. The group of Republicans has been working to upend convention proceedings by taking their objection of the presumptive GOP nominee to the convention floor.

David Samson, Christie confidant, expected to plead guilty to federal charges

July 18, 2016 by legitgov

David Samson, Christie confidant, expected to plead guilty to federal charges | 14 July 2016 | Former Port Authority chairman David Samson arrived in federal court in Newark this morning, expected to plead guilty in connection with a continuing criminal investigation into the powerful bi-state agency, WNBC News is reporting. Prosecutors said a court hearing has been scheduled on a matter of interest, followed by an afternoon press conference with Port Authority officials, but would not confirm that the focus was on Samson. According to WNBC, citing an unnamed source, he is expected to plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy.

Police Departments on Alert, Patrolling in Pairs Following Baton Rouge Shooting

July 18, 2016 by legitgov

Police Departments on Alert, Patrolling in Pairs Following Baton Rouge Shooting | 17 July 2016 | Police forces across the country were on high alert Sunday afternoon after at least three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, with some major cities telling cops to walk the streets in pairs. "There are to be no solo foot posts citywide," the New York City Police Department said in a bulletin to law enforcement personnel. "All uniform members of service shall arrive and remain on post together. All meals and personal breaks will also be taken in pairs." Chicago and Boston also told officers to patrol in twos.

Former US Marine identified as Baton Rouge gunman left online trail and an alias

July 18, 2016 by legitgov

Former US Marine identified as Baton Rouge gunman left online trail and an alias --Gavin E Long of Kansas City shares details and sites with 'Cosmo Setepenra' --Long reported to have been US Marines veteran, as was 'Setepenra' | 17 July 2016 | The man identified on Sunday as the deadly shooter of police officers in Baton Rouge appeared to have left an online trail back to web pages featuring complaints about the treatment of African Americans by police. A website was registered earlier this year by someone using the name and home address of Gavin E Long of Kansas City, Missouri, and an email address that has also been used by "Cosmo Setepenra", purportedly a radio host and life coach based in Kansas City. No official public record of anyone named Cosmo Setepenra in the US could be found on Sunday. An author profile for Cosmo Setepenra described him as a US Marines veteran who reached the rank of sergeant (E-5). CBS reported on Sunday that Gavin Long was discharged from the marines in 2010 after reaching the same rank.

Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army and judges after coup bid

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army and judges after coup bid | 17 July 2016 | Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy. President Tayyip Erdogan and the government accused the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally whom Erdogan accuses of trying to create a "parallel structure" within the courts, police, armed forces and media, of orchestrating the coup...He said a "terror group" led by Gulen had "ruined" the armed forces, that its members were being arrested in all military ranks, and that a purge of this "virus" would continue.

Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting | 17 July 2016 | Three law enforcement officers were shot dead and at least three others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. One suspect had been killed, most likely by police gunfire, and two others, described as wearing all black, were being sought, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman. "We do believe there is more than one suspect." Speaking to reporters in Baton Rouge, Corporal McKneely said officers responding to the shooting were checking the area for possible explosives. "We’re going to check the scene thoroughly to protect ourselves," he said.

'Man in military fatigues, one dressed in black' as team of 'multiple suspects' ambushed police officers in Baton Rouge

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Officials think attack on Baton Rouge police officers is 'the work of multiple gunmen' --Baton Rouge shooting: 3 officers killed, hunt on for shooters --Police are looking for anyone wearing army fatigues, all black or possibly a mask --One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large | 17 July 2016 | Three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others were wounded Sunday. Officials think the attack on the officers is the work of multiple gunmen. Police received a call of a "suspicious person walking down with an assault rifle," a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived, the shooting began. One of the suspects is dead. Authorities believe two others may be at large. "If they are wearing army fatigues; if they are wearing all black; if they are wearing a mask; if they are wearing anything that's out there, please, give us a call," said Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L.J. McKneely.

High temperatures could form dangerous 'heat dome' over most of the US

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

High temperatures could form dangerous 'heat dome' over most of the US as the country braces itself for massive coast-to-coast heatwave with stifling weather soaring past 100 degrees --Weather officials also predict heat index will reach the dangerous category | 17 July 2016 | The US will brace itself for the coast-to-coast heatwave that is predicted to form a 'heat dome' over most of the country, creating dangerous and deadly conditions as temperatures soar past 90 in some areas. Forecasters have warned that some of the hottest temperatures of the season may hit the US this week. High humidity is expected along with the heat, particularly in the Midwest, and according to CNN, the moisture combined with the high temperatures will create a 'heat dome' over most of the country. [Right, so please sign petition get Tundra the polar bear out of swealtering New York City: Free Tundra the Polar Bear from Bronx Zoo!]

Trump on the Ticket Could Mean Connecticut Is in Play

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Trump on the Ticket Could Mean Connecticut Is in Play | 17 July 2016 | Republicans have not won the presidential race in this Democrat-dominated state since the days of Greenwich native George H.W. Bush in 1988, but as GOP delegates gather in Cleveland this week to nominate Donald Trump, old lessons may not apply. In a state where the entire infrastructure is Democratic--from the governor to the entire Congressional delegation to the Constitutional officers like state attorney general--Trump thinks he is the candidate to break the long Republican drought with a victory over Hillary Clinton..."When you look at certain key areas in Connecticut that have key demographic support for Trump, such as the Naugatuck Valley, with a lot of industrial workers who are independents who might be persuaded to go Trump's way, coupled with the dissatisfaction that Gov. Malloy is facing right now, there are the makings of a close race in Connecticut,'' said Scott McLean, a political science professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

Seven police officers shot in Baton Rouge; three dead, others in critical condition

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Breaking: Seven officers shot in Baton Rouge; three dead, others in critical condition --Second shooter possible (CNN) | 17 July 2016 | A man with a gun opened fire on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday, injuring at least seven -- including three who are feared dead, an official said. Police received a call of "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle," a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived, the man opened fire. The remaining officers are hospitalized in critical condition, the source said.

Alleged coup leader was once military attaché to Israel

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Alleged coup leader was once military attaché to Israel | 16 July 2016 | Turkish media on Saturday named former Turkish Air Force chief Akın Ozturk as one of the main instigators of the country's attempted coup on Friday. Ozturk, who led he air force between 2013 and 2015 before retiring from the army last year, was also the nation's military attaché to Israel in the 1990s; he served in the Jewish state between 1996-1998. Turkey's president has also blamed a US-based cleric for being behind the failed takeover attempt. Washington has said it would entertain an extradition request for Fethullah Gulen.

Donald Trump Officially Introduces Mike Pence as Running Mate on GOP Ticket

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Donald Trump Officially Introduces Mike Pence as Running Mate on GOP Ticket | 16 July 2016 | Donald Trump said his selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his Republican running mate showed a commitment to party unity and that they will form the "law and order" choice for the presidency in the fall. Mr. Trump had intended officially to announce his selection of Mr. Pence on Friday, but delayed the event after Thursday's terrorist killing of 84 people in Nice, France. Uncertainty had hung over his selection for days, as news reports aired divides within Mr. Trump's circle over his preference for the Indiana governor.

Newtown Rejects $11 Million Lawsuit Settlement Offer From Sandy Hook Victims' Families

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Newtown Rejects $11 Million Lawsuit Settlement Offer From Sandy Hook Victims' Families | 15 July 2016 | The town of Newtown has rejected an offer by two families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to settle a pending civil lawsuit for $11 million. Attorneys for the estates of Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis had filed a motion last month offering to settle the lawsuit against the Newtown school district for $5.5 million each. The town had 30 days to accept the offer and attorney Donald Papcsy, who is representing the families, said the deadline passed this week. Papcsy said he is now starting to go through the more than 8,000 pages of documents that have been turned over as part of the discovery process. Much of that is the redacted state police report on the shooting made public two years ago, but the town also has turned over the school district's policies prior to the shooting on security and active shooter protocols.

Judge to rule on lawsuit accusing NSA of spying on everyone in SLC during 2002 Olympics

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

Judge to rule on lawsuit accusing NSA of spying on everyone in SLC during 2002 Olympics | 14 July 2016 | A federal judge is deciding whether to keep alive a lawsuit that accuses the National Security Agency of conducting massive surveillance on everyone in the area during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The lawsuit brought by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson was heard by the judge in U.S. District Court on Thursday. Representing a group of people that include a Republican state senator, a former city councilwoman and a Democratic party activist, Anderson has accused the NSA of collecting phone calls, text messages and emails for everyone in the Salt Lake City area around the time of the 2002 Olympics.

France calls up 12K police reserves to beef up security

July 17, 2016 by legitgov

France calls up 12K police reserves to beef up security | 16 July 2016 | France's interior minister announced a tightening of security measures nationwide Saturday, including the call-up of 12,000 police reserves, "because of the terrorist threat" in the wake of the deadly Bastille Day melee in Nice. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the reserves would beef up the 120,000-strong force of police and soldiers already deployed around the country.

U.S. ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whales

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

U.S. ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whales | 16 July 2016 | U.S. officials have wrongly allowed the Navy to use sonar at levels that could harm whales and other marine mammals in the world's oceans, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled. The decision Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would scale back the Navy's use of low-frequency sonar in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and the Mediterranean Sea under authority that was granted in 2012. Sonar, used to detect submarines, can injure whales, seals and walruses and disrupt their feeding and mating.

Nice terror attack: Isis claims responsibility for lorry massacre in French coastal city

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Nice terror attack: Isis claims responsibility for lorry massacre in French coastal city | 16 July 2016 | Isis has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nice that saw at least 84 people killed after a lorry was driven into crowds of people. A man named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove his vehicle more than one mile along the coastal French city's Promenade de Anglais, sending hundreds of people fleeing in horror. And news agency Amaq, which supports the group also known as Islamic State, said via its Telegram account: "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State."

After Coup Attempt, Turkish President Demands US Extradite Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

After Coup Attempt, Turkish President Demands US Extradite Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen | 16 July 2016 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States today to extradite to Turkey the U.S.-based 'moderate Islamic cleric' he claims is behind Friday night's military coup attempt. Erdogan made the demand during a televised speech addressing supporters outside his residence in Istanbul. He said Turkey had always cooperated with any extradition request for "terrorists" by the United States, emphasizing Turkey's joint role with the U.S. government in fighting terrorism. Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, has rejected the notion that he has any involvement in the attempt to seize power from Erdogan...

Turkish planes docked at US Incirlik Air Base took part in Friday night's coup attempt, officials say

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Turkish planes docked at US Incirlik Air Base took part in Friday night's coup attempt, officials say --U.S. troops at Incirlik on highest force protection level | 16 July 2016 | U.S. troops at Turkey's Incirlik air base were at the highest force protection level, known as "condition Delta," after power was cut off at the base and the Turkish government closed the airspace around the site in the hours following a foiled military coup attempt, a U.S. official told ABC News today. Turkish officials told ABC News they believe Turkish planes docked at Incirlik Air Base took part in Friday night's coup attempt, which is why the site is locked down. Turkey allows the United States to use the air base for operations associated with its air campaign against [except when it does food and weapons drops for] ISIS in Iraq and Syria. There are 2,200 U.S. personnel in Turkey, including 1,500 stationed at Incirlik.

Coup F-16s reportedly fueled by KC135R refueling tanker aircraft from US Incirlik Air Base

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Coup F-16s reportedly fueled by KC135R refueling tanker aircraft from US Incirlik Air Base | 16 July 2016 |

Turkish President declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Turkish President declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested --At least 1,000 people in Istanbul and Ankara were hospitalized after night of violence | 16 July 2016 | A violent, chaotic night in Turkey ended with at least 60 people dead following an attempted coup, officials said, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reappearance after hours of uncertainty. While it was unclear whether Erdogan had quashed the uprising, the government was slowly reasserting its authority Saturday morning. At least 754 people were arrested in the attempted coup, state-run Anadolu agency reported, citing the interior ministry. More than 30 senior army officers have been suspended. At least 42 people -- mostly police officers -- were killed in Ankara in a gunfire exchange with a helicopter near the parliament complex, Turkey's NTV reported, citing the attorney general's office.

Long-classified '28 pages' show 9/11 hijackers were aided by men with 'extensive links' to Saudi government

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Long-classified '28 pages' show 9/11 hijackers were aided by men with 'extensive links' to Saudi government | 15 July 2016 | At least two 9/11 hijackers were aided by men with "extensive ties" to the Saudi Arabian government, according to newly-declassified documents. The possible links between the Saudi government and the perpetrators of America's worst-ever terrorist attack were catalogued in a 2002 Congressional report, but were deemed by then-president [sic] George W Bush [9/11 unindicted co-conspirator] to be too damaging to be made public. Since then families of 9/11 victims and members of Congress have lobbied for the portion of the report- known as the "28 Pages" - to be declassified. The report was released on Friday, and names five Saudi individuals with links to the government that allegedly helped the hijackers - of which 15 of 19 were Saudi nationals - get apartments, open bank accounts, attend local mosques and get flight lessons.

A reclusive religious scholar in Pennsylvania may be behind the attempted coup in Turkey

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

A reclusive religious scholar in Pennsylvania may be behind the attempted coup in Turkey | 15 July 2016 | As tanks take up positions in the streets and jets fly overhead in a dramatic coup attempt in Turkey, suspicion has fallen on Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Turkish religious scholar and political enemy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongman Turkish president. Until now, Erdogan had appeared to have crushed the 75-year-old Gulen, who has deep roots in the Turkish political, military, judicial, and media establishments, as well as in Muslim countries around the world. But if, as Erdogan himself has alleged, Gulen or his followers [the Alliance for Shared Values] are involved in the putsch, then it demonstrates that he remains a force to contend with, though he has lived for years in seclusion in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.

Free Tundra the Polar Bear from Bronx Zoo

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Please sign petition: Free Tundra the Polar Bear from Bronx Zoo | 15 July 2016 | On July 3, 2016, Arturo the polar bear died after more than twenty lonely years of misery and confinement in an Argentinian zoo. While the world was outraged at the conditions Arturo was kept in and many fought to move him to a more suitable environment, little was able to be done for him because of the zoo's blatant disregard for his welfare. In New York City's Bronx Zoo, Tundra the polar bear is also languishing alone in confinement...Polar bears live in the Arctic, where temperatures are a frigid -29 F and can reach as low as -92 F. Despite the unbelievably cold temperatures, polar bears can often overheat and will roll in the snow to cool off, as well as to keep their fur clean. There is nothing "normal" or "natural" about confining a polar bear to a concrete cell in New York.

Erdogan Blames US-Based Cleric Gulen's 'Terrorist Organization' for Attempted Military Coup

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Erdogan Blames US-Based Cleric Gulen's 'Terrorist Organization' for Attempted Military Coup --'Not going anywhere': Erdogan gives defiant Istanbul airport speech, downplaying attempted coup | 16 July 2016 | Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a public statement on the attempted coup after his plane landed at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport early Saturday morning. The Turkish president blamed the bloody events on forces loyal to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, saying they would pay for it. Erdogan has addressed crowds of supporters after emerging at Ataturk Airport. Erdogan claimed that forces loyal to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the attempted coup, saying that Friday's events had shown that "the Gulen structure is an armed terrorist organization." The exiled preacher has resided in the US [Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania] for over 15 years. President Erdogan was in Turkey's Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris at the time the events began to unfold in Ankara and Istanbul, he said, claiming that the hotel he had stayed in there was also bombed, but he had left it by then.

Ankara chaos: All-out war with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks, casualties reported

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Ankara chaos: All-out war with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks, casualties reported | 16 July 2016 | A Turkish F-16 fighter jet has reportedly shot down a military helicopter used by the pro-coup faction of the Turkish army, local broadcaster NTV reported, as reports suggested the capital of Ankara descended into chaotic clashes involving civilians and military. A military helicopter was spotted opening fire above Ankara, Reuters reports, citing witnesses. Other reports claim that a loud explosion occurred at the headquarters of state broadcaster TRT.

Explosions Reported Near Turkish Parliament Amid Coup Attempt

July 16, 2016 by legitgov

Explosions Reported Near Turkish Parliament Amid Coup Attempt | 15 July 2016 | A coup was attempted in Turkey Friday with a faction of the military taking over state TV, imposing martial law and a curfew and reportedly attacking the police headquarters in the capital of Ankara, according to American and foreign officials. There were also at least two blasts reported near the entrance to parliament and no immediate word of casualties. The entrance to the building appears damaged. It was not clear who was behind the attempted coup, but a broadcaster for state TV read a letter from a group calling itself the "Turkish peace council" saying that martial law is being imposed. The news anchor says media personnel were handcuffed and forced to read what they were given. CNN Turk has said that soldiers entered their building, the Dogan Media Center, which also houses the newspaper Hurriyet and DHA, a broadcaster.

CONFIRMED: Full-Blown Military Coup in Turkey; UPDATE: Coup Over?

July 16, 2016 by walden9

CONFIRMED: Full-Blown Military Coup in Turkey; UPDATE: Coup Over? | 15 JULY 2016 | While there are reports of sporadic confrontations between pro-coup forces and protestors, it appears as if the coup has failed. Explosions have rocked the parliament building, injuring 12 people. Turkish state television–TRT–is back on the air. CNN Turk said that the anchor that read the coup plotters statement did so at gunpoint. Government officials are back in their offices, though there are some reports that parliament members are still in hiding. CNN's Anderson Cooper and others were noting that not taking the Turkish president and prime minister into custody at the start of this action seems to be failing "coup 101." Still the situation is tenuous, but it looks as if the coup plotters are not going to be successful. Based on reports, President Erdogan is back in Istanbul after his requests for asylum were denied in Germany.

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