OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot and killed in what police described Monday as a random act of violence by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for the fun of it. Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was found dead Friday while visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live. Three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday a woman called 911 after she saw Lane stagger across the road
Jordan´s Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the go-ahead for a first nuclear research reactor as the desert kingdom, which lacks any oil, seeks to meet its energy needs. The five-megawatt reactor will be built at the Jordan University for Sciences and Technology near the northern city of Irbid, commission chief Majad Hawwari said. (Snip) The Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. will construct the reactor, which is scheduled to become operational in 2016, he added. "The reactor will help the commission build expertise and capabilities to prepare for constructing nuclear power plants in the future,"
Campus Pride has released its annual list of the "Top 25-LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities" in the country, and it includes institutions of all sizes from coast-to-coast. The Charlotte-based nonprofit compiles the list based on responses to the Campus Pride Index, a unique benchmarking tool that helps schools assesses their campus climate when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Officials from participating colleges answer a set of 50-plus questions about eight LGBT-friendly factors, including policy inclusion, support and institutional commitment, recruitment and retention efforts, housing, campus safety, counseling and health, academic life and student life. "Many more
There was horror in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday when a runaway taxi cab jumped a curb and plowed into a pack of pedestrians, pinning a British tourist whose left foot was severed. Within seconds a union plumber named David Justino teamed up with celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, to rescue the young woman. “Her left leg was severed off, the other was mangled,” said Justino, who used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the woman from bleeding to death. Justino called the victim, who police said is 23 and visiting from Britain, is a “strong
Maine Governor Paul LePage reportedly told a group of Republicans at a fundraising event last week that Obama ´hates white people.´ LePage made the remark on August 12 at a fundraiser for the Maine Republican Party at a house in Belgrade, according to two GOP lawmakers who spoke to the Portland Press Herald on the condition of anonymity. LePage allegedly claimed that the president has avoided talking about his biracial heritage ´because he hates white people.´ ´Yeah, he said it,´ one source told the Press Herald. ´It was one little thing from a speech, but I think most people there thought it
The military of Egypt is respecting the universal rights of all Egyptians by rooting out Muslim Brotherhood terrorism, the backers of Morsi’s regime – finding smuggled weapon stashes and arresting Morsi’s guest militias (Hamas and Al Qaida terrorists). After more than two years of protests to bring about the removal of two dictatorships, the latter installed through fraudulent elections billed as “free and fair,” Egyptian freedom-fighters backed by the army must not retreat from their chance now to expose and expunge radical terrorists who came dangerously close to dominating Egypt for the long term. This means countering the efforts of the
A quick recap for those of you who aren´t obsessed with North Korea. The Democratic Republic long ago realised that it couldn´t do the basics like grow food or keep the lights on, so it decided to focus on the fields of military and light entertainment instead. Of course much of its military output is entertaining and much of its entertainment has a decidedly military feel--from mass games to girl bands singing about the birds, the bees and nuclear fallout. And all of this variety performance is being slowly undone by the country´s continued slide into mass poverty. The missiles
As Washington gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.´s historic "I Have a Dream" speech later this month, one thing might be missing from the celebrations: the speech itself. "We were shocked to find that it was very difficult to find a full copy of Dr. King´s speech on YouTube," said Evan Greer, a campaign manager at Fight for the Future, an Internet free-speech advocacy group. In January, the group posted the full-length speech on Vimeo in an act of "civil disobedience" coinciding with Martin Luther King Day. The video was promptly removed for
The Supreme Court closed shop weeks ago, not to return until October. And for the third summer in a row, no Supreme Court confirmation fight occupies headlines. But in its absence, President Obama has thrust another court—often called the “second-highest” court in the land—into the spotlight. In June, President Obama nominated three new judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a court that the president’s supporters increasingly denounce as an obstacle to his regulatory ambitions. The D.C. Circuit is “dominated by right wing ideologues,” People for the American Way recently announced, “a major obstacle to progressive
Cairo - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt´s former vice president, will be sued in court for a "betrayal of trust" over his decision to quit the army-backed government in protest at its bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The case, brought by an Egyptian law professor, will be heard in a Cairo court on Sept. 19, judicial sources said on Tuesday. It points to the prospect of a new wave of politically driven lawsuits being brought to court following the downfall of President Mohamed Morsi, whose supporters brought a raft of cases against opposition figures during his year in power.
This week´s Telegraph Comment Q&A will be with Tim Stanley. Scourge of Obama, the Clintons, Richard Dawkins and the EDL, Tim is a blogger, columnist and leader writer for both The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. Tim´s achievements are near impossible to fit onto one page. However, the Observer´s Peter Preston treated his readers to an illuminating profile of Dr Stanley last weekend. We can´t make any sense of it either. Tim will be with us on Wednesday between 2:30 and 3:15 to answer your questions. Suggested topics: American politics, Hollywood, Richard Nixon, luxury hair products and North Korea. If you would like to
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday released his birth certificate, seeking to put to rest questions about whether the Canadian-born senator is qualified to run for president in 2016. Immediately, parallels were drawn to President Obama’s 2011 release of his own birth certificate, which also was meant to end lingering questions about his eligibility to be president. And for the few in the birther community, they see hypocrisy. Why are the media not denouncing those who question Cruz’s eligibility in the same way they have denounced the so-called “birthers” who continue to question Obama’s? The reason? Because about the only
Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Mass for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told the al-Masry al-Youm daily. He said supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi destroyed the monastery, which includes three churches, one of which is an archaeological site. “One of the extremists wrote on the
Browns Mills, New Jersey-Meg follows up on a viewer tip about “the people of the woods”. This is a community of people in Browns Mills, New Jersey where some have lived deep in the woods for as long as 20 years. Meg had to first gain the people’s trust before they would take her on a tour of their community among the trees. She first heard about this group of people from volunteers at the Christian Caring Center which often helps with food and services for the homeless. One volunteer tells Meg that on average, the cost of a single homeless
For once, there’s bipartisan agreement in Congress, this time about what to do about Egypt. Everyone recognizes a true dilemma, with no good choices. Rep. Peter T. King of New York, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, seems to speak for everyone: “The fact is, there’s no good guys there.” Since nobody has the remotest idea of what to do, everyone falls back on the default position, the tried if not necessarily true. The left demands cutting off aid to the generals in Cairo, arguing — who’s arguing? — that they’re the kind of bullies you would never invite
Adding to the confusion over its Egypt policy, the Obama administration reportedly has decided to suspend aid to the military-backed government on a temporary basis -- despite avoiding taking a public position on the matter. The Daily Beast reports that, according to a U.S. senator and unnamed administration officials, the administration has temporarily suspended most of the $1.3 billion in military aid, as well as the delivery of weapons and economic aid amid a review of the financial support. The administration is openly disputing the report. But, if true, the move would be a step beyond what the administration acknowledges
In a blunt warning to countries critical of the Egyptian military crackdown and considering suspending aid, longstanding U.S. ally Saudi Arabia suggested that the decisions they make now will have long-term consequences for their relationships in the Arab and Muslim world. Saudi Arabia has led the way in supporting the Egyptian military’s actions, first in removing the Muslim Brotherhood administration early last month and in its subsequent steps against supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.
CAIRO- The Muslim Brotherhood said Deputy Supreme Guide Mahmoud Ezzat will be the Egyptian group´s spiritual leader after its supreme guide was arrested Tuesday. Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, was arrested Tuesday in Cairo´s Nasr City during a crackdown by Egypt´s army-backed government on the group and its followers, which includes ousted president Mohamed Morsi, Ahram Online reported. The announcement Ezzat, 69, would be the temporary spiritual leader was posted on the website of the Brotherhood´s Freedom and Justice Party. Badie was the latest of the Brotherhood´s senior leaders to be held by security forces. Six Brotherhood leaders have been
Financial Fascism: Bank of America, which was coerced into buying Merrill Lynch during the 2008 financial crisis, is now quietly dissolving the storied 99-year-old investment bank. This is destruction, and not the creative kind. As if the U.S. government´s $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program weren´t bad enough just as a bailout, there´s the specter and now fallout of government meddling on a scale that can only be compared to Mussolini´s corporate state. In the panic of the 2008 financial crisis, solvent BofA was ordered by government regulators to purchase Merrill Lynch, a bank it didn´t want, for $18.5 billion. After that, it
Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and con man, has died. Leonard, winner of an honorary National Book Award in 2012, died Tuesday morning at his home in Bloomfield Township, a suburb of Detroit, from complications of a stroke. His researcher Gregg Sutter announced the 87-year-old’s death and said that he was surrounded by family when he died. His millions of fans, from bellhops to Saul Bellow, made all his books since ´Glitz´ (1985) best-sellers. When they flocked to watch John Travolta in
Here’s one of the silliest political arguments you’ll ever see: Reimposing campaign contribution limits in Missouri would harm the state’s economy because it would devastate the campaign-worker industry. That’s a little like opposing limits on the sale of Sudafed because it would devastate the meth-cook industry. The proper response to both arguments is, “And that’s a bad idea because . . . ? [snip] Many of the oxpeckers (named for the birds that ride atop large mammals and eat the ticks) employed by the Nixon campaign would have gone hungry. The millions that were poured into TV commercials would have gone unpoured.
The fashionable first lady is back to flaunting her attainable sense of style, showing off a frock that’s currently on sale for a seriously affordable price! Read on if you want to scoop up her exact dress without having to splurge. Michelle Obama kicked off her summer vacation in style! The first lady touched down on Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 10, where she sported a sleeveless floral frock from Talbots. The vibrant yellow dress allowed Michelle to flaunt her favorite assets, her arms! While the floral Talbots frock originally retailed for $169, the dress is currently on sale for $55.99
In a video featuring Duck Dynasty´s Phil Robertson, the TV star - in what appears to be a religious sermon - declares his pro-life stance on the issue of abortion. When discussing the ethics of, and that there´s even a debate on, the issue, he asks, "What in the world happened to us?" "Listen, from the time you started inside your mother´s womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to life for crying out loud. You´re this long (pointing to his finger). You´re a week old inside your mother. They suck you out of there when you´re