News: Weekend Reads

London Assailants Evaded an Avalanche of Warning Signs

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

Revelations about three London attackers tumbled into the open, raising pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to explain how they were missed.The warning signs about the three assailants in a white van who smashed and stabbed their way through a[...]

Macho Putin in Driver's Seat Takes Oliver Stone for a Ride

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
Bloomberg

He could be just another Moscow commuter driving home from the office. Except that’s President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel as filmmaker Oliver Stone quizzes him on the fugitive Edward Snowden in a scene from his new documentary on the Russian[...]

China slams Pentagon report on overseas military bases

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
AFP

Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as "irresponsible" an annual US Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries like Pakistan. Published Tuesday, the Pentagon[...]

Moscow says 'zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
AFP

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark the diplomatic crisis around Qatar, after CNN reported that US officials believed they planted a false news story. "We're getting tired of reacting to unsubstantiated[...]

As mistrial is declared, 2 jailed -- but not the defendant

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
MSN

As mistrial is declared, 2 jailed -- but not the defendantChad Metcalf, 35, who had a court hearing Tuesday for an unrelated traffic violation, was charged with harassing a juror. The judge said Metcalf told the jurors they needed to reach a[...]

Utah Mom Allegedly Used Pliers to Pull Out Her 7-Year-Old's Teeth in a Store Bathroom

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
People

Utah Mom Allegedly Used Pliers to Pull Out Her 7-Year-Old's Teeth in a Store BathroomA Utah mother was charged this week with one count of felony child abuse after she allegedly yanked out some of her 7-year-old son’s teeth in a Wal-Mart[...]

Silent fear in Paris's Notre Dame after attacker shot

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
AFP

Hundreds of people raised their arms above their heads and faced the altar on Tuesday in Paris's landmark Notre Dame cathedral -- but it was no act of religious celebration. The visitors were trapped in the pews after a hammer-wielding man,[...]

Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 underage sisters

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
MSN

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A man was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family, fathering two children by one of them. Authorities allege the girls' parents had "gifted" their oldest daughter to Lee Donald Kaplan[...]

China to U.S. on Ivanka Plant Probe: Mind Your Own Business

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
Bloomberg

China told the U.S. to mind its own business, rebuffing a call for the release of three labor activists detained while probing labor conditions at a factory that manufactured Ivanka Trump brand shoes. "No country can interfere in China’s sovereign[...]

Mexico: 4 killed in prison uprising in northern border state

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
MSN

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - At least four people including three police officers were killed Tuesday in an hours-long prison shootout involving inmates and security forces in a northern Mexican border state, authorities said. Loud, sustained bursts of [...]

Scrawled note sparks passenger plane bomb fears

Friday  02:30,   09 june 2017
Sky News

A plane passenger has been charged for writing a threatening note that sparked fears a bomb was planted on-board the aircraft. The man scrawled a single-word message on an air sickness bag, which was discovered near one of the toilets mid-flight,[...]

Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation

Friday  02:30,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

‘It’s impossible to make sense of what occurred last night,’ principal says at commencement.Ziberov, an honors student headed to college to study international relations, was set to graduate Tuesday with his classmate, Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and the[...]

Police Are Less Respectful Toward Black Drivers, Report Finds

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

The paper detailed how body-camera footage from officers in Oakland, Calif., showed disparity in the treatment of white motorists vs. black ones.The paper, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, detailed the ways in [...]

Notre Dame attacker shouted "this is for Syria" before being shot

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A man armed with a hammer shouted "this is for Syria" before attacking police officers on Tuesday outside France's Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the interior minister said.</p>PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - A man armed with a[...]

Theresa May Finally Calls Donald Trump ‘Wrong’ To Feud With Sadiq Khan After London Bridge Attack

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May has finally criticised Donald Trump for calling Sadiq Khan “pathetic” over his response to the London Bridge attack. Politicians condemned Trump for attacking Khan after the incident, that saw three jihadis go on a stabbing rampage on[...]