Michael Dunn sentenced to life in prison for racially charged shooting

Michael Dunn sentenced to life in prison for racially charged shooting

Michael Dunn, the 47-year-old who was opened fire on a car full of teenagers, killing one, after an argument over loud music at a convenience store in Jacksonville, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The life sentence for the murder was mandatory after the state decided against pushing for the death penalty. Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, as well as three counts of attempted second-degree murder for opening fire at the other three teens who were in the car with Davis. … [Read More...]

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Obama authorizes the Pentagon to call upon reserve troops

Obama authorizes the Pentagon to call upon reserve troops

President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday which authorized the Pentagon to call upon reserve troops in order to combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. He also opened the door to an Ebola “czar” to … [Read More...]

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Netflix for his next four movies

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Netflix for his next four movies

Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to release his next four movies exclusively through the online platform as the streaming service steps up its battle with movie theaters. The American comedian’s Happy Madison Productions will co-produce the films with his Netflix, but further details have … [Read More...]

Wonga writes off more than $350 million in debt for 330,000 customers

Wonga writes off more than $350 million in debt for 330,000 customers

British payday lender Wonga.com has announced that it will be writing off £220 million ($356 million) in debt for around 330,000 customers after putting new affordability checks in place. The London-based company, which has faced heavy criticism for its debt collection tactics, says that the new … [Read More...]

Munitions factory in Bulgaria leaves 15 missing, presumed dead

Munitions factory in Bulgaria leaves 15 missing, presumed dead

As many as 15 people could be dead after an explosion occurred at a munitions factory near the village of Gorni Lom in Bulgaria on Wednesday. The privately-owned explosives factory had been issued numerous penalty notices, but continued to operate. Now somewhere around 15 people are dead, and 3 have … [Read More...]

Police are searching for a man who shot a police officer in Ferguson

Police are searching for a man who shot a police officer in Ferguson

As Ferguson, Missouri continues to be the site of nightly protests, two police officers were fired at last night in separate incidents that were unrelated to the protests. According to the police, a male Ferguson officer was shot in the arm during a routine patrol stop at around 9PM. The officer … [Read More...]

Serbia hosts its first Gay Pride march in four years

Serbia hosts its first Gay Pride march in four years

Gay rights activists in Serbia have held the nation’s first Pride Parade since the practice was banned back in 2010, walking through the streets of Belgrade, the nation’s capital, which were emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation. Thousands of riot police – on foot, … [Read More...]

Low sex drive in women could be causing Honk Kong’s baby drought

Low sex drive in women could be causing Hong Kong’s baby drought

The Hong Kong Family Planning Association has published a new study that blames women’s low sex drives for the city’s extremely low birth rates. According to the association the birth rates for every 1,000 women back in 1981 were recorded at 1,933. That number has fallen to just 1,285 births for … [Read More...]

Around a tenth of the Islamic State’s fighters are European

Around a tenth of the Islamic State’s fighters are European

The European Union counter-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove revealed earlier this week that, since declaring itself an Islamic caliphate back in June, the Islamic State militant group has seen a surge of European jihadists whose numbers have jumped from 2,000 to 3,000. Mr. Kerchove says that … [Read More...]

Eric Holder is resigning as US Attorney General

Eric Holder is resigning as US Attorney General

United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that he will be resigning after having served six years at the helm of the Justice Department. Mr. Holder has agreed to remain in his post until his successor has been confirmed. "In the months ahead I will leave the Department of … [Read More...]

Afghan presidential rivals have agreed to a power-sharing deal

Afghan presidential rivals have agreed to a power-sharing deal

Following several months of political deadlock, Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has announced that he has accepted that his rival Ashraf Ghani should become the leader of Afghanistan. Mr. Abdullah’s spokesman said that both men have agreed to form a government of national unity with … [Read More...]

An armed intruder managed to sneak all the way into the White House

An armed intruder managed to sneak all the way into the White House

Omar Gonzalez made headlines on Friday night when he allegedly jumped over the fence surrounding the White House and made it all the way inside the executive mansion before he was caught carrying a 3.5-inch knife, and told officials he was a veteran of three tours in Iraq, according to government … [Read More...]

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