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  • US to phase out federal use of privately-operated prisons

    US to phase out federal use of privately-operated prisons

    In recent seasons, the popular Netflix drama "Orange is the New Black", has painted an unflattering portrait of a fictional private prison company that aims to increase profits at the expense of prisoners' conditions and human rights. In a public announcement of the decision, Yates noted that the US prison population has declined since 2013, when the number of federal inmates in private prisons peaked.

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  • Brothers Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge

    Brothers Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge

    The family has also established a trust fund for her four children. Wade was not in Chicago on Friday, but joined an ESPN roundtable on Thursday about violence in Chicago. To me, that just shows where his heart is. "They are in my thoughts and prayers". Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used the devastating news to try and boost his viewing in the African-American community with a series of tweets.

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  • Man fatally shot for not holding McDonald's door for woman

    Man fatally shot for not holding McDonald's door for woman

    According to the report, Mohammad Robinson got into an argument with a woman who was upset that the door to the McDonald's was not being held open for her. "It doesn't make any sense why would you actually take someone's life over not opening a door", Miniya Simpson told KSNV . Yes, ma'am - no sir. Sampson, 14, told KSNV that her dad died because of a misunderstanding.

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  • Vols Announce Seven Future Home Football Games

    Vols Announce Seven Future Home Football Games

    Home meetings are scheduled with UTEP in 2018, Chattanooga and UAB in 2019, Charlotte in 2020, Bowling Green in 2021, and Ball State and Army West Point in 2022. Army . Tennessee has never faced Charlotte or Ball State on the gridiron. The additions to the 2019 schedule include Chattanooga on September 14 and UAB on November 2.

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  • Judge Blocks Justice Department's Order On Transgender Bathrooms

    Judge Blocks Justice Department's Order On Transgender Bathrooms

    In addition, a Supreme Court case regarding a transgender student in Virginia is now on hold, but the decision regarding that case will likely supersede any ruling from a lesser court. "The department is disappointed in the court's decision, and we are reviewing our options", said Dena Iverson, a Justice Department spokeswoman. In his 38-page-order , U.S District Judge Reed O'Connor of Fort Worth, TX, said that federal officials didn't follow the proper procedures in creating the directives ...

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  • Nick Denton says he's out of the 'news and gossip business'

    Almost 14 years after it launched, Gawker .com will be shutting down in the fourth week of August 2016, the company announced on its web site. A post on Gawker's website said outgoing Chief Executive Nick Denton informed staffers of the impending closure Thursday, "just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision's bid for Gawker Media's other assets".

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  • Pebble's latest update adds quick views and more shortcuts

    Pebble's latest update adds quick views and more shortcuts

    Included in Pebble firmware version 4.0 is an improved version of Pebble Health that's easier to find. This update includes Pebble Firmware 4 .0 as well as an update to version 4.0 of the Pebble App for both iPhone and Android. From your watchface, you'll be able to see more of your upcoming agenda (up to three days ahead) by pressing down. The second big enhancement is a new launcher menu that's "all about speed", to piggyback on Pebble's turn of phrase.

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  • Pebble continues to focus on health tracking with latest update

    Pebble continues to focus on health tracking with latest update

    Pebble today announced new firmware for its smartwatches, and it's a pretty significant update. The update brings in tweaks and new features for both users and developers alike. 4-Button Quick Launch. Your favorite Pebble apps are just a press and hold away from your watchface. You could do this before the Up and Down buttons but now you can do so with the Back and Select keys as well.

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  • Apple shares drop after European Union tax ruling

    Apple shares drop after European Union tax ruling

    European Union regulators said Tuesday that Apple paid that amount because of a tax agreement between the company and Irish tax officials that the two sides struck in 1991 and updated in 2007. On revenues of 12.4 billion euros in 2011, Google paid just 22 million euros in taxes in Ireland. The EU ruling raises the hard question of how to fairly tax multinationals - in their home country, where the bulk of their goods are developed, or in the countries where the goods are sold.

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  • Agua contaminada amenaza la salud de 323 millones de personas: ONU

    Agua contaminada amenaza la salud de 323 millones de personas: ONU

    El aumento de la contaminación en las aguas superficiales de esos tres continentes también amenaza con dañar fuentes vitales de alimentos y perjudicar las economías de los continentes, señala el documento. "Ambos están en riesgo si no somos capaces de parar esta contaminación", alertó la directora científica del PNUMA , Jacqueline McGlade. Más de 320 millones de personas en Asia, África y América Latina están expuestos a riesgos de contraer diferentes enfermedades por la contaminación ...

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  • Condena México atentado en Turquía

    Condena México atentado en Turquía

    El Gobierno de Venezuela condenó hoy el atentado terrorista que se produjo el sabado en una boda que se realizaba en el sureste de Turquía que dejó más de 50 muertos y casi 100 heridos , y manifestó su solidaridad con el Gobierno y el pueblo turco .

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  • LetterOne ploughs $50m into FreedomPop

    LetterOne ploughs $50m into FreedomPop

    The LetterOne worldwide investment company, owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is investing $50 million in the US-based FreedomPop telecommunications company to help with its expansion overseas, LetterOne said Tuesday. Alexey Reznikovich, L1 Technology's Managing Partner, said: " FreedomPop ... is disrupting the businesses of traditional mobile carriers by giving people ways to use mobile devices free of any call charges".

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  • Seventh university also removed flag over summer

    In a 2001 referendum, MS voters strongly supported keeping the flag, which has included the Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner since 1894. Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig says his school removed the only pole flying Mississippi's state flag in July as part of a construction project.

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  • French minister calls for end of EU-U.S. trade negotiations

    The 14 weeklong rounds of talks held so far have not produced a deal on any of the 27 subject areas, as Gabriel has correctly pointed out. Asked Monday by The Associated Press whether Gabriel's claims were true, chief European Union negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said: "No, no".

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  • Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

    The commutations - a shortening of a criminal sentence using the president's constitutional pardon power - are part of the Obama administration's two-year old clemency initiative. Smith, who was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison, is also scheduled to be released in December. His sentence was commuted to expire in 2018.

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  • La audiencia pública del gas tiene fecha: 12 de septiembre

    Según la resolución del Enargas , podrán participar " toda persona física o jurídica, pública o privada, que invoque un derecho subjetivo, interés simple o derecho de incidencia colectiva ". Además, el ministro dijo que la decisión de aumentar las tarifas sin el requisito de convocar a audiencia pública fue "un proceso técnico que nació de las entrañas del Ministerio de Energía , donde hay gente que trabaja desde hace muchísimo años".

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  • Presupuesto 2017: piden 4% más para inversión social, salud y educación

    Presupuesto 2017: piden 4% más para inversión social, salud y educación

    No prevé aumento salarial y busca blindar los programas en material social, educación y salud. El ministro de Hacienda Santiago Peña entregó el PGN 2017 al titular del Parlamento, el liberal Robert Acevedo. El presupuesto , que ahora será estudiado por el Congreso, incluye una subida del 2 % para el pago de salarios públicos, principalmente destinada a "acomodar el crecimiento vegetativo de las fuerzas de seguridad (policías y militares)", indicó el Ministerio a través de un comunicado.

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  • Mike Pence, Tim Kaine to stump in Florida for Trump, Clinton

    Tuesday at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier. Kaine will make a three-city swing through Pensacola, Panama City and Jacksonville on Thursday and Friday. The event is scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m. and doors will open at 4:00 p.m. for those attending. Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen.

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  • Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces

    For its part, the Syrian government condemned the Turkish military intervention as flagrant violation to the Syrian sovereignty, while the Kurds said the aim of Ankara was not to fight the IS but to curb the momentum of the Kurdish groups. Turkey's president has vowed to press ahead with the military operation until IS and Kurdish Syrian fighters no longer threaten his country. In comments published Tuesday in the pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin urged ...

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  • TN villages to get 500 Amma parks, 500 gyms

    TN villages to get 500 Amma parks, 500 gyms

    The Chief Minister said a multi-storey industrial complex will be set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore at Thirumudivakkam industrial estate near Chennai , besidessetting up of new industrial estates by SIDCO in Namakkal and Sivaganga districts at a cost of Rs 36 crore.

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  • Turkey threatens more strikes if Syrian Kurds do not retreat

    Turkey views the YPG as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group, which the USA and European Union have designated as such. Since then, it said, more than 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards, have been killed and more than 7,000 PKK fighters have been killed during operations in northern Iraq and Turkey.

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  • Asciende 292 el número de víctimas por terremoto en Italia

    Asciende 292 el número de víctimas por terremoto en Italia

    Protección Civil italiana informó hoy de que 999 personas se han instalado en los campamentos y polideportivos puestos a disposición en la región del Lazio, a la que pertenece la localidad de Amatrice, las más habitada de las afectadas y que ha quedado casi completamente destruida.

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  • Japan confirms Africa's large economic potential

    Ernest Bai Koroma at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development ( TICAD ), presently taking place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. He said Japan had also vowed to aid Kenya in tackling terrorism. The panel discussed the necessity for African development from a long-term perspective, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa's own development agenda, Agenda 2063.

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  • Ryan Lochte will compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Ryan Lochte will compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    He took that opportunity to clear the air on the controversy surrounding his role in a gas station altercation during the Rio Olympics earlier in the month. Martha Ross provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Jake T. Austin is a multitalented actor who has showcased his talent across the board in the entertainment industry.

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  • Clinton leads Trump by 7 points, race tightens in key states

    Clinton's campaign has also attacked the media for some articles, but cherry-picks stories that shed the former secretary of state in a good light. Trump's chances of winning the White House have dropped significantly from this summer when the two candidates were virtually tied - 50.1 percent for Trump, 49.9 percent for Clinton.

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  • Man charged with murder of British backpacker in Australia

    Man charged with murder of British backpacker in Australia

    Mr Ayad will face an Australian court tomorrow via video link because... The man has also been charged with 12 counts of assault, all of which stem from alleged violent incidents with police since his arrest. It's understood that he tried to intervene in the attack and received wounds to the head. Senior police praised the efforts of the backpackers, employees and police who ran to the aid of the pair calling their actions "incredibly brave".

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  • Claressa Shields vs. Nouchka Fontijn results

    When she made history by winning gold in the 2012 Olympic debut of women's boxing, Claressa Shields , a 17-year-old high school junior from Flint, Mich., was a portrait of stoicism on the medal stand. "She isn't as fast as me, she can't hit as hard as me, she thinks she can, but she is about to find out real soon that she can't". "That's more than anything itself", Briana Shields said after the fight.

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