Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge Still Bears Scars From Seismic Testing In The 1980s

And the Trump administration is looking to greenlight new surveys, a move scientists warn comes with significant risks.

Hong Kong ex-cardinal warns against Vatican-China deal

Hong Kong’s retired archbishop has warned that a deal between the Vatican and China that cedes too much power to Beijing would place the country’s Catholic followers in a big “birdcage.”

Public defenders walk out in protest of ICE court arrests

More than 100 New York City public defenders have walked out in protest of their clients getting detained at the courthouse by federal immigration officials.

Florida jail hangs neon ‘vacancy’ sign

The Flagler County Jail in Florida has long been known as the “Green Roof Inn.” So the sheriff’s office decided to make the nickname a little more official by installing three signs with the moniker.

Iouri Podladtchikov will miss chance at more Olympic gold due to injuries

Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov won’t defend his title due to injuries sustained last month at the Winter X Games.

Putin talks to Macron to discuss his planned trip to Russia

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss his planned visit to Russia.

Natalee Holloway’s Mother Sues Oxygen Over ‘Reckless’ TV Series

Beth Holloway claims she was “utterly destroyed” by “heinous” and “false” statements about her missing daughter.

The Latest: Turkey to detain pol for opposing offensive

The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 1 p.m. Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants against the co-leader of the country’s pro-Kurdish party and 16 other activists for speaking out against T…

NYPD got 1,526 requests to detain immigrants under Trump — and tossed them all out

New York Daily News, by Erin Durkin Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 09 32 2018 09:32:44 GMT The NYPD got a whopping 1,526 requests from the feds to detain immigrants in President Trump’s first year in office — and rejected them all, officials said Wednesday. The number of detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement was nearly 20 times higher than the 80 requests received in 2016, NYPD legislative affairs director Oleg Chernyavsky told the City Council. In 2016, cops complied with two of the 80 requests to turn over undocumented immigrants who got arrested to the feds for deportation. New York law says the city can’t hand prisoners over to ICE unless they’ve been convicted of one of 170

Feds Scrambled to Redact Information Showing Top Secret Spy Abuse

Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo Posted By: Pluperfect- Fri, 09 36 2018 09:36:29 GMT Federal authorities scrambled to redact and keep classified key information revealing major abuses of the U.S. surveillance apparatus that targeted President Donald Trump´s associates in the lead up to the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation who said the latest information corroborates findings recently made public by House Intelligence Committee officials. On the heels of the release of a classified memo by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee disclosing that the FBI relied heavily on a widely discredited anti’Trump dossier to carry out unwarranted surveillance on Trump allies, Senate investigators this week made public their own findings