The state soldier in Louisiana is charged with murdering a black man

A former Louisiana State Police officer has been charged with violating civil rights for dropping a black motorist 18 times with a flashlight – the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers’ beatings of at least three black men. A jury on Thursday accused Jacob Brown of the 2019 assault after a … Read more

Submarine deal failed by Morrison and his cohorts

The coalition’s decision to break a deal with France is a masterclass in failure, writes George Grundy. even horribly low standards determined by the present Government. announcement Australia’s $90 billion spending on a nuclear submarine fleet creates new depths. France, now recalled Their ambassadors in the US and Australia angrily lashed out at the victims … Read more

Senators: Bipartisan police renovation talks end without agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bipartisan congressional talks on reviewing police procedures have ended without agreement, said top negotiators from both parties, marking the collapse of an operation that began after the killing of unarmed black people by officers sparked protests across the United States “It was clear we were not making the progress we needed to … Read more

Floods, books and children: Highlights of the German election campaign

Floods, books and children: Highlights of the German election campaign

BERLIN – The Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and elect a new German leader after 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth term and choice the campaign has largely focused on the three candidates who hope to succeed her. … Read more

South Dakota woman convicted of starvation toddler

BROOKINGS, SD (AP) -A woman in South Dakota who was accused of starvation for a 3-year-old girl in July 2019 was sentenced on Wednesday to 75 years in prison. Renae Fayant, 27, and Robert Price, Jr., 29, both of Brookings, are accused of Fayant’s niece. The two adults were the child’s caregivers for two years, … Read more

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) – As the pandemic subsided, Kamouraska’s boundless views and insane sunsets became a distant, unattainable dream for this Virginia cyclist. This is one of Quebec’s most beautiful places and, for me, an annual test stone I could no longer touch. It finally came within reach. On August 9, the day Canada conditionally … Read more

Anger, confusion spread over Britain’s new COVID travel rules

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification of the rules last week, including allowing fully vaccinated travelers arriving in England from large parts of the … Read more

Albania’s ex-prosecutor is jailed for corruption

TIRANA, Albania (AP) – An Albanian appellate court on Wednesday sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in prison and seized his property on Wednesday for hiding the money in illegally owned properties. Tirana’s appellate court upheld another court ruling against Adriatik Llalla, who served as Albania’s prosecutor from 2012-2017. A court that … Read more

Trump sues niece, NY Times for record behind tax history from 18

NEW YORK (AP) – On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump sued his foreign niece and The New York Times during a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices based in part on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters. Trump’s lawsuit, filed in a state court in New York, accuses Mary Trump … Read more

The judge erases the conviction in a fire that killed five children

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A judge on Tuesday released the murder sentence of a man accused of a fire that killed five children in 2000 after a new prosecutor said the investigation and trial in suburban Detroit were damaged by misconduct. Juwan Deering will remain in custody while Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald decides whether … Read more