Turkish pop star jailed for mocking religious schools

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested for “inciting hatred and enmity” by joking about Turkish religious schools, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The 46-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Kolakoglu, was taken from her home in Istanbul for questioning and formally arrested late Thursday. He was then … Read more

2 men indicted in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. whitmer

Grand Rapids, Michigan – A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, in a speedy verdict in a conspiracy that was cracked down by the FBI and described by anti-government extremists as a rallying cry for the American Civil War. it was done. The result was … Read more

Closing arguments ahead of 2 men’s trial in the Whitmer Plot

The jury will hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. declined to testify Friday as defense attorneys put their case to rest in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The government portrays Fox and … Read more

Turkey: At least 35 killed in accidents at emergency sites

Istanbul — Turkish authorities on Sunday investigated a pair of secondary accidents at emergency sites that killed at least 35 people the previous day. In both cases, the first responders who were prone to earlier collisions were among the dead. Saturday’s tragedy occurred just 250 kilometers (155 miles) away in southern Turkey. The first occurred … Read more

Police: Customer kills security guard at Texas restaurant

DeSoto, Texas – A security guard was shot dead after a customer argued over business rules at a restaurant and entertainment venue in suburban Dallas, police said. Derek Phillips, 47, of Arlington, died after being shot multiple times in DeSoto’s Brickhouse lounge at around 10 p.m. Friday, Police Lieutenant Chris Huerta said in a news … Read more

Nicaraguan police detain bishop, other priests in raid

Mexico City — Nicaraguan police raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop who criticized the administration of President Daniel Ortega on Friday, taking him and several other pastors into custody as tensions between the church and the government escalated dramatically. The raids took place before dawn after Nicaraguan authorities accused Matagalpa Bishop Rolando lvarez … Read more

Los Angeles man sentenced to life in prison for 5 random murders

angel — A Los Angeles man who opened fire at people at random in 2014, killing five people and injuring seven others, was sentenced Thursday to prison without the possibility of parole. Alexander Hernandez, 42, of the city’s Silmar neighborhood, was sentenced to several consecutive life sentences for the stampede. The Los Angeles County District … Read more

Browns’ Deshan Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million

Berea, Ohio – Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshan Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo professional evaluation and treatment as part of a settlement with the NFL following sexual misconduct allegations by two dozen women. The league sought to ban Watson for at least a year for violating its … Read more

DHS watchdog rebukes lawmakers over Secret Service testimony

Washington — The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security has declined Congress’ requests for documents and staff testimony about the erasure of Secret Service communication related to the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, angering top Democrats who He has been accused of illegally obstructing his investigation. In an August 8 letter … Read more

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

Albuquerque, NM – Last year a cinematographer’s fatal film-set shooting by actor Alec Baldwin was an accident, according to a determination made by the New Mexico Medical Investigator’s Office after the completion of an autopsy and review of law enforcement reports. The medical investigator’s report was made public Monday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s … Read more