Federal judge says Coast Guard officer accused of terror attack plot will be released from detention

(CNN)A federal judge in Maryland said Thursday that Christopher Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting a domestic terror attack, will be released from detention. “He’s got to have a whole lot of supervision,” Day said. “Somebody who’s got eyes and ears on him like nobody’s business.” Prosecutors say Hasson is a white supremacist who had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several journalists from CNN and MSNBC. Hasson conducted an internet search for “are Supreme Court justices protected” before searching for the home addresses of two unnamed justices, court documents revealed. The documents say Hasson espoused extremist and white supremacist views, and searched online for the “best” gun with which to kill African …

Air Force Vet MJ Hegar Announces Bid To Unseat Texas Sen. John Cornyn

MJ Hegar ― a Texas Democrat who tried unsuccessfully to unseat Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) in 2018 ― has now set her sights higher, launching a campaign Tuesday morning to challenge three-term Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in 2020.  the momentum she built with her last congressional campaign inspired her to continue her efforts to win public office. Even though she didn’t beat the eight-term Republican incumbent in Central Texas’ 31st Congressional District last fall, she only lost by around 3 percentage points. a campaign ad featuring her compelling personal story. She earned a Purple Heart after her military helicopter was shot down and later fought to loosen restrictions on women’s roles in the military. Hegar was raised by a single mother …

Arizona Lawmakers Liken Porn To Poison, Declare It A Public Health Crisis

In a 16-13 vote, the Arizona State Senate “Pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts,” the The measure, first introduced by Rep. Michelle Udall (R), also states that pornography normalizes violence against women and children, in addition to “increasing the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution and child pornography.” State Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) said porn is the “root problem” of many other issues facing society today.  told Arizona Central. said the bill will have zero impact during her response on the Senate floor.  Although pornography often depicts sexual violence, it does have its benefits. Porn is often used as a safe and accessible tool for people to test out different fantasies and …

House votes to restore net neutrality rules

(CNN Business)The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to restore net neutrality protections that were repealed by President Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission in a controversial move more than a year ago. “This legislation is a big-government solution in search of a problem,” Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, said in a statement after the bill’s passage Wednesday. “The Internet is free and open, while faster broadband is being deployed across America. This bill should not and will not become law.” The latest legislative effort comes amid a legal showdown over the repeal. A collection of tech companies, advocacy groups and nearly two dozen states sued the FCC last year to challenge the repeal. Oral arguments in …

Woman freed after Dubai horse insult

The couple lived together in Dubai for eight months – where Pedro worked for HSBC – before Ms Shahravesh returned alone to the UK with the couple’s daughter. In 2016, she received divorce papers and discovered on Facebook that Pedro was remarrying. UAE ‘fines’ suspicious phone-check wife UAE spy-accused recovery will ‘take years’ Writing in Farsi on Facebook, Ms Shahravesh said: “I hope you go under the ground you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse.” In another post, she wrote: “You married a horse you idiot.” Ms Shahravesh was arrested in Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 10 March after travelling there for Pedro’s funeral following his death from a heart attack at the …

Channing Tatum Posts Nude Shower Photo And Internet Gets Real Thirsty

Channing Tatum will be happy to know that he’s showering. Good hygiene is important. Don’t forget to wash behind the ears, Channing! “I’m never playing Jenga with her ever again,” he wrote in the caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on May 1, 2019 at 1:34pm PDT Channing Tatum Makes A Drastic Change To His Look Young Woman With Autism Interviews Channing Tatum, And It's Magic

Sri Lanka, citing ‘false news reports,’ blocks social media after attacks

New York (CNN Business)Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. A spokesperson for Facebook (FB), which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, told CNN Business, “We are aware of the government’s statement regarding the temporary blocking of social media platforms. People rely on our services to communicate with their loved ones and we are committed to maintaining our services and helping the community and the country during this tragic time.” The spokesperson said Facebook had been working to support law enforcement in Sri Lanka and to identify content that violates the …

Confusion and blame in Sri Lanka after bloody Easter Sunday attacks

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN)One day after a devastating series of attacks on hotels and churches across Sri Lanka, another explosion blew out windows in the residential street in central Colombo and knocked a security officer off his feet. More than 300 people have been reported dead in the attacks, with hundreds more injured. As the death toll threatens to rise even further, Sri Lankan officials have veered from promising to pull the nation together, to tearing each other down. The country was split by a political crisis last year, when President Maithripala Sirisena attempted to replace the incumbent Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, with a favored candidate. Wickremesinghe was reinstated in December after the intervention of the Supreme Court. There appear …

Dog Plays Piano And Sings, So Don’t Kibble Over His Talents

Buddy Mercury on Tuesday marked his three-year He played the piano and sang ― or pawed the keys and howled, if you really want to be technical. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Buddy Mercury (@buddymercury) on Apr 26, 2019 at 5:10am PDT merchandise, WABC noted. He also released an “We want to help more animals get rescued,” his human mother, Laurie Wolfe, View this post on Instagram A post shared by Buddy Mercury (@buddymercury) on Apr 28, 2019 at 6:04am PDT We’re all in the mood for a melody, Buddy, and you’ve got us feeling all right. “We’re just trying to make it fun,” Laurie Wolfe told Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

This Star-Studded Anthem About Climate Change Is Breaking The Internet

Lil Dicky’s new song about climate change? Benny Blanco-produced track “Earth” ― released this week in anticipation of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Miguel, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu and Psy. Even Hollywood movie star and activist And its animated music video, in which the celebrities appear as animals, is spreading its call to environmental action to millions and millions of people on YouTube. “next 12 years, the damage is irreversible and we’re screwed. Within our lifetime,” Lil Dicky, …

BTS! We haven’t seen boy-band fandom like this since the Beatles

(CNN)If you haven’t heard of BTS yet, it’s time to succumb to the inevitable: The Korean boy band is taking over the world. Their two most recent two albums — “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer” — each sold around 2 million copies. So before our new K-pop overlords become any more powerful, it’s time to get to know them. Here are 12 essential facts about BTS and the colossal, churning K-pop industry that spawned them. K-pop goes global 6. Social media is an essential part of their success BTS also holds several Guinness World records, including the most Twitter engagements and the most music video views within a 24-hour period (records that had previously belonged to One Direction’s …

There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics, a survey finds

(CNN)For the first time “No Religion” has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey. A growing number of Americans reject organized religion “Religious nones,” as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific organized religion in particular. A rejection of organized religion is the common thread they share. “It is the first time we have seen this. The same questions have been asked for 44 years,” Burge told CNN. The meteoric rise of religious nones began in the early 1990s and has grown 266% …

The Harrowing Inside Story Of A Harlem School Run By A Hate Group

NEW YORK — Ten years ago, “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones sat down to interview a pastor in the classic style of the program ― the correspondent played straight while talking to someone with ridiculous ideas. The interviewee, James Manning, had plenty. Manning, highlight of the interview one more time after thatSouthern Poverty Law Center the two units of which are called Great Tomorrow’s USA Elementary/Middle and Atlah High School. His persona there is anything but an entertaining spectacle. Around the same time Manning was gaining notoriety for his dangerous rhetoric, he locked a teenage boy named Sharif Hassan in the church’s basement, according to Hassan and several other congregants and students from that time. For three full school days …

UK plans social media and internet watchdog

The paper suggests: establishing an independent regulator that can write a “code of practice” for social networks and internet companies giving the regulator enforcement powers including the ability to fine companies that break the rules considering additional enforcement powers such as the ability to fine company executives and force internet service providers to block sites that break the rules Outlining the proposals, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over. “Voluntary actions from industry to tackle online harms have not been applied consistently or gone far enough.” Discussing potential penalties on BBC Breakfast, he said: “If you look at the fines available to the Information Commissioner around the GDPR rules, that could be up …

Journalist Rips State Department For Yanking ‘Courage’ Award After Snarky Tweet To Trump

Trump administration for pulling her “International Women of Courage” award after she snapped back on Twitter to President Donald Trump’s tweet attacking the media. President Trump’s attacks against the media are disgraceful.” Yanking her award was Aro was to be given the award last month to honor a series of investigative articles about how the Kremlin’s social media propaganda machine is impacting international societies and elections. She was one of the first individuals outside Russia — even before the U.S. presidential election — to identify the Vladimir Putin. Her work quickly made her a Aro said she was “just so happy” to learn that she had won the award. She was particularly pleased for the recognition because her work had “cost …

Gatwick drone pilot ‘could be insider’

How can a drone cause so much chaos? Anti-drone equipment for airports Gatwick runway reopens after drone chaos In his first interview since the incident, Gatwick’s chief operating officer, Chris Woodroofe, told Panorama: “It was clear that the drone operators had a link into what was going on at the airport.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The military deployed equipment at the airport after the drone sightings Mr Woodroofe denied claims the airport overreacted, describing the situation it faced as an unprecedented, “malicious” and “criminal” incident. “There is absolutely nothing that I would do differently when I look back at the incident, because ultimately, my number one priority has to be to maintain the safety of our passengers, and …