by on May 26, 2020
Four police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man who was taken into custody in Minneapolis, officials said Tuesday. The death of the man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd has drawn outrage after video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck as he cried out that he couldn't breathe. Floyd had been arrested Monday outside a deli on suspicion of forgery. He died later at a hospital. ...
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by on May 15, 2020
Florida police are searching for two NFL players after they allegedly robbed people at a house party. Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks are said to have robbed other guests at gunpoint. About $12,000 (£9,850) in cash and watches worth up to $25,000 were taken. Neither man has been arrested yet. A police spokeswoman said authorities were in touch with the NFL and a lawyer for one player. ...
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by on May 6, 2020
A hair salon owner in Texas was ordered to spend a week in jail after she continued to operate her business despite restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing, during which she was found in contempt of court. The hearing occurred as Gov. Greg Abbott relaxed more restrictions statewide, allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen Friday. ...
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by on April 24, 2020
The US virus death toll has surpassed 50,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, in what is the world's deadliest Covid-19 outbreak. More than 3,000 deaths came in the last 24 hours, and there are now over 870,000 confirmed cases nationwide. But the US still has a lower mortality rate than most European nations based on current case counts, as the White House task force has emphasised. The grim news comes as parts of the US reopen after weeks of lockdown. ...
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by on April 2, 2020
The rapper Tekashi69 walked out of a federal prison on Thursday, four months short of his two-year term, thanks to a nationwide effort to stem coronavirus outbreak risks at jails and prisons, which health advocates fear might become a tinder box for infections. Tekashi69 (born Daniel Hernandez), 23, will finish the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said. Last year, Mr. Hernandez — also known as 6ix9ine — pleaded guilty to a series of gang robberies a...
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by on February 25, 2020
A former spokesman for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. The judge, Justice Okon Abang, had earlier found him guilty of all the seven-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge Justice Okon Abang acknowledged Dasuki’s role in the criminal breach of trust and corruption in office which Metuh committed. He said the former PDP spokesman lacked any documentary evidence to show ...
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by on January 11, 2020
Iran's military says it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, Iran's state TV reports. The statement said it had done so due to "human error" after the plane flew close to a sensitive site belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Those responsible would be held accountable, the statement said. ...
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by on January 3, 2020
 Donald Trump ordered a U.S. airstrike that killed one of Iran’s most powerful generals and sent global markets reeling as the president said the military leader was plotting attacks on Americans. “General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more...but got caught!” Trump tweeted Friday. “He should have been taken out many years ago!” he added. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said earlier Friday...
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by on December 6, 2019
An estimated N675bn was paid in cash bribes to Nigerian public officials this year, according to a new survey by the National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.   The report, which was released on Friday said out of all Nigerians who had at least one contact with a public official in the 12 months prior to the 2019 survey, 30.2 per cent paid a bribe to, or were asked to pay a bribe by, a public official. “This means that, although still relatively high, the...
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by on November 22, 2019
Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.  The international airline’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha, has also been charged with bank fraud and committing aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme....
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by on November 11, 2019
An Oklahoma police chief was killed during a fight with one of his own officers while at a conference in Florida, authorities alleged on Monday. Escambia County sheriff's deputies found the body of Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller when they responded to a report of a physical altercation at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pensacola Beach, on the Gulf Coast near Mobile, Alabama, at about 9 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff's office told NBC News. Mannford is about 20 miles west of Tulsa. Mannford police ...
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by on October 6, 2019
Four people were killed, and five others wounded after two suspects entered a bar and opened fire in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, police said. Police responded to the incident overnight at Tequila KC on 10th Street and Central Avenue after receiving the first 911 call at about 1:27 a.m., according to Thomas Tomasic of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. Authorities believe that there might be two suspects who entered the bar and began shooting based on witness accounts. Police a...
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