Llano Co. librarian fired for not pulling books off shelves – KXAN

KXAN’s Nabil Remadna reports that a Kingsland librarian lost her job because she refused to pull books off the public library’s shelves because some people thought they were “inappropriate.”

Mass shooting near SXSW activities in downtown Austin, 4 people shot

Police officers arrested a suspect connected to an overnight mass shooting on East 6th Street near SXSW festivities in downtown Austin, according to the Austin Police Department (APD).  Four victims were shot around 2 a.m. and taken to hospitals Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries, Austin-Travis County EMS said. APD had seven times officers than normal in the entertainment district because of SXSWContinue reading “Mass shooting near SXSW activities in downtown Austin, 4 people shot”

1 dead, at least 24 shot, including children, at Arkansas car show

Police said they arrested one suspect in Saturday night’s shooting. At least 24 people were shot, including children, at a car show in rural Arkansas on Saturday night. At least one person has died, according to police. The shooting took place in Dumas, about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock, at about 7:30 p.m. localContinue reading “1 dead, at least 24 shot, including children, at Arkansas car show”

National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission

The dispatching of troops to the sprawling private ranches, far from the border, raises questions about the use of National Guard troops, who have widely decried the mission as aimless, political and oversized, as the cost of the effort has already ballooned to $2 billion a year. Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National GuardContinue reading “National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission”

U.S. Senate unanimously condemns Putin as war criminal

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, a rare show of unity in the deeply divided Congress. The resolution, introduced by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and backed by senators of both parties, encouraged the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and other nationsContinue reading “U.S. Senate unanimously condemns Putin as war criminal”

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally

She urged Republicans to remove GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from House committee investigating insurrection Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas said in an interview published Monday that although she attended a rally on January 6, 2021, she “played no role” in planning the events that day and that she doesn’t involve her husband,Continue reading “Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally”

CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques

Newly declassified documents reveal Ammar al-Baluchi was repeatedly slammed against a wall while naked until all trainees received ‘certification’ A detainee at a secret CIA detention site in Afghanistan was used as a living prop to teach trainee interrogators, who lined up to take turns at knocking his head against a plywood wall, leaving him with brainContinue reading “CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques”

Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’

Investigations began during illegal protest’s ‘early days,’ interim chief says The Ottawa Police Service has confirmed it’s been investigating a small number of officers who may have supported the so-called Freedom Convoy since the early days of the illegal occupation in the downtown core. Interim Chief Steve Bell told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning Thursday the force isContinue reading “Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’”

California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man

A California police officer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed mentally ill man nine times as the man drove slowly away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Terri Mockler said evidence showed that 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda was driving 6 milesContinue reading “California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man”

Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride

Two-term U.S. Representative Van Taylor on Wednesday withdrew from a Republican primary run-off race, ending his reelection bid after admitting he had an extra-marital affair with the widow of an American who joined the Islamic State, according to media reports. Taylor, who represents a northeast Texas district, last year voted for the creation of aContinue reading “Texas Republican quits U.S. House race, admits affair with former ISIS war bride”

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