3 weeks after Maria, Puerto Rico’s pain is unending..
The 80-year-old woman’s suicide note was ready when the volunteer nurses knocked on her door in the northern coastal town of Rio Grande. She’d had enough.
“Her caretaker was abusing her,” Bita Mehrjou, a New York-based nurse assisting with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, said Thursday. “She was alone. There was little food and water. The situation wasn’t getting better. She wanted out. She tried taking all her pills.”
(Video-Weir: Puerto Rico crisis ‘a monster problem’ 01:33)
San Juan mayor slams Trump over new tweets: He’s a ‘hater-in-chief’
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying “rather than being a commander-in-chief, he’s like a hater-in-chief.”
In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico needs to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the first responders can’t stay there “forever.”
“When the President makes this personal, he really is exuding behavior unbecoming a leader of a free world,” she told Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.” “This isn’t personal. This is life saving. This isn’t politics. This is about saving lives.”….
California Fires Now Deadliest In State’s Recorded History: 31 dead – 600 missing
The death toll ticked up to 31 people Thursday, and it’s likely to climb still higher.
Authorities geared up for another grueling day of rescues Friday as the death toll from the Northern California wildfires continued to rise.
At least 31 people have died as 21 fast-moving blazes have roared across a 300-square-mile area, about the size of New York City. Most of the fires were less than 10 percent contained as of Thursday, with about 8,000 firefighters working to extinguish them.
Multiple people shot at ‘several locations’ in Swedish town of Trelleborg as police declare major incident
Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries
Multiple people have been shot after a gunman opened fire in a Swedish town.
Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries.
The shooting is believed to have carried out in the old part of the town in an area surrounded by homes and shops.
Early reports state gunfire broke out at a busy market in the town and that police had launched a hunt for the shooter.
Swedish police said at least four men had been taken to hospital but did not indicate the severity of the injuries….
Pepsi IT employees fired – jobs taken over by Indian IT people with H1B visas.
Pay to prey: Weinstein’s contract basically allowed for sexual harassment — so long as he paid the company
Even if you’re not a legal eagle, you may at some point in your life have encountered the term “moral turpitude” when signing a contract. Employers will sometimes stick that phrase into the section dealing with termination for cause, for understandable reasons. The idea is that if you do something morally egregious, something that offends the sensibilities of the organization or brings it into public disrepute, you can be canned summarily. Your boss is under no obligation to keep an embarrassing degenerate on the payroll.
A moral turpitude clause would have come in handy for Harvey Weinstein considering that, if his accusers are to be believed, he’s been harassing, intimidating, groping, extorting, and raping women for, oh, 20-25 years now. And yet, according to TMZ, no such clause was to be found in his contract with the Weinstein Company. On the contrary, Big Harv had an unusual twist on the traditional moral turpitude provision in his agreement. If he was accused of “misconduct” and ended up settling with his accuser, he had to reimburse the company for any legal expenses it incurred in the process — and then he had to pay them a fine. Of up to a million dollars….
Mystery hacker steals ‘sensitive’ data on Australian F-35s & newest spy jets
The hacker, nicknamed “Alf” after the ‘Home and Away’ character played by Ray Meagher, breached a defense contractor’s database containing 30GB of files on some of the West’s most secretive and modern military programs, an official of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the government’s main cyber intelligence agency, said on Wednesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The story was initially reported by a freelance journalist nicknamed Stilgherrian and published on the website zdnet.com.
Michael Clarke, an ASD incident response manager, told an information security conference in Sydney the perpetrators hacked into a small aerospace engineering company with about 50 employees, in July 2016.
He said the company “had a significant amount of data stolen … and most of that data was defense-related.” Some of the files related to the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which control the transfer of military-use technology and verify defense exports.
Describing the breach, the official claimed it was “extensive and extreme,”ABC reports….
Heavily pregnant wife, 21, ‘bought her wannabe terrorist husband a hunting knife and training dummy to prepare him for an attack as the couple argued over who was the biggest jihadist’
- Madihah Taheer allegedly spent hundreds to help husband plan deadly attack
- Her husband Ummariyat Mirza, 21, admitted preparing to commit terrorist acts
- Taheer, 21, has denied one count of preparation to commit acts of terrorism
Bullying girlfriend, 32, who killed her lesbian lover by subjecting her to months of violence which left her ‘looking like the Elephant Man’ faces life in jail after being found guilty of murder
- Becky Reid, 32, killed her lover after repeatedly punching and stamping on her
- The abuse went on for years but it became particularly bad in her final months
- Reid is now facing life behind bars after she murdered Lyndsey Vaux in Wigan