Thursday Show 05-05-16
Seattle May Day protests marred by Molotov cocktails, violence
May Day protests in Seattle turned violent on Sunday, as protesters lit fireworks and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, Seattle Police said.
Green Beret who tackled Afghan child rapist won’t have to leave the Army
The U.S. Army has reversed a decision to expel a decorated Green Beret for beating up an Afghan military officer who repeatedly raped a boy he kept chained to his bed.
Armed Services Committee Rejects Amendment to Allow Abortions at Military Facilities
The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment Wednesday evening that would have allowed “service members and their dependents to receive abortion services at defense medical facilities (MTFs) if they personally provide funding.”
Five years after Usama bin Laden’s death, new info — and a new nemesis
Five years ago, Rob O’Neill chomped on a sandwich watching television at Bagram Airfield. Usama bin Laden’s dead body lay on a table next to him.
NC Gov. on DOJ Claim That Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights Act: Privacy Around the Nation ‘Now in Jeopardy’
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement on Wednesday after receiving a letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) informing him that HB2, the law he signed requiring state employees to use bathrooms and other public facilities according to their biological sex, violates the Civil Rights Act.
USDA And EPA To Help Communities Use Internet to ‘Improve Walkability’
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced five communities that will participate in their Cool And Connected broadband internet program to “revitalize downtowns, diversify local economies, and improve walkability.”
Gov’t Buys $4K Inflatable Smokey Bear Costume
The Department of the Interior has awarded a contract for a 10-foot inflatable WalkAround ‘Smokey Bear’ costume for $4,999.
FDA Launches $35.7 Million LGBT Anti-Smoking Campaign
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just launched an anti-tobacco campaign focused on young adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Stiff Fines Proposed For EU Members That Refuse to Admit Asylum Seekers
Under a new proposal by the European Commission (EC), members of the European Union (EU) would be fined 250,000 euros ($285,000 USD) for every asylum seeker from the Middle East and North Africa they refuse to accept from a fellow EU country.
Londoners Look Set to Elect a First-Ever Muslim Mayor Despite ‘Extremism’ Controversy
As a tumultuous, often sharp-edged campaign comes to a close, polls predict that residents of the British capital will elect human-rights lawyer Sadiq Khan as their first Muslim mayor on Thursday.
DOD: ‘Largest Group’ of U.S. Forces in Iraq There as ‘Security Protection for Advisers and Assisters’
President Obama has sent a growing number of troops to Iraq to protect the relatively small number of American advisers and assisters he deployed in the first place to help the Iraqis fight Islamic State terrorists.