First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign
Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops
The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
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U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against Taliban
Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says
The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. ?We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,? which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements.
Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the ?valve turner? protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.
Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home village
Residents in the Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married and has a house say he was a great leader -- but they express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting. Kutama, 55 miles (90 kilometres) west of the capital Harare, has been a heartland of deeply personal support for Mugabe for decades, benefiting from his patronage and much-criticised land reforms. "When I heard the news (of his exit) and seeing what was now happening in the country, and things not going right, I thought, 'Well everything has to end, he has to rest'," Johannes Chikanya, Mugabe's second cousin and a close childhood friend, told AFP.
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