Diners and staff at two Richmond District restaurants a half a mile apart were terrified but uninjured by gunfire in the same five minute span on Sunday night, incidents that an SFPD spokesperson called “very similar” in speaking to the Chronicle.“People heard a loud pop,” said officer Giselle Talkoff. “A window shattered. No one saw any suspects.” The restaurants appear to be Star India on the 3700 block of Geary Boulevard, fired into at 7:21 p.m., and Assab Eritrean on the 2800 block of the same street at 7:26 p.m.“Through the course of the investigation, they’ll try to determine whether this was a specific, targeted [crime] or see if it was something random,” Talkoff added. No arrests have yet been made as investigators scour the neighborhood for leads like surveillance footage and witnesses.
Alex Jones—a red-faced screaming sack of flesh who thinks the Obama administration faked the Sandy Hook massacre so they could take away Americans’ guns and now has the ear of the President of the United States—was the subject of a sprawling profile in German news magazine Der Spiegel today. At some point, the reporter had lunch with Jones, who was dressed like this:
“Expressions like ‘Fake News’ and ‘Alternative Truths’ have gained a foothold in Sweden too,” he says, referring to an investigative report by Swedish newspaper Eskilstuna-kuriren which earlier this month exposed a so-called “fake news factory” as a far-right anti-migrant propaganda machine.”There are people who earn money on spreading disinformation and uncertainty. These are well-organized campaigns. It is very difficult to sort everything in the flow of information offered today and we need to raise awareness of what is serious, fact-checked journalism and what is not. Today everything tends to be treated as opinions in the eyes of the readers and then the false image is worth as much as the true image,” says Dennert.
The woman in the current case says she has no feelings for the father of the child and is not a stable relationship with him. For his part, the man has promised to take care of the child.The young woman’s lawyer has appealed the magistrate’s ruling, saying her client’s paperwork is in order, while the Coordinator of the Legal Abortion in Uruguay group has called the judge’s decision “abhorrent,” arguing the decision to terminate a pregnancy is that of a woman alone.
“My take is that the man is most likely a liar and would not take care of the unborn child.”
“We need, so far as we can, to help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness. And I’m afraid we’ve done some of that,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“So we’re going to try to pull back on this,” he told a meeting of the nation’s state attorneys general in Washington.Sessions said such a move would not be “wrong or insensitive to civil rights or human rights.” Instead, he said people in poor and minority communities must feel free from the threat of violent crime, which will require more effective policing with help from the federal government.While crime rates are half of what they were a few decades ago, recent increases in violent crimes do not appear to be “an aberration, a one-time blip. I’m afraid it represents the beginning of a trend.”Sessions said he will encourage federal prosecutors to bring charges when crimes are committed using guns. Referring local drug violations that involve the use of a firearm, for example, to federal court can result is often a stiffer sentence than would be imposed by state courts.“We need to return to the ideas that got us here, the ideas that reduce crime and stay on it. Maybe we got a bit overconfident when we’ve seen the crime rate decline so steadily for so long,” he said.Under the Obama Administration, the Justice Department opened 25 investigations into police departments and sheriff’s offices and was enforcing 19 agreements at the end of 2016, resolving civil rights lawsuits filed against police departments in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore, New Orleans, Cleveland and 15 other cities.
Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read.
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Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka has had a rough two weeks. It began with LobeLog’s report that he wore the medal of Vitezi Rend, an anti-Semitic Hungarian organization that collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, at an inaugural ball.
On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccine use…sleeping environment is the main risk, vaccines show no increased riskThat quote comes from a new review of the current understanding of the risk factors for SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants aged 1 month to 1 year in the United States.While we don’t know everything about SIDS yet, this review tells us that we do know some major risk factors for infants include:prone and side sleepingsoft beddingbed sharinginappropriate sleep surfaces (including sofas)exposure to tobacco smokeprematurityProtective factors include breastfeeding, pacifier use, room sharing, and immunizations. In other words, vaccinating your child is not a cause of SIDS. Facts matter because life matters.
“The formula ‘enemy of the people,’” Mr. Khrushchev told the Soviet Communist Party in a 1956 speech denouncing Stalin’s cult of personality, “was specifically introduced for the purpose of physically annihilating such individuals” who disagreed with the supreme leader.It is difficult to know if President Trump is aware of the historic resonance of the term, a label generally associated with despotic communist governments rather than democracies. But his decision to unleash the terminology has left some historians scratching their heads. Why would the elected leader of a democratic nation embrace a label that, after the death of Stalin, even the Soviet Union found to be too freighted with sinister connotations?Nina Khrushcheva, the great-granddaughter of Mr. Khrushchev and a professor of international affairs at the New School in New York, said the phrase was “shocking to hear in a non-Soviet, moreover non-Stalinist setting.” Her great-grandfather, she said, “of course also used Soviet slogans and ideological idioms but still tried to stay away from sweeping denunciations of whole segments of the Soviet population.”
Ellis Kadoorie hoped that by establishing an agricultural school in Tulkarm, he would be helping to educate and improve the conditions of Palestinians and Jews alike. Little did he know it would become a microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By Tamar Novick and Arie M. Dubnov The Kadoorie Agricultural School holds a special place in Israeli national memory; a second home for figures like the poet of the 1948 war, Haim Gouri, the future generals Yigal Allon and Yitzhak Rabin, and many of the Palmach generation, the school is seen as the spiritual soil from which sprouted the mythological Sabra. “Kadoorie…