Allegheny County makes list of medical marijuana permits awarded

Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.

The Health Department named the entities scattered across the state that were selected from 177 applicants. The first round of permits for 27 dispensary permits should be announced by the end of next week.

Source: Allegheny County makes list of medical marijuana permits awarded

 

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North Korea JFK ‘Mugging’ Actually a Homeland Security ‘Bust’

North Korea’s JFK “mugging” claim – that its delegation was roughed up there by U.S. agents who grabbed a legal “diplomatic package” – has been countered by the Department of Homeland Security saying three North Koreans were confronted at the airport but they had no diplomatic status.

According to the North Korea state-run KCNA, the North Koreans at John F. Kennedy International Airport were part of its United Nations delegation and they were attacked by U.S. authorities who “made a violent assault like gangsters,” per the New York Daily News.

Source: North Korea JFK ‘Mugging’ Actually a Homeland Security ‘Bust’

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Teenager Who Urged Friend to Kill Himself Is Guilty of Manslaughter

Michelle Carter, who pressed Conrad Roy III to kill himself, was convicted in a rare finding that a person’s words can directly cause someone else’s suicide.

TAUNTON, Mass. — A young woman who sent a barrage of text messages to another teenager urging him to kill himself was found guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a case that many legal experts had expected to result in an acquittal.

The verdict, handed down by a judge in a nonjury trial, was a rare legal finding that, essentially, a person’s words alone can directly cause someone else’s suicide.

Source: Teenager Who Urged Friend to Kill Himself Is Guilty of Manslaughter

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Fraternity chapter at U-Va. to settle suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million

Phi Kappa Psi chapter was at center of article, later debunked, about alleged gang rape.

A spokesman for the fraternity, Brian Ellis, confirmed the amount of the settlement payment in an email to The Washington Post. Terms of the agreement to settle and dismiss the suit in state court in Charlottesville will be finalized in coming days.

Source: Fraternity chapter at U-Va. to settle suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million

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Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to Trump about Comey’s handling of Russia investigation

The attorney general said he could not answer because his conversations with Trump are private.

The attorney general confirmed elements of Comey’s dramatic testimony before the same panel last week while disputing others.

Source: Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to Trump about Comey’s handling of Russia investigation

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Indiana voter registration group, employees charged with falsifying applications

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said officials did not find any evidence that fraudulent ballots were cast in last November’s election or that the group and its employees committed voter fraud. “These allegations pertain to voter registration applications provided to county officials before the November election,” he said in a news release. “Let me be clear that these are not allegations of voter fraud nor is there any evidence to suggest that voter fraud was the alleged motivation.”

Source: Indiana voter registration group, employees charged with falsifying applications

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Harley Recall List 2017: 57,000 Motorcycles By Harley-Davison After Oil Leak Leads To 2 Accidents, 1 Injury

According to USA Today, Harley-Davidson’s most recent recall affects approximately 57,000 motorcycles sold in around the world, with at least 46,000 sold in the United States. The company reportedly recalled the bikes due to an oil line that can come loose. If this happens, there is the potential for oil to leak in the path of the rear tire.

Source: Harley Recall List 2017: 57,000 Motorcycles By Harley-Davison After Oil Leak Leads To 2 Accidents, 1 Injury

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U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Kelly said the United States planned to “raise the bar” on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items.

Source: U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi

WASHINGTON — A U.S. District Court judge threw out a lawsuit against former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that sought to blame her for deaths of two people during the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday rejected allegations stemming from Clinton’s use of private email server and that Clinton lied to the relatives of those killed in Benghazi.

Lawyer Larry Klayman, a frequent Clinton critic, filed the lawsuit last August on behalf of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Their sons, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, were among the four Americans killed in the terrorist attack, along with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Source: Judge dismisses lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi

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DHS: More Than 700K Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas In 2016 Via @dailycaller

Nearly three quarters of a million foreign travelers to the U.S. didn’t go home when their visas expired in 2016, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security.

The figure provides a revealing snapshot of what has become the country’s single largest source of illegal immigration: visa overstays.

Source: DHS: More Than 700K Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas In 2016 Via @dailycaller

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Fighters Escort American Jet After Attempted Cockpit Breach

F-22 fighters were scrambled to escort jetliner to Honolulu

The incident added to fears about flight safety as the Trump administration has warned of a heightened risk that terrorists could use laptops to conceal explosives. Homeland Security is considering banning electronic devices larger than mobile phones from airline cabins on flights from Europe to the U.S. A prohibition was adopted in March for flights from 10 Middle Eastern and North African airports.

Source: Fighters Escort American Jet After Attempted Cockpit Breach

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Federal judge dismisses ‘clock boy’ lawsuit in Texas | Daily Mail Online

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed’s father, saying he could not prove his son was intentionally discriminated against by his Irving, Texas school because of his religion.

  •  A federal judge ruled both the city of Irving, Texas and the school district do not owe damages to Ahmed Mohamed’s family
  • In 2015 his teacher at MacArthur High School called the police because she thought a clock Ahmed made was a ticking bomb

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Source: Federal judge dismisses ‘clock boy’ lawsuit in Texas | Daily Mail Online

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Flanigan set to make history in Greensburg district judge race | TribLIVE

Assistant district attorney and former Common Pleas Court law clerk Chris Flanigan, 54, defeated retired Greensburg police Detective Sgt. Henry Fontana, 54; assistant public defender and private attorney John Sweeney, 57; and former Greensburg police officer Eugene “Geno” Zulisky, 51, on both ballots by double digits, according to unofficial results with all 15 precincts reporting.

Source: Flanigan set to make history in Greensburg district judge race | TribLIVE

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Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the probe into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” President Trump said. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.”

Source: Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

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This memorandum establishes charging and sentencing policy for the Department of Justice with the goal of achieving just and consistent results in federal cases. — www.justice.gov

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First, it is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us.

Second, prosecutors must disclose to the sentencing court all facts that impact the sentencing guidelines or mandatory minimum sentences, and should in all cases seek a reasonable sentence under the factors in 18 U.S.C. § 3553. In most cases, recommending a sentence within the advisory guideline range will be appropriate. Recommendations for sentencing departures or variances require supervisory approval, and the reasoning must be documented in the file.

Source: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/965896/download

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Tyrants Bench to be Removed from Oil City’s Justus Park Given Back to VFW :: exploreClarion.com

 

By Chris Rossetti

The city was first asked to remove the bench in a November 3 letter from The American Atheists Legal Center (AALC), which claimed the display likely violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.”

Source: Tyrants Bench to be Removed from Oil City’s Justus Park Given Back to VFW :: exploreClarion.com

Source: http://explorevenango.com/american-atheists-want-quotation-on-justus-park-vfw-memorial-ch/anged

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George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence | Fox News

A $10 billion suit against George Soros accuses the self-styled humanitarian of meddling in the politics of a poor African country in order to settle his own scores, a charge the billionaire’s critics say reflects his longtime modus operandi.

The 86-year-old investor, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial empire, used his sway with the government of Guinea to freeze Israeli company BSG Resources out of the West African nation’s lucrative iron ore mining contracts, according to the suit filed last month in New York Federal Court by BSG Resources.

Source: George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence | Fox News

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Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

The FBI director also said he was ‘nauseous’ at the thought he might have affected the election.

Under questioning from the senior Democrat on the committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), James B. Comey revealed more details about how Clinton’ s emails ended up on the computer of former congressman Anthony Weiner.

Source: Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

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