Friday, June 09, 2017
THAT GAVE ME A QUEEZY FEELING-LYNCH TOLD COMEY NOT TO CALL CLINTON E-MAIL PROBE AN INVESTIGATION SAYS COMEY.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 TIMOTHY 1:9
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
I CAN NOT STAND JOHN MCCAIN.BUT I DO GIVE HIM CREDIT IN THIS CASE FOR ASKING WHY CLINTONS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES INVESTIGATION WAS STOPPED.BUT TRUMP IS HOUNDED BY THE COMMITTEE.MCCAIN GOES ON.THIS IS NOT FAIR TO TRUMP.CLINTON GOT OFF SCOTT FREE.WHILE TRUMP HAS A FAKE INVESTIGATION AGAINST HIM.
That gave me a queasy feeling’: Lynch told Comey not to call Clinton email probe an ‘investigation,’ he says-Michael WalshReporter-Yahoo NewsJune 8, 2017
Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had seemingly pushed him to downplay an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.Comey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Lynch, who served under then-President Barack Obama, had ordered him to use particular wording — “a matter” — while discussing the probe.“Probably the only other consideration that I guess I can talk about in an open setting is that at one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” he said. “But that was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.’”Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, asked Comey if Lynch’s controversial meeting with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, on a private airplane influenced the way he handled the email scandal.Comey noted that this meeting did in fact raise questions about the impartiality of the FBI and the Justice Department in the minds of many Americans.“That was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department.”Though the bulk of his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence focused on President Trump’s decision to suddenly fire him and the Kremlin’s alleged influence, conservatives seized on the Lynch comments, interpreting them as Lynch’s attempt to interfere with the Clinton probe and “downplay” its importance. Clinton exclusively used a private email server for her official State Department business, raising the question of whether classified material was mishandled.Will fmr AG Lynch be charged w/ obstruction of justice after Comey revelations of demands she made? Will Dems demand it?— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 8, 2017-When Comey announced that neither Clinton nor her aides would face charges, he nevertheless publicly called her setup extremely careless with classified information.Whether intentional or not, Comey said, Lynch’s command “gave the impression the attorney general was looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way a political campaign was describing the same activity.”He added that even though he obliged and used the word “matter,” it would be entirely inaccurate to refer to their examination of Clinton’s email use as any other than what it was: an investigation.“We had a criminal investigation open at the time, so that gave me a queasy feeling.”
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
UK election under way, as voters eye Brexit-By Eszter Zalan-JUNE 8,17-EUOBSERVER
LONDON, Today, 17:29-British voters head to the polls on Thursday (8 June) in a general election in which Conservative prime minister Theresa May hopes to widen her majority in parliament over opposition Labour.About 46.9 million people are registered to vote for the 650 MPs in Westminster in the first election since the Brexit referendum last year.Earlier on Thursday, May cast her ballot in Sonning, Berkshire, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn cast his vote at a school in Holloway, north London.Opinion polls showed the Conservatives’ lead narrowing in the last weeks over Labour, but May’s Tories are still expected to win.May is hoping to take over some of the almost 4 million voters who backed the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (Ukip) in 2015.Ukip has decided to run candidates in only 377 out of 650 seats, and has not put up candidates in 29 so-called marginal seats, which could go either major party's way.This could mean the Conservatives would be able to gain seats in previous Labour bastions of working-class neighbourhoods and marginal seats.One of those marginal seats is Hampstead and Kilburn in north London, where Tulip Siddiq, a Labour MP is running.Defying the Labour’s party line, she was one of the 47 Labour lawmakers who in February voted against the Article 50 bill, a legislation allowing the prime minister to trigger the exit procedure from the EU.In Kilburn, Labour volunteers were out campaigning until the very last moment also on Thursday.“Brexit is a disaster. It is bad for the education, the economy, our foreign policy, and it turns the UK into a small island and that’s tragic,” Deborah, a voter who did not want to give her full name, said.“May left it completely vague, how she wants to handle Brexit. I don’t trust May on Brexit,” she told EUobserver, adding that she wants assurances that EU workers’ rights, environmental standards would be kept after withdrawal.In Hampstead, voters trickled into the polling stations under the cover of drizzling rain.“I voted Tory, because I don’t trust Labour at all, on anything,” said Susan, who also preferred not to share her full name.When asked what sort of Brexit outcome she would prefer, she said: “It’s too complicated, I trust May with the Brexit negotiations”.The results of the general election will start to come in after 11PM Brussels time.
France's Macron unveils 'Make our planet great again' website-Agence France-Presse-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
Paris (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday launched a website aimed at attracting researchers, entrepreneurs and others to France to pursue efforts to combat climate change.The 39-year-old, who said last week that US President Donald Trump had made an historic error by abandoning the Paris climate accord, used a cheeky twist of Trump's campaign slogan for the site's name: www.makeourplanetgreatagain.fr."The planet needs your innovative skills. So, are you IN to change (literally!) our daily lives and make our planet great again?" it asked, under the video clip Macron made last week, in English, in response to Trump's withdrawal from the Paris deal.Clicking through, users are asked to choose if they are researchers, business people, teachers, students or others, and which country they come from, and are able to fill in their details with a promise they will be contacted within three days."You are the new actors of this fight. Your commitment can inspire many others," it said, asking them to share their stories on Twitter."This is the only way we can spread the word: Something is happening. Our planet is about to be great again."World leaders mostly reacted with anger and defiance after Trump announced that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the deal hammered out in 2015 in the French capital.Led by Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel, they branded Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the future of the planet.Leading greenhouse gas emitter China promised to uphold the pact while European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be "no backsliding" on the deal.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
Dramatic footage released showing deadly London attacks-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
LONDON — Dramatic video footage released Thursday captures the moment when armed police swooped into a busy market area near London Bridge on Saturday night and shot dead three attackers who had just left a trail of bloodshed, killing eight people and wounding scores.The surveillance camera footage shows the first police car rolling forward as the attackers lunge at a man to stab him during the late night attacks. Within minutes, the attackers are shot dead and another police car arrives as people are seen running for their lives. One police officer is seen kicking the body of one of the dead attackers.During the confrontation, passers-by can be seen throwing objects at the attackers before the last victim is shown stumbling away. Shortly later, the lifeless bodies of the attackers are seen on the pavement. Some 48 rounds were fired to stop the attack within eight minutes.As investigators hunted for potential accomplices linked to the three attackers on Thursday, voters cast ballots in a general election that has spotlighted security concerns.Police briefly closed off an area of London near Charing Cross train station after a suspicious package was found. The Metropolitan Police said the package was not terror-related in the end. There have been increased security patrols throughout London.Saturday's attack was the third such deadly incident in England in just three months.Police also carried out raids to several properties in east London on Wednesday and Thursday. Six men were arrested — three in connection to London Bridge attack. One of the arrests included a man who allegedly worked out at the same gym as 27-year-old Khurum Butt, thought to be the attack ringleader. The two other attackers were named as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane.Butt, once seen in a documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door," had been repeatedly reported to police for his violent behaviour and reports from a neighbour who said he was trying to lure young kids to radical Islam. His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed last year for his support of the Islamic State group, according to a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing attack investigation.Born in Pakistan, Butt's family in Britain released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for his actions. Relatives in Pakistan, meanwhile, said he had brought shame on to the family.The Italian mother of Zaghba, whose father was Moroccan, said Wednesday that her son had become radicalized in Britain after falling in with the wrong group of friends. Italian authorities alerted their British counterparts after he bought a one-way ticket to Turkey. He had said he wanted to go to Syria to start a family, according to his mother.Redouane, a Moroccan pastry chef who had married a British woman and lived in Ireland for some time, was the only one of the three attackers who had not come onto British security's radar.London's Borough Market remained sealed off Thursday with only a scattering of businesses opening nearby. The market was unlikely to open before Sunday, according to police.One of the businesses to re-open was Leon. On the night of the attack, staff pretended to lock the doors in a move that was thought to protect 20 customers inside. One customer outside the shop was stabbed several times in the neck."Some of the people who were here on Saturday night are still a bit fragile," said John Vincent, the CEO and founder of Leon. "Some people who weren't here on Saturday night have got this whole guilt thing going on that they weren't here to be supportive to their colleagues."As detectives searched for clues in Saturday's attack, the investigation continued into last month's Manchester arena suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured scores.A Libyan counterterrorism official said Thursday that the brother of the Manchester arena suicide bomber knew he was planning something, and that his radicalization took root when he was living in the city in 2015.Libyan counterterrorism official Ahmed bin Salem said that Salman Abedi's younger brother Hashim was still being held for questioning in Libya. Abedi's father, who allegedly belonged to an al-Qaida backed militant group, was also being held in Libya.Bin Salem said there were no apparent links between Abedi and the London Bridge attackers.Meanwhile, Britain's counter-terror chiefs said they are launching a major drive to train festival workers in the wake of the three deadly attacks.The measures were announced as the summer music season gets into full swing. The Glastonbury music and arts festival starts this month.___Maggie Michael contributed to this report from Cairo.Paisley Dodds And Danica Kirka, The Associated Press.
Egypt says inflation drops for first time in 7 months-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
CAIRO — Egypt's central bank says that inflation fell to 29.7 per cent in May, down from 31.5 per cent in April, the first decline in seven months when the Egyptian pound was devalued.The figures, published by the CBE Thursday, also show that year-on-year core inflation declined to 30.5 per cent in May, down from 32.1 per cent in April. Core inflation excludes volatile commodities such as food and energy.Egypt floated its currency in November to meet a key demand set by the International Monetary Fund in exchange for a $12 billion loan to support the country's ailing economy. An installment of $2.75 billion has already been paid out, while another $1.2 billion installment has met preliminary approval.The Associated Press.
The Latest: Cosby police interview from '05 read into record-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby (all times local):12:30 p.m.Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have heard from a police interview in which the entertainer admits fondling a woman's breasts and genitals after giving her pills at his suburban Philadelphia home.A transcript of the January 2005 interview has been read into the court record during testimony Thursday.In the interview, Cosby says Andrea Constand showed no ill effects from the one-and-a-half Benadryl pills he gave her to help her relax, and that she never objected to his behaviour .Constand testified Tuesday that she hadn't given Cosby permission to touch her and that the pills had left her paralyzed and unable to fight him off during the January 2004 encounter.Cosby told investigators he had a social and romantic relationship with Constand and that they'd engaged in petting-type behaviour with her before, but never intercourse.___12:20 p.m.A former neighbour of Bill Cosby's chief accuser says she became distant and withdrawn in the months after she says the entertainer drugged and violated her at his suburban Philadelphia home.Purna Rodman Conare testified on Thursday at Cosby's sexual assault trial.He says accuser Andrea Constand's open, easygoing personality changed drastically in early 2004, and that her March 2004 departure from her job with Temple University's women's basketball team seemed abrupt.Constand says Cosby assaulted her in January 2004 after giving her three blue pills he said were an herbal remedy to help her relax.Rodman Conare, who now runs a charity in New Jersey, lived in the same Philadelphia condominium complex as Constand in the early 2000s. He says he saw himself as an older brother or father-type figure for Constand and that they're still friends. He says he wasn't aware of the alleged assault at the time.Constand didn't go to police until January 2005. A police detective who testified Thursday says investigators interviewed Rodman Conare and other neighbours after Constand came forward, but one woman in the building lobby refused.Cheltenham Township Sgt. Richard Schaffer says that woman told investigators, "Temple University told her not to speak to police."Temple didn't respond to a request for comment.___8:50 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a courthouse in suburban Philadelphia for the fourth day of his sexual assault trial.The 79-year-old actor was accompanied Thursday by fellow actors and comedians Joe Torry and Lewis Dix. On Wednesday, actress Sheila Frazier and her hairstylist husband, John Atchison, arrived with Cosby. Earlier in the week, Cosby was supported by Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show."The bulk of Wednesday's session was taken up by the defence's cross-examination of primary accuser Andrea Constand. She says Cosby fondled her breasts and genitals after drugging her at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004.Cosby's lawyers scoured Constand's police statements for inconsistencies and her phone records for evidence she'd continued to interact with him.Constand's mother, Gianna, also testified.___12:40 a.m.A jury that heard seven hours of testimony from a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her may soon hear from Cosby himself — even if he doesn't take the stand.Prosecutors are expected to show jurors the candid statements he made about giving accuser Andrea Constand three unmarked pills in 2004 before engaging in sex acts with her.The 79-year-old Cosby answered questions for four days about Constand and other accusers in the deposition he gave in her 2005 lawsuit. Cosby was arrested after it became public in 2015. He says he had a romantic relationship with Constand.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.Jurors are expected to get the case next week.___For more on Cosby, including trial updates, historical photos, videos and an audio series exploring the case, visit: www.apnews.com/tag/CosbyonTrial-The Associated Press.
Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn't take stand-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A jury that heard seven hours of testimony from a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her may soon hear from Cosby himself — even if he doesn't take the stand.Prosecutors are expected to show jurors an earlier deposition in which Cosby said that he routinely gave women pills and alcohol before sexual encounters and gave at least one of them quaaludes, a now-banned sedative.The suburban Philadelphia jury on Wednesday heard trial accuser Andrea Constand offer her most direct denial yet that any of their earlier meetings were romantic."It wasn't a romantic time, no," Constand, 44, of Toronto, said of an earlier fireside dinner with Cosby, a trustee at Temple University, where she directed the women's basketball team.The jury also heard Cosby's voice on a 2006 telephone call, offering Constand money for graduate school after her mother called to confront him about the encounter at his home a year earlier."She could go to school," he said. "If she wanted to do that, then I would be willing to ... pay for the schooling."Cosby, now 79, acknowledges in the deposition from Constand's related lawsuit that he gave her three blue pills before fondling her breast and penetrating her with his fingers. The only question for the jury is how to interpret the encounter. Prosecutors say she was too impaired to give consent.The defence lawyer sought to show that Constand changed her mind about the date of the alleged assault. But Constand perhaps blunted the attack by saying she got confused and initially thought the episode happened in March 2004."I was mistaken," she said, unflustered.Gianna Constand, who followed her daughter to the stand, sounded alarmed at the thought Andrea had been drugged, and angry that they still don't know what type of pills Cosby gave her. Andrea Constand said the pills left her paralyzed and unable to stop Cosby from penetrating her with his finger and putting her hand on his genitals. She said she was still woozy when she woke up six hours later.The defence spent hours on cross-examination trying to suggest the sexual encounter with Cosby was consensual, based on Constand's previous visits to his home and continued contact afterward.Cosby arrived at a courthouse Thursday accompanied by fellow actors and comedians Joe Torry and Lewis Dix. On Wednesday, actress Sheila Frazier and her hairstylist husband, John Atchison, arrived with Cosby. Earlier in the week, Cosby was supported by Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show."Constand's case is expected to get to the jury sometime next week. Prosecutors, before then, plan to call an expert in the behaviour of sexual assault victims to explain why some remain in contact with their abusers and wait before lodging a complaint.The defence may call a memory expert to cast doubt on the accuracy of testimony about long-ago events. Cosby was arrested in 2015 after his deposition became public and prosecutors reopened an earlier 2005 investigation that ended with Cosby not being charged."She has said the same thing from Day One. She's always said he drugged her. She's always said she didn't consent. She's always said it was digital penetration," Constand lawyer Dolores Troiani told The Associated Press when Constand finished her testimony Wednesday afternoon.Some 60 women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in nearly every case. Constand's case is the only one in which Cosby has been charged. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.___For more on Cosby, including trial updates, historical photos, videos and an audio series exploring the case, visit: http://www.apnews.com/tag/CosbyonTrial-Maryclaire Dale And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
SAN HLAN, Myanmar — Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed a day earlier, officials said.The four-engine Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui, heading for Yangon on a route over the Andaman Sea. It was raining, but not heavily, at the time contact was lost with it at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, when it was southwest of the city of Dawei, formerly known as Tavoy.By nightfall Thursday, the bodies of 31 people — 21 women, eight children and two men — had been recovered, said military spokesman Gen. Myat Min Oo. All of the bodies were taken to a military hospital in Dawei, which was visited by some of the victims' relatives.One of them, Ma Mon, said her 32-year-old daughter Zin Wai Aung had been married to a military officer, but had gone on the flight without him."She went on the plane with her 3-month-old son. Both of them died," she said. "That was my beautiful grandson."In many cases, the bodies were not recovered whole, an officer involved in the recovery operation said.More than 1,000 people, including volunteers from dozens of community mutual aid societies with their vehicles, had gathered Thursday on the beach at San Hlan village in Laung Lone township, which served as a landing point for recovery operations for the bodies.The bodies, fetched from the sea and taken aboard large fishing vessels and navy ships, had been transferred to smaller boats which hauled them into shallow water at the beach, where soldiers put the body bags on stretchers and carried them to waiting trucks. The process had been delayed for several hours by heavy rain and choppy seas.Local fishermen joined nine navy ships, five military aircraft and three helicopters in the search, the military spokesman said. One of the first finds by the searchers was of two life jackets, bodies and an aircraft wheel in the sea west of Laung Lone, he announced earlier.The plane carried 108 passengers — mostly military personnel and their families — and 14 crew members, according to an announcement on the Facebook page of military Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, which originally gave slightly lower numbers. Fifteen of the passengers were children. It is not unusual for such flights to carry civilians to offset transportation costs for military families stationed in the somewhat remote south.The Facebook page, the main source of official information about the crash, said the plane, carrying about 2.4 tons of cargo in addition to the 122 people aboard, was received in March last year and since then had logged 809 flying hours. It said the pilot and co-pilot both had more than 3,100 hours of flying experience.The area is about 440 miles (700 kilometres ) north of the last primary radar contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished on a flight from Malaysia to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. That plane is believed to have flown far off course and crashed into a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean.Esther Htusan, The Associated Press.
Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 8, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A young woman accused of leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter was indicted by a federal grand jury as she awaited a court hearing Thursday to determine whether she must remain jailed pending a trial.Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to deny bond for 25-year-old Reality Winner, according to court records filed in the case. A grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday in U.S. District Court charging her with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defence information.It's the same charge federal authorities used to arrest Winner, a government contractor and former Air Force linguist, after FBI agents interviewed her and searched her Augusta home Saturday. FBI agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit that Winner admitted she copied a classified report containing top-secret information and mailed it to an online news organization.The charge Winner faces carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.Winner's attorney, Titus Nichols, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday. Her mother told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday she fears prosecutors will try to use the case to send a tough message that "we're not going to tolerate leakers.""I think they're going to try to make an example out of her because of the political climate right now," Billie Winner-Davis said.Winner has been jailed in neighbouring Lincoln County since her arrest, according to a booking report released by the sheriff."She's not a flight risk," said Gary Davis, Winner's stepfather. "Everybody in America knows what she looks like at this point. She's never run away from anything in her life. She's not a violent person. She has no record. There's no reason to hold her."Prosecutors have not named the news outlet, but her arrest was announced Monday as the website The Intercept reported it had obtained a classified National Security Agency report suggesting Russian hackers had attacked a U.S. voting software supplier before last year's presidential election.The Intercept said the NSA report was dated May 5 — the same date court records cited for the documents Winner is accused of leaking.Winner grew up in Kingsville, Texas, and enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school. Davis said she became a linguist, speaking Arabic and Farsi, and spent four years assigned to the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. During that time, he said, Winner provided real-time translation to Americans conducting field missions.Davis said she received a commendation for aiding in the deaths of more than 100 enemy combatants and more than 250 enemy captures."If she made this mistake," Davis said, referring to the leaked documents, "it needs to be balanced against what she has done in the past and how she has served this country."Neither prosecutors nor Winner's parents have identified the government agency where she worked at the time of her arrest. But the NSA has operated a $286 million complex in Augusta since 2012.___Bynum reported from Savannah, Georgia. Associated Press writer Jeff Martin in Atlanta contributed to this report.___An earlier version of this report had an incorrect spelling of Fort Meade.Johnny Clark And Russ Bynum, The Associated Press.
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