Uvalde school district searching for interim police chief as Pete Arredondo awaits termination hearing

UVALDE, Texas – The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is actively looking for an interim police chief as embattled top cop Pete Arredondo remains on unpaid administrative leave while he awaits a termination hearing, said Luis Fernandez, president of the school board, according to the Uvalde Hesperian. Fernandez offered the update at a Rotary Club meeting Read More >

Teen who allegedly shot and killed 15-year-old in Minneapolis was on probation for gun charge

MINNEAPOLIS – A teenager from St. Paul suspected of shooting and killing a 15-year-old in downtown Minneapolis had, at the time of the incident, been on probation for a gun charge. Tashawn Powell, 17, was charged with second-degree murder Thursday after allegedly shooting Fred Ulysses Walker, 15, at a light rail station in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday Read More >

Retired police lieutenant faces manslaughter charge after weapon negligently discharges, killing officer during training exercise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A retired police lieutenant from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after his weapon negligently discharged and killed a special police officer during a training exercise, according reports. Police received a call around 3:32 p.m. Thursday regarding a shooting inside the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Responding officers Read More >

FBI: Al-Qaida Determined to Strike at US Despite Leader’s Killing

8/5/22 TERRORISM Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday that he remains worried about the potential for a large-scale attack planned or inspired by al-Qaida despite the killing of its top leader in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan last weekend. Both al-Qaida and the Islamic State as well as Read More >

Why Are Nuclear Weapons So Hard to Get Rid Of? Because They’re Tied Up in Nuclear Countries’ Sense of Right and Wrong

8/4/22 NUCLEAR WEAPONS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Every five years, the nearly 200 member states of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons meet to review their progress – or lack thereof. After being postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthlong conference is now meeting in New York and opened with a stark warning. read more Read More >

Origins of Unconventional War

8/4/22 UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease: are these terrifying agents of warfare modern inventions? Not by a long shot. In this riveting history of the origins of unconventional war, Adrienne Mayor shows that cultures around the world have used biological and chemical Read More >

Situation at Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant “Out of Control”

8/4/22 NUCLEAR THREATS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Experts say that Ukraine’s occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s biggest — is “extremely vulnerable” to meltdown after the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said all safety measures had been “violated” by Russian forces. read more Visits: 29 | Today: 3 |