Sudanese protesters demand justice following mass killings

Crowds gather in Khartoum and other cities after deaths of over 120 peaceful demonstrators Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of towns and cities across Sudan on Saturday calling for justice for pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces in weeks of unrest. Crowds filled major squares and thoroughfares waving the national flag, lighting candles and chanting: The mother of a martyr is my mother, the blood of a martyr is my blood. The political crisis in Sudan began last year and has lasted through the removal of the countrys long-term president in April, a brutal killing on 3 June by heavily armed paramilitary forces of at least 128 protesters who were staging a peaceful sit-in, as well …

Sophie Turner Ends The Bottle Cap Challenge In The Most Savage Way

Sophie Turner is so over the bottle cap challenge. Game of Thrones” star put her own savage spin on the viral game in a funny video she shared as an Instagram story on Friday. a la Jason Statham and John Mayer, Turner pretended to pull a martial art move on the booze ― and then just picked it up for a drink. Check out the clip, via a fan account, here: Turner, who played Sansa Stark in HBO’s epic fantasy drama, pulled the funny move on an airplane. Mariah Carey removed a cap View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared …

Rep. Duncan Hunter Renews Islamophobic Attacks Against Opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar

Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is reportedly mailing letters filled with Islamophobic rhetoric about his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, and two Muslim congresswomen to voters in his Southern California district. first reported by Politico, feature photos of Campa-Najjar, a Protestant, and Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) alongside an image of one of the terrorists involved in a 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. They also solicit contributions from recipients. a message on the back of the letters. “But as a Marine I’ll never forget the 1983 Beirut bombings and the 1972 Olympic murders!” recently called into question.) “It is a piece put out by Congressman Hunter’s campaign,” Harrison said. “It’s a hard-hitting piece because these …

Watch the US Coast Guard board a narco-sub carrying 16,000 pounds of cocaine

(CNN)Talk about a high stakes intervention. The Coast Guard only catches 11 percent of drug-filled semi-submersible vessels In the last four years, there’s been an increase in drug cartels from Central and South America using these semi-submersible vessels, Lt. Commander Stephen Brickey told CNN. These vessels are relatively rare. They’re expensive to build, and cartels have to build them deep in jungles to avoid detection. Once they’re filled with drugs and deployed, Brickey said they’re almost impossible to detect without prior intelligence or an aircraft. “They blend in,” he said. “Most of the vessel is underwater, so it’s hard to pick out. They’re painted blue. They match the water.” Even if the Coast Guard does manage to catch the vessel, …

Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Batista Agut to reach Wimbledon final

(CNN)Defending champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a second-set wobble against Roberto Batista Agut to set up a Wimbledon final against either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Facing Djokovic was described as like playing against a “wall” by his quarterfinal opponent David Goffin, and Batista Agut quickly discovered what the Belgian was talking about. There has arguably never been a better returner of serve in the history of the game as Djokovic and few can match his speed, athleticism and flexibility on a tennis court. In the opening exchanges, Batista Agut seemed to be feeling the pressure of needing to hit two or three extra shots before finding a way through Djokovic’s defense. Four nervous errors on his forehand — his …

D.C. Neo-Nazi Nears Plea Deal On Federal Gun Charge

D.C.-based neo-Nazi with extensive ties to the far-right who is facing federal gun and drug charges is likely to accept a plea deal with prosecutors later this month, his federal public defender said at a hearing on Thursday. On Thursday, Clark, clad in an orange jumpsuit, appeared in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for a status hearing. His attorney David Bos told the judge that they had received a plea offer from the prosecution that they “anticipate that we’ll accept.” U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly set a hearing for July 23. Both Bos and John Cummings, the assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case, declined to provide HuffPost with details of the plea offer, which Kelly indicated …

Amanda Seyfried Starts Instagram Feud With Influencer Arielle Charnas

Amanda Seyfried couldn’t hold back from calling out an influencer over a postpartum bikini photo.  Something Navy on Instagram ― after Charnas posted a picture of herself in a swimsuit with the caption “Proud of my body after two kids” earlier this week. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arielle Noa Charnas (@ariellecharnas) on Jul 9, 2019 at 5:26am PDT Though the “Mamma Mia” actress didn’t name Charnas directly, she reposted a comment her friend left on Charnas’ page. Seyfried, who has a 2-year-old daughter, then relayed her own thoughts about the photo in her caption.  who collaborates with Nordstrom and whom Women’s Wear Daily called a “super influencer” — a “semi-influencer.”  “If you know who you are- take …

New Orleans Area Braces For First Hurricane Of The Season

National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took up positions around the state as Louisiana braced for the arrival of the storm Friday night or early Saturday. But it is expected to bring more than a foot and a half (0.5 meters) of rain in potentially ruinous downpours that could go on for hours as the storm passes through the metropolitan area of nearly 1.3 million people and pushes slowly inland. “There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.” He said authorities do not expect the Mississippi River to spill over its levees — something that has never happened in New Orleans’ modern history …

The most convincing reason for being ‘sober-curious’

(CNN)“It’s so hard not to drink,” Charlotte Underwood told me. “Everyone I grew up with was part of that culture. Even visiting them now, it’s so hard not to drink because it’s a fundamental part of our community.” More than a quarter of British 16- to 24-year-olds classify themselves as non-drinkers. And the success of Brooklyn-based journalist Ruby Warrington’s 2018 book, “Sober Curious,” has reflected a rise in sober social clubs and social media accounts. The sober-curious are not necessarily alcoholics. They may not want to be teetotalers. But they want relief from the pressure to drink to excess. Heavy social drinking is so often treated as an obligation, rather than a pleasurable choice. Like the clingy friend who pesters …

Alex Acosta to address his role in Epstein sexual abuse scandal

Washington (CNN)Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is expected to make a statement Wednesday afternoon amid renewed scrutiny of his role securing a sweetheart deal for Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago. Earlier Wednesday, a top administration official suggested Acosta would address the matter and provide more information amid the uproar. “I think that Alex will probably be sharing more information with you all,” Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “And as you heard Alex say yesterday, we welcome the fact that there’s additional evidence that can be prosecuted, the crimes and atrocities, and certainly should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” President Donald Trump …

Beyonc will lift your spirit with new song from ‘The Lion King’ soundtrack

(CNN)“The Lion King” won’t hit theaters for more than a week, but Beyonc and Disney celebrated the world premiere screening on Tuesday night by releasing a new song from the film that’s sure to lift your spirits. “The Lion King: The Gift” will be released the same day as the movie, July 19. “The Lion King” digital soundtrack will be available on July 11. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Twitter’s New Rules Seek To Curb Hate Speech Targeting Religious Groups

announced a new set of rules Tuesday intended to curb dehumanizing language on the platform that specifically targets religious groups. For those unfamiliar with the level of discourse on the social media platform, Twitter helpfully provided some examples of now-banned speech that it will remove: Twitter said the change ― one of many it intends to implement in the near future regarding what it calls “protected groups” ― came in response to a survey with 8,000 responses from Twitter users in 30 different countries. Ultimately, the company wants to clarify what type of tweets will be removed. “If someone was targeted directly and dehumanized on the basis of religious or any other defining characteristic, that was and is a violation,” …

Billionaire Noam Gottesman Accused Of Cutting Curb To Create Parking Spot

New York Daily News. Anybody else who tries to park in that space is reportedly shooed away by Gottesman’s employees with a warning that their vehicle will be towed. From the news outlet:  HuffPost / Damon Scheleur Signs on the back entrance to Noam Gottesman’s complex read “No Parking” and “Active Driveway.” California venture capitalist Vinod Khosla’s appeal of a ruling that allows a beach access path to cut through a coastal village he owns. Go here to read the Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Joe Manchin: No Federal Money For 2026 World Cup Until Women’s Team Gets Equal Pay

WASHINGTON ― Sen. World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide The bill would cut off “any and all” federal money United States co-hosts the men’s World Cup in 2026. That includes funds that go to host cities, participating local and state organizations, U.S. Soccer, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, and the international soccer governing body FIFA. Here’s a copy of his bill: A spokesperson for the U.S. Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Joe Manchin wants to cut off federal funds for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to pay its male and female players equally. 28 members of the …

US may dump over 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents

Crews may drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands to stop an invasive house mice species from wreaking havoc on the native ecosystem. (iStock, File) CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES HAVE EVERYONE ASKING THE BIG QUESTION – WHEN WILL THE BIG ONE COME? “House mice are impacting the native ecosystem of the islands, including several native species and wilderness,” the FWS wrote in an Environmental Impact Statement back in March. “Eradicating invasive mice is expected to benefit native seabirds, amphibians, terrestrial invertebrates, and plants and will help restore natural ecosystem processes on the islands. Eradicating house mice would eliminate the last remaining invasive mammal species on the Refuge, enhancing the recovery of this sensitive ecosystem.”