U.S. calls bid by men to avoid extradition over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s escape ‘flawed’

U.S. calls bid by men to avoid extradition over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn's escape 'flawed'

BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said a former Green Beret and his son, wanted by Japan for helping former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn flee the country, were advancing a “flawed” interpretation of Japanese law to fight their extradition. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn attends a news conference at the … Read more

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea willing to remove cops from schools

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea willing to remove cops from schools

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea signaled Tuesday that he’s open to the department ending its role in school safety enforcement — less than a week after Mayor Bill de Blasio said cops should stay in schools. “I think everyone has to cut,” Shea told The Associated Press when asked about calls for belt-tightening, first necessitated by … Read more

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Congo mining provinces impose new COVID-19 lockdowns

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo’s southeastern mining heartland announced temporary lockdowns on Tuesday in an effort to widen coronavirus testing and prevent a worrying situation from worsening, governors said. Cases have multiplied in the central African nation despite the imposition of short-term lockdowns in some urban centres and restrictions on movement. … Read more

Minneapolis PD arson suspect ID’d through security cameras, Snapchat

Minneapolis PD arson suspect ID'd through security cameras, Snapchat

A Minnesota man accused of torching a Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protests was caught on surveillance video and his own Snapchat account, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Dylan Robinson, 22, is seen on video tossing a Molotov cocktail and lighting a fire inside the police station on Mary 28, according to a criminal complaint … Read more

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What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

FILE PHOTO: The Emancipation Proclamation is displayed at the National Archives building in Washington, January 13, 2006. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, formally proclaiming the freedom of all slaves held in areas still in revolt. This original document is displayed for public during four … Read more

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De Blasio looks clueless as NYC clamors for Phase 2 reopening plan 

De Blasio looks clueless as NYC clamors for Phase 2 reopening plan 

He’s the man with no plan! New Yorkers are already pouring into the streets for drinks, eats and protests but Mayor Bill de Blasio still won’t  say when New York City’s reopening will reach Phase Two — or detail other key plans for summer heat relief, business operation and transportation. Hizzoner’s handling of the coronavirus … Read more

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Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies’ phone, bank records

Brazil court allows police to access Bolsonaro allies' phone, bank records

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top court on Tuesday granted police permission to inspect financial and phone records of federal lawmakers allied with President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a probe into anti-democratic rallies, a source with direct knowledge of the ruling said. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gestures before a national flag hoisting ceremony … Read more