Response to Love Center serves neighbors in need

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Western New Yorkers and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown gathered at Salvation Army in Buffalo on Thanksgiving day to serve food to those less fortunate.

  • Associated Press

    Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

    Those who attended the rally said such gun-control measures would do little to reduce mass shootings and other crimes, but instead would punish responsible gun owners. "Hands off our guns, hands off our rights, and hands off our guns," said Bob Good, a member of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. Good said he hoped the rally would send a message to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and state lawmakers to stop them from passing laws with “unconstitutional gun restrictions.

  • Boston's trauma to be dissected as marathon bomber appeals death sentence
    Reuters

    Boston's trauma to be dissected as marathon bomber appeals death sentence

    This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seek to have his death sentence lifted because the jury pool was too traumatized to render a fair verdict. The then-19-year old Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan sparked five days of panic in Boston that began April 15, 2013, when they detonated a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs at the race's packed finish line. The pair eluded capture for days, punctuated by a gunbattle with police in Watertown that killed Tamerlan and led to a daylong lockdown of Boston and most of its suburbs while heavily armed officers and troops conducted a house-to-house search for Dzhokhar.

  • Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani's fiery media appearances
    Business Insider

    Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani's fiery media appearances

    AP Photo/Seth Wenig Attorney General William Barr has reportedly warned President Donald Trump that his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is becoming a liability, sources told The Washington Post. Giuliani's role in seeking announcements from Ukraine about two criminal investigations that Democrats allege would have benefitted the president politically is one of the chief focuses of the House impeachment probe. Giuliani has denied any claims of wrongdoing in either his work in his efforts to secure the Ukraine investigations, claiming he was simply acting in defense of his client, Trump.

  • New Zealand volcano: British citizens among those missing or injured as five people killed in White Island eruption
    The Telegraph

    New Zealand volcano: British citizens among those missing or injured as five people killed in White Island eruption

    The rise of 'volcano tourism' – a disaster waiting to happen Subscribe for just £1 per week - 50% off Families of British tourists are searching for information about their loved ones feared to have been caught up in a volcanic eruption that is believed to have killed 13 people. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, confirmed that British citizens were among the missing and injured after the volcano on White Island spewed a large plume of ash and steam 12,000 feet (3,660 metres) into the air on Monday. There were 47 people exploring the country's most active volcano at the time of the eruption.

  • The Week

    That impeachment hearing protester was actually an InfoWars reporter and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist

    It took a few weeks, but the impeachment hearings finally saw their first protester. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jarrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) had just gaveled a hearing on the findings of the Intelligence Committee's impeachment investigation into order when a protester silenced his opening statement. "Jerry Nadler and the Democrat party are committing treason in this country," the protester alleged, going on to claim that "Trump is innocent!" as he was pulled out of the room.

  • Remember When Russian Diesel Submarines Chased Down A British Nuclear Sub?
    The National Interest

    Remember When Russian Diesel Submarines Chased Down A British Nuclear Sub?

    Key Point: We'll probably never know what happened. Russian diesel subs chased a British nuclear sub off the Syrian coast, according to British media. The incident reportedly involved one or two Russian Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines, which have been dubbed the "Black Hole" by Western navies because they are remarkably quiet.

  • A formerly vegan influencer followed the meat-only carnivore diet for 30 days and her fans are not happy
    INSIDER

    A formerly vegan influencer followed the meat-only carnivore diet for 30 days and her fans are not happy

    YouTube/Alyse Parker A formerly vegan influencer followed the carnivore diet for 30 days and documented her experience on YouTube. Alyse Parker, from Connecticut, was vegan for nearly five years before reintroducing animal products to her diet in early 2019. But she recently went one step further and ate only meat, fish, eggs, and some dairy for a month, which she says gave her "mental clarity."

  • Katie Hill: It's Not Over After All
    The New York Times

    Katie Hill: It's Not Over After All

    On Nov. 6, 2018, I was elected to Congress; at 31, I was one of the youngest women ever elected to the House of Representatives. One year later, I was sitting on a train to New York to meet with my lawyers about suing The Daily Mail for cyber exploitation — and I was no longer a member of Congress. It was the first time I had spoken publicly since my relationship with a campaign staffer was exposed, since naked photos of me — taken without my knowledge and distributed without my consent — had been posted online, since wild accusations from my estranged husband about a supposed affair with a congressional staffer (which I have repeatedly denied), since I had resigned my hard-fought seat in Congress.

  • Rick Gates Seeks to Avoid Jail at Sentencing for Conspiracy
    Bloomberg

    Rick Gates Seeks to Avoid Jail at Sentencing for Conspiracy

    Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates asked a judge to spare him from prison, put him on probation and order him to do community service for his crimes of conspiracy and lying to federal investigators. In a court filing Monday, Gates said he has accepted responsibility “in every way possible. He's scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington on Dec. 17.

  • U.S. military to shift focus to competing with China and Russia: Esper
    Yahoo News Video

    U.S. military to shift focus to competing with China and Russia: Esper

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the military's focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual gathering of government, defense industry and military officials.

  • Man wearing reindeer slippers tips woman out of wheelchair on train as he tries to steal it
    The Independent

    Man wearing reindeer slippers tips woman out of wheelchair on train as he tries to steal it

    A man has been arrested after a would-be thief tipped a woman out of her wheelchair on a train and attempted to steal it. CCTV footage of the incident shows a man dressed in a red jacket and reindeer slippers, who lept out of his seat and grabbed the handles of the wheelchair as the train approached a station. The woman sitting in the chair can be seen desperately grabbing onto the railings inside the carriage as the attacker attempts to steer her out of the open doors.

  • China claims all Uighur Muslims have happily 'graduated' from its oppressive prison camp system, despite widespread reports that at least 1 million are detained
    Business Insider

    China claims all Uighur Muslims have happily 'graduated' from its oppressive prison camp system, despite widespread reports that at least 1 million are detained

    Zakir said everyone in those centers had "completed their courses," according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) Uighurs abroad say they still cannot get in touch with their vanished relatives, and it is almost impossible to speak to anyone physically in the region. Authorities in Xinjiang consider it a crime to communicate with people outside. Many Uighur exiles say they have been blocked by their family on social media and messaging apps.Ng Han Guan/AP China has for years carried out a coordinated surveillance and detention campaign on the Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups in the region, which it characterizes as a counterterrorism measure.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family
    Reuters

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP - funneled out of the OxyContin maker before the company filed for bankruptcy in September. The justices declined to take the rare step of allowing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pursue a case directly with the Supreme Court on the role the drugmaker played in the U.S. opioid epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of Americans annually in recent years. The lawsuit accused eight Sackler family members of funneling $4 billion out of Purdue from 2008 to 2016 despite being aware that the company faced massive potential liabilities over its marketing of opioid medications.

  • Isil 'matchmaker' who lured British teen bride to Syria is deported to France
    The Telegraph

    Isil 'matchmaker' who lured British teen bride to Syria is deported to France

    Turkey has deported to France the “Islamic State matchmaker” who lured a British teen bride to Syria as part of a drive to send foreign fighters back to their countries of origin. Tooba Gondal, 25, is among 11 French nationals that Turkey repatriated early on Monday, according to France's Centre for Analysis of Terrorism, CAT, citing official sources. A French judicial source confirmed that four women and their seven children had arrived in France.

  • The 25 Best Tower Defense Games
    Popular Mechanics

    The 25 Best Tower Defense Games

    Build those structures. Keep them from harm. Collect that loot.

  • The Russian Navy Has Some Problems
    The National Interest

    The Russian Navy Has Some Problems

    The Russia fleet in 2019 will take delivery of 23 new surface vessels, two new submarines and three new aircraft, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced. As such, 2019 continues the Russian fleet's long-term trend toward fewer and smaller ships. “We have paid and will pay the closest attention to the technical re-equipment of the armed forces, including, of course, the modernization of the Russian navy,” Putin said at a Dec. 3, 2019 meeting of top military and industry officials.

  • 'An outright lie': Ohio lawmaker shown to be linked to group pushing rightwing Christian bills
    The Guardian

    'An outright lie': Ohio lawmaker shown to be linked to group pushing rightwing Christian bills

    An Ohio legislator who said he had “no knowledge” of a rightwing Christian bill mill called Project Blitz is, in fact, the co-chair of the state branch of an organization behind the campaign. The Ohio state representative Timothy Ginter sponsored a bill called the Student Religious Liberties Act. The Guardian revealed the bill was nearly identical to one promoted by Project Blitz, a state legislative project guided by three Christian right organizations, including the Congressional Prayer Caucus (CPC), WallBuilders and the ProFamily Legislators Conference.

  • 'It was beautiful': Acupuncturists help migrants stranded at Mexico border deal with stress
    USA TODAY

    'It was beautiful': Acupuncturists help migrants stranded at Mexico border deal with stress

    For months, Carlos Lopez's mind has been endlessly spinning with the fears and anxiety of leaving his home country of Honduras, traveling 1,700 miles with his 13-year-old son to this Mexican border town and the day-to-day survival of living in a squalid tent city. “All the bad thoughts went away,” Lopez, 41, said, as he emerged from his 45-minute-long acupuncture session. Lopez is one of a growing number of migrants stuck on the border under President Donald Trump's Migration Protection Protocols policy – which sends migrants to Mexican border towns to await their immigration court hearing in the U.S. To help the migrants pass the time and deal with stress, teams of volunteers led by Acupuncturists Without Borders, or AWB, a nonprofit that treats people in disaster zones and refugee camps and trains other acupuncturists around the world, are providing Lopez and others with free acupuncture treatment at border towns in Mexico.

  • Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting
    Associated Press

    Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

    The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, diplomats said Monday. Without support from the United States, European and other countries that wanted the U.N.'s most powerful body to discuss human rights in North Korea can't go ahead Tuesday because they are now one vote short of the minimum nine “yes” votes required, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions were private.

  • 'I Got Tired of Hunting Black and Hispanic People'
    The New York Times

    'I Got Tired of Hunting Black and Hispanic People'

    At a police station tucked into an end-of-the-line subway terminal in South Brooklyn, the new commander instructed officers to think of white and Asian people as “soft targets” and urged them to instead go after blacks and Latinos for minor offenses like jumping the turnstile, a half-dozen officers said in sworn statements. The commander, Constantin Tsachas, was in charge of more than 100 officers who patrolled a swath of the subway system in Brooklyn, his first major command. Since then, he has been promoted to the second-in-command of policing the subway system throughout Brooklyn.

  • 'S--- just got real': DOJ watchdog uncovers pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents after 2016 election
    Business Insider

    'S--- just got real': DOJ watchdog uncovers pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents after 2016 election

    The Justice Department's watchdog said it uncovered a series of text messages between two FBI agents cheerleading President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election. The texts were revealed in the inspector general Michael Horowitz's highly anticipated report on the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.

  • Passenger stung by scorpion which fell out of her trousers during United Airlines flight
    The Independent

    Passenger stung by scorpion which fell out of her trousers during United Airlines flight

    A woman was stung by a scorpion which climbed up her trouser leg during a United Airlines flight. The passenger was attacked by the eight-legged arachnid while travelling from San Francisco to Atlanta. She told the TMZ website she started to feel a stinging sensation on her leg after the plane took off on Thursday morning.

  • Sweden to prosecute ex-China envoy over Gui meetings
    AFP

    Sweden to prosecute ex-China envoy over Gui meetings

    Sweden's former envoy to Beijing is to go on trial for overstepping her duties by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese-Swedish dissident held in China, prosecutors in Stockholm said Monday. Anna Lindstedt is accused of brokering an unauthorised meeting during her time as ambassador to get publisher Gui Minhai freed, a statement from the prosecutor's office said. Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen known for publishing gossipy titles about Chinese political leaders out of a Hong Kong book shop, disappeared while vacationing in Thailand in 2015 before resurfacing in mainland China.

  • Reuters

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects inmate's bid for sex reassignment surgery

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a convicted murderer who filed a civil rights lawsuit because Texas prison officials denied her request to be considered for gender reassignment surgery. The justices let stand a lower court's decision to reject the claim by inmate Vanessa Lynn Gibson that denying the surgery request violated the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Gibson, 41, who is transgender and also goes by the name Scott in court papers, was assigned male at birth and has lived as a female since age 15.

  • It Looks Like a B-2 Bomber: Here Comes Russia's Okhotnik Stealth Drone
    The National Interest

    It Looks Like a B-2 Bomber: Here Comes Russia's Okhotnik Stealth Drone

    Key point: Russia is exhibiting a variety of advanced, air-worthy platforms. The Russian air force's first stealth fighter has flown in close formation with its first armed, stealth drone, possibly indicating that the two types might fly and fight together in the future. The Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle made its first joint flight with an Su-57 manned fighter, the Russian defense ministry announced on Sept. 27, 2019.