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It told the justices that it no longer believed that some federal prisoners serving longer prison terms than the law allowed were entitled to challenge their sentences in court.
“A ‘walkaway’ escape is not a ‘violent felony,’” the court ruled in 2009, six years after Mr. McCarthan was sentenced to extra time based on just such an escape. The Supreme Court rejected that position in 2009, and the 11th Circuit naturally followed suit.
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You can peg any number of moments in recent history when the objective seemed to change for the members of the religious right, where they swallowed all pride and principle to secure power and vent anger, but for me there is none more glaring than the embrace of Donald Trump.
Since the explosion of fake news that some say swayed the 2016 presidential election, social media companies have increasingly cracked down on fabricated news and robo-accounts in an effort to rebuild trust among users.
Run by the Trust Project, a consortium of news organizations, the new system consists of so-called Trust Indicators, a set of tags giving audiences the signal that an organization abides by a certain set of standards.
Is not telling the truth about her interactions with a fishing boat from the country, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs says, pouring even more cold water over her tale of survival in the Pacific.
Appel, who said she intended to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti, also said the Taiwanese vessel was purposely ramming them, although she didn't explain why. "We are not certain why they made such ungrounded accusations," spokesman Andrew Lee told reporters during a press conference Tuesday, according to the Focus Taiwan News Channel.
Kevin Anderson: Our carbon budget is the total amount of carbon dioxide we can put in the atmosphere that brings about aa certain average temperature for the whole planet.
We're using all of our carbon dioxide like there is no tomorrow at the moment, and we're not going to make it to the end of the month, as if we were someone frittering our money away on too many expensive dinners, a big fancy car, that sort of thing.
A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage.
The senators are calling for the Air Force to reverse the EO’s decision and remove any unfavorable notes from the colonel’s service record.
Unlike traditional retailers and brands like Under Armour Inc. UAA, +2.82% and Gap Inc. GPS, +2.16% Stitch Fix has always been in the online styling business, and now it has filed to go public.
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +1.83% is down 8% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.82% is up 14.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.80% is up 17.2% for the period.
London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for the alleged victims to come forward.
The theater said Spacey's "star power" contributed to an atmosphere in which staff "did not feel confident that the Old Vic would take those allegations seriously, given who he was." "During his tenure, The Old Vic was in a unique position of having a Hollywood star at the helm around whom existed a cult of personality," the theater said in a statement.
Certain smartwatches for children can no longer be sold in Germany as some of these models are equipped with a "wiretapping" function, a regulator said on Friday. Germany's Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, announced the ban saying that these watches can be classed as "unauthorized transmitters." "According to our investigations, parents were using the watches, for example, to listen in on teachers during class," said Bundesnetzagentur President Jochen Homann.
Yet the UCLA coach is standing on a gleaming practice field he pushed for, next to a stately training complex he helped inspire, and he’s smiling, laughing, reassuring.
It’s a weekday morning in the middle of Rivalry Week, he is being attacked from air and ground and internet, USC is a double-digit favorite over his football team, and recruits are disappearing faster than an eight-clap. Yet the UCLA coach is standing on a gleaming practice field he pushed for, next to a stately training complex he helped inspire, and he’s smiling, laughing, reassuring.
Including one victim who was so traumatized after the attack she said she's mistaken the sound of rain for Stephen Paddock’s deadly gunfire.
Organizers of the country concert Paddock fired on and the makers and sellers of a bump stock gun accessory that enabled Paddock to rapidly shoot are all named as defendants in the lawsuits filed in Las Vegas state court Wednesday on behalf of the 14 concertgoers.
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.
Brian Madeux, 44, makes his way through the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in preparation for the first human gene editing therapy. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
Law enforcement officials and medical professionals say that counterfeit opioid pills like those found in Macon have been flooding the illicit drug market and have been sickening — and killing — those who are seeking out powerful prescription drugs amid a worsening national opioid crisis.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Mammenga said Harden ordered the pills on the dark web, and prosecutors believe the pills originated in China but were routed through California before arriving at a postal processing facility in Rapid City, S.D.. “They think these are prescription pills, they’re safe,” Mammenga said. “But they’re really pressed pills that are made in China, and we have no idea what’s in them.”
Advocaat took over with Holland in fourth in the group and, despite winning the last three matches, we missed out on the play-offs.
Emir Spahic and Vedad Ibisevic are gone, while Edin Dzeko, Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin and Sejad Salihovic are on the wrong side of 30. With the expansion of the Euros to 24 teams, failure to qualify for the 2020 tournament would be considered a disaster for a national team that evokes much hope in a deeply divided nation.
That plan has its roots in President Donald Trump’s repeated pledge during the 2016 campaign to subject immigrants seeking admission to the United States to more intense ideological scrutiny — or, as he put it, “extreme vetting .” Over the summer, DHS published a “statement of objectives ” for a system that would use computer algorithms to scan social media and other material in order to automatically flag undesirable entrants — and to continuously scan the activities of those allowed into the U.S.. The goal, that document stated, was to let computers help determine whether an immigrant “intends to commit criminal or terrorist acts,” as well as their likelihood of becoming a “positively contributing member of society.”