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TWITTER TROUBLE NYPD campaign backfires amid brutality allegations

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:30
A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired. Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page. Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD.
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:45
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:45
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Titanic twist in jet hunt
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:45
CANBERRA, Australia -- The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. The search coordination center said Wednesday a robotic submarine, the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21, had so far covered more than 80 percent of the 120-square-mile seabed search zone…
Prosecutors: Assistant DA in North Carolina intended kidnapping target, father taken instead
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:30
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a…
IRS awarded bonuses to employees with tax compliance, conduct issues
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:15
April 13, 2014: The headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.AP IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday. The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that while for the most part the reward program for IRS workers complied with federal regulations, employees who had themselves failed to pay their…
Senate report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials, could complicate declassification
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:30
WASHINGTON – The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The Obama administration is declassifying the report, a process that will involve the Pentagon as well as CIA officials. Two U.S. officials familiar with planning for the report's declassification said the Defense Department has already received copies of the still-secret…
Hotels embrace tiny homes
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:15
While some hotels trumpet the ample square footage of their guest rooms, others rely on quirky coziness to attract customers. Yotel, for example, offers ship-cabin-inspired rooms at several European airports and operates a full-sized hotel filled with snug (170-square foot), extremely efficiently-designed rooms near Times Square in New York City. The chain plans to open another Yotel hotel on upscale Orchard Street in Singapore. Other pod hotels in recent years have been making big business…
Arctic 'quack' explained
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:15
A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. For more than 50 years, researchers have recorded the so-called "bio-duck" sound in the Southern Ocean. Submarine crews first heard the oceanic quack, which consists of a series of repetitive, low-pitched pulsing sounds, in the 1960s. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise…
Social media draws fighters
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:15
A new video posted on YouTube claims to show a British jihadist in Syria touring a militant base and unveiling the austere living conditions of extremist fighters there. “We wanted to show you the basic living of the brothers in this base,” says the man in the video with a distinct English accent. He wears a balaclava to mask his face and identifies himself using the nom de guerre, Abu Abdullah. The video offers a…