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  • Pocatello Man Sentenced to Over 19 Years in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

    08/04/2020 4:31:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Idaho
    POCATELLO – Carlos Brewer, 42, of Pocatello, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 235 months in federal prison for receiving sexually explicit images of minors, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Senior Ninth Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith, sitting as a U.S. District Court judge, also ordered Brewer serve a lifetime of supervised release following his prison sentence. Brewer pleaded guilty to the charge on January 6, 2020.According to court records, in August 2019, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Brewer’s Pocatello home. Officers previously received information that Brewer possessed a thumb drive containing child...
  • Exposure to common cold coronaviruses can teach the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2

    08/04/2020 4:31:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    MedicalExpress ^ | 08/04/2020 | La Jolla Institute for Immunology
    The new work builds on a recent Cell paper... which showed that 40 to 60 percent of people never exposed to SARS-CoV-2 had T cells that reacted to the virus. Their immune systems recognized fragments of the virus it had never seen before. This finding turned out to be a global phenomenon and was reported in people from the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Scientists wondered if these T cells came from people who had previously been exposed to common cold coronaviruses—... For the new study, the researchers relied on a set of samples collected from study participants...
  • Lebanon: Massive explosion in Beirut, at least 50 dead, 1000s injured, Hizballah ‘already in the limelight’

    08/04/2020 4:26:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | August 4, 2020: | ROBERT SPENCER
    “Beirut blast: Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital; at least 50 dead, thousands injured,” by Danielle Wallace and Bradford Betz, Fox News, August 4, 2020: A massive explosion shook Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people and injuring thousands of others while flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital, and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. The cause of the explosion remains unclear. The Lebanese Red Cross tweeted that more than 30 teams were responding to the scene of the blast via ambulances. The health minister said at least 50 people were killed and over...
  • Defendant Recorded Making Threats Against Federal Official From Jail Cell Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison

    08/04/2020 4:25:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia
    COLUMBUS, Ga. – A defendant recorded from jail making threats against a federal official involved in his case was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.Jonathan Dunlap, 30, of Pine Mountain, Harris County, Georgia was sentenced on Monday, August 3 by U.S. District Judge Clay Land to a combined 151 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and threatening a federal official. There is no parole in the federal system.On July 24, 2019, federal agents with the...
  • VP of Genetics Company Pleads Guilty to Paying Physicians Sham Clinical Research Fees as Part of $21 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    08/04/2020 4:22:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California
    NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – August 4, 2020SAN DIEGO – Donald Joseph Matthews, the former Vice President of Market Development for Proove Biosciences. Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiring to pay physicians kickbacks to order genetic tests for Medicare beneficiaries in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.According to Matthews’ plea agreement, Proove paid doctors at least $3.5 million to induce them to order Proove’s DNA tests—which the company claimed could determine a patient’s risk of abusing certain prescription narcotics.  Proove billed approximately $45 million to the Medicare program for the tests, in violation of Medicare’s prohibition against kickbacks,...
  • Sylmar Man Indicted on Arson Charge Alleging He Set Hollywood Pizza Restaurant Ablaze During Civil Disturbances in May

    08/04/2020 4:20:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California
           LOS ANGELES – A Sylmar man was charged today in a federal grand jury indictment alleging that he deliberately set Hollywood’s Pizzeria Mozza restaurant on fire during the civil disturbances that struck the city in late May.          Mario Ernesto Alvarado, 42, is charged with one count of arson. His arraignment is scheduled for August 10 in United States District Court. Alvarado was arrested on a federal criminal complaint in this case on July 16. He is free on $25,000 bond.          During the civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles on May 30, Alvarado allegedly walked into a commercial...
  • Pasadena Man Indicted by Grand Jury in Cyberstalking Case Alleging Online and Mailed Threats to Injure, Rape and Kill 10 Victims

    08/04/2020 4:16:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California
     LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury this afternoon returned a 26-count indictment that charges a Pasadena man with making a series of detailed threats to harm, rape and kill 10 victims he met in various social and business settings.         Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, was charged with seven counts of stalking, nine counts of making online threats, three counts of mailing threatening communications, and seven counts of witness tampering.         The indictment alleges that Hughes – sometimes using his real name, and other times using aliases or social media accounts designed to conceal his...
  • Chico Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary of 10 Post Offices in the Counties of Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter and Tehama

    08/04/2020 4:13:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of California
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jeremy Elguez, 32, of Chico, pleaded guilty today to burglarizing 10 post offices, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. According to court documents, between Aug. 23, 2019 and March 1, 2020, Elguez burglarized the Butte City Post Office twice, the Glenn Post Office twice, the Vina Post Office, the Bangor Post Office, the Stirling City Post Office, the Meridian Post Office, the Artois Post Office, and the Cassel Post Office. Items reported stolen during these burglaries included mail, postal money orders, cameras, and a check for $80,000. On Aug. 1, 2019, Elguez also attempted to cash a $350,000...
  • Video from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Police arrest woman for wearing a bikini at the beach

    08/04/2020 4:13:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 4, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Police arrest woman for wearing a bikini at the beach
  • Department of Justice Awards Over $35 Million to Provide Housing to Victims of Human Trafficking

    08/04/2020 4:12:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Department of Justice
    Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has awarded $35,104,338 in grant funding to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking.“Human trafficking is a barbaric criminal enterprise that subjects its victims to unspeakable cruelty and deprives them of the most basic of human needs, none more essential than a safe place to live,” said Attorney General Barr.  “Throughout this Administration, the Department of Justice has fought aggressively...
  • Imperial Pacific International and MCC International Saipan Executives Indicted on Federal Charges

    08/04/2020 4:10:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | August 4, 2020 | DOJ
    Three executives from Imperial Pacific International (IPI) and MCC International Saipan have been indicted on federal criminal charges, including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens, unlawful employment of aliens, and international promotional money laundering announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Shawn N. Anderson for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.On Aug. 1, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a 71-count superseding indictment against Liwen Wu, aka Peter Wu, Jianmin Xu, and Yan Shi.  The charges were unsealed today.  The indictment...
  • Who's the Boss? Revival in the Works, Starring Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano

    08/04/2020 4:06:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 4, 2020 | Dave Nemetz
    That eternal TV question may finally get answered: A revival of Who’s the Boss? is in development, with original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano returning to reprise their roles, our sister site Deadline reports. The sequel series, which will be shopped to networks and streaming services by producers Sony Pictures Television, will take place 30 years later, with Milano’s Samantha now grown up and a single mother, living in the same house as the original series. The new take “will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family...
  • 2,750 Tonnes Of Ammonium Nitrate Exploded: Lebanon PM On Beirut Blasts

    08/04/2020 3:55:29 PM PDT · by rxsid · 49 replies ^ | 08.04.2020 | WorldAgence France-Presse
    2,750 Tonnes Of Ammonium Nitrate Exploded: Lebanon PM On Beirut Blasts"It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures," he said at a defence council meeting, a spokesman told a press conference.
  • The Bible In Paintings, #44: THE TABERNACLE

    08/04/2020 3:52:06 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 1 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . THE TABERNACLE . . GOD’S PORTABLE TEMPLE . . From the Hebrew word “miškan”—pronounced as “mishkan” Strong’s translation is “dwelling place, tabernacle”, with “tabernacle” the preferred translation of most English BiblesMerriam-Webster’s derivation of tabernacle: “Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut” SO, "TABERNACLE" IS JUST A FANCY NAME FOR "TENT" . . E X O D U S . . 4 0 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 Then the Lord said to Moses: 2 “Set up the tabernacle, the...
  • California’s only Civil War battle had a Volcanic bang

    08/04/2020 3:47:49 PM PDT · by TedMartin · 3 replies
    Press California ^ | 8/3/20 | Staff
    Volcano, Calif. – This circa 1850s settlement in the Northern California mountains was originally known for its odd name and rich gold mines, but a strange 1860s wartime experience brought it a different notoriety. Named for the bowl-shaped valley surrounding it, Volcano immediately attracted fortune seekers and soon the town had 17 hotels, a library, a theater, post office and courts of quick justice. During the Civil War, the citizens were divided between Union and Confederate sympathizers. As Volcano’s gold help pay for the Union cause, those favoring the rebellion conspired to steal it to divert south of the Mason-Dixon...
  • Trump Campaign Encourages Supporters to Wear Masks: ‘We Have Nothing to Lose’

    08/04/2020 3:38:21 PM PDT · by dalight · 45 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Nate Church
    In an e-mail sent by his campaign on Monday, President Donald Trump said wearing masks is “something we should all try to do.” “Friend,” the letter opens, “I know how difficult the past few months have been. Your unwavering support during this time has not gone unnoticed.” But rather than push for a “contribution,” this time President Trump is asking his supporters for a different sort of help. “We are all in this together,” the e-mail, signed by Trump, continued, “and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it’s something we...
  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at Ceremonial Swearing-In of General Charles Brown as Chief of Staff of the Air Force

    08/04/2020 3:36:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | President Donald J Trump, VP Pence
    Oval Office4:37 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: So thank you very much everybody. This is very special. Charles Q. — I like that — Q. Brown, Jr. And you family is very proud of you. Your wife is very proud, your sons are very proud, and I’m very proud. And I’m proud to have you in the Oval Office. This was going to be in a different location, and there’s only one Oval Office. I said, “This is the big leagues, and we have to have you and your family over to celebrate.” This is an incredible occasion.There’s only one thing I...
  • Statins may not slash the risk of dying from heart disease: Controversial study claims the cheap cholesterol-busting pills offer no 'consistent benefit'

    08/04/2020 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3 August 2020 | ELEANOR HAYWARD
    Statins are not particularly effective at reducing the risk of dying from heart disease, a study claims. Scientists analysed 35 studies into the effects of the drugs which lower 'bad' LDL cholesterol and found the pills have no consistent benefit. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, found three quarters of all trials reported no reduction in mortality among those who took the drugs. And half of all studies suggested that cholesterol-busting pills did not prevent heart attacks or strokes. The research flies in the face of decades of medical advice. Authors claimed doctors have overlooked evidence that suggests...
  • Al Arabiya: Beirut Explosion was a Hezbollah Weapons Depot

    08/04/2020 3:26:20 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 40 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    At least 70 people have now been confirmed to have been killed, with over 3,700 injured as the casualty toll continues to mount from the massive explosions that rocked Lebanon’s capital of Beirut on Tuesday. The explosions took place at the city’s shipping port, and the cause is still under investigation. Many residents with views of the port began using their cell phone to take video of a massive smoke plume that was being caused by hundreds of smaller explosions coming from a warehouse along the docks. Videographers miles away were then rocked when a massive explosion devastated the area...
  • Pelosi to Woodruff: are you advocating for them?

    08/04/2020 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Marinario · 45 replies
    Just watched PBS Newshour , Judy Woodruff interviewed Nancy Pelosi. During her normal questioning about stimulus negotiations. Pelosi lost it... "are you advocating for them" [at around 3:10pm Pacific Time. Aug.4.2020] Judy , offended, replied: I'm playing devil's advocate here...