Steven Pankey has been charged with the death of a 12-year-old Colorado girl who vanished in 1984, authorities said on Tuesday.
Steven Pankey has been charged with the death of a 12-year-old Colorado girl who vanished in 1984, authorities said on Tuesday.
Kuwait's retail co-ops have pulled French products in boycott over the use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a French school class on freedom of expression whose teacher was then beheaded by an Islamist. The non-governmental Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 establishments, issued the boycott directive in an Oct. 23 circular. "All French products have been removed from all Consumer Cooperative Societies," union head Fahd Al-Kishti told Reuters, adding that the move was in response to "repeated insults" against the Prophet and had been taken independently of Kuwait's government.
White supremacists and other like-minded groups have committed a majority of the terrorist attacks in the United States this year, according to a report by a security think tank that echoed warnings made by the Department of Homeland Security this month.The report, published Thursday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, found that white supremacist groups were responsible for 41 of 61 "terrorist plots and attacks" in the first eight months of this year, or 67%.The finding comes about two weeks after an annual assessment by Homeland Security warned that violent white supremacy was the "most persistent and lethal threat in the homeland" and that white supremacists were the most deadly among domestic terrorists in recent years.The think tank researchers found that the threats of violence were linked in part to this year's mass protests and confrontations with protesters from a variety of factions. The report said that "far-left and far-right violence was deeply intertwined" and that far-left groups, including anarchists and antifascist organizations, were responsible for 12 attacks and plots so far this year, or 20% of the total number, up from 8% in 2019.The report by CSIS, which describes itself as a nonpartisan center, found that far-left extremists most frequently targeted law enforcement, military and government facilities and personnel.The report highlighted several cases, including fatal shootings related to protests and the FBI's arrest of 13 men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan, a Democrat. Those cases, along with President Donald Trump's denunciations of left-wing activists and his refusal at a presidential debate to condemn an extremist right-wing group, have repeatedly raised fears this year of politically motivated violence."Part of the issue we're seeing is with people congregating, whether it's for protests or other issues, in cities, is it has basically brought together extremist individuals from all sides in close proximity," said Seth Jones, the director of the Transnational Threats Project at the center. "We've seen people on all sides armed, and it does raise concerns about escalation of violence in U.S. cities."The report also linked the threat of violence to the country's charged politics, the coronavirus pandemic and its financial fallout. It warned that violence could rise after the presidential election because of increasing polarization, growing economic challenges, concerns about racial injustice and the persistence of coronavirus health risks.It said that if the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, wins the election, white supremacists could mobilize, with targets likely to be Black people, Latinos, Jews and Muslims. A Republican presidential victory could involve violence emanating out of large-scale demonstrations, the report said.There were some encouraging signs. The number of fatalities from domestic terrorism has been relatively low so far this year, compared with some periods of U.S. history.Five fatalities were caused by domestic terrorism in the first eight months of this year, compared with the past five years, in which total fatalities ranged from 22 people to 66.The study attributed the lower number of fatalities to effective intervention by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.The relatively low number of fatalities that resulted from a high number of terrorist incidents showed that extremists this year have wanted to send messages through threats and intimidation, the report found. Many of the incidents involved vehicles or weapons, so there was a high potential for fatalities, but "an apparent lack of will," it said.Of the five fatal attacks this year, the report attributed one in Portland, Oregon, to an activist affiliated with the loose far-left movement known as "antifa"; one in Austin, Texas, to a man described as a "far-right extremist"; one in New Jersey to an "anti-feminist"; and two in California to a man linked to the so-called Boogaloo movement, an anti-government group whose members seek to exploit public unrest to incite a race war.In an endnote, the researchers said they did not classify the shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that killed two protesters in August, as a terrorist attack. They said that the person charged in the shooting, a teenager whose social media accounts showed strong support for the police, "lacked a clear political motive for the killings."Jones said the number of small, structured groups has increased over the past couple of years, as part of broader increase in organized violence recently compared to the 1960s and '70s, when attacks tended to be carried out by relatively decentralized extremists.A continued increase in organized violence in the United States, perpetrated by groups with sophisticated structures for training and fundraising, Jones said, would be "a very concerning development."Demonstrators were targeted in a large percentage of the attacks from both far-right and far-left groups, the report found.Bruce Hoffman, a professor at Georgetown University focusing on terrorism and insurgency, said the number of attacks directed against demonstrators was alarming."It is fundamentally concerning that Americans exercising their right to freedom of assembly and speech at protests are increasingly targeted," said Hoffman, who was not involved in the center's report. "I think all Americans have to find that worrisome. That's not our country."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company
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Five individuals in Vice President Mike Pence's orbit have tested positive for the coronavirus, including his chief of staff Marc Short and political aide Marty Obst. "Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process," Devin O'Malley, press secretary for the vice president, said in a statement Saturday. Sunday morning, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that in addition to an outside political ally of Pence's four of his staffers have tested positive.
(Bloomberg) -- Libya’s push to almost double crude output could gain momentum as rival sides prepare for a new round of talks aimed at ending a nearly decade-long conflict that has ravaged the OPEC member.The United Nations said Sunday that political talks targeting a deal on a “unified governance framework” for the North African country are to begin Oct. 26 via video conference. Face-to-face meetings would kick-off in Tunisia on Nov. 9.The UN announced the discussions two days after Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp. said daily crude production would rise above 1 million barrels in the next four weeks, now that the last of the nation’s ports have reopened.Increased output and exports are critical for an economy hammered by fighting between the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, and his eastern rival, military commander Khalifa Haftar. Libya holds Africa’s largest crude reserves.The goal of the political talks “will be to generate consensus on a unified governance framework and arrangements that will lead to holding national elections in the shortest possible timeframe,” the UN’s acting envoy, Stephanie Williams, said in a statement. Rival Libyan military leaders signed a permanent cease-fire agreement last week after discussions led by the UN mission to Libya. Along with the political and military track, they’re also holding economic talks. Williams commended al-Sarraj’s “courageous announcement” of his intention to step down and expressed hope he would stay on until “the way forward” is decided. Al-Sarraj had said he would quit by the end of October.A degree of stability is essential for Libya to sustain the increase in its oil production over the past few weeks. The NOC said on Friday that it lifted force majeure -- a clause in contracts allowing deliveries to be suspended -- at the eastern ports of Es Sider, Libya’s biggest export terminal, and Ras Lanuf. It’s safe now to restart operations after months of shutdowns because foreign fighters involved in the country’s civil war have left the areas, the company said in a statement.Resuming ProductionThe Al Nafoura and Amal fields, which feed Ras Lanuf and have a combined capacity of around 90,000 barrels a day, have already restarted, people familiar with the matter said. The El Feel, or Elephant, field is scheduled to resume production in a week, according to a person familiar with the matter.The rapid resumption of Libya’s production following a truce has added pressure on crude prices, just as a resurgence of the coronavirus saps demand for energy. Brent crude dropped 1.6% to $41.77 a barrel on Friday, extending its decline in 2020 to 37%.Libya pumped less than 100,000 barrels a day before Haftar lifted a blockade of oil facilities in September. Daily output reached 560,000 barrels last week and would rise to 800,000 within a fortnight, the NOC said. The company won’t be able to pump at last year’s levels of around 1.2 million barrels a day due to damaged infrastructure and budget constraints, it said.If Libya’s daily output rises to 1 million barrels as quickly as the NOC says, that will add to the challenge for the OPEC+ producer alliance, which is trying to curb global crude supplies and bolster prices. The coalition of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and partners including Russia meets next month to decide on policy.OPEC+ is weighing whether to delay a plan to ease production cuts in January. Even its worst-case analysis of the market didn’t anticipate such high Libyan output until late 2021. Libya is exempt from production curbs due to its strife.(Updates throughout with UN saying political talks to start Monday.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Before Yeardley Smith was known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on “The Simpsons,” she starred in the movie “Maximum Overdrive.” The 1986 film was written and directed by Stephen King. Smith tells Yahoo Entertainment that King, “Could not have been nicer and he was incredibly humble.” She does admit that he was struggling with a few challenges: an all-Italian crew, a language barrier and his own drug addiction. King has claimed that he was “coked out of my mind” during the production of “Maximum Overdrive.” “I do remember … he would just start drinking,” Smith recalls. She also remembers one particular scene where a car drives through a truck stop and she has to scream on cue. “That car came so fast,” Smith says. “That scream is so real.” Watch the video above for more with Yeardley Smith.
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