The Federal Communications Comission is proposing a plan that could expand WiFi access across the nation, potentially undermining cellphone and Internet service providers. The line in the sand is drawn, with the telecommunication industry on one side and Internet giants on the other. The Post’s Cecilia Kang discusses the contentious move.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) – The Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday to allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons into churches, and it is expected to be signed into law by the state’s governor.
The Church Protection Act would allow individual places of worship to decide whether to allow concealed handguns and who could carry them. The Republican-controlled House passed the bill 85-8 with bipartisan support. The measure previously passed the Republican-controlled Senate 28-4.
Arkansas joins a handful of other states, including South Carolina, Wyoming and Louisiana, that allow guns in churches, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.
TV reality star and billionaire Donald Trump attacked Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) today because Gov. Jindal called the Republicans “the stupid party.”
In December, Gov. Jindal told Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in North Carolina, reports RawStory.com.
“I think he was stupid for using that term because that term is so obnoxious and so good for the other side that he should not have used that term,” Trump told Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends. “Because that term is going to be living now with the Republican Party for a long time and they’re going to have his face on television saying it for the next four years.”
“…Democrats are laughing at the stupidity of Republicans…”
Hackers and hacktivists associated with Anonymous have attempted to claim responsibility for Sunday night’s power outage at the Super Bowl that left fans and teams in the dark for over 30 minutes.
Screenshots posted to Twitter by the account @RustleLeague show a program allegedly used to control the lights at the events.
On February 1st, detectives with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office went to serve Felony Warrants on 28-year-old Nathaniel Carmouche of 2222 Linda Drive, Lot 7 in Pineville.
While attempting to get someone to the door, detectives observed Carmouche look out a window from inside the residence. Due to Carmouche being seen and it was in service of Felony Warrants, they entered the residence and found Carmouche attempting to hide under blankets.
Rumor has it that the police are asking around about his girlfriend because she hasn’t been seen for a little while. She has a car that apparently has not moved from where it’s parked.
2 counts Aggravated Rape
2 counts Aggravated Incest
1 count Resisting Arrest
ALEXANDRIA, La. – Police say Monday that they found the body of the infant in the waters of Bayou Rapides.
Investigators say the death of a 3-month-old that was first reported on Friday resulted in the arrest of the child’s mother. Tasha Jenkins, 33, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Alexandria – On February 1, 2013 at 11:20AM, Alexandria Police received information that a possible homicide had occurred.
APD Detectives began investigating and were led to a location on Bayou Rapides near the intersection of Rapides Avenue and Bertie Street where the body of an infant child was found.
One day you have a baby, next day you don’t. What they hell does somebody like this think? That nobody is going to wonder where the child went? It just doesn’t make any sense. The exact cause of death hasn’t been determined pending an autopsy.
MIDLAND CITY, AL (WSFA) -
After seven days with few developments in the case of a child hostage standoff in the southeast Alabama town of Midland City, authorities say the crisis has come to an end.
Details are limited at this moment, but State Representative Steve Clouse confirms that the child, identified only as “Ethan” is “okay”. The kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes is said to be dead, though it’s not immediately known how Dykes died.
Reporters on scene reported hearing a loud explosion in the 3 p.m. hour Monday. An ambulance was seen leaving the scene but without emergency lights or sirens activated. It traveled to nearby Flowers Hospital in Dothan, according to RickeyStokesNews.com.