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‘It 's surreal ': Seattle 's Pike Place Fish Market sold to fish-throwing employees

"He treated all of us like sons," said Scott, 45, who spent years working for Yokoyama, 78, at Pike Place Fish Market.

The success of the fish market is such that there's not too much the new owners plan to alter right away, though Miller said Yokoyama has been "a great teacher who's given us the tools to take this to the next level."



Child spies used only when very necessary, says Downing Street

Downing Street has defended the use of child spies by British police and intelligence agencies in operations against terrorists, gangs and drug dealers, saying this happened very rarely and only when it was considered vital to do so.

Asked about the committee's concerns, May's spokeswoman said: "Juvenile covert human intelligence sources are used very rarely, and they're only used when it is very necessary and proportionate, for example helping to prevent gang violence, drug dealing and the 'county lines' phenomenon. The use is governed by a very strict legal framework."



Woman Wants to Pop 'Trump Baby ' Blimp But GoFundMe Took Her Campaign Down

While tens of thousands of dollars have been raised to bring the "Trump baby" blimp aired in the U.K. to New Jersey, a Trump supporter launched a counter crowdfunding campaign to pop it.

A crowdfunding page to pop the blimp was taken down by GoFundMe because it violated terms of service.



Baltimore Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Cost of Climate Change

Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Solicitor Andre Davis announced today that Baltimore has filed a lawsuit in state Circuit Court in an effort to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change, alleging they knowingly contributed to "Potentially catastrophic" consequences of sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

In filing the lawsuit, Baltimore joins a dozen cities to date, including New York and San Francisco, which have launched legal actions against 26 of the most powerful oil and gas corporations in the world-including Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil, Citgo, Chevron, and BP. With 60 miles of waterfront and an economy built around one of the busiest ports in the world, Baltimore "Faces growing costs to protect its residents, businesses, and infrastructure from rising seas and other climate change-related damages," the mayor's office said in a press release.



US Call center scam: 21 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call center scam in US

NEW YORK: Over 20 Indian-origin persons have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in the US for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to US officials, the call center scam defrauded thousands of US residents of hundreds of millions of dollars.



Hitler 1944 assassination plot: descendants urge Europe to stand united in face populism

"Where would Europe be today if that day had taken a different course? If Stauffenberg's assassination had succeeded, Hitler had been killed, Germany's dictatorship had already ended in 1944," asked descendants of the conspirators who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

A group of 400 of the resistance fighters' descendants are now urging a strong and united Europe in times of populism and national isolation.



Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash: FTC

Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash: FTC. Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members - a sentiment dozens of charities across the U.S. have exploited to scam millions of dollars in donations, a government watchdog agency says.

The FTC and charity regulators and law enforcement officials in every state have teamed up on more than 100 actions against dozens of fake charities, which have collected tens of millions of dollars in donations of cash and vehicles and other goods, all part of scams that did not directly benefit veterans, officials say.



Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank

As part of a long-running legal dispute over the use of company funds, Rinehart's daughter Bianca had served a subpoena to access documents that would have shed light on the two donations from Hancock Prospecting to the IPA. The IPA has close ties to the Liberal party and IPA fellows regularly appear in the media.

In 2016 Rinehart was made an "Honorary life member" of the IPA. The IPA has also promoted massive export-focused coalmines planned for the Galilee basin, arguing they would help lift Indians out of poverty.



400,000 Scientists All Over the World Have Been Published in Fake Journals – Mother Jones

The result? The collaboration found that some 400,000 scientists worldwide have been published in these journals since 2013.

According to the report, Süddeutsche Zeitung and German broadcasters NDR and WDR found that over 5,000 German scientists alone have been published in such journals, to the chagrin of Nobel Prize winners like Ferid Murad, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, who said that the credibility of science is at stake.



Boys given 10 and 12 years for Columbine-style plot in Yorkshire

Two 15-year-old boys have been given custodial sentences of more than a decade for planning a Columbine-style massacre at their Yorkshire school.

After representations from the media, the judge agreed to name the two defendants: Thomas Wyllie, sentenced to 12 years, and Alex Bolland, who received 10 years.



How did Nelson Mandela survive 27 years in prison? A new collection of letters sheds light.

A new collection of Mandela's letters from prison show how the freedom fighter who would become South Africa's first black president kept himself grounded and connected to the outside world, even as apartheid leaders tried to silence him.

"The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela," edited by South African journalist Sahm Venter, was released this month and features 255 letters from Mandela - about half of which have never been seen publicly before.



U.S. loses bid to end children 's climate change lawsuit

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change.

The government contended that letting the case proceed would be too burdensome, unconstitutionally pit the courts against the executive branch, and require improper "Agency decision-making" by forcing officials to answer questions about climate change.



Woman found guilty of throwing Chihuahua to his death from SF parking garage

A woman charged with killing a Chihuahua during a San Francisco auto burglary that ended with her hurling the dog's body off the seventh story of a downtown parking garage was found guilty Friday.

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found Wakeen Best, 34, guilty of animal cruelty, auto burglary and vandalism after just one day of deliberation.



Donald Trump Will Never Meet With Vladimir Putin Alone Again, Says Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham said Thursday that neither President Donald Trump nor any other president after him will ever again have a behind-closed-doors meeting with a foreign leader.

Senator Lindsey Graham is surrounded by reporters on July 17 as they ask him questions about President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin.



Fossil Fuel Industry Outspent Environmentalists and Renewables by 10:1 on Climate Lobbying, New Study Finds

Industry sectors based on fossil fuels significantly outspent environmental groups and renewable energy companies on climate change lobbying, new research has found.

To explain these fluctuations, Brulle argues that climate lobbying grows as the potential to enact climate legislation increases.



Chennai child rape: 18 men arrested over attack on 11-year-old girl

HORRIFIC details have emerged of the alleged brutal and repeated rape of an 11-year-old schoolgirl in India, as 18 men have been charged by police.

The 11-year-old hearing-impaired girl was repeatedly raped by at least 18 men in an apartment complex in the eastern city of Chennai, according to police.



Israel launches waves of strikes across Gaza after soldier killed

Israel has launched an intense wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip after one of its soldiers was killed in gunfire along the border, raising fears of renewed conflict.

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed and about 200 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel from Gaza.



4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said.

A boy also died in a hot bus incident in Texas on Thursday, bringing the total number of child hot car deaths this year to 27, according to the advocacy group kidsandcars.org.



Right-wing media called him a leftist terrorist. He appears to be a pro-gun conservative

Milstead said the jacket remains Einerwold's "Only link" to Antifa, but that singular detail soon echoed throughout the right-wing media sphere.

The fringe website Gateway Pundit picked up on the story, running the headline: "Leftist Antifa Terrorist Arrested with Bombs with Plans to Sell to Friends to Kill Law Enforcement." The conspiratorial website InfoWars ran a similar headline for a story written by editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson: "Cop-Hating Antifa Terrorist Caught With Explosives." And the narrative was pushed by Laura Loomer, a far-right personality, who claimed that Einerwold is representative of the anti-Trump movement.



Russia planning massive cyber attack on the UK following diplomatic row over Novichok

British security chiefs fear Russian spooks are planning a massive cyber attack against the UK, the Mirror has learned.

"Far from being the height of the activity between Russia and Britain the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter and the subsequent death of Dawn Sturgess could be just the beginning."



Feds order Georgia sheriff to return $69G spent on Hellcat muscle car

A Georgia police department is in hot water over the purchase of a Hellcat muscle car.

Fox 5 reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office to pay back $69,258 that it received from a federal program that distributes seized drug money to law enforcement agencies, which was used to buy the 707 hp Dodge Charger Hellcat in May. "We have not yet responded to that letter and we're examining all our options," department spokesperson Shannon Volkodav told Fox 5.



Trump leaves Obama out in the cold in SA – The Citizen

The Mandela 100 commemoration became a mini battlefield in the ongoing US political war this week, as the Trump administration ordered that Barack Obama not be given any assistance other than security arrangements by the American embassy in South Africa.

None of the US embassy staff had to play any role due to "Instructions by Washington" that Obama should not be provided any assistance, according to a highly placed source.



James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy ' Over Offensive Tweets

PREVIOUS: James Gunn has been removed as director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series after a batch of old social media dispatches were unearthed that touched on areas like pedophilia and rape.

In the latest shocking #metoo development in the entertainment industry, Gunn was severed from the Marvel Comics Universe after a slew of social media posts he wrote before getting Guardians of the Galaxy surfaced.



State Department deletes statement criticizing Russia over MH17 attack

The US State Department has issued a statement criticizing Russia every year since the 2014 attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 which killed 298 people - but not this year.

The State Department created a draft statement that was critical of Russia over the 2014 attack that killed 298 people, but it was never released, Foreign Policy reported.



Ululation turns to tears as initiation season death toll rises to 19

Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana‚ chairman of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders‚ and cooperative governance and traditional affairs spokesman Mamkeli Ngam said the tens of thousands of initiates who came home healthy did not make up for the loss of life - not even one‚ let alone 19.

Fourteen initiates died during last year's winter season‚ up from 11 victims in 2016.



Whistleblower exposes doctor accused of prescribing chemotherapy to patients who don 't have cancer

A Michigan office manager risked his career to expose a doctor who gave chemotherapy to patients who did not have cancer.

Dr. Farid Fata gave unnecessary treatments to more than 500 patients at a Detroit-area cancer center.



Ohio State: More than 100 allege sexual abuse by former team doctor

More than 100 former Ohio State students have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former team doctor, the school announced on Friday.

The firm, Perkins Coie, has conducted more than 200 interviews with former Ohio State students and staff into allegations of abuse that span from 1979 to 1997.



Russian soccer club cancel new player contract after fans protest because he 's black – ThinkProgress

A teenaged soccer player has had his contract cancelled by Russian second-division side Torpedo Moscow, just six days after signing it - because fans of the club did not want to have a black player on their team.

Erving Botaka-Yoboma, a defender who was born in Russia but is of Congolese descent, signed for Torpedo last week - which prompted a torrent of protest and abuse from Torpedo fans on Russian social media.



Fake social media posts exploding globally, Oxford study finds

Russia's social media blitz to influence the 2016 U.S. election was part of a global "Phenomenon" in which a broad spectrum of governments and political parties used Internet platforms to spread junk news and disinformation in at least 48 countries last year, an Oxford University study has found.

The latest Oxford study suggests that use of social media to carry propaganda or misleading political messages may still be expanding faster than the rising numbers of cyber cops.



German woman 's dog saves her from migrant knife attack, bites attacker

A woman walking her dog in a park was attacked by an unknown man, Radiovest Germany reports.

The dog returned and bit the man, who then fled on his bike in the direction of Hülsberg.



Trump Administration Ordered U.S. Embassy in Pretoria Not to Assist Barack Obama During Visit to South Africa

President Donald Trump's administration ordered "That Barack Obama not be given any assistance other than security arrangements by the American embassy in South Africa," according to The Citizen, a South African newspaper.

"Look at the sanctions I've put on. look at the diplomats I threw out. Look at all of the things that I've done. Nobody else did what I've done. Obama didn't do it. Obama was a patsy for Russia. he was a total patsy. look at the statement he made when he thought the mics were turned off, okay?" Trump said during an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box" that was taped yesterday and aired today.



Chinese-made Trump flags and hats are reportedly held up at customs

Trump-themed flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at US customs amid an intensifying trade war.

Trump has proposed a 10% tariff on a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, which includes "Hats and headgear" and certain textiles, including flags.



10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation in Somalia

A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, the first confirmed death in years in a country where complications from the procedure are generally denied, activists claim.

Activists hope the publicity surrounding her death may help debunk myths in Somalia that FGM is safe.



Jordanian MP says her dead mum 's 'only unfulfilled desire was to blow herself up among the Jews '

"A single desire was left in her soul: to don an explosives belt and blow herself up among the Zionist Jews.".

Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies across the world - largely except the US. And the Jewish population in modern day Jordan has declined since the Roman era.



10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

JOHANNESBURG - A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.

About 98 percent of women and girls in the Horn of Africa nation undergo female genital mutilation, according to the United Nations.



Israel should be shunned as an Apartheid State, says Irish senator

Only an international boycott against Israel will force the Apartheid State to negotiate for a just settlement to the conflict and the establishment of a Palestinian State based on pre-1967 borders.

PG: The Apartheid State of Israel has a powerful lobbying machine across the world, and of course a powerful ally in the US and President Trump in particular.