Financiers will use it to bet on lawsuits, while taxpayers foot the bill. By David Dayen.
During the span of her term, Corey sent far more people to death row than any other Florida prosecutor. Most of these capital defendants were black men. She was unapologetic about her use of the death penalty; when one victim’s mother said she opposed capital punishment for her daughter’s killer, Corey declared on live radio that the mother was “more interested in publicity than actually grieving for her daughter.” Yet Corey was oddly lenient on several high-profile defendants accused of killing black men, including George Zimmerman.
Brazil's Senate removed leftist President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, in an impeachment process that has polarized the Latin American country and paralyzed its politics for nine months.
This animation models surface winds of the development of TD9 up to the current day, 2016-08-31, then seamlessly shows the +5 day potential path of the storm, up to 2016-09-01. The entire sequence is then repeated showing wind power density. Data from the GFS 2016-08-31T06:00Z run.
Hurricane Gaston makes an appearance then spins out of the frame harmlessly.
Andersonville Prison Commemoration A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War. Keynote speakers included Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey and University of Akron history professor Lesley Gordon. The ceremony included a ceremonial casket on a horse-drawn limber and caisson, the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, poetry, the Maneuver School of Excellence Brass Quintet, wreath presentations, rendering of honors by the Georgia Army National Guard, taps, and a benediction.
Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said. The board said Chapman's release would deprecate the seriousness of the crime. On December 8, 1980, Chapman staked out the Manhattan apartment building where former Beatle John Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean.