Video in South Carolina police shooting makes building a defense that much harder


Unlike other videos in the last year that have shown a law officer shooting an unarmed suspect, the shaky smartphone footage that went viral this week leaves little to the imagination. And that, legal experts say, will leave attorneys for Michael T. Slager to build their defense on what…
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ExxonMobil Begins Production at Hadrian South in Gulf of Mexico


Dateline City: IRVING, Texas Gross daily production to reach approximately 300 million cubic feet of gas and 3,000 barrels of liquids ExxonMobil net daily production from Hadrian South and Lucius to reach more than 45,000 oil-equivalent barrels Facilities tie into Anadarko-operated Lucius project reducing the need for additional Read more [...]

Jerome Taylor Takes Breathtaking Catch for West Indies vs. South Africa


Jerome Taylor wowed the Cricket World Cup crowd in Sydney with a stunning one-handed catch on the boundary. WHAT A CATCH! Jerome Taylor you superstar! http://t.co/I7iaUg3DiC #SAvWI #CWC15 pic.twitter.com/yxhSGT73s0 — FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) February 27, 2015 The West Indies bowlers were taking a pounding from South Africa and needed something a bit special to keep them in the game. Step forward Taylor. David Miller climbed into a full ball from Andre Russell and launched it toward Read more [...]

Falcons Defense Doomed to Bury Them vs. Giants in Week 5 and in NFC South Race


After a dismal 4-12 2013 season, things are looking up a bit for the Atlanta Falcons, who sit at 2-2 and tied for first place in the NFC South. However, a harsh reality reared its head in last week's 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, a reality that casts severe doubts over the team's ability to make a real push for the playoffs in 2014. The Falcons are terrible on defense. Like the worst defense in the NFC bad. Worse than the Dallas Cowboys. Former Baltimore Ravens head coach (and current Read more [...]

National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young Photographers in South Sudan


WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2014)—A group of South Sudanese youth will have the opportunity to tell their stories through photography during National Geographic Photo Camp South Sudan, Sept. 22-27, 2014, highlighting issues faced by the world’s newest nation. Photo Camp is conducted in partnership with Internews, and the participants, aged 19-25, will be mentored by National Geographic contributing photographers Ed Kashi, Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer. The six-day Photo Camp workshop will train the students Read more [...]

Texas A&M Players and Kevin Sumlin Go Nuts After Upsetting South Carolina


The Texas A&M Aggies simply dominated the South Carolina Gamecocks with a 52-28 win after coming in as underdogs thanks to a terrific night from Kenny Hill.With the dominant win to prove that they're still one of the best teams in the SEC, the team had a right to celebrate.After the win, head coach Kevin Sumlin came into the locker room and started getting his players fired up. It didn't take long before everyone in the locker room was going crazy.[YouTube, h/t College Spun] Bleacher Report Read more [...]

South Sudan president and rebel leader agree to form unity government


Truce follows meeting between the pair after east African bloc threatened sanctions over country's civil war Salva Kiir's meeting with Riek Machar was the first encounter between the pair since 9 May when they signed a ceasefire that broke within hours. The government and rebels in South Sudan have agreed to end the country's civil war and form a unity government within 60 days, but the collapse of previous peace deals means that celebrations are on hold. The truce followed a rare meeting on Tuesday Read more [...]