Daily Archive: November 23, 2017

Nov
23

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayorBrazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America’s political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima’s mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday. Susana Villaran, a leftist and the first woman to hold the mayor’s post, in 2013 faced the recall vote halfway through her four-year term. Odebrecht’s former Peruvian boss Jorge Barata said that his company supported Villaran at her request, according to testimony he reportedly gave prosecutors in Brazil.


Nov
23

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburbSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities — in large part because hundreds of police officers from nearby Los Angeles lived there.


Nov
23

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeAfter a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.


Nov
23

Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

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Nov
23

Charges dropped over protest at Israeli military drones factory in UK

Company witnesses pull out of case involving five activists accused of blocking access to UAV Engines in Staffordshire

Criminal charges have been dropped against a group of protesters over a demonstration that blocked access to a factory making engines for Israeli military drones after witnesses from the companies involved pulled out of the case.

The five protesters were charged with “use [of] violence to compel activity or abstention from lawful activity” after blocking the entrances to a Staffordshire industrial estate which is the base for UAV Engines, a subsidiary of Israeli arms company Elbit, that makes the drones that fly over the Gaza Strip.

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