2 plead guilty in Texas in Backpage.com sex-trafficking case

FORT WORTH, Texas – Two men have pleaded guilty in Texas for using the now-defunct Backpage.com sex-trafficking site to advertise victims for sale. Federal prosecutors in Fort Worth say Joshua Glaze pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking through force fraud or coercion. Faizal Sabar pleaded guilty to the same count May 13. Both await sentencing and face up to life in prison. Investigators say Sabar in 2017 traveled with a victim from Pennsylvania to Texas. Authorities say Glaze helped Sabar create online ads and rent hotel rooms.…

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Buttigieg goes nuclear: Mayor Pete claims Trump faked disability to avoid draft, rips Biden

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg raised the volume Thursday on his criticism of President Trump, accusing him of using his “privileged status to fake a disability” decades ago in order to avoid military service in the Vietnam War. The South Bend, Indiana mayor also likened the GOP president to a “crazy uncle” and effectively called Trump a racist during an hour-long interview with The Washington Post. EVEN PETE BUTTIGIEG SURPRISED BY HIS 2020 SURGE The one-time long-shot for the Democratic nomination, who has surged the past two months, also indirectly criticized former Vice…

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One criminal has been jailed 198 times for short sentences all less than six months each

A single criminal has been sentenced to almost 200 jail terms in their life, with all of them being for less than six months each, according to new figures.  The charity Revolving Doors submitted a freedom of information request which revealed that the criminal had the most prison sentences under six months in England and Wales, at 198. The revelation has led to renewed calls to overhaul the use of short sentences in the justice system.    New figures revealed that since 2017, 339 people were given 20 or more short…

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Netherlands wants tribunal to try some Islamic State members

UNITED NATIONS – The Netherlands is calling for the establishment of a tribunal to prosecute members of the Islamic State extremist group responsible for “mass atrocity crimes.” Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok made the proposal at a U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday on the protection of civilians in conflict, saying there must be accountability and an end to impunity for violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws. He said Islamic State fighters responsible for mass atrocities should be prosecuted, preferably in the region, and if feasible by “an ad…

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Utah father dies on Mount Everest after joining ‘Seven Summits Club’

A “Seven Summits Club” mountain climber, who just completed his goal of scaling the tallest mountain on each continent, died while descending the summit of Mount Everest, base camp officials and his relatives said. Donald Lynn Cash, 55, of Sandy, Utah, died Wednesday on the world’s tallest mountain after collapsing on his descent just below the Hillary Step, a nearly vertical, 39-foot rock face on the southeast side of Mount Everest, base camp officials told The Himalayan Times. Guides tried to save Cash’s life by giving him oxygen during his…

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Barack Obama throws a touchdown winning pass as he joins delighted kids for football practice

Barack Obama threw a touchdown winning pass as he joined delighted kids for football and softball practice at the Nationals Youth Academy in DC on Wednesday.  The former president, 57, joined the youngsters at the after-school program for children between the ages of eight and 13.  Video from the event shows Obama high-fiving budding sports stars and telling them: ‘You guys are going to make a real difference, we’re going to be really proud of you.’ In footage from the event Obama can be seen playing football with a group of…

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Wholrton Hall County Durham hospital for special needs on Panorama patients visited 225 times

The NHS-funded hospital at the centre of an abuse scandal was inspected 225 times in just 16 months – and no one spotted the ‘appalling’ treatment of the vulnerable adults there. Workers at Whorlton Hall in County Durham were filmed calling one patient a ‘fat c***’ and told another her family were ‘f***ing poison’.  The undercover investigation for BBC Panorama, which captured staff continuously taunting, intimidating and restraining patients, has triggered a probe by Durham Constabulary and seen 16 employees suspended.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was ‘deeply sorry’…

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What you need to know about Ian Huntley and the Soham murders before the documentary airs

Convicted child-killer Ian Huntley (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) The Channel 5 documentary 5 Mistakes That Caught A Killer, which details the crimes and subsequent capture of double-child-killer Ian Huntley, is due to air tonight, 23 May. The documentary will be focusing on the evidence that led to the conviction of the murderer, and the ‘mistakes’ he made which ultimately sealed his fate. Before you tune in, here’s what you need to know about Ian Huntley and the Soham Murders… What did Ian Huntley do? On August 4, 2002, two ten-year-old girls called…

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Fake homeless man jailed for ‘preying on sympathies of the public’

Matthew McNamara pretended to be homeless (Picture: Hull Daily Mail/MEN Media) A man who covered himself in a blanket or sleeping bag to pretend to be homeless has been jailed for 24 weeks. Matthew McNamara, 43, ‘preyed on the sympathies of the public’ by begging for money, despite living in a flat nearby. Police said McNamara was a ‘thorn in the side’ for neighbours in Hull and was often seen drunk, aggressive and threatening towards the public. The 43-year-old was given a criminal behaviour order (CBO) for antisocial begging and…

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Elderly cat dies after being sprayed in face with waterproof yellow paint

Miggeli the cat died three days after she was sprayed in waterproof paint (Picture: CEN/Sina Hermann) An elderly cat died after she was cruelly sprayed in the face with waterproof yellow paint. Miggeli, aged 13, died three days after being targeted in Biel-Benken, in Switzerland, close to the French border. Her attacker is alleged to have tortured animals three times in the past week, while owners believe Miggeli was an easy target due to her age. Owner, Sina Kunz, said she had noticed the yellow liquid all over Miggeli’s body…

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