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Holder arrives in Ferguson amid demands for new prosecutor

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Protests turn peaceful again in Ferguson

Protests turn peaceful again in Ferguson

Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

'Marvel Universe Live' in New York

‘Marvel Universe Live’ in New York

Notable deaths of 2014

Notable deaths of 2014

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

SHUKPA , China, Aug. 20 (UPI) –Five Tibetan protesters died while in police custody after a protest in the Sichuan province of China, according to Tibet’s government-in-exile.
Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

SHANGHAI, Aug. 20 (UPI) –A man passed out on the Shanghai metro, but passengers on the crowded car did not rush to help — they ran away instead.
Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 20 (UPI) –Argentina announced a proposed debt swap Tuesday to avoid a U.S. court ruling that pushed the country into default.
Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 20 (UPI) –President Barack Obama, speaking from Martha’s Vineyward, said “the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.”
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 20 (UPI) –North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous lantern jaw” through a Korean language news dispatch.
Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (UPI) –Derision, aimed at police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., is coming from nations with strong authoritarian backgrounds and weak histories of human rights protection.
NATO soldier stabbed, killed near Kabul airport

NATO soldier stabbed, killed near Kabul airport

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 20 (UPI) –A coalition service member in Afghanistan was stabbed to death early Wednesday near the Kabul airport.
Explosion at Chinese mine traps 25 miners

Explosion at Chinese mine traps 25 miners

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (UPI) –An explosion at a coal mine in eastern China on Tuesday killed two miners and has trapped 25 others.
Top of Moscow skyscraper painted Ukrainian colors

Top of Moscow skyscraper painted Ukrainian colors

MOSCOW , Aug. 20 (UPI) –The emblem atop a 32-story Moscow building was painted blue and yellow, Ukraine’s national colors, by unidentified activists early Tuesday.
David Cameron: Murder of journalist James Foley is 'depraved'

David Cameron: Murder of journalist James Foley is ‘depraved’

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) –U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is returning from vacation early after video surfaced showing the murder of journalist James Foley.
Iran's Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

Iran’s Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) –The Iranian Parliament voted Wednesday to impeach Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana.
'Man-eater' tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

‘Man-eater’ tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 (UPI) –A tiger suspected of killing at least seven people in western India over the last six months was shot and killed on Tuesday evening.
A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

COPENHAGEN , Denmark, Aug. 20 (UPI) –A report from Danish brewer Carlsberg Group said sale of its beer in Russia and Ukraine declined in the second quarter of 2014.
Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

MONROVIA , Liberia, Aug. 20 (UPI) –In an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, a neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, was quarantined and an army-enforced curfew was established.
U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq ‘largest single aid push’ in over a decade

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 20 (UPI) –On Wednesday, the United Nations delivered its biggest aid shipment in more than a decade to northern Iraq.

 

10 innovations that made Google great

From autocomplete to search, a look at the company’s top features over the last decade.

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Markets Overview

Data as of 4:28:09pm ET
Wednesday’s Close:
  • Dow+59.54
    16,979.13

    +0.35%

  • Nasdaq-1.03
    4,526.48

    -0.02%

  • S&P+4.91
    1,986.51

    +0.25%

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Gainers Price % Change
MNKMallinckrodt Plc 72.17 +3.83%
KORSMichael Kors Holdi… 82.86 +3.64%
MYLMylan Inc 48.60 +3.32%
JECJacobs Engineering… 53.90 +3.14%
HDHome Depot Inc 90.75 +2.86%
Losers Price % Change
SPLSStaples Inc 11.32 -2.58%
WFMWhole Foods Market… 38.20 -1.44%
ADBEAdobe Systems Inc 71.03 -1.42%
RHTRed Hat Inc 61.68 -1.38%
SWNSouthwestern Energ… 39.44 -1.33%
Data as of 4:03pm ET

World Markets »

Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Japan 15,454.45 +0.03%
Hang Seng Hong Kong 25,159.76 +0.15%
FTSE 100 England 6,755.48 -0.35%
DAX Germany 9,314.57 -0.21%
Data as of 1:05pm ET

Currencies »

Price $ Change
Canada Dollar $0.9118 +0.2440%
United Kingdom Pound $1.6595 +0.1293%
European Euro $1.3262 +0.4302%
Japan Yen ¥103.7750 +0.8454%
Data as of 4:06pm ET

Commodities »

Price % Change
Light Crude 96.40 +0.34%
Natural Gas 3.83 +0.16%
Gold 1,292.30 -0.22%
Corn 3.68 -1.28%
Data as of 3:56pm ET

Bonds & Interest Rates »

Yield
Today
Previous
Yield
3 Month Treasury 0.02% 0.02%
10 Year Treasury 2.43% 2.41%
30 Year Treasury 3.22% 3.22%
Data as of 3:00pm ET

Mutual Funds »

Total
Net Assets
% Change
PTTRX PIMCO Total Re… $144.0B -0.09%
VTSMX Vanguard Total… $112.6B +0.91%
VFIAX Vanguard 500 I… $107.2B +0.86%
VTSAX Vanguard Total… $98.2B +0.93%
VINIX Vanguard Insti… $94.3B +0.86%
Data as of Aug 18

Exchange Traded Funds »

Price % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 198.92 +0.27%
IVV iShares Core S&P 5… 200.24 +0.27%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 66.51 -0.31%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emer… 45.23 -0.15%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ ET… 98.72 +0.02%
Data as of 4:00pm ET
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ISIS APPEARS TO EXECUTE AMERICAN JOURNALIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEXAS GOVERNOR BOOKED ON FELONY MISCONDUCT CHARGE

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Ferguson protests show no sign of going away

What began as a peaceful night of protest shifted into yet another street battle as protesters began launching bottles

Standoff continues: Hostages still being held in suburban Chicago home

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Protests turn peaceful again in Ferguson

Protests turn peaceful again in Ferguson

Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

'Marvel Universe Live' in New York

‘Marvel Universe Live’ in New York

Notable deaths of 2014

Notable deaths of 2014

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) –Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius’ brother makes ‘miraculous’ recovery after car crash

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) –Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a “miraculous recovery” following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The White House has issued an interim response to a graphic video posted online of U.S. journalist James Wright Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State.
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 19 (UPI) –American photojournalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012 while reporting from Syria, has purportedly been beheaded by Islamic State militants.
FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) –A report from research group Small Arms Survey said Syrian militants have obtained anti-aircraft weapons, causing the FAA to ban all U.S. flights over Syria.
Food distribution to Ebola quarantine sites scaled up as death toll hits 1,200

Food distribution to Ebola quarantine sites scaled up as death toll hits 1,200

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The World Health Organization reported Tuesday that the death toll from Ebola has exceeded 1,200.
Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Pope Francis said he thinks he has two or three more years before he goes “to the house of the Father” and may retire before that time.
Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

Russia considering boosting Navy’s operational readiness

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed Tuesday that Russia is considering a proposal to strengthen the Navy’s operational readiness.
Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Four people died Monday when the twin-engine Cessna 340 they were flying in crashed en route from Florida to the Bahamas, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
Russia's Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet

Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko to meet

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The Ukrainian government announced Tuesday President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, next week.
Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico’s Sonora state

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19 (UPI) –A toxic spill in the northern Mexican state of Sonora has forced schools to push back the opening of the academic year.
Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

ASCOLI PICENO , Italy, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Two Italian Air Force fighter jets collided in midair Tuesday, igniting a massive fire after the planes crashed into a forest, officials said.
World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) –This year’s observance of World Humanitarian Day comes at a time of record high attacks against humanitarian workers, with 155 aid workers killed in 2013.

 

Twitter removes images of Foley’s death

It is taking down accounts sharing images of the murder of a journalist by Islamic militants.

Twitter removes images of Foley's death

Markets Overview

Data as of 9:51:15am ET
Wednesday’s Trading:
  • Dow-6.06
    16,913.53

    -0.04%

  • Nasdaq-6.60
    4,520.91

    -0.15%

  • S&P-1.04
    1,980.56

    -0.05%

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Gainers Price % Change
JECJacobs Engineering… 53.41 +2.20%
FFIVF5 Networks Inc 120.88 +0.71%
CMICummins Inc 145.84 +1.55%
PETMPetSmart Inc 70.54 +1.21%
MUMicron Technology … 32.67 +0.83%
Losers Price % Change
LOWLowe’s Companies I… 49.86 -3.22%
SJMJ M Smucker Co 101.86 -1.54%
GMEGameStop Corp 40.19 -1.69%
NOVNational Oilwell V… 82.73 -1.06%
PRGOPerrigo Company PL… 149.25 -1.05%
Data as of 9:36:16am ET

World Markets »

Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Japan 15,454.45 +0.03%
Hang Seng Hong Kong 25,159.76 +0.15%
FTSE 100 England 6,745.99 -0.49%
DAX Germany 9,266.81 -0.72%
Data as of 9:34am ET

Currencies »

Price $ Change
Canada Dollar $0.9142 -0.0366%
United Kingdom Pound $1.6648 -0.1796%
European Euro $1.3293 +0.2061%
Japan Yen ¥103.2750 +0.3596%
Data as of 9:29am ET

Commodities »

Price % Change
Light Crude 95.67 +1.26%
Natural Gas 3.86 -0.44%
Gold 1,296.60 -0.01%
Corn 3.70 +0.47%
Data as of 9:19am ET

Bonds & Interest Rates »

Yield
Today
Previous
Yield
3 Month Treasury 0.02% 0.02%
10 Year Treasury 2.41% 2.41%
30 Year Treasury 3.23% 3.22%
Data as of 9:36:11am ET

Mutual Funds »

Total
Net Assets
% Change
PTTRX PIMCO Total Re… $144.0B -0.09%
VTSMX Vanguard Total… $112.6B +0.91%
VFIAX Vanguard 500 I… $107.2B +0.86%
VTSAX Vanguard Total… $98.2B +0.93%
VINIX Vanguard Insti… $94.3B +0.86%
Data as of Aug 18

Exchange Traded Funds »

Price % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 198.22 -0.09%
IVV iShares Core S&P 5… 199.50 -0.11%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 66.34 -0.57%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emer… 45.20 -0.22%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ ET… 98.58 -0.12%
Data as of 9:46am ET

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TEXAS GOVERNOR BOOKED ON FELONY MISCONDUCT CHARGE   Leave a comment

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AUSTIN, Texas | DMN — Texas Governor Rick Perry has been booked at the Travis County Courthouse Complex, where he maintained that he did the right thing despite being accused of abusing his power. The Republican governor made remarks before and after being booked Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m., but he did not answer media questions. Earlier, Perry was greeted by cheers and chants as he approached the courthouse before heading in to be booked on the felony indictment issued last week.

“I’m here today because I believe in the rule of law. I’m here today because I did the right thing. I’m going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal but right,” Perry said. One in the crowd shouted, “We love you.” The case stems from Perry’s threat last year to veto funding for a public corruption unit overseen by Democratic Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned in the wake of a messy drunken-driving arrest and guilty plea.

 

 

Lehmberg stayed in office after serving jail time. The Republican governor vetoed the money for the Public Integrity Unit, saying she had lost the public’s confidence. Texans for Public Justice, a liberal government accountability group, filed a complaint against Perry, saying he was wrong to use his power to try to force out a locally elected official. The veto threat came as the Public Integrity Unit was looking into cases including a scandal at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, whose creation was championed by Perry.

Perry was indicted Friday on one count of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison, and one count of coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony carrying a punishment of two to 10 years in prison. Perry and his lawyers have called the indictment outrageous, saying he acted properly. His team has spotlighted a video showing Lehmberg behaving belligerently after her arrest and being restrained, both at a news conference by his lawyers and in a video by his political action committee, RickPAC.

Posted August 19, 2014 by dmnewsi in Uncategorized

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Support grows for Darren Wilson

The nation is watching the angry protests in Ferguson backing Michael Brown, but there’s also support for the cop who shot him.FULL STORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: JULIAN ASSANGE SAYS HE WILL LEAVE ECUADORIAN EMBASSY ‘SOON’

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Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Pope Francis celebrates first mass in South Korea

Protests turn peaceful in Ferguson

Protests turn peaceful in Ferguson

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

'Marvel Universe Live' in New York

‘Marvel Universe Live’ in New York

Notable deaths of 2014

Notable deaths of 2014

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Pope Francis said he thinks he has two or three more years before he goes “to the house of the Father” and may retire before that time.
Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

Russia considering boosting Navy’s operational readiness

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed Tuesday that Russia is considering a proposal to strengthen the Navy’s operational readiness.
Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Four people died Monday when the twin-engine Cessna 340 they were flying in crashed en route from Florida to the Bahamas, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
Russia's Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet

Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko to meet

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The Ukrainian government announced Tuesday President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, next week.
Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico’s Sonora state

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19 (UPI) –A toxic spill in the northern Mexican state of Sonora has forced schools to push back the opening of the academic year.
Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

ASCOLI PICENO , Italy, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Two Italian Air Force fighter jets collided in midair Tuesday, igniting a massive fire after the planes crashed into a forest, officials said.
World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) –This year’s observance of World Humanitarian Day comes at a time of record high attacks against humanitarian workers, with 155 aid workers killed in 2013.
Taliban launches Afghanistan offensive

Taliban launches Afghanistan offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 19 (UPI) –A major Taliban offensive in Afghanistan’s Logar province has begun, Afghan officials said Tuesday.
Missing Ebola patients found in Liberia

Missing Ebola patients found in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Liberian officials have located all 17 patients suspected of being infected with Ebola who fled a quarantine center after it was attacked over the weekend.
Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

LABUHAN, Indonesia, Aug. 19 (UPI) –A wrecked ship at the bottom of the Java Sea has been confirmed as the heavy cruiser USS Houston, a U.S. Navy ship sunk in 1942 with 1,068 aboard.
Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The Chicago woman accused of beating her mother to death and stuffing her in a suitcase in Bali is pregnant and claims she has been mistreated in jail.
Canada releases final report of Quebec rail disaster

Canada releases final report of Quebec rail disaster

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, Aug. 19 (UPI) –The Canadian government’s investigation of the 2013 Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster calls for new safety measures and an improved audit of protocols.
4 executed in Saudi Arabia for drug possession

4 executed in Saudi Arabia for drug possession

NAJRAN , Saudi Arabia, Aug. 19 (UPI) –Four men were executed in Najran, Saudi Arabia, after their conviction on drug possession charges.

 

New record for Apple stock

The tech titan hit an all-time high over $100 a share on signs the iPhone 6 will be a huge hit.

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Markets Overview

Data as of 4:46:35pm ET
Tuesday’s Close:
  • Dow+80.85
    16,919.59

    +0.48%

  • Nasdaq+19.20
    4,527.51

    +0.43%

  • S&P+9.86
    1,981.60

    +0.50%

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U.S. Stocks »

Gainers Price % Change
TJXTJX Companies Inc 58.56 +8.65%
HDHome Depot Inc 88.23 +5.55%
URBNUrban Outfitters I… 38.59 +4.52%
ROSTRoss Stores Inc 69.31 +4.04%
AGNAllergan Inc 161.82 +3.99%
Losers Price % Change
HSPHospira Inc 53.92 -2.81%
ICEIntercontinental E… 185.69 -2.27%
VIABViacom Inc 81.22 -1.14%
ADTADT Corp 36.24 -1.09%
IRIngersoll-Rand PLC… 61.55 -1.01%
Data as of 4:02pm ET

World Markets »

Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Japan 15,449.79 +0.83%
Hang Seng Hong Kong 25,122.95 +0.67%
FTSE 100 England 6,779.31 +0.56%
DAX Germany 9,334.28 +0.96%
Data as of 1:05pm ET

Currencies »

Price $ Change
Canada Dollar $0.9140 +0.4969%
United Kingdom Pound $1.6618 +0.6448%
European Euro $1.3320 +0.3119%
Japan Yen ¥102.9050 +0.3315%
Data as of 4:24pm ET

Commodities »

Price % Change
Light Crude 94.54 +0.06%
Natural Gas 3.88 -0.03%
Gold 1,296.10 -0.05%
Corn 3.72 +0.20%
Data as of 4:16:55pm ET

Bonds & Interest Rates »

Yield
Today
Previous
Yield
3 Month Treasury 0.02% 0.02%
10 Year Treasury 2.41% 2.39%
30 Year Treasury 3.22% 3.19%
Data as of 2:59pm ET

Mutual Funds »

Total
Net Assets
% Change
PTTRX PIMCO Total Re… $144.0B -0.09%
VTSMX Vanguard Total… $112.6B +0.91%
VFIAX Vanguard 500 I… $107.2B +0.86%
VTSAX Vanguard Total… $98.2B +0.93%
VINIX Vanguard Insti… $94.3B +0.86%
Data as of Aug 18

Exchange Traded Funds »

Price % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 198.41 +0.53%
IVV iShares Core S&P 5… 199.71 +0.55%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 66.72 +0.24%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emer… 45.30 +0.58%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ ET… 98.70 +0.56%
Data as of 4:00pm ET

 

Posted August 19, 2014 by dmnewsi in Uncategorized

REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: JULIAN ASSANGE SAYS HE WILL LEAVE ECUADORIAN EMBASSY ‘SOON’   Leave a comment

A masked supporter of Julian Assange outside Ecuador's embassy in Knightsbridge, London.

News sources in Great Britain are reporting that Julian Assange will ‘soon’ leave the Ecuadorian Embassy. “A lot of the fighting spirit seems to have gone out of him,” said Martin Brunt, a SKY NEWS correspondent. Assange was clearly “quite ill”, said the reporter, and in a recent interview he had sounded “very dispirited”. Plus, he was due to give a press conference at the embassy at 9am, alongside Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño. By 8.30am, reporters, camera crews and a handful of Assange supporters were lining up behind the crowd barriers in the street of smart mansion blocks next to Harrods in Knightsbridge where the embassy sits. At the door, others were doing their best to get inside, to be met by the folded arms of a large man policing the entry. Ecuador’s embassy is not large and the room in which the press conference was to be held would accommodate no more than 15 or so invited journalists, and that at a crush.

When the two men arrived, 20 minutes or so late, they were forced to squeeze past the tightly packed rows of heavy chairs to take their seats next to two translators and an Ecuadorian flag. Behind their heads, the small window opened on to the narrow, dark alleyway that for 26 months has been one of the Australian’s only views. If there had been speculation about the reason for the press conference, the foreign minister was clear. “The situation must come to an end. Two years is simply too long. It is time to free Julian Assange.” Ecuador agreed with Assange that he was “suffering persecution of a political nature due to his activities as a journalist,” said Patiño.

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His government had agreed a year ago to set up a working group with the UK to resolve the situation, he said, but the British had insisted that the group have a purely legal, rather than political, character. “And in this sense we would like to thank the London government for their goodwill for wanting to explain to us once again the legal framework in which they were [operating],” said the minister. “However, we have understood it.” He cited recent changes to British extradition law, which (while he stopped short of suggesting they could apply retrospectively to Assange’s case) he hoped could change the context for discussion between the two countries.

Assange has grown a neat beard in recent months – “it’s a helpful point of reference for people to acknowledge the passing of time,” he told the Daily Mail on Sunday – and wore a dark suit and grey shirt without a tie. He is pale, certainly, but not more than one would expect after so long under artificial lights. There was no particular evidence, whatever reports might have suggested, of a diminution in “fighting spirit”. “It has been four years now, almost four years, since I was first detained in this country in solitary confinement without charge,” said Assange. “I have not been charged with an offence here in the UK or in Sweden at any time. Like you.”

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His prolonged stay at the embassy, he said, was necessary because of moves in the US to prosecute him over WikiLeaks’ publishing activities, a move that would “put all publishers and journalists at risk”.And would he address the reports that he was planning to surrender imminently to police? Assange pointed to Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks’ spokesperson, who was standing at the rear. “I understand [Hrafnsson] has said that he can confirm that I am leaving the embassy soon” – a broad smile – “but perhaps not for the reasons that the Murdoch press and Sky news are saying at the moment.”

Would he elaborate on that? He would not. He declined also to address specific questions about serious health concerns that have been attributed to him, beyond calling the embassy “an environment in which any healthy person would find themselves soon enough with certain difficulties”. With Patiño rushing to catch a plane, the two men were ushered out after a few questions. It fell to Hrafnsson to explain the Australian’s enigmatic comments. The point Assange had been making was that “he is ready to leave at any moment as soon as the ridiculous siege outside will stop and he is offered safe passage”. So if circumstances were to change he would be ready to leave at the drop of a hat? “His suitcase is packed.”

Posted August 19, 2014 by dmnewsi in Uncategorized

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