Eric Frein, the captured suspected cop-killer who for six weeks was the target of a Poconos manhunt involving more than 1,000 law enforcement officers, was ordered held without bail on murder charges. Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin said he would seek the death penalty.
As the UK-based charity Oxfam International makes clear in a new report, global inequality is becoming so extreme that it threatens economic growth and could make it impossible to eliminate extreme poverty around the world. One hardly has to me a Maoist cultural warrior to see that as a big problem.
Zhou Xiaoping, a 33-year-old blogger who has become the toast of Beijing, has some harsh but erroneous things to say about the United States. Among other things, he claims Hollywood is part of a plot to undermine China and compares American attitudes toward the Chinese to Hitler’s treatment of the Jews.
A government agency has proposed a new rule that would list the African lion under the nation’s Endangered Species Act, or ESA. The move follows an analysis by the federal agency, which found that African lions are in danger of extinction. If approved, the new law will prohibit the killing or hunting of captive lions in the U.S.
The emergence of Kansans for Justice in what have historically been uncontested retention races has exposed a loophole in the state’s campaign finance rules: Even though the group has all the hallmarks of a political committee it’s not required to report anything about its leadership, donors or spending.