Passerby saw mortally wounded Memphis officer down, used his radio to call for help

Memphis cop shot

A Memphis police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the Parkway Village area of Memphis.

Police tell FOX13, a call came in just before 9:20 pm requesting additional officers to the area of Cottonwood and Perkins.

Police say the officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot by the occupant of the vehicle in that traffic stop.

The officer was taken to Regional One and later died.

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4th person dies from Legionnaires’ disease in New York City

legionnaires' disease

A fourth person has died in what the New York City Health Department is describing as an “unusual” spike in Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, officials said Saturday.

Sixty-five cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the south Bronx since July 10, city officials said. The four patients who died had underlying health conditions, authorities said.

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Cecil’s brother, Jericho the Lion, also illegally killed in Zimbabwe

Jericho the Lion

Jericho, brother of Cecil the lion, was killed by a hunter on Saturday, Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force’s chairman confirmed to USA TODAY.

“I’m very disappointed, I’m heartbroken. It’s just too much,” Chairman Johnny Rodrigues said.

Cecil was killed, skinned and beheaded last month by Minnesota hunter Walter Palmer on a trip to the country. He alleged paid $50,000 to hunt Cecil, whose body was discovered earlier this week.

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Blood has been running in the streets of Baltimore as murders are out-of-control

Baltimore murder rate soars

Jermaine Mitter was among 45 people killed in July, the deadliest month in the city in at least 45 years. July’s total surpassed the 42 homicides in May and tied the previous record monthly homicide count in August 1972, when the city had about 275,000 more residents.

As the month drew to a close Friday, police also announced the death of Donte Dixon, 29, a popular local rapper known as “G-Rock,” who was shot Thursday night in the 4500 block of Edmondson Ave.

Bin Laden kin killed in plane crash near London

Plane crash

Family members of Osama Bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in Hampshire on Friday, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has said.

It came down near Blackbushe Airport, close to the Surrey border, killing the pilot and all three passengers.

In a statement, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered condolences to the Bin Laden family.

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2 German journalists face treason charges for reporting on spying

Netzpolitik

Two journalists have been threatened with jail time in Germany for publishing information about the extent of the country’s surveillance activities.

Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister, editors at stick-it-to-zer-man activist website Netzpolitik.org, received a letter on Thursday informing them that they were under investigation for treason.

The reason was two articles they published in February and April this year. The first (Deutsch) examined a €2.75m project for processing massive online data sets.

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How being under attack actually HELPS Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

“We are doing anything we can to expose these extremists so they have less power and can’t hide and sneak around so easily,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood. “We’re working to change the culture of shame and abuse and harassment of women who are seeking reproductive health care, abortion or otherwise.”

The strategy won’t be enough to stop Senate Republicans from voting to defund Planned Parenthood, which they are set to do next week. Likewise, it won’t upend congressional hearings that are likely to happen after the August recess. But Planned Parenthood has already reaped one benefit of the controversy: According to Laguens, fundraising has spiked in the wake of attacks on the group.

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Listen: Victoria Jones on Obama & Iran, Trump’s supporters and the lion killing dentist

Obama announces Iran deal

Talk Radio News Service White House correspondent Victoria Jones talks to Gary Baumgarten for the Paltalk News Network about President Obama’s push for support for the Iran deal, why Donald Trump is leading the GOP pack and Zimbabwe’s request to the U.S. to extradite the lion-killing dentist.

Zimbabwe to U.S.: Send us your lion-killing dentist

Lion killer dentist protest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of Cecil the lion and Zimbabwe has now called for identified killer Walter Palmer’s extradition to be tried in their country.

Palmer, a dentist in Minnesota, has not been heard from since Tuesday when he issued a statement to his patients and closed his dental practice amid protests. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

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Obama campaigning for Iran deal

President Obama

By VICTORIA JONES
Talk Radio News Service

WHITE HOUSE – Thursday evening, President Obama spoke by phone with thousands of people affiliated with liberal activist groups. “As big of a bully pulpit as I have, it’s not enough,” he said. He noted that Democratic lawmakers don’t buy opponents’ arguments, but some are wavering under pressure that’s “fierce, well-financed and relentless.”

Asked at a news conference if the Democrats could sustain a promised veto of the Republicans’ expected disapproval of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) didn’t hesitate. “Yes,” she replied. “So where does my confidence spring from? First of all, from the quality of the agreement.” A “diplomatic masterpiece,” she said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) slammed Obama on Thursday, suggesting that it’s unacceptable that the admin hasn’t turned over agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. McConnell, as well as Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), wrote to Obama earlier this month demanding the “side” agreements.  Administration officials have said they don’t have the IAEA-Iran deals. Meanwhile, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters information on the deals wasn’t given to lawmakers during classified briefings on Capitol Hill. Earnest added that lawmakers will get additional classified briefings on “what exactly the IAEA is seeking.”

In a boost to the Obama administration, Rep Dan Kildee (D-Mich) said, “It’s very clear to me that the agreement is the best path forward.” One of Kildee’s constituents, Amir Mirza Hekmati, is a Marine veteran who has been imprisoned in Iran for longer than any other American.