Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe, But Politicians Keep Expanding Them Anyway

The first time Damian Winters got evicted was in 2015. He was living with his wife and two sons in suburban Nashville when his probation officer called his landlord and informed him that Winters was a registered sex offender. The previous year, when he was 24 years old, Winters had been arrested for downloading a three-minute porn clip. The file description said the girl in the video was 16; the prosecutor said she was 14. He was charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and, because he had used file-sharing software to download the video, attempted distribution of child pornography.  Winters had no criminal record, no history of contact with children and no other illegal files on his computer. …

Hammond ‘won’t exclude’ backing no-confidence vote

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has discounted the possibility if he becomes prime minister, but his rival in the Conservative Party leadership race, Boris Johnson, has refused to give the same assurance. No-deal Brexit ‘could cause £30bn economic hit’ MPs ask EU to protect UK citizens in no-deal Brexit Scheme to block no-deal Brexit ‘could involve Queen’ The leadership candidates trying to stop Brexit In an interview with Le Monde and Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mr Hammond said he would “take steps to avoid an exit without agreement apart from an explicit parliamentary approval”. Speaking on Tuesday at the G7 conference in Paris, he told the French and German newspapers: “There should be a new and sincere attempt to reach a consensus. “If …

Here’s a look inside the controversial Clint, Texas, facility where migrant children have been detained

Clint, Texas (CNN)Children were sleeping on cots at a US Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas. Some were playing soccer, and a teenage girl also detained there was calling her family to tell them she was alive. CNN and other media outlets toured the facility on Wednesday but were barred from taking any pictures or video. The facility, which is meant to hold 106 people, is currently holding 117 migrant youths, CBP officials said. The youngest children in the facility were a 1-year-old, who has been traveling with a 17-year-old and a 2-year-old unaccompanied minor. Most of the children were being kept inside rooms with metal doors, a large glass window and no windows to the outside. Some …

Justice Dept. probing whether J&J lied to public about talcum powders cancer risk: report

Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York. (Reuters) But in recent years nearly a dozen juries have concluded that J&J knew some of its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products contained asbestos and did not make the information available to consumers, the report said. Such cases have cost J&J more than $5 billion in payouts to plaintiffs, the report said. J&J has since sold the Shower-to-Shower brand to another company that has an agreement with J&J protecting it from any asbestos lawsuits linked to the brand, according to Bloomberg. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In March, a jury in California awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed J&J products caused …

‘Poverty link’ to youth violence – London mayor

London has experienced a rise in killings since 2012 – and 2018 was the worst year on record for the city for a decade. The study for the mayor’s office shows that the poorer an area of the city is, the higher the rates of youth violence are likely to be. Richmond upon Thames has the lowest level of youth violence in the capital – and it is also the least deprived borough in the city, based on official figures. With schools breaking up for the summer holidays, Mr Khan said he was putting £360,000 into 43 projects intended to work with 3,500 young people who are at risk of getting involved in crime. Half of the summer projects are …

Virginia woman contracts flesh-eating infection, has emergency surgery after 10 minutes swimming at local beach

Ocean View Beach (Google Maps) Edwards had been at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach last week with friends when she noticed the infection spreading. She told WTKR she ignored it for a couple of days until she couldn’t walk anymore. Finally, she went to the hospital for emergency surgery. “They had to cut me open, drain it out and stuff it with some gauze. I had to keep it covered for days. I had to take three antibodies every six hours.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP She said doctors told her the infection may have spread through an open cut in her leg, WTKR reported there was a swimming advisory when Edwards was at the beach due to increased …

PC’s body armour ‘aided early cancer diagnosis’

After talking about it with friends she decided to get checked out. Small indentation The doctor told her there were no lumps but referred her to hospital where a consultant noticed a small indentation to the side of her nipple. After an MRI and biopsies, she was told she had early-stage breast cancer. “I was just in shock,” she said, adding that she was “more upset that my mum was sat there with me and she had to hear the news that her 33-year-old daughter had cancer.” BBC – Information and Support – Cancer What not to say to someone with cancer The officer, who underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove the tumour, is awaiting the results of further tests …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘in psychiatric ward’

Her father said he visited the hospital on Tuesday but was not allowed to see his daughter and that she has not been allowed to contact her family. What is the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case about? Jailed Nazanin begins new hunger strike Iran travel warning for dual nationals How does six days on hunger strike feel? The campaign said before being transferred, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had told relatives: “I was healthy and happy when I came to Iran to see my parents. “Three and a bit years later and I am admitted to a mental health clinic. “Look at me now – I ended up in an asylum. It should be an embarrassment. “Prison is getting harder and harder for me. I hate …

9th Circuit rules in DOJ’s favor in sanctuary cities case

(CNN)The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration, saying the Department of Justice could give preference in awarding grants to cities that would use the money to focus on illegal immigration, as the federal government prepares to seek out undocumented immigrants in raids this weekend. The court’s decision comes ahead of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids scheduled for Sunday in nine major cities, including Los Angeles. City officials have come out against the impending raids — the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that it “does not and will not participate in the enforcement of civil administrative law,” and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted suggestions Friday for how to deal with …

House of Representatives orders Pentagon to investigate whether ticks were once used as biological weapons

(CNN)The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons. The most common disease spread by ticks is Lyme disease, which can cause multiple symptoms including fever, muscle aches, joint pain, rash and facial paralysis. If left untreated, it could lead to arthritis, nervous system problems and heart problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the CDC, which also says that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2017, a total of 42,743 confirmed and probablecases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CDC, 17% more than …

Should we stop eating fish and chips?

Image copyright The Fish and The Chip Image caption Owner Aatkin Anadkat (centre) said he started thinking about the environmental issues around fishing during a break from work Mr Anadkat said during a recent break, he started researching fishing methods and became concerned. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An assessment by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea found cod stocks have fallen to critical levels Sustainable fishing is catching or farming fish and seafood in a way that considers the long-term future of a species. That means leaving enough fish in the ocean for the population to replenish, respecting their habitats with fishing practices and protecting the livelihoods of fishing-dependent communities. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) …

Dan Rather Rips Trump’s Environment Spin With ‘Crime Scene’ Analogy

Dan Rather has likened President Donald Trump’s recent attempt to spin the narrative on his environmental record to a “crime scene.” a speech at the White House on Monday to play down his administration’s attacks on environmental protections. “And indeed it was a crime, against facts, science and the health of our planet,” he added. Rather had earlier tweeted that Trump “claiming to be a steward of the environment would be a joke if it wasn’t such a deadly serious lie.” RELATED… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Trump Twitter Block Ruling Turned Against Her Trump Will Totally Hate The Latest Edition Of New York Magazine Rosie O'Donnell Suggests 2020 Job For Joe Biden, But It's Not President REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. …

Child suicide bomber kills at least 9, wounds more than a dozen at Afghanistan wedding

Afghan security forces gather at the site of Monday’s suicide attack near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) The bombing comes on the heels of a string of targeted explosions striking fear in feeble communities and claiming lives across the ravished nation. On Sunday, the Taliban executed a devastating suicide car bombing in the central Afghanistan province of Ghazni, claiming the lives of 12 people and wounding more than 150 others. VENEZUELA’S WAR ON …

Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

That included fruit juice (even with no added sugar), soft drinks, sweetened milkshakes, energy drinks and tea or coffee with sugar stirred in. The team also looked at diet drinks using zero-calorie artificial sweeteners instead of sugar but found no link with cancer. Ultra-processed food linked to early death How big is the cancer risk? The study concluded that drinking an extra 100ml of sugary drinks a day – about two cans a week – would increase the risk of developing cancer by 18%. For every 1,000 people in the study, there were 22 cancers. So, if they all drank an extra 100ml a day, it would result in four more cancers – taking the total to 26 per 1,000 …

Hunt: I expect Brexit by Christmas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Andrew Neil interviews Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has refused to guarantee that the UK will leave the EU before Christmas, but said he “expects” it to happen by then. He would not say when Brexit would take place if he became PM, telling the BBC: “I’m being honest with people”. Rival Boris Johnson said the UK would leave by 31 October “come what may”. He also defended his remarks on the UK ambassador in Washington, who quit this week over leaked criticisms of Donald Trump. Mr Johnson added he did not accept that his failure to support Sir Kim Darroch during a debate on …

On National French Fry Day, your questions about fries, answered

(CNN)From curly to crinkle-cut, shoestring to steak, poutine to disco, July 13 is about celebrating one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Well, the short answer to that they come from Belgium — but also, not really. Though the origins of fries can be traced to Belgium, the French, Belgians and Spanish can’t seem to agree where the idea sprouted and grapple for the claim to greasy fame. American soldiers in World War I first encountered the fried potato in Belgium. Crediting the dominant language of the region, they dubbed them french fries. But it’s worth noting that different versions of the fried potato are a worldwide love, whether in India or Kenya. Who brought french fries …