Dogs Detected Decomposition in Missing Maleah Davis Case: Prosecutor

HOUSTON, Texas—Trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 4-year-old Texas girl, according to a prosecutor.

Derion Vence, 26, remained jailed Sunday on a $1 million bond after being arrested a day earlier on a charge of tampering with evidence, specifically a human corpse. His next court appearance is set for Monday.

Houston police said investigators have not found Maleah Davis and the investigation is continuing. Authorities have declined to say whether they believe Vence killed Maleah. But prosecutors said in court documents filed Saturday that Vence could face additional charges, including murder. read more

Officer, Robbery Suspect Dead in Coastal Georgia: Officials

SAVANNAH, Georgia—A robbery suspect fatally shot a police officer in the Georgia port city of Savannah and wounded the officer’s colleague before fleeing and being fatally shot by another officer during an ensuing search, authorities said on May 12.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari and 49-year-old robbery suspect Edward Fuller III were pronounced dead at a hospital where both were taken Saturday evening after being shot.

“Today, our city mourns as one of our Savannah Police officers was wounded and another paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach at a press conference. “Our community owes these men and all those who wear the badge a debt of gratitude.” read more

Las Vegas Mother Charged With Drowning Daughter in Bathtub

A Las Vegas mother has been charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter by drowning her in the bathtub, according to police.

Linette Boedicker, 44, phoned 911  herself at around 3 p.m. on May 11 to say that her daughter was drowned in the bathtub, according to a statement (pdf) from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

“Arriving officers located an unresponsive child floating in a bathtub,” said the statement. “The officers took the child out of the bathtub and started to perform CPR. Medical personnel transported the child to UMC trauma where she was pronounced deceased. ” read more

All Eyes on Woods Even If Koepka the One to Beat

Defending champion Brooks Koepka is the one to beat at this week’s PGA Championship even if Tiger Woods will have the boisterous New York galleries on the side as one of golf’s four major tournaments begins a new era in the spring.

After being held since 1972 in the dog days of summer, the PGA Championship’s move to May should ensure milder weather and more attention from U.S. sports fans whose thoughts by August have invariably turned to American football.

For the first time ever in a major championship, every player ranked in the top 100 in the world will tee it up, barring late withdrawals. read more

Maryland AG Frosh Gave ‘Leadership’ to Bloomberg’s Enviro-Lawyer Scheme

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D.) was a key player in the rollout of a well-funded plan by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to place lawyers into attorney general offices across the nation to litigate environmental and climate change issues, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of emails obtained by a D.C.-based attorney.

The scheme has fallen under scrutiny because Bloomberg, not the state, was the source of the salaries for the lawyers placed with attorneys general.

One of the participants in the emails described the plan thusly: “the gist is that Bloomberg is funding through NYU some fellowship positions for mid-career environmental litigators to be farmed out to State Attorney’s General to join the fight against Trump’s rollback of our environmental protection laws and regulations.” read more

Warren Refloats $100 Billion Opioid Plan

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) floated a proposal Wednesday to combat America’s ever-growing overdose crisis.

The proposal would allocate $10 billion per year primarily for treatment and harm reduction. However, some experts argue that that might not be enough.

Warren debuted her proposal in a Medium post, highlighting the year-on-year decline in life expectancy attributable to opioids, as well as suicide and overdose deaths involving drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine. read more

Ocasio-Cortez Walks Back Claim on World Ending in 12 years

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday attempted to downplay her claim that the world will end in 12 years unless Congress acts on climate change by mocking Republicans and saying, “You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”

“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.” read more

MSNBC’s Maddow focused on witch hunt rather than real evidence of actual Russian collusion

(INTELLIHUB) — Liberal talk show host Rachel Maddow hasn’t yet come to terms with the fact that the entire Donald Trump-Russia collusion hoax has turned out to be just that (a hoax) as she continues to spew her garbage on air even claiming the president had lied.

Maddow told former FBI General Counsel James Baker in a one-on-one sitdown conversation on Friday that the Mueller Report describes “factual connections” to the Russians.

However, she refuses to point out that Robert Mueller himself and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton actually were colluding with the Russians and were involved in talks that lead to the covert sale of one-fifth of U.S. uranium reserves in which the Clintons and others profited. read more

How Barack Obama received $21.6M in illegally funneled foreign campaign contributions and stole the presidency

(INTELLIHUB) — According to reports circulating at the highest levels in Washington, former U.S. President Barack H. Obama’s political campaign received at least $21.6 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions during the runup to the 2012 presidential election.

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday that Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho and former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel have been charged with conspiracy after allegedly funneling tens of millions of dollars into Obama’s campaign fund. read more

Sweden Seeks Extradition Of Assange To Face Trial On Rape Charges

It has been one month since UK police entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London and arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. the Wikileaks founder has already been slapped with a 50-week sentence for skipping his bail in the UK, and as the UK prepares to process an extradition request from US prosecutors, they now must also decide whether Sweden has a legitimate claim.

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Swedish prosecutors are again requesting that Assange be extradited to Sweden to face trial on rape charges after prosecutors revived an investigation following reports that Assange had been ousted from the embassy. Assange managed to avoid extradition to Sweden for seven years by hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy (Assange initially sought refuge there back in 2012, when he skipped bail in the UK and took shelter in the embassy, claiming that the charges in Sweden were merely a ruse for him to be handed over to the US), according to RT. read more