Teens Charged With Murder After Man Killed by Sandbag Tossed From Overpass — TIME

(TOLEDO, Ohio) — Four teenage boys have been charged with murder in an Ohio juvenile court in connection with the death of a man struck by a sandbag thrown from an interstate overpass. The Blade reports prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday in Toledo against the boys, ages 13 to 15. The teens initially were charged…

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Virtual currencies like Bitcoin fall into a cryptic regulatory gap in Quebec — Montreal Gazette

Many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, remain in a legal grey area, treated as neither currency nor financial investments under both federal and provincial law. The Bank of Canada, which regulates currency, doesn’t consider cryptocurrencies to be money, Governor Stephen Poloz said in a Dec. 14 speech in Toronto, and therefore doesn’t regulate them. “The term ‘cryptocurrency’ is a misnomer;…

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Muslim leaders declare East Jerusalem capital of “Palestine” — Behold Israel

OIC meets in Turkey on Jerusalem, USA and Trump; Summit collectively denounces Jerusalem’s recognition and calls on international community to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of “Palestine”; Netanyahu: All these statements fail to impress us. Dec 14, 2017. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation met in Instanbul on Wednesday, heads of state and representatives from Muslim […]

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Jerusalem move “destabilizes the Mideast”? Give me a break

Broken Spring

The warnings of a region-wide explosion over the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually move the US Embassy there are either misguided or misleading, or both. I talked about this issue with host P.J. Maloney on KQV News Radio in Pittsburgh.

The latest warning of mayhem comes from Russian President Putin, saying what his host, Turkish President Erdogan, wants to hear. It’s hard to imagine that Putin, who is up to his ears in a conflict in Syria, actually believes that recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital can “destabilize” the region.

Breathless news reports like this one, “Protests were held across the Middle East and Asia over the weekend in protest of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” ignore a key fact–the protests, in Middle East terms, are tiny. If you see Palestinians burning an American flag in Beirut, do you also…

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IDF destroyed Hamas tunnel into Israeli territory over the weekend. — Behold Israel

Second tunnel located in month period; IDF uncovered tunnel weeks ago, destroyed it on Saturday; IDF: Locating two terror tunnels in recent weeks is an operational success based on advanced technology, attesting to a rise in the level of the tools developed and used by the IDF, Dec. 10, 2017. The IDF uncovered and […]

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