SAN FRANCISCO: ‘ STATE COLLECTORS REVOKE NON-PROFIT BLUE SHIELD’S TAX EXEMPTION & TIME TO PAY ‘


#AceFinanceReport – USA:March.29: Remember, months ago, when we called out nonprofit Blue Shield for spending policyholder money to buy a luxury skybox at San Francisco 49ers games?


State tax collectors have finally revoked the nonprofit health insurance company’s tax exemption following years of our criticism about its lavish perks, excessive executive pay, padded bank account, and huge premium increases.

Just like the rest of us, Blue Shield will soon have to pay California taxes.

Things can change thanks to your support, albeit not as fast as any of us want.

Blue Shield has raised rates unconscionably, spent $10 million in nonprofit dollars to stop Prop 45’s rate regulation and its 49ers sky box was a dramatic symbol of its flouting of nonprofit tax laws.

When we protested at Blue Shield against the skybox, along with our friends from the California Nurses Association and the Courage Campaign, company employees refused to even take the tens of thousands of signatures we had to give them. Now Blue Shield executives have heard the message!

Blue Shield will have to pay its fair share back to taxpayers.

Stay tuned, and thanks again for your support.


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WASHINGTON: ‘ OBAMA USING YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO BACK SUPER WEALTHY LEFT-WING CHARITY ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:WASHINGTON:March.29:The Obama administration is using your tax dollars to back a super-wealthy, left-wing charity that cuts checks to a myriad of avowedly "progressive" causes, including the notorious Media Matters for America, founded by Hillary Clinton ally and Fox News nemesis David Brock.

It’s just one of many examples of how in the Obama era, government is handing out money to nonprofits that share the ideology and political inclinations of a president who looks back warmly on his time as a community organizer in Chicago.

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Barack Obama was a community organizer in Chicago from 1985 to 1988.

“Barack is not a politician first and foremost,” first lady Michelle Obama has said. “He’s a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change.”

In this case, the charity receiving federal funding is called Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a favorite philanthropy of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Based in Mountain View, California, it is already awash in private funds.

On its website, the foundation acknowledges having $4.7 billion in assets under its management.

Zuckerberg pledged in December 2013 to give Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation shares worth $1 billion. He previously gave $500 million worth of Facebook shares to the foundation and another $100 million to the foundation earmarked for public schools in Newark, New Jersey.

[Editor’s note: If it sounds convoluted, it’s on purpose. This is the first in a series of stories exposing a massive shell game with taxpayer funds that, while not new, is being perfected by the Obama administration as a means to deploy and reward non-profit co-laborers in an effort to fulfill the president’s stated aim of radically transforming America. It’s a system in which complexity serves as a useful tool to avoid drawing scrutiny. The series will offer a tour of the landscape and ultimately address the implications for every citizen.

By Matthew Vadum

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ABUJA:’ POLLS CLOSE AFTER MILLIONS VOTED & NOW THEY START COUNTING SO WILL IT BE JONATHAN OR BUHARI ? ‘


#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:NIGERIA:March.29: Polls closed in Nigeria Sunday and officials began the massive task of tallying votes, a day after technical problems with a new anti-fraud system caused delays in the country’s tightest election in 16 years VOA reported.

Attahiru Jega, the country’s top election official, told reporters that state tallies were expected to begin arriving in the capital, Abuja, later Sunday evening.

In his pursuit of another term as president, Goodluck Jonathan is fending off a strong challenge from his main rival, Muhammadu Buhari.

Election officials had touted a new biometric card system as insurance against the fraud allegations that plagued the previous face-off between the two men, in 2011. The new system features a "Permanent Voter Card" and hand-held computers to check a voter’s identity.

However, technical problems with some scanners, and organizational delays in other places, prompted officials to extend Saturday’s voting by a day, adding another layer of uncertainty to an already tense election campaign.

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BREAKING NEW YORK CITY: ‘ BODY FOUND IN RUBBLE OF BUILDINGS THAT COLLAPSE AFTER MASSIVE FIRE ‘


#AceBreakingNews – NEW YORK CITY:March.29: A body was found Sunday in the rubble of one of the New York City buildings that collapsed after massive fire Thursday, local media are reporting, citing police sources.

The body had not immediately been identified. At least one person remains missing and 22 people were injured in the collapse.

A blast had been blamed on a gas leak, but the investigation was continuing. Two buildings were destroyed and two others severely damaged two others in Manhattan’s East Village, city authorities said.

Four people were hospitalized in critical condition, fire officials said. The injury count also included four firefighters and one paramedic or emergency medical technician, they said.

Using cranes, rakes, face masks and hard hats, officials have been slowly sifting through debris.

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SOUTH FLORIDA: ‘ PAROLE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN ON PROBATION ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Post:USA:March.29 Coral Springs, CL — A man whose job was to help guide people after they’ve been released from prison, has been arrested himself, after being accused of vile criminal acts.

Woman Had to Film Herself Being Raped By a Cop So Police Would Believe Her Story

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Matt Agorist

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A parole officer in South Florida was arrested this week for sexually assaulting a woman on probation. The woman was so scared of violating her probation if she turned him in, that she had to film their second encounter in order to prove this cop’s misdeeds.

According to police, 50-year-old Zachary Thomas Bailey used his authority to target the victim, telling her he needed to do a “study” of her home in Coral Springs.

“This is someone who is hired to protect you,” said Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McCue, “hired to say, ‘Hey, protect the society,’ and you don’t expect your probation officer to be acting in this manner.”

The victim alleges that on two separate occasions Bailey sexually assaulted her. To make this assault even more vile, the victim’s young daughter was home during her mom’s attacks.

“The first time he went there, he said he needed to check out the bedroom,” said McCue. “While in the bedroom, Mr. Bailey did sexually batter the victim by putting his hands down the front of her pants.”

According to the police report, the victim responded by saying: “Mr. Bailey, you can’t do that. What are you doing?”

The very next day, Bailey came back for more. He followed the victim into her bedroom and demanded a massage. When she refused, Bailey took off his clothes, put on a condom, threw her down and raped her. Her daughter was in the next room.

WSVN reports that the victim said she recorded the incident on her phone not only so police would believe her, but so Bailey would not be able to write a false parole violation against her for reporting the rape.

“The victim said, ‘This is rape. This is rape. I don’t want you to do this,’” said McCue. “Unfortunately, she was in fear that if she reported this, he would violate her probation and put her back in jail.”

The video shows Bailey taking off his clothes and putting on the condom, which he later left in her home. “The video is extremely explicit,” said the victim’s attorney, Bradford Cohen. “It actually shows what her accusations are.”

This iniquitous “officer of the law” has been on the job for over 25 years. There is no telling how many victims lay ruined in the wake of this public servant.

Police are asking for any additional victims to come forward.

“At this time, we’re really uncertain if there’s additional victims out there or not. However, if there is additional victims, you need to go to the authorities,” said McCue. “Don’t be afraid your probation is gonna be violated. It’s very important that you come forward.”

If you are a victim of Bailey’s or know someone who is, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous.

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

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BOSTON: ‘ SUSPECT IN SHOOTING OF POLICE OFFICER JOHN MOYNIHAN IDENTIFIED AS ANGELO WEST ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:BOSTON:March.29: The suspect in the shooting of Police officer John Moynihan has been identified as 41-year-old Angelo West of the Hyde Park section of Boston:

‘Nearly assassination-style’: Boston police shooting suspect identified as ‘career criminal’ Angelo West, age 41

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#BPD ID suspect in officer shooting. Angelo West 41 of Hyde Park, MA

— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) March 28, 2015

UPDATE: Boston cop was shot “point-blank” in the face by Angelo West, 41, in “nearly assassination-style” shooting. http://t.co/WPIiJfnWoq

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 28, 2015

West has been arrested before:

Career criminal Angelo West shot a Boston cop, gets killed by other cops who returned fire and the police are savage…https://t.co/3bzQrcryIe

— Mark St.Hilaire (@NPD3306) March 29, 2015

Angelo West, who shot Boston officer, was charged in a shooting that involved police in 2001 http://t.co/45GorbmWSW

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 28, 2015

Angelo West, the shooter in Boston, was disarmed by police 14 years ago. http://t.co/vXx0OfmpVW #PoliceRoutinelyDoHeroicThings

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) March 28, 2015

.@GlobeCullen: Angelo West knew the gun he was carrying was a ticket back to jail, and he wasn’t going out like that http://t.co/qhCN0ZspcY

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 29, 2015

From the Boston Globe in 2001:

Thirteen years after Boston police officer Sherman Griffiths was killed in a controversial drug raid, his brother William, also a Boston officer, dodged a bullet yesterday morning as he and a state trooper desperately struggled to take a gun away from a drug suspect.

As all three men wrestled, they crashed to the pavement at Charles and Stuart streets.

“And then seconds later, we hear a gun shot,” Griffiths said at police headquarters yesterday afternoon, “and all I see is the gun right here, right next to my head and right next to the trooper’s head.

“I don’t know if it was shot towards the trooper or me, but that was the end result.”

Through several long minutes Griffiths and Trooper Kevin Murray battled to disarm Angelo West, 27, who had his finger on the trigger as the gun waved in front of both officers.

Griffiths had his gun drawn and could have shot West.

“He said: `Shoot me. I don’t care,’ “ the officer recalled. “He said that numerous times. But I did it another way. We subdued him another way.”

Chilling.

Officer Moynihan is still listed in critical condition and reportedly in a medically induced coma:

As he recovers in the hospital, friends & fellow police officers are honoring Officer John Moynihan. http://t.co/Bwp9qkUAfi #7News

— 7News Boston (@7News) March 29, 2015

Shooting of decorated Boston cop called ‘assassination attempt’ http://t.co/7ymiLJ4jhw

— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) March 29, 2015

Decorated Boston cop John Moynihan in coma after being shot – WCVB Boston: WCVB BostonDecorated Boston cop Joh… http://t.co/J1UmDH8zzR

mrpolitic.com (@mrpolitic_usa) March 29, 2015

Our prayers are with Officer Moynihan, his family and the rest of the Boston’s police force. Blue lives matter.

Related:

These reactions to the shooting of a Boston police officer will make you puke #RoxburyShooting

#BlueLivesMatter, cont.: Boston cop ‘fighting for his life’ after being shot in the face; Suspect killed; Update: Officer ‘highly decorated military veteran'; Update: Officer identified as John T. Moynihan

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ENGLAND: ‘ CHRISTIAN PASTOR ARRESTED FOR QUOTING THE BIBLE IN PUBLIC & TRIED BY SHARIA LAW JUDGE WHO THREATENS PRISON ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Post:UK:March.29: A Christian pastor in England, named Michael Overd, was arrested for quoting a passage from the Bible, Leviticus 20:13, in which homosexuality is condemned as an abomination. Walid Shoebat reports:

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Christian Pastor In England Gets Arrested For Quoting The Bible In Public, He Is Then Forced To Be Tried By An Islamic Sharia Judge Who Fines Him And Threatens To Imprison Him For Forty Five Days

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If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)

He was then arrested for inciting what has been deemed as “threatening” or “abusive” words against homosexuals. He was then forced to be tried by Shamim Qureshi, a Muslim who is also a judge for a Sharia Islamic court in the UK. The Muslim judge fined him $300 and demanded that he pay compensation and costs for the deviant homosexual who claimed that he was emotionally damaged by the pastor’s words, totaling $1,800.

When the pastor refused to pay the $300 to the sodomite, Shamim Qureshi threatened the preacher with a prison sentence of 45 days. There is a whole video on this:

The pastor admitted to referencing Leviticus 20, but said that he never mentioned the death penalty. “I am being punished for words that never passed my lips”, he said. The pastor continued on to say: Read More

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GUINEA: ‘ PRESIDENT CONDE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FIVE REGIONS OF COUNTRY OVER EBOLA ‘


#AceNewsReport – GUINEA:March.29: Guinean President Alpha Condé has declared a health emergency in five regions of the country over Ebola, according to Reuters.

A set of new restrictions is being implemented, including the quarantining of hospitals with new cases, new regulations on burials and possible future lock-downs.

Although January saw a drop in cases in all three affected African countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the WHO – recent times are seeing a slip-back.

The president said in a statement that there will be “a reinforced health emergency for a period of 45 days in the prefectures of Forecariah, Dubreka, Boffa and Kindia.” He added that the virus has “shifted to our country’s coastal areas,” promising swift and appropriate measures, part of which is also to reinforce national borders to prevent the sick from neighboring Sierra Leone from crossing over.

This is the first instance of emergency measures being imposed since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2013.

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UKRAINE: ‘ EXPLOSION IN ODESSA POLICE SUSPECT TERRORIST ATTACK ‘


#AceNewsReport – UKRAINE:March.29: An explosion has hit a one-story building in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa, local media reported.

The blast smashed the windows in nearby buildings. No casualties have been reported.According to local media, a volunteering center which helped the Ukrainian army was located in the building.

ODESSA, March 29. /TASS/. An explosion that occurred near the building of a volunteer organization in the center of Odessa in southeast Ukraine on Friday evening is qualified as a terrorist attack, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The police have also said that preliminary results show that the blast was a terrorist attack.

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EGYPT: ‘ LEADERS OF ARAB LEAGUE AGREE TO CREATE ARAB MILITARY FORCE ‘


#AceBreakingNews – EGYPT:March.29: The leaders of countries in the Arab League agreed to create a joint Arab military force at a summit in Egypt on Sunday, the BBC and Al Arabiya report.

The League has been meeting in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

It is currently unclear whether the force would be deployed in conflict-hit Yemen, the BBC reported.

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UK: ‘ HAMMOND ANNOUNCES £5-MILLION TO SUPPORT TASK FORCE IN NIGERIA AGAINST BOKO HARAM ‘


#AceFinanceReport – UK Press Release:March.28: The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond MP, has announced £5m of UK support for a new regional Task Force to tackle Boko Haram in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin area.

The Multinational Joint Task Force has been mandated by the African Union and a Security Council resolution is currently being negotiated in New York to welcome the force.

The UK is working towards the swift adoption of the resolution.

The Task Force consists of contributions from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, many of whose forces are already operational on the ground and are making significant progress against Boko Haram.

The AU has called on international partners to provide support to enable sustained operation of the force.

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UK: ‘ OSBORNE ANNOUNCES REPAYMENT OF £2.6-BILLION OF HISTORICAL DEBT ‘


#AceFinanceReport – UK:March.28: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is today (27 March 2015) announcing that the government will redeem the last four undated bonds in the government’s portfolio, completing the repayment of £2.6 billion of historical debt.

Following the passage of the Finance Act 2015, the remaining four undated gilts – 2¾% Annuities, 2½% Annuities, 2½% Consolidated Stock and 2½% Treasury Stock – will all be redeemed in their entirety at par on 5 July 2015.

This announcement concludes the redemption of all undated bonds issued by the government – a process first initiated by the Chancellor in October 2014 by announcing the first repayment of undated gilts by any Chancellor in almost 70 years.

The final four undated bonds to be redeemed in July 2015 can be traced back three centuries and include gilts issued in 1853, when the then Chancellor Gladstone consolidated a number of the capital stocks of the South Sea Company taken on as government liabilities following the Company’s collapse in the infamous South Sea Bubble financial crisis of 1720.

Today’s announcement also includes debts first issued in 1752 and subsequently used to finance the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars, the Slavery Abolition Act (1835) and the Irish Distress Loan (1847) and subsequently converted by Chancellor Goschen in 1888.

From the redemption of the final four undated gilts announced today, the Treasury will pay off in full £382 million of outstanding debt, though none of these gilts are traded regularly.

This will take the total repayment of historical debt from undated bonds to £2.6 billion.

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INDIANA: ‘ MANS RELIGIOUS LAWS MAKES US BIGOTS & RACISTS & GODS LAW SAYS LOVE THY NEIGHBOR ‘


#AceNewsReport – Editors Post:USA:March.28: For a long time now l have seen how religion is turning in on itself. Once people would visit the church and pray – even for forgiveness. Now Bigotry and Racism seem to be the order of the day. Maybe we should take a leaf out of George Washington ‘ To Bigotry No Sanction ‘

Though all this is being eroded in ever changing laws by man turning from the one true God and closer to their version of what they want god to be.

Our church leaders with their pomp and ceremony, see themselves very much as Roman Caesars of their time. With some even becoming like God’s themselves, knowing not just good but evil as well.

This time social media are up in arms about Indiana’s new religious objections law, that spread like wildfire on Friday across social media and to the White House, as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.

Use of the hashtag (hash)boycottindiana spread across Twitter, spurred on by activists such as "Star Trek" actor George Takei, who argued that the measure opens the door to legalized discrimination against gay people AP reported.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted his objections, saying he was "deeply disappointed" in the Indiana law.

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NIGERIA: ‘ MILLIONS OF VOTERS TURNOUT FOR ELECTIONS & TWO CAR-BOMBS EXPLODE ‘


#AceNewsReport – NIGERIA:March.28: Nigerians turned out in their millions Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari AP reported.

Two car bombs exploded at two polling stations in south-central Enugu state but did not hurt voters, police said.

Police detonated two other car bombs at a primary school in Enugu, said Enugu state police Commissioner Dan Bature.

Boko Haram extremists waving guns forced voters to abandon polling stations in three villages of northeastern Gombe state, witnesses said.

The militants have vowed to disrupt elections, calling democracy a corrupt Western concept.

Who are the main candidates?

Fourteen candidates are contesting the election but only Mr Jonathan and Gen Buhari have a realistic chance of winning.

President Jonathan is seeking a second four-year term. His People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dominated Nigerian politics since civilian rule was restored in 1999 but now faces its toughest election challenge, from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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LIBYA: ‘ UNSC MAY LIFT ARMS BAN TO ENABLE ARMED FORCES TO COMBAT ISLAMIC STATE ‘


#AceNewsReport – Press Release:LIBYA:March.28: The Libya Sanctions Committee may consider relaxing the arms ban on Libya following its extension by the UN until April 2016.

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions this evening on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

Further to that text — resolution 2214 (2015) — the Council expressed grave concern about the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), its supporters and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida and about the negative impact of their presence, violent extremist ideology and actions on stability in Libya.

In a related provision, the 15-member body called on the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) — Sanctions Committee — to consider requests for the transfer or supply of arms and related materiel to the Libyan Government for use by its official Armed Forces to combat ISIL and its supporters.

The Council also expressed support for the United Nations-led political dialogue between the Government of Libya and all Libyan parties that renounced violence, calling on them to engage constructively with the initiative of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative with the purpose of forming a national unity government.

In February, Libya requested that the UNSC lift the ban “for the use by its official armed forces to combat ISIL [Islamic State], and groups that pledged allegiance to ISIL.”

The arms embargo was imposed in 2011 after international intervention in Libya’s civil war led to the ouster of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed by a lynch mob.

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GENEVA: ‘ IRAN + P5+1 CLOSE TO AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR PROGRAM SOURCE REPORTS ‘


#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:GENEVA:March.28: Iran and the six world powers are about to agree on a 2-3 page framework agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed senior Iranian official familiar with the talks.

“The sides are very, very close to the final step and it could be signed or agreed and announced verbally,” the source said. The accord would reportedly form the basis of a long-term settlement of tensions over Tehran’s alleged nuclear ambitions that resulted in it being hit by international sanctions during a 12-year standoff.

The agency noted that the P5+1 countries – China, France, Russia, the UK, the US and Germany – are still in the process of heated discussions on some key details of a deal, while being very close to closing in on an accord.

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SOMALIA: ‘ SEIZE AT MOGADISHU HOTEL BY AL-SHABAB MILITANTS ENDS AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE ARE DEAD REPORTS ‘


#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:SOMALIA:March.28: The siege in a Mogadishu hotel popular with high-ranking officials has reportedly ended with at least 14 people dead, according to a government representative.

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Al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabaab gunmen, who stormed the building, killing at least nine people on Friday, were exchanging fire with government troops the next day, AP reported.

On Saturday, the government troops managed to take over the ground floor of the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel, while the gunmen were believed to be on the fourth and fifth floors.

Al Shebab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab confirmed that the militants were behind the attack and said they had managed to quickly seize control of the hotel.

"The mujahedeen fighters are conducting an operation targeting the heads of the apostates in Mogadishu," he told AFP on Friday, adding that members of Somalia’s internationally backed government were meeting inside at the time of the raid.

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ROME: ‘ SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS AMANDA KNOX CONVICTION


#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:ITALY:March.28: In a final, stunning ruling, Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend in the sensational murder case of Knox’s British roommate.

The six judges of the Court of Cassation announced their decision about 10:30 p.m. in Rome (5:30 p.m. ET). They began deliberating at noon after closing arguments by a lawyer for Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s boyfriend when 21-year-old Meredith Kercher was stabbed to death in late 2007.

"I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy," the 27-year-old Knox said in a statement from her home in Seattle. "The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal."

She thanked everyone who supported her: "Your kindness has sustained me."

Her Italian lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said she "was crying because she was so happy" when he called to deliver the news.

Late Friday night, Knox, surrounded by family, delivered another short statement. "You saved my life. …I’m so grateful to have my life back," she said tearfully.

She went on to describe Kercher as a friend: "She deserved so much in this life. I… I’m the lucky one."

Knox’s mother, Edda Mallas, said the family needed "time to digest" the news.

The ruling, which struck down last year’s guilty verdicts from a Florence appeals court, brings the eight-year case to a close.

The judges concluded that the evidence did not support a conviction, and they declined to order another trial. Their reasoning will be released within 90 days.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ WARREN PREPARES TO SQUARE UP TO WALL STREET OVER REPORT OF FREEZE ON CAMPAIGN DONATIONS ‘


#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:March.28: Wall Street firms might freeze campaign donations to Senate Democrats, because of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s attacks on big banks.

Reuters reported earlier Friday that officials from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America met in Washington recently to discuss withholding political donations to Democrats unless Warren and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) shift their tones.

“That kind of swagger is a warning shot,” Warren said in a fundraising blast. “They want a showy way to tell Democrats across the country to be scared of speaking out, to be timid about standing up, and to stay away from fighting for what’s right. Ok, they have taken their shot, but it will not work.”

Warren said “the big banks have issued a threat, and it’s up to us to fight back.”

She’s hoping to raise $30,000 — the total amount of money that Democratic candidates could lose if the big banks withhold their donations — for Democratic Senate candidates.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE AS CLINTON WIPES PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER CLEAN ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:WASHINGTON:March.28: The head of the House Select Committee on Benghazi says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has erased all information from the personal email server she used while serving as the nation’s top diplomat.

“We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement Friday.

Recently the WASHINGTON: ‘ HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI ISSUES SUBPOENA’S FOR HILARY CLINTON EMAILS ‘

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