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Defying N.R.A., Florida Lawmakers Back Raising Age Limits on Assault Rifles

Mr. Scott, House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron also said they would push to ban “bump stocks,” which enable semiautomatic rifles to fire faster; require more safety and mental health training for school personnel; and establish processes for the authorities to better share information about potential at-risk students and security threats.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyGet the Morning Briefing by EmailWhat you need to know to start your day, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.In all, the governor asked lawmakers for $500 million for mental health and school safety programs, including requiring at least one armed police officer for every 1,000 students at public schools.“If funding this means we won’t be able to cut taxes this year, so be it,” Mr. Scott said.All three proposals — from the governor, House speaker and Senate president — would give the police more power to use Florida’s Baker Act to keep weapons away from people with mental health problems.“I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun,” Mr. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, the Obamas, Donald Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters • In northeast India, a speeding train plowed into a herd of elephants, killing five and adding to building criticism of the railways over the painful number of such collisions. [The New York Times]. Continue reading the main story • Prime Minister Turnbull’s office said Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce did not breach government policy when the staff member he was dating was employed by fellow lawmakers, saying she could not be considered his “partner” at the time. [The Sydney Morning Herald] • Mr. Turnbull highlighted improvements in education and reductions in infant mortality for Indigenous communities, but said that future policies should focus more closely on the communities, not broad policy targets […]

Teen Suspect Arrested in London Subway Attack

British authorities say they have arrested an 18-year-old male in Dover in connection with Friday’s London subway attack. The suspect’s identity has not been revealed but Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu said Saturday it’s a “significant arrest” in the investigation. “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical,” Basu said. Police also raided a home near London on Saturday afternoon as part of their ongoing investigation. […]

British Police Make ‘Significant Arrest’ in Parsons Green Subway Bombing

VideoIn London Terror Attack, Witnesses Describe ‘Big Bang’Britain was hit by a terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a crude device exploded on a crowded London Underground train. Passengers described seeing a wall of fire.By MALACHY BROWNE, NATALIA V. OSIPOVA and BARBARA MARCOLINI on Publish Date September 15, 2017.Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images.Watch in Times Video »embed LONDON — The police in Kent, England, said on Saturday that they had made a “significant arrest” of a suspect in the terrorist attack on a subway station in Parsons Green that injured at least 30 people and unleashed chaos in the subway system.The suspect, identified only as an 18-year-old man, was arrested in the port area of Dover, and was being held at a local police station before being transferred to a South London police station.“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, said in a statement. “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.”PhotoForensic investigators on the station platform.Credit Pool photo by BBC BroadcastDover, a coastal town in Kent, in southeastern England, is about 75 miles from London and is one of the main ports on the English Channel for ferry services linking Britain with mainland Europe.Continue reading the main storyThe crude bomb, wrapped in a plastic grocery bag concealed in a bucket, exploded at 8:20 a.m., at the height of the morning rush, at the Parsons Green station in West London on Friday.The London Underground has extensive CCTV coverage, and police officers have been combing the footage for clues about who placed the bomb.Continue reading the main story […]

Sacrifice – Carolyn Arnold

Sacrifice A Madison Knight Novel Carolyn Arnold Genre: Police Procedural Publish Date: August 2, 2013 Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. Seller: Smashwords When the son of business tycoon Marcus Randall, washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight must sacrifice everything—including her career—to find justice for the "perfect murder". With Marcus Randall already on the radar of the Secret Service for fraud and counterfeiting, the investigation sheds new light and they require the full co-operation of the Stiles PD. But with power and money to back him, Marcus has a reach that extends right inside the police department. If Madison's going to find out the truth, she'll have to sort through the lies and balance diplomacy with politics. POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.TM “I continue to be surprised at her incredible attention to detail in the "cop" world. Starting with the interpersonal relationships between partners, then dealing with the public and media and Police Departments Administrative bungling. Arnold masterfully portrays how more often than not solving a case in the real world is an incredible act of determination and stubbornness on the part of the detectives. Although Knight is a fictional character, the situations portrayed in "Sacrifice" are painfully real. Arnold then turns her critical eye to the evidence. The techniques and markers mentioned in the novel are also true to life. The constitutional issues of plain view, and fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine all are well addressed and accurately dealt with. I continue to be pleasantly amazed at her attention to detail.” Zach Fortier, Police Officer (Ret.) Colorado, United States “Usually it’s hard for me to read cop books without picking them apart, but I read the entire Madison Knight series and I loved them all! The way Carolyn wrote Madison describes me and the way I work and even my personal life to a t.” Deputy Rebecca Hendrix, LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department Poteau, Oklahoma “I tend to shy away from Police Procedural novels because I get angry and frustrated at the lack understanding by many authors…I was extremely impressed by the amount of research she must have done.” Stacy Eaton, Police Investigator and Certified Crime Scene Investigator Pennsylvania, United States […]

IUCN Informs Key Decisions At The CITES Conference On Wildlife Trade

At the recently concluded 17th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP17) – the largest meeting of its kind ever held – IUCN helped inform a number of landmark decisions on regulating sustainable and legal trade, writes Richard Jenkins, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme, from Johannesburg. Many of the issues discussed at the CoP17 conference were recently brought to light at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai?i. The role of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an inter-governmental observer organisation to the Convention is to provide technical input and expertise on species and conservation. As scientific information on the biology and conservation status of species in the wild is fundamental to decision-making in CITES, IUCN, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC), plays a key role. In Johannesburg, the IUCN SSC was represented by its Specialist Groups, providing a wealth of expertise on African rhinos, African and Asian elephants, amphibians, antelopes, boa and pythons, cats, chameleons, crocodiles, eels, orchids, pangolins, sharks, seahorses, small carnivores, tortoises and freshwater turtles, as well as livelihoods and the sustainable use of wild species. IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report, launched during CoP17, provided the most up-to-date information on the African elephant population, highlighting the countries that have experienced most serious declines, and the ones that are sustaining large and stable populations. […]

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