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PM rejects martial law talk

PM rejects martial law talk

Prayut shrugs off five-day rally threat

Anti-government protesters occupy the road outside the head office of Siam Commercial Bank near Ratchayothin intersection. Arnun Chonmahatrakool
Anti-government protesters occupy the road outside the head office of Siam Commercial Bank near Ratchayothin intersection. Arnun Chonmahatrakool

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday reiterated that martial law will not be invoked to quell the anti-government protests, saying the normal existing measures are enough to deal with those who break the law.

Asked by reporters about martial law, Gen Prayut said he had not considered it, and current laws were enough to handle the protesters.

He made the remarks after a meeting of the US-Asean Business Council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The prime minister said he explained the protests to the meeting. “In a democratic world, I cannot get everyone to agree with me. All I can do is to find a way to move forward together to avoid problems in the future,” he said.

The prime

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Experts cast doubt on safety of Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding

November 25, 2020  FlyersRights filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights Education Fund v. FAA, (D.D.C. CV-19-3749 (CKK)). FlyersRights.org seeks the public disclosure of a limited set of documents related to the changes and testing of the Boeing 737 MAX to enable independent experts to evaluate the safety of the MAX. 

The two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that claimed the lives of 346 passengers have damaged the reputations of the FAA and Boeing and have sparked many investigations, including by Congress, into the FAA aircraft certification process, Boeing’s behavior, and the FAA-Boeing relationship. FlyersRights.org, the largest passenger organization advocating for the interests of airline passengers, has observed plummeting levels of passenger confidence in the FAA, Boeing, and the 737 MAX.It filed the Freedom of Information Act case in December 2019 to enable independent safety experts to evaluate the proposed changes to

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Suspect in church stabbings has criminal history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Francisco Bay Area homeless shelter has a history of domestic violence and had been deported at least three times, officials said Wednesday.

Fernando Jesus Lopez, 32, was on probation in San Joaquin County for felony domestic violence and was wanted in Santa Clara County on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge when he allegedly stabbed five people Sunday at San Jose’s Grace Baptist Church, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said.

After his arrest in June in Santa Clara County, a judge released Lopez despite the fact that he had violated the conditions of his five-year probation out of the San Joaquin County and Santa Clara County had received a detention request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Garcia said.

Garcia said the deaths were preventable and pointed to

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SCOTUS grants review in two cases concerning law enforcement officers’ search-and-seizure authority | News

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has granted review in two cases for a total of two hours of oral argument during its October term for 2020-2021. The cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.

Caniglia v. Strom

• The case: In 2015, Edward Caniglia and his wife had an argument at their home. During the argument, Caniglia brought out an unloaded gun from their bedroom. Mrs. Caniglia stayed the night at a nearby hotel. In the morning, she called the police to request a wellness check on her husband and an escort to their home, and she stated that she was concerned for her husband’s well-being. At the home, the police spoke with Caniglia. The sergeant determined that Caniglia was imminently dangerous to himself and to others. The police requested that Caniglia go to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Caniglia complied, alleging that he

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Employers CAN make the coronavirus vaccine mandatory at the workplace

US employers can legally require their workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, but it is likely most will choose to make the shot optional instead, employment lawyers say. 

Businesses have been weighing whether to implement a mandatory vaccination policy among staff as the release of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public looms.

The fast-tracked development of the shot is a long-awaited breakthrough amid the ongoing pandemic but has also sparked debate over how safe it actually is and if it should be compulsory in the workplace.  

Employers generally have legal authority to require staff to get vaccinated against the virus, though there are some exceptions.

The prospect of the coronavirus vaccine being widely available to the public has raised questions about whether it should be made mandatory at the workplace. Pictured: A clinical trial patient being vaccinated

HHS officials said on Tuesday that they're prepared to distribute 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine in the first wave of its rollout as soon as the shot is given its expected FDA emergency approval next month

HHS officials said on Tuesday that they’re prepared to distribute 6.4 million

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FlyersRights, Aviation Experts Cast Doubt on Safety of Boeing 737 MAX Ungrounding, Ask Court to Order Disclosure of Key Documents and Tests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FlyersRights.org filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights Education Fund v. FAA, (D.D.C. CV-19-3749 (CKK)). FlyersRights.org seeks the public disclosure of a limited set of documents related to the changes and testing of the Boeing 737 MAX to enable independent experts to evaluate the safety of the MAX.

The two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that claimed the lives of 346 passengers have damaged the reputations of the FAA and Boeing and have sparked many investigations, including by Congress, into the FAA aircraft certification process, Boeing’s behavior, and the FAA-Boeing relationship. FlyersRights.org, the largest passenger organization advocating for the interests of airline passengers, has observed plummeting levels of passenger confidence in the FAA, Boeing, and the 737 MAX. It filed the Freedom of Information Act case in December 2019 to enable independent safety experts to

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Criminal alien arrested for double homicide after local law enforcement fails to honor ICE immigration detainers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two people are dead after the Santa Clara County Jail ignored a detainer lodged by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and released a dangerous criminal alien back into the community. ICE maintains cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes. Unfortunately, due to these dangerous sanctuary laws, two more people lost their lives, Nov. 22., allegedly at the hands of a criminal alien and repeat felon, lives that may have been saved had multiple previous immigration detainers been honored.

The alleged perpetrator, Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia, is a repeat immigration offender with a significant criminal history spanning back nearly 15 years that includes convictions for battery of a spouse, assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting corporal injury

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Virginia governor signs criminal justice and police reforms | Ap

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed more than a dozen criminal justice and police reform laws, including a ban on no-knock search warrants, limitations on the use of neck restraints and changes that make it easier to decertify police officers for misconduct.

The legislation was approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly during a special legislative session called after a public outcry and nationwide protests over police brutality and racial inequality following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota.

“Too many families, in Virginia and across our nation, live in fear of being hurt or killed by police,” Northam said in a statement.

“These new laws represent a tremendous step forward in rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

The new laws include a measure that allows localities to create civilian law enforcement review boards with the authority to issue

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Curtis Hill asks Supreme Court to take on same-sex parenting case

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A federal judge has ordered Indiana to list both same-sex parents on their children’s birth certificate. Eight same-sex couples sued the state, which had allowed only a mother and father to be listed. (Dwight Adams/IndyStar)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the country’s highest tribunal should reverse a lower court decision from earlier this year that allowed same-sex couples in Indiana the right to both be listed as parents on the birth certificate of their children.  

Hill’s petition comes 10 months after the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by judges in Indiana’s federal Southern District court, who said Indiana laws that limited who can be called a parent of a child were unconstitutional. 

Gay marriage: Indiana same-sex moms win; Appeals Court says names may stay on certificates

Ashlee and Ruby Henderson from Lafayette were plaintiffs

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Mueller prosecutor says next attorney general should investigate Trump

Andrew Weissmann, a deputy to former special counsel Robert Mueller, said Tuesday that the next attorney general under President-elect Joe Biden should investigate President Trump.



a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Mueller prosecutor says next attorney general should investigate Trump


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Mueller prosecutor says next attorney general should investigate Trump

Weissmann in a New York Times op-ed said that any investigation or prosecution of Trump “would further divide the country” and “would surely consume the administration’s energy.” But he added he thinks it’s necessary.

“But as painful and hard as it may be for the country, I believe the next attorney general should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes,” he wrote.

The former deputy to Mueller during his investigation said he didn’t come to the viewpoint to pursue a probe into the soon-to-be former president “lightly” but added that “Trump’s criminal exposure is clear.”

Weissmann cited the evidence collected during Mueller’s investigation to determine whether Russia

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