Knife attacker jailed for ‘savage’ train murder

“I am satisfied you were the aggressor throughout,” she told him. The judge told Pencille “you picked on the wrong man – he stood up for himself”, but she also said Mr Pomeroy had not known about Pencille’s paranoid schizophrenia. Sentencing, she said: “Truly this was a senseless loss of life.” Image caption Chelsea Mitchell lived with Pencille at her flat in Farnham The court heard a victim impact statement from Mr Pomeroy’s widow, Svetlana, who described his murder as a “senseless loss of life” which had been made worse because it happened in front of their son. She said: “I miss my husband every day and to compound the situation [his son] was with his father when he died. …

Benefit scam pushed on social media

On Monday BBC News revealed that tens of millions of pounds are feared to have been stolen by fraudsters, exploiting a loophole in universal credit. While many of those scammed have been approached directly, sometimes by people claiming to be from the job centre, we have now discovered a number of social media sites are promoting the scam. Fraud victims may still have to pay money claimed Woman’s benefits pocketed by online loan company Arrests in Blackburn welfare benefit theft scam On Facebook, the pages include Gov Grants Same Day, Same Day Grant, Discretionary Budgeting Grant and Same Day Grant Payment. Instagram sites include Same Day Drop UK, while Moneyinaminute is also advertising the fraud on Snapchat. Some of the …

Jewish woman tells court how followers of a neo-Nazi targeted her

(CNN)She’d endured the hate from strangers for years, trying to ignore it, trying to move on. But in court Thursday, she had to relive it again. The voicemail that was just gunshots. The emails wishing her dead. The photo of her young son on the gates of Auschwitz. She listened as her therapist described what she was like on days that were a dizzying blur to her. Gersh, 46, a realtor and mother of two, got messages that said: “I hope you die,” “Kill yourself,” and “We will take pleasure in your pain.” One voicemail said: “You are surprisingly easy to find on the Internet. And in real life.”

She FaceTimed her mom after a night out and then vanished. Her remains were found 6 months later

(CNN)In the early morning hours of January 5, Savannah Spurlock FaceTimed her mother for the last time. Spurlock would never just get up and go, leaving her children and her family behind, Speratos says. For the next six agonizing months, her family desperately searched for answers with assistance from nearly a half dozen organizations. Her friends passed out hundreds of flyers. Local authorities followed up on multiple tips and leads, searching areas across the state for signs of the young woman. And thousands followed her relatives’ efforts on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Spurlock. Last week, police found Spurlock’s remains and arrested 23-year-old David Sparks — one of three men she was last seen with. He has been charged …

Trump again considering replacing intelligence chief Dan Coats

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has discussed with advisers over the past few days the possibility of replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, sources familiar with the discussion said. Coats’ office referred CNN to a March statement, in which Coats said, “I am focused on doing my job, and it is frustrating to repeatedly be asked to respond to anonymous sources and unsubstantiated, often false rumors that undercut the critical work of the Intelligence Community and its relationship with the President. I am proud to lead an IC singularly focused on the vital mission of providing timely and unbiased intelligence to President Trump, Vice President Pence and the national security team in support of our nation’s security.” Axios first reported …

Read Christopher Cukor’s statement about his encounter with black man

(CNN)A man who called police on a black man who said he was waiting for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building issued a statement to offer his side of the story. – I was leaving my building with my child to take him to a friend’s house. – Like many in San Francisco, I live in a building with a security callbox and residents in the building count on that security measure. – I noticed Wesly Michel caught the door and entered the building without using the callbox. I did what came naturally and asked where he was going. I want to be clear on this point, this is something I do regularly, regardless of who the other …

JonBent Ramseys former photographer indicted on child porn charges

Randall DeWitt Simons (Lane County Jail) Simons had photographed Ramsey professionally a few months before her unsolved murder in 1996. The suspect had been using a restaurant’s WiFi system to download explicit images, the Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Trending in US Original Article : HERE ;

Aggers issues Tube advice for World Cup final

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonathan Agnew takes over tube announcements for the Cricket World Cup final. Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Announcements read by the commentator will be relayed at St John’s Wood – the north-west London Underground station that is closest to Lord’s. Aggers’s passenger tips will include: “To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator.” England take on New Zealand on Sunday with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live. In another message, the BBC correspondent warns: “For some reason St John’s Wood is a very windy station so hold on to your …

Children ‘are getting sunburnt in school’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Always wear sun cream and protect your eyes’ There are calls for a country-wide policy on sun-safety in schools after claims children are getting sunburnt. There is no blanket guidance to keep children protected and councils in Wales say it is up to individual schools. Unions advise teachers not to apply sun cream to children, and some schools do not allow pupils to bring their own in because of allergy concerns. But parents said one application of sun cream before school is not enough. The charity Tenovus Cancer Care says one blistering sun burn as a child can double the risk of skin cancer in later life, and called for the Welsh …

CNN making things easier for Democrats with odd debate guidelines, Washington Post media critic says

Candidates were asked to raise their hands if they would provide healthcare for undocumented immigrants during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News last month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) While Wemple hammered CNN for going easy on Democratic candidates, DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall has criticized other elements of the upcoming debate, such as selecting “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon to moderate alongside Dana Bash and Jake Tapper. “CNN is planning a live lottery [to determine the lineup], which looks like a game-show gimmick. CNN is also putting commentator Don Lemon on the panel of questioners, which opens up CNN to the same kind of criticism NBC got when it put Rachel Maddow on the debate panel,” McCall said. …

‘Bachelorette Hometowns: Hannah Meets Her Potential In-Laws

Family is everything to the hosts of “Here To Make Friends.” Claire Fallon and Emma Gray tour the sites of hometown week, from the biggest panel of character witnesses to Peter’s actual true love (we don’t mean Hannah, or his family, either).  This week, Hannah meets four sets of potential in-laws who range in supportiveness from a scale of Wyatt to Weber. While Mr. and Mrs. Peter pick out china patterns, the Jeds just want her gone. In Georgia, Luke calls on his prayer group to do some serious damage control. And boy, do they lay it on thick — even thicker than Tyler, whose sunscreen application seems more focused on the rubdown than UV protection. At the rose ceremony, Hannah …

Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

The submarine’s conning tower. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per liter as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per liter elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea. The highest level measured in a sample at the wreck site was 800,000 times higher than normal, according to the researchers. CHERNOBYL’S RED FOREST MAPPED BY DRONES AS SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS However, scientists noted that other samples from the same duct did not contain elevated levels of radiation. Undersea drone Ægir 6000 captured footage of the Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) “Over the past few days we have also taken samples a few meters above the duct. We didn’t find …

MP challenges ministers on brain injury aftercare

Ben Newman, 33, from Rhondda, fell into the window of a house 10 years ago while out with his friends. He was in a coma for three days in the Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant but after showing he could walk down a flight stairs was discharged three weeks later. Years of difficulties with his balance, changes in his personality, memory and speech followed. He became heavily dependent on aftercare. Image caption Chris Bryant says a trauma centre will save lives but Wales needs to go further The Welsh Government said it was “committed to improving access to neuro-rehabilitation services” in Wales. “Our revised neurological conditions delivery plan sets out how people can access timely and effective care irrespective of …

Police officer guilty of sex offences

Waller was found guilty of one count of rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child. ‘Truly appalling’ He was also convicted of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. He was cleared of one count of sexual assault, and earlier in the trial the judge directed jurors to formally acquit him of two counts of rape. Judge Toby Hedworth QC described Waller as a “sexual predator.” He told him he had used his position as a police officer to “impress” underage girls and “pursue your interest in girls below the age of consent.” Speaking after sentencing, Supt Wendy Tinkler of …

Appeals court hands Trump a victory over Democratic challenge to DC hotel

(CNN)An appeals court handed President Donald Trump a win Wednesday over a challenge to his decision to hold on to his private business interests while in office. While Trump’s win against the states may cap that court challenge, House and Senate Democrats are still pursuing their own challenge of Trump’s businesses assets and have sent 37 subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization. Democrats have demanded a response by July 29 after a federal judge ruled last month that Democrats could proceed with the legal discovery process in their lawsuit. They allege that Trump is breaking the law because the more than 200 members of Congress have not had the opportunity to review his business interests and approve any proceeds from …