Wednesday

What’s It Going to Take to Get Men to Stop Raping Women? | Alternet

“I wouldn’t say she was completely passed out but she wasn’t in any state to make a decision for herself.”  That’s what one of the witnesses in the Steubenville, Ohio, trial told police of the 16-year-old girl at the center of the case,  according to ABC News. Perhaps that witness was one of the three football players who have not been charged but are expected to testify for the prosecution in the trial, which began Wednesday.

via What’s It Going to Take to Get Men to Stop Raping Women? | Alternet.

 

Murder defendant to testify at trial – Times Union

SCHENECTADY — The Brooklyn drug dealer and reputed Bloods gang member on trial charges that he gunned down popular Schenectady High School basketball player Eddie Stanley at a Mont Pleasant house party in 2011 will take the stand, his attorney said.

Cheryl Coleman, who is representing James “H-O” Wells, made the disclosure Wednesday during a legal skirmish with Chief Assistant District Attorney Philip Mueller.

via Murder defendant to testify at trial – Times Union.

 

Bolshoi Ballet dancer, 2 others confess to acid attack, police say – latimes.com

MOSCOW — Three suspects detained in connection with the acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin have confessed and face up to 12 years in prison, Moscow police said Wednesday.

Bolshoi principal dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko confessed Wednesday to organizing the attack, and the other men, Yuri Zarutski and Andrei Lipatov confessed to carrying it out, a statement on the Interior Ministry‘s website said.

via Bolshoi Ballet dancer, 2 others confess to acid attack, police say – latimes.com.

 

Obama to meet with Republican senators over budget | Reuters

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama plans to meet with several Republican senators for dinner on Wednesday as part of his effort to revive talks to tackle the nation’s long-term deficit, a congressional aide confirmed.

via Obama to meet with Republican senators over budget | Reuters.

 

“Australian wildfire devastation – Rough Cuts”

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Australian wildfire devastation – Rough Cuts
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Australian fire crews continue to battle hundreds of wildfires throughout the south-east of Australia on Wednesday for the sixth continuous day. Authorities are bracing themselves for another heat wave this weekend. (January 9. 2013)
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