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Democrats propose legislation to put more human rights controls on foreign arms sales

Democratic lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation to put more stringent human rights constraints on the United States’ foreign arms sales, arguing that countries with a history of unresolved human rights violations should be subject to greater scrutiny and possibly prohibited from buying US-made weaponry, according to a draft version of the legislation reviewed by…MORE

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 59, Indian broadcaster Star India confirmed in a statement on Thursday. Jones, considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, had been commentating on the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai and his sudden death prompted tributes from…MORE

Investigators identify vehicle in deadly Kenner hit-and-run

Kenner Police have identified the vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run from August that left a pedestrian dead. Investigators say 48-year-old Brian Jones was walking through the intersection of Veterans Blvd. near Bainbridge St. on August 27th around 10:30 p.m. when a 2014 or 2015 silver or white Honda Accord struck and killed him. Kenner…MORE

Man indicted in staged wreck scheme killed in shooting

A man indicted last week in a wide-ranging federal investigation into alleged staged accidents in New Orleans, was killed Tuesday in a shooting, according to his attorney. Cornelius Garrison is represented by federal public defender Claude Kelly who calls the situation “tragic.”Kelly said Garrison was shot and killed Tuesday night on Foy Street near Gibson…MORE