The Portland Police Bureau, releasing autopsy results, says Darryel Dwayne Ferguson "died of multiple gun shot wounds to the chest and abdomen" suffered during an early-morning run-in with Portland police Friday. Ferguson—a registered sex offender battling mental illness and substance abuse, according to court records and neighbors—became the fifth man shot by police this year, and the fourth shot fatally. Police also identified the officers show shot Ferguson as Jonathan Kizzar and Kelly Jenson.
In the wake of yesterday's landmark repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Maureen Dowd picks up a question from Jimmy Carter and asks whether America is ready for a gay president. The answer, sadly, is probably not.Among those she talks to in her column? Mayor Sam Adams. "The irony is, as mayor, I marry people, but I can’t marry Peter, my longtime partner,” the mayor says, referring to his longtime partner, Peter Zuckerman.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud's life in jail: He's in "protective custody," he eats alone, he's allowed a few hours a day for exercise and phone calls, he's had several visits from his relatives and attorneys. Religious leaders from Corvallis are rallying against violence today in Pioneer Courthouse Square at 2 pm.
Are you an advertiser who wants to secretly harvest datafrom untold millions of smartphone users? Lucky you! There are (at least!) several dozen apps for that.
It's called "10 days in Sweden," and it's the Guardian's account of the alleged sex crimes that have WikiLeaks' Julian Assange facing extradition to Sweden. And, naturally, it's based on a leaked, 68-page police report. One of the more lurid details: "The statement records Miss A describing how Assange then released her arms and agreed to use a condom, but she told the police that at some stage Assange had 'done something' with the condom that resulted in it becoming ripped, and ejaculated without withdrawing." (The New York Times later got hold of a redacted version with all the juicy stuff blacked out.) Assange still maintains it's a "smear attempt" and a "conspiracy."
In other WikiLeaks' news, shop here for the latest tidbits from the vast trove of leaked State Department cables (retirement for Robert Mugabe, Fidel and Barack, Steven Spielberg and the Arabs). Also, Bank of America should start probably start expecting cyber-attacks.
Something familiar was missing when Google unveiled its peculiar version of the laptop last week: the caps lock key.
The John Roberts Supreme Court has been veddy, veddy good to big business. After five years, business interests have prevailed "61 percent of the time, compared with 46 percent in the last five years of the court led by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died in 2005, and 42 percent by all courts since 1953." Remember this one?
At last! They've found Amelia Earhart! Or maybe just a turtle...?
Smells like a McGriddle!