NYPD chief says police ‘not a racist organisation’ despite chokehold death |

NYPD chief says police 'not a racist organisation' despite chokehold death | World news | NewsWire
The New York police commissioner, Bill Bratton, at a recent event where he shared the stage with the NYPD critic the Reverend Al Sharpton. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

New York’s top law enforcement official went on a media blitz on Friday to deny that the chokehold death of a black suspect shows that police are singling out minorities in a crackdown on minor offences and to insist that Mayor Bill de Blasio is “very pro-cop”.

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California Bill Would Cap EV Subsidies By Income

California Bill Would Cap EV Subsidies By Income

One of the bloodiest battlegrounds in the electric car wars is the topic of government subsidies for EV purchases. In the American case, it’s the $7500 federal tax credit for EVs and the various state incentives including California’s current $2500 rebate. In Europe and Asia, a variety of EV promotion schemes have frequently been the subject of acrimonious debate.  Much of the disagreement arises regarding the perceived “fairness” of rebates: defenders of subsidies generally claim that they help put EVs in the hands of middle-class consumers, with critics charging that they only serve to line the pockets of the wealthy. Now one California lawmaker wants to revamp the state’s subsidy program by capping the income level for households receiving EV rebates.

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Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters |

Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters | World news | NNW Illustration: davidhumphries.com

Giles Fraser's report on Gideon Levy and the enthusiasm of 95% of Israelis for crushing Hamas in Gaza (Report, 7 August) is not merely "depressing" but truly alarming for Israel's future – not just for its commitment to democracy and free speech, both clearly in peril, but for Israel's own existence. There is indeed a deadly power threatening Israel, but it is not Hamas, which despite its hopes and intentions has actually managed to kill very few Israelis. The imminent danger is the truly terrifying Islamo-fascist Isis caliphate, which occupies an area the size of Britain. The recent fighting in Lebanon and Syria shows that Isis territory is now only a hundred miles from Israel's borders.

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GameSpot’s PS4 Destiny Giveaway Official Rules

Official Rules

GameSpot’s PS4 Destiny Giveaway

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR WIRELESS DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, PUERTO RICO OR CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC), 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN ALL OTHER US TERRORITORIES & POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THIS SWEEPSTAKES VIA YOUR WIRELESS DEVICE, DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

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MIA named Airport of the Year by Air Line Pilots Assocation

MIA named Airport of the Year by Air Line Pilots Assocation
MIAMI – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has named Miami International Airport (MIA) its “2013–2014 Airport of the Year” for the airport’s steadfast commitment to engaging with the airline pilots who operate there to ensure the highest safety standards for passengers, crews and cargo. ALPA will present the award to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) tonight during the Association’s 60th Air Safety Forum, held August 4–7 in Washington, D.C. Read More >