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                                     BOOYA Online Media Broadcast
                                                      (a.k.a. - "B.O.M.B" # 8)

                                          Date:  September 5th, 2016


Recent Front Line News Stories:_______________________________________________________

Top Stories from Canada:





Harper stepped down as Conservative party leader in October on the night he lost the election to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and has now resigned from his Calgary seat

"He posted a taped video statement to his social media accounts, Twitter and Facebook, reading out a letter also released on Commons letterhead that began with a formal and stilted: “Greetings, fellow Calgarians and fellow Canadians.” Harper, 57, gave no indication of his career plans, which include launching a global consulting business, saying only that he was grateful to voters, party members and Canadians for letting him serve “as I bid farewell to the Parliament of Canada and prepare for the next chapter in my life."

[Story Link - Stephen Harper steps down as MP]


► Three women and one man have been arrested, charged with sexually abusing children and animals.

The investigation has resulted in the rescue of children who were not only being sexually abused, but then further exploited by having this abuse permanently captured by the recording of it,” Toronto Police Insp. Pauline Gray said at a news conference on Thursday.“We are concerned there may be more victims.”

[Story Link - "Three women, one man charged in child porn beastiality"]


Judge grants bail to farmer charged with murder of First Nations man.

"BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A judge has granted bail to a Saskatchewan farmer charged with the shooting death of an aboriginal man on his property.  The decision, which was released as the court was closing Friday in Battleford, said Gerald Stanley is to be freed on $10,000 bail."

[Story Link - "Judge grants bail to farmer charged with murder of First Nations man." MetroNews"]


Americans turn to Canada for cheaper EpiPens.

"Canadian price for the life-saving allergy antidote syringe remains at about $100, versus $600 or more in the U.S."

[Story Link - "Americans turn to Canada for cheaper EpiPens - MetroNews]



Council-supported study finds 14-hour delay amplified oil spill damage to North Saskatchewan River.

"The Husky Energy oil pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River this summer meant that the drinking water supply for more than 70,600 people - in North Battleford, Prince Albert, Melfort, and the Muskoday First Nation (also known as the James Smith Cree Nation) - was compromised. The three cities had to shut off their water plant intakes and secure alternate sources of drinking water, while the Muskoday First Nation had to truck in its water."

[Story Link - CThe Council of Canadians]


US News Stories:

► Black Banks Strengthen with #bankblack movement.

"The lack of progress in the black community and #blacklivesmatter against police violence has further pushed the community to spark yet another movement. The movement has African Americans joining black banks in mass after the #bankblack movement started. It has been said that the Black American economy produces some $1.2 Trillion dollars yearly which much leaves the black community almost immediately."

[Story Link - "Black banks strengthen with #bankblack movement." on BOOYA]


'This is unprecedented': 174 Heroin overdoses in 6 days in Cincinnati

"The original numbers were startling enough — 30 heroin overdoses across Cincinnati in a single weekend.  Then they just kept climbing.  Seventy-eight more overdoses and at least three deaths were reported during a 48-hour period Tuesday and Wednesday.  And at the end of last week, after a six-day stretch of emergency-room visits that exhausted first responders and their medical supplies, the overdose tally soared to a number health officials are calling “unprecedented”: 174."

[Story Link - The Washington Post]



Lead and arsenic in soil forces Indiana project residents to abandon homes. -  Chicago, Indiana USA

"Over 1,000 people in West Calumet confronted with displacement after officials move to demolish complex where EPA confirmed high lead levels decades ago."
[Story Link - The Guardian]


Water Protectors Rally Outside Dakota Access Attorneys' Offices in Bismarck.

"The Standing Rock water protectors took their civil actions to the source on Monday evening, sending a caravan of people to rally in front of the offices of the attorneys for Dakota Access LLC.  Bearing signs and witness, more than 300 people took a stand outside the offices of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., a Minneapolis-based law firm with offices around the world, on Monday August 29." - Indian Country Today
[Story Link - Indian Country Today Media Network]



Doctor wrote ‘positive’ note about Trump’s health in just 5 minutes while his limo waited outside.
"The physician behind a heavily-criticized assessment of Donald Trump’s health composed it in just five minutes while a limousine sent by the presidential candidate waited outside."

[Story Link - RawStory]


Louisiana governor seeks donors and volunteers after floods: 'We need help'.
"Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards pleaded for aid for his state on Sunday, saying that after a week of devastating flooding, “we really need help.”  Unlike a hurricane, Edwards told CNN on Sunday, “this rain event didn’t have a name, so we have folks around the country who I think are just now realizing how significant it was.”"  - The Guardian

[Story Link - The Guardian]



Is Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution over before it even began?.
"The next phase of Bernie Sanders’ political revolution had not begun before it began to unravel. Just days before Wednesday’s launch of Our Revolution, an organisation which aims to build on the momentum of the senator’s Democratic primary campaign, more than half of its staff resigned."

[Story Link - The Guardian]



US election 2016: Trump defends wall on Mexico visit.
"Mr Trump said they did not discuss his plan to make Mexico pay for the wall - a central plank of his campaign.  But Mr Pena Nieto later tweeted: "I made it clear Mexico would not pay for the wall."  After the meeting, Mr Trump flew to Phoenix, Arizona, to deliver a key speech on tackling illegal immigration."

[Story Link - BBC News]




International News Stories:



Turks Can Agree on One Thing: U.S. Was Behind Failed Coup.

"ISTANBUL — A Turkish newspaper reported that an American academic and former State Department official had helped orchestrate a violent conspiracy to topple the Turkish government from a fancy hotel on an island in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. The same newspaper, in a front-page headline, flat-out said the United States had tried to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup."

[Story Link - NY Times]


Italy earthquake: mass funeral for dozens of victims in Amatrice.
"Italy on Tuesday held a poignantly symbolic funeral for victims of last week’s earthquake amid the ruins of Amatrice, the small town that bore the brunt of the disaster.  The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, prime minister, Matteo Renzi, and a senior representative of Pope Francis were among hundreds of mourners at the service on the edge of the hilltop beauty spot where 231 of the quake’s 292 confirmed fatalities occurred."

[Story Link - The Guardian]



Burkini ban overturned by France high court - CBS News.
"PARIS -- France’s top administrative court overturned a burkini ban in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world. The ruling by the Council of State on Friday specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to impact all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees." 

[Story Link - CBS News]


UN sees surge in Israeli settlements after Quartet report.

"Israeli settlement expansion has surged in the two months since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land, the UN envoy said Monday.  In a much-awaited report, the Quartet -- the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations --- urged Israel to stop building settlements and called on the Palestinians to cease incitement to violence." - DailyMail

[Story Link - Daily Mail]


Philippines president blasts US for police shootings of black men. 

"The president of the Philippines blasted the United States over police shootings of unarmed black men, hitting back at critics of his government's violent crackdown on drugs.  "Why are you Americans killing the black people there, shooting them down when they are already on the ground?" President Rodrigo Duterte asked during a two-hour press conference" - AP

[Story Link - The Associated Press]



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