Man behind Loyalists Against Democracy social media phenomenon reveals identity LAD was created by the 36-year-old on December 10, 2012, a week after loyalist protests broke out in response to a council vote to stop flying the Union flag every day at Belfast City Hall. Serious public disorder followed and weekly protests continue to ... 09/27/2016 - 2:51 am | View Link
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Loyalists Picket Belfast City Hall Over Union Flag-Flying Around a thousand loyalist protesters picketed Belfast City Hall on Monday evening over the Union flag row as violent disturbances again broke out elsewhere in Northern Ireland's capital. The demonstration at the civic building in the city centre was held ... 01/7/2013 - 6:45 am | View Link
Loyalists flag protest passes off peacefully A loyalist protest over the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall has passed off peacefully. Loyalists have staged protests across Northern Ireland since 3 December over a decision by Belfast councillors to reduce the number of days the flag is ... 12/15/2012 - 10:56 am | View Link
Loyalists 'try to kill a police officer' by setting fire to patrol car during night of violence in Belfast Following the incident, the worst in more than a week of disorder in Belfast, the Northern Ireland Secretary attacked Loyalist mobs for ‘dishonouring and shaming’ the Union Flag. MPs united to condemn the outbreak of violence, which began after the ... 12/10/2012 - 7:59 am | View Link
Ulster loyalism Ulster loyalism is a political ideology found primarily among working class Ulster Protestants in Northern Ireland, whose status as a part of the United Kingdom has ... 09/23/2016 - 2:47 pm | View Website
The Troubles The Troubles (Irish: Na Trioblóidí) is the common name for the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century. Also known internationally ... 09/23/2016 - 10:23 am | View Website
Provos, Loyalists and Brits A trilogy of Documentary Series on Northern Ireland Conflict - Provos, Loyalists and Brits. BBC documentary series looking at the history of the IRA and... 09/23/2016 - 3:27 am | View Website
Belfast riot The "orange order" use the PSNI ( police service of northern ireland) to force a parade through a catholic area of Belfast. 09/18/2016 - 11:14 pm | View Website
Battle of the Somme: Loyalists unfurl new commemorative flag A new flag to mark the Battle of the Somme has been unfurled in Belfast by the Loyalist Community Council. 05/12/2016 - 5:31 am | View Website
More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.
Clinton may also benefit from an increase in ballot requests in Georgia, a traditionally Republican state where Democrats have made inroads.
Traditionally Republicans have done better initially with early mail-in ballots, before Democrats surpass them once in-person early voting begins.
Though preliminary, data compiled by The Associated Press suggest that advance voting could reach 40 percent of all votes cast nationally — up from 35 percent in 2012.
In Ohio, nearly 806,000 voters had submitted absentee ballot applications.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, Brandon Starkes, 28, cited the state's unsuccessful bid to impose a voter ID law in his decision to vote early.
 in 2012, Republicans had opened a wide lead over Democrats in returned ballots, 49 percent to 32 percent, leading to Mitt Romney's narrow win that state.
Trump is counting on that district's one electoral vote as part of his narrow path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead relying mainly on market forces.
"Congress in attempting to expand access to prescription drugs has inadvertently created a situation where price increases are much more rapid," said economist Paul Ginsburg, a former congressional adviser on Medicare who now directs the Brookings Institution health policy center.
Government-sponsored coverage injected more dollars into the market for medications, and new consumer protections curtailed some blunt instruments insurers used to control costs, such as annual and lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage.
Congressional indignation was on display recently as House members grilled Mylan CEO Heather Bresch about price increases for her company's EpiPens, prefilled syringes that deliver a rescue drug for people suffering life-threatening allergic reactions.
—Obama's health care law provided makers of cutting-edge biologic drugs 12 years of protection from generic competitors, not a shorter period sought by consumer advocates.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday shows strong support for requiring drug companies to disclose how they set prices (86 percent), Medicare negotiations (82 percent), price limits on costly drugs to treat cancer and diseases like hepatitis (78 percent), and allowing Americans to import medications from Canada (71 percent).
A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters "RIP" as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Wednesday.
Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play.
In the popularity contest between Yellowstone's natural wonders and on-demand phone service, park administrators appear to have lost ground on a 2009 pledge to minimize cell phone access in backcountry areas.
Signal coverage maps for two of Yellowstone's five cellphone towers show calls can now be received in large swaths of Yellowstone's interior, such as the picturesque Lamar Valley and other areas until just recently out of reach.
The maps were obtained by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which has for years fought against new telecommunications infrastructure in the first national park in the U.
A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.
The shooter wounded two students and a teacher Wednesday afternoon outside rural Townville Elementary but was apprehended before he could get inside the building, Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said.
Firefighter Jamie Brock, a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department down the road from the school, "just took him down," the sheriff said.
Crying and upset, the teen called his grandmother's cellphone at 1:44 p.m., Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said.
About one minute later, authorities received a 911 call from a teacher at the school in this rural town about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta.
The shooter drove a truck into the school parking lot and immediately started firing as he got out and moved toward the school, Skipper said.
Television images showed officers swarming the school after the report of an active shooter.
Greenville Health System spokeswoman Sandy Dees said the other student, Jacob Hall, remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.
Coast Guard officials interviewed Carman, and police searched his home in Vermont as part of an investigation into the ill-fated trip.
Authorities say Carman was a suspect in the unsolved 2013 slaying of his 87-year-old grandfather, John Chakalos, a wealthy real estate developer from Windsor, Connecticut.
A 2014 search warrant obtained by the AP said that Carman was the last person known to have seen Chakalos alive; that Carman had bought a rifle consistent with the one used in the crime; and that he discarded his hard drive and GPS unit used around the time of the shooting.
In the course of investigating the killing, authorities said in the search warrant that they learned from family members that Carman had a history of violence as a child, including one incident in which he allegedly held another child "hostage" with a knife.