Three Dead, 8 Injured After Fleeing Truck Rollover in California

U.S. Border Patrol agents who tried to pull over a pickup truck they suspected had crossed into the country illegally deployed a tire-flattening device after the truck fled that resulted in the vehicle rolling over, leaving three people dead.

California authorities say one woman and two men were killed in the crash Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 8 in Campo. Another eight men who were also in the pickup were injured in the crash about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of San Diego.

CHP spokesman Officer Travis Garrow says a male driver and a female passenger were believed to be seated in the cab of the truck, and nine men were in the bed.

Witnesses say the pickup was weaving through traffic and traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph.

The Border Patrol says the chase began after agents discovered tire tracks for several cars that went from the international border up north into the U.S. The agency calls such incidents “drive-throughs” or instances in which cars illegally enter the U.S., often through remote areas that don’t have border fencing.

They found a piece of a car that they recognized as likely being from a pickup truck spotted nearby 10 minutes later.

Agents tried to stop the pickup, but it fled, entering and exiting I-8 twice.

Agents then deployed a tire deflation device, and the truck lost control within a minute, crashing and rolling over. Some passengers were ejected.

The Border Patrol has been involved in several fatal pursuit crashes, including one in Texas this June in which five of the 12 passengers in a car being chased by agents died. In March 2016, two people were killed while in a car that was fleeing Border Patrol agents on I-8 near Yuma.

The driver of Thursday’s incident is a U.S. citizen in custody of California police.

Three Dead, 8 Injured After Fleeing Truck Rollover in California

U.S. Border Patrol agents who tried to pull over a pickup truck they suspected had crossed into the country illegally deployed a tire-flattening device after the truck fled that resulted in the vehicle rolling over, leaving three people dead.

California authorities say one woman and two men were killed in the crash Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 8 in Campo. Another eight men who were also in the pickup were injured in the crash about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of San Diego.

CHP spokesman Officer Travis Garrow says a male driver and a female passenger were believed to be seated in the cab of the truck, and nine men were in the bed.

Witnesses say the pickup was weaving through traffic and traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph.

The Border Patrol says the chase began after agents discovered tire tracks for several cars that went from the international border up north into the U.S. The agency calls such incidents “drive-throughs” or instances in which cars illegally enter the U.S., often through remote areas that don’t have border fencing.

They found a piece of a car that they recognized as likely being from a pickup truck spotted nearby 10 minutes later.

Agents tried to stop the pickup, but it fled, entering and exiting I-8 twice.

Agents then deployed a tire deflation device, and the truck lost control within a minute, crashing and rolling over. Some passengers were ejected.

The Border Patrol has been involved in several fatal pursuit crashes, including one in Texas this June in which five of the 12 passengers in a car being chased by agents died. In March 2016, two people were killed while in a car that was fleeing Border Patrol agents on I-8 near Yuma.

The driver of Thursday’s incident is a U.S. citizen in custody of California police.

Trump at G-20, With His Mind Back Home   

Just minutes after he landed in Argentina for the G-20 summit, U.S. President Donald Trump made clear there were other things on his mind besides the meeting of the world’s leading economies.

Shortly after disembarking from Air Force One, Trump sent a pair of tweets slamming the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, demanding he instead look into the “real crimes of the other side.” 

Just a few hours later, as the sun was still rising on the first morning of the G-20 gathering, Trump sent two more tweets on the same topic, suggesting a preoccupation with domestic — not international — affairs.

Of course, Trump is not the first U.S. president to address domestic events while overseas. U.S. presidents travel with an entourage of White House reporters that frequently ask U.S.-focused questions. 

But on his international trips, Trump places an unusually heavy emphasis on domestic affairs. When combined with an “America First” foreign policy that downplays the importance of multilateral institutions, Trump’s approach can complicate forums like the G-20.

“I just don’t think President Trump is interested in the agenda of international cooperation at this summit,” said Mark Simakovsky with the Atlantic Council. “He’s more interested in having it as a venue where he can promote his own national and foreign policy.” 

Trump’s tweets suggest he is especially concerned about Mueller’s investigation that is looking into possible links between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, which tried to interfere in the election.

On Thursday, Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to misleading lawmakers about the timing of talks for a tower that the Trump organization was trying to build in Moscow. 

Rising nationalism

Trump isn’t the only thing impeding multilateral cooperation. From Brazil to Russia, rising global nationalism has complicated international efforts on a wide range of issues, including trade and climate change. 

But Trump has a unique ability to attract attention often hurling insults at world leaders before, during, and after his foreign stops. That alone hurts forums like the G-20, many analysts say.

In June at a G-7 summit in Canada, Trump engaged in confrontations with his counterparts over his steel and aluminum tariffs, before leaving early and failing to sign a joint communique. On his way out, Trump blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild.” 

Earlier this month, Trump skipped a World War I ceremony in Paris, citing traffic and bad weather. While in France, Trump instead tweeted about recent U.S. midterm election results, among other topics. After leaving, Trump noted French President Emmanuel Macron’s “very low approval rating.” 

USMCA success

Trump has scored some multilateral achievements. 

On Friday, Trump joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in signing the recently agreed upon trade deal between the three countries. 

The deal, which only followed often publicly contentious negotiations, now must be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries. 

“This has been a battle, and battles sometimes make great friendships,” Trump told his counterparts during the ceremony. But he called the deal a “truly groundbreaking achievement.” 

Everyone else first, too?

Trump’s “America First” approach also is causing other nations to become nationalistic in international settings, however, like the G-20, according to Roberto Bouzas, a professor at Argentina’s Universidad de San Andres.

“If the U.S., which is the most influential international actor, publicly states that what matters most and only is its own national interest, then it doesn’t make much sense that the rest of the world says something different or acts in a different way,” said Bouzas.

White House officials say that’s OK, insisting that every country is free to look out for its own interests. 

But that approach doesn’t work as well for some smaller countries, others insist.

“If multilateral institutions, multilateral rules fade away, that’s not good for us, because we are small and we need rules in order to perform better,” Bouzas said. “If we are left to power politics only, then we are on the losing side.”

Trump at G-20, With His Mind Back Home   

Just minutes after he landed in Argentina for the G-20 summit, U.S. President Donald Trump made clear there were other things on his mind besides the meeting of the world’s leading economies.

Shortly after disembarking from Air Force One, Trump sent a pair of tweets slamming the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, demanding he instead look into the “real crimes of the other side.” 

Just a few hours later, as the sun was still rising on the first morning of the G-20 gathering, Trump sent two more tweets on the same topic, suggesting a preoccupation with domestic — not international — affairs.

Of course, Trump is not the first U.S. president to address domestic events while overseas. U.S. presidents travel with an entourage of White House reporters that frequently ask U.S.-focused questions. 

But on his international trips, Trump places an unusually heavy emphasis on domestic affairs. When combined with an “America First” foreign policy that downplays the importance of multilateral institutions, Trump’s approach can complicate forums like the G-20.

“I just don’t think President Trump is interested in the agenda of international cooperation at this summit,” said Mark Simakovsky with the Atlantic Council. “He’s more interested in having it as a venue where he can promote his own national and foreign policy.” 

Trump’s tweets suggest he is especially concerned about Mueller’s investigation that is looking into possible links between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, which tried to interfere in the election.

On Thursday, Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to misleading lawmakers about the timing of talks for a tower that the Trump organization was trying to build in Moscow. 

Rising nationalism

Trump isn’t the only thing impeding multilateral cooperation. From Brazil to Russia, rising global nationalism has complicated international efforts on a wide range of issues, including trade and climate change. 

But Trump has a unique ability to attract attention often hurling insults at world leaders before, during, and after his foreign stops. That alone hurts forums like the G-20, many analysts say.

In June at a G-7 summit in Canada, Trump engaged in confrontations with his counterparts over his steel and aluminum tariffs, before leaving early and failing to sign a joint communique. On his way out, Trump blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild.” 

Earlier this month, Trump skipped a World War I ceremony in Paris, citing traffic and bad weather. While in France, Trump instead tweeted about recent U.S. midterm election results, among other topics. After leaving, Trump noted French President Emmanuel Macron’s “very low approval rating.” 

USMCA success

Trump has scored some multilateral achievements. 

On Friday, Trump joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in signing the recently agreed upon trade deal between the three countries. 

The deal, which only followed often publicly contentious negotiations, now must be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries. 

“This has been a battle, and battles sometimes make great friendships,” Trump told his counterparts during the ceremony. But he called the deal a “truly groundbreaking achievement.” 

Everyone else first, too?

Trump’s “America First” approach also is causing other nations to become nationalistic in international settings, however, like the G-20, according to Roberto Bouzas, a professor at Argentina’s Universidad de San Andres.

“If the U.S., which is the most influential international actor, publicly states that what matters most and only is its own national interest, then it doesn’t make much sense that the rest of the world says something different or acts in a different way,” said Bouzas.

White House officials say that’s OK, insisting that every country is free to look out for its own interests. 

But that approach doesn’t work as well for some smaller countries, others insist.

“If multilateral institutions, multilateral rules fade away, that’s not good for us, because we are small and we need rules in order to perform better,” Bouzas said. “If we are left to power politics only, then we are on the losing side.”

What Consumers Worried About the Marriott Hack Should Do

Up to 500 million people may have had their personal information compromised as part of an online security breach, Marriott Hotel announced Friday. The cyber attack occurred at Starwood hotels, which include The Westin, W and Sheraton hotels.

Gary Davis, the chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a cybersecurity company, spoke to Voice of America about what people can do.

Who should be concerned?

If you stayed at any of their properties, I would assume that they captured that information about you and that you could have been exposed.

What should someone do?

Go in and change your passwords. One of the big challenges we have with consumers is they tend to use the same password over and over again and so if you use the password you use for this account in other locations, then I would go in and change those passwords as well. Because what the bad guys will do is that this may not be a high-value password to them, but they know maybe it’s the same password you use with your bank or a commerce site or things like that where would be higher value. So that’s the first thing I would do. Go in and change your password. Super important.

What about bank accounts?

The second thing we would suggest they do is monitor your bank accounts. This is something every consumer should do as a habit. For example, literally every day I open, I have two or three accounts where I keep my money, I go in and check to see if there’s anything that looks odd or suspicious in any of those accounts. It’s just good hygiene because if I’m the bad guy, that’s where I’m going to get the most upside.

The other thing I would do is if you’re not using any type of credit monitoring, I would use that. I know that they have provided one as part of their service to help consumers out, use that one, use others that are available, but use a credit monitoring service to see if your data is coming up like on the dark web as being sold on the dark web or otherwise being compromised in the credit reporting systems.

Should I be concerned about my passport?

If they just got the passport number, which looks like the case here, they can’t do much with it. I mean the passport only gives you the ability to travel. So without the actual physical document — the passport that can be machine-read at the airport — there’s not a lot of value in that passport number. So again, I would look for any suspicious activities if you’re a frequent flyer with an airline, see if somebody is trying to access those accounts and maybe use it to fly, but a passport number by itself is not that valuable.

Now, stuff like date of birth, address, social security number, those are the things that you can establish credit with and can be used to do fraudulent activities and things like that.

What do you do if you see something suspicious?

The first thing you’d do if you see suspicious activity either on your bank accounts or with the credit bureaus like someone is trying to get a credit card as you or something like that, contact them first, call the credit authority. Call your bank. Stop that immediately. Once you’ve done that, then yes, you go to the law enforcement and, and make sure that it’s documented and they issue a police report.

Anything else?

I would certainly encourage that they have active antivirus running on their systems because in a lot of cases if they get your email and your password, they will use that to send you a phishing email for example. And then when you click on that, that has a strong likelihood of you downloading malware to your device and at that point they can do a lot more damage than just what they got in this particularly breach.

… If you do those three things, good password hygiene and management, checking your credit on a regular basis and make sure nothing is going on there and making sure that your system is got both the latest system patches and active antivirus running on it, you should be as well protected as you could hope to be in light of these types of incidents, regardless of if it’s this organization or any other.

What Consumers Worried About the Marriott Hack Should Do

Up to 500 million people may have had their personal information compromised as part of an online security breach, Marriott Hotel announced Friday. The cyber attack occurred at Starwood hotels, which include The Westin, W and Sheraton hotels.

Gary Davis, the chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a cybersecurity company, spoke to Voice of America about what people can do.

Who should be concerned?

If you stayed at any of their properties, I would assume that they captured that information about you and that you could have been exposed.

What should someone do?

Go in and change your passwords. One of the big challenges we have with consumers is they tend to use the same password over and over again and so if you use the password you use for this account in other locations, then I would go in and change those passwords as well. Because what the bad guys will do is that this may not be a high-value password to them, but they know maybe it’s the same password you use with your bank or a commerce site or things like that where would be higher value. So that’s the first thing I would do. Go in and change your password. Super important.

What about bank accounts?

The second thing we would suggest they do is monitor your bank accounts. This is something every consumer should do as a habit. For example, literally every day I open, I have two or three accounts where I keep my money, I go in and check to see if there’s anything that looks odd or suspicious in any of those accounts. It’s just good hygiene because if I’m the bad guy, that’s where I’m going to get the most upside.

The other thing I would do is if you’re not using any type of credit monitoring, I would use that. I know that they have provided one as part of their service to help consumers out, use that one, use others that are available, but use a credit monitoring service to see if your data is coming up like on the dark web as being sold on the dark web or otherwise being compromised in the credit reporting systems.

Should I be concerned about my passport?

If they just got the passport number, which looks like the case here, they can’t do much with it. I mean the passport only gives you the ability to travel. So without the actual physical document — the passport that can be machine-read at the airport — there’s not a lot of value in that passport number. So again, I would look for any suspicious activities if you’re a frequent flyer with an airline, see if somebody is trying to access those accounts and maybe use it to fly, but a passport number by itself is not that valuable.

Now, stuff like date of birth, address, social security number, those are the things that you can establish credit with and can be used to do fraudulent activities and things like that.

What do you do if you see something suspicious?

The first thing you’d do if you see suspicious activity either on your bank accounts or with the credit bureaus like someone is trying to get a credit card as you or something like that, contact them first, call the credit authority. Call your bank. Stop that immediately. Once you’ve done that, then yes, you go to the law enforcement and, and make sure that it’s documented and they issue a police report.

Anything else?

I would certainly encourage that they have active antivirus running on their systems because in a lot of cases if they get your email and your password, they will use that to send you a phishing email for example. And then when you click on that, that has a strong likelihood of you downloading malware to your device and at that point they can do a lot more damage than just what they got in this particularly breach.

… If you do those three things, good password hygiene and management, checking your credit on a regular basis and make sure nothing is going on there and making sure that your system is got both the latest system patches and active antivirus running on it, you should be as well protected as you could hope to be in light of these types of incidents, regardless of if it’s this organization or any other.

Верховний Суд скасував постанову Верховної Ради про звільнення Татькова

Верховний суд у складі колегії суддів Касаційного адміністративного суду 30 листопада визнав незаконною і скасував постанову Верховної Ради про звільнення Віктора Татькова з посади Вищого господарського суду України, йдеться в повідомленні суду.

Відповідно до заяви Верховного суду, це одне з низки рішень про скасування постанов Верховної Ради від 29 вересня 2016 року через процедурні порушення.

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При цьому подання Вищої ради юстиції від 24 грудня 2015 року до Верховної Ради про звільнення Татькова з посади судді Вищого господарського суду не скасоване, зазначають у Верховному суді.

«Подальше вирішення питання про звільнення Віктора Татькова з посади судді належить до повноважень Вищої ради правосуддя. Це рішення може бути оскаржене в апеляційному порядку до Великої Палати Верховного Суду протягом 30 днів», – йдеться в повідомленні суду.

На позачерговому засіданні 29 вересня 2016 року Верховна Рада України звільнила за порушення присяги 29 суддів. Одним із них був і Віктор Татьков.

Від жовтня 2016-го його офіційно підозрюють у втручанні у діяльність судових органів та роботу автоматизованої системи документообігу суду. Наразі Татьков проживає за межами України.

Верховний Суд скасував постанову Верховної Ради про звільнення Татькова

Верховний суд у складі колегії суддів Касаційного адміністративного суду 30 листопада визнав незаконною і скасував постанову Верховної Ради про звільнення Віктора Татькова з посади Вищого господарського суду України, йдеться в повідомленні суду.

Відповідно до заяви Верховного суду, це одне з низки рішень про скасування постанов Верховної Ради від 29 вересня 2016 року через процедурні порушення.

Читайте також: Судді, які працювали за «схемою Татькова», не шкодують про це, але прагнуть потрапити у новий Верховний суд – «Схеми»​

При цьому подання Вищої ради юстиції від 24 грудня 2015 року до Верховної Ради про звільнення Татькова з посади судді Вищого господарського суду не скасоване, зазначають у Верховному суді.

«Подальше вирішення питання про звільнення Віктора Татькова з посади судді належить до повноважень Вищої ради правосуддя. Це рішення може бути оскаржене в апеляційному порядку до Великої Палати Верховного Суду протягом 30 днів», – йдеться в повідомленні суду.

На позачерговому засіданні 29 вересня 2016 року Верховна Рада України звільнила за порушення присяги 29 суддів. Одним із них був і Віктор Татьков.

Від жовтня 2016-го його офіційно підозрюють у втручанні у діяльність судових органів та роботу автоматизованої системи документообігу суду. Наразі Татьков проживає за межами України.

Адвокат: медики до кінця не кажуть Сенцову, що з його станом

Російські медики до кінця не кажуть засудженому в Росії українському режисеру Олегу Сенцову, «що з його станом, скільки він ще буде в медичній частині колонії», заявив адвокат Дмитро Дінзе в інтерв’ю російській службі Радіо Свобода.

«У загін він досі не повернувся. Сенцов досі перебуває в окремій палаті медчастини і проходить реабілітацію після голодування. Його один раз возили в лікарню: проводили зовнішній огляд, оглядали внутрішні органи за допомогою спеціальної медичної апаратури – здійснювали так зване інструментальне обстеження. Встановили, що у нього є органічні зміни в області серця, нирок і печінки», – зазначив Дінзе.

Авдокат розповів, що Сенцов слідкує за новинами.

«Раніше у нього працював тільки «Перший канал». Зараз зробили антену, тому він нормально відстежує ситуацію. Єдине, коли я до нього приїхав, йому кілька тижнів вже не приходила «Новая газета». Один номер «Новой газеты», наприклад, 111-й, від нього взагалі приховували. Чомусь вони його за ніс водили: так-так, принесемо, у результаті нічого не приносили», – сказав Дінзе.

Український кінорежисер Олег Сенцов засуджений у Росії до 20 років ув’язнення за звинуваченням у підготовці терактів в анексованому Криму. Режисер звинувачення відкидає. На знак протесту він голодував від 14 травня з вимогою звільнити всіх українців, яких Росія утримує за політичними мотивами. Сенцов припинив голодування 6 жовтня. Він назвав це «вимушеним заходом через загрозу насильницького годування».

З вимогою негайно звільнити Сенцова до Росії неодноразово зверталися міжнародні організації, західні уряди, митці й активісти в усьому світі.

Адвокат: медики до кінця не кажуть Сенцову, що з його станом

Російські медики до кінця не кажуть засудженому в Росії українському режисеру Олегу Сенцову, «що з його станом, скільки він ще буде в медичній частині колонії», заявив адвокат Дмитро Дінзе в інтерв’ю російській службі Радіо Свобода.

«У загін він досі не повернувся. Сенцов досі перебуває в окремій палаті медчастини і проходить реабілітацію після голодування. Його один раз возили в лікарню: проводили зовнішній огляд, оглядали внутрішні органи за допомогою спеціальної медичної апаратури – здійснювали так зване інструментальне обстеження. Встановили, що у нього є органічні зміни в області серця, нирок і печінки», – зазначив Дінзе.

Авдокат розповів, що Сенцов слідкує за новинами.

«Раніше у нього працював тільки «Перший канал». Зараз зробили антену, тому він нормально відстежує ситуацію. Єдине, коли я до нього приїхав, йому кілька тижнів вже не приходила «Новая газета». Один номер «Новой газеты», наприклад, 111-й, від нього взагалі приховували. Чомусь вони його за ніс водили: так-так, принесемо, у результаті нічого не приносили», – сказав Дінзе.

Український кінорежисер Олег Сенцов засуджений у Росії до 20 років ув’язнення за звинуваченням у підготовці терактів в анексованому Криму. Режисер звинувачення відкидає. На знак протесту він голодував від 14 травня з вимогою звільнити всіх українців, яких Росія утримує за політичними мотивами. Сенцов припинив голодування 6 жовтня. Він назвав це «вимушеним заходом через загрозу насильницького годування».

З вимогою негайно звільнити Сенцова до Росії неодноразово зверталися міжнародні організації, західні уряди, митці й активісти в усьому світі.