Israel Acts Against 'Incitement' in Wake of Soldier's Conviction

JERUSALEM —  Israeli authorities said Thursday that they were taking action to contain a backlash against military officials following the rare conviction of a soldier who killed an already badly wounded Palestinian assailant in the West Bank last year. The case has deeply divided Israelis and also cast the government in a dispute with the Israeli military. A military court on Wednesday convicted Sergeant Elor Azaria of manslaughter charges in the March shooting, a verdict that could deliver up to 20 years in prison. The proceedings have also sparked an unprecedented campaign of support for Azaria and against the military establishment, long the country’s most admired body. In protests outside the courtroom, demonstrators chanted veiled death threats against military chief Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot. The trial’s three military …

Nets crushed by Spurs as Kawhi Leonard goes off for 30 points SAN ANTONIO (AP) — If the San Antonio Spurs weren’t aware of how poorly they’ve played in the opening half of most games this season, they were forcefully reminded recently. After coach Gregg Popovich called out their professionalism and effort, the Spurs rebounded from their first road loss of the season with their most efficient home performance. Kawhi Leonard had 30 points and the Spurs set five season highs, rolling to a 130-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. The Spurs led by as many as 38 three days after what Popovich deemed another “24-minute” effort in a 95-91 defeat at Chicago. Brook Lopez, Sean Kilpatrick help Nets hold off Nuggets “We have so many professional guys and veteran guys, it shouldn’t take him to do that,”...

China Said It Would Return A Seized US Naval Drone. Trump Said ‘Keep It’ The Chinese government said Saturday it will return a U.S. naval drone seized last week in the South China Sea, a step toward defusing maritime tensions between the two Pacific powers. President-elect Donald Trump reacted to the news by telling them he doesn't want it back. "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!" he tweeted Saturday evening. The comment could prolong one of the most serious incidents between the U.S. and Chinese militaries in recent memory, potentially complicating ties ahead of Trump's inauguration. The latest spike in U.S.-Chinese maritime tensions occurred Thursday, when a Chinese submarine rescue ship close to the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey vessel operating about 50 nautical miles ...

Steven Avery, Subject Of 'Making A Murderer,' Has A Christmas Message For His ... Steven Avery, the man convicted in the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach, still believes he’ll be free one day ― and in the meantime, he has a Christmas message for the people who believe he’s innocent. On Friday, lawyer Kathleen Zellner tweeted a holiday card from her client, who came into the national spotlight after Netflix aired the 10-part documentary series “Making A Murderer” last year. The series argues that police in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, actually set up Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, and coerced them into confessing that they were responsible for Halbach’s death.   In August, a judge overturned Dassey’s conviction after ruling that his confession was involuntary under the Fifth and 14th Amendments. After learning that his nephew’s conviction had been overturned, Avery...

NYC Gold Heist Update: Career Thief Julio Nivelo Has Stolen Jewels And More Multiple ... The man suspected of casually walking off with $1.6 million worth of gold in a bucket he took from the back of an armored truck in New York City earlier this year is apparently more than just a lucky guy who happened upon an unattended fortune. Julio Nivelo, who the New York City Police Department listed as a suspect in that September heist, has snatched riches from folks on the street at least seven other times this year, DNA Info reported Thursday. That includes boxes of clothing, jewelry and other undisclosed items. He was caught just once by a driver while attempting to make off with high-end Jimmy Choo shoes, which he dropped when he was yelled at. The spree began on May 6 in Manhattan’s Upper...

‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Spoilers: Alex’s Thanksgiving Speech Is Interrupted By A ... In a sneak peek of Season 2, episode 8 of “Supergirl,” Alex (Chyler Leigh) is about to come out to her mom Eliza (Helen Slater) during their Thanksgiving meal with Kara (Melissa Benoist), James (Mehcad Brooks), Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) when her speech is interrupted by a breach that suddenly pops up right in front of them. “Does that normally happen on Thanksgiving?” a confused Mon-El asks in the video. “No,” replies Kara who instantly becomes so concerned with what they just saw. This isn’t the first time Kara has seen a breach. In Season 1, episode 18, titled “Worlds Finest,” the Girl of Steel first saw a breach when she said goodbye to her Earth-1 friend Barry, aka The ...

The Washington Post Is STILL Melting Down Over Trump Winning The Election The Washington Post is still in meltdown mode, more than three weeks after Donald Trump won the presidency. The paper began churning out dramatic headlines about President-elect Trump immediately following the election. “Markets plunge worldwide as Trump surges to the White House,” a headline in the Markets section blared Nov. 9. And in Style: “A call to action for reporters covering Donald Trump.” “Trump voters will not like what happens next,” an opinion writer wrote. And the next day: “Vigils and protests swell across U.S. in wake of Trump victory.” By no means losing steam the following week, WaPo kept the over the top stories coming. “Welcome to the Trump kleptocracy,” one headline read. “If you voted for Trump because he’s...

Mexico to Trump: Those Carrier jobs are not the story MEXICO CITY — For the Mexican government, few goals seem more important than winning new foreign investment. The competition among Mexican states to bring the next automobile plant or aerospace factory is intense and produces big-time incentives for foreign companies that make the move. But the announcement that Carrier, the Indiana-based company that makes air conditioners and heaters, would be keeping some 1,000 jobs in its Indianapolis plant instead of moving them to Monterrey, Mexico, was greeted by Mexican officials with little more than a shrug. “I see this as something that should occupy us, not worry us,” said Hector Castillo Olivares, the mayor of Santa Catarina, the Monterrey suburb where the new Carrier plant is being built. “The United States is not the world...