Scott Neuman http://kccu.org en DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD http://kccu.org/post/doj-reaches-agreement-oversight-albuquerque-pd The mayor of Albuquerque has signed off on a framework of principles to submit the city's troubled police department to oversight by an independent monitor.<p>The deal, announced by the Justice Department, is aimed at addressing eight problem areas identified in a report last year by officials.<p>"This agreement marks an important step forward in addressing the unreasonable use of deadly force uncovered in our investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department," said Attorney General Eric Holder. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 60406 at http://kccu.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops http://kccu.org/post/us-russia-based-artillery-targeting-ukrainian-troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 60386 at http://kccu.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada http://kccu.org/post/zoo-argentina-says-sad-bear-too-old-go-canada Despite a public outcry that resulted in more than a half-million petition signatures and a personal appeal by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Arturo, Argentina's "sad bear," has been deemed too old to migrate to Canada.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/19/332775413/200-000-sign-petition-to-move-sad-bear-to-better-life-in-canada">As we reported on Saturday</a>, Arturo the polar bear, dubbed the "world's saddest animal," lost his enclosure mate two years ago and appears to have fallen into a deep depression. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 60385 at http://kccu.org Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing http://kccu.org/post/us-database-glitch-delays-passport-visa-processing The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.<p>The Associated Press writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in 'significant performance issues, including outages' in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad since Saturday, spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 60376 at http://kccu.org U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza http://kccu.org/post/israeli-artillery-hits-un-run-school-gaza <strong><em>Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET.</em></strong><p>A United Nations-run school sheltering civilians in Gaza has been hit by Israeli tank artillery, the U.N. says. More than a dozen people have been killed, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Reuters quotes Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency, the main U.N. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 60374 at http://kccu.org Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza