FROM Matt Krasnowski
Driver in Farmers' Market Crash Sentenced to Probation George Russell Weller, the elderly man who drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers' Market three years ago, killing ten people, was sentenced today to five years' probation. Weller will be 90 years old next month.
Weller Convicted in Santa Monica Farmers Market Crash Today, after more than a week of jury deliberation, 89 year-old George Russell Weller was convicted of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter and gross negligence. Another 63 people were seriously injured when Weller drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers' Market on July 16, 2003. Attorneys for Weller, who faces up to 18 years in prison, say they will appeal.
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Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.