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BY ADNAN S. KHAN You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy One of the top three gun-owning nations strongly voted against a massive gun control referendum. Apparently, the people of Switzerland value their firearms as much as their neutrality. France 24 has the story. REPORTER: “On Sunday, voting closed on a referendum that challenged a long held tradition that Swiss men keep army weapons at home, during and after military service. Doctors, churches and women’s group were amongst those pushing for firearms to be stored in secured army depots.” CITIZEN: “I voted in favor of banning firearms at households. Because I think it’s an out-of-date practice today – in Swiss society and in Europe.” There are around two to three million firearms in Switzerland, which puts the Alpine Nation right behind the U.S. and Yemen in civilian gun ownership. No one knows the exact number because Switzerland doesn’t have a national firearms registry. The Wall Street Journal reports- supporters of the referendum argued it would reduce the unusually high number of gun-related suicides. “The referendum’s supporters used a teddy bear with blood dripping from a hole in its chest, brandishing the motto, ‘Protect your family.’” Switzerland barely has a standing army and so is dependent on its vast militia to answer the call of duty. A BBC reporter writes- changing anything about the Swiss Army is controversial. “Opponents of the proposals say taking soldiers’ guns away would undermine the military and could open the door to abolishing Switzerland’s citizen army all together.” But it’s not like the referendum required the militia to bury its guns twenty feet underground. World Radio Switzerland says it simply wanted to remove them from homes. “Aside from requiring rifles to stay at armories, the initiative text called for any person owning a weapon to prove...a need and an ability to use it, as well as a national firearms registry.” Euronews reports for one gun owner it is more than a matter of national security- it’s a matter of pride in a national tradition. “I think guns represent our whole identity - our democratic system, our freedom. Since Switzerland exist thanks to a militia system resulting from civilians serving in the army, its always been the case that firearms have been kept at home.” Finally- a writer for Swiss community online news publication GenevaLunch says she would hate to see this debate butchered by foreign media through comparison with U.S. gun-control issues. “…the Swiss debate is not over the right to bear arms, but the responsibility that goes with bearing them. The Swiss militia obligation for citizens to have firearms is accompanied by the legal obligation to practice shooting regularly.” CNN points out- Switzerland outlawed keeping ammunition at home in 2007. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH ANCHOR EMILY SPAIN You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy Software giant Apple has announced the launch of a subscription service for content-based apps in its app store. While this may sound like a good plan on the surface, the announcement is receiving backlash for some of its finer points. We’re analyzing coverage from Apple, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and ZDNet. Apple’s latest move will streamline in-app content, eliminating individual purchases in exchange for a flat rate subscription price set by publishers. And as the company explains, it’s doing all this to ensure it gets a cut. “Our philosophy is simple—when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing,” Sounds pretty good right? That’s what one writer for the Atlantic said too; until he dug a little deeper into Apple’s new plan. “...there are a couple of problems here. Developers are explicitly prohibited from routing customers around the system from within the application and publishers are unable to offer better deals outside of the App Store.” Apple will also handle all billing information -- giving users the choice to share or withhold personal information with publishers. This could effectively undercut a publisher’s ability to sell other subscriptions. A writer for the Washington Post describes this as Apple’s latest attempt to strong-arm content providers. “Essentially, Apple proposes to annex a developer’s subscription business--then charge that firm 30 percent for the privilege. That 30 percent figure is the same share Apple keeps from sales of applications. There, it provides valuable hosting services, copious bandwidth and one-click installation and updates. But in providing subscription billing, Apple will do little more than run a cash register.” And a ZDNet writer explains why Apple’s latest move not only angers him, but has influenced him to finally sell his iPad. “I like good software, services and subscription content and enjoy rewarding the companies that produce them with my subscription cash. I have a real problem with a company that is simply providing another vehicle for that content to take such a healthy cut, and deny alternate methods of selling the content to the providers.” Apple cut a similar deal with News Corp for its iPad exclusive publication “The Daily” in early February. So what do you think of Apple’s new subscription service? Sound off in our comments section. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Transcript by Newsy.
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BY MALLORY PERRYMAN You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy “Four American hostages that had been held captive by Somali pirates have been killed.” (MSNBC) “Apparently gun fire was heard aboard that pirated vessel.” (CNN) “The Orange County couple’s yacht was hijacked as it was sailing in the Indian Ocean on a trip to deliver Bibles.” (KCBS) Somali pirates fatally shot four American hostages after hijacking their yacht, the Quest, off the coast of Oman. MSNBC reports- the tragic turn of events happened as U.S. military vessels tailed the yacht- trying to negotiate a deal. Jim Miklaszewski: “US military officials say that all 15 of those pirates have been killed or captured themselves. Over the past couple of days, military and an FBI negotiating team had been talking to the pirates trying to convince them to release those hostages.” CNN’s Kyra Phillips points out what most media outlets focused on- pirates are usually out for treasure- not murder. She asks world reporter Zain Verjee….what’s changed? Zain Verjee: “That is the question everyone in the maritime security is asking. The answer is that there is a fear that Islamic extremism has now crept into piracy. ..You see Al-Shabab has taken control of most of Somalia and it is also dealing with the pirates, arguing with the pirates for more money and there’s basically a power struggle going on.” A power struggle…maybe. A blogger for LA Weekly speculates- the pirates’ motive could be more obvious- writing the American boaters... “...may be paying for the recent U.S. Federal court sentencing of [a] Somali pirate…who was handed 34 years in prison just two days before the O.C. couple was targeted. “ That blogger also points out- a Somali pirate told an Associated Press reporter Americans would suffer quote “regrettable consequences” for the sentence. On Fox News, Brian Kilmeade talked with a retired Navy captain who says- the Quest should never have been in a pirate zone in the first place. He points out- the US is spending a lot of money trying to negotiate with pirates- money that’s just fueling the trade. Ret. Capt. Chuck Nash: “You run the risk when you go through there, especially if you’re a small sailing vessel like the Quest because they see money there.” Brian Kilmeade: “And if you pay off these guys to get these people back that could all feed into the war on terror and it could end up coming back against our troops.” Ret. Capt. Chuck Nash: “You know Brian, I wish more people would start thinking that way.” Finally, a Wired reporter writes- pirates may continue this trend of killing or torturing hostages in order to be taken more seriously. And that’s something the US can’t afford to deal with. “… if the world’s governments perceive pirates as a serious threat…then the governments’ ‘cure’ for piracy could end up being worse than the ‘disease.’ Today’s low-intensity ‘war on piracy’ could morph into something akin to the unending, politically charged, super-expensive ‘war on terrorism.’” The commander of US naval forces in the region says this incident is the deadliest one he can recall involving US citizens held by pirates. According to the Piracy Reporting Center- pirates took more than 1100 hostages in 2010. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource breaking news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. After blasts on Friday and early Monday, fears of a third explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant are surfacing. 180,000 people have been evacuated. RT reports. “Again, we are hearing the third reactor has lost its cooling capacity, increasing fears that it will overheat and cause another blast. Meanwhile, engineers have been using seawater to try to cool down reactors at the complex, which were damaged in the quake to avert a catastrophic nuclear meltdown.” As rescue efforts continue, Japanese officials say the death toll of the earthquake and tsunami may could exceed 10,000 people. Libyan rebels lost control of crucial oil town of Brega over the weekend. As forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continue to make progress, euronews explains the pressure the rebels face. “The regime appears to be getting closer to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. The city of Ajdabiya lies on its path. And on Sunday, rebels there were bracing themselves for an attack. Gaddafi has vowed, has he put it, to liberate all of Libya. On state television he said he was certain of victory and that he would bury the rebels.” Also in the Middle East — Bahrain protesters are calling for help from other Arab states, as they face increased violence from law enforcements. Al Jazeera shares this video. “Shocking evidence of the lack of control Bahrain authorities have over the security services. A policeman uses a handgun to reportedly fire live rounds indiscriminately toward protesters. He then retreats to his vehicle.” One thousand troops from Saudi Arabia arrived in Bahrain early today as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council forces, aiming to gain control and maintain stability in the country. In U.S. news -- State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned yesterday over controversial comments he made about the Pentagon’s treatment of Army private Bradley Manning, who is suspected of leaking information to WikiLeaks. CNN reports Crowley called Manning’s placement into solitary confinement "ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid.” At a press conference on Sunday, Crowley said he regrets going public with his statements, but he fears the mistreatment of Manning could undermine the prosecution and hurt President Obama’s worldwide reputation. The former Clinton aide had served the U.S. in and out of uniform for more than 30 years. In sports -- selection Sunday ranked Duke, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State as number one seeds for this’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. CBS Sports says it was the Big East conference who really came out on top sending 11 teams to the big dance. CBS Sports reporters talked with tournament chair Jeff Hathaway. Reporter: “Mr. Hathaway I want to know, you’re very familiar with how successful the Big East has been this year -- 11 teams in the tournament. How hard was it to put them into the brackets when you want to avoid some of those second round matchups that could occur. HATHAWAY: “Well certainly it is a challenge to have 11 teams from one conference come into the bracket, but you may know after the ninth team the bracketing policies are relaxed and give us the flexibility to accommodate the bracket.” Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY BRICE SANDER You're watching multisource business news analysis from Newsy If rumors are true, soon-to-be former Google CEO Eric Schmidt may be making his way to Washington. No, really – Google it. Obama is reportedly ready to offer Schmidt the position of Secretary of Commerce once his time at Google is up in April. (CNBC) After Ronald Reagan’s former Secretary of Commerce publicly backed the possible appointment, a writer for The Register argues Schmidt’s a pretty neutral choice. “Such an endorsement from a member of the Republican old guard could be considered a strong signal that a Schmidt nomination might not face the same opposition that Obama faced from the Grand Old Party in response to [some of Obama’s other nominations].” But Schmidt isn’t free from controversy. After a string of awkward TV appearances, in which he found it difficult to defend Google’s privacy policy, Gawker’s Adrian Chen doesn’t think we should take Schmidt seriously. “This would be an OK idea as long as Schmidt never opens his mouth or offers his weird opinion on anything. Maybe he'll know how to help Obama boost productivity by spying on idle workers in Google Street View.” But a blogger for the Washington Post says don’t mind Schmidt’s odd behavior – he’s got a lot of potential. “Schmidt is known not only for his business acumen but also for his colorful and controversial comments, particularly when it comes to explaining Google’s privacy policies ... A Schmidt appointment would give the technology industry a powerful voice in the Obama administration on issues such as research funding.” But after looking into Schmidt’s background at Google – and finding out Google and Schmidt made money off advertisements for illegal products – Consumer Watchdog claims there’s no way Obama should appoint Schmidt. “Putting Eric Schmidt in charge of policing online privacy is like appointing Bernie Madoff to direct the Securities Exchange Commission.” But PC World’s Chris Nerney might sum it up best – this is Washington we’re talking about. “There have been innumerable powerful players in D.C. who have stomped all over the creepy line and then gone so far beyond that they couldn't even see it in their rear-view mirrors ... So from that perspective, Schmidt's stance on privacy hardly disqualifies him from a Cabinet post.” Schmidt’s set to exit Google April 4. Experts say, expect an announcement about the new Secretary of Commerce around the same time. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY SAM JOSEPH / JIM FLINK You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Going in guns ablazing, half blind. That’s how one headline characterizes the situation in Libya -- where western coalition forces are backing the de facto neutralization of strongman Muammar Ghadaffi. But who are these Libyan rebels? And are they a better alternative -- from a western perspective -- to Ghadaffi? Arizona GOP Senator John McCain tells CBS news -- yes. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): “Ghadaffi is a proven quantity. He had the blood of Americans is on his hands. Uh, because he has been involved in other acts of terror and by the way it does take time.” What is unproven -- is the opposition. London’s Financial times describes -- it’s comprised of local officials scrambling to form a cohesive national appearance. “Libya, one of the region’s most closed societies, is very different from its north African neighbours, with no established opposition groups, civil society groups or strong state institutions..In an effort to fill the vacuum, lawyers, academics, businessmen and youths who participated in the ‘February 17 revolution’ formed committees to organise themselves and run cities and towns.” STRATFOR notes, running cities and towns is quite different from running a nation. Especially a nation that for 40 years -- has been so fractured. “Libyan society is by definition tribal and therefore prone to fractiousness. The Gadhafi era .. promoted local governance more than a truly national system of administration... it will create difficulties should they try to truly come together.” But the New York Times David Kirkpatrick tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper, even with that uncertainty, the prospect of even a possible democracy emerging from the chaos in North Africa, makes the West willing to hedge its bets. (David Kirkpatrick:) "The people who are leading this revolt are certainly talking about a constitution, about human rights, about western style democracy. So there's an overlay here. And the question that's becoming increasingly important for the west, because they're getting involved militarily, is which is it really? Which is gonna predominate? If the rebels win, are you gonna see a kind of rough, tribal justice meted out against the west, the western part of Libya that is, or are you going to see them living up to these promises?" Even if the opposition could coalesce, The Guardian’s Alex Warren says, the West simply doesn’t have enough information to assure a desirable outcome -- and should be wary of going in guns ablazing. “It is worrying, for instance, that the Western powers seem to believe that the opposition leaders in Benghazi represent the will of the entire country. Yes, the vast majority of Libyans do not want Colonel Gaddafi in power, and no one but his closest supporters would miss him, but that does not necessarily mean that Libyans will support those new leaders once he has gone.” And on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski says, the cost of the west not intervening is too great to leave the issue alone. “But now that we’re committed, we have to be aware that we are committed. We cannot turn back. We have to prevail. The definition of prevailing is we stop the killing, but in practice it means that Ghadaffi is no longer around.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Good news for Goodluck Jonathan -- Preliminary poll results show the Nigerian incumbent president is set up for a landslide victory. “Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan is winning the vote count in the presidential elections there. He has secured more than double the votes of his main rival.” (Video: Bloomberg) Observers are praising Nigeria for holding what’s being called the country’s fairest election in decades. The BBC offers some perspective on the reported improvement. “In 2007, you know, most people talked about the level of fraud. It was perhaps the one of the worst elections ever conducted, not just in Nigeria but also in Africa. But Nigeria seems to have to turned the corner. I was in Kano, there was a large turnout. People were standing in the sun for several hours and they just waited patiently to cast their votes.” Even with the improvements- CNN reports the election wasn’t totally error-free. “And it does seem that most observers and many Nigerians do believe their votes this time did matter. That is not to say, Zain, that this was...not a Nigerian election. We did see underaged voters. There are reports of inflated figures, particularly in the home region of Goodluck Jonathan, in the Delta region...” Al Jazeera reports -- some Nigerians from the northern part of the country are beginning to show their discontent over the results. That region is the stronghold of Jonathan’s closest contender, Muhammadu Buhari. “Concerns were raised late on Sunday over extraordinarily high totals favouring Jonathan in parts of his native south. Riots broke out in parts of the predominantly Muslim north over allegations of rigging.” Buhari has officially filed a complaint with the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. But for now, analysts say it looks like Goodluck Jonathan is set for another term. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
19 Apr 2011
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ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY BY DAN CORNFIELD You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The fighting between rebels and pro-government forces in Libya moved into its third month with no major advances. The battle for control of the country is now widely described as a stalemate, but BBC’s Jon Leyne reports that despite NATO involvement and air strikes, the ground war rages on. Leyne- This is urban warfare of the nastiest kind... on the one hand you have the rebels fighting the government and on the other government forces appear to be randomly shelling and using sniper fire in civilian areas. Rebel forces continue to hold the port city of Misrata', but are under constant fire. CNN’s Fred Pleitgen explains the mentality among Gadhafi’s forces as they continue to shell the port city. Pleitgen- At this point in time, they don’t feel very much threatened by the rebels, they also don’t feel very much threatened by NATO. They feel that they also have a lot of reserves in their military. One of the interesting things they’ve told me is that of course Libya has military reserves like any other country, they haven’t called those up yet. So it looks like stalemate really is the right word in all of this. There is very little movement on the front. France has said NATO is not doing enough while Great Britain urges the United States to increase its air support of the rebels. According to the Wall Street Journal, the ongoing stalemate is good for Gadhafi. “As the conflict drags on, Gadhafi is playing for a stalemate that leaves him in control of Tripoli and other coastal cities, buying time to fight another day. The Gadhafis last week put forward a peace entreaty... The opposition Transitional National Council rejected this laughable plan outright, but one of these days the rebels may be pressured to strike a deal.” Some governments including Qatar and Italy support the supply of arms to the rebels. Maj. General Bob Scales (Ret.) tells Fox News that unless the rebels regain momentum, Gadhafi could wipe out the rebel forces. Scales- “From a military perspective it’s a stalemate. Now we haven’t talked about the psychological impact, the economic and the political pressure on Gadhafi, but if you look at strictly from what we military guys call ground truth, its clearly at best a stalemate or sadly it may very well be shifting over to Gadhafi’s favor.” Stalemate could lead to a long-term civil war. The Christian Science Monitor points out a stalemate could be the worst possible outcome. “A divided Libya with Qaddafi holding on in Tripoli sends shudders down the spine. Entrenched civil war would likely only continue, opening the door to regional instability. The United States warns of another Somalia in the making, a failed state of lawlessness and chaos that serves as a launching pad for pirates and terrorists.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
19 Apr 2011
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BY KRISTEN BRODY You're watching multisource health news analysis from Newsy. Move over, Viagra -- A new erection-enhancing condom developed for Durex could boost performance in the bedroom. Researchers at a biotech firm in the United Kingdom developed the condom, which contains a gel to increase blood flow -- helping men maintain a firmer erection for longer. (Video Source: YouTube) CBS News reporter David Freeman writes some are calling CSD500 the Viagra of condoms -- posing a potential threat to sales of other condoms on the market. But Freeman focused more on the possible health effects than the sales impact. “Dr. Irwin Goldstein told CBS News...they will have to be proven to be safe and effective compared to oral PDE 5 inhibitors, a reference to Viagra and similar medications for erectile dysfunction. And it would be important to make sure that the drug does not pass from the condom to the woman." The Wall Street Journal is one step ahead of CBS--reporting the condom developers found a way for the drug-infused lubricant to only affect the condom wearer. And that’s not the only aspect of this condom Katherine Hobson set straight. “The product has been compared to Pfizer’s Viagra in condom form; that’s not exactly accurate, since it’s intended not for men with erectile dysfunction in general, but those who specifically have difficulties keeping an erection when using a condom.” But Portfolio**** didn’t waste time talking to doctors or medical experts... its blogger went straight to THE expert, condum guro Adam Glickman of CONDOMania. Glickman discussed what he says would be the real triumph of CSD500 -- getting more people to use condoms. (Video Source: YouTube) “The bottom line is protection, said Glickman...Such an innovation as the one under consideration could only help in that quest. At the end of the day, I am not how much that ‘drug’ will actually enhance sexual performance...What's important is that it is one more step in the process to 'normalize' condoms.” If approved by European regulators, CSD500 will hit shelves at the end of the year. As of now there is no official report on whether the new condom will come to the United States. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Apr 2011
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BY MATTHEW HIBBARD ANCHOR CHANCE SEALES You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy From thin mints to -- prosthetic hands? They call themselves the Flying Monkeys. A Girl Scout team consisting of 11 to 13 year-old girls developed a prosthetic hand device called the BOB-1. A member of that team who has a limb difference was the inspiration for the project. The device is already being put to use. This is Danielle. A three-year-old from Duluth, Georgia. The prosthetic arm the Flying Monkeys designed has helped her hold a pencil with her right arm and write for the first time. The device can also help in everyday tasks like coloring, eating and personal grooming. The Flying Monkeys tell ABC, the best thing about their device is its potential to help even more children. Girl Scout 1: “It is fun to be able to help people, it’s rewarding.” Girl Scout 2: “If we could make more we would actually change other kid’s lives.” Girl Scout 3: “It feels really good knowing that she can actually be able to do something she might not have been able to do with her right hand.” The girls did their homework before designing the prosthetic arm. A writer for Popular Science explains the extent of their research. “The Girl Scouts visited a prosthetics manufacturer and an occupational therapist to learn about existing prosthetics, and they learned they’re expensive and cumbersome, so they wanted to build something that was simple to put on and use.” The Flying Monkeys received the Global Innovation Award and $20,000 to patent the invention. The girls were chosen by nearly 1 million people who visited the award website from 145 countries. One of girl’s mothers explains to NBC-affiliate WHO their excitement. “The kids were all screaming and yelling, AHHHHHHH and jumping up and down and it was mind blowing. When they put their minds to it, there is nothing they cannot do.” So is this intelligent piece of innovation enough to keep those Boy Scouts across the campfire at bay? A writer at Gizmodo says there’s a whole lot girl power leading the charge. “While the Boy Scouts might have their ballyhooed robotics badge, it is actually the Girl Scouts who struck first in this pee-wee tech war...” The Flying Monkeys are among more than 200 Girl Scout robotics teams across the US. It’s all part of an initiative to encourage children to focus on science, technology, engineering and math. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed. Get more multisource video news anlaysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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June 16, 2011 (2:42) Day one for the defense brought surprises, a call for a new witness, and testimony of contaminated evidence.
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August 4, 2011 (3:02) Sydney Bomb Scare a Hoax?; UN Condemns Assad's Regime; 72 Suspects Nabbed in Child Porn Ring; OK Woman Claims D.B. Cooper fer Uncle; Bubba Smith Dies
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisoruce U.S. news analysis from Newsy They say a cowboy is a man with guts and a horse -- and a mule. And a couple vodka cranberries. Two urban cowboys looking for a night out on the town found out -- to Austin police -- drinking and driving is the same as drinking and riding. “It’s not illegal to ride a horse on 6th Street or any street in Austin, but the DWI laws have changed. They changed in October and they’re vague. That’s what police say, and that’s what led to the arrest of two men for driving while intoxicated on a horse.” (KTBC) HLN has an explanation from the Austin PD -- who say -- Jose Rios and Samuel Olivo Jr’s drunken escapade posed a danger to the public. AUSTIN PD: “The motor vehicle definition is a little ambiguous, but they felt it would fit that criteria. In the city of Austin it's legal to ride a horse on a public street. What we were concerned about was them being intoxicated, inviting people out into the street, causing a danger, causing a danger to themselves, public, the horses.” The charges were later reduced to public intoxication after public debate over the question: Is it still a DWI if you’re on a farm animal? Olivo says he and Rios were just trying to have fun... …that they were celebrating Olivo’s recovery from a horse riding accident months earlier when he slipped from his saddle and broke several ribs. But from the looks of this dash cam video -- they partied so hard Rios couldn’t even finish his sobriety test-- at one point even falling into the police officer. And later -- eyes rolling back in his head. The Austin American-Statesman caught up with Olivo Wednesday -- when he said he plans on reuniting with his horse Big Red -- whom police impounded after the arrest. He says he’s a changed man. He told the paper he’s going to ride Big Red through the downtown area again. BUT don’t worry, he says, "I'm just not going to drink a drop of liquor.” Probably a good idea. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy Gamers rejoice! Nintendo has given its new handheld 3DS system a price and a launch date. Fans of the house of Mario can purchase the new console come March 27 for a price tag of $249. News of the launch has created lots of buzz in the tech world, but not all of it seems to be good... We’re analyzing coverage from Nintendo, IGN, CNET, G4TV, and Kotaku. Nintendo U.S. President Reggie Fils-Aime broke the news at a surprise press conference in New York. Aime promised journalists the 3DS would usher in a new era of gaming. “What you’ll be holding in your hands in just a little while is a truly unique experience, it doesn’t exist anywhere else. It’s a category of one. And because it’s entertainment that just doesn’t request your attention, it actually pulls you in.” Many of the tech world’s elite were invited to test the device following the conference, previewing some of the new features and launch titles. As one writer for IGN explains, he’s impressed. “I'm still recovering from a whirlwind of gameplay, so forgive me if I sound a little too enthusiastic. But quite honestly, the Nintendo 3DS is very, very impressive... This system is powerful. It features an experience you can't get anywhere else. I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid here, either.” And CNET seems to agree, praising the device for its 3D capabilities. “When you do pick it up and turn that 3D effect on it works really well, and once you’re locked into that sweet spot the game actually is pretty spectacular.” But not everyone is as enamored. As G4TV explains -- there’s a lot not to love about Nintendo’s newest gadget. “The Nintendo 3DS costs the same amount of money as a Wii and you’re getting a game with that. So I don’t think that it’s a fair price point.” “You know I wouldn’t even get a Nintendo 3DS for my kid, you know why-- cause he might go blind. Do you want my kid to go blind? No. Get that thing away from me.” “$250? This is something I’m gonna carry in my pocket and drop all the time. I don’t want to drop $250 on the ground every time I reach in for my car keys.” A writer for Kotaku worries about the price point, but also about the release date, saying Nintendo is rushing the device on the market too soon. “...given the rapid decline in sales of both the Wii and DS over 2010, it seems as though Nintendo's head office panicked, and ... decided to rush the 3DS out before the end of the company's fiscal year on March 31. … That's great for Nintendo's top brass … but it feels like we're getting a partial launch as a result of the rush.” So what do you think? Will you be in line March 27th to pick up a new 3DS? Get multisoruce video news analysis from Newsy
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BY ALYSSA CARTEE You're watching multisoruce world news analysis from Newsy A bomb outside a crowded bus station in Jerusalem kills at least one and injures more than 30. CNN spoke with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat - who suggests the attack was an isolated incident. “Israel and Jerusalem have been relatively safe lately and hopefully we will find the roots of this cowardly person who created this terrorist attack and bring him to trial and justice.” A Washington Post correspondent spoke with MSNBC and pointed out violence has been escalating around the Gaza Strip for a week now. “While there hasn't been any link directly, keep in mind this attack comes amid a sharp escalation in tensions between Israel and Hamas and the Gaza Strip with rockets falling in Israel, the cities last night and the day before and Israel responding with motor shelling and other kinds of activity. Eight Palestinians were killed yesterday including four civilians and four militants. Things are definitely, attentions are increased sharply in the last 24 hours.” Israeli newspaper columnists think the violence is a sign of a possible lengthy conflict between Israel and Hamas. (A writer for Haaretz says...) “What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty stopping, though it's doubtful either side has an interest in reaching that point.” AFP reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning a - quote - “exchange of blows” might be necessary to stop the escalating violence. But the Jerusalem Post spoke with Jerusalem police chief David Cohen who believes the attack does not necessarily suggest future violence. “Cohen said that he did not believe that the attack represented a move backwards towards the years of terror attacks, but said that the Israel and Jerusalem Police are fully prepared for any situation.” Mr. Netanyahu delayed a planned trip to Russia in response to the attack. According to AP- both Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have publicly condemned the attacks. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY ALYSSA CARTEE ANCHOR CHANCE SEALES You're watching multisoruce world news analysis from Newsy In the midst of the unrest in Libya -- rebel forces, government forces -- and the CIA? Reports indicate CIA operatives have been gathering intelligence on the ground for weeks. CBS spoke with a retired military official who says the CIA’s success depends on its focus. “There are incredible elements of risk. The CIAs exceptionally good at this. They know how to do it. But the thing is, is what is -- you know, what is the United States, what is NATO trying to accomplish in Libya? And frankly, that's still not very clear.” A writer for Wired wonders how the CIA being on the ground fits in with President Obama’s vision of limited U.S. involvement. “Expect legislators to ask how the Obama team’s presentation of a limited war … square with the insertion of CIA teams on the ground. Presidents who send CIA teams into hellholes usually do so to avoid sending larger military elements; but often, those teams end up presaging an escalation, not substituting for one.” The news of CIA operations has left many wondering if this means the U.S. involvement in Libya will be extended. NBC’s Chuck Todd explains what CIA involvement could mean for the U.S. “This is the first step to where the U.S. Could be doing covertly arming the rebels in their fight against Gaddafi. Now, U.S. Officials caution that they have not done that yet. This is essentially laying the legal groundwork to do that.” HLN talked to a former CIA Operative who believes training opposition forces could take a while and may not even work. Robert Baer, former CIA Operative” “To train a force like this in Libya would take at least six months and even then I'm not sure what you would get. So many of these covert action things have failed even when you have more time.” And a writer for BBC says that arming the anti-government forces is a tricky move. “It seems to me that this is a slippery slope. You provide weapons, so you provide trainers. The trainers need protecting. The protectors needs supply lines. The supply lines need protecting. Before you know it there are more than just a few foreign boots on the ground.” As is custom with covert intelligence operations, the government has neither confirmed nor denied that the CIA is at work in Libya. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Apr 2011
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