The organizers of the Miss America pageant announced today that they will be scrapping all appearance based aspects of their contest including the evening gown and swimsuit portions (archived). The organization's chairwoman, 1989 contest winner and Fox News hostess Gretchen Carlson offered on the changes:
We are not going to judge you on your outward appearance. We want more women to know that they are welcome in this organization… We are moving it forward and evolving it in this cultural revolution…
In Denver a nightclub patron was injured after an FBI agent's weapon discharged (archived). The offending FBI agent was dancing when his firearm discharged. The FBI agent has neither been identified nor charged in the incident.
The "Visa" payment card network is down for users in the European Union and United Kingdom (archived).
Italian populist parties managed to find a finance minister capable of salvaging their effort at forming a coalition government after the Italian President sabotaged their earlier efforts (archived). After Italian and international fiat markets suffered this week in the wake of President Sergio Mattarella's affront to their democracy, the puppet former IMF head Mattarella appointed as interim Prime Minister happily resigned his mandate when Five Star and the League found an anti-Euro finance minister who hadn't actually proposed leaving the Eurozone in public yet.
Outrage over the arrest of English leader Tony Robinson continues after a British court sentenced the Englishman to 13 months in prison for "contempt of court" and further issued an order banning media from reporting on the arrest and sentencing (archived). In the wake of the court order articles covering Robinson's initial arrest began disappearing from publications ranging from British newspaper the Mirror to US based Breitbart media.
The court imposed restrictions on reporting the case were eventually lifted. In its reporting that the court lifted its blackout, Breitbart has failed to apologize or explain why they aided and comforted the terrorist regime in the United Kingdom (archived).
There are reports of protests in the British capital following the arrest of English leader Tony Robinson (archived). The English leader was arrested late last week by British police for raising awareness of child sex grooming outside of a courthouse.
British immigration authorities are demanding businessman Roman Abramovich "prove" the legitimacy of his wealth (archived). Abramovich has numerous business ties to the United Kingdom developed over the years including his personal ownership of the Chelsea football club. For years Abramovich has held a "Tier 1" investors visa, but is latest renewal application is being held up pending a new and invasive AML/KYC demonstration of the money's "legitimacy", in the eyes of the government ruling for the crown.
Reports are emerging out of the US that a woman died after having been attacked by a pack of seven small dogs (archived). Local media identifies the dogs as dachshunds all weighing under 18 kilograms.
Frontline rural police in Britain are likely to be routinely armed in the near future after an effort to recruit "specialist counter terrorist firearms officers" has failed (archived). When rural British police call for armed support, the current British SOP calls for "Armed response vehicles" with 13 "specialist firearms officers" to make their way to the scene.
Prosecutors working for the criminal gang commonly known as the US Government are alleging that Joshua Adam Schulte was somehow involved in leaking a suite of CIA hacking tools and other lulzy artifacts. These prosecutors however aren't making the allegations by actually filing charges against Schulte, just leaking their suspicions to Jeff Bezo's Amazon Presents Washington Post (archived). According to the leaks about the criminal case into the leaker, Schulte's apartment was raided late last year and the seizure of Schulte's computers, electronics, and handwritten notes failed to produce indictable evidence even by the low standards fashionable in US Courts these days.
The US case against Schulte appears to be anchored in Ulbrich type tor wank. Schulte remains in indefinite pre-trial detention on charges unrelated to the CIA leaks case.