Show Prep: July 17

Malaysia Airlines MH17 ‘shot down’ over Ukraine carrying 295 people | Mail Online

The Boeing 777 aircraft was hit by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile over territory held by pro-Russian rebels who the Ukrainian government says are backed by the Kremlin.

Rebel site suggests insurgents shot down Malaysia plane by mistake – Yahoo News

The comments by the top military commander of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” suggest the separatists shot down the Airlines by mistake, believing it was a large Ukrainian army transport .

President Putin’s plane might have been the target for Ukrainian missile – sources — RT News

“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity.

Justice Department tells Congress the FBI IS investigating Lois Lerner’s disappearing emails in tea-party targeting case | Mail Online

A senior Justice Department official told a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Thursday that several agencies including the are investigating partisan political activity inside the IRS, and that former official ’s disappearing emails are on the menu.

Crook wins $510K suit against cops for arrest injury | New York Post

A trip to the supermarket — to shoplift — became a half-million-dollar windfall for a crook, thanks to a Brooklyn jury.

Microsoft’s Bing starts removing links under the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling | Mail Online

European web users can now ask search engine Bing to remove links they don’t like.

Transgender Woman Battles Against Hobby Lobby Over Bathroom Use |

Most of the recent media buzz surrounding Hobby Lobby, a popular craft store chain, has focused on the company’s Supreme Court victory permitting it to refuse coverage of certain forms of contraception. But in a separate legal battle, a longtime transgender employee is alleging discrimination in case that is sure to put the company at the center of additional controversy.

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Strip | Fox News

The Israeli military launched a ground operation in the Strip Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

‘Nurse-in’ held to protest letter given to breast-feeding mom – The Herald Journal: Allaccess

These Are The Laziest States In The US – Business Insider

We all enjoy a lazy day on the couch once in awhile, but most of us get out and about for some physical activity at least a few times a week. Some states, though, have a laziness problem.

‘Nurse-in’ held to protest letter given to breast-feeding mom – The Herald Journal: Allaccess

Over 10 breast-feeding mothers sat down with their kids on Thursday at Mount Logan Middle School to participate in the free lunch and to breast-feed their babies in public to protest a another mother received Wednesday asking her to cover up or not breast-feed in the lunchroom.

Tesco apologises after Muslim worker refuses to sell ham and wine in Ramadan | Mail Online

‘I started shouting and he went to the back of the shop. I asked to see the manager. He was a temporary manager and he said I had to use the self-service.

Could child sex robots be used to treat paedophiles? | Mail Online

Paedophiles could be given realistic child sexbots as part of their treatment, it has been claimed. Leading robotics experts say the emergence of ‘sexbots’ that resemble children is inevitable. They believe they could form an important part of treatment plans for paedophiles.