WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun. “I’m telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old after a while,” Sen. Orrin […]
Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine
TIMIKA, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded after being shot in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc’s giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, a police spokesman said.
The officers were shot near Tembagapura early on Wednesday, Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said.
There has been a string of shooting incidents since mid-August that have wounded at least eight people and killed two police officers. They have been blamed by police on an “armed criminal group” but linked to separatist rebels by others.
(Reporting by Sam Wanda; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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