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judges affirm 'making a murderer' confession was coerced


chicago — a three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed that a wisconsin inmate featured in the netflix series "making a murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison.brendan dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer teresa halbach's death two years earlier. dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, steven avery, rape and kill halbach in the avery family's manitowoc county salvage yard.a federal magistrate judge ruled in august that investigators coerced dassey, who was 16 at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing.the state justice department appealed the ruling to the 7th u.s. circuit court of appeals. a three-judge panel from the 7th circuit on thursday affirmed the lower court and said dassey should be freed un






'making a murderer' confession was coerced and dassey should be freed, court aff


a three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed that a wisconsin inmate featured in the netflix series "making a murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison.brendan dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer teresa halbach's death two years earlier. dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, steven avery, rape and kill halbach in the avery family's manitowoc county salvage yard.a federal magistrate judge ruled in august that investigators coerced dassey, who was 16 at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing.the state justice department appealed the ruling to the 7th u.s. circuit court of appeals. a three-judge panel from the 7th circuit on thursday affirmed the lower court and said dassey should be freed unless the s






bombshell report from alvarez office explodes case against 'innocence industry'


it's a bombshell.a 28-page internal report written in 2014 by top deputies of then-cook county state's attorney anita alvarez and recently obtained by the tribune concluded that "there is not sufficient evidence to seek to vacate (alstory) simon's convictions."this bombshell explodes the rationale for simon's federal lawsuit against former northwestern university professor david protess and private investigator paul ciolino charging that they conspired to frame simon for murder. in 1998 and early 1999, protess and a team of students led an investigation in the 1982 slaying of jerry hillard and marilyn green in chicago's washington park, that concluded when simon confessed to being the killer in a videotaped interview with ciolino. that confession led to freedom for anthony porter, who had






heather mack retracts claim boyfriend innocent in bali killing


heather mack was convicted of helping murder her mother, whose body was discovered stuffed in a suitcase while on vacation in bali in 2014, but now the imprisoned chicago-area woman appears to be confessing on youtube that she alone committed the killing, motivated by revenge.she further states... (angie leventis lourgos and matthew walberg)






‘norfolk 4’ sailors pardoned by virginia governor


richmond, va. (ap) — four former sailors who became known as the “norfolk four” as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago have been pardoned by virginia gov. terry mcauliffe.a spokesman for mcauliffe told the associated press on tuesday that the governor has pardoned the four men of the 1997 rape and killing of michelle moore-bosko.their case drew widespread attention when their innocence claims were backed by dozens of former fbi agents, ex-prosecutors and crime novelist john grisham.prosecutors argued that the men raped moore-bosko while her husband was away at sea and then passed around a knife and took turns stabbing her. their case relied solely on the men’s coerced confessions as no physical eviden






activist who didn't divulge israel bombings will leave us


detroit — a chicago palestinian activist who didn't disclose her time in an israeli prison when she got u.s. citizenship has agreed to plead guilty and leave the country.rasmea odeh (oh'-duh) was scheduled to face a second trial in detroit after winning an appeal of her 2014 conviction. but a member of her legal team, william goodman, said thursday she's agreed to plead guilty on april 25 in exchange for no time in prison.goodman says odeh is 69 years old, and another trial would be "grinding" for her.odeh insists she didn't disclose her past because of post-traumatic stress disorder. she was convicted of two bombings in israel in 1969 but says she was tortured into confessing. israel released odeh in a prisoner exchange in 1979.






chad ochocinco goes sneaker shopping with complex


chad “ochocinco” johnson recently skated off to miami with complex’s joe la puma for the complex’ latest installment of sneaker shopping at kith. the six-time nfl pro bowler has always been been a huge sneaker head — and especially loves the original air jordan i. when he was a kid, chad would take his mcdonald’s paychecks to cash out on js.read: chad johnson gives twitter follower $1,000 for her birthdaywhen asked about playing in the new era of the nfl, ochocinco admitted, “i wouldn’t even be able to play in the league today. there’s no way i was following these damn rules.” the 39-year-old also dished out some hate on the steph curry 2s, while confessing his new found love of adidas and the nmd model.read: watch: nardwuar vs. chad ‘ochocinco’ johnsoncredit: complexthe usually frugal for






health could affect deposition by daley in torture suit


chicago — an undisclosed medical issue could affect whether former chicago mayor richard daley must give a deposition in a federal lawsuit alleging he ignored evidence of widespread torture by a former police commander.the issue arose after u.s. district judge amy st. eve recently granted an order sealing details about daley's medical condition. a status hearing is scheduled for monday.despite other attempts to get daley to provide sworn testimony in similar lawsuits, it's never happened. the city previously settled before daley could be questioned.ex-police commander jon burge wasn't criminally charged in the torture, but did serve time for lying about it. the still-pending lawsuit involves accusations that detectives beat and suffocated alonzo smith into confessing to a 1983 killing.a lo






judge: man who tried to get trump tax returns wasn’t coerced


baton rouge, la. (ap) — a judge has rejected arguments that federal agents coerced a louisiana private investigator into confessing that he tried to illegally obtain donald trump’s tax returns before last year’s presidential election.in a ruling filed wednesday, u.s. district judge james brady refused to suppress statements that jordan hamlett allegedly made to special agents from the fbi and u.s. treasury inspector general for tax administration before his arrest on a charge he misused a social security number.hamlett’s attorney accused agents of tricking him into appearing at a baton rouge hotel for an interrogation. the judge, however, said hamlett voluntarily spoke to the agents when he was free to leave.prosecutors claim hamlett tried unsuccessfully to obtain trump’s tax returns using






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trump's advisors are only enabling his erratic behavior


don't get me wrong — i have zero sympathy for president donald trump's aides who choose to remain in the white house and lie to the american people. working in this administration in trump's circle requires you to say things that are patently untrue; if you make the decision to do it, you have only yourself to blame. that said, one can pity senior advisers such as kellyanne conway and sebastian gorka who are sent out to declare that we should not pay attention to what trump says. not policy! don't obsess!put differently, trump is harming himself, the administration and the country because he cannot control his worst impulses. the best(!) defense is to claim that the public pronouncements of the president of the united states do not matter. it would be better from their perspective for us t






trump's advisers are only enabling his erratic behavior


don't get me wrong — i have zero sympathy for president donald trump's aides who choose to remain in the white house and lie to the american people. working in this administration in trump's circle requires you to say things that are patently untrue; if you make the decision to do it, you have only yourself to blame. that said, one can pity senior advisers such as kellyanne conway and sebastian gorka who are sent out to declare that we should not pay attention to what trump says. not policy! don't obsess!put differently, trump is harming himself, the administration and the country because he cannot control his worst impulses. the best(!) defense is to claim that the public pronouncements of the president of the united states do not matter. it would be better from their perspective for us t






#hurtbae's cheating ex speaks out in new interview


leonard long iii, who claims to be the “most hated guy in america” after confessing to his college sweetheart kourtney jorge that he cheated on her multiple times, is telling his side after their #hurtbae video went viral.read: guy explains to ex-girlfriend why he cheated in a heart wrenching viral videoin a new interview with krispy shorts, the 23-year-old says that he still cares deeply about his ex even though his stoic expression throughout the video seems to say otherwise. “i was definitely emotional,” long said of his perceived absence of feelings during the confession to jorge. “just because it wasn’t written all over my face doesn’t mean i didn’t feel some type of way. that’s the way that i process the moment.”“i’m 23 years old,” he continued. “i’m a young man trying to navigate th






can someone help sammy sosa with his cross?


sammy sosa still doesn’t get it.but then, someone who compares the suspicion surrounding his use of performance-enhancing drugs to the persecution of jesus christ wouldn’t be expected to have much of a clue.“it’s like jesus christ when he came to jerusalem,” sosa told chuckblogerstrom.com. “everybody thought jesus christ was a witch (laughing) — and he was our savior. so if they talk (bleep) about jesus christ, what about me? are you kidding me?”can someone help sosa with his cross?sosa uttered those martyring words and more to chuck wasserstrom, a former cubs employee whom sosa trusts. wasserstrom writes a blog, caught up with sosa, and voila, a sad, weird bit of continued denial.sosa struck me as insecure, needy and delusional. the former shoeshine boy remains a shoeshine boy when it com






minnesota police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road


the woman in a blue isuzu trooper was so busy composing a text message as she waited at a traffic light wednesday morning that she didn’t see that a squad car rolled up beside her.by the time she did and quickly put her phone down, it was too late. burnsville police officer chris walswick had already seen her holding her phone, using two thumbs to tap out a message.“she has never had a ticket,” walswick said as he ran a driver’s license check. “that’s going to change today.”walswick issued her a citation that carries a $50 fine for the first offense and $275 for subsequent violations. it was an easy stop, with the driver committing the offense in plain view and confessing to her misdeed.but more often, it takes a sharper eye to nab drivers who illegally use a phone or electronic device to






minn. police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road


the woman in a blue isuzu trooper was so busy composing a text message as she waited at a traffic light wednesday morning that she didn’t see that a squad car rolled up beside her.by the time she did and quickly put her phone down, it was too late. burnsville police officer chris walswick had already seen her holding her phone, using two thumbs to tap out a message.“she has never had a ticket,” walswick said as he ran a driver’s license check. “that’s going to change today.”walswick issued her a citation that carries a $50 fine for the first offense and $275 for subsequent violations. it was an easy stop, with the driver committing the offense in plain view and confessing to her misdeed.but more often, it takes a sharper eye to nab drivers who illegally use a phone or electronic device to






minn. police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road


the woman in a blue isuzu trooper was so busy composing a text message as she waited at a traffic light wednesday morning that she didn’t see that a squad car rolled up beside her.by the time she did and quickly put her phone down, it was too late. burnsville police officer chris walswick had already seen her holding her phone, using two thumbs to tap out a message.“she has never had a ticket,” walswick said as he ran a driver’s license check. “that’s going to change today.”walswick issued her a citation that carries a $50 fine for the first offense and $275 for subsequent violations. it was an easy stop, with the driver committing the offense in plain view and confessing to her misdeed.but more often, it takes a sharper eye to nab drivers who illegally use a phone or electronic device to






we need to talk about the dangers of facebook live


few seem to be worried about the way social media gives us unbridled access to an ever-burgeoning audience. but after 37-year-old steve stephens offered a step-by-step account of his murder of 74-year-old robert godwin jr. on facebook, including a live confessional after the fact, it’s time we consider the consequences of this platform more carefully.stephens uploaded his first video at 11:09 p.m. on sunday evening, declaring his intent to murder. two minutes later, he uploaded a video that showed him gunning down his victim, godwin. finally, 11 minutes following, stephens posted a facebook live video confessing to the crime. “in a timeline of the events,” reports npr, “facebook says the video of the shooting was visible to the public for more than two hours and was taken down 23 minutes a






minn. police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road


the woman in a blue isuzu trooper was so busy composing a text message as she waited at a traffic light wednesday morning that she didn't see that a squad car rolled up beside her.by the time she did and quickly put her phone down, it was too late. burnsville police officer chris walswick had already seen her holding her phone, using two thumbs to tap out a message."she has never had a ticket," walswick said as he ran a driver's license check. "that's going to change today."walswick issued her a citation that carries a $50 fine for the first offense and $275 for subsequent violations. it was an easy stop, with the driver committing the offense in plain view and confessing to her misdeed.but more often, it takes a sharper eye to nab drivers who illegally use a phone or electronic device to






facebook releases timeline of cleveland shooting videos


facebook is facing backlash after a cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a live video confessing to the murder. the slaying and its subsequent distribution across facebook has raised questions about how the company moderates violent content.justin osofsky, facebook’s vice president of global operations, released a statement and timeline of the events and videos surrounding the incident.osofsky’s statements hand off the responsibility for policing content on facebook to its users, although he acknowledged the company can do better at moderation. he says artificial intelligence and new policies governing how videos are shared could present solutions to the issue, and that facebook will try to speed up its current review proces






jacob wetterling's killer won't be ordered to pay restitution


danny heinrich, who confessed to the 1989 abduction and killing of jacob wetterling and the sexual assault of another boy earlier that year, will not be ordered to pay restitution to his victims, a federal judge ruled on tuesday.in a brief written ruling, u.s. district judge john tunheim explained that federal prosecutors informed the court monday that no restitution was owed to the victims in heinrich’s case.tunheim gave the government 90 days after heinrich’s nov. 21, 2016 sentencing to make the determination.heinrich, 53, is now serving a 20-year sentence at a massachusetts federal prison after reaching a deal last year to plead guilty to a single count of receiving child pornography in exchange for confessing to the october 1989 abduction and murder of 11-year-old wetterling and the se






nearly 20 minutes of the life is strange prequel in action


the first gameplay footage from life is strange: before the storm tries hard to recapture the drama from the original game.if you want to ruin something, keep adding to it: this is true of cakes, outfits and most of all fiction. chloe price in the original life is strange had a lot of secrets—it was part of her allure. for better or for worse, before the storm will untangle one of them, as it details her relationship with rachel, her dead friend from the original game. here’s twenty minutes of gameplay:in this video, chloe goes to a warehouse show and after a series of misadventures meets up with rachel. they later ditch class, get wasted and have an argument. the calibre of writing is about on par with the last life is strange, which has great relationships between characters and overall






milwaukee man gets 7 years in prison after confessing in teen girl's 1982 death


a 51-year-old man who waited more than three decades to confess he killed a 13-year-old girl was sentenced friday to seven years in prison, the maximum a judge could impose. jose e. ferreira's sentence came almost 35 years to the day after he shoved carrie ann jopek down a flight of stairs at a milwaukee home on march 16, 1982. police questioned him several times over the years, but it wasn't until late 2015 that he confessed to his wife, a local television station and a police detective. "i can't take back how it happened," ferreira said in a soft voice before he was sentenced by judge jeffrey conen. "sorry, from the deepest pain in my heart, sorry." throughout friday's hearing, jopek's mother held a picture on her lap of her daughter when she was 13. she also held the photo when she face






florida middle schooler threw block at trump motorcade, sheriff says


a florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in u.s. president donald trump’s motorcade as it drove through west palm beach on friday, the local sheriff’s office said.authorities received reports that a vehicle in the motorcade appeared to have been struck by a hard, small object, the palm beach county sheriff’s office said in a news release. the incident occurred while the motorcade was en route from the local airport to trump’s mar-a-lago resort in palm beach.after the motorcade ended, law enforcement officers canvassed the area and found a “2 x 4” block by the side of the road, according to the release, which included a photo of what appeared to be a wooden block.a middle school student confessed to throwing it and im






an infamous and sadistic american serial killer was hanged in 1896. or was he?


the three-story hotel in downtown chicago known as the “castle” was by all appearances just another place for tourists to stay during the 1893 world’s fair except for one thing: many young women entered through its doors but not that many left. or so neighbors would later recall.for years, its owner, dr. h.h. holmes – originally born as herman webster mudgett – had invited people, mostly young women, into the hotel he designed, promising jobs and lodging while hinting that he was a wealthy man seeking a bride.what no one knew was holmes didn’t merely design a hotel. he fashioned a labyrinthine house of horrors, a “murder castle” with trap doors, peepholes and stairways that led nowhere. many of its 100 or more rooms were soundproof. others included gas lines, which allowed holmes to fill t






heather mack retracts claim boyfriend innocent in bali killing


a chicago-area woman imprisoned in indonesia for killing her mother has retracted statements made in youtube videos that her boyfriend, also convicted in the same case, was innocent.a statement released by heather mack and her lawyer yulius benyamin seran on wednesday said the ertions in the videos were false and recorded under pressure. the statement said mack, 21, was reading words written by her boyfriend tommy schaefer, formerly of oak park.in a series of three videos posted last week, mack, who grew up in oak park but most recently lived in chicago, says schaefer was trying to protect her when he confessed to striking her 62-year-old mother, sheila von weise-mack, in the head with a metal fruit bowl.mack's statement said the video was uploaded to youtube by someone who deliberately cr






an infamous and sadistic american serial killer was hanged in 1896. or was he?


the three-storey hotel in downtown chicago known as the “castle” was by all appearances just another place for tourists to stay during the 1893 world’s fair except for one thing: many young women entered through its doors but not that many left. or so neighbors would later recall.for years, its owner, dr. h.h. holmes – originally born as herman webster mudgett – had invited people, mostly young women, into the hotel he designed, promising jobs and lodging while hinting that he was a wealthy man seeking a bride.what no one knew was holmes didn’t merely design a hotel. he fashioned a labyrinthine house of horrors, a “murder castle” with trap doors, peepholes and stairways that led nowhere. many of its 100 or more rooms were soundproof. others included gas lines, which allowed holmes to fill






5 craziest crimes of the week


general mills cereal.(photo: joe raedle/getty images) 10 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – among this week's accused criminals: a persnickety art lover, a police dispatcher who ended up a dea target, and a woman who really, really tried to avoid having sex with her husband.cops: woman poisoned husband's cereal to avoid sex: a nevada woman is still on the run almost two years after confessing to poisoning her husband's lucky charms cereal because she didn't want sex. the husband, now an ex, has moved to california but says he is still worried that andrea heming will resurface. in 2015, heming admitted putting boric acid, a poison used to kill cockroaches and other pests, in her husband's cereal, as well as these two other foods; here's how her husband suffered.guard gets whacked on head ov






5 craziest crimes of the week


general mills cereal.(photo: joe raedle/getty images) 8 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – among this week's accused criminals: a persnickety art lover, a police dispatcher who ended up a dea target, and a woman who really, really tried to avoid having sex with her husband.cops: woman poisoned husband's cereal to avoid sex: a nevada woman is still on the run almost two years after confessing to poisoning her husband's lucky charms cereal because she didn't want sex. the husband, now an ex, has moved to california but says he is still worried that andrea heming will resurface. in 2015, heming admitted putting boric acid, a poison used to kill cockroaches and other pests, in her husband's cereal, as well as these two other foods; here's how her husband suffered.guard gets whacked on head ove






5 craziest crimes of the week


general mills cereal.(photo: joe raedle/getty images) 17 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – among this week's accused criminals: a persnickety art lover, a police dispatcher who ended up a dea target, and a woman who really, really tried to avoid having sex with her husband.cops: woman poisoned husband's cereal to avoid sex: a nevada woman is still on the run almost two years after confessing to poisoning her husband's lucky charms cereal because she didn't want sex. the husband, now an ex, has moved to california but says he is still worried that andrea heming will resurface. in 2015, heming admitted putting boric acid, a poison used to kill cockroaches and other pests, in her husband's cereal, as well as these two other foods; here's how her husband suffered.guard gets whacked on head ov






jamie foxx says oprah saved him from a life of drinking


following the mega-success of the 2005 biopic ray, jamie foxx had reached a whole new level of stardom. according to the academy award winner however, just as quickly as he skyrocketed to the top, he was on pace to blow his entire career even faster. that is until oprah and her crew of a-list celebrities swooped in to the rescue. the shazam host recently appeared on “the howard stern show” on may 24, where he detailed the exact night oprah and company saved his life.read: jamie foxx returns to television as host of fox’s new game show ‘beat shazam’ironically, foxx took a page from his 2008 hit single, and blamed it on the alcohol, confessing that he took up a life of frequent partying and drinking with his newfound success. that’s when he received a call from oprah herself, who blatantly s






in nobel acceptance speech, bob dylan shouts the blues


bob dylan becoming the nobel laureate in literature for 2016 was the perfect combination for conservatives who dismiss dylan’s talent or see the nobel prize as a diminishing measure of cultural worth. dylan accepted the prize in april in a private ceremony, and now has delivered an audio version that the committee requires of nobel laureates.dylan’s 27-minute lecture evokes the editorial voice from “chronicles: volume 1” (2005), the beginning of his discursive memoirs. dylan grants from the beginning that his lecture likely will be roundabout, and he delivers on that quality. he speaks of influences from buddy holly and leadbelly, but also of studying such classics of western literature as “don quixote,” “ivanhoe,” “robinson crusoe,” and “a tale of two cities.” he calls these novels “typic






catholic church must reform confession, abuse survivor says


image copyrightpeter gogartyimage caption peter gogarty was abused as an altar boy in the 1970s an australian child abuse survivor has called on the catholic church to reform its laws on confession to ensure crimes are reported to police. peter gogarty said perpetrators knew anything disclosed in confession would not be revealed to authorities. he told the bbc it was effectively a "get-out-of-jail-free card".it follows the final public hearings in an australian inquiry, which has heard evidence of abusers confessing knowing their actions would not be divulged. the issue of mandatory reporting has split australia's catholic church, with archbishops differing on whether information given by a child victim during confession should be relayed to police. "what they are doing is saying we are mo






jury awards $13.4 million to man wrongly imprisoned for decades for murder


a federal jury wednesday awarded almost $13.4 million to a chicago man who alleged police and prosecutors coerced him into confessing to a 1992 double murder that landed him in prison for more than two decades and became a defining case in the city's long history of wrongful convictions.deon patrick, 45, sued the city of chicago, seven police officers and two assistant state's attorneys involved in his prosecutionafter a nearly six-week trial, the jury deliberated for two days before finding that patrick's civil rights had been violated, awarding him $13.3 million in compensatory damages and $90,000 in punitive damages that must be paid by six of the police officers. one officer and both prosecutors were cleared of wrongdoing by the jury.two of the six officers — lt. michael berti and sgt.






otto warmbier, us student sent home from n korea, dies


image copyrightreutersimage caption otto warmbier's parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son the american student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in north korea has died, his family says.otto warmbier, 22, returned to the us last tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. north korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of us doctors who assessed him dispute this account.mr warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.he had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from north korea on 13 june to a hospital in his home city of cincinnati. ohio. it is unclear how he fell ill. how harsh is prison in north korea?how did






otto warmbier, us student sent home from n korea, dies


image copyrightreutersimage caption otto warmbier's parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son the american student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in north korea has died, his family says.otto warmbier, 22, returned to the us last tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. north korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of us doctors who assessed him dispute this account.mr warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.he had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from north korea on 13 june to a hospital in his home city of cincinnati. ohio. it is unclear how he fell ill. how harsh is prison in north korea?how did






otto warmbier, us student sent home from north korea, dies


image copyrightreutersimage caption otto warmbier's parents say they went 15 months without hearing from or about their son the american student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in north korea has died, his family says.otto warmbier, 22, returned to the us last tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. north korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of us doctors who assessed him dispute this account.mr warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.he had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from north korea on 13 june to a hospital in his home city of cincinnati. ohio. it is unclear how he fell ill. how harsh is prison in north korea?how did






virtual reality homebuying on the horizon


southern california’s home market is so competitive that some buyers make down payments on houses over mobile streaming applications. soon, thanks to virtual reality, showing a home may become p é, too. calgary, canada-based builder brookfield residential will offer virtual tours of model homes at its new san marcos home project starting in february. the homes don’t open until spring, but the builder will be showcasing the technology at the carlsbad premium outlets from feb. 2 to may 1.while the technology began working its way into real estate circles early last year, this is likely the first time it will be used on a large scale in san diego county and the first place brookfield is trying it out.brookfield spokeswoman april harter-enriquez said the technology is a way to get potential bu