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  • Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks

    04/20/2018 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 177 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Washington Post
    The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and...
  • Bat-Wielding Sisters Savagely Beat Woman In Alleged Road Rage Incident

    04/05/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/26/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Florida woman was savagely beaten with a bat when an enraged sister-duo chased her through a shopping plaza during an alleged road rage incident. Mikaela Barboza told WSVN she hopes her cellphone video will help police capture the two women who assaulted her on Thursday. The 26-year-old said she was driving down U.S. 441 in Lauderdale Lakes when she cut a woman off. Barboza recalled another woman — said to be the sister of the woman who she initially cut off — was in a separate vehicle and began yelling at her. “You cut my sister off, that’s disrespectful,”...
  • More sky puppies! Scientists discover two new species of dog-faced bat

    02/06/2018 10:38:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Smithsonian Institution ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | By Micaela Jemison
    The Freeman’s dog-faced bat (“Cynomops freeman”) was found in Soberania National Park near the Panama Canal. (Photo by Thomas Sattler) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flitting swiftly through the darkness above the tropical forest canopy in Central and South America, a group of cute little bats with dog-like faces have long been hiding a big secret. Now, their secret is out. For more than 50 years, scientists believed that only six species of the fast flying, insect-eating mammals known as dog-faced bats existed. That number has now increased to eight with the discovery of two new species, the Freeman’s dog-faced bat (Cynomops freemani), collected...
  • Florida Boy Who Was Battling Rabies After Bat Scratch Dies

    01/15/2018 3:03:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 126 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 15, 2018
    6-year-old Ryker Roque passed away in an Orlando hospital, his father said MondayA 6-year-old Florida boy who was undergoing experimental treatment after being diagnosed with rabies has died. Ryker Roque passed away in an Orlando hospital, his father said Monday. Roque had been undergoing the treatment, called the Milwaukee protocol, after he was scratched by a bat. His father, Henry Roque, had found the sick bat and put it in a bucket, telling his son not to touch it. "So, apparently he put his hand in there and touched it and he said it only scratched him, so I frantically...
  • Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

    01/10/2018 9:10:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | University of New South Wales
    An artist's impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. Credit: Gavin Mouldey. ================================================================================================================================== The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of the extinct bat - which was about three times the size of an average bat today - were recovered from 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments...
  • Dead bat in salad mix leads to Wal-Mart recall: report

    04/09/2017 9:30:32 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies ^ | April 09, 2017 | Kevin Litten
    Wal-Mart is recalling packaged salad mixes made by Fresh Express after a dead bat was found inside a box labeled as Organic Marketside Spring Mix, the Miami Herald reported. The recall affects stores in the Southeastern U.S., including Louisiana locations. There is a "minimal" chance of spreading rabies through dead animal body parts in food, the Herald reported, and the bat was being tested for the disease. The Herald reported that two people were eating the salad when they found the dead bat inside, but because of "the deteriorated condition of the bat," the CDC was unable to determine whether...
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards – Construct “Border Adjustment Tax” To Oppose Trump...

    01/18/2017 7:21:15 AM PST · by cyn · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 17, 2017 | sundance
    Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. “America-First” is antithetical to the UniParty.Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, “The UniParty”. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was the second option.Within the ‘right-side’ of the UniParty you have Republicans. Within the republican party...
  • Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone

    11/30/2016 7:21:13 PM PST · by Enterprise · 26 replies ^ | 30 NOVEMBER 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors 'shocked' his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone. The result has been described as 'unexpected' and 'exciting' because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving tumours of testosterone, because cancer uses it as a fuel.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she thought about hitting Antonin Scalia with baseball bat

    10/18/2016 9:36:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/18/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Sonia Sotomayor said her fellow Supreme Court justice´s comments sometimes left her wanting to dispense rough justice with sporting equipment. “There are things he’s said on the bench where if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it,” the Bronx-born judge said of her late colleague Antonin Scalia on Monday. Scalia was a longtime leader of the Court’s conservative wing, often on the opposite side of Sotomayor on issues such as gay marriage and affirmative action after she was appointed by President Obama in 2009.
  • Bat could bring delays to Loudoun County [VA] school construction

    02/25/2016 4:59:35 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 February 2016 | Mike Murillo
    The Northern Long Eared Bat is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the problem for the school system is the bat's migratory path which includes parts of Loudoun County. (Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) WASHINGTON - A 3-inch-long bat could mean months of delays for the construction of several new schools in Loudoun County. "This is not a joke, this is real," said Loudoun County School Board member Jeff Morse, who represents the Dulles District. The Northern Long-Eared Bat is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the problem for the school system is the bat's...
  • Northern long-eared bat gains protection as 'threatened' species

    04/02/2015 7:17:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications, ^ | April 1, 2015 | Whitney Forman-Cook
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, securing certain regulatory protections for the mammal and triggering charges of government overreach from some agricultural groups and politicians. ... The bat's range stretches from Maine to North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, westward to eastern Oklahoma and north through the Dakotas, reaching into eastern Montana and Wyoming. In all, it covers 37 states, the District of Columbia and 13 Canadian provinces. In October 2013, the FWS proposed listing the bat as “endangered,” meaning on the...
  • Potentially endangered bat could change pipeline project

    01/19/2015 1:04:39 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    lacrosse tribune ^ | 1-19-15 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A potentially endangered species of bat could become a major obstacle to the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to declare the northern long-eared bat an endangered species because the spread of the white-nosed syndrome disease has reduced its population. In that case, Enbridge could be forced to postpone its pipeline project or chose a different route. The current proposal would carry crude from the North Dakota oilfields to Superior, Wisconsin and would run through the bats' habitat. Enbridge has already taken steps to avoid...
  • Wife killed Ga. soldier for insurance, feds say

    03/05/2014 7:27:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Jan Skutch
    Wife killed Ga. soldier for insurance, feds say By Jan Skutch Morris News Service March 5, 2014 SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier schemed with her brother to kill her husband in exchange for a $160,000 insurance policy payout, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Lillie Eubank, 39, told investigators she arranged to have her brother, Carl Evan “Cowboy” Swain, travel from Alabama to Savannah, bought a T-ball bat and selected the site for the attack at a recreation park on Fort Stewart, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Heaps Ippolito said. The victim, Army Spc. John Joseph...
  • Hmmm... Bat Yam bus bomb just like Boston Marathon bomb

    01/06/2014 10:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/6/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    The bomb that was used to blow up a Dan bus in Bat Yam last month was remarkably similar to the bomb that was used in the Boston Marathon terror attack in April of last year. The bomb that exploded last month on an evacuated public bus in central Israel closely resembled the type used in the Boston Marathon attack. The explosive in Bat Yam was enclosed in a pressure cooker and was activated by a cell phone, according to the Shin Bet security service.  ... The bomb, which was placed in a black backpack with wires sticking out,...
  • SC:Armed Elderly Woman Subdues Attacker Armed with Baseball bat

    10/09/2013 7:12:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     Richard Keese (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office Richard Keese is very lucky.   If that bullet had hit 1 inch lower, he would almost certainly be in the morgue, not the jail.   From the Foxcarolina: Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said about 3 p.m. a man forced his way into a Mays Street home and attacked a woman inside the home. The elderly homeowner then shot the man with a revolver, grazing his head, according to Cole. A firearm makes an elderly woman more than a match for a healthy male with a baseball bat.  Richard...
  • OR:WCSO: Man brings knife, bat to gun store robbery

    07/26/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 25 July, 2013 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Discount Gun Sales shop at 8118 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway is closed Thursday night, following a reported robbery attempt. Around 4 p.m. a man carrying a 9-inch knife and a baseball bat entered the gun shop and smashed a display case, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. His apparent aim? An unloaded semi-automatic handgun.The shattered gun case at the Discount Gun Sales shot on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway as of July 25, 2013. (Courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.) The store’s manager then grabbed his own gun. That gun, however, was loaded.“The store manager called...
  • Bat-eating spiders are everywhere, study finds

    03/18/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT · by algernon_garnock · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-18-2013 | Charles Choi
    There's only one place in the world to escape bat-catching spiders: Antarctica. These arachnids ensnare and pounce on bats everywhere else in the world, researchers say. Bats rank among the most successful groups of mammals, with the more than 1,200 species of bats comprising about one-fifth of all mammal species. Other than owls, hawks and snakes, bats have few natural enemies. Still, invertebrates — creatures without backbones — have been known to dine on bats. For instance, giant centipedes in a cave in Venezuela were seen killing and eating bats, and the arachnids known as whip spiders were spotted feeding...
  • Endangered bat could slow highway construction

    03/06/2013 3:15:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 6, 2013 | Claudine Zap
    All it takes to derail a $31 million interchange: one bat. The sole female Indiana bat found near a highway construction project in West Des Moines, Iowa, has become a roadblock to an interchange being built to bring more development to the area and ease traffic congestion. That's because the tiny, brown-furred creature, which weighs a mere one-quarter ounce, is on the state and federal endangered species list. Officials reason where there’s one bat, there are probably more, including baby bats. They have asked for construction to stop until a study can be conducted of the area.
  • I saw a man openly carrying a weapon on my way to work

    08/29/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    On my way to work, there are a few side streets I can take should the roads back up a bit. My detour takes me through some neighborhoods you’re more likely to see in old episodes of Cops than Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. A gentleman was walking his dog this morning, carrying an aluminum baseball bat. It was clear he wasn’t heading over to Jose Conseco’s house to practice and the way he was holding it at the low-ready indicated he intended to use it immediately if needed. As a bat, it was too short to act as...
  • Man Bitten By Rabid Bat While Cleaning Pool

    06/16/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012
    The dog will now be quarantined for at least six monthsA California man is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid bat while cleaning a pool in Riverside, Calif., roughly 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Riverside County Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said the 55-year-old was bitten Wednesday, a day after a dog was bitten by a rabid bat in nearby Hemet, The Press-Enterprise reported. Despite having received its rabies vaccination, the dog will now be quarantined for at least six months. "While not extraordinary to find rabies in bats, we believe our cases, coupled with the recent...