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  • Nine-year-old sells out of Girl Guide cookies in front of cannabis store on first day

    10/18/2018 8:05:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 18, 2018
    A nine-year-old Alberta girl managed to rapidly sell out of Girl Guide cookies by targeting cannabis consumers on the first day of legal sales. Elina Childs tells CTV News Channel that it was her father’s idea to load up her wagon and line up outside of an Edmonton pot shop on Wednesday.
  • Ont. teacher charged with sexual assault of 10-year-old student

    10/11/2018 6:57:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | Oct. 11, 2018
    An elementary school teacher in Ontario has been charged with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old student. Durham region police say Krystal Wilson, 31, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference involving a 10-year-old male student. Wilson is currently a teacher at nearby Roland Michner Public School and might be known to students as Krystal Clunis.
  • Rochester to declare first Indigenous Peoples' Day (Rochester, NY)

    10/03/2018 8:22:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    WHAM ^ | October 3, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A proclamation will be issued Thursday morning to establish the first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day in Rochester. Mayor Lovely Warren will read the proclamation in the City Hall Atrium, and will be joined by members of the Native American and Italian American communities.
  • Georgia Baseball Player Adam Sasser Dismissed After Racist Comment About Justin Fields

    10/03/2018 5:55:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | October 03, 2018 | By Emily Caron
    Georiga has dismissed senior first baseman Adam Sasser from the baseball team after accusations surfaced that Sasser used a racial slur during Georiga's football game against Tennessee. The school announced the release on Wednesday in a press release. Sassers' racially derogatory comment was directed at Bulldogs freshman quarterback Justin Fields.
  • Cerabino: “Humane treatment” of greyhounds triggers NRA alarm in Florida

    10/02/2018 6:50:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | September 29, 2018 | Frank Cerabino
    You wouldn’t think that gun owners have a stake in whether to ban greyhound racing in Florida. But that’s what Florida’s NRA lobbyist thinks. I’ll explain. In November, Florida voters will be asked to vote on a state constitutional amendment that would prohibit betting on dog races in the state after the year 2020. The amendment got on the ballot by a 27-10 vote of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, a body that’s assembled once every 20 years to look at making changes to the state constitution. The greyhound measure was forwarded by a bi-partisan group of former and current...
  • Ayer woman charged with fatally stabbing cousin held without bail (Mass.)

    10/02/2018 6:45:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2018
    AYER — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman was drinking and taking drugs with her cousin before they got into an argument and she fatally stabbed him in the heart. Laqwanda Villaronga was held without bail at her arraignment Monday after a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
  • UMass Football Coach Mark Whipple Suspended For Saying Officials ‘Raped’ Team

    10/01/2018 6:28:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Sept. 30, 2018
    BOSTON (CBS) – The University of Massachusetts has suspended head football coach Mark Whipple for referencing rape in his postgame comments after his team’s latest loss. The Minutemen lost to Ohio on Saturday, 58-42, on the road. Whipple was critical of officials after the game in an interview on the UMass radio broadcast. When discussing what he believed to be a missed pass interference call, Whipple said the officials “raped us.”
  • Boston police officer shooting suspects held without bail

    09/25/2018 6:57:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 25, 2018 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Boston police gang unit Officer Patrick Curtin had no idea he was being shot until the leg he wedged into the front door of Requon Remy Martin’s South End apartment building began to burn, according to a police report. Boston Municipal Court Judge James M. Stanton yesterday ordered Martin, 21, and his co-defendant Antoine Mack, 35, of Pawtucket, R.I., held without bail at the request of assistant Suffolk District Attorney Montez Haywood after they pleaded not guilty to armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and multiple firearm charges.
  • Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick

    09/25/2018 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) ^ | Sep. 18, 2018 | John Lamb
    FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
  • Boeing wins $2.4 billion contract to replace Air Force's aging iconic Huey choppers (abbr,)

    09/24/2018 7:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 24, 2018 | Amanda Macias |
    WASHINGTON —The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing to replace the service's aging fleet of UH-1N Iroquois helicopters, which are currently tasked with security missions as well as protecting America's nuclear missile arsenal. The long-awaited Pentagon contract is worth $2.4 billion for up to 84 aircraft. The service awarded Boeing approximately $375 million for the first four helicopters on Monday.
  • 500 Women and Teenagers to Be Bailed Out From Rikers by Human Rights Group (New York)

    09/20/2018 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Jeffery C. Mays
    More than 500 women and teenagers will be bailed out from Rikers Island as part of a national campaign to dismantle a bail system that activists say discriminates against minorities and the poor. The effort is being spearheaded by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, which plans to raise at least $5 million to fund the releases. While there have been other so-called mass bailouts around the country, organizers said they believe this effort at Rikers has the potential to be one of the largest ever.
  • Apple’s bigger-screen iPhones are slammed for being ‘sexist’

    09/17/2018 7:22:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | By Christian Gollayan
    When Apple released its iPhone XS line, with screens that range from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches, they became the company’s largest phones yet. But the big screens have triggered a backlash from women who say the device is too large for the average female hand. “Women like me with small hands who need the most secure phone for safety reasons are stuck with something they can’t hold and constantly risk dropping,” tweeted sociology professor Zeynep Tufekci, who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Some people like the bigger phones. Fine. Keep an alternative for the...
  • Montclair School District Rolls Out 'All-Gender Restrooms' (New Jersey)

    09/13/2018 5:48:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Eric Kiefer
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Public School District is rolling out a new initiative this year: "all-gender restrooms" in each building. Superintendent Kendra Johnson alerted local parents and guardians about the restroom changes as part of a "Welcome Back" letter sent at the beginning of the school year. According to Johnson, 2018-19 will be the first year that the district has at least one "all-gender" restroom in each school building.
  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.
  • Scientist finds robots become ‘racist and sexist’ on their own

    09/10/2018 6:59:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Sean Keach
    Robots can develop prejudices like “racism and sexism” all on their own, a shocking new study has found. Artificial intelligence experts performed thousands of simulations on robot brains, revealing how they split off into groups and treat “outsiders” differently. Computer scientists and psychologists from Cardiff University and MIT teamed up to test how robots identify each other.
  • Miss America contestant: Trump 'caused a lot of division'

    09/07/2018 8:18:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "Donald Trump is the biggest issue our country faces. Unfortunately he has caused a lot of division in our country."
  • Major hotels giving panic buttons to staff nationwide

    09/07/2018 7:22:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    Tens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement. More than a dozen big hotel chains — including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Wyndham — said Thursday that they will provide personal safety devices by 2020 to all employees who deal one-on-one with guests. The companies will also train staff to identify and report harassment and publish anti-sexual harassment policies in multiple languages.
  • Court documents: Cincinnati shooter Omar Perez said he was being watched

    09/06/2018 8:09:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    Cincinnati police named Omar Santa-Perez as the man responsible for the deadly shooting in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday morning. A plaintiff named Omar Santa-Perez, whose listed North Bend, Ohio, address in court documents is the same searched by police on Thursday, filed two lawsuits in 2017 and 2018 claiming that large organizations “maintained electronic watch” or made “unwarranted intrusion” onto his personal devices, according to court records.
  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series in Toronto

    09/06/2018 7:01:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.
  • Judge Strikes Down Texas 'Fetal Burial' Law In Blow To Anti-Abortion Crusade

    A federal judge blocked a controversial Texas law on Wednesday that would have required health care providers to bury or cremate fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages, stillbirths and surgeries for ectopic pregnancies. U.S. District Judge David Ezra’s permanent injunction said the law would impose significant burdens on women experiencing pregnancy loss and would violate a woman’s right to obtain a legal abortion, while conveying few, if any, benefits, NPR reported.