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  • Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

    05/19/2017 7:14:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    A.P. ^ | May 19, 2017
    JACKSON, Miss. –  A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator's sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the death of Kingston Frazier. The boy was found shot to death at the side of a dead-end road inside his mother's abandoned car, hours after someone stole the Toyota Camry from a supermarket parking lot.
  • Chemist crowned Miss USA

    05/14/2017 8:30:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    A.P. ^ | May 14, 2017
    Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg, a student at Rutgers University studying marketing and Spanish. The second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota.
  • Woman charged with stabbing father undergoing mental health evaluation

    05/08/2017 7:55:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 8, 2017 | ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
    Just hours after she was arrested and accused of fatally stabbing her father, Christina Nicassio repeatedly rushed headfirst at a cell wall in the Allegheny County Jail. Ms. Nicassio, 27, told an officer “she should have done it” before she was booked. She was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in stable condition on Saturday, shortly after the 2:45 p.m. incident, according to jail reports obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Always Dreaming, co-owned by Panthers’ Vinnie Viola, wins Kentucky Derby

    05/06/2017 7:59:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 6, 2017 | Childs Walker
    For a brief moment, as tears filled Todd Pletcher’s steel-blue eyes, the normally dispassionate trainer let the world see how it felt for him to cast aside the weight of so many Kentucky Derby disappointments. Pletcher knows the narrative all too well. Despite winning a record seven Eclipse Awards for Top Trainer and ranking as the leading purse winner in history at age 49, he’s the guy who’s saddled almost 50 horses for the Derby and won just once.
  • No Place for Hate (barf alert)

    05/01/2017 6:48:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Rather, this editorial is about something upon which all Americans should agree: America is no place for hate. However, the unfortunate reality is that ever since the election of Donald Trump as President, hate crimes that are directed against persons based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and religious affiliation have increased substantially. For example, according to a report published last Monday by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 541 anti-Semitic incidents have occurred so far this year — an 86 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. For anyone to deny that the increase in anti-Semitic and other hate-crime incidents is...
  • Police kills man who shot at 8 people in San Diego

    04/30/2017 8:40:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 30, 2017 | By Peter Martinez
    A man was shot dead by police after he opened fire in a pool area of an apartment complex in University City on Sunday evening, reports CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV. San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman addressed the media to give an update to say the department started receiving numerous calls shortly after 6 p.m. regarding the shooting.
  • This school is trashing all its textbooks

    04/30/2017 7:19:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2017
    School is no place for books, one Manhattan principal apparently believes. In a scene out of “Fahrenheit 451,” administrators at Life Sciences Secondary School have ordered all textbooks rounded up and removed — calling them “antiquated,” sources say. Principal Kim Swanson and Assistant Principal Derek Premo, who launched the ban, “really frown upon the use of books,” an insider told The Post
  • Stephen A. Smith fires back at criticism that he should have been among ESPN layoffs

    04/27/2017 7:42:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2016 | Des Bieler
    “Like when they say to me, ‘Screamin’ A.’ — I’m the only dude on the air who’s loud?” Smith said. “I know plenty of white dudes who are screaming and going off. They’re called passionate. I’m called loud.”
  • First Muslim-operated homeless shelter for women opens in Dorchester (Boston)

    04/26/2017 6:38:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Kristin Toussaint
    The door opens to the Amal Women’s Center, a transitional home for women and children operated by the Muslim social services organization, ICNA Relief. Opened this week, it marks the first Muslim-operated transitional housing shelter in Massachusetts, according to Malika MacDonald-Rushdan, ICNA Relief’s state field office director. Amal means “hope” in Arabic, MacDonald-Rushdan explained. The door’s vibrant purple color signifies that feeling.
  • Beyoncé announces Formation Scholars program

    04/25/2017 5:20:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ariana Bacle
    Beyoncé is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, her award-winning visual album, by launching a scholarship program for young women. The singer made the announcement on her website Tuesday. The Formation Scholars program will kick off in time for the 2017-2018 academic year "to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident." Four scholarships total will be awarded to incoming, current, or graduate female students studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. The...
  • Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter group reportedly has agreement to buy Marlins

    04/25/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | April 25, 2017
    Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is part of a group led by ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that has reached an agreement to purchase the Miami Marlins after submitting a bid of $1.3 billion, according to multiple media reports. According to the Miami Herald and Bloomberg, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement to sell the Marlins to the Bush-Jeter group after their bid won the auction ahead of other potential buyers for exclusive negotiating rights.
  • Man charged with chomping cop trying to get him to pay his bar bill (Boston)

    04/18/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | April 18, 2017
    The officer said the man, who'd quietly refused to pay his bill, became loud and obnoxious when officers arrived. When one officer, speaking to him in Spanish, told him he would be pat frisked, he allegedly slurred: "If I had a gun, I would've shot you, you guys would already be dead."
  • LaVar Ball: 'Slow white guys' kept UCLA from winning title, Lonzo played hurt in loss

    04/07/2017 7:46:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 6, 2017
    UCLA's season is done and Lonzo Ball is headed to the pros, but his dad has plenty more to say. In an interview with the Orange County Register, Ball discussed the Bruins' tourney exit, heaping the blame on UCLA's white players for being unathletic and revealing Lonzo apparently had a hamstring injury.
  • Mother of shot child says ‘Mayor Walsh is a liar’ (Boston)

    04/04/2017 4:41:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2017 | Jessica Helsam, Antonio Planas, Chris Villani, Dan Atkinson
    The mother of the 6-year-old boy who was wounded by gunfire in Roxbury lashed out at Mayor Martin J. Walsh last night, calling him a “liar” and insisting her son’s father was not the intended target of Sunday night’s shooting. “Mayor Walsh is a liar,” the mother told the Herald during a brief phone conversation from Boston Medical Center, where her son is hospitalized. “He lied about my kid’s father that he said that he was a target, when he was not a target. We were innocent bystanders. He did not say that. He didn’t speak to him at all.”
  • After 7 fatally shot, some South Shore residents shocked, others say it’s nothing new (Chicago)

    03/31/2017 10:24:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | William Lee, Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    In just under 12 hours, seven people were killed by gun violence in South Shore, a grisly toll for a historic African-American enclave that's home to many middle-class families but also entrenched street gangs that for years have waged a bloody turf war.
  • Canada man's last name ruled too 'misogynistic' for license plate by DOT

    03/29/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Torres
    NOVA SCOTIA, Canada -- What would you think if you saw the words "Grab Her" on a license plate? Someone who saw that in Canada complained to the country's department of transportation, but it turns out that the plate is not an insult. The plate spells out a driver's last name, but that did not stop Transport Canada from canceling the plate.
  • Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history

    03/24/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Maech 24, 2017
    The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.
  • Hawaii Republican Leader Rep. Beth Fukumoto Officially Resigns From GOP

    03/22/2017 7:06:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 109 replies
    NBC ^ | March 22, 2017 | Traci G. Lee
    In a letter to the Hawaii Republican Party on Wednesday, Rep. Beth Fukumoto wrote about the partisanship she saw from her colleagues on the right, which included criticism from her own caucus that she felt was due to her participation at the Women's March in Honolulu in January. "This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women," Fukumoto wrote in her letter. "So, when I listened as our now top office holder refused to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, speaking out didn't seem...
  • Harvard Law is now accepting the GRE. Could other schools follow?

    03/21/2017 4:00:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    When the University of Arizona started accepting a generic graduate school exam for law school applicants last year, the national group that oversees such admissions chastised the university and threatened to oust it from its membership. But now that Harvard, the gold standard, is following suit, there is growing hope that dropping the traditional Law School Admissions Test as a requirement for applicants across the country could lead to a larger and more diverse group of lawyers entering the field.
  • Mother and son are becoming father and daughter

    03/15/2017 6:13:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son. Corey Maison, 15, first told her parents she identified as a girl four years ago, but it was not until last year she learned that her mother also struggled with her gender identity. The pair are now leaning on each other as they transition together.