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  • Massachusetts woman accused of fatally shooting driver for cutting her off

    02/20/2018 4:06:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    A Massachusetts woman allegedly shot a driver for cutting her off — and bragged that she’d warned her victim, “don’t make me spank you,” on Facebook, according to local reports. Graciela Paulino, 20, was nabbed in Lowell Thursday for killing 34-year-old construction worker Mark Devoe, who may have cut her off as he was coming back from his lunch break, the Boston Globe reported.
  • WEEI hits mute button for sensitivity training as sponsors walk

    02/15/2018 5:32:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jessica Heslam
    Money talks. Loud enough that WEEI’s talkers are giving the city a daylong moment of silence. In an unprecedented move, Entercom execs are pulling the plug on WEEI’s live programming tomorrow so the sports station’s button-pushing talk jocks can undergo sensitivity training after several advertisers jumped ship. “It’s a matter of the corporate world of broadcast media colliding with the politically incorrect culture of sports talk radio,” said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine. “I salute Entercom for the effort. However, sensitivity training for sports talk hosts is like teaching NFL players how to tackle gently.”
  • American woman says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accent

    02/12/2018 7:41:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Alex Horton
    Myers says she has been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome. The disorder typically occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries damage the language center of a person's brain — to the degree that their native language sounds like it is tinged with a foreign accent, according to the Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Russian jet 'crashes' after Moscow take-off

    02/11/2018 5:04:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing.
  • Oakhurst OT case of missing-comma fame settled for $5 million

    02/10/2018 6:00:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | Edward D. Murphy
    The class-action lawsuit against Oakhurst Dairy that led to a memorable ruling highlighting the virtues of the Oxford comma has been settled for $5 million. The suit, filed in 2014, alleged that drivers for Oakhurst were eligible for overtime pay that they never received. The dairy, which in early 2014 was sold to a farmers cooperative by the Maine family that had owned it for 93 years, argued that the wording of a state law meant the drivers weren’t eligible for overtime pay.
  • Steve Wynn resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts, company says

    02/06/2018 8:59:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Las Vegas business mogul and Wynn Resorts founder and CEO Steve Wynn resigned from his position Tuesday, according to a statement from the company, more than a week after he resigned as the Republican National Committee's finance chairman. The decision came amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Wynn, detailed in a January report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years

    02/06/2018 5:54:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Jeff Stein
    President Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration rates would delay the date that white Americans become a minority of the population by as few as one or as many as five additional years, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The plan, released by the White House last month, would scale back a program that allows people residing in the United States to sponsor family members living abroad for green cards, and would eliminate the “diversity visa program” that benefits immigrants in countries with historically low levels of migration to the United States. Together, the changes would disproportionately affect...
  • 'Frasier' dad John Mahoney dead at 77

    02/05/2018 4:36:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    UPI ^ | February 5, 2018
    Feb. 5 (UPI) -- SAG- and Tony-winning actor John Mahoney died in Chicago at the age of 77, his publicist announced Monday. The publicist confirmed to TMZ Mahoney's death in hospice care Sunday. No cause was specified in the report.
  • Lyrics from Sting song allegedly sparked lover’s brawl

    02/04/2018 4:45:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Natalie O'Neill
    Blame the ex-Police man. A song by the band’s former frontman Sting sparked a wild brawl between a Florida couple that culminated with a man chomping down on his boyfriend’s lip. Byron Haynes and his live-in beau, Yakeme Moore, were bickering inside their home in the seaside city of Bradenton Sunday, when Haynes, for some reason, flipped out when he heard the singer’s 1985 tune, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,” according to documents posted by The Smoking Gun.
  • Gay activists ask Amazon to avoid these cities for its second HQ

    02/01/2018 5:33:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ariel Jao
    Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities for its second headquarters down to twenty. But one group of gay activists is pressuring the company to avoid some of the locations that made the cut. The tech behemoth, currently headquartered in Seattle, launched a public search for the site of its second headquarters, or HQ2, last year. It said it would spend $50 billion on constructing the new headquarters and is expecting to hire a workforce of 50,000 people. When the company requested proposals, more than 238 cities from across North America responded.
  • American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

    01/29/2018 5:57:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Pew Research ^ | January 22, 2018 | David Masci
    More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some U.S. denominations and religious groups, this figure is much higher.
  • Chief Wahoo’s departure puts Redskins in spotlight

    01/29/2018 5:28:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 29, 2018 | Matthew Paras
    When criticism of the use of Native American imagery and names for sports teams escalated in recent years, Washington Redskins fans could always point to the Cleveland Indians and shrug, ‘“At least we don’t have Chief Wahoo.” That argument lost a little potency Monday when the Indians announced the franchise, under pressure from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, is removing the buck-toothed caricature of a Native American from team uniforms beginning in 2019. The Redskins have faced much of the same criticism as the Indians, and with Cleveland moving to further downplay Chief Wahoo, pressure on Washington owner Dan Snyder to...
  • One East Village Bar is Banning The Word 'Literally' From Its Venue

    01/28/2018 5:24:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 26, 2018 | Natalie Henderson
    Read it and weep, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” lovers: the word "literally" is being banned from an East Village bar. The much-maligned word is often used to show that something is serious or that one really meant their prior statement. It's a word that can come up multiple times in a conversation, especially when telling stories to friends. However, the Continental has posted a sign in the front window informing incoming patrons about the new rules. They state that if you use the word "literally" you have five minutes to finish your drink and exit the bar. If you...
  • Mayor sought illegal funds for political allies, records allege (south Florida)

    01/27/2018 5:46:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 26, 2018 | Susannah Bryan
    allandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, who was removed from office Friday after being snared in an FBI sting, solicited illegal campaign contributions not only for herself but for two political allies, court documents say. Gov. Rick Scott suspended Cooper on Friday, a day after she was arrested and accused of accepting contributions funneled through Alan Koslow, a once prominent attorney who has since been disbarred after a conviction on federal charges. In August 2012, undercover agents handed Koslow a Dunkin’ Donuts bag filled with $8,000 in cash – all in $100 bills, investigators said in court records.
  • Mexico had over 29,000 murders in 2017, still lower than some Latin American nations (edited)

    01/22/2018 4:35:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBC ^ | January 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico's drug war in 2011, when there were 27,213 murders. The Interior Department, which posted the number, reported the country's homicide rate was 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, compared to 19.4 in 2011.
  • Robbery at New York, New York marks second high-profile Las Vegas casino heist in three months

    01/10/2018 5:40:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | David Montero
    A cash cage at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino was robbed early Wednesday, with the armed suspect ultimately escaping in a taxi, authorities reported. The heist took place about 1 a.m., with the robber revealing a handgun in his waistband and demanding the money, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Metzler. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash New York, New York, which is owned by MGM Resorts International, is the second large casino on the Las Vegas Strip to be robbed within the last three months.
  • Boeing surges after reporting record jet deliveries and massive order backlog

    01/09/2018 7:36:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 9, 2018 | Phil LeBeau | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing delivered a record number of commercial airplanes last year, the company reported Tuesday, firing up a rally in the company's stock. The aerospace giant delivered 763 planes, one more than its previous high set in 2015. The company's stock rallied after the report, closing up 2.7 percent at $318.43 and leading the Dow industrials higher. Boeing, whose shares have more than doubled over the last 12 months, said it booked orders for 912 commercial airplanes, the seventh highest annual total for the company.
  • Katie Nolan tests ESPN's new politics policy by calling President Trump stupid

    01/05/2018 7:28:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | By Michael McCarthy
    New ESPN star Katie Nolan jokingly called President Donald Trump a "f------ stupid person" this week on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" late night comedy show, less than a month after the company revised its social media guidelines, imploring its staff to steer clear of politics. Appearing Wednesday night on the nearly two-year-old Vice Media channel, Nolan and the comedy duo of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero were discussing hand gestures and memes that could be associated with white supremacists. One of the co-hosts told Nolan a thumbs-up means "white power," noting President Trump often uses the gesture.
  • Atlanta police preparing for Donald Trump's attendance at CFP title game

    01/04/2018 11:43:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN News Services ^ | Jan. 4, 2018
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta's mayor is promising a "safe, smooth and secure" college football championship game Monday, despite the traffic problems expected to be caused by President Donald Trump's motorcade, but none of the many agencies involved are taking any chances.
  • After record-tying cold, a snowstorm is on the way (Boston area)

    01/03/2018 6:04:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 03, 2018 | Martin Finucane and David Epstein
    Fresh from a record-tying streak of cold, Massachusetts faces more weather misery Thursday: a storm that could bring high winds, near-blizzard conditions, and up to a foot of snow before giving way to another blast of intense cold on the first half of the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch, effective from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night, warning that damage to trees and power lines is possible. Forecasters say the possibility of power outages is especially worrisome, given the expected return to bitter cold at week’s end.