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  • North Korea Insults John Kerry Over His Looks

    08/20/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.
  • Philly Police Officer Grazed in Head by Bullet, Suspect Shot Dead

    08/19/2014 8:46:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Chang and Dan Stamm
    An overnight shootout in the Tacony section of Philadelphia injured a police officer and left a suspect dead. A bullet grazed Officer Stephen Korpalski in the head as he and his partner responded to a report of an armed man at the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Magee Avenues at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Philadelphia Police.
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • 5 killed, 23 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

    08/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
  • Colin Kaepernick says he's criticized because of 'stereotypes and prejudice'

    08/15/2014 6:30:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2014 | John Breech
    Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms believes that Colin Kaepernick receives unfair criticism. Simms got a chance this week to ask Kaepernick why that might be and Kaepernick says it comes down to two things: 'stereotypes' and 'prejudice.' In case you haven't noticed, Kaepernick isn't shy about showing off his tattoos. The 49ers quarterback also likes to wear his hat backwards -- and he thinks both those things are part of the reason why he's unfairly criticized.
  • Gilbert Arenas Blasts Sharpton In Race-Laced Rant Over Ferguson Protests

    08/14/2014 10:57:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in a race-laced rant, claiming he made the incendiary Ferguson, Mo., situation even worse. Writing in a lengthy Instagram caption, Arenas attacked Sharpton’s reaction to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb and the riots that are ongoing in the wake of the incident. Arenas’ rant pleaded with Brown’s family to leave Sharpton out of their planned protest, saying that “caesar the monkey” or a “Planet of the Apes” character could get the family better justice.
  • Blackhawks nix 'The Stripper'

    08/14/2014 8:24:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPNChicago.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Scott Powers
    The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer play "The Stripper" during their Shoot the Puck contest after hearing from fans who found the song demeaning to women, a team spokesperson said Wednesday. Blackhawks fans recently have been voicing their opinions about the song and a few other Blackhawks practices they deem sexist. The push for change picked up after Marissa Miller, 31, of Chicago, started gathering online signatures Aug. 6 for a petition for the Blackhawks to treat their female fans the same as their male ones.
  • Keith Olbermann trashing NY Daily News for Robin Williams front page reveals that he’s a hypocrite

    08/14/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Bob Raissman
    Keith Olbermann is mad as hell at the Daily News for its Wednesday front page featuring the gaunt face of the late Robin Williams, which included the headline “HANGED” and subheads detailing the police report. The current sports Gasbag, and former political gadfly, said as much during a Wednesday rant on his late night ESPN2 show. Boiling his melodramatic soliloquy down to a few words, the front page was too graphic for him. It offended his sensibilities. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-keith-olbermann-trashing-ny-daily-news-robin-williams-front-page-reveals-hypocrite-article-1.1904100#ixzz3APqs0STa
  • Vince Young hired by University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

    08/14/2014 4:07:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 14, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    More than eight years after he took his last snap as quarterback of the Texas Longhorns, Vince Young is back with the university in a new capacity. The school announced Thursday that Young, who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship, will work for the school’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). Beginning September 1, he will serve as a “development officer for program alumni relations” where his job will be to raise funds for programs “that address the educational challenges” of both first-generation college students and students who come from “low-income backgrounds.”
  • Obama, Hagel pay tribute to Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 10:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 12, 2014
    President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel paid tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams Monday. Williams, 63, was found dead in his northern California home Monday and officials said it appeared to be a suicide. Obama said in a statement issued Monday night that Williams "arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit," referring to Williams' late 1970s role in the TV show "Mork and Mindy." The president was on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
  • LOOK: T-shirt company replaces Redskins with Rednecks

    08/10/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    San Fransico-based T-shirt company Headline Shirts has taken full advantage of the Redskins name controversy by introducing a new line of shirts based on the team logo. But instead of a Native American, a redneck, complete with raccoon tail and mullet -- is prominently featured. (No idea if this violates trademark law, but if it does, and a judge does not overturn the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ruling canceling the Redskins' trademark registration, there's nothing the team would be able to do about it.)
  • Boxing promoter Franck Maloney reveals sex change

    08/10/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    London (AFP) - Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror. The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.
  • Billboard mocking LeBron James earns Dan Le Batard suspension from ESPN

    08/08/2014 7:41:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 7, 2014 | Daniel O' Leary
    ESPN's message was sent out loud and clear Thursday: Don't go at The King. Dan Le Batard, host of "The Dan Le Batard Show" on ESPN Radio in Miami, decided to poke LeBron James by taking out a billboard in Akron that said "You're Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami" with a picture of two championship rings. Le Batard executed the stunt in response to James' letter in Sports Illustrated in which he announced he was returning to Cleveland but did not thank the fans in Miami.
  • U-Minn. seeks to bar Redskins’ name at school’s stadium on Vikings game day

    08/08/2014 7:03:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2014 | Ian Shapira
    The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being used in “promotional and game date materials” during the NFL teams’ Nov. 2 game at the school’s stadium in Minneapolis, according to an Aug. 1 letter from university President Eric W. Kaler to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).
  • Teens hijack Baltimore school bus, hit driver with fire extinguisher

    08/07/2014 6:58:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | John Clarke
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Three teenagers were arrested on Thursday after assaulting a Baltimore school bus driver with a fire extinguisher and trash can, then hijacking the bus for a joy ride, police and local media said.
  • Metta changing name to 'The Pandas Friend'

    08/07/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | Ian Begley
    That's the approach the player formerly known as Ron Artest is taking as he prepares to play his first season in China. China Daily reported that Artest, known most recently as Metta World Peace, has decided to change his name to "Panda Friend."
  • Deputies investigated after one punches the other

    08/06/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2014 | Linda Trischitta
    A workplace dispute in which a petite female Broward Sheriff's deputy punched a male colleague who is at least a foot taller prompted him to seek treatment for a cut lip and hurt jaw. Deputies Luisa Rosen, 40, and Christopher Szwanke, 35, who both patrolled out of the Lauderdale Lakes district, argued Jan. 25 after responding to a call of a fight in progress at the Granada Apartments on Northwest 24th Court.
  • New details emerge after deadly playground attack

    08/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    FOX 17 (West Michigan) ^ | August 5, 2014
    Police said four children were at the playground inside the mobile home park when a 12-year-old pulled out a knife and began stabbing Michael Conner Verkerke, 9, repeatedly in the back. Adam Zachow, who lives across the street from the Verkerke’s, said his kids spend the weekend playing with Michael, who goes by his middle name, Conner.
  • Marianne Faithfull Tells MOJO: “I Know Who Killed Jim Morrison”

    08/05/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    MOJO Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | By MOJO Staff
    “I DON’T LIKE LONDON,” admits Marianne Faithfull in the new issue of MOJO magazine. “I come here for promotion and I’m asked the most incredible questions.” The last time she was here one journalist even had the brass neck to ask her “Why exactly did you kill Jim Morrison?”
  • Firefighter hopes theft suspect gets help

    08/05/2014 4:42:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Boston Herald ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A big-hearted Revere firefighter who left his wallet to dry on a firehouse window ledge after battling a blaze said yesterday he pities the career criminal accused of stealing it — but he’s more concerned about the two tykes she had in tow. “I feel sorry for her and for the kids she was with, too,” Jamie Nadworny told the Herald. “I’m glad they have her if she has a rap sheet. Hopefully she’ll get whatever help she needs. And I feel really bad for the kids. I hope they don’t follow in her footsteps.”
  • White lightnin,' still lead to arrest

    08/04/2014 4:32:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2014 | Robert Nolin and Linda Trischitta,
    In response to a tip, agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco arrested Marek Christopher Amann, 32, and charged him with, among other counts, possession of more than a gallon of illegal liquor and possession of a still. The counts are third-degree felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
  • 47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet

    08/03/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence. The girl was just one of 47 shooting victims in Chicago over the weekend, five of which were fatal, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.
  • US Senators call on Goodell to give Rice harsher punishment

    08/01/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 1, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Now that everybody on Capitol Hill has weighed in on the Redskins name controversy, the men and women elected to represent the people have moved on to a new sports-related target: the NFL and Ravens running back Ray Rice. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger Goodell calling for Rice to face a harsher punishment beyond the two-game suspension handed down by the league and considered too lenient by many critics.
  • Man shot dead 6 days after son killed on West Side

    07/31/2014 9:49:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son..
  • S.A. may be home of Los Raiders

    07/30/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | July 29, 2014 (upd: July 30) | Tom Orsborn
    San Antonio - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed Tuesday.
  • Battle for Poor Shoppers Fuels Dollar-Store Deal

    07/28/2014 6:19:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 28, 2014 | By Paul Ziobro and Shelly Banjo
    The battle for America's poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree Inc. agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. for about $8.5 billion. The chains thrived during the recession as the number of working Americans living in poverty increased by nearly 40%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The stores appealed to cash-strapped shoppers with bargain-basement prices and locations that were closer to their homes than many Wal-Mart supercenters. The smaller package sizes of everyday items like laundry detergent and cereal fit into the budgets of consumers living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Police: UD grad student hid cameras in campus restrooms

    07/27/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Newark (Delaware) Post ^ | July 27, 2014 | Karie Simmons
    University of Delaware Police have charged 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico, with allegedly hiding video cameras in various women’s restrooms on campus over a period of more than two years.
  • Scene of the crime: 'It's spreading, spreading more over here'

    07/27/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 26, 2014 | Peter Nickeas
    The 3-year-old boy was outside with his mother, her boyfriend and another man about 10 p.m. Friday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The child isn’t old enough to know what a Satan’s Disciple or Two-Sixer is, let alone comprehend all the things that can mean in a neighborhood like this one. But in Chicago, gang conflicts have a way of consuming the neighborhoods where they occur and noncombatants often become an unwilling and unknowing participant.
  • Judge tells Baldwin he’s a fan and to ‘be a good boy’

    07/26/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Antonio Antenucci and Rebecca Rosenberg
    Even a wisecracking judge couldn’t get Alec Baldwin to lighten up and apologize to the two lady cops he cursed out in May.
  • Stolen valor? Video of alleged fake soldier sparks outrage

    07/26/2014 6:20:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2014 | Brittany Shammas
    To the untrained eye, he might have looked like a decorated war hero. But it didn't take long for two Marines to decide there was something off about the uniformed man outside the military funeral, who wore medals as prestigious as the Silver Star. And when they started asking questions, they became even more convinced: The guy was a fraud — a fake soldier.
  • Woman decapitated neighbor as she begged for her life: prosecutors

    07/25/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast
    A Brooklyn woman decapitated her neighbor, a mother of four, as she begged for her life — and scattered the body parts across two Long Island counties, authorities said Thursday. “No, Lee! No, Lee! What you doing? Oh no! Oh no! . . . I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” were the last words that Chinelle LaToya Thompson Browne cried out to Leah Cuevas, 42, during a July 5 fight over the rent, according to prosecutors.
  • Clinton support survives rough patch

    07/25/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2014 | Anthony Man,
    Her book sales are lousy, she's made a couple of gaffes, and she's taken a battering in recent weeks from Republicans and cable TV pundits, but a poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton is still a favorite of Floridians. The Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters found Clinton "dominates the 2016 presidential landscape, sweeping the Democratic field and topping former Gov. Jeb Bush and other possible Republican contenders by margins of 7 to 21 percentage points."
  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life.
  • Giants blasted for David Tyree hire

    07/22/2014 8:10:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ESPNNewYork.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | MIke Mazzeo
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Human Rights Campaign blasted the New York Giants' hiring of David Tyree on Tuesday for his past comments in which he expressed anti-gay views. Tyree, who was hired as the team's director of player development, said in 2011 that he would trade in his famous Super Bowl helmet catch if it would stop homosexuals from being married.
  • Dan Borislow, magicJack Inventor, Dies at 52

    07/22/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014
    Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary.
  • Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show

    07/21/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2014
    WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
  • South African schoolboy aged NINE marries 62-year-old woman - for second time

    07/20/2014 8:40:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Kelly
    Nine-year-old Saneie Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, baby-faced Saneie clutched the hand of mother-of-five Helen Shabangu - her children are aged between 28- and 38-years-old - as they repeated their vows a year on in front of 100 guests.
  • Girls, 10 and 12, among 22 people shot in 12 hours

    07/19/2014 5:34:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 19, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Juan Perez Jr. and Liam Ford
    A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said. The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.
  • Kluwe, lawyer say lawsuit will be filed as soon as Monday after Vikings decline settlement terms

    07/18/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | July 18, 2014 | Chris Tomasson
    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has claimed he was released in May 2013 due to his outspoken views on same-sex marriage, said Friday he will file a lawsuit against the Vikings as soon as Monday. His lawyer said the suit will ask for damages in excess of $10 million.
  • Report: Jersey City police face gang threats after shootings

    07/16/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | July 16, 2014
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- There are serious threats against police officers in northern New Jersey from gang members who want to retaliate for a deadly shooting at an all-night Walgreens drugstore Sunday morning, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. Sources told WCBS-TV that Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.
  • Man claiming to be looking for Katy Perry busted at Kennedy compound home: cops

    07/16/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    A Massachusetts man arrested for breaking into the Kennedy Compound said he was searching the property for Katy Perry, cops said. James Lacroix, 53, was busted on the Cape Cod property after he answered a phone call from Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy and a candidate for state Senate in Connecticut, late Tuesday, WVIT reported.
  • Thomaston man charged with threatening after stabbing watermelon

    07/15/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    The Register Citizen (CT) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Isaac Avilucea
    BANTAM >> A Thomaston man is accused of stabbing a watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see, in what police describe as a “passive aggressive” swipe that landed him in custody. She was unnerved by what she perceived to be a menacing gesture directed at her and reported it to police.
  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    07/15/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 15, 2014
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak
    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more...
  • John Kerry Plays Guitar in China; Experts Critique His Chops — Video

    07/13/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Guitar World ^ | July 11, 2014 | Damian Fanelli
    Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry showcased his guitar-playing skills when he hosted a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing, China. In the Wall Street Journal news item about the performance, which was posted last night, reporter Sarah Larimer reached out to two guitar "experts," asking them to comment on Kerry's skills.
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Pacific island of Midway

    07/12/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2014 | Maya Srikrishnan
    A United Airlines flight carrying 348 people from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the tiny Pacific island of Midway because of a “mechanical issue,” the airline said Saturday. An electrical odor filled the Boeing 777 aircraft and the airline was reviewing the mechanical problem that caused the diversion that occurred Thursday night local time. Midway Island — a remote, 2.4-square-mile atoll — is located about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii and was the site of an important U.S. military base during World War II. It is now home to a national wildlife refuge and has roughly 60 residents.
  • Caption This Photo: Obama in Austin, Texas

    President Barack Obama stopped off for coffee at Magno9lia Cafe on Lake Austin Blvd. Thursday afternoon July 10, 2014, with University of Texas student Kinsey Button, 20, after she reached out to the President about concerns for her unemployed parents. Button was selected to introduce the president at his speech at the Paramount Theatre later in the day.
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    07/12/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Devika Krishna Kumar
    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from February 2013, according to a complaint filed on July 8 in Santa Clara Superior Court in San Jose, California.
  • The Last of Pamela Smart’s Teen Accomplices Has Been Released

    07/10/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Of the five people convicted for crimes surrounding the scandalous murder of the husband of Pamela Smart, only Smart remains in prison all these years later. William Flynn, the then-15-year-old lover of Pamela Smart and shooter of her husband Gregory, was moved to a minimum security prison in Maine last week as part of a work release program, WCVB reports.
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    07/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Steve Schmadeke
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, was released on parole last month for a conviction on two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.