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  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Suspect in Massachusetts officer's slaying dies in shootout

    05/22/2016 5:59:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | May 22, 2016
    AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closed in on him at a small town residence, police said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a closet and opened fire on the officers as they approached him inside an apartment in Oxford, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said at a news conference. Zambrano, who authorities said had a criminal history, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • President Obama Signs Legislation to Remove 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Code

    05/21/2016 9:24:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20,2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    President Obama signed into law today a measure to replace references to minorities considered offensive -- such as "oriental" and "negro" from federal law. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York, is an effort to "modernize terms relating to minorities," replaces a slew of terms in a public health law written in the late 1970's with terms are considered more politically correct today.
  • Mark Cuban says he'd consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

    05/21/2016 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton's vice president. In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's " Meet the Press" on NBC, Cuban was asked if he would listen if the Clinton campaign came to him offering the vice presidency.
  • Latinos favor Clinton over Trump by 39-point margin, Fox News Latino poll finds

    05/20/2016 8:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2016/ | Andrew O'Reilly
    With less than six months to go before the presidential elections, Latinos overwhelmingly support Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a Fox News Latino poll released on Friday. The poll found that 62 percent of registered Latino voters would head to the ballot box for Clinton in November, while only 23 percent would support Trump on Election Day – a finding that many experts say is not surprising given the two candidates’ differing stances on issues important to Latinos.
  • Indebted Florida man accused of posing as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to avoid paying home loans

    05/20/2016 6:29:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 19, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Florida man is getting probed for posing as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to get out of his mortgage payments. Sidney Hines, 67, called a collection agency five times in 2013 and 2014 impersonating “a sitting U.S. Senator from Illinois” with the initials R.D. claiming that his loan for his New Port Richey, Flor. home had been paid in full, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office indictment.
  • In search of bigger butts, women find South Florida death traps

    05/19/2016 5:56:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Fabiola Santiago
    Question is, where are the authorities? Where’s state supervision of what’s being described as assembly lines of Brazilian butt lifts in clinics where doctors have previously been charged with serious crimes related to botched surgeries and patient care? Those in charge of public safety seem powerless to shut down these operations that continue to lure clients like Meadows from all over the United States with clever infomercials featuring testimonies of success.
  • Five Killed, 13 Hurt In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    05/15/2016 4:58:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | May 15, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to police. The latest shooting left two people dead in the outbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the Northwest Side. Crews responded about 4 a.m. to Interstate 90/94 near Armitage, where a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped with the male driver and female passenger dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Illinois State Police. Their ages were unknown.
  • Lithuanian poster shows Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin kissing

    05/14/2016 6:48:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A street artist in Lithuania has adorned a barbecue restaurant with a poster showing Donald Trump locking lips with Vladimir Putin. Restaurant owner Dominykas Ceckauskas said Saturday the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee and the Russian president both have huge egos "and they seem to get along pretty well."
  • Billy Corgan Links Bernie Sanders to Chairman Mao, Hates on Donald Trump Protesters

    05/12/2016 6:50:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Billboard ^ | May 12, 2016 | Chris Payne
    Last month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan spoke on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Info Wars radio show about how he thinks “liberal social justice warriors” are kind of like Maoists and the Ku Klux Klan. Yesterday (May 11), the Info Wars online talk show premiered another segment of its conversation with Corgan. This time, the interview veered into the 2016 election (among -- trust us -- many, many other topics). Host Lee Ann McAdoo introduced him as “musical icon and great patriot Billy Corgan,” and he certainly went to work.
  • Actor Danny Trejo Joins Students in Discussion Over 40-Student Lunchtime Brawl at Sylmar High

    05/12/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    KNBC ^ | Beverly White
    "The first time Mexicans and African Americans got together, we got a black president," actor Danny Trejo said during the lively discussion. "So, good things can really happen when we get together." LA Unified School Police were still investigating if the videos captured law breaking or just bad judgment. "We don't need to have a black and brown divide. That's what we're hearing that this is," Rosalind Scarbrough, San Fernando Valley NAACP, said.
  • Taunton stabbing suspect’s family members criticize hospital that released him

    05/11/2016 8:20:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 11, 2016 | Allison Manning
    Family members of a man who authorities say went on a stabbing rampage that killed two people in Taunton on Tuesday have criticized the hospital that discharged him hours before he became violent. Arthur J. DaRosa, 28, was shot and killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy after he stabbed two women at a home in Taunton, then went to the Silver City Galleria and stabbed two others, investigators say.
  • Rihanna Just Launched Her Very Own College Scholarship Program

    Queen Rihanna wants to help you work, work, work, work, work towards your college degree: On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced that she's officially launching a global scholarship program through her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, to help students pay for college. According to its website, the program will assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica in pursuing higher education in the United States. USA Today reports that scholarship grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000; may be renewed up to three years; and will be based on student need. There is no set...
  • Suspect and Two Victims Dead After Shooting and Stabbing in Taunton, Massachusetts

    05/10/2016 6:19:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NECN ^ | May 10, 2016 | Caitlin Fichtel
    Two people are dead after a stabbing and shooting at a mall and a home in Taunton, Massachusetts, and their attacker was shot and killed by an off-duty officer, state police said. Massachusetts State police and Taunton police responded to a report of a shooting and stabbing at the Silver City Galleria Mall on Galleria Drive and a related crime scene at a home on Myrick Street at about 7 p.m.
  • 3 girls charged in fatal Delaware school restroom fight

    05/10/2016 5:21:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | Associated Press | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. — Three teenage girls have been charged in a high school restroom assault in Delaware that left a 16-year-old girl dead, authorities said Monday. The Delaware attorney general's office announced the charges after meeting earlier in the day with the mother and older brother of the victim, Amy Joyner-Francis.
  • Police: Man Targeted Gay Men In Drugging, Robbery Scheme

    05/10/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | May 9, 2016
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office on Monday announced the indictment of a man who they say faked an accent and posed as a wealthy, well-dressed man while drugging and robbing gay men of expensive clothing, jewelry, and artwork in 2013. Riccardo D’Orsainville, 50, of Norwood, was charged with one count of kidnapping and three counts each of poisoning, larceny over $250, and receiving stolen property. He had also been charged with one count of larceny over $250 in connection with his February arrest in Boston. He has been held on $250,000 bail since his arrest.
  • 2 Suspects Arrested In Shooting Death Of NJIT Student

    05/09/2016 3:57:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | May 6, 2016
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two suspects were arrested and charged Friday in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey Institute of Technology student who was killed during a burglary at a fraternity house in Newark. As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, Nafee Cotman, 18, was in taken custody earlier Friday. Taquan Harris, 22, who had been the subject of a manhunt, was located and arrested in Irvington Friday afternoon, CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported.
  • Banks woman accused of sex abuse on Alaska Air flight

    05/09/2016 3:15:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    KOIN 6 News ^ | May 9, 2016
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Banks, Oregon woman was arrested at PDX for sexually abusing another woman on a flight from Las Vegas Sunday night, police documents revealed. Heidi McKinney was arrested when Alaska Airlines flight 621 landed in Portland around 9:20 p.m. Police were alerted to the alleged crime while the plane was still en route to PDX. The 26-year-old woman was taken into custody after an initial investigation into the accusation McKinney touched the woman on her breast and genitals without consent.
  • Migrant Brutally Murders Woman on Vienna Street

    05/06/2016 7:17:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    An illegal migrant with a long criminal history has brutally murdered a 54-year-old woman on a Vienna street while she was on her way to work. News headlines in Austria Wednesday morning were focused on one topic, the brutal killing of a 54-year-old woman by an illegal migrant from Kenya. The woman was walking down the street at 2:30am on her way to work with a colleague when the man, armed with an iron bar, bludgeoned her to death. The two women worked as cleaners for so-called gambling cafes reports OE24 .
  • Beach Volleyball Rises in Shifting Sands of College Sports

    05/06/2016 6:09:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | MARC TRACY
    “We wouldn’t be here if they hadn’t started it,” the senior Alexis Townsend said. What she meant is that when Georgia State created a football team in 2010, that put an immediate strain on athletic department finances but also required a rebalancing to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in higher education. A result was that Georgia State dropped its men’s cross-country and track and field programs, and added one in the nascent women’s sport of beach volleyball.
  • The Rolling Stones Want Donald Trump to Stop Using Their Music

    05/04/2016 7:32:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 108 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2016 | Neil Shah
    This should be the last time Donald Trump uses the Rolling Stones’ music at one of his events, a representative for the band said Wednesday. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has been using Rolling Stones music — he played a recording of the song “Start Me Up” at a speech late last month and again Tuesday night — and the band isn’t happy about it. The 54-year-old group has requested Trump stop using Stones music.
  • Boston City Hall moves transgender flag a day after raising it

    05/04/2016 6:43:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 3, 2016 | Amanda Hoover
    Less than 24 hours after Boston City Hall raised a flag in solidarity with the transgender community for the first time, a Polish flag was seen flying in its place. At a flag raising ceremony Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that he was proud to fly the flag for the first time in state history, and that the city would continue to do so until all people were deemed equal under Massachusetts law. Then, on Tuesday morning, Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin tweeted a photo of the swap, noting the quick turnaround.
  • Lunchroom Lunacy: ISD cops investigate $2 bill spent on school lunch

    05/03/2016 7:46:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    ABC-13 ^ | Ted Oberg and Trent Seibert
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- When you think of felony forgery your thoughts might turn to Al Capone or Bonnie and Clyde shooting it out with the Texas Rangers. Not for some local school cops. For one day, public enemy number one when it came to forgery was 13-year-old eighth grader Danesiah Neal at Fort Bend Independent School District's Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Now 14, Daneisha was hoping to eat that day's lunch of chicken tenders with her classmates using a $2 bill given to her by her grandmother when she was stopped by the long arm of the law. "I went...
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
  • Jamaica Police Seek Motive in Killing of 2 US Missionaries

    05/02/2016 3:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked. A team of officers is interviewing residents of St. Mary parish in northern Jamaica where the bodies of Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, were found in bushes along a rural road where they were traveling on motorbikes.
  • 3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    05/02/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton rips Larry Wilmore for saying N-word to President Obama

    05/01/2016 6:40:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 1, 2016 | Reuven Blau
    Comedian Larry Wilmore’s friendly reference to President Obama as “my n---a” has ignited a social media maelstrom, with some, including Rev. Al Sharpton, criticizing the use of the racist term. The Comedy Central host concluded his monologue with the term at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night. “Words alone do me no justice. So Mr. President I’m going to keep it 100: Yo Barry, you did it my n---a,” Wilmore told the black tie audience. “You did it.”
  • Dynel Lane gets 100 years for attacking woman, cutting baby from womb

    04/29/2016 7:43:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Dynel Lane gets 100-year prison sentence for attacking a pregnant Longmont woman, cutting baby from her womb. Boulder County prosecutors were seeking a 126-year prison sentence for the woman who faked her pregnancy, then attacked a pregnant Longmont woman, cutting the unborn baby from her womb.
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • University of Washington removes cheerleader infographic after outcry

    04/28/2016 7:20:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2016
    The University of Washington removed an infographic Tuesday that gave prospective cheerleaders tips on how to do their hair and makeup for tryouts after strong social media backlash. The graphic advised women to wear their hair “straight or curled” along with “false eyelashes” and “flattering eye shadow.” It discouraged women from wearing “distracting fingernail polish” or “tops that cover the midriff.” The Seattle Times reported the advice along with a photo of a white woman in blond hair posing in a black sports bra was posted on the cheerleading team’s Facebook page. The post was removed before 9 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Yale University will keep college named for John C. Calhoun despite protests

    04/28/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2016
    Yale University announced Wednesday it will keep the name of a residential college named after 19-th century alumnus and slavery supporter John C. Calhoun, but will eliminate the title of “master” for faculty members. The Ivy League university said it was preserving the name of Calhoun College, despite fierce protests that called for the removal of Calhoun’s name to confront the history of slavery in the U.S.
  • NCAA creates anti-discrimination process for championship bids

    04/27/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jon Solomon
    The NCAA has created an anti-discrimination process for championship bids, including cities that want to host the Final Four, the association announced Wednesday. The NCAA Board of Governors adopted a new requirement for sites bidding on championship events to demonstrate “how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event,” according to an NCAA news release. The requirement comes as legislatures in many states have passed religious freedom laws that allow residents to refuse to provide certain services based on people's sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Sweden Is Warned of Possible ISIS Attack Plot Targeting Stockholm

    04/26/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | April 26, 2016 | Phil Helsel and Kate Brannelly
    The Iraqi government has warned Sweden that the terror group ISIS may be targeting that country's capital of Stockholm, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Iraq found intelligence "about an ISIS plan to target the Swedish capital Stockholm," involving seven or eight Iraqi citizens who were former members of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
  • Men Read Brutally Mean Tweets to Female Sportswriters in New PSA

    04/26/2016 2:29:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 26, 2016
    Two female sports journalists sat down to hear some shockingly mean tweets that were directed at them. The powerful PSA video, featuring sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain, was produced by the website Just Not Sports, whose goal was to show that some social media messages are actually harassment.
  • Young man shot to death in front of Philly politician during feud between rival gangs

    04/25/2016 6:31:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    A distraught father bellowed for answers after learning his 21-year-old son was shot to death in front of a Pennsylvania politician on Sunday. “I’ll pay $10,000 to whoever tells me who the f--- did this,” WPVI-TV captured the unidentified man screaming from the Philadelphia crime scene. “Somebody tell me who killed my son.” Gunshots erupted at around 3:45 p.m., moments after the unidentified victim exchanged contact information with Democrat Chris Rabb. He pledged to volunteer for Rabb's state representative campaign.
  • Ben and Jerry’s cofounders arrested at Capitol protest

    04/19/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    mcclatchy.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ELIZABETH KOH
    The cofounders of the popular Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol protesting big money in politics. Jerry Greenfield, 66, and Ben Cohen, 65, were arrested with about 300 others for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according to a statement from U.S. Capitol Police Monday. All demonstrators were processed and released the same day.
  • Are you an independent voter? You aren't if you checked this box

    04/19/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 17, 2016 | By John Myers, Christine Mai-Duc and Ben Welsh
    With nearly half a million registered members, the American Independent Party is bigger than all of California's other minor parties combined. The ultraconservative party's platform opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage, and calls for building a fence along the entire United States border. Based in the Solano County home of one of its leaders, the AIP bills itself as “The Fastest Growing Political Party in California." But a Times investigation has found that a majority of its members have registered with the party in error. Nearly three in four people did not realize they had joined the party, a...
  • Man snaps haunting photo at ‘The Shining’ hotel

    04/18/2016 11:13:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Cox Media ^ | April 18, 2016
    ESTES PARK, Colo. — A man visiting the hotel that inspired the Stephen King novel “The Shining” captured a haunting image during a recent stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Henry Yau was taking a panoramic photo of the hotel’s grand stairwell and lobby, according to KPRC. He did not notice anyone walking down the stairs when he took the image, however when he looked at his picture the next day he saw the ghostly figure, according to KUSA.
  • Awkward! Rick Ross interrupts Barack Obama's White House speech about keeping kids out of trouble w

    04/18/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    An attempt by President Obama to promote his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, which aims to keep youths of color out of trouble, came to a farcical end when rapper Rick Ross's ankle bracelet - which he received on a kidnapping and assault charge - went off. Obama had invited a bevy of hip-hop heavyweights, including Niki Minaj, Common, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T and DJ Khaled, to the meeting at the White House Friday. But none of them - least of all Ross himself - expected the ankle bracelet to interrupt the president, according to TMZ.
  • Woman who stabbed patron at Miami art show will be deported to China, thought victim with ISIS

    04/15/2016 6:26:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    She sure won’t have to worry about ISIS anymore. The New York woman who stabbed another woman at a Miami art show last year claimed her vicious attack was motivated by paranoia about ISIS — a defense that has earned her deportation to her native China. Siyuan Zhao, 24, took a plea deal Thursday in a Miami court. She pleaded guilty, but instead of serving prison time, she will deport herself back home for treatment, the Miami Herald reported. Zhao’s psychiatrist told the court Zhao suffers from a mental illness and hears voices in her head.
  • Man arrested after taking pictures inside Callahan Tunnel (Boston)

    04/14/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | Cheryl Fiandaca
    BOSTON (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man caught taking photos inside the Callahan Tunnel. According to investigators, the suspect claimed it was simple photography, but police are not taking any chances. Massachusetts State Police said they found Muhammad Mamun taking photos inside the tunnel at 5 a.m. on Sunday. "How could taking pictures put me in such a situation?" Mamun said. "People take pictures of Bunker Hill, they don't get arrested. Why did I get arrested?"
  • Attorney: Girls accused of trying to kill friend to appease Slenderman will ask judge for release

    04/13/2016 7:07:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    WAUKESHA COUNTY -- The two girls accused of trying to kill their friend to appease the fictional character Slenderman will ask a judge for their release on Friday, April 15th. One of those girls wants to live with her grandfather, a former police chief. Both Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser have asked a judge to release them from juvenile detention. It's not the first time they have done this. But one attorney says they now have a very strong case and a detailed plan. The two girls were 12 when authorities say they stabbed their friend 19 times, leaving her...
  • 3 teens arrested in connection to fatal shooting of Miami Gardens 17-year-old

    04/13/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | April 12, 2016
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami Gardens Police arrested three teenagers in connection to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Roderick Sweeting. Police said they detained the three teenagers, Tuesday morning after "an extensive investigation and with assistance from the community." Investigators found the subjects at each of their respective residences. They were taken into custody with the assistance of U.S. Marshals task force and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The suspects, 16-year-old Rachid Jacques and 15-year-olds Quamaine McMillian and Devon Vickers, face first degree murder charges in the investigation. According to 7News sources, all three teenagers were involved...
  • Woman charged with killing ex over unpaid cable bill

    04/13/2016 5:32:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | Thomas J. Prohaska |
    LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls woman, who allegedly confronted her former boyfriend over an unpaid cable TV bill and ended up stabbing him to death, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Chamia N. Johnson, 34, of Seventh Street, denied the charge of second-degree murder. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered Johnson held without bail, pending a pretrial conference June 9 and a tentative trial date of Sept. 19.
  • Grandmother of child abandoned in Baton Rouge store: Mother needs psychiatric help, not jail

    04/11/2016 2:09:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Advocate (Baton Route, Louisiana) ^ | danielle maddox kinchen
    The Baton Rouge woman who was arrested after leaving her 3-year-old child alone at a Wal-Mart store Friday is in need of psychiatric help but doesn’t belong in jail, according to the grandmother who has temporary custody of four of her other children. The grandmother, Gale N. Edwards, said 32-year-old Chentra Lynette Washington, who remained in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Saturday, has struggled with mental illness for a while and has sought treatment for it previously. Edwards said Washington is mother to one girl and five boys, one of whom Washington left at the store while she went...
  • Florida man arrested in triple shooting that killed 2 Southern students at apartments near LSU

    04/10/2016 7:39:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) ^ | April 10, 2016 | Bryn Stole
    UPDATE, 9:15 p.m. April 10: Baton Rouge Police arrested a 22-year-old Florida man for his alleged role in a shootout at a party that left two Southern University students dead and wounded another man. Ernest Bernard Felton, of 3865 Day Ave., Miami, Fla., was arrested by Baton Rouge Police Sunday evening and booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.