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  • Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway (Obama son)

    08/02/2015 6:02:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 02 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton, 33, on Saturday night, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said at a news conference. Armstrong said Wilbourn was a passenger in a 2002 Mercedes Benz that was parked illegally in a southeast Memphis neighborhood on Saturday night. Armstrong said Bolton saw the car and shined his squad car's spotlight on the vehicle.
  • Father of missing Florida boy: “I know those boys are out there. I know they are OK

    07/31/2015 6:25:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 31 JULY 2015 | WBAY.COM
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It has been a week since Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos went missing during a fishing trip, their boat was found off the Florida coast. It’s believed the current would have taken them north and that has been how the search has progressed for Blu Stephanos, Austin’s father. “I feel like a drained battery I feel like I have been going as hard as I can, and every time I have someone just say they are going to find them or they are praying for me– or I meet them out here at the airstrip and...

    07/31/2015 5:08:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 84 replies
    EEE | 31 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Effective immediately, I am boycotting all Jeb Bush threads. I am not replying to threads in which Jeb Bush is the thread title, and I am not posting anymore Jeb Bush-related threads. Jeb Bush is the most leftist Republican presidential candidate in American history. He is even more liberal than Republican presidential losers such as Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. All of these aforementioned Republicans ran as butt-sucking, hapless, feckless - ABSOLUTELY MEALY-MOUTHED, APOLOGETIC, ESTABLISHMENT HACK MODERATES - and lost. Jeb Bush supports Common-Core, which...
  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    07/29/2015 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 29 JULY 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Planned Parenthood has asked the government’s top health scientists to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding fetal tissue research. The request comes as Planned Parenthood is under criticism from Republican lawmakers in the wake of videos released by anti-abortion activists. The videos, which the organization says are highly edited, are of Planned Parenthood officials talking about providing fetal tissue to researchers.
  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead

    07/29/2015 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 29 JULY 2015 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot Tuesday after an argument during "a drug deal gone bad" between Nash and his attacker, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He said a suspect was in custody and charges were pending Wednesday afternoon. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds. Guglielmi said two weapons were recovered, one belonging to the suspect...
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Catches Fish Of A Lifetime

    07/23/2015 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 22 JULY 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two brothers living on Lake Minnetonka have a big fish story to tell. James and Johnny Range Jr. are part of a fishing league on the lake, and they reeled in a huge muskie Tuesday night. The brothers often fish off their dock. They typically reel in sunfish, but the anglers also go after a bigger catch during competition.
  • Top strategist says GOP is reaping what it sowed with Trump

    07/22/2015 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 59 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 21 JULY 2015 | JESSE BERGMAN
    The top strategist to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign is calling out the Republican Party for not standing up to Donald Trump when it had the chance. Steve Schmidt, who ran the day to day operations on McCain’s losing bid to Barack Obama, told “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews that Trump was given a free pass in his consistent questioning of President Obama’s birthplace. “I said it was despicable then, it was wrong then, it undermined the legitimacy of the duly elected commander-in-chief. It was wrong and Republicans should have repudiated it,” Schmidt said. “We paid a price for it, and...
  • Joe Scarborough just nailed the GOP's Donald Trump problem

    07/22/2015 5:48:53 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 136 replies
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday about real-estate magnate Donald Trump and whether the Republican establishment should challenge his controversial presidential campaign. "Trump will always be Trump, and there is no need for anyone in the Republican establishment to think otherwise. The best they can do is ride this wave of dissatisfaction and learn a lesson or two from it," Scarborough wrote. Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," wrote that if front-running GOP candidates truly fear that Trump will harm their party, they should take it upon themselves to bring...
  • First on CNN: Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 3:55:46 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 JULY 2015 | JAKE TAPPER
    Washington (CNN)Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • 4 women celebrating upcoming wedding killed when pickup truck strikes limo

    07/19/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 19 JULY 2015 | AP
    A law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the details and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the pickup slammed into the side of the limo. The crash occurred around 6 p.m. along Route 48 in Cutchogue, on the North Fork of Long Island. Limousines are common in the area for people visiting the numerous wineries there. Flatley said the driver of the pickup ran from the crash scene, but was caught and arrested and faces a driving while intoxicated charge. His identity was not immediately released and he remained under police guard at...
  • The Latest: Tennessee shooter failed background check

    07/17/2015 3:12:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2017 | AP
    An Ohio company says the man who gunned down four Marines in Tennessee failed a background check in May 2013. Todd Schneider, a spokesman for FirstEnergy Corp., says Muhammad Abdulazeez was conditionally hired as an engineer at a nuclear plant in east Cleveland. He spent 10 days there before he was let go because he failed a background check. He would not say why Abdulazeez didn’t pass the screening process. Abdulazeez underwent general training on company procedures, but his access was limited during his brief employment.
  • US shooter had at least three guns, some bought legally: FBI

    07/17/2015 2:37:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 17 JULY 2017 | AFP
    Chattanooga (United States) (AFP) - The gunman who carried out the deadly attacks on two US military centers in Tennessee had at least two rifles and one handgun, some of which were purchased legally, the FBI said Friday. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, killed four Marines and injured three other people on Thursday before he died in a shootout with police in Chattanooga. "He did have at least two long guns, which would be considered rifles or shotguns. And he did have one handgun, that we're aware of," said FBI special agent Ed Reinhold.
  • Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

    07/05/2015 12:51:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    SABANETA, Dominican Republic — For decades, the people of Barrio Cementerio, a neighborhood divided evenly between Dominicans and Haitians, have shared a peaceful coexistence. Proximity smothered prejudice: Working side by side and raising families together helped keep tensions in check. That is changing now. A government plan that could deport tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic has started to tear at the unity that once bound this place, forcing residents to pick a side.
  • Obama speechwriter reveals secret same-sex marriage at White House

    07/04/2015 12:51:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast “The Moth Radio Hour” at this year’s Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before gay marriage would become legal nationwide, he secretly performed a same-sex marriage at the White House. “I went into politics for the reasons most people do: ambition, self-righteousness, and a desire to help others,” Lovett said, according to a writeup in Saturday’s Playbook. If you’ve spent any time in Washington, you know that the desire to help others is optional, and for members of Congress, it’s frowned upon.”
  • Romney criticizes Trump

    07/04/2015 10:19:29 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    CNN | 04 JULY 2015 | CNN
    Just heard on CNN that Romney has joined in the fray...

    07/03/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    EEE | 03 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Post your favorite pic, memory, song, or statement about the good old' U.S.A!
  • Burglars smash van into sporting goods store only to find owner waiting

    07/03/2015 4:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE — Shortly before sunrise, police said a stolen van smashed through the doors of the Bouchard’s Sporting Goods store near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The burglars were unaware the owner was sleeping inside. Police said he greeted them with gunfire. A short time after the shooting, three guys showed up at the emergency room at Columbia St. Mary's. One of them had been shot multiple times. Police arrested all three of them.
  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    07/03/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure. The city would create an app for licensed taxis and help pay for their GPS technology. The regulation so far does not specify what Uber and other app-based drivers would have to pay to operate. Licensed cabbies have staged protests demanding authorities arrest Uber drivers and...
  • 10 shot, 4 fatally, in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

    07/03/2015 4:20:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Fourth of July holiday weekend is already shaping up to be a violent one. Ten people were shot, four fatally, across Chicago in the last 24 hours. The violence started Thursday morning when a 22-year-old man was killed during a drive-by in the 13200-block of South Greenwood. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead. Later than night, a 20-year-old man was killed while he was riding his bike in the 2700-block of South Karlov, where police say a gunman shot him several times. He died after being taken to Mt....
  • Gunman killed by ex-CNN anchor Lynn Russell’s husband was Tennessee parolee

    07/03/2015 3:14:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    The robber shot dead by a former CNN reporter inside a New Mexico motel was a Tennessee convict violating his parole, cops said. Tomorio Walton was shot and killed in a shootout Tuesday with Chuck de Caro, a former CNN investigative journalist married to the network’s ex-anchor Lynne Russell, Albuquerque police said.
  • Man arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials say

    07/03/2015 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say. Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
  • [BREAKING] Boko Haram attacks kill 145 in Nigeria

    07/02/2015 4:08:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 02 JULY 2015 | CNN
    (CNN) —At least 145 people were killed after Boko Haram militants raided three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, witnesses said Thursday. The Islamist militant group's attack late Wednesday in the Kukawa fishing village killed 97 people, resident Kawu Aisaye told CNN. A senior Nigerian military official confirmed the attack, adding the military conducted airstrikes following the raid and is sending troops to assess the damage. The official was unable to provide details about casualties. A lawmaker in the region, Mohammed Tahir, told CNN that Boko Haram killed 48 people and injured 11 others Wednesday when the militants...
  • Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

    07/01/2015 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 01 JULY 2015 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when the weather is nice, Pat and Tammy Winter serve well over 200 pizzas to guests at their Red Barn Farm near Northfield, about an hour south of Minneapolis. Customers make a picnic out of it, setting up chairs and tables outside the 101-year-old barn and packing in soda, beer and wine. Children chase the chickens and pet the horses while their families wait for pizzas...
  • ‘Love Wins’ As Thousands Turn Out For Twin Cities Pride Parade

    06/28/2015 6:05:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The rain held off just long enough Sunday morning for what may have been a record turnout for this year’s Pride festivities in Minneapolis. Thousands of people lined Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Spectators and participants were celebrating in the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision. The chant “Love Wins” seemed to be the unofficial anthem.
  • President Obama to travel to La Crosse [WI] for economic event

    06/28/2015 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2015 | AP
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week. The White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday “for an event on the economy.” Additional details are expected to be released later this week.
  • 8.52-carat white diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

    06/26/2015 5:54:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - An 8.52-carat white diamond was found June 24 by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond found by a park visitor since the state park was established at Arkansas's diamond site in 1972. Twenty minutes into her search, she found the diamond in a couple scoops she had dug from a small mound of dirt. Oskarson was in the southwest corner of the park's 37 ½-acre search field in an area known as the Pig...
  • Boys find stolen military medals in garbage

    06/26/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    KETV.COM ^ | 25 JUNE 2015 | KETV.COM
    Video at link
  • [Chicago] 1 Million Expected For This Weekend’s Pride Parade

    06/26/2015 5:22:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (CBS) – About 1 million people are estimated to line the four-mile Pride Parade route through Lake View and Uptown this weekend. Organizer Richard Pfeiffer in part responsible for keeping the parade safe. To help accomplish that, there will be “several hundred” police officers along the route, not to mention 90 off-duty officers, Pfeifer says.
  • Parents suing military-style voucher school in Milwaukee

    06/26/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Several parents are suing a private, military-style voucher school in Milwaukee, alleging their children were subjected to abuse and humiliating treatment when they attended a boot camp last fall. The students at Right Step Inc., which serves low-income children, claim the treatment they were subjected to at Fort McCoy included being punched, slapped and forced to drink from a cup filled with an instructor’s spit. A complaint was filed this week in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on behalf of three parents and seven children, ranging in age from 10 to 17.
  • Baby scales rock wall

    06/26/2015 5:16:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | CNN.COM
    (CNN) - 20-month-old Ellie Farmer isn't potty trained yet, but she can scale a rock wall with seeming expert ease.
  • Judge To Consider Releasing Terror Suspects To Halfway Houses

    06/26/2015 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The judge overseeing the case of seven men who are accused of trying to join ISIS is considering their proposals to be released into halfway houses or be put under home supervision. Earlier this year, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis allowed Abdullahi Yusuf of Inver Grove Heights to be released into a halfway house. He has since been placed back into custody. Now, the seven Minnesota men who are currently facing charges that they were co-conspirators answering the call to join the foreign terror group will have the opportunity to put forth bail proposals that would...
  • As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure’s Demise

    06/25/2015 4:52:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 25 JUNE 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, Minnesota critics of the health care law are not ending their fight to repeal it. And state Republican leaders are calling for an immediate halt to any more spending on MNsure, the state’s health care exchange. “There’s no reason to continue throwing good money after bad at this point,” Minnesota State Rep. Tara Mack said.
  • Agents raid West Allis [WI] grocery store

    06/25/2015 4:31:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2015 | WISN.COM
    West Allis Police, state agents, and federal agents from the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigation swooped down on The Corner Spot grocery store near 69th and Becher streets around noon. They executed search warrants and arrested employees. They're being tight-lipped about their investigation, but WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr learned it was initially related to the sale of baby formula, but West Allis police said there were other elements as well. After about two hours, the state agents and police officers started coming out with case after case of alcohol, and hauling it away from the...
  • Fargo Police Have Guns Drawn And Major Road Blocked Off

    06/23/2015 5:17:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    Fargo Police have their guns drawn and are ordering two men to the ground with their hands up near the Cork N' Cleaver in Fargo. Workers at the Cork N' Cleaver tell us an incident happened a few buildings down the road and everyone was instructed to stay put. University Drive has been blocked off at 32nd Avenue South. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more updates as information becomes available.
  • Arlington [MA} Raises Minimum Tobacco Buying Age To 21

    06/23/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    CBS BOSTON ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | CBS BOSTON
    ARLINGTON (CBS) – Officials in one Massachusetts town will increase the minimum legal age to buy tobacco to 21 years old. Acting Director of Health and Human Services James Feeney announced on Tuesday that the change will be made as of July 1. “We know that the earlier people start smoking, the more likely it is to become a habit. We want to stop this trend,” Feeney said. “Communities throughout the Commonwealth are making this important change, and with Arlington coming on board, we hope to further prevent teenagers and young adults from traveling across city and town lines to...
  • Mark McGwire Reflects On Sammy Sosa, 1998 Season

    06/23/2015 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Sitting in a familiar visitors’ dugout, former slugger Mark McGwire looked out to the landscape of Wrigley Field, observing the changes and similarities from his days with the St. Louis Cardinals. McGwire, who hit 583 career home runs and 70 during the historic season of 1998, is now the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He still carries fond memories of playing the Cubs in Chicago. “This is a great historical ballpark,” said McGwire. “I always loved playing here. It’s going to get better in the years to come.”
  • Restaurant owners accused of cheating IRS, building cash, silver reserve

    06/23/2015 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. —Federal investigators have charged the owners of several popular Milwaukee-area restaurants. The owners of El Beso, El Fuego and Omega Burger are accused of cheating the IRS and face millions in fines. Investigators said the owners are accused of under reporting sales and building up a huge hidden reserve of cash and silver. According to the indictment, Paul Bouraxis and his wife, Freida Bouraxis, their son, Andreas Bouraxis, and son-in-law, Reiad Awadalla, skimmed cash from restaurant receipts and hid it from the IRS by not depositing it in bank accounts and paying employees in cash.
  • Police: Man calls 911, kills responding officer

    06/20/2015 5:26:11 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2015 | CNN
    While friends were commenting on his last ever Facebook post Friday, Trepierre Hummons called 911 -- then waited with a gun for officers to arrive, Cincinnati police said. In his bid to commit suicide by cop, he fatally shot Officer Sonny Kim, 48, a husband and father of three, police said. Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell. When Hummons, 21, called the emergency operator, he didn't let on what he was planning. Instead he pretended to be a concerned witness who saw a man acting erratically with a gun, according to 911 and...
  • Some teens turned away after new rule at Movies in the Park (Sons of Obama)

    06/17/2015 3:46:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 15 JUNE 2015 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - More than 150 people have been turned away from going to Little Rock's Movies in the Park. Wednesday will be the first event since school was let out which might result in more people being turned away. Effective this year, kids under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them. Keeping kids occupied can be quite a task. Meghan Heubach is the mother of two young boys. Heubach told Channel 7 News trying to enjoy events like Movies in the Park is already hard enough, without the added pressure of unattended children....
  • Bart Starr participating in stem cell trial for stroke

    06/17/2015 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 17 JUNE 2015 | WISN.COM
    The Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr says the QB has been accepted into a clinical trial using stem cell therapy. The Green Bay Packers issued a news release Wednesday saying that Starr returned home Friday from the first of two treatments. Starr's wife, Cherry, said in October that Starr suffered a ischemic stroke Sept. 2, followed by a hemorrhagic stroke and mild heart attack on Sept. 7.
  • Wis. city bars use of kangaroos as service animals

    06/17/2015 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 17 JUNE 2015 | KARE 11
    BEAVER DAM, Wis. - Beaver Dam officials have changed the city's rules on service animals after a woman took a baby kangaroo into a McDonald's restaurant. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports the city's Common Council voted 14-0 Monday night to define a service animal as a dog or miniature horse, but not a kangaroo. Police can cite people who try to use other animals.
  • Teen dies after 'simple, common wisdom teeth extraction'

    06/17/2015 3:35:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 17 JUNE 2015 | KARE 11
    MINNEAPOLIS - A family is mourning the death of their teenage daughter who died after complications during a wisdom teeth extraction. The family of Sydney Galleger announced on her CaringBridge page that she died on Monday, roughly a week after she went in for a "simple, common" procedure to get her wisdom teeth removed. In a June 9 journal, her mother wrote that everything had been going well until the very end, when Sydney's blood pressure shot up, her pulse dropped and she went into cardiac arrest. Her mother, Diane, wrote that paramedics arrived quickly and were able to stabilize...
  • Judge rules Minnesota sex offender program unconstitutional

    06/17/2015 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 17 JUNE 2015 | KARE 11
    MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has ruled that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, but has deferred any immediate action to await further proceedings on a remedy. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank largely sided with the more than 700 residents who were civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program after they completed their prison sentences. Their lawyers argued during a nearly six-week bench trial in February and March that the program is unconstitutional because nobody has ever been fully discharged from it, even those thought to be at low risk of committing new crimes.
  • Houston No. 1 in US in armored car, bank takeover robberies

    06/13/2015 5:56:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - Larry Gonzales was emerging from his Garda Cash Logistics armored truck to refill an ATM at a Houston-area Chase Bank in October 2013 when a man behind him demanded money. "People joke around with us," said Gonzales. "I didn't think this dude was actually serious. Next thing, I get shot in the back. Then I knew this was for real." The 28-year-old was shot six times and, despite multiple surgeries, still has a "lucky" bullet lodged in his chest. Gonzales' case is not unique. Federal statistics indicate Texas' largest city has become a hub for bank and...
  • Navy ship christened for Giffords, wounded in 2011 shooting

    06/13/2015 5:52:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon. Giffords joined others including Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as the USS Gabrielle Giffords was christened in coastal Alabama. The 419-foot ship was built at the Austal shipyard and is the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters near the coast. Giffords was badly wounded in a 2011 shooting that left six dead and 13 injured in Tucson. The Democrat left Congress and...
  • Clinton kicks off 2016 bid, embracing chance to make history

    06/13/2015 5:50:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    WRAL.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supporters gathered at an outdoor rally to join her in building an America "where we don't leave anyone out, or anyone behind."
  • Four Killed, One Injured In North Columbus Shooting

    06/13/2015 5:46:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    10TV.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | 10TV.COM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Four people are dead after a shooting inside a home in north Columbus. The shooting happened Saturday, shortly before 7:30 a.m. on East Hudson Street near Cleveland Avenue. Police confirm two males and two females were shot to death. A fifth victim was rushed to Grant Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
  • USA Today: Tourists flock to Montana to try glamping (USA Today Photos in Thread)

    06/13/2015 5:38:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 48 replies
    Gannett Publications: USA Today on KHOU.COM ^ | 12 JUNE 2015 | Gannett Publications: USA Today
    PHILIPSBURG – It could be argued that sleeping in a king-size bed with a fully plumbed bathroom inside your tent isn't actually camping. However, for many guests at the Ranch at Rock Creek, that is their first taste of camping. "They don't have closets but they do have armoires," said Rich Miller, director of facilities at the ranch outside Philipsburg.
  • Abbott signs open carry, campus carry into law Saturday

    06/13/2015 5:34:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    KXAN.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | AP
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP/KXAN) — Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else. Abbott was at Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville Saturday morning. He says the laws mean Texans can be sure their Second Amendment rights will be stronger and more secure than ever before. The Republican made expanding gun rights a top priority of his first legislative session as governor
  • Minnesota’s New Memorial For Military Families The First Of Its Kind In U.S.

    06/13/2015 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 13 JUNE 2015 | WCCO.COM
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota military families are getting their own Memorial at the State Capitol. The State of Minnesota today dedicated the moving tribute to military families on the grounds of the Capitol building Saturday. It’s the first place in the country that honors the families of active military members and veterans. Hundreds of people wandered through the 87 boulders representing Minnesota’s 87 counties at the new memorial Saturday afternoon. Each rock is inscribed with excerpts of letters from loved ones to soldiers, or soldiers to their loved ones back home.