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  • Boehner: Why we must now sue the President

    07/06/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 58 replies ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Boehner
    Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama. But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it,...
  • North Korea says to try two detained U.S. citizens

    06/30/2014 4:38:17 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | 6/30/14 | Ju-min Park and James Pearson
    North Korea said on Monday it would put two U.S. tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released. "Their hostile acts were confirmed by evidence and their own testimonies," said the North's official KCNA news agency, referring to Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller who are being held by the isolated country. It gave no details on when they would face court. It was the latest in a flurry of events in the volatile region as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea this week, and comes a...
  • Cleveland, Dallas remaining finalists to host 2016 GOP National Convention

    06/26/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 52 replies ^ | 06/25/14 | John Arthur Hutchison
    Cleveland is one of the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee made the announcement June 25 that it has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as the two finalists. The committee’s decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations, and visits to each of the cities, according to a news release. “Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities,” Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said in a statement....
  • America's Longest Running Antique Car Show (Greenfield Village-Dearborn, Mi.)

    06/15/2014 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies ^ | 6-14-14 | various
    Rev it up with hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Open ’til 9pm on Saturday night! For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes,...
  • Nurse specialist accused of sexual contact with minor in his office

    06/12/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    MENTOR, Ohio — A psychiatric clinical nurse specialist has been arrested after being accused of molesting a child under the age of 13. According to Mentor Police Department, Inder Jeet Sharma, 62, of North Royalton, faces charges of gross sexual imposition, importuning and tampering with evidence in the case. Police say an investigation revealed Sharma had sexual contact with the child in his medical office in Mentor. Sharma is also accused of soliciting the child for sexual act via text messages. Police say Sharma was actually communicating with Mentor detectives at the time. Police say he was arrested outside of...
  • Sixteen Cedar Point Employees Arrested In Melee

    06/10/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies ^ | Jun 10, 2014 | various
    While Cedar Point was closed because of a water main break over the weekend, 16 of the theme park's employees were busy getting arrested. Police from the park and the city of Sandusky say they arrested 16 people after a melee broke out in the employee recreation center early Sunday. Jail records say the employees were charged with aggravated rioting and disorderly conduct. At least one was also charged with assaulting a police officer. 13 of them are from Michigan; three live in Ohio. Police responded at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday to Cedar Point Commons, which is the park employees'...
  • Police informant takes stand in murder conspiracy trial (Ohio)

    06/07/2014 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 6 replies ^ | 06/06/14 | Tracey Read
    A police informant testified June 6 that Sabrina Zunich and her foster father tried to convince her to hire a hitman to have Lisa Knoefel killed. Autumn Padlik, 19, went to school at South High School in Willoughby with Zunich, who said she ended up killing her foster mother herself on Nov. 16, 2012, after earlier plans didn’t work out. Padlik, who now lives in California with her two children and boyfriend, said Zunich repeatedly asked her to help find someone to murder Lisa. “I didn’t believe her, but I said I’d get the hit man,” Padlik testified on the...
  • Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove approached to become VA secretary

    06/04/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 7 replies ^ | June 03, 2014 | Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Obama administration has approached Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove about running the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the Wall Street Journal. It is unclear whether the White House is also considering others for the VA secretary's job. The job became vacant last Friday with Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation amid the growing scandal over patient treatment delays. The VA medical system has been plagued with delays lasting weeks and even months in examining and treating veterans. The system is challenged by the number of veterans returning from the war in Afghanistan as well as those who...
  • Lawyer: Donald Sterling to sue NBA for $1 billion

    05/30/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 57 replies ^ | 5/30/2014 | various
    Donald Sterling is preparing to sue the NBA for $1 billion, according to a report from NBC News. The report comes a day after it was announced the Sterlings, actually via Shelly Sterling, had reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Former Richmond Heights (Ohio) Schools superintendent sent to prison

    05/23/2014 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 13 replies ^ | 05/22/14 | Tracey Read
    Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert Moore wiped a tear from his eyes May 22 before being sentenced to one year in prison on public corruption charges. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” the 52-year-old Mentor resident told Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold. “I realize I exercised terrible judgment. I deeply regret this incident.” Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert J. Moore, right, grimaces as he is sentenced to one year in prison by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold May 22 for bribery and theft in office. His lawyer, John McCaffrey,...
  • Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    05/22/2014 11:55:42 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 151 replies ^ | 22 May 2014 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Aliens almost definitely exist. At least, that's what two astronomers told Congress this week, as they appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth. According to ABC News, Dan Werthimer, director of the SETI [search for extraterrestrial intelligence] Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Wednesday that the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life is "close to 100 percent." "In the last 50 years, evidence has steadily mounted that the components and conditions we believe necessary for life are common and perhaps ubiquitous in our galaxy," said Werthimer in his...
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...
  • Ignoring Warning Signs, Cleveland Meteorologist Dick Goddard Required Rescue from Flash Flood

    05/14/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies ^ | May 14, 2014 | Cortni Dietz
    As torrential downpours, funnel cloud sightings, flash floods and hail wreaked havoc across Northeast Ohio on Monday night, local legend Dick Goddard found himself in a bit of a predicament. Turning off of I-71 onto State Route 3, en route to his home in Medina, the 83-year-old Channel 8 weatherman noticed the car in front of him “slam into what looked like a raging river,” according to the Medina Gazette. Deciding to proceed anyway, Goddard soon found his car submerged in the tempestuous waterway. "Anyway, I begin to move, and then all of the sudden I can't move," Goddard said...
  • What is this mysterious aircraft filmed 'blitzing Taliban base in Afghanistan'? Footage shows 'UFO'

    05/08/2014 10:34:24 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    YouTube linked at ^ | 8 May 2014 | Damien Gayle
    With Nato forces withdrawing from the badlands of Afghanistan, the country's people need all the help they can get to keep extremists from once again seizing power. But it seems a new intervention has come from an unlikely source... outer space. U.S. Marines captured this incredible footage of what looks like a UFO hovering over a Taliban encampment - then blowing it to kingdom come. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Edward Snowden: NSA Spies More on Americans Than Russians

    05/01/2014 4:28:47 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 14 replies ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Edward Snowden told a crowd of fans Wednesday that the government's surveillance programs collect more data on Americans than any other country. "Does the NSA know more about Americans in America than Russians in Russia?" Snowden said, appearing by live video during an awards ceremony in Washington. "We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world." Snowden also took several shots at the National Security Agency and its top officials, and criticized the agency for wearing two contradictory hats of protecting U.S. data and exploiting security flaws to gather intelligence on foreign threats. "U.S. government policy...
  • Ohio family held at gunpoint by police at Dayton Air Force Museum

    04/25/2014 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | WLYT-5
    The ordeal lasted for more than an hour. The authorities said they had a report of two people casing cars in the parking lot that would have been Alice, 65, and her 8-year-old grandson Aaron looking at license plates. Read more:
  • Barack Obama, the adolescent president

    04/24/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | George Will
    Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
  • Prescription Drug Coverage Under Obamacare —Do You Need to Worry?

    04/22/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 34 replies
    pharmacycheckerblog ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | pharmacycheckerblog
    In 2013 some Americans will start choosing health insurance plans offered by the new state-run health insurance exchanges. Designed to lower prices and increase competition, the exchanges will surely help millions of people access affordable care. However, health insurance plans often do not adequately cover prescription medications, and we are eager to follow the effectiveness of the exchanges as applied to prescription drug pricing. While we hope (and believe) that increased coverage will enable more Americans to take needed medications, we believe that many will not benefit from the increased coverage. The Obama administration’s loose guidelines pertaining to prescription drugs...
  • UPS Fires 250 Employees For Staging A 90-Minute Protest To Defend Coworker

    04/03/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 61 replies
    business insider ^ | 4/2/14 | Hayley Peterson
    UPS is firing 250 Queens drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider. The workers were protesting the dismissal of long-time employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings. The local branch of the Teamsters union that...
  • Still on Windows XP? Here’s Some Bad Advice

    03/29/2014 4:30:04 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 76 replies
    YAHOO tech ^ | Mar 28, 2014 | Rafe Needleman
    Windows XP is dying. On April 8, Microsoft will stop supporting the ancient operating system that was released in 2001 — and at one point was used by 400 million people. You might think that an operating system that was actually engineered in the late 90s would be fully obsolete and unused by now. After all, since XP came out, Microsoft has released several major replacement versions: Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (recently upgraded to Windows 8.1). But there’s something about Windows XP. It’s basic, stable, fast enough, and good enough for a lot of people. It’s still...
  • Snake-handling Ky. pastor dies from snake bite

    02/17/2014 6:11:16 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Sam Smith
    The snake-handling pastor starring on the reality show "Snake Salvation," has died from a snake bite, according to Middlesboro Police. Police believe Jamie Coots died after a rattlesnake bit his right hand during a church service Saturday night. Coots was found dead in his home about 10 p.m. after refusing medical help, according to police. "The snake that bit him, we've been carrying it for four months. It's been carried hundreds of times and handled at all kinds of times," said Cody Coots, Coots' son. "When it's your time to go. It's just your time to go. " Coots was...
  • Websites of Venetian, Palazzo casinos hacked

    02/13/2014 4:12:52 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 8 replies ^ | February 13, 2014 | various
    Hackers breached the websites of all Las Vegas Sands Corp. websites Tuesday morning, and the home pages of some of the world's largest casinos remained down through the day. The Nevada State Gaming Control Board was investigating the breach, and the FBI was also aware of the matter. Patrons got error messages when they tried to visit the home pages of the Venetian casino, famous for its ersatz canals, and the Palazzo casino, which is next door on the Las Vegas Strip. The company's corporate site was also hacked, as were websites for Sands casinos in Bethlehem, Pa., Singapore, and...
  • Travelers at Cleveland Hopkins Airport brace for cuts by United Airlines (60%+ of flights to be cut)

    02/01/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies ^ | February 01, 2014 | Stephanie Kuzydym
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – United Airlines confirmed Saturday that departures from Cleveland will be cut by about 60 percent due to unprofitable operations in the city. Northeast Ohio Media Group spoke with several travelers to get their feelings on what the cutbacks will mean. Here’s what they had to say: Omar Garcia of Cleveland uses United to fly to Puerto Rico. It’s what he’s flown since he came to America five years ago from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. It’s the same airline his mother, brothers, sisters and their families used to move to America. He was at the airport Saturday to pick...
  • Ibiza holiday jet in near miss with UFO over Reading

    01/24/2014 6:45:28 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | Jasper Copping
    Any pilot flying holidaymakers between Manchester and Ibiza must be prepared for outlandish sights. But perhaps nothing so apparently unworldly as this. The captain of a Thomas Cook airliner flying tourists back from the Spanish holiday island to the north of England reported a "near miss" with a "rugby ball"-shaped UFO, which passed within feet of his jet. The encounter, over Reading, Berks, was reported to the aviation authorities, who launched an investigation. But no earthly identity for the object could be established. The encounter was disclosed earlier this month by the Telegraph, following the publication of a report into...
  • Man sentenced for stealing Salvation Army donation kettle in Painesville (Ohio)

    01/17/2014 6:03:51 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 4 replies
    Willoughby News Herald ^ | 01/16/14 | Matt Skrajner
    A 55-year-old man was sentenced to jail and 400 hours of community service after previously admitting to stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle in Painesville Township the week before Christmas. Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti sentenced Jeffrey L. Gregg to 180 days in jail, with 175 suspended. He also must complete 200 hours at the Salvation Army or another local food kitchen and 200 hours at the court’s garden, which grows and distributes food to local charity organizations, by Sept. 1. Additionally, Gregg must repay the money that was stolen and wear a Santa hat during his community work....
  • School superintendent charged in rape case inquiry (Steubenville, Oh)

    11/25/2013 9:48:07 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies ^ | Nov. 5, 2013 | unknown
    An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players, the state's attorney general said Monday. The special grand jury convened in Steubenville had investigated whether adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by state law. < snip >
  • Sebelius asked to explain $2B in Obamacare loans

    11/21/2013 6:02:18 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 8 replies
    WND ^ | Nov.21, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Several leading GOP members of Congress are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, under whose watch the website rollout has experience one fiasco after another, to explain the $2 billion in taxpayer money loaned to various interests to get health insurance CO-OPs up and running – and whether the taxpayers will get any of that back. Just when the Obamacare experience appears to be able to go no lower – the website malfunctions, millions of policies are canceled outright, only thousands are able to sign up via online offerings, prices for policies are skyrocketing, and more –...
  • Browns' Guard Jason Pinkston Says Team is Lucky to be Alive After Scary Plane Trip Home

    11/20/2013 5:17:17 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 19 replies ^ | Nov. 19, 2013 | Julie Kent
    As scary as the Cleveland Browns' performance on the field against the Cincinnati Bengals was on Sunday, it sounds like the team's plane ride back to Cleveland was even scarier. Browns guard Jason Pinkston said that the team is "lucky to be alive". Following their 41-20 loss to the Bengals and facing heavy rain and 50mph winds, the Browns made plans to take a bus home. However, they instead boarded a plane when it was deemed safe to make the 45-minute flight home. Speaking of the flight, Pinkston said: “It was terrifying. It was the real thing. The weather was...
  • Cleveland police suspend 63 officers over deadly chase (officers fired 137 shots)

    10/15/2013 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 28 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2013 | JOHN SEEWER
    A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department rules, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Read more:
  • Cleveland Priest Charged After Edgewater Arrest (accused of soliciting sex)

    10/13/2013 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 14 replies
    fox8 ^ | October 11, 2013 | Kara Sutyak
    <p>CLEVELAND– A Cleveland priest was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of soliciting sex at Edgewater Beach, according to Cleveland Metroparks Rangers.</p> <p>Spokesperson Monica Banks Hines told FOX 8 that the suspect signaled over a man to his car and offered him $50 for oral sex.</p>
  • Bus crash victims return to Cleveland after deadly accident

    10/11/2013 3:56:24 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 16 replies ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 | various
    Lewisburg, PA (WOIO) - A deadly crash on I-80 early Wednesday morning involving a Greyhound bus from New York City to Cleveland. Greyhound spokesperson Alexandra Pedrini tells 19 Action News the bus and a tractor trailer collided near Lewisburg, PA around 1:45 a.m. A woman was killed in the accident, and several others injured. One passenger, Shara King said, "Blood was dripping from my face and I heard people screaming." The injured passengers were taken to five local hospitals. Of the 49 passengers who were transported to area hospital, 38 have been treated and released. After passengers were treated and...
  • Justice at last: ‘Evil woman’ outed for grabbing girl’s game ball

    09/26/2013 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>An unidentified woman at Houston’s Minute Maid Park only now is making a splash on social media and YouTube — but she probably wishes she weren’t. A video from a 2011 Astros-Diamondbacks game shows her snatching a baseball from the hands of a little girl as the stadium announcer expresses shock and awe.</p>
  • "UFO" Reportedly Spotted Over Naples Condo Building Pool

    08/11/2013 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | Aug. 9 2013 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    Across the Everglades, all our Western neighbors in Naples are talking about is a purported UFO sighting this week at a condo building pool. Because if advanced life forms traveled from billions of light years away, their first stop would undoubtedly be a condo building pool in Naples. The spotting was made on security camera footage and first reported by security officer Debralee Thomas. She took her story to NBC 2. "It was down on the ground but some of that webbing was longer and it made a funnel down into the pool. Whatever it was doing in the pool,...
  • Storm rips through Las Vegas, causing floods, power outages

    07/20/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 22 replies
    latimes ^ | July 20, 2013 | James Rainey
    <p>A powerful thunderstorm blasted through Las Vegas and nearby communities Friday evening, flooding streets, toppling trees and trapping tourists inside casinos.</p> <p>Torrential rains and 70-mph winds also knocked out power in more than a dozen locations, including Primm, the town that sits on Interstate 15 at the California-Nevada border.</p>
  • Ordering a pizza in 2015

    07/15/2013 4:33:35 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 7 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Ordering a pizza in 2015 You'll never want to order another pizza if we give away all of our civil liberties in the name of security!
  • US govt secretly collecting data on millions of Verizon users: Report

    06/06/2013 1:44:07 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 49 replies ^ | 6/6/13 | Olivier Knox
    Can you hear me now? The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers – right down to local call data – under a top-secret court order issued in April, Britain’s The Guardian newspaper reported late Wednesday. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) order, the Guardian reported, Verizon Business Services must provide the NSA “on an ongoing daily basis” with information from calls between the U.S. and overseas – but also with calls entirely inside the United States. Calls made entirely overseas were not affected. It was unclear whether phones in other Verizon...
  • Middlefield Police release dashcam video of fatal shootout during March 10 traffic stop

    05/04/2013 4:51:34 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 28 replies ^ | May 4, 2013 | Matthew Skrajner
    Middlefield Police have released the dash cam footage of the deadly March 10 officer-involved shooting in which a Mentor-on-the-Lake man was killed and two officers were injured. The nearly 2 1/2 minute video begins by showing Officers Brandon Savage and Erin Thomas driving southbound at about 5:55 p.m. on Route 608, when a green Saturn failed to stop at the intersection of 608 and East High Street. The officers enacted the traffic stop a short distance north of the intersection. As the officers prepared to approach the vehicle, the video appears to show the officers discussing movement in the Saturn....
  • FBI locks down Haslam's company HQ (Cleveland Browns owner)

    04/16/2013 1:53:04 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies ^ | Apr 15, 2013 | fox.sports
    FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents on Monday locked down the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. FBI spokesman Marshall Stone told The Associated Press that the move was part of an ongoing investigation, but he would not provide additional details. FBI and IRS agents were expected to remain in the building into the evening, he said. The FBI was keeping all traffic away from the company property, and Knoxville police patrol cars and officers could be seen outside the...
  • Superman:Celebrating 75 Years of truth,justice & the American way in the Man of Steel's birth city

    04/14/2013 5:53:09 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies ^ | 14/Apr/2013 | Michael Sangiacomo
    Seventy-five years ago someone walking up to a newsstand in Cleveland might have seen something new -- a gaudy, yellow-covered comic book with a man dressed in a circus outfit lifting a car. The magazine bore the equally gaudy title of "Action Comics." A perfect copy of that 10-cent comic recently sold for $1.2 million, but at the time just seeing that book on display would have meant more than money to the two young Glenville men who created the character. Superman, the character Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created five years earlier while still in high school, had finally...
  • FBI attempts to explain UFO memo in vault

    03/29/2013 3:22:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies ^ | Mar 27, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has broken its silence on the most popular file in its digital vault. The one-page memo, dated March 22, 1950, was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. It relayed some information from an informant. The subject: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico," Hottel writes. "They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three...
  • Is CNN Soft on Rapists? Steubenville Coverage Sparks Debate

    03/20/2013 1:36:29 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 10 replies ^ | 19/Mar/13 | Sharon Waxman
    A chorus of online critics has taken aim at CNN for its allegedly sympathetic coverage of two convicted rapists in Steubenville, Ohio. But the controversy raises a broader question over how to cover teenage rapists and a teenage victim in the age of social media. By Tuesday afternoon, a petition demanding that CNN apologize for its coverage of the rape conviction of Steubenville football stars Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, had mushroomed to 200,000 signatories. "Your coverage of the … verdict Sunday morning was a complete disgrace and a breach of journalistic ethics," the petition, launched by Gabriel...
  • A lesson in economics. Learning from Obituaries....

    03/10/2013 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies ^ | November 4, 2012 | unknown and via email
    A lesson in economics. Learning from Obituaries.... It seems that every couple of days New Orleans loses one of its treasured ENTREPRENEURS . Lets get the players straight before we go on with this. interpretation of data not verified but... LARMONDO "FLAIR" ALLEN His Companion (NOT married with children: Kawanner Armstrong His Sons : Christian Allen Kwan Allen Larmondo Allen, Jr. His Daughters: Deidra Allen Larmenshell Allen Lamonshea Allen Larmomdriel Allen Larmerja Allen Korevell Allen AT AGE 25 - He had 9 Children. (Could Kawanner Armstrong Possibly Be The Mother Of All Of His Kids?) His Father: Burnell Thompson His...
  • Cablevision Sues Viacom for Making It Run Second-Tier Channels

    02/28/2013 2:20:26 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | 26Feb13 | Jeanine Poggi
    Cablevision Systems Corp. is suing Viacom Inc., alleging the distributor of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon is forcing it to carry and pay for 14 lower-rated networks such as Palladia and VH1 Classic. "The manner in which Viacom sells its programming is illegal, anti-consumer, and wrong," the cable-systems operator said in a prepared statement. "Viacom effectively forces Cablevision's customers to pay for and receive little-watched channels in order to get the channels they actually want." The company added: "Viacom's abuse of its market power is not only illegal, but also prevents Cablevision from delivering the programming that its customers want...
  • Patch Tuesday: IE at risk of malware attacks; 57 flaws in total

    02/09/2013 1:38:46 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies ^ | February 8, 2013 | Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft will release 12 patches for 57 vulnerabilities next week for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. A spattering of enterprise products, including Microsoft Office and Windows Server, and developer tools, such as .NET Framework, will also be patched. Five of the updates are labeled "critical," in which malicious code can be remotely executed on users' machines. Another vulnerability that allows remote code execution is labeled "important." The company's pre-release bulletin warns of two major vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer, which will patch a flaw allowing hackers to run remotely executed code on vulnerable machines. All versions from IE6 to IE10 are...
  • FBI Documents Shine Light on Clandestine Cellphone Tracking Tool

    01/20/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 21 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Ryan Gallagher
    The FBI calls it a “sensitive investigative technique” that it wants to keep secret. But newly released documents that shed light on the bureau’s use of a controversial cellphone tracking technology called the “Stingray” have prompted fresh questions over the legality of the spy tool. Functioning as a so-called “cell-site simulator,” the Stingray is a sophisticated portable surveillance device. The equipment is designed to send out a powerful signal that covertly dupes phones within a specific area into hopping onto a fake network. The feds say they use them to target specific groups or individuals and help track the movements...
  • CES 2013: Winners & Losers!

    01/12/2013 3:32:07 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies ^ | January 9, 2013 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013) -- The Consumer Electronics Show is more than a convention. It's an opportunity for companies to position themselves as leaders in their respective categories. And with the world's media -- and more than 150,000 attendees -- watching, there's a lot at stake. So with the 2013 CES nearing the end of day three, it's a good time to take a first look at which companies have emerged as this show's winners and losers. Winner: Netflix The online home video service doesn't make a single piece of hardware, but it captured the show's attention on Monday...
  • Journal News hires armed security guards

    01/01/2013 4:06:39 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 34 replies ^ | 1/1/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits. RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at...
  • Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris get married at playboy mansion

    01/01/2013 2:53:43 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 43 replies ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Natalie Finn
    Hugh Hefner is ringing in the new year as a married man. The 86-year-old Playboy founder tied the knot with 26-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris tonight at—where else—the Playboy Mansion in front of a select group of family and friends, Playboy confirms to E! News. The bride, who is now going by Crystal Hefner on Twitter, posted photos earlier in the evening of the wedding set-up, including a close-up of the flowers lining the altar inside.
  • Newfound Comet Could Look Spectacular in 2013 ( Comet ISON )

    12/27/2012 6:32:20 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 16 replies ^ | 25 September 2012 | Joe Rao
    A newly discovered comet has the potential to put on a dazzling celestial display late next year, when it will be so bright you may be able to see it briefly in the daytime sky. The discovery of the object named Comet ISON was announced Monday (Sept. 24) by Russians Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok, who detected it in photographs taken three days earlier using a 15.7-inch (0.4-meter) reflecting telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), near Kislovodsk. The new comet is officially known as C/2012 S1. When first sighted, Comet ISON was 625 million miles (1 billion kilometers)...
  • UPDATE: Body ID'd as missing boy, mom in custody (Cleveland-3 year old child was missing)

    11/27/2012 2:02:38 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 11/26/12
    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - The body of Emilliano Terry was found in a trash bag late Monday afternoon bringing to an end an emotional search for the young boy. Search for missing 3-year old intensifies FBI, Police update search for missing Cleveland boy Police say they became suspicious after the boy's mother, Camilia Terry, started changing her story. While canvassing for the boy, officers observed a Waste Management truck in the area of the boy's home. Police contacted the company and asked them to hold the truck so they could search. Around 4 p.m., the boy's body was found...