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  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia – days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • Men Enter Business Like a Scene From a Spy Movie, Steal Video Games

    07/31/2015 9:37:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2015
    Stillwater Police responded to a burglary call at a GameStop early Tuesday morning. The call came from the GameStop at the 500 block of N. Perkins Rd. at 1:22 a.m. Reports say two suspects entered the video game store by cutting a hole in the building’s roof and entering from above. Police say they were able to get away with several pieces of gaming merchandise. The suspects were still on the scene when officers arrived, but police say they quickly took off in a truck. They then apparently decided to split up. “The suspect stopped, one of them got out,...
  • Redwood City Suspends Invocations at City Council Meetings (Pastor Mentions Abortion, Gay Marriage)

    07/31/2015 9:12:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Jean Elle
    The decision comes after Pastor Stephen Converse of Grace Bible Church opened Monday's council meeting with a prayer that included his views on abortion and same-sex marriage. No one interrupted Converse, who also serves as the city's volunteer police chaplain. But Mayor Jeff Gee later said the comments do not reflect the council's views. "While I appreciate everyone's viewpoints, I do have to say tonight's invocation was not something I appreciate," Gee said. Redwood City and San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioner Jason Galisatus said a government meeting should be a place where everyone feels welcome. "Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me...
  • Heart and Spirit of 8-Year-Old Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grabbing the Attention of Many

    07/31/2015 9:05:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A team of doctors at Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has successfully performed the world’s first double hand transplant on a child. The surgery itself is miraculous, but it’s the heart and spirit of the little recipient grabbing the attention of so many. A lack of hands didn’t hold 8-year-old Zion Harvey back from much. He loves playing guitar, foosball and even peek-a-boo with his little sister. Doctors were forced to amputate both his hands and feet at age 2 to save his life from a severe infection. He also endured a kidney transplant, with the organ donated...
  • 4 Arrested Following Death of Midwest City Father Defending His Disabled Son

    07/31/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | JUSTIN REED
    Midwest City Police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 8700 block of St. George Way, near Reno and N. Douglas, early Saturday morning. When they arrived, police say they found a 51- year-old man, later identified as Kenneth Walker, dead on the scene. The victim’s son, Antonio Walker, who is a 30 -year-old paraplegic, told authorities an altercation broke out after he was thrown out of his wheelchair by some acquaintances. Antonio said his father was killed when he stepped in to defend him. “He was very protective, watched over him, he was there for him,”...
  • Lafayette Little League Player Ejected After Celebrating Walk-Off Win

    07/31/2015 8:56:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Damian Trujillo
    Controversy surrounds a Little League umpire's decision to eject a player who celebrated after a walk-off hit. The ejection meant Lafayette's Jake Delaney could not play the next and deciding game to help his team advance to the Little League World Series. Jake is arguably the best player on Lafayette's 12 and under team, which was unable to complete its World Series bid when they lost the next game against Petaluma. "Egregious. Devastating," Jake's father, Matt Delaney, said of the ruling. "Not rational at all." Matt Delaney said he does not understand how an umpire can eject his son for...
  • Bay Area Swimmers Attempt First Of Their Kind San Francisco-To-Farallon Islands Swims

    07/31/2015 1:15:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Garvin Thomas
    (Update: On Wednesday afternoon, 18 hours into Simon's swim, and just 4 miles from the Farallons, the pilot of Simon's support boat ordered him to abandon his attempt due to the presence of a Great White Shark. Kim, while "disappointed for the Aussie," says she still plans to go ahead with her attempt.) The crossing of the English Channel is, without question, the most famous long-distance swim in the world. But is it the hardest? To date, there have been close to 3,000 successful crossings of the Channel. In contrast, the epic swims Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers have planned,...
  • Oklahoma Woman Receives Nearly $200,000 Hospital Bill After Being Bitten by Snake

    07/30/2015 9:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 139 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 30, 2015 | Chellie Mills
    A metro woman was shocked when she received a $200,000 hospital bill after being bitten by a snake. Diane Nelson says she was wearing rubber gloves and working in her yard when she came across a Copperhead with a short temper. Diane had been pulling grass from around her bushes when she felt a sting. “When I pulled my glove off, I had two marks on my finger,” she said. It was a bite from a Copperhead snake. Within hours, Nelson’s entire arm was swollen and she was rushed to the ICU in need of anti-venom. “I was in ICU...
  • Norway Makes World Record Ice Cream Cone

    07/30/2015 9:12:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norwegian ice-cream maker, Hennig Olsen, unveiled the world’s largest-ever ice cream cone in front of 9,000 people at the start of Sunday’s Tall Ships Race at Kristianstad.The ice cream, which measured 3.08 metres from top to botton, was flown over Kristianstad quay hanging from a helicopter and placed in front of an expectant crowd of around 9,000 people. Glen Pollard from the Guinness Book of Records had made the trip to Kristianstad and confirmed that the Norwegian ice cream cone was larger than that of the previous record-holders, Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy who made their ice-cream...
  • Morrissey Says He Was Groped at San Francisco International Airport

    07/30/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Geoffrey Eisler and Lisa Fernandez
    British pop singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault." On his True to You "Morrissey Zine" blog, the former Smiths singer wrote that prior to taking off from SFO on July 27, he was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped him, "crouched" before him, and "groped" his private areas, moving away quickly when another officer passed by. Morrissey said two members of the British Airways Special Services were "horrified at the sexual attack,"...
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Python Tries to Bite Off More Than It Can Chew by Eating a Whole PORCUPINE - Spikes Puncture Insides

    07/30/2015 4:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Simon Tomlinson
    This giant snake died after swallowing a 30lb porcupine – which punctured its insides with its razor-sharp quills. The four-metre African rock python was found beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Its innards had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal. Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: 'The exact reasons for the snake's death are not clear.
  • Drunk Swiss Man Tied Up on Flight to Bangkok

    07/30/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey.The incident occurred on the TG971 Thai Airways flight on Sunday, Swiss daily Blick reported on Wednesday. Passengers on the flight told the paper that at around 11.30pm the Swiss, seated at the rear of the aircraft, started to cause a fuss. Members of the cabin crew tried to calm him, but the man, who was obviously drunk, became aggressive and insulted staff and passengers. “Like a madman he climbed over the seats, regardless of whether passengers...
  • 79-Year-Old Norwegian Swims to Own Wedding

    07/30/2015 3:36:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    A 79-year-old Norwegian has swum across a fjord in the pouring rain dressed only in swimming trunks and a bow tie to wed his 65-year-old bride-to-be on the rocks.Trygve Bernhardsen was accompanied by his two grandchildren as he swam the 800 meters in 14C (57F) water. Before his exploit, Bernhardsen joked with reporters that they were with him mostly to make sure that he didn’t swim off in the wrong direction. “If I decide to say yes, I will swim straight over. If it’s a no, I’ll swim off to sea, and I think the wife wanted some assurances,” he...
  • Footballer Sparks Row by Wearing Franco T-Shirt

    07/30/2015 3:32:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2015
    The latest signing to Real Jaén FC wore a T-shirt printed with the face of the fascist dictator and after causing a stir claimed not to have a clue who the man was.He might play on the right-wing but Portuguese signing Nuno Silva got into a right-wing controversy of a different kind on Wednesday when he wore a T-shirt bearing the face of General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain with an iron fist from 1939 - 1975. "We were chatting beforehand, signing the contract, and no one realized. It was our fault for not preventing him from going into the...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying by CIA Workers

    07/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Jones alleged in the complaint that his team later ditched him in 120-degree temperatures without water, making him walk part way back to their compound before they stopped to give him a rideA former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs and other inappropriate comments on June 11 in Afghanistan as a group of contractors and civil servants in the CIA's Global Response...
  • California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

    07/30/2015 2:33:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    June marked the first month of mandatory cutbacks during California's droughtCalifornia water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. The announcement from state regulators comes after the state's largest cities already announced they met or exceeded mandatory conservation targets provided by the state. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 of the 411 local agencies in the state hit or nearly reached the savings targets implemented after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an overall 25 percent savings. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the state's...
  • Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

    07/30/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired. Managing editor Will Dana told the New York Times that he felt the review was punishment enough, and no one deserved to lose their job because the article "was not the result of patterns in the work of these people." Now it appears...
  • Missing Southwest Florida Dog Turns Up in Atlanta

    07/30/2015 9:13:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 miles away. Michael Epstein told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that his family's 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, Abby, was lost on July 3. She ran away from the family's yard when fireworks frightened her. Family members spent the next three weeks putting up signs around Sarasota and even created a website, findabby.com. Epstein says the family finally got a call this past Saturday from Fulton Animal Services in Atlanta. Workers there said Abby had been found several days earlier, and...
  • Jelly Belly: Taste the Reagan

    07/30/2015 9:10:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 | Chris Roberts
    We're in Fairfield, a few minutes away from Travis Air Force base, one of the last few remaining military installations in the Bay Area. We've come through miles of drought-desiccated fields and baked brown hills to visit what's arguably the most conservative place in Northern California: the Jelly Belly candy factory. This is where right-wingnut Rick Santorum threw a well-attended fundraiser during his short-lived bid for president in 2012. It is easy to understand why he and his Tea Party followers would feel comfortable here. The place is in many ways a Wal-Mart-sized shrine to Ronald Reagan. You see, without...
  • California National Guard Launches Drone to Help Find Missing San Francisco Teacher Ed Cavanaugh

    07/30/2015 9:05:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Using an unprecedented search technique, the California National Guard has launched a drone to help look for a missing San Francisco teacher after he was last seen almost two weeks ago while riding a motorcycle in the El Dorado National Forest. The drone, formally called a “remotely piloted aircraft,” was set off into the air to look for 45-year-old Edward Cavanaugh on Wednesday, at the request of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the National Guard said in a statement. This is the first time such a vehicle has been used by the...
  • 'I'm a Better Man Now Than Before the Accident': Injured SDPD Detective Source:

    07/30/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
    A San Diego Police detective whose leg was amputated after a violent car crash in Alpine is back on the force. Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Im-a-Better-Man-Now-Than-Before-the-Accident-Injured-SDPD-Detective-319173171.html#ixzz3hU9pSGUQ Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook Detective Chappie Hunter told NBC 7 this week that although he is still a few years out from feeling 100 percent when it comes to his missing leg, he is more physically fit overall and “a better man now than before the accident.” In June 2013, Hunter was off-duty riding his motorcycle home when a teen girl driving with a learner’s permit turned left in front of him....
  • Oklahoma Political Group Apologizes for Facebook Post (Republican Women)

    07/30/2015 8:52:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | SHELDRA BRIGHAM
    An Oklahoma political group is apologizing for making a reference to lynching. The post was made on the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women’s Facebook page saying, “The KKK was formed by the democrats to keep control over black Americans. The democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare.” When NewsChannel 4 contacted the state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Pam Pollard, she told us on the phone she hadn’t seen the post. She read the post while she was still on the phone with us, and it was deleted before the end of the conversation. She also...
  • Team Obama Insults Jews With Jonathan Pollard’s Parole

    07/29/2015 11:42:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/29/15
    Leave it to Team Obama to expect Jews to accept a Hail Mary. The Justice Department confirmed Tuesday that Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, was granted parole and will be released by November, after having served 30 years in prison. The news came almost a week after Justice officials said they wouldn’t object if a parole panel granted his release. Israel and many American Jews have long sought Pollard’s freedom, arguing that he’d spied for an ally, Israel, not an enemy, and that his life sentence was harsher than what most other spies received.
  • Did You Respond to a Nigerian Prince?

    07/29/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rusty Collins
    Not good if you did. Beware of foreign pen pals promising money. At least wait for their check to clear before you wire funds. The “Nigerian Letter” scam is known as a “419” because the scheme violates section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. While it seems like a laughable hoax, Americans lose millions of dollars annually to this fraud, which can appear in the form of a letter, email, voicemail, or text. The scam tries to gain access to your personal finances and works like this: Step 1: You are sent a form of payment for a large amount,...
  • Hedgehogs 'Kicked Like Footballs' in Sweden

    07/29/2015 10:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jul 2015
    Shocking reports from a rescue centre in western Sweden about cruel abuse of hedgehogs have put the Nordic country's reputation as an animal-friendly nation in a different light. “We are getting hedgehogs brought to us that have been hurt by children or adults,” Conny Jonasson, who works at the Kottecentralen rescue centre in Lilla Edet, told The Local. “In some cases, they've been kicked around like a football or poked with sticks.” The centre suspects that at least ten of the 118 hedgehogs it has cared for so far this year have been deliberately injured by humans. However, staff say...
  • French Farmers Block German, Spanish Trucks

    07/29/2015 10:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Jul 2015
    UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices.Farmers set up checkpoints on six roads between Germany and France late on Sunday night and said they would continue their action until later Monday. "We've already held back between 200 and 300 lorries transporting products that are distorting competition for us," said Franck Sander, local head of the FNSEA farming union. "For example, we made a lorry carrying Babybel (cheese) turn back. Consumers think this is French but the cheese...
  • Python Over 18 Feet Long Caught in Everglades National Park

    07/29/2015 8:55:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park. The paved loop is used by cyclists and trams taking visitors on wildlife tours through the wetlands. Park officials tell WFOR-TV in Miami that a python researcher caught the female snake, which was euthanized. According to state wildlife officials, the longest python ever caught in Florida was 18 feet 8 inches long. Pythons are not native to Florida, where scientists...
  • Watch: Man Joyrides Through West Florida Jail Lawn

    07/29/2015 8:53:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 7/29/15
    A joyride lands a Florida man behind bars because the joyride... was on the lawn of the local jail. The incident happened Monday around 7 p.m. at the Hernando County Detention Center in Hernando County, located on Florida's west coast. According to a release from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the driver, Michael Lee Roberts, drove his red SUV right up to the main entry and exit door at the detention center, parked and got out the vehicle. Deputies notified Roberts that he couldn't park his vehicle there, but he refused to move and attempted to keep walking into the...
  • Former Bodybuilder Who Blamed Quest to Bulk up for Liver Cancer Dies

    07/29/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Dean Wharmby, of Rochdale, England, was a former bodybuilder and personal trainer who worked hard to gain the ideal physique. In November, he was told he had just weeks to live after a liver cancer diagnosis in 2010. He blamed his fitness fanaticism for the diagnosis, and died on Sunday. According to news.com.au, Wharmby, 39, consumed 10,000 calories and seven to eight energy drinks per day. He also admitted to taking steroids at the beginning of his career, and ate high-calorie junk food in his body-building days. After a large tumor was found on his liver in 2010, he changed...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Ugly' Husband

    07/29/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Judge adjourns hearings to study case By Staff Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Judge adjourns hearings to study case By StaffA Saudi woman filed for a divorce from her husband at a court in the Gulf Kingdom on the grounds he is very ugly, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. After the husband failed to turn up at two court sessions, the judge ordered police to bring him by force for a third session to hear the divorce case, Ajel Arabic language daily said in a report from the Western Red sea port of Al Qunfudhah. "The judge then listened to the couple and tried to reconcile them but the wife insisted on having...
  • Gisele Dons a Burqa to Secretly Fix Her ‘Deflated’ Boobs

    07/29/2015 8:24:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch and Isabel Vincent
    This woman in a burqa was not heading to any prayer services. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her kid sister hid under traditional Muslim wear — during the holy month of Ramadan — so they could get secret plastic surgery in Paris, The Post has learned. The Brazilian stunner orchestrated the cloak-and-dagger mission so she could sneak into the swank International Clinique du Parc Monceau for work on her boobs and eyes, sources said.
  • Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

    07/29/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 27, 2015 | Benjamin Wachs
    A retirement party at the city courthouse for superior court judge Richard Kramer featured handcuffs, a whip, and a stripper wearing a Confederate battle flag on her clothes. What happened? · The party planner was from South Carolina and hasn't been watching the news since 1958. · The stripper was an actual cop. · The heart wants what the heart wants. · It was a retirement gift from Judge Judith Scheindlin, who sent her regrets at not being able to attend personally. · This is nothing, Gavin Newsom had three Ukrainian prostitutes reading Democracy in America at his retirement party....
  • New Dr. Seuss Book Hits Bookshelve

    07/29/2015 8:14:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 | Laura McVicker and Chris Chan
    A new Dr. Seuss book was released on Tuesday to excited fans, more than 20 years after the La Jolla author died. “What Pet Should I Get?” hit bookshelves nationwide, and at University of California San Diego’s Geisel Library, throngs of fans lined up to get their copy. The author’s widow discovered the manuscript for the book in 2013 when she was donating some of his drawings to the library; it’s believed to have been written sometime between 1958 and 1962. The book follows a brother and sister who visit a pet store to pick a pet, but aren’t able...
  • WATCH: Shark Bites Kayak; Kayaker Bites Back

    07/29/2015 12:16:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 | Derek Togerson
    A local angler hooked a mako shark, who tried to eat his kayakFisherman love catching big fish. But when the catch is almost as long as the vessel you’re in and has extremely sharp teeth the day makes for one heck of a story. On Thursday, July 23, just before 7 a.m., Austin Lorber and his fishing partner David Le were on kayaks about a mile and a half off of La Jolla. David threw out a mackerel and felt something take the bait. “As soon as he hooked up we noticed a fish jump way out of the water,...
  • Drone View of Norway’s Arctic Midnight Sun

    07/28/2015 11:55:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2015
    Ever wondered what the midnight sun might look like from the top of one of Norway’s most scenic mountains? This drone video gives you a taste of the Arctic when the sun never sets. Dønnamannen Mountain may not be the tallest at 858 meters above sea level, but the views from the top are spectacular. On a clear day (or night) you can see the Lofoten Wall and Okstindan, as well as well-known mountains and islands such as the Seven Sisters, Vega, Lovund, Hestmannen, Torghatten, Lovund and Træna. The north face of the mountain is virtually vertical, while the south...
  • Spanish Town Gives Pets Equal Rights as Citizens

    07/28/2015 11:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jul 2015
    A town in Spain has become the first to recognise dogs and cats as "non-human residents" awarding them equal rights to co-exist alongside their human counterparts. Trigueros del Valle, with a population of just 300, has become the first municipality in Spain to enshrine the rights of pets alongside those of human townsfolk. Pedro J Pérez Espinosa, the socialist mayor of the town in the Castilla y León province of Valladolid, introduced the so-called Renedo Declaration to guarantee the rights of dogs and cats as citizens of the town. "Dogs and cats have been living among us for over a...
  • ‘Dead’ Woman Wakes Up Screaming at Funeral Home

    07/28/2015 11:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015
    Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a refrigerated room at a funeral home. Essen prosecutor Birgit Juergens said Tuesday the 53-year-old doctor, whose name wasn’t released in line with privacy regulations, could face anything from a fine to prison time if convicted.
  • Jon Stewart’s Secret Obama Meetings Reveal He’s a Partisan Hack

    07/28/2015 11:43:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    Jon Stewart — the man who loves to be called a nonpartisan, a scourge of cant, an honest soul who follows the truth wherever it leads — has been secretly taking trips to the White House to receive intense one-on-one lobbying from President Obama. Moreover, Politico reported Tuesday, “Daily Show” staffers routinely call up the White House to get the administration’s input. Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic adviser to the president, frequently e-mailed with his college classmate Scott Bodow, a “Daily Show” executive producer, to offer spin. Obama flunky David Axelrod often reached out directly to Stewart.
  • Teen With Cancer Gets to Be Marine for a Day

    07/28/2015 8:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Published at 10:23 PM PDT on Jul 27, 2015 Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Teen-With | Brie Stimson
    Marines at Camp Pendleton served their community in a different way Saturday by granting the Make-A-Wish of a Poway teenager battling cancer. James Gallant, who is on the verge of turning 16, was just diagnosed with brain cancer. His wish? To be a Marine for the day. “James has loved the military since he was two years old and always wanted to be a part of it,” James’ mother, Sarah Silverstein, told Marines at Camp Pendleton. During his two years of junior ROTC in high school, James became especially interested in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). So to make his wish...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $600 Haircut Puts Bergdorf on Lockdown

    07/28/2015 8:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon. Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday. A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon.
  • "Mama A," Mother of Gregg and Duane Allman, Dies

    07/28/2015 12:03:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Journal ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | Casmira Harrison
    geraldine Allman raised boys in Daytona as a single momWhen he was a kid growing up in Daytona Beach, Gregg Allman wanted a guitar, and the guys over at Sears didn't sell it to him because he was 95 cents short. Well, "Mama A" would have none of that. Her kid worked hard to get it — he earned it — he should have it. "She said, 'Boy get in the car.' I swear we 85-ed it from the house down to Sears and Roebuck. She was steaming by the time she got there," said Allman, in a 2011 interview...
  • Bad drivers often block emergency first responders from getting to scenes

    07/27/2015 11:50:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | Chris Ramirez
    All this week, our 4 Investigates team has hit the road, taking note and video of those bad drivers terrorizing our roadways. This time, we attached dashboard cameras to emergency responders, which showed that bad driving can be taken to a whole new level that is selfish and dangerous for all of us. As a first responder, every second counts. But the truth is bad drivers are adding seconds to the response times of emergency vehicles. Albuquerque firefighters from Station 11 allowed us to install our dashboard cameras on their engine and paramedic units. On the first callout of the...
  • Man Arrested in 1983 Violent Home Invasion, Rape Case

    07/27/2015 11:24:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Steve Litz ^ | Thursday, Jul 23, 2015
    Authorities have made an arrest in a violent crime case that happened more than three decades ago. Aaron Rhone, 49, is facing charges in a crime committed back in 1983. A lengthy narrative on the police report details a violent home invasion with Rhone allegedly terrorizing the family and raping the woman inside the Plantation home. According to investigators, the armed suspect stormed his way into the house, tied up the man and sexually assaulted the woman, all while their five-year-old son was inside the house. Rhone, just arrested in Miami, didn't admit to the crime, but said this in...
  • How Hiking Leads to Happiness

    07/27/2015 8:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | 7/28 | Jillian Rose Lim
    Whether it's hiking in the woods or camping under the stars, we've all experienced how time in the outdoors can clear your mind like no medication or even gym workout ever could. Recent research is now adding scientific weight to what nature writers like John Muir have known for centuries: According to a new study from Stanford University, walking in a natural environment for just 90 minutes can ward off negative thought cycles and reduce your risk for developing mental illness. The study builds on a solid body of research in psychology that suggests natural environments have a restorative, relaxing...
  • Family of Doctor Who Treated Lincoln Assassin Visit Prison

    07/27/2015 8:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    About 80 descendants of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd marked Friday's 150th anniversary of Mudd's July 24, 1865, arrival at an isolated Gulf of Mexico fort where he was imprisoned after splinting the broken leg of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Wearing "Free Dr. Mudd'' T-shirts, the group toured Fort Jefferson, a former Union military prison on an island 68 miles west of Key West in remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Most visited the cell where Mudd spent four years after being convicted as a co-conspirator in Lincoln's assassination. Great-grandson Tom Mudd, who spearheaded the pilgrimage, believes the doctor was unaware of...
  • Juan G. Silva, Dad Who Took Rap For Son's Hit-and-Run, To Leave Prison

    07/27/2015 7:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/27 | SAMIRA PUSKAR, BOB VASILOPULOS and JON SCHUPPE
    A Milwaukee man who admitted to a fatal 2013 hit-and-run was ordered out of prison Monday after investigators discovered that he gave a false confession to protect the true suspect — his son. Juan Silva Sr. is expected to be released later Monday or early Tuesday from the Racine County Jail, where he was serving a five-year sentence for the killing of Juan R. Zapata-Guerrero, a 39-year-old father of three, according to his lawyer, Hans Koesser. Silva's 22-year-old son, Juan Silva Jr., has been charged with the crime. He has waived his right to trial and jail is due in...
  • Rare Willie Mays Baseball Card Stolen From Rob Schneider's Encino Home: Report

    07/27/2015 7:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A rare Willie Mays baseball card worth an estimated $175,000 was stolen from actor Rob Schneider's Encino home Friday night, TMZ reported. Thieves burglarized the house while the Saturday Night Live veteran and "Deuce Bigalow" star was away at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal. Schneider's wife and kids were out having dinner in Los Angeles. Thieves also took his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch and other expensive items, according to TMZ. The card, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card, was reportedly in mint condition and is valued at $175,000. America's Youngest Convicted Killers Set to Be...
  • American Beverage Association Sues San Francisco Over Soda Health Warning Legislation

    07/27/2015 7:43:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    San Francisco's new legislation requiring sodas to carry health warning labels is being challenged in court by the American Beverage Association. The ABA, joined by the California State Outdoor Advertising Association and California Retailers Association, filed a lawsuit against the city on Friday, arguing that the legislation, which also would ban sugary-drink ads on city property, is a First Amendment violation, reported SFGate. According to Convenience Store and Fuel News, the lawsuit in part alleges that the ban, "discriminates against speech based on the identity of the speaker, in violation of the First Amendment, by expressly prohibiting speech that includes...