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  • Stolen Dachau Gate Found in Norway

    12/07/2016 11:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hindu ^ | DECEMBER 06, 2016
    An iron gate with the infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei [Work will set you free]” stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, the police said Friday. The gate was recovered outside Bergen in southwestern Norway this week following an anonymous tip-off, Bergen police spokeswoman Margrethe Myrmehl Gudbrandsen told AFP. “It was found in the open air,” she said. “You can tell that it's been outside but it's in good condition.”
  • 112-Year-Old Nepal Woman Says She's Been Smoking for 95 Years

    12/07/2016 11:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's been smoking for 95 of them. Batuli Lamichhane, of Nuwakot, is indeed 112 according to her ID, but local residents said she could be as old as 114. Lamichhane attributed her longevity to keeping active. "You will probably die earlier. People of this modern age have too much stress. And those who do not work or are idle in their old age won't live long. If you study a lot and work hard, you'll live a long life. Be...
  • Bah Humbug! Why Are Most Christmas TV Specials So Bad?

    12/07/2016 6:59:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    You know it from the first few notes of Thurl Ravenscroft's barrel-chested performance — singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with the same flair he brought to playing Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's cereal commercials — Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday classic. The animated film turns 50 this year, airing on NBC about three weeks before its actual birthday. And it is, admittedly, a little weird to call a 26-minute cartoon about a green guy who learns not to steal Christmas presents an enduring masterpiece. But The Grinch, which CBS debuted on Dec. 18,...
  • How Austin’s East Side Pies Became Target of fake #pizzagate

    12/07/2016 6:46:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 109 replies
    Austin Statesmanb ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    East Side Pies co-owner Noah Polk first heard of the conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” around the time of the presidential election. The fake news story was started by an online community, fueled by misinterpretations of emails released by WikiLeaks, that claimed associates of Hillary Clinton were behind a child sex-trafficking ring headquartered at the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. The fake story turned into a real crime scene on Sunday when a gunman walked into that Washington restaurant and fired a shot. Now, Austin police are investigating harassment and vandalism that’s been waged against the local...
  • Watch: This Soup Is a Sumo Wrestler's Favorite Dish

    12/07/2016 6:40:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Eater ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Chris Fuhrmeister
    Chanko nabe is consumed daily for strengthWhat does it take to become a sumo wrestler? Turns out, a whole lot of soup. The traditional sumo diet includes an abundance of chanko nabe, a meat and vegetable soup of which wrestlers consume about 10 bowls per day. One Japanese chef is trying to make the general public more aware of this so-called "sumo soup," and this video tells his story. "All sumo wrestlers eat this soup to build up their bodies and become big," Satoshi Kitayama, who operates Sumo Wrestler Cuisine Kotogaume in Tokyo, says in the video. "'Chan' means father...
  • Good Samaritans Help Police Officer After Brighton Attack

    12/07/2016 5:49:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 7, 2016
    A man is accused of a brutal attack on a Boston Police officer Tuesday night. The incident happened in front of families dropping their kids off for skating in Brighton, and that’s when bystanders had to jump in and help the officer. That officer was responding to a report of a suspicious person around 6:30 p.m. Witnesses say 45-year-old Patrick Lowry of Belmont was drinking from an open container and had urinated in front of several families at The Skating Club of Boston on Soldiers Field Road. The officer went up to Lowry and offered him a ride to a...
  • Mysterious Deep-Sea Animal Rediscovered after 116 Years

    12/07/2016 5:41:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    SCI NEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Natali Anderson
    Bathochordaeus charon — an extremely rare species of giant larvacean — has been rediscovered, more than a century after the only previous known specimens of the species were found. Larvaceans are solitary, free-swimming tunicates, animals with a primitive spinal cord but no real backbone. These fragile animals are usually less than 0.4 inches (1 cm) in length, but some giant larvaceans in the deep sea grow up to 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. In 1900, German marine biologist Carl Chun identified the first giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were next to document...
  • Study: Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer

    12/07/2016 5:30:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 6, 2016
    If you’re looking for a healthy snack, nuts might be the answer. A new study from European researchers in the journal BMC Medicine says eating a handful of nuts a day can cut down on several health risks. Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent. The risk of premature death was also 22 percent lower for people who ate nuts. “It’s quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of...
  • New Sriracha-Inspired Lexus Comes With a Trunk Full of Hot Sauce

    12/07/2016 4:30:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Eater ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Virginia Chamlee
    There’s even sauce in the steering wheelSriracha, the spicy, bright red Thai sauce — which has been the star of EDM festivals and appears in so many dishes some people are sick of it — is now drivable. Lexus has unveiled its latest custom car: a 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS. And it even has sriracha in the paint. The auto-maker partnered with Huy Fong Foods on the car, which will be on display at The Los Angeles Auto Show from November 18 through 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sad news: The car is not currently for sale. This...
  • Florida Man Brought Girlfriend Meth to Smoke in Hospital's ICU: Deputies

    12/07/2016 4:04:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A Florida man was arrested after authorities say he brought meth to his girlfriend to smoke while she was a patient receiving oxygen in a hospital's intensive care unit. Scott Allen Burns, 52, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said. No attorney information was immediately available. Burns, of Spring Hill, north of Tampa, was arrested after someone called 911 about a person smoking drugs in the ICU at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital, according to a report from WFLA. Deputies were told that a female patient was seen putting...
  • Allen Mosque Desperate to Find Kind Stranger Who Left Signs of Support

    12/07/2016 3:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Homa Bash
    Leaders at the Islamic Association of Allen are searching for a woman who anonymously posted signs around the mosque with filled words of kindness. They read, "You are loved," "You are welcome here," "You are a beautiful thread in the fabric of America," and "We love you." Those simple words have made a big impact. "This is the true face of this country," said Imam Arsalan Haque. "It shows not everybody thinks the same way, not everybody out there hates us." For mosque outreach coordinator Ali Subhani, it is a mystery he is dying to solve. "We played detective for...
  • Muslim Restaurant to Feed the Homeless and Elderly for Free on Christmas Day

    12/07/2016 3:56:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant is offering a free three-course meal to the homeless and elderly on December 25, because no one should eat alone on Christmas Day. The gesture stemmed from a chance encounter with a woman who needed help closing her window. The restaurant, Shish, is located on the outskirts of London. Early last month, an elderly woman who lived in the neighborhood came in to the restaurant and asked if anyone could help pull down a window she was having difficulty reaching. The staff didn’t hesitate. And, when the woman returned the next day to thank them, she...
  • Veteran Don Graves Recounts Pearl Harbor Announcement and Iwo Jima

    12/07/2016 3:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Kristin Dickerson
    World War II veteran Don Graves was just a teenager when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was listening to President Roosevelt’s speech on the radio. “Here we are, the three of us, same neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan,” said 91-year-old Graves while pointing to a picture of three young men in military uniforms. “The music was playing then all of a sudden it stopped and it said ‘we interrupt this broadcast, the President of the United States will now address the nation,’” said Graves. It was that speech that inspired Graves to enlist. “I said, ‘I’m going to...
  • Marine Whose Story was Documented in HBO Series Reflects on World War II

    12/07/2016 3:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Julie Fine
    Retired Marine Sgt. R.V Burgin, of Lancaster, documented his service in World War II in the book "Islands of the Damned." The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks brings back vivid memories for a North Texas retired Marine sergeant. R.V. Burgin was in Dallas that day, but he says the attacks influenced his decision to join the military. "I remember the radio. I was listening to the radio and that was all that was on: Pearl Harbor," Burgin said. Burgin began his military service a short time later, in 1942. And he spent much of his time in the...
  • Bernie Madoff Talks Crime in Rare Audio Recording

    12/07/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Now you can hear Bernie Madoff try to rationalize the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who wrote white-collar crime book “Why They Did It,” has released a rare audio clip from his phone interviews with the jailed Ponzi schemer. “You start out, at least in my part, not exactly sure what I wanted to do in life, other than being a success,” Madoff said in the audio clip posted on Business Insider.
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Tennessee lives on to tell the story (Can only be linked to)
  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Family Brings Him Home After His Remains Are Finally Identified

    12/07/2016 3:04:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Greg Norman
    After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class, one of the 429 onboard the USS Oklahoma who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, is finally with his family in Kansas as his long-unidentified remains were tracked down and buried in October. “We were so grateful that at last, after 75 years, that our uncle… and all of the whole family was just so excited that finally his remains had been brought home to rest,” Lee Longaker, Wagoner’s niece, told
  • How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World

    12/07/2016 3:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 7, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Seventy-five years ago on Dec. 7, shortly before 8 a.m., hundreds of Japanese aircraft dove from the sky in a surprise bombing attack on a United States naval base in Hawaii, killing more than 2,400 Americans. The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked and outraged the nation and led it into war at a time when Congress and the American people had been split on the response to an already embattled world. News articles from Dec. 8 reflected a sudden shift in the national mood. According to New York Times articles from Dec. 9 and 10, 1941, thousands of men rushed...
  • How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

    12/06/2016 10:33:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 388 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/6 | Alan Yu
    Sarah Lohman has made everything from colonial-era cocktails to cakes with black pepper to stewed moose face. She is a historical gastronomist, which means she re-creates historical recipes to connect with the past. That moose-face recipe dates back to the 19th century, and it wasn't easy. She recalls spending hours trying to butcher the moose from Alaska in her kitchen in Queens, New York. She tried scalding the face in hot water to remove the fur, but it didn't quite work and her apartment stunk of wet moose. But "at the end of the day, people showed up and ate...
  • 'My Son Is Innocent': Chinese Man Exonerated 21 Years After Execution

    12/06/2016 9:17:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Katie Hunt, Serenitie Wang and Steven Jiang
    More than two decades after her son was executed for rape and murder, Zhang Huanzhi has finally proven his innocence. China's top court overturned Nie Shubin's conviction Friday, in a landmark case that exposed deep flaws in China's criminal justice system. "I wanted to tell my son: you're a good person, you're innocent," Zhang told CNN. Amid emotional scenes in the courtroom, judges ruled that Nie's original trial didn't "obtain enough objective evidence," saying there were serious doubts about the time of death, murder weapon and cause of death.
  • Georgia Executes William Sallie for 1990 Murder of Father-in-Law

    12/06/2016 9:12:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | Rhonda Cook
    William Sallie, 50, has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, making him the ninth inmate the state has put to death this year. Sallie’s death occurred at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution shortly before 9:30 p.m. At 9:38 p.m., a six-man strap-down team shuffled Sallie into the execution chamber and eased him onto the gurney. Each man kept both hands on Sallie until each leg, each arm and his shoulders were secured. Then four nurses prepared him for the IV. Sallie winced and kept his eyes closed...
  • Matt Damon Defends Role in 'Great Wall' Against Charge of 'Whitewashing'

    12/06/2016 9:08:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 6, 2016
    Hollywood actor Matt Damon on Tuesday defended his starring role in upcoming Hollywood film "The Great Wall", saying that accusations of "whitewashing", or the use Caucasian stars over actors of other ethnicities, were unfounded. “Zhang Yimou called me and asked me to be in his movie," Damon said in Beijing, referring to the film's director who joined him on a panel. SMIP "When I think of 'whitewashing' I think Chuck Connors playing Geronimo, that’s whitewashing and that’s unacceptable," he said, referring to a Caucasian actor who played the Native American chief Geronimo in a 1962 Western. SNIP
  • Why the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Is Making Waves in Deutschland

    12/06/2016 8:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 December 2016
    The holiday garment that became cool for being anything but cool has now crept into German culture from overseas. But does that make it uncool once again? It’s taken on almost cult status in the United States and the United Kingdom, but now this more horrid than haute couture fashion statement has made it to the Bundesrepublik: the ugly Christmas sweater. While for years anglophones have thrown parties and declared official days for the often sparkling, gaudy, snowflake-bedecked knitwear, Germans have only recently picked up on the trend, which ever more stores are starting to have on offer. “You see...
  • China Should Heed Pearl Harbor's Lessons

  • George H.W. Bush: 75 Years After Pearl Harbor, Strength Renewed

    12/06/2016 5:34:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    12/6 | George H.W. Bush
    George H.W. Bush: 75 years after Pearl Harbor, strength renewed(USA Today is only allowed to be linked to.)
  • The Spooky Pearl Harbor Mystery That Remains Unsolved

    12/06/2016 5:17:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 12/6 | Lily Rothman
    Nobody knows who placed the ad, but it appeared to have been a warning With 75 years having passed since the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor—the surprise air raid by Japan that precipitated the U.S. entry into World War II—most of the aspects of that day have been thoroughly explored: the military strategy, the political maneuvering, the personal tragedies, the moments of heroism. And yet mysteries do remain. And one of them, in particular, is downright spooky. Here’s how Craig Nelson describes it in his new book Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness: On November 22 [of 1941],...
  • Making Pearl Harbor Personal

    12/06/2016 4:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Wall Streetv Journal ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Mark Yost
    An exhibition at the Museum of World War II commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack and humanizes a larger-than-life historic event.The Museum of World War II, a hidden gem in this leafy suburb outside Boston, has a new temporary exhibit through Jan. 7, 2017, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It features 100 of the museum’s best pieces on the subject, displayed in five large cases with the themes “Before the Attack,” “The Attack,” “The Response,” “Internment,” and “Remember Pearl Harbor.” Using maps, postcards, magazine photos, diaries, letters and a few traditional artifacts, the...

    12/06/2016 4:50:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    A Vallejo resident fatally shot a man Tuesday afternoon who he said had kicked in his front door, police said. The 27-year-old man said that the intruder broke into his house in the 200 block of Reynard Lane at about 4:30 p.m. The resident said that, in fear for his life, he shot the intruder several times and escaped out the second-floor window, according to police. The intruder died at a hospital. Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call Vallejo police Detective Mat Mustard at (707) 648-4515.
  • Refrigerator Potential Source of Warehouse Fire: Official

    12/06/2016 4:45:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The fire broke out during a dance party Friday night in OaklandThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is looking at the possibility that a refrigerator or other appliance was the source of an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people. Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge of the ATF's San Francisco office, said it's too early to say for sure a refrigerator caused the blaze, but she said it was a potential source of ignition. Snyder said investigators are looking at anything electrical on the first floor of the warehouse near where the fire started.
  • Florida Marathon Runner Gets Lost, Goes Missing for 12 Hours

    12/06/2016 2:43:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Melissa Kitcher ended up six to seven miles off course — with no phoneMelissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off the trail during the Trail Hog Half-Marathon at the Carlton Reserve near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida. "I kept thinking to myself, 'Wow, how do people run these trails? I can't even walk them,'" she said. "When I hit the power lines I said, 'Yes I'm definitely way off course. I'm lost.'" But...
  • New Florida House Speaker Rips into Supreme Court Justices

    12/06/2016 2:40:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dec 5, 2016
    Newly installed Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Monday directed a torrent of criticism at the state's Supreme Court, going so far as to declare the seven justices an "enemy" of free markets and a good business climate. Corcoran, an attorney who has risen to one of the most powerful posts in state government, has been critical of the high court in the past, but he struck a more defiant and strident tone when speaking before a business organization that lobbies in Tallahassee. "The enemy is not the House of Representatives, the enemy is not the state Senate, the enemy...
  • Sources: LeBron James Among Cavs Not Staying at Donald Trump-Branded Hotel in New York

    12/05/2016 8:34:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5 | Dave McMenamin
    A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players have been excused from staying at the team's planned accommodations, the Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, when the defending champions visit New York City this week to play the New York Knicks, multiple team sources told Other members of the team's traveling party will stay at the 46-story luxury building opened in 2010 and branded through a licensing agreement with President-elect Donald Trump, as the Cavs have a contract with the establishment. LeBron James is included in the faction of players who will not be staying at the Trump SoHo, according to...
  • Nearly Half of America’s Overweight People Don’t Realize They’re Overweight

    12/05/2016 7:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    As you prepare to pack on your holiday pounds this winter, consider this: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans than ever are overweight. But according to some new Gallup data, far fewer of us actually think we're overweight. In recent years, the gap between how fat we think we are and how fat we are is wider than it's ever been. The chart above tells the story. In 1990 (not that long ago, all things considered), about 56 percent of Americans qualified as obese or overweight, according to the CDC. Back then, we were pretty...
  • Pizza-Pulling Reindeer Didn’t Work Out for Domino’s (Watch)

    12/05/2016 7:44:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Think it would be cool to get your pizza delivered by an actual reindeer? You’re not alone. In fact, Domino’s recently tried to make this very thing happen in Japan. For the holiday season, the pizza chain announced that it would have reindeer pulling sleds with pizza deliveries on them. Then customers could track their pizzas by GPS just like with regular deliveries. However, the idea didn’t exactly work out. As it turns out, it’s much more difficult to train reindeer than those old Christmas stories make it out to be. Or maybe they only listen to Santa. Either way,...
  • Father Tells Judge His Ex-Wife Is a Witch

    12/05/2016 7:35:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | December 3, 2016 | Kay Dibben
    A FATHER trying to get unsupervised access to his children accused his ex-wife of being a witch and told a court she used sorcery to make their kids sick. But a Brisbane Family Court judge did not believe the African-born father’s claims about his wife and ordered he only have supervised contact with his three sons for two hours a month. The judge, who believes the French-speaking father will continue to denigrate the mother, also ordered him to speak only English to his boys. The father, a preacher, and his wife came to Australia from Africa with their three children...
  • Gunman Opens Fire in Pizzeria Over fake News Story

    12/05/2016 7:32:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 5, 2016
    A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, DC, restaurant on Sunday, injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon about a male with a weapon on Connecticut Avenue, in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee,...
  • Colts' Frank Gore Passes Tony Dorsett for Eighth on Rushing List

    12/05/2016 7:21:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5
    Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is now eighth on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Gore moved ahead of Tony Dorsett for eighth place when he gained 19 yards on a run off tackle in the second quarter of Monday's game against the New York Jets. Dorsett is the seventh player that the 33-year-old Gore has passed on the all-time rushing list this season.
  • Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

    12/05/2016 7:17:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election, people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified...
  • Operator of Ill-Fated Warehouse Conversion Has Criminal History: Records

    12/05/2016 7:12:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 5, 2016
    Derick Ion Almena, the founder of the artists collective that was the scene of deadly fire, is on probation for receiving stolen propertyThe man who founded and ran the artists' collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse where dozens of people died in a massive fire is is currently on probabion in connection with a stolen property case, according to Alameda County court records. Derick Ion Almena, 46, who friends knew as Derick Ion, was convicted in January of receiving stolen property, specifically an Airstream trailer from his landlord in January 2015, court records show. He spent two days in jail...
  • Woman Gives Birth on Florida-Bound Southwest Airlines Airplane

    12/05/2016 12:04:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight. Airline spokeswoman Melissa Ford tells local news outlets that Flight 556 was on its way from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, on Sunday when a woman went into labor.
  • Beaver Caught Christmas 'Shopping' at Dollar General Store in Maryland

    12/05/2016 11:58:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 1, 2016, | AVIANNE TAN
    Looks like this beaver was quite eager to do some holiday "shopping." The rodent was found looking at Christmas trees at a Dollar General store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, this past Monday, according to Jennifer Stone, public information officer for the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. "The beaver just walked right in through the front door," Stone told ABC News today.
  • Aleppo’s Clown, Who Made Children Laugh, Killed in Airstrike

    12/04/2016 2:14:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 4 December 2016
    An airstrike on Thursday has ended the life of the 24-year-old Anas al-Basha, who was known as Aleppo’s clown. Basha, who was also a civil rights activist, chose to remain in the divided Aleppo to work with children and mitigate their traumas in the conflict-torn, northwestern Syrian city. The activist’s corpse was found buried under the rubble with the hat and makeup he wore in his role as a clown, in the eastern part of the city, which was held by the rebels. After heavy airstrikes, the Syrian regime has regained on Sunday more than half of Aleppo. His death...
  • In Pictures: What the Kaaba’s Interior Looks Like

    12/04/2016 2:10:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 4 December 2016
    In an area that does not exceed 180 meters square, the Kaaba contains three wooden columns which hold the Kaaba's ceiling. The wood used is one of the strongest types of wood and they were put by the prophet's companion Abdullah bin Zubair. They are more than 1,350 years old and are dark brown. The perimeter of each column is around 150 centimeters while the diameter is 44 centimeters. Each column has a squared wooden base. Between these three columns, there is a pillar from which the Kaaba's gifts are suspended. This pillar passes through all three columns and its...
  • Albino Deer Blamed for Serious Motorcycle Wreck

    12/03/2016 11:02:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2016 | LANCE WEST
    Witnesses say the accident looked so bad, they thought the motorcycle had been crushed by a car. The rider lost control of his bike on the bridge at 5th and Oklahoma Thursday night. It wasn't a car, but it was an albino deer that caused the accident. "I wouldn't want to hit a squirrel on a motorcycle, let alone a deer," Game Warden Wade Farrar said. Wildlife officials say deer are on the move right now looking for food and a mate. "So they have been covering a lot of ground. The male looking for a girlfriend, basically," Farrar said....
  • Couple Rewrites ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ to Show Importance of Consent

    12/03/2016 10:57:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A couple from Minnesota has re-imagined the classic Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” for a 21st-century audience, changing the song’s lyrics to emphasize the importance of consent. Singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski, both from Minneapolis, said they were inspired to rework the song after bonding over a mutual dislike of the original’s lyrics, which were penned in 1944 by Frank Loesser. The duet features a man trying to dissuade a woman from leaving a party despite her repeated protestations that she has to go home. “What’s in this drink?” is one of the female lines. “What’s the sense...
  • You Could live Basically Anywhere in This UFO Houseboat

    12/03/2016 10:47:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2016 | David K. Li
    This UFO-shaped houseboat could be the future of on and under — water living. Now, all Pierpolo Lazzarini needs is $1.1 million to make his out-of-this-world dream a reality, British news agency Media Drum World reported on Thursday. “People are worried about the seaworthiness but in reality there is not (the) kind of risk compared to other similar sized boats we are used to sailing with,” said Lazzarini, a car and yacht designer who is who is expected to soon launch a Kickstarter campaign, the Mirror reported.
  • ENTERTAINMENT HGTV Reesponds to ‘Fixer Upper’ Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

    12/03/2016 10:32:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Andrea Morabito
    HGTV is standing by the hosts of its popular home renovation series “Fixer Upper.” The channel issued a response after BuzzFeed reported earlier this week that Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church whose pastor has spoken out against same-sex marriage, and raised the question of whether gay couples would be welcome on the show. “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows,” the network said in a statement to The Post.
  • Reddit Cracking Down on ‘Most Toxic’ Trolls in Pro-Trump Forum

    12/03/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2016
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the “most toxic users” of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump. Huffman writes in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled “The_Donald” range from “warnings to timeouts to permanent bans.” Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman.