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  • What ‘Mormon Problem?’ More Would Vote for a Mormon Than an Evangelical Christian

    06/28/2015 11:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22 | Hunter Schwarz
    Being a Mormon in politics has never been easy. Since Gallup began tracking in 1968, about one in five voters say they wouldn't vote for a "generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon." But now, neither is being an evangelical Christian. A Gallup poll released Monday found 81 percent of Americans said they would vote for a Mormon presidential candidate (little-changed from 80 percent in 2012), while only 73 percent said they would vote for an evangelical Christian presidential candidate. It follows an April Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that found more people would be comfortable with...
  • Ayesha Curry Reveals Sex of 2nd Baby, Shows Off Nursery Pictures

    06/28/2015 10:06:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/28 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his 9-month pregnant wife, Ayesha, are expecting another baby girl. Us Weekly revealed the sex of the couple's second child Friday. They are also parents to 2-year-old Riley. Ayesha took to her blog to share pictures of a new nursery, which was designed by Pottery Barn Kids. \ The pair's home office has been converted into the nursery, Ayesha wrote, adding, "I feel so blessed to be able to bring our new baby home to a beautiful, peaceful and serene environment." Not only did Pottery Barn Kids make Ayesha's nursery dreams a reality,...
  • This Man Owns the Largest Collection of Nazi Artifacts

    06/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2015 | Alex Preston
    When he was 5 years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a Mercedes: the G4 that Hitler rode into the Sudetenland in 1938. Tom Wheatcroft refused to buy it and his son cried all the way home. When Wheatcroft was 15, he spent birthday money from his grandmother on three WWII Jeeps recovered from the Shetlands, which he restored himself and sold for a...
  • 'Court Has Spoken' on Gay Marriage: Florida Attorney General

    06/28/2015 8:57:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 26, 2015
    Bondi defended the state against lawsuits aimed at upending a ban on same sex marriage that had been approved by Florida efforts. Bondi defended her role in the legal battle in a statement released Friday, but added it is time to accept the outcome. She said the Supreme Court's decision "provided the clarity our state and country was seeking." Bondi said legal efforts were not about personal beliefs or opinions, but rather, "the rule of law." A federal judge ruled last year that Florida's voter-approved ban is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle stayed the effect of his ruling until...
  • Cyclists Injured After Crashing Into Dead Alligator in Weston

    06/28/2015 8:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cherine Akbari
    Several cyclists were injured Saturday morning after crashing into a dead alligator that was blocking a Weston road. The cyclists were riding on State Road 84 near Indian Trace Road in Weston, according to city officials. That's when the first riders hit the animal, causing a chain reaction crash. Broward Sheriff's Office FIre Rescue transported four of the injured cyclists to area hospitals. They have not been identified, and their conditions were not released.
  • Paris Hilton Really Thought She Was About to Die During Plane-Crash Prank

    06/28/2015 8:36:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | David K. Li
    <p>Partying socialite Paris Hilton was tricked into believing she was about to die in a plane crash as part of a disturbingly elaborate prank for an Egyptian reality show.</p> <p>Hilton, 34, was attending a hotel opening in Dubai when the show’s hosts talked the seemingly unsuspecting former reality TV star into an aerial tour of the city, according to the website Gossip Cop, which first reported the existence of the prank video.</p>
  • Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Marries Uruguayan Woman Who Converted to Islam

    06/28/2015 7:11:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi looked out his apartment window Friday and smiled as he showed off his wedding ring to a handful of cheering onlookers below. The 50-year-old Tunisian married Roma Blanco, a 24-year-old Uruguayan who converted to Islam. The union was the first of two weddings being organized by men resettled in the South American country. "Adel is humble, respectful, nice and very gentlemanly," Blanco said. "He is everything that a woman can expect from a man."
  • Can You Imagine a Muslim Same-Sex Wedding?

    06/28/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/27/2015 | SHAWN A. AKERS
    The free will God has given to man has led to the inevitable. Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land in the United States thanks to a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court, making June 26, 2015, a red-letter, landmark day in American history. By Friday's ruling, all states are now required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and all 50 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in all other states. The 14 states that had not been forced to succumb to "societal progress" must now do so — by law. Is anyone surprised? You shouldn't be....
  • US Military Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

    06/28/2015 6:55:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WJBF ^ | june 28, 2015 | Stefany Bornman
    When pictures of Dylann Roof holding the Confederate Flag were uncovered, the South’s history during the Civil War was brought back to the forefront. “The Confederacy itself was basically the slave owner’s vision of a good country. A country that rested as their Vice President said on the corner stone of slavery as an institution on a basic racial inequality,” said John Hayes, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Regents University. Hayes says there are three parts of history with different meanings that surround the Confederacy. The Confederacy in the 1860s, the commemoration of the Confederacy, and the last occurred...
  • JAMAICA – Pastor Knocks Same-Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 6:29:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Barbados Today ^ | ing | Louise K
    A local pastor did not mince words yesterday as he reaffirmed the church’s position on same-sex marriage, stridently declaring that it was not ordained by God, but was simply an arrangement. “I don’t call it marriage. I call it an arrangement. Marriage is what God calls marriage; not what somebody else calls marriage,” Reverend Rennard White said as he delivered the message at Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road, in Kingston, where some 70 couples collectively renewed their wedding vows. He added: “It seemed to have missed God, but He didn’t know that a man could actually be...
  • Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Licenses to Same-Sex Couples (Texas)

    06/28/2015 6:26:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/28 | Betsy Blaney
    Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine. But in the nonbinding legal opinion requested by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Paxton says "numerous lawyers" stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. In its...
  • Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed Same Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 6:15:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | Thursday | June 11, 2015
    An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring regional states and the Americas. The study done by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that 89 per cent of Jamaicans disapproved of same-sex marriage, with only 2.2 per cent strongly approving. This is nearly 20 per cent more than the 70 per cent found by pollster Bill Johnson in a Gleaner-commissioned poll in 2008. Titled Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica and in the Americas, 2014, the...
  • Sharia Court Sentences Nine Persons To Death For Blasphemy In Kano (NIGERIA)

    06/28/2015 6:10:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channels TV ^ | June 26, 2015
    An Upper Sharia Court in Kano State has sentenced nine persons including one Sheikh Abdul Nyas to death over blasphemous and inciting statements on the prophet of Islam. Spokesperson of the Kano Sharia Courts, Ibrahim Baba-Jibo, made this known while addressing a news conference attended by Channels TV Correspondent, Idris Jibrin. Early last month, a group of Tijjaniyya sect members, during Maulud in Kano, blasphemed the prophet of Islam and the action was followed by widespread protest in the state. After series of hearing, the Kano State Upper Sharia Court, under Section 110 and Section 382B of the Sharia Penal...
  • British Chemist 'Groomed' Western Woman Into Radical Islam

    06/28/2015 6:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Dr Faisal Mostafa, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, has all-night conversations with 23-year-old American woman persuading her to live in a 'Muslim land'A British man who has been linked with a series of terrorism-related offences played a key role in converting a young Western woman to Islam and tried to persuade her to travel abroad, it has emerged. Dr Faisal Mostafa, a chemist from Stockport, Manchester, has been exposed as an online “groomer” who sent strict Muslim texts to a 23-year-old American woman to convert her from Christianity and lure her to a “Muslim land”. The woman, identified only as Alex,...
  • Kuwait Says Mosque Bomber Was Saudi, Detains Driver

    06/28/2015 5:50:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Officials say attack meant to harm harmonious ties between Sunnis and ShiitesKuwait on Sunday identified a suicide bomber who carried out the country’s worst militant attack as a Saudi citizen and said it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shiite mosque where he killed 27 people. The interior ministry named the bomber as Fahd Sulaiman Abdul Muhsen Al Qabaa and said he flew into Kuwait’s airport at dawn on Friday, only hours before he detonated explosives at Kuwait City’s Imam Al Sadeq mosque. Terrorist group Daesh claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the...
  • Donald Trump’s Wife Wants Him to Lay Off Jeb Bush

    06/28/2015 5:42:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    An influential force wants Donald Trump to knock off his attacks on fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush: his wife, Melania. “I was actually told that by my wife, and I don’t mean to [attack Bush], because I think he’s a nice person,” Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked about his hard hits on Bush. SNIP Melania Trump attended Trump’s campaign announcement at Trump Tower in Manhattan this month, although she stayed in the background and didn’t speak.
  • Uproar Over FDNY Activist’s ‘White Boy Privilege’ Rant

    06/28/2015 5:39:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The leader of the city’s female firefighters has sparked outrage for blasting “white boys” and “white privilege.” Sarinya Srisakul, president of United Women’s Firefighters, is taking heat from fellow Bravest after some found her online comments. They read: ‘“These white boys crying and complaining over this because their white privilege is being messed with. Trying living a life being racially profiled!!!!”’
  • 18-Year-Old Filipina Has 144-Year-Old Body

    06/27/2015 11:19:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, June 28, 2015
    Suffers from rare and fatal condition called progeriaAna Rochelle Pondare seen here with her idol Filipino super-star Sarah Geronimo. (Instagram/YouTube) An 18-year-old Filipina has a body of a woman aged 144. According to a report in'Asiaone', Ana Rochelle Pondare suffers from a rare and fatal genetic condition called progeria, which causes her body to age 10 times faster than normal. Life expectancy of those suffering from this condition is an average 14 years. So, Pondare's 18th birthday was a momentous occasion as she lived well past her prognosis. And one of Pondare's birthday wishes was to meet Sarah Geronimo,...
  • Op-Ed: America in a Funk

    06/27/2015 11:02:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    America has a case of Obama Blues. The word’s out that we’re a nation of bigots. Racism is in our DNA. So says our African-American President. I asked Mohammed if he agreed. “Sure,” he said. Mohammed was driving the New York cab. A moment later he shut the bulletproof partition that separates cabbie from passenger – to protect the drivers or the passengers? The President had said that we have been racists since the beginning of time, and that there is no cure in sight. I might suggest that a new President would be a wonderful cure. A few days...
  • Ben & Jerry's Renames Ice Cream Flavor to Honor Gay Marriage

    06/27/2015 10:56:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, Jun 26, 2015
    Friday marked a major milestone for same-sex marriage in the U.S. – and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is among those celebrating the landmark Supreme Court decision. The beloved brand's classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream has a new name to honor marriage equality. Relabeled "I Dough, I Dough," the carton depicts interlocking wedding bands, a red heart, rainbow flag and two cows with their tails linked. "With this ruling, the SCOTUS recognizes the bond of love and commitment between two people, and protects the fundamental rights and freedoms that come with it," Ben & Jerry's said in...
  • 1 Shot, Several People Detained After Shooting Near Civic Center Plaza During Pride Festivities

    06/27/2015 10:09:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/27 | Rhea Mahbubani, Riya Bhattacharjee and Clemence Robineau
    A man was shot in the arm and several people arrested after an argument broke out Saturday in the area of the United Nations Plaza just as local Pride celebrations were winding down. Police said they were called to the area on a report of shots fired just after 6 p.m. Officers detained several possible suspects on Market Street. According to police, the incident started when several groups of men – “unrelated” to Pride events – became involved in a verbal dispute. The situation escalated when one subject pulled out a gun and fired shots, they said. One of the...
  • Where Bernie Sanders Disappoints Liberals (Immigration)

    06/27/2015 9:49:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Dan Merica,
    Bernie Sanders has a growing immigration problem. The Vermont independent senator is an outspoken liberal champion on social issues, jobs and foreign policy. He is known for his boisterous speeches on the Senate floor, his blunt style and his penchant for getting under the skin of his opponents. But when the newly minted presidential candidate takes the stage at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, he will stand before many Latino lawmakers that feel he hasn't been nearly liberal enough on the issue of immigration. "It is not his priority," Arturo Vargas, the...
  • Donald Trump: O’Donnell One of the ‘Dummer’ People on TV

    06/27/2015 9:23:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | June 26, 2015
    Donald Trump has launched a Twitter attack on Lawrence O'Donnell, the host of MSNBC's 'The Last Word.'The 69-year-old real-estate mogul tweeted “I hear that dopey political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the dummer people on television is about to lose his show- no ratings? Too bad,” CNN reported. After realizing that he misspelled the word “dumber,” the Republican presidential candidate did not waste any time and retweeted the same message, spelling “dumber” correctly. However, Business Insider reporter James Cook took a screen shot of the original tweet. Within the span of 12 hours, Trump called out several other television personalities...
  • Donald Trump to Finally Report for Jury Duty After Claiming He Never Received 5 Summonses

    06/27/2015 9:08:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Friday, June 26, 2015 | BARBARA ROSS
    Donald Trump to finally report for jury duty after claiming he never received 5 summonses in past 9 years Presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a firm date to report for jury duty on Aug. 17, Manhattan court officials confirmed Friday. Officials have told the bombastic billionaire — who was just fined $250 for ignoring five jury summonses in nine years — that the fine will be erased as soon as he shows up for service, according to Trump's attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen said Trump didn’t show for jury service because notices were mailed to the wrong place — a...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Don’t Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. It’s likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. That’s perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • Warthog Learns to Never Taunt a Crocodile

    06/26/2015 5:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 201 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A foolhardy warthog learned a valuable lesson in interspecies rivalry after taunting a crocodile at South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The sow was minding her own business at first, drinking out of a watering hole – but then got too close and personal with the quick-tempered croc, who wasn’t interested in a staring contest.
  • Donald Trump 'felt Bad' for Bashing Jeb Bush

    06/26/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Tom LoBianco
    Republican candidate Donald Trump says he "felt bad" after being "too rough" on Jeb Bush in his campaign announcement this week. "I think he's a nice person. I actually felt bad because I hit him very hard one day like two days ago, three days ago, and I said, why am I hitting him so hard?" Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview set to air Sunday during "State of the Union." Trump grilled many of his Republican competitors this week in his announcement speech, dropping the politeness and subtler digs most other politicians stick to and he delivered...
  • Donald Trump on Hispanic Voters: 'Latinos Love Trump, And I Love Them' [Video]

    06/26/2015 4:42:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Selena Hill
    SNIP Following his attack on Mexican immigrants, Trump claimed on Tuesday to have great relations with the Hispanic voters and his Latino employees. "I do great with Latino voters," Trump told reporters during a press conference for the re-opening for his new 18-hole "Championship Course" by the Potomac River. "I employ so many Latinos. I have so many people working for me. I'm a job creator. I create jobs. I'm a master job creator. No politician knows how to create jobs. They're all talk, they're no action. They don't know what they're doing," he said. "The Apprentice" television host then...
  • A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying

    06/26/2015 3:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 26, 2015
    Ahmed Kardous sets up an establishing shot. He trains the camera on the actors standing on a cliff overlooking a valley of greenery, and someone yells out, "Action." Kardous is the director of photography for this Ramadan's breakout television show in Egypt. It's called Haret el-Yahood, or The Jewish Quarter. It's kind of controversial. Why? Because it depicts Jews in a positive light. It's the center of debate in a region where many people blame all Jews for the Arab-Israeli conflict and abuse of Palestinians. On this day, the production team is shooting in a desert location with a little...
  • Donald Trump Bans Univision Staff From His Miami Golf Resort

    06/26/2015 3:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | DYLAN BYERS 6/26/15 | DYLAN BYERS 6/26/15
    Donald Trump sent a letter to Univision CEO and president Randy Falco on Friday informing him that "no Univision officer or representative" is allowed to use his Trump National Doral, the resort and golf club immediately adjacent to Univision offices in Miami, the On Media blog has learned. The move is the latest in a public dispute that started Thursday when Univision announced it would end its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal, based on what it described as Trump's "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" during the launch of his presidential campaign....
  • Pro-choice activists are planning to distribute abortion pills via drone

    06/26/2015 3:16:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 26 Jun 2015 | Harry Readhead
    A pro-choice activist group is planning to distribute abortion pills via an ‘Abortion Drone’ into countries where terminations are illegal. Which might upset a few people. Dutch group Women on Waves collaborated with a number of other European pro-choice organisations for the Abortion Drone’s maiden flight, which will take it from Frankfurt, Germany, to an as-yet-undisclosed location in Poland, one of the few European countries where abortion is not legal. For obvious reasons, Women on Waves are keeping quiet about the drone’s exact destination. Yet they remain confident they are not breaking any laws. ‘As the Abortion drone weighs less...
  • Kuwait Shia Mosque Blast Death Toll 'Rises to 27' (During Friday Prayers; ISIS)

    06/26/2015 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 June 2015
    The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital has risen to at least 27, the interior ministry says. Another 227 people were wounded, it added. Images circulating online show bodies on the mosque floor amid debris. The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a busy area to the east of Kuwait City. An Islamic State- (IS) affiliated group said it was behind the attack. IS has carried out similar recent attacks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Yemen. However, this is the first attack on a Shia mosque to take...
  • Antarctic 'Yeti' Crab Uses Hairy Chest to Grow Food

    06/26/2015 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/25 | Elizabeth Palermo
    What's white and blind and hairy all over? A yeti, of course! Or, in this case, a yeti crab — a marine creature that lives near the thermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the sea. There are three known species of yeti crabs, and now, in a new paper, scientists have described the characteristics of one of these species — Kiwa tyleri — for the first time. K. tyleri is the only species of yeti crab known to reside in the Southern Ocean, off Antarctica. Yeti Cra A close up of the male yeti crab...
  • Ramadan Bazaar Food: Seeking Out the Weird and Wonderful

    06/26/2015 2:02:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    star2 ^ | JUNE 26, 2015 | JULIE WONG
    The Ramadan stalls are in full swing and there is all manner of food to buy. Here is a list of unusual fare at several bazaars in the Klang Valley. Great Spiral Fries Stick it to kebab and satay fans with these great sticks of potato chips. A whole potato is given a paper-thin, spiral-cut, stretched out naked on a stick, and deep-fried. It’s then doused with not one, but three types of moreish sauces: mayonnaise, black pepper and chilli. RM2 each from Ali’s Ayam Goreng stall. Paella Kampung So it’s not Bomba rice piled mountain high on the gigantic...
  • Why Great Women Marry Total (Edited)

    06/26/2015 1:43:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015 | Markham Heid
    Ever watch a wedding ceremony unfold between your good female friend and the jackass she’s inexplicably marrying? If so, you probably wanted to “speak now” — but instead, you held your peace. Forever. Some couplings make you smack yourself in the forehead and think, “Why the hell is she with him?” Here, researchers attempt to answer that question. The (removed) appealJerks tend to possess a lot of characteristics that appeal to women, says Gregory Carter, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Durham in the UK. Those traits include a socially dominant and outgoing demeanor, lots of confidence, and vanity...
  • Escaped Killer Richard Matt shot and Killed by Police

    06/26/2015 1:40:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/26 | Jamie Schram and Selim Algar
    Escaped killer Richard Matt was shot and killed by the State Police deep in the woods of upstate New York on Friday afternoon, law enforcement sources told The Post. The other fugitive, David Sweat, was being hunted by the cops in the wilderness area around Lake Titus — about 50 miles west of the Dannemora prison from which they escaped on June 6. Earlier in the day, authorities confirmed Matt’s DNA was discovered in a cabin in Malone, NY, about 10 miles north of the shooting scene.
  • What, Nobody Wants To Sit Next To This Unattended Bag Of Snakes On The F Train?

    06/26/2015 11:13:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 6/26 | John Del Signore
    We hear no end of complaining about how overcrowded the subways are and how hard it is to find a seat, and yet here we have enough room on the F train for at least five people (maybe even six) and nobody wants to sit down? So there's a bag with a big fat snake or two sitting there, big deal. We've sat next to worse. This photo and video (below) were sent to us by commuter Hiram Becker, who remarks, "I was riding the F train on Sunday afternoon from the 7th and 9th street stop in Park Slope...
  • Carl Icahn Says He’ll Never Be Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary

    06/26/2015 10:58:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 6/26 | Ben Brody
    Billionaire Carl Icahn doesn’t want to be Treasury Secretary in the Trump Administration, but he thinks the Donald is “completely correct” in his concern about interest rates. “I was extremely surprised to learn that Donald was running for President and even more surprised that he stated he would make me Secretary of Treasury,” the activist investor wrote in a statement he linked to on his verified Twitter account. “I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity.” Related Just how rich is Donald Trump, really? Donald Trump: ‘I will be the greatest...
  • Man Beheaded in Factory Near Lyon, France in Islamist Terror Attack, er, Act of Workplace Violence

    06/26/2015 9:46:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.26.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    A man has been beheaded at a gas factory near Lyon, France with one other man being injured the attack. It has been reported that two men were seen driving into the factory with a flag that had Arabic writing on it. This was later discovered to be an ISIS flag. French anti-terrorism police are reporting they have one of the two men in custody. In France, they call this an act of Islamist terrorism. Here in the U.S.A., they call it an act of workplace violence. That’s pretty much how the beheading of Colleen Hufford last September at a...
  • When Obama Says Jump, John Roberts Asks, “How High?”

    06/26/2015 9:39:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.25.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    I am not surprised The Supreme Court once again ruled in favor of Obamacare. After all, it just about 2 1/2 weeks ago that President Obama declared that the Supreme Court shouldn't have even taken up King v. Burwell but that if they dared to rule against him it would be "a twisted interpretation" of the law. SC Chief Justice John Roberts got the message loud and clear. When Obama says jump, Roberts asks, "How high?" So state exchanges are federal exchanges and 2+2=5.
  • Fisherman Catches Shark in Hudson River

    06/26/2015 9:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    You’re definitely NOT gonna need a bigger boat for this shark. A mini Jaws was captured in the Hudson River on Thursday by amateur fisherman Wu Zhen, who got a reel surprise when he pulled in the creature.
  • Avengers Star Patrick Macnee Dies

    06/26/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 June 2015
    Actor Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers TV series, has died in California at the age of 93. The Briton, best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television spy show, died at home with his family at his bedside, his son Rupert said. Macnee, who served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, also played roles in theatre, appearing on Broadway. Avengers co-star Dame Diana Rigg paid tribute, saying: "Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal". A statement on Mcnee's website read: "Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of...
  • Al Gore Won’t Back Hillary Clinton

    06/26/2015 8:54:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 201 | Emily Smith
    Al Gore declined to back Hillary Clinton for president when asked who he thinks would be next in The White House. When questioned by WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions festival of creativity who he would back for 2016, Gore — Bill Clinton’s vice president from 1993 to 2001 —notably didn’t take the chance to praise Hillary. In a packed Cannes Lions session Friday, Sorrell asked Gore, “Would you refuse to answer the question [who will be the next president of the United States]?”
  • Hillary Clinton’s Big Diss to Bill de Blasio

    06/26/2015 12:59:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett brought down the house at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday night. But Democratic insiders were also buzzing over who wasn’t in the high-powered house — Bill de Blasio. SNIP Clinton gave an “informal speech.” But witnesses said the biggest moment of the night was a symbolic kiss-off by Clinton to de Blasio when Public Advocate Letitia James — who’s first in line of succession to the mayor — was given the “most coveted speaking spot of the evening,” introducing the singers. SNIP
  • Sister Nirmala Joshi, Successor to Mother Teresa, Dies at 81

    06/26/2015 12:14:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as head of the Roman Catholic order Missionaries of Charity, died Tuesday in Kolkata, India, where the organization is based. She was 81. Her health had been declining, the order said, but it did not specify the cause of death. In its obituary, the Vatican newspaper, l’Osservatore Romano, said she had been elected superior of the order even though she had an incurable form of malaria that gave her constant fevers. Sister Nirmala was selected to lead the charity six months before the death of Mother Teresa, its founder, in 1997. Mother Teresa...
  • CDF Reportedly Judges Medjugorje Apparitions False, but Permits Pilgrimage

    06/26/2015 12:05:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    According to Italian media reports, the Vatican congregation concluded June 24 that the alleged Marian apparitions are inauthentic, but recognized the site as a place of prayer.If reports in Italian media outlets are to be believed, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met June 24 to discuss the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, reaching the conclusion that they are inauthentic, but recognizing the site as a place of prayer. On Thursday, Vatican watcher Gianluca Barile wrote that, “for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in fact, the ‘apparitions’ do not have any supernatural character; therefore,...
  • These 5 Trans Models Are Changing the Face of Fashion

    06/25/2015 10:38:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Timothy Mitchell
    Caitlyn Jenner may have snagged that Vanity Fair cover, but she’s not the only photogenic trans woman making moves and shaking up the game. Despite the ever-present specter of tokenism, openly transgender models have in the past few years forged an important presence in fashion — on top runways, in glossy editorials and even in high-profile campaigns. There’s still a long way to go, but as a toast to progress and Pride month (celebrated internationally in June), here are five barrier-smashing stunners who represent a good start.
  • John Mellencamp Thinks the Music Industry ‘Sucks’

    06/25/2015 10:25:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Stephanie Smith, Ian Mohr and Carlos Greer
    John Mellencamp slammed the music business — with the exception of Taylor Swift — during a 25-minute rant Wednesday at a UJA-Federation of New York luncheon honoring Republic Records co-founders Monte and Avery Lipman. SNIP Another source said, “He was saying that Swift’s the only one doing anything to save the business, and, ‘I applaud that young lady, she stands up for our rights. A bunch of us stand on the sidelines.’” Swift just pressured Apple into changing its policy regarding royalties for its new streaming music service. Mellencamp even called out major artists, including, seemingly, Bruce Springsteen, by asking,...
  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

    06/25/2015 10:12:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | june 25, | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Lozada
    Tiny Confederate flags are right under the noses of millions of straphangers passing through the Times Square subway station every day. The tile mosaics honor the late New York Times head Adolph S. Ochs, a Southerner with “strong ties to the Confederacy,” said Civil War historian Dr. David Jackowe. The tiles were installed more than 90 years ago when stations were adorned with symbols to honor prominent figures — in this case, the Tennessee-raised Ochs, who was buried with a Confederate flag after his death in 1935.
  • Are Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Too Good to Be True?

    06/25/2015 1:02:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | June /25/15 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    Yes, pollsters say. ‘Everybody should calm down.’Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has been gleefully calling attention to a Suffolk University poll showing him in second place among the large 2016 Republican primary field, and whispers of a Trump surge are making the rounds. It might be wise to take a deep breath. The poll, released Tuesday, showed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the lead in New Hampshire, with 14 percent, followed by Trump with 11. The Trump victory dance, or tweet, quickly followed: “the highly respected Suffolk University poll just announced that I am alone in 2nd place in...