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  • Orcas Engage In Unprecedented Monterey Bay Killing Spree

    04/29/2017 8:03:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | April 29, 2017
    A marine biologist says killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in Californias Monterey Bay. Nancy Black says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days. Black, who co-owns Monterey Bay Whale Watch, says a family of nine killer whales has taken part in all the attacks but the first killing involved 33 orcas.
  • Finding Frank Norris in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    04/28/2017 6:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Hill Tromper ^ | Ryan Masters
    A gargantuan spiderweb hangs across the steep dirt road. It shimmers, translucent in the sunlight, slack lines nearly imperceptible. As I duck the web and trudge further up the road's corkscrew turn, the thick brush, thistle, weeds and poison oak part, revealing an ancient looking stone bench on the shoulder above the road. Finally. More than a year after I first searched for it, I have found the mysterious, nearly forgotten memorial to legendary California novelist Frank Norris in this far corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A simple cross and a crooked, barren flag holder crown the semicircular, mission-style...
  • California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

    04/28/2017 3:26:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | April 27 | EZRA DAVID ROMERO
    The avocados on the right are Hass, America's favorite variety of the green fruit. At left are GEM avocados, the great-granddaughter of the Hass. GEM avocados grow well in California's Central Valley and, in taste tests, they scored better than the Hass in terms of eating quality. President Trump's tough talk on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada has raised many questions including how such a move might negatively affect the flow of beloved produce to the U.S. Like the avocado. Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year, two-thirds of which were...
  • Man says pizza box changed his outlook on life

    04/28/2017 3:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    icFlorida ^ | Apr 28, 2017
    A New York man said a free pizza saved his life. Dennis Kust, 59, lost his wife last month after a long battle with cancer. He admitted that he was struggling with depression when he walked into Alberts Pizza in Ronkonkoma, New York, CBS New York reported. He received a free pizza as part of a pay it forward with pizza campaign. Kind customers had stepped forward to pay for pizzas for police officers, single mothers and people like Kust who are struggling. When Kust opened up the pizza box from an anonymous donor, he found, written in colorful letters,...
  • The Absolute Best Cannoli in New York

    04/28/2017 3:04:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 28, 2017 | Hugh Merwin
    There is a widely held belief that a great cannolo must be filled to order, ideally in full view of the paying customer. This is a food myth that needs to go away. Indeed, no combination of ricotta and impastata automatically makes for soggy cannoli; thats just something that happens as a result of subpar technique. Still, its easy to see that the once-spectacular New York cannoli can be very hard to find these days. Luckily, there are still some places that do this traditional pastry proud here are the absolute best.The Absolute Best 1. Villabate Alba 7001 18th...
  • Australian Backpackers Kidnapped and Robbed by Armed Bandits in Guatemala

    04/27/2017 4:22:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies ^ | 4/28/17
    TWO young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint while travelling through Guatemala. Jayson Peter Kelly, 25, and Kirsten Smith, 25, from Cairns, Queensland were just eight weeks into their nine-month backpacking adventure a trip they had planned for two years when what was supposed to be a trip of lifetime turned into a living nightmare. Speaking to from Costa Rica, a shaken Mr Kelly recounted the terrifying experience to warn other Australian tourists visiting the Central American country. The couple were on a shuttle bus, organised through a...
  • This Is the Koryo Burger, the Only Food Item Served on North Koreas State Airline

    04/27/2017 4:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies ^ | APRIL 27, 2017
    NORTH Koreas state-run airline serves its passengers only one item of food. The Koryo Burger is always served stone cold straight from the fridge on a paper doily with an unidenfitied slice of processed meat in the middle. The bun is stale, theres a slice of processed cheese, a few wispy slices of shredded cabbage or a single lettuce leaf (but usually not both). Some say the mystery sauce is red, some say its brown, but most generally agree its too watery to be blood left over from the animal that became the patty. Its pretty much exactly...
  • Theres a Disgustingly High Chance Your Hotel Is Full of Vermin

    04/27/2017 3:50:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies DONT mean to ruin your next holiday but there could be something lurking in your hotel room. Apparently vermin love staying in hotels too. Thats right, were talking mice scurrying down the halls, roaches snacking at the continental breakfast and ants climbing on the kitchenette. According to a study conducted by Amerisleep, which looked at 8,000 reports from inspectors from over 3,400 hotels, motels and inns in Florida in 2015 and 2016, more than one in ten (12 per cent) of hotels, motels, and inns have had a vermin problem, the New York Post reports. Vermin violations make up...
  • Can You See the Venomous Snake in This Photo?

    04/27/2017 12:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 26, 2017
    The latest confounding image being shared on social media also teaches an important lesson – when hiking in areas with venomous snakes, don’t assume you’ll be able to see it before it’s too late. Still not convinced? Join the people who have been trying to find the snake lurking in this Twitter photo posted Sunday by snake biologist Helen Plylar, according to Mashable. “Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the snake?” Helen🐍👩🏼‍🔬 @SssnakeySci Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied:...
  • Museums Catfish Catches Pacifier Dropped in Tank

    04/27/2017 11:18:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 27, 2017
    A catfish at a Virginia museum got the catch of the day! A young guest dropped a pacifier in the Virginia Living Museums Cypress Swamp exhibit and an albino catfish started sucking on the pacifier. Luckily, Virginia Living Museum staff rescued the pacifier and returned it to the guestbut not before capturing a priceless picture!
  • Boys Caught on Video Doing the Right Thing to Do

    04/27/2017 11:14:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    If you found money on the ground, would you keep it or turn it in? Fox 13 viewer Becky Squire shared video of her boys, Eli and Bronx, doing the right thing. Squire said her boys found cash outside a neighbor's house. Jennifer Arismendi captured their adorable discussion about what to do with their recent windfall. Eli: "Do you want to do the right thing to do or keep it?" Bronx: "Do the right thing to do." Eli: "Uh huh, it's best to ask someone." The brothers knocked on the door to check with Arismendi, who said the money did...
  • Affidavit: Man Allegedly Threatened to Blow Up Burger King After Not Getting a Free Burger

    04/27/2017 11:09:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 27, 2017, BY KFOR-TV & K. QUERRY | APRIL 27, 2017, BY KFOR-TV & K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma City man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened a fast-food restaurant when he was denied free food. On April 23, officers were called to the Burger King in the 7400 block of S. May Ave. after a man threatened to blow up the restaurant. Employees told police that a man called the restaurant to complain about a hair being found in his burger. According to the arrest affidavit, the man did not have any proof that he ordered any food, so he became angry with the employee when she refused to give him a free burger. Im...
  • Russian Warship Sinks in the Black Sea After Collision

    04/27/2017 11:00:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A Russian navy ship has sunk after it collided with a Togo-flagged vessel off the Turkish coast on Thursday, shipping agent GAC said. The Turkish coast guard said that all 78 personnel in the Russian intelligence vessel named Liman have been rescued.
  • 2 Members of US Military Die in Afghanistan ISIS Operation

    04/27/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27
    Two members of the U.S. military were killed in an operation on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, NBC News reported. Another was wounded. More information on the soldiers, including what service they were in, wasn't immediately available, pending notification of their next of kin, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement Thursday. Trump Tax Plan Slashes Individual and Corporate Rates The operation took place in the Achin area, where the military dropped a massive, non-nuclear bomb called the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS target in Afghanistan two weeks ago, the weapon's first-ever use in combat. Another...
  • Mitt Romney's Nephew Running for Governor in Colorado

    04/25/2017 10:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25 | Kyle Feldscher
    Mitt Romney's nephew is following his uncle into politics. Doug Robinson, an investment banker, announced his intention to run for governor in Colorado in 2018 in a letter to Republican activists, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. Robinson has also purchased online campaign ads. "The reason I'm running and the reason I'm the best candidate for the job is simple I know how to get things done," Robinson wrote in the letter. "I don't mean finding new ways to spend taxpayer dollars. I mean finding real solutions to the problems that face our state, not because it's my job but...
  • In Costly Bay Area, Even Six-Figure Salaries Are Considered Low Income

    04/25/2017 8:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 22, 2017 | ANNIE SCIACCABLISHED: April 22, 2017 at 11:
    In the high-priced Bay Area, even some households that bring in six figures a year can now be considered low income. Thats according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which recently released its 2017 income limits a threshold that determines who can qualify for affordable and subsidized housing programs such as Section 8 vouchers. San Francisco and San Mateo counties have the highest limits in the Bay Area and among the highest such numbers in the country. A family of four with an income of $105,350 per year is considered low income. A $65,800 annual...
  • SF Burrito Project Feeds the Homeless One Burrito at a Time

    04/24/2017 4:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    7x7 ^ | Mar 30, 2017 | Shoshi Parks
    This May, the SF Burrito Project celebrates its one year anniversary of nourishing San Francisco's most vulnerable communities with a city favorite: burritos. To date, they have given out more than 3,000. "Burritos are a perfect vehicle to deliver nutritious, affordable meals," says Eric Tuvel, one of the SF Burrito Project's five committee members. The vegan burritos made by the SF Burrito Project are chock full of wholesome ingredients that many homeless have limited access to such as legumes, whole grains and vegetables. Some of the SF Burrito Project's over 300 volunteers and follower. (Courtesy of the SF Burrito Project)...
  • Chinese Christian Woman Falsely Accused of Participating in 'Cult', Remains Imprisoned

    04/24/2017 1:50:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | LEAH MARIEANN KLETT
    A Chinese Christian woman has been accused of belonging to a cult she has no association with and detained for nearly four months despite the pleas of her family. Persecution watchdog China Aid reports that in January, authorities detained Tu Yan and four other church goers. At the time, 2,400 pages of "evidence" were submitted by the prosecutors attempting to link her to a cult called the Three Grades of Servants despite her insistence that she had never participated in a cult. While the evidence was ruled insufficient, new evidence has just been filed against her. When her sister or...
  • Rival Cult Group Machets One to Death in Delta

    04/24/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matthew Omonigho
    In what appears to be a revenge mission, a rival cult group, in the early hours of today, launched a retaliatory attack over the death of one of their members, Kevwe Ikolo. Ikolo was allegedly murdered at his residence barely a month ago. Early Monday morning, suspected members of the Vikings confraternity stormed the home of a member of Aiye Confraternity at Ekiagbon Quarters and allegedly macheted one Emmanuel Misiate to death in his apartment. DAILY POST learnt that Misiate had survived a similar attack in the past. ‎This time, it was gathered that the Vikings, allegedly led by one...

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after Franois Fillons victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Librations headline was: Help, Jesus is coming back! The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>