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  • Today's Most: Would You Drink Doritos-Flavored Soda?

    08/30/2015 2:42:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Today's Most...interesting beverage currently being tested: The company that owns Mountain Dew confirms it's testing a flavor that tastes like Doritos. PepsiCo confirmed to the NY Daily News that it's testing "Dewitos" on college campuses around the country. Speculation started when someone posted a picture online with the caption, "they were giving samples of this, it actually tastes like Doritos." The soda is orange-colored. Pepsi wouldn't say if the company's thinking about actually selling Dewitos. But a company representative told the News, "we are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping...
  • Monster Truck Procession at Funeral Honors Little Boy

    08/30/2015 2:36:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Tami Hoey
    It was a funeral procession like no other. More than a hundred truck drivers came together Friday to pay tribute to a little boy who loved monster trucks, but never got to see a monster truck jam. Three-year-old Elijah Steffen died earlier this month from a rare bone disease. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Elijah was scheduled to be a special guest at a Monster Truck Rally in Las Vegas. But he died before he could attend that event. On Friday, Elijah's family invited truck drivers to join the hour-long funeral procession through Mesa. The procession of vehicles included everything...
  • Man Claims THIS Drawing Is of a 'Real Yeti he Saw and Sketched Before Reading its Mind

    08/30/2015 2:02:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    AN ARTIST is claiming to have seen a mythical yeti for long enough to sketch the "giant primate".Russian Andrey Lyubchenko says people will think he is "insane", but insists he saw the legendary beast which was happy for him to draw its portrait. He claims the brief encounter was in the mountains of the Kemerovo area of Siberia, in Russia, and he telepathically communicated with the hairy mythological mammal. He said: "It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared. "There was a clear feeling that this was a thinking creature, I felt he was...
  • Lucky Escape for Swedes After 'Dead' Bear Attacks

    08/29/2015 10:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Aug 2015
    A Swedish man has spoken about his close brush with death when a bear he believed he had killed lunged up and launched a violent attack on himself and his hunting partner on the first day of Sweden's annual cull. Roles were reversed at the start of Sweden's annual bear hunt on Friday when two Swedish hunters had to be taken to hospital after they were attacked by their own prey. “I had had my eye on this bear for a week and a half, because it had been walking around eating oats in this area,” Per-Anders Wärme from Bollnäs...
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker “the godfather of exotica. ” For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles’ KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast — drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • Pilot Killed in Crash was Helping Wounded Veterans

    08/29/2015 3:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. SNIP Mors was a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project. SNIP
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • WATCH: Amazing Video of Woman Hiking With Bears

    08/29/2015 2:40:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Patch ^ | http://cdn.patch.com/users/103650/stock/T800x600/20150855e0f1e898df4.png | Tim Jensen
    The trails have been closed indefinitely at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington after a bear approached a hiker. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed hiking trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Burlington due to the apparent bold behavior of a black bear there that followed and approached a female hiker early Friday afternoon. DEEP’s Wildlife staff say the male bear – which is approximately 1 ½ years old and possibly weighs about 150 pounds – followed the woman for quite some time shortly after noon. It also approached and circled...
  • Gift Cards for the Homeless: A Better Idea Than Throwing Them in Jail?

    08/29/2015 12:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 28, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    San Francisco has had it with the homeless. First came the Chronicle’s obsessive summer of op-eds and thinly reported screeds; then came Mayor Lee’s announcement threat that the homeless must leave before the Super Bowl PR machine rolls into town; and yesterday Supervisor Scott Wiener put a semantic twist on the whole fracas, arguing it’s not the homeless we’re vilifying but unsavory “street behavior." The public outcry has no real center but, like a dragnet, implicates everything from mental illness and substance abuse, to access to public restrooms and street encampments. There’s a cacophony of complaints (and rallying cries) but...
  • What Drought? Some L.A. County Supervisors Have Their Cars Washed 2, 3 Times a Week

    08/29/2015 11:54:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 08/25/15 | Mike Reicher
    Despite living in one of the most car-centric and image-conscious cities in the world, many Los Angeles drivers have cut their carwashes during the crippling drought. Not so for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The majority of the supervisors wash their take-home cars two or three times a week, service records show, and actually washed them more frequently after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water use. As the county’s washes continue to consume tap water, some other local governments have pledged to skip washes for months or are using recirculated water. “When government...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    al.com ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • I'm a Woman and I Used Ashley Madison: An Alabama Wife's Story

    08/29/2015 11:37:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Lisa – not her real name – said she met her first husband when she was a 21-year-old college student. She thought he was funny and driven and when he proposed, she believed she was making a "mature decision by marrying for the right reasons." Those good feelings didn't last long. "By our second anniversary, I was 23 years old and we had completely stopped having sex. My husband was deeply depressed and no matter how hard I tried to fix him, he wasn't getting better, and he wasn't showing any signs of desire or intimacy. Even though I knew...
  • Bra Stops Bullet in Hunting Mishap Miracle

    08/29/2015 10:53:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung reported on Friday – because her bra somehow stopped the bullet. The 41-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia was on a bike ride with her husband when the incident happened. The pair were crossing a field near the town of Gadebusch when they unknowingly entered the path of a boar hunt. Suddenly, the woman felt a pain in her chest. Looking down, she saw that she had been hit by a rebounded shot – but the underwire of her bra had deflected the blow. The woman...
  • Fury as Archaeological Site Ruined and Replaced With Picnic Table

    08/29/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Aug 2015
    builders in a Galician village confused a neolithic tomb with a broken stone picnic table and replaced the 6,000-year-old artefact with a brand spanking new concrete bench. In what one archaeologist dubbed a "monumental error" the ancient tomb, that had heritage status and was therefore meant to be protected, has been completely destroyed. Galicia’s Department of Culture, Education and Universities has launched an investigation after the picnic bench - which sits on a solid concrete slab in the town of Cristovo de Cea in the northwestern region of Galicia - was placed on top of an ancient tomb, classed as...
  • Donald Trump Rips Into ‘Sleazebag Perv’ Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2015 10:18:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Bob Fredericks
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday ripped longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her hubby Anthony Weiner, calling the ex-Congressman a “perv” and a “sleazebag” during a speech in Boston. Trump said that Abedin — whose first name he repeatedly mispronounced “Ooma” — worked closely with the former first lady and has access to classified information. “And who is Huma married to?” Trump asked, according to The Hill. “One of the great sleazebags of our time, Anthony Weiner.”
  • The Freaky New Ice Cream People Wait Three Hours For

    08/29/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Haley Goldberg
    SNIP Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls. The frozen concoction is created by pouring liquid homemade ice cream onto a cold plate reaching temps well below zero. Employees mix in toppings, flatten it out like a crepe, and then scrape it into ice-cold rolls with a putty-knife-like tool. The result is five cute little rolls with toppings ranging from fresh strawberries to...
  • Snowden Warned Norway He faced Death in US

    08/29/2015 12:31:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned Norway that he faced a possible death sentence if returned to the United States in the extradition request he made in 2012. Snowden may get freedom prize at border (28 Aug 15) US asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden (27 Aug 15) “I believe that…it is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial or proper treatment prior to the trial, and face the possibility of life imprisonment, and even death,” he wrote in the extradition letter, a copy of which has been obtained by Norway's NRK channel. The letter was sent by fax to...
  • Astronomers on Quixotic Quest to immortalize Cervantes With a Star

    08/28/2015 11:27:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    Some celebrities get the honour of having their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But a group of Spanish astronomers have something more cosmic in mind for their own literary star. literature could soon see his name written not just on paper, but also in the stars, if a group of Spanish astronomers gets their way. The Society of Spanish Astronomers, Pamplona Planetarium and Cervantes Institute have launched a campaign, calling for support to name a little-known star after Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. The International Astronomical Union vote opened earlier this month, giving people all over the...
  • German Cat Snuggles, Gently Strokes Snoring Pig

    08/28/2015 10:58:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    A German miniature pig owner shared video of one of her prized mini-hogs receiving a naptime snuggle and gentle stroking from the family cat. The video, posted to YouTube by user Nicolle von Eberkopf, shows miniature pig Moritz taking a snore-filled snooze while his feline buddy cuddles him and strokes his face. Nicolle said Moritz often looks after the other animals on their farm, so it was a change of pace to see him being cared for by the cat. "Good friends monitor your sleep!" she wrote in the video's title.
  • Firefighters Respond to Cow With Chair on its Head

    08/28/2015 10:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28
    Firefighters in Britain said two crews responded to a report of a cow with its head stuck in a garden chair. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue tweeted a picture showing the cow with its head trapped in a plastic lawn chair about 7:50 a.m. Thursday. The tweet said crews from Mounts and Wellingborough responded to the address in Boughton, England, to attempt to assist the boggled bovine. The fire department said the cow managed to "self-release" from its predicament, but not before firefighters snapped a picture of the cow wearing its unusual headgear.
  • Nearly $100K Raised for Syrian Father Seen in Viral Photo Cadling Daughter

    08/28/2015 10:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "When [Abdul] heard the amount, he just broke down and started crying," Simonarson said. "He was so thankful and he kept saying, 'thank you for all your generosity,'" Gissur Simonarson, the man who took the photo, said.Heartbroken readers around the world have made a definitive statement after seeing a viral photo circulated on the Internet this week -- showing a Syrian father selling pens in the streets of Beirut while cradling his sleeping daughter. And that statement so far has nearly six digits in it. A Norwegian activist named Gissur Simonarson came face-to-face with the refugee on Tuesday. With...
  • Former Guatemalan Dictator to Face Retrial Over Mayan Genocide

    08/28/2015 10:25:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt will face a new genocide trial for his alleged role in persecuting Maya Ixil Indians, but will be tried behind closed doors as he suffers from dementia. Ríos Montt, 89, will not be required to attend the trial, where he will be represented by his lawyers. The start of the retrial is scheduled for January 11. The retired general was convicted and sentenced in 2013 to 80 years imprisonment in connection the the killing of 1,771 people in the Mayan Highlands during 1982 and 1983. Ríos Montt ruled Guatemala for nearly 17 months...
  • Education Minister Regrets Making 'Leggo Beast' Comment

    08/28/2015 10:17:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Education Minister Ronald Thwaites today expressed regret at his use of the term “leggo beast” to describe children, withdrawing the statement he made at the recently held Jamaica Teachers’ Association Conference. “On reflection and having listened to all the comments, I would like, even at this late stage, to withdraw my use of the term ‘leggo beast’ to describe uncontrollable children spoken at last week’s JTA Conference,” Thwaites said in a media release Wednesday. He also said that the serious issue facing the society of “weak parenting and inadequate community support to socialise so many schoolchildren”, is likely to be...
  • San Francisco Police Officer Uses Naloxone Anti-Overdose Kit To Save Man’s Life

    08/28/2015 10:10:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 28, 2015
    A new tool given to San Francisco police allowed an officer to save the life of a man who overdosed on opiates. Officer Mike Mellone is one of several officers trained to use the city’s new naloxone rescue kit. Police said Mellone was called to help a man found unconscious on Capp Street in June. Mellone sprayed the antidote into the man’s nose. The man survived and was released from the hospital a short time later. “Within a few minutes, the person who was previously unconscious and was having trouble breathing, I started to see signs that he was coming...
  • CITY: RIOT COULD ERUPT IF DEXTER LEWIS GETS DEATH PENALTY WHEN JAMES HOLMES DIDN'T

    08/28/2015 10:02:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    This argument is sketched out by Judge William Martinez in an order of his own. It's on view below in its entirety, but here's a key excerpt. The Second Judicial District called Steven Steadman, who is the Colorado judicial branch’s security administrator. Steadman was closely involved in the discussions leading up to the Plaza Order. Steadman testified that, during those discussions, he was unaware of Brandt and Iannicelli or the distribution of jury nullification literature, and that the Plaza Order actually arose from very different concerns. According to Steadman, discussions began with Chief Judge Martinez in early July 2015 because...
  • #BEARLIVESMATTER: TWITTER COMEDY ERUPTS OVER LIVE ARVADA BEAR CAPTURE

    08/28/2015 9:55:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Westword ^ | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    Twitter brings people together — and so did a certain bear whose run through Arvada yesterday briefly captivated all of Colorado. By the time the ursine star was captured and taken away, humorous tweets about the situation, and the live coverage of it by multiple Denver TV stations, had been unleashed by members of the police, the media, just plain folks and an actual professional comedian. The first official words about the bear came courtesy of the Arvada Police Department.... ...which promptly shared a Twitpic of the fugitive snapped by Kristin Fox, who also sent the shot to 9News. In...
  • Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

    08/28/2015 9:48:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes. Arreguin said if the City Council passes his plan next month, Berkeley would join Healdsburg, New York City and the state of Hawaii as the only government agencies to bar such sales. Currently, it’s legal in California to sell tobacco products to youths who are over the age of 18. Noting that Berkeley banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places earlier this...
  • Kurdish Forces Free 7 Villages in Iraq From ISI

    08/28/2015 9:41:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Saturday, 29 August 2015
    Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of ISIS in northern Iraq in recent days, the U.S.-led coalition battling the militants said Friday. But the extremists still control broad swathes of land in the war-torn country, where ISIS has waged a terrifying offensive of forced religious conversions and beheadings. Bolstered by coalition airstrikes, the Peshmerga fighters wrestled back more than 200 square kilometers (80 square miles) near the town of Tuz since August 26, the Combined Joint Task Force said.
  • Marin County Mansion Sells for Record-Breaking $47.5 Million

    08/28/2015 9:33:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28 | Tamara Palmer
    It's a booming week for Marin County real estate, thanks to the sale of one prominent piece of property. Belvedere's historic estate Locksley Hall sold on Wednesday for $47.5 million. That's $22 million over than any previous home sold in Marin County and $12 million more than the highest home sale in San Francisco, according to Curbed SF. The listing described Locksley Hall, built in 1904, as a three-level home with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space. It has four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms and a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. San Jose Mercury News reported...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Meeting Between Eminem and Minister Louis Farrakhan Was ‘10 Years in the Making’

    08/28/2015 8:01:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    The Nation of Islam leader said that he and the Detroit rapper had a “beautiful dialogue.” At first glance, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Eminem may look like an odd pairing. But not so much, when you think about how Detroit is such a significant starting point for the Nation of Islam. Both men—Minister Louis Farrakhan and rapper Eminem—have strong ties to the city. The minister and Eminem met in Detroit earlier this week, and according to an Instagram post by an NOI member, the meeting was “over ten years in the making.” Hajj Hasaun Muhammad, describing the meeting as...
  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasio’s Role in rentboy.com raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in rentboy.com raidGay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution — and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. “Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didn’t go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio?” wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • Meet Model Who Hopes to Become First Muslim Miss Italy

    08/28/2015 7:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Ahlam El Brinis has been criticised for wearing revealing clothesBorn and raised in the northern city of Padua a model of Moroccan origin hopes to become the first Muslim Miss Italy. Ahlam El Brinis, 20, has been selected for the semi-final of the Miss Italy beauty contest, which will take place in the coastal town of Jesolo (Venice) on September 20. But she faces some tough opposition for her decision. Instagram According to huffingtonpost.it Ahlam has received threats and insults on social media for taking part in the beauty pageant. She has been criticised for posing in revealing clothes...
  • Los Angeles Man Chronicles Removal of 50,000 Bees

    08/28/2015 6:46:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Hooper
    A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online of how the insects were removed from his home. "I looked out my window and one day I noticed a bunch of bees flying around," Larry Chen said in the video he posted to YouTube. Chen said he called in an expert, Mike "The Bee Guy," who determined the bees had been living in the walls of Chen's home for 6 to 8 months. The video shows how Mike used smoke to draw out the insects and then collected them with a...
  • Ormond Beach Police: Woman Attacked Man at Gas Station, Stole His Credit Card

    08/28/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Lyda Longa
    A woman who police said attacked a man at a gas station because the store clerk would not give her free fuel has been identified and investigators are looking for her. The suspect is 35-year-old Danielle Moher, Ormond Beach police said Thursday. Investigators said Moher is the suspect who entered the Texaco gas station convenience store at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 16 and told the clerk she had no money for gasoline. When the clerk refused to give her free fuel, police said Moher went outside and struck and pushed down a 59-year-old man who was on his way back to...
  • Parker’s Father: I’m on a Mission Now

    08/28/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Martinsville Bulletin ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    Andy Parker’s morning started at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The hours passed by in a blur of blinding TV lights — ABC, NBC, CNN. In interview after interview, he almost broke down when the reporter asked the inevitable question: Tell us about your daughter. What made Alison so special? But again and again, Parker fought back the tears. "It’s what I’ve got to do," he said. "This is my new mission in life, and I’m doing it for Alison." Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter for WDBJ-TV, and Adam Ward, a 27-year-old cameraman, were gunned down early Wednesday morning in an on-air...
  • Zimbabweans Will Miss my Bob, Says Grace Mugabe

    08/28/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has warned Zimbabweans that they will miss the veteran leader when he is gone. “It will come a day that Mugabe will not be there and people will regret, missing his leadership,” Grace said Thursday while addressing supporters at Murombedzi, in the president’s Zvimba home district. Mugabe turned 91 this year and, according to opposition MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu, is “clearly not in the best state of both physical and mental health”. But the ruling Zanu PF party appears unwilling to contemplate life without him and has already nominated the nanogenarian as its candidate for...
  • Man Who Killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs Granted Parole

    08/28/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/28 | Andie Adams
    Jesus Cecena killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs in 1978The man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs "execution-style" has been granted parole, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office. On Friday, the state Parole Board decided Jesus Cecena should be released after 36 years behind bar for Buggs' slaying. In 1978, Cecena was pulled over by Buggs, 30, for a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena pulled out a gun and shot the 4-year SDPD veteran to death. Cecena was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1979, but in 1982,...
  • Rehabilitated Eagle Returns to the Wild

    08/28/2015 5:05:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WNEP ^ | A bald eagle is returning to its home in Bradford County after going through months of rehabilitatio
    A bald eagle is returning to its home in Bradford County after going through months of rehabilitation. Conservations officers found an eagle back in June, unable to fly. After more than two months of therapy with the Pocono Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, the bird was released back into the wild Friday. “That release was probably one of the nicest things an eagle lover could see,” said Mike Henrich of Sayre. Conservation officers say the bald eagle most likely got injured after getting into a fight with another bald eagle. They add that is a good problem to have. “The...
  • University of Alabama Athletes Now Using Cryotherapy

    08/28/2015 4:55:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Josh Gauntt explains how cryotherapy works.
  • The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South

    08/28/2015 4:42:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | September 2015 | Bill Finch
    As s a young naturalist growing up in the Deep South, I feared kudzu. I’d walk an extra mile to avoid patches of it and the writhing knots of snakes that everyone said were breeding within. Though fascinated by the grape-scented flowers and the purple honey produced by visiting bees, I trembled at the monstrous green forms climbing telephone poles and trees on the edges of our roads and towns. Introduced from Asia in the late 19th century as a garden novelty, but not widely planted until the 1930s, kudzu is now America’s most infamous weed. In a few decades,...
  • Confederate Flag-Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize

    08/28/2015 4:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 28 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Port Clinton, Ohio, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while on vacation in South Dakota.An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing the controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at the Confederate flag as a racist symbol,” with some residents defending him, saying he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body. “I think he was just wearing a shirt,” Port Clinton resident Bryan Meek told the...
  • What Makes Black Men Run From the Police?

    08/28/2015 4:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | WILL JAWANDO
    A good, hard look at the statistics will tell you why African Americans have reason to fear an encounter with police.It’s never much of a surprise when I hear it, but it stings all the same. Freddie Gray would be alive today if only he hadn’t inexplicably sprinted down his West Baltimore street. As would Walter Scott, the African-American man who was shot in the back in South Carolina fleeing a white police officer who then made an unsuccessful attempt to frame Scott for provoking his own destruction. If only Sandra Bland hadn’t been so rude and had put out...
  • Frank Sinatra, Giant Bubbles, and Dancing: Yep, This Proposal Rivals the Movies

    08/28/2015 4:06:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Today ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | Rebekah Lowin
    Before she said "yes" to wedded life, Amanda Phillips agreed to a different sort of proposal. Her boyfriend and former classmate, Joshua Dela Cruz, had asked her to help him make a professional dance demo reel. And according to the caption posted beneath the below video on YouTube, this wasn't the first time he'd asked her the very same thing: "Five years ago Amanda and Josh got together to film a dance reel. They never finished it, instead they started dating." With the help of choreographer Donald Jones Jr. and videographer Angelo Soriano, they were finally able to film the...
  • Fair Food: Oklahoma State Fair Releases List of Mouthwatering New Additions

    08/28/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 28, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and officials have released a new list of foods that will appear at stands across the fairgrounds. The list of new fair food is as follows: Bacon wrapped corn on the cob – Local sweet corn that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at The Bacon Habit. Bacon wrapped donut burger – A burger with two doughnut buns that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at Porky’s. Banana split ice cream crepe – It’s a twist on a classic. It is located at DJ’s Creme De La Crepe. Boneless...
  • Video: Sinkhole Swallows Five Pedestrians

    08/28/2015 3:25:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Footage shows pedestrians walking on the pavement when it suddenly gave inA sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city has swallowed five people in dramatic scenes that were captured on video. A provincial broadcaster says four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.
  • Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor

    08/28/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | DAVE BOHMAN
    The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six months. Students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg have been on campus for less than a week. They’re just getting the news that a message described as racist and hateful was left on the whiteboard of professor’s office door. But who did it? “They do their things in secret so they don’t want to be known,” said student Alex Bloschichak. “It’s so really hateful...
  • Fairfield Woman Clowned With Wavy Gravy

    08/27/2015 11:32:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CT Post ^ | Adam Gittin
    Jeanne Harrison shifted uneasily in her seat on the foot of the bed as she watched her clown instructor — none other than peace-loving, activist-icon Wavy Gravy —rummage through a drawer. Gravy seized up a nondescript brown paper bag and, without speaking, held it out to his pupil. He flashed Harrison a rascally smile from beneath his makeup mask and pantomimed for her to take the bag. A distinct odor wafted from the bag — she had a pretty good idea what was inside. After a moment’s hesitation, Harrison, wide-eyed but still in character as a sad, mute clown, shook...
  • COCOA'S JOURNEY: BLIND, DEAF DOG REUNITED WITH FAMILY

    08/27/2015 11:25:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    6ABC ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Stephanie Lopez
    Cocoa, an almost 16-year-old blind, deaf toy poodle, was reunited with her family Tuesday after good Samaritans on social media helped track down the lost dog. She made it all the way to Belchertown, M.A. from Concord, N.C. Clayton Animal Control said a couple from Massachusetts found her without a dog tag while traveling through North Carolina. They gave the dog to a shelter in Massachusetts. Animal control officers in Belchertown posted about Cocoa online, trying to find the owner. Clayton Animal Control officer, Angie Lee, connected the dots after seeing a post on "North Carolina Lost & Found Pets"...