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  • Residents Protest After Man, 19, Shot by Cops: 'They Killed My Baby'

    08/25/2014 2:27:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 88 replies
    DNAinfo Chicago ^ | 8-25-14 | Erin Meyer
    NORTH LAWNDALE — Dozens of people gathered on a West Side street Monday afternoon to protest the shooting death of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh, who was killed by police Sunday night. Thunder boomed overhead and blowing rain hit a blood-soaked porch in the 2800 block of West Polk Street, where McIntosh's mother, Cynthia Lane, stood outside surrounded by supporters. "I want my baby, they killed my baby," Lane said, sobbing. Police responded to a call of an armed men at the Polk Street address Sunday around 7:10 p.m., and when they tried to talk to McIntosh, he ran, authorities said. Police...
  • Winchester Model 70 Radio Rifle

    08/20/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    NRA.org ^ | unknown | NRA Museum
    In the 1950s, with the airwaves filling with the sounds of rock 'n' roll, America was changing into a "transistor" nation. Deciding to capitalize on the popularity of radio, Winchester designated a prototype .308 Model 70 with a built-in radio in 1955. A speaker was set into the right side of the stock with a series of holes — carved in the trademark "W" outline — allowing the sound to be heard. Presented as a glittering show gun, the new Winchester soon proved a hard sell.
  • Gov. Perry stripped of his right to conceal carry and buy ammo

    08/20/2014 1:00:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 164 replies
    Rare ^ | 8-20-14 | Ken Herman (Austin American Statesman)
    For those of you who’ve been sleeping since it happened Friday, Travis County grand jurors indicted Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. The first count carries a possible prison term of five to 99 years. The second, two to 10. I’m no expert on law or math, but I believe those potential sentences each exceed one year. And there’s more. As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t know as of Tuesday afternoon — will be suspended until the case against him is...
  • Fund: Sending Eric Holder 'Shows Solidarity' with Ferguson Protesters

    08/19/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    National Review youtube ^ | 8-19-2014 | John Fund
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  • DA clears San Jose cop of shooting man who went on Thanksgiving stabbing, carjacking spree

    08/18/2014 3:11:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    contracostatimes ^ | 8-18-14 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A San Jose police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed a nine-time felon who stabbed three people and carjacked a minivan in a drug-fueled rampage last Thanksgiving, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office concluded in a report released Monday. The suspect, 42-year-old Albert Manuel Vasquez, was high on PCP and meth during the violent spree that also entailed a wrong-way freeway and city-street chase, according to autopsy details included in the report. At the time of his death Vasquez was on probation after repeatedly violating the conditions of his early supervised release under...
  • Gun rights group's Houston plan draws controversy

    08/13/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    click2houston ^ | 8-12-14 | Robert Arnold
    A Texas gun rights advocacy group plans to hold a walk Saturday in Houston's historically African-American Fifth Ward. Members of Open Carry Texas told Local 2 Investigates that they plan to walk through Fifth Ward neighborhoods to educate people on their Second Amendment rights. "If they come with their weapons, I'm quite sure they'll be a lot of us with weapons also," said community activist Quannel X. After hearing Quanell X's statements, Open Carry Texas member David Amad defended the group's decision to hold the event in the Fifth Ward and said the organization's motivations are being prematurely misjudged. "We've...
  • Police investigating incident involving Tony Stewart at N.Y. dirt track

    08/09/2014 10:16:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 116 replies
    Island Packet ^ | 8-9-14 | Jim Utter
    The Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park involving NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart which occurred on Saturday evening. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a spokesman for the department said it had no comment at this time but said a news release would be prepared and available in "two to three hours." Posts on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, including photographs, indicate Stewart was involved in an on-track incident with driver Kevin Ward, which left Ward on the track receiving treatment for what were described as serious injuries.
  • New Volt Is Coming, But It's 'Not A Mass-Market' Vehicle Anymore

    08/07/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-7-14 | Dale Buss
    Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney told the industry seminars in Traverse City, Mich., that General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit auto show in January. But he also told me that GM considers Volt “not a mass-market” vehicle any longer. The next generation of GM’s groundbreaking plug-in hybrid is expected to arrive in showrooms sometime late next year. It will sport a third seat in the rear and feature a downsized 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine compared with the current 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, Automotive News reported. Mahoney promised the industry audience improvements from technology to design. But...
  • Pentagon watchdog to review plagiarism probe of Sen. John Walsh

    07/30/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    CNN political ticker ^ | 7-30-14 | CNN staff
    The Defense Department’s inspector general will review the academic investigation of plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh. The Montana Democrat is accused of not properly attributing certain material in a paper to complete his master's degree at the Army War College. Carol Kerr, the school’s spokeswoman, said it would launch an Academic Review Board to look into the matter. The results and any recommendations will be forwarded to the Defense Department IG for its “consideration.” The New York Times first reported last week that a review of a 2007 final paper suggests the decorated Iraq war veteran “appropriated at least...
  • US Senator Touts Fed Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

    07/27/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    The Rooot ^ | 7-26-14 | Lynette Holloway
    After a spate[??] of shootings across Chicago that left over a dozen dead and nearly 100 wounded, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center, saying, “You can’t fight a war without intelligence,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the office will collect data on the more than 7,000 firearms used in crimes and recovered by Chicago police each year, the Sun-Times writes. “You can't fight a war without intelligence, to know where the weapons are, where the shooters are and to stop it before...
  • Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

    07/27/2014 6:49:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 7-26-14 | Kathleen Caulderwood
    Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported. Excavators working on a complex at Licurnique, in the country’s northern region, have uncovered evidence of an “astronomical laboratory,” that dates back between 3,500 and 4,000 years, according to Peru This Week.
  • Former police lieutenant doesn’t receive jail time for stealing $150K

    07/23/2014 10:17:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    wlfi.com ^ | 7-23-14 | Krista Henry
    CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A former Frankfort police lieutenant was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from his part-time employer. Forty-eight year old Randy Emery is accused of stealing the money from the BP gas station on State Road 28, just off of Interstate 65 in Clinton County, where he worked transporting money from the gas station to the bank.
  • Katy Perry Mistakenly Tweets That 100 UNICEF Workers Died On MH17 Malaysian Airlines Fligh

    07/21/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 7-21-14 | Rebecca Merriman
    KATY PERRY @katyperry So INCREDIBLY sad to hear that there were 100 volunters for UNICEF on flight #MN17 Sending our prayers to all of the families affected :( UNCIEF have assured the public that no employees or volunteers for the world organisation were onboard the MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week after Katy Perry, an ambassador for the company, tweeted that 100 volunteers had died in the accident. ** snip ** With 54 million followers, more than any other Twitter user, Perry's tweet obviously caused confusion and for many, probably panic. It's unclear where...
  • Next takes baby grow off shelves after shocked customers noticed it was covered in penis drawings

    07/14/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-14-14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Fashion chain Next has taken a baby grow off its shelves after customers noticed it was covered in penis drawings. Shane Gallivan, 23, was feeding his 10-month-old twin daughters Evelyn and Amelia at home in Bulwell, Nottingham, when he spotted an unusual shape in their baby grows' 'washing line' design. After looking closer, he uncovered what he believes is the drawing of a penis in the image of a green jumper. He then examined the rest of his daughters' baby grows and found lots of different penis images covering their arms, legs and bodies. Today, Mr Gallivan's wife Carla, 24,...
  • Texas Border Volunteers still going strong

    07/10/2014 7:50:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    KENS5 San Antonio ^ | 7-10-14 | Barry Davis
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Border Volunteers set up patrols on ranches in Brooks County throughout the year. Linda Vickers and her husband, Mike, organized the group after constantly encountering immigrants crossing their ranch. During one watch last year, they reported two groups with more than 100 immigrants. These people are crossing very rough, brushy south Texas ranchland, mostly in the middle of the night. Over the past 7 years, the group has reported literally thousands of immigrants to Border Patrol, which actually works with the group. Jim Gibson, the spokesman for Texas Border Volunteers said on their most recent...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • Former Grand Prairie [TX] School May Soon House Immigrant Children

    07/06/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 7-4-14 | Ray Villeda
    The border crisis could reach the front doorsteps for dozens of neighbors in a Grand Prairie community. That’s because the old Lamar Alternative school on Walnut Street has been placed on a short list of three locations in North Texas that could house some of the 2,000 children expected to be brought up to DFW from the border. It’s a plan that would build a fence around the school building to keep the children in, and one that has folks on both sides of that fence. “It’s ironic it’s 4th of July, I mean how desperate are we that we...
  • Immigrants run across highway to avoid being captured

    07/05/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 7-4-14 | Nadia Galindo
    Fresh footprints, sightings on residents streets, if you look close enough, the signs are everywhere. "They are not trying to hide or remain concealed anymore," Rio Grande City Police Officer Jose Garcia said. Action 4 News did a ride-along with Rio Grande City Police to see how the immigration surge is affecting residents in the area. Officer Garcia spends more than half of his day tracking down undocumented immigrants. Illegal immigration is nothing new to the border town but has recently become more visible. "People are forgetting that aside from the fact that families and woman are giving themselves up,...
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint

    07/05/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | 7-3-14 | AP Story
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. *** snip *** “We’ve had it,” said Carol Schlaepfer, a retired Pomona resident who protested Tuesday in Murrieta. “We all want a better life. ... You can’t come to our country and expect American citizens to dole out what you need, from grade school till death.” People on both sides of the issue want immigration reform, but immigrant rights...
  • 11 people injured after food truck explodes in Philadelphia

    07/01/2014 9:19:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | 7-1-14 | AP story
    PHILADELPHIA – A propane tank on a food truck exploded in north Philadelphia Tuesday, sending a huge fireball into the sky and injuring at least 11 people, including two who suffered serious burns, police said. The explosion outside an auto body shop in the city's Feltonville neighborhood caused serious burns to a 27-year-old woman and teenage girl, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. He said that four others were listed in stable condition at area hospitals and at least five others were treated and released.
  • 1 dead, several injured in Marion GM explosion

    07/01/2014 8:50:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    rtv6abc ^ | 7-1-14 | Kara Kenney, Katie Heinz
    INDIANAPOLIS - A chemical explosion Tuesday at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana killed a contractor and injured five other people, authorities said. The blast killed James L. Gibson, 48, Grant County Coroner Stephen Dorsey said. Marion General Hospital was treating five other people with non-life threatening injuries, hospital spokeswoman Ann Vermilion told the Marion Chronicle-Tribune. However, GM issued a statement saying four employees were under observation for non-life-threatening conditions at the hospital and that four others were transported there, but required no treatment. "The situation is contained. Everybody has been evacuated," GM spokeswoman Stephanie Jentgen said in a...
  • Police looking for suspects after Wal-Mart shooting, robbery

    07/01/2014 8:45:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    rtv6abc ^ | 7-1-14 | Katie Heinz & Chris Proffitt
    BEECH GROVE, Ind. - Police were still searching for the suspect who shot and robbed a man in a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot in Beech Grove on Monday evening. The incident happened in the 4600 block of South Emerson Avenue around 6:30 p.m., officials with the Beech Grove Police Department said. Police said 22-year-old Jacob Faulkner was shot in the arm and chest in the apparent preplanned robbery. He was still recuperating in a hospital Tuesday. Officials said the passenger in Faulkner’s truck, 27-year-old Daniel Witter, was not injured. At first, police believed the men were making an exchange that...
  • Off-Duty Midland Officer Kills Restaurant Gunman

    06/28/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 6-28-14 | unattributed
  • Killer bees and snakes the latest weapons in fight against Boko Haram

    06/28/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-27-14 | Harry Tucker
    Boko Haram insurgents believe the ghosts of their victims are coming back to murder them in the form of killer bees and snakes. Nigerian newspaper Vanguard is reporting that several Boko Haram insurgents were arrested after fleeing a Nigerian forest because unremitting bee stings and snake bites had become too unbearable. The captured militants claimed they were “mystical bees” and “mysterious snakes” that had killed many of their fellow insurgents. “We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission, including the ghosts of some of those we killed, are the ones turning into the snake...
  • Authorities Search for 2 Women Who Allegedly Beat Man to Death at Metro Train Station

    06/22/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6-22-14 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    Homicide detectives were investigating Sunday the death of a 65-year-old man who was beaten by two unidentified women at a Willowbrook Metro train station. L.A. resident John Whitmore was waiting for a train at the Metro-Blue Line near Imperial Highway and South Wilmington Avenue (map) on Friday, June 13 when two black women kicked Whitmore and hit him with their hands until he collapsed, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
  • VIDEO: Motorcyclist lands on his feet after crash

    06/22/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    MyFOX DFW ^ | 6-20-14 | Tracy DeLatte
    A motorcyclist walked away from a crash that could have been deadly. It was recorded by a red light camera in Clearwater, Fla. A car slammed into the bike, sending the rider cartwheeling into the air.
  • cuffed man who had been 'smoking meth for 3 days' shoots at officers using gun hidden in his butt

    06/19/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-14 | David McCormack
    Vigil was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon, After his arrest, police said he threatened several times to shoot them and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and didn't want to go back to prison. Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back. Vigil’s gun then jammed and police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach. Police...
  • USN Aircraft carrier to be scrapped

    06/17/2014 9:44:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 6-16-14 | Steve Clark
    Yet another decommissioned “supercarrier” is coming to the Port of Brownsville for scrapping, and it’s the biggest one yet. In fact, the dismantling of the former aircraft carrier USS Constellation by International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be the largest ship-recycling job to take place in the United States. Until the Constellation contract, the former USS Forrestal and the former USS Saratoga were the largest ships slated for salvaging by a U.S. ship breaker. The Forrestal arrived in Brownsville to much fanfare in February after being towed from Philadelphia, and is now being dismantled by All Star Metals. The Saratoga, decommissioned in...
  • Cops: Woman tried to kill man with samurai sword

    06/16/2014 9:46:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6-16-14 | unattributed
    SALT LAKE CITY (KTSU) - A Salt Lake woman was arrested on attempted homicide charges after police said she tried to kill a man with a samurai sword. Officers said 25-year-old Tasha Davis was arguing with a neighbor when things quickly escalated. According to police, Davis went to her apartment and returned wielding a 27-inch samurai sword. Police said Davis attacked the victim, repeatedly swinging the long blade at him.
  • San Antonio Spurs beat down Miami Heat, earn fifth NBA title with Game 5 win

    06/15/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    al.com ^ | 6-15-14 | Mark Heim
    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat and lost in seven games. The rematch was no match at all. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in...
  • Fla. Sheriff's Office Arrests Wrong Woman Twice

    06/11/2014 9:55:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-11-14 | AP story
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — A 28-year-old single mother, who has the same name as someone wanted by authorities, has been wrongly arrested twice by a northern Florida sheriff's office. In January, Ashley Nicole Chiasson spent 28 days in jail after being extradited to Clay County from her home state of Louisiana. She was released after officials realized they had the wrong person.
  • Lake Superior could rise nearly a foot thanks to ice cover

    06/04/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    wnmu-fm ^ | June 4, 2014 | AP story
    ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)-- The aftermath of the long, frigid winter continues to affect Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. A research team funded partly by the University of Michigan finds that surface water temperatures over the deepest sections of the lake are expected to be at least 6 degrees colder than normal by August. That will delay the point at which heavy evaporation begins, which will boost water levels faster than normal.
  • NewsBusted: Get in the Van, Richard!

    06/04/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog
    News Busters ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jody Miller
    TOPICS: -- Jay Carney Resigns -- President Obama -- Eric Shinseki Resigns -- Illegal Aliens -- NBC's Richard Engel -- Tea Party Candidates -- CIA Chief Outed by White House -- Donald Sterling
  • Spokane Co. Sheriff memo: No sex on duty

    06/03/2014 8:39:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    KREM ^ | 6-3-14 | HAYLEY GUENTHNER
    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich sent out a memorandum to his deputies stating that sex on duty was not tolerated. Spokane County deputy Scott Kenoyer got his job back in May after he admitted to having sex while on duty. The sheriff first fired him, but an arbitrator found that the consequence was too severe. Sheriff Knezovich said Kenoyer’s case and others like it forced him to send out a memo making it clear that having sex on duty would not be tolerated. Other sheriffs in counties surrounding Spokane said they never needed to send out a letter like the...
  • Former Rep. Giffords’ Gun-Control Group Backs 11 Democrats in Upcoming Congressional Races

    06/03/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    CBS local ^ | 6-3-14 | AP story
    WASHINGTON — A gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, outlined plans Tuesday to support candidates in at least 11 congressional races this year who have backed efforts in Congress to enact stricter gun control laws. Americans for Responsible Solutions said it will support a slate of nine Democrats and two Republicans in 2014 — and perhaps more. The group has raised about $14.5 million since it was founded in January 2013 and plans to spend money on television and online advertising and direct mail to help the list of mostly incumbent...
  • World Pork Expo opens Wednesday

    06/01/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Pork Network ^ | 6-1-14 | Unattributed
    Nearly 20,000 pork producers and related professionals from 32 countries will attend World Pork Expo, June 4-6, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show with some 375 commercial exhibits in more than 310,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. “World Pork Expo is a showcase of pork production; it’s where producers get together and share ideas,” says Howard Hill, NPPC president and Iowa pork producer. “It offers a great opportunity for pork producers to get a crash course in what’s...
  • M&M's Rejects Knife Rights' Order

    06/01/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Knife Rights ^ | 6-1-14 | unattributed
    The candy was ordered for an upcoming promotion through M&Ms' customized Business to Business department. The customer service representative, Christian, was very helpful and the order was placed. Then four business days later we received a call from Christian to let us know that they would not fill the order since "the word knife is not family friendly." That certainly came as news to us. Christian apologized for the delay getting back to us, we had called twice seeking confirmation the order would arrive in time, saying he had argued hard for us, but that his bosses wouldn't budge. We...
  • Open-carry rally scheduled Saturday at Home Depot in North Richland Hills

    05/30/2014 8:20:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/ ^ | 5-30-14 | Stephanie Embree
    Open Carry Tarrant County is planning a rally Saturday in North Richland Hills, billed as the “greatest” the county has ever seen. Starting at 11:30 a.m. supporters will fill the back of the parking lot at the Home Depot on Precinct Line Road to listen to speakers, have an open-carry education session and hold a raffle. Prizes include revolvers, an AR 15 rifle, over 1,500 rounds of ammunition and Rangers tickets, according to the group’s Facebook page. Rally organizer Kory Watkins, 30, wants to make it clear that Saturday’s event is not a protest. “Protesters are angry; and we are...
  • Quad-engine Mustang Mach IV leads Mustang exhibit at Petersen Museum

    05/30/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Hemmings Daily ^ | 5-30-14 | Kurt Ernst
    When it comes to horsepower, is there ever such a thing as too much? When Gary Weckesser was building an exhibition funny car in 1969, he likely asked himself that same question, arriving at an answer of “no.” Not content to power his tube-frame, fiberglass-bodied Mustang with a single 351-cu.in. Windsor V-8, Weckesser opted to stuff four of them in front of the windshield, creating the appropriately named, four-wheel drive Mustang Mach IV. In honor of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, this car highlights a new Petersen Museum exhibit entitled Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend. In fairness, Weckesser wasn’t...
  • A glimpse inside top-secret ATF gun vaults

    05/29/2014 8:14:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 5-29-14 | Heather Catallo
    (WXYZ) - Keeping guns away from violent criminals is a top priority for hundreds of federal agents here in Detroit. 7 Action News Investigator Heather Catallo had an exclusive look inside the top-secret gun vaults at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It's a fascinating glimpse inside the ATF’s battle against violence and crime in Southeast Michigan. The vaults at the Detroit Field Division house the weapons seized during criminal investigations, and the 7 Investigators got to see what’s normally kept under lock and key. Four vaults inside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Detroit Field...
  • California bill proposed 'gun violence restraining order'

    05/29/2014 7:57:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Bakersfield Now ^ | 5-29-14 | unattributed
    In the wake of the killings in Santa Barbara, some state lawmakers want a way people can report someone who is a threat for violence, with a process then to temporarily remove guns from that person. One of the authors of a bill says current mental health laws and gun control laws aren't working together. "I think we should always take a prudent review of our laws at a time like this," interim Kern County Mental Health Director Bill Walker told Eyewitness News. But, he said with this issue, laws have to address both public safety and individual rights. State...
  • Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps

    05/29/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    sfltimes.com ^ | 5-29-14 | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK — So, a lady walks into a bar...Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It’s a match. James had swiped right too. They chat, and make plans to meet. They’re only three miles apart, after all. Welcome to the new world of dating. As the near-constant use of smartphones proliferates and as people grow more comfortable with disclosing their location, a new class of mobile dating applications is emerging that spans...
  • Mr. G and Jellybean: A Burro And Goat Love Story Taking The Internet By Storm

    05/28/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    CBS local ^ | 5/27/14 | Nick Janes
    It’s the story of an unbreakable bond between two unlikely best friends whose equally unlikely reunion has gone viral. Mr. G the Goat and his female friend Jellybean the Burro are truly inseparable. Where one goes, the other is sure to follow. “He does not let her more than 10 feet,” said Jan Galeazzi at Animal Place. “His eyes are glued on her at all times.” The unlikely pair spent a decade in a 12-by-12 dirt plot with little food and water with no shade, shed or barn. They were rescued from a life of neglect in Southern California, but...
  • Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'

    05/28/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-28-14 | Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    CNN) -- pRresident Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership. He told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that after the nation's "long season of war and divisions about how to move forward," they now would represent America with the duty "not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just." Watch this video Obama outlines foreign policy vision Under fire from...
  • Could Gun Used in Deadly Shooting be Safer?

    05/07/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WNEP ^ | 5-7-14 | Jim Hamill
    Ever since a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed in Pike County over the weekend when his uncle was showing off weapons he thought were unloaded, There has been attention and scrutiny on the safety of the gun that went off. Northeast Firearms in Honesdale sells the Glock 27, the weapon used in the shooting death of Hunter Pedersen. State police said his uncle was showing off the weapon and pulled the trigger not realizing there was a bullet in the chamber. The question now is: Could the gun be made safer? Mike Jones took apart a Glock 27 for...
  • Bordentown police chief shot by own gun fired by preteen, police say

    05/06/2014 9:49:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/6/2014 | Kenneth Moton
    One gunshot rattled nerves inside the Bordentown Township Municipal Building on Tuesday afternoon and sent people scrambling to help 57-year-old Police Chief Frank Nucera who was hit in the leg. "I knew something big was going on if I'm seeing all these cop cars coming to the station rather than leaving the station," witness Deborah Nabosse said. It was around 4:00 p.m. when investigators say the chief, who is also serving as town administrator in the small Jersey community, was inside the tax collector's office. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office says a child, described as a preteen, somehow got his...
  • Dirty U.S. Coal Finds a Home in Europe

    05/06/2014 9:07:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/5/2014 | John W. Miller
    DRAX, England—Even as it faces increased regulatory scrutiny at home, America's dirty and unwanted coal is being embraced in one of the world's cleanest energy markets: the European Union. At the biggest power plant in the U.K., operated by Drax Group, a small black mountain of a million tons of coal sits at the base of a dozen 374-foot cooling towers. Much of it is high-sulfur coal from under the plains of Illinois and Indiana—exactly the kind of high-emission, power-plant fuel receiving closer scrutiny from U.S. regulators and courts. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of enforcing regulations...
  • Hash oil operation discovered when investigating report of man being bitten on penis by pit bull

    05/06/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 77 replies
    KRDO ^ | 5/6/2014 | Chris Loveless
    Deputies discover hash oil operation while investigating report of man being bitten on penis by pit bull (full title) SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. - The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says a deputy found a potentially dangerous butane hash oil operation while responding to an unusual call. The sheriff's office says a man who lives at the home near Telluride called 9-1-1 and reported that his pit bull bit him on his penis. The deputy said that there was a large amount of blood in the home and that the man was taken to the hospital. While responding to the...
  • Thieves find a lucrative new commodity: grease

    05/06/2014 4:01:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    SacBee ^ | 5/6/2014 | Barry Shlachter
    Ft. Worth, TX - In darkened alleyways, a slimy cat-and-mouse game is playing out across America. Men in trucks are fighting over a dirty and sometimes foul-smelling substance that restaurants once paid to get hauled off. Now it can be worth thousands per truckload. Liquid gold, some in the trade call it. It's grease - used kitchen cooking oil from deep fryers at KFC and the seasoned saucepans of the fanciest French restaurant. The increasingly consolidated industry, ranging from mom and pop operations to publicly traded giants, is marked by cutthroat competition to claim restaurant accounts. And all of them...
  • Woman dead, two hurt in Sumter County hammer attack

    05/05/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Post & Courier ^ | 5/5/2014 | AP Story
    SUMTER, S.C. - Authorities say a 33-year-old man beat a woman to death with a hammer in a Sumter County home and hurt her 14-year-old daughter and a disabled woman in the home. Investigators said one of the injured women managed to call 911 on Saturday morning, and deputies arrested Jason Compton as he stood outside smoking a cigarette. Deputies say Compton beat the 44-year-old woman, then forced the woman's 14-year-old daughter to see what he had done. He continued beating the mother when the teen refused to have sex.