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  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • 'Irish' Man Labelled Hero After Istanbul Fight

    08/30/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sky News
    A man reported to be an Irish citizen has been heralded as a hero after fighting off a mob of Turkish shopkeepers who beat him with sticks. Described by Turkish media as an Irish tourist and a professional boxer, he had been at a market in Istanbul's Aksaray neighbourhood looking for a bottle of water. After he opened the fridge door, accidentally sending all the bottles tumbling to the floor, the owner of the shop held a stick to him. A large group of other shopkeepers then came to defend the shop owner, some carrying sticks or stools. Despite the...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    08/30/2015 6:31:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    AFP Via Yahoo News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Ramon Sahmkow
    Washington (AFP) - Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the consulting firm Infoamericas.info. Since launching his campaign in June, "The Donald" has catapulted to the top of the Republican polls, ahead of 16 other candidates, and at 28 percent this week he is streaking away from his nearest rival by 16 points. Immigration has dominated the agenda since then, with Trump, 69, promising...
  • ‘Racist’ Long Island athletic director fired for enforcing eligibility rules: lawsuit

    08/30/2015 6:09:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island educator says he was labeled a racist and fired for enforcing academic eligibility requirements for student athletes. Students who are failing two or more classes are ineligible for sports, teacher Robert Cincotta, who served as athletic director for the predominantly black Hempstead school district between 2005 and 2013, said in a Brooklyn federal lawsuit. In February 2013, he began checking grades for all the kids participating in winter sports in the district, such as basketball, wrestling and indoor track, and informing coaches of who would not be allowed to play, Cincotta, who is white, says in court...
  • New York’s Craziest Custody Case: Four Parents, One Child By

    08/30/2015 6:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    She’s seen paternity battles, struggles for alimony, vicious tugs-of-war over children, but veteran family attorney Susan Bender had never handled a custody fight quite like this. A gay male couple donated sperm from one of the men to a lesbian couple, resulting in a baby. Each couple bought identical New York apartments and decorated them exactly the same. The intention was to split the year into four quarters and rotate the primary parenting duties amongst themselves. The complex plan was intended “so that they could all parent the child or children in some meaningful way,” the attorney said. “They were...
  • McKinley Out, Denali In: Highest Peak in North America Renamed

    08/30/2015 6:05:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | AUgust 30, 2015 | by TIM STELLOH
    For more than a century, the tallest mountain on the continent was named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. Now, in honor of Alaska's indigenous Athabascan people, who had always called it "Denali," President Barack Obama is changing it back, the White House said in a release Sunday.
  • In Conversation with Quentin Tarantino

    08/30/2015 6:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    vulture.com ^ | 8/23/15 | Lane Brown
    ...You supported Obama. How do you think he’s done? I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year. Especially the rapid, one-after-another-after-another-after-another aspect of it. It’s almost like take no prisoners. His he-doesn’t-give-a-shit attitude has just been so cool. Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents. I’ve never seen anybody end with this kind of ending. All the people who supported him along the way that questioned this or that and the other? All of their questions are being answered now.
  • The First Rule of News Coverage

    08/30/2015 5:50:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 30, 2015 | Andrew KLavan
    Two straight white people were in fact been killed last week by a mentally ill black gay Obama supporter who saw micro-aggressions everywhere and played the race card whenever he could. Here is the first rule of “mainstream” news coverage in America: Whenever the prejudices and illusions of left-wingers are confirmed by an individual incident, the incident is treated as representative; when those prejudices and illusions are contradicted, the incident is considered an aberration — and treating it as representative is deemed hateful.It was by satirizing that rule that Breitbart’s mustache-twirling evil-doer Ben Shapiro once again got himself in hot...
  • This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail

    08/30/2015 5:06:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24//2015 | JOSH FATZICK |
    Just minutes after being set free from jail, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once stole a woman’s car and threatened to kill her. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, had been held in the Montgomery County Detention Center since June before being released Monday afternoon, FOX5 reports. Upon his release, Cabrera-Hernandez approached a woman in the parking lot of a nearby Islamic Education Center and demanded she get out of her car. Cabrera-Hernandez, armed with a knife in one hand and a brick in the other, put the knife to the woman’s throat and forced her out of her car,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Col Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin ~ 31 August 2015

    08/30/2015 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Col. Bud Mahurin (Info found here.)             Thank you to alfa6 for his suggestion of this hero!  What an incredible story this man had!  He is home now, guarding the streets of heaven.  God rest his soul. Colonel Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin (December 5, 1918 – May 11, 2010) was...
  • Muslim History Is Rife With ISIS-Style Executions

    08/30/2015 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/8/15 | Yasmin el Khatib
    "I do not understand why, after every perverted [act of] execution carried out by ISIS, most Muslims insist that these actions have nothing to do with Islam. After all, Muslim history is rife with terrifying forms of execution, similar or even identical to those used by ISIS. I am not talking of executions motivated by revenge, such as the crucifixion of Al-Khallaj,[2] the killing of Suhrawardi,[3] or the slaughter of Ibn Al-Muqaffa.[4] [Nor am I speaking of] the mutilation of dead bodies, such as the practice of displaying the heads of decapitated [victims], which was invented by the Umayyad [caliphs]....
  • ‘Hillary for Prison’ Signs Keep Getting Stolen in the Hamptons

    08/30/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello and Doug Kuntz
    This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence. Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure. The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch.
  • SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

    08/30/2015 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 54 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana. An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .02 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home. “They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider,” said attorney T.J. Grimaldi. On Tuesday, attorney T.J. Grimaldi, representing the family of Westcott, informed the city that family would be filing a lawsuit,...
  • Obama to rename North America's highest peak as Denali on Alaska trip

    08/30/2015 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2015 | Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a three-day trip to Alaska where Obama hopes to build support for his efforts to address climate change during his remaining 16 months in office.
  • Report: General Electric won’t move to Texas because Jeb Hensarling doesn’t support Ex-Im

    08/30/2015 3:07:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    General Electric is apparently not going to move to Texas because Congressman Jeb Hensarling doesn’t support the Export-Import Bank. Bloomberg cited the ever nebulous “people familiar with the matter” in their report on Friday. GE told Dallas business leaders in recent days it would look elsewhere for alternatives to its Connecticut home, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details aren’t public. They said GE cited some Texas lawmakers’ opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an important source of financing for some overseas sales. You can probably include Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn (allegedly), plus Congressmen...
  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. “Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. “The name ‘Denali’ has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today.”...
  • Just A Little Atrocity: PP's 3% excuse is psychotic

    08/30/2015 2:39:50 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Just A Little Atrocity: PP’s 3% excuse is psychotic by Daniel Clark As every liberal media parrot knows by now, abortion only accounts for three percent of everything that Planned Parenthood does. That’s a strange defense, coming from those who argue that there’s nothing wrong with abortion in the first place. It’s also about as dishonest as every other statement that’s ever come from PP or its allies. Whereas this three percent claim is meant to minimize public perception of the organization’s role in the abortion industry, it paradoxically magnifies its depravity, by demonstrating how it trivializes the killing of...
  • Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers

    08/30/2015 2:39:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 29, 2015 | LAURIE HANNA
    Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers, shocking survey reveals [ Full title ]. Parents are sending death threats to their children's teachers on social media, a shocking new survey has revealed. Three out of four teachers in in the U.K. have said parents’ behavior toward them has become more obnoxious in the last five years. The poll of 796 teachers in England and Wales also revealed that the parents of younger pupils tend to be more verbally aggressive to teachers. And teachers have been subjected to nasty comments about their appearance, weight and sexuality...
  • Presidential Candidates Make Hamptons a Traffic Hell

    08/30/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    The Beltway’s frustrating political gridlock has moved to the Hamptons — literally — as presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush make last-minute cash grabs from wealthy, summering donors, leaving locals complaining about terrible traffic and suffocating security. “Hamptons residents have been dreading this weekend,” sighed a local. “It’s going to be ‘political gridlock.’ Everybody’s saying they don’t want to leave the house nor get on any roads Sunday.” Both Clinton and Bush each scheduled at least three events over the weekend.
  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters “won’t forget,” Trump “promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.”
  • PHOTOS: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS REMOVES JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE

    08/30/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    abc13.com ^ | august 30, 2015
    A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university's iconic clock tower.
  • From the Fire of Ukraine’s Civil War—A New Jewish Shtetl?

    08/30/2015 12:10:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/2015, 3:51 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Anatevka is coming to life once again: a quickly-built neighborhood for thousands of Jewish refugees of the raging Ukrainian war. The past 16 months of armed conflict between Russian-supported self-declared republics and the Ukrainian government has wrought havoc in the country. The warfare thus far has cost 6,200 casualties, and no fewer than 1.2 million homeless refugees. The new “Anatevka” is being built outside Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev, as a private initiative of Ukraine’s Jewish Community and its Rabbi, Moshe Asman. …
  • Report from Canada - Reflections of an earlier Canada and Toronto that are now passing away

    08/30/2015 11:58:54 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    Social Contract ^ | Summer 2015 | Mark Wegierski
    On October 22, 2014, shots rang out in Ottawa at the National War Memorial, and at Parliament Hill—probably for the first time ever. A soldier standing guard at the War Memorial was shot and killed. A short time later, the terrorist was taken down and himself killed at the Centre Block of Parliament, by the highly adept Sergeant-at-Arms. Two days earlier, two Canadian soldiers in Quebec had been run down by a terrorist in a car. The terrorist was shot to death after a car-chase, while one of the soldiers, who had been critically injured, died shortly afterwards. Violent Jihad...
  • (Flashback): Sweet deal for Donald Trumps gold course (backs of taxpayers)

    08/30/2015 11:45:24 AM PDT · by GeronL · 223 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Juan Gonzalez
    In 2012, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Donald Trump control of a $236 million public golf course at Ferry Point and threw in a slew of giveaways that include a low revenue-sharing plan with the city and free water. No other city golf course enjoys these perks. ... How many ways do you spell sweetheart deal? Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently wasn’t satisfied with simply handing Donald Trump control over one of the most expensive public golf courses ever built in this country – the new $236 million, 18-hole Parks Department course scheduled to open next spring at Ferry Point Park...
  • Dallas County sheriff shows video of man’s death after struggle with deputies in jail lobby

    08/30/2015 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 28, 2015 | Melissa Repko
    ...Joseph Hutcheson, a 48-year-old handyman from Arlington, died Aug. 1 after he ran into the building, yelled for help and was placed in handcuffs. He lost consciousness and died....
  • O’Malley attacks DNC chair over “rigging” the primary

    08/30/2015 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Martin O’Malley may not be on his way to the White House (or the Democrat nomination for that matter) but he’s at least proving useful in fomenting dissent among the progressive ranks. At the big DNC meeting in Minneapolis he took to the stage to launch an attack not on Donald Trump… not on his primary rival Hillary Clinton… but on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. One of his chief complaints has to do with the debate format, which many are seeing as a way for DWS to establish a smooth glide path for Clinton to win the nomination. We’ve heard plenty of...
  • Wa Post: After arrest in ‘execution-style’ shooting of Texas deputy, a search for a motive

    08/30/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Sarah Larimer and Elahe Izadi
    On Friday night, a sheriff’s deputy in Texas was fatally shot at a gas station in would be described as “an unprovoked, execution-style killing of a police officer.” One day later, a 30-year-old man, identified as Shannon J. Miles, was charged with capital murder in the death of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. But what remained unclear Sunday was a motive for the shooting at a suburban Houston Chevron, which authorities say occurred when Goforth, 47, stopped to fill up his patrol car.
  • WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter

    08/30/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/30/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    August 30, 2015 | Faith
    For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7
  • Hulk Hogan -- I Still Love WWE ... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

    08/30/2015 9:52:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 29, 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!
  • In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do

    08/30/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/30/15 | Ed Feulner
    Unemployment has dropped in recent years, yet still—far too many people are participating. One out of every seven Americans received SNAP benefits in 2014, and the program cost $74.1 billion, making it one of the largest means-tested welfare program. You’d think the improving jobs situation would translate to the number of SNAP beneficiaries declining by a much larger margin. But that hasn’t been the case. Another reason for saying that food stamp numbers aren’t really going in the right direction? Look at how the SNAP demographic has changed. Before the 2008 recession, 55 percent of SNAP households consisted of children...
  • What More Evidence Does the President Need that the VA Must Be Reformed?

    08/30/2015 9:34:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | David French
    In the battle between bureaucrats and veterans, the Obama administration stands with the bureaucrats. Last week the White House threatened to veto the VA Accountability Act, a bill that would moderately streamline the process for firing incompetent Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Under the terms of the act, the VA secretary can’t place employees on paid administrative leave for more than 14 days per year, employees’ initial-hire probationary period is extended to 18 months, and terminated employees have seven days to file an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. But these streamlined termination provisions — which still provide far...
  • Iowa Poll Suggests Dangers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Strengths

    08/30/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Aug 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    In Iowa, when J. Ann Selzer talks, people listen.Many surprising findings in a new survey by Ms. Selzer, Iowa’s most respected pollster, are sure to be topics of elated or anxious conversations on campaign conference calls on Monday morning.Among the findings, released Saturday night: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shrunk to just 7 percentage points; Donald J. Trump’s favorability with Republicans has sharply increased, suggesting he has room to increase his lead; and Democrats are largely untroubled about Mrs. Clinton’s email controversy – suggesting her vulnerabilities are deeper.With both parties’ nominating races entering a...
  • "You're One Of Us Now"

    08/30/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Eli Saslow
    The sunlight bothered his eyes and the dry air gave him chills, so Troy Williams, 46, closed the living-room window and shut the blackout shades. Outside was prairie, corn and miles of clear Nebraska sky, but increasingly he liked it better here, inside a Section 8 apartment with the TV blaring. He locked the front door even though nobody but family had visited for three weeks. He turned down the volume on a phone that rarely rang. He put on sunglasses, lay on the couch and closed his eyes. His wife, Andrea, sat nearby, playing Candy Crush on her computer...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Obama Started This War on Police – It’s Open Season Right Now

    08/30/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheriff Clarke joined Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Justice with Judge Jeanine. The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for “this war on police” by supporting ‘activists’ who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it. I said last December...
  • Motive unclear in deadly ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 23 replies
    http://abc13.com/news/motive-unclear-in-deadly-ambush-of-dep-darren-goforth/962502/ | 8-30-2015
    HOUSTON -- Across southeast Texas especially in Harris County, many woke up today asking the big question. What led up to the deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth? The violent crime left Goforth's loved ones, law enforcement, and ordinary citizens in tears. Authorities called it a "cold blooded assassination" which seemed to be carried out at random because Deputy Goforth was a sworn officer of the law. Yesterday, the District Attorney's office accepted capital murder charges against 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles. Sheriff Ron Hickman said they recovered the murder weapon inside his home. He said his investigators could not extract...
  • 2 killed, half-million lose power in Seattle-area windstorm

    08/30/2015 8:54:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 29, 2015
    Two people were killed by falling branches, and more than 463,000 were left without power as high winds swept through the Puget Sound region. A girl in Federal Way and a man in Gig Harbor were killed in a windstorm Saturday that took down trees and power lines, whipped debris into the streets, and left almost a half-million customers without power
  • Oakland: Woman slain in attempted robbery

    08/30/2015 8:50:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Harry Harris
    OAKLAND -- A 29-year-old woman about to leave her East Oakland home to go to a concert was shot to death Saturday night in an apparent attempted robbery, police said Sunday. Five other people were wounded in shootings between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
  • Women should dress modestly or expect to ‘entice a rapist’ – claims singer Chrissie Hynde

    08/30/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | 8/30/15 | John Bingham
    Pretenders lead singer claims sexual assault in the 1970s was her own ‘fault’ because of the way she was dressed Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested. The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to “entice a rapist” and that it is their “fault” if they are attacked. She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s – but concludes...
  • 'Family woman' Adele will snub Ł80m world tour to stay home with young son

    08/30/2015 8:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 8/29/15 | Simon Boyle
    Adele is set to turn down an Ł80 million pay day to tour her new album, because she doesn’t want to travel with her young son, writes Simon Boyle in the Sunday People. The Someone Like You singer has a string of offers from some of the biggest concert organisers all vying to stage her first comeback gigs next year. But she is yet to agree to any gigs at all in 2016 - and has hinted she isn’t prepared to sign up to travel thousands of miles with a young family.
  • Clown Show 2016: Progress To Date

    08/30/2015 8:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    MOST ENTERTAINING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF MY LIFETIME! Without question—it is a statement I’ve said repeatedly on-air, and one that comes out often in private conversations. Look at the interest level. People who have never voted in primary elections are turning out by the thousands to see the consummate socialist at one end of the spectrum, and by the tens of thousands to see a man who brags how well he’s beat the system of free markets. I don’t expect most of these people to vote in the actual primary elections—because they probably won’t—but man is it fun to watch....
  • ICE holds vary from county to county

    08/30/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/29/15 | Tracey Kaplan
    The fate of a 31-year-old man from Nicaragua in this country illegally and with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area. If it had been in San Francisco or Santa Clara County, he would have walked out of a jail a free man after serving time for violating probation. But because he broke the law in another part of the Bay Area — where local jailers recently started cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — federal agents were able to retrieve him...
  • U. Wisconsin official: let's stop prosecuting shoplifting

    08/30/2015 8:07:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Mitchell, a former assistant district attorney, says his comments were not an endorsement of shoplifting. A University of Wisconsin-Madison official claims laws against shoplifting are just an excuse to over-police minority communities. “I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases… for people who steal from Wal-Mart,” said Everett Mitchell, director of community relations for the university, during an on-campus event. “I don’t think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right?”...
  • Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

    08/30/2015 8:02:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Barbara Hammond
    The NRA, which owns a majority of our representation in Washington D.C., is out of control. They are fully aware of the issues with background checks and continue to push for less stringent regulations. All the while admitting mental illness is a huge issue with our out of control senseless murder rate. So many places in our country have open carry now it scares me to death. If I walked into a store and saw someone walking around with an assault rifle over their shoulder, and likely wearing some kind of flag shirt, I would leave immediately. Of course, their...
  • Black Lives Matter Boos D.C. Mayor for Saying She'll Put More Police on Street

    08/30/2015 7:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | BEN NUCKOLS
    The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital. Bowser was repeatedly heckled and interrupted by a few dozen protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement during her address Thursday inside the sweltering gymnasium of a long-shuttered school in southeast Washington. Shouting "Jobs, not jails!" and "More police is not the answer!," the protesters accused the mayor...
  • Our Money, Good--Their Profits, Bad

    08/30/2015 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    “One thing that we’ve done,” boasted Dennis McBride of Support our Schools-Wauwatosa, “is we’ve made sure every time one of our legislators pops up his or her head above the foxhole, we’re there to shoot at them.” His audience, consisting of educators at a free event hosted by the non-profit Wisconsin Public Education Network, laughed. A woman in the crowd interjected, “Nobody in here is like recording that, where that’s going to end up on somebody’s campaign trail?” We know all this because the watchdog John K. MacIver Institute was indeed recording the event, running the story under the headline,...
  • Mizzou profs. cancel classes to support grad student protest ( Health insurance subsidy )

    08/30/2015 7:36:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Graduate students at MU will demonstrate for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child care. Professors plan to cancel classes in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants. An upcoming rally by graduate students at the University of Missouri (MU) demanding increased pay and benefits will likely provide undergraduate students with an unexpected break from their classes. Several MU professors plan to cancel classes Wednesday—just two days after the beginning of the fall semester—in order to attend the rally in support of their teaching assistants, who are demonstrating for larger stipends and university-subsidized housing and child...
  • Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 7:32:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 29 2015 | Jacob Rascon and Phil Helsel
    Hundreds of people showed up at a Texas gas station Saturday to pay tribute to a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind after filling up his patrol car the night before. Many who attended the vigil for Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren H. Goforth said they were there to support the police, and some said they were frustrated with the "black lives matter" movement and what they said was an increased hostility against all police. Those who knew Goforth described him as "just a really nice guy." "It's not fair," said Mikayla Delossantos, whose father was friends with...