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  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’ (per Afghan gov’t sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. …
  • Progress: Illinois passes law preventing welfare payments to the dead

    07/25/2015 6:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    What a state to live in! What a state to die in. With nearly the full complement of lifely civic benefits for the deceased—voting and welfare receipt—Illinois is the place for the active, modern expired citizen. Until today. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun his attack on this recently vibrant Prairie State constituency by cutting benefits to them. Even food stamps will no longer flow to those who until recently needed daily sustenance. Only in Illinois.Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 3311 on July 21, requiring the Department of Human Services to conduct a monthly crosscheck of its aid...
  • One-Third of Veterans Awaiting VA Healthcare Already Dead, Report Says

    07/14/2015 4:23:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/14/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    According to a leaked internal document from the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly one-third of veterans awaiting healthcare coverage at the VA have already died. The April 2015 report, leaked to the Huffington Post by VA whistleblower Scott Davis, indicates that 238,657 of the 847,882 veterans waiting to be enrolled in VA healthcare are already dead, suggesting that over 28 percent of veterans applying for health coverage perished while waiting for it. VA spokeswoman Walinda West played down the number, insisting that some of those listed as having “pending” status may well have not completed their applications for healthcare coverage...
  • Only in Canada! #DEADRACCOONTO

    07/10/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 18 replies
    Twitterverse ^ | 07/10/15 | Wakeupandvote
    Yes, this is funny. Have a great weekend!Dead Raccoon
  • 3 dead, 5 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

    07/03/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/15 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    At least three men were killed and another five people were wounded across Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend got underway.. On one block in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a man was killed and another man was wounded about nine hours apart in shootings at the corner of 49th and Justine streets. Police said both men belonged to the La Razas gang, which has been fighting with a gang to the north in a small pocket of the Back of the Yards called "Halo City.”
  • Pray for the Living and the Dead – A Meditation on the Seventh Spiritual Work of Mercy

    06/20/2015 4:06:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pray for the Living and the Dead – A Meditation on the Seventh Spiritual Work of Mercy Msgr. Charles Pope • June 15, 2015 • What is the value of one prayer? I suspect it is far greater than any of us imagine. Prayer changes things, sometimes in obvious ways, more often in subtle and even paradoxical ways. But prayer is surely important, even when we don’t experience its immediate effects. Perhaps this is why Jesus taught us to pray always and never to lose heart (cf Luke 18:1). St. Paul echoed this with the simple exhortation “Pray without ceasing”...
  • Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for 'The 'Burbs', dies at age 62

    06/18/2015 10:56:47 PM PDT · by rikkir · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2015
    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes.
  • 2 double shootings Sunday bring end to violent month

    05/31/2015 9:21:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-1-2015 | Colin Campbell
    hattered glass from the windows of a silver minivan and dozens of police evidence markers littered a West Baltimore street where police said at least two men were shot in a hail of bullets, the second double shooting in the city Sunday.. The shooting brought to an end one of the most violent months the city has seen in decades, with 43 people killed and 108 people injured in May alone. More people have been shot to death this month than any month since August 1972, when 45 people were killed.
  • Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was..."

    05/25/2015 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15
    Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was such a pain before she died' A Japanese man who hated his dead wife tried to flush her ashes down a toilet in a supermarket, local police said yesterday. Officers were baffled after ashes and human bone fragments, including a chin, were discovered in the toilet bowl at the store in Tokyo. But the 68-year-old man turned himself in to police and revealed he dumped his spouse’s remains there immediately after she was cremated last month.
  • Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because It’s Boring Everyone To Death []

    05/20/2015 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/2015 | Matt Walsh
    I recently attended a service that might help solve the riddle of the fantastic decline of American Christianity. It was a different church from the one I normally go to. Let me set the scene, perhaps it will sound familiar: I walked in and immediately realized that IÂ’d inadvertently stumbled upon a totally relaxed, convenient, comfortable brand of church. The first hint was the choir members dressed in shorts and flip flops. Sweet, bro. So chill. There were a bunch of acoustic guitars and drums and tambourines and a keyboard. Before the service/concert began, some guy came out to rev...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Teen killed in police shooting in Zion shot twice in the back: coroner

    04/06/2015 3:04:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Apr 6, 2015 | Dan Hinkel and Frank S. Abderholden
    <p>A teenager shot by a Zion police officer Saturday died of two gunshot wounds to the back, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd announced Monday.</p> <p>Justus Howell, 17, was shot twice, with one bullet penetrating his heart, spleen and liver, and the other entering his right shoulder, according to a coroner's news release on the autopsy.</p>
  • Netanyahu: Bar Ilan Speech is Dead

    03/08/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/15 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that the 2009 Bar Ilan speech in which he voiced support for a demilitarized Palestinian state is no longer relevant. The Friday brochure Olam Katan that was distributed at synagogues this Sabbath asked the parties running for election where they stood on the idea of establishing a Palestinian state. Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely replied to the brochure in the name of Likud, and said that “The Prime Minister has announced to the public that the Bar Ilan speech is null and void. Netanyahu's entire political biography is a struggle against a Palestinian state.” Following...
  • Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub

    03/03/2015 11:47:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 3, 2015 | Staff
    A three day pass for The Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" sold out reunion show in Chicago are being offered for as much as $116,000 on online ticket site, StubHub. That price gets fans a spot on the general admission floor in front of the stage. But just to walk in the door will still cost upwards of $1,435 -- and that's an obstructed view seat!
  • 'It's not dead... just resting': Indian officials insist sacred tree planted by Barack Obama (...)

    02/21/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Moltke · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Pleasance
    It has been just one month since President Obama visited New Delhi and planted a sacred Peepal tree in the grounds of a Mahatma Gandhi memorial garden. But now the tree has been reduced to little more than a stick after all the leaves suddenly dropped off, causing panic among nervous officials.
  • When that man is dead and gone, Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene

    02/21/2015 3:34:52 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    His Master's Voice ^ | 1941 | Irving Berlin
    Al Bowlly's last recording, from 1941.
  • India Officials: Tree Obama Planted Isn’t Dead, Just Looks Dead

    02/20/2015 3:34:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies
    NEW DELHI — Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead. It just looks dead.
  • America in fifty years. Opinions?

    02/19/2015 10:25:00 AM PST · by LouAvul · 143 replies
    Some of us remember America of fifty years ago. Vastly, vastly different than what we see now. In your opinion, what will America be in another fifty years?
  • Saudis on Twitter deny rumours King Abdullah dead [CNN JUST ANNOUNCED HE WAS DEAD]

    01/22/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Unkown to me
    DUBAI - A Saudi journalist and a member of the royal family denied rumors on Thursday that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in hospital since December suffering from pneumonia, had died, according to messages on social media. "All that is being reported about King Abdullah's death is far from the truth," Ibrahem al-Rawsa, identified as a journalist at state-run Saudi Press Agency, wrote on his Twitter account. A member of the royal family wrote: "I give you good news. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is fine and there is no truth to the rumors going around." He was referring...
  • Fort Hood soldier, 24, under self-monitoring for Ebola found dead at 7.30am outside his own apt.

    01/13/2015 2:52:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | James Nye
    A Fort Hood soldier who just returned from West Africa and was self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms was found dead on Tuesday outside his apartment, officials said. Killeen police and hazmat teams arrived after 911 calls came in of a man's body on the front lawn of his home, which is just outside the base. Fort Hood said that the 24-year-old man, who has not been named, had returned on January 7 as part of a 87-person team assigned to West Africa for three months and was found dead at around 7.30am. Carrie Williams, director of media relations for Texas Department...
  • Body of soldier deployed to West Africa found in Killeen; hazmat on scene

    01/13/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kxxv TV25 ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kxxv TV 25
    Authorities are investigating and hazmat crews are on scene after the body of a soldier who just returned from deployment in West Africa was found Tuesday morning in Killeen. The body was found in a home in the 3300 block of Cantabrian Dr. A Fort Hood official on scene confirmed the body found was a soldier who had just returned from deployment in West Africa.
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Only Cared About Dead Soldiers When They 'Looked Like Me'

    01/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 52 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Congressman Charlie Rangel who is quick to slander the tea party with charges of racism, was a guest on Monday's "The Ed Show" on MSNBC, where he made a statement that appeared to be startingly racist: "I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform." Rangel was on the show to discuss the police who turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during Sunday’s funeral for slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu. When asked to comment, Rangel...
  • Homeowner Discovers 2 Fetuses on Fallbrook Street (San Diego)

    01/03/2015 5:27:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Andie Adams and Dave Summers
    Two dead fetuses wrapped in a blanket were discovered at the front gate of a Fallbrook home Friday evening. Homeowner David Branford said he first mistook the bundle for a discarded doll when he saw it at about 9 a.m., leaving to do morning chores. It was placed outside his home in the 1700 block of St. Peters Drive, San Diego County Sheriff's officials say. But when he returned at about 1:45 p.m. and looked under the blanket, he found two, nearly full-term fetuses. The fetuses were dead, fire crews confirmed. "It's absolutely disturbing to hear something like that in...
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • Newborn baby found dead on moving conveyor belt at waste recycling plant after he...

    12/16/2014 3:58:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12 December 2014 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Newborn baby found dead on moving conveyor belt at waste recycling plant after he was thrown out with the rubbish - and he can't be identified A newborn baby boy was found dead on a moving conveyor belt at a waste recycling plant after he was thrown out with the rubbish, an inquest heard today. The body was discovered by a horrified worker operating a picking line at Associated Waste Management in Shipley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire. At the time, the worker was separating mixed household and business waste including glass and paper. Today the hearing was told...
  • Ex-military gunman confirmed dead after he killed six family members and..

    12/16/2014 12:55:57 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2014 | Louise Boyle and Wills Robinson for MailOnline & AP
    Suspect Bradley Michael Stone, 35, reportedly found dead in Pennsylvania woods near his homeStone's ex-wife, her sister, brother-in-law, 14-year-old niece, mother and grandmother named as shooting victimsHis wife's 17-year-old nephew in serious but stable condition on Tuesday after suspect reportedly cut three fingers off and shot him in the headStone and his ex-wife had been locked in a court fight over their daughters' custody since 2009 divorce; the girls were unharmed in shootingsBrad Stone remarried last year and according to court records, has an infant son. His new wife and boy were not hurt A Marine veteran accused of...
  • "Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year

    12/07/2014 1:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/7/14 | tyler durden
    Tack disappeared on November 5th... Impeccable. Sporty. Cared for. Successful. Just some qualifications that are attributed to the 52-year-old from the Belgian Geert Tack Haaltert.  Geert Tack worked as a private banker for ING and managed portfolios of wealthy clients. The Belgian had a lot of respect in the financial world and was known as an up and top professional. His sudden disappearance was also smashed like a bomb. "If Tack himself was having trouble he has managed to keep it well hidden", say colleagues. Nobody then could have guessed that the man would not return on Wednesday, November 5th to his...
  • Phoenix police officer shoots dead unarmed black man during scuffle

    12/04/2014 1:34:39 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 156 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/4 | Daniel Wallis
    A Phoenix police officer shot to death an unarmed black man during a struggle and authorities said the officer believed the individual had a gun, in the latest fatal incident amid national turmoil over the policing of black communities. The Phoenix Police Department said Rumain Brisbon, 34, was sitting in a black Cadillac SUV outside a convenience store on Tuesday evening, and that two witnesses told the officer the occupants of the vehicle were selling drugs. With police forces across the country under increased scrutiny over killings of unarmed black men, Phoenix police said in a statement that its officer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-02-14, Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

    11/01/2014 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 2, 2014The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) The following are a selection of the readings that may be chosen for this day. Reading 1 Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men, indeed, they be punished,yet is their hope full of immortality;chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,because God tried themand found them...
  • I Knew a Priest Who Could See the Dead

    10/25/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT · by millegan · 425 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    I’ll call him Fr. John. He was a charismatic Anglo Catholic priest. A friend of my brother Daryl’s we’ll call Henry died suddenly in a plane crash and he was upset because although Henry was a believer he was away from God when he died. So Fr. John said, “We have to have a requiem Mass for Henry.” They went into church and locked the door for privacy’s sake. Another priest we’ll call Fr. George celebrated the Mass. Henry was about twenty years old. He was just over five foot tall with a shock of blonde hair and a wide...
  • Four infant bodies found in Canada storage locker

    10/21/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    BBC.COM ^ | 10.21.14 | staff
    The bodies of up to four infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada, authorities say. Police responded to a call from an employee at the storage facility on Monday and discovered the decomposed remains inside. Tests on the unidentified bodies have yet to take place. Investigators are speaking with "a number of individuals", they say, but the remains do not appear linked to any infants previously reported missing. Police spokesman Eric Hofley told Canadian media the finding was "tragic beyond belief".
  • Pro-Choice Sign: The Only Good Baby is a Dead Baby

    10/21/2014 7:12:24 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10/12/2014 | Susan Michelle
     Sign Meant to Shock for Shock’s Sake–Yet Still the Truth  The Only Good Baby Is A Dead Baby   Children are the new N-Words.  Source: “Pro-abortion protesters turn peaceful pro-life event into violence“, Live Action, October 12, 2014  Police had to intervene at a pro-life protest after a pro-abortion group turned the annual peaceful protest into a chaotic and violent event in Victoria, Melbourne Australia’s second largest city. The Canada Free Press called the pro-abortion protesters, “thugs,” saying:  “A group of pro-abortion thugs attacked a pro-life demonstration in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend as groups across the land took place in activities to promote...
  • Watch: When Security Forces Finally Tracked Down Teens' Killers

    09/30/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/14
    Following footage released by the Yamam elite counter-terrorism police unit showing the operation which killed the Hamas terrorists behind the brutal kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens in June, the IDF has released its own footage from the operation. After a determined hunt for the killers - Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu-Eisha - Shin Bet security services tracked them down to a compound in Hevron, not far from where the bodies of their victims, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, were dumped. After sealing off the house and attempting to arrest them, the terrorists opened fire - and...
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • 5th grader finds Dead Kennedys CD at school library. Writes diary entry about it

    09/19/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 38 replies
    Imgur.com ^ | 18SEP2014 | 5th Grader
  • Possible Mountain Lion In My Area

    08/08/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT · by SolidRedState · 100 replies
    Me ^ | 08/08/2014 | SolidRedState
    So here's a story and you can tell me if I am bat s*** crazy or you can laugh or whatever. My wife and I walk along a rural paved road in the evening about a half mile and turn around and come back. We have corn and bean fields on each side and nice wide ditches. One evening about 2 weeks ago on a Monday we were walking back and noticed a dead deer in the ditch on the far side. At first we thought it must have been hut by a car. The strange thing was that it...
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • Goldman Sachs managing director, 39, found dead after kiteboarding accident

    07/24/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/14 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Goldman Sachs managing director has died following an apparent kiteboarding accident, police said. The body of 39-year-old Nicholas Valtz was found floating off Lazy Point in Napeague Harbor, Long Island, on Sunday. The amateur kiteboarder was still attached to his kite, while his gear was scattered in a grassy area of the harbor. The East Hampton Star reported the Brooklyn resident went kiteboarding early in the morning. When he failed to return by 2pm, relatives he was staying with at a Bridgehampton home called police. 'We’re deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Nick’s family,' Goldman...
  • Double murder's botched execution prompts Arizona gov to order review

    07/24/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 38 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." In ordering the review, Brewer said...
  • 50-Foot Dead Parrot Drops Into London to Promote Monty Python Reunion

    07/16/2014 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 35 replies
    Adweek ^ | July 16, 2014 | David Griner
    What's a Monty Python reunion without a dead parrot? And why settle for a simple prop you can bang on the counter when you could have a monstrous, 50-foot-tall dead parrot? To promote the live broadcast of the comedy troupe's July 20 performance, UKTV's Gold channel and sculptor Iain Prendergast created a massive fiberglass dead parrot, which was suspended from a crane and laid talons-up in London's Potters Field this week.
  • Louisiana Gives Away $1.3 Million in Food Stamps to Dead People

    07/09/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/08/14
    Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between 2009 and 2013, the Times-Picayune reports. A report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday revealed the government waste: In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion. Much of the money — $556,000 — was spent on people who had been dead for...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead

    06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    ap ^ | ANTHONY MCCARTNEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.
  • Block Communications to lay off hundreds at newspapers in Pittsburgh, Toledo

    06/04/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 3, 2014 | John D. Oravecz
    Block Communications Inc. said it will lay off 136 people at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and 131 at the Blade of Toledo, a decision that will help cut costs at the two money-losing dailies where the company has been wrangling with unions for more than a year over concessions. [snip] Negotiations with the unions over a new contract have been ongoing for a year, with Block asking for wage and benefit concessions after years of losses. In March, members of the Newspaper Guild “celebrated” their 3,000th day without a raise with a pie party in the newsroom. Block told employees in...
  • Our Lady’s Request: Pray for the Dying! (Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CE.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | R. Jared Staudt
    Our Lady’s Request: Pray for the Dying! R. Jared Staudt“Pray, pray very much. Make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell, because no one is willing to help them with sacrifice.”-Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917Today is the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. It is also the anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope St. John Paul II, when Our Lady of Fatima intervened at what seemed the moment of his death to save his life.This is fitting as Our Lady at Fatima appealed to us to assist those at the...
  • ‘Ghostbuster’ cops keep raiding dead man’s home: suit

    05/06/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05-06-2014 | Selim Algar
    He’s been dead for eight years, but try telling that to the NYPD. Cops have barged into James Jordan Sr.’s family home looking for him more than a dozen times since he died in 2006 — prompting his exasperated relatives to finally post his death certificate on the front door. “I tell them over and over, ‘James isn’t here! He’s dead! It’s that simple. What’s so difficult to understand about that?’ ” the Brooklyn security guard’s widow, Karen, told The Post on Monday. James Jordan Sr., who died from diabetes at age 46, was last arrested in 1996 — for turnstile-jumping,...
  • Suspected Burglars Killed by Home’s Occupants (they broke in to survive)

    05/05/2014 12:23:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 5/5/2014 | Fox 40
    Two teenage boys were killed after attempting to burglarize a home along Arcade Boulevard. Sacramento Police responded to a burglary just after midnight on Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found two suspects had been shot and killed by the occupants. Neighbors said the owner is an elderly woman, who has been a victim of several burglaries since her husband passed away. “This Easter, she was robbed, and so she had replaced her deadbolt locks with double locking deadbolts and they still got in after that,” friend and neighbor, Celeste Gawehn said. Gawehn said her the woman asked a family...
  • Fearing burglars, Montana man fatally shoots teen exchange student in garage

    04/30/2014 5:23:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 72 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-29-14 | Matt Volz and Amy Beth Hanson
    HELENA, Mont. -- A western Montana man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old exchange student in his garage is receiving death threats and is afraid to leave his home, the man's attorney said Tuesday. Markus Kaarma, 29, was released from jail Monday after posting a $30,000 bond on a charge of deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. Since then, Kaarma, his partner Janelle Pflager and their 10-month-old baby won't leave their Missoula home after receiving the threats, attorney Paul Ryan said. "They're really on edge about what's going to happen to them and...
  • Fatah: 'Two-State Solution Is Dead, Time for Armed Conflict'

    04/30/2014 3:16:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/14 | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction espouses the same ideology of destroying Israel as Hamas, with which it signed a unity deal last Wednesday, according to newly revealed video segments of a senior Fatah official. Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi last week posted a video to YouTube of his comments from a pro-terrorist ceremony in Gaza. In his speech mere days before the unity deal, Tirawi said Gaza "will return to the bosom of legitimacy." Tirawi added "the homeland...is...all of Palestine, from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea," describing a map that effectively wipes out the...