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  • Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

    11/24/2014 2:35:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-25-2014 | Jason Sickles
    A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., officials have announced. "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney said in an email. The exact time of the announcement was not immediately clear. Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing Michael Brown's family, told the Associated Press that the St. Louis prosecutor's office told relatives a decision would be revealed after 5 p.m.
  • 12-Year-Old With Air Gun Dies In Cleveland Police Shooting

    11/23/2014 6:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    WIBW-TV / CNN ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Pearson, Ronni Berke and Brad Pechanec
    A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday. The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand jury decision on whether to charge the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. The attorney for the family of the Cleveland youngster, who also was black, downplayed any possible racial connotations to the shooting. "This is not a black and white...
  • LMU Prof. Michael Genovese Weighs In On Controversy Surrounding Executive Order On Immigration

    11/23/2014 11:07:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 22, 2014
    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — The president’s announcement Thursday of an executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation has been a subject of controversy. And Loyola Marymount University Professor Michael Genovese stopped by KCAL9 Saturday to discuss the context surrounding the issue. “All presidents use executive authority. That’s been true from Washington to Obama. And almost all executives actions are non-controversial. Every once in a while something spills over causes great concern and controversy,” he said. “It’s one of those cases reasonable people could disagree. And historically we have seen for the most part presidents prevail in these...
  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/21/14 | By Tim Reid
    Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

    11/12/2014 8:25:45 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 26 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on Election Night last week and held a comparable edge after election workers had counted about 20,000 absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots late Tuesday. Thousands more ballots remained to be counted, but the results indicated that Begich could not overcome Sullivan's lead. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Sullivan, in a statement,...
  • Mike Brown’s Mom Is Taking Her Son’s Case to the UN in Geneva

    11/01/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Vice.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | 3:55 pm | By Alice Speri
    The mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer during an altercation in Ferguson, Mo., is going to Geneva, Switzerland to address the United Nations on police brutality. Never mind that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and it has yet to be determined that Officer Darren Wilson is guilty of any such brutality. In fact, according to The Washington Post, Justice Department investigators “have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson.” Nevertheless, Lesley McSpadden will be in Switzerland...
  • Free at Last! Tahmooressi Released from Mexican Jail

    10/31/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014, 5:45 PM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican jail, where he had languished for months on weapons charges after crossing the border with three guns in his car earlier this year. Tahmooressi has long maintained his innocence, saying that he made a wrong turn at the Mexican border and was unable to return to the U.S. upon realizing his mistake. His release became a cause célčbre for conservatives nationwide. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Tahmooressi's legal strategy shifted in recent weeks: "He initially pressed for dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client’s rights...
  • ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse

    10/31/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET | Robert F. Bukaty/AP
    ABCNews: Judge Rejects Attempt to Isolate Nurse October 31, 2014 5:52PM ET "A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola."
  • Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: 'I was in shock. Now I'm angry'

    10/26/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen, Leslie Holland
    In a separate interview with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, Hickox elaborated on what she thought of Christie's assessment of her medical condition. "I'm sorry, but that's just a completely unacceptable statement in my opinion. For (Christie) -- a politician who's trusted and respected -- to make a statement that's categorically not true is just unacceptable and appalling." "She's fine. She's not sick." Hickox told Crowley that mandatory quarantine is "not a sound public health decision" and that public health officials -- not politicians -- should be making the policies related to Ebola and public safety. "For the first...
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    10/22/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/22/14
    Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail.
  • General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia

    10/18/2014 6:41:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Edwin Mora
    If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified. “If, God forbid, one of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marine contracted this disease, as I mentioned, they would be stabilized, they would be quarantined, we would go through the appropriate protocols,” Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, said on October 16 while briefing reporters in the Pentagon by telephone from...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Plans to Transfer Ebola-infected Foreigners to U.S. for Treatment

    10/18/2014 6:41:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Debra Heine
    Thursday night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicted that it would only take "a couple more cases like Mr. Duncan" flying to the United States from West Africa with Ebola for the president to back down from his no travel ban position. But if Judicial Watch's sources are correct, Obama's open door policy for people coming from Ebola infected countries, may creak open a little wider to allow the transfer of non-US citizens infected with the disease into the country for treatment. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans...
  • Obama's credit card declined at fancy restaurant

    10/17/2014 5:39:07 PM PDT · by plain talk · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, he recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined. "I guess I don't use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on," he said. "Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I've really been paying my bills."
  • Democrat Political Hack Named Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, how many of you still doubt me, that everything this administration does is a political calculation? How many of you still doubt me on that? So we now have an Ebola czar. There was a clamor for an Ebola czar, and we've got an Ebola czar, and he doesn't know the first thing about medicine or health. All he knows is fisticuff politics. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Open Line Friday, and here we are at the end of the week, where I, El Rushbo, take the biggest...
  • World Health Organisation admits botching response to Ebola outbreak

    10/17/2014 3:46:32 PM PDT · by knak · 11 replies
    guardian ^ | 10/17/14 | boseley
    UN health agency acknowledged ‘nearly everyone involved in the response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall’ The World Health Organisation has admitted mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, saying it failed to recognise the risks of the disease in the fragile states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” says a draft internal document obtained by the Associated Press. Experts should have realised that the conventional way of containing an Ebola outbreak would not work...
  • Health-care worker with Ebola flew on commercial flight a day before being diagnosed [99.5]

    10/15/2014 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Washington Post
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola had a fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before boarding a passenger jet on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to public health officials. Even though there appeared to be little risk for the other people on that flight, she should not have traveled that way, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference Wednesday.
  • Houston city attorneys subpoena sermons from pastors opposed to rights law

    10/15/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    Conservative Christian pastors in Houston who opposed an equal rights ordinance had their sermons and other private communications subpoenaed by city attorneys fighting to keep a repeal referendum off the ballot.Houston Chronicle: Houston's embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city. Opponents of the equal rights ordinance are hoping to force a repeal referendum when they get their day in court in January, claiming City...
  • WHO Says Ebola Is 'Most Severe Acute Health Emergency In Modern Times'

    10/13/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-13-2014 | Leon Watson
    Leon WatsonOctober 13, 2014 The Ebola outbreak is the "most severe acute health emergency in modern times", the World Health Organisation has warned. The agency's director-general Margaret Chan said the epidemic had proved "the world is ill-prepared to respond to any severe, sustained, and threatening public health emergency". She added that new cases of Ebola are now "rising exponentially" in the three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In a statement to a regional health conference in the Philippine capital Manila, she said: "I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and governments in...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Plane Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola at La Guardia Airport

    10/09/2014 12:34:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/9/14 | JOE JACKSON, MELANIE TROTTMAN And ANDREW TANGEL
    Prompted by recent Ebola scares, about 200 cabin cleaners at New York’s La Guardia Airport have walked off the job over what they say are safety concerns. The protesting workers are employed by Air Serv, which contracts with Delta to clean airplane cabins and bathrooms, and organizers predict the strike will last 24 hours.
  • Report: Two dead after explosion in Iranian nuclear facility

    10/06/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT · by knak · 7 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 10/6/14 | jp
    The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. Two workers were killed in an explosion that took place at a military explosives factory southeast of Tehran, near the suspected nuclear reactor in Parchin, IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, reported Monday. The agency quoted Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, which said a fire occurred Sunday night, killing two people. The agency did not provide additional information. The semi-official ISNA news agency also reported that an explosion occurred at a military base near Tehran, killing two people. “Unfortunately, two...
  • At Least 2 Dead In Iranian Nuclear Plant Explosion (a good start!)

    10/06/2014 10:32:55 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 6, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    At least two are reported dead after a lethal explosion Sunday evening at or near the Parchin military compound near Tehran, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported. Quoting the Iranian Defense Industries Organization, ISNA reported, “Unfortunately, due to the incident two workers of this production unit lost their lives.” No further details were provided. The blast occurred in a unit where explosive materials are produced at the nuclear facility, news reported said.
  • SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

    10/01/2014 2:39:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-1-14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday amid a rush of criticism over recent White House security breaches. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation." Joseph Clancy, the former special agent in charge of the presidential protective division of the Secret Service, will take over as interim director, Johnson said. Johnson also announced the formation of an independent panel to investigate...
  • Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

    09/30/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/3o/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our...
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    09/30/2014 9:00:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • During UN Speech Obama Praises "Moderate" Muslim Who Called For Slaughter of U.S. Troops

    09/29/2014 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    TownHall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During his address to the United Nation's General Assembly yesterday, President Obama repeatedly made it a point to stress how Islam is a religion of peace. In making his case, Obama cited Sheikh bin Bayyah as a moderate. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us -- because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.
  • Isis now 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

    09/29/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jack Moore
    Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning, report The Independent. "The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad," a spokesperson said. "They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very very little."...
  • Washington Redskins hold press conference to reveal their name change

    09/29/2014 6:09:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 74 replies
    Unknown ^ | 9/29/14
    Today, the owner of the Washington Redskins, Dan Snyder, announced that the team has agreed unanimously to change their name, after receiving so much national controversy. This, from Mr. Snyder: "Today, we made the decision to agree to change the name of our team. Instead of "Washington Redskins", we will now be legally known as "REDSKINS". (We removed the name 'Washington', as it was too embarassing.)"
  • Fired Man Beheads Co-Worker in Attack at Oklahoma Food Plant, Police Say

    09/26/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | by RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    A 30-year-old man attacked two co-workers at a food processing company in Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon, killing and beheading one of them, before he was shot and wounded by a company executive, the police said Friday. A law enforcement official said that the F.B.I. had not found any connection between the man and ISIS or other groups. “It’s not a typical workplace response, and given the current environment it is very alarming and is something we are closely looking into,” said one of the officials. Law enforcement officials said Mr. Nolen was a recent convert to Islam. A Facebook page...
  • Report: OK Beheading Suspect Tried to Convert Others to Islam

    09/26/2014 11:48:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 26, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Friday, Oklahoma City’s KFOR reported that the FBI is investigating claims that Alton Nolen, a man who beheaded one of his former co-workers before stabbing another had tried to convert others to Islam. According to KFOR, “the FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.” The investigation is ongoing, and according to KFOR “it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack.” The station said that police are saying Nolen randomly attacked two employees in the front office...
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups (NYC)

    09/03/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 3, 2014 | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee said this move to “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
  • Breaking: Obama approves sending 350 more troops back into Baghdad

    09/02/2014 7:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    These troops are being sent to protect the American embassy and the airport in Baghdad, and allow a contingent of troops already there to exit safely. They will “not serve in a combat role,” according to the White House. U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized a request for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, according to a statement released by the White House. “The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed military personnel to depart Iraq, while at the same time providing a more...
  • Egyptian Feminist Poops, Menstruates on Islamic State Flag

    08/25/2014 6:28:57 PM PDT · by shuck and yall · 27 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/25/14 | Breitbart News Service
    Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 23, challenges the strict nature of Islam on her blog and Facebook pages. She went a step further in her protest against the Islamic State (IS) with a photo of Elmahdy and a veiled woman pooping and menstruating on the black IS flag.
  • “ISIS here” banner in Ferguson, Missouri as jihadis try to exploit race conflict

    08/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This banner is in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks. The objective is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) and to emphasize the desire of Islamic State jihadis to strike within the U.S. The fact that they have supporters here in the U.S. who can hold the banner in Missouri and the sign at the White House shows that such a strike is a very real possibility.Meanwhile, not just the jihadis quoted here but Hamas-linked...
  • Doctor ‘Saved Lives’ By Shooting Hospital Gunman

    07/25/2014 7:27:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Plotts had shot and killed a 53 year-old female case worker. He sustained several critical gun shot wounds himself from the gun of a hospital psychiatrist. The psychiatrist suffered a graze wound to his head. Plotts was taken into custody.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • Police: Dad sees son being molested, beats up suspect

    07/18/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/18/14 | kelly Joyce
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Daytona Beach police say a father beat up an 18-year-old man after he said he witnessed the teenager sexually abusing his son. According to a police report, Raymond Frolander is a family acquaintance who solicited the boy to engage in sexual activity at the boy's home around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. Authorities said the father walked in on the alleged abuse and then beat Frolander, leaving him bleeding and motionless on the floor. He then called 911 to report the incident. "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting my...
  • Thomaston man charged with threatening after stabbing watermelon

    07/15/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    The Register Citizen (CT) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Isaac Avilucea
    BANTAM >> A Thomaston man is accused of stabbing a watermelon with a butcher knife and leaving it in the kitchen for a woman to see, in what police describe as a “passive aggressive” swipe that landed him in custody. She was unnerved by what she perceived to be a menacing gesture directed at her and reported it to police.
  • Weird Al Yankovic Gets Tacky with Pharrells Happy

    07/14/2014 4:49:38 PM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Nerdist ^ | July 14, 2014 | Weird Al Yankovic
    http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weird-al-yankovic-gets-tacky-with-pharrells-happy/ It was only a matter of time.
  • ((( Drudge Poll ))) SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA?

    07/08/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Drudge
    YES 72.2% (137,924 votes) NO 12.98% (24,803 votes) NOT NOW 14.82% (28,308 votes) Total Votes: 191,035
  • Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

    06/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies
    AOL ^ | 6 20 2014 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law. The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by...
  • US Patent Office finds Redskins' name offensive

    06/19/2014 4:51:22 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 56 replies
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is ''disparaging of Native Americans'' and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself. By a vote of 2-1, the agency's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sided with five Native Americans in a dispute that has been working its way through legal channels for more than two decades.
  • IRS tells GOP committee: We’ve lost e-mails from six more employees involved in scandal

    06/17/2014 12:02:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    And all of them, apparently, were lost in computer crashes. That’s novel. Normally, when an agency doesn’t want to comply with a document request, it simply lies by claiming that no such document exists.
  • 'Welcome home' parade in honor of Bowe Bergdahl is CANCELED... it a 'monstrous profanity'

    06/04/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT · by dead · 37 replies
    A public welcome home celebration featuring Grammy-winning singer Carole King in honor of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl in the tiny town of Hailey, Idaho was abruptly cancelled today. The official reason given was a concern for public safety, but MailOnline has learned that it was not the only reason the party was scrubbed. Today's decision follows a row that erupted in Hailey between Mayor Fritz Haemmerle and US Army Platoon Commander Jonathan Kennedy, who lives in Hailey. And Kennedy wasn't the only towns person who voiced disapproval of a celebration for the soldier under fire. Mayor Haemmerle wanted to throw...
  • Newly freed soldier's Idaho hometown cancels rally amid backlash

    06/04/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 Jun 2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    HAILEY Idaho (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's hometown, feeling a backlash over allegations that he was a deserter, has canceled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity, city officials said on Wednesday. In calling off the June 28 event, the officials cited concerns that they lacked the resources to safely manage the thousands of supporters and protesters who were expected to converge on the small mountain community of 8,000 residents. The decision came as pressure mounted to cancel the rally in the face of rising hostility, expressed in a...
  • Never Say "I Kill White People Like You" When Asked To Turn Off Your Phone Post-Takeoff

    06/03/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | Smoking Gun
    Following takeoff from Nashville Sunday afternoon, a United Airlines passenger warned a fellow flyer that, “I kill white people like you” when she was asked to turn off her cell phone, investigators allege. The disruption on Flight 4205, which was bound for Houston, resulted in the Embraer 135’s return to Nashville’s airport, where Lashonda Lee Williams was arrested for assault.
  • Brevard judge tells attorney, 'I'll beat your a**,' allegedly throws punches

    06/03/2014 7:10:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    wftv ^ | wftv
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Court deputies had to break up a physical fight between a Brevard County judge and a public defender after an argument during a hearing on Monday. Judge John Murphy is accused of punching veteran public defender Andrew Weinstock after the two had words during court in which Murphy allegedly pressured Weinstock to get his client to waive his right to a speedy trial. "You know, if I had a rock I would throw it at you right now," Murphy tells Weinstock. "Stop pissing me off. Just sit down." "You know I'm the public defender. I have...
  • Freed POW Father’s Disturbing Tweets, Reports of Desertion Raise Alarms on Obama Terror Swap

    06/01/2014 6:26:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-01-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsMany Americans are questioning Barack Obama's "deal" to exchange "captured" American POW Bowe Bergdahl for 5 top Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay.Here are some very troubling details that the mainstream media is going out of their way to avoid:(1) POW Bergdahl's Father's Bizarre Tweets and Behavior3 days before his son's exchange for the Taliban terrorists was announced, Bob Bergdahl posted, and later deleted this disturbing Tweet:
  • Two Chains Ask Diners to Keep Guns out of Restaurants

    06/01/2014 6:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    NewsMax / Reuters ^ | June 1, 2014
    Two national chain restaurants have asked that customers refrain from bringing firearms into their establishments, saying the weapons can create an uncomfortable atmosphere for other diners. Sonic Drive-In and Chili's Grill & Bar both issued statements Friday requesting that customers keep their guns out of their restaurants even if they have an open carry permit. The request, which stops short of an outright ban, came after members of the gun-rights group Open Carry Texas walked into Texas outlets of Sonic and Chili's carrying assault rifles. Dallas-based Brinker International, which owns the Chili's chain, said in a statement it was dedicated...