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  • Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret's former husband, dies aged 86

    The Queen was said to be “saddened” tonight after Lord Snowdon, her former brother-in-law and the original “royal rebel” died at the age of 86... ...Snowdon earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost photographers, with subjects as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie and, of course, the Royal family...
  • News crew gunned down on live TV

    08/26/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A news crew for a CBS affiliate in Virginia was gunned down during a live report near the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta early Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and emergency services were on the scene, which remains active. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also involved in the investigation. WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed by an unidentified assailant who approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired in their direction as many as eight times. Footage of the shooting aired...
  • Gun Used in San Francisco Shooting Stolen From Federal Agent

    07/14/2015 11:25:07 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The New American ^ | July 9, 2015 | Warren Mass
    The gun used by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez in what he claims was an accidental fatal shooting of a woman on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1 has been determined to have been stolen from an unidentified Bureau of Land Management agent. Sources told the San Francisco Chronicle that the .40-caliber pistol was the agent’s personal firearm and had been stolen from his automobile not long before the shooting. Sanchez claimed that he found the gun wrapped in a T-shirt while sitting on a bench at the pier. “So I picked it up and ... it started...
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over Mohammad cartoon protest

    05/30/2015 7:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 05/30/2015
    Phoenix (AFP) - Anti-Islam protesters -- some of them heavily armed -- faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque, in a tense but peaceful standoff. About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed cartoon contest. Dozens of officers lined up between the two sets of protesters, using yellow police tape to separate them near the gates of the Islamic Community Center mosque in north Phoenix. "Stop Islam" was among the slogans on placards held by bearded bikers, one of whom wore...
  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/20/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 268 replies
    A fight that escalated to gunfire between rival biker gangs in a Waco, Texas, restaurant parking lot today left nine people dead, police said. Eighteen people were taken from the scene to hospitals, mostly for gunshot and stab wounds, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said at a news conference. Everyone involved was a gang member, police said. The violence began as a fight between "criminal biker gangs" at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place early this afternoon, Swanton said. The fight then spilled into the parking lot where gang members fired at each other, Swanton said....
  • Student tasered at Kerry speech

    09/18/2007 7:01:46 PM PDT · by darthyorktown · 84 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 18 06:57 PM US/Eastern | Travis Reed
    Video of police Tasering a persistent questioner of Sen. John Kerry became an Internet and TV sensation Tuesday, generating fierce debate about free speech and the motives of the college student involved—a known prankster who often posts practical jokes online.
  • Opera great Pavarotti dead at 71

    09/06/2007 5:32:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies · 1,330+ views
    Opera great Pavarotti dead at 71 by Ljubomir Milasin Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, whose glorious tenor voice, showmanship and crossover celebrity turned him into a global superstar, died Thursday at his home in Italy at the age of 71. Hailed by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, Pavarotti passed away during the night at his villa near the northern city of Modena after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. "His condition progressively worsened up to this morning," said Antonio Frassoldati, one of the star's team of doctors. "He was always totally conscious of the situation, he always sought...
  • We Have Two Dollar Gas!(Oskaloosa,IA $1.99!)

    09/14/2006 6:29:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 358 replies · 6,819+ views
    gasbuddy.com ^ | 9/14/2006 | staff
    1.99 Caseys 1310 A Ave West Oskaloosa, IA
  • Chavez: Bush Planned the September 11 Attacks

    09/13/2006 10:07:17 AM PDT · by sabrita · 23 replies · 870+ views
    El Mundo ^ | 09/13/06
    El Mundo reports that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez stated that he believes the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were orchastrated by George W. Bush. In a public speech, Chavez commented that "...the hypothesis is that it was the same North American imperial power that planned and conducted these terrible terrorist acts against its own people and against citizens of the whole world. For what? In order to justify the immediate aggression that they unleashed against Afghanistan and Iraq, and the threats against all of us." Chavez made reference to theories put forth in a state television appearance by journalist and humorist...
  • Four dead in foiled attack on US embassy in Syria

    09/12/2006 11:04:55 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 39 replies · 1,386+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/12/2006 | Roueida Mabardi
    DAMASCUS (AFP) - Islamist gunmen have launched a brazen assault on the US embassy in Damascus, using grenades, automatic weapons and an explosives-laden van in a foiled attack that has left four people dead...
  • Iraq holds 'key al-Qaeda figure'

    09/03/2006 7:22:16 PM PDT · by cavador · 14 replies · 784+ views
    bbc news ^ | 02/08/2006 | bbcnews
    The Iraqi authorities have announced the arrest of a man they say is the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, told a news conference the man, Hamad Jama al-Saedi, was detained a few days ago. Mr Rubaie said the man was behind the bombing of a Shia shrine in Samarra in February that drew revenge attacks. American troops killed the insurgent group's key leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in June. "We announce today the arrest of the most important al-Qaeda leader after the criminal Abu Ayyub al-Masri. He's the second man in the organisation," Mr Rubaie...
  • New Al-Qaeda Video Features American Convert and Urges Non-Muslims to Convert to Islam

    09/02/2006 2:46:20 PM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 72 replies · 1,592+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2006 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda called on non-Muslims especially in the United States to convert to Islam and abandon their 'misguided' ways or else suffer, according to a video tape posted on a Web site on Saturday. The speaker was identified as Azzam the American, also known as Adam Yahiye Gadahn -- an Islamic convert from California wanted for questioning by the FBI and who U.S. authorities believe to be involved in an information campaign for al Qaeda. "To Americans and the rest of Christendom we say, either repent (your) misguided ways and enter into the light of truth or...
  • 14 Are Arrested Overnight in London Anti-Terror Raids

    09/02/2006 11:19:32 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 9 replies · 427+ views
    NY Times ^ | Sept 3, 2006 | Stephen Grey
    LONDON, Sept. 2 — The British police arrested 14 men in south, east and north London overnight, raiding a halal restaurant and an Islamic school in the latest display of concern about the spread of potential terrorists among British Muslims, police officials said Saturday. Separately, the police in Manchester in the northwest said they arrested two men in raids on three homes on Saturday morning. None of the arrests were linked to the huge security alert that began Aug. 10 when police rounded up 24 people to thwart what they called a terrorist suicide plot to bomb trans-Atlantic airliners, police...
  • MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO

    08/31/2006 11:33:34 AM PDT · by summer · 20 replies · 760+ views
    Mike Malloy's blog ^ | August 31, 20006 | Mike Malloy
    MIKE MALLOY FIRED BY AIR AMERICA RADIO There will be no Mike Malloy program on Air America Radio as we have been terminated as of 8/30/06. We are as shocked as you are, especially since as recently as last Tuesday we were told we had the go-ahead to announce our return to NY airwaves and that our contract was "on the way." We are told it's a financial decision. More details to follow as we hear them ourselves. Members of the press can contact malloyproducer@aol.com to schedule interviews.
  • CNN `Live From...' the ladies room

    08/30/2006 9:25:37 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 89 replies · 2,778+ views
    yahoo! ^ | 30-Aug-2006 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK - Kyra Phillips, anchor of CNN's "Live From...," unwittingly upstaged President Bush's speech in New Orleans with on-the-air analysis of her husband and the marriage of her brother — all live from a CNN ladies room. Unaware that her wireless microphone was "live" during her break, Phillips could be heard overriding Bush's prepared address Tuesday as he was seen marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Atlanta-based Phillips, in conversation with an unidentified woman in an echoey room, dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself "very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome...
  • Oops! From Restroom,CNN Airs Anchor's Girltalk Over Bush Speech

    08/30/2006 5:59:07 AM PDT · by radar101 · 83 replies · 5,432+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 30 AUG. 2006 | Brent H. Baker
    Looking for a "passionate, compassionate, great, great" man? Well, according to CNN midday anchor Kyra Phillips, they do indeed exist. During CNN's live coverage of President Bush's remarks from New Orleans, Phillips was unaware that her microphone was on and picked up portions of an apparent restroom conversation she was having with another woman. At 12:49pm EDT, those listening carefully could hear Phillips praise her husband: "Yeah, I'm very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego -- you know what I'm saying. Just a really passionate,...
  • Fess Up. Mr. Armitage

    08/29/2006 10:14:57 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 38 replies · 1,335+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/30/06 | editors
    From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more we learn, however, the more it also reveals about the internal dysfunction of the Bush Administration and the lack of loyalty among some of its most senior officials.
  • Polygamist fugitive Warren Jeffs arrested in Nevada

    08/29/2006 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 902+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 29, 1:08 PM ET | Reuters
    Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect and one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested in a routine traffic stop outside Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol and FBI said on Tuesday. Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Cabrales said Jeffs was apprehended after being pulled over by a trooper on Monday night. Jeffs, 50, the leader of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints who is considered a "prophet" by his followers, is wanted for alleged sexual misconduct with minors in Arizona. He is also wanted as an accomplice to rape in Utah, the FBI said....
  • Forbes Lists America's Drunkest Cities

    08/24/2006 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Cagey · 10 replies · 346+ views
    WKMG-TV ^ | 8-24-2006
    MILWAUKEE -- Is the Brew City getting a bad rap? Milwaukee has been ranked by Forbes.com as "America's Drunkest City," based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 70 percent of adult Milwaukeeans reported that they had at least one alcoholic drink within the past 30 days. That compares with 45 percent in Nashville, Tenn., which ranked last among the 35 cities on the list. Officials at Visit Milwaukee, the area's convention and visitors bureau, contend that the city has come a long way in ridding itself of its beer-guzzling image. A spokesman said...
  • Video of kidnapped journalists released

    08/23/2006 7:29:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,017+ views
    Video of kidnapped journalists released A previously unknown Palestinian group released the first video Wednesday of two kidnapped Fox News journalists and demanded that Muslim prisoners in U.S. jails be released within 72 hours in exchange for the men, a Palestinian news agency reported. In the video, Steve Centanni, 60, of the San Francisco area, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, appeared to be in good health, seated on the floor in sweat suits against a black background. No armed men were shown. "Our captors are treating us well," Centanni said, adding that they had access to clean...