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  • Please vote for my question for the next debate.

    09/28/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 9 replies
    Please vote for my question for the next debate. Thanks in advance. https://presidentialopenquestions.com/questions/5422/vote/?source=share-email-5422
  • Judge Orders Soldier to Carry Photo of Drowned Puppy in His Wallet

    09/28/2016 12:20:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A Fort Bragg soldier who intentionally drowned his 8-month-old puppy in 2015 was ordered by a judge Tuesday to keep a photo of the dog in his wallet. Police said John Burrow tied up the pup named Riley then threw the animal into MacFadyen Pond in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Jan. 2, 2015, the dog’s body washed ashore. Burrow allegedly told investigators the mixed lab-shepherd pup had run from home several times, and he and his wife could not afford the bills after the dog got hurt. Burrow’s neighbors were furious, especially those who had given the couple hundreds of...
  • Cookie Polls

    09/27/2016 2:20:22 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Vanity
    Bennison's Bakery conducted an unscientific "Cookie Poll" with reference to the upcoming Presidential Election. 920 specialty cookies were sold with the likeness of Hillary Clinton 708 decorated cookies were sold with the likeness of Donald Trump. Bennison's Bakery is located in downtown Evanston, Illinois, which is commonly called "The People's Republic of Evanston." The US Representative (Comrade Jan Schakowsky) for the 9th Congressional District is a crypto-Marxist who poses as an Obama Democrat. Hillary has reason to worry if the cookie poll is any reflection of reality in La la land. She ought to be outpolling 8-1 in Evanston.
  • Pulled Over for Speeding, Grieving Man Stunned When Officer Drives Him 100 Miles to Be With Family

    09/27/2016 12:23:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    After finding out his teenage sister had been killed in a car accident over the weekend, Mark Ross said he wanted to be with his mother as soon as he could. Without a vehicle, Ross said that he convinced someone he knew to drive, and jumped in the man's car just after 3 a.m. Sunday in Indiana. Ross wrote in a Facebook post that they were speeding through Ohio, bound for Detroit, when the lights flashed behind them. "I knew I was going to jail due to a petty warrant," Ross wrote. Ross was in the passenger seat of the...
  • Prentiss High School put on lockdown after clown threat

    09/27/2016 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    WDAM ^ | September 26th 2016
    EFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Prentiss High School was put on lockdown Monday afternoon after a clown called making threats to students. According to Sheriff Ron Strickland with The Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Department, a person called from a private number identifying as a clown. Strickland said the clown threatened to do inappropriate things to the kids at the school. Strickland said the school has been searched and secured and that the lockdown will be lifted soon. Strickland said the sheriff's department is working now to trace the phone number to the caller.
  • New York Tourists in San Francisco Attacked After Leather-Clad Folsom Street Festival

    09/26/2016 11:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/26 | Marianne Favro
    Police are investigating a report of a hate crime Saturday night outside a restaurant in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood after a pair of New York tourists said they were pepper-sprayed after the city's leather-clad Folsom Street Fair. At about 7:30 p.m., Neil Frias and Jeff White, both visiting from New York for the annual fair, billed as the "world's largest leather event," were at a McDonald's restaurant near Golden Gate Avenue and Fillmore Street. They were ordering food when two suspects rushed them, uttering homophobic slurs. Frias told the San Francisco Chronicle that one of the men told them...
  • Satanic Temple to Open in Salem, Massachusetts

    09/26/2016 9:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NECN ^ | 9/23/16 | Abbey Niezgoda, Katelyn Flint and Caitlin Fichtel
    The temple will open to the public on FridayThe Satanic Temple opened its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday. The temple will be located at 64 Bridge St. in a Victorian home that was built in 1882 and once served as a funeral home, according to the organization. The headquarters will house a seven-and-a-half foot bronze statue of Baphomet. The organization will open the property to the public at the Salem Art Gallery, which will have a permanent exhibition dedicated to past and present witch-hunts called "Satanic Panic." Satanic Temple Opens Global Headquarters in Salem, Mass.[NECN]Satanic Temple Opens Global...
  • 550-Acre Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains Prompts Evacuations, Threatens 300 Structures

    09/26/2016 9:00:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | September 26, 2016 | Kristofer Noceda and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Cal Fire crews aggressively responded to a fast-moving vegetation fire burning on the Loma Prieta ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which prompted evacuations, destroyed one structure and charred at least 550 acres, with the potential to burn 1,000 acres by Monday night, fire officials said. At least 300 structures are threatened by the fire, which is in proximity to television towers. Evacuations are in effect along Summit, Mount Madonna and Croy Ridge roads. About 300 people have evacuated the area, Cal Fire said. Santa Clara County residents described seeing a plume of smoke resembling a volcano from their homes...
  • Step into the 'Cave of Miracles' at Dubai's Dh100m Quran Park

    09/26/2016 7:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Dubai Municipality says thee vision of the project is to build a bridge between the Islamic vision and urban values Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved the cave and glass house project in the Quran Park at an estimated cost of Dh100 million. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: "The approval of Sheikh Hamdan for this project comes in order to keep up with the basic needs of the population of the city of Dubai for municipality services. "The Quran Park is a great...
  • Fujairah Police Denies Dog Meat Being Served in a Restaurant

    09/26/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Requests public to not react to such rumoursFujairah Police have denied claims that dog meat is being served in a restaurant in the emirate. The authority posted the denial on its official Twitter account after news circulated on social media that a worker was arrested from a Mandi restaurant in the emirate when he was discovered selling dog meat. Fujairah Police also called on the public to refrain from spreading and reacting to such rumors, adding that such news should be obtained from official sources. "
  • Witness: Man shot, killed in Chicago after argument about politics

    09/26/2016 5:49:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | September 26, 2016
    CHICAGO — A witness to the fatal shooting of a man along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue Saturday night said the victim had just gotten into an argument about politics with his killer, reports CBS Chicago. “There was some sort of political discussion going on,” said Marques Wilson, who told the station he saw the moments leading up to Peter Fabbri’s murder.
  • Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say

    09/26/2016 5:22:46 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Clemence Michallon
    Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said. The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police. A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody. Scott's wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband's killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her...
  • In this W.Va. coal town, there’s little debate over presidential race

    09/26/2016 3:35:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Brad McElhinny
    WHARTON, W.Va. — In the coal community of Clinton Camp, not many are in Clinton’s camp. “Nobody likes Hillary around here,” said 77-year-old retired coal miner Darrell Bower, who was watering his lawn last week. “Everybody in my family and everyone I know is going to vote for Trump.” Millions of Americans are expected to tune in tonight to the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, the least-liked presidential candidates ever. In Clinton Camp, an unincorporated area of Wharton where the homes were constructed as a coal camp in the late 1940s, not...
  • ‘Child pornography’: US photographer’s exhibition in Moscow closes after controversy, protests

    09/26/2016 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    RT ^ | September 26, 2016 | Staff
    An exhibition by US photographer Jock Sturges, best known for his works featuring teenage nudity, has been shut down in Moscow after some protesters blocked the venue and accused the artist of shooting child pornography. Camouflaged men, representing the NGO Officers of Russia, turned up at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography on Sunday afternoon. They blocked the entrance to the building, saying they were going to evaluate the contents of the exhibition for “pedophilic” contents.
  • Motorist escapes injury in car versus couch collision on Interstate 86 near Pocatello airport

    09/26/2016 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 6, 2016 | Journal Staff
    No one was hurt in a car versus couch wreck on Interstate 86 near Pocatello Regional Airport on Saturday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when a motorist heading east on the interstate collided with a large couch that was sitting in the roadway. State police said fortunately the motorist was not injured but the car suffered heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Other vehicles struck debris from the couch after the initial impact but were not seriously damaged. An Idaho Transportation Department crew was called in to remove the couch from the interstate following the wreck....
  • WATCH LIVE: 7 people injured in southwest Houston shooting, sources say

    09/26/2016 6:11:31 AM PDT · by eastforker · 21 replies
    click2houston ^ | 9/26/16 | aaron barker
    HOUSTON - Seven people were injured in a shooting at a shopping center Monday morning in southwest Houston, and the gunman was shot and in custody, police sources said. Dozens of police vehicles could be seen just before 7 a.m. at a strip mall on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets.
  • Cop purchases new bike for teen who had to walk two hours to work

    09/26/2016 6:09:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Keffer was impressed by Duncan’s work ethic as the two of them got to know each other during the ride home. Duncan told Keffer that he wanted to be a police officer with the California Highway Patrol. After meeting the young man, Keffer got together with members of the Benicia Police Officers Association to surprise Duncan on Monday with a mountain bike at work. “There’s not a lot of 18 year olds out there that have this dedication we just wanted to make sure he know how much I appreciated what he’s doing,” Keffer said. Duncan was overcome with gratitude,...
  • He tried to take a ride on a manatee. Then he took a ride to jail

    09/26/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    FWC Officer Courtney Baumgartner went to the Islamorada Library Beach, a small park off mile marker 81.5, around noon Friday when witnesses reported that a man in a creek was touching two adult manatees and their two calves. It’s against the law to molest manatees. A witness advised the defendant that making contact with manatees was against the law, but the man reportedly declared, “I’m riding it!” ... Massengale denied being warned away from the protected marine mammal and became “verbally combative,” FWC Officer Bobby Dube, an agency spokesman, said.... Although the FWC officer planned to give Massengale a notice...
  • MEGA-RICH AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THE ABORTION PUSH IN IRELAND. WHY?

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • Couple Misses Flight, Runs After it to Board the Plane

    09/25/2016 2:05:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | September 22, 2016
    A Chinese couple who missed the last boarding call for their flight ran onto the tarmac in an attempt to stop the plane from leaving without them. The couple had arrived at their gate at Beijing International Airport after it had closed, and reportedly forced their way onto the runway with their luggage as the plane was taxiing. The flight from Beijing to Shanghai was delayed by 20 minutes as the couple continued to block the runway, with photos showing the woman at one point squatting down underneath the plane. She reportedly attempted to persuade officials to allow her and...
  • Deadly shootings near University of Illinois campus

    09/25/2016 12:21:04 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept 2016
    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – Shootings at or near the University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign and a related hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning left at least five people wounded and one person dead, police said. In a statement, the city of Champaign said at least one suspect in the shooting is still at large, and the driver in the hit-and-run is still being sought.
  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • Twin says he committed murder that got his brother prison time

    09/25/2016 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    A Chicago man has made a stunning confession — insisting he committed a 2003 murder that his identical twin brother was thrown in prison for 13 years ago. “I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Karl Smith, 38, told a Chicago judge last week, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, dabbed tears from his eyes from his heavily guarded seat in the courtroom. But could these two brothers — so identical that for years they impersonated each other for fun — simply be pulling a fast one on authorities?
  • Vanity: As a Hispanic, I am OUTRAGED! (Cascade Mall killer was Muslim, not Hispano or Latino!)

    09/25/2016 6:57:31 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 74 replies
    Self ^ | 9/25/16 | Self
    As a Hispanic woman, I am OUTRAGED that the news media reported that the killer, a Muslim Turk (Arcan Cetin) was branded a Hispanic, Latino, and even insofar as a "gang member" when, all along, he was "shouting" something (according to witnesses), which, according to Pam Geller, "we all know what that is". When are Hispanic groups going to be outraged about this? When are CNN, MSNBC and the Enemedia going to apologize for Hispanics? This is a new low in journalism and in fairly reporting the "news".
  • ‘Trust women to make the right choice’ pro-choice protesters say [Ireland]

    09/25/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/25/2016 | Ciarán D’Arcy
    Rain and lack of public transport did not deter tens of thousands of people taking to the streets of Dublin calling for the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to be repealed. Some of the activists in the crowd spoke to The Irish Times to share why they had taken part in the demonstration. […] Susan Smullen, Dublin: “I think the Eighth Amendment needs to go. It just holds women back; I think women should have a choice of what they want to do with their own bodies, particularly for women who are pregnant with fatal foetal (sic) abnormalities; it’s horrific...
  • Washington shooter identified and arrested. Turkish Muslim.

    09/24/2016 7:11:55 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 293 replies
    A witness has a picture of the police raid arresting the suspected Washington mall shooter. She has identified him as Arcan Cetin. Arcan Cetin's Facebook profile has his hometown listed as Adana, Turkey.
  • Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

    09/24/2016 10:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 24, 2016 | MARK MOBLEY
    Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., an international ambassador for Louisiana roots music with his genre-leaping band Buckwheat Zydeco, died early Saturday morning. He was 68. Dural died of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La. In August, Cynthia Simien, an agent and manager who is married to Zydeco musician Terrance Simien, and Dural's daughter Tomorrow Dural started a GoFundMe account to defray Dural's medical expenses. Listen to Buckwheat Zydeco perform in 2009 on World Cafe Given the easy familiarity of the zydeco sound — accordion, washboard, a driving beat and infectious energy — in everything...
  • NEWS: #Trump to spend $100M on ads ($60M TV $40M digital) between now & Election Day.

    09/24/2016 7:41:03 AM PDT · by orchestra · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/24/2016 | Major Garrett/CBS
    NEWS UPDATE: #Trump to spend $100M on TV and $40M on digital advertising....$140M TOTAL from now until Election Day. Some people say #Huge NEWS: #Trump to spend $100M on ads ($60M TV $40M digital) between now & Election Day. 13 states. Adding New Mexico, Wisconsin, Maine. 1-2
  • "How Is This Not Classified?"- Obama Used A Pseudonym In Emails With Hillary, FBI Data Dump Reveals

    09/24/2016 7:26:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following Ted Cruz's endorsement of Donald Trump and president Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, aka the "Sept 11" bill allowing victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US court, the trifecta of Friday afternoon data dumps was completed by the FBI, when the agency released 189 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. The notes are from FBI's interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials;...
  • Moody's downgrades Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' status

    09/24/2016 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 8:06 PM EDT
    Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey’s debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. The move could mean higher borrowing costs as investors demand steeper interest rates to take on riskier Turkish debt. …
  • ‘Chicken Shacks’ Are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

    09/23/2016 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 21 September 2016
    They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like US Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried chicken restaurants, First American Fried Chicken, was thrust into the international spotlight on Monday when authorities arrested the owner’s son, Ahmad Rahami, after a shootout with police. Rahami is suspected of planting several explosives in New York City and New Jersey, including one that blew up on Saturday night in Manhattan and injured 29 people and...
  • Moment a woman rushes out of bed and opens fire on three armed burglars who broke into.......

    09/23/2016 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | September 23, 2016 | Joel Christie For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Moment a woman rushes out of bed and opens fire on three armed burglars who broke into her home - shooting one dead Incredible footage has been released showing the moment a Georgia woman rushed out of her bed in the middle of the night and opened fire at three armed men who broke into her house, killing one. The surveillance footage, released by the Gwinnett County Police Department, shows the intruders - all of whom are carrying guns - bursting through the front door and rummaging through the house in the September 16 incident in Gwinnett. Seconds...
  • Ted Cruz Statement on Trump

    09/23/2016 12:40:35 PM PDT · by orchestra · 51 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/23/2016 | Ted Cruz
    This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history.
  • Kentucky Police Arrest Lurking Clown

    09/23/2016 12:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 September 2016
    Kentucky police have arrested a 20-year-old man dressed as a clown amid reports of dozens of menacing clowns spotted in at least six US states. Jonathan Martin was charged with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct in Middlesboro. Recent reports of clowns trying to lure children into wooded areas and harassing people have incited panic. Police have warned individuals against dressing up in clown costumes, adding it could lead to criminal charges. "Dressing as a clown and driving, walking or standing in public can create a dangerous situation for you and others," police in nearby Barbourville,...
  • STATEMENT ON ADDITIONAL IMMUNITY DEALS IN CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL (Donald Trump)

    09/23/2016 11:43:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 66 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | 9/23/2016
    Revelations That Cheryl Mills, Two Others Received Immunity Deals From Obama’s DOJ In Clinton Email Scandal Brings Total Number To Five
  • Jailhouse Interview: Homeless Advocate Explains Why He Threw Coconut Cream Pie at Sacramento Mayor

    09/23/2016 11:22:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez and Devon Armijo
    An Occupy Sacramento activist, who describes himself as a homeless advocate, explained why he threw a coconut cream pie in the Sacramento mayor's face, an act that landed him in jail. In a jailhouse interview with NBC afficliate KCRA on Thursday, Sean Johnson, 32, said he lobbed the fluffy dessert at Mayor Kevin Johnson at a charity event Wednesday night because he feels like the mayor only pays lip service to helping the city's homeless population. "I felt the pressure to do something that would at least symbolize and embarrass him,” Thompson told KCRA from behind glass, where he is...
  • Man, Oklahoma Deputy Seek Shelter on Cruiser After Being Chased by Pit Bulls

    09/23/2016 11:06:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    The owner of two dogs has been cited after the pets caused a ruckus near a Canadian County school last week. According to the El Reno Tribune, Canadian County Deputy Storm Barrett jumped into action when he saw a man running and screaming while being chased by two pit bulls. The Tribune’s Ray Dyer says the man was running backwards and was trying to keep the dogs away with a jacket. At that point, Barrett parked his patrol car and Barrett and the man jumped on the hood of the cruiser to avoid the dogs. Barrett says when the dogs...
  • Heidi Cruz Rejoins Goldman Sachs

    09/23/2016 11:01:15 AM PDT · by orchestra · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/23/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Goldman is best known for creating the revolving door, where it either soaks up SEC "regulators", spawns countless central bankers, Treasury Secretaries like Hank Paulson (whose departure from the firm allowed him a tax free cash out on his vested GS equity), NJ governors and client fund comminglers like Jon Corzine, a new function was revealed today: providing sabbaticals for the spouses of presidential candidates. Case in point: Heidi Cruz, who left Goldman Sachs last year to help her husband Ted Cruz in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, is returning to the bank in a newly created...
  • Crazed Clown With Machete Reported in (Steubenville) Ohio

    09/23/2016 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | wowk
    Reports of a crazed clown are being investigated in Ohio. Chief McCafferty says there was another report of a "crazed clown" being spotted in Steubenville.
  • Mom Calls Police on 3-Year-Old Over Wearing Her Seat Belt

    09/22/2016 9:08:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Fortin said she called the non-emergency number for Scottsdale police. She later made and appointment with an officer and his partner who came out and spoke to both Camille and her sibling about the importance of buckling up.
  • Police chief defends actions of officers; teen who was pepper sprayed, family speak out

    09/22/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox5dc.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland police chief is defending the actions taken by his officers following an incident where a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by police, but the girl and her family tell a different story about what happened. Body camera video released by the Hagerstown Police Department shows the incident, which happened after the girl's bicycle allegedly hit a car. The girl faces charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. The incident has prompted disagreement about whether the officers acted properly. Footage from two different officers' body cameras was...
  • Three Phoenix Policemen Resign After Forcing Teen to Eat Marijuana

    09/22/2016 7:23:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 09/22/2016
    Police said officers pulled over the motorist, who was not identified, for speeding in a 2002 BMW at about 3:30 a.m. and later discovered the drug in his car. Faced with the officers' demand that he eat the gram of marijuana, the teenager popped it in his mouth and was subsequently issued a traffic ticket, police said. He reported feeling briefly ill from the drug. The teenager filed his complaint the same day as the traffic stop. Yahner said there was no video from the officers of the stop and that it appeared they turned off their body cameras prior...
  • Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

    09/22/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 28-year-old in the West Garfield Park neighborhood – a victim officially listed as male but who friends say was a trans woman. “I really want justice for my friend. That’s really it,” says Jaliyah. Jaliyah says she knew the trans woman who was murdered and was her friend for seven years.
  • Clinton campaign: Yes, world has 'right' to immigrate to U.S.

    09/22/2016 3:42:10 PM PDT · by orchestra · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2016 | Byron York
    Do people around the world have a right to move to the United States? It's a bedrock belief of most conservatives that there is no such right. The U.S. sets its own immigration policy, admits whom it chooses, and foreign nationals in foreign countries have no right — a claim that could be pursued in court — to enter the United States. Now, Hillary Clinton says there is such a right, at least if a tweet from her campaign headquarters can be taken for a policy pronouncement. This is what happened. In his Monday speech on terrorism and immigration, Donald...
  • Armed mom shot while retrieving son held at gunpoint; 1 arrested

    09/22/2016 3:39:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/22/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Authorities arrested one man and are seeking a second suspect in an unusual double shooting in Bridge City. Darnell Phoenix, 21, of Bridge City, is accused of shooting a 42-year-old River Ridge woman who had armed herself to retrieve her son, whom Phoenix was holding at gunpoint, according to Glen T. Boyd, spokesman of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Phoenix, who suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen during the encounter, was booked Sunday (Sept. 18) with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery, an arrest report said.Investigators are also searching for Phoenix's alleged accomplice, Jordan Jones, 23....
  • Grand Jury Will Probe Democrats' Fundraising For Malloy's 2014 Campaign

    09/22/2016 3:37:02 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 9/22/2016 | Jon Lender
    HARTFORD – The office of the U.S. Attorney is convening a criminal grand jury to investigate claims of illegal fundraising by the state Democratic Party for the benefit of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Criminal subpoenas have been issued by U.S. prosecutors in recent weeks to a few individuals as part of a federal investigation into Democrats' funding of Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign. Recipients have included people who worked for the party during that state election cycle, sources have told The Courant. On the state level, election regulators recently approved a negotiated settlement in a high-profile civil lawsuit related to campaign...
  • Prince Buster, Trailblazer of Ska, Dies at 78

    09/22/2016 2:01:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 11, 2016 | JON PARELES
    Prince Buster, a performer and producer who transformed Jamaican music in the 1960s as a trailblazer of the ska beat, died on Thursday in Miami. He was 78. His wife, Mola Ali, confirmed his death to The Associated Press, saying he had been hospitalized with heart problems. Under his own name and as the producer for many singers, Prince Buster released hundreds of songs in Jamaica. Sessions he produced as the 1960s began are widely credited as the first ska singles. They introduced a distinctively Jamaican emphasis on the upbeat, underlined on guitar and saxophone, that would persist as Jamaican...
  • Chupacabra to Serve as 'Ambassador Animal' for Oregon Zoo

    09/22/2016 1:27:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC6 ^ | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 2016
    Western Oregon is understandably eager for the public premiere of Nora the polar bear at the Oregon Zoo. But the hullabaloo made us wonder: What ever happened to Chupacabra? "Chupacabra is doing well," said Hova Najarian with the Oregon Zoo. "He's moved out of the vet center and is now at home in the off-exhibit Wildlife Live area. Eventually, he'll be one of our ambassador animals — visiting camps, classes and schools as part of the zoo's educational outreach. Although zoo visitors won't see him on a regular basis, we expect he'll be making plenty of public appearances in the...
  • #TrumpTrain reaches 30 million, changes how campaigns use Internet

    09/22/2016 11:42:44 AM PDT · by orchestra · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2016 | Paul Bedard
    In just a year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his close-knit family and team of social media warriors have shattered Internet records, collecting over 30 million followers and fans and generating billions of views, according to a Secrets analysis.
  • Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax

    09/22/2016 11:18:50 AM PDT · by orchestra · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/22/2016 | Richard Rubin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would impose a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy households to pass appreciated assets to their heirs without paying taxes, according to an updated version of her tax plan released Thursday. The estate tax increase and other new proposals from Mrs. Clinton would generate $260 billion over the next decade, enough to pay for her plans to simplify small business taxes and expand the child tax credit, according to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which advocates fiscal restraint. In all, Mrs. Clinton would increase taxes by...