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  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Chief Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

    07/23/2016 3:20:49 PM PDT · by orchestra · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2016 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton. "Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the...
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • Russia's New Conservative Allies in the US: The 'Alt-Right' Phenomenon

    07/23/2016 2:07:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Russia-Insider ^ | 7/23/2016 | Vincent DeLarge
    For those that have been paying attention, the rise of the Alt-Right is as surprising, as it is entirely expected What is the Alt-Right? If you listen to the mainstream media, the Alt-Right is the birth of an American far right Frankenstein that was mid-wifed by Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in this election cycle. But what we are seeing now is bigger than even Donald Trump. It is part of a massive paradigm shift that has been underway for some time now. For those that have been paying attention, it is clear that nationalist, patriotic movements are everywhere ascendant in...
  • Hacked Emails Show The DNC Consider Hispanics as Nothing More than a “Target Consumer”

    07/23/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    Truth Feed ^ | 7/23/2016 | Amy Moreno
    In yet another insulting and damning email released by Wikileaks, as part of their series called “Hillary Leaks,” where they’re releasing hacked emails from approximately seven high-ranking DNC officials, the Democrats continue with their callous portrayal of Hispanics. In the email below, Democrats refer to Hispanics like mindless target consumers rather than a group of people with diverse needs and a depth of knowledge on issues that affect their lives.
  • Man ransacks NOPD car in French Quarter, quickly busted by 5 cops: warrant(mugshot)

    07/23/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    About seven minutes lapsed from when an eyewitness saw Jean Jacques Michell in the French Quarter ransacking a New Orleans Police Department car and the time three officers had Michell on the ground in handcuffs, his arrest warrant said. Michell, 35, was booked early Wednesday (July 20) on charges of simple burglary of a vehicle and simple criminal damage to property after he smashed the windshield of a marked cop car parked and apparently removed its computer system, his warrant said. The warrant, sworn by NOPD Det. Justin Almeida, said Almeida and Det. Mark Schmidt were on patrol when a...
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 10:44:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies (New Orleans) ^ | 7/20/2016 | Michelle Hunter
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.
  • Donald Trump calls, thanks Cleveland police chief personally for keeping RNC safe (video)

    07/23/2016 9:31:59 AM PDT · by orchestra · 48 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Eric Heisig
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Presidential candidate Donald Trump called Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday afternoon to thank the department for its work patrolling this year's Republican National Convention. Williams received the call outside the Quicken Loans Arena, when the officers who worked as a bike patrol were gathered for photos and a media availability. Several officers crowded around the chief when Trump made the call, and Williams put the candidate on speakerphone. "He just wanted to thank us, the Cleveland Division of Police and law enforcement here, for a nice safe week for everybody," Williams said. "That it wasn't...
  • Hungary's Orban likes what he hears of 'valiant' Trump's security plans

    07/23/2016 9:08:53 AM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/23/2016 | Marton Dunai
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said Donald Trump had proposed security policies that Europe should take to heart to solve a security crisis he blames on uncontrolled immigration. Speaking at a summer university in Baile Tusnad, Romania, the Hungarian leader tied increased security threats to increased migration and cited Trump's proposals at the Republican National Convention to combat terrorism. Orban is one of Europe's most outspoken politicians and has in the past upset fellow members of the European Union over policy. Most recently he has taken a tough stance on Europe's migrant crisis, objecting to...
  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 8:57:57 AM PDT · by cyn · 57 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kristen Dressel, ANJ
    A 29-year-old man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head while she breastfed their 2-week-old baby, deputies said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home. Deputies said the 22-year-old victim was breastfeeding her infant when Kevin Smith came into the bedroom, upset because she was feeding the infant breast milk from another woman.Smith tried to take the infant away from the victim, who wouldn't give the baby to him, deputies said. Smith held the victim down on the bed and held a gun to her head and against her...
  • America Responds to Trump’s Speech: ‘That Was Me Up There Speaking’

    07/23/2016 7:29:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Callers to Friday’s episode of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM expressed their appreciation for the candor of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night. Eddie in Florida, a Latino branch manager for an industrial homes company, said that Trump “talked to me like a human being as though I was sitting across a table from him.” He added that he talks to his blue-collar co-workers the same way that Trump spoke to the nation.
  • Witch Prison Found in 15th Century Scottish Church: Medieval Chapel Was Used to Hold Suspects

    07/22/2016 11:51:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Richard Gray
    Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church: Medieval chapel was used to hold suspects before they were killed and burnedIn the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's Chapel at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Aberdeen took on a far darker and sinister role. Historians have uncovered evidence that the chapel, built during the 15th century, served as a prison for suspected witches...
  • Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation (Ireland)

    07/22/2016 11:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 21/07/2016 8:12 PM | Michael Sheils McNamee
    Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has thrown his political weight behind indexing welfare payments to inflation. Speaking at MacGill Summer School in Donegal, the Dublin TD struck a socially aware tone throughout his speech — referring to the period of economic downturn as “Ireland’s lost decade” and bemoaning a stalling in living standards. “Were it not for social welfare payments over half of the country would be at risk of poverty,” he said, before he emphasized the need to “protect the value of these payments now and into the future”. “I believe this can best be done by indexing...
  • 'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

    07/22/2016 10:43:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 22/07/2016 6:10 AM | Darragh Peter Murphy
    Divorced people are much more likely to be admitted to hospital for psychiatric illness than their single, married or widowed counterparts, according to new figures from the Health Research Board. The Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2015 report shows that 17,860 people were admitted to hospital for psychiatric care last year, a small increase from 17,797 in 2014. Overall, the numbers of new cases continues to rise, both year-on-year and over a 10-year period. […] … (A)lthough divorced people accounted for only 4% of all admissions, they had the highest rate of all admissions — at 759.9 per...
  • Miami-Native University of Florida Linebacker Helps Stop Rape

    07/22/2016 1:30:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Police say a Miami-native University of Florida linebacker helped in stopping a man allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman behind a bar. According to WLTV, Christopher Shaw, 34, has been arrested on sexual battery charges after police say he raped a young woman behind a popular Gainesville bar early Thursday morning. Gainesville police spokesman Ben Tobias says two witnesses separated Shaw and the intoxicated woman early Thursday. Source: Miami-Native University of Florida Linebacker Helps Stop Rape | NBC 6 South Florida Follow us: @nbcmiami on Twitter | NBCMiami on Facebook
  • Wild Black Bear Found In Southwest Miami-Dade Woods After Calls From Nearby Business

    07/22/2016 1:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation were able to capture a wild black bear that was seen in Cutler Bay. Officials were notified to the animal’s location near SW 86th Court and 207th Avenue on Friday after a nearby business said they saw the bear on their surveillance camera from the night before. The bear was eventually captured after a search of the area. FWC determined that it was a wild bear after checking with nearby facilities that house similar animals to see if they had reported any bears missing. The animal was taken to Zoo Miami, where FWC...
  • Ohio Woman Suing Home Builder After Her House Began ‘Melting’

    07/22/2016 12:49:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 22, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Judith Corrado is headed to court. She is suing Drees Homes, one of the largest privately-owned home building companies in the country, for $25,000. “I just thought that I should have gotten a new house that wasn’t… going to melt,” Corrado told WCPO. In recent years, there have been reports of energy efficient windows reflecting enough light to warp a neighbor’s vinyl siding. That’s what Corrado says is happening to her home. “When you do your walkthrough of your brand new house they don’t say, ‘You know your siding could melt, just so you know it could melt before you...
  • Black Lives Matter Rejects Barbecue with Police: ‘I Eat Pigs, I Don’t Eat With Them’

    07/22/2016 10:22:21 AM PDT · by orchestra · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Oakland Police Department (OPD) extended an invitation to followers of the Black Lives Matter movement to participate in a barbecue to start a constructive dialogue between the two groups. However, the police were met with flat-out rejection by a spokesperson who referred to law enforcement as “pigs.” “A BBQ is definitely not going to stop this blockade,” Karissa Lewis, a self-described “radical black farmer from East Oakland,” told local Fox affiliate KTVU. “And as a radical-black farmer from East Oakland, I eat pigs, I don’t eat with them,” she said. According to KTVU, Lewis used the “mic-check call and...
  • Cruz Delegate: He "Lied To Me"; I Came As A Cruz Delegate And I'm Leaving As A Trump Supporter

    07/22/2016 10:16:04 AM PDT · by orchestra · 103 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/21/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Geraldine Sam, former Mayor of La Marque, TX, told CNN she came to the convention as a Cruz delegate but is leaving as a Trump supporter after Sen. Ted Cruz's address at the RNC Wednesday night. Sam was interviewed by CNN following a contentious meeting between the Texas delegation and Cruz where the former candidate for president doubled down the rhetoric expressed in his speech. (Video at link)
  • Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

    07/22/2016 7:47:22 AM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/22/2016
    The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack. The Paris prosecutor's office said the request had been made to avoid the "uncontrolled dissemination" of images. But officials in Nice have responded by filing a legal document, arguing the footage could constitute evidence. It is the latest evidence of a growing dispute between the local and national authorities in the wake of the attack. More than 80 people died when a Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, ploughed a lorry into crowds out celebrating Bastille Day on 14 July....
  • EPIC! Black Trump Supporter BLASTS CNN Crank Who Accuses Trump of Being Racist (VIDEO)

    07/22/2016 6:21:51 AM PDT · by orchestra · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/21/2016 | Jim Hoft
    CNN REPORTER AMBUSHES BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTER— GETS SCHOOLED! A CNN reporter ambushed black Trump supporter “Kenneth” outside the RNC in Cleveland. The CNN crank accused Trump of racism because some white supremacists who he disavowed support him. Kenneth let him have it! Kenneth the Trump supporter: I’m out here making sure I express my support for Mr. Donald J. Trump. And I’m fighting back against people like Black Lives Matter which CNN supports along with the Hillary Clinton foundation and Bill Clinton foundation, the traitors to this country. CNN reporter: What do you think of the fact that the white...
  • GOP insiders: Trump nailed it

    07/22/2016 6:16:49 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/2016 | Steven Shepard
    CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s acceptance speech hit the mark Thursday night, drawing accolades from a number of GOP political insiders who had doubted his competence to lead the Republican ticket this fall. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of operatives, activists and strategists in 11 battleground states surveyed immediately following Trump’s speech. Fifty-six percent of Republican insiders said Trump’s speech — a forceful indictment of those responsible for what he perceives as a country in decline, along with an assurance that he is uniquely qualified to solve the nation’s ills — made them feel more confident in...
  • After Trump’s RNC speech, Hillary and her party should be running scared

    07/22/2016 6:14:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Hillary Clinton and the Democrats should be worried. Why? Because Donald Trump delivered Thursday night and did what he needed to do. No, he didn’t deliver a speech with great oratorical flourish. No, he didn’t broaden the base of the party significantly though he did speak about minorities and the LGBTQ community in ways that he hadn’t done before. What Trump did, and he did it very well, was to raise the stakes of the election and define it in his own terms. Law and order, crime in the streets, and terror. He managed to make the argument, compellingly, that...
  • Colorado town's water may be tainted with marijuana chemical

    07/21/2016 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
    Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town’s wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical. No illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver, said Lincoln County Public Health Director Susan Kelly. THC was detected in tests conducted with field kits, although other field tests were negative, sheriff’s Capt. Michael Yowell said. More definitive laboratory tests were underway, he said. …
  • IL Trump delegate removed from RNC after racist Facebook post

    07/21/2016 3:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 07/21/2016
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said credentials for one of Donald Trump's delegates have been pulled after she made a racist comment online. Reports say Lori Gayne admits she was the author of a Facebook post made under a different name at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Gayne posted a photo of law enforcement officials in Cleveland. The description said, "Our brave snipers just waiting for some n***** to try something. Love them."
  • Abusive Babysitter Exposed by Family Dog

    07/21/2016 2:25:48 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 93 replies
    Pet MD ^ | Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
    Two parents in South Carolina knew something wasn’t right when their normally mild mannered and playful dog started acting strange toward the babysitter they hired to watch their infant son. Their dog’s behavior eventually led to the babysitter being convicted of abusing that same child.
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Elections:Huckabee Says Ted Cruz Earned ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker

    07/21/2016 9:45:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has been supportive of Donald Trump, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has earned his “Lyin’ Ted” moniker by refusing to endorse Trump despite his previous pledge to support the Republican nominee. Huckabee made the comments on Facebook after Cruz’s speech here at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night where he was booed by some of the delegates for not explicitly offering support to Trump. Wrote Huckabee: “The question of the night was whether Ted Cruz would honor his word and support the nominee or earn the moniker ‘Lyin’ Ted’ given to him by...
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • Ann Coulter: If Trump Doesn’t Win, ‘It’s Lights Out for America’

    07/21/2016 5:53:46 AM PDT · by orchestra · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/20/2016 | Josh Feldman
    As far as Ann Coulter is concerned, if Donald Trump does not win in November, “it’s over.” And not just for the country, but for conservatives. She said that some radio hosts and a certain news network would soon learn the lessons of the mostly non-existent talk radio in California. “People don’t keep going to the baseball game,” Coulter said, “if you lose season after season.” She warned that if Clinton wins, “we’re gonna be overwhelmed with refugees, with immigrant, um, that’s it. It’s lights out for America.” (Video at link)
  • EU slaps record cartel fine of $3.24 billion on truck firms

    07/20/2016 10:01:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 19, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Raf Casert
    The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion and twice the previous record, on several of Europe’s top truck producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said EU-based MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF “colluded on the pricing and on passing on the costs for meeting environmental standards to customers.” Germany’s Daimler received the biggest fine of €1 billion ($1.1 billion), followed by €752 million ($832 million) for DAF of the Netherlands, €670 million ($741 million) for Volvo/Renault and €494 million ($546 million) for...
  • Luzer Cruz

    07/20/2016 6:56:30 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 117 replies
    7/20/2016 | Self
    Cruz is speaking to the GOP. He can't bring himself to say vote for Trump. The audience is booing him. Cruz the luzer needs to go back to Canada.
  • Woman arrested on charges of multiple bomb threats

    07/20/2016 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 7.20.2016 | Derry London
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Deputies arrested a 20-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly making multiple bomb threats against a business over two days. Sheriff Lott reported that Teyanna Johnson was arrested for making a bomb threat or conveying false information about a bomb threat Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th. According to the report, on those two days Johnson made a total of four phone calls and sent two emails to Computer Science Corporate, with whom she was working as a temporary employee. The threats prompted response by the Sheriff's Department bomb squad, K-9 unit, and...
  • Trump Vets Adviser: Clinton “Should Be Put In The Firing Line And Shot For Treason”

    07/20/2016 12:34:27 PM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/20/2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    An adviser to Donald Trump on veterans issues said on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton should be put in a firing line and shot for treason. New Hampshire state representative Al Baldasaro, who is also a Trump delegate from the state and has appeared with Trump at campaign events, made the comments on the Jeff Kuhner Show. “I’m a veteran that went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm. I’m also a father who sent a son to war, to Iraq, as a Marine Corps helicopter avionics technician. Hillary Clinton to me is the Jane Fonda of the Vietnam,” he said. “She is...
  • USA: Wilders rails against Islam and endorses Trump at LGBT Republican event

    07/20/2016 10:33:52 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/20/2016 | Ruptly TV
    Leader of Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders attended an LGBT event as part of the Republican National Convention programme in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday.
  • An open letter to the citizens of Sierra Vista

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following commentary was submitted by Derek Osburn, President of the Sierra Vista Police Officers Association This letter is to express our appreciation for the overwhelming support you, the community, have shown over the last week since the Dallas tragedy in which five police officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Even though this occurred in Dallas, anytime a Police Officer loses their life, it affects all Officers nationwide. Since the morning following the shooting, Sierra Vista Police Officers have received cards of appreciation and thanks from both adults and children; food, coffee, gift cards, flowers...
  • Local courtrooms 1st to embrace remote court reporting

    07/20/2016 9:23:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    Cochise County is the first in the country to utilize a new technology that addresses a challenge facing a growing number of trial courtrooms. Remote court reporting, which allows a stenographer to record court proceedings from a remote location, has been in use at the Bisbee courthouse since May, Superior Court Administrator Eric Silverberg said Tuesday. The new process solves a continuing “demand and supply” problem, Silverberg said, which has limited the number of stenographers available to cover court proceedings. On May 9, the county launched a pilot program to test its remote recording system in Judge Terry Bannon’s courtroom....
  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 8:10:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Massachusettes man was charged with murder after he shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was trying to force his way inside the man’s Chicopee, Massachusetts, home Saturday afternoon. Jeffery Lovell, 42, called the police to report what he believed was a break-in in progress just before 1 p.m. According to reports from the Chicopee Police Department, three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful. As the banging continued, Lovell believed the teens were trying to break...
  • Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes

    07/20/2016 7:22:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 14 Jul 2016 11:48 GMT+02:00
    Students at Finnsnes School in Troms will be allowed to take part in swimming lessons wearing full-body covering swimsuits — also known as burkinis. The arrangement was the result of dialogue between parents and teachers at the school, who held meetings with representatives from Norway’s Refugee Board (flyktningetjenesten) and interpretors, according to Nordlys. […] A swimming club in neighboring Denmark recently hit headlines after introducing separate swimming sessions for Muslim girls. The director of the club in Copenhagen called the move a “recipe for integration” after membership numbers soared. …
  • West Bound I-80 closed due to police activity

    07/20/2016 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BlueNgold · 11 replies
    KCRA ch3 ^ | 7-20-16 | kcra
    Brian Hickey/KCRA (July 20, 2016) ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) All lanes of westbound Interstate 80 and southbound Highway 65 in Roseville are shut down as police search for at least two people after shots were fired, officers said. Westbound I-80 between Rocklin and Eureka roads was closed just after 6 a.m., and no vehicles are allowed on southbound Highway 65 at Galleria Boulevard. Traffic is being diverted off I-80 onto northbound Highway 65. There is no word on when the lanes will reopen.
  • Officials: Luzerne County prison guard, inmate fell to their deaths (Penn.)

    07/20/2016 6:34:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jennifer Learn-Andes
    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County corrections officer Kristopher Moules and inmate Timothy Darnelle Gilliam Jr. smashed through a closed elevator door at the county prison and fell several floors down the elevator shaft to their deaths Monday night, county Manager C. David Pedri said Tuesday. Describing the situation as a “freak accident,” Pedri said at a news conference that “something happened” to cause the door to jump off its track and open. He said the county has retained a state expert to identify the problem, and he promised to publicly release the expert’s findings and implement any recommended corrective action.
  • Renowned journalist killed in Kiev in car bomb attack

    07/20/2016 5:48:35 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    RT ^ | 7/20/2016
    Well-known Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet has died in downtown Kiev when the car he was driving blew up minutes after it started. The vehicle belonged to his employer, the head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper. The killing of the journalist in Kiev is murder, with a bomb planted in the car he was in, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office has said. (Video at site)
  • Mom charged with drowning infant; family says she loved boy

    07/19/2016 6:27:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press| ^ | July 19, 2016
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of a woman charged with murder after her 6-week-old son drowned in a pond at a Myrtle Beach outlet mall said she was overwhelmed by the challenges of returning to work as a first-time mom and dealing with an abusive boyfriend. Jameisha Alexander was seen holding her son, King, near the pond Saturday night by someone who called security. By the time officers arrived, Alexander was gone and the baby was in the water, according to her arrest warrant.
  • Vanity: The Law & Order Candidate should run Photo's of the Men and Women in Blue...

    07/19/2016 4:15:51 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 4 replies
    Myself | 7-19-2016 | DAC21
    Honor the fallen
  • Oregon standoff rancher Ryan Bundy 'hatched a jail escape plan' (tr)

    07/19/2016 10:40:41 AM PDT · by dware · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.18.2016 | AP via Daily Mail
    Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy was working on a plan to escape from a Portland jail, a prosecutor said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoff Barrow dropped the bombshell at a hearing Monday in which Bundy and his brother Ammon sought to be released as they await trial on charges stemming from the January takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. In trying to show Ryan Bundy is a flight risk, Barrow said deputies searching Bundy's cell in April found torn sheets braided together in a 12- to 15-foot rope, as well as extra towels, pillow cases and food.
  • Stoned in Cleveland (A day in the orbit of Mr. Dirty Tricks).

    07/19/2016 10:13:39 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/19/2016 | Matt Labash
    Cleveland There are worse fates than covering a Republican convention, but damned if I can think of any. The traffic is ungodly. The frumpy delegates look like they were tailored by Betsy Ross. The protesters smell like old cheese stored in a used sweat sock. And in the unlikely event you stumble upon an untold story, rest assured it will have been tweeted six ways to Sunday before you can even turn on your laptop. Then there's the knotty dilemmas of what to wear in these uncertain times: jacket'n'jeans, or full-on suit? Natural fibers or sweat-wicking synthetics in this Cleveland...
  • Marion Maréchal Le Pen reacts to the atrocities that stroke Nice (ENG subtitles)

    07/19/2016 7:47:58 AM PDT · by orchestra · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/18/2016
    Speech with english subtitles of Marion Marechal Le Pen after the atrocities that stroke Nice on July the 14th
  • Trump: Black Lives Matter has helped instigate police killings

    07/19/2016 7:24:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Cleveland (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday he believes the Black Lives Matter movement has in some cases helped instigate the recent killings of police officers, and suggested he might direct his future attorney general to investigate the civil rights activist group. "Certainly, in certain instances they are," Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly when he asked whether the group has been "a fuse-lighter in the assassinations of these police officers." "They certainly have ignited people and you see that ... It's a very, very serious situation and we just can't let it happen," Trump said. Trump also called the group...
  • Poll: Clinton and Trump Now Tied as GOP Convention Kicks Off (7/11-7/17)

    07/19/2016 6:03:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/19/2016 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied in the polls as the Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland this week. Clinton now just barely edges out Trump in a direct head-to-head match-up, 46 percent to 45 percent. This is slightly down from the 3-point lead she held in last week's tracking poll numbers. The contest is also competitive in a four-way general election scenario between Clinton (39 percent), Trump (40 percent), Libertarian Gary Johnson (10 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (5 percent). These results are according to the latest from the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll...
  • 13 arrested after Black Lives Matter protesters shut down I-95 in Richmond

    07/18/2016 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | July 19, 2016 | Will Armbruster and Tracey Smith
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Black Lives Matter protesters took to Interstate 95 in downtown Richmond Monday afternoon, creating major backups during rush hour. At roughly 5:45 p.m., a group of nearly 20 protesters briefly occupied all southbound travel lanes at mile marker 76.5 near the Belvidere exit, bringing traffic to a standstill.
  • Newt Gingrich: Race Relations Worse Under President Obama | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    07/18/2016 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 13 replies
    MSNBC youtube channel ^ | 07/18/2016 | morning joe msnbc
    Newt Gingrich interviewed by Morning Joe and Mika. Newt was brilliant. It is obvious at the 6:03 mark that Newt was making way too many valid points that Joe Scarborough and everyone with a earpiece heard the producer, yell, cut, CUT! change the subject. It was so abrupt because Newt was making so many points. And as always, Newt went after Obama with laser provision.