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  • Trek to Discover Truth About Yeti Foiled by Taliban

    08/31/2015 6:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 19 Aug 2015 | Nick Squires
    Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer, aimed to test Oxford University scientist theory that yeti is ancient hybrid of a brown bear and a polar bearAn expedition led by one of the world’s most acclaimed mountaineers to find out once and for all whether the yeti really exists has been thwarted by the Taliban. The trip to the remote mountains of northern Pakistan was to have been led by Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer who was the first person to climb Everest without additional oxygen and also to scale each of the world's tallest 14 peaks. He was hoping to...
  • Man Wins $1 Million After Playing Lottery With $20 Found on the Street

    08/31/2015 3:11:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 31, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    Hubert Tang is a very lucky man. As he was walking along the street outside San Francisco International Airport, Tang found a $20 bill. While most people would consider that find to be lucky enough, Tang says something compelled him to buy a lottery ticket. Tang told KPIX that he hadn’t played the lottery in more than 10 years, but decided to use his find to buy two “$1 Million Jackpot! Scratchers.” “I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend whom I was with that I didn’t know if it was real, but I think I...
  • A State in India Just Outlawed Witch-Hunting, but Many Fear That Won’t Stop the Practice

    08/31/2015 2:42:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Time ^ | Rishi Iyengar
    Women are often killed for allegedly practicing witchcraft Earlier this month, a group of local youth in the Indian village of Kajiya Maraytoli in the eastern state of Jharkhand dragged 53-year-old Etwaria Kholkho out of her home and accused her of being a witch. They demanded she identify the other witches in the village, the Indian Express newspaper reported, following which she named her mother Ratiya Kholkho and three others — 55-year-old Madni Kholkho and 40-year-old Tetri Kholkho (both unrelated to the first two women) as well as Jasinta Toppo, also 40. The five women were then brought together and...
  • How to give a Trump Speech in 12 Easy Steps (rebuttal)

    08/31/2015 11:48:02 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 6 replies
    8/31/2015 | Nikos1121
    1. Arrive in a multi-million dollar helicopter, or buzz the stadium with your 757 before you land. 2. Have "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister blaring when you walk into the room. 3. Talk off the cuff without a teleprompter a make us laugh each time. 4. Stop in the middle of your talk to autograph a copy of your book Making The Deal. 5. Answer every question quickly and to the point regardless how silly or who asks it. 6. Be firm, be polite and regardless of what the press says or does, be cool. 7. Talk...
  • Stunning Prehistoric Elk Carving Found in Norway

    08/31/2015 11:29:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Aug 2015
    A set of 7,000-year old rock carvings have been found deep inside the Arctic Circle in a sensational discovery that is being compared to the Unesco-protected Alta petroglyphs found 40 years ago. Erik Kjellman found the carvings of elk and reindeer last Monday as he was doing field work at Tømmerneset, just outside Kirkenes on Norway’s Northeastern border with Russia. “I am 29 years old and can not really retire now. I will never be involved in anything like this again. It is unique in an archaeological context,” he told Norway’s NRK channel. He said that he had stumbled on...
  • Vanity; Hey now were cooking with heat

    08/31/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by al baby · 23 replies
    Today | Self
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  • Drone catches Benedictine monk chilling on top of wind turbine

    08/31/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · by posterchild · 10 replies
    AP via new york post ^ | Aug 28, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently relaxing atop the Portsmouth Abbey School’s wind turbine — as he often does — when a drone zoomed in. Video taken by the drone, owned by a Californian on vacation, shows Byron sprawled across the turbine’s flat surface, with views of Narragansett Bay in the background. The footage was posted online this week.
  • Police: Kansas Woman Found Getting High on Canned Air at Wal-Mart

    08/30/2015 8:18:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Melissa Ann Wright was accused of huffing an industrial strength duster chemical that’s normally used to clean computers. Someone reported seeing the woman huffing a can of Ultra Duster about 11 p.m. Wednesday inside the Wal-Mart and called 911, according to television station KCTV. The spray is supposed to be used as a cleaner, and the bottle warns that inhaling it can be harmful or even cause death. “Once it enters the system it causes the heart to become super sensitive to things like adrenaline,” said Tama Sawyer, the managing director of the University of Kansas Poison Control Center. “So...
  • Mysterious Russian Statue Is 11,000 Years Old - Twice As Old As The Pyramids

    08/30/2015 12:51:10 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 54 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2015 | Rob Waugh
    <p>'A mysterious wooden idol found in a Russian peat bog has been dated to 11,000 years ago - and contains a code no one can decipher.</p> <p>The Shigir Idol is twice as old as the Pyramids and Stonehenge - and is by far the oldest wooden structure in the world.</p>
  • Hobos Bring Big Business

    08/30/2015 6:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KIMT ^ | kATIE hUINKER
    This week hobos from all over the country are meeting in a north Iowa community. For 115 years, Britt has hosted the National Hobo Convention and believe it or not, along with those hobos comes a lot of money for area businesses. “I only have one word, explosive!” This is how Mary Jo Hughes describes Hobo Days. For two decades, she has served hundreds of hobos who come through the doors of her restaurant, Mary Jo’s Hobo House. “They love food, they live from meal to meal I’ll tell you that,” says Hughes. She says it takes some planning. Over...
  • Creepy Van With 'Free Candy' Written on it Concerns Calif. Residents

    08/30/2015 4:24:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | KIMBERLY SUITERS
    A panel van advertising "free candy" is leaving some parents in California uneasy. Parents and kids in a Sacramento neighborhood were hoping the van was a trick, and not really offering free candy. A 12-year-old spotted the van in his neighborhood and thought something was off. His mom agreed. As it turns out, the van was decked out as a prank and headed for the annual Burning Man event. WJLA's Kimberly Suiters has more on this bizarre story; watch the video above.
  • Mom Who Forgot Her Baby in Shopping Cart Tells Her Story

    08/30/2015 3:57:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Aug 27, 2015
    The Gilbert mother who forgot her baby in a shopping cart in front of a grocery store this week is breaking her silence. "I'm a good mom who made a horrible mistake," she says. In a tearful interview, 27-year-old Cherish Peterson acknowledges she made a terrible mistake while rushing in and out of a Fry's grocery store on Monday to buy some candy for a nephew's birthday. On that day, Cherish was with three of her four small children when she inadvertently forgot her 2-month-old baby boy in the shopping cart in front of the store. "I got into my...
  • ‘Racist’ Long Island Athletic Director Fired for Enforcing Eligibility Rules: Lawsuit

    08/30/2015 3:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island educator says he was labeled a racist and fired for enforcing academic eligibility requirements for student athletes. Students who are failing two or more classes are ineligible for sports, teacher Robert Cincotta, who served as athletic director for the predominantly black Hempstead school district between 2005 and 2013, said in a Brooklyn federal lawsuit. In February 2013, he began checking grades for all the kids participating in winter sports in the district, such as basketball, wrestling and indoor track, and informing coaches of who would not be allowed to play
  • What Is Wrong With This Image Taken in UAE?

    08/30/2015 3:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Replacing tires in the middle of the road is against safety requirements and endangers the life of the driver and of other road users.
  • Notre Dame buys thousands of yellow bricks from 19th-century factory being demolished

    08/30/2015 2:39:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    a strong market for those materials, too. For example, the Wilson complex — like many other factories its age — is a repository of old-growth timbers that have become extremely rare. The hard maple flooring and heart-pine support beams inside the buildings were cut from trees that had been growing for hundreds of years. Old factories are some of the last places where such wood can be found. The factory's deconstruction is a stroke of luck for the University of Notre Dame as well. The four oldest buildings in the Wilson complex happen to be made of the same type...
  • Obama to rename Mount McKinley

    08/30/2015 2:30:56 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    e mail | Today | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
  • First Restaurant for Dogs in Southeast Mexico Opens in Merida

    08/30/2015 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    “PEEK FOOD”, the first restaurant for dogs in the Yucatán Peninsula opened its doors on July the 4th, 2015. It is a new gastronomical concept that offers an experience for diners that want to spend time together with their beloved pets, have a meal themselves and feed their dogs with well balanced and healthy food options. The Restaurant was born from the idea of brother and sister Rashid Ariel and Citlali Georgina Alcocer Cortazar, who have a strong relationship with dogs since they were kids. Rashid decided to become a professional dog trainer. Rashid and Citlali noticed that “Pet Friendly”...
  • Israeli ‘Bionic Organs-on-a-Chip’ to End Animal Testing

    08/30/2015 12:39:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 8/17/2015, 9:32 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A partnership between scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a German research institute may have found the solution to make animal experiments a thing of the past. Animal testing has been condemned for being cruel and morally dubious, but in recent years it also has been understood that such tests fail to predict human responses to drugs, and as regulations tighten massive investment has been turned to the field of alternative testing. Hebrew University announced on Monday that its cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI-BB) in Germany has borne breakthrough results, and together the...
  • RACCOONS ATTACK COUPLE, DOG IN SAN FRANCISCO

    08/30/2015 10:28:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/21
    In San Francisco's Richmond District, a couple was attacked they say by a pack of raccoons and if it weren't for a neighbor who came to their rescue, they believe they might have been seriously injured. Many neighbors in the area say they don't like going out after 11 p.m., not because they worry about getting mugged, but because they worry about a confrontation with raccoons. Patty Upsavs says she and her husband went out Monday night to let their dog get one last walk and that's when a raccoon pounced. "So I started swinging the dog around trying to...
  • 'Norway Took my Child Because of Pretty Dress'

    08/30/2015 10:22:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    A Lithuanian mother living in Norway who had her two children taken into care has speculated that social services intervened because of her daughter was dressed too prettily. Airida Pettersen, who moved to Norway in 2008 after marrying a Norwegian man, is one of several hundred immigrants to have had their children taken into care by Norway's Child Protection Service, or Barnevernet. "I dress my daughter in a pretty dress and make her comb her hair," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Lithuania. "They look at me like I'm from a Third World country. In my...
  • P.F. Chang’s Chef Stabbed To Death In Northshore Mall

    08/30/2015 7:16:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | August 29, 2015
    PEABODY (CBS) — A P.F. Chang’s chef is facing a murder charge after allegedly stabbing his co-worker to death at the Northshore Mall in Peabody on Saturday. Sources told WBZ-TV that a chef stabbed another chef inside the P.F. Chang’s kitchen shortly after 5:30 p.m, just as the dinner rush was getting started. Jaquan Huston, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Elivelton Dias, of Salem.
  • Woman, T at odds after fight

    08/30/2015 6:18:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Villani
    A pregnant Dorchester woman says she has been too afraid to go outside since getting into a fight with an MBTA bus driver who she said swore at her when she couldn’t pay the fare. A cellphone video posted online that went viral captured the fracas after Husniya Anderson, 32, threw a drink at the 13-year veteran driver who had asked her to get off the bus because she didn’t have enough money for the fare. The video then appears to show the driver attacking Anderson outside the bus as she holds on to her 3-year-old daughter in an effort...
  • Monster Truck Procession at Funeral Honors Little Boy

    08/30/2015 2:36:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Tami Hoey
    It was a funeral procession like no other. More than a hundred truck drivers came together Friday to pay tribute to a little boy who loved monster trucks, but never got to see a monster truck jam. Three-year-old Elijah Steffen died earlier this month from a rare bone disease. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Elijah was scheduled to be a special guest at a Monster Truck Rally in Las Vegas. But he died before he could attend that event. On Friday, Elijah's family invited truck drivers to join the hour-long funeral procession through Mesa. The procession of vehicles included everything...
  • Police: NY woman killed infant, lived with body for 3 months

    08/29/2015 8:05:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 29, 2015
    BATAVIA, N.Y. - An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant child and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • Man's Concrete Home Survives Raging Wildfire in Washington

    08/29/2015 1:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    ABC ^ | RACHEL HAWATMEH
    John Belles said he was prepared for the inevitability of a wildfire when he built his thin-shelled, concrete dome in 1999 surrounded by dry fields in Okanogan County. Earlier this week, Belles just happened to be working 30 miles out of town when he received a voicemail from a friend warning him about a fire approaching his home, he told ABC News today. After shuttling three vehicles off his property, Belles said he realized he had to hurry as the fire was only a couple hundred yards away. “The fire was getting close, in fact, there was a firefighter there...
  • Gift Cards for the Homeless: A Better Idea Than Throwing Them in Jail?

    08/29/2015 12:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 28, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    San Francisco has had it with the homeless. First came the Chronicle’s obsessive summer of op-eds and thinly reported screeds; then came Mayor Lee’s announcement threat that the homeless must leave before the Super Bowl PR machine rolls into town; and yesterday Supervisor Scott Wiener put a semantic twist on the whole fracas, arguing it’s not the homeless we’re vilifying but unsavory “street behavior." The public outcry has no real center but, like a dragnet, implicates everything from mental illness and substance abuse, to access to public restrooms and street encampments. There’s a cacophony of complaints (and rallying cries) but...
  • The Freaky New Ice Cream People Wait Three Hours For

    08/29/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Haley Goldberg
    SNIP Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls. The frozen concoction is created by pouring liquid homemade ice cream onto a cold plate reaching temps well below zero. Employees mix in toppings, flatten it out like a crepe, and then scrape it into ice-cold rolls with a putty-knife-like tool. The result is five cute little rolls with toppings ranging from fresh strawberries to...
  • Firefighters Respond to Cow With Chair on its Head

    08/28/2015 10:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28
    Firefighters in Britain said two crews responded to a report of a cow with its head stuck in a garden chair. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue tweeted a picture showing the cow with its head trapped in a plastic lawn chair about 7:50 a.m. Thursday. The tweet said crews from Mounts and Wellingborough responded to the address in Boughton, England, to attempt to assist the boggled bovine. The fire department said the cow managed to "self-release" from its predicament, but not before firefighters snapped a picture of the cow wearing its unusual headgear.
  • San Francisco Police Officer Uses Naloxone Anti-Overdose Kit To Save Man’s Life

    08/28/2015 10:10:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 28, 2015
    A new tool given to San Francisco police allowed an officer to save the life of a man who overdosed on opiates. Officer Mike Mellone is one of several officers trained to use the city’s new naloxone rescue kit. Police said Mellone was called to help a man found unconscious on Capp Street in June. Mellone sprayed the antidote into the man’s nose. The man survived and was released from the hospital a short time later. “Within a few minutes, the person who was previously unconscious and was having trouble breathing, I started to see signs that he was coming...
  • #BEARLIVESMATTER: TWITTER COMEDY ERUPTS OVER LIVE ARVADA BEAR CAPTURE

    08/28/2015 9:55:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Westword ^ | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    Twitter brings people together — and so did a certain bear whose run through Arvada yesterday briefly captivated all of Colorado. By the time the ursine star was captured and taken away, humorous tweets about the situation, and the live coverage of it by multiple Denver TV stations, had been unleashed by members of the police, the media, just plain folks and an actual professional comedian. The first official words about the bear came courtesy of the Arvada Police Department.... ...which promptly shared a Twitpic of the fugitive snapped by Kristin Fox, who also sent the shot to 9News. In...
  • Marin County Mansion Sells for Record-Breaking $47.5 Million

    08/28/2015 9:33:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28 | Tamara Palmer
    It's a booming week for Marin County real estate, thanks to the sale of one prominent piece of property. Belvedere's historic estate Locksley Hall sold on Wednesday for $47.5 million. That's $22 million over than any previous home sold in Marin County and $12 million more than the highest home sale in San Francisco, according to Curbed SF. The listing described Locksley Hall, built in 1904, as a three-level home with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space. It has four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms and a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. San Jose Mercury News reported...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Meeting Between Eminem and Minister Louis Farrakhan Was ‘10 Years in the Making’

    08/28/2015 8:01:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    The Nation of Islam leader said that he and the Detroit rapper had a “beautiful dialogue.” At first glance, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Eminem may look like an odd pairing. But not so much, when you think about how Detroit is such a significant starting point for the Nation of Islam. Both men—Minister Louis Farrakhan and rapper Eminem—have strong ties to the city. The minister and Eminem met in Detroit earlier this week, and according to an Instagram post by an NOI member, the meeting was “over ten years in the making.” Hajj Hasaun Muhammad, describing the meeting as...
  • Meet Model Who Hopes to Become First Muslim Miss Italy

    08/28/2015 7:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Ahlam El Brinis has been criticised for wearing revealing clothesBorn and raised in the northern city of Padua a model of Moroccan origin hopes to become the first Muslim Miss Italy. Ahlam El Brinis, 20, has been selected for the semi-final of the Miss Italy beauty contest, which will take place in the coastal town of Jesolo (Venice) on September 20. But she faces some tough opposition for her decision. Instagram According to huffingtonpost.it Ahlam has received threats and insults on social media for taking part in the beauty pageant. She has been criticised for posing in revealing clothes...
  • Los Angeles Man Chronicles Removal of 50,000 Bees

    08/28/2015 6:46:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Hooper
    A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online of how the insects were removed from his home. "I looked out my window and one day I noticed a bunch of bees flying around," Larry Chen said in the video he posted to YouTube. Chen said he called in an expert, Mike "The Bee Guy," who determined the bees had been living in the walls of Chen's home for 6 to 8 months. The video shows how Mike used smoke to draw out the insects and then collected them with a...
  • Ormond Beach Police: Woman Attacked Man at Gas Station, Stole His Credit Card

    08/28/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Lyda Longa
    A woman who police said attacked a man at a gas station because the store clerk would not give her free fuel has been identified and investigators are looking for her. The suspect is 35-year-old Danielle Moher, Ormond Beach police said Thursday. Investigators said Moher is the suspect who entered the Texaco gas station convenience store at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 16 and told the clerk she had no money for gasoline. When the clerk refused to give her free fuel, police said Moher went outside and struck and pushed down a 59-year-old man who was on his way back to...
  • Suspect, 16, steals 6 firearms, 1,500 rounds of ammunition

    08/28/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WOODTV.COM ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | WOODTV
    KEELER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 16-year-old has been arrested after he broke into a home, stealing six firearms and over 1,500 rounds of ammunition. It happened around Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 86358 67th Street in Keeler Township, south of Hartford. Deputies say this is the second time the home had been broken into this year. Since the first break in, the homeowners installed several security cameras. Deputies were able to review the security video and found that the suspect had likely walked to the home.
  • Man Who Killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs Granted Parole

    08/28/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/28 | Andie Adams
    Jesus Cecena killed SDPD Officer Archie Buggs in 1978The man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs "execution-style" has been granted parole, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office. On Friday, the state Parole Board decided Jesus Cecena should be released after 36 years behind bar for Buggs' slaying. In 1978, Cecena was pulled over by Buggs, 30, for a traffic stop in Skyline. Cecena pulled out a gun and shot the 4-year SDPD veteran to death. Cecena was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1979, but in 1982,...
  • Frank Sinatra, Giant Bubbles, and Dancing: Yep, This Proposal Rivals the Movies

    08/28/2015 4:06:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Today ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | Rebekah Lowin
    Before she said "yes" to wedded life, Amanda Phillips agreed to a different sort of proposal. Her boyfriend and former classmate, Joshua Dela Cruz, had asked her to help him make a professional dance demo reel. And according to the caption posted beneath the below video on YouTube, this wasn't the first time he'd asked her the very same thing: "Five years ago Amanda and Josh got together to film a dance reel. They never finished it, instead they started dating." With the help of choreographer Donald Jones Jr. and videographer Angelo Soriano, they were finally able to film the...
  • Fair Food: Oklahoma State Fair Releases List of Mouthwatering New Additions

    08/28/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 28, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and officials have released a new list of foods that will appear at stands across the fairgrounds. The list of new fair food is as follows: Bacon wrapped corn on the cob – Local sweet corn that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at The Bacon Habit. Bacon wrapped donut burger – A burger with two doughnut buns that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at Porky’s. Banana split ice cream crepe – It’s a twist on a classic. It is located at DJ’s Creme De La Crepe. Boneless...
  • Video: Sinkhole Swallows Five Pedestrians

    08/28/2015 3:25:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Footage shows pedestrians walking on the pavement when it suddenly gave inA sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city has swallowed five people in dramatic scenes that were captured on video. A provincial broadcaster says four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.
  • Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor

    08/28/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | DAVE BOHMAN
    The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six months. Students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg have been on campus for less than a week. They’re just getting the news that a message described as racist and hateful was left on the whiteboard of professor’s office door. But who did it? “They do their things in secret so they don’t want to be known,” said student Alex Bloschichak. “It’s so really hateful...
  • COCOA'S JOURNEY: BLIND, DEAF DOG REUNITED WITH FAMILY

    08/27/2015 11:25:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    6ABC ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Stephanie Lopez
    Cocoa, an almost 16-year-old blind, deaf toy poodle, was reunited with her family Tuesday after good Samaritans on social media helped track down the lost dog. She made it all the way to Belchertown, M.A. from Concord, N.C. Clayton Animal Control said a couple from Massachusetts found her without a dog tag while traveling through North Carolina. They gave the dog to a shelter in Massachusetts. Animal control officers in Belchertown posted about Cocoa online, trying to find the owner. Clayton Animal Control officer, Angie Lee, connected the dots after seeing a post on "North Carolina Lost & Found Pets"...
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Snatched From a Car in Oakland

    08/27/2015 9:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police. The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency. The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as...
  • Police: Woman Wanted Daughter's Homeless Boyfriend Killed (Over Lice)

    08/27/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015 | Patricio Balona
    A New Smyrna Beach woman wanted the homeless man her daughter was dating killed because the daughter's children came home with lice, police said. Pamela Vanorsdale, 50, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder after police said she tried to hire her former son-in-law to “pop” the proposed victim, Dylan Loveless, 22, “in the head and chest,” New Smyrna Beach police said. Vanorsdale is out of jail on $25,000 bail, court records show. New Smyrna Beach police learned of the murder-for-hire plot after the ex-son-in-law, Daniel Dionne, 33, of Daytona Beach, approached a Daytona Beach police detective, reports show....
  • Bear Injures Doberman After Scrap in Lake Neighborhood

    08/27/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | AUGUST 15, 2015 | Christal Hayes
    A dog is recovering after receiving deep scratches and lacerations on its body and neck during a scuffle with a bear in a residential neighborhood in between Leesburg and Eustis. Kim Givens said she had let her Doberman named Bo out in the backyard of her home in the Wedgewood subdivision before they went to bed late Aug. 8. She said about 11:30 p.m. she saw Bo bolt from her backyard and go down the hill her home sits on. She opened the sliding-glass door and heard loud growling and "horrible mauling sounds." Kim Givens' Doberman named Bo happily playing...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. […] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79. …
  • Husband watched his wife being shot on live TV... speaks"

    08/27/2015 8:40:34 AM PDT · by envisio · 11 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 8-27-15 | By ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Tim Gardner was watching proudly as his wife was interviewed on the local news Wednesday morning when suddenly all hell broke loose. Gardner's wife Vicki, executive director of the Smith Lake Mountain chamber of commerce, was trying to promote an upcoming event in a segment on Roanoke, Virginia news station WDBJ when a disgruntled former reporter shot dead the journalist and cameraman who were interviewing her. Mrs Gardner was also shot in the back, but survived the attack after being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. On Thursday, her husband Tim appeared on the Today show to talk about...
  • MBTA driver suspended after attack

    08/27/2015 5:25:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    A veteran MBTA bus operator has been suspended while transit police investigate an incident captured on video that appears to show the driver attacking a rider who threw a drink on her while leaving the bus. “Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said of the video, which has been posted online. “The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It’s unclear why the woman felt she didn’t have to pay.”