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  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 73 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.
  • Bender Shuts Down New Haven Line

    08/22/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 15 replies
    Railpace Newsmagazine ^ | August, 2014 | staff
    On June 20 Metro-North's New Haven Line was shut down for nearly three hours as a result of a junior high student's cardboard robot having been left on an overhead bridge near the Metro-North station at Fairfield, CT. At About 5:30 a.m., a town street sweeper saw it and alerted the Fairfield police who, in turn called in MTA police and a State Police bomb squad and helicopter to seal off nearby streets and investigate; this action also caused M-NR to suspend service. It took the investigators nearly three hourse to realize that the "suspicious object" was merely a homemade...
  • 9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    08/22/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2014 | John Kass
    Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side. And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than 24 hours after he was murdered, here's what I didn't see: I didn't see protesters waving their hands in the air for network TV cameras. I didn't see the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson playing their usual roles in the political race card game.
  • Public Advocate pushes for body cameras for cops in wake of chokehold death

    08/22/2014 1:13:15 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | EDGAR SANDOVAL , BARRY PADDOCK
    n the wake of the controversial caught-on-camera chokehold death of Eric Garner, the city’s public advocate is pushing to equip city cops with body cams to record all interactions with the public. “We’ve got a tool at our disposal, which is used in other jurisdictions, that in fact can improve police-community relations,” Public Advocate Letitia James said Thursday. “The question is why it isn’t implemented in New York City.” The waterproof three-ounce cameras James demonstrated, worn on a lapel or belt, would record audio and visual for up to eight hours on a single battery charge. On July 17, a...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • Beaten Lakewood Deputy Thanks Good Samaritan

    08/21/2014 8:18:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    [Deputy] Love, a 13-year veteran, responded to a domestic-violence call Aug. 15 at a mall in Lakewood, where a man and woman were fighting. As one deputy interviewed the woman, Love went to search the mall for the suspect, later identified as Frankie Estrada, 21. He found Estrada and was walking him out of the mall when Estrada attacked him, knocked him to the ground and began kicking and stomping on Love’s head and neck, authorities said. A bystander intervened and pulled Estrada away long enough for other deputies to reach Love. Sheriff’s investigators are not releasing the good Samaritan’s...
  • 5 things you should know about poverty in Southern California

    08/21/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Pelham · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 | JENNA CHANDLER
    Economists say regional poverty trends are ‘alarming.’ Redlands-based economist John E. Husing issued a dire warning Wednesday, as elected officials from across Southern California pledged to reignite Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty: “If we do not solve this problem, we are not going to want to live in Southern California. The communities are going to become unhinged.” Husing is one of several economists who looked at findings from the 2012 American Community Survey and state Employment Development Department to find out where poverty is concentrated in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino and Imperial counties. Some of the results...
  • DA’s clerk charged with trying to trade info for crack

    08/21/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Now that’s a good wife! A clerk at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office scored free crack cocaine for her husband from a convicted drug dealer in exchange for tips on whether he was being investigated by her boss, court documents revealed Tuesday.
  • Boy, 9, gunned down in backyard: 'Why? Just a child'

    08/21/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Jeremy Gorner, Deanese Williams-Harris
    Antonio Smith liked to tease girls and show off his dance moves in front of his buddies. He loved playing football. Pretty much like any 9-year-old boy.. Wednesday afternoon, Antonio was found in the backyard of a house in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, shot in the chest, hands and arms. He died an hour later at Comer Children's Hospital, where his cousins were at a loss to explain why anyone would want to gun down the third-grader.
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • Planned Parenthood President Uses Ferguson Situation to Push Abortion

    08/20/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A national civil rights and violence debate is brewing because of the tenuous situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But the president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business isn’t letting an opportunity to push her pro-abortion agenda go to waste. LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger has more on Cecile Richards’ latest antics: cecilerichards23And to add more craziness to chaos, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, injected herself into the Ferguson tragedy. Keep in mind, this is someone who derives her $583,000 annual salary from the nation’s largest abortion chain whose home city, NYC, aborts more black babies than are born alive. On Facebook she...
  • great speech

    08/19/2014 11:47:54 PM PDT · by Pelham · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 19, 2014 | the coach
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  • Philly Police Officer Grazed in Head by Bullet, Suspect Shot Dead

    08/19/2014 8:46:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Chang and Dan Stamm
    An overnight shootout in the Tacony section of Philadelphia injured a police officer and left a suspect dead. A bullet grazed Officer Stephen Korpalski in the head as he and his partner responded to a report of an armed man at the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Magee Avenues at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Philadelphia Police.
  • More Police Agencies Considering Body, Dash Cameras

    08/19/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 19, 2014 3:14 PM
    Law enforcement agencies all over Southern California are looking to technology to help quell some of the controversy that inevitably erupts following an officer-involved shooting. From Los Angeles, to Rialto, to Hawthorne, agencies believe cameras can offer transparency in future officer-involved shootings by capturing events on video as they unfold. At Tuesday’s police commission, LAPD Inspector General Alexander Bustamante said an audit of the department’s 21 stations found cameras that were not working, placed in locations with little to no view of holding cells and that lacked “full coverage” of lobbies and other areas where the public has unrestricted access....
  • 70-Year-Old Emirati Woman Claims 'Angel Maid Turned a Demon'

    08/19/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Maryam Alyammahi
    Sri Lankan maid in custodyA housemaid who is accused of harassing her old Emirati employer has been arrested. The 70-year-old woman, named Aisha, lives alone in Sharjah. Her son, Omar, had arranged for the maid, who hails from Sri Lanka, through an agency last month, since his mother refused to live with him. In the beginning she was extremely helpful, kind and looked after the old lady as if she was her own mother. “She was almost like a sweet angel,” said Aisha. “ I was so happy with her that I gave her one of my mobile phones. Later,...
  • 5 Omani Women Held for Jewellery Theft

    08/19/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Kuwaiti police arrested five Omani women after security cameras showed they have robbed several gold shops in the oil-rich Gulf emirate. The five used to go into jewellery shops with a little boy and pretend to try some items to detract the attention of workers before leaving the shop with their loot. Police had been baffled by the camera’s failure to identify their faces before they decided to trick the women into falling in a trap. “Police published fake attractive offers for jewelry and cosmetics on an Instagram account they set up for this purpose. They then installed several cameras...
  • "ISIS HERE" sign in Ferguson!

    08/19/2014 4:38:53 AM PDT · by connell · 30 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 8-19-14 | Jonathan Tallman
    On Monday night during an evening broadcast from the Ferguson protests with Jake Tapper, there a banner that said “ISIS here” that was being held behind Tapper as he reported. The banner is a chilling reminder of the radical Islamic terror group that has been put on the map by it’s takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and declaring itself the Islamic Caliphate. Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was quick to point out the chilling nature of the photo . . .
  • And What About Facial Injury Photo's Of Darren Wilson? Shouldn't They Be Released Now?

    08/19/2014 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 92 replies
    Being Darren Wilson was sent to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries,and possibly other injuries suffered during the struggle over the weapon,why haven't we seen pics from the hospital by now?It didn't take long before pics of George Zimmerman were released,of which later embarrassed all those who fabricated stories of what actually happened.This case is very similar.And officer finds himself in a violent scuffle with a suspect,but in this case the suspect has a 100 or so pound advantage.And after what Mike Brown did to his face,Officer Wilson was still able to shoot Brown in the fashion he was...
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Police tell Detroiters to buy guns in city riven by race issues and crime

    08/18/2014 9:53:01 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 8 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | Sunday 17 August 2014 | Rose Hackman
    Detroit police chief James Craig – nicknamed “Hollywood” for his years spent in the LAPD and his seeming love of being in front of the camera – has repeatedly called on “good” and “law-abiding” Detroiters to arm themselves against criminals in the city. His words have not fallen on deaf ears. Patricia Champion, a 63-year-old lifelong Detroiter, a grandmother and retired educator, decided to get her concealed pistol license - a CPL - two years ago after her son said he was increasingly worried for her safety. Champion, a resident of northwest Detroit, mostly keeps her gun, a 9mm Glock...
  • Ferguson Missouri Riot Video Thread

    08/17/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 85 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | August 17 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    I thought this would be a good place to post video links of the rioting in Ferguson Missouri and links to news coverage and live stream recordings.
  • Who needs a man once an Alaska girl has mastered the chain saw?

    08/17/2014 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 104 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014 | Laureli Kinneen
    NOME -- I used to joke and tell my friends that other than for obvious reasons, I only need a man to operate my chain saw. Because really, I’m an Alaska girl, and can bleed the line when I run out of fuel at the house. I thaw my pipes when they freeze. I can change a flat tire, butcher a caribou and catch, filet, smoke and can a silver salmon. Oh, and shoot a few ptarmigan with a .22 for dinner. You know. Normal stuff. But here’s the thing. I’ve relied on a man for seven years to supply...
  • Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo

    08/17/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 8-15-2014 | By Annie Getsinger |
    Fighting Bob Fest will return to Baraboo next month after taking place in Madison for the past three years. The political festival, set for Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, was first held in Baraboo in 2002 to honor the legacy of the late U.S. senator and former Wisconsin Gov. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. La Follette is considered one of the founders of the progressive movement and organizers say the intent of the festival is to honor his contributions and energize progressives by providing a forum for speakers, networking and camaraderie. The annual festival, which draws thousands, was...
  • Dallas family turns grandmother's cinnamon roll recipe into delicious business

    08/17/2014 12:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Dallas culturemap ^ | Carolyn Overbeck
    Amy Collins knew a good thing when she tasted one. Her grandmother, Rochelle — known as “RoRo” to the grandkids — baked dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls in her Garland kitchen, which she sold at church and school fundraisers. The cinnamon rolls had also become a Christmastime tradition in their family. “I wanted to find a way to always have her cinnamon rolls around for Christmas for my kids and my grandkids,” says Collins, 29, who lives in East Dallas. To do that, she enlisted her husband, Lauren, to help her start a business using her grandmother’s recipes — which...
  • Watch Giant Crocodile Chase Boy Swimmer

    08/17/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014
    This video footage captures a boy swimming with a huge crocodile chasing him. The incident is believed to have happened in Mexico.
  • 5 killed, 23 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

    08/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
  • Potential ‘16 rivals defend Rick Perry

    08/16/2014 11:13:02 PM PDT · by DRey · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/16/2014 | Burgess Everett
    Rick Perry’s potential 2016 GOP rivals on Saturday rushed to the Texas governor’s defense in the wake of his indictment on allegations of abusing his office. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all came out in strong defense of Perry, who on Saturday said he would fight the “farce” indictment. Cruz, who previously served as a top lawyer for the Lone Star state, blasted the prosecution as “politically motivated” and lit into what he deemed as the “sad history” of the prosecutors, a reference to previous legal efforts aimed at Texas Republicans.
  • Darren Wilson,.....governor declares state of emergency after six days of rioting and protests

    08/16/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mail online ^ | Dan Bates In Ferguson, Missouri for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot dead unarmed black teen Michael Brown pictured as governor declares state of emergency after six days of rioting and protests Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who has been identified as the police officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, was pictured for the first time in a report on Saturday as a state of emergency was declared in Ferguson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that he has signed an order declaring a state of emergency 'to keep the people safe' and implemented a midnight to 5am curfew. Yahoo News published the...
  • Protests turn almost festive in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/15/2014 10:11:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 56 replies
    CBS, AP ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | CBS, AP
    County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.
  • State troopers take over security in Ferguson, protests quiet and peaceful Thursday night

    08/15/2014 9:53:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox 31, CNN Wire, Cable News Network, Time Warner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Fox 31, CNN Wire
    Now, authorities — who’ve faced accusations that they’ve used excessive force in response to demonstrations — will be taking a different tack in an effort to calm tensions, officials said Thursday...As groups of protesters grew Thursday night, the demonstrations were calm.
  • ‘Pretty’ Gulf Businesswoman Seeks Kuwaiti Husband

    08/15/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014
    She published a newspaper advertisementA Gulf Arab businesswoman, describing herself as pretty widow, broke social barriers and published a newspaper advertisement for a husband. The woman, who identified herself as Umm Mohammed, stipulated the groom must be a Kuwaiti aged 33-40 years, has a university degree, enjoys good conduct and is ‘religious’. The advertisement, published in the Kuwaiti Arabic language daily Al Rai, said those interested should contact her through WhatsApp service.
  • Hip-Hop Chess Facility Opens In Fremont

    08/15/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 15, 2014
    "Wait a minute, and think about what you're going to do next. It might save your life" I remember that line from an interview - it wasn't a firefighter at a disaster drill, though. It was from Rza, hip-hop icon from Wu Tang Clan, and he was talking about the game of chess. Hip-Hop and chess have been linked for years, thanks largely to an organization launched in part by Rza, called the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. The HHCF has been taking at-risk youth, and sitting then down at chessboards for years. The results have been amazing. And now HHCF, already...
  • Stanley Cup winner's son scores the 'Spamboni'

    08/15/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-15-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The old "Spamboni" ice resurfacer has sold for the $2,000 asking price -- and it's going to a family with deep Minnesota hockey roots. Dave Langevin, whose dad grew up in St. Paul and won four Stanley Cups as a defenseman with the New York Islanders in the early 1980s, is now the owner of the Hormel-sponsored Zamboni that once wheeled around the St. Paul Civic Center while promoting the Austin, Minn.-based company's canned meat. The 1972 HDB Zamboni (Serial No. 1566) was the Civic Center's original machine.
  • Woman Steals Sister’s Husband... and Home

    08/15/2014 9:56:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014
    She claims her sister was in a relationship with her husbandAn elderly woman in Mpumalanga is homeless and single after her sister ‘stole’ her husband and then sold her home, too, to a loan shark, When 77-year-old Evelyn Gumede discovered that her sister was in a relationship with her husband, she asked her to keep him, but little did she know what her sister planned, according to a report by newsbite website, quoting Dailysun as its source. ‘Not only did she steal my husband, she also sold my house,’ Gumede was quoted as saying in the report. She had been...
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Saves Father From Burning Home in Hayward

    08/15/2014 9:44:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
    A 9-year-old girl saved her father from a burning home near a Hayward high school Thursday morning, a fire captain said. The blaze was reported at 7:01 a.m. at a two-story home in the 2000 block of Park Arroyo Place, located near Mt. Eden High School, Hayward fire spokesman Capt. Don Nichelson said. Smoke alarms alerted the girl to the fire and she helped her father escape through a second-floor window, Nichelson said. and helped them out by putting a ladder up to the second floor. Firefighters arrived and found heavy smoke and flames coming from both floors of the...
  • Michael Brown Was An "Unarmed Teen" Because He Was Unable To Take The Cop's Gun!!

    08/15/2014 4:23:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    8/15/14 | sff
    I have heard repeatedly....ad nauseam...that Mr. Brown was an UNARMED TEEN. Completely missing is the context. Be truthful, media. He was unarmed, according to reports, because he was unable to take the gun away from the police officer.
  • Homicide Watch Chicago (No Swat Teams There. No Presidential Speech)

    08/14/2014 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Homicide Watch Chicago ^ | 8/14/2014 | Homicide Watch Chicago
    Homicide Watch Chicago is dedicated to the proposition that murder is never a run-of-the-mill story. Attention must be paid to each one, not merely a select and particularly tragic few. We understand the reality of public’s demand for news - that some stories get more attention than others. But all murders represent a degree of human suffering - direct and indirect - that cannot be ignored. Our goal is to tell the story of every murder in the city, so that together we might fight the tendency to view homicides as just another rising or falling number, like mortgage rates...
  • Desperate search for two Amish girls abducted from their family's roadside vegetable stand

    08/14/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren For Mailonline
    A desperate search is underway for two Amish girls after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside stand in northern New York last night. Six-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller were bundled into a white car as they went to help a customer in Oswegatchie around 7.20pm on Wednesday, according to reports. On Thursday, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said his office has received 'numerous leads' and that state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were part of the search. Dive teams have also been called in to scour the nearby Oswegatchie River. 'There's no...
  • Bride Taken to Wrong Groom in Yemen

    08/14/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2014
    She learnt about the embarrassing mistake in the last minute A Yemeni bride was taken in a motorcade to the wrong groom before she was told about the embarrassing mistake in the last minute. Town residents near the capital Sanaa lined up the roads to greet the bride who sat in a luxury car surrounded by many other vehicles unleashing their honks in celebration. When the motorcade reached the presumed groom’s house, another motorcade with another bride stopped near the same house. “The honking and the music suddenly stopped and the people started laughing…only then, the groom’s relatives rushed out...
  • Teacher Accused Of Plotting To Kill Wife To Be With Student

    08/13/2014 9:00:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | Meghan McCorkell
    HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Murder conspiracy. A former Harford County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is now charged with plotting to murder his own wife. Ethan Estevez has been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, a charge his lawyer vehemently denies.
  • Park City elementary teacher charged with possessing child pornography

    08/13/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    PARK CITY — A teacher at Parley's Park Elementary and area Boy Scout leader is accused of possessing child pornography. Jose Maria Ardanaz Ezcurdia, 31, was charged Monday in Summit County's 3rd District Court with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer’s Tales Continue to Lure Tourists to Canterbury

    08/12/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 8, 2014
    Canterbury Cathedral, where Archbishop Thomas Becket was killed, is the city’s biggest tourist attraction with a million visitors every yearAfter nearly 1,000 years, murder in the cathedral is still luring visitors to Canterbury. It was in the Canterbury Cathedral in 1107 that Archbishop Thomas Becket was killed, viciously, by four knights who believed they were doing the bidding of King Henry 2. As a result, Becket became a martyr and the cathedral a place of pilgrimage to his shrine. The homicide was the subject of Murder in the Cathedral, a verse drama by T.S. Eliot, and was more famously immortalised...
  • Maryland Woman Arrested for Breaking Father-in-Law's Windows Because it 'Was Fun'

    08/12/2014 3:41:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 12, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Michelle Waro was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of property destruction over $1,000.A Maryland woman apparently gets her kicks by tossing bricks thorough the windows of family members. An officer from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was summoned to a home in Leonardtown after getting a report about property destruction. The residents of the home called police after someone, later identified as Michelle Waro, had started tossing bricks through windows at the home. According to the homeowner, Waro is his daughter-in-law. When he arrived on the scene, Cpl. Connelly saw the 43-year-old suspect behind...
  • A Year's Chase 'Ends' With Just 1 Day of Marriage for Man (Could Not Handle Two Wives at a Time)

    08/12/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Muna Al Khanjari
    Man seeks to divorce as he could not handle two wives at a time An Arab man chased an Arab woman for more than a year to make her his second wife. However, the bride and her family were shocked at the end of the very first day of marriage when he said that he wanted to divorce her because he cannot handle two wives at a time. Dubai-based lawyer Aisha Al Tunaigi, founding partner of Al Matrooshi and Al Tunaiji Law Firm in Dubai, told Emirates 24|7 that the man realised after the first night with his second wife...
  • Chinese homebuyers seeking security in O.C.

    08/12/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Pelham · 10 replies
    OC Register ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jeff Collins
    <p>It’s a long-shot dream for American 14 year olds – even more so for a boy growing up in China.</p> <p>But Lu’s parents take seriously the ambition of their son, the 5-foot-10 lead scorer for the International School basketball team in Beijing. So, in March, they plunked down $1.2 million in cash to buy a brand new, four-bedroom house in Irvine, just A two-minute walk from the community basketball court.</p>
  • Keys Man Beat Girlfriend After Dreaming She Cheated on Him

    08/11/2014 6:29:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Cherine Akbari
    The girlfriend of Carlos Gascon told Monroe County Sheriff's deputies that Gascon had been beating her all day Friday.A Florida Keys man was arrested after beating his girlfriend after he had a dream she cheated on him, according to police. Carlos Gascon's girlfriend told Monroe County Sheriff's deputies that Gascon beat her all day Friday. She was able to call for help at 6:45 p.m. after Gascon passed out. The woman accused Gascon of choking her, pouring hot coffee on her, cutting the back of her leg with a knife, and threatening to kill her while holding a knife to...
  • WATCH: What Charges Could Tony Stewart Face?

    08/11/2014 6:21:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | August 11th | Jay Sorgi
    Will Tony Stewart face prison time for the collision that led to the death of another driver, Kevin Ward, Jr.? According to Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann, it is possible. McCann stopped short of saying that Stewart would face intentional homicide charges, but "he could face something called negligent homicide ... reckless, careless behavior that causes an accidental death." "Because of the way [he] behaved so recklessly, [he] could be charged with a felony, and that felony carries up to four years in prison," he added. McCann was clear in the interview that there were no pending criminal charges...
  • Woman Tries to Stop Husband's Plane From Leaving Because She Thinks He's Cheating

    08/11/2014 4:59:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 11, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The woman scaled a fence at Halifax Stanfield International Airport to stop the plane.A woman was arrested on Sunday after she climbed a 10-foot, barbed-wire fence and tried to stop a plane from taking off because she believed her husband was on it. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the woman at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and took her to the hospital to be evaluated. The 37-year-old woman wanted to keep the plane from taking off because she thought that her husband was leaving to see another woman. "Her intent was to stop the aircraft from taking off," RCMP spokesman...
  • Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to Leave Driving to Staffers and Volunteers: Report

    08/10/2014 8:31:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
    Mayor Quan Not DrivingIt appears Oakland Mayor Jean Quan will not be behind the wheel this election season. According to the Oakland Tribune, a spokesman said going forward, Quan will leave the driving to staffers or volunteers. Quan's driving suddenly became a red flag back in June when she damaged her city-issued car in a fender bender. Before the accident, she was also seen using her phone behind the wheel. As for that June car crash, police never did determine which driver was at fault.
  • Long Beach Resident Kills Burglary Suspect

    08/10/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 10, 2014 5:22 PM | Greg Mills
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a resident of the home he was trying to break into early Sunday morning, according to Long Beach police. Officers responded to the 2800 block of East Third Street at 2:24 a.m., arriving with paramedics who pronounced the suspect dead, police said. When CBS2’s Greg Mills visited the street on Sunday afternoon, he found a handful of concerned neighbors. “I’m scared, because I live with my son. He’s petrified,” said Dina Milonas, who lives next door to the home where the attempted burglary took place, at Third Street...