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  • COCOA'S JOURNEY: BLIND, DEAF DOG REUNITED WITH FAMILY

    08/27/2015 11:25:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 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 · 38 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 · 49 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.”
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    8/26/15
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn File....so I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...
  • Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

    08/26/2015 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-2015 | GARY ROBERTSON
    Flanagan sent ABC News a 23-page fax about two hours after the shooting, saying his attack was triggered by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the network said. Nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged in that rampage. The network cited Flanagan as saying he had suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work. He had been attacked by black men and white women, and for being a gay black man, he said.
  • Man killed in shooting near Obama's home

    08/26/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sam Charles
    A man was shot to death in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday evening, only about two blocks from President Barack Obama’s home. Reginald Sanson, 25, was in a vehicle about 6 p.m. when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes and 3,318 years

    08/26/2015 12:38:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Rueters ^ | Keith Coffman
    "It is the court's intention that the defendant never set foot in free society again ... If there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour said. "The defendant does not deserve any sympathy." Survivors and relatives of those killed clapped and cheered as Samour then ordered deputies to remove Holmes from his courtroom, and the gunman was led away in shackles. The 27-year-old was found guilty last month of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 after donning a helmet, gas mask and body armor, then opening fire...
  • Police in West Covina Investigate Discovery of Woman’s Body in Possible Uber Vehicle

    08/26/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    KTLA ^ | Kennedy Ryan, Kirk Hawkins and Christina Pascucci,
    The discovery was made around 12 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot of a Stater Bros. on North Azusa Avenue, according to the West Covina Police Department. The woman’s body was found in the backseat of a gray Volkswagen, said police Sgt. Brian Daniels. On the front passenger seat, investigators found a tan leather purse. ... The vehicle appeared to have an Uber sticker and tag, but the ride-sharing service would not confirm or deny whether the car or its driver was registered with the company.
  • How to Properly Celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day

    08/25/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8/25
    The Whiskey Sour doesn't really have an intriguing origin story like some of its counterparts, but it's still a favorite amongst cocktail connoisseurs. The first documented reference to the popular mix was in an 1870 Wisconsin newspaper. Almost a century later, Universidad del Cuyo published a story crediting Elliott Stubb for creating the Whiskey Sour. The Peruvian newspaper that published the news solved one of the greatest mysteries i
  • Confronted by Cops, Man Swings Dog at Them

    08/25/2015 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    newser ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    (Video At Link) A suspicious man was reported Sunday night wandering with his dog through people's backyards in Park City, Kansas, and responding police say he wasn't especially cooperative, KSN reports. That man was 26-year-old Michael Rush, who a responding officer says reacted by swinging the poor pup on its leash to keep the officer at bay. "I've never seen someone pick up a dog and swing it through the air to use it as a weapon before," the Park City Police chief says. Rush was eventually taken down with a stun gun and charged with animal cruelty, and the...
  • Prayer Request - Please Pray for my Brother

    08/24/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 94 replies
    08.24.15 | Coleus
    He had a heart attack a week ago, had bypass surgery a few hours later and is still in an induced coma and on the respirator.
  • Russians to Build Tallest Jesus Statue in World on Pacific Coast

    08/19/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | 8/19/15 | Pravomir
    *Taller than famous Rio de Janiero and Lisbon statues*Intended as symbol of rebirth of Russian Far East and rebirth of ChristianityThe statue was cast in 2013 by Tsereteli, the famous Georgian-Russian sculptor, known for his gigantic projects such as a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and ‘The Tear of Grief’ in the United States, dedicated to the struggle against world terrorism. The monument stands 50 metres taller than the world famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro, and two metres higher than ‘The Christ the King’ in Lisbon. In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Missing in Utah Forest Found Alive

    08/24/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/24
    A 10-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with family in eastern Utah has been found alive more than 24 hours after he got lost while looking for mushrooms near a remote mountain lake, the child's aunt said Monday. Police say that Malachi Bradley got lost near a remote mountain lake near the Wyoming border Sunday morning. His aunt Lehua Estrada-Brown said she got a text from her husband at the scene saying the boy was found Monday afternoon in good shape. "We are so relieved and happy," she said. Malachi Bradley survived in the remote, rugged area as temperatures dipped...
  • More PC BS- Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck

    08/24/2015 5:25:07 PM PDT · by MatthewQuigley · 11 replies
    KIVI TV- Boise ^ | 8/24/15 | KIVI TV
    kivitv- Boise Wilder school forces student to remove Confederate flag from truck By Lacey Darrow. CREATED 4:31 PM - UPDATED: 4:50 PM WILDER, Idaho (KIVI)— A battle is brewing over a high school student's Confederate flag in Wilder. Jordan Beattie is a student at Cossa Academy in Wilder and thought a Confederate flag given to him as a gift from his girlfriend was simply a gesture of love. Beattie drove to school with the flag hung up on his truck when he was called to the school office and was informed he was forbidden to fly the flag. The school...
  • Giant alligator weighing 920 pounds gets pulled from lake

    08/24/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2015
    EUFAULA, Ala. - Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds. AL.com reports that the 13-foot, 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14.
  • Harvest time for the “Tree of Life”

    08/24/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Some people love them, some people could live without them. There are differing views on their benefit, but almost everyone is fond of the taste. From the honey and the smoke of the wood, to the highly nutritional flour made from the ground pods, they are a signature flavor here in the desert. The early start to monsoon this year affected the first mesquite harvest, with many finding unacceptable mold, which renders them inedible. However, the second harvest is looking better, and is in progress in parts of the county, although some altitudes have already peaked. “I heard rumor about...
  • Love in the Air as Mating Manatees Canoodle on Lauderdale Beach

    08/24/2015 2:27:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    An evening ritual for one Fort Lauderdale resident took a remarkable turn Friday. Bill Tudhunter, 57, was sitting on the back patio of his Fort Lauderdale home drinking a beer and enjoying the view of the Intracoastal Waterway, as he does every evening after work, when he noticed something odd in the water. A group of nine manatees had come ashore behind the home in the 2100 block of Southeast 21st Street. In what could only be described as a dogpile, they rocked with the wake, apparently mating as they floated in a few feet of water. A cluster of...
  • 'I Am Francis. And I Am Still Alive…'

    08/23/2015 7:32:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Majorie van Leijen
    How an 11-month-old pup - left for dead in Fujairah - survivedAs told by Francis himself. “My name is Francis, a former happy pup. But after a recent event I have to find my life back. Let me tell you what happened… I was born in the UAE, a beautiful place. A bit hot though, but it could be worse. I am 11-months-old so don’t know much about the life, but I guess it hasn't been easy. It’s really hot outside and I am not really finding food or water. I think I have to learn to find that myself,...
  • Man Divorces Wife For Not Preparing Food Fast Enough Wife Refutes Charges

    08/23/2015 7:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015
    A-57-year old Nigerian man divorced his wife on the grounds that she was preparing his food very late at night, Emarat Al Youm reports, quoting news websites. The report names the man as Oolovada Adikoaa and he told a court in Lagos that his wife failed to fulfil her marriage duties. She did not prepare the food on time, although he warned her many times. “There is no reason for pushing me to continue in a relationship with a woman who makes me starve, I can no longer tolerate it," he is quoted as saying. The 25-year-old wife refuted the...
  • Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

    08/23/2015 6:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Jewish Press ^ | August 22nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.Traffic horror stories in Israel are famous, and driving on highways in the Holy Land is reserved only for the brave at heart. It is well known that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are among the bravest rabbis in the world, of course. Last week even Chabad of Dead Sea director Rabbi Shimon Elharar met his match, running into a massive “traffic jam” on the highway alongside the Dead Sea. “It’s not only in Tel Aviv that one has to worry about getting stuck,”...
  • Airman hiking 710 Miles to Honor Wounded Soldiers

    08/23/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 20, 2015
    Airman hiking 710 miles to honor wounded soldiers Cindy Hval The Spokesman-Review Recently visited page Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail in order to honor soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. • To donate to the EOD Warrior Foundation and help Sgt. Trosine reach her goal, go to eodwarriorfoundation.org/events/events/view/111. • For more information about the foundation: eodwarriorfoundation.org/about. • You can follow Trosine’s story on her blog at https://washingtonstatepctthruhiker.wordpress.com. Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is on the journey of a lifetime. The Fairchild Air Force Base airman is hiking 710 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail,...
  • Scarce Salmon Caught in Bodega Bay Swells

    08/23/2015 5:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 20, 2015 | Bill Ryan
    Local Angler scores … a 27.5 pound Chinook salmon and a 7-pound striper on the Miss Anita off of Bodega Bay. George Lewis, a reader from Napa, sent me this nice photo of two of his fish. George said that skipper Aaron Orsini did an outstanding job of guiding the boat in heavy swells. This gave George the best chance to bring the fish to the net. He was the second local angler in just a week to tell me that the Miss Anita is a well-run boat. It is a 6-pack – fishing just six anglers – so it’s...
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed for Using ‘Hoverboard’ at LAX

    08/23/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Time ^ | Tanya Basu
    The first video show Khalifa surrounded by cops. “This? I didn’t do nothing, anyway,” he says in the video showing a time stamp of 3:55 pm. “What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say? We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be.” ... Khalifa went to Twitter regarding the incident, mentioning in multiple tweets that hoverboards were the way of the future.
  • Restoring Unity

    08/23/2015 7:23:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Anybody going to the rally in Birmingham?
  • Remains of 25-Year-Old Texas Woman Were Likely Stolen From Funeral Home After Service: Police

    08/23/2015 7:22:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The 25-year-old Texan died after a long bout with cystic fibrosis. Her funeral was August 15 at the Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. “There wasn’t any forced entry to the facility,” Sgt. Javier Salazar told CNN affiliate KSAT. “So what it’s believed is between the hours of 1:30 p.m., when the service ended, to about 4:30 p.m., when they locked up for the evening, someone came in and stole Ms. Mott’s remains. That person remains at large.” Funeral home owner Dick Tips told the affiliate that he believes the body may have been stolen by someone who didn’t support Mott’s...
  • Please, Donald Trump, shore up your security team...A lot of crazy people out there...

    08/22/2015 8:13:38 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 66 replies
    8/22/2015 | Nikos 1121
    I am very concerned about the lack of security around Donald Trump. Whether he runs for the presidency or not, is immaterial. He is a National Treasure, as many of our popular people... Please, please, please get the best security people to protect you. Size up the audience BEFORE you arrive at a function.... You walked into Mobile, like a lamb. There are crazy hateful people out there. Please protect yourself... The campaign, is just starting, and obviously people within the Republican party loathe you...they have a malicious intent towards you... Please get the best, to protect you...Please...Wear a bullet...
  • (NJ) West Milford DPW chief fired after being charged with poisoning bird's nest

    08/22/2015 7:41:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Record ^ | 8.21.15 | RICHARD COWEN
    Carlos Luaces, West Milford’s superintendent of public works, was charged Friday with animal cruelty for allegedly spraying a robin’s nest with pesticide, killing two chicks and destroying an egg. As a result, Mayor Bettina Bieri also announced Friday evening that she had fired Luaces. The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charged Luaces, of Byram in Sussex County, with knowingly poisoning a living animal and causing death, an indictable offense that is a third-degree crime. The agency also charged Luaces with the lesser crime of knowingly poisoning an animal, which is a disorderly persons offense. If...
  • FDNY rescues 910-pound woman through apartment window

    08/22/2015 2:23:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kevin Fasick and Aaron Feis
    The woman, 70, was hoisted in a large yellow net by FDNY paramedics from her Fifth Avenue home and rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. “Firemen came down and measured the elevator door,” the building doorman said. “She would not have been able to get out of the door.”
  • Firefighters Save Donkey From Wildfire And Now He Won't Leave Their Side

    08/22/2015 1:41:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Distractify ^ | 14 August 2015
    When firefighters battling a 7,000 acre wildfire in Arizona spotted a donkey emerging from the flames, they cooled off his singed body with their hose. Now, they can't get rid of him. It was unknown whether the donkey was tame or wild, but after the rescue, she followed her heroes around all day — refusing to leave their side. Thankfully, after being pried away from his new friends, George the donkey was reunited with his owners.
  • Former Boxing Champion Roy Jones Jr. Asks Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

    08/22/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    American boxer Roy Jones asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to give him Russian citizenship during a meeting in Sevastopol, Wednesday. Snapshot photo by RuptlyTV SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. met with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday for a brief meeting in Sevastopol, Crimea, and asked the Kremlin leader for Russian citizenship. The 46-year-old boxer and rapper arrived to be a special guest in the boxing show The Battle of Mount Gasfort that will take place this weekend, Russia Today reported. Jones underscored it would be easier to do business in Russia if...
  • S. Korea: U.S. MRLS's Cross Tong-il Bridge

    08/22/2015 9:22:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    News 1 ^ | 2015-08-22
  • Father of 9 shot, killed outside Miami apartment

    08/22/2015 4:56:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WSVN ^ | August 21, 2015
    According to police, 36-year-old Michael Antoine Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene. His father said he was sleeping when he heard approximately 13 gunshots from the second floor apartment. "I heard the shots go off," said Grant Jackson Jr., the victim's father. "Then I looked out the window and, you know, it was about 13 altogether, so I fell on the floor. When I got back up, after the shots was gone, I seen somebody in all this black running down the street, and when I looked down on the ground, I seen my son."
  • Man Indicted in 18-Year-Old Murder Mystery

    08/21/2015 10:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 | Scott Gordon
    Gainesville woman’s 1997 murder solved, police say. A North Texas man was indicted this week on charges he murdered his former girlfriend 18 years ago. Christopher Ax, 38 and a former soldier, is accused of murdering 20-year-old Sarah Dougherty, who disappeared on March 28, 1997 when she never returned home from a movie store where she worked. She was later found strangled. Ax, a Gainesville resident, was indicted Wednesday in Cooke County and is being held on $1 million bond. The arrest came after the Texas Rangers took a fresh look at the case. According to the arrest warrant,...
  • Your Phone’s Gun Emoji Could Soon Be Banned

    08/21/2015 9:42:17 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 23 replies
    The Right to Bear ^ | Unlisted | Unlisted
    Leave it to the left-wing anti-gun nuts to try and get something like this banned. Nowadays most smart phones have emojis. The Apple iPhone has a revolver emoji that is used while texting others. You can use the emoji however you want, the point is sending someone an emoji of a gun is in no way able to harm another. But gun activist in New York think it can lead to violence so they’re trying to get Apple to ban its use. The group called “New Yorkers Against Gun Violence” has petitioned Apple with their “Disarm the iPhone” campaign and...
  • Mexico’s Last Vigilantes

    08/21/2015 8:37:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-21-2015 | JAN-ALBERT HOOTSEN
    When the Knights Templar took their land, hoping to control the lucrative market for crops such as limes and avocados, the vigilantes piled into beat-up trucks, rumbled across the state’s mountainous Tierra Caliente region and used pistols, rifles and even rakes to take back their farms. The autodefensas helped restore a sense of order to a region that has suffered considerably during Mexico's brutal drug war, a conflict that’s left an estimated 100,000 or more dead since it began in 2006. Despite the vigilantes' success against the drug gangs — and some would say because of it — the government...
  • Denton County Couple Wants to Bring Pet Pig Home

    08/21/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 8/21
    A Denton County couple is on a mission to bring their beloved pet back home, but Goose isn't the average house pet. He's an 8-month-old pig who recently got out of his backyard in Hickory Creek and wound up at animal control. His owners went to pick him up but say they couldn't take him home because an ordinance doesn't allow pigs in the city. The couple now plans to go before city council to request a change in the ordinance so they can bring Goose home. "We miss him, our animals miss him, our neighbors miss him. We just...
  • Video: Dancing Girl Spurs Public Anger in Saudi

    08/21/2015 7:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015
    A girl caught on camera dancing with men at a shopping festival in Saudi Arabia triggered public anger and some called for punishing its organizers. A U-Tube film published by Sada daily showed the girl, wearing short-sleeve T-shit and a tight jeans, trotted to folklore music with local men attending the festival in the Southern Saudi province of Asir. “Viewers of the film expressed anger at what happened at the festival and called on authorities to punish its organizers for allowing a girl to dance with men,” the paper said. Gender-mixing in public places in conservative Saudi Arabia is strictly...
  • De Blasio’s Proposal to Destroy Pedestrian Times Square Is the Opposite of Progressive

    08/21/2015 7:33:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/20 | Justin Davidson
    Frustrated by a Times Square clogged with aggressive street performers, renegade Elmos, and women in body paint who offer to pose with tourists for authentic New York City selfies, Mayor Bill de Blasio has drifted back to a solution he floated during the campaign season — rip out the pedestrian plazas. His plan — one of several being considered by a new Times Square livability task force — would clear out the undesirables by also evicting everyone who happens to be lounging or strolling or snapping photos. Instead, it would return the bow tie to its old denizens: cars. Because...
  • Irish Tourist Takes Dubai Cabbie for Ferrari World Joyride... Goes Viral

    08/21/2015 6:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Bindu Rai
    Takes the Indian taxi driver on the world’s fastest roller coaster They call it the luck of the Irish, and it appears, Liam Murphy’s cup runneth over as the man from Cork spread some good cheer when he cut a ticket for his taxi driver on a joyride to Ferrari World. The kind-hearted test engineer, who was in Dubai on a business trip, decided to invite his driver on a whim to join him in the Yas Island theme park when he learned the Indian national had never been inside the park despite making countless trips to drop off customers...
  • Not Guilty Pleas Entered in Slender Man Stabbing Case

    08/21/2015 5:17:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | RHONDA ROBERTS
    A Waukesha County judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of two teenagers charged in the Slender Man stabbing case. Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan Geyser, 13, appeared in court Friday morning for an arraignment hearing. Weier and Geyser are charged as adults in the 2014 stabbing attack on a classmate at a sleepover party. The girls said they were trying to please a fictional horror character called
  • Cops Arrest Florida Man, 40, For Sauerkraut Battery On Girlfriend

    08/21/2015 1:30:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    According to police, Matthew Burnett, 40, "smashed a plate of sauerkraut" into the face of his girlfriend during an argument Tuesday evening at a Ramada Inn in Sarasota. Burnett and the 36-year-old victim met online and have “been together off and on for ten months,” cops noted.
  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obama’s hugely controversial nuclear deal with Iran’s revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories

    UK data protection watchdog orders search engine to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals Google has been ordered by the Information Commissioner’s office to remove nine links to current news stories about older reports which themselves were removed from search results under the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. The search engine had previously removed links relating to a 10 year-old criminal offence by an individual after requests made under the right to be forgotten ruling. Removal of those links from Google’s search results for the claimant’s name spurred new news posts detailing...
  • U.S. Navy Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    08/20/2015 4:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monica Garske
    Wayne Edward Carr, of San Diego’s Imperial Beach community, served 34 years in the U.S. NavyA San Diego-based U.S. Navy veteran celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday and, without a hint of hesitation, said his favorite memory of his long life will always be the day he married his wife. “I was only married once, you know,” centenarian Wayne Edward Carr told NBC 7 proudly, remembering his wedding day. Carr, who still has a sharp sense of humor, then joked that he got arrested on his wedding day. “I was charged with theft for robbing the cradle,” the Imperial Beach resident...
  • Affidavit: Suspect planned to kill several people at market

    08/20/2015 3:28:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2015 | Patrick Whittle and Alanna Durkin 
    SACO, Maine — The person charged with fatally stabbing a mother of five in a Maine supermarket went to the store to kill “several random people,” according to a court affidavit released Thursday that says the suspect confessed to the slaying. Connor MacCalister followed Wendy Boudreau from the parking lot of the Shaw’s supermarket in Saco into the ice cream aisle, grabbed the 59-year-old woman from behind and slit her throat, the suspect told police. Boudreau died later at a hospital.