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  • India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

    09/19/2018 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT | Ashok Sharma
    India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing the practice, known as “triple...
  • New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening

    09/19/2018 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 126 replies
    A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he’s at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. But by 4:30 p.m. the same day, part of bridge deck had collapsed into the Swan River below. “The company did not build a bridge to fall over. We sure didn’t buy a bridge to fall over,” Hicks said. “Nobody expected this.” He received a call from the fire department soon after saying that the bridge went down. Hicks suspects there may have been something under the bridge that let go which caused the collapse. He said...
  • Man who bought wrong beer shot to death; 2 men charged

    09/19/2018 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 19, 2018
    BELLEVUE, Pa. - A man is dead and two others are facing charges after a shooting Tuesday night in Bellevue that apparently happened after a dispute over beer, police said. The 32-year-old victim was found about 8 p.m. in the area of South Starr Avenue and Oak Street, authorities said. He was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Investigators determined 20-year-old Musa Muya shot the victim. Muya is charged with criminal homicide and a weapons violation. Charges of tampering with evidence and a weapons violation have also been filed against 20-year-old Salim Salim,...
  • Kavanaugh Accuser's Connection to George Soros Exposed

    09/19/2018 6:41:07 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 13 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-19 12:00 | Jay Greenberg
    As suspicions mount regarding the validity of Judge Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford's claims, a closer inspection reveals that billionaire globalist George Soros' sticky fingerprints are all over the accusations.
  • Coca-Cola, IBM, Citi, Allstate Push for Gay Marriage in Northern Ireland

    09/18/2018 9:53:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2018 | 3:35 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    A number of U.S. multinational companies, including Coca-Cola, IBM, and Citi, have signed onto an open letter that calls on the British Government to legalize homosexual “marriage” in Northern Ireland. The companies claim this is necessary “to attract the best talent to Northern Ireland” and because the multinationals want LGBT employees “to be themselves.” The open letter was created by Amnesty International and it is headlined “Businesses for Love Equality,” and has the Twitter hashtag #Businesses4LoveEquality. […] Some of the U.S.-based multinationals that signed the letter include Coca-Cola, IBM, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Citi, Allstate Northern Ireland, Santander Bank, and Baker...
  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Abel Reyna Is Watching You (Waco)

    09/18/2018 2:50:48 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    9/18/2018
    Lame duck District Attorney Abel Reyna continues his personal war against members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club who attended the Confederation of Club’s and Independents meeting at the Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17, 2015. Approximately 70 members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and two Cossacks support clubs attended the meeting with the intention of intimidating members of the Bandidos, members of clubs that were friendly with the Bandidos and motorcycle enthusiasts who were not affiliated with any club. Multiple Cossacks in attendance at the event and Cossacks who were not at the event explained to police and the press...
  • Newport Beach Surgeon, Woman Charged With Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women: OCDA

    09/18/2018 12:15:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | 1:58AM, September 18, 2018 | Cindy Von Quednow and Chip Yost, Updated at 1
    During searches tied to the investigation, authorities found "thousands and thousands" of videos and images on Robicheaux's phone other women who are believed to be victims of the pair. The women in the videos appear to be "highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist, and they're barely responsive to the defendant's sexual advances." "Based on this evidence, we believe that there might be many unidentified victims out there," Rackauckas said. On Jan. 9, 2018 the defendants were found in possession of large quaintness of illegal drugs and Robicheaux was found with two illegal and unregistered assault rifles, four...
  • Man Accused of Rubbing Produce on His Butt in Northern Virginia Grocery Store

    09/18/2018 10:04:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 8/17/2018
    A man was arrested at a Northern Virginia grocery store after he was seen pulling down his pants and rubbing produce items on his buttocks, police say. The suspect then put the items back on the shelves, a loss prevention employee at the store told authorities, according to Manassas City Police. Officers responded to the Giant grocery store at 10100 Dumfries Road in Manassas shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers arrested Manassas resident Michael Dwayne Johnson, 27, at the store. Johnson is facing charges of indecent exposure and destruction of property. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney....
  • Rising golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena found dead on Iowa golf course

    09/18/2018 7:09:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 18, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    AMES, Iowa - An up-and-coming golfer has been found dead, her body discovered on a golf course in Iowa. Police found Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found Monday night at Coldwater Links golf course in Ames, Iowa, ABC News reported. The discovery of Barquin Arozamena’s body came after golfers found a golf bag on the course earlier that morning, but no one was around it, ABC News reported. Police said Barquin Arozamena was found “some distance away” and had been assaulted, KCCI reported. But police did not say exactly how she died, KCCI reported. Police arrested Collin Richards Monday night...
  • Over 100 cars torched at Brooklyn shopping plaza

    09/17/2018 8:47:18 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | SEP 17, 2018 | ESHA RAY , JOHN ANNESE and GRAHAM RAYMAN
    More than 100 cars burst into flames at a Brooklyn shopping plaza early Monday, and cops have arrested the man they believe started the blaze — a furious firebug who sources say had revenge on his mind. The roaring inferno sent huge plumes of smoke into the sky and injured 22 firefighters and six civilians. Police arrested Avon Stephens, 23, Monday night and charged him with arson. Sources said he made statements admitting to starting the blaze. A police source said the suspect periodically slept at the garage and had been repeatedly shooed away by mall security. Cops believe Stephens...
  • Chirlane McCray announces legal services for undocumented children

    09/17/2018 8:29:59 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    Chirlane McCray took center stage Monday as the city announced it was setting aside $4.1 million to provide legal services for more than 900 unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in New York – a move she denied had anything to do with boosting her image as she mulls running for public office.
  • Police: Man threatens to blow up building after woman won't send nude pictures

    09/17/2018 6:03:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    KTUL ^ | 9/14/2018 | Austin Prickett
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A man has been arrested, and accused of threatening to blow up a building after a woman refused to send him nude photographs of herself. The Oklahoma City Police Department confirms that Kenneth Lamonte Lee, 53, was arrested Sept. 13 on complaints of making a bomb threat and threatening to perform an act of violence. At approximately 11:30 p.m Sept. 12 a woman's vehicle was broken down at the Walgreens near NW 122 and May. Lee approached the woman at some point and the two befriended each other and traded phone numbers. Lee also gave the...
  • Are Waffle Houses In North Carolina Open? The FEMA Metric Indicates They Are

    09/16/2018 10:53:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 09/15/2018 | Lizzy Rosenberg
    On the Waffle House Index, if a "...store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green. If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the location has been forced to close, the index is red," per comments from Panos Kouvelis, Ph.D., the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management and director of the Olin's Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, in a 2011 EHS Today article about the Waffle House Index. According to the tweet from Mike Seidel, a "Meteorologist/Field Reporter for The Weather Channel", per his Twitter bio, on...
  • Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts [New England]

    09/16/2018 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EDT | David Sharp
    There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, who has a 60-acre orchard in Standish, Maine, said he’s never seen anything like it. “They’re eating the pumpkins. They’re eating the apples. They’re raising some hell this year. It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” he said. Evidence of the squirrel population explosion is plain to see along New England’s highways, where the critters are becoming...
  • Carranza says schools aren’t serving black and Latino students

    09/16/2018 8:32:17 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza delivered a fiery speech at Saturday’s weekly gathering at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, saying, “If you look at every indicator of a healthy school system,” New York’s “black and Latino students are not being served.”
  • Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to serve English-speaking customer

    09/15/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell employee in Florida was let go by the fast food chain after a video circulating on social media this week showed her refusing to serve an English-speaking customer. The video shows the employee at the restaurantÂ’s Hialeah location appearing to become annoyed when customer Alexandria Montgomery tried placing her order in English, the Miami Herald reported. WSVN 7 News âś” @wsvn "No habla ingles!" Hialeah Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to take order from customer who doesn't speak Spanish. Watch full video here: After getting nowhere, Montgomery asks to speak with a manager. The employee,...
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/15/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15SEP18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    "We're going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it," Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco..."In California, with science under attack, in fact we’re under attack by a lot of people, including Donald Trump, but the climate threat still keeps growing," Brown added. "So, we want to know, what the hell is going on all over the world, all the time?"..."If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said back in...
  • Fatal shark attack Cape Cod Sept.15,2018

    09/15/2018 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 62 replies
    Cape Codder ^ | 9/15/2018 | Staff
    WELLFLEET -- An unidentified man died Saturday after being bitten by a shark some 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, town police confirmed. His name was being withheld until notification of next of kin; the Boston Globe identified him as a 26-year-old from Revere, and attributed that information to state police. The attack happened at about 12:30 p.m. Newcomb Hollow is a town-managed beach on property owned by Cape Cod National Seashore. “Around noontime [Saturday] a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is believed to be a shark. The male victim [in his]...
  • Appeal: Judge Is Picking Law That Is ‘Convenient' (Waco)

    09/15/2018 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 9/14/2018
    Waco – A criminal district court judge is accused of picking and choosing what part of the law is convenient over that which is not in a murder case stemming from a biker shootout that occurred in this city more than three years ago. Lawyers for a Twin Peaks defendant alleged in court papers that 54thCriminal District Judge Matt Johnson failed to perform his ministerial duty to ensure due process when he refused to quash a superseding indictment for rioting returned by a Grand Jury under the same cause number as the original charge of engaging in organized criminal activity....