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  • Accused Murderer Who Escaped Back In Broward Court

    08/24/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 23, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Under heavy security, an accused killer who escaped a Broward courthouse, prompting a massive manhunt, faced a judge. Dayonte Resiles, 21, appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning. He’s also charged with escape after bolting from the Broward County Courthouse courtroom last month. After being on the run for six days, Resiles was tracked to a Days Inn off I-95 in West Palm Beach where he was taken into custody.
  • Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

    08/24/2016 2:03:51 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23 | Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. ... Macias said "it was nice to see families coming together on a summer night."
  • Cincinnati responds to 30 heroin overdoses in one day

    08/24/2016 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    local12.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | WKRC
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati emergency crews responded to 30 heroin overdoses in the course of one day Tuesday, August 23. Officials said most of the overdoses were located in the west side of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement Tuesday evening they were not sure of the exact cause of the increase yet. They warned anyone who may be using dangerous drugs to be aware of the increased danger. Three people overdosed in one house and one man overdosed while driving through an intersection. Another overdosed with his child in the car at a gas station. Fire...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ‘Pastors’

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who don’t believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britain’s National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • Va. geologist: Region should prep for future quakes

    08/23/2016 4:10:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 23, 2016 6:11 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    Damage from the 2011 earthquake in Louisa County, VirginiaDebris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Earthquake damage in Sherman building, an Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington DC, August 2011. WASHINGTON — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. metro area five years ago on Tuesday took many residents by surprise, but subsequent research reveals that earthquakes of even greater magnitude have originated from Central Virginia and a newly discovered fault line could shake the region again. “Within the last 10,000 years or so there have been significant earthquakes,” said David Spears, the...
  • Donald Trump has arrived in Austin

    08/23/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Update 2:45 p.m: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plane landed in Austin a little after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, kicking off a campaign swing through the capital of Texas. Meantime, lines had begun forming hours earlier outside ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin, where Trump will tape a two-hour special with Fox News personality Sean Hannity that will air over two nights. Protesters and Trump supporters sparred as the line grew blocks long, with opponents chanting “Love trumps hate” and waving signs that included “Hill yes” and “Inbreds 4 Trump.” “You must be on welfare if you love Hillary,”...
  • Trump Wins over Democrat and Independent Voters! Akron,OH (Video)

    08/23/2016 12:16:46 PM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/22/2016 | Millennial Millie
    At a recent Donald Trump rally, Millie Weaver discovers that a significant number of attendees are democrats who have become Donald Trump supporters. It's becoming very apparent that many registered Democrats support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton despite mainstream media's attempt to demonize Donald Trump while desperately propping-up Hillary Clinton. (GOOD STUFF!!!)
  • Rand Paul: Clinton should be in jail, vote Trump [VIDEO]

    08/23/2016 11:52:38 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8/23/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Rand Paul made a plea to his fellow libertarian-leaning voters: Don’t throw away your vote on a third-party candidate and allow Hillary Clinton to become president. The Kentucky senator slammed the Clintons at a Rotary Club in Maysville, Ky. on Thursday. “We have now a comparison between Hillary Clinton and her husband who have grown rich off of government service, selling themselves, and selling their speeches,” Paul said. “Bill Clinton made a million dollars talking to a Russian bank that was negotiating the purchase of a uranium company in North America, who had to approve that? Hillary Clinton.” “Bill Clinton...
  • Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 15 in Utah

    08/23/2016 11:31:34 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican Donald Trump has a 15-point advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Utah, 39 percent to 24 percent, as the two fight for the White House, according to a poll released Tuesday. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson gets 12 percent support among likely voters in the Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, followed by independent candidate Evan McMullin, at 9 percent. Pollsters found Trump’s lead grows to 20 points, 53 percent to 33 percent, when he faces Clinton one-on-one. The highly unusual presidential race between Clinton and Trump has redrawn the electoral map this year. Previously safe GOP states are in play,...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • French MP calls for schools to have compulsory martial arts

    08/22/2016 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Aug 2016 14:15 GMT+02:00
    A French politician who hopes to run for president next year has come up with an original idea of how the country can combat the “culture of fear” in the wake of recent terror attacks. Compulsory martial arts classes in France’s schools would help children respond to the fear of attacks in a productive but safe way, centrist politician Jean Lassalle believes. “There is fear everywhere,” Lassalle said to Le Figaro newspaper. “That leads some people to go around with a knife. But with martial arts, you develop self-control and learn to defend yourself peacefully.” …
  • Obama Off To Baton Rouge.But Will It Be An All Invited,Or Carefully Selected Crowd?

    08/22/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 17 replies
    So Tomorrow,Obama is headed to Baton Rouge.But you have to wonder,who will he be speaking to? Obama is heading into a very angry state! Does anyone know what the game plan is?,will it be open to all,or as usual, "A Carefully Selected Group Of Individuals". You know,like the ones Hillary needs to hire to show up at her rallies.
  • Hillary Clinton May Have Lied to the FBI About Colin Powell, Email

    08/22/2016 6:57:06 PM PDT · by orchestra · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has claimed that she told the truth to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) when she was interviewed last month about her private email server and her mis-handling of classified information. However, discrepancies between what she told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell told her about using private email while in office, and what Powell himself says that he told her, indicate that she did not tell the truth to the FBI. For months, Democrats have tried to deflect controversy over Clinton’s private email server, and her destruction of emails her attorneys...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray Busted Manipulating Poll Data, then Lying About It…

    08/22/2016 3:21:56 PM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/22/2016 | Sundance
    By now most CTH readers are familiar with the more notoriously biased polling manipulators. One of those is Patrick Murray from Monmouth University [@PollsterPatrick on Twitter]. If you want to know where his political affiliations lie, you only need to read his twitter feed. Murray has also been on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly several times selling his polling results to the unwitting audience. Today, Monmouth via Patrick Murray presents a presidential poll of Ohio voters. The actual raw data (pdf available here – see pg, 6 and 7) showed Donald Trump with a lead in the result; however, Murray...
  • Woman arrested for trafficking drugs to inmate son

    08/22/2016 12:50:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    A woman is behind bars after authorities say she attempted to traffic narcotics into the Indiana State Prison. Barbara Powell, a 60-year-old from Valparaiso, was allegedly caught trafficking during a visit with her son. A correctional officer found a package with one small bag of tobacco and three small bags filled with a white powdery substance.The powdery substance tested positive for a narcotic substance.Trafficking is a level 5 felony. If found guilty, Powell could face up to eight years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Her son, Jason Powell, is serving life without parole for murder. “I commend...
  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by No One Special · 130 replies
    The Free Thought Projec ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. “I was here in my driveway and I saw the...
  • Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

    08/22/2016 1:33:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/22/2016 | Ralph Vartabedian
    When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations. The early federal statements gave no hint that the blast had caused massive long-term damage to the dump, a facility crucial to the nuclear weapons cleanup program that spans the nation, or that it would jeopardize the Energy Department’s credibility in dealing with the tricky problem of radioactive waste. But the explosion ranks among the costliest nuclear accidents in U.S. history, according...
  • Woman steals nun’s rosary beads at knifepoint, police say

    08/22/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 8/22/2016
    QUINCY, MASS. Police say a Massachusetts woman robbed a nun at knifepoint and got away with her rosary beads. Quincy police say a sister at the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent was in civilian clothing Sunday afternoon when a woman holding a knife approached her and tried to take a small satchel from her hand. Police say the nun opened the satchel to show she didn’t have any money, so the woman took the beads instead. Crystal Young is accused of being the lookout. She is charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact.
  • Server receives 'racist' note instead of tip [Harrisonburg VA]

    08/22/2016 11:57:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    WHSV, ABC 3, Harrisonburg VA ^ | Mon 2:08 PM, Aug 22, 2016 | Isabel Rosales
    Many people throughout the Valley and nationwide have expressed outrage after a Valley server got what she calls a “nasty and racist” comment on a receipt. And the entire exchange was caught on surveillance camera. Now, the owner of the restaurant says she doesn’t want the person responsible back in her business. On Monday, August 15, Sadie Elledge served a man and woman two gyros, sodas, and a Greek salad at Jess’ Lunch in downtown Harrisonburg. From the start, Elledge says she felt uncomfortable. […] As the blonde woman signed the receipt (which you can see in the video above),...
  • Government warns of dangers of vegan diet [Germany]

    08/22/2016 7:49:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Aug 2016 15:31 GMT+02:00
    The German government has warned that in some circumstances a vegan diet can be harmful to a person’s health, as the non-meat, non-dairy lifestyle experiences a boom in Berlin. “A purely plant-based diet makes it more difficult to give the body some of the important nutrients it needs,” the government statement from last week reads. Vitamin B12 is a particularly important nutrient that is almost exclusively present in meat, the statement adds, explaining that the only way vegans can consume it is by taking supplementary pills. …
  • Where Texas Would Rank in Olympic Medal Count if it Was its own Country

    08/21/2016 9:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Chroncle ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Matt Young
    If Texas was its own country - which, let's be honest, to many of us, it is - it would rank eighth in the 2016 Olympics medal count with 41 total medals. That means the Lone Star State by itself has more medals than all of Canada (22). Countries like Australia (29), Italy (28) and Spain (17) don't want to get into any kind of medal-counting contest with Texas, either. Oh, and host country Brazil (19)? Thanks for all your medals. The 26 gold medals from athletes with Texas ties would rank third, only behind the United States (46) and...
  • N.J. woman charged with murdering missing woman during her second attempt on her friend’s life

    08/21/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tobias Salinger
    A New Jersey woman and an accomplice tried to kill her friend last year and succeeded months later, prosecutors said Wednesday. Police found the body of missing 41-year-old woman Tyrita Julius wrapped in a tarp and buried in the backyard of the Long Branch home of one of her killers Tuesday, according to Monmouth County officials. A man who lives there, Andre Harris, and Julius’ friend, Jennifer Sweeney, were charged with murdering her.
  • Exclusive – Meet the Many for Whom Donald Trump is Their Voice: Thousands Rally in Virginia

    08/21/2016 5:53:05 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2016 | Julia Hahn
    FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Donald Trump addressed a crowd of more than 3,000 people at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in Virginia on Saturday evening. Prior to Trump’s address, Breitbart News caught up with many rally attendees – which included women, veterans, black Americans, Hispanic Americans, immigrants, seniors and millennials – and asked why they are supporting Trump. The responses amongst a diverse group of Trump supporters were overwhelming: “he’s my voice,” “I need relief,” “we need change,” “we need to turn this country around,” “he believes in this country,” the supporters explained. Anna, who immigrated to the United States...
  • RNC Chair Priebus: Trump Now ‘on Message,’ ‘Getting Into a Groove’ So the Polls Will Tighten

    08/21/2016 5:47:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stays on the path he has had the last week the polls will tighten. Priebus said, “I think he has a great week. He has been on message. He’s shown maturity as a candidate. I think he’s getting into a groove. I think he likes the new style that he’s been out on the campaign trail producing and speaking of so I think he’s done a great job. And I think the polls will begin to tighten. And the next couple of weeks,...
  • Trump has won more youth votes than McCain, Romney, Clinton

    08/21/2016 5:42:39 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2016 | Paul Bedard
    He's no Sen. Bernie Sanders, but Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has so far won more support from younger voters than the last two GOP presidential candidates and Hillary Rodham Clinton. A new analysis of the primary youth vote from Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life shows that in 21 primaries, Trump received 828,675 votes from those up to age 29, and Clinton 766,425. Sanders owned the category, receiving 2,052,081 votes.
  • Man killed during Columbia (SC) robbery

    08/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The State ^ | 8/21/2016
    A 33-year-old man was shot and killed during a robbery around midnight Saturday. Timothy Callahan died from a gunshot wound to the upper body according to an autopsy, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. The man was shot in the upper and lower body in the 1100 block of Dorrah Street, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said in a news release Sunday. Several people tried to help the victim before EMS arrived. The man later died at an area hospital at 12:43 a.m. According to witnesses, the suspect shot the man after demanding his vehicle, the news release said. After...
  • Just in! Fox News investigations validate voter fraud!

    08/21/2016 8:17:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 82 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 8/21/2016 | FOX News
    @EricShawnTV's shocking investigation of claims of voter and election fraud across the country.
  • Man abandons 4-year-old daughter to flee gunshots

    08/21/2016 10:48:40 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Abigail Gepner and Linda Massarella
    A man holding his 4-year-old daughter’s hand was so terrified by a drive-by shooting unfolding before him in The Bronx that he released the kid’s grip and made like Usain Bolt — leaving the child to fend for herself, surveillance video released by the NYPD Saturday reveals.
  • UPDATE: Names Released of Five People “Gruesomely” Murdered in Citronelle, Including Pregnant Woman

    08/21/2016 8:20:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    WKRG ^ | Updated: August 21, 2016, | J.B. Biunno, Emily DeVoe, Jacqueline Quynh and WKRG Staff
    The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the five victims killed in a “gruesome” and “vicious” murder Saturday at a home in Citronelle. It’s being called one of the worst mass killings in Alabama history. ... After examining the crime scene, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said it was the most disturbing murder scene she’s ever seen. “[In my] 20-year career as a prosecutor, I’ve never seen a scene where there were five people that were brutally and viciously murdered,” Rich said. “That’s what we have here.” Dearman is believed to have used multiple weapons to...
  • Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police

    08/21/2016 5:55:31 AM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police Kelso, WA - The man shot and killed by a police officer Wednesday in Kelso has been identified as a 27-year-old homeless man who has connections to Spokane. A Kelso police officer fatally shot Omer Ismail Ali after Ali allegedly attacked a gas station clerk, customer and the officer with a walking stick, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Ali died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the results of an autopsy performed Friday. Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan as a refugee in...
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • Why I love Donald Trump, and why I still can’t vote for him

    08/21/2016 5:07:35 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 57 replies
    The Rock Hill Herald ^ | 8/21/16 | Andrew Dys
    ROCK HILL Donald Trump despises the media, and so do I. He says the media is out to get him, and they are. Except me. I love Donald Trump. He never changes. Even Thursday night in Charlotte, when he said he regrets a few words he has said. Sure he has insulted people. So have I, and I have been insulted sometimes. I deserved it. Still, I would never vote for him, even for dogcatcher. Trump brought his primary campaign to Winthrop University in January, I predicted his romp to the Republican nomination, running roughshod over such poor alternatives as...
  • 2,000-year-old rural synagogue in Galilee may be similar to sites where Jesus taught

    08/20/2016 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 08.18.16 | Richard Gray for MailOnline
    Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a synagogue near Mount TaborLimestone benches line the walls where worshippers would have sat It sits within a Jewish village thought to date back to the first century ADThe New Testament states Jesus visited village synagogues in Galilee  An unusual rural ancient synagogue that dates back to shortly after the time of Jesus has been unearthed in Galilee.  The rare find – a huge 29 feet long and 26 feet wide room with walls lined by limestone benches – promises to add weight to stories about Jesus in the Bible.  Most synagogues dating from around...
  • Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City

    08/20/2016 3:10:34 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City
  • Vanity: CNN uses "Black" with Trump but "African-American" with Clinton.

    08/20/2016 11:02:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 33 replies
    Self ^ | 8/20/16 | Self
    Observation: Have you noticed that when Trump talks to or about the Black Community, that CNN's headline is: "Trump To Blacks: What Do You Have To Lose?" or "Trump Makes Outreach Bid To Blacks From A White Suburb", yet when they talk about Queen Hillary, the term AFRICAN-AMERICAN is used and not BLACK? Trump's speech this afternoon from Michigan was really good -- and he never said the word "BLACK". He said "AFRICAN-AMERICAN". Yet CNN's headlines say "Trump... Black". Such a misrepresentation! This is why the mainstream media blows!
  • Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

    08/20/2016 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Emma G. FitzSimmons
    Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu. It can be charming, but also maddening for riders who feel that drivers do not understand where they want to go. Don’t you have to speak English, some wonder, to drive a taxi here? As of Friday, the answer is no. That is when new rules went into effect eliminating the requirement that taxi drivers take an English proficiency exam. Now,...
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • San Mateo Man Convicted Of Murder In 2013 Double-Shooting Outside Gay SoMa Club (Calif.)

    08/19/2016 6:47:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    sfist.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jay Barmann
    Some justice has been served in the senseless killing of Melquiesha "Mel" Warren, a 23-year-old woman shot dead in a SoMa parking lot in 2013 over a fender bender, following a night in which she'd been celebrating her wife's birthday with friends. 26-year-old Michael Sione Green of San Mateo was found guilty Thursday on counts of murder, attempted murder, firing at a motor vehicle, assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm, according to the DA's office in a release. District Attorney George Gascon says, "The jury sent a clear...
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Otters Attack Teens at Lake in California

    08/19/2016 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Two teens were allegedly attacked by a swarm of otters while enjoying a summer swim in California's Shasta Lake last weekend. Chris Whitney, 13, told local ABC News affiliate KRCR-TV that three otters attacked him and his buddy Jacob Savage, 14, in the lake. "They just kept getting at our legs and our feet," Chris said. "There was one that kept attacking us no matter what we did."
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies
    http://pubx.co/bftjG4 ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • ISIS claims first terror attack in Russia after two jihadis armed with guns and axes injure two tra

    08/19/2016 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Darren Boyle
    ISIS has claimed its first terror attack on Russian soil after jihadis armed with a gun and axes attempted to storm a traffic police checkpoint outside Moscow. Two police officers were wounded during the assault late on Wednesday on the motorway in Balashika. Russian officials confirmed two terrorists were killed during the attempted attack.
  • Legendary Crooner Tony Bennett Immortalized With Statue in SF

    08/19/2016 4:09:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    San Francisco's heart will undoubtedly belong to one man Friday. Hundreds of people gathered at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill for an unveiling of an 8-foot-tall statue honoring legendary singer Tony Bennett. They greeted him with a cheering, standing ovation. Bennett sang a certain song about leaving his heart in San Francisco at the Fairmont in 1961.
  • Trump Donates An 18-Wheeler Worth Of Supplies For Louisiana Flood Victims

    08/19/2016 3:57:43 PM PDT · by orchestra · 105 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/19/2016
    (link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-fF-Cxhz_E&feature=player_embedded
  • Trump’s Inevitable Comeback

    08/19/2016 3:38:53 PM PDT · by orchestra · 10 replies
    Regated | 8/192016 | Nicholas J. Fuentes
    Donald Trump is slowly proving himself to be the most masterful politician in the history of the United States of America. We all remember the excited anticipation in the spring of 2015. With the end of the disastrous Obama administration fast approaching and the momentum of two landslide victories by the GOP in the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, the White House felt ripe for the taking with the coming election in 2016. For months we caught glimpses of an enormous and diverse field mobilizing for a possible bid for the highest office in the land. Will...
  • Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage

    08/19/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2016 2:53 PM EDT
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Thursday dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. …
  • NJ Transit Bus Demolished in Horrific T-Bone Crash; At Least 1 Dead, 19 Hurt

    08/19/2016 5:54:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | August 19, 2016
    Two New Jersey Transit buses collided Friday in a horrific t-bone crash in busy downtown Newark, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others, according to the county prosecutor's office. The identity of the person who died wasn't immediately known. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told a news conference that the fatality was one of the bus drivers, and that 7 of the injured were in critical condition.