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    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • Couple Misses Flight, Runs After it to Board the Plane

    09/25/2016 2:05:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | September 22, 2016
    A Chinese couple who missed the last boarding call for their flight ran onto the tarmac in an attempt to stop the plane from leaving without them. The couple had arrived at their gate at Beijing International Airport after it had closed, and reportedly forced their way onto the runway with their luggage as the plane was taxiing. The flight from Beijing to Shanghai was delayed by 20 minutes as the couple continued to block the runway, with photos showing the woman at one point squatting down underneath the plane. She reportedly attempted to persuade officials to allow her and...
  • Deadly shootings near University of Illinois campus

    09/25/2016 12:21:04 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept 2016
    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – Shootings at or near the University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign and a related hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning left at least five people wounded and one person dead, police said. In a statement, the city of Champaign said at least one suspect in the shooting is still at large, and the driver in the hit-and-run is still being sought.
  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • Twin says he committed murder that got his brother prison time

    09/25/2016 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    A Chicago man has made a stunning confession — insisting he committed a 2003 murder that his identical twin brother was thrown in prison for 13 years ago. “I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Karl Smith, 38, told a Chicago judge last week, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, dabbed tears from his eyes from his heavily guarded seat in the courtroom. But could these two brothers — so identical that for years they impersonated each other for fun — simply be pulling a fast one on authorities?
  • Vanity: As a Hispanic, I am OUTRAGED! (Cascade Mall killer was Muslim, not Hispano or Latino!)

    09/25/2016 6:57:31 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
    Self ^ | 9/25/16 | Self
    As a Hispanic woman, I am OUTRAGED that the news media reported that the killer, a Muslim Turk (Arcan Cetin) was branded a Hispanic, Latino, and even insofar as a "gang member" when, all along, he was "shouting" something (according to witnesses), which, according to Pam Geller, "we all know what that is". When are Hispanic groups going to be outraged about this? When are CNN, MSNBC and the Enemedia going to apologize for Hispanics? This is a new low in journalism and in fairly reporting the "news".
  • ‘Trust women to make the right choice’ pro-choice protesters say [Ireland]

    09/25/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/25/2016 | Ciarán D’Arcy
    Rain and lack of public transport did not deter tens of thousands of people taking to the streets of Dublin calling for the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to be repealed. Some of the activists in the crowd spoke to The Irish Times to share why they had taken part in the demonstration. […] Susan Smullen, Dublin: “I think the Eighth Amendment needs to go. It just holds women back; I think women should have a choice of what they want to do with their own bodies, particularly for women who are pregnant with fatal foetal (sic) abnormalities; it’s horrific...
  • Washington shooter identified and arrested. Turkish Muslim.

    09/24/2016 7:11:55 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 293 replies
    A witness has a picture of the police raid arresting the suspected Washington mall shooter. She has identified him as Arcan Cetin. Arcan Cetin's Facebook profile has his hometown listed as Adana, Turkey.
  • Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

    09/24/2016 10:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 24, 2016 | MARK MOBLEY
    Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., an international ambassador for Louisiana roots music with his genre-leaping band Buckwheat Zydeco, died early Saturday morning. He was 68. Dural died of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La. In August, Cynthia Simien, an agent and manager who is married to Zydeco musician Terrance Simien, and Dural's daughter Tomorrow Dural started a GoFundMe account to defray Dural's medical expenses. Listen to Buckwheat Zydeco perform in 2009 on World Cafe Given the easy familiarity of the zydeco sound — accordion, washboard, a driving beat and infectious energy — in everything...
  • NEWS: #Trump to spend $100M on ads ($60M TV $40M digital) between now & Election Day.

    09/24/2016 7:41:03 AM PDT · by orchestra · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/24/2016 | Major Garrett/CBS
    NEWS UPDATE: #Trump to spend $100M on TV and $40M on digital advertising....$140M TOTAL from now until Election Day. Some people say #Huge NEWS: #Trump to spend $100M on ads ($60M TV $40M digital) between now & Election Day. 13 states. Adding New Mexico, Wisconsin, Maine. 1-2
  • "How Is This Not Classified?"- Obama Used A Pseudonym In Emails With Hillary, FBI Data Dump Reveals

    09/24/2016 7:26:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following Ted Cruz's endorsement of Donald Trump and president Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, aka the "Sept 11" bill allowing victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US court, the trifecta of Friday afternoon data dumps was completed by the FBI, when the agency released 189 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. The notes are from FBI's interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials;...
  • Moody's downgrades Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' status

    09/24/2016 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 8:06 PM EDT
    Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey’s debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. The move could mean higher borrowing costs as investors demand steeper interest rates to take on riskier Turkish debt. …
  • ‘Chicken Shacks’ Are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

    09/23/2016 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 21 September 2016
    They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like US Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried chicken restaurants, First American Fried Chicken, was thrust into the international spotlight on Monday when authorities arrested the owner’s son, Ahmad Rahami, after a shootout with police. Rahami is suspected of planting several explosives in New York City and New Jersey, including one that blew up on Saturday night in Manhattan and injured 29 people and...
  • Moment a woman rushes out of bed and opens fire on three armed burglars who broke into.......

    09/23/2016 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | September 23, 2016 | Joel Christie For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Moment a woman rushes out of bed and opens fire on three armed burglars who broke into her home - shooting one dead Incredible footage has been released showing the moment a Georgia woman rushed out of her bed in the middle of the night and opened fire at three armed men who broke into her house, killing one. The surveillance footage, released by the Gwinnett County Police Department, shows the intruders - all of whom are carrying guns - bursting through the front door and rummaging through the house in the September 16 incident in Gwinnett. Seconds...
  • Ted Cruz Statement on Trump

    09/23/2016 12:40:35 PM PDT · by orchestra · 51 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/23/2016 | Ted Cruz
    This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history.
  • Kentucky Police Arrest Lurking Clown

    09/23/2016 12:04:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 September 2016
    Kentucky police have arrested a 20-year-old man dressed as a clown amid reports of dozens of menacing clowns spotted in at least six US states. Jonathan Martin was charged with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct in Middlesboro. Recent reports of clowns trying to lure children into wooded areas and harassing people have incited panic. Police have warned individuals against dressing up in clown costumes, adding it could lead to criminal charges. "Dressing as a clown and driving, walking or standing in public can create a dangerous situation for you and others," police in nearby Barbourville,...

    09/23/2016 11:43:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 66 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | 9/23/2016
    Revelations That Cheryl Mills, Two Others Received Immunity Deals From Obama’s DOJ In Clinton Email Scandal Brings Total Number To Five
  • Jailhouse Interview: Homeless Advocate Explains Why He Threw Coconut Cream Pie at Sacramento Mayor

    09/23/2016 11:22:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez and Devon Armijo
    An Occupy Sacramento activist, who describes himself as a homeless advocate, explained why he threw a coconut cream pie in the Sacramento mayor's face, an act that landed him in jail. In a jailhouse interview with NBC afficliate KCRA on Thursday, Sean Johnson, 32, said he lobbed the fluffy dessert at Mayor Kevin Johnson at a charity event Wednesday night because he feels like the mayor only pays lip service to helping the city's homeless population. "I felt the pressure to do something that would at least symbolize and embarrass him,” Thompson told KCRA from behind glass, where he is...
  • Man, Oklahoma Deputy Seek Shelter on Cruiser After Being Chased by Pit Bulls

    09/23/2016 11:06:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    The owner of two dogs has been cited after the pets caused a ruckus near a Canadian County school last week. According to the El Reno Tribune, Canadian County Deputy Storm Barrett jumped into action when he saw a man running and screaming while being chased by two pit bulls. The Tribune’s Ray Dyer says the man was running backwards and was trying to keep the dogs away with a jacket. At that point, Barrett parked his patrol car and Barrett and the man jumped on the hood of the cruiser to avoid the dogs. Barrett says when the dogs...
  • Heidi Cruz Rejoins Goldman Sachs

    09/23/2016 11:01:15 AM PDT · by orchestra · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/23/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Goldman is best known for creating the revolving door, where it either soaks up SEC "regulators", spawns countless central bankers, Treasury Secretaries like Hank Paulson (whose departure from the firm allowed him a tax free cash out on his vested GS equity), NJ governors and client fund comminglers like Jon Corzine, a new function was revealed today: providing sabbaticals for the spouses of presidential candidates. Case in point: Heidi Cruz, who left Goldman Sachs last year to help her husband Ted Cruz in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, is returning to the bank in a newly created...
  • Crazed Clown With Machete Reported in (Steubenville) Ohio

    09/23/2016 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | wowk
    Reports of a crazed clown are being investigated in Ohio. Chief McCafferty says there was another report of a "crazed clown" being spotted in Steubenville.
  • Mom Calls Police on 3-Year-Old Over Wearing Her Seat Belt

    09/22/2016 9:08:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Fortin said she called the non-emergency number for Scottsdale police. She later made and appointment with an officer and his partner who came out and spoke to both Camille and her sibling about the importance of buckling up.
  • Police chief defends actions of officers; teen who was pepper sprayed, family speak out

    09/22/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox5dc.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland police chief is defending the actions taken by his officers following an incident where a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by police, but the girl and her family tell a different story about what happened. Body camera video released by the Hagerstown Police Department shows the incident, which happened after the girl's bicycle allegedly hit a car. The girl faces charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. The incident has prompted disagreement about whether the officers acted properly. Footage from two different officers' body cameras was...
  • Three Phoenix Policemen Resign After Forcing Teen to Eat Marijuana

    09/22/2016 7:23:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 09/22/2016
    Police said officers pulled over the motorist, who was not identified, for speeding in a 2002 BMW at about 3:30 a.m. and later discovered the drug in his car. Faced with the officers' demand that he eat the gram of marijuana, the teenager popped it in his mouth and was subsequently issued a traffic ticket, police said. He reported feeling briefly ill from the drug. The teenager filed his complaint the same day as the traffic stop. Yahner said there was no video from the officers of the stop and that it appeared they turned off their body cameras prior...
  • Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

    09/22/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 28-year-old in the West Garfield Park neighborhood – a victim officially listed as male but who friends say was a trans woman. “I really want justice for my friend. That’s really it,” says Jaliyah. Jaliyah says she knew the trans woman who was murdered and was her friend for seven years.
  • Clinton campaign: Yes, world has 'right' to immigrate to U.S.

    09/22/2016 3:42:10 PM PDT · by orchestra · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2016 | Byron York
    Do people around the world have a right to move to the United States? It's a bedrock belief of most conservatives that there is no such right. The U.S. sets its own immigration policy, admits whom it chooses, and foreign nationals in foreign countries have no right — a claim that could be pursued in court — to enter the United States. Now, Hillary Clinton says there is such a right, at least if a tweet from her campaign headquarters can be taken for a policy pronouncement. This is what happened. In his Monday speech on terrorism and immigration, Donald...
  • Armed mom shot while retrieving son held at gunpoint; 1 arrested

    09/22/2016 3:39:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/22/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Authorities arrested one man and are seeking a second suspect in an unusual double shooting in Bridge City. Darnell Phoenix, 21, of Bridge City, is accused of shooting a 42-year-old River Ridge woman who had armed herself to retrieve her son, whom Phoenix was holding at gunpoint, according to Glen T. Boyd, spokesman of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Phoenix, who suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen during the encounter, was booked Sunday (Sept. 18) with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery, an arrest report said.Investigators are also searching for Phoenix's alleged accomplice, Jordan Jones, 23....
  • Grand Jury Will Probe Democrats' Fundraising For Malloy's 2014 Campaign

    09/22/2016 3:37:02 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 9/22/2016 | Jon Lender
    HARTFORD – The office of the U.S. Attorney is convening a criminal grand jury to investigate claims of illegal fundraising by the state Democratic Party for the benefit of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Criminal subpoenas have been issued by U.S. prosecutors in recent weeks to a few individuals as part of a federal investigation into Democrats' funding of Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign. Recipients have included people who worked for the party during that state election cycle, sources have told The Courant. On the state level, election regulators recently approved a negotiated settlement in a high-profile civil lawsuit related to campaign...
  • Prince Buster, Trailblazer of Ska, Dies at 78

    09/22/2016 2:01:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 11, 2016 | JON PARELES
    Prince Buster, a performer and producer who transformed Jamaican music in the 1960s as a trailblazer of the ska beat, died on Thursday in Miami. He was 78. His wife, Mola Ali, confirmed his death to The Associated Press, saying he had been hospitalized with heart problems. Under his own name and as the producer for many singers, Prince Buster released hundreds of songs in Jamaica. Sessions he produced as the 1960s began are widely credited as the first ska singles. They introduced a distinctively Jamaican emphasis on the upbeat, underlined on guitar and saxophone, that would persist as Jamaican...
  • Chupacabra to Serve as 'Ambassador Animal' for Oregon Zoo

    09/22/2016 1:27:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Western Oregon is understandably eager for the public premiere of Nora the polar bear at the Oregon Zoo. But the hullabaloo made us wonder: What ever happened to Chupacabra? "Chupacabra is doing well," said Hova Najarian with the Oregon Zoo. "He's moved out of the vet center and is now at home in the off-exhibit Wildlife Live area. Eventually, he'll be one of our ambassador animals — visiting camps, classes and schools as part of the zoo's educational outreach. Although zoo visitors won't see him on a regular basis, we expect he'll be making plenty of public appearances in the...
  • #TrumpTrain reaches 30 million, changes how campaigns use Internet

    09/22/2016 11:42:44 AM PDT · by orchestra · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2016 | Paul Bedard
    In just a year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his close-knit family and team of social media warriors have shattered Internet records, collecting over 30 million followers and fans and generating billions of views, according to a Secrets analysis.
  • Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax

    09/22/2016 11:18:50 AM PDT · by orchestra · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/22/2016 | Richard Rubin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would impose a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy households to pass appreciated assets to their heirs without paying taxes, according to an updated version of her tax plan released Thursday. The estate tax increase and other new proposals from Mrs. Clinton would generate $260 billion over the next decade, enough to pay for her plans to simplify small business taxes and expand the child tax credit, according to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which advocates fiscal restraint. In all, Mrs. Clinton would increase taxes by...
  • Blue Bell Recalls Some Ice Cream After Listeria Scare

    09/22/2016 5:54:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2016
    Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and half gallons of Blue Bell Cookie Two Step made at its Sylacauga, Alabama, creamery after intensified internal testing found the cookie dough from Garner, Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc. potentially tainted, according to a Blue Bell statement. No illnesses have been reported from the...
  • Woman Totals Her Car When She Finds Spider on Rearview Mirror

    09/22/2016 5:53:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Sep 2016
    An eight-legged passenger caused a rollover crash Wednesday in Portland, Oregon that totaled a car, according to local authorities. The driver lost control after a spider fell from the rearview mirror, causing her to panic and swerve off the road into a ditch, reported news station WSBT.
  • Man mugged at an ATM returns minutes later and hits the robber with his car, takes his money back

    09/22/2016 2:12:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/14 | AP & Snejana Farberov
    Man mugged at an ATM returns minutes later and hits the robber with his car, takes his money back and leaves the bloodied suspect lying in the street**SNIP** The driver, who had his wife and young child in his white Chevy Cobalt at the time, sped off, but later realized that his debit card was still in the ATM, so he returned to look for it, thinking the robber was long gone, reported Philly.com. But the married dad was in for a startling surprise. Investigators say the perpetrator showed up again, this time brandishing a knife. That is when police...
  • Ericsson to end manufacturing in Sweden?

    09/21/2016 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 Sep 2016 07:56 GMT+02:00 | (TT/The Local)
    Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson is planning to end all of its manufacturing in the country, according to a report in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). Part of a savings plan detailed on an internal document which SvD gained access to, the decision would mean that 3,000 employees lose their jobs following the closure of Ericsson’s last manufacturing plants in Sweden, in Borås and Kumla. In the document, Ericsson’s leadership are said to have stated that “We will end a 140-year-old manufacturing period, which represents the biggest cuts of employees in Sweden ever”. The company employs a total of around 15,000 people...
  • Oversight orders Reddit to preserve deleted posts in Clinton investigation

    09/21/2016 8:35:29 PM PDT · by wille777 · 29 replies
    The House Oversight Committee has ordered Reddit to preserve deleted posts believed to be written by an IT technician the committee suspects may have deleted Hillary Clinton emails that were under subpoena. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) confirmed that the committee has issued a preservation order and that Reddit is “cooperating.” The order "has the weight of law, you can't destroy things and hope things magically get erased,” he told The Hill Wednesday.
  • Vendor selling Confederate, political flags on Main Street

    09/21/2016 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The East Oregonian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Phil Wright
    High-flying free speech in downtown Pendleton drew critical eyes this week. Viola and Sam Moody’s Liberty Flags & Gifts from Sutherlin is near the intersection of South Main Street and Emigrant Avenue. The business is one of many operating under the umbrella of the local nonprofit Main Street Cowboys during Round-Up. But it was the only booth displaying versions of the Confederate flag. “We’ve been selling them like crazy,” Viola Moody said. They take the business to about 30 events a year, she said, and the flags are popular wherever they go. Young people seeking to show their rebellious side...
  • Debate swirls around unarmed black man’s actions prior to fatal police shooting in Tulsa

    09/21/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 111 replies
    Washington post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Peter Holley, Wesley Lowery and Derek Hawkins
    A day after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, attorneys representing the slain man’s family released photos that they said contradict a key claim in authorities’ version of events. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Benjamin Crump — a civil rights lawyer who has represented many families of those killed in high-profile police shootings — said Terence Crutcher never reached his hands into the driver’s side window of his stalled sport-utility vehicle before he was shot by police. Crutcher couldn’t have reached into the vehicle, Crump said, because...
  • Violent protests break out in Charlotte after police fatally shoot black man; 12 officers injured

    09/21/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Washington post ^ | September 21, 2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Derek Hawkins and Lindsey Bever
    CHARLOTTE — Police on Tuesday shot and killed a black man they said was armed outside an apartment complex, setting off violent protests that continued late into the night and left about two dozen people injured. A large crowd of demonstrators gathered near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday night to protest the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer earlier in the day. Scott’s family insisted he was not armed when he was killed near the university campus. The demonstrations began peacefully, with some people chanting “black lives...
  • Is China Really Building Missiles With Artificial Intelligence?

    09/21/2016 2:00:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 21, 2016 | Abhijit Singh
    There are real limits on the amount of AI acceptable to navy commanders.With rising security challenges in the global commons, there is growing interest in the subject of “intelligent” weapons systems. This is especially so in the maritime realm, where recent studies have shown that precision-guided weaponry and networked systems are likely to play an increasingly important role. Even while accepting autonomous systems as the future of maritime warfare, however, many find the subject of “intelligent weapon systems” to be deeply contentious. A good point of departure for the discussion on autonomous combat systems is a recent report in the...
  • Charlotte police kill thug with gun, protests erupting

    09/20/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 138 replies
    WCCB Live stream ^ | 9/20/16 | me
    Watching live news in Charlotte, fairly large crowd throwing water bottles at cops. One guy said the dead thug was shot for 'reading a book'. But cops say he pulled a gun on them.
  • Bomb suspect's wife arrested in UAE(trunc)

    09/20/2016 7:43:42 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/20/16 | Associated Press
    Bomb suspect's wife arrested in UAE days after leaving US for Pakistan, investigators say. The wife of the Afghan-born man suspected in the series of bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, U.S. officials revealed, as investigators worked to determine how much she may have known about her husband's actions. Ahmad Khan Rahami's wife, who was not named, had flown from the U.S. to Pakistan days ago, the Los Angeles Times reported. She reportedly married Rahami within the past few years before moving with him to the U.S. Investigators said...
  • Man Who Removed Girlfriend’s Lung While She Was Alive at Pomona Motel Sentenced to Life in Prison...

    09/20/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 10:18am, September 20, 2016 | Tracy Bloom,
    Alexander Anthony Clever, who pleaded no contest to a first-degree murder charge in July, will not be eligible for parole, the DA’s office said in a news release. In addition to the no contest plea, the defendant also admitted to special circumstance allegations of torture and mayhem, prosecutors said. Clever went to a motel — identified by police at the time as the Motel 6 at 2470 S. Garey Ave. in Pomona — on Nov. 29, 2014, with his girlfriend, Yvette Silva, and two others. At some point, he went into the bathroom with Silva and the pair argued, according...
  • Woman Steals Xanax, Threatens to Shoot During Robbery of Camarillo Ralphs, Detectives Say

    09/20/2016 12:46:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/20/216
    he robbery occurred on April 8 after a 30- to 40-year-old woman entered a Ralphs grocery store in the 600 block of North Las Posas Road, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The woman wondered around the store for a few minutes before approaching the pharmacy counter with a note demanding Xanax and oxycodone prescription medications, the Sheriff’s Office stated. In the note, the woman also warned that anyone who tried to intervene would be shot, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The woman was given an undisclosed amount of Xanax and then she ran into...
  • Dr. Joseph M. Seng [Iowa State Senator]

    09/20/2016 4:31:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 9/20/2016
    DAVENPORT, Iowa — State senator and veterinarian Dr. Joseph M. Seng, 69, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport. Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Right to Life, a Humane Society of your choice, or Defeat GBM to find a cure for glioblastoma.Joseph Matthew Seng Jr....
  • Central Florida Deputies Search For Owner of 600-Pound Hog Found Roaming Streets

    09/19/2016 8:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sep 19, 2016
    Deputies in Florida are searching for the owner of a 600-pound hog that was found roaming around. Local news organizations report that Alachua County deputies found the domestic hog Sunday after getting reports of the animal running at large. Deputies caught the hog using a rope and took it to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Livestock Impound. The sheriff's office said in a news release that the 600-pound Hampshire hog appeared to be in good health. The animal will be put up for auction if its owner doesn't claim it. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact officials.
  • Police Find Stolen Puppy (Feel-Good Story of the Day!)

    09/19/2016 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WMTV News 15 Wisconsin ^ | September 19, 2016 | WMTV Staff
    JANESVILLE, WI (WMTV) -- A puppy is back where he belongs after being stolen from a Janesville pet store over the weekend. Petland reported the theft Saturday, after a couple who was playing with an 11-week-old pug walked out of the store with it. But thanks to tips reported to the Janesville Police Department and old fashioned policing, officers were able to return the puppy back to the store Monday morning, an outcome the pet store owner is more than grateful for. "We're so glad to have you back here, we're going to take good care of you," Petland store...
  • UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

    09/19/2016 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 5:25 PM EDT
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  • Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown

    09/19/2016 2:40:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Echo Press ^ | Deanna Weniger
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