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  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    10/25/2014 1:41:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    CHICAGO — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
  • Discovery at the Bottom of a Murky Lake Unravels a Mystery That’s Been Haunting Tiny Town

    10/24/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | dave urbanski
    It was 1970 and the night of a football game. Jimmy Allen Williams was 16, and he was probably on top of the world. Just six days earlier, he got himself a blue 1969 Camaro with a white top, considered a primo muscle car back then. And what better way to help break in his new wheels than by taking a drive with a couple of friends? So 18-year-olds Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios — fellow residents with Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma — piled into the sports car and the trio were supposedly headed for the game. They were never...
  • Manhunt Continues After 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Deputies & Civilian Shot

    10/24/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by old school · 6 replies
    KTXL Sacramento ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sam Cohen
    A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy was killed, and two other deputies and a carjacking victim were shot by a suspect who is still on the loose Friday afternoon.
  • OR High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost State's On-Time Graduation Rate

    10/24/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com) -- Some high schools in Oregon are creating an optional “13th grade” in order to provide students with another year of academic support while boosting the state's on-time graduation rate. Starting with the Class of 2014, hundreds of students who have completed four years of high school but have not received their diplomas will be considered “graduates" for statistical purposes. At 69 percent statewide, Oregon had the second-lowest graduation rate in the nation for the Class of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Video shows ax attack on NYPD officers

    10/23/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/14 | Anderson Cooper
    Video shows the hatchet -wielding assailant, coming out behind a bus shelter (or something), wearing a hood (hoodie!) with the sidewalks wet with rain around 4pm. You see him swinging his hatchet, but the rest of the action is off-screen from this street camera. On a more recent broadcast, it was revealed he has a criminal record in California and was discharged from the Navy for misconduct.
  • Realistic Theory Regarding Minority Voter Suppression.Maybe They Do Have I.D.s ?

    10/23/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    Probably the most common argument regarding minority Americans who don't have any form or proper I.D. is by far that: If you were born in this country, "How Can You Not Have Any Form Of Identification"? Especially with Black Americans. They were all born here, yet the far left bitches and bitches that many of them don't have any forms of I.D. and it will be a burden for them to acquire a voter ID. Well didn't all black Americans get their first ID's in High School, then later a drivers license? We all know what it all boils down...
  • Kirsha Kaechele describes her Prospect.3 gun buyback art project in the Huffington Post

    10/23/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug MacCash
    In a story by Priscilla Frank titled "One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods" that appeared on the Huffington post website Wednesday (Oct. 23), art impresario Kirsha Kaechele explained her forthcoming art project "The Embassy." In brief, Kaechele's husband David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia's state of Tasmania, plans to purchase $100,000 in weapons on Saturday (Oct. 25), with no questions asked. The object is to decrease gun violence by diminishing the number of firearms.Originally, the guns were to be melted and reconstituted as record albums upon which...
  • Guns in senior portraits OK if done tastefully, Nebraska school board says

    10/23/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Joe Dejka
    You’ve seen those senior class photos of kids posing with footballs and musical instruments. Now graduating seniors attending a central Nebraska school district are free to pose with firearms for their school yearbook picture, as long as it’s done tastefully. School board members voted 6-0 Monday to allow such photos in the Broken Bow Public Schools after parents pressed for the change, according to Superintendent Mark Sievering. The community of 3,500 people is rural, about 65 miles northwest of Kearney. Hunting, skeet and trap are popular in the community and firearms are common, Sievering said. Broken Bow’s annual Nebraska One...
  • Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death

    10/23/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
    A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged with homicide Wednesday after she admitted killing her child's father, with whom she had a volatile relationship for at least 10 years, according to court records. The fatal stabbing occurred after the man, 41-year-old Wyland D. Thompson, jumped on the woman during an argument and she broke free, grabbing a large kitchen knife to scare him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Temika S. Marker. When Thompson overpowered her and took the weapon, Marker feared he would cut her, so she ran to the kitchen for another knife. As Thompson came toward...
  • Dead (pregnant) woman was beaten with baseball bat and strangled, police say

    10/22/2014 9:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 10.23.14 | Kathy Lynn Gray & Theodore Decker
    He knew the way even in the dark. Murder suspect Jacob Ferrero was riding with Columbus police homicide detectives about 2 Wednesday morning. He directed them east across Franklin County, away from the Far West Side apartment that he shared with Samantha Greenlee, a 22-year-old woman who had told her family she was 3 months pregnant with Ferrero’s child. Just east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd. in Groveport, Ferrero directed detectives to stop and pull into a gravel drive. It was the church’s rustic outdoor chapel, just a few wooden benches and an altar clustered among a...
  • With Possible Voter Fraud,Doesn't The GOP Already Have Six Or Seven Seats Won?

    10/22/2014 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 30 replies
    With three or four purple states already under suspicion of voter fraud come election day, if it looks as though the GOP already has at least six states in the bag, why are the other purple states in a state of panic to the extent of trying to pull another "2008 Stunt"? All these plans for shenanigans to in attempt steal states like Georgia and North Carolina while the GOP looks to take at least six states handily. And what are the six/seven states we should win hands down?
  • Race baiting ad in Maryland!

    10/22/2014 11:14:37 AM PDT · by Towsoncrs · 15 replies
    I guess they are worried about losing the Governor Race in MD.
  • Ebola Plush Toys Fly Off the Shelf for Connecticut Company

    10/21/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Barbara Goldberg
    Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely...
  • Planned Parenthood to open $9 million abortion facility in NYC, ‘the abortion capital of the world’

    10/20/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood is about to bring a mammoth new abortion facility to New York City, sometimes called the abortion capital of the world because of its ponderous abortion rate. Planned Parenthood official Joan Malin told The New York Times that the facility, which will cost $9 million to build, will perform 17,500 abortions a year when it is complete. Malin also said that Planned Parenthood's patient visits in the city's other boroughs have gone up by 26 percent since 2008. More than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood's "patients" come from Queens, according to Malin. The Queens location will make the...
  • Chicago man dead, 2 others charged in Indianapolis robbery

    10/20/2014 7:24:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2014
    A Chicago man was shot dead by police during a Saturday robbery in Indianapolis, and two of his accomplices will face numerous charges, officials said.. Police shot Terrell Lucas, 22, during a robbery Saturday night at a GameStop store on South East Street in Indianapolis, police said.
  • Obamanesia: polls reveal people can't remember voting for Obama

    10/20/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Buyer’s remorse for twice electing Barack Obama is taking hold. The first stage of grief is denial, after all, according to Kubler-Ross. USA Today has just conducted some revealing polls in six states with competitive Senate races: Now USA TODAY/Suffolk University polls in a half-dozen states with key Senate races underscore just how much times and political fortunes have changed for the president. In five of the six states, the percentage of likely voters who say they voted for Obama in 2012 has dipped from the actual results. Of those who say they did vote for him, as many as...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a “Jorge Flores.” And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • Judge: Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

    10/19/2014 10:41:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 10.16.14 | Peter Hermann
    A federal judge in Maryland ruled Thursday that a wrongful-death lawsuit against three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies can move forward over claims of gross negligence for forcibly removing a young man with Down syndrome from a movie theater. Robert Ethan Saylor died, which generated outrage among parents of children with Down syndrome and advocacy groups across the country. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson was just as scathing, writing in his 54-page ruling that “a man died over the cost of a movie ticket.” The Saylor family’s claims that Maryland authorities failed to adequately train the deputies to handle people...
  • Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

    10/19/2014 8:04:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | October 19, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the New York City Police Department's stop and frisk practice may be leading to elevated levels of anxiety among young men in the city, especially young black men. The policy allows police to stop pedestrians and search them for drugs or weapons.
  • Al Sharpton is returning to Ferguson for four days in order (Truncated)

    10/19/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Mia De Graaf for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Al Sharpton is returning to Ferguson for four days in order to draw national attention to the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence...
  • New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after...

    10/19/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.19.14 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after she accidentally soiled herself' A 3-year-old girl in New York City died Saturday after her mother's boyfriend allegedly beat her to death in a fit of rage when she accidentally soiled herself. Cops found little Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive about 3:50pm Saturday in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Police had been called by a neighbor who heard the child screaming inside the place. 'I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,' neighbor Keith Best, 43, told the New York...
  • California Highway Patrol Sergeant Arrested for Downloading Child Pornography On and Off Duty

    10/19/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bay City News Service
    Fairfield: CHP sergeant suspected of downloading child pornography on and off duty FAIRFIELD -- A California Highway Patrol sergeant allegedly downloaded child pornography on a laptop while he was working off duty and on duty near Wi-Fi locations in Suisun, Fairfield and Vacaville, a Vacaville police sergeant said. The child pornography allegedly downloaded by CHP Sgt. Eric Lund showed pre-pubescent children having sex acts with adults, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. Lund, 49, of Chico, was arrested at 9 p.m. Thursday on 21 felony charges of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor and on misdemeanor charges of possessing...
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Police, ambulances respond to chaotic scene near Keene State College

    10/18/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Melissa Hanson and Alyssa Edes
    “There were about 4,000 kids in this backyard and it almost felt like a war zone,” said Ellery Murray, a sophomore at Keene State. “People were just throwing everything they could find -- rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins. It was actually kind of scary.” “[Police] were wearing shields and knee-pads and had all these dogs herding people out of the yard into the street,” said Murray. Murray said she was at large house party near the festival early Saturday afternoon when people started lobbing beer bottles and other objects into the crowd.
  • Body Found Along 10 Freeway In Palm Desert Identified As Missing CSUN Student

    10/18/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 17, 2014 4:46 PM | Brittney Hopper
    PALM DESERT (CBSLA.com) — The body of a 23-year-old missing CSUN student was found Thursday along the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities said. The Riverside County Coroner’s Office confirmed the discovery near Cook Street and Washington Street, according to CBS affiliate KESQ. LAPD officials said they were conducting an investigation but confirmed the body was Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi. His remains were discovered yesterday — about 150 miles from where he was last seen — around 11:50 p.m., authorities said. The missing student, the son of a prominent Saudi Arabian family, had last been seen at his home in the...
  • Murrieta Mayor Arrested for DUI Crash that Injured HS Cheerleaders, Apologizes & Seeks Re-Election

    10/18/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | October 17, 2014 | SARAH BURGE AND DAVE DOWNEY
    MURRIETA: Mayor, arrested in suspected DUI crash that injured four, apologizes Murrieta Mayor Alan Long was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Thursday after a crash left four Murrieta Valley High School cheerleaders with injuries ranging from moderate to major, authorities said. Long, 44, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley and later released on $50,000 bail. He did not respond to requests for comment. About 8:15 p.m., Long was driving south on Jefferson Avenue when his full-size pickup truck crashed into the back of a car waiting to make a left turn at Lily Avenue, Murrieta...
  • Health-care cancellation avalanche hits Colo. Democrats weeks before election

    10/18/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday a surge in health-care policy cancellations in the wake of Obamacare, just what Democratic candidates in high-profile races didn’t need less than three weeks before Election Day. In a letter to state Senate Republicans, Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar said that more than 22,000 Coloradans received cancellation notices in the last month, and that 192,942 Coloradans will lose their policies at the end of 2015. That would bring the total number of cancellations in Colorado to more than 550,000 by the time the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented and non-compliant plans...
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome’s mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy’s government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. […] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. One by one, the couples—gay and lesbian, some with children—were called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. …
  • Activists want T bid derailed

    10/18/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 18, 2014 | Chris Cassidy
    Human rights and labor activists are voicing outrage that the Patrick administration could soon award a staggering $1.3 billion subway contract to a rail enterprise owned by the repressive Communist Chinese government, saying the deal would be a “terrible disgrace.” “If the left-leaning Massachusetts blue staters love to boycott things that break the wrong way on issues of rights, why does China get a pass on all of that?” said Tom Cushman, a human rights activist and professor at Wellesley College.
  • SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series

    10/18/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | David Brown
    SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series By David Brown 14 hours ago Big League Stew KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals were a big deal in South Korea, at least for one fan living there, long before they made the World Series. SungWoo Lee said he's been a Royals fan for 20 years, which any other baseball fan could tell you were lean times for the club until their recent playoff push. Lee saw his first Royals games in person at Kauffman Stadium this season after getting vacation time...
  • Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and.....

    10/17/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.17.14 | Associated Press Reporter and Mail Online Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and handles from restaurant bathrooms to sell to recycling centers' Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested 28-year-old homeless man Brian Rinda. He is accused of stealing the plumbing from Cracker Barrel, Burger King, Bob Evans and other restaurants. Police released a photo of a pile of metal toilet parts that they say Rinda stole.
  • Police hunt creepy clown who is terrifying Indianapolis neighbourhoods

    10/17/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Ian Broad for MailOnline
    A man dressed as a creepy clown has been unsettling residents of an American suburb as he wanders the streets scaring people. The eerie figure has been spotted in Fishers, Indianapolis, and police say that locals should call them if they see someone dressed in a clown suit in the area. A resident sent Fox59 a photograph of someone dressed as a clown, carrying balloons and walking around 126th Street and Olio Road. Police said they sent an officer to the area to look for the clown, but the person had already disappeared. And some locals have taken to Twitter...
  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death - all because the little boy didn't want to take a nap A New York man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend's godson to death. Jonathan Thompson, of Amityville, New York, punched 4-year-old Adonis Reed so hard in the stomach when the boy refused to take a nap that the youngster died as the result of a lacerated liver. At the time, Reed was living with his godmother, Lakisha Pitt, who was dating Thompson. Scroll down for video
  • Ceiling collapse traps construction workers in Mineola (NY)

    10/17/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    7Online.Com ^ | October 17, 2014
    MINEOLA (WABC) -- Rescue crews have removed two construction workers who were trapped following a ceiling collapse at a building on Long Island. Officials say the workers were removing asbestos inside a building on County Seat Drive in Mineola when the accident happened. A large piece of concrete with wire racks reportedly collapsed on the workers. PAL Environmental Services of Queens had been prepping the building for asbestos abatement. From Newscopter 7, you could see them carrying one of the two injured workers from the building after a ceiling they were working on collapsed on top of them, burying them...
  • Report: Cruise ship carrying Texas Ebola health worker refused entry in Belize

    10/17/2014 12:22:04 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Oct 14 | Fred Barbash
    The Belize coast guard is refusing to allow passengers from a cruise ship to come ashore because it’s carrying a Texas hospital worker who handled a lab specimen from the man who died of Ebola in Dallas, according to news reports from Belize. A White House official confirmed to the Associated Press early Friday morning that that the unnamed Dallas health care worker is on the ship and is “self-quarantined.” But the White House did not identify the country.
  • Nurse at Dallas Ebola Hospital Hires Fort Lauderdale Lawyer

    An emergency room nurse who treated a fellow nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Dallas is taking time off and retained a noted Fort Lauderdale plaintiffs firm rather than return to work. Briana Aguirre, 30, contacted Robert W. Kelley of the Kelley/Uustal firm after concluding Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was not adequately protecting staff from the lethal virus, Kelley said. With Kelley by her side, Aguirre was interviewed Thursday by Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today Show." She told Lauer the biohazard outfits given to nurses left a 3-inch gap below the chin that potentially allowed contaminated fluid to travel...
  • Amber Vinson Fiance May Have Ebola; Under Quarantine in Dallas and Works in Lewisville

    10/16/2014 8:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    China's Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Zachary Stieber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The fiance of Amber Joy Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus in the United States, is under quarantine in Texas. No name or age has been given for the fiance, who is in Dallas under self-quarantine, which basically means that he’ll avoid contact with others and alert officials if he shows any symptoms. The man isn’t showing signs of the virus as of yet but will stay home from work for the next three weeks to play it safe, reported WFAA. His employer, NationStar Mortgage in Lewisville, says the man called them and admitted that he’d been...
  • Lagos Lawmakers Commend 591 Nigerian Volunteers To Liberia

    10/16/2014 11:03:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    Leadership ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | NAN
    Some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday commended 591 Nigerian professional health workers who volunteered to help in the containment of Ebola in affected countries. They gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr Taiwo Kolawole, the Deputy Speaker, said that there was nothing wrong in assisting the affected countries in such a pathetic situation.
  • Florida TV: Crist ads ALL MORNING are right after Scott ads. By design?

    10/16/2014 5:43:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    10/16/14
    Yesterday was the governor's debate....Today I tune in to local Miami TV....and though I haven't been watching all morning and every channel all the time (I have a life), I am noticing something new. Every Rick Scott commercial I have seen has been IMMEDIATELY followed by a Charlie Crist commercial....as if the Crist campaign has arranged for special "rebuttal" time after every Rick Scott ad. Am I being kooky?
  • Lockheed Martin makes fusion breakthrough

    Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for power. Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being “compact,” Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and practical enough for applications ranging from interplanetary spacecraft and commercial ships to...
  • Accused Boston Common attacker held on $1M bail (time to outlaw pink-handle knives?)

    10/15/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 15, 2014 | Antonio Planas
    The 34-year-old homeless man accused of a vicious attack on two park rangers yesterday in the Boston Common was ordered held on $1 million cash bail today. Bodio Hutchinson pleaded innocent to numerous assault charges in the 4:36 p.m. alleged slashing that prosecutor Lynn Feigenbaum said left both rangers with five stab wounds each.
  • LA County Officials To Train For Potential Spread Of Ebola Virus

    10/15/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 15, 2014 2:58 PM | Margaret Carrero
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County say they are prepared to handle Ebola if it reaches Southern California. KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports Dr. Robert Kim-Farley with L.A. County Public Health says outreach teams are going to hospitals helping them train for a possible Ebola patient. While there are currently no Ebola cases or suspect cases in California, Kim-Farley said county officials are in a state of Ebola preparedness after reports that two health care workers in Dallas tested positive for the disease. County health officials will put particular focus on any people returning from...
  • 5 Ohio teens charged with dumping urine on autistic boy in fake ‘ice bucket challenge’

    10/15/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | staff
    Five suburban Ohio teenage boys were charged Tuesday with dumping a bucket of urine, water and tobacco spit on an autistic 15-year-old boy who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office filed the charges in juvenile court against the teens, who are between the ages of 14 and 16.
  • 1 Texas Ebola patient will move to Atlanta

    10/15/2014 10:26:04 AM PDT · by eastforker · 79 replies
    (CNN ^ | Oct 14 2014 | Josh Levs and Holly Yan
    The first Dallas health care worker with Ebola, Nina Pham, is in "improved condition today," and the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is "ill but clinically stable," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Wednesday. Frieden said it's still to be determined whether Pham will be transferred to another facility; Frieden earlier said the second patient will be transferred to Emory University Hospital. [Breaking News update 1:05 p.m.]
  • Woman sent to jail for 6 hours over failure maintain her yard, with overgrown trees and bushes

    10/15/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT · by dware · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.14.2014 | AP via Fox News
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard.
  • Several Marshfield residents push for return of 'Christmas' to school calendar

    10/15/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Patriot Ledger (Mass.) ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jessica Trufant
    MARSHFIELD – Residents opposed to a school committee vote to remove the word “Christmas” from the school calendar say the decision promotes religious intolerance and censorship. At a school committee meeting Tuesday night, several residents asked members to reconsider the September vote that changed the name “Christmas vacation” to “holiday break” on the calendar. The vacation week begins on Christmas Eve and ends the Monday after New Year’s Day.
  • Undocumented Immigrant Can Come Back to Harvard After Taking Dying Mom to Mexico

    10/14/2014 8:54:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 14, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Harvard College junior and undocumented immigrant Dario Guerrero-Meneses, who had been barred from returning to the U.S. after taking his mother to Mexico last July for cancer treatments, has been granted a humanitarian visa to return to the States on Tuesday evening. The decision, handed down by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, will allow Guerrero to return to the U.S. to see his immediate family in California and soon-to-be-born child, as well as start his senior year at Harvard, according to his lawyer, Alan R. Klein.
  • 405 Carpool Lane Made ‘Relatively No Change’ In Rush Hour Traffic, Study Finds

    10/14/2014 7:45:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 14, 2014 6:20 PM | Jim Thornton and Diane Thompson
    A new study finds the shutdown of the 405 Freeway to add a carpool lane hasn’t relieved traffic congestion during rush hour. KNX 1070’s Jim Thornton and Diane Thompson spoke with Jim Bak of traffic service provider INRIX, whose analysts found “relatively no change” in travel speeds and times when comparing data between the middle two weeks of September in 2013 and 2014 on the northbound 405 between the 10 and the 101 freeways. The average trip through that stretch of the 405 during rush hour is about 35 minutes,” he said. Bak insisted there is “no silver bullet” to...