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  • The Kelly File 8 29 16 New details in Clinton Corruption, Donald Trump's Wall, Colin Kaepernick

    08/29/2016 8:28:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 3 replies
    The Kelly File 8 29 16 New details in Clinton Corruption, Donald Trump's Wall, Colin Kaepernick
  • Minnesota Teacher, Husband Under Investigation Found Dead

    08/29/2016 7:22:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 69 replies ^ | 8/29/16 | AP
    A Minnesota elementary school teacher under investigation in a criminal case has been found dead along with his husband on an island in Washington state. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 40-year-old teacher Aric Babbitt and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, of South St. Paul, Minnesota were being investigated for allegations that authorities declined to specify, citing an active investigation.
  • Police: 5 Shot In Egg Harbor Township Shootings, 1 Dead

    08/29/2016 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) — Authorities announced on Monday that multiple people were shot in Egg Harbor Township. Police say that there are five total victims and one of them has died. New Jersey State troopers, Egg Harbor Township Police and ATF agents had to take over a section of a Wawa parking lot where an SUV involved in the shooting remained parked. State Police and Egg Harbor police responded to the Wawa parking lot on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township, just off exit 9 on the Atlantic City Expressway. Police say they are believed to be involved...
  • August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years

    08/29/2016 5:21:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 29, 2016 | By Jeremy Gorner , Peter Nickeas and Elvia Malagon
    The city hasn't seen a deadlier month since October of 1997, when there were 79 homicides. For the whole year, the count was 761, according to department numbers. Chicago has recorded 487 homicides and more than 2,800 people shot so far this year, compared to 491 homicides and 2,988 people shot all of last year, according to Tribune data. Chicago has a lower homicide rate than many other U.S. cities that are smaller in population. But this year, the city has recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined, even though the two cities...
  • Three Sea Otters Shot to Death Near Santa Cruz, Officials Seek Public's Help

    08/29/2016 12:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/29 | Brendan Weber
    Three southern sea otters were shot to death near Santa Cruz and officials have offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide them with information regarding the fatal shootings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the deaths of three male sea otters, which washed ashore sometime mid-August in between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach several days after being shot to death, according to officials. Repercussions for slaying a southern sea otter, which are listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species act, include...
  • Inmate Leaves Sandals on Fence During Failed Escape From Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas

    08/29/2016 12:47:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/29 | Damian Trujillo
    The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted escape of an inmate from the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas - one who was trying to leave so fast, he left his jail-issued sandals clinging from the fence. The failed attempt, first reported by NBC Bay Area, happened Sunday afternoon, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. James Jensen. Newly installed video cameras helped a deputy spot the inmate climbing and then falling from the "candy cane" fencing. Jensen said he will be charged in connection with the attempted escape. Sources told NBC Bay Area on Monday the inmate...
  • Truck carrying Takata inflators explodes in Texas, killing 1

    08/29/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2016 10:22 AM EDT
    A truck carrying Takata air bag inflators and a load of volatile ammonium nitrate crashed, caught fire and exploded in southern Texas last week, killing a woman and injuring four others. Takata says Monday that the truck operated by a subcontractor crashed in the small town of Quemado, near the Mexican border about 140 miles from San Antonio. The company says it sent people to the site and is helping authorities investigate the crash. …
  • Police: Good Samaritan Breaks Into Car To Rescue Kids Left In Motor City Casino Garage

    08/29/2016 12:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | August 29, 2016
    A 25-year-old man is expected to face charges after he left two young children in a car while he gambled at Detroit’s Motor City Casino. Detroit police were called to the parking garage at 11:25 a.m. Monday on a report of kids left unattended in a vehicle. According to police, a concerned citizen broke into the car and rescued the two boys, who are 5 months and 2 years old. Police said the children seemed to be physically OK and were turned over to casino security before police arrived. It’s not known at this time how long they were in...
  • Feds: Postal Worker Stashed Nearly 50,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In Her California Apartment

    08/29/2016 9:51:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/26/2016 | Staff
    A U.S. Postal Service employee stashed nearly 50,000 pieces of undelivered mail in her California home, according to a criminal information filed against the worker.Federal investigators charge that Sherry Watanabe hid "approximately 48,288 pieces of United States mail" in her apartment. The mail was intended for delivery to customers along Watanabe’s route in Placentia, an Orange County city.Watanabe, 48, was named in a one-count felony criminal information filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Watanabe has admitted to the mail hoarding.According to the plea agreement, Watanabe was hired as a mail carrier...
  • Donald Trump to Address African Americans in Detroit on Saturday

    08/29/2016 10:40:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with Impact Network President and CEO Bishop Wayne T. Jackson on Saturday in Detroit, Michigan to reach out to the African American community. The Impact Network is the only African American owned and operated Christian television network that broadcasts across the nation. “Mr. Trump will answer questions that are relevant to the African American community such as education (including HBCUs), unemployment, making our streets safe and creating better opportunities for all,” explained Pastor Mark Burns, a Trump supporter. The interview is set to air at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Burns added that Trump will...
  • Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 8:34:37 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    (Full title):Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump- A 25-year-old with no Trump ties raises $1 million by dangling 'dinner' with the GOP nominee. At a glance, the two websites look virtually indistinguishable. Both feature a photo of Donald Trump, in a suit and red tie, in front of a giant American flag. Both seemingly offer a chance for two to win dinner with Donald Trump. One is at; the other is at The first belongs to Trump’s campaign. The second is a scheme run by Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with...
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Regated ^ | 08-28-2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city.
  • Police Probe British Backpacker Stabbing Suspect's 'Obsession'

    Police are investigating whether a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar" before knifing a British backpacker may have had a romantic obsession with her. Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, from Derbyshire was stabbed to death at a hostel in north Queensland, Australia on Tuesday night. Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Ray Rohweder said on Thursday that police had found no evidence the attack was motivated by extremism. But officials are looking into whether the suspect, who has been named as 29-year-old Smail Ayad, had been rejected by Ms Ayliffe-Chung before he allegedly killed her. Forenisc officers at the scene of the stabbing Forensic officers...
  • Sheriff:Teen high on designer drug smashes through Stuart home’s window

    08/28/2016 11:01:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | John Pacenti and Chelsea Todaro
    For the second time in two weeks, there’s been a vicious, random attack in Martin County, in this case by a 19-year-old man who attacked two people in their Stuart home — exhibiting “extreme strength and a high tolerance to pain” after smashing through a glass window early Sunday morning. But unlike the first incident on Aug. 15, in which authorities say Austin Harrouff, also 19, stabbed a couple to death in their garage, biting one victim severely, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office has the illicit drugs the alleged intruder took along with a friend. The friend of the suspect...
  • Police: Student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' on Cornell campus

    08/28/2016 6:11:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2016
    (CNN) — One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said. Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin Hall, which houses Cornell's school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m. There, they found two men had been stabbed, according to a police news release.
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump’s Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    Regated ^ | 8/28/2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city. Aldridge was shot in the head while walking her baby in a stroller after registering her children at school. Radford described the event as one that “is all too common,” adding another child to the “hundreds of children, who [have] become casualties of Chicago’s violence.” Radford also explained that nearly half...
  • FBI agent: Missing teen Brittanee Drexel was kidnapped, shot and dumped in alligator pit

    08/26/2016 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 75 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 8/26/2016 | Doug Pardue and Glenn Smith
    A teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp in the dense forests near McClellanville, according to the FBI. FBI agent Gerrick Munoz this week gave the first detailed account of what investigators think happened to 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel after she disappeared in 2009. His account, contained in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier, is based on a statement from a prison inmate who claims he was present when she was killed. But a McClellanville woman whose husband and son have been...
  • Portland Public Schools 'rap music' ban sparks allegations of racism

    08/26/2016 6:23:23 AM PDT · by suthener · 28 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Barnes
    Portland Public Schools officials are rethinking a district ban on rap music on buses after allegations of racism. The district had banished hip-hop from its buses, deeming the genre "inappropriate." Teri Brady, senior director of transportation at Portland Public Schools, sent a directive to bus drivers in March forbidding "religious, rap music, or talk show programs." The memo included a list of acceptable stations, broken down into three genres: pop, country and jazz. Parent Colleen Ryan-Onken obtained a copy and it circulated in August among outraged parents, prompting the district to walk back the directive in statements released Wednesday.
  • Pennsylvania woman charged with stabbing, biting husband after he drank the last of her beers

    08/27/2016 8:09:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Pennsylvania woman was so hopped up with rage when her husband guzzled the last of her beers that she slashed her spouse with a pair of scissors and bit his hands and arms, police say. Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, of North Union Township was jailed and charged with aggravated assault of her 59-year-old husband, three years after she was charged with a similar crime.
  • Earthquake Experts Tell Latino Community How To Get Ready For The Big One

    08/27/2016 7:57:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | August 27, 2016 4:14 PM | Adrianna Weingold
    “These misconceptions or behaviors that work in Latin America but don’t work here because buildings are different here, earthquakes are different here,” says Pablo Ampuero, professor of seismology at Caltech. It’s the first time Caltech has hosted an event like this, where the community engaged directly with scientists and experts, asking questions and getting important answers. The event stressed the importance of being prepared for disaster. And how earthquakes here in the US are different from those in other parts of the world. “When you look at what the earthquake will do to us, it probably won’t kill us, but...
  • Burglars use slegdehammer to break into phone store; $10K in product stolen

    08/27/2016 7:06:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    ATLANTA - Atlanta police are searching for the burglars they say used a sledgehammer to break through a brick wall to steal thousands of dollars worth of cellphones. Workers are patching up the hole in the wall left by burglars who broke into the Boost Mobile store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta Friday night.
  • McDonald’s Worker With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    08/27/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/27
    A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a familiar one for many of the customers. “She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David and the two are still close. His post inspired a stream of memories in the comment section from other Needham residents who met David over the years....
  • Olympian Sells Medal to Fund Child’s Cancer Treatment

    08/27/2016 5:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    For an athlete, an Olympic medal is a priceless possession. But for Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, his winning medal may be an opportunity for something bigger. Malachowski took home a silver medal during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he didn’t hold on to it for long. The athlete auctioned off his award this week to help a cancer-stricken boy. The money raised from the auction will go toward funding treatment for 3-year-old Olek’s eye cancer. “For an athlete, to win an Olympic medal is a dream come true… however, fate has given me a chance to increase the...
  • Worker at Yellowstone National Park Falls to Death

    08/27/2016 5:12:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said. Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, of Quito, Ecuador, was killed early Friday morning, according to the National Park Service. She was a park concession employee. The woman was socializing with a group of co-workers at the park’s Grandview Point trail when she fell over the cliff edge into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the NPS said.
  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Pensacola after mid-air engine failure

    08/27/2016 2:37:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Photo at link. A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando made an emergency landing Saturday morning in Pensacola after a mid-air malfunction sidelined the plane’s primary engine. Federal investigators are now trying to determine the cause of what a Southwest spokesperson described as an “mechanical issue with the number one engine.”
  • In rural St. Tammany, Red Bull, crystal meth and a militia man's bunker

    08/27/2016 11:16:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/27/16 | Robert Rhoden, | The Times-Picayune
    At the tiny Talisheek Grocery in rural northeastern St. Tammany Parish, James R. Moore Jr. was a regular, coming in twice a day to buy as many as eight 12- to 16-ounce Red Bulls for his own consumption. Many suspected he also had a drug problem, according to store owner Tracy Moore, who said she is not related to Moore but has known him since childhood. Still, she and a friend said they were shocked to learn that Moore, 46, had been arrested by an FBI-led SWAT team and accused of being major methamphetamine dealer and militia leader with access...
  • 104-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen After Two Decades

    08/27/2016 12:59:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Aug 27, 2016
    A 104-year-old Jamaican mother became a naturalized U.S. citizen Friday, after living two decades in South Florida.
  • Student Trying to Impress Woman Gets Stuck Between Buildings

    08/26/2016 10:42:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    A University of Pittsburgh student trying to impress a woman by leaping from one rooftop to another instead fell into a narrow gap between the buildings near campus and had to be rescuedlA University of Pittsburgh student trying to impress a woman by leaping from one rooftop to another instead fell into a narrow gap between the buildings near campus and had to be rescued, police said Tuesday. The student, a 22-year-old from nearby Indiana Township, fell awkwardly between buildings in the city's Oakland neighborhood and became wedged in a narrow, debris-filled space. It took rescuers about four hours to...
  • Woman Flips New Merc Within Seconds of Test Drive

    08/26/2016 10:12:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    A woman climbed behind the wheel of a white Mercedes-Benz SUV at an Arlington, to take it for a test drive.A woman climbed behind the wheel of a white Mercedes-Benz SUV at an Arlington, to take it for a test drive. But the fun was over in the virtual blink of an eye when she somehow managed to flip the pricey machine over in the parking lot. The only explanation reported for what might have happened is that the woman somehow mixed up the gas pedal with the brake. One of the cars she hit was her own SUV.
  • Overworked San Jose Officers Camping Out in Parking Lot

    08/26/2016 10:06:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Ian Cull
    Some SJPD cops are working so much overtime, they're forced to stay in RVs at department headquartersThe officer shortage at the San Jose Police Department is hitting a critical point as officers say they're forced to work so much overtime that some are camping out in the parking lot. It's beginning to look like an RV park next to police headquarters. Inside the motor homes, officers are just trying to get what little sleep they can. "You don't know when you're a San Jose police officer when you're going home," said James Gonzales, vice president of the San Jose Police...
  • Golden Gate Bridge Officials Use New Crisis Text Line to Combat Suicides

    08/26/2016 9:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/26 | Christie Smith
    The number of people younger than 25 who are coming to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide has increased five-fold in the past 14 years, and Bridge District officials are announcing a plan to reach them. The district is partnering with Crisis Text Line, a national nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 texting to people in crisis. "It’s the medium people know and trust," Crisis Text Line Bay Area Director Libby Craig said. "It’s the way we’re communicating with our friends, our family, so we why not communicate with a crisis counselor as well." Crisis Text Line and the Golden...
  • Cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade gunned down pushing stroller in Chicago

    08/26/2016 8:21:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    A mother who was shot and killed while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side Friday has been identified as a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Chicago Police said Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot in the head and arm by two men outside an elementary school at around 3:30 p.m. local time Friday. Investigators believe the shooters were targeting a third man.
  • FBI: Militia leader arrested in Mandeville for dealing meth

    08/26/2016 2:37:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune
    An FBI-led SWAT team arrested the leader of a Louisiana militia Thursday morning (Aug. 25) in Mandeville on federal charges of dealing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm "in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime," according to the U.S Attorney's Office in New Orleans. James Moore, 46, of Talisheek, a small St. Tammany Parish community near the Mississippi border, reportedly came to the attention of federal authorities during an FBI Domestic Terrorism investigation. Federal investigators suspect Moore was dealing "large quantities" of methamphetamine.
  • Badge Protects NHP Trooper From Bullet After Exchange of Gunfire With Suspect

    08/26/2016 1:27:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a bullet and a suspect was killed after an exchange of gunfire early this morning in the southeast Las Vegas Valley. The trooper pulled over a vehicle with three people shortly after midnight near U.S. 95 and Boulder Highway, according to investigators. A man in the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and was pursued by the trooper. Boulder Highway is closed between U.S. 95 and Lamb Boulevard in either direction. Two people who remained inside the vehicle after the traffic stop have been detained for questioning. This is an excerpt. NHP...
  • Bro Horrified to Learn He Bought $40K Bus During Drunk Blackout

    08/26/2016 12:50:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josie Griffiths
    This British bloke got more than he bargained for when he spent nearly $40,000 on a bus during a night out in Ibiza. Instead of paying a few euros for a ride home, Davie Little, a DJ, shelled out a whopping $37,500 on buying his own coach. The credit card sale was made just after midnight yesterday while Davie, who is from Durham, in northeast England, was partying in Ushuaia nightclub, and the poor guy still can’t figure out what he was thinking.
  • France's top court suspends burqini ban

    08/26/2016 10:49:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 26 Aug 2016 17:10 GMT+02:00
    France’s highest administrative court has overturned a town’s ban on wearing the full-body burqini swimsuit, in a case expected to set a precedent for the other towns with the same ban. The State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if there was a “proven risk” to public order. The decision followed arguments from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group seeking to reverse the decision by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the Islamic swimsuit. […] Not everyone was pleased with the court result. The former mayor of Nice and current President of Provence-Alpes-Côte...
  • Clear divisions among federal candidates on 2nd Amendment, gun control

    08/26/2016 9:40:27 AM PDT · by 556x45 · 3 replies
    WMUR website ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | John DiStaso
    The Second Amendment and gun control have long been a flashpoint of contention in political debate and elections,... Republican incumbent Ayotte says she is a strong Second Amendment supporter who backs commonsense measures...
  • Merkel’s party mate wants to get rid of all Karl Marx streets

    08/26/2016 9:31:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 26 Aug 2016 15:04 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    Hundreds of streets are named after the founder of communism, but this conservative politician wants to give Marx the boot. Some 550 streets, alleys and plazas in former communist East Germany bear the name of of the Communist Manifesto philosopher, according to Die Welt. But the Economic Council of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) believes it’s about time the country moved away from its Cold War past, as Bild first reported. “More than a quarter of a century after the political and economic bankruptcy of the GDR [East Germany], it is time to part ways with communism’s replacement of saints...
  • Heroin cut with elephant tranquilizer may have caused 60 overdoses across two states in just...

    08/26/2016 8:44:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Katie Mettler
    FULL TITLE: Heroin cut with elephant tranquilizer may have caused 60 overdoses across two states in just 48 hours Midwest health officials worried this would happen. It’s why they brought together a tri-state coalition — Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky — to talk about the dangers, and it’s why they issued a stern, desperate warning last month to first responders and addiction counselors who patrol the front lines of the opioid war every day. They said the situation was “dire.” One Ohio coroner told users they were “literally gambling” with their lives. But their public plea could not prevent the heroin...
  • FBI Admits Hillary Used BleachBit Software Designed to ‘Hide Traces Of’ Deleted Emails

    08/26/2016 8:21:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told America’s Newsroom on Thursday that Hillary Clinton used BleachBit software to hide all traces of her deleted emails. According BleachBit goes beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source. Zero Hedge reported: During his appearance on Fox, Gowdy clearly indicates that Clinton’s use of BleachBit undermines her claims that she only deleted innocuous “personal” emails from her private server. “If she...
  • Hillary to Bannon: Leave Paul Ryan Alone!

    08/26/2016 7:41:09 AM PDT · by orchestra · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/25/2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In the course of her tin-foily attempt to deflect from her foundation’s pay-to-play scandals by smearing Donald Trump’s supporters as racist Klan members in thrall to Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton defended Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan from the alleged anti-Catholicism of Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon. During her litany of racist innuendo, the Democratic nominee heaped special opprobrium on Bannon, who took a leave of absence as Breitbart’s Executive Chairman to join the Trump campaign. “Bannon has nasty things to say about pretty much everyone,” Clinton told the rally crowd in Reno, NV, on Thursday. “This spring, he...
  • It's the "Halt-Right" The Ones Who Will Stop the Bleeding

    08/26/2016 5:18:28 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 23 replies
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  • Son Gives Part of Liver to Save His Dad

    08/25/2016 11:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes’ son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors. He hated the thought that someone would have to die in order for him to get a liver. “How could anyone wish for that to happen?” he asked. But, there was another way. Barnes’ doctors...
  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • Mom, boyfriend arrested after 10 year-old girl injected w/ meth, raped, killed, police say

    08/25/2016 10:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies ^ | August 25, 2016 | ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket. Details of what Gov. Susana Martinez and law enforcement officials described as an unspeakable crime emerged Thursday in a criminal complaint made public and filed against the girl's mother, her boyfriend and his cousin. The three were taken into custody late Wednesday night. Police say the girl was injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before being dismembered. They did not identify her because...
  • Vietnamese Woman Cuts Off Limbs for Insurance Payout

    08/25/2016 10:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Aug 2016 20:53
    A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported on Thursday (Aug 25). The woman, identified only as L T N, checked into a Hanoi hospital in May with one third of her left foot and one third of her left hand severed, but doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. She later told police she was struck by a train as she walked on the tracks and was rescued by her friend Doan Van D, according to Tuoi Tre's English edition.
  • Police: Man, 75, bound and daughter severely beaten in Chester home invasion (Pennsylvania)

    08/25/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
  • Missing toddler found deceased

    08/25/2016 2:22:13 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Madison County Record ^ | 24 August 2016 | Preston Tolliver
    A news release released by the Madison County Sheriff's Office has shed new details surrounding the death of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his home Tuesday night. According to the release, the child, whose name is being withheld, went missing around approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday in the northwest portion of Madison County off Highway 45. Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies and Huntsville Police Department officers were dispatched to the area and "immediately assessed the situation and determined the need for search and rescue operations," according to the release. The Department of Emergency Management was notified and activated Search...
  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Straphangers Go Berserk After Woman Tosses Bugs in Subway Car

    08/25/2016 11:29:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Danielle Furfaro and Melkorka Licea
    An crazed woman trying to sell crickets and worms on a D train suddenly threw them all over the crowded car, sending it into chaos during the evening commute. The women walked into the train car at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday and and made a pitch to passengers to try to get them to buy the chirping insects and wrigglers. A group of teenagers pushed her, prompting her to freak out and toss the box of pests into the air, said witnesses.