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  • Plane disappears over northern Mali

    07/24/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 24, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark and Claudia Rebaza, CNN
    An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali, the flight operator said. Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the southeastern city of Gao.
  • Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

    07/24/2014 3:12:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 July 2014 | Staff
    Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline is quoted by Algeria's state news agency as saying. The passenger airliner, last seen at 0155 GMT, was bound for the Algerian capital Algiers, it added. Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board, officials said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Air Algerie officials, quoted by APS news agency, said. The plane is chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair. In a...
  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    06/29/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan. Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether...
  • Crews Find Missing Firefighter Dead Near Fillmore [California]

    06/27/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | June 27, 2014 3:40 PM
    A search for a firefighter ended Friday when Ventura County crews found Michael Herdman’s body, two weeks after he went missing in the Los Padres National Forest. The off-duty firefighter was camping with fellow firefighter and paramedic Taylor Byars the night of June 13 when Herdman’s dog, Duke, ran from the camp site toward Sespe Creek. The two men went after the dog and at one point decided to split up. Herdman, 36, was barefoot and wearing a shirt and shorts. Byars said that was the last time he saw his friend or the dog. Byars says he searched the...
  • Charlie Bothuell, Michigan boy found in dad's basement, now with mother (VIDEO)

    06/26/2014 4:06:27 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26 2014 | Jethro Mullen and Shelby Lin Erdman
    (CNN) -- A Michigan boy who was found alive and hiding in his father's basement after an 11-day search is now in the custody of his mother, a Detroit police spokesman confirmed Thursday afternoon. Police also talked with Charlie Bothuell for the first time about his disappearance and the events leading up to the bizarre discovery of the boy hidden away in the basement on Wednesday. Charlie, 12, first met with child psychologists before investigators took a statement from him Thursday, according to Sgt. Mike Woody. But police are not revealing what the boy told them. While Woody did say...
  • 13 planes vanish from radars over Europe

    06/14/2014 8:34:44 PM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2014 | Matthew Day
    13 planes vanish from radars over Europe As many as 13 planes flying over Europe vanish from radar screens in an "unprecedented" series of blackouts that lasted 25 minutes with claims air traffic control could have been hacked
  • Police waited hours before launching search for missing teens

    06/15/2014 5:26:21 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    Police received a preliminary report about the disappearance of the three teens in the West Bank at around the time of the assumed kidnapping on Thursday night, it emerged Saturday. However, the police did not begin searching for the teens or inform the IDF and Shin Bet until the father of one of the boys went to the police in the early hours of Friday morning. ...
  • IDF held drill in area hours before teens disappeared

    06/15/2014 5:18:52 AM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Ynet News ^ | 15 June 2014 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF held a drill in the same area of the West Bank where three yeshiva students went missing on Thursday night, less than a day before their disappearance. The extensive exercise drilled the layout of a massive, developing terror attack. ...
  • The Israeli army calls an entire batallion to the Hebron area

    06/15/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Palestine News Network ^ | 15 June 2014 | Staff
    The Israeli Military Command decided today to send another unit of infantry troops to the Hebron area to join the ongoing military operation in search of the three missing settlers, which has been titled “Return of the Brothers”. ...
  • Did Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl go AWOL in Afghanistan?

    06/01/2014 12:21:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 176 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/01/2014 | By Brad Knickerbocker
    After five years as a POW, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is headed home. But the circumstances of his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan remain unclear, indicating he may have walked away from his base. For now, the story for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is one of physical and mental recovery and reunion with his family. But very soon it will involve debriefings about the nearly five years of his captivity by Taliban fighters, who apparently held him in Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, where his infantry unit had been engaged in combat. Military and intelligence experts will want to...
  • Missing Calif. woman found after allegedly being held captive for decade

    05/21/2014 8:34:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | fox news
    A 25-year-old woman who vanished as a teenager from her California home has contacted police after 10 years, claiming she was held captive and sexually assaulted for nearly a decade. The Santa Ana Police Department said Wednesday that they have charged her alleged captor, 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, of Bell Gardens, with kidnap for rape, lewd act with a minor and false imprisonment. The woman’s mother reported her then-15-year-old daughter missing to the Santa Ana Police Department in August of 2004 after a domestic violence incident. The mother said Garcia, who was her boyfriend and living with the family at the...
  • Casey Kasem is missing

    05/13/2014 4:54:46 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    wwwmt.com ^ | 5-13-13
    - One of the most iconic voices of radio and television is missing. A judge has now ordered state officials to look for radio legend Casey Kasem. The order came after a lawyer for Kasem's wife, Jean, told the judge he didn't know where Kasem was.
  • Legendary DJ Casey Kasem Missing

    05/12/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    WTAE, ABC 4, Pittsburgh ^ | 5:20 PM EDT May 12, 2014
    A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality’s wife said the former “Top 40” host had been removed from the country. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem. Casey Kasem’s children have complained that they have been unable to see...
  • Millions of Californians missing from the registration rolls

    05/11/2014 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 11, 2014 | By Jim Miller
    ... Experts say there are multiple reasons for the shortfall, such as residents here moving more often, bureaucratic hurdles and uncompetitive statewide contests that fail to capture the public’s attention. Whatever the causes, the result is the same: an electorate that is whiter, older and wealthier than the state as a whole and a large share of the population disengaged from the laws and representatives chosen in its name. “It’s a particularly big problem – there’s a big difference between people who vote and the people who don’t vote in California,” said Mark Baldassare, president of the nonpartisan Public Policy...
  • Climbers feared missing after Mt. Everest Avalance

    04/17/2014 8:31:09 PM PDT · by machogirl · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04-18-14 | AP
    Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says four or five climbers are believed to have been buried and more injured by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest.
  • [Hillary2016] $6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department

    04/04/2014 10:00:32 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4-April-2014 | Brianna Ehley
    <p>The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.</p>
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    03/22/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 34 replies
    3/22/2014 | MosesKnows
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 I wager you have heard just about every conceivable explanation of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. I have an explanation I’d like to share. I cannot prove that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is missing because aliens abducted it. However, until proof of another explanation comes forward it is possible that is what happened.
  • CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/19/2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved. Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility? Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our...
  • Fmr. Gen. Doubles Down on Claim Malaysian Plane Could Be in Pakistan to Be Used for Terror

    03/18/2014 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Bronzewound · 68 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 2004 | Noah Rothman
    Appearing on Fox & Friends last week, retired United States Air Force Gen. Thomas McInerney speculated that the missing Malaysian passenger airliner had been intentionally flown to South Asia where it could be used as a delivery vehicle for conventional or nuclear explosives by terrorist actors. On Tuesday, McInerney repeated that claim and said that the recent actions of the Israeli and American governments lent credence to that theory.
  • (Malay) Cops find five Indian Ocean practice runways in MH370 pilot’s simulator, BH reports

    03/18/2014 4:17:37 AM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    MalaysiaToday ^ | March 18, 2014 | BH
    Cops find five Indian Ocean practice runways in MH370 pilot’s simulator, BH reportsInvestigators have discovered the runways of five airports near the Indian Ocean loaded into Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s home-made flight simulator, a Malay daily reported today. “The simulation programmes are based on runways at the Male International Airport in Maldives, an airport owned by the United States (Diego Garcia), and three other runways in India and Sri Lanka, all have runway lengths of 1,000 metres. “We are not discounting the possibility that the plane landed on a runway that might not be heavily monitored, in addition to the...
  • Another plane like Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished with GPS tracking

    03/16/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    News Australia ^ | March 17, 2014
    IN an age of constant information, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been dubbed the biggest mystery in aviation history. A plane of its size has never dropped out of the sky. Or has it? In 2003, a Boeing 727 jet also disappeared. It was the largest aircraft to ever vanish without a trace. This plane, like MH370, had all the mod cons and was fitted with GPS. A crew member looks out the windows from a Malaysian air force CN235 aircraft during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Source: AFP At...
  • The 777 was a what? On a what? Spy mission?

    03/14/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT · by pansgold · 98 replies
    III / XIV / MMXIV | pansgold
    Is the missing 777 jet is equipped with phones? I’d bet it is. I’d assume cellular via satellite. With hundreds of persons onboard, why didn’t one person make a phone call? The plane did. It “pinged” at least one satellite for hours after other systems went dark. It appears to me someone forgot to shut that one system down or it was in a location it couldn’t be immediately accessed. and turned off. For Christ’s sake, as the World Trade Center towers were about to fall, people were calling out and sending video clips and photos via cell phone. When...
  • Secret Negotiation with Hijackers Theory Bolsters: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Revealed

    03/13/2014 12:40:02 AM PDT · by hamboy · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    ‘Secret Negotiation with Hijackers’ Theory Bolsters as Last Words from Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Revealed Before the flight disappeared from radar screens, the Malaysia's civil aviation heard the words, "All right, good night", The Straits Times reported. There is however, conflicting reports on what exactly were the last words. The BBC says that the last heard reply from flight MH370 was "All right, roger that". The meeting held in a packed room with nearly 400 relatives at the Metropark Lido hotel in Beijing, non-the-less, is important as anguished family members were given the chance to ask direct questions...
  • Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

    03/12/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jethro Mullen and Michael Pearson, CNN
    China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery, including images of what it said were "three suspected floating objects and their sizes." The images in the Strait of Malacca were captured on March 9 -- which was the day after the plane went missing -- but weren't released until Wednesday.
  • BREAKING: Co-Pilot of Missing Plane Invited Girls Up Front For Entire Flight! – PHOTOS & VIDEO

    03/11/2014 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCKING: AUSTRALIAN WOMAN RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT COCKPIT BEHAVIOUR OF THE CO-PILOT OF FLIGHT MH370 ON AUSTRALIA’S TV SHOW ‘A CURRENT AFFAIR‘ GIRL WHO FLEW WITH MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 CO-PILOT. SHE CLAIMS THAT THE CO-PILOT WAS SMOKING IN THE COCKPIT The woman claims they were smoking and taking pictures of the women in the cockpit. The girls were invited up front for the entire flight.
  • MH370: Family of Texas man on flight comforted by faith

    03/09/2014 6:15:46 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 9, 2014 | JOHN L. MONE
    KELLER, Texas (AP) — The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago. Philip Wood, an IBM executive who had been working in Beijing over the past two years, had recently returned home from Asia before his next assignment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wood came back to Texas to visit his family before relocating to the Malaysian capital, his brother, James Wood...
  • Four possibly flew with false ID aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/09/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 4:20 AM | Simon Denyer, Robert Barnes and Chico Harlan
    Saturday European officials indicated two of the people on board were using passports that had been stolen in Thailand. On Sunday Malaysia’s transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said Malaysian intelligence officials were also checking the identities of two other passengers, according to The Associated Press. “All the four names are with me and have been given to our intelligence agencies,” Hishammuddin said, according to The AP. “We do not want to target only the four; we are investigating the whole passenger manifest. We are looking at all possibilities.”
  • 20 employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Texas were aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/08/2014 6:51:24 PM PST · by Astute · 119 replies
    http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/03/20_employees_of_freescale_semi.html | on March 08, 2014 at 6:55 PM, updated March 08, 2014 at 7:35 PM | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas -- An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the flight.
  • Missing Malaysia airliner: Hunt for clues begins

    03/08/2014 8:35:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Chris Yates, Aviation Expert
    Although it has not been stated explicitly yet, there seems little doubt that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed and probably with great loss of life. Rescue will inevitably turn into recovery - of wreckage and bodies - and the search for clues will begin. --SNIP-- So what might they look for? Weather can almost certainly be ruled out as a cause. Conditions have been described in different ways, but the consensus is that the aircraft was airborne in near-perfect flying conditions. This leaves just two main possibilities - catastrophic mechanical failure or an act of terrorism. Investigators will undoubtedly...
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • The Mystery of Missing Congressman Stockman Keeps Getting Weirder

    02/01/2014 7:31:44 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    The Wire ^ | Jan 23, 2014 6:13PM ET | Philip Bump
    Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is missing. He hasn't been seen in public since January 14. Reports that he traveled to Egypt couldn't be confirmed by another congressman on the trip — or by Stockman's own office, where the person who answered the phone simply said, "That's the first that I've heard of that."
  • Colorado woman vanishes after returning home from trek around the world

    01/27/2014 10:30:32 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 133 replies
    Authorities have called off the search for a Colorado woman who disappeared shortly after returning from a two-year trek around the world, but her husband believes there is still work left to be done. Leanne Bearden, 33, vanished on January 17 after she left a relative’s home in Garden Ridge, Texas, to go for a walk.
  • US authorities find body of missing Australian soldier Paul McKay

    01/16/2014 11:12:07 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 Jan 2014 | anon
    Police have found the body of an Australian soldier who has been missing in the United States for more than two weeks. Captain Paul McKay disappeared on New Year's Eve after catching a bus to a remote town near the Canadian border and walking into the Adirondack mountains in freezing conditions. His body was found near the summit of Scarface Mountain in upstate New York about 11am on Wednesday (local time), according to a police statement. Police say they have not discovered any signs of foul play. ...
  • 18 missing person list submitted in Peshawar high court in missing person case

    01/16/2014 3:04:46 AM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 16 january 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 16 January 2014, I left my 16 years service with KP Police, because now I believe that behavior of KP police is cruel and some police officer making money to kidnap the innocent people. That’s the word of a police head constable Sikander Shah, his brother is in missing person list and on Thursday he along with his brother came to Peshawar high court for case hearing. According to Sikander shah a police Sub Inspector along with other two police cops start the business of kidnapping the public in his village Batagram Shabqadar , police demand money after the...
  • Money raised from Newtown fundraiser goes missing as marathon-running charity partner disappears

    01/11/2014 9:26:35 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1/11/14 | AP
    A charity formed after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running, one of its co-founders said Friday. Ryan Graney, of Nashville, Tenn., said only $30,000 of the $103,000 taken in by the 26.4.26 Foundation was used for the organization's purpose.....
  • Missing Brookline teen Caleb Jacoby found safe, police say

    01/09/2014 7:49:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 9, 2013 | By Jennifer Smith
    Caleb Jacoby, the missing 16-year-old student from Brookline, was found on Thursday evening, said police. The teen, who attends the Maimonides School, is safe and well, according to a tweet from Brookline police. Jacoby disappeared on Monday afternoon and has been the subject of a wide community search aided by social media outreach. He is the son of Boston Globe OpEd columnist Jeff Jacoby.
  • Marizela Featured on America's Most Wanted; Plus: Other young missing women from Pacific Northwest

    01/08/2014 10:41:28 AM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 8 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s been more than a month, but my family hasn’t given up hope and hasn’t stopped looking for my missing cousin, Marizela Perez. Many volunteers across the country have joined us in this search. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication, energy, generosity, expertise, and commitment to finding Marizela. America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh’s ground-breaking Fox television show, is now featuring Marizela’s story on its website here. Their appeal for help: “Detectives with the Seattle Police Department say 18-year-old Marizela Perez left her home in Rainer Beach around noon on Saturday, March 5, 2011, en route to the campus...
  • Caleb Jacoby, teenage son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, is missing

    01/08/2014 5:24:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Mass Live - Boston News ^ | January 8, 2014 - updated | Shira Schoenberg, The Republican
    BROOKLINE — Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby and his wife Laura, has been missing since about 12:30 p.m. Monday. Jacoby is a Brookline resident who is in the 11th grade at Maimonides School. According to a flier distributed by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Maimonides School, he is 5-foot-11 and 140 pounds with a thin build and short, light brown hair. Brookline police said the teenager was last seen wearing navy chino pants or jeans, a navy polo shirt, a brown winter jacket with a hood, brown shoes or sneakers, and white socks. He...
  • Please Help - Caleb Jacoby, Jeff Jacoby's son, is missing

    01/07/2014 4:20:02 PM PST · by BoomerBabe · 110 replies
    ,The Republican ^ | 01/07/2014 | Shira Schoenberg
    Caleb Jacoby of Brookline, MA has been missing since yesterday afternoon. He is 16 years old, and many of you have read, met or heard of Caleb's father, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. Jeff is a great friend of CAMERA and of Israel. Jeff and his wife Laura, and Caleb need our help now. If you think you have seen Caleb or have any idea of his whereabouts please contact the Brookline Police immediately at (617) 730-2222. Caleb's photo is below, along with a link to a flyer.
  • Historic Bible goes missing after de Blasio swearing in (update: found)

    01/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/01/13 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona, Jeane MacIntosh
    The FDR bible used by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his swearing in vanished after the New Year’s Day ceremony, sparking a panicked, hours-long search for the historic tome. “They had the whole detail looking through blankets,’’ a police source said of the scramble by at least 50 NYPD detectives and city officials to find the Bible, which was given to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a gift at his first inauguration in March 1933. Former President Bill Clinton performed the ceremony Wednesday as de Blasio laid his hand on the bible.
  • Netanyahu missing Mandela memorial for cost reasons: Report

    12/08/2013 8:04:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 12/8/13 | Staff
    Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and...
  • Missing Wisconsin teen found alive in Mexico 9 years later

    11/08/2013 5:56:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    - A Wisconsin woman who was a teenager when she disappeared nine years ago has been located in Mexico, living there with her husband and three children, police said on Thursday. Connie McCallister was 16 when she disappeared in 2004. She called her mother a few days later but refused to say where she was. McCallister, now 25, recently told police that she was drugged at a party and her boyfriend took her to Mexico against her will
  • 'Obamacare Girl' Disappears From Healthcare.gov Website

    11/04/2013 6:21:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | Danny Matteson
    Now you see her, now you don’t. That smiling face on the homepage of the Healthcare.gov website was there over the weekend, but has now dissapeared — replaced by four colorful, circular icons. So, where did she go? Twitter’s got a few ideas. One user joked that she had become the first victim of the mythical Obamacare death panels. While another thought she simply might have known too much. In actuality though, it’s nothing quite that nefarious. The picture of the smiling young brunette, which was reportedly picked from a stock photo library, was removed from the site after multiple...
  • UK police: McCann disappearance timeline changed

    10/13/2013 7:11:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    British police said Sunday the timeline and version of events surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has "significantly changed," allowing them to build their most detailed reconstruction of the case yet.
  • IRS Watchdog: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund

    09/25/2013 4:20:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | 9-25-13 | John Kartch and Ryan Ellis
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report released today. The “Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund” (HIRIF) was tucked into Obamacare in order to give the IRS money to enforce the tax provisions of the healthcare law. The fund, totaling some $1 billion of taxpayer money, was used to roll out enforcement mechanisms for the approximately 50 tax provisions of Obamacare. According to the report: “Specifically, the IRS did not account for or attempt to quantify...
  • Child Found! Amber Alert Pending - Missing abducted child Brooke Wells aka Kanani

    09/22/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 17 replies
    CaringBridge ^ | 09/22/2013 | Steven W.
    Brooke Stephanie Wells, 11, pictured here at Legoland in August, 2013, is now classified as a Missing Person after her mother, Sandi Wells, allegedly abducted the child aka "Kanani" who'd just begun 6th grade at La Costa Heights elementary school in Carlsbad, CA. Sandi Wells suffers from terminal Amyloidosis, a rare degenerative bone marrow disease, and survived a stem cell transplant and other procedures over three years ago in 2010. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children # 1223139 Name: Brooke Stephanie Wells aka "Kanani" Age: 11 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Height: 141 cm (4' 7.5") Weight: 36.741 kg...
  • Police Find 5 Skeletons, 2 Cars Missing For Decades On Oklahoma Lake Bottom

    09/18/2013 6:26:33 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2013 | Dan Riehl
    Police testing new sonar equipment during a training exercise at Foss Lake in Oklahoma discovered five skeletons inside a blue 1969 Chevy Camaro and a 1950s-era vehicle perhaps linked to the early 1960's disappearance of a couple.
  • The mystery of Foss Lake: Two sunken cars containing six bodies..

    09/18/2013 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    FULL TITLE: The mystery of Foss Lake: Two sunken cars containing six bodies are found by chance after more than FORTY YEARS. But how did their passengers die? They had lain undiscovered under an Oklahoma lake for over forty years. And now the discovery of two rusting vintage cars containing six bodies has reignited the mystery of how three teenagers and three other people vanished more than four decades ago. Highway patrol officers testing their sonar equipment Foss Lake near Elk City, Oklahoma on Friday stumbled upon the rusting 1969 Camaro and a Chevrolet dating back to the 1950s. Inside...
  • A Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students in science, math?

    09/17/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 122 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9:43 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | Kamau Bobb
    ... 71 percent of the 2,500 black students in APS who took the Mathematics II exam in 2011, failed and only 1 percent, 25 students, passed with distinction (Pass Plus). By contrast, only 21 percent of white students failed with 79 percent passing and 23 percent of those passing with distinction. In Fulton County, where 62 percent of black students failed the Mathematics II exam, 90 percent of the white students passed, 32 percent with distinction. The failure rates and achievement gaps throughout most of the school districts in the metro-Atlanta area are astonishing. The consequence of this reality is...
  • Homeless Man Returns Backpack Filled With $42,000, Gets Gold Star

    09/16/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Joe Coscarelli
    The down-on-his-luck man who turned in a backpack containing $2,400 in cash, nearly $40,000 in traveler's checks, and a Chinese passport to its rightful owner at a Massachusetts mall over the weekend will receive a "special citation" from Boston police. This would be a great time for good karma to prove it exists.