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  • Home invasion suspects shot in Spartanburg Co.

    04/29/2017 8:28:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    WSPA ^ | 4/26/17 | Staff
    Home invasion suspects shot in Spartanburg Co. By WSPA Staff Published: April 26, 2017, 12:12 pm Updated: April 26, 2017, 12:54 pm Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Calvin Lee 'Trip' Phillips (left) - Destinie Nichole Matheny (right) SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg Co. deputies say two home invasion suspects were shot while trying to rob a man.It happened on April 24.Spartanburg Deputies says they got a call from the emergency room at Mary Black...
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • Judge: California must allow transgender inmates' earrings

    04/29/2017 8:12:11 PM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 Apr 2017
    SAN FRANCISCO — California prison officials must provide for free undergarments that flatten the chest of transgender inmates at women's prisons and give transgender inmates at men's prisons access to bracelets, earrings, hair brushes and hair clips, a federal judge said Friday. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued the order in a federal lawsuit that earlier led California to become the first state to provide taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery to an inmate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also agreed as part of the suit by Shiloh Quine to give transgender inmates access to certain products. Quine, 57, had...
  • Opposing groups clash, march on 82nd Avenue after parade cancellation; 3 arrested

    04/29/2017 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 5 replies
    KATU Portland Oregon ^ | Saturday, April 29th 2017 | KATU.com Staff
    Portland Police officers dressed in riot gear patrolled the march, and worked to keep the opposing groups on opposite sides of the street despite several cases of "intermingling." Officers said they saw demonstrators with guns, improvised weapons, and defensive gear in the area, but no violence was reported. Police did, however, arrest one person wearing a pumpkin outfit for disorderly conduct. The person was later identified as a man named Luis Marquez. Officers say they found a collapsable baton on Marquez.
  • John Kasich New Book: Trump Won Election Because America in Spiritual Decline

    04/29/2017 8:03:35 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed in his new book that the reason President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, Kasich blamed Trump’s electoral win on groups ranging from the media to dishonest politicians, but he also said one of the main reasons Trump won was because of the spiritual decline in America. “I happen to believe that you can’t guide an entire society without a shared religious foundation,” Kasich wrote. “I saw Trump’s reckless entreaties as a weakening of our shared American values — even more so,...
  • Trump vows 'warm, working relationship' with Duterte in phone call (Philippine president)

    04/29/2017 7:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Rappler ^ | April 30, 2017
    MANILA, Philippines – US President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to Philipppine-US ties and a "warm, working relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call Saturday, April 29. Trump, who is marking his 100th day in office Saturday, called Duterte after the conclusion of the 30th ASEAN Summit, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Sunday, April 30. "The ambit of the conversation between the two leaders includes the expression of commitment of US President Trump to the PH-US alliance and his interest in developing a warm, working relationship with President Duterte," Abella said. Trump also said "he looks forward"...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos announces $12M in funds for new media company

    04/29/2017 7:57:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/2017 | Brook Seipel
    Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced Friday that he has secured $12 million in funding to start a media company. Yiannopoulos said in a Facebook post that he has secured the funding from undisclosed investors and has hired a "seasoned media executive" to manage a 30-person team based in Miami. The new company will be titled MILO, Inc. and will manage his books, tours, merchandise, as well as TV and radio "opportunities." The alt-right figure said his media company would be aimed at "the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left." "This isn't some vanity nameplate on a personal blog....
  • New conservative news network in the works to challenge Fox News? (Roger Ailes is involved?)

    04/29/2017 7:45:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2017 | AllahPundit
    But … we’ve already got One America News.The reason this is getting so much hype today is because the words “Roger Ailes” are swirling around the rumors. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund...
  • Suit: Wells Fargo targeted ‘undocumented immigrants’ for accounts

    04/29/2017 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 27 April 2017 | Thomas Lee
    Wells Fargo branches across the country deliberately targeted “undocumented immigrants” to open savings and checking accounts in order to meet aggressive sales goals, according to court documents. In sworn declarations obtained by Burlingame plaintiff’s attorney Joseph Cotchett, former employees describe a scheme in which Spanish-speaking colleagues would visit places they knew were frequented by immigrants (including construction sites and a 7-Eleven), drive them to a branch and persuade them to open an account. Some employees would give the immigrants $10 apiece to start an account. The events described in the declaration go back a decade. “The conduct we have come...
  • Fully Compliant in Bringing Down VW: What Ultimate Good did the Volkswagen Whistleblower do?

    04/29/2017 7:19:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04/27/2017 | Eric Peters
    Late last week, it was revealed who squealed. The guy responsible for making it impossible for any of us to buy a diesel-powered Volkswagen henceforth — and a lot more — is Stuart Johnson, the former head of VW’s Engineering and Environmental Office in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He was outed in a book written about the VW “cheating” business by New York Times reporter Jack Ewing. Johnson, of course, is about to get everything short of a ticker-tape parade. A bust of him will likely be cast and placed in the Hall of Mirrors — or whatever the equivalent is...
  • Oroville Update 28 April "DWR Grilled in Gridley" - Dam Seep? [Video]

    04/29/2017 7:07:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 29 April 2017 | Juan Browne
    multiple videos in comments
  • Baltimore warns prosecutors to “think twice” before charging illegal immigrants

    04/29/2017 6:56:23 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It almost pains me to bring this up on the same day that I finally found some good news out of Baltimore, but this has far more to do with the municipal management team than the cops on the beat. We’re once again veering back to the ongoing saga of so-called sanctuary cities figuring out ways to not cooperate with immigration officials in matters of law enforcement. One of the key sticking points for these liberal municipal leaders is that ICE is already deporting some illegals who are only guilty of “minor crimes.” Never ones to be short of outside...
  • Cash offered after drones disrupt flights in China

    04/29/2017 6:48:13 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | April 27,2017 | Chris Baraniuk
    Chinese drone maker DJI is offering up to one million yuan (Ł112,000) for information about drones that disrupted scores of flights at a Chinese airport. On four days this month - 14, 17, 18 and 21 - drones were blamed for stranding thousands of passengers at Chengdu Shuangliu International. Chinese reports said they caused 60 flight interruptions on 21 April alone. The bounty was a sign that the firm was taking the potential impact on its reputation seriously, suggested Prof David Dunn at the University of Birmingham. "Clearly they're concerned about their brand image, given how much they dominate the...
  • Chinese paper mocks North Korea's tech prowess after failed ballistic missile launch

    04/29/2017 6:38:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Apr. 30, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    Chinese paper mocks North Korea's tech prowess after failed ballistic missile launch China's semi-official Global Times newspaper criticized an ongoing "game of chicken" between North Korea and Washington but also knocked Pyongyang's tech talents. Early Saturday, the reclusive communist nation launched yet another missile, presumably in a new display of force amid a verbal war of words with President Donald Trump. However, the missile exploded seconds after liftoff, and officials said the failed test involved a short-range, non-nuclear missile able to hit Seoul but not Japan. "The test's failure shows that the country's missile technology is not mature, and that...
  • Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home

    04/29/2017 6:32:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 April 2017 | Bassem Mroue and Gerry Shih 
    BEIRUT — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad’s forces in the country’s northern regions. Thousands of Chinese jihadis have come to Syria since the country’s civil war began in March 2011 to fight against government forces and their allies. Some have joined the al-Qaida’s branch in the country previously known as Nusra Front. Others paid allegiance to the Islamic State group and a smaller number...
  • US Tanks to Storm Raqqa as Major Offensive Takes Shape

    04/29/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13:59 29.04.2017(updated 14:00 29.04.2017) | none stated
    The Syrian city of Raqqa remains occupied by Daesh terrorists since early 2014. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the backing of a US-led international coalition is set to storm Raqqa and liberate it next month. It has been reported that US tanks will be used during the battle. A representative of the command of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who wished to remain anonymous, told Sputnik Arabic that the US had recently delivered heavy weapons and tanks to the SDF.“Two days ago, as part of the upcoming battle against Daesh the US sent us tanks and heavy weapons. The armament was delivered to Rojava [Kurdish de facto autonomous...
  • Unofficial Election Results (live)

    04/29/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 10 replies
    Louisiana Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results Results for Election Date: 4/29/2017 Last Loaded: 4/29/2017 9:09:30 PM
  • Part IV 2016 Prescient DC Lobbyists Talk Trump: “the end of life as we know it here"

    04/29/2017 6:07:32 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    DC machine operator, Jack Burkman, who was contemplating the unthinkable prior to the unthinkable becoming a reality: Seismic panic has ensued on K Street as lobbying firms brace for a reality of a possible Donald Trump presidency and what that might mean for them and their futures. Prominent D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman said today that he started assembling a delegation of lobbyists and lobbying firms to meet with the New York billionaire and begin building a bridge to the Trump organization. “Trump is a Washington outsider. We need the outreach now or Trump will bring in a whole new team...
  • GOP may try to require that people have a job to get Medicaid

    04/29/2017 6:04:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/25/2017 | Abby Goodnough
    Nancy Godinez ... lost her job... her unemployment checks had run out and her job search had proved fruitless. One thing she still had was health insurance... But unless she finds a new job, Godinez, 55, could be at risk of losing her insurance, too. ... Republican governors hoping to impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients... believe that extending Medicaid to millions of low-income adults without disabilities... gave them an incentive not to work. ...Medicaid has grown to ... 74 million people... work requirements and changes in how it is paid for, could make Medicaid much more limited, with...
  • The kids suing Donald Trump are marching to the White House

    04/29/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 29, 2017 | John D. Sutter
    Martinez is one of 21 young people taking Trump and members of his administration to federal court over inaction on global warming. On Saturday, several of these "climate kid' plaintiffs -- the youngest is 9 -- will walk alongside the chanting and sign-pumping adults at the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington. That demonstration is a call for a clean energy revolution, and it's expected to draw thousands. Perhaps fittingly, local forecasts call for potentially record-setting temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Demonstrators plan to converge on the White House.