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  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • USGS Retracts Three ‘Ghost’ Earthquakes, Blames Northern California Sensors

    05/30/2015 7:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    l a times ^ | Ben Welsh
    In the past two days, malfunctions in the network of sensors that detect earthquakes in Northern California have issued three false alarms, forcing the U.S. Geological Survey to make a series of embarrassing retractions.. Just after midnight Friday morning, a magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Alaska. When its waves reached sensors operated by the Northern California Seismic Network, they were mistakenly interpreted as a 5.1 temblor near the Oregon border in Lewiston, officials say. ... The error occurred again Saturday morning after a magnitude 7.8 quake struck off the coast of Japan and the same Northern California...
  • Putin's new tank breaks down during Victory Day parade rehearsal

    05/08/2015 3:50:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/08/2015
    Seventy years ago, Soviet tanks made it all the way to Berlin, but this week one of the newest Russian tanks struggled to make it all the way across Red Square. The next-generation tank appeared to stall during the final rehearsal for a major military parade in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the second world war. The Armata tank, which is on display for the first time, ground to a halt during the rehearsal, in an incident later claimed to have been a deliberate test. President Vladimir Putin will welcome the leaders of India, China and...
  • L.A.-Bound Flight Returns to Seattle After Ramp Agent Trapped in Cargo Hold

    04/13/2015 4:11:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Immediately after takeoff from Sea-Tac, the pilot “reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft,” according to the airline. “The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing,” the statement said. “The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes. After landing, a ramp agent was found inside the front cargo hold, which is pressurized and temperature controlled.”
  • Liberal commenter on Memories Pizza tries to do math, fails miserably, hilarity ensues

    04/05/2015 4:24:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/5/15 | Joshua Riddle
    In moments like this you just have to laugh to keep from crying. Memories Pizza was threatened by the liberal mob and was forced to closed their doors for safety reasons. A GoFundMe page was started for the restaurant and raised $842,592. Naturally, the Left started losing their minds. The comments section is funny, this has to be the best. This has to be a troll, right? How do you arrive $29,000 a person? I guess the same way you arrive at Obama being the right person to lead this county. #Insanity There are just so many gems in her...
  • Connecticut governor calls Indiana RFRA 'outright bigotry,' forgets to mention...

    03/31/2015 11:42:41 AM PDT · by Cooter · 11 replies
    caintv.com ^ | Tuesday March 31st, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Oops! So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a "bigot," eh? That's the word from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has banned state-funded travel to Indiana because the latter just passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act - just like 19 other states. In a minute, I'll tell you what one of those states is, but first, here is more about what Malloy said: “The governor’s not a stupid man, but he’s done stupid things,” said Malloy to Mika Brzezinski, “and signing this law, and, quite frankly, promoting this law, knowing exactly what it was going to do, was an incredibly stupid...
  • Obama nearly slips getting off Air Force One

    03/30/2015 7:57:32 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 29, 2015 | No Attribution
    Obama nearly slips getting off Air Force One VIDEO AT LINK
  • Olive the otter is eaten by a shark six years after celebrated rescue from oil slick

    03/27/2015 6:58:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 March 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A celebrated sea otter who survived a natural oil slick and was tracked by researchers for six years has been killed by a shark. The seven-year-old marine mammal named Olive was found dead by a beachgoer on March 22 near Sunset State Beach in California. Wildlife biologists retrieved a large, serrated tooth fragment from white shark in a wound on the mother-of-three's body, indicating the cause of death.
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • Homosexuals in Newfoundland hit by 'astronomical' syphilis outbreak

    03/25/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A syphilis outbreak of "astronomical" proportions has been unleashed in Canada's easternmost province, according to the healthcare authority of eastern NewfoundlandAlready this year — in less than three months — 15 cases of syphilis have been reported, according to Eastern Health. That's more than half the total number of cases (26) confirmed by the region's health authority all of last year. Most of the 41 syphilis infections were identified in homosexual men between 20 and 49 years of age, with 10 of the cases also being diagnosed with HIV, according to Eastern Health. Rising concerns This substantial increase is raising...
  • BREAKING: Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

    03/25/2015 4:49:11 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 339 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News / NY Times
    On Fox News, Greta just reported that the NY Times is reporting that regarding the plane crash in the Alps, one pilot was unable to return to the cockpit during the flight.
  • Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in France

    03/25/2015 5:11:16 PM PDT · by varialectio · 371 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 March | Nikola Clark
    PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
  • India police red-faced after raid on brothels finds colleagues

    03/22/2015 6:20:01 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 03/22/2015 3:59 PM
    NEW DELHI, India - Police in eastern India were left red-faced when a raid on a sex district discovered four of their own along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, a report said Sunday. The four constables had been tasked with transporting the murderer from a jail in Jharkhand to hospital for a check-up, the Hindustan Times reported. But the officers decided to make a 206-kilometer (128-mile) detour to visit the red-light area in the town of Asansol across the border in West Bengal state, the newspaper said. West Bengal police rounded up the four...
  • Mika Brzezinski: ‘Keep it Right Here on Morning Jew’

    07/30/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07-30-2014 | Staff
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is having a tough Wednesday. After interviewing Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Brzezinski said “keep it right here on Morning Jew.” See video at link...............
  • Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Say Wife Stole his Cocaine

    03/06/2015 8:45:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 6, 2015
    Police say a northeast Ohio man called 911 to report that his wife stole his cocaine and was then arrested himself. SNIP The Repository in nearby Canton reports Collins’ jail records didn’t indicate whether police located the reportedly stolen cocaine or his wife.
  • San Diego Local News Labels President Obama As Rape Suspect

    02/15/2015 6:51:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Mad World News ^ | February 15, 2015 | Robert Rich
    San Diego Local News Labels President Obama As Rape Suspect A local San Diego news station has found themselves in the spotlight after portraying President Obama as a rapist during a news report. The photo was displayed for five seconds until the error was noticed. Oops! Fox 5 San Diego ran a segment at about 10:04 p.m. where anchor Kathleen Bade said, “The only suspect in a sex assault at SDSU will not be charged.” At that time, a photo of Obama accompanied her spiel, appearing just above her left shoulder. The photo remained there for a five seconds, but...
  • Officer responding to domestic disturbance call kills off-duty deputy

    02/09/2015 10:00:22 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/09/2015
    A police officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a North Texas home has shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy living there. Nocona police Chief Kent Holcomb said the officer responded to the home Monday shortly after midnight. ~snip~ Cunningham said 41-year-old deputy Larry Hostetter died at a hospital about an hour after the shooting. He had been a law enforcement officer since 2000 and was a married father of three children.
  • Warren Sapp arrested for hiring 7 a.m. prostitute at Super Bowl

    02/02/2015 1:00:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/2/15 | John DeMarzo
    Warren Sapp should have gone to sleep. The 42-year-old Hall of Fame defensive tackle, who was covering the Super Bowl for NFL Network, was arrested early Monday at a hotel in Phoenix for soliciting a prostitute — around 7 a.m., according to TMZ. In addition to solicitation, Sapp also was arrested for assault. NFL Network suspended Sapp indefinitely, without pay, pending the outcome of the investigation, a network spokesperson said.
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • 'In Dog We Trust' accidentally printed on sheriff's rugs

    01/14/2015 11:36:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    clickorlando ^ | Jan 14 2015 | staff reporter
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have. [snip]
  • Rugs at Fla. sheriff’s office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:34:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/15 | Meg Wagner
    Maybe they just really love their K9 officers. A Florida sheriff's office upgraded its headquarters' rugs with the bold proclamation, "In Dog We Trust." The mats, which feature the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office seal, should have read, "In God We Trust."
  • 'In dog we trust' misprint on US sheriff's office rug

    01/15/2015 2:04:52 PM PST · by woofie · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 January 2015
    A rug has been removed from a sheriff's office in Florida after it was noticed that it read "in dog we trust" instead of "in God we trust". The $500 (Ł329) mat lay at the entrance to the office in Pinellas County for two months before someone noticed, a spokeswoman said. The error was made by the rug's manufacturer and it is being replaced. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they were looking at auctioning it for charity, the Tampa Bay Times reports. There have been several offers to buy the misprinted rug . "I'd buy or donate to a charity...
  • Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent

    01/02/2004 3:05:54 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent Prosecutors say a page of grand jury testimony should never have been turned over to the defense. CHICAGO (AP) -- A community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi opposition groups in the United States for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service wants the charges thrown out because federal prosecutors mistakenly disclosed classified information. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, of Oak Lawn, is scheduled to go to trial Monday on federal charges of perjury and failing to register as a foreign agent. But lawyers for Dumeisi, 61, filed court papers this month detailing efforts...
  • Wife Shoots Husband Surprising Her With Breakfast

    01/10/2015 10:33:30 AM PST · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    newser.com ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | John Johnson
    A North Carolina man tried to surprise his wife with breakfast in bed, but he wound up surprising her so much that she shot him, reports WTVR. Police say that Zia Segule, 28, left their Fayetteville home about 10am yesterday, picked up some breakfast, and then returned. In doing so, he triggered the house alarm. When he got to the couple's bedroom, wife Tiffany, 27, shot him through the closed door, reports the Fayetteville Observer. He was struck in the upper chest, but, luckily, escaped serious injury. No charges are being filed. "She woke up to the sound of the...
  • Governor Chris Christie's Bodyguard Charged with Shoplifting in Pennsylvania

    02/03/2014 2:58:57 PM PST · by gooblah · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2014, 2:25 | Awr Hawkins
    One of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's (R) bodyguards was charged with shoplifting in Berks County, PA. He has since been suspended without pay.
  • MUSLIM CONVERT MARK TAYLOR ACCIDENTALLY TWEETS LOCATIONS OF ISIS SAFE HOUSES

    01/05/2015 1:04:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    breitbart ^ | january 1, 2015 | oliver lane
    New-Zealand English teacher-turned-terrorist Mark Taylor, who shot into the public eye last year after publicly burning his Kiwi passport and then asking for a new one has blundered again by apparently forgetting to turn off geo-location services on his smartphone while tweeting from Islamic State safe houses in Syria. The terrorist, who changed his name to the more appropriate-sounding ‘Abu Abdul-Rahman’ uploaded a series of tweets during his travels across the Islamic State, updating his twitter following on his progress with ISIS. The Daily Mail reports a Canadian jihad-monitoring group recorded 45 of these tweets containing geo-location data and passed the information on...
  • Local Georgia police chief 'shoots wife by mistake'

    01/01/2015 12:36:50 PM PST · by redreno · 33 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | unkown
    Investigators said a police chief in Georgia reported accidentally shooting his wife early on New Year’s Day. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman, Sherry Lang, said the Peachtree City police chief, William McCollom, called 911 at around 4.15am on Thursday and reported that he had accidentally shot his wife. Margaret McCollom was flown to a hospital. Police say she is in critical condition
  • Obama Flashback: ‘If you don’t like my policies, go out there and win an election.’

    11/07/2014 2:02:32 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    pjmedia ^ | November 6, 2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    On October 17, 2013, President Obama said: “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position.Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.”
  • OBAMA FLASHBACK: 'I DON'T REALLY CARE TO BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT THE SENATE'

    11/05/2014 6:43:01 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 5 2014 | No Attribution
    "I don't really care to be president without the Senate," Obama reportedly conceded in June.
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Ind. After 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill

    10/29/2005 9:24:40 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 423+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 30, 2005 | AP
    NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) - Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area. No workers were injured or exposed to the hydrolysate, a byproduct of the destruction of the agent, when it leaked onto the floor of a sealed area at the Newport Chemical Depot, depot spokesman Dennis Lindsey said. The facility was to be shut down until the spill was cleaned up and its cause determined, Lindsey said. The western Indiana facility destroys the Cold War-era chemical weapon VX...
  • Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Baby is Born "Wrong" Color

    10/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Stonestreet
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Now, I don’t doubt the lesbian couple’s love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn’t willing to tolerate. They’re suing because of the...
  • Barack Obama Had His Credit Card Declined At A Fancy New York Restaurant

    10/18/2014 4:26:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rachel Zarell
    While dining at an upscale restaurant in New York last month, President Barack Obama said he had his credit card declined. “It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough,” Obama said while speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “They thought there was some fraud going on.” The president added, “I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on. Luckily, Michelle had hers.” The comments were made as the president announced new protections for debit cards used to deliver federal benefits, according to the BBC. Obama and the first...
  • Dwarf handed colouring book and crayons by waitress while on a date with fiancee

    A dwarf took his fiancee to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children's colouring book and crayons by a waitress. James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft 7ins, was on a date at a Harvester Inn in Cardiff with his fiancee, Chloe Roberts, who is 5ft 7ins, when the waitress picked up two menus, the crayons and a colouring book. It was only when the waitress heard James's deep voice that she realised her mistake, and didn't serve the couple for the rest of evening. But Mr Lusted and his bride-to-be, 20, who are from Colwyn Bay,...
  • Justice Dept. sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

    09/19/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 95 replies
    al.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | Challen Stephens
    ACTUAL TITLE: Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The federal government today sided with the guardian of a teenage girl who was raped during a botched sting operation in the boy's bathroom, arguing the Madison County School system was liable under federal law to investigate harassment and protect female students. "A school board cannot avoid summary judgment as a matter of law when a school administrator willfully ignores a plan to use a 14-year-old special needs student as bait to catch a student with a known history of...
  • Fourteen ISIS Fighters Killed Filling a Chemical Warhead

    09/18/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    At least 14 ISIS fighters were killed while filling a chemical warhead near Baghdad. The Business Standard reported, via Rantburg: At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded. Iraqi security officials said seven more IS militants were injured in the incident, which occurred near the town of al-Dhuluiya, about 90 km north of Baghdad. Al-Dhuluiya was also where four members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen suffered symptoms of asphyxiation after inhaling chlorine gas released by two improvised...
  • ...Golfer Greg Norman Nearly Loses Left Hand in Chainsaw Accident at Jupiter Island Home!

    09/15/2014 8:45:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 9/14/14
    Greg Norman says he’s a lucky man. The golfer was involved in an accident yesterday at home on Jupiter Island — and nearly lost a hand!
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Amtrak train leaves Penn Station for Washington, D.C., without its passengers [High-Speed Train]

    08/04/2014 5:25:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 3, 2014 | Rich Schapiro
    Scores of travelers were stranded after the Acela Express 2253 took off from one platform about 3 p.m. — while they were waiting at another and unaware the train was leaving them behind. An Amtrak train bound for Washington pulled away from Penn Station on Saturday without some pretty important cargo: its passengers. ... They literally sent us to the wrong platform, and the conductor took off without any passengers,” said Damien Miano, 60, of Chelsea. “The right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. It was just so bizarre.” Miano said he and the other abandoned travelers...
  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

    07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7/22/14 | USA Today/LA Times
    USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link. http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-killed-by-beetles/12985001/
  • Federal officer fires weapon in altercation at pro-Israel rally

    07/14/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 2 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 13 2014 | Julie Cart
    A federal officer attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration Sunday at the federal building in Westwood fired a single shot but no one was harmed, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
  • Dead body falls out of coroner van, lands in road

    07/13/2014 1:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    FEASTERVILLE, Pa. – A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania. The Bucks County Courier Times reports the accident happened around noon on Friday near a shopping center in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
  • Stem cell patient ACCIDENTALLY grows a NOSE on her back eight years after surgeons injected tissue

    07/10/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:55 EST, 9 July 2014 | By Emily Payne
    A woman has developed a nose-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed. At the Hospital de Egas Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, the unnamed woman, a U.S. citizen, had tissue from her nose implanted in her spine. Doctors hoped the cells would develop into neural cells and help repair the nerve damage to the woman's spine. But the treatment failed. However, last year, eight years after the stem cell operation, the woman, then 28, complained of increasing pain in the area. Doctors discovered a three-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue,...
  • Woman 'Burns Down House' trying to kill Spider

    06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    A WOMAN has been arrested after burning down part of her home in an attempt to kill a spider, police say.Ginny Griffith, 34, used a cigarette lighter to set fire to some towels after seeing the arachnid in her bathroom. But as the blaze spread, five fire trucks were called to her apartment in Hutchinson, Kansas, US at around 1.36am (local time) on Friday morning to put out the inferno. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a statement that firefighters had found smoke coming from...
  • Should I Tell My Husband Our Last Child Isn’t His?

    06/27/2014 2:36:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 131 replies
    The Root ^ | June 27 2014 | DEMETRIA L. LUCAS
    ear Demetria: I am the mother of two. I have an amazing husband and father to my children. The last child is not his, and he is unaware. His best friend and I had a one-night stand two years ago when my hubby was out of town. I can’t bring myself to come clean. I just started going to therapy about this. The guilt is making me miserable. I feel honesty would break our whole family apart. I'm afraid to find out what my husband may do. —Anonymous My grandmother had a saying about truth: “What’s done in the dark...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton ‘kills’ driverless car

    06/26/2014 11:25:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Debonis
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was invited Tuesday, along with fellow members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to test drive — er, test ride — a driverless car on the Capitol grounds. Well, the ride never happened, because Norton did a particularly good job of testing the car’s bright-red “kill” button — which, as captured by WRC-TV’s cameras, killed the car to the point that it could not proceed with the test ride. “Oh, no, don’t push it!” an engineer from Carnegie Mellon University cried after Norton pounded the mushroom button. “It shuts everything down.” [...]
  • San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbor’s Yard

    06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month. Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council. “As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbor’s walkway,” Kneier wrote. “It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why...
  • Data discrepancies in health sign-ups (2.1 million may not have coverage)

    06/04/2014 3:50:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 6/4/2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows. About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy. The 7-page slide presentation from the Health and Human Services department was provided to The Associated Press as several congressional committees are actively investigating the discrepancies, most of which involve important details on income, citizenship...
  • John Kerry Was Just Resting His Eyes (Fell Asleep at Press Conference in Poland)

    06/03/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Today, at a joint press conference between Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Warsaw, Secretary of State John Kerry pulled the old "dad on the couch" move, testing the limits between what he called "a really long blink" and what looked more like a very short nap. The tell is always in the jerk back to wake up. Twitter: Brian Rie$ âś” @moneyries Secretary of State @JohnKerry taking a power nap in Warsaw (in his defense...long flight!) http://twitpic.com/e5dtql John Kerry âś” @JohnKerry Follow .@moneyries just a really long blink! The other dead giveaway is protesting too much.