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  • How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches rodent three times the size of a normal beast

    03/04/2016 4:12:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016
    How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches one-and-a-half pound rodent three times the size of a normal beast "...'I've caught rats all over the city, and I've seen the ones that I didn't catch. I think it's among the biggest that live in New York City,' said Matt Combs of Fordham University. [snip] One of the largest rats ever reported in New York City was a huge beast dubbed Master Splinter by the Twitter user that first posted a picture of it. The enormous rat was found in a Footlocker store in the Bronx in 2012, according to Twitter...
  • Trump Campaign Statement On Fox News Debate

    01/26/2016 6:33:44 PM PST · by sushiman · 45 replies
    Trump ^ | 1/26/16
    He will not be participating in the FOX News debate and will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated so horribly by our all talk, no action politicians. Like running for office as an extremely successful person, this takes guts and it is the kind mentality our country needs in order to Make America Great Again.
  • Breaking: 2 fighter jets track JLENS blimp that has broken free of its tether in Maryland

    10/28/2015 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    BREAKING NEWS: A JLENS blimp that has been tethered at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland has broken free Wednesday and is being tracked by two fighter jets traveling over Pennsylvania at 16,000 feet, a NORAD spokesman said.
  • Astronomers find runaway galaxies

    04/24/2015 10:30:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies ^ | 4/23/15
    Astronomers find runaway galaxies 21 hours ago Enlarge This schematic illustrates the creation of a runaway galaxy. In the first panel, an "intruder" spiral galaxy approaches a galaxy cluster center, where a compact elliptical galaxy (cE) already revolves around a massive central elliptical galaxy. In the second panel, a close encounter occurs and the compact elliptical receives a gravitational kick from the intruder. In the third panel, the compact elliptical escapes the galaxy cluster while the intruder is devoured by the giant elliptical galaxy in the cluster center. Read more at: We know of about two dozen runaway stars,...
  • Top Ten Reasons for Mitt to Run...AWAY!

    10/16/2014 5:22:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Run, Mitt, run. Yes, run far, far away from the Republican primary season that starts in 2015. You may be a fine man, but you are not going to be president, and you are not the answer for the Republicans in 2016. You could have/should have been both perhaps, but you blew it. Now, I hate to even think about the 2016 election with the 2014 mid terms still weeks away, but this nightmarish Groundhog Day idea of Romney 2016 just will not go away. Most recently, the Washington Post chronicled how campaign events for Joni Ernst in Iowa and...
  • SF Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn Drivers Of ‘Godzilla Attack’

    05/18/2014 6:26:21 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | May 16, 2014 | Gregg Rosenblum
    A prankster is getting points for creativity after hacking an electronic traffic sign in San Francisco warning of a “Godzilla Attack.” The sign was spotted on Van Ness Avenue Wednesday night, reading ‘Godzilla Attack – Turn Back.”
  • L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood

    08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/26/13 | Ted Johnson
    Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California. Two days after this year’s Oscars, Hollywood’s councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios. Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address “runaway production,” a...
  • DeMint to Newsmax: Defund Obamacare, No Matter the Risk to GOP

    08/09/2013 6:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 04:35 PM | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint tells Newsmax that the House should defund Obamacare no matter what the risk to the Republican Party, even if it leads to a government shutdown. The South Carolina Republican also says the Affordable Care Act will do more damage to the nation “than anything I’ve seen pass in my lifetime.” And he insists, in an exclusive interview Thursday with Newsmax TV, that a path to citizenship for illegals constitutes amnesty and opposing immigration reform won’t necessarily hurt the GOP. …
  • Melinda Gates, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton Push Illegal Abortions

    05/30/2013 6:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life news ^ | Population Research Institute
    It’s being billed as “the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women.” But it is also very obviously a conference designed to reduce populations of developing nations by promoting a Western-style sexual revolution via chemical contraceptives, access to abortion-on-demand including, the promotion of the chemical abortifacient misoprostol in countries where abortion is illegal, and sex education for youth. On Tuesday more than 4,000 delegates from 145 countries attended the launch of the third Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Featured speakers over the three-day event include Melinda Gates, of...
  • 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to survive mass shooting

    07/28/2012 2:05:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Full Headline: 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to get to safety and survive a mass shooting Following last Friday's mass casualty shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released an instructional video on what to do in case of a similar emergency. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst. Entitled Run.Hide.Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event, it depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building. In the six-minute video, a narrator warns that all shooter events...
  • Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack

    07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-12 | paul weber
    SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating. The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects...
  • Roanoke, VA Police Seek Public's Help to Find Runaway Teen

    04/05/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    The Roanoke Times and World News ^ | April 5, 2012 | Not Specified
    Roanoke police are seeking the public’s help to find a 17-year-old girl who was reported by her family as a runaway. The police department was contacted March 23 by a family member of Katelyn Anne Ellison, who said the girl was last seen March 22 leaving Patrick Henry High School at the end of the school day. Investigators have been following up on various leads since the report was filed, Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said. “The detectives the people have spoken to say they have not been in contact with her, which raises more concern than was already there,”...
  • Iowa House Democrats leave Statehouse in protest (Demoncrats flee pro-RKBA bills, 2nd Amendment)

    02/29/2012 9:04:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 29 FEB 2012 | James Q. Lynch
    Iowa House Democrats left the Capitol in protest Wednesday, saying they were betrayed by the Republican majority that decided this morning to debate controversial gun rights legislation. “We’ve been doubled-crossed,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines, just before he lead his 40-member caucus out of the Statehouse. Democrats had been led to believe a constitutional amendment spelling out Iowans’ right to bear arms and the so-called “Castle Doctrine” giving Iowans the right to defend themselves would not be debated Feb. 29, McCarthy said. However, he was told after both parties went into their routine closed-door meetings to discuss...
  • Runaway Slave Movie - Trailer #2 with special message from CL Bryant

    02/23/2012 11:10:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/30/2011 | C.L. Bryant
    Saw this promoted on Twitter. Looked interesting and am sharing it with FReepers.... A movie about black conservatives, made by a black conservative.
  • Missing girl may be in company of fired Bedford County deputy

    11/07/2011 6:05:47 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 16 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | November 7, 2011 | Not Provided
    A missing girl may be in the company of a former Bedford County school resource officer. Authorities are looking for Audrey Marie McCombs. She is 16 and from Bedford County. Investigators believe she may be in the company of Earnest Grubbs. Mr. Grubbs, a former Bedford County Sheriffs deputy, is on bond awaiting prosecution on numerous felony charges in Bedford County. Grubbs was a school resource officer at Liberty High School. He was fired after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a student at Liberty High School.
  • Missing girl may be in company of fired Bedford County deputy

    11/07/2011 6:05:41 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 1 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | November 7, 2011 | Not Provided
    A missing girl may be in the company of a former Bedford County school resource officer. Authorities are looking for Audrey Marie McCombs. She is 16 and from Bedford County. Investigators believe she may be in the company of Earnest Grubbs. Mr. Grubbs, a former Bedford County Sheriffs deputy, is on bond awaiting prosecution on numerous felony charges in Bedford County. Grubbs was a school resource officer at Liberty High School. He was fired after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a student at Liberty High School.
  • Boy Missing 9 Days Found Under Home [Alive!]

    07/03/2011 7:19:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 60 replies
    OATESVILLE, Ind. -- A southwestern Indiana boy missing for nine days after running away from home was reunited with his parents after being found hiding beneath the family's home...
  • Wisconsin runaway senators make Grayslake pit stop

    03/02/2011 8:19:22 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 46 replies
    Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs) ^ | Wed. Mar. 02, 2011 | Bob Susnjara
    Five runaway Democratic Wisconsin state senators made a pit stop Tuesday at a Grayslake hotel where they watched a budget address by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin's Democratic nomadic senators who surfaced at Grayslake's Comfort Suites are among 14 legislators who bolted for Illinois on Feb. 17 in protest of Walker's proposal that has infuriated public employees. After the senators left, a vote has been unable to occur on Walker's plan to have public workers contribute more to their pensions and health insurance, while losing the ability to collectively bargain benefits and work conditions. “We must work together to bring...
  • The 8 keys to survival for runaway legislators (AWOL Wisconsin RAT Fleas get coached by the pros)

    03/01/2011 12:14:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/28/11 | Teresa Cotsirilos
    The 8 keys to survival for runaway legislatorsThe "Texas 11" who fought Tom DeLay by fleeing to New Mexico have some advice for their Wisconsin counterparts By Teresa Cotsirilos Monday, Feb 28, 2011 20:30 ET The future of American unions might come down to a game of political chicken. Unmoved by historic demonstrations against it, the Wisconsin state Assembly passed Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting bill last Friday amid raucous protests by Democratic lawmakers. Now, all that's preventing public sector workers in the state from losing their right to bargain collectively are the 14 Democratic state senators holed up across the...
  • Statement of Former Representative Barbara Gronemus, 91st District Representative 1983-2009

    02/23/2011 4:27:19 PM PST · by so_real · 1 replies ^ | Monday, February 21st 2011 | Barbara Gronemus
    ...I want to point out the only reason this bill has not become law is because of the courageous actions from our Senate Democrats. In particular, I want to mention our own State Senator Kathleen Vinehout who has been particularly outspoken in opposition to this terrible legislation. While thousands of public workers; teachers, nurses, social workers, firefighters, police officers, service employees and many others came to Madison to use the last tool available to them, our Senate Democrats left Madison and are utilizing the only tool left to them.
  • Indiana House Democrats leave state, Wisconsin style

    02/22/2011 9:38:38 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 65 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2/22/2011 | Sharif Durhams
    Now Democratic lawmakers from another state seem to be leaving their homes for Illinois. House Democrats in Indiana are leaving the state rather than vote a bill that would modify collective-bargaining for some workers there, according to the Indianapolis Star. A source told the paper that Democrats from that state's lower chamber are headed to Illinois, though the paper notes that some might go to Kentucky. Only two of the 40 Democrats were on the Indiana House floor when the chamber convened Tuesday. The lack of Democratic House members showing up at the Capitol in Indiana prevents the Republican majority...
  • Wisconsin Democrat Absentee Madness [LIVE THREAD]

    02/18/2011 12:05:35 PM PST · by paulycy · 166 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/18/2011 | paulycy
    [LIVE THREAD] This is the place to post the ongoing exploits of the good guys and bad guys involved in Wisconsin's continuing constitutional crisis...
  • Tea Party Drives Senate Dems Back to Madison (Video)

    02/18/2011 11:22:30 AM PST · by GVnana · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/18/2011
    Illinois Tea Party members confront Wisconsin Democrat Senators who had fled their state to avoid a vote on budget-cutting measures. Senator Jim Holperin (D) is featured in this video. Video at link
  • Runaway Slave

    02/04/2011 8:08:35 PM PST · by MsLady · 12 replies · 1+ views
    youtube and Facebook ^ | July 20, 2010 | CL Bryant
    I wasn't sure if this has been posted yet. I don't think it has, I did a search. This is awesome and can't wait until they finish the documentary. This is a heads up about it. Link to movie teaser
  • Arctic icecap safe from runaway melting: study (potential reprieve for polar bears... WHEW!!)

    12/15/2010 7:03:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/10 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) – There is no "tipping point" beyond which climate change will inevitably push the Arctic ice cap into terminal melt off, according to a study released Wednesday. The northern polar cap has shrunk between 15 and 20 percent over the last 30 years, unleashing concern that on current trends -- with regional temperature increases twice or triple the global average -- it could disappear entirely during the summer months by century's end. One of the factors in this calculation is a so-called positive feedback, in which a reduced area of floating ice helps to stoke global warming. As...
  • Today "Madam Hillary" Welcomes Questions From The Press,And Obama Runs Away Like A Mouse?

    11/29/2010 12:32:42 PM PST · by JohnThune2012 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    And Remember How The Lib's Proclaimed Obama As So Brilliant! So Intelligent!, Oh really? Then why can't he answer questions from the press on a regular basis?,it seems he will only take "Pre-Selected Questions" from a "Selected Press" AT HIS TIME & CONVENIENCE! After seeing Hillary take questions today,why don't we just put her in office and make Obama the "Secretary Of Teleprompters"?
  • Airport spokesman: Charlotte teen possibly fell from plane [TSA failed to catch stowaway?]

    11/23/2010 7:24:56 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 46 replies · 4+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Nov 23 2010 | Franco Ordoñez
    Police are investigating the possibility that Tisdale stowed away in a jet wheel well and fell to his death when the doors opened on the jet's approach to landing last week in Boston, according to an airport spokesman.
  • Rolling Stone 'Runaway General' Reporter: Aloof Obama 'Didn’t Really Understand What

    06/23/2010 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jeff Poor
    While the media are attempting to grapple with the change in leadership of the Afghanistan war and what that all means, one thing that could be learned from this, which has been ignored, are valid criticisms of President Barack Obama and his ability to command the U.S. military. Michael Hastings, author of the now-famous Rolling Stone magazine article "Runaway General" that captured several gotcha moments resulting in Obama relieving General Stanley McChrystal of his command, appeared on Al Jazeera English on June 23.. He offered some startling insight into Obama's failure to grasp what he was actually getting into with...
  • A flawed strategy and a failed war in Afghanistan

    05/26/2010 7:38:14 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 17 replies · 405+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Speaking to graduating cadets at West Point on Saturday, President Obama noted the "ultimate sacrifi | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Speaking to graduating cadets at West Point on Saturday, President Obama noted the "ultimate sacrifice" of 78 of their predecessors who gave up their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. But he did not mention that just days before, five U.S. soldiers were killed in Kabul, bringing the toll of American dead in Afghanistan to over 1,000. As we pass this grim marker, the Obama administration's strategy in Afghanistan is foundering because it is fundamentally flawed. It lacks a clear, achievable mission, isn't in our national security interest and costs too much in treasure and lives.
  • Runaway regulation isn't reform

    04/01/2010 10:34:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 278+ views
    politico ^ | 4/1/10 | SEN. JIM DEMINT
    Rather than outlawing “too big to fail” and government bailouts, the financial reform bill unveiled by Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) doubles-down on these bad policies. It proves yet again the Democrats’ eagerness to exploit a crisis to assert control over the private sector. If the Democrats were serious about financial reform, they would curb the power of the Federal Reserve, end “too big to fail” and start winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It does none of these. This bill, endorsed by President Barack Obama, is Sarbanes-Oxley on steroids.
  • CAFE Vs. Toyota

    03/10/2010 6:12:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,162+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Auto Safety: As a Toyota Prius with a stuck accelerator races down a California freeway, no one mourns the victims of the fuel economy standards imposed by Congress. Forced into smaller cars, thousands have died. We can barely imagine the panic felt by James Sikes, 61, as his Toyota Prius accelerated uncontrollably while he drove down Interstate 8 in San Diego County. We can imagine the continuation of the grandstanding by the owners of "government motors" as they further browbeat a competitor of government-run GM and Chrysler. We do not minimize the safety issues here that need to be addressed,...
  • Man at Wheel of 'Out-of-Control' Prius Has Troubled Financial Past

    03/12/2010 9:14:38 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 1,836+ views
    The man who became the face of the Toyota gas pedal scandal this week has a troubled financial past that is leading some to question whether he was wholly truthful in his story. On Monday, James Sikes called 911 to report that he was behind the wheel of an out-of-control Toyota Prius going 94 mph on a freeway near San Diego. Twenty-three minutes later, a California Highway Patrol officer helped guide him to a stop, a rescue that was captured on videotape. Since then, it's been learned that: — Sikes filed for bankruptcy in San Diego in 2008. According to...
  • Did Bankrupt Runaway Prius Driver Fake "Unintended Acceleration?"

    03/11/2010 3:43:46 PM PST · by NotThere · 27 replies · 1,509+ views ^ | today |
    James Sikes, the San Diego runaway Toyota Prius driver, filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and now has over $700,000 in debt. According to one anonymous tipster, we're also told he hasn't been making payments on his Prius.
  • Prius with stuck accelerator glides to safe stop - runaway Toyota

    03/08/2010 10:56:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 70 replies · 503+ views
    hosted. ^ | Mar 9
    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A California Highway Patrol officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop on Monday after the car's accelerator became stuck on a San Diego County freeway, the CHP said. Prius driver James Sikes called 911 about 1:30 p.m. after accelerating to pass another vehicle on Interstate 8 near La Posta and finding that he could not control his car, the CHP said. "I pushed the gas pedal to pass a car and it did something kind of funny...
  • Tip Leads Police to Missing Georgia Girl

    03/04/2010 10:46:32 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 28 replies · 1,773+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4 March 2010 | Ed Barnes
    A 14-year-old Georgia girl who had been missing for more than a week was found Wednesday night when police raided a house in a community not far from her home. Amber Graham of Aragon, Ga., was found in a house in the nearby town of Rockmart. Police, using a search warrant based on a tip, arrested the occupants of the home: Stacie Fennell and her 15-year-old son, who was identified as the girl's boyfriend. Authorities said Amber was unharmed. Fennell and the boy, who was not named because he is a juvenile, have been charged with obstruction of justice, hindering...
  • Texas Democrats Flee to Avoid Vote(or how the Republicans can block the Medical takeover vote)

    03/03/2010 12:14:20 PM PST · by pwatson · 22 replies · 1,489+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 2003-05-15
    This is exactly what the Republicans should do in the House and Senate, leave DC and hold a news conference announcing how they refuse to allow an illegal use of the Senate rules to ram through this health care bill. Texas Democrats Flee to Neighboring State to Avoid Redistricting Vote - 2003-05-15 Washington 15 May 2003 Democratic state legislators in Texas adopted an unusual strategy this week in a political battle with Republicans; they fled the state to neighboring Oklahoma. On Monday, the Republican-led Texas state legislature was preparing to convene when it suddenly became apparent that virtually all the...
  • Ohio judge: Runaway convert can avoid parents

    12/23/2009 9:09:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 744+ views
    Google ^ | 12/23/09 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio judge has ruled that a runaway Christian convert is not required to meet with her Muslim parents as part of a possible reconciliation plan. Magistrate Mary Goodrich of Franklin County Juvenile Court on Tuesday denied the request of Mohamed and Aysha Bary to undergo mediation with 17-year-old Rifqa. A case-management plan filed last month says the girl and her parents must listen to each other's views about religion if they are to reunite.
  • Activists hold 'Rally for Rifqa' outside courthouse (Columbus)

    11/16/2009 3:40:59 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies · 741+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2009 | Meredith Heagney
    Activists hold 'Rally for Rifqa' outside courthouse Monday, November 16, 2009 1:47 PM By Meredith Heagney The Columbus Dispatch Across the street from the courthouse where Fathima Rifqa Bary's fate is to be decided, about 120 people gathered today to pray for her and rally against Islam. They were bloggers, Christian activists and friends of the 17-year-old Northeast Side girl who said her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity. The girl, who goes by Rifqa, ran away to Florida in July and was returned to the custody of Franklin County Children Services late last month. She...
  • Runaway who converted from Islam likely to return to Ohio

    10/14/2009 4:21:36 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies · 760+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | 14 October 2009 | Meredith Heagney
    "But the New Albany teenager would stay in foster home, not with Muslim parents" Fathima Rifqa Bary is likely coming home to Ohio, the state she fled nearly three months ago, saying she feared death for her conversion to Christianity. But she'll be staying in a foster home, not her parents' Northeast Side apartment. Jurisdiction in the 17-year-old's case should be transferred from Florida to Ohio, judges in both states decided via conference call yesterday. Dependency cases were filed in both states to determine whether the girl should be returned to her parents, who she says would harm her for...
  • Court Expected to Send Runaway Teen Home Despite Muslim Honor Killing Fears

    08/20/2009 5:37:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1,866+ views
    Fox ^ | 8/20/09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 17-year-old girl who fled to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity will almost certainly be forced to return home to Ohio, experts say -- despite her fears that she will become the victim of an honor killing for abandoning her parents' faith. Rifqa Bary, who hitchhiked to an Ohio bus station earlier this month and took a charter bus to Orlando, remains in protective custody with Florida's Department of Children and Families. A judge is expected to rule Friday on the jurisdiction of the case, but several legal experts contacted by say the girl is bound to...
  • Runaway Global Warming 635 Million Years Ago

    05/28/2008 8:35:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,718+ views
    A sudden and extreme case of runaway global warming 635 million years ago was caused by an abrupt release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, scientists said today. The methane seeped from ice sheets that covered much of the planet toward the end of a frigid era called Snowball Earth. The gas escaped gradually at first and then very quickly from clathrates, or methane ice that forms and stabilizes beneath water ice sheets. As the water ice melted, pressure was relieved on the clathrates and they began to de-gas. The transition represents one of the earliest known cases of what...
  • Oakland Police Worried About Increased Vigilantism

    04/22/2008 12:53:38 PM PDT · by Califreak · 136 replies · 213+ views
    KCBS All News 740 AM ^ | April 21, 2008 | Bob Melrose
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) -- Oakland police are worried that more and more people will take the law into their own hands, after two store owners shot two robbers in recent days. People have a right to protect themselves, but things can get out of hand quickly if everyone starts packing a weapon, said Deputy Police Chief Dave Kozicki. "That's a concern that law enforcement has all the time, that people will engage in vigilantism," said Kozicki. A 22-year-old Oakland man was shot at least three times and critically wounded when he tried to hold up a liquor store Saturday night....
  • Run away the ray-gun is coming : We test US army's new secret weapon

    09/25/2007 11:35:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies · 160+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/07 | Michael Hanlon, wimp
    Modern face of warfare: The Silent Guardian "Where do I put my finger? There ... OK? Nothing's happening ... is it on?" "Yes, it's on. Move your finger a bit closer." "Er ... ow! OW!" Not good. I try again. "OWWW!" I pull my hand away sharpish. My finger is throbbing, but seems undamaged. I was told people can take it for a second, maximum. No way, not for a wimp like me. I try it again. It is a bit like touching a red-hot wire, but there is no heat, only the sensation of heat. There is no burn...
  • Officials corral loose steer

    03/08/2007 10:36:12 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies · 256+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 3-08-07 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR
    HURST — Police at about 11:45 a.m. captured a black steer that had been on the loose for nearly two hours.Before being caught, the steer wandered onto roadways, was shot multiple times with tranquilizer darts and found its way through a McDonald’s drive-through lane.The steer got loose about 10 a.m. in North Richland Hills somewhere near the NRH20 water park and made its way across the Tarrant County College Northeast campus, according to police.Here’s a timeline of the steer’s romp through North Richland Hills and Hurst.10:06 a.m.— reported at Starnes Road and Davis Boulevard in North Richland Hills as a...
  • China: Boy runs away from homework (thousands of miles away)

    02/13/2007 8:54:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 491+ views
    Ananova ^ | 02/12/07
    Boy runs away from homework A 10-year-old boy stowed away on a train and ran away from home in China - because he had too much homework. Xu Zhiqiang, 10, from Cili town, Hunan province, ended up thousands of miles away from home, reports Information Times.He said he could not cope with the amount of homework he was expected to complete during the one month winter holiday.Xu said: "Each of us has to finish two thick books of homework. Take the mathematics homework as an example, it has 100 pages with all kinds of questions."To make matters worse, Xu's...
  • Runaway bride story to become rock opera

    01/25/2007 12:42:19 PM PST · by Cagey · 12 replies · 373+ views
    Cnews ^ | 1-25-2007
    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - The story of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is on its way to a theater in the form of a rock opera. The show is scheduled to open in October at the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center. But Mark Pitt, the theater's owner, says the show will not be a comedic spoof of Wilbanks' infamous disappearance before her scheduled 2005 wedding. Instead, the rock opera will show how the community came together and bonded over the experience, which included a massive search for Wilbanks before she turned up a few days later. Wilbanks and her then-fiance,...
  • Mother of Runaway Proud of Son's Moxie

    01/24/2007 6:37:13 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,072+ views
    Lakewood, Wash. - The mother of a 9-year-old boy who boarded flights from Seattle to Texas and is suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase said in a television interview that she was stunned but proud of her son's actions. "He just showed me that, 'Mom, I'm going to achieve anything I want to do. I'm going to just do it.' So he did it, from driving a car to getting on an airplane," said Sakinah Booker on the syndicated TV show "Inside Edition," which was to air Wednesday. In the interview, her son, Semaj, describes using a man's...
  • Runaway, 9, talks his way onto S.A. flight

    01/18/2007 6:03:03 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies · 830+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/17/07 | Brian Chasnoff
    The boy's odyssey was long, but it was nearly over. Determined to flee his new home in Washington state, Semaj Booker, 9, already had stolen a car and sent police on a high-speed chase, boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in Seattle the next day, landed in San Antonio and was heading for the home stretch — a final flight to Dallas, where his old home lay — when local airport officials halted the escapade, police said. Staying at a local children's shelter until authorities decide what to do next, the fourth-grader — charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor —...
  • Runaway, 9, Sneaks on Flight to Texas

    01/17/2007 11:09:39 AM PST · by rawhide · 54 replies · 1,721+ views ^ | 01/17/07 | Associated Press
    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A 9-year-old boy with a history of stealing cars and running away sneaked onto a plane bound for Texas, getting caught after flubbing an airport connection, officials said. Semaj Booker apparently found a Southwest Airlines boarding card and made it through airport security Tuesday, hopping two separate flights but landing in San Antonio, Texas — short of his Dallas destination, police said. "The only thing I have to offer on that is that were looking into it," Southwest spokeswoman Beth Harbin said. The fourth-grader remained Wednesday in juvenile custody in San Antonio. He had been trying to...
  • Kidnapped US boy held captive four years in plain sight

    01/14/2007 3:20:26 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 94 replies · 6,734+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/14/06
    Kidnapped US boy held captive four years in plain sight 55 minutes ago ST. LOUIS, United States (AFP) - The joyful return of a missing Missouri boy to his teary-eyed parents raised more questions than answers about what happened during his four years' captivity to a stranger. Shawn Hornbeck, 15, was kidnapped in 2002 while riding his bicycle in rural Missouri and was held, prosecutors say, in an apartment outside St. Louis. He was found Friday as officials searched for another boy, Ben Ownby, 13, who disappeared Monday on his way home from school. Ownby was found at the same...