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  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...
  • Marilyn Mosby Filed Gag Order Motion IN THE WRONG COURT (Really)

    06/09/2015 10:47:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 6-9-2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby’s motion for a gag order in the Freddie Gray case was denied Monday because the prosecutor filed paperwork in the wrong court.Mosby’s May 14 motion, filed in Baltimore’s circuit court, was intended to block witnesses, attorneys and police from speaking publicly about the Gray case. Six officers have been indicted on a total of 28 felony charges related to Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died April 19. His death was ruled a homicide.Judge Charles Peters slapped down Mosby’s motion, citing jurisdictional issues, The Baltimore Sun reported. The cases for the six...
  • Wayward Progress Destroyed During Fiery Plummet, ISS Crew Launches Under Evaluation

    05/09/2015 2:32:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | Ken Kremer
    As a result of the loss of the unmanned Progress 59 spacecraft, which was bound for the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission, the timelines of upcoming crew rotations and new launches are under evaluation according to Russian and American space sources. ... The vessel, also known as Progress M-27M, burned up minutes later and any surviving pieces fell over the Pacific Ocean. Debris fell about 900 kilometers west of the Marquesas Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, a space industry source told the Russian news agency TASS. ... Roscosmos quickly established an investigation board to determine the...
  • Greek talks stall over 'red lines' as country fights to remain in eurozone

    05/03/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan, and agencies
    Reports claimed the government was prepared to reduce at least three different VAT rates to one, and limit exemptions. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras had opposed the move, claiming that the change would hit poorer people. The country will also press-on with privatisations it had also previously vowed to block, according to reports. However, Syriza has said that demands by creditors to reverse an increase in the minimum wage and cut pensions remain "red lines" that the leftist leadership is unwilling to cross... Mr Sakellaridis said that failure to reach an "honest compromise" with creditors would most likely lead to a...
  • Yemens president flees country by sea amid rebel advance

    03/25/2015 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:15 PM EDT | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled the country by sea Wednesday on a boat from Aden, as Shiite rebels and their allies advanced on the southern port city where he had taken refuge, captured his defense minister and seized the citys airport. Hadis departure marks a dramatic turn in Yemens turmoil and means a decisive collapse of what was left of his rule, which the United States and Gulf allies had hoped could stabilize the chronically chaotic nation and fight al-Qaidas branch here after the 2011 ouster of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. Over the past year, the Shiite...

    In an address on September 10, 2014, President Obama touted Yemen as a counterterrorism success story and said it would be the model for the US strategy against ISIS. This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years. And it is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this...
  • Rich, worried and buying ad time

    10/11/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    He's not running for office. He's not part of a super PAC. He's not lobbying for or against any ballot measures. But billionaire Thomas Peterffy is spending millions on television ads this election season with one cautionary message: Avoid socialism.
  • Jamal Mashburn is a pizza-making, onion-frying entrepreneur (former NBA star stays rich)

    09/30/2010 4:15:37 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/30/10 | Trey Kirby
    Kenny Anderson and Nate Archibald are legitimate post-NBA success stories. Getting a degree or several advanced degrees in Archibald's case after years of professional basketball is very awesome, no doubt about that. But without disparaging those amazing accomplishments, let me offer forth Jamal Mashburn as the king of retired basketball triumphs...
  • [South Texas:] Border Patrol agents accused of aiding drug smugglers

    12/04/2008 1:41:02 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies · 1,234+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    <p>McALLEN Two South Texas Border Patrol agents appeared in federal court today on charges alleging they helped drug traffickers move their product across the U.S.-Mexico border.</p> <p>A grand jury in Houston returned sealed indictments Monday against Leonel Morales, 30, of the Border Patrol's Laredo sector and Salomon Ruiz, 34, of the Rio Grande Valley sector.</p>
  • Real working class credentials: Fred Thompson rose from humble beginnings to the national stage.

    11/05/2007 4:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 77+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 23, 2007 | John Frank
    Like most good Southern yarns, the Fred Thompson story is steeped in legend. His small-town upbringing in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., is humble and distinct on a campaign trail worn by front-runners in suits that match their polished images. In his methodical drawl, the Republican mentions his early years at every opportunity -- from his announcement speech Sept. 7 in Des Moines, Iowa, to his Oct. 15 appearance on Fox News. The details sometimes differ, but the effect is the same. "My story is an American story," Thompson, 65, said in Des Moines, "one that's happened many times across this great nation...
  • Woman of many words: Mother of five writes thrillers - three at a time

    04/16/2006 10:59:45 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The Vacaville Reporter ^ | 4/16/06 | Greg Trott
    Best-selling author Allison Brennan readily admits that she's "boring." You want proof? Brennan has it. Here's a typical day in what she mockingly calls " the glamorous life" of writer Allison Brennan, stay-at-home mom. First thing in the morning, e-mails are answered. She then gets her five children (yes, five, ages 1 to 12) ready for school. With the children away, Brennan writes for two to three hours in the peace and quiet of her Sacramento home. At noon, she picks up her three youngest. Then, if everything works out, she can write another hour or two during nap time....
  • CIA-Backed Team Used Brutal Means To Break Up Terrorist Cell in Albania

    11/19/2001 8:47:43 PM PST · by gcruse · 25 replies · 595+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20,2001 | ANDREW HIGGINS and CHRISTOPHER COOPER
    &nbsp; CIA-Backed Team Used Brutal Means To Break Up Terrorist Cell in Albania By ANDREW HIGGINS and CHRISTOPHER COOPER Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL &nbsp; &nbsp; TIRANA, Albania -- Ahmed Osman Saleh stepped off a minibus here in the Albanian capital in July 1998 and caught what would be his last glimpse of daylight for three days. As he paid the driver, Albanian security agents slipped a white cloth bag over Mr. Saleh's head, bound his limbs with plastic shackles and tossed him into the rear of a hatchback vehicle. Supervising the operation from a nearby car were ...
  • Immigrant makes good, gives back to America

    09/28/2003 4:50:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 2 replies · 218+ views
    azle ^ | Friday, September 26, 2003 | J'Nell L. Pate
    Immigrant makes good, gives back to America Friday, September 26, 2003J'Nell L. Pate J'Nell L. Pate As an American history teacher, now retired, I have always loved to tell stories of immigrants to this country in the past century who made good after all the free land of the West had already been settled. After about 1890 the frontier had ended, and the huge wave of immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe, mostly Jewish and Catholic, came to the cities to seek their chance at the American dream. I remember a film that I used to show my classes...
  • Ice cream entrepreneur Mitchell dies

    12/19/2002 6:53:34 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 10 replies · 287+ views
    Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulleton ^ | 12/19/02 | NANCY DOOLING AND JUSTIN WALDEN
    <p>Many people remember their favorite flavor -- like Bubblegum, Pumpkin or Chocolate Marshmello Almond Crunch. Some still remember the man who stood behind the counter, scoop in hand, ready to serve.</p> <p>And for those who continue to order their favorite flavors through the mail, Pat Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream is an Endicott institution and the taste of home.</p>