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  • Paris Hilton Really Thought She Was About to Die During Plane-Crash Prank

    06/28/2015 8:36:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | David K. Li
    <p>Partying socialite Paris Hilton was tricked into believing she was about to die in a plane crash as part of a disturbingly elaborate prank for an Egyptian reality show.</p> <p>Hilton, 34, was attending a hotel opening in Dubai when the show’s hosts talked the seemingly unsuspecting former reality TV star into an aerial tour of the city, according to the website Gossip Cop, which first reported the existence of the prank video.</p>
  • Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home (June 30 deadline missed)

    06/28/2015 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 28, 2015 9:07 AM EDT | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home Sunday for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough. Iranian media said Mohammed Javad Zarif's trip was planned in advance. Still, the fact that he was leaving the talks so close to the Tuesday deadline reflected his need to get instructions on how to proceed on issues where the sides remain apart — among them how much access Tehran should give to U.N. experts monitoring his country's compliance to any...
  • US 'preparing shift in Iraq policy'

    06/09/2015 8:53:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 10, 2015 | By Raf Sanchez
    The White House is reportedly planning a shift in strategy in Iraq that would see hundreds of American military trainers deployed to help retake Ramadi and the delay of long-held plans to drive the Islamic State from Mosul. Six months after US forces began training Iraqi troops to take on the jihadist fighters, a string of defeats on the battlefield has prompted the Obama administration into a recalibration of its plans. The American military hopes to build up enough well-trained and well-equipped Iraqi forces to retake the city of Ramadi, which fell to Isil in mid-May. The plan would see...
  • TSA hearing interrupted by bomb threat

    06/09/2015 12:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/15 02:32 PM EDT | Keith Laing
    A Senate hearing about the Transportation Security Administration’s recent failure to identify prohibited weapons in security tests at airports across the country was interrupted on Tuesday by a bomb threat. Lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee were getting their first chance to question officials about the findings of the TSA report, documented a series of undercover sting operations in which agents tried to pass through security with prohibited items; much of its findings remain classified. The panel’s chairman interrupted testimony to announce the floor of the Senate Dirksen Office Building where the TSA hearing was being held in was...
  • Guess who’s now more popular than Obama?

    06/03/2015 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot ^ | June 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This has to be a particularly depressing day for the current President of the United States, assuming somebody bothers to bring a summary of the morning headlines out to him on the golf course. The latest set of approval ratings for all the living presidents has been released by CNN and the numbers for the leader of what’s left of the free world are not spectacular. Obama’s approval rating has suffered a similar blow.While it’s dropped since April, going from a near-even 48% approve to 47% disapprove split to a negative-tilting 52% disapprove to 45% approve, the rising disapproval ratings...
  • George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama

    06/03/2015 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 25 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Nick Gass
    Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama. It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Bush is seen in a favorable light by 52 percent of those surveyed, compared with 43 percent who still view the 43rd president unfavorably. Americans are split on Obama, with 49 percent responding favorably and unfavorably.

    05/29/2015 5:47:11 AM PDT · by tellw · 117 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/2015 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated. The Commerce Department says the overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the January-March period. The revised figure, even weaker than the government's initial estimate of a 0.2 percent growth rate, reflects a bigger trade gap and slower consumer spending. It marked the first decline since a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of...
  • Anthony Weiner’s Poorly Phrased Tweet Completely Backfires

    05/27/2015 9:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2 | Richard Johnson
    SNIP Blackhawks on Monday, the husband of Huma Abedin tweeted, “So this is what a PP looks like.” He meant “power play.” SNIP Sydney Leathers, Weiner’s sexting partner, tweeted: “I showed everyone what your PP looks like.”
  • Pentagon says "live anthrax" inadvertently shipped across US

    05/27/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that live anthrax was shipped from a lab in Utah to other states.
  • Hillary Clinton Omits Failed Presidential Campaign on LinkedIn Resume

    05/22/2015 5:25:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | May 21, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton has posted her resume on LinkedIn. After all, she is “looking for a new job.” But Hillary’s resume is incomplete, a Free Beacon analysis found. She appears to have omitted a crucial element of her recent work experience: her failed presidential candidacy (2007—2008).
  • If you type the N-word into a Google maps search, you get the White House

    05/20/2015 7:57:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    A Google Maps user edited the site’s search function allowing terms including “n***** king” and “n***a house” to show results for the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," a Google spokesperson said to the Washington Post Tuesday. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly." However, as of Wednesday morning, the search and results still come back. Because of pranks like this Google has suspended user edits to Google Maps for now.
  • Cruise ship originating out of Boston runs aground in Bermuda (Norwegian Dawn)

    05/19/2015 3:17:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    WCVB ^ | 5-19-2015 | WCVB
    A cruise ship that originated in Boston has run aground in Bermuda, according to the United States Coast Guard. Coast Guard officials said the Norwegian Dawn ran aground after leaving Bermuda on Tuesday evening. There are 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board. Coast Guard officials said the situation is being assessed and the ship was stable.
  • Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dies in BASE Jumping Accident

    05/17/2015 8:37:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    A Yosemite National Park spokesman says extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man have died in a BASE jumping accident. The spokesman says Potter and Graham Hunt died late Saturday after attempting a wingsuit flight from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point.
  • 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

    02/20/2015 8:44:45 AM PST · by edwinland · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 20, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — About 800,000 taxpayers who enrolled in insurance policies through received erroneous tax information from the government, and were urged on Friday to hold off on filing tax returns until the error could be corrected. ... Democratic lawmakers pressed hard for the Obama administration to open a “special enrollment period” around tax filing season for Americans who only then realize they face penalties for failing to purchase health insurance last year. Andrew M. Slavitt, the No. 2 official at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the period would last from March 15 to April 30.
  • Obama Depicted as Rape Suspect in Fox 5 News Graphic Error

    02/15/2015 1:49:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    timesofsandiego ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Ken Stone
    In a stroke of Friday the 13th bad luck, Fox 5 San Diego briefly portrayed President Obama as a sex-assault suspect on its 10 o’clock news.At 10:04 p.m., viewers heard anchor Kathleen Bade say: “The only suspect in a sex assault at SDSU will not be charged.” At the same time, a picture of Obama appeared with the legend “NO CHARGES.”The Obama shot lasted about 5 seconds, but it was noticed immediately in the newsroom, said Mike Wille, an assignment editor.
  • Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit [5 days ago]

    02/03/2015 2:17:58 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    ABC News - GMA ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michasel Kreisel and Paul H.B. Shin
    A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was forced to make an emergency landing today after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, airport officials said. The call about Flight 1651 came in around 12:10 p.m. and the plane landed safely at McCarran International Airport around 12:25 p.m., officials told ABC affiliate KTNV. The cockpit door malfunctioned, locking the pilot out of the cockpit, airport officials told KTNV, noting that the first officer made the landing.
  • US says it should have sent high official to Paris march

    01/12/2015 4:24:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Jan 2015 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror rally in Paris. While leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms for Sunday's march through the boulevards of Paris, the United States was represented by its ambassador to France. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris for security meetings but did not attend the march. "It's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The...
  • WHO says Liberia wrongly added 1,000 deaths to Ebola toll

    12/01/2014 11:06:21 AM PST · by Nancy29 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/2014 | Reuters (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
    A surge in Ebola deaths reported by the World Health Organization at the weekend was due to about 1,000 Liberian deaths wrongly ascribed to the disease that would be removed, WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said on Monday. "Liberia's figures came in but they've since said these were actually non-Ebola deaths that were reported as part of our Ebola deaths and we will be taking them off. So the whole world went up and the whole world will come down again," he told reporters.
  • Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship Runs Aground: 'No Danger Of It Sinking'

    11/02/2014 8:10:14 PM PST · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Tribune242 ^ | 11/2/14 | BY DENISE MAYCOCK
    #SEVEN hundred passengers and crew members were evacuated from the Bahamas Celebration after the cruise ship ran aground outside Freeport Harbour on Friday night. #Salvage crews have spent the day assessing the damage caused by “a small hole in the side of the vessel” after it ran aground 200 yards outside the port around 9pm. The ship returned to port and all passengers and crew left the ship safely.
  • 'We made a big mistake': Teenage Austrian poster girls for ISIS [Photos]

    10/13/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 Oct 14 | Corey Charlton
    'We made a big mistake': Teenage Austrian poster girls for ISIS who moved to Syria to live with jihadis are now pregnant and want to come home... but officials say that will be 'impossible' Interpol became involved when the girls left Austria in April, despite the fact that they wrote a note telling their parents: “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah – and we will die for him.” Once they arrived it is believed they were married off to local fighters and both the girls are thought to be pregnant. Police in their homeland Austria say that the...
  • Whoops! MSNBC's Diaz-Balart Blanks on Rick Perry's Name

    08/29/2014 9:36:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the names that it would be embarrassing for an MSNBC network host to blank on, Rick Perry's would have to be at the top of the list. How countless many times has the Lean Forward network had fun at Perry's expense over his "whoops" moment during a 2012 presidential debate? But that unfortunate fate befell Jose Diaz-Balart today, hosting his own new MSNBC show. The topic was the way in which Ted Cruz and Perry would potentially fight over Texas donor dollars if they were to both run for president. Diaz-Balart got Cruz's name without problem, but when...
  • Traffic chaos after bridge the size of a football field COLLAPSES onto the main freeway from Los..

    05/06/2014 10:51:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2014 | James Gordon
    For almost a year and a half workers had been constructing a bridge to cross the main Interstate that runs between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but it took just minutes to bring the entire structure crashing to the ground. The blaze began after a construction workers' blowtorch was fanned by strong winds and ignited the wooden scaffolding that was being used to build the new flyover, across Interstate 15 in Herperia, California. Driven by high winds, the fire took hold extremely quickly and began burning the supports surrounding the bridge. Debris began to fell onto the I-15 minutes after...
  • British warship fires dummy torpedo into nuclear naval base

    03/17/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2014
    A British warship accidentally launched an inert torpedo during a training exercise on Wednesday, sending a dummy weapon crashing into a wharf at a naval base in southern England used by nuclear submarines.
  • Cracker Barrel Backtrack: Duck Back On Menu; "We made a mistake, we listened to you, we apologize."

    12/22/2013 5:01:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 22, 2013 | Trey Sanchez
    Nationwide country restaurant Cracker Barrel has reversed its decision of Friday to stop selling some Duck Dynasty merchandise with Papa Phil's face prominently displayed. Thanks to fierce customer backlash and a strong anti-Cracker Barrel Twitter campaign, the restaurant tweeted on Sunday that Duck Dynasty products are back on the shelves. Cracker Barrel @CrackerBarrel We made a mistake, we listened to you, and we apologize. #DuckDynasty products are back in our stores. 10:19 AM - 22 Dec 2013 2,838 Retweets 1,408 favorites A full explanation was posted to their Facebook page.
  • Vultures Eat French Tourist Killed in Fatal Pyrenees Cliff Plunge

    05/04/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Third Person · 61 replies
    IBT ^ | May 4th, 2013 | Fiona Keating
    A campaign against Griffon vultures is gathering pace in France after it was revealed that the carrion eaters had devoured the body of a 52-year-old woman who fell to her death in the Pyrenees. Major Didier Pericou of the gendarmerie said the woman had fallen down a 300-metre slope while taking a short cut walking with two friends. "There were only bones, clothes and shoes left," he told The Times. "They took 45 to 50 minutes to eat the body." French farmers are now demanding the right to shoot the protected birds after attacks on sheep and cows. The birds...
  • TSA agent accidentally pepper sprays fellow agents

    03/29/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/13 | Claudine Zap
    An incident that reportedly led a TSA agent to accidentally shoot five fellow employees with pepper spray left Kennedy International Airport with mud in its eye.According to the New York Post, the stinging substance that is meant to be aimed at the face, and can cause major eye irritation, sent all six airport security screeners to the hospital.The Post reports: The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device at the Terminal 2 security checkpoint and tried to determine if it was real, a source told The Post.He told Port Authority cops that he “found the canister on the floor and...
  • President Obama in Golden, Colorado: I was "born to a single mom"

    09/13/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 124 replies
    Obama for America ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2012 | Lauren Peterson
    "Let's face it, a mixed kid from Hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become President of the United States. But in America it can happen because of education, because somebody gave me opportunity. "You know, a little black girl from the South Side of Chicago, whose mom is a secretary and dad is a blue-collar worker—not likely to become First Lady of the United States. But it happens because she got a great education, even though her folks didn’t have a lot of money. "It's the gateway of opportunity for middle-class families, for those who are...
  • Gay pageant winner beheaded

    06/13/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    News24 ^ | 6/13/12
    Cape Town - A 23-year-old man from Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, was beheaded last Friday, allegedly because he was gay. Thapelo Makutle was attacked at his place of work in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district on Friday, MambaOnline quoted the NGO Legbo Northern Cape as saying. Makutle apparently got into an argument with two heterosexual men over his sexuality. The attackers allegedly followed him to the room where he lived and cut his throat, decapitating him. Makutle, who identified as both gay and transgender, was a volunteer for Legbo Northern Cape which provides support for LGBTI persons in rural...
  • Inside the [alleged] Secret Service's hooker hot spot

    04/16/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 58 replies
    It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News. Drinking beers and whisky that range in price from 40,000 to 150,000 pesos ($24 to $84) for bottle service, the agents had their pick of young girls with long, black and brown hair and lots of makeup. “The gringos got rowdy at the bar. They drank fine whisky and slept with the prettiest ones, the ones that...
  • Calif. woman killed by cannonball fired by husband

    03/06/2012 1:40:49 PM PST · by Doogle · 85 replies
    AP VIA fox ^ | 03/06/12 | AP
    Authorities in California say a 33-year-old San Diego County woman has been killed by a cannonball fired by her husband and another man. U-T San Diego ( ) reports the woman was found dead at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday after the ball slammed into her home at the Twin Lakes Resort mobile home park in Potrero, a tiny community near the Mexican border. Her name hasn't been released.
  • Carbonite at 52 week low - down nearly 4% on the day

    03/06/2012 9:19:59 AM PST · by AAABEST · 220 replies
    Wall Street ^ | 03-06-2012 | God, nature and economics
    As of a few minutes ago:
  • Oops! FBI uses chain saw on wrong door

    02/01/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by The KG9 Kid · 77 replies ^ | 2/1/2012 | By NBC News and news services
    A Massachusetts woman says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home. Judy Sanchez, of Fitchburg, says she awoke to heavy footsteps in the stairwell on Jan. 26 and walked into her kitchen in time to see a blade chop through her door. "I took two steps, face the second door, and I heard the click of a gun, and saying, ‘FBI, get down,’ so I laid down on my living room floor,” Sanchez...
  • Cracks found in A380 wings

    01/06/2012 12:25:32 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    afp ^ | 2012-01-06
    Australian carrier Qantas and Singapore Airlines on Friday reassured passengers there was no risk to safety after cracks were found on the wings of several A380 superjumbos, including some in their fleets. Airbus revealed on Thursday that "minor cracks" had been found on some jets, but the European plane maker said they posed no safety problem and recommended a way they could be fixed. Qantas said the cracks had been found on one of its 10 A380s. "Minuscule cracking was found in the wing ribs of the Qantas A380 being repaired in Singapore," a Qantas spokesperson said in a statement....
  • Jacksonville Woman Tries To Recover Priceless Items Sold At Yard Sale

    08/15/2011 2:09:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WNCT ^ | August 14, 2011 | Kristen Hunter
    A yard sale seemed like a good idea at the time for a Jacksonville woman. She made money. The problem is she sold a suitcase that contained priceless memories of her marine husband, who died in Iraq five years ago. Lindsay Whitehouse was getting ready to move out of her home in the Timber Creek subdivision of Jacksonville, so she decided to have an impromptu yard sale on August 6th. She didn’t think twice when a couple bought an old suitcase from her that day. It wasn’t until later she realized what she lost. "It was the best of the...
  • Man dies after motorcycle crashes during helmet protest ride

    07/03/2011 8:33:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 271 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 2, 2011 | WSYR-TV
    LAFAYETTE, NY (WSYR-TV) – New York State Troopers say one man is dead after a motorcycle crash near McClary Road and Route 11 in LaFayette on Saturday. New York State Police say 55-year-old Philip Contos of Parish was part of a protest against motorcycle helmets. Police say several motorists from the group ABATE (American Bikers Aimed for Education) of Onondaga County had come together to make a point that they didn't need their helmets. The group was driving south on Route 11 in Lafayette around 1:30 p.m., headed toward Lake Como, just south of the Finger Lakes. Police say Contos...
  • Why was this Herman Cain article pulled from FR?

    05/08/2011 7:53:19 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8 May 2011 | Notary Sojac
    This article was pulled for copyright violation have searched the list of copyright complainants on the FR main page and "NorthStar Writers Group" is nowhere in evidence.Can I post this article?Can I link to it from within a thread?How can I point Freepers to the specific statements made by Herman Cain in this article, some of which he may now regret??
  • Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death

    03/02/2011 11:14:14 AM PST · by T Minus Four · 185 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 March 2011 (really) | By NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book. In Jesus of Nazareth-Part II excerpts released on Wednesday, Benedict explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death. Interpretations to the contrary have been used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews. While the Catholic Church has for five decades taught that Jews weren't collectively responsible, Jewish scholars said on...
  • iTunes 10.1.1 update causes upgrade woes

    12/15/2010 8:09:51 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 9 replies ^ | 12/15/10 | Mat Bettinson
    iTunes 10.1.1 update causes upgrade woes by Mat Bettinson iTunes 10.1.1 update causes upgrade woes Reports of software crashes on start Some users of Apple's iTunes music software have found that the application crashes on start up after installing the 10.1.1 update. The update that was released on Wednesday was designed to address a number of bugs including some which caused the application to unexpectedly quit. However readers of AppleInsider have reported that iTunes is now crashing immediately when the program is started. A thread on Apple's support forums discusses the issue with several users reporting that their fix was...
  • U.S. calls purported sex tape 'doctored' and 'smear campaign'

    09/24/2009 4:20:11 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 23 replies · 2,320+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/24/09 | CNN
    CNN) -- A videotape on a Russian Web site allegedly showing a State Department employee having sex with a prostitute is a "smear campaign" meant to discredit the man, a State Department spokesman said Thursday. The employee, Brendan Kyle Hatcher, denied any encounter with a prostitute to his superiors at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, another State Department official said. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, "supports" Hatcher, who remains at his job at the embassy.
  • Accidental firing outside Taj [Cop at Obama's hotel shoots self in leg]

    11/07/2010 6:09:31 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 35 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/6/2010 | staff
    An assistant police inspector of Mumbai police's crime branch, deployed in the outer security ring of US President Barack Obama, accidentally fired a shot from his .38 bore service revolver near Taj Mahal Hotel on Saturday evening. Suhas Chaudhary, posted with unit V of the crime branch, was injured in the incident and was admitted to St George Hospital. According to police, neither Obama nor his wife, Michelle, were not at the hotel when the incident occurred. Preliminary investigation found that Chaudhary was posted 50 meters away from Taj Mahal Hotel. After his duty, he was getting into his official...
  • Photo op mishap at Boot Hill(Darwin Awards miss one)

    09/22/2010 5:00:27 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 11 replies
    Dodge Globe ^ | 9-22-10 | Staff
    DODGE CITY — A visitor to Boot Hill Museum thought he'd stumbled on a photo opportunity Wednesday, but he wound up in the hospital instead. The tourist, a 69-year-old man from Parks, Ark., put his head into a noose at the museum's "Boot Hill Hanging Tree" and was having his photo taken, Dodge City Police Chief Robin James said in a news release. He apparently lost consciousness and slumped into the noose, and two women who were with him were unable to remove him. "Fortunately, they were able to summon help from people at the museum who removed the man...
  • Officer Accidentally Used Pepper Spray on Burning Man

    01/30/2010 12:47:32 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 45 replies · 785+ views
    KATU News ^ | 1/29/2010 | Anna Song
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The first Portland Police officer to arrive on the scene of the man who set himself on fire Wednesday outside the Nicholas Ungar Furs store accidentally used pepper spray in an attempt to put out the flames instead of a fire extinguisher, officials at the Portland Police Bureau said Thursday.
  • Clinton wishes he had left White House "in a coffin"

    11/03/2009 12:33:13 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,015+ views
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he would have preferred to leave the White House in a coffin because he loved being commander in chief, but signaled his political life is over. "It's good that we have a (term) limit. Otherwise I would have stayed until I was carried away in a coffin. Or defeated in an election," Clinton said at a conference in Istanbul. "I loved doing the job."
  • Joe Biden Isn't Joe Biden Anymore, He's John McCain

    10/08/2008 12:48:25 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2008 | Mary Ann Akers
    Joe Biden Isn't Joe Biden Anymore, He's John McCain Thanks to the lightning speed of the Republican National Committee's media team, this video was circulated everywhere today. It shows an announcer at a Democratic campaign rally in Tampa getting Joe Biden confused with John McCain. Instead of introducing Biden as the "next vice president of the United States," the announcer flubbed his introduction and said "the next Vice President of the United States, John McCain."
  • 2,089,351 Reasons to Put Down the Keyboard After a 26 Hour Shift [FR status report]

    09/24/2008 9:38:37 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 296 replies · 6,907+ views
    <p>Well, the good news first. After installing three very sweet machines and new networking equipment, FR is geared up for the onslaught of traffic we anticipate during this election cycle. All that is left is some tuning and bringing online another database server.</p>
  • Man Convicted Of Molesting Boy Chokes To Death On Hot Dog In Jail

    01/07/2008 9:29:29 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 55 replies · 333+ views
    WFTV-Orlando, FL ^ | 01-07-2008 | WFTV News
    MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- A man who kidnapped and molested a Marion County boy choked to death in prison. Frederick Fretz died at a federal prison in Atwater, California after choking on a hot dog. In 2005, Fretz kidnapped 11-year-old Adam Kirkirt from Dunellon Elementary School. At the time, he told Kirkirt he was going to take him to his father, who had been arrested in Kentucky. Fretz and the child were later found in Georgia.
  • Caption this photo: non-political humor for the weekend

    06/02/2007 2:04:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,273+ views
    UPS and Fed-Ex accident.
  • Naked picture of 13-year-old brings charges for illegal alien

    05/10/2007 2:33:56 PM PDT · by csvset · 46 replies · 12,846+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 10, 2007 | CINDY CLAYTON
    CHESAPEAKE - A 19-year-old who police said is in the country illegally was detained after a store clerk who processed film he dropped off suspected an undressed girl on the film could be underage. Carlos Ramos of the 3700 block of S. Military Hwy. is charged with producing sexually explicit materials, said Christi Golden, a police spokeswoman. Ramos is being held without bond in the Chesapeake jail. Other charges are pending.A clerk at the Wal-Mart on Grassfield Parkway called police Tuesday after processing the pictures, which included a 13-year-old girl, Golden said. The girl is nude in at least one...
  • Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction

    04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,844+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...
  • Particle collider magnet self-destructs

    04/03/2007 9:35:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | Alexander G. Higgins - ap
    GENEVA - A 43-foot-long magnet for the world's largest particle collider broke "with a loud bang and a cloud of dust" during a high-pressure test, and officials said Tuesday they are working to find a replacement part. The part that failed March 27 was in a super-cooled magnet designed to focus streams of protons so that they collide and allow scientists to study the results of the collision, giving them a better understanding of the makeup of matter, according to Fermilab, based in suburban Chicago, which has an accelerator of its own and is helping build one deep beneath the...