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  • How many emails has Hillary STILL not turned over? (more unreleased emails have been found)

    10/07/2015 12:54:47 AM PDT · by InMemoriam · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2015 | J. Taylor Rushing
    A complete collection of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 still may not be in the possession of the U.S. government. That's the assertion that the State Department made in a letter to Clinton's personal attorney, David Kendall, on Friday. The letter was sent after Defense Department officials uncovered a batch of emails that Clinton sent early in her tenure but did not turn over to the State Department upon their request last December. Clinton had surrendered 30,940 emails - but the Defense Department's discovery means there could...
  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Claims She No Longer Feels Like A Woman And Asks Everyone To Call Her Bruce Again

    10/04/2015 3:06:55 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 232 replies
    ShockWire ^ | 10/02/2015 | Staff
    Talk about flip-flopping! Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines again. Sources close to Jenner have disclosed that she's now having doubts whether she's really a woman and is in the process of asking everyone to call her Bruce again. Jenner claims that after lots of soul searching, she is certain about this decision. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner made national headlines when he revealed on a 20/20 interview that he was going through a gender transition. Jenner's announcement was a huge victory for the LGBT community that was lacking a high profile celebrity. Jenner, is a retired professional...
  • Congress Investigates Scientists Wanting To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    10/02/2015 12:45:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2015 | By Michael Bastasch
    The 20 climate scientists and academics who sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to prosecute global warming skeptics may be in big trouble. A congressional committee is now looking into the government-backed nonprofit that circulated the letter, demanding they turn over “all e-mail, electronic documents, and data created since January 1, 2009.” The group has one week to respond in writing to the committee’s request. The Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) “appears to be almost fully funded by taxpayer money while simultaneously participating in partisan political activity by requesting a RICO investigation of companies and...
  • Russia says will not join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State: RIA

    10/01/2015 8:25:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-1-15
    Russia does not intend to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in its current form, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing a foreign ministry official.
  • Curtain Collapses While Carly Fiorina Speaks on Stage in Texas

    09/27/2015 5:39:48 PM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/27/15 | Jordyn Phelps
    A curtain behind a Texas stage where Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina was addressing a conference of women entrepreneurs tonight collapsed mid-way through Fiorina’s remarks. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was interrupted when the heavy blue curtain behind her began to waver -– sending a rumbling noise through the conference room –- and women in attendance began to scream. Fiorina and two women on stage with her huddled together and shielded their heads as the curtain fell along with the metal rods that held the curtain erect. The curtain fell to the floor in the opposite direction of the stage. No...
  • Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane suspended from the practice of law

    09/22/2015 3:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/22/15 | Gabriel Malor
    The slow-motion implosion of former Democratic rising star Kathleen Kane continued Monday, as the state supreme court suspended her law license. The suspension is “temporary” insofar as it will continue as long as she’s facing charges for perjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office. The high court’s decision was unanimous, endorsed by the court’s three Republicans and two Democrats.Lawyers for the state disciplinary board that oversees lawyers sought the suspension after Kane was charged last month with perjury, obstruction, and other offenses stemming from allegations that she illegally leaked grand jury material and then lied about it under oath.The...
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-20-15 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. They figured that a GOP insider, bankrolled with big money from the Chamber of Commerce and other like-thinking crony capitalists who want illegal immigration and business opportunities with Iran, could, with proper funding, get 35% or 40% of the vote in Republican primaries. Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter,...
  • CNN’s Michaela Pereira Accidentally Calls Obama ‘President Muhammad’

    09/19/2015 12:18:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 61 replies
    adweek/tvnewser ^ | 9/18/15 | Brian Flood
    After a long week, CNN’s Michaela Pereira had an unfortunate slip of the tongue on New Day this morning. During Pereira’s 5 Things To Know segment, she mentioned Donald Trump taking some heat for not correcting a man who called President Barack Obama a Muslim. In an ironic twist, Pereira accidentally referred to Obama as “President Muhammad.” And just like the Trump incident, she didn’t correct herself.
  • Daily Kos Founder’s Breitbart Attack Backfires Big Time

    09/13/2015 1:47:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    youngcons ^ | september 12, 2015 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the terrible ultra liberal “news” sites Daily Kos and Vox, took to Twitter on Saturday morning to criticize Breitbart for employing Joshua Ryne Goldberg who was arrested for allegedly plotting to commit a terrorist attack on Friday’s anniversary of 9/11. -snip Only one problem Goldberg didn’t actually write for Breitbart.  Not only that, he was a contributor for many left wing sites including the Daily Kos, Moulitsas’ own site.

    09/11/2015 9:16:45 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 79 replies ^ | 9.11.15 | BREITBART NEWS
    I haven’t had a relationship with Sarah since about the time of the shooting of Gabby Giffords. Nothing to do with that at all, but it was around that time that she withdrew from me and my team and it was because, as Todd told me on the phone, “we have been told who our real friends are.” I was stunned. I had backed her hard in every way I knew how. At that time I really believed in her and in fact I really believed she had the ability to change the world for the better. While I have...
  • Al Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Declares War on ISIS 'Caliph' Al-Baghdadi

    09/10/2015 10:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Yahoo via ABC News ^ | 09/10/2015 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Just ahead of the fourteenth anniversary of al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the U.S., the leader of the terrorist group took aim in an angry speech at a mortal enemy -- but not American “crusaders” this time. Rather, the object of his tirade was the leader of ISIS in a declaration of war that will “irreconcilably” divide the two terror groups in a way the U.S. may be able to exploit, experts say. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who replaced Osama bin Laden as the head of al Qaeda four years ago, in a new audio message accused ISIS top...
  • Exclusive: U.S. to shift 50 staff to boost office handling Clinton emails

    09/09/2015 6:31:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2015 | Arshad Mohammed
    The U.S. State Department plans to move about 50 workers into temporary jobs to bolster the office sifting through Hillary Clinton's emails and grappling with a vast backlog of other requests for information to be declassified, officials said on Tuesday. The move illustrates the huge administrative burden caused by Clinton's decision to use a private email address for official communications as secretary of state and a judge's ruling in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that they be released. Clinton on Tuesday for the first time apologized for her use of private email, telling ABC News: "That was a...
  • NBC Poll: Trump Dominates, Jeb Fades to 3rd in Iowa, 4th in NH

    09/07/2015 5:01:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Sep 2015 07:50 AM
    A new NBC News/Marist Poll shows Donald Trump is leading in Iowa and New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fading while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's numbers are climbing. In Iowa, Trump is leading with 29 percent of the 390 potential Republican caucus-goers polled, with Carson following at 22 percent. They were the only two candidates to receive double digit results. Read Latest Breaking News from Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over — So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop — but the Pearland Police Officer’s Association said that dashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life, KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Former Clinton aide who helped set up server to plead Fifth Amendment to avoid subpoena

    09/03/2015 5:55:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 03, 2015
    A former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up her private email server has told at least three congressional committees that he will invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying against his former boss, Fox News has confirmed. Bryan Pagliano, who worked on Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign before helping install the so-called "homebrew" server system in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home, was asked to testify about the server by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden’s Son: Ashley Madison Account Was Created In My Name By America’s Enemies

    08/24/2015 1:29:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Someone using the name of Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden had a profile on the Ashley Madison dating website for extramarital affairs, Breitbart News has learned. Hunter Biden tells Breitbart News that the account is not his, but rather was created by one of America’s enemies to discredit him. He thinks it could have been due to his sitting on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, which outraged supporters of Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime.
  • 'Born classified': Hillary Clinton's best argument in the email scandal just got destroyed

    08/21/2015 5:30:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids. While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it. But the details included in...
  • Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Mislead Oprah Winfrey By Pretending To Be Biracial?

    08/19/2015 6:13:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2015 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years.
  • Osama Bin Laden's 'stepmother and sister among four killed' after their private jet crashes

    07/31/2015 7:01:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 31 | Darren Boyle
    Four people have been killed when a private jet owned by Osama Bin Laden’s family crashed in a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London. The Ł7million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by the dead terrorist’s family. The Brazilian-built aircraft exploded after ploughing into a carpark killing the pilot and three passengers - believed to be members of the Bin Laden family. ] Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden's stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.
  • Provision in Iran Accord Is Challenged by Some Nuclear Experts

    07/22/2015 6:16:47 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Michael R. Gordon
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s claim that the Iran nuclear accord provides for airtight verification procedures is coming under challenge from nuclear experts with long experience in monitoring Tehran’s program. Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz has insisted that Iran would not be able to hide traces of illicit nuclear work before inspectors gained access to a suspicious site. But several experts, including a former high-ranking official at the International Atomic Energy Agency, said a provision that gives Iran up to 24 days to grant access to inspectors might enable it to escape detection. Olli Heinonen, a former deputy director of...
  • Prohibited: Rep Grayson Conducted Campaign Interview From Official Office

    07/20/2015 9:49:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 1:20 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s decision to partake in an interview about his Senate candidacy may have violated congressional ethics rules, according to experts on the matter. On the morning Grayson announced that he would enter the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, the Orlando congressman conducted a campaign-related interview from a computer in his congressional office. The online video interview, which aired July 9 on Huffington Post Live, focused on Grayson’s decision to enter the Florida Senate race. Engaging in campaign activity—including interviews—within an official office is prohibited, according to former in-house counsel and ethics adviser to senior members of House...
  • 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 · 38 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...