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  • Man wanted for threats against President Trump arrested in Ohio

    09/21/2018 5:35:05 PM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    Wtkr ^ | Wire
    Authorities give update on capture of Shawn Christy MANSFIELD, Ohio – Authorities captured the man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump on Friday, according to WJW. The U.S. Marshals had been searching for 26-year-old Shawn Christy, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in Northeast Ohio since Sunday. That's when Christy crashed a stolen car on Interstate 71 in Mansfield then took off running. During a press conference, authorities said they zeroed in on a location Friday where they thought he might be hiding near Crider Road. A K-9 picked up on his scent and "took him down." He was taken into...
  • Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump

    09/21/2018 5:31:04 PM PDT · by Boomer · 21 replies
    FNC ^ | 9/20/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    The manhunt for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in President Trump’s head has finally ended, officials said Friday. Shawn Richard Christy, 26, surrendered after being tracked down to a ravine just north of Route 30 in Mansfield, Ohio, about 4:30 p.m., just three hours after the day’s search began, officials said at a press conference. “He was captured with a firearm on him and the FBI is processing that and he going to be facing further charges on that firearm,” U.S. Marshal Brian Fitzgibbon said.
  • Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

    09/21/2018 4:20:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT | Juana Summers
    Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania — a state Donald Trump won in 2016. The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. At a campaign rally at the Dell Music Center in Philadelphia, Obama implored Pennsylvanians to vote in November because the election was more consequential than any he could remember. “This time, it really is different. This time, the stakes really are higher,” Obama said. “The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are far more dangerous.” During the speech Obama...
  • 1 Dead, 4 Injured After Shooting at Pennsylvania Courthouse,

    09/19/2018 2:42:41 PM PDT · by blu · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9-19-18
    One person is dead and four injured after a shooting at a Pennsylvania courthouse, according to authorities. Four people who were shot at the Fayette County Magistrate Court in Masontown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday afternoon were transported to the hospital, a spokesperson for the Fayette County Emergency Management told ABC News.
  • Leaked NPR Emails: Call Kermit Gosnell a “Doctor” Not an “Abortion Doctor”

    09/18/2018 10:05:57 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies ^ | September 18, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    NPR described Kermit Gosnell as an “abortion doctor” back in 2013 when a Philadelphia court convicted him of murdering babies. But last month, the taxpayer-funded radio group rejected an ad that used the exact same term to describe Gosnell, claiming it is not “value neutral,” according to The Daily Beast. The makers of the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” have been hitting roadblocks since they began their project more than four years ago. Their struggles started when the crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to allow filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney to fundraiser there. They later broke...
  • Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t (Snowflake Trail of Tears)

    09/17/2018 4:55:29 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/15/2018 | Susan Snyder and Holly Otterbein,
    Haverford College and some nearby residents for years have been trying to get a polling place closer to or on the grassy Main Line campus. Students — most of whom do not have cars and who make up the majority of voters in the precinct — must travel about a mile and a half, partially on a road without sidewalks, ---snip--- the lawyer representing petitioners, alleges the reason is more sinister: a largely Republican county government that is far from eager to make voting easier for a Democratic-leaning college campus.
  • Fugitive sought in Trump threats suspected in truck theft

    09/16/2018 1:41:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2018 | AP
    HAZLETON, Pa. — Federal authorities suspect a man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials may have stolen a truck overnight from the same northeastern Pennsylvania business he is believed to have burglarized earlier this month. U.S. Marshals, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have been searching for 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo for more than two months, saying he has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.” ~snip~ The Maple Shade, New Jersey native’s parents said Thursday that Christy sent a Facebook message to them saying...
  • How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread

    09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 157 replies
    11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!
  • Donald Trump Honors 9/11 Flight 93 Heroes: ‘The Moment When America Fought Back’

    09/11/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 11th, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump spoke at the 9/11 memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, recalling the attacks of September 11, 2001. Trump praised the valor of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 for resisting the terrorists in control of the hijacked plane, which led to the crash in a Pennsylvania field. “At this memorial on this sacred earth in the field beyond this wall and in the skies above our heads, we remember the moment when America fought back,” Trump said, praising the Americans aboard the flight–“changed the course of history” by resisting the terrorists. Trump recognized...
  • Pastor set to hold Facebook accountable for role in defamation case

    09/11/2018 7:09:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 09-Sept-2018 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, One News Now reported that West Virginia pastor Rich Penkoski is preparing to hold Facebook accountable for allowing an LGBT supporter to stalk, harass and defame him and his family online, using the social media giant. According to Steve Jordahl, a civil court has already found the woman guilty of defamation. “This is a woman who claims to be an LGBT supporter who has harassed, stalked, and defamed me and my family on Facebook for well over nine months,” Penkoski told One News Now. Jordahl said the woman “questioned the chastity of his wife and the intelligence of...
  • CDC Investigating...Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights...Philadelphia

    09/06/2018 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Full Headline: CDC Investigating After Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights Coming Into Philadelphia International Airport Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
  • Jeff Sessions Is Executing Trump’s Immigration Plans With a Quiet, Efficient Brutality

    09/08/2018 10:50:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 7SEP18 | Sophie Murguia and Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
    Over the past few months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has faced fierce criticism for his role in the Trump administration’s family separation policy. But while the White House continues to deal with the fallout from tearing kids away from their parents at the border, Sessions has been busy orchestrating another, much quieter attack on the country’s immigration system. Tensions have been simmering for months between the attorney general and the hundreds of judges overseeing immigration courts, but they reached a new high in July. The flashpoint was the case of Reynaldo Castro-Tum, a Guatemalan man who was scheduled to appear...
  • Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign

    09/07/2018 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/07/2018 | Angela Couloumbis and Holly Otterbein,
    ---SNIP--- After the Inquirer and Daily News reported that eight women had accused Leach of unwanted touching and sexually charged conversations, Muth demanded that Leach resign. She also criticized him for lashing out at several women on social media afterward; he called one "a human wrecking ball of hate." So Muth's campaign contacted the organizers of the event — a high school Democratic organization to which Leach's teenage daughter belongs — and told them exactly why she didn't want to appear with the senator. He was dropped. Shortly thereafter, Leach fired off an angry email to Joe Foster, chairman of...
  • Vandals scrawl 'serial rapist' on Bill Cosby's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    09/04/2018 8:59:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    LAtimes ^ | September 4, 2018
    Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalism of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was marked with the words “serial rapist,” authorities said. LAPD officials learned someone had scrawled the words in black marker on the star about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is not clear when the message was written, said Officer Mike Lopez. Authorities cleaned the plaque and reported the vandalism, Lopez said. Cosby, 81, once known as “America’s dad” for his role on the sitcom “The Cosby Show,” was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former basketball...
  • Man illegally in country shot Upper Darby store owner

    09/03/2018 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    ABC News (WPVI Philadelphia) ^ | 09/03/2018 | staff
    Upper Darby police say they've arrested a suspect accused of shooting the owner of a beer distributor. Pablo Quintanilla, 24, was arrested Monday morning and is being charged with attempted murder. They say he is the one who opened fire inside the store on the 700 block of Garrett Road on Saturday night. According to police, Quintanilla is in the country illegally. The native of Honduras was deported from Texas in 2015. At some point, he returned and was in the country illegally living in New York.
  • Freeper help requested: House races

    09/01/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by LS · 22 replies
    self | 9/1/2018 | LS
    All, As you know the battle for the House is tight. I've been trying to keep on top of the races for several publications, including BigLeaguePolitics, but tracking even 40 of the closest races is tough. If you are in TX and are in Sessions or Dent's district; in PA; in CA in esp. CD 39, 48, 49 or other real battles; in NC, and have info on the House races there, particularly those that are close, please get in touch with me. Just heard Culberson (TX7) in fight, but optimistic. Last poll had him up 4, and "Matress Mack,"...
  • Chinese American scientist admits plot to steal GlaxoSmithKline’s trade secrets for firm in China

    08/31/2018 1:10:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    AP via Philly.Com ^ | 08/31/2018 | Jeremy Roebuck,
    One of the world's leading biochemists pleaded guilty Friday to stealing proprietary information potentially worth millions from a GlaxoSmithKline research facility in Montgomery County to help a Chinese company launched with financial backing from that nation's government. Yu Xue, 48, told a federal judge in Philadelphia that she pilfered promising cancer research she had developed while working for the British pharmaceutical giant's Upper Merion Township location between 2006 and 2016. She had hoped to market the potentially ground-breaking therapies through a business she set up in China with two other co-defendants. The case is the latest in a string of...
  • Homicide Charge for Man Who Cut Brake Lines to Make Crack Pipe

    08/30/2018 3:33:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 8/30/18 | Simon Veazey
    The boyfriend of a woman who was killed when her car slammed into a tree has admitted to cutting the brake lines to fashion a crack pipe.Pennsylvania police say that 39-year-old John Jenkins Jr. admitted during an interview that he had cut the brake lines on Tammy Fox’s car the night before the fatal crash on Aug. 22. in Lackawanna County.The mother of five was driving her black Hyundai Sonata at around 10 a.m. in Scranton when “her vehicle began to accelerate,” police said in a news release. The car crossed through an intersection before it “violently struck a tree.”Fox, 38, died...
  • Greensburg diocese removes Bishop Connare's name from conference center

    08/30/2018 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, 1:51 p.m. | Deb Erdley
    The Greensburg Catholic Diocese removed the name of the late Bishop William Connare from a retreat center in Unity Township, Bishop Edward Malesic said Wednesday. The move was the latest of a series of aftershocks rippling across the state in the wake of the Aug. 14 grand jury report that detailed seven decades of priest sexual abuse allegations and cover-ups by church leaders in six dioceses across the state, including Greensburg and Pittsburgh. Malesic said the decision to strike Connare’s name from the center was made at the request of several survivors of priest sexual abuse who said it was...
  • NBC News/Marist Poll: Pennsylvanians give low marks to Trump and tariffs

    08/26/2018 7:39:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/26/2018 | by Ben Kamisar
    Pennsylvania, a state that helped put President Donald Trump in the White House, isn’t too keen on the president’s tariff push, a new NBC News/Marist poll finds, as a near majority fears that the ongoing trade war will ultimately damage the U.S. economy. Forty-five percent of Pennsylvania adults believe that tariffs and other import barriers will raise costs of consumer goods and hurt the country’s economy. By comparison, 27 percent believe they will protect American jobs and help the economy. The administration’s trade policy is unpopular across virtually all demographic groups in the NBC/Marist poll — the only groups where...