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  • Former Ohio County teacher convicted in relationship with student [WV]

    08/13/2019 4:36:31 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 13, 2019 | Jeff Jenkins
    WHEELING, W.Va. — A former Ohio County teacher who had four children with a former student agreed to an Alford plea Tuesday and was sentenced to 1 to 5 years in prison. Elizabeth Harbert, a former teacher at Bridge Street Middle School and Wheeling Park High School, entered the plea to third degree sexual assault. The Alford plea allows a case to result in a conviction without the defendant actually pleading guilty. Harbert and Christopher Birch began a relationship in 2005 when she was approximately 30 and he was 15. A criminal complaint said they had sex at least 50...
  • CORRECTION: Warden of Manhattan jail where Jeffrey Epstein died is reassigned

    08/13/2019 4:34:04 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 52 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | Aug. 13, 2019, 4:14 p.m. | Pete Williams
    CORRECTION (Aug. 13, 2019, 4:14 p.m. ET) An earlier version of this article misidentified the warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center. It is Lamine N’Diaye, not Shirley Skipper-Scott. Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, based in Washington. Now we know. NBC screwed up. And it was Pete Williams at NBC who did it. I recall Pete Williams was once the Bush spokesman in the State Dept.
  • “Amoris laetitia” is at the center of the controversy over the JPII Theological Institute

    08/13/2019 4:32:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | August 12, 2019 | Christopher R. Altieri
    “Amoris laetitia” is at the center of the controversy over the John Paul II Theological Institute The architects and executors of the new Institute want the place to have a more sympathetic focus on the much-debated Apostolic Exhortation than they believe it has heretofore received from former faculty and administrators. Somehow, the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris laetitia, is at the center of the controversy over the present circumstances and future direction of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences. At the end of the first essay in this three-part series examining the affair at the...
  • Black GOP candidate told to “stop eating the ‘coon flakes'” in KY AG race

    08/13/2019 4:32:16 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies ^ | August 9, 2019 | Karen Townsend
    In case you haven’t fully gotten the message, African-American Democrats are really angry with any African-American Republican that embraces President Trump. Then, if an African-American Republican runs for an elected office, well, the racial slurs fly… from the Democrats. The race for Kentucky’s Attorney General is no different – just ask Daniel Cameron. Daniel Cameron is an African-American Republican candidate for attorney general in Kentucky. He came under attack by Dawn Elliott, a liberal female African-American lawyer and co-host of a political talk radio show, this week. Cameron is running against Democrat Greg Stumbo, a 67-year-old white Democrat who is...
  • Windham Carbon Fiber Lower

    08/13/2019 4:27:53 PM PDT · by canalabamian · 15 replies
    NA | 8/13/19 | canalabamian
    Anyone have experience with Windham AR carbon fiber lowers? Dependable? Maintenance issues? Thanks.
  • Taylor Swift Fails to Save Teen Choice Awards from Record-Low Ratings

    08/13/2019 4:24:40 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | John Nolte
    To say that a highly-publicized Taylor Swift appearance on Fox’s 2019 Teen Choice Awards failed to save the award show from a ratings catastrophe would be quite the understatement. After hitting a record low in the ratings last year, the Teen Choice Awards collapsed Sunday night with a 28 percent freefall in total viewers and an incredible 50 percent drop in younger viewers, aged 18-49. Hoping to boost the night’s ratings, left-wing diva Taylor Swift landed the inaugural Icon Award. But Swift’s cynical move to embrace divisive politics has obviously dented her mass appeal and, by extension, her popularity. In...
  • Philadelphia nonprofit executive to lead PED (NM Education Dept)

    08/13/2019 4:22:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2019 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE — Ryan Stewart says he knows what it’s like to begin the school year in front of 30 students who want to know how much homework you’re going to assign. Now he begins the school year with a new challenge — as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s pick to lead the state Public Education Department. She dismissed his predecessor, Karen Trujillo, just three weeks ago for failing to meet her expectations. Stewart wasn’t a candidate the first time Lujan Grisham hired a public education secretary. But the governor said Monday that she’s confident his skills will be an asset...
  • Column: Shaming Trump donors by revealing they donated to Trump? What’s wrong with that?

    08/13/2019 4:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2019 | Michael Hiltzik
    What’s most fascinating about the controversy raging about Rep. Joaquin Castro’s tweeting out the names of donors to President Trump’s campaign is that Castro’s Republican detractors seem to be admitting to a dirty little secret. By complaining that he’s exposing those donors to public shaming, they’re effectively acknowledging that donating to Trump is shameful. Whoops. To bring you up to date, Castro, the twin brother of Julian Castro, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president , on Tuesday tweeted a list of the 44 donors in his hometown of San Antonio who have made the maximum donations to the...
  • SCOTUS Is Considering Hearing This 2A Case...And Dem Senators Aren't Happy

    A handful of Democratic Senators signed onto an amicus curiae brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York, defending New York City's blatant attack on the Second Amendment. For years, those who live in NYC could transport handguns, as long as it was to a few select gun ranges in the area. If you were a gun owner in NYC and wanted to take your firearm outside of city limits to a different gun range, that wasn't allowed.The Senators who signed alongside New York City include Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Mazi Hirono (HI), Richard Blumenthal (CT),...
  • Police arrest suspect in car wash shooting (ABQ NM with video)

    08/13/2019 4:03:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 13, 2019 | Elise Kaplan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a three week search, police have arrested the suspect accused of shooting and killing a man outside a Northeast Albuquerque car wash last month. Jerrod Holguin, 22, was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Tuesday morning on outstanding warrants. An arrest warrant has been filed charging him with murder. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Holguin’s mother identified him as the man seen in security camera video shooting at 30-year-old Matthew Shaw on July 23. Shaw was struck in the back and died at the scene.
  • Proposed Chicago casino unattractive to investors because of ‘onerous’ taxes;

    08/13/2019 4:00:07 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    chicago Tribune ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | DAN PETRELLA
    Proposed Chicago casino unattractive to investors because of ‘onerous’ taxes; South and West side sites wouldn’t draw tourists, says a state-hired consultant ...a Chicago casino operator’s profit margin “would, in a best-case scenario, equate to a few pennies on the dollar,” according to a report from Las Vegas-based Union Gaming Analytics As a result of the high taxes and other upfront costs, the casino’s owner would reap low single-digit profit margins, at best, on any of the five sites suggested as possible locations, according to the study. “Put another way, tourists generally will not patronize a casino in an area...
  • South Carolina woman attacked by alligator while walking dog

    08/13/2019 3:58:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WREX ^ | August 13, 2019
    A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island. ... Lucas says a 68-year-old woman was walking her dog about 10 p.m. near her house, which is also near several ponds. He says the 8-to-9-foot-long (2.4-to-2.7-meter-long) gator bit the woman on the wrist and leg ... The dog ran way during the attack and was not harmed.
  • Mueller alumni landing cushy jobs at law firms, universities – even a book deal – after Russia probe

    08/13/2019 3:57:38 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/13/2019 | Brooke Singman
    The top investigators who worked alongside former Special Counsel Robert Mueller have certainly landed on their feet since the shuttering of the two-year Russia probe, securing big jobs at prominent law firms and universities -- and even a book deal. The latest hire was revealed this week by Georgetown Law School, which welcomed Michael Dreeben -- a former deputy solicitor general and member of the special counsel’s office -- as a “Distinguished Lecturer from Government” for the 2019-2020 academic year. “I am excited to join Georgetown’s thriving legal community this fall,” Dreeben said in a statement. “The energy of the...
  • MSNBC guest tells people not to 'negotiate' with Trump supporters: 'You destroy them'

    08/13/2019 3:56:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Above the Law executive editor Elie Mystal told MSNBC viewers Sunday that they should try to "destroy" President Trump's supporters at the ballot box. "You don't communicate it to them -- you beat them. Beat them. They are not a majority of this country. The majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country," Mystal said while appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy." "And all the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with...
  • Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ

    08/13/2019 3:55:11 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 49 replies ^ | August 13, 2019 | Sara Carter
    A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms - in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content - delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice's Antitrust division Friday. ... "I honestly think that a free market can fix this issue," he told this reporter at a meeting in Washington D.C. "The issue is that the free market has been distorted and what's happened is that the distortion is so grotesque and the engineering is so repulsive,...
  • BREAKING: Correction Officials may have falsified reports they checked in on Epstein

    08/13/2019 3:44:03 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 97 replies
    CBS News has learned corrections officers may have falsified reports that they checked in on Jeffrey Epstein in jail as required by protocol.
  • National AR Lower Day (Vanity)

    08/13/2019 3:43:14 PM PDT · by super7man · 40 replies
    Self | 08/13/2019 | Super7man
    In light of all the noise regarding gun control and "assault rifles" being now targeted for confiscation, I think we at FR need to stand up and declare a "National Buy an AR Lower Day". All it takes is $80 to make a statement. So what would be a good date?
  • Let the Food Delivery War Begin

    08/13/2019 3:37:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | August 13, 2019 | Monica Savaglia
    This past weekend was really relaxing for me. I chose to stay home rather than doing my usual errand runs or making any social plans. I stayed in and read a book, and then I watched a couple movies I hadn’t seen in a while. Those kinds of weekends are crucial for me. Those weekends recharge me for the workweek ahead. I’m sure you don’t mind having a relaxing weekend once in a while, if your schedule allows it. While I was sitting home this past Saturday night, I was getting hungry. I didn’t eat dinner yet, but the idea...
  • Detroit Runners Join Together to Create the Run Club Their Community Was Missing

    08/13/2019 3:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 12, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    For four years, Joe Robinson and Lance Woods ran the streets of Detroit. Robinson took the east side where he resided, and Woods had the west side. But they never ran together. They didn’t know each other. Though both lifelong Detroiters, their paths never crossed. Not in running, and not in their careers. Woods worked in youth development in the local school system while Robinson operated as a young, hip hip entrepreneur with his company APX Management, which works with up-and-coming rappers in the city. Yet both had a similar vision for their home and the African-American community: a running...
  • Ammunition: From Rimfire Rounds To Centerfire And Everything In Between

    08/13/2019 3:17:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies ^ | Aug. 13, 2019 | Jeromy Knepp
    There are several types of ammunition styles designed for various purposes.(Photo: Jacki Billings/ at a shelf full of handgun ammunition can feel like a cryptic message — .45 ACP 200-grain SWC, 9mm PARA 115-grain HAP, .357 Mag 158-grain HP+P, FMJ, LRN, FMJ just to name a few. Knowing what to look for can change the quality of accuracy and firearm function.Firearms companies, like the military, employ acronyms and abbreviations as descriptors to fit on boxes. With so many different calibers, bullet styles and load combinations, it can boggle the mind. What is necessary for home protection? At, we can...