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  • Officials: State Dept suffers worldwide email outage

    08/18/2017 11:17:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    whio ^ | 08/18/2017
    The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. The officials said the outage was not caused by "any external action or interference."
  • HERO OF CAMBRILS: [Female]Officer killed FOUR jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage

    08/18/2017 9:47:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Express UK ^ | Will Kirby
    The officer – who local media has said is female – wiped out the jihadis seconds after they rammed their Audi A3 through crowds and into her police car. As her partner lay wounded in the vehicle, the outnumbered officer faced a one-on-one clash with the crazed gang, who escaped their overturned car and marched towards her armed with machetes, axes and knives. The Trooper agent, who had been on a routine patrol, acted fast to fire rounds and take out four of the five-strong mob before they caused more bloodshed on the public. The final suspect attempted to flee...
  • Heavy eclipse traffic expected today throughout Central Oregon

    08/18/2017 7:29:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    KGW ^ | 6:23 AM. PDT August 18, 2017
    Traffic jams on U.S. 26 around Prineville eased late Thursday night, according to police, But that mess was created by people heading to a single eclipse festival. Today, authorities expect an influx of people headed to destinations throughout Central Oregon. And this is just the beginning. About 1 million people are projected to visit the state of Oregon to see the total solar eclipse Monday. ... Motorists were advised to stay in the their vehicles during traffic delays, and to not drive in wrong lanes of travel. ... In Eastern Oregon... some delays Thursday on U.S. 395 from the community...
  • Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers

    08/17/2017 1:39:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Lou Tomososki was a high school teen in 1962 when his science teacher told the class about a solar eclipse that was going to take place that afternoon, NBC affiliate KGW reported. Tomososki and a friend viewed the partial eclipse outside Marshall High School in Portland. "The sun at that time, at 3:30 p.m., was in the one o’clock position," said Tomososki. "I said to Roger, 'If you stare at it long enough the brightness goes away.'" By that night, both Tomososki and Roger were having vision problems. He said the vision problems never got any worse — but they...
  • US Air Force Prepping Mysterious X-37B Space Plane for September Launch

    08/17/2017 1:24:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 06:58am ET | Leonard David
    The upcoming X-37B mission — which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5) — will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Shuttle look-alike The Air Force is known to own two reusable X-37B space planes, which were built by Boeing. The vehicles look like miniature versions of NASA’s now-retired space shuttle orbiter; each X-37B is 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 9.6 feet (2.9 m) tall, and each has a wingspan of nearly 15 feet (4.6 m). The space drone has a payload bay about the size of a pickup truck bed that...
  • Spain's Surrender

    08/17/2017 12:34:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | Thursday, March 18, 2004 | Jamie Glazov interview with Victor Hanson
    FP: ...One of your special expertises is on how leftists, and some of our European allies, have chosen to side with our enemy. Now, after the Madrid terror attack, we see another European ally succumb to appeasement.... Hanson: Well, even before the terrorists' communiques were fully disseminated the Spanish electorate voted for appeasement and a socialist government that would distance itself from the United States. This is the most profound example of capitulation since Daladier and Chamberlain and sets a truly awful example... Worse, this was not panic from a fickle leader but an overwhelming expression of public fear and...
  • Driver of Stolen SUV Leads Police on Pursuit at Port of L.A. Before Climbing Crane

    08/16/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | Cindy Von Quednow,
    Officials were in pursuit of the vehicle earlier, but lost it on the freeway. Torrance police officials later picked it up, but called off the pursuit and the SUV was then chased by Long Beach police, Im said. After driving erratically through lanes at the port, the man got out of the SUV and began climbing a crane at the West Basin Container Terminal, sometimes backwards. The man then broke a window and climbed into a hole in the crane then continued walking around, in an effort to avoid police. At times the man was sat on the crane and...
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Infrastructure Spending

    08/15/2017 8:56:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    cbs2la ^ | August 15, 2017 8:47 PM
    If Washington decides to focus on infrastructure there will be a key constituency supportive of the effort – the American people. ... The support for infrastructure spending to boost the economy includes 86 percent of urban Americans and 89 percent of rural Americans. There is also agreement in both urban and rural communities that infrastructure investments will increase jobs and improve quality of life.
  • Nigeria violence: Female suicide bombers kill 27

    08/15/2017 7:54:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/15/2017
    Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women blew themselves up outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state - a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. There has been an upsurge in violence in the city in recent months. Boko Haram has been fighting to set up an Islamic state since 2009.
  • Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in...

    08/15/2017 9:24:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    Full headline: Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in Switzerland next week Switzerland's second-largest supermarket chain, Coop, announced it would begin selling an insect burger, and insect balls, based on protein-rich mealworm. ... Swiss food safety laws were changed last May to allow for the sale of food items containing three types of insects: crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms, which are the larval form of the mealworm beetle. These insects, long used in animal feed, must be bred under strict supervision for four generations before they are considered appropriate for human...
  • ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Person Dies on Set in Motorcycle Accident

    08/14/2017 5:45:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | August 14, 2017 | 10:35AM PT | Seth Kelley
    A stunt person was killed on the set of “Deadpool 2” Monday morning after a trick involving a motorcycle went wrong, Variety has confirmed. The sequel to “Deadpool” is filming in Vancouver. Production began in late June. “Vancouver police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of ‘Deadpool’ during a stunt on a motorcycle,” the Vancouver PD said in a statement. The event took place around 8:20 a.m. on Monday when the stuntwoman crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower’s ground floor studio. ... A spokesman for 20th Century Fox commented, “We are deeply...
  • Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings

    08/14/2017 5:33:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | August 14, 2017: 7:54 PM ET
    In a statement, Costco said it intends to appeal the ruling. "This was not a case about counterfeiting in the common understanding of that word -- Costco was not selling imitation Tiffany & Co. rings," it said. Tiffany first filed a complaint against Costco in U.S. District Court in New York in 2013, saying it learned from a customer that Costco was selling "Tiffany" rings. "Unbeknowst to Tiffany, Costco had apparently been selling different styles of rings for many years that it has falsely identified on in-store signage as 'Tiffany,'" the complaint said. "There are now hundreds if not thousands...
  • ‘Are You Going to Miss Your Mom?’ 2 Years Later, El Sereno Boy Now Says ‘Yes’

    08/14/2017 12:20:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | August 14, 2017 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Two years after their interaction went viral, a shy El Sereno boy and the KTLA reporter whose back-to-school questions made him cry have been reunited. Andrew Macias, now 6, became a true internet sensation when he was asked by reporter Courtney Friel if he would miss his mother on his first day of preschool at City Terrace Elementary School in East Los Angeles. ... He initially said no, then paused, put his hands to his face and began, adorably, to cry. Friel, who has a son the same age, laughed. For asking the question, she was excoriated by some viewers....
  • As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

    08/14/2017 11:40:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The children pile into the stadium in shiny clothes, clutching green-and-white Pakistani flags. Their parents light the area with cell phones to record the event as they scream, chant and cheer, watching soldiers close a gate that separates India from Pakistan. In the evening ritual at the Wagah-Attari border, near Lahore and Amritsar, soldiers from both countries high-kick, shake their fists, then shake hands – and slam the gate shut. It is deeply visceral for many Pakistanis: an acknowledgement of their border, of a plucky country they feel they have sacrificed so much to create. Pakistan was imagined more than...
  • Police: NY man kills mother, sister, 3rd woman with hammer

    08/13/2017 10:53:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    wptv ^ | 10:03 AM, Aug 13, 2017 | ap
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. A man with a history of "emotional issues" used a hammer to bludgeon his mother, his sister and another woman to death in his Long Island home on Saturday, police said. ... Authorities said the three women were found dead inside the Vanderhall's Hempstead, New York, home of "blunt force trauma" at about 2:15 a.m. A fourth woman survived the assault and is hospitalized. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick, commanding officer of the Nassau County police homicide squad, told Newsday that Vanderhall's mother had recently kicked him out of the house. "When he came here last night and it looked...
  • Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone

    08/13/2017 5:47:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Sarah Knapton
    On September 11, the spacecraft will awaken for its 16 month journey to MU69, an ancient object which is thought to be one of the early building blocks of the Solar System. The space rock had not even been discovered when the craft launched in 2006 and the flyby will be the most distant in the history of space exploration, a billion miles beyond Pluto, and four billion miles from Earth. Recent observations of MU69 from the Hubble Space Telescope show it is probably two ‘binary’ objects or a pair of space rocks ‘stuck-together’ bodies which are each around 12...
  • The FBI Says ISIS Used Phony eBay Listings to Funnel Cash to US Operative

    08/12/2017 8:00:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 08/11/2017 | Jennings Brow
    The alleged US operative, Maryland-based Mohamed Elshinawy, was charged with attempting to support ISIS in December 2015. Federal agents believed he was selling computer printers on eBay as a front for receiving funds via PayPal from the terrorist organization, the Wall Street Journal reports. The funds allegedly came from Siful Sujan, who was killed in a 2015 drone attack. The $8,700 Elshinawy received from Sujan was allegedly intended to help fund a terrorist attack. Elshinawy was convicted after investigators reviewed his Western Union and PayPal records. Investigators subpoenaed eBay, which provided Elshinawy’s account and transaction information.
  • 106-year-old Antarctic fruitcake found, might be edible

    08/12/2017 7:32:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    S F Gate ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Mike Moffitt,
    The Antarctic dessert was found wrapped in paper in a decrepit tin. But despite its rotting container, the cake was said to be in "excellent condition." "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that, the cake looked and smelled edible," trust program manager Lizzie Meeks said. Conservators believe British explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott probably brought the cake, made by the British biscuit company Huntley & Palmers, to Antarctica during their ill-fated 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition. The expedition's Northern Party took shelter in the Cape Adare hut, which had been built by Norwegian...
  • Rebellious California lawmakers get banished to ‘The Dog House,’ a tiny office [Opposed cap 7 trade]

    08/11/2017 12:12:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | August 11, 2017 at 6:34 am
    The move comes about a month after Melendez resigned as assistant leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus. Melendez said she could no longer work with Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley after he voted in favor of extending California’s Cap-and-Trade Program to 2030. Mayes’ vote outraged conservatives who argue that cap-and-trade boosts already-high gas prices. He is facing calls from two Republican National Committee members and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, among others, to step down as leader of the Assembly’s GOP minority.
  • Man arrested after ‘Putney Pusher’ incident insists he....can prove he was in America at the time

    08/11/2017 11:56:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Lawyers representing Eric Bellquist say he has "categorically denied being the individual concerned". They say the allegation is "wholly untrue" and he has been "wrongly implicated". Eric Bellquist is believed to work for Hutton Collins LLP, which invests private capital in leading UK middle market businesses. ... Police investigating the assault where a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney said yesterday they'd made an arrest. The Metropolitan Police said a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. This came after police enquiries at an address in Chelsea...