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  • Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel: Who was Nice attacker?

    07/16/2016 7:57:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | July 15, 2016 | BBC
    Locals said he was often seen drinking beer and never attended the small mosque near his block of flats. Anan, who lived on the ground floor, said she was suspicious of him because he was "a good-looking man who kept giving my two daughters the eye". One woman recalled that he was nice to her and helped her all the time. But, she said, his behaviour was sometimes "strange". He once asked to rent her mailbox and that when she refused he had called her "nasty", she added. When she learnt of the attack, she immediately wondered if he might...
  • Money, Entertainment, And Black Lives Matter.

    07/11/2016 7:16:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    ThyBlackMan.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2015 | staff
    Black Americans are not poor. Black Americans are among the wealthiest people on Earth. According to Hollywoods number one rating and advertising standard, Nielsen- African Americans will spend $1.3 trillion dollars in 2016. That is an amount greater than the total economies of Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland combined. These are three of the wealthiest countries on Earth. This amount of cash alone makes Black Americans the 19th wealthiest nation in the world out of 230 countries that the CIA ranks. This places us in the top 8% of countries as a global economic super power. We spend so much money...
  • Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

    06/28/2016 12:05:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    nbc12 ^ | June 28, 2016 | unk
    BNSF has confirmed that the lead locomotives on two intermodal trains collided near Panhandle, TX, this morning, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m. CT. Four BNSF employees were involved in the incident. Local first responders and BNSF personnel were deployed to the scene. By 9:02 a.m., one employee was transported to a local hospital and is being treated. Rescue efforts are underway at the scene with respect to the three other railroad employees involved in the incident.
  • 'Dance Mom's' Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty in bankruptcy case

    06/27/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    FOX ^ | June 27, 2016 | AP
    "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty Monday to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. She was charged last fall with illegally trying to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Authorities later accused her of dividing more than $120,000 into plastic bags and having others in her group put the bags in their luggage in August 2014, violating a law requiring people to report bringing more than $10,000 worth of foreign currency into the country.
  • Clorine leak prompts shelter-in-place for some Florence residents (TX)

    06/15/2016 9:09:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kvue ^ | June 15, 2016 | kvue
    Officials have issued a shelter-in-place for some residents in Florence, Texas due to a chlorine leak Wednesday morning. According to Williamson County Emergency Services, the shelter has been issued for residents living just south of the city up to and including the 500 block of Farm to Market Road 970. Affected residents are asked to stay indoors with their doors and windows shut. They are also asked to put towels near any gaps and to turn off their air-conditioners. Officials have asked drivers to stay off the roads in the affected area. Residents will remain under a shelter-in-place until an...
  • Shots Fired Outside Dallas Love Field (TX)

    06/10/2016 11:03:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | June 10, 2016 | Holley Ford
    The video shows an officer holding a gun on an individual, telling that person to stay down. One person has been transported to Parkland Hospital, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue officials. There is no word on if flights at Love Field have been affected. Flights at D/FW International Airport are not impacted, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. No additional information was immediately available.
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • 'Fawn-Napping' [deer kidnapping] Is Becoming an Increasing Problem in Virginia, Experts Say

    06/08/2016 3:50:41 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | June 7, 2016 | Patrick Clarke
    Virginia wildlife rescuers are speaking out against "fawn-napping" after seven people dropped off what they thought were abandoned fawns at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Rescue of Roanoke over the weekend. A spokeswoman for Roanoke Wildlife Rescue said people often think they are rescuing the baby deer, but, more often than not, what they are doing is "fawn-napping."
  • Yellowstone NP visitor presumed dead after falling into hot spring

    06/08/2016 9:15:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 73 replies
    krtv ^ | June 7, 2016 | Aja Goare
    Reid said the man is presumed dead because he has yet to be found, "the recovery process is very difficult because of the hazards of the environment, said Reid. Reid said the man is in his 20s, but she would not identify the man or where he is from. The man reportedly walked about 225 yards off the board walk before falling in to the hot spring. The springs are known to reach temperatures that would be deadly to humans on contact.
  • Suspect arrested after another (Highway) I-35 rock throwing (Austin, TX)

    06/06/2016 3:19:23 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    kxan ^ | June 3, 2016 | Claire Ricke
    Police interviewed the suspect and concluded he is not responsible for all 83 cases of rock throwing. They say the person arrested Friday threw a rock and other objects. Since June 2014, there have been more than 80 cases of rock throwing on I-35. During the weekend of May 20, 2016, police said 13 new rock-throwing cases injuring five people were reported.
  • Defense Makes New Allegations Against Former Congressman Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Case

    05/23/2016 3:21:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kelly McCarthy
    Condit's alleged secret sex life is now in the spotlight after defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing 24-year-old Levy, filed a new motion last week. Guandique, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted by a jury in 2010 based on a jailhouse confession to other inmates. However, his conviction was later set aside. Last year, prosecutors dropped their opposition to Guandique's attorneys' request for a new trial. Guandique is facing a new trial this fall. The new motion filed by Guandique's lawyers claims that "aggressive sex involving bondage" may have...
  • Judge rejects 'affluenza' teen's appeal to reverse jail term

    05/11/2016 3:25:19 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 11, 2016 | AP
    Judge Wayne Salvant signed an order Wednesday reaffirming the probation terms he imposed on Ethan Couch in April. The judge canceled a hearing on the matter scheduled for May 16. Salvant had ordered that Couch spend 180 days in jail for each of the four people he killed in 2013 when he rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people helping a motorist. The sentences were to be served consecutively.
  • Feds: Deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion was criminal act

    05/11/2016 12:36:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | May 11, 2016 | CBS, AP
    The fire that caused the deadly and destructive fertilizer plant explosion in April 2013 in West Texas was set deliberately, a federal investigator announced early Wednesday afternoon. "This fire was a criminal act," Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Robert Elder said.
  • Trump, Hitler among nominations to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary (uber lib Austin, TX)

    04/26/2016 1:15:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    kxan.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Andy Jechow
    Some of the more notable, but less voted names include: Adam Lanzas School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.
  • Vet accused of killing a cat appears before vet board (with bow and arrow)

    04/26/2016 9:40:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 139 replies
    kxan ^ | April 25, 2016 | Claire Ricke
    Monday, Houston veterinarian Kristen Lindsey appeared in court to address the complaint against her, according to Lorris Jones with the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Lindsey is accused of killing a cat in 2015 and then bragging about it on Facebook. The social media post shows Lindsey holding up the cat by the arrow she shot it with. Along with the image of the dead cat, Lindsey posted My first bow kill, LOL. The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was in attendance at the court. Critics want the board to pull her veterinary license.
  • Marble Falls police investigating attempted kidnapping (TX)

    04/25/2016 11:28:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    KXAN.com ^ | April 24, 2016 | Calily Bien
    Police in Marble Falls are investigating what appears to be an attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl. Police say the teenager was found unconscious in her neighbors yard on the citys west side around 3:50 a.m. Sunday. When she regained consciousness, the girl told police she snuck out of her home and was kidnapped by two men in a truck. While in the truck, she said she heard the men saying she was too young and they decided to let her go, but not before hitting her in the head and rendering her unconscious.
  • Help - Windows 7 starts on Chrome but freezes within 5 minutes

    04/19/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 66 replies
    April 18, 2016 | vanity
    Windows 7 will start but when it goes to Google Chrome, it will freeze up within 5 on any and everything. On Internet Explorer, it doesn't freeze but graphics don't work properly. Example, go to any site with a moving weather radar and it won't load. Or any site where you have a box to search within the site, you can't type or click in the box. Also, say on yahoo.com homepage, the ads and other junk on the left and right sides don't show up but the headlines do and you can click them and to the sites.
  • Prairie View street now officially Sandra Bland Parkway

    04/16/2016 4:30:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Associated Press via KXAN ^ | April 16, 2016 | AP
    <p>Signs are up officially renaming the street leading to Prairie View A&M University after Sandra Bland, the university graduate whose death in the Waller County jail last summer added to the national debate about treatment of minorities by law enforcement.</p>
  • 17-year-old faces murder charge in Haruka Weisers death (UT Austin, TX)

    04/08/2016 7:21:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    KXAN ^ | April, 8, 2016 | Calily Bien
    Austin police say they have arrested a homeless 17-year-old they believe is connected in the death of University of Texas at Austin student Haruka Weiser. The Austin Police Department says Meechaiel Khalil Criner was booked into the Travis County Jail around 2 a.m. Friday and charged with murder. His bond has been set at $1 million. Police made the link to Criner after the Austin Fire Department alerted them to a trash fire they were called to on Monday, April 4 at 2900 Medical Arts Street, which is just off-campus. At the time on Monday, a woman called 911 to...
  • In Argentina, Michelle Obama sends powerful message to young girls

    03/23/2016 4:08:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 40 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bryan Llenas
    "I actually grew up in a neighborhood just like this it was on the South Side of Chicago," the First Lady said. "A place where people worked hard to support their families, and where families were close and loving and had strong values." Obama spoke about growing up in a very small apartment with her brother and her parents. She said she shared a room with her brother that was divided by a wooden partition. My room was so small that, when I held out my arms I could almost touch both walls at the same time.
  • West Virginia teen reportedly killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

    03/22/2016 12:54:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    FOX news ^ | March 22, 2016 | AP
    A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday. Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when he was hit by an arrow in in Chapmanville, about 45 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.
  • Holy bat smell: 10 pounds of guano found in office's ceiling (Florida budget)

    03/13/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    KEYETV.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | AP
    Inspectors say they found the bat feces this week in the area right above the ceiling of Ken Lawson's office. Lawson is secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. State legislators in the new state budget ordered that state workers leave the Tallahassee offices where the department is housed. The new budget says no money can be spent on lease payments for the offices, but that provision does not take effect until this summer.
  • Why Cruz is walking away from the Florida primary

    03/12/2016 1:02:05 PM PST · by bgill · 82 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2016 | Steven Benen
    The super PACs backing Ted Cruz are opting to skip airing television ads in Florida before next Tuesdays primary, despite the Cruz campaign hyping up its own effort to prevent rival Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio from winning his delegate-rich home state. We looked at the numbers, and we decided that Marco Rubio can lose Florida all by himself, said Kellyanne Conway, president of the Keep the Promise, the multiple super PAC entities backing Cruz. He doesnt need our help.
  • Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey discharged from hospital (3rd time)

    02/29/2016 6:29:40 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | BBC
    Scots nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from a London hospital after being treated there for a third time since contracting Ebola. The 40-year-old from South Lanarkshire was flown to the Royal Free Hospital on Tuesday after being admitted to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Royal Free said she had been discharged and was "not infectious". Ms Cafferkey was treated there twice in 2015 after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone the previous year.
  • Australia cancels passport of Queensland teen stuck in Syria

    02/29/2016 6:21:50 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    An Australian teenager who travelled to Syria has had his passport cancelled by the government, according to his lawyer. Oliver Bridgeman, from Toowoomba in Queensland, was reported missing by his parents in March 2015 after they thought he was spending time in Bali. Instead, the teenager journeyed on to war-torn Syria where his lawyer said he had been engaged in humanitarian work... Immigration Minister Peter Dutton defended the government's decision, telling ABC News those who travel to Syria put Australia's military staff and personnel at risk... The government has the power to cancel an Australian passport when a person "might...
  • British nurse who recovered from Ebola back in hospital (3rd time)

    02/23/2016 3:51:12 PM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Estelle Shirbon and Kate Holton
    "We can confirm that Pauline Cafferkey is being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital due to a late complication from her previous infection by the Ebola virus," the hospital said in a statement. "She will now be treated by the hospital's infectious diseases team under nationally agreed guidelines." After being transferred from Sierra Leone to Britain, Cafferkey initially recovered from the Ebola hemorrhagic fever and was sent home in January last year. But in October she fell ill again and doctors found the virus was persisting in tissues in her brain. They later said she had developed meningitis caused by...
  • Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

    02/22/2016 7:26:20 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Sarah Mervosh
    Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care. He can communicate only by blinking. “People say we have to die to go to hell,” his mother said. “To me, I’ve already been there.” Lemus spoke briefly about her family’s experience from her front door step Saturday, a day after attending a court hearing where a judge transferred Couch’s case to adult court.
  • Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race (also Paul)

    02/03/2016 11:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....Earlier Wednesday, libertarian-minded Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also announced that he was ending his presidential bid.
  • El Paso-area schools to close for pope's visit to Juarez

    01/20/2016 3:17:20 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    MySA ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | AP
    El Paso-area school districts will cancel classes Feb. 17 for Pope Francis' visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city directly across the U.S. border. The Ysleta, Socorro and El Paso school districts cited finances, safety concerns, staffing challenges and transportation issues as reasons for closing. A portion of César Chávez Border Highway will be closed during the papal Mass, and district officials say the city's bus and policing resources will be strained.
  • 'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney

    01/19/2016 12:17:46 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Marice Richter
    Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the "affluenza" drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced. Judge Timothy Menikos of Tarrant County juvenile court deferred a ruling on a move to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court because his parents were not adequately notified about the proceedings.Tarrant County prosecutors contended Couch is responsible for his own absence by fleeing to Mexico. His mother was returned to Texas and faces a third-degree felony charge, accused of helping her son flee, that could...
  • Germany: 40 Detained in Raids Linked to Migrant Crime

    01/17/2016 9:04:12 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    abc ^ | Jan. 17, 2016 | AP
    Police said Saturday evening's raids on 18 cafes, gambling houses and bars near the main railway station were planned last year and not triggered by the New Year's Eve assaults and thefts in nearby Cologne. However, those events, blamed on people in a crowd described as primarily of "Arab or North African origin," have drawn attention to crimes committed by North Africans in Germany. A police statement Sunday said officers checked 294 people, largely men of North African origin, and arrested 40 — 38 of them on suspicion of illegal residency.
  • Jury convicts man on 31 counts in prison drone plot trial (MD)

    01/16/2016 6:14:19 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 15, 2016 | AP
    A jury convicted a man of 31 offenses Friday for plotting to fly illegal drugs, a cellphone and other contraband aboard a drone into a maximum-security state prison. Thaddeus C. Shortz, 25, of Knoxville, could face more than 50 years in prison for crimes that include contraband, drug, conspiracy and firearm convictions. His sentencing wasn’t scheduled. The Allegany County Circuit Court jury deliberated about two hours and 15 minutes after two days of testimony. The panel of eight men and four women convicted Shortz on all but four of the charged offenses. He was acquitted on two counts each of...
  • AFD: Man set fire to rug to let people know he isn’t a ‘loser’ (Austin, TX)

    01/16/2016 6:06:09 PM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 16, 2016 | William Milm
    Investigators spoke to the suspect’s mother who said she found Hodge sitting on the floor next to a small fire on the rug. She began yelling at Hodge who then picked up the burning rug and set it outside next to wood siding, which caused minor fire damage. Sitting in a patrol car outside Hodge told investigators he was inside his room when he began to get in a bad mood due to a program he was watching about politics. He then burned a Syria hat with a lighter and placed it on the rug, all the while recording the...
  • Court overturns convictions for online sex chatter with minors

    01/15/2016 12:59:21 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | January 14, 2016 | David Scott
    Did you know it’s perfectly legal in Texas for an adult to send sexually explicit communications to minors online, as long as there is no clear intent to harm the child? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has just overturned the prison convictions of seven men who did just that. They were serving sentences of two years to life, and now many more are also expected to be freed. It’s because the courts overturned a 2005 law that jailed such people, and now local parents and lawmakers are scrambling to protect the kids. The courts say anyone convicted before 2015...
  • I ate my horse after it was put down - social media fury as rider gorges on her 'best friend'

    01/06/2016 5:40:48 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Mark Lawford
    Sometimes you are so hungry you say could eat a horse. But a Swedish rider has caused furore on social media by doing just that when her favourite steed had to be put down after suffering serious injuries. Harness racer Helena Ståhl turned her one horse – named Iffy Mant - into one course and is now defending her decision to do so after a fierce backlash. The 24-year-old told Swedish paper The Local: “For me there were no alternatives … to eat an animal that had a good life felt right for me.
  • radios, motorcycles and lots of bikes:Paris drains iconic canal for the first time in 15 years

    01/06/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    An iconic Parisian canal is being drained for the first time in 15 years and a whole host of bizarre and unexpected objects have already surfaced. The Canal Saint-Martin is at the heart of the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive and fashionable districts. But in recent years the area has developed a reputation for its lively nightlife, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike. Residents blame this surge in popularity as the reason for some of the more bizarre objects that have been discovered lurking in the canal. The last time the three-mile stretch...
  • Marine Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of UNT Student

    01/05/2016 1:53:55 PM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, in connection with the shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner on Jan. 1. U.S. Marshals found Johnson at the north gate of the Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday morning and took him into custody. The U.S. Marine Corps released a statement that said Johnson is a Marine. He is currently being held on a murder warrant in Arizona.
  • Chevron's local office buildings to opt out of open carry

    01/01/2016 8:27:56 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Houston (TX) Business Journal ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Olivia Pulsinelli
    California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), which has a major presence in Houston, joins the growing list of businesses opting out of Texas’ open carry law. The company sent an email to employees on Dec. 31 notifying them that, “based on existing laws and company policy, no firearms (handguns, rifles or shotguns) are permitted inside Chevron office buildings.”... Texas' open carry law goes into effect Jan. 1. The law allows Texans with a concealed handgun license to openly carry a gun in a belt or shoulder holster. Several grocery stores, Houston's Galleria mall, San Antonio-based Whataburger and Austin-based Torchy's Tacos are...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • California shooter's visa request was missing key information: politician

    12/20/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    AFP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AFP
    However, the exit month and date on Malik's passport was illegible, Goodlatte said, citing a translation provided by the Congressional Research Service. Furthermore, Malik had a visa that was valid for only 60 days, which showed her entering Saudi Arabia in early June 2013 while Farook's passport indicated he did not arrive until October 1, casting further doubt on whether they were in the country at the same time. "Even if Farook and Malik were in Saudi Arabia at the same time, this does not provide evidence that they met in person," Goodlatte said. The Republican congressman accused President Barack...
  • How about a little "music" to help you get into the Christmas sprit!

    12/19/2015 12:11:02 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Defender Outdoors
    How about a little "music" to help you get into the Christmas sprit! (sp)
  • Desertions Slow Progress of Afghan Air Force Training in U.S.

    12/18/2015 6:17:27 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Mujib Mashal
    The latest case involves two airmen who were last seen at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 4, two weeks before they were scheduled to graduate and return to duty in Afghanistan. They are still being sought...Most of the Afghan airmen now being trained at Moody Air Force Base are pilots and maintenance crews for 20 new Brazilian-made A-29 light attack planes, bought for the Afghans by the United States at a cost of $427 million...Colonel Lawhorn said a total of 80 Afghans were now being trained at eight American air bases. General Wardak gave a higher...
  • Former John Jay HS assistant football coach pleads guilty to assault (TX)

    12/14/2015 3:40:07 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    keye ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | keye
    Mack Breed, the former assistant football coach for John Jay High School in San Antonio, pleaded guilty to assault for the hit on a referee by Jay players during a football game in September in Marble Falls... Breed was sentenced to 12 months in the Burnet County Jail and fined $3,500. The sentence was suspended, however, and Breed was placed on probation for 18 months. As part of the plea agreement, Breed was also required to permanently surrender his Texas teaching certificate, complete an anger management program, perform 120 hours of community service, and pay restitution to Watts.
  • Woman arrested for shoplifting breaks into home, takes nap in homeowner's pajamas

    12/14/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    WPEC ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | WPEC
    A 72-year-old woman awoke from her slumber late Sunday morning to quite a surprise. She found a young woman in the guest bedroom, sleeping in her husband's pajamas. The homeowner initially thought her husband was having an affair with the female intruder, but that turned out not to be the case. She even ordered him home from the golf course for an explanation, and he told the truth.
  • Syrian refugee families arrive today in Dallas, Houston (TX)

    12/07/2015 2:02:39 PM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Fred Cantu
    A dozen Syrian refugees arrive in Texas today hoping to start a new life far from their war-torn homeland. But they're not being welcomed by the state. Six of the 12 refugees are members of one family. Two small children with their parents and grandparents will join relatives in Dallas. The other six refugees will be greeted by relatives in Houston. The Bayou city will get another nine refugees on Thursday.
  • San Bernardino audio pt 2 (cops knew of Farook last week)

    12/05/2015 12:36:01 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Tom Zebra
    7:43 - witnesses say 3 shooters with rifles, without a doubt, definitely 3. 27:00 - Tony, have you passed that information onto someone who can follow up on it?... The suspect info that you have... Gary says Donny is working on it... female dispatch confirms someone working that name up for something last week.
  • Student who exposed ‘God is myth’ assignment invited TX Governor’s Mansion

    11/29/2015 12:19:07 PM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    Red Hot Conservative ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    When Texas middle schooler Jordan Wooley recently highlighted a reading assignment that required students to deny God, school administrators, her teacher, and some students painted her as a liar. But a flood of support from residents across the state, including and Gov. Greg Abbott, is buoying her spirits as she heads to the Governor’s Mansion Saturday to share her story. Wooley, 12, testified before the Katy Independent School Board last Monday about a reading assignment at West Memorial Junior High in which her teacher instructed students to label statements as fact, opinion or commonplace assertion, which her teacher characterized as...
  • TX Refugees: “We thank God and the U.S. to be here and safe”

    11/19/2015 9:32:43 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    kxan.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    The journey comes with challenges big and small. Nabeel Hasan had to change his name, after officials spelled his name wrong on immigration documents. “It was double “s” but when they put it in the I-94, they put in one “s”. When I get the ID it must be the same,” he says. His three sons couldn’t join him today and remain in Iraq. With tensions high, he fears the worst. But he hopes one day they’ll join him in America. “This is my wish. Every day I ask God about that,” said Hasan. “We thank God and the United...
  • Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

    11/17/2015 11:14:57 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Ciaran Fahey
    The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice after a suspicious object was found at the stadium on Tuesday. Policeman Joerg Hoffmeister told The Associated Press that everyone inside had to be evacuated after the as-yet unidentified object was found. Announcements at the stadium in northern Germany advised people to go home in a calm manner, and that there was no danger to fear. Most fans were still waiting outside when the order to evacuate came about an hour and a half before kickoff.
  • Jade Helm 2? UWEX 16 covert military operation in Texas looking for civilian actors

    11/12/2015 1:01:11 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Houston Chron ^ | November 12. 2015 | Dylan Badour
    A special warfare exercise across parts of Texas and the nation will bring civilian role players acting as journalists, government officials and "guerrilla-chiefs." The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16) is scheduled in at least three Texas counties for March through June 2016. It may take many readers back to Jade Helm 15, the SOC's seven-state realistic military training that riled some Texans' fears of federal preparations for martial law.