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  • US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH (a 5th one)

    09/28/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | AP
    An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH said in a statement on its website.
  • Fired Muslim who beheaded female colleague after losing his job in argument over stoning women

    09/27/2014 2:34:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 27, 2014 | Lydia Warren et al
    The Muslim convert who allegedly beheaded a female co-worker was arguing with his colleagues about whether it is acceptable to stone women to death the day he launched his attack, it has been claimed. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was trying to convince workers that Islam teaches that the punishment is acceptable on Thursday, shortly before he was fired from his job at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, according to local media.
  • 'We are in your cities': Alleged ISIS terrorists threaten U.S. via Twitter; FBI orders police to be

    08/23/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 23, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Title shortened to fit. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday urging all local officials to be on the lookout for possible ISIS threats and homegrown terror. The bulletin said there are currently no "specific, credible threats against the Homeland," but still warned law enforcement officials to be on high alert, especially after the terrorist group beheaded kidnapped American journalist James Foley earlier this week, ABC News reported.
  • Rick Perry - live stream

    08/19/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    Live stream after turning himself in.
  • Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    08/15/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 256 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 15, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday.
  • San Marcos Downsizing Trash Carts

    08/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keye ^ | July 31, 2014 | Bettie Cross
    The City of San Marcos is downsizing. It's reducing the size of its trash carts by 30 gallons to cut back on the amount of garbage being dumped at landfills... San Marcos customers will be put to the test October 1.That's when the older trash carts will be replaced by the new smaller ones. Customers who want to keep the bigger carts will have to pay at least $3 more a month.
  • Body of child found in wheel well of US military plane

    07/29/2014 4:28:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    ABC via kvue ^ | July 29, 2014 | ABC
    The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had arrived from a flight that originated in Mali... The aircraft had made one other stop in Africa and another in Sigonella, Italy, before arriving at Ramstein, Kirby said. It's unclear whether this child was a stowaway or where the child had boarded the plane.
  • Local Church Sends Carloads Of Donations (TX)

    07/27/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies ^ | July 27, 2014 |
    Dozens of volunteers packed up several cars filled with everything from food and diapers to clothing. With thousands of children at the border, Reverend Lisa Saunders says these items are in short supply.
  • Intelligence expert: Arrests of 2 terror suspects no coincidence (TX)

    06/19/2014 4:32:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    KVUE ^ | June 19, 2014 | Shelton Green
    University of Texas at Austin student Rahatul Kahn and Michael Wolfe, both 23, were arrested Wednesday by the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force. Kahn was arrested at his parents' Round Rock home. Wolfe was arrested at a Houston airport with his family. Authorities said Wolfe tried to board a plane to Canada with his family.
  • Burnet County (TX) couple (whole family) unhurt in tornado: ‘I felt the house being lifted’

    06/13/2014 6:33:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 13, 2014 | Claire Osborn
    While he and his sister, 13-year-old Elizabeth, huddled in the bathtub, his parents — Trent Ashworth and Stacie Ashworth — clung to the side of the tub with the mattress thrown over them. The house started to shake and the lights went out, said Elizabeth Ashworth. “I felt the house being lifted,” she said. Everyone in the bathroom was praying by this time.
  • Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

    05/22/2014 3:34:16 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP via ^ | May 22, 2014 | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ
    Outbreaks of the virus have long made people miserable in Africa and Asia. But it is new to the Caribbean, with the first locally transmitted case documented in December in French St. Martin, likely brought in by an infected air traveler. Health officials are now working feverishly to educate the public about the illness, knock down the mosquito population, and deal with an onslaught of cases.
  • UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

    04/08/2014 11:07:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    The Wire ^ | April 8, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing the (artificial) light about the possibility of life on Mars... The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Justin Maki explained what NASA thinks is behind the mysterious light. "We think it's either a vent-hole light leak or a glinty rock,"
  • White House losing pastry chef Bill Yosses in June

    03/19/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    AP via Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving the White House in June after more than seven years of dessert-making. He plans to move to New York to teach about eating healthier, and join his husband... Yosses has said he was dubbed "The Crust Master" by President Barack Obama, who had a weakness for just about any fruit pie the chef turned out. Last Thanksgiving, for example, the Obama family and guests had their choice of six varieties of Yosses' pies - huckleberry, pecan, chocolate cream, sweet potato, banana cream or coconut cream. At Christmas, the roughly 300-pound...
  • Affidavit: Women were waterboarded, beaten in home (TX)

    03/13/2014 1:47:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | March 13, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    “We could tell there were some horrific assaults going on in that house,” said Chief Paul Nelson. An arrest warrant provided new details about the alleged torture of two women that included waterboarding, two-hour long beatings, and forced sex. One of the women, 29-year-old Rebecca Schaller, was found dead inside the home on January 28. When officers responded to the home at 715 Pierce, they said none of the eight adults or six children at the home seemed concerned Rebecca was lying dead on a bedroom couch.
  • Police: 3 Arrested For Burnet Kidnapping That Lasted 1 Year (TX)

    03/12/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KEYE ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rachel Kent
    Burnet police say after a two-month investigation they've arrested three people involved in the year-long kidnapping of an adult woman. Police say Charlotte Elaine Arms (pictured left), 45, Thomas Allon Simon (pictured right), 31, and Walker Wayne Shapland, 24, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, both first degree felonies, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on a family member, a second degree felony. And more sick gory details at - According to the sister’s statement to police, Arms and Shapland would abuse the two sisters, using...
  • What's up with's two women gender signs?

    03/08/2014 4:42:38 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    March 8, 2014 | vanity
    All I can figure is the two o's at's homepage is supporting lesbians.
  • Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image

    03/07/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    BGR via yahoo ^ | March 6, 2014 | Zach Epstein
    Cell phones and in-dash navigation systems rely on GPS satellites, Dish and DirecTV obviously use satellite feeds, and satellite communications systems offered by the likes of Inmarsat and Iridium continue to proliferate across various industries. Just how crowded is it getting up there above the Earth’s atmosphere?
  • Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish

    03/03/2014 7:17:57 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Relaxnews ^ | March 3, 2014 | unknown
    "The government has decided in order to clean up Mount Everest, each member of an expedition must bring back at least eight kilos of garbage, apart from their own trash," he said... Decades of mountaineering have taken a toll on the peak, which is strewn with rubbish from past expeditions, including oxygen cylinders, human waste and even climbers' bodies, which do not decompose in the extreme cold.
  • Woman receives FedEx box of strangers' sensitive documents

    02/28/2014 4:30:04 PM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    the sideshow ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    A woman says she got a box of papers [medical records] she should not have gotten. The company on the return label says it didn't send the documents. The shipping company says they do what the label says. Still, somebody must have sent the box. But who? And why?
  • Man arrested for DWI after testing negative on breath, blood tests

    02/25/2014 6:53:55 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | TONY PLOHETSKI
    One man endured a night in jail and a criminal case hanging over his head for year, only to have prosecutors say they don’t think he was even guilty of a crime... A voluntary breath test showed he hadn't had too much to drink. He blew a 0.00 on the breath test. "I told them I would take a blood sample as well, just to prove that I didn't have anything in my system," Davis said. That test looked for seven types of drugs in his system, and Davis tested negative for all of them.
  • Hot Pockets recalled on meat 'unfit' for humans

    02/19/2014 6:14:32 PM PST · by bgill · 58 replies
    cnbc via yahoo ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 | Katie Little
    Nestlé (Swiss Exchange: NESN-CH) announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of the snack products following a widespread meat recall. The move affects its Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets in three sizes and its Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese flavor in the two-pack box. In total, about 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets were recalled, NBC News reported.
  • Republican draws fire for campaigning with Ted Nugent

    02/18/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | AFP
    A Republican hopeful for Texas governor drew harsh criticism for hitting the campaign trail Tuesday with Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker who recently described President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appeared at two campaign stops with the outspoken gun-loving musician-turned-commentator on the first day of early primary voting in the traditionally Republican state where he faces a surprisingly tough challenge by a rising-star Democrat.
  • Intruder scared away by Big Mouth Billy Bass

    02/07/2014 6:36:48 AM PST · by bgill · 7 replies
    StarTribune ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | Pam Louwagie
    The crime scene of a break-in at a Rochester's Hooked on Fishing shop showed evidence that a burglar got scared off by a motion-activated, singing bass, authorities said.
  • Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe

    02/07/2014 6:28:09 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | AP
    A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyberattack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service and possibly linked to the data breach that enabled hackers to access millions of credit card numbers belonging to Target store customers. Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., of Sharpsburg, issued the statement after Internet security bloggers identified it as the third-party vendor through which hackers accessed Target's customer information. Target had previously told reporters the store believed hackers accessed 40 million of its customers' card numbers through a vendor's system.
  • Recalled rice sickens 50 Houston area students (TX)

    02/07/2014 6:18:56 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Drew Karedes
    A total of 50 students at Wolman, Morton Ranch and Kilpatrick Elementary schools had an allergic reaction to something in the Uncle Ben’s Mexican infused rice, according to Katy ISD. Their symptoms included shortness of breath, an itchy rash and a warm sensation without fever. About 50 students got sick, according to Katy ISD, and a few were sent home.
  • Western residents face threat of water rationing as feds reduce water flow

    01/30/2014 3:52:13 PM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    FOX ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | Kelly David Burke
    This year, for the first time in history, lower flows in the Colorado River have prompted the federal government to reduce the amount of water flowing into Lake Mead reservoir outside Las Vegas. Bureau of Reclamation officials say if the river's level doesn't increase soon, there's a 50 percent chance that by next year, residents in Arizona, southern Nevada and California will have to start rationing water.
  • Rodman visits North Korea to train national team

    12/19/2013 5:42:56 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    News Daily ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | AP
    "I know (Kim) is waiting for me to come back. So hopefully we will have some conversation about some things that's going to help the world," Rodman said. His visit comes less than a week after North Korea announced the execution of No. 2 official Jang Song Thaek, an unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in the country.
  • A Family Terror: The Tsarnaevs and the Boston Bombing

    12/15/2013 6:28:56 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | Alan Cullison
    But they already seemed like "losers," as their successful Americanized uncle told reporters after the attack. They were out of place in the U.S., and my relationship with them developed because they needed so much basic advice about how to get by. I didn't sense impending danger in their household, but looking back, I can see now that I glimpsed a new type of threat to the U.S., one that we have only recently begun to confront.
  • Teen who killed sister with wrestling moves sentenced to three years in juvenile facility

    12/11/2013 1:41:13 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 11, 2013 | Chad Calder
    Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court Judge Andrea Janzen said the youth, who spent a half-dozen hearings in her courtroom sitting sullen and silent, had given her no evidence to explain how or why the child described as jovial and outgoing by fellow church members could be so disrespectful and angry at home.
  • Man removed from flight in Phoenix over infectious disease alert

    12/02/2013 4:10:59 PM PST · by bgill · 45 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Reuters
    Officials removed a man with an unspecified infectious disease - possibly tuberculosis - from a US Airways Express flight with 70 passengers on board shortly after it landed in Phoenix over the weekend, authorities said on Monday. The unidentified man was removed from Flight 2846 from Austin, Texas, when it landed on Saturday after the airline received an alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a passenger known to have an infectious disease, a spokesman for the airline said.
  • Plane lands at wrong Kansas airport; will try takeoff on short runway

    11/21/2013 10:48:13 AM PST · by bgill · 91 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Michael Muskal
    Atlas Air 747 Dreamlifter, a cargo plane that is a modified 747 that landed at the wrong airport on Wednesday. It is scheduled to try to take off Thursday even though the runway is considered too short for such a large plane. The cargo plane left New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport bound for McConnell Air Force Base.
  • Record-Setting Rocket Launch to Loft 29 Satellites Tonight: How to Watch Live

    11/19/2013 6:59:00 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies ^ | Nov. 19, 2013 | Mike Wall
    "Ultimately, the ORS-3 is about enabling the warfighter to perform his or her mission efficiently and effectively," ORS-3 mission manager Jeff Welsh, of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, told reporters on Nov. 14. "We support that critical effort through rapid response and reduced-cost space operations."
  • Boeing airliner crashes in Russian city of Kazan, 50 killed

    11/17/2013 9:10:57 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said.
  • City Of Austin Considering Fast Food Ban (TX)

    11/07/2013 5:49:39 AM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KEYETV ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | staff
    KEYE TV has learned city council is considering a resolution that -- if passed -- would "restrict fast-food food restaurants from locating near areas that children frequent." That includes schools, municipal parks, child care centers and libraries... Convenience stores are also being targeted. The plan would offer food marts incentives to carry healthy food options.
  • Here's A Very Interesting Picture Of Edward Snowden On A Boat In Russia

    10/31/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    A new photo of Edward Snowden shows him on a boat in Moscow with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the background. The scene was published by LifeNews, which published a photo of the former NSA contractor grocery shopping earlier this month... It appears that Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks advisor who has reportedly been with Snowden since he was in Hong Kong, may be standing to his left.
  • Why Are Some Furloughed Workers Getting Paid Twice?

    10/21/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 | Anthea Mitchell
    According to CNBC, some of the 400,000 government workers drew on unemployment benefits during the shutdown, and it’s likely that only some of them will have to give it back — adding a few million to the price of the shutdown, already up in the billions due to lost worker productivity and revenue. The U.S. economy was damaged as well, and that cost may tally up near $24 billion between October and December, if economists are to be believed.
  • America's Fastest-Growing Counties: The 'Burbs Are Back (TX top 4/6)

    09/29/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 29, 2013 | Joel Kotkin
    Not surprisingly several of these fast-growth areas are in burgeoning Texas metro areas. The population of Williamson County, on the outskirts of Austin, has expanded 7.94% since 2010, the strongest growth in the nation over that period. Far from turning into a slum, over the past 25 years the county’s residents have enjoyed the Lone Star state’s fastest rate of income growth and the sixth-highest in the nation.
  • Is it legal for Google Earth to go down private roads?

    09/26/2013 1:53:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    Sept. 26, 2013 | vanity
    I noticed Google Earth has found it's way into private roadways. These roads are not city or county maintained but privately owned and maintained by the property owners. Can GE legally publish street views of properties on private roads? I also notice that they aren't blurring out address numbers or names on mailboxes like they used to. When you can tell if cherry tomatoes in someone's garden are ripe or not, that's too close and personal.
  • Italian pasta baron's anti-gay comment prompts boycott call

    09/26/2013 11:13:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 62 replies ^ | Sept. 26, 2013 | Reuters
    Guido Barilla, chairman of the world's leading pasta manufacturer, prompted calls for a consumer boycott on Thursday after telling Italian radio his company would never use a gay family in its advertising. "I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don't agree with them.
  • Computer help - task bar and screen

    09/21/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Sept. 21, 2013 | vanity
    Help! Somehow the task bar jumped to the top of the computer screen. Yes, I'm logged in. Yes, I know how to move the task bar around - right click, unlock task bar and move it. Problem is when I move it back to the bottom, it leaves an empty space where it was at the top and is ghosty when it's back at the bottom (the background shows through it). So, I clicked it back to the top and back down again and now the second problem... the internet screen is getting smaller and smaller. Each time I move...
  • 5.3 Earthquake near Fukushima, Japan

    09/19/2013 11:38:31 AM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | vanity
    Just a breaking news headline so far.
  • Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco

    09/18/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Sept. 18, 2013 | Michael Weissenstein, AP
    By sunset Tuesday night, 24 hours after most vacationers were supposed to be back, less than 700 people had been flown out to Mexico City. Many times that number waited miserably on the runway or, worse, with thousands of other sweating, blank-eyed people in a roughly quarter-mile-long line outside the base. "It's horrible. We haven't eaten anything since nine in the morning," said Lizbeth Sasia, a 25-year-old teacher from Cuernavaca. "They keep telling us we'll be on the next flight, but the next flight never comes."
  • Swazi king to wed 14th wife

    09/17/2013 3:05:05 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    yahoo via AFP ^ | Sept. 17, 2013 | unk
    The wedding only takes place once the fiancee falls pregnant. Dlamini will then become Mswati's 14th wife... Three wives left the household in recent years. The latest, Queen LaGija, fled the palace in 2012 claiming years of physical and emotional abuse. Another queen, LaDube, was reportedly abused after she was caught in bed with the justice minister, a close friend of the king. Mswati had kidnapped and married the queen when she was 16 in 2005.
  • Gunman In Navy Yard Shooting Was In Navy Reserves

    09/17/2013 8:07:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | Betty Cross
    See the video interview with friends who tell of him claiming to be discriminated against and military benefits not enough to pay bills.
  • Transgender Teen Couple Comfortable In Their Own Skin

    09/11/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | unk
    The wish to live life as a woman pushed Lucas to the edge. “I sat my mom down and said ‘Tonight is the night. I’ll kill myself tonight if you don't help me,’” she said. Last year, Katie underwent sex change surgery. Then a pair of unlikely cupids, their moms, set them up on a blind date. Katie said, "I like my mom played match maker, just like every mom she wants to know who their kids are dating."
  • TTU historians eager to explore mystery tunnel (Lubbock, TX)

    09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies ^ | Sept. 5, 2013 | Alex Zielinski
    He and his wife were watering the yard on Monday. When they came back outside to move the sprinkler, it was gone. A hole had formed in the middle of their lawn about three feet across and their sprinkler was at the bottom of a tunnel that had collapsed. They agree the structure was built after 1909 because railroad ties were used in the construction. That year is when the railroad first came to Lubbock from Plainview. Right now, the function of the structure is anyone's guess. "What it was used for, it would be nice to know, it really...
  • One Dead, Several Injured in Houston School Stabbing

    09/04/2013 9:32:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    ABC ^ | Sept. 4, 2013 | Colleen Curry
    A school cafeteria fight turned deadly this morning at a high school in Houston where one student was stabbed to death and three others were injured, police said today. Three persons of interest are in custody, police said.
  • Leander Teen Arrested On 2nd Child Sex Charge (TX)

    08/30/2013 10:23:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    KEYE TV ^ | Aug. 30, 2013 | staff
    An arrest affidavit said he had been staying at a home used as an in-home day care in Cedar Park on Marysol Trail near Lakeline Boulevard and FM 1431. Police say the first victim, 4-year-old boy, told investigators in July about two separate incidents of abuse by Kelley. The second victim was also a 4-year-old boy. The Cedar Park Police Department is investigating the potential of other victims.
  • Acer Computer Help Needed - Loose key

    08/30/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    August 30, 2013 | vanity
    FRiends, will someone please help me with a loose key on an Acer laptop? It isn't off, just loose.
  • Missing Arizona teen found dead in Oregon (Croom)

    08/27/2013 6:11:59 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | Aug. 27, 2013 | AP
    The father said he had no specifics on a cause of death. The teen had talked with his parents about the book "Into the Wild" and told a friend he wanted to run away. Croom's SUV was found Wednesday in Riddle, a town of 1,200 people just off the state's main north-south thoroughfare, Interstate 5.