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  • Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

    06/24/2017 10:17:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | Gillian Wong
    More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road were buried in the disaster. “It’s the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake
  • Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

    06/24/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 24, 2017 | AP
    Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction. The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float,...
  • Kim Kardashian gets White House ready, buys Jackie O’s Cartier watch

    06/24/2017 8:58:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 23, 2017 | post staff
    If Kanye West follows through on his presidential ambitions, his wife, Kim Kardashian, will be ready: She just became the proud owner of Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier watch. The couple bought it at auction in New York, for a stratospheric $379,500, TMZ reports... Kennedy had been given the watch by her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, according to the gossip site. It’s engraved with the date February 23, 1963, and commemorates a hike the prince participated in to support President Kennedy’s goal of making Americans healthier.
  • British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

    06/23/2017 6:32:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 22, 2017 | AP
    Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley said about 30 boys turned up to school in skirts on Thursday, when temperatures dropped to a cool 20 degrees Celsius (68F) after days of much...
  • Texan, 47, accused of sex assault of his so-called wife, 13

    06/23/2017 5:29:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    KXAN ^ | June 23, 2017 | AP
    A 47-year-old man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old Houston-area girl who investigators say told a doctor she was his wife and they were having sex. Fort Bend County jail records Steven Carty was being held Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, with bond at $100,000. The girl’s 39-year-old mother was charged with endangering a child by criminal negligence, with bond at $10,000.
  • Witnesses: Burning man jumped from bridge near Morgan's Wonderland (TX)

    06/23/2017 5:10:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    my san antonio ^ | June 22, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    San Antonio Police Department Detective Richard Richardson said police found a receipt for lighter fluid on the body. The purchase was made this morning. He said the man apparently lit himself on fire, jumped off the bridge with a rope around his neck and then fell. "Everything melted," he said. "It's gonna be a while before we ID him." Khiari Brown and Michael Ray, two employees of an AC and heating company, said they were driving down Thousand Oaks when they saw a man on fire climbing over the bridge's railing. "We seen him on this side, halfway on fire...
  • Boss teaches lesson to teen who admitted stealing

    06/20/2017 11:01:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc 13 eyewitness news ^ | June 19, 2017 | Deborah Wrigley
    Seventeen-year-old Mark Anthony Doyle admitted that he stole a lot of pricey items from his employer's home recently. The missing goods included a Rolex watch, assorted electronics, and a drone... Doyle begged him not to press charges, so he gave him a choice, which was jail or Franklin's own brand of punishment. Doyle chose option B. "He wanted to be noticed, so that's what I decided on," he said. The attention getting outfit he chose included a pink tank top, shorts with Winnie the Pooh characters printed on the fabric, and a floppy beach hat. He also brought a sign...
  • Robert Mueller Hires Lawyer Who Represented Hillary During Email Scandal

    06/18/2017 6:17:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 40 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 17, 2017 | V Saxena
    Of the 13 attorneys hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to aid him in his investigation of President Donald Trump’s election campaign activity, one previously defended the Clinton Foundation from allegations it operated as a veritable racketeering enterprise. As noted in a Politico report from 2015, at the time attorney Jeannie Rhee defended the foundation from Freedom of Information Act requests filed by conservative activists who suspected the organization’s behavior was directly linked to former Secretary of State Hillary’s Clinton’s improper use of a private email server during her time in office... According to CNN, of the five attorneys who...
  • Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is opening in New York, courtesy of 'The Daily Show'

    06/16/2017 5:30:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Michael Schaub
    "I know words. I have the best words,” Donald Trump famously declared in 2015, when he was still a long-shot presidential candidate. Now, thanks to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," those words will be on display at the new Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. As befitting a form limited to 140 characters, the library will exist only for a weekend. The pop-up library in Manhattan will open Friday and close Sunday, Deadline reports. But according to the show, it’s not the form, but the content: "The library will be so tremendous that the public is going to get tired...
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office offers retort to Abbott’s diss (TX)

    06/10/2017 5:30:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    KXAN ^ | June 9, 2017 | Calily Bien
    Gov. Greg Abbott knew exactly what pot he was stirring when he recently spoke about Travis County and Austin’s tendency to be left-leaning. During the Bell County Republic Dinner earlier this week, Abbott said, “as you leave Austin and start heading up north you start feeling different and once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different and you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It’s the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”
  • Texas transgender girl, 8, says she shouldn’t be forced to use bathroom with boys

    06/10/2017 5:20:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 100 replies
    kvue ^ | June 8, 2017 | KVEO
    A third-grade student has a simple message for lawmakers. “I was born with a body of a boy, but in my heart, my spirit says I’m a girl so I shouldn’t be forced to share a bathroom with the boys,” said Tristan Reyna. Tristan was 2 years old when she discovered she was a girl.
  • Former Austinite is Methodist Church’s first non-binary trans deacon (TX)

    06/09/2017 4:56:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    cbs austin ^ | June 9, 2017 | Melanie Torre
    A former Austinite is now The United Methodist Church's first openly non-binary trans person to be ordained as a deacon. After 12 years, M Barclay, who prefers the pronouns them/their, can call themself reverend. It's a title that took 12 years to earn-- more than twice as long as most Methodists pursuing the same ordination. "I am just filled with joy and excitement that this wall has been broken down-- at least in this moment," says Barclay.
  • Kathy Griffin's photo shoot: 7 celebrities standing by her

    06/02/2017 11:21:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 2, 2017 | FOX News
    a few celebrities publicly defended the 56-year-old comedienne: Al Franken stepped up to support his friend on CNN's "New Day."..Jim Carrey disagreed with the decision CNN made of booting Griffin...Jamie Foxx told Entertainment Tonight it’s the job of the comedian to push buttons...Larry King she apologized, let it go. Mike Lawrence believed Griffin didn’t need to apologize...Rosie O’Donnell she made a mistake and owned up to it-more than we can say for HIM...Tyler Shields...That’s what art is.
  • Neighbor with hidden surveillance camera pointed to my house

    05/27/2017 6:16:54 AM PDT · by bgill · 116 replies
    May 27, 2017 | vanity
    Last night, we happened to notice at our neighbor's what looked like a surveillance camera red light pointed directly at our patio and bedroom window. If it is, what can be done?
  • 'Dance Moms'' Abby Lee Miller gets 1 year in prison

    05/10/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    FOX ^ | May 9, 2017 | FOX News
    Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and for taking $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. A federal judge in Pittsburgh ordered Miller to pay a $40,000 fine and spend two years on probation following her release. Miller pleaded guilty in both cases last year.
  • SAPD Chief McManus doubts officers will have 'much interest' enforcing new immigration law (TX)

    05/08/2017 2:31:19 PM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    mySA ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    The morning after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the "sanctuary-cities" bill into law, SAPD Chief William McManus expressed his discontent for the policy, saying it will put a burden on the department and cause fear in the community...A sheriff, police chief, constable or jail administrator who fails to detain a suspect at the request of ICE could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail, a maximum $4,000 fine, or both. Repeat violations could reach a fine of $25,000...McManus said he doesn't believe any of the department's officers have an interest in asking about...
  • Texas Senate OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

    05/08/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    keyetv ^ | May 8, 2017 | AP
    The Texas Senate has approved allowing concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools... It is aimed at teachers who have licenses to carry concealed handguns and want to keep guns in their cars while at work. State law bans guns on school grounds.
  • Miss Black University of Texas Criticized for ‘Not Being Black Enough’

    05/05/2017 8:11:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Black Christian News Network 1 ^ | May 2017 | Erin Jones
    A University of Texas senior is facing internet backlash after being crowned Miss Black University of Texas (UT). Rachael Malonson is biracial and said because of her skin tone, some people don’t recognize that. In fact, some of her critics have told her she’s not black enough. She said she entered this pageant to feel more empowered as a black woman, but after winning the competition she was met with some criticism she didn’t expect. “Someone literally asked me are you black? Can you prove it to me?” Malonson said. “I was like yes, my dad’s black and my mom’s...
  • Austin Police searching for 'Hyde Park Spanker' (TX)

    05/05/2017 7:40:11 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    keyetv ^ | May 4,2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    women state they’ve been grabbed, groped or even spanked before the suspect runs away on foot. Some said the man would do it while the women were walking with someone, their dogs or even their children. “Maybe not have headphones on or looking at a phone, know who’s behind you, who’s around you. Just be safe,” said Remeza. If charged and convicted of sexual assault, the suspect could be looking at jail time and $10,000.
  • Judge Says El Chapo Cannot See Wife

    05/05/2017 7:32:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 5, 2017 | MSNBC
    A judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be allowed to send letters to his beauty-queen wife, but cannot call or or meet her while he's locked up in a Manhattan jail.