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  • 54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny

    12/17/2014 9:54:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2014
    ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, a lawyer for the soldiers said.
  • 4 arrested in brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company

    12/15/2014 9:38:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Local10.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Michael Seiden
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - An employee who works at a popular brewery in Coral Springs was seriously injured Sunday after he tried breaking up a fight between patrons and a waiter, police said. Coral Springs police were called to Big Bear Brewing Company, 1800 N. University Drive, after receiving multiple 911 calls from employees who feared for their lives. Police arrested Claude Galland, 29, and Michael Laguerre, 29, on complaints of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after witnesses alleged the men assaulted a restaurant employee.
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • Police arrest 23 as protesters swamp streets, snarl traffic

    12/14/2014 7:31:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Owen Boss
    State police made 23 arrests yesterday and hundreds of demonstrators snarled traffic through downtown Boston as they marched in protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. “Several demonstrators who failed to comply with the law despite orders to do so have been taken into custody in the area of Nashua Street, near the ramps to Route 93,” state police said in a statement yesterday afternoon.
  • Tim Tebow Opens a Hospital in the Philippines

    12/12/2014 7:35:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    People Magazine ^ | December 12, 2014 | Steve Helling
    Tim Tebow's altruistic streak continues. The football star turned TV analyst has opened the Tebow CURE hospital in Davao City, Philippines. The five-story facility has received its official operating license and opened its doors this week. Physicians are already seeing children with critical orthopedic needs.
  • Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

    12/12/2014 7:31:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found. The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said Friday. Meanwhile, minorities, hit harder by the housing crash, saw their wealth decline between 2010 and 2013.
  • Lawsuit: Women at MLB office faced discrimination

    12/11/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2014
    NEW YORK — The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades. Sylvia Lind’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women to managerial and executive positions. Lind, 48, says the league has created a hostile work environment for her because of her age.
  • 7,500 pairs of LeBron Nikes stolen

    12/11/2014 10:38:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 12, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million. In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group, used his ID card to get into a secure lot and drive away with the valuable shoes.
  • Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

    12/11/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    RedEye ^ | Megan Crepeau
    The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" from of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday.
  • Lakers don 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

    12/10/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 10, 2014
    The Lakers each had the T-shirts on their chairs in their dressing room before the game. Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts. "I think it's us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes," Bryant said after the game. "I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. to play O.J. Simpson in TV miniseries

    12/09/2014 10:32:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | December 10, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Glee creator Ryan Murphy has cast two stars for his upcoming FX miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, a dramatization of the double murder case that captivated the nation in 1995. Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) will play O.J. Simpson, the football star accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman. Sarah Paulson, who worked with Murphy on American Horror Story, will play prosecutor Marcia Clarke.
  • Does a Wreath Mean Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

    12/09/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Megan Turchi
    A Boston woman is asking the city of Boston to include a menorah next to the wreaths at the Boston Public Library. According to WHDH, Esther Weissman considers a wreath to be a symbol of Christmas. “The wreaths are a seasonal display; they are secular symbols and do not represent any religion,” the Boston Public Library said in a statement to CBS Boston. Weissman thinks otherwise. “If this is a city of inclusion and diversity and fairness for everybody, then it seems like an easy thing to do,” Weissman told WHDH.
  • Songs of the South

    12/08/2014 5:20:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2014 | New York Post (editorial board)
    Asked why President Obama was so unpopular in Louisiana, Landrieu had responded: “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.” So because the South is conservative, it’s hostile to women and black candidates? Try telling that to South Carolina Republicans Nikki Haley and Tim Scott.
  • Man Swings Bag of Beer Cans at Teen Robbers, Say Police

    12/07/2014 10:30:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Justine Hofherr
    When a group of seven or eight teenagers tried to rob a man outside a KFC in Dorchester Friday night, the victim used what he had available for protection: beer. According to Boston Police, the victim said he was at 481 Washington Street around 10:20 p.m., when two men from a larger group approached him and demanded his phone and wallet. He told police that one of the teens pointed a knife at him.
  • Graffiti ‘tagger’ critical after being hit by Miami police car

    12/07/2014 3:28:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 6, 2014 | Charles Rabin -
    Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a street artist who goes by the name “Demz,” was in critical condition with a severe brain injury after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase in Wynwood early Friday. Rodriguez, 21, was spotted by police gang unit members as he was “tagging” a privately owned building near Northwest Fifth Avenue and 24th Street about 2 a.m., police said. When officers began chasing him, Rodriguez fled. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article4296547.html#storylink=cpy
  • Wal-Mart pulls TV ad on criticism that it echoes Garner’s death

    12/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 5, 2014 | Michele Richinick
    Protesters across America this week chanted “I can’t breathe” in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a New York City Police Department officer this past July. The phrase also happened to be a line spoken by a black actor in a Wal-Mart television commercial, which has now been removed following criticism that it reminded viewers of Garner’s death.
  • Black Lives Matter protesters march through Cambridge

    12/05/2014 9:57:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WHDH ^ | December 5, 2014 | Anthony Miller
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) - A march that started in Davis Square Friday afternoon as a response to the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner chokehold death ended on the Mass. Ave. Bridge after passing through several major intersections in Cambridge. The protest began on campus at Tufts University before heading into Davis Square, Porter Square and Harvard Square where protesters held die ins. The march continued to the Mass. Ave. Bridge crossing into Boston where officers stopped the group for nearly 30 minutes before letting them onto the bridge for their final die in.
  • Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help

    12/05/2014 1:17:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 115 replies
    KTLA ^ | December 4, 2014 | Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng
    Police were on Thursday investigating the death of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was gunned down while pounding on the front door of a South Los Angeles home seeking help. Deshawnda Sanchez, known as “Tata,” was shot around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the front porch of a home near South Wilton Place and West 62nd Street (map), according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • Carjacking, murder suspect regrets his body count wasn't higher, complaint says

    12/05/2014 6:09:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 4, 2014 | Tonya Alanez and Linda Trischitta
    After a deadly carjacking spree, a wanted man who spent 30 hours on the run told a relative he regretted his body count hadn't been higher, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday.. Gregory B. Moore, 35, stands accused of three armed carjackings, two attempted carjackings and a double shooting that left his ex-girlfriend hospitalized and a man she was with dead.
  • Teen drop-kicks mom, infant to the ground before stealing cellphone: NYPD

    12/04/2014 6:44:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WPIX ^ | December 1, 2014, | Ashley Edwards
    THE BRONX (PIX11) – Police are looking for a teen who they say violently attacked and robbed a mother while she was carrying her infant in the Bronx. The 24-year-old woman was walking along East Tremont Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. Nov. 28 with her 3-month-old strapped to her chest, police said Monday.
  • Black St. Louis police group supports Rams, rips other police group

    12/03/2014 6:59:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Breech
    The Rams may not have the support of the St. Louis Police Officer's Association, but the team does have the support of at least one police group in St. Louis. The Ethical Society of Police -- which represents African American cops in St. Louis -- released a statement this week saying that it commends the Rams for the Ferguson gesture they did before the team's Week 13 game against the Raiders. Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin all did the "Hands-up-don't-shoot" pose as they entered the field before the Rams' 52-0 win over the Raiders.
  • Deputies seeking woman who robbed Payless ShoeSource

    12/03/2014 8:40:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 2, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan,
    The woman demanded that one of the employees put cash in a plastic bag she was carrying. The worker complied, and the woman left through a back door. "I'm sorry, I have four kids," the woman said as she left, according to deputies.
  • Dale Scott becomes first active MLB umpire to come out as gay

    12/02/2014 11:12:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 2, 2014 | Matt Snyder
    For the first time in Major League Baseball -- or in any major professional sport, actually -- a game official has come out as gay. It's veteran MLB umpire Dale Scott. Outsports.com has a lengthy feature on Scott, so definitely hop over there if interested in the full version. The basics are that Scott has long been out to colleagues but it wasn't made public. He was profiled in Referee Magazine back in October and sent them a photo to use with Scott and Michael Rausch, Scott's domestic partner of 28 years. The two were recently married.
  • 3 Killed, 5 Wounded In Separate Newark Shootings

    11/30/2014 9:29:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | November 30, 2014
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three people were killed and five others were injured in separate shootings in Newark this weekend, authorities said. Lisa Parker, 36, of Orange, died at the scene following a shooting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on South Orange Avenue, police said. Three other victims were in stable condition Sunday at University Hospital. The shooting occurred at a nightclub, CBS2 reported. There is no word on a motive or whether police know who was behind the violence.
  • Police: Machete-Wielding Duo Arrested For Robbing Gas Station

    11/27/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | November 26, 2014 | MaryAnn Martinez
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A machete-wielding man and his partner have been arrested for a smash and grab on a change machine inside a Hollywood gas station, according to Hollywood Police. Police arrested Jeremy Daye Gordon Toylor, 24, and Kevon Michael-Dean Mowatt, 21, on Wednesday in connection to the crime.
  • Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

    11/27/2014 5:59:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jared Leone
    VENICE, Fla. — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit. By Tuesday, detectives in Venice, a small community in Sarasota County, had charged three people in connection with the case. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were charged with human trafficking and a 21-year-old man was charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12. Police said he paid a 15-year-old girl from Riverview High School $40 and a bottle...
  • Woman tried to hide plethora of stolen IDs in leggings, Plantation police say

    11/26/2014 3:46:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 26, 2014 | Tonya Alanez
    A Fort Lauderdale woman caught with 18 driver's licenses, 14 credit cards, 10 debit cards, six Social Security cards, five checkbooks and one birth certificate that did not belong to her landed briefly behind bars. Brittany Lashae Prince, 22, was arrested Tuesday on 27 identity theft charges. She posted $27,000 bond and was released from the Broward Main Jail on Wednesday.
  • Teen arrested after fatal shootout near Carol City High

    11/25/2014 9:14:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles Rabin -
    Freddrick Parks fired the bullet that killed Khambell Manning last week during a wild shootout near Miami Carol City High School that had students trapped in the school and dogs and helicopters scouring the neighborhood for hours, police said Tuesday. Parks, 17, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Miami Gardens and Miami-Dade police, and was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Khambell Manning. Parks also was charged with attempting to murder Manning’s friend, 17-year-old Tranard Gray.
  • Group tried to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel from West Boca station, deputies say

    11/24/2014 9:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 24, 2014 | Adam Sacasa,
    A West Boca gas station owner set up cameras to catch six people trying to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel on Friday, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's arrest report. The owner of the Chevron station in the 11000 block of West Palmetto Park Road told deputies that gas had been stolen for the past few nights, leading him to set up the surveillance.
  • Investigation continues into fire that killed 32 horses

    11/24/2014 1:22:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Dana Ferguson
    An investigation continued Monday into the cause of a fire that killed 32 horses and injured a firefighter at a stable in McHenry County over the weekend.. Rescue Chief Paul DeRaedt, with the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, said the remains of the 32 horses have been removed from the charred stable and owners will decide this week how they would like to move forward.
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Illegal immigration rising in Pennsylvania, study finds

    11/19/2014 5:56:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | James McGinnis
    Illegal immigration is falling in Arizona, California and New Mexico, but rising in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Drawing on data provided by the U.S. Census, Pew researchers reported a 21 percent increase in the number of people living in Pennsylvania illegally between the years 2009 and 2012. The Keystone State was home to an estimated 170,000 residents here illegally as of 2012, according to the study.
  • Drunk Jaguars CB arrested after trying to use gum as currency

    11/18/2014 5:47:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s first trip to Miami ended with a visit to jail. Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday by the Miami Beach Police Department following a disturbance and was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Police were called when a store employee balked at Gratz’s request to pay for his items with bubble gum instead of money.
  • 2014: The Year Advertisers Broke ‘Feminism’?

    11/18/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rachel Raczka
    This week, Time Magazine proposed a ban of the word “feminist.” It was on a list along with “bae,” “kale,” and “literally,” like a culturally appropriated vocabulary word that has been overused, abused, and exhausted to the point of losing all proper meaning. And even worse, it’s winning! By a LANDSLIDE! More people would rather ban “feminist” than “yaasssss” and “turnt.”
  • Linfield College football player Parker Moore: Despite suspect ID, killing remains a mystery

    11/17/2014 7:10:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 16, 2014 | Nick Budnick
    Nearly a day after a late-night convenience-store encounter in McMinnville led to the stabbing death of Linfield College football player Parker Moore, 20, police still don't know why it happened. "We don't have an idea of that at all," said Capt. Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. "We don't have anything to explain or connect the two. It wasn't a robbery gone wrong, it wasn't an altercation. ... Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll be able to piece it all together."
  • Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit

    11/16/2014 6:00:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 15, 2014 | Miriam Coleman
    Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he's boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company's involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont's new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.
  • Door Falls Off Bono's Learjet During Flight to Germany

    11/15/2014 11:18:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | November 13, 2014
    A private plane carrying U2 lead singer Bono experienced an in-air incident Wednesday, with a rear door falling off the Learjet 60, an official with the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation said. “The Learjet lost a door where the luggage was put in,” the official, Germout Freitag, told ABC News. Freitag said authorities don't understand why the door flew off.
  • NBA's new player union chief Michele Roberts rips owners, calls salary cap 'un-American'

    11/13/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kelly Dwyer
    Sports fans who bristle at all manner of anti-capitalist leanings in the political or business world routinely side with leagues and team owners when it comes to capping salaries for players who could and usually should earn far more than they’re making. Sports fans who pair face-painting and American flag lapel pin-wearing suddenly turn into crusty old Bolsheviks when it comes to taking free-market enterprise out of the sports they love.
  • Brookline Parents Outraged By Controversial History Textbook

    11/13/2014 8:28:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | November 13, 2014
    BROOKLINE (CBS) — Some parents of fifth-graders at Brookline Public Schools are outraged over a page in their children’s US social studies textbook that suggests some slave owners living during the 17th-century America were compassionate toward their slaves.
  • LGBT, veterans open to bid on Super Bowl contracts

    11/11/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    KGO ^ | November 10, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Super Bowl 50 is coming to Levi's Stadium in 2016. On Monday, the NFL and the Super Bowl Committee made a historic announcement about who will be eligible to bid on contracts. "I think it's about time. I'm so excited," said Audry deLucia, who with her wife Fran, owns Ellaprint, a company that offers a wide range of marketing and promotional materials. They're hoping to make history as part of Super Bowl 50. "It's something that's a no brainer for San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to include the LGBT when it comes to opportunities...
  • Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan assaults flight attendant, head-butts cop: authorities

    11/10/2014 9:19:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 10, 2014 | David Boroff
    Maybe she was having bad "Dreams." The lead singer of rock band The Cranberries allegedly assaulted a female flight attendant on an overnight flight from Kennedy Airport to Ireland — and she head-butted a cop who tried to arrest her, authorities said. Dolores O’Riordan, 43, was arrested as soon as the plane landed at Shannon Airport early Monday, cops say. She was released from police custody later Monday and no charges were filed, the BBC reported. She had complained of being ill while at the police station, according to the report.
  • Minnesota hunter steals deer shot by someone else, is quickly caught

    11/10/2014 6:26:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 10, 2014 | PAUL WALSH
    Frustrated by his own failures as a deer hunter this newly begun season, a 34-year-old central Minnesota man was caught after stealing a buck dangling from a tree at the home of a more successful marksman, authorities said Monday. The theft occurred midday Sunday from a home in Millwood Township and was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office by a group of hunters that had several deer carcasses hanging in a tree, said Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold.
  • Liz Warren tells showbiz crowd: 'The game is rigged in Congress'

    11/10/2014 6:53:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2014 | Ted Johnson
    As speculation continues to swirl over whether she would run for president in 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) solidified her standing as a favorite of Hollywood and Los Angeles progressives on Sunday when she delivered a speech hammering Washington for being beholden to corporate interests and the rich and powerful. While some of the guests at the ACLU of Southern California's Bill of Rights Dinner expressed frustration and dismay over the campaigns of Democrats, Warren directed her remarks at the system on Capitol Hill.
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 3:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Longtime Illinois Congressman Phillip Crane, a northwest suburban Republican who championed conservative principles and once ran for president, died Saturday in Maryland, according to family.. Crane, who suffered from congestive heart failure and lung cancer, died of respiratory failure in a daughter's home in Jefferson, Md., according to another daughter, Catherine Hott, of Berryville, Va.
  • Indian plane hits stray buffalo during take-off

    11/07/2014 8:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2014
    An Indian airliner crashed into a stray buffalo during take-off from the western city of Surat although no passengers or crew were hurt, the plane's operator, SpiceJet Ltd, said on Friday. The airline was forced to ground the Boeing 737 which suffered "substantial damages", it said.
  • Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

    11/06/2014 9:24:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 107 replies
    AP ^ | November 6, 2014 | By JENNIFER AGIESTA and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term.
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

    11/06/2014 8:44:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2014
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif., said his only daughter, the actress Wendy Schaal. He was 86..
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    11/06/2014 3:23:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adrienne Cutway
    Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on Hal Kreitman's Facebook page, where they found photos of him kissing, caressing and swimming with alligators, promising others they could do the same if they paid $250 to participate in an "Alligator Experience," KeysInfoNet reports.
  • Oregon mom accused of throwing autistic son off bridge held on $1 million bail

    11/05/2014 8:14:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2014 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon mother accused of killing her 6-year-old autistic son by throwing him from a bridge is being held on $1 million bail, a Lincoln County District Court clerk said on Wednesday.
  • LGBT Community Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Lt. Gov.-Elect Karyn Polito

    11/05/2014 8:08:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 5, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Lieutenant Governor-elect Karyn Polito’s history of opposition to same-sex marriage and transgender rights as a state representative has members of the LGBT community warily eyeing the Republican political leader. Just a day after the Republican gubernatorial ticket of Charlie Baker and Polito was elected into office, Sue O’Connell, co-publisher of LGBT-focused publication Bay Windows, said she has “serious concerns” about Polito on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio.