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  • Olbermann Will Boycott NFL Draft, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Because Of Abuse Charges

    04/26/2015 6:39:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Sports Grid ^ | April 25th, 2015 | Henry McKenna
    ESPN’s Keith Olbermann wants the United States to address its issues with rape and domestic abuse. And whether the sporting world knows it or not, fans are given the opportunity to do just that during the 2015 NFL Draft and the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight. Jameis Winston is dealing with allegations of sexual assault and Mayweather has five instances of domestic abuse on his criminal record. Yet, Winston is looking like a lock at the No. 1-overall pick, and Mayweather continues to box in the arguably highest profile event in the history of boxing.
  • Mom gave birth in bathroom stall, sealed newborn in plastic bag at work, prosecutor says

    04/24/2015 6:00:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    mlive.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gus Burns
    REDFORD, MI -- Kim Pappas, a 25-year-old Wyandotte mother, gave birth inside a bathroom stall during business hours at her office in Redford on March 31, Redford police say. What she did next led to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charging her with murder Friday. Pappas placed the full-term newborn in a sealed plastic bag, then inside a tote; she put the tote inside her desk drawer at Ceva Logistics, shut it and returned to work as usual.
  • Columbia Student Sues University, Says Rape Accuser Has Ruined His Reputation

    04/23/2015 8:21:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    CBS NewYork/ AP ^ | April 23, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Columbia University senior filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, claiming that the university failed to protect him from harassment amid claims that he had raped a fellow student. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan U.S. District Court by Paul Nungesser. The German citizen said the student’s campaign to muddy his name by dragging a mattress around campus and demonstrating has isolated him and hurt his job prospects and ability to stay in America.
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Telesco says Rivers will be Chargers' QB 'well into the future'

    04/23/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | April 22, 2015 | Bernie Wilson
    SAN DIEGO - Citing his Catholic faith, San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco promised he wasn't going to lie during his pre-draft news conference. He then proceeded to speak effusively about quarterback Philip Rivers' future with the team.
  • Teenager killed in brawl on Brockton basketball court

    04/23/2015 5:04:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015
    BROCKTON, Mass. - Authorities have identified a teenager stabbed to death during a basketball court melee in Brockton and say an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says 18-year-old Ywron Martins of Brockton died at a hospital Wednesday night after being stabbed earlier in the evening at the James Edgar Playground. Cruz says two other people stabbed in the fight are expected to survive their injuries.
  • U of A Student Arrested for Lying About Sexual Assault

    04/22/2015 7:33:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ArkansasMatters.com ^ | April 20, 2015
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) - Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon Parking garage on the University of Arkansas campus. According to a police report, on March 8, Sweetin's brother called the University of Arkansas Police Department to report that his sister had been sexually assaulted in the garage on March 5.
  • Duchess of Dis! (front cover of Boston Herald, April 21, 2015)

    04/21/2015 6:55:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 21, 2015
  • Trail Blazers posted anti-Spanish-players sign in locker room

    04/20/2015 6:10:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC/ESPN ^ | April 20, 2015 | BAXTER HOLMES
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Portland Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The Memphis Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers' opponent in their Western Conference first-round series, feature one of the NBA's most prominent Spanish players, All-Star center Marc Gasol.
  • Vet and former Playboy model scuffles with cops while trying to recover trampled American flag

    04/19/2015 8:49:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 19, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Don’t tread on this flag. That’s the message Air Force veteran and former Playboy model Michelle Manhart says she was trying to convey by picking up a damaged flag that protesters had been stomping on in a demonstration at Valdosta State University in southern Georgia on Friday.
  • The End Of FM Radio Is Coming For Norway’s Radio Stations In 2017

    04/19/2015 5:27:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Inquisitr News ^ | April 19, 2015
    2017 will see the end of FM Radio in Norway, as the European country has set a date for the switch-off of their FM radio stations. The Norwegian parliament set the stage for the end of the broadcast spectrum’s use in 2011 with the digitization mandate issued by the Storting. The shut down of the FM bands will be implemented region by region. The Ministry of Culture in Norway made the decision public on Thursday, bringing the end of FM radio broadcasting in the country.
  • Reagan shooter Hinckley finds both rejection and indifference in future home

    04/19/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 April 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.
  • Huge brawl in the aisles of Philadelphia Zara store caught on camera

    04/18/2015 9:33:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2015 | By Evan Bleier
    Philadelphia might mean the City of Brotherly Love in Greek, but the sentiment of the name apparently doesn't always doesn't apply to Philly's female residents. At least five women got into a large-scale brawl that lasted for multiple minutes at a Zara clothing store on Friday afternoon. The fight broke out at a store location in the city's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
  • KSP arrest man for drunken horse ride on U.S. 23

    04/18/2015 4:49:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    The Floyd County Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aaron K. Nelson
    Kentucky State Police Post 9 responded to a call Monday evening about an intoxicated horse rider on U.S. 23. When they arrived, they found Michael Kimmel, 40, of Betsy Layne, matching the description. The arrest report, filed by Trooper J. Gabbard, says he was ordered to stop, but instead he ran down an embankment, fleeing on foot, wearing only a brown hat, jeans, and boots. During the search for the suspect, police say the found his clothing on the back porch of his own house.
  • Denver teacher's 'I wish my teacher knew' assignment goes viral

    04/17/2015 9:35:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DENVER, April 17 (UPI) -- A Denver teacher's assignment asking third grade students to write down things "I wish my teacher knew" went viral when she shared some of the responses.
  • MLB's hiring of minority and women front office staff has remained flat

    04/17/2015 6:27:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 16, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. The annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida gave MLB an A grade in racial hiring and C in gender hiring.
  • Video shows Kentucky QB Drew Barker getting knocked down by punch from EKU player

    04/15/2015 7:53:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | April 15, 2015 | Creg Stephenson
    Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky football players were involved in a pair of altercations on the same night in January, and video both was released on Tuesday. One video, shot by a security camera at an EKU dormitory, shows a man identified as Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman Patrick Graffree punching Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker from behind. Barker then falls across a desk and eventually gets to his feet.
  • City Council pushes for demographic disclosure of city contractors (New York)

    04/15/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    City Council members are pushing to make companies disclose the gender and racial composition of executive staffers and directors to help give women- and minority-run businesses a leg up on municipal contracts.
  • Cuban Americans’ shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc

    04/12/2015 8:02:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Marc Fisher
    MIAMI — When Sen. Marco ­Rubio stands before Miami’s historic Freedom Tower on Monday and announces that he is the second Cuban American to join the 2016 race for president of the United States, Gabriel Perez, Emilio Izquierdo and Mike Valdes will share a powerful sense of pride. This is the big sign that Cuban Americans have finally made it, they all say — accepted not only as refugees from communism or as successful businesspeople but as serious contenders for the most American job in the land. But let the wave of pride surrounding the candidacies of Florida’s Rubio and...
  • France outlaws employment of anorexic fashion models

    04/09/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    In one of the most elegant cities on earth, France's Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin women. Other countries including Israel and Spain have taken similar action. The French measure would only apply within France, but could have symbolic impact beyond, because of its outsized influence in setting style and image trends around the world.
  • Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed at club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath

    04/08/2015 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 8, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
  • Rapper Azealia Banks reveals crush on Obama (title edited)

    04/06/2015 8:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Larry Mcshane
    Hell yeah to the chief. Rapper Azealia Banks, in an interview with Billboard magazine, confessed to a major crush on President Obama. “He’s so fine,” declared the 23-year-old Banks. “Those big-ass white teeth and ears hanging off his head? I’m like, ‘Oh my God... ”
  • 4 Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    04/06/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in shootings across Chicago throughout the weekend.
  • Man accused of stealing Maserati, taking friends for ride

    04/03/2015 9:43:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2015 | Kate Jacobson
    Riviera Beach man stole a Maserati, police said, and took his friends for a spin before being arrested by Palm Beach Gardens police. According to an arrest report, Byron Desravines, 19, was spotted by officers in a Maserati just after 1 p.m. Thursday on the corner of PGA and RCA boulevards after police got a hit on the car's license plate that it was stolen.
  • Keonna Thomas, Philadelphia Mom, Charged With Plan to Join ISIS

    04/03/2015 8:55:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | Pete Williams and Tracy Connor
    A Philadelphia mom has been charged with planning to go overseas to join ISIS and martyr herself — going so far as to buy plane tickets. "That would be amazing... A girl can only wish," Keonna Thomas allegedly told an ISIS fighter in Syria who asked over the Internet if she would be involved in a suicide mission. "I can make that wish come true," the unnamed fighter allegedly replied.
  • Two Women in Queens Are Charged With a Bomb Plot

    04/02/2015 8:13:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Two women living in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb, in a plot revealed by a monthslong undercover investigation that found the women had discussed the merits of various types of bombs and had obtained four propane gas tanks. The women, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, who until recently were roommates in Queens, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, where they appeared Thursday afternoon.
  • Woman arrested for filing false report

    04/01/2015 4:30:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 1, 2015 | Alex Scarborough
    The woman who accused former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor of assault this past weekend has since recanted her statement to police and was subsequently arrested for giving a false report, according to authorities. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit assistant commander Kip Hart said the 24-year-old woman, whose identity is being withheld, approached investigators and provided a written statement saying she fabricated the story.
  • Driver killed at NSA had history of robbery, prostitution

    04/01/2015 5:14:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector
    Federal authorities on Tuesday identified the driver killed while trying to ram a stolen SUV through a security checkpoint at the National Security Agency headquarters as a Baltimore resident with a criminal history for robbery and prostitution.. The FBI named Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, as the driver who died. According to police, Hall and another person ended up at the gates of the huge spy agency Monday morning after stealing the vehicle from a 60-year-old man with whom they had traveled to a budget motel in nearby Elkridge.
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' Singer Norman Greenbaum Hurt in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    03/31/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song "Spirit in the Sky" remained in a hospital Monday, two days after he was hurt in a car crash north of San Francisco that left a motorcyclist dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Norman Greenbaum, 72, was brought to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP
  • Elizabeth Warren, in Edward Kennedy’s seat, displaces Obama as liberals’ champion

    03/29/2015 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang
    In early 2008 liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy blessed Barack Obama’s long shot presidential campaign, declaring the freshman Illinois senator the next great progressive leader in a symbolic passing of the torch. On Monday, Mr. Obama heads to Massachusetts to honor Kennedy, who died in 2009 — but liberals’ enthusiasm for the president has waned from those days, and the left has moved on to other champions, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who now sits in the seat Kennedy used to hold.
  • Boston cop critically hurt after Roxbury shootout

    03/28/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2015 | Owen Boss, Jordan Graham
    A Hub gang cop was seriously injured last night after being shot in the face during a Roxbury gun battle that left one suspect dead, an innocent bystander wounded and neighbors ducking for cover. “The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him and hopefully he’ll pull through. His family is with him, the clergy has been here, and again, let’s pray for him,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said following the 6:40 p.m. shootout on Humboldt Avenue near Ruthven Street.
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • Swedes add the word ‘hen’ to dictionary. It’s a gender-neutral pronoun

    03/27/2015 6:46:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 27, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    The Swedish Academy's official dictionary has added a gender-neutral pronoun to its arsenal of words. "Hen" is the new pronoun to be affixed when a gender is not known, or is in transition, or when the writer deems gender to be irrelevant.
  • No Murder Charge For Woman Accused of Cutting Baby From Womb

    03/26/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | March 26, 2015
    A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors won't bring the charge in the baby's death. But she declined to say why or what charges Dynel Lane, 34, will face.
  • Friends mourn Overbrook man as cops nab alleged killer (shot while walking his dog)

    03/23/2015 6:46:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | March 20, 2015
    The youths walked up to Stuhlman about 8:30 p.m., all wearing hoodies and backpacks. Hamilton allegedly produced a pistol - police still don't know how the boy got his hands on the weapon - and announced the robbery. Stuhlman pleaded for his life, begging kids young enough to be his grandsons not to shoot him. A fight broke out. A shot went off.
  • CPS worker charged in shooting near Far South Side charter school

    03/22/2015 6:46:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2015 | Tina Sfondeles
    A young man hired by the Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school has been charged with shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side.
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • Longmont police: Woman's baby cut from womb after responding to Craigslist ad

    03/19/2015 7:06:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | March 18, 2015 | Alex Burness and John Bear
    A 26-year-old Longmont woman who was seven months pregnant showed up at a home Wednesday to buy baby clothes she'd seen in a Craigslist post. What police say happened then is horrific: The 34-year-old woman who lives at the home, in the 1600 block of Green Place in Longmont, stabbed the pregnant woman and "removed" her baby. The baby did not survive.
  • President Obama: Cats wear crown

    03/18/2015 6:59:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 18, 2015
    Like Las Vegas oddsmakers and nearly half the people making picks in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, President Barack Obama likes Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Obama, a die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since he became president in 2009, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning.
  • Woman Charged in Bali Suitcase Murder Gives Birth

    03/18/2015 6:46:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | By BJ Lutz and Chris Coffey
    The Chicago woman charged with killing her mother at a resort in Indonesia and helping her boyfriend stuff the slain woman's body in a suitcase gave birth Tuesday. Heather Mack's attorney confirmed to NBC Chicago that Mack, 19, delivered her 6 pound, 10 ounce daughter via cesarean section at about 6:09 p.m. (5:09 a.m. Central Time). Both mother and baby were said to be doing fine, according to attorney Anthony Scifo. Mack will likely remain hospitalized for a few days, he said.
  • Ohio woman accused of beheading 3-month-old daughter

    03/17/2015 7:07:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    WCPO Staff ^ | March 16, 2015
    COLLEGE HILL, OH - A College Hill, Ohio woman is accused of beheading her infant daughter, a source close to the investigation told WCPO. Deasia Watkins, 20, is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of her 3-month-old girl, according to police.
  • Suspected female gang members caught on camera beating up 14-year-old girl during violent brawl

    03/17/2015 6:56:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2015 | By Evan Bleier
    During a violent fight at a Florida middle school that was captured on cellphone video, a group of a suspected gang members teamed up on a 14-year-old girl and beat her up. The fight, which took place at Homestead Middle School in Homestead, involved Angelina Padron and a number of other students. Padron was able to hold her own against one of the suspected gang members, but when other girls jumped in she fell to the ground and was overrun.
  • Ex-Fitchburg charter school sex-ed teacher gets 2 1/2 years in statutory rape of boy

    03/16/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel and Enterprise ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Hartwell
    FITCHBURG -- A former Fitchburg charter school sex-education teacher pleaded guilty Friday in Worcester Superior Court to a charge she raped a 14-year-old student, according to a report. Rachelle Gendron, 28, reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of prison time and 10 years of probation, according to Tim Connolly, spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
  • Pitts Jr.: Like or not, I don't like Bill Maher

    03/16/2015 6:18:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2015 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    Gigi, a reader in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote me noting that I agree with the star of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on most political issues. Yet I have, on previous occasions in this space, expressed distaste for him. “I just don’t understand,” wrote Gigi, “why you profess to dislike someone who is so like-minded. It baffles me.” Me, I don’t see the contradiction. To whatever admittedly imperfect degree you can judge character from a television performance, I find Maher smarmy, self-satisfied, condescending and just plain nasty. Besides which, his use of coarse, sexist vulgarisms to describe Sarah...
  • MBTA passenger spits on bus driver; driver beans him with wooden block

    03/13/2015 8:48:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    MassLive LLC ^ | March 12, 2015 | Shira Schoenberg
    BOSTON — Call it an extreme case of road rage. A MBTA bus passenger got into a fight with a driver and spat on her. The driver retaliated by hitting the passenger over the head with a wooden block, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Both driver and passenger were supposed to end up in court on Thursday, but the passenger never showed.
  • Uber wants 1 million female drivers by 2020

    03/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    The popular but controversial taxi service Uber has set an ambitious goal of having 1 million female drivers worldwide by the year 2020. The company announced Tuesday that it was partnering with UN Women on the initiative, with the goal of “accelerating economic opportunity for women.”
  • Brazil combats violence against women with new law

    03/11/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    BRASILIA, Brazil, March 11 (UPI) -- Brazil's tough new law imposes harsh sentences for the killing of women and girls, and the legislation is seen as a victory for Brazilian women. President Dilma Rousseff signed the bill into law this week, saying it is a part of the government's "zero-tolerance policy toward violence against Brazilian women."
  • Windell Middlebrooks Dies: ‘Body Of Proof’, Miller Beer Ads Actor Was 36

    03/11/2015 7:29:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | Erik Pedersen
    Windell Middlebrooks, who co-starred on Body Of Proof and played a diligent delivery guy in a series of ads for Miller High Life, died today at his home in Los Angeles. He was 36. No cause of death has been reported. “It was Windell’s biggest wish that his final scene not be lived on social media,” his family said in a statement confirming the actor’s death. “Further details will be forthcoming once the family members plans have been finalized.”
  • Singer Angie Stone arrested, accused of domestic assault

    03/11/2015 6:20:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2015 | Melonyce McAfee
    "A police report quoted her daughter as saying Angie Stone came into her room demanding her to clean it up. Diamond Stone said her mother also told her to control her children, who were running around the house half-naked," WGCL reported. "A fight broke out, according to police. Diamond Stone could not remember who lashed out first, the report stated. She said her mom struck her with a metal stand, knocking out her front teeth, police said."