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  • 81 Immigrants Arrested in New England

    09/20/2014 6:49:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    09/19/2014 9:33:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 19, 2014 | By Juan Perez, Jr., Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.. At a news conference, Superintendent Garry McCarthy lauded the help of the community in solving the slaying of 9-year-old Antonio Smith Jr., saying police had little to go on after his shooting Aug. 20 in a back yard in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood
  • Report: US military examining relationship with NFL

    09/19/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 19, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The blowback against the NFL over the recent domestic violence incidents -- a pattern, if you will -- is growing and growing rather quickly. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a new sponsorship problem and the White House issued a stern edict to the NFL Friday morning about getting "a handle on" the problem. Enter another branch of government: the military. According to CNN, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking his staff for "detailed information about the US military's relationships" with the NFL.
  • Peyton Manning credits legal Colorado pot with booming Papa John's pizza business

    09/18/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Like thousands of his fellow Coloradans, Peyton Manning is buzzing off the state's legalization of marijuana. But it's a different kind of high for the Denver Broncos quarterback, who credits legal pot with booming sales at his Papa John's pizza franchises. Manning purchased 21 Papa John's locations statewide shortly before voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in late 2012, and he's been raking in the money ever since.
  • City program will boost men, boys of color

    09/18/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Meghan E. Irons
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh has launched an initiative this month targeting the city’s black and Latino boys and men, a population at risk for joblessness, poverty, and a host of health disparities, according to several studies. Building on the lead of President Obama earlier this year, the mayor is introducing Boston’s version of “My Brother’s Keeper,’’ a network meant to bridge the gap between men of color and their potential achievements. “There are a lot of young black and Latino men that we have here in our city that need this initiative,’’ Walsh said in an interview. “This can be...
  • Lethal Violence in Chimps Occurs Naturally, Study Suggests

    09/17/2014 8:09:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | JAMES GORMAN
    Are chimpanzees naturally violent to one another, or has the intrusion of humans into their environment made them aggressive? A study published Wednesday in Nature is setting off a new round of debate on the issue.
  • Pussy Riot Spends Night at Cambridge Police Department Following Harvard Talk

    09/17/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2014 | Megan Johnson
    Russian feminist protest punk band Pussy Riot found themselves at the Cambridge Police Department Monday evening after 2008 Harvard School of Public Health graduate Roman Torgovitsky was arrested for trespassing. Torgovitsky asked a question during Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina’s appearance at the JFK Jr. Forum earlier that evening, where he openly admitted to being “illegally” on Harvard grounds after he had been arrested in May for an altercation with campus police.
  • Man points gun at Checkers clerk, demands hamburger, police say

    09/17/2014 6:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    A man was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he didn't give him a hamburger, according to a report. West Palm Beach police said Dechazo Harris, 27, pulled up just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29 to a Checkers drive-thru, 1209 N. Dixie Highway. He ordered a meal at the speaker, pulled around to the window and wanted to submit another order, according to an arrest report.
  • Mother gets prison time, deportation in strangling death of her newborn

    09/16/2014 7:44:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WPIX (New York) ^ | September 15, 2014 | Samantha Tata
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (PIX11) – A New York mother was sentenced to prison time and mandatory deportation Monday after she pleaded guilty to strangling her hours-old son and dumping his body in a recycling container, authorities said. Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman, now 24, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with five years’ post-release supervision, according to the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Radisson drops Vikings, for now

    09/15/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 15, 2014
    The first sponsor has backed away from its involvement with the NFL amid the chaos that has enveloped the league over the past week. On Monday night, hours after its logo appeared on the banner behind Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he explained the team's decision to play running back Adrian Peterson in the near future, hotel chain Radisson announced it was suspending its sponsorship with the team.
  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • Seattle woman broke into apartment and raped sleeping man: police

    09/14/2014 6:44:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 12, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    A Seattle woman is accused of raping her neighbor as he slept after a party. The victim shoved the 240-pound woman, later identified as 26-year-old Chantae Gilman, off of him when he woke up to her having sex with him, according to the Seattle P-I. She apparently broke into the 31-year-old's apartment on June 16, 2013 after a birthday party. It wasn’t until recently that a sample of DNA taken from the victim was analyzed.
  • Utah woman blames race for fatal shooting of son by Saratoga Springs police

    09/13/2014 9:18:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2014
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about what happened leading up to Wednesday's shooting by officers of her son, Darrien Hunt.
  • Report: Women's rights group will fly 'Goodell Must Go' banners Sunday

    09/13/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 13, 2014 | Will Brinson
    A women's rights group named Ultraviolet plans to fly anti-Roger Goodell banners over three NFL stadiums on Sunday. Per Bloomberg, the women's rights group will fly banners saying "@Ultraviolet: #GoodellMustGo." Those banners will fly over MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants and Cardinals play, as well as above the Saints-Browns game in Cleveland and the 49ers-Bears game on Sunday night in San Francisco.
  • Colorado man sues jail after losing toes

    09/13/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | September 13, 2014 | Fred Lambert
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A man is suing the Arapahoe County jail and its contracted health care company after most of his right foot was amputated due to infected blisters.
  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    09/12/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 4, 2014 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see that the single bullet had unleashed the same kind of massive infection inflicted by roadside bombs in Afghanistan. Although the wounded man lay in a modern American hospital, saving his life would be no different than caring for a soldier wounded by a bomb exploding under a Humvee. That's why the Navy is sending its doctors, nurses and medics to Stroger Hospital, a Cook County facility that, in its own...
  • Kirk fundraising off 'rumor' Michelle Obama will run for his seat

    09/11/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | Lynn Sweet
    ASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is invoking first lady Michelle Obama as a possible 2016 opponent in a recent fund-raising appeal, citing the "press and rumor mills" as his source — though Mrs. Obama has given no sign she is interested in running for elected office. It's even doubtful President Barack Obama and the First Family will immediately return to Chicago after leaving the White House, since youngest daughter Sasha will still be in high school here in January, 2017. The letter, dated Sept. 5, serves to confirm that Kirk will seek a second term.
  • Man, 35, killed in domestic dispute, Lauderdale police say

    09/11/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 11, 2014 | Erika Pesantes
    FORT LAUDERDALE— A man is accused of killing his former domestic partner and keeping the body in his bloodied bedroom, police said. Friends of Otis Blue, 35, became concerned for his well-being and reported him missing to Fort Lauderdale police on Wednesday. Authorities learned that Maurice Goodman, Blue's former partner, was the last known person in contact with him, according to a police release.
  • 49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments

    09/10/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Breech
    The San Francisco 49ers have suspended team radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for remarks he made about Ray Rice and domestic violence this week. While talking about Rice during a segment on KNBR-AM on Monday, Robinson had this to say about Rice's wife Janay, "How does she marry him after that? How does she go in front of Goodell? That's pathetic to me," Robinson said.
  • Former Mets exec claims in suit she was fired for having baby out of wedlock

    09/10/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 10, 2014 | JOHN RILEY
    A former senior executive for the New York Mets charged that she was "humiliated" and eventually fired by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon for having a baby out of wedlock in a new lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday. Leigh Castergine, who earned a six-figure salary as head of Mets Ticket Sales and Service Operations from 2010 to 2014, said that in one executive meeting she attended Wilpon brought up her pregnancy in a discussion of e-cigarette ads.
  • Seven charged in machete attack at Brown Line station

    09/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By LeeAnn Shelton
    Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • URGENT - Janay Rice Statement (actual headline)

    09/09/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    (CNN) -- Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare." "To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic)," she wrote. The actions against Ray Rice were taken Monday after a video surfaced showing him knocking her out with a punch in February. The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.
  • Christie: Casinos, Tracks Can Offer Sports Betting

    09/09/2014 6:38:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 9, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues. The governor said he took his cue from previous federal court rulings that found that nothing in New Jersey law prohibits the casinos and horse racing tracks from offering sports betting, so long as it's not sponsored or licensed by the state. Soon afterward, one racetrack, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, said it was preparing to offer sports bets "in the very, very near future."
  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church

    09/08/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | September 8, 2014 | Gabrielle Levy
    TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Remember when "God" said he wanted to plaster a pro-tolerance message on a billboard in the back yard of the Westboro Baptist Church? Well, thanks to the donations of more than 3,700 funders, God -- or at least the mysterious person running God's Facebook page -- has raised more than $80,0000 in support of a "God Loves Gays" billboard in Topeka, Kan.
  • McClendon: MLB not reaching blacks

    09/07/2014 6:47:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    ESPN Dallas ^ | September 7, 2014 | Calvin Watkins
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday he's concerned about the lack of African-American players and managers in baseball. In the last few weeks, two African-American managers left the game in Houston's Bo Porter, who was fired, and on Friday, Texas' Ron Washington resigned, leaving McClendon as the only black man as a manager.
  • Fox' Oliver Opens Up About Demotion, Believes Age Might Have Be [sic] A Factor

    09/07/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | September 5, 2014
    Fox' Pam Oliver in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine writes a first-person account of being replaced as the net's top NFL sideline reporter by Erin Andrews and noted she "knew they hadn’t brought [Andrews] on just to be a benchwarmer" when the net hired her two years ago. Oliver: "Without official confirmation about a change in my position, I decided I was going to do my work like I always had. Still, I was humiliated."
  • Deerfield woman killed roommate, stuffed her in garment bag, deputies say

    09/06/2014 8:36:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    A Deerfield Beach woman killed her roommate, stuffed her in a garment bag and stored her body in a closet for at least a few days, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they were called to an apartment in the 4200 block of Crystal Lake on Thursday after a man said he couldn't get ahold of his friend despite multiple calls.
  • NYC Teachers Warned Not To Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts At School

    09/05/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 5, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A T-shirt showdown has left two of the city’s most powerful unions at war – with teachers pitted against the NYPD. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, many teachers across the city wore pro-police t-shirts after their union president, Michael Mulgrew, attended the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march protesting the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six who died while in police custody on July 17.
  • Be Bold Road Trip abortion bus rolls into Boston’s Copley Square

    09/04/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Metro (New York) ^ | September 4, 2014 | Morgan Rousseau
    Pro-choice activists concerned over women’s rights to safe reproductive health pulled into Copley Square Wednesday as part of a national bus tour calling for a lift of bans that deny abortion coverage for low-income women. Since kicking off the 10,000-mile Be Bold Road Trip in Los Angeles, C.A. on Aug. 9 the tour has hit up Portland, O.R., Minneapolis, M.N, and Chicago, I.L., before parking Boston.
  • Springs cop charged with stealing from police union

    09/04/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A Coral Springs police officer turned himself in at the Broward Main Jail early Thursday on charges of pilfering more than $1,500 from a police union and spending it at the supermarket, home improvement store and several restaurants. Doug Williams, former president of the city's police union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87, was charged with a grand theft, a third-degree felony. Williams, 56, began his career in Coral Springs in 1981 as an investigator, retired in September 2009 to collect his pension and was re-hired the same day as a part-time police officer. He has been suspended from...
  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales a month early

    09/03/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    AP ^ | September 3, 2014
    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won't change, so the tweak may not register with shoppers.
  • Man slashes, runs over teen he said insulted his wife, police say

    09/03/2014 6:15:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    Greenacres police said they arrested a man accused of slashing a teen in the face and then running him over in a car because he thought the teen harassed his pregnant wife.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren favors repealing Mass. casino law

    09/02/2014 9:13:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WCVB ^ | September 2, 2014 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON —Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the 2011 state law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in Massachusetts. The group Repeal the Casino Deal hailed the remarks as a "bold stand" by one of the state's most prominent politicians. Warren has been mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2016, even though she has said repeatedly she's not running.
  • Men: Bigfoot-like creature may be in Mississippi

    09/02/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UPI ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    VICKSBURG, Miss., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A pair of Mississippi men said they had close encounters with a Bigfoot-like creature on separate occasions near the same playground. Vicksburg resident Peyton Lassiter told The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger he discovered a footprint and some mysterious gray hair near a local playground Aug. 12, and David Childers, a paranormal investigator who has been featured on cable network A&E, said he caught a glimpse of a 6-foot-tall "creature" with "grayish-brown" hair at the playground in November of last year.
  • Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage

    09/01/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 31, 2014 | Katie Visconti
    A group of around 30 protesters lined up outside of the Mirage today to call on the casino to release the dolphins from Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • Pompano Beach man faces murder charge after bloody stabbing of roommate

    09/01/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 31, 2014 | Mike Clary
    Responding to a disturbance call in an apartment at 3208 Marine Drive, deputies said they were met at the door by a man covered in blood. Inside, under a pile of bloody blankets, they found the man's roommate, stabbed more than 25 times, according to Broward Sheriff's detectives.
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    08/30/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Ronnie Cohen
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides well-documented health benefits to infants and their mothers. But African-American women are about 16 percent less likely to nurse their newborns than white women, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Teen use of tanning beds still high among white girls

    08/29/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | Kathleen O'Brien
    They want to look nice for the prom. They want to “put down a good base” for their upcoming Shore trip. They want to do it because it’s free on Tuesdays. While most nationwide teenagers appear to be heeding the warning to avoid tanning beds, nearly a third of white high-school girls still use indoor tanning devices.
  • Police: Women stole Rolexes from Las Vegas tourists, hid them in their bodies

    08/28/2014 9:32:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Pashtana Usufzy
    Police say that three women who joined a pair of Encore hotel guests in their room distracted them during sex to steal their Rolex watches, which they later hid in their bodies during the getaway. Metro Police say Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard and Charmella Triggs took the two watches, worth about $16,000 combined, from the hotel room of two Indian tourists Aug. 17 after engaging in sexual activities with the men.
  • NFL institutes new policy on domestic violence with 6-game ban for first offense

    08/28/2014 4:27:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 28, 2014 | Josh Alper
    The NFL was roundly criticized for suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy after Rice was charged with assaulting his then-fiance and current wife during an incident at an Atlantic City hotel in February. The league was also criticized for being tone deaf in their response to the criticism, but it seems someone in the league office was paying attention.
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • Elizabeth Warren's home state prefers Hillary Clinton

    08/26/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    Among 400 Massachusetts Democrats polled, 55 percent said they would vote for Clinton while just 17.25 percent would pick Warren. Vice President Biden, who also has an eye on the 2016 race, would get just 7.75 percent of the vote.
  • Jewelry store owner, 89, shoots would-be robber five times, cops say

    08/26/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2014 | Brett Clarkson
    LAKE PARK Don't mess with Arthur Lewis. His aim is getting better. For the second time in five years, the 89-year-old shop owner was confronted with an armed bandit trying to rob his jewelry store. He fought back, pulled his own handgun and shot the robber five times. Although the gun weilding thief was half his age, Lewis wasn't giving in. When the robber first pulled out the gun, Lewis grabbed his wrist and began a desperate arm wrestling match. Somehow, Lewis managed to get his own gun out.
  • 'Slap Ya Mama' spice company stunned by NFL ad ban

    08/25/2014 9:47:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    WWLTV.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Bill Capo
    NEW ORLEANS -- Leaders of the Slap Ya Mama Cajun spice company taped a new commercial in response to the NFL's ban on a popular ad method used for three years during preseason Saints games. "I'm in shock over it, it's wild, it's absurd,"said Slap Ya Mama Vice President Jack Walker.
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Deadly square: 43 people shot in Miami’s Liberty Square area in 2014

    08/24/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin and David Smiley
    Antwan Washington was shot twice. So was Marquise Riley-Asbury, whose life the second bullet ended. Another man was shot as he got off a bus, and still another while in bed at home. In the first seven months of this year, 43 people living in a 13-square-block area surrounding Miami’s Liberty Square housing project have been shot, police records show. Seven have died.
  • V. Stiviano says Donald Sterling is gay, and that she helped him hide it

    08/22/2014 9:21:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Nancy Dillon
    Donald Sterling's former assistant claims she never had sex with the billionaire bigot because he’s homosexual — and she was his beard. V. Stiviano made the bombshell allegation in court paperwork filed Thursday as an answer to a prior lawsuit filed by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, a source told the Daily News.
  • 9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    08/22/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2014 | John Kass
    Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side. And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than 24 hours after he was murdered, here's what I didn't see: I didn't see protesters waving their hands in the air for network TV cameras. I didn't see the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson playing their usual roles in the political race card game.