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  • Hillary Clinton proposes broadband for all by 2020

    06/28/2016 6:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    UPI ^ | June 28, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    DENVER, June 28 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton pledged Tuesday she would bring "affordable" broadband Internet access to all U.S. homes by 2020 as part of a series of proposals to increase web access and bolster the tech sector of the economy. Presently, the Federal Communications Commission reports 10 percent of Americans, roughly 34 million people, do not have access to broadband Internet. The vast majority of them are people living in rural areas, where tech companies have declined to install the infrastructure necessary to bring high-speed Internet to a small number customers due to the cost.
  • Ex-student gets life term for killing baby at sorority house

    06/28/2016 12:57:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing the newborn by throwing her in the trash. Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
  • Bikini-Clad Woman Wanted In Lancaster, Lake Hughes Thefts (California)

    06/27/2016 9:49:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are searching for a woman who was caught stealing from a home while clad in a bikini. Surveillance video showed the woman, who wore a yellow bikini bottom and a green bikini top, entered a locked property in the 28000 block of West Avenue in Lancaster Saturday and “took items,” according to Shirley Miller of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Later that day, the same woman took valuable items from an unlocked residence home in the 47000 block of Three Points Road in Lake Hughes, Miller said.
  • Bud Light Tackles Gender Pay Equality in New Ad

    06/27/2016 7:24:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | June 27, 2016. | By E.J. Schultz.
    Fresh off a gay marriage-themed ad, Bud Light is using its marketing budget to spotlight another progressive issue: Equal pay for women. In a TV spot debuting today, Seth Rogen says "women don't get paid as much as men and that is wrong." Amy Schumer, who is co-starring with him in an ongoing campaign, then chimes in: "And we have to pay more for the same stuff," like cars and drycleaning. The kicker: "Bud Light costs the same no matter if you are a dude or a lady," she says.
  • No bail for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train (Chicago)

    06/25/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christy Gutowski
    Before the violence erupted Thursday afternoon, Jones and Hampton moved several times to different train cars, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bob Groebner said in court. At one point, Groebner said, the two were sitting facing each other across the aisle and he asked her: "Are you going to have my baby?" Hampton shook her head no and he got up and began repeatedly stabbing her until she fell to the floor, authorities allege. He then dragged her body and slashed her neck several times, authorities say.
  • Toddler fatally shot by gunman in front of parents in southeast Fresno

    06/22/2016 5:48:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 22, 2016
    Visibly distraught, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer vowed Wednesday to “do everything we can” to bring to justice the shooter who gunned down 20-month-old Rashad Halford Jr. in front of the toddler’s parents. “A tragedy occurred in our city last night,” said Dyer, who took several minutes to compose himself before addressing the media at police headquarters.
  • Lynch knocks prez’s PC verbiage

    06/22/2016 4:47:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 22, 2016 | Laurel Sweet
    U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch yesterday knocked President Obama’s “politically correct” reluctance to use the term “Islamic extremists” — and said the U.S. should have struck back at ISIS with a heavy hand immediately after the Orlando massacre. “I would have liked to have seen a pronounced effort right after Orlando. They called for this. They struck American citizens and we should have a show of force to send a message,” Lynch told Boston Herald Radio.
  • Orlando shooting’s long list of Latino victims galvanizing gay people of color

    06/19/2016 5:22:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | June 18, 2016 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    For Negrete and other Latinos in the LGBTQ community, the Sunday massacre, which President Barack Obama has recently called an act of terror and a hate crime, shined a spotlight on an issue that has not been discussed enough: the targeting of people of color within the community. “A Latinx transwoman was shot the other day in Santa Ana,” said Negrete. Latinx is a term being used with increasing frequency on social media, replacing the “o” in Latino with “x,” making the masculine identifier gender-neutral.
  • Islamists attack Radiohead fans at Turkish release party

    06/18/2016 7:54:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Gul Tuysuz and Merieme Arif
    (CNN) — A group of men attacked fans at a Radiohead listening party Friday in Istanbul, apparently angry the fans were drinking during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Pool."
  • Police investigating fatal shooting captured live on Facebook video (Chicago)

    06/16/2016 8:40:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WGN ^ | June 16, 2016 | Marcella Raymond
    CHICAGO -- 28-year-old Antonio Perkins was hanging out with friends he hadn’t seen in a while Wednesday night in North Lawndale. Two of his three young children joined him to enjoy the warm weather. The sun was just setting around 8:45 p.m. as Tony recorded himself and his friends on Facebook Live. He wasn’t saying much. Then, a sudden blast of gunfire. Tony fell on the grass after two shots. A flurry of up to ten shots followed. He was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. from gunshot wounds to his head and neck.
  • State worker falls for teen killer Nehemiah Griego (New Mexico)

    06/16/2016 6:24:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | June 14, 2016
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned a state worker was arrested for kissing a patient at a center for mentally ill teen criminals. Investigators found that state worker, Amber Lucero, 35, was having an ongoing relationship with Nehemiah Griego, 19, who murdered his parents and three of his siblings. Lucero is a psych tech the Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center, an in-patient facility for boys 13 to 17-years-old. Her job is to make sure teens are following their treatment and doing what they’re supposed to do, but police say she was busy falling in love with a teen...
  • Trump banner that caused unease for East Boston's Latinos replaced by Democrat's sign

    06/15/2016 5:02:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | June 15, 2016 | Spencer Buell
    In the weeks following Donald Trump's victory in Massachusetts' Republican primary with 49 percent of the vote, signs supporting the bombastic New York real estate mogul caused unease in East Boston. For many in the heavily Latino area, it was especially unsettling when a large Trump banner with his name and campaign slogan – "Make America Great Again" – went up above the entryway to a neighborhood laundromat, the Soap Box on Meridan Street. Trump launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year with a tirade against illegal immigration, labeling Mexicans who entered the United States illegally "rapists'...
  • Man Killed Outside Mattapan Barber Shop While Son Was Getting Haircut (Boston)

    06/14/2016 8:20:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jim Smith
    MATTAPAN (CBS) — A man was shot and killed outside a Mattapan barber shop where his four-year-old son was getting a haircut. It happened shortly after noon outside Hair It Is on Blue Hill Ave. Relatives identify the victim as 31-year-old Marcus Hall. They say he was killed while bringing his four year old son for a haircut.
  • Red Sox honor victims of Orlando shootings with moment of silence, rainbow flag

    06/14/2016 6:46:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Springfield (MA) Republican ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jen McCaffrey
    BOSTON – Prior to the the series opener against the Orioles, the Red Sox held a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend. A rainbow flag hung alongside the American flag at half-mast during the game and the club. The Red Sox have also committed to donating proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub tragegy through the Florida Disaster Fund activated by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
  • Orlando shooting: Newspaper front pages from across the U.S.

    06/13/2016 6:30:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    San Francisco (Gate) ^ | June 13, 2016 | Amy Graff
    A selection of front page newspaper covers from June 13, 2016, reveal the nation's horror and outrage after 49 people were killed by a gunman at an Orlando night club on Sunday morning. Many papers featured only a few words to capture the shock, terror and disgust. The New York Daily News' main headline was "Thanks NRA," while the Miami Herald ran the message "Work of Hate."
  • 5 Killed, 28 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/12/2016 8:48:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Five people were killed and at least 28 others — including a 5-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Telemundo reporter in Philadelphia punched in the face on the air during live broadcast

    06/11/2016 8:02:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | David Boroff
    A Telemundo reporter in Philadelphia was punched in the face on the air during a live broadcast, video shows. Iris Delgado was concluding a report outside City Hall on Thursday night when she was approached by Waheedah Wilson.
  • (California) CHP says Camarillo woman distracted by phone kills 2 people, gets misdemeanor

    06/10/2016 7:11:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    ABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | June 9, 2016 | Amy Powell
    MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) -- Two grieving widows who lost their husbands in what the California Highway Patrol called a distracted driving crash were shocked to find out the driver accused of killing them was charged with misdemeanor manslaughter. Jesse Cushman, 43, and Maciek Malish, 53, were killed by a car in Moorpark when they were struck by Rachel Hill of Camarillo, according to police. "My life is ruined, of course, and I don't know how to live without my husband, but at least I expect justice for him," Elizabeth Malish, Maciek Malish's wife said.
  • The Average NBA Player Spends $42,500 a Month, Including Big Bucks on Clothing

    06/09/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brad Tuttle
    The average NBA player spends $42,500 per month, or $510,000 over the course of the year, and 11% of that money is dropped on clothing and shoes—the biggest overall category for spending. Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Mercedes are among the top retailers in terms of NBA player spending, but so are some more middle-of-the-road stores like Target and Walmart.
  • White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male doctors

    06/08/2016 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    via Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
    White male physicians in the United States earn a whopping 35 percent more than their black male counterparts — even after accounting for factors such as field of medical specialty, experience, and hours worked. Data published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal also showed a large gender gap. White female physicians earned 40 percent less than white men, and black women earned less still.
  • Albino people hunted in Malawi

    06/07/2016 7:44:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    "Wire reports" ^ | June 7, 2016
    At least 18 people with albinism have been killed for their body parts in the southern African country of Malawi since November 2014, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The body parts are sold for use in remedies by witch doctors, who say albino parts bring good luck or wealth, according to the report. It added that women and children are especially vulnerable to attack because of the myth that having sex with a person with albinism can cure HIV/AIDS.
  • General Mills has huge hopes for Tiny Toast

    06/06/2016 5:23:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jonathan Berr
    Tiny Toast is designed to appeal to younger, health-conscious consumers because it's one of the few breakfast cereal on the market flavored with real fruit and has no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors. It will join the Minnesota-based company's already formidable lineup of cereals that have been part of American breakfasts for decades such as Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms.
  • Teen girls pummel elderly woman waiting for subway

    06/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Amanda Woods
    Two teenage girls beat up a 78-year-old woman in a Brooklyn subway station Thursday afternoon, cops said. The girls approached the elderly woman on the southbound platform of the Franklin Avenue C train station in Bedford Stuyvesant at about 3:30 p.m. They began arguing with her, according to police. Then they punched and kicked her multiple times all over her body – including her head and face – before making a quick getaway on an incoming train.
  • Phoenix police: mother stabs, partially dismembers 3 sons

    06/02/2016 5:20:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2016 | RYAN VAN VELZER and PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix mother is suspected of stabbing her three young sons to death and stuffing their partially dismembered bodies in a closet before trying to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. Neighbors had often seen the older boys riding their bikes outside the townhome along a winding one-way street in central Phoenix. Now the 29-year-old mother is in the hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted stab wounds and her sons Jaikare Rahaman, 8, Jeremiah Adams, 5, and Avery Robinson, 2 months old, are dead, Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
  • Teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, guns

    06/01/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2016
    The 10-question quiz included questions about prostitution, drugs, drive-by shootings and spray paint graffiti. According to WALA, one of the questions was: Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an eight ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?" It was similar to a math quiz that's been on the internet for years with questions about gangs.
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • Redrawn border makes SC homeowners NC residents

    Gastonia, N.C. — Several homeowners in South Carolina could become North Carolina residents by Jan. 1, 2017, thanks to a bill to realign the border between the states. The line between North and South Carolina is not precisely where surveyors drew it the colonial times, so lawmakers in both states are attempting to straighten the line.
  • Model shot at T.I. concert slams ‘heartless’ NYPD

    05/29/2016 6:33:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Shawn Cohen and Audrey Williams
    “Anytime anyone would walk to my door, they had six officers out here, staring into my room,” she said. “I’m a girl. I’ve never been shot. I’ve never been hospitalized. I’ve never had surgery. “I cooperated with the officers. I don’t know if they wanted me to tell them more, but I don’t know what happened. Shots went off. Lights went off. I just tried to get out the room.”
  • Mother of girl slain on Lake Shore Drive: We planned to move out of Chicago

    05/28/2016 8:00:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2016 | Dan Hinkel, Peter Nickeas and Grace Wong
    Less than 12 hours after her daughter was shot to death on Lake Shore Drive, Diana Mercado wept bitterly outside her family's apartment as she said she'd planned to get her 15-year-old daughter out of Chicago in a year. "Now they took my baby," she said. Her daughter, Veronica Lopez, was the youngest of four people killed over the first 24 hours of the Memorial Day weekend.
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Extremely Rare Shipwreck Unearthed Beneath Boston Streets

    05/27/2016 7:54:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    A construction crew in Boston stumbled upon an "incredibly rare" find beneath the city's street: a 19th-century shipwreck. "Nothing like this has been found in Boston, in filled-in ground, before," City of Boston archeologist Joe Bagley said. "This is incredibly rare and incredibly amazing." The ship is a wooden sloop that's at least 50 feet long, according to CBS News, dating to the mid-to-late 1800s. It was discovered last week about 25 feet below grade during construction on a new office building. But Bagley, according to the Boston Globe, said the ship could be even older.
  • What's in a name? An accent mark, check. What about a Latino manager?

    05/27/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julio Ricardo Varela
    Adrián González went on social media earlier this month and challenged his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Kike Hernández to add an accent mark to the "a" on Hernández's jersey. And a tiny corner of the Latino digital world cheered. Some observers concluded that Latino ballplayers were finally demanding respect from their clubs and Major League Baseball by speaking out for their heritage.
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at T.I. concert near Union Square

    05/26/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Joe Marino
    A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people — including rapper Troy Ave — wounded when gunfire erupted shortly before the start of a concert by rapper T.I. at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, sources said.
  • ‘Get off the stage!’ Crowd yells at commencement speaker after she uses Spanish, mentions Trump

    05/25/2016 6:16:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | Susan Svrluga
    Some people in the crowd at a graduation ceremony at California State University, Fullerton, shouted at the commencement speaker after she talked about presidential candidate Donald Trump and gave a brief section of her address in Spanish. “It’s really sad,” the commencement speaker, Maria Elena Salinas, an anchor for Spanish language broadcast network Univision, said Tuesday. “And it’s a testament to what has happened in our country. Our country is really divided.”
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Suspect in Massachusetts officer's slaying dies in shootout

    05/22/2016 5:59:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | May 22, 2016
    AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closed in on him at a small town residence, police said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a closet and opened fire on the officers as they approached him inside an apartment in Oxford, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said at a news conference. Zambrano, who authorities said had a criminal history, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • President Obama Signs Legislation to Remove 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Code

    05/21/2016 9:24:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20,2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    President Obama signed into law today a measure to replace references to minorities considered offensive -- such as "oriental" and "negro" from federal law. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York, is an effort to "modernize terms relating to minorities," replaces a slew of terms in a public health law written in the late 1970's with terms are considered more politically correct today.
  • Mark Cuban says he'd consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

    05/21/2016 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton's vice president. In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's " Meet the Press" on NBC, Cuban was asked if he would listen if the Clinton campaign came to him offering the vice presidency.
  • Latinos favor Clinton over Trump by 39-point margin, Fox News Latino poll finds

    05/20/2016 8:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2016/ | Andrew O'Reilly
    With less than six months to go before the presidential elections, Latinos overwhelmingly support Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a Fox News Latino poll released on Friday. The poll found that 62 percent of registered Latino voters would head to the ballot box for Clinton in November, while only 23 percent would support Trump on Election Day – a finding that many experts say is not surprising given the two candidates’ differing stances on issues important to Latinos.
  • Indebted Florida man accused of posing as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to avoid paying home loans

    05/20/2016 6:29:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 19, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Florida man is getting probed for posing as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to get out of his mortgage payments. Sidney Hines, 67, called a collection agency five times in 2013 and 2014 impersonating “a sitting U.S. Senator from Illinois” with the initials R.D. claiming that his loan for his New Port Richey, Flor. home had been paid in full, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office indictment.
  • In search of bigger butts, women find South Florida death traps

    05/19/2016 5:56:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Fabiola Santiago
    Question is, where are the authorities? Where’s state supervision of what’s being described as assembly lines of Brazilian butt lifts in clinics where doctors have previously been charged with serious crimes related to botched surgeries and patient care? Those in charge of public safety seem powerless to shut down these operations that continue to lure clients like Meadows from all over the United States with clever infomercials featuring testimonies of success.
  • Five Killed, 13 Hurt In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    05/15/2016 4:58:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | May 15, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to police. The latest shooting left two people dead in the outbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the Northwest Side. Crews responded about 4 a.m. to Interstate 90/94 near Armitage, where a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped with the male driver and female passenger dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Illinois State Police. Their ages were unknown.
  • Lithuanian poster shows Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin kissing

    05/14/2016 6:48:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A street artist in Lithuania has adorned a barbecue restaurant with a poster showing Donald Trump locking lips with Vladimir Putin. Restaurant owner Dominykas Ceckauskas said Saturday the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee and the Russian president both have huge egos "and they seem to get along pretty well."
  • Billy Corgan Links Bernie Sanders to Chairman Mao, Hates on Donald Trump Protesters

    05/12/2016 6:50:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Billboard ^ | May 12, 2016 | Chris Payne
    Last month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan spoke on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Info Wars radio show about how he thinks “liberal social justice warriors” are kind of like Maoists and the Ku Klux Klan. Yesterday (May 11), the Info Wars online talk show premiered another segment of its conversation with Corgan. This time, the interview veered into the 2016 election (among -- trust us -- many, many other topics). Host Lee Ann McAdoo introduced him as “musical icon and great patriot Billy Corgan,” and he certainly went to work.
  • Actor Danny Trejo Joins Students in Discussion Over 40-Student Lunchtime Brawl at Sylmar High

    05/12/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    KNBC ^ | Beverly White
    "The first time Mexicans and African Americans got together, we got a black president," actor Danny Trejo said during the lively discussion. "So, good things can really happen when we get together." LA Unified School Police were still investigating if the videos captured law breaking or just bad judgment. "We don't need to have a black and brown divide. That's what we're hearing that this is," Rosalind Scarbrough, San Fernando Valley NAACP, said.
  • Taunton stabbing suspect’s family members criticize hospital that released him

    05/11/2016 8:20:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 11, 2016 | Allison Manning
    Family members of a man who authorities say went on a stabbing rampage that killed two people in Taunton on Tuesday have criticized the hospital that discharged him hours before he became violent. Arthur J. DaRosa, 28, was shot and killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy after he stabbed two women at a home in Taunton, then went to the Silver City Galleria and stabbed two others, investigators say.
  • Rihanna Just Launched Her Very Own College Scholarship Program

    Queen Rihanna wants to help you work, work, work, work, work towards your college degree: On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced that she's officially launching a global scholarship program through her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, to help students pay for college. According to its website, the program will assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica in pursuing higher education in the United States. USA Today reports that scholarship grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000; may be renewed up to three years; and will be based on student need. There is no set...