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  • 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.
  • New York Post front page of November 5, 2014 (vanity)

    11/05/2014 7:10:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 5, 2014
  • Sorry Ben Stein, These Presidents Were Way More Racist Than Obama

    11/04/2014 1:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Ben Stein—lawyer, Nixon speechwriter, and erstwhile actor known for his turn as Ferris Bueller’s economics teacher—stopped by Fox News on Sunday with some choice words for the Obama administration. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America,” he told Fox News. Most racist? Plenty past presidents could challenge Obama for that title. Here are some strong contenders: you be the judge.
  • Teen neighbor held in slaying of Oakland Park woman, 19

    11/03/2014 5:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 3, 2014
    It was late on a June night when an intruder awoke 19-year-old Nicole Franco as she lay beneath the covers in her bed. The burglar stabbed the aspiring chef with one of her own knives and watched her call 911 before fleeing with her wallet.. Those are some of the details Broward Sheriff's detectives described Monday as part of their five-month investigation into the killing of Franco, who had worked at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
  • Woman wanted Starbucks discs, settles for $250

    10/31/2014 10:17:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 30, 2014
    OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan woman who wanted home-brewed Starbucks coffee will accept $250 to end a lawsuit over the company's decision to stop making discs for a specific single-serve coffee machine -- the one that she happened to own. Pam Montgomery of Okemos said she bought a Tassimo brewer by Kraft Foods because Starbucks supplied coffee discs for it. But Starbucks ended its deal with Kraft and came up with its own machine. It also makes discs/pods for Keurig machines.
  • Baker up 3 points over Coakley in new Suffolk-Herald poll

    10/30/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Republican Charlie Baker has climbed to a 3-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, while a push to repeal casinos in Massachusetts appears to be headed for a lopsided defeat, a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows. Baker's 46-43 percent lead is well within the poll's margin of error but the GOP nominee holds several key advantages over his Democratic opponent heading into the campaign's final few days, according to the Suffolk-Herald poll of 500 likely voters. Just 6 percent of voters say they are undecided.
  • Newest Workers for Lowe’s: Robots

    10/29/2014 8:39:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Rachel King
    Lowe’s LOW -0.45% Cos. is introducing robotic shopping assistants at an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, Calif., in late November. Lowe’s, which acquired Orchard Supply last year, says this is the first retail robot of its kind in the U.S. The OSHbot will greet customers, ask if they need help and guide them through the store to the product. Besides natural-language-processing technology, the 5-foot tall white robot houses two large rectangular screens—front and back—for video conferences with a store expert and to display in-store specials. The head features a 3-D scanner to help customers identify items. OSHbot speaks...
  • Mom accused of killing baby, leaving him in trash

    10/28/2014 9:42:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 28, 2014 | George Houde
    woman who gave birth to a baby boy in a Salvation Army store bathroom, then placed the child in a trash can, went on trial for murder in Cook County on Tuesday.. Jessica Cruz's public defender acknowledged the woman "may have been reckless in not calling for help" but asserted in his opening statements that the baby was stillborn. "Jessica did not kill this baby, because this baby did not survive the birth," Assistant Public Defender Dan Naranjo said. Cruz is also charged with concealing a homicide.
  • Hungary Waters Down Planned Tax on Internet Use

    10/27/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2014 | Margit Feher
    BUDAPEST—Hungary’s government said Monday it will soften its stance on a proposed tax on Internet access after tens of thousands protested the plan that initially saw a steep levy on every gigabyte of online traffic. After protests in Budapest and other cities in Hungary over the weekend, the administration of Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it filed a new version of its tax proposal, capping the tax at 700 forints ($2.87) a month for each individual subscriber and 5,000 forints for businesses. Internet service providers rather than subscribers are to pay the tax, according to the bill.
  • Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

    10/26/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2014
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma, wants NMSU to stop using the mascot, sometimes referred to in Las Cruces as "Classic Aggie."
  • Adriana Cohen: Sen. Elizabeth Warren's contrived gender play

    10/24/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ariana Cohen
    An Elizabeth Warren White House would be a place where men in the media or in Congress wouldn’t be able to criticize her policy or political ideology or they’d risk being slapped as sexist. At least that’s the impression she left after a recent CNN appearance. In the interview, she said, “It’s hard to change these big, male dominated institutions. ... You know, others have said it before me. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” A few things are evident from Warren’s statement: First, she continues to push the phony War on...
  • Baker Clobbering Coakley in Latest Globe Poll

    10/23/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2014 | Roberto Scalese
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has a nine point lead over Democratic rival Martha Coakley in the latest Boston Globe/SocialSphere. Nine points.
  • Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death

    10/23/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
    A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged with homicide Wednesday after she admitted killing her child's father, with whom she had a volatile relationship for at least 10 years, according to court records. The fatal stabbing occurred after the man, 41-year-old Wyland D. Thompson, jumped on the woman during an argument and she broke free, grabbing a large kitchen knife to scare him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Temika S. Marker. When Thompson overpowered her and took the weapon, Marker feared he would cut her, so she ran to the kitchen for another knife. As Thompson came toward...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Male Senators Treat Me Differently Because I’m a Woman

    10/22/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in elected office because she's a woman. While campaigning for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, the Massachusetts Democrat answered with a resounding “yes” when asked on CNN if male senators have treated her differently because of her gender. When asked to elaborate, Warren replied “Nope” twice, but did oblige that she didn't find her treatment surprising.
  • Jennifer Garner decries sexism in Hollywood,

    10/22/2014 3:40:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Jennifer Garner delivered a fiery speech about sexism in Hollywood in which she noted how she and husband Ben Affleck are treated differently by the media. While being honored at Elle's 21st annual Women in Hollywood event Monday night, the "Daredevil" actress lamented the need for having an event dedicated to celebrating female actresses.
  • Political Polarization & Media Habits

    10/21/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley and Katerina Eva Matsa
    When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee dies

    10/21/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Helton and Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93. Bradlee began end-of-life care at his home last month after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia for several years. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, during which time the paper covered the downfall of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
  • Two charged after fatal shooting of Coral Springs man, 22

    10/21/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2014 | Wayne K. Roustan and Tonya Alanez
    Two men were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old Coral Springs man was shot at a shopping center, drove himself home, was flown to a hospital and died in surgery, police said.. Robert Jean Morris, 23, of Pompano Beach, was charged with second-degree murder, possessing a firearm with the serial number removed, and engaging in a criminal offense with a weapon. Roderick Cortise Dalton, 20, of Kissimmee, was charged as an accessory to second-degree murder.
  • Chicago man dead, 2 others charged in Indianapolis robbery

    10/20/2014 7:24:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2014
    A Chicago man was shot dead by police during a Saturday robbery in Indianapolis, and two of his accomplices will face numerous charges, officials said.. Police shot Terrell Lucas, 22, during a robbery Saturday night at a GameStop store on South East Street in Indianapolis, police said.
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

    10/19/2014 8:04:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | October 19, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the New York City Police Department's stop and frisk practice may be leading to elevated levels of anxiety among young men in the city, especially young black men. The policy allows police to stop pedestrians and search them for drugs or weapons.
  • Activists want T bid derailed

    10/18/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 18, 2014 | Chris Cassidy
    Human rights and labor activists are voicing outrage that the Patrick administration could soon award a staggering $1.3 billion subway contract to a rail enterprise owned by the repressive Communist Chinese government, saying the deal would be a “terrible disgrace.” “If the left-leaning Massachusetts blue staters love to boycott things that break the wrong way on issues of rights, why does China get a pass on all of that?” said Tom Cushman, a human rights activist and professor at Wellesley College.
  • Guard investigates video of bikini-clad women firing weapons, riding tanks

    10/17/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Brady McCombs
    SALT LAKE CITY — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.
  • Judge releases woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton

    10/16/2014 5:16:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    AP ^ | October 16, 2014 | Kimberly Pierceall
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton in Las Vegas to live with her mother in Arizona while she awaits sentencing for trespassing. Alison Michelle Ernst also was told not to have contact with any people or places protected by the Secret Service. Ernst, 36, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing. A judge previously dismissed a misdemeanor violence charge.
  • Accused Boston Common attacker held on $1M bail (time to outlaw pink-handle knives?)

    10/15/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 15, 2014 | Antonio Planas
    The 34-year-old homeless man accused of a vicious attack on two park rangers yesterday in the Boston Common was ordered held on $1 million cash bail today. Bodio Hutchinson pleaded innocent to numerous assault charges in the 4:36 p.m. alleged slashing that prosecutor Lynn Feigenbaum said left both rangers with five stab wounds each.
  • Several Marshfield residents push for return of 'Christmas' to school calendar

    10/15/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Patriot Ledger (Mass.) ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jessica Trufant
    MARSHFIELD – Residents opposed to a school committee vote to remove the word “Christmas” from the school calendar say the decision promotes religious intolerance and censorship. At a school committee meeting Tuesday night, several residents asked members to reconsider the September vote that changed the name “Christmas vacation” to “holiday break” on the calendar. The vacation week begins on Christmas Eve and ends the Monday after New Year’s Day.
  • Undocumented Immigrant Can Come Back to Harvard After Taking Dying Mom to Mexico

    10/14/2014 8:54:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 14, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Harvard College junior and undocumented immigrant Dario Guerrero-Meneses, who had been barred from returning to the U.S. after taking his mother to Mexico last July for cancer treatments, has been granted a humanitarian visa to return to the States on Tuesday evening. The decision, handed down by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, will allow Guerrero to return to the U.S. to see his immediate family in California and soon-to-be-born child, as well as start his senior year at Harvard, according to his lawyer, Alan R. Klein.
  • 2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common; Suspect Taken Into Custody

    10/14/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Bruce Wright
    Two park rangers were stabbed on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Fox 25. One of the stabbing victims is reportedly suffering from “serious/life threatening injuries.”
  • Presidential speeches have lowered in sophistication over time

    10/12/2014 9:39:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | October 12, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Vocativ recently decided to do a study of the sophistication of presidential speeches, from George Washington to Barack Obama, and found they've become less sophisticated over time. They analyzed over 600 speeches using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test, which judges speech by assigning it to a grade level. All of their conclusions were analyzed by former Bill Clinton speech writer Jeff Shesol.
  • Obama in-law Craig Robinson joins ESPN as analyst

    10/11/2014 7:51:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2014
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Craig Robinson, the former Oregon State coach and President Barack Obama's brother-in-law, is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst. The network said Tuesday that Robinson will call games and work in the studio for college sports channel ESPNU.
  • Chicago man gets 160 years in slaying of Indian Head Park teenager

    10/10/2014 5:46:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2014 | Clifford Ward
    A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to 160 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after he broke into her west suburban home. John Wilson Jr., 41, was charged with murder, armed robbery and home invasion in the death of Kelli O'Laughlin, of Indian Head Park. In handing out the maximum sentence, Judge John J. Hynes called the murder “a crime that shocked the conscience of the community.”
  • ACLU accuses Boston police of racial profiling

    10/09/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2014
    Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by Hub cops in a “problematic pattern” that stops short of “widespread” racial profiling, according to the researcher whose findings the ACLU cited in an explosive report on Boston police tactics.