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  • Baker up 3 points over Coakley in new Suffolk-Herald poll

    10/30/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 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.
  • ‘Aunt Jemima’ relatives suing pancake company for $2B citing century-old agreement

    10/07/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Two self-proclaimed descendants of the American pancake icon are taking their heritage to court with a lawsuit seeking more than $2 billion from the Quaker Oats company, Kentucky’s Courier Journal reported. In a suit filed by the great grandsons of Anna Short Harrington, who went on to become "Aunt Jemima" in 1933, they claim they're owed a slice of the pancake company's revenue according to a long-forgotten agreement stretching back to its late-1800 creation.
  • Raven-Symoné Tells Oprah Winfrey: "I Don't Want to Be Labeled Gay," "I'm Not an African American"

    10/06/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    E! ^ | October 6, 2014 | Zach Johnson
    The star of TV's The Cosby Show and That's So Raven sat down with Oprah Winfrey and attempted to clarify the misconceptions about who she is. One of the topics the women addressed occurred in August 2013, when the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. At the time, she tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." Many people saw it as her way of publicly coming out. Asked to explain, Raven replied, "That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country. But, I will say that I'm in...
  • Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, mom charged

    10/06/2014 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WPVI ^ | October 06, 2014
    SELBYVILLE, Del. (WPVI) -- A mother of a 4-year-old was arrested after her daughter brought heroin into a daycare and began passing it out to other children, Delaware State Police say. Troopers were called to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center located at 2 Hickory Tree Lane in Selbyville around 11:45 a.m. Monday after daycare workers observed some children with small bags of an unknown substance.
  • 'Touching women' sparked arrest of Derrick Shelby, cops say; Dolphins suspend him

    10/06/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2014 | Omar Kelly and Brett Clarkson
    Miami Dolphins' defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub after an incident that began with touching women without their permission, according to an incident report released on Monday. Also on Monday, the Dolphins suspended Shelby indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team
  • NAACP: Boston Herald to meet offended community

    10/05/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WMUR ^ | October 5, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. —The Boston Branch of the NAACP says the Boston Herald has agreed to meet members of the community outraged by its editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.
  • Hillary Clinton on Grandmotherhood: "I Highly Recommend It!"

    10/03/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NBC New York ^ | October 2, 2014
    Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. There, she spoke about her book and about becoming a grandmother just a few days ago, saying, "I highly recommend it!"
  • BU student’s car clocks at 100 mph on Beacon Street

    10/03/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 3, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A teenage Boston University undergrad with no driver’s license reached 100 mph Wednesday as he drove his $126,500 Maserati GranTurismo over the rain-soaked streets of the Back Bay, prosecutors said. Zeguang Xu, 19, an undergraduate student at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Boston Municipal Court to charges of operating without a license, providing a false name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.
  • Superhero fans slam 'sexist' Batman, Superman shirts

    10/02/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Holy sexism, Batman! A series of superhero T-shirts are being blasted for sending female fans the wrong message. One of them, a grey top being sold in Walmart’s junior’s section, says “Training to be Batman’s wife” in bold, pink letters.
  • Activists demand WGBH dump David Koch

    10/02/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 2, 2014 | Chris Cassidy, Robert Greim
    Nearly 100 environmental activists protested outside WGBH’s Brighton studios yesterday calling for conservative billionaire David Koch’s ouster from the public broadcaster’s board of trustees. “I am here today because David Koch is a climate denier and ’GBH has scientific programs and he should have absolutely no influence on PBS and public broadcasting,” said Nate Goldshlag of Arlington.
  • Obama cartoon called 'racist' for reference to watermelon flavored toothpaste

    10/01/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 01, 2014
    The Boston Herald received a wave of criticism Wednesday morning after publishing an editorial cartoon about President Obama that many have deemed as racist.
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ Asks What Women Want; Women Ask WTF?

    09/30/2014 5:58:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 30, 2014 | Emily Wright
    “What do women want?” A question for the ages, challenging humanity’s sagest philosophers. On Monday night, “Jeopardy!” attempted to answer — er, question — it with a category that left viewers and women’s rights activists flabbergasted and disappointed. The compilation of clues, titled “What Women Want,” included prompts such as, “A few moments of quiet to do this, especially the one edited by Will Shortz in The New York Times.”
  • Cruise ship worker pleads guilty to rape

    09/30/2014 6:23:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tonya Alanez
    An ex-cruise ship worker admitted to a federal judge Monday that he brutally beat, raped and tried to throw a passenger overboard because he believed she insulted his mother. With no plea bargain offered, Ketut Pujayasa, 29, in a Miami federal courtroom changed his plea to guilty on charges of attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault.
  • Warren dives into gov race, rips Baker

    09/29/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2014 | Owen Ross
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking swings at Charlie Baker on behalf of Martha Coakley, blasting the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s gaffe last week in a fundraising message sent out yesterday, saying that when he “dismissed a woman news reporter by calling her ‘sweetheart’ a lot of people questioned Charlie’s attitude toward women.” “My colleague Kristen Gillibrand recently pointed out that even now, in 2014, sometimes she feels like she’s living in a Mad Men episode,” Warren wrote in the message, referencing an AMC television series set in the not-yet liberated 1960s. “When I hear some of the things that Republicans...
  • Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

    09/29/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford,
    The weekend toll from gun violence in Chicago is five dead and at least 40 wounded, and includes a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Marquette Park.. Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
  • Married female teacher, 32, is jailed less than two years for having sex with students and flashing

    09/29/2014 6:30:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    UK Daily MAIL ^ | September 28, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A Pennsylvania teacher who had sex with two students an flashed her breasts at another teen has been jailed for up to 23 months. Lauren Harrington-Cooper enticed the students into sexual affairs by telling them: 'All the candy you need is right here.'
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/28/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | sept. 28, 2014 | Carli Teproff -
    The party in the new club went into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the bullets stopped, 15 young people were bloodied, dazed and wounded. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article2282344.html#storylink=cpy
  • NFL to run anti-domestic violence PSAs during Sunday's Week 4 games

    09/28/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    The hope is that some good comes from the spate of domestic-violence issues that dominated headlines in September and made for the worst month in NFL history. Embattled commissioner Roger Goodell went missing for 10 days and when he finally emerged from hiding, a tepid press conference only exacerbated concerns that he was ill-equipped to lead the most powerful sports league in the country.
  • NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity

    09/27/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ted Gregory
    Starting this year, applicants to Northwestern University's graduate school will be asked about their sexual orientation.. The optional question asks whether applicants consider themselves to be members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. The aim of the question, The Graduate School stated in announcing it, is to gain a clearer understanding of the school's community to better serve all in the school.
  • Massachusetts Electric Rates Shoot Up 37 Percent

    09/26/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    AP ^ | September 26, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter. State regulators have approved a 37 percent increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer. Large business customers will see even higher increases.
  • Lottery millionaire held on coke dealing charges

    09/25/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet, Antonio Planas
    A Haverhill carpenter and father of two on welfare who scratched his way to $1 million on a state Lottery ticket five weeks ago was held on $50,000 bond today on a slew of drug possession and trafficking charges. Gary L. Bond, 32, was arrested yesterday after Haverhill cops executed a search warrant at his apartment on Arch Street where they found more than an ounce of marijuana, a marijuana growing operation under a tent, three oxycontin pills and 21 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said.
  • Coca Cola, PepsiCo work to reduce drink calories consumed by 2025

    09/23/2014 8:44:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 23, 2014 | Shan Li
    Soda giants Coca Cola Co., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group are getting together to urge Americans to stop drinking so many sugary drinks.. The beverage companies announced a new initiative Tuesday to reduce by 20% the number of beverage calories consumed per person in the U.S. by 2025.
  • Wesleyan Tells Frats They Must Admit Women by 2017

    09/22/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2014 | Chris Caesar
    Connecticut’s Wesleyan University told campus fraternities Monday that they must support co-educational membership by 2017 or lose their official recognition at the school. “With equity and inclusion in mind, we have decided that residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years,” administrators told students in a campus-wide email. “If the organizations are to continue to be recognized as offering housing and social spaces for Wesleyan students, women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.”
  • 81 Immigrants Arrested in New England

    09/20/2014 6:49:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 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.