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  • Trump’s interruptions of Clinton are familiar to women

    09/27/2016 7:10:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Setember 27, 2016 | Carly Sitrin
    Call it “mansplaining,” “bropropriating,” or “Kanye at the VMAs,” women are familiar with being interrupted by men when they speak. So when Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton at Monday night’s debate — 51 times, according to Vox — it hit home for much of the audience. Women have been interrupted by men in professional settings for decades. Whether it’s Kanye West cutting off Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards or an executive halted midsentence by her peer in a corporate meeting, studies have found that men are more likely to block women from talking entirely, to correct...
  • Serena Williams says she 'won't be silent' about racial tensions with police

    09/27/2016 4:40:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 27, 2016
    American tennis player Serena Williams took to Facebook on Tuesday to say she "won't be silent" about race relations and tension with police. Williams, 35, said she had the moment of reflection while riding with her 18-year-old nephew. She wrote that she saw a cop on the side of the road and checked to make sure her nephew was driving at the speed limit, prompting her to think about the case of Philando Castile, who was shot after being pulled over in Minnesota.
  • Witness: Man shot, killed in Chicago after argument about politics

    09/26/2016 5:49:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | September 26, 2016
    CHICAGO — A witness to the fatal shooting of a man along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue Saturday night said the victim had just gotten into an argument about politics with his killer, reports CBS Chicago. “There was some sort of political discussion going on,” said Marques Wilson, who told the station he saw the moments leading up to Peter Fabbri’s murder.
  • Twin says he committed murder that got his brother prison time

    09/25/2016 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    A Chicago man has made a stunning confession — insisting he committed a 2003 murder that his identical twin brother was thrown in prison for 13 years ago. “I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Karl Smith, 38, told a Chicago judge last week, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, dabbed tears from his eyes from his heavily guarded seat in the courtroom. But could these two brothers — so identical that for years they impersonated each other for fun — simply be pulling a fast one on authorities?
  • State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects (Ill.)

    09/23/2016 7:00:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 22, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard. Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men...
  • Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

    09/22/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 28-year-old in the West Garfield Park neighborhood – a victim officially listed as male but who friends say was a trans woman. “I really want justice for my friend. That’s really it,” says Jaliyah. Jaliyah says she knew the trans woman who was murdered and was her friend for seven years.
  • Poll: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    09/21/2016 6:16:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 21, 2016 | DARREN ROVELL
    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13...
  • Man in custody; email to media describes ‘bomb threat,’ [shortened]

    09/19/2016 8:18:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 19, 2016 | ERIN ALBERTY AND NICK PARKER
    In a message sent to The Salt Lake Tribune and other news organizations Monday afternoon, someone identifying himself as Christopher Craig and as "the radical Islamic jihadist Muhammad Allah Al-Khidr" said the sender would "call 911 with a threat of an explosive" at the school. The email describes a promised bomb threat and a hunger strike he plans to conduct in jail. "Racism is the reason for my hunger strike," the email reads, "to take this conversation deeper, to the truth, core and roots." The sender says he will await the return of Prophet Isa, the name for Jesus Christ...
  • Trump heads to Miami with Florida campaign looking up

    09/15/2016 9:27:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 15, 2016 | Patricia Mazzei
    Donald Trump is coming to a different Florida on Friday — a Florida where he’s on the upswing. Last time he visited the southeastern end of the state, for a Sunrise rally a little more than a month ago, Hillary Clinton continued to edge him in Florida polling averages. He’d suffered a spate of bad press over his campaign’s criticism of the Gold Star Khan family. He falsely accused President Barack Obama of “founding” ISIS. When he returns Friday, to hold a rally at downtown Miami’s James L. Knight Center, Trump will be fresh off a batch of new polls...
  • Missing MH370 jet: Tanzania flap debris was from Malaysia plane

    09/15/2016 6:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 15, 2016
    A large piece of aircraft debris found on the island of Pemba off Tanzania in June was from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370, it has been confirmed. The debris, an outboard flap, will be examined further to see if it can provide any clues about the Boeing 777's disappearance. It went missing in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board soon after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.
  • Two women arrested in connection to Shelby officer Tim Brackeen's death

    09/13/2016 6:25:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    WBTV ^ | September 13, 2016
    SHELBY, NC (WBTV) - Sources confirm that two women have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a Shelby police officer. Deitra Morris was charged as an accessory Tuesday in connection to the shooting death of Officer Tim Brackeen. Ashley Hamrick, who WBTV interviewed Monday night, is charged with felony harboring an escapee. She is being held on a $100,000 bond. "Irving Fenner, if you're watching this, you better turn yourself in because its not gonna end pretty. I'm behind Team Brackeen all the way - whether I've known you for years or not," Hamrick told WBTV Monday...
  • NCAA moving 7 championship events out of North Carolina

    09/12/2016 5:39:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ANDY KATZ
    The NCAA will move seven championship events this academic year from the state of North Carolina, including the first and second round of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament, because of the state's controversial HB2 law. The NCAA's Board of Governors made the announcement late Monday night. The decision comes on the heels of the NBA moving the all-star game in February from Charlotte to New Orleans.
  • [Vanity] Photo of a thoroughbred horse at Belmont Park in New York

    09/11/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    https://twitter.com/TheNYRA ^ | September 11, 2016
  • Las Vegas woman arrested in boyfriend’s death had stabbed him months earlier

    09/10/2016 6:34:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | September 9, 2016 | RACHEL CROSBY
    The woman arrested Thursday in connection with the death of her live-in boyfriend Wednesday had been arrested at least twice before in domestic incidents involving the same man, records obtained Friday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal show. One of those arrests came in February, and records show the woman, Lah’tijera Howard, 26, admitted at the time to stabbing her boyfriend, Darryl White, 34. Howard was still undergoing domestic violence counseling as a condition of her sentence when White was killed this week.
  • Woman in failed Paris terror attack once engaged to 2 French extremists

    09/09/2016 7:14:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | September 9, 2016 | LORI HINNANT and THOMAS ADAMSON
    PARIS — Three women behind a thwarted attack near Notre Dame Cathedral were radicalized by Islamic State commanders in Syria, and one had been engaged to an extremist who killed a priest in July, the Paris prosecutor said Friday. Francois Molins spoke a day after three women were dramatically arrested over the failed attack that centered on a car discovered Sunday morning in central Paris abandoned and loaded with gas canisters. No detonators were found in the car. “In the last few days and hours a terrorist cell was dismantled, composed of young women totally receptive to the deadly Daesh...
  • Harrowing moment gunman kills pregnant mum’s UNBORN TWINS after shooting her in the stomach

    A PREGNANT woman’s unborn twins were both slain after she was shot in the stomach in Washington DC. The trauma of the shooting caused the mum to go into labour but doctors were unable to save their young lives on Saturday.
  • Illegal alien charged in daughter's ‘chilling’ slaying (Massachusetts)

    09/08/2016 8:33:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2016 | Laurel Sweet, Bob McGovern
    NEW BEDFORD — An illegal immigrant twice kicked out of the country — and sporting a “Kiss My Ass” tattoo on his neck — vowed to see his teenage daughter “in hell” as he shot her in the face and pumped her back full of bullets for snubbing him on Father’s Day, authorities said. “It is disturbing that he’d been deported and came back into the country illegally, but he’s here,” Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said yesterday after Walter Gomes Da­Silva, a 45-year-old Brazilian, grinned widely as he pleaded not guilty to murder and firearm charges. “This...
  • Kaepernick says he's not Muslim, blames rumor on American Islamaphobia

    09/07/2016 7:20:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 7, 2016 | John Breech
    Colin Kaepernick has gone through a lot changes this offseason -- he grew out his hair, he lost weight and he's now a vegan, just to name a few of those changes. However, one change he didn't go through is a change of his religion. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, the quarterback debunked the internet rumors that claimed his girlfriend had convinced him to convert to Islam and become a Muslim.
  • Couple arrested in Central Falls in murder of Boston man

    09/07/2016 6:26:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | Paul Edward Parker
    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. -- The police arrested a Massachusetts couple Tuesday afternoon in the shooting death of a Boston man in March, the Central Falls and Boston Police Departments announced. Niccokawon "Nicco" Pledger-Grant, 26, and Lisa Lewis, 24, both of Quincy, were arrested on a warrant at 423 Pine Street, according to the Central Falls police. City detectives, along with officers from the Boston police, Rhode Island State Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested the boyfriend and girlfriend without incident after receiving a tip they were hiding out there. The police have also charged Pledger, 24, of...
  • John Tortorella threatens any player who pulls a Kaepernick

    09/06/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2016 | Brett Cyrgalis
    There are a lot of things to question about the way John Tortorella operates, but one thing that can never be questioned is his overwhelming sense of patriotism. The ex-Rangers coach and now head coach of Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey drove that point home again Tuesday, saying that if any of his players emulate 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and sit for the national anthem, then they will be benched for the entirety of the game. “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the...
  • Man shot the mother of his child 13 times in front of her kids, family says (Miami, FL)

    09/06/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 6, 2016 | Alex Harris
    A Little River woman was shot 13 times by the father of one of her children — a man who was arrested seven years ago for beating her while she was pregnant and who had recently texted her that he was going to shoot and kill her, family members said. Shaqueenia Hanna, 35, was in critical condition Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her ex-boyfriend Terrell Robinson, 31, and who police and family believed committed the crime, is still on the run.
  • Candid Coaches: Are coaches voting for Trump or Clinton for president?

    09/01/2016 9:01:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 2, 2016 | by Gary Parrish
    Yeah, the results were overwhelming. And what's interesting is that the easy win for Hillary Clinton doesn't seem to be much about her at all. Put another way, she didn't win here because these coaches love her or are inspired by her. She won here because, well, because the main person running against her seems unfit and unqualified to be President of the United States. That's the opinion of college basketball coaches, at least.
  • GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City mother accused of killing daughter by forcing crucifix down her throat

    08/31/2016 6:41:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    KFOR (Oklahoma) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Abby Broyles
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro mother is accused of murdering her own daughter, because she thought she was possessed by the devil. The woman is accused of killing her daughter with a crucifix. Juanita Gomez is facing a first degree murder charge. Court documents show Juanita admitted to police she forced a crucifix down her daughter’s throat and watched her daughter die.
  • August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years

    08/29/2016 5:21:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 29, 2016 | By Jeremy Gorner , Peter Nickeas and Elvia Malagon
    The city hasn't seen a deadlier month since October of 1997, when there were 79 homicides. For the whole year, the count was 761, according to department numbers. Chicago has recorded 487 homicides and more than 2,800 people shot so far this year, compared to 491 homicides and 2,988 people shot all of last year, according to Tribune data. Chicago has a lower homicide rate than many other U.S. cities that are smaller in population. But this year, the city has recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined, even though the two cities...
  • Mr Fuji, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at 82

    Harry Fujiwara known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, died Sunday morning. The five-time WWE World Tag Team Champion was known for his black tuxedo and bowler hat and his trademark move of grabbing a handful of salt (hidden in a small bag in his tights) and throwing it in the eyes of his opponents to “blind” them.
  • Police: Student fatally stabbed in 'large fight' on Cornell campus

    08/28/2016 6:11:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2016
    (CNN) — One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said. Cornell University Police were called to the intersection in front of Olin Hall, which houses Cornell's school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m. There, they found two men had been stabbed, according to a police news release.
  • Pennsylvania woman charged with stabbing, biting husband after he drank the last of her beers

    08/27/2016 8:09:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Pennsylvania woman was so hopped up with rage when her husband guzzled the last of her beers that she slashed her spouse with a pair of scissors and bit his hands and arms, police say. Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, of North Union Township was jailed and charged with aggravated assault of her 59-year-old husband, three years after she was charged with a similar crime.
  • Cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade gunned down pushing stroller in Chicago

    08/26/2016 8:21:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    A mother who was shot and killed while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side Friday has been identified as a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Chicago Police said Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot in the head and arm by two men outside an elementary school at around 3:30 p.m. local time Friday. Investigators believe the shooters were targeting a third man.
  • Police: Man, 75, bound and daughter severely beaten in Chester home invasion (Pennsylvania)

    08/25/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
  • Accused Murderer Who Escaped Back In Broward Court

    08/24/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 23, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Under heavy security, an accused killer who escaped a Broward courthouse, prompting a massive manhunt, faced a judge. Dayonte Resiles, 21, appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning. He’s also charged with escape after bolting from the Broward County Courthouse courtroom last month. After being on the run for six days, Resiles was tracked to a Days Inn off I-95 in West Palm Beach where he was taken into custody.
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • N.J. woman charged with murdering missing woman during her second attempt on her friend’s life

    08/21/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tobias Salinger
    A New Jersey woman and an accomplice tried to kill her friend last year and succeeded months later, prosecutors said Wednesday. Police found the body of missing 41-year-old woman Tyrita Julius wrapped in a tarp and buried in the backyard of the Long Branch home of one of her killers Tuesday, according to Monmouth County officials. A man who lives there, Andre Harris, and Julius’ friend, Jennifer Sweeney, were charged with murdering her.
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • San Mateo Man Convicted Of Murder In 2013 Double-Shooting Outside Gay SoMa Club (Calif.)

    08/19/2016 6:47:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    sfist.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jay Barmann
    Some justice has been served in the senseless killing of Melquiesha "Mel" Warren, a 23-year-old woman shot dead in a SoMa parking lot in 2013 over a fender bender, following a night in which she'd been celebrating her wife's birthday with friends. 26-year-old Michael Sione Green of San Mateo was found guilty Thursday on counts of murder, attempted murder, firing at a motor vehicle, assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm, according to the DA's office in a release. District Attorney George Gascon says, "The jury sent a clear...
  • Special Report: Nearly 4,000 students homeless as Boston crisis deepens

    08/15/2016 4:42:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 15, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan
    After a three-day stint in Lynn, the family moved on to the emergency room of Boston Children’s Hospital, where they tried to blend in among the waiting patients and hospital staff. “We went to go sleep at Boston Children’s Hospital,” Nicole said. “It was so embarrassing.” “We sat down in the emergency room and didn’t say anything. I told my mom I felt embarrassed,” Jose said. “My mom went to the receptionist and talked to a social worker. They gave us a fake checkup and gave us two rooms to sleep in for only one night.” The next day, Children’s...
  • Georgia officer shot dead while responding to call

    08/14/2016 6:06:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2016 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Khushbu Shah
    (CNN) — State police have named a suspect -- 24-year-old Royheem Deeds -- in the shooting death of a central Georgia police officer. They said Deeds is considered armed and dangerous. About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officer Tim Smith responded to a Dodge County 911 call reporting a suspicious person at an intersection in Eastman, a town of 5,000 about an hour's drive southeast of Macon.
  • On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama

    08/13/2016 8:03:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AP ^ | August 13, 2016 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media. He appeared but did not speak at a gala in his honor broadcast on state television Saturday evening. "I want to express my deepest gratitude for the shows of respect, greetings and praise that I've received in recent days, which give me strength to reciprocate with ideas that I will send to party militants and relevant organizations," he wrote.
  • Hearing dates set for sisters charged with murder in Frederick stabbing

    08/12/2016 4:51:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Court dates have been scheduled for two Frederick women accused of stabbing and killing a man outside a downtown bar. Alexis Adria Lucas, 23, and her sister Tierra Nicole Lucas, 29, were charged with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault in Frederick County Circuit Court, records show. Alexis Lucas’ trial is scheduled for Dec. 12 through Dec. 23. Tierra Nicole Lucas’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 14 through Nov. 23.
  • Nevada domestic violence advocates support ballot initiative to expand firearm background checks

    08/10/2016 9:13:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    Nevada advocates against domestic violence on Wednesday reaffirmed their support for Question 1, a ballot initiative proposing to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers. Survivors and activists gathered at the Henderson women’s shelter Safe House to discuss the ballot measure, which Nevada voters will decide in November, and the prevalence of domestic violence in the state. For the period from 2010 to 2014, Nevada ranked fifth nationally in the number of women killed by an intimate partner, according to a study released this year by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. During...
  • Anna Gunn on 'Equity' and the hurdles powerful women face (barf alert)

    08/10/2016 5:30:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Metro International ^ | August 10, 2016 | Matt Prigge
    There’s a parallel there with Hillary Clinton. There’s so much negativity and criticism of her, but then you watch the Democratic National Convention and you see how much she’s done. People focus more on the negative side than the positive. They certainly do. That’s something women experience across the board in every profession. We’re seeing [Clinton’s] qualifications, her intellect, her policies, her track record. But everyone thinks, ‘Let’s not focus on that, let’s focus on the way she dresses or wears her hair.’ That’s something Barbara said women have to think about a lot more than men. She picks out...
  • Airport officials say monkey was ‘loose’ on Las Vegas-bound Frontier flight

    08/10/2016 6:01:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | RACHEL CROSBY
    A monkey was briefly “loose” on a Las Vegas-bound Frontier flight from Ohio at one point late Tuesday, according to McCarran International Airport officials. Melissa Nunnery, a spokeswoman with the airport, couldn’t clarify what “loose” meant, but said a Frontier staffer reported to McCarran “that the monkey was loose, or got loose” briefly during the flight. It’s unclear what type of monkey it was, but Nunnery said the monkey was an emotional support animal, adding that “the passenger had all the proper paperwork to have the monkey on the plane with him.”
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • 8 Killed, 39 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    08/08/2016 6:18:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Eight people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning
  • Sasha Obama lands summer job at Vineyard seafood joint

    08/03/2016 7:27:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 3, 2016 | Gayle Fee
    Sasha Obama, who has lived eight of her 15 years in the luxurious confines of the White House, is learning how the other half lives this summer. Sasha, who’s using her full name of Natasha at Nancy’s, has been learning the ropes of the service industry at the Oak Bluffs eatery this week, working a cash register, busing tables and prepping the restaurant before it opens for lunch.
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Chrissy Teigen Mocks Miss Teen USA for Lack of Diversity Among the Five Finalists

    08/01/2016 7:55:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    US Magazine ^ | August 1, 2016 | Evan Real
    She calls it like she sees it! Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter on Sunday, July 31, to mock the lack of diversity among the top five Miss Teen USA finalists.
  • This Time, Women Could Lead the West Amid International Tests

    08/01/2016 6:37:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2016 | Carole Lee
    There’s been a lot of focus on the historical significance for the U.S. in nominating the first woman from major political party to be president, but the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning the White House has broader international significance. As Europe and the U.S. grapple with the worst migrant crisis since World War II, new terrorism threats and a political test of the transatlantic alliance, a trifecta of women could be deciding policies that will carry global implications for decades to come. The last time the U.S. and Europe navigated as significant a crisis as the one testing the transatlantic...
  • Utah man says he’s a woman to help get justice for men in bars, pool parties on Strip (Nevada)

    07/31/2016 6:48:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | July 30, 2016 | PAUL HARASIM
    It was about a year ago when Steve Horner told young proprietors of the Wet Republic Ultra Pool at the MGM Grand that he had just transitioned to a woman and should be allowed to pay the woman’s price of $20 to get into the pool party. They looked him up and down and saw no signs that the person stood before them ever had any intention of being a woman for anything other than not paying the $33 entry fee for a man.
  • New Temple University class for city kids: How to survive a shooting

    07/30/2016 9:14:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016
    The class was part of a Temple University program called Fighting Chance, which takes a practical - if startling- approach to helping save lives in crime-addled areas by training residents how to triage the victims of shootings and other violent crimes before an ambulance arrives. Before Fighting Chance even launched, the Obama administration announced a similar effort, Stop the Bleed, in the fall.
  • Seattle doctor sentenced to 49 years after killing partner, son

    07/30/2016 6:50:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 29, 2016 | LYNSI BURTON
    After nearly a week of testimony and consideration given to the punishment he will face, a Seattle doctor who admitted to murdering his partner and their toddler son was sentenced to 49 years in prison -- the maximum allowed. Louis Chen, 44, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in February, wanting to avoid a trial. He was sentenced Friday by King County Superior Court Judge Bill Bowman. Chen's defense attorneys spent this week arguing that his mental problems -- and a possibly psychosis-inducing intake of cough syrup -- fueled actions he would otherwise have never committed. On those grounds, they lobbied...