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  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 6:30:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    But in perhaps the game’s starkest good-news-bad-news case, only once did a single pitcher complete a nine-inning game without yielding a hit and still manage to lose it. The man who owns that two-faced distinction, Ken Johnson, whose otherwise middling 13-year career in the major leagues included stints with seven teams, died on Saturday in Pineville, La. He was 82.
  • Possible boot camp for Canadian teen charged in fatal Miami shootings

    11/30/2015 7:14:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Ovalle
    The Canadian teen charged in connection with a fatal Miami shooting is eligible for a county boot-camp program that would spare him significant time in jail, a court heard on Monday. Now, Miami-Dade prosecutors must decide if they will allow 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu to enter the program as punishment for his role in a botched drug rip-off that left his older brother and another teen shot to death in March.
  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • 1 killed, 3 wounded, in shooting outside Fenway Park

    11/26/2015 4:36:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WCVB (Channel 5) ^ | Nov 26, 2015
    BOSTON —An MBTA commuter rail conductor was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting near a bar outside Fenway Park early Thursday morning. Boston police describe a chaotic scene with hundreds of people fleeing after the shooting outside the bar, Who's on First. Jephthe Chery was found dead outside the bar on Yawkey Way.
  • Oneida Indian Nation blasts NFL for putting Redskins game in London

    11/26/2015 7:50:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | John Breech
    The NFL's decision to send the Washington Redskins to London in 2016 is a decision that isn't sitting well with the Oneida Indian Nation. Ray Halbritter, an Oneida Nation representative, said the league's decision to send the Redskins to London is "offensive" and will "promote an ugly racial epithet" worldwide.
  • Former boxing champ O'Neil ‘SuperNova’ Bell shot and killed in Atlanta robbery

    11/26/2015 6:36:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Richard Webster
    Former boxing champion O'Neil “SuperNova” Bell, 41, was shot to death during a robbery just after midnight on November 25 when he exited a MARTA bus in southwest Atlanta. Another robbery suspect victim getting off the same bus was also shot in the hip but is alive, according to 11 Alive in Atlanta. When police arrived on the scene, they found both gunshot victims lying in the street. Bell, a cruiserweight world boxing champion from Jamaica who fought professionally from 1998 through 2011, was pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving male victim, 28, was taken to Grady Hospital with...
  • Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men

    11/25/2015 8:09:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and be...
  • St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey shot in Miami Gardens

    11/25/2015 6:37:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WPLG ^ | November 25, 2015 | Alexandra Fruin
    The St. Louis Rams released a statement early Wednesday saying, "We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening. We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more."
  • Man shot, killed outside BAM Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale

    11/25/2015 6:33:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WPLG ^ | November 25, 2015 | Yelena Orrelly
    A woman who said she was the grandmother of the victim's children identified him as Joshua Rogers, 27. She told Local 10 News Rogers had been shot twice before Wednesday's fatal shooting. Deputies have not confirmed his identity.
  • MBTA revises ad policy after anti-Israeli ad condemned (Boston)

    11/24/2015 10:17:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    The Republican (Springfield, MA) ^ | November 23, 2015 | Gintautas Dumcius
    BOSTON - The MBTA fiscal control board revised the public transit agency's advertising policy after opponents of an ad taking aim at the Israeli government packed a board meeting and demanded the immediate removal of the ad from an MBTA station. Dr. Charles Jacobs, the head of the group Americans for Peace and Tolerance, said the ad puts Jewish people in danger. Others said it incites hatred and pointed to the death of Sharon’s Ezra Schwartz, who was killed last week in a terror attack while studying in Israel.
  • Detroit man, 91, beaten, doused with gasoline and set on fire in homicide (headline shortened)

    11/24/2015 6:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    A 91-year-old man was beaten, covered with gasoline and set on fire in a homicide in northwest Detroit early Monday, police said. Officers and firefighters discovered Paul Monchnik's body when witnesses reported the blaze at the retired TV repairman’s Bentler Court home around 3 a.m., officials with the Detroit Police Department told WJBK-TV.
  • Texas man arrested for rape at Delta Downs horse barn

    11/23/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    KLFY Newsroom ^ | November 22, 2015
    Sgt. James Anderson said the investigation revealed 32-year-old Canelario Mora-Alvarado of Dallas entered a female’s room inside one of the barns located on the back side of the horse track and forced the female to have sex with him. A witness reported seeing Mora-Alvarado forcibly enter the room before the female began screaming, according to a news release from Anderson.
  • Police: 5 killed, 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    11/22/2015 10:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2015
    Five people were killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.
  • Teen saw video of dying Mojave High boyfriend on Facebook (Nevada)

    11/22/2015 7:03:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | November 21, 2015
    It wasn't through a phone call or a knock at a door that Faith Camir found out her boyfriend had been shot to death next to Mojave High School on Friday. It was through a video on Facebook, the 16-year-old said Saturday night at a roadside memorial in front of the school where he was shot. Taylor Brantley, 16, was seen "lying there, fighting for his life," she said with tears in her eyes. Brantley, who was identified by his family as a Mojave student, died at University Medical Center shortly after the shooting, which stemmed from an after-school fight...
  • College student fired from job after criticizing Mizzou, Black Lives Matter online

    11/20/2015 6:32:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    A student at Georgia Southern University was reportedly fired from her job after dozens of her classmates called to complain about a Facebook post she wrote criticizing some protesters at the University of Missouri and Black Lives Matter activists. Emily Faz, a senior st GSU, shared a Nov. 14 Washington Times article that highlighted how some Mizzou and Black Lives
  • Long Island woman called in a fake bomb threat so that NYPD would come help her find stolen purse

    11/20/2015 6:16:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Shayna Jacobs
    <p>The Long Island woman whose fake bomb threat prompted a major police response in the Meatpacking District was also incredibly rude to those who responded to her trick, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.</p>
  • Florida woman falls asleep in grease dumpster (Woman swears at officers, tries to fight them)

    11/20/2015 6:51:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    WPTV ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tara Molina
    Anna Marzita Shinkle is charged with drunken disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after falling asleep at the Lani Kai Island Resort's grease dumpster just before 2 a.m. Saturday, according to an Lee County Sheriff's Office report. "The female was unresponsive and covered in grease with a shirt on and her pants down at her ankles," the report states.
  • Aaron Rodgers on Obama comments: Love hearing that from a Bears fan

    11/19/2015 10:51:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 19, 2015 | John Breech
    President Obama is a big sports fan, so when he sat down to do an interview with GQ recently, it was no surprise that he compared himself to a famous athlete. What was surprising though is that the lifelong Bears fan compared himself to someone who plays for the team the everyone in Chicago hates: The Green Bay Packers. During the interview, Obama said that when it comes to running the country, he's like "Aaron Rodgers in the pocket." "In the sense of you can't be distracted by what's around you, you've got to be looking downfield," Obama said. "And...
  • 450 illegal tamales from Mexico seized at LAX and 'incinerated' (not steamed)

    11/19/2015 10:24:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Apparently there are illegal tamales. A passenger at Los Angeles International Airport learned that the hard way earlier this month when he tried to bring pork tamales into the U.S. from Mexico. The passenger arrived from Mexico on Nov. 2 and was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists, who found 450 pork tamales wrapped in plastic bags in the passenger’s luggage.
  • Husband of 9/11 hero sends award back over Caitlyn Jenner

    11/16/2015 3:11:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Larry Celona
    The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner. James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine. Moira, who died at the age of 38 after rushing into the south tower, was honored by the magazine a month after her death. But after Jenner, 66, was anointed last week, Smith told the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, to...
  • Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant goes on profanity-laced tirade toward media

    11/14/2015 6:12:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Bryant was upset about something ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor wrote in a column and started asking where he was. When Taylor acknowledged Bryant, the two began discussing the story and both men began to yell at each other, according to the Dallas Morning News. When wide receiver Devin Street, who apparently has a locker next to Bryant, gets into the conversation, Taylor reportedly tells Street, “ain’t nobody even talking to you.” The Morning News reports Street and Bryant heard Taylor used the N-word. Bryant began yelling the racial epithet at Taylor and said a reporter shouldn’t say that to a player....
  • Live! casino's diversity board members named (Philadelphia)

    11/13/2015 7:50:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2015 | Kenneth Hilario
    A diversity oversight board has been announced for the city's second casino located in South Philadelphia that will guide the casino's parent company's goal of being more diverse. Owners of the casino announced Thursday it's made several agreements with the city that includes being more inclusive toward minorities, a commitment to giving workers, including contracted employees, minimum wages and working with local universities. One of the initiatives was that the owner, Stadium Casino, would report to a diversity advisory board in order to facilitate compliance of its Equal Opportunity Plan, which includes working with more minority and women businesses.
  • When it comes to Ronda Rousey, is there a domestic-violence double standard?

    11/12/2015 3:24:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2015 | Cindy Boren
    If there’s anything to be learned from the Ray Rice and Greg Hardy incidents, aside from the fact that photographic evidence seems to make all the difference when it comes to outrage, it’s that there still are blurry lines when it comes to women who are violent against men. Take Ronda Rousey, for instance. The UFC fighter/budding movie star joked about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s past when she said after besting him for an ESPY last summer, “I wonder how Floyd feels to be beat by a woman for once.”
  • Springfield man denies animal cruelty charge in fatal shooting of Chihuahua (Mass.)

    11/12/2015 3:11:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Republican (Springfield, MA) ^ | November 12, 2015 | Buffy Spencer
    SPRINGFIELD — Freddie Guy, 66, of Springfield, on Thursday denied a charge of animal cruelty in Springfield District Court in a case in which animal welfare authorities say his neighbor's Chihuahua suffered a fatal BB gun shot. Bail was set at $500 cash for Guy, of 370 Stapleton Road, by Judge John Payne. It is the same bail amount he posted after his arrest.
  • Bloomingdale’s apologizes for inappropriate holiday catalog ad

    11/11/2015 6:00:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WPIX (New York) ^ | November 11, 2015 | Katherine Lam
    Bloomingdale’s is apologizing after one of its holiday advertisement received backlash on social media for promoting date rape. The ad was printed in the department store’s new holiday catalog. The ad reads: “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”
  • Family in disbelief after police say woman killed father in East Price Hill (Cincinnati)

    11/10/2015 6:21:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WLWT ^ | November 9, 2015 | Natalie Clark
    CINCINNATI —Family members of Johnny Richards are in disbelief after police said his own daughter killed him. Chevelle Richards has been charged with her father’s death. “I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe it,” his sister-in-law A.D. Askew said after learning the news.
  • Indonesia plans prison island guarded by crocodiles for drug convicts

    11/10/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | November 9, 2015
    Indonesia's anti-drugs agency has proposed building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts, an official said on Monday, an idea that would not be out of place in a James Bond film. The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail. "We will place as many crocodiles as we can there. I will search for the most ferocious type of crocodile," he was quoted as saying by local news website Tempo.
  • Mom of slain boy, 14, had just returned to Chicago: 'I wish I never came back'

    11/09/2015 6:00:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Franika Marshall, expecting twin girls in March, lost her 14-year-old son over the weekend just weeks after returning to a city she had left because of the gun violence. "I'm numb," said Marshall, sitting on a dining room chair in her mother's home in the 5700 block of South Seeley Avenue on Sunday morning, hours after J-Quantae Riles was gunned down on a West Englewood sidewalk. Surrounded by friends and family, she spoke with her eyes half-closed, tears streaming down her cheeks, her left hand never leaving her baby bump.
  • Mall Ditches Santa’s Christmas Village, Hides Him in Glacier Display

    11/08/2015 4:01:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    A Long Island mall swapped Santa’s sleigh for something resembling a spaceship and nixed the Christmas tree because it didn’t want to “offend” anyone, irate shoppers told The Post. The Roosevelt Field Mall ditched its traditional holiday village and put Ol’ Saint Nick inside a winter-themed “glacier” instead. But some say the white and blue display looks more like something out of “Star Trek” than “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” “Santa comes along with a decorated tree; he doesn’t come with a spaceship,” Maria Lovdahl fumed.
  • 9-year-old Chicago boy ‘lured’ into alley and shot

    11/06/2015 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 6, 2015
    CHICAGO — A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was “lured” from a park into an alley and executed because of his father’s alleged gang connections, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday, in a crime he described as among the most “unfathomable” in his 35 years in policing. Tyshawn Lee, an elementary school student headed to his grandmother’s house, was shot in the head and back Monday in a neighborhood alley on the city’s South Side.
  • Former Raiders first-round pick convicted of three murders

    11/05/2015 6:04:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 5, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    Former Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Smith was accused of murdering four men over the course of a decade, and he was convicted Thursday for three of those killings.
  • Jury: Death penalty for Harris in fatal Strip shooting, crash (Las Vegas)

    11/04/2015 5:53:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Ken Ritter
    A jury decided Wednesday that a 29-year-old self-styled pimp should be sentenced to death for killing three people by opening fire into a moving vehicle after a dispute at a hip-hop event at a posh Las Vegas Strip resort. Ammar Asim Faruq Harris was not in the courtroom when relatives and friends of the victims sobbed and shouted after the verdict was read Wednesday in Clark County District Court.
  • Mothers of Northwestern High students shot plea for justice (Miami, FL)

    11/02/2015 4:29:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    WSVN ^ | Nov 02, 2015
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two South Florida mothers are uniting in making a painful plea after another Miami Northwestern Senior High student was shot several times over the weekend. The latest victim's mother ran outside when she heard the gunshots. The 16-year-old Miami Northwestern Senior High student, Hasam Williams, was making a convenience store run when he was gunned down on Saturday night. He is currently in the hospital and is expected to recover, unlike three other students from the same school, who have died in shootings since the beginning of the school year.
  • Boys and girls constrained by toys and costumes

    10/31/2015 10:11:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Times News Service ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | Claire Cain Miller
    A Web search for Halloween costumes of scientists produces only boys wearing lab coats and goggles. A search for nursing costumes turns up girls in skirts with stethoscopes. Cats and cupcakes are also girls, while sharks and astronauts are boys.
  • Deso Dogg, Ex-Rapper Who Joined ISIS, Is Killed by U.S. Airstrike

    10/31/2015 5:00:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 30, 2015 | By CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The German-born former rapper Deso Dogg, who abandoned his music career in 2010 and became a recruiter in Syria for the Islamic State, was killed in an airstrike this month, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. The musician, born Denis Cuspert, toured with the American performer DMX in 2006 but later abandoned rap music and became a well-known singer of nasheeds, or Islamic devotional music, in German. The State Department designated him a terrorist in February after determining he had become a “willing pitchman” for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    10/30/2015 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lincoln Wright
    SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the university and the female employee, claims the male student was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The employee and her daughter are not named in the suit, but it says the daughter is "a student at a nearby school" and also works at Notre Dame.
  • Woman in ‘revenge kidnapping’ says she was forced into blood ritual

    10/29/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 29, 2015
    DALLAS — Four people kidnapped a woman and held her captive for three days in a San Antonio-area home, forcing her to ingest drugs and at one point conducting a “blood ritual,” a sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday. Authorities believe Mercedes Salazar, 32, was the ringleader who orchestrated the woman’s captivity, according to James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Salazar is being held on charges that include aggravated kidnapping, he said.
  • Hasbro Asks Judge to Dismiss Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner's Suit Over Toy Hamster

    10/28/2015 6:38:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Hasbro Inc. asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, who wants the company to pay her $5 million because it made an inch-tall plastic toy hamster named "Harris Faulkner." Faulkner a six-time Emmy Award-winner who anchors "Fox News Weekend" for the news channel sued Hasbro in August for adding the hamster to its line of "Pet Pawsabilities" toys. She claimed that the plastic rodent with a levitating butterfly hat "willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner's unique and valuable name and distinctive persona" for Hasbro's financial gain.
  • Walgreens to Buy Rite Aid for $9.4 Billion

    10/27/2015 3:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | October 27, 2015
    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to buy Rite Aid Corp. for about $9.4 billion, in a move that would create a drugstore giant at a time when companies in nearly every corner of the health-care industry are seeking to gain advantage from bulking up. Walgreens agreed to pay $9 a share in cash for Rite Aid, offering a 48% premium to Rite Aid's closing price Monday. Rite Aid's stock rose 43% to $8.67 Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported on the deal talks.
  • Wife of jogger slain by football player commits suicide: police

    10/26/2015 5:59:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas The wife of a jogger who was slashed to death on a popular Dallas hiking trial this month has died of an apparent suicide, police said on Monday, nearly two weeks after the killing in which a former Texas A&M football player has been charged.
  • Woman Accused of Murdering Uncle to Undergo Mental Evaluation (Boston)

    10/26/2015 2:21:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Patch ^ | October 26, 2015 | Frank O'Laughlin
    A former Boston Police Department employee who allegedly shot and killed her uncle was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation at her arraignment Monday on a murder charge, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Yvonne Lewis, 36, of Jamaica Plain, is accused of fatally shooting Clive Francis, 49, Saturday afternoon at a relatives home in Bostons Hyde Park section.
  • Court papers: Mother slammed child after boyfriend rejected sexual advances

    10/23/2015 6:04:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 22, 2015 | Bob Gardinier
    A 25-year-old mother told police alcohol and anger over her boyfriend's rejection of her sexual overtures led her to assault her baby son. Tabatha A. Coons was arrested Wednesday after giving police a statement about what happened to her 15-month-old child on the night of Oct. 3. Coons said she went out drinking with friends to celebrate her birthday that night, came home and wanted to have sex with her live-in boyfriend, Cameron Lewis, but he turned her down. She said she stayed awake wondering why. "Cameron and I haven't had sex in a few days and I was still...
  • U.S. border inspector kills knife-wielding Mexican man

    10/22/2015 6:47:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO A U.S. border inspector fatally shot a knife-wielding Mexican man at a California crossing on Wednesday, and an agency official quickly defended his actions. The Customs and Border Protection officer fired his gun four times around midnight, striking the man in his chest and possibly in his neck at the port of entry in downtown Calexico, about 120 miles east of San Diego and across the border from Mexicali, Mexico, said Pete Flores, the agency's San Diego field office director.
  • S.F. principal delays vote results, saying winners arent diverse

    10/21/2015 6:34:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jill Tucker
    When San Francisco middle school principal Lena Van Haren saw which kids on her campus had been elected to the student council, she was disturbed at the lack of diversity among the winners. There were no Latino or black candidates chosen for the top four spots. Her concern for a representative student government, given the preponderance of students of color at Everett Middle School in the Mission District, may have been understandable. What she did about it, however, swiftly raised a different kind of alarm.
  • Woman falls to death while trying to escape arrest (the UAE has "illegal residents," too )

    10/20/2015 6:47:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | October 17, 2015 | Aghaddir Ali
    Sharjah: A women reportedly jumped from a six-storey balcony at an apartment complex early morning Saturday in order to escape police arrest, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News. The woman, identified as S.H., 32, was an illegal resident who hailed from Ethiopia. The woman tried to escape from the police, and so she jumped from a building located in Al Majaz area of Sharjah, police said.
  • 6-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots 3-Year-Old Brother in Chicago

    10/18/2015 8:00:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2015, | Don Babwin
    A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" with a gun their father told investigators he had obtained illegally from a gang member, Chicago police said Sunday. Police said the two boys were playing Saturday evening when the older boy reached on top of the refrigerator and grabbed the loaded handgun and then accidentally shot 3-year-old Eian Santiago in the face. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he died later that night.
  • Texans owner McNair donates $10K to anti-LGBT rights group

    10/17/2015 7:21:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | October 16, 2015
    In what undoubtedly will be seen as a controversial move, Texans owner Bob McNair donated $10,000 this week to a group advocating against LGBTQ rights. The donation comes at a time when the NFL has been publicly promoting acceptance of gay players and Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player, was drafted last year.
  • Stephen Ross Launches Nationwide Anti-Racism Campaign Featuring Top Athletes

    10/16/2015 5:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL ^ | October 16, 2015
    Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross' nonprofit Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (Rise) on Friday is launching a nationwide anti-racism campaign that will "show off an unprecedented alliance of most of the larger sports properties, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and NCAA," according to Bill King in next week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL.
  • Last flight of US Airways evokes 'golden age' of air travel

    10/15/2015 8:18:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015 | Thom Patterson
    It's the end of the line for US Airways. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight is scheduled to take off from Philadelphia on Friday.
  • Southbridge teacher arraigned in sex photo case (Massachusetts)

    10/15/2015 7:18:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | October 15, 2015 | Brian Lee
    DUDLEY - A teacher fired from Southbridge Middle/High School pleaded not guilty Thursday in Dudley District Court to disseminating obscene material to a student. Joseph G. Zuniga, who turned 23 Thursday, of 15 Village Way, Apt. 2 in Webster, was arrested Wednesday. He had taught English as a second language at Southbridge. A judge upheld Mr. Zunigas $500 bail that he had posted Wednesday night at the Southbridge Police Department.