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  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, “We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.”
  • Bernie Sanders packs ’em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. “As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose,” the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. “We’re going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent.” The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • Starbucks to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020

    10/02/2015 6:42:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | October 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Starbucks will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The company said it has been steadily working on making the switch since it began buying cage-free eggs in 2008. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald's Corp, Burger King Corp and food services company Sodexo SA. It is happening as North American egg suppliers are slowly starting to rebuild flocks after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.
  • Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In September

    10/01/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS (Chicago) ^ | October 1, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade. Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime – including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.
  • Mother, Grandmother Of 11-Month-Old Boy Wiped Out In Chicago Shootings, Heroic Officer Saves Boy

    09/29/2015 6:27:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    An 11-month-old Chicago boy witnessed tragedy late on Monday evening as he saw an unidentified shooter wipe out two generations of his family on his front porch. His pregnant mother and grandmother were those killed in an alleged case of random shootings that rocked the Back of the Yards neighborhood in South Chicago, according to latest reports emerging in the media. The shootings spurred an emergency medical services response to the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street after multiple people were reportedly shot, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
  • Vikings to install breastfeeding suites at stadium (first NFL franchise to add lactation pods)

    09/23/2015 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    WDIV (Detroit) ^ | September 23, 2015
    The Minnesota Vikings announced plans on Tuesday to become the first franchise to install lactation suites for nursing mothers in an NFL stadium. The team will install two Mamava lactation suites at its temporary home stadium of TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis by its home game with the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18, according to a statement released by the team. Another two of the suites will be installed at the Vikings' training facility and headquarters in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and in the team's downtown Minneapolis office.
  • 8 Killed, 45 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    09/22/2015 5:42:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2015
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Eight people were killed — including a 14-year-old boy — and at least 45 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Art student's 'white only,' 'black only' signs cause campus-wide alarm

    09/20/2015 6:55:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | September 19, 2015 | Marilyn Malara
    Powell's project -- created for her Installation: Urban Spaces class -- is reportedly called "Our Compliance" and aims "to expose white privilege." "Our society still actively maintains racist structures that benefit one group of people, and oppress another," the Chicago-born artist explained. "Forty to fifty years ago, these structures were visibly apparent and physically graspable through the existence of signs that looked exactly like the signs I put up. Today these signs may no longer exist, but the system that they once reinforced still does."
  • Suspect in Daytona Beach shooting kills himself in Miami jail cell

    09/20/2015 4:49:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 19, 2015
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The suspect in a triple shooting that killed two Bethune-Cookman University students died after hanging himself in his Miami jail cell. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said he learned Saturday afternoon about York Zed Bodden's death. "He saved the state the expense," Chitwood said.
  • Study: Non-whites more exposed to environmental hazards

    09/19/2015 5:26:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | Brooks Hays
    BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, African Americans and Hispanics are more exposed to health risks like air pollution, toxic waste and a lack of green space. The study -- a tag-team effort between researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the California Environmental Protection Agency -- used a new online tool that maps environmental health hazards.
  • Wayne Gretzky joining Harper at Toronto event

    09/17/2015 6:22:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 17, 2015 | Don Peat,
    TORONTO - Can the Great One score votes, too? Wayne Gretzky is joining Conservative leader Stephen Harper on the federal election campaign trail. The Tory campaign announced late Thursday that Harper will be participating in an event with Gretzky at the Carlu in Toronto Friday at 6 p.m. It isn’t the first time this year that the hockey legend has helped a right-wing Canadian politician with an assist. Earlier this year, Gretzky skated into the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership campaign with an endorsement of Patrick Brown.
  • Minority Teachers Quitting Due To Racism And Black Income Disparity; Common Core, Child Discipline?

    09/17/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Patrick Frye
    A new report claims the United States’ education system is seeing minority teachers quitting at an alarming rate. Experts cited by the Washington Post claim it is possible a history of racism and income disparity might explain why some black teachers are quitting their jobs, but others believe the new standardized curriculum like Common Core and the inability to apply child discipline may have frustrated these teachers.
  • Man fatally shot in Mission Hill supermarket parking lot

    09/17/2015 5:55:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 17, 2015 | Bob McGovern
    Police are hunting for a gunman, they believe targeted and killed a man in his 20s during a brazen, midday shooting yesterday in a Stop & Shop parking lot in Mission Hill. “I think the person was targeted,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said. “It’s troubling. Unfortunately, there are way too many shootings, but when it happens in broad daylight with young kids here and the elderly and people going about their everyday business, it’s more brazen. Clearly, I think we know that this is someone who was targeted. I don’t think anyone has anything to worry about in...
  • Anthony Weiner out of his job at powerhouse p.r. firm

    09/16/2015 4:47:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is out of work again after just two months on the job at the powerhouse public relations firm MWW, The Post has learned. According to an internal memo from MWW chief Michael Kempner, Weiner was a victim of the media who left on his own accord to start up his own company.
  • Bob Kraft, Maura Healey announce partnership to prevent youth violence

    09/16/2015 4:37:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2015 | Shira Springer
    In mid-August, Robert Kraft invited Attorney General Maura Healey for breakfast at his Chestnut Hill home. Healey wanted to launch an educational initiative that would teach high school students about teen dating violence, dangerous relationships, and respect for women. Kraft wanted to fund programs that would raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, while fostering cultural change.
  • This new report paints a troubling picture of America’s fast food chains

    09/15/2015 7:40:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 15, 2015 | Julia Calderone and Dave Mosher,
    An alliance of consumer, health, and environmental groups have released a new report showing how the nation's top 25 fast food companies by sales stack up on their policies regarding antibiotic use in their meat. The results are dismal: The report gave 20 of the 25 companies failing grades for not effectively responding to a "growing public health threat by publicly adopting policies restricting routine antibiotic use" in meat.
  • San Francisco 49ers fans viciously gang up on Minnesota Vikings fan after game (VIDEO)

    09/15/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 15,. 2015 | BY Bernie Augustine
    A Vikings fan was attacked by a pack of 49ers fans outside Levi’s Stadium Monday night. Video posted on Facebook shows the attack after San Francisco’s 20-3 win over Minnesota. A man in an Adrian Peterson jersey is repeatedly kicked and punched in the face while trying to get up off the pavement while a handful of 49ers fans surround him. One event security staffer, in a yellow coat, runs in to break up the fight but some of the 49ers fans still get a few more shots in on the Vikings fan before more help arrives.
  • Boston police hunting gunman who killed man on Roxbury street

    09/10/2015 6:35:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 10, 2015 | Mark Garfinkel, Chris Villani
    A young man is dead and police are searching for a suspect after a shooting that took place in Roxbury early this morning, Boston police commissioner William Evans said. The victim is identified as a black male in his 20s. Evans told the Herald police responded to reports of multiple shots around 4:45 a.m. Evidence markers showing at least 12 shell casings were visible at the scene.
  • Hillary Clinton on Ellen: Dancing, Tabasco and jokes

    09/08/2015 9:54:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Looking to bounce back from a politically tough summer, Clinton sat down with the charismatic television host before a live audience in Rockefeller Center at dusk. The interview was part substance, part fun, all meant to cast Clinton as spontaneous and likeable. Clinton told the largely female audience that "it is just a reality that (women) are held to a higher, different double standard" and implored the young women in the audience to "just forge ahead" when met with adversity because of their gender.
  • 8 Killed, 46 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    09/08/2015 6:35:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | September 8, 2015
    Eight people were killed and at least 46 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend, police said.
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot — including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration — and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governor’s administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Two women shot outside Fenway Park; gangs eyed (Boston)

    09/06/2015 10:28:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Bullets spraying from a suspected gang-related beef outside Fenway Park early yesterday morning wounded two women at a popular meet-up corner, broke glass at the entrance to the Red Sox ticket office and punched a baseball-size hole in a window at Boston Beer Works. “The bullet went in there. We have no idea where the bullet went,” Boston Beer Works general manager Dan Quintino told the Herald as he carefully peeled back the duct tape temporarily patching the damage just above his head. Shattered glass littered the floor at the base of a large beer vat overlooking Brookline Avenue.
  • Police: Teen hospitalized with 11 wounds after West End shooting (Cincinnati)

    09/04/2015 8:41:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WLWT ^ | September 4, 2015 | John London
    CINCINNATI —Cincinnati police said they are at a loss to explain the recent spate of shootings in the West End. There was another one Friday morning, the eighth shooting in the past week. This time a teenager took several bullets to the legs. Despite 11 entry and exit wounds, the 15-year-old made it mid-block along 800 block of Findlay Street before he collapsed.
  • At least 12 people shot dead, including 11-year-old boy, since late Tuesday in Chicago

    09/03/2015 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 3, 2015
    At least 12 people have died and 13 others have been wounded in separate shootings in Chicago between late Tuesday and early Thursday, including the accidental shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said..
  • Fox News anchor who shares same name as hamster toy sues Hasbro for $5M

    09/02/2015 7:42:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Dareh Gregorian
    A Fox News anchor says she’s no hamster—or choking hazard. In papers filed in New Jersey Federal Court, Harris Faulkner says she’s suffered “substantial commercial and emotional damage” from a plastic hamster doll that shares her name.
  • McDonald's launches all-day breakfast on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    AP ^ | September 2, 2015
    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items like Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, sausage burritos, fruit 'n yogurt parfaits, hash browns and biscuits will be available anytime, although the exact menu will vary in different markets. The company said core items like the Big Mac, McNuggets and fries will still be available at all of its locations.
  • Arizona mother admits to drowning twin 2-year-old sons, police say

    08/31/2015 5:46:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies ^ | August 31, 2015
    An Arizona mom allegedly told cops she drowned her twin two-year-old sons because "nobody loved them and nobody loved her." Newly released court documents show Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, admitted to killing the boys and said she attempted to drown another family member, but was stopped by a relative.
  • Flight escorted by FIGHTER JETS after cabin crew put passenger's cat in bathroom and she threatened

    08/30/2015 9:20:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Daily Mail UK + AP. ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    Two fighter jets were scrambled to escort a passenger jet that was forced to make an emergency landing after a woman on board allegedly became unruly over her cat. Passengers on board the Condor Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt claimed the woman brought her cat onto the plane and became enraged when her pet was put in a lavatory by cabin crew.
  • P.F. Chang’s Chef Stabbed To Death In Northshore Mall

    08/30/2015 7:16:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | August 29, 2015
    PEABODY (CBS) — A P.F. Chang’s chef is facing a murder charge after allegedly stabbing his co-worker to death at the Northshore Mall in Peabody on Saturday. Sources told WBZ-TV that a chef stabbed another chef inside the P.F. Chang’s kitchen shortly after 5:30 p.m, just as the dinner rush was getting started. Jaquan Huston, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Elivelton Dias, of Salem.
  • Woman, T at odds after fight

    08/30/2015 6:18:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Villani
    A pregnant Dorchester woman says she has been too afraid to go outside since getting into a fight with an MBTA bus driver who she said swore at her when she couldn’t pay the fare. A cellphone video posted online that went viral captured the fracas after Husniya Anderson, 32, threw a drink at the 13-year veteran driver who had asked her to get off the bus because she didn’t have enough money for the fare. The video then appears to show the driver attacking Anderson outside the bus as she holds on to her 3-year-old daughter in an effort...
  • Police: NY woman killed infant, lived with body for 3 months

    08/29/2015 8:05:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 29, 2015
    BATAVIA, N.Y. - An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant child and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE — The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. “Walpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,” School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Retired Boston officer shot, killed in Haitian capital

    08/27/2015 8:26:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 27, 2015 | Astead W. Herndon
    A retired Boston police officer who long served as a liaison to the city’s Haitian community was shot to death in the Caribbean nation this week, according to his family. Yves Dambreville, 66, who had deep roots in both Haiti and Boston, was killed in Port-au-Prince, according to a woman who identified herself only as his niece.
  • MBTA driver suspended after attack

    08/27/2015 5:25:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    A veteran MBTA bus operator has been suspended while transit police investigate an incident captured on video that appears to show the driver attacking a rider who threw a drink on her while leaving the bus. “Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said of the video, which has been posted online. “The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It’s unclear why the woman felt she didn’t have to pay.”
  • Man killed in shooting near Obama's home

    08/26/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sam Charles
    A man was shot to death in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday evening, only about two blocks from President Barack Obama’s home. Reginald Sanson, 25, was in a vehicle about 6 p.m. when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • Father of 9 shot, killed outside Miami apartment

    08/22/2015 4:56:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WSVN ^ | August 21, 2015
    According to police, 36-year-old Michael Antoine Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene. His father said he was sleeping when he heard approximately 13 gunshots from the second floor apartment. "I heard the shots go off," said Grant Jackson Jr., the victim's father. "Then I looked out the window and, you know, it was about 13 altogether, so I fell on the floor. When I got back up, after the shots was gone, I seen somebody in all this black running down the street, and when I looked down on the ground, I seen my son."
  • Sen. Warren: Donald Trump Exposing Ugly Streak in Republican Party

    08/20/2015 7:03:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alison King
    Like many Americans, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been watching this summer as Donald Trump has dominated the headlines and set the agenda in the 2016 Presidential race. "Donald Trump is exposing a really ugly streak in the whole Republican Party. This idea of calling Mexicans rapists and then women - classifying them as fat pigs and bimbos - this is a piece of American political theater that really, really is ugly," Warren said.
  • Affidavit: Suspect planned to kill several people at market

    08/20/2015 3:28:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2015 | Patrick Whittle and Alanna Durkin 
    SACO, Maine — The person charged with fatally stabbing a mother of five in a Maine supermarket went to the store to kill “several random people,” according to a court affidavit released Thursday that says the suspect confessed to the slaying. Connor MacCalister followed Wendy Boudreau from the parking lot of the Shaw’s supermarket in Saco into the ice cream aisle, grabbed the 59-year-old woman from behind and slit her throat, the suspect told police. Boudreau died later at a hospital.
  • Bellefontaine mom says she killed 3 sons because husband ignored their daughter

    08/19/2015 8:52:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Dean Narciso & Jim Woods
    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — A Bellefontaine mother has confessed to killing her three young sons, saying she suffocated them because her husband paid more attention to the boys than he did to their daughter. Brittany Pilkington, 23, was charged with three counts of murder on Tuesday and is being held in the Logan County jail. She is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court this morning.
  • Boston Police Treat Kids To Ice Cream Day After Gunfire Erupts Near Public Pool

    08/19/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kim Tunnicliffe
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston police are trying to assure Roxbury residents that the area around Malcolm X Park is safe after gunfire erupted Monday afternoon near a community pool where children were swimming. Police Commissioner William Evans handed out ice cream cups to kids outside the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex on Tuesday.
  • 110-Year-Old Veteran Emma Didlake Dies Weeks After Meeting President Obama

    08/17/2015 10:29:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | August 17, 2015 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    The nation’s oldest known living veteran, Emma "Big Mama" Didlake, passed away Sunday at the age of 110, just a few weeks after meeting President Obama during a trip to Washington, D.C. “It was a month ago today that we went to the White House, a month ago today,” Didlake's granddaughter Marilyn Horne told the San Antonio Express News. “I think she felt she had accomplished everything and could take her rest.”
  • US labor board dismisses Northwestern football players’ union bid

    08/17/2015 6:44:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2015 | Daniel Wiessner and Mica Rosenberg
    Northwestern University football players lost a bid to unionize on Monday when the U.S. National Labor Relations Board dismissed their case, in a setback for elite U.S. student athletes seeking a chunk of the riches generated by college sports. The case had spurred a national debate over whether college athletes are truly amateurs when colleges and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) benefit handsomely from ticket sales, television contracts and licensing deals.
  • Sources To CBS2: Gunman In S.I. Barricade Was Being Probed In Several Homicides

    08/14/2015 7:17:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CBS 2 (New York) ^ | August 14, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man who police said barricaded himself inside a Staten Island home and shot a firefighter Friday was being investigated in connection with several homicides, police sources told CBS2. Garland Tyree, 38, was killed when he allegedly came out shooting at officers just before noon Friday following a six-hour standoff, at his girlfriend’s home in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island.
  • Murders may spark retaliation (Boston)

    08/14/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2015 | Owen Boss, Brian Dowling, Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Villani
    City leaders in Boston, Cambridge and Everett are saying enough is enough after an otherwise beautiful summer night Wednesday was marred by gun violence that claimed five lives and left cops bracing for retaliatory bloodshed. “We are a better city than this,” an exasperated Mayor Martin J. Walsh said yesterday, hours after the city was hit by two shootings in a span of five minutes that left three young men dead — one of them the nephew of a Boston 
police officer.
  • 2 dead, including 14-year-old girl, and 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago

    08/14/2015 6:03:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 13, 2015
    Two people, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and seven other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday, according to police.. Tracy Davis, 14, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Homan Avenue in East Garfield Park, She was dead on the scene, officials said.
  • Kansas State dental student, 22, gunned down in Chicago

    08/11/2015 8:09:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | August 10, 2015
    A Kansas State University student was killed Thursday night while in her hometown of Chicago. Briona White, 22, was found bleeding from several wounds about 7 p.m. in the south-side Roseland neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune. Police officers responding to reports of a shooting also found White’s boyfriend, William Drake, 20, with a gunshot wound to his head.
  • Texans RB Arian Foster says he doesn't believe in God

    08/07/2015 6:52:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 07, 2015
    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster said in an interview published Thursday he doesn't believe in God.
  • Hillary says too many black men are in jail

    08/07/2015 6:40:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Thursday to reform the nation’s criminal-justice system if elected, saying it’s “clear as could be” that it favors white suspects. Speaking on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show, Clinton pointed to the “tragic set of facts” that show too many Americans are behind bars and they are disproportionately black men.
  • Worcester mom shot along with son: No reason for shooting

    08/06/2015 7:34:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    WCVB Boston ^ | August 6, 2015
    WORCESTER, Mass. —The mother who was shot along with her son in Worcester says there was no reason for the shooting, and now she's looking for help in finding the shooter. Suldano Bilal, 28, and her son, Yasin, 2, were injured when someone opened fire while they were in the back seat of a car that was being parked that almost hit someone.
  • CVS drops Viagra from coverage

    08/05/2015 5:30:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 5, 2015 | Aliza Chasan
    What a letdown. Scores of men stand to lose their little blue pills, after a decision by CVS Health Corp., which determines which drugs some insurers cover, to drop Pfizer’s Viagra from its coverage list beginning next year. Affected men looking for an edge in the bedroom will have to turn to Eli Lilly & Co.’s little yellow pills, Cialis, instead.