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  • Hawaii Republican Leader Rep. Beth Fukumoto Officially Resigns From GOP

    03/22/2017 7:06:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    NBC ^ | March 22, 2017 | Traci G. Lee
    In a letter to the Hawaii Republican Party on Wednesday, Rep. Beth Fukumoto wrote about the partisanship she saw from her colleagues on the right, which included criticism from her own caucus that she felt was due to her participation at the Women's March in Honolulu in January. "This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women," Fukumoto wrote in her letter. "So, when I listened as our now top office holder refused to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, speaking out didn't seem...
  • Harvard Law is now accepting the GRE. Could other schools follow?

    03/21/2017 4:00:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    When the University of Arizona started accepting a generic graduate school exam for law school applicants last year, the national group that oversees such admissions chastised the university and threatened to oust it from its membership. But now that Harvard, the gold standard, is following suit, there is growing hope that dropping the traditional Law School Admissions Test as a requirement for applicants across the country could lead to a larger and more diverse group of lawyers entering the field.
  • Mother and son are becoming father and daughter

    03/15/2017 6:13:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son. Corey Maison, 15, first told her parents she identified as a girl four years ago, but it was not until last year she learned that her mother also struggled with her gender identity. The pair are now leaning on each other as they transition together.
  • Connecticut woman attacks boyfriend with samurai sword after dispute

    03/14/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    An argument between a Connecticut couple quickly turned dangerous after the woman went after her lover with a samurai-type sword. Police told CBS News that Juanita Bentley, of New London, got into a heated argument with her boyfriend.
  • As many as 48 million Twitter accounts aren't people, says study

    03/11/2017 8:21:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Michael Newberg
    A big chunk of those "likes," "retweets," and "followers" lighting up your Twitter (TWTR)account may not be coming from human hands. According to new research from the University of Southern California, up to 15 percent of Twitter accounts are in fact bots rather than people. The research could be troubling news for Twitter, which has struggled to grow its user base in the face of growing competition from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and others.
  • Wine bar owners sue Trump over unfair competition from his Washington hotel

    03/10/2017 7:22:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    The owners of a Washington wine bar have sued President Trump over what they claim is unfair competition, saying he is using the power of the presidency to lure business to his luxury hotel near the White House. The action, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court late Wednesday, is the latest legal attempt to pressure Trump over the unprecedented potential conflicts presented by his worldwide business holdings — including the Trump International Hotel, in a former Post Office building that Trump is leasing from the federal government.
  • Fugitive who poisoned husband's Lucky Charms still on the run

    03/07/2017 6:05:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Fox 5 Las Vegas ^ | Adam Herbels
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police need help finding a woman who poisoned her husband's food for months and then skipped town before her sentencing date. Andrea Araceli Heming, 49, pleaded guilty to tainting her husband's food with a substance called boric acid. The poison is usually used to kill cockroaches. "It slices your intestinal tract from the throat down," the victim, Ralph Heming, said. "If you start passing blood or spitting up blood, you're dead."
  • Atlanta United addressing anti-gay chant at first match

    03/06/2017 6:03:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 6, 2017 | Charles Odum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United said Monday it is "taking measures internally" to address an anti-gay chant used by some fans attending the team's first Major League Soccer match. United spokesman Chris Winkler said the team was aware of the chant during Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. In a statement to The Associated Press, the team said the chants "have no place in our matches" and fans participating in those chants will be removed from games.
  • Is the ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest elitist?

    03/06/2017 5:13:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    The organizers of the massive post-inauguration women’s mar­ches have called on female workers to stay home Wednesday, raising concerns among some supporters of the burgeoning feminist movement that the burden of the protest will fall too heavily on the poor. The debate over “A Day Without a Woman” has been simmering on social media and flared in North Carolina last week, when the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent decided to cancel classes March 8 because so many staff members plan to participate. While some applauded the school district’s decision, praising it as a gesture of support for its overwhelmingly female...
  • George W. Bush Breaks Down His Affection for Michelle Obama: ‘We Just Took to Each Other’

    03/02/2017 6:46:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    People ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    To some, they might seem an unlikely twosome: a former president and former first lady from two different administrations, different political parties, different generations and different upbringings. But George W. Bush tells PEOPLE that he feels a real fondness for Michelle Obama. “She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” says Bush, in an interview to launch his first art book and new exhibit, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a collection of his paintings of post-9/11 war veterans.
  • Orioles executive wouldn’t want to host a first pitch from President Trump — without an apology

    02/24/2017 5:45:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    So when John Angelos, the Orioles executive vice president and chief operating officer, appeared on a local podcast this week, he was asked about the idea of inviting President Trump for a first pitch at Oriole Park. “Ultimately that decision is with the ownership group as to what major politicians and political figures and societal figures they want to invite,” Angelos said on the B-More Opinionated podcast. “I know that the administration has taken a lot of criticism for its controversial positions; I think more so perhaps for statements made both during the campaign and since the administration came in...
  • Grandma dies after stranger cold-cocks her outside store

    02/23/2017 4:45:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Lorena Mongelli, Yaron Steinbuch and Natalie Musumeci
    The church-going granny who was cold-cocked by an ex-con as he fled a Queens deli in October has died, police said. Eve Gentillon, 69, a retired home health aide, died Friday, about four months after the senseless attack, which was caught on surveillance video, cops said late Tuesday. The case has now been reclassified as a homicide.
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lafayette, Hoosier Lottery confirms

    02/23/2017 7:32:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning that the ticket was sold in Lafayette.
  • 4 killed, 24 wounded in holiday weekend city shootings so far (Chicago)

    02/20/2017 6:37:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Despite unseasonably warm temperatures that can lead to more people being outside — and, thus, more violence — the number of people killed and wounded in shootings citywide is slightly down from last year. Four people have been killed and at least 24 more wounded, including two 13-year-old boys, in South and West side shootings since 6 p.m. Friday, according to Chicago Police.
  • Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

    02/17/2017 10:57:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Time ^ | February 17, 2017 | David Von Drehle
    Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000.
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • Teen tells boyfriend their baby is a girl right after tossing her out window

    02/17/2017 6:54:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A Nebraska teen who fatally threw her newborn out a second-floor window sent her boyfriend a series of disturbing texts about the murder. Antonia Lopez, 16, reportedly texted her boyfriend saying “It was a girl by the way” after killing the premature infant in September. The teen then later added, “Babe we can try again if you still want to be with me.”
  • The Democrats’ demographic dilemma

    02/14/2017 4:59:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 14,, 2017 | Richard North Patterson  
    Young people, for example, are often unengaged. Voter suppression laws target minorities and the poor. Above all, political polarization and demographic sorting control the electoral map. Most obvious is the electoral college. Hillary Clinton’s 3 million-vote edge was erased by a cluster of less educated whites in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. But the preponderance of red states over blue also affects the Senate, where Idaho and California each elect two senators.
  • Lawsuit ensues over comment by ESPN commentator at Australian Open

    02/14/2017 4:49:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2017
    LOS ANGELES - A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams’ aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.” He apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from ESPN mid-tournament.
  • Girls, 11 and 12, critically wounded in Saturday shootings less than 30 minutes apart

    02/13/2017 7:09:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 12, 2017
    Two preteen girls were shot in the head Saturday night in separate incidents on the city’s South Side, within a period of 30 minutes. Authorities first responded to a report that an 11-year-old girl had been shot in the 6500 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The injury left her in "very critical'' condition, officials said.
  • Museum shuts down Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit

    02/10/2017 6:56:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Carl Campanile
    A Queens museum said Friday it is shuttering its controversial anti-President Trump exhibit dreamed up by actor Shia LaBeouf, conceding that the installation has become a “flashpoint for violence,” The Post has learned. A webcam mounted on a wall outside Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image — titled “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” — began filming on Inauguration Day, and was to be in place 24/7, for the duration of Trump’s presidency.
  • Miami Marlins Claim To Have $1.6 Billion Handshake Agreement For Team

    02/09/2017 2:57:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2017 | Mike Ozanian
    Two sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Miami Marlins president David Samson has said that there is a $1.6 billion "handshake agreement" for the MLB team. Jeffrey Loria paid $158 million for the baseball team in 2002.
  • Security drags Charles Oakley out of Knicks game in unreal scene

    02/09/2017 7:05:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Fred Kerber
    The current Knicks should show such fight. Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards. The incident occurred in the pricey seats after Oakley allegedly heckled team owner James Dolan, who was sitting nearby, said a source who witnessed the incident and asked not to be identified.
  • Swiss Air flight makes emergency landing with one engine in Iqaluit (Canada)

    02/05/2017 8:14:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 1, 2017
    A Swiss International Air Lines flight made an unexpected landing in Iqaluit Wednesday due to a technical problem. The Boeing 777, carrying 216 passengers and 17 crew members, was en route to Los Angeles from Zurich.
  • Audi’s Super Bowl ad sure looks like they were betting on Hillary

    02/04/2017 6:08:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Claire Atkinson
    A car ad about gender equality? By a female director? This year’s Super Bowl advertisers may have planned for a Hillary Clinton presidency. Audi’s 60-second Super Bowl commercial is pitched to dads but has a message about equal pay. The ad sees a father watching his daughter win a go-cart race and then walks her to his new Audi 5S sports car. The commercial, called “Daughter” from ad agency Venables Bell & Partners, ends with a billboard that reads: “Progress is for Everyone.”
  • Robert De Niro: ‘Of course I want to punch’ President Trump in the face

    02/03/2017 8:52:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | February 3, 2017
    While appearing on The View Friday morning, Robert De Niro addressed controversial comments he made about wanting to punch President Donald Trump in the face. His feelings haven’t changed. “I said that because he said that about somebody, that he would like to punch them in the face,” the actor told cohost Joy Behar. “How dare he say that to the crowd? How dare he say the things he does? Of course I want to punch him in the face.”
  • Russell Wilson: Donald Trump might not last four years in the White House

    01/31/2017 7:58:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 113 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    "...Just so you know, I voted for Hillary [Clinton]," Wilson said in the video. "But, when you think about it's only been, what, two weeks ... We've got to attack this issue here. Basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that's happened within a 10-day period, or however many days it's been, it's already too much. It's already crazy, it's already affecting people's hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. "Now you kind of recognize that people's feelings are getting hurt, people's lives getting changed, people are getting sent back...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • Walsh blasts Trump, vows to open City Hall to illegals

    01/25/2017 4:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2017 | Dan Atkinson
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would open City Hall as a sanctuary and "safe space" to illegal immigrants -- promising to house them in his office -- in the wake of President Trump's executive order to halt federal funding for "sanctuary cities," and said Boston would not accept federal money if it was tied to toeing Trump's line on immigration. "If people want to live here they'll live here, they can use my office, they can use any office in this building," Walsh said of his promise today to illegal immigrants who are "targeted unjustly," adding "any place they...
  • ‘Murder gives me a high unlike any other’: Teen’s diary leads to 15-year sentence

    01/24/2017 7:15:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    "I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today . . . It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other. It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock." While these lines might sound like the demented writings of John Wayne Gacy or perhaps Charles Manson, they actually appeared in what police said was a diary kept by a teenage girl named Pearl Moen. She was mistaken about one thing, though - the women she stabbed did not die. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article128380779.html#storylink=cpy
  • The Clintons are hatching a plan for their comeback

    01/23/2017 7:28:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Neither is expected to seek public office again. But both are now expected to be involved in Democratic politics for years to come. “If someone they knew was running for the Senate or the Statehouse or City Hall, it would be out of character for them not to be supportive,” McLarty told Politico.
  • Packers fan to take wife's last name: Packer

    01/19/2017 4:21:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Wauwatosa native Ryan Holtan-Murphy and Chicago born Marie Packer will soon say "I do." Their wedding will take place this June in the Windy City, but going against tradition, the groom is taking the bride's last name of Packer.
  • ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison

    01/19/2017 6:28:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lia Eustachewich and Jamie Schram
    Watch out, guys! An Austrian femme fatale known as the “Ice Cream Killer” will have plenty of new men to choose from at her new lockdown. Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred to an all-male prison because she’s too dangerous to be locked up at a women’s facility, but authorities might be playing right into her hands. The maniacal murderess has a history of luring men into her web and then killing and slicing up their bodies with a chainsaw.
  • 'White Men Can't Jump' Remake in the Works From 'Black-ish' Creator (Exclusive)

    01/17/2017 4:49:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 17, 2017 | Borys Kit
    White Men Can’t Jump is getting back into the game. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s acclaimed comedy Black-ish, is teaming with Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL's Carolina Panthers to develop a remake of the 1992 sports comedy for 20th Century Fox. Barris will write the script for the project, which falls under his overall film deal with Fox that he signed in September. Barris also will act as a producer.
  • Mass. women hold marches in protest

    01/15/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State women say they are headed to the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday to demand accountability from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. “I decided to go down on Nov. 9,” said Anna Josephson, 32, of Waltham. “I’m worried about his appointments, his hatred and his fearmongering ... I can’t see any sign from him that he thinks women are people, too.”
  • Heslam: With Tucker Carlson pick, Fox takes step backward

    01/06/2017 5:06:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 06, 2017 | Jessica Heslam
    Fox’s choice of conservative stalwart Tucker Carlson to replace trend-bucking news star Megyn Kelly is a telling pick — a rightward shift back to what the channel’s viewers are used to. When I called up Al Tompkins yesterday at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in Florida, he quipped: “Sure is a lot of white guys in the evening, huh?”
  • Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson offers inmates to build Donald Trump’s wall (Massachusetts)

    01/05/2017 6:33:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 05, 2017 | Owen Boss, Joe Dwinell
    Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is offering to ship his inmates off to the southern border to help President-elect Donald Trump build a massive wall. “We need to turn this country around and put law and order back in place,” Hodgson told the Herald last night. He’s proposing to send “eight to 10” inmates with a guard to help build a wall along the Mexican border. He said he has sent his pitch to Trump’s transition team. And, he added, he’s been told by other sheriffs across the country they are ready to join in.
  • 6 missing after small plane loses contact over Lake Erie

    12/30/2016 6:06:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2016 | AnneClaire Stapleton
    (CNN) — The US Coast Guard was searching Lake Erie Friday for a small plane carrying six people who had attended a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game before flying out of the city late Thursday. Three adults and three children were on board the aircraft, CNN affiliate WEWS reported. Their identities were not immediately known.
  • Anti-Trump sign irks JP woman’s liberal neighbors (Boston)

    12/28/2016 7:08:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 28, 2016 | Dan Atkinson
    A Jamaica Plain woman’s decision to label her house a “Trump-Free Zone” — calling President-elect Donald Trump a “criminal” and “greedy pig” — is even offending some of her own anti-Trump neighbors in the leafy, left-leaning neighborhood. “He wasn’t my candidate but I don’t agree with that type of voicing, saying those things about him,” said Bill Nelson, who lives several houses down from the home sporting the hand-scrawled invective.
  • Stab victim found in Eastie; Cops probe possible gang ties in five grisly deaths (Boston)

    12/27/2016 5:47:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 26, 2016
    Boston police investigators are probing a possible “nexus to gang activity” linking the deaths of five teenage boys in East Boston in the past 15 months — the latest a young man found fatally stabbed near Memorial Park late Christmas Eve, police Commissioner William B. Evans told the Herald. “We’ve been looking at how they are connected to each other,” Evans said. “This is the stuff that keeps me awake at night. It’s disturbing when you get a call about a young kid murdered like that in the city.”
  • At Least 27 Shot, 7 Fatally, in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend

    12/25/2016 6:26:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2016 | Katie Rogers
    At least 27 people were shot, seven fatally, in a 48-hour period in Chicago over Christmas weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department. It was the latest bloody chapter in a city besieged by gun violence.
  • Pantsuit Nation members revolt after operator cashes in with book deal

    12/21/2016 6:16:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2016 | Mark Moore
    Members of an underground pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group are livid after the operator announced she would be cashing in on the page with a book deal. News that Pantsuit Nation founder Libby Chamberlain would be putting out a tome next May based on comments from the popular page — which has some 4 million members — prompted a flood of angry comments calling the Brooklin, Maine, woman a sellout.
  • Berlin named best city to be gay and single

    12/20/2016 7:16:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | December 16, 2016 | Emma Anderson
    Berlin is renowned for holding a number of LGBT festivals each year, including Christopher Street Day celebrations dating back to 1979, and Berlin Pride. Hundreds of thousands partake in these events each year. The city’s commitment to the LGBT community has also shown through in its care for refugees from war-torn countries, establishing Germany’s first major gay asylum centre in February.
  • Poker pro Phil Ivey, friend must repay Borgata $10.1M in cards case

    12/19/2016 6:53:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2016 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY — Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to give the players an edge. A federal judge had previously ruled Ivey and companion player Cheng Yin Sun didn’t meet their obligation to follow gambling regulations on four occasions in 2012 by having a dealer at the Borgata arrange baccarat cards so they could tell what kind of card was coming next.
  • Tiffany, Hermes, Rolex: Teachers are getting ‘ridiculous’ gifts from one-percent parents

    12/18/2016 7:54:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2016 | By Doree Lewak
    New York City’s teachers might make a paltry salary, but the perks are grade A. One-percent parents lavish their offspring’s educators with cash tips and over-the-top gifts for the holidays to show their appreciation — and maybe get some special treatment for Junior.
  • PHOTOS: 26 tons of cocaine worth $715M seized in Pacific

    12/16/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific. Coast Guard officers said at a news conference Thursday that the drugs brought to Fort Lauderdale came from 27 separate vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off Central and South America over the past three months.
  • EgyptAir crash: Explosives found on victims, say investigators

    12/15/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | December 15, 2016
    Traces of explosives have been found on victims of the EgyptAir plane crash over the Mediterranean in May, investigators say. A criminal investigation would now begin into the crash of the Airbus A320, Egypt's civil aviation ministry said in a statement. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board.
  • Shootings down by half during snowy weekend in Chicago

    12/13/2016 6:45:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 12, 2016
    Still, Chicago is on pace this year for the most homicides since at least 1998, when the police department said there were 704 homicides. The number of people shot is also the most in decades: At least 4,170 people so far this year. With less than three weeks left in the year, that marks a 40 percent increase over the total number of shootings in 2015, according to Tribune data.
  • New MLB hazing rules ban dressing as women, offensive costumes

    12/12/2016 8:31:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2016
    NEW YORK -- That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both sides on Tuesday, the players' union agreed not to contest it. The policy, obtained by The Associated Press, prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or...
  • Interfaith Gathering At Boston's Largest Mosque Seeks To 'Build Bridges' After Election

    12/12/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WBUR ^ | December 12, 2016
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined a crowd of more than 2,000 people at Boston's largest mosque on Sunday night for a rousing conversation about diversity and solidarity as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take over the White House.