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  • Multiple suspects sought in fatal shooting at Dorchester hotel (Boston)

    10/19/2017 4:55:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 18, 2017 | Chris Villani
    Police yesterday were searching for multiple suspects who fled the scene of a fatal predawn shooting at the Holiday Inn Express in Dorchester. Police responded to the hotel, located just steps from Interstate 93 South, at 4:15 a.m. yesterday after receiving a call that someone had been shot. When they arrived, they found a man in his mid-20s in a fifth-floor room suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un permits racetrack gambling as international sanctions take hold

    10/16/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    North Korean race-goers who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races, as the one-party state searches for new ways to generate hard currency in the wake of tough international sanctions. In recent weeks, North Korea's access to foreign money has been significantly limited by a flurry of international sanctions over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programs.
  • Monty Hall and the game show stick-or-switch onion puzzle

    10/12/2017 6:23:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 6, 2017 | Tim Harford
    Forget Fermat’s last theorem. The most vexing challenge in mathematics just might be the Monty Hall problem. Monty Hall — born Monte Halparin — presented nearly 5,000 episodes of Let’s Make a Deal, the US game show that inspired the puzzle. It is an onion of a conundrum; layer after layer, and guaranteed to make you cry. The puzzle is this: a contestant faces three doors. Behind one of them is a big prize such as a Cadillac. Each of the other two doors conceals a booby prize such as a goat.
  • Alex Morgan after Disney World incident: 'I can’t imagine what black people go through'

    10/12/2017 5:33:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    It may be the most magical place on Earth, but sports stars are not exempt from the law of the land at Disney World. Olympic medalist Alex Morgan discovered this the hard way earlier this month, when she and a few of her fellow professional soccer-playing friends were escorted from Epcot Center for being intoxicated and agressive on Oct. 1.
  • The Obamas’ new building could be cursed

    10/11/2017 8:20:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Michael Kaplan
    Page Six broke the news last Monday that Barack and Michelle Obama have been viewing an apartment at 10 Gracie Square, an exclusive, white-glove apartment building on the Upper East Side, situated at 84th Street and the FDR Drive. Sources now tell The Post that the couple are merely awaiting co-op board approval to purchase the unit — which is reportedly in the $8 million to $10 million range — in the 1931 enclave, whose residents have included designer Gloria Vanderbilt, exiled former first lady of China Madame Chiang Kai-shek, media mogul Steve Ross and socialite Brooke Astor.
  • Maryland college student shot, killed by police after wild car crashes on South Beach

    10/10/2017 6:11:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 9, 2017 | Joey Flechas, Alex Harris And David Ovalle
    After crashing her BMW into several cars at high speed, college student Cariann Hithon sat behind the wheel as a noisy crowd gathered around her. Onlookers filming on their smartphones yelled for her to get out of the damaged car. Somebody hollered: “She drunk as sh*t.” Uniformed Miami Beach police officers walked up. For a brief few seconds, it appeared nothing more than a routine, if harrowing, car accident on South Beach.
  • With a new diversity fellowship, MLB wants its present to better emulate its past

    10/06/2017 6:45:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Oct. 2, 2017 | Jeff Passan
    This week, the league will begin taking applications for the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program, an initiative that will provide people of color and women 18- to 24-month jobs in 20 front offices across the game. Combined with three more spots in a three-year program with the commissioner’s office, it is MLB’s strongest foray yet into widening its talent base by recruiting those who don’t typically consider baseball a viable career path. “It’s not necessarily that baseball needs someone who’s black or a woman,” Tirado said. “Baseball needs the absolute best talent possible to stay competitive and become a global entertainment...
  • Only Confederate monument in Massachusetts to be removed

    10/04/2017 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2017
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ lone Confederate memorial will be removed after Columbus Day weekend. The Boston Globe reports that the memorial will be removed from Georges Island and temporarily placed in storage at the Massachusetts Archives. Thirteen Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren during the Civil War are commemorated on the headstone.
  • Marches for Racial Justice and Black Women Converge in Washington

    10/01/2017 6:02:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2017 | EMILY BAUMGAERTNER
    WASHINGTON — On the first crisp fall day in Washington, thousands of anti-racism marchers proved that the capital’s summer of protests had not yet come to a close. Two separate rallies — the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women — converged in Lincoln Park, a picnic-and-birthday-party plot nestled in the heart of the gentrified eastern part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. They marched in front of the Justice Department before descending on the National Mall to denounce institutionalized racism.
  • Stepdad of boy, 15, stabbed to death in a New York high school insists his son is not a bully

    09/29/2017 5:12:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 29, 2017 | Iain Burns
    The stepfather of a teenage boy who was stabbed to death in high school after allegedly harassing a 'flamboyant' fellow student has said his stepson was no bully. Kyle Victor, 34, said 15-year-old Matthew McCree was 'in no way bad'. McCree was allegedly stabbed in the chest by 18-year-old classmate Abel Cedeno at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in New York City on Wednesday.
  • Puerto Rico’s Governor Warns of ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

    09/26/2017 6:40:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | September. 26, 2017 | FRANCES ROBLES, LIZETTE ALVAREZ and NICHOLAS FANDOS
    “Puerto Rico, which is part of the United States, can turn into a humanitarian crisis,” Governor Rosselló said. “To avoid that, recognize that we Puerto Ricans are American citizens; when we speak of a catastrophe, everyone must be treated equally.” And Mr. Rosselló did not mince words about the potential impact on the mainland, where Puerto Ricans are expected to arrive in droves to escape the post-Maria hardships they will face on the island, including a shortage of already hard-to-find jobs. “If we want to prevent, for example, a mass exodus, we have to take action. Congress, take note: Take...
  • Phillies players say Spanish translator is clutch for team

    09/25/2017 6:08:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The (Allentown) Morning Call ^ | Sept. 23, 2017 | STEPHEN GROSS
    Baseball's popularity in Latin America has swelled the number of Spanish-speaking players to nearly 30 percent, MLB statistics show. That's a far cry from the post-World War II era when only 1 percent of players primarily spoke Spanish, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. By the late 1990s, the language barrier had become such a problem that MLB started offering classes in English as a second language in 1997, with the teams' covering the costs. Those classes are ongoing.
  • ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA — which is not yet recognized as an official student organization — on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called “An Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” with prices for products varying based on the customer’s race.
  • The Boeing 747 Came In With A Bang And Now It Will Go Out With One

    09/20/2017 9:22:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2017 | Ted Reed
    U.S. Airlines are vying for attention as the Boeing 747 leaves their fleets, just as they did when it entered their fleets in 1970. And the world’s aviation geeks are watching closely. United announced Monday that its final Boeing 747 flight will take place Nov. 7 with a celebratory recreation of its first United flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. Twenty-eight minutes later, at 3:47 p.m. Monday, Delta announced that it recently operated its final Boeing 747 Tokyo Narita-Honolulu flight (on Sept. 5), and that it had operated what were thought to be the final domestic 747 flights from Honolulu...
  • Albert Haynesworth Accuses Ex-Girlfriend Of Physically Abusing Him, Using Racial Slur

    09/20/2017 7:41:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Deadspin ^ | September 20, 2017 | Emma Baccellieri
    Former NFL player Albert Haynesworth accused his ex-girlfriend, former basketball player Brittany Jackson, of repeatedly physically abusing him and calling him racial slurs in a string of tweets today. TMZ reported that Haynesworth tweeted in response to Jackson’s accusations that he wasn’t paying child support for their son, although TMZ doesn’t say where those accusations came from—none of Jackson’s social media accounts made any reference to that as of Wednesday night, and TMZ doesn’t refer to any court records. Haynesworth labeled his tweets “The Ugly Truth about Brittany”:
  • Bob Newhart: 'We were the first married TV couple to have a single bed'

    09/18/2017 6:19:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14, 2017
    “We were the first married TV couple to have a single bed,” the 88-year-old told Closer Weekly. “I didn’t think it was risky — I just thought it was about time.”
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • Better than coffee? Hillary Clinton demonstrates this stress-reducing technique on CNN

    09/15/2017 6:30:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sept. 15, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    Go on. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. Hillary Clinton wants you to do it - and she’ll even show you how. Clinton is a fan of a stress-reducing yoga technique called alternate nostril breathing. Simply put, it’s this: Taking alternate breaths while you hold one nostril closed then the other. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article173498956.html#storylink=cpy
  • Lawsuit: Florida teacher bonus program discriminates

    09/15/2017 6:35:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    A.P. ^ | September 14, 2017
    A oup of teachers and Florida's teacher union are going to court to stop the state's "Best and Brightest" teacher bonus program. The Florida Education Association and seven teachers filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the Florida Department of Education and the state's school districts. The lawsuit alleges that the bonus program discriminates against older teachers, as well as black and Hispanic teachers.
  • Planner behind Fenway 'Racism is American' banner explains anti-racist statement

    09/14/2017 5:42:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CSN New England ^ | By Evan Drellich September 13, 2017 | Evan Drellich
    UPDATE, 1 a.m., Sept. 14: The protest group member who spoke to CSNNE said Antifa Boston's claim of responsibility for hanging the banner at Fenway Park is "ridiculous." "The five of us are in no way associated with Antifa nor did Antifa Boston have anything to do with the action," the group member wrote via text. As proof, they provided an image of the banner when it was being unfurled ahead of the demonstration, as a test.