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  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 346 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | August 20, 2017 | LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
    A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said. There were 10 sailors missing and five injured, the Navy said. The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as the McCain was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore, the Navy said.
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace' [Brennan goes nuts]

    08/16/2017 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Knowles
    Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his impressions of Trump’s performance, the network said, in which he took issue with the president’s “ugly” and “dangerous” rhetoric.... ... Brennan said he was especially troubled by the message Trump’s remarks had sent to the families of those who had suffered under Nazism, and called the president’s moral relativist version...
  • The Beatles Made Music History at Shea Stadium

    08/16/2017 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | September 15, 2016 | Matt Hurwitz
    The Beatles were always breaking new ground, and on August 15, 1965, they did so again by essentially creating the stadium tour, as detailed in Ron Howard’s new doc on the band’s years on the road, “Eight Days a Week.” On that date, the group played before a record crowd of 55,600 at the then-brand new William A Shea Municipal Stadium in Queens, NY. The event was filmed for posterity by their manager, Brian Epstein, and Ed Sullivan’s Sullivan Productions for a television special, a 30 minute edit of which, representing most of the concert, can be seen exclusively in...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter releases statement on North Korea

    08/15/2017 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 64 replies
    Carter Center via Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 10, 2017 | Jimmy Carter
    ATLANTA - Former United States President Jimmy Carter released a statement Thursday after the recent comments made back and forth between United States officials and North Korea. Here is the statement: ======================================================= "The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea. In addition to restraining the warlike rhetoric, our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russia. The recent UN Security Council unanimous vote for...
  • Peyton's Super Bowl party gone bad

    08/07/2017 6:56:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Sports Recap ^ | July 13 2017 | Sports Recap
    Relive the famous comeback in Super Bowl LI through the eyes of Peyton Manning.
  • Airline 'looking into' Lena Dunham's claims that employees engaged in 'transphobic talk'

    08/03/2017 3:49:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 105 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | August 3, 2017 | Joi-Marie McKenzie
    Lena Dunham is calling out American Airlines after the actress claimed to have overheard two apparent employees engaged in "transphobic talk." The "Girls" creator said her flight on another airline was delayed for hours Wednesday at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Dunham, 31, wrote that the "worst part of this night" waiting at the airport came when she overheard two American Airlines' "attendants having a transphobic talk." "At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir," she added in a subsequent tweet. "That was worst part of this night." Dunham...
  • Mum of little boy in wheelchair tweets! [fake news debunked again!]

    07/30/2017 4:09:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Twitter via Reddit ^ | July 30, 2017 | Marjorie Kelly Weer
    Marjorie Kelly Weer 3 hrs Uummmmm....If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn't snub my son & Monty wasn't even trying to shake his hand (1. He's 3 and hand shaking is not his thing, 2. he was showing off his newly acquired secret service patch). Thanks
  • Driver killed in crash outside Squirrel Hill Tunnel had history of speeding

    07/26/2017 1:43:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 25, 2017 | SHELLY BRADBURY
    Trooper Bondarenka said police can't say exactly what led them to believe the incident may have been intentional, but said police labeled the crash an aggravated assault because of witness statements, physical evidence and Mr. Ulus' state of mind. "There are a few more details to the story, but we can't release that right now," she said.... ...Mr. Ulus did not know Ms. Grimm and she appears to be a random victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, Trooper Bondarenka said.
  • Comey’s Mishandling of Classified Information

    07/25/2017 5:55:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 2 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | July 11, 2017 | Steve McIntyre
    ...Thus far undiscussed by either side is Comey’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, which dealt directly with both the classification of details of Comey’s January 6 meeting with Trump and Comey’s understanding of obligations in respect to classified information. (Comey’s questionable briefing and conduct in the January 6 meeting merit extremely close scrutiny, but that’s a story for another day.) The net result is that it seems inescapable that Comey either misled the congressional committee or mishandled classified information.... Comey’s Written Evidence, June 5 After refusing to answer questions from the House Intel Committee on the...
  • Boehner Says He Used to ‘Sneak Into’ White House to See Obama

    07/25/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 145 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press”.... ...Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio...
  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth [FUSION GPS]

    07/21/2017 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.... ..."Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," Grassley and Feinstein said. During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump's financial and social connections in Russia.
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of bride-to-be

    07/21/2017 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 21, 2017 | TARA FOWLER, CATHERINE THORBECKE, JULIA JACOBO
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced that she is resigning in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of an Australian bride-to-be. "[L]ast Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection," Harteau said in part in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page. She continued: "The recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a Department. Despite the MPD’s many accomplishments under my leadership over these years and my love for the City, I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am...
  • Bill Belichick’s T-Shirt Spurs Progressive Outrage

    07/17/2017 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | July 15, 2017 | Evan Lips
    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick apparently doesn’t even have to try when it comes to triggering the politically correct crowd.... ...The future Hall of Fame football coach donned a T-shirt this week, a parody of the popular “Life is Good” line of T-shirts, which depicted a wacky stick-figure cartoon of an armed man wearing a turban being bitten by a dog as he’s chased by a rifle-toting soldier along with the description “Life is Great.” In true Belichickean fashion, the coach lopped off the sleeves of his shirt, and a photo of him wearing while vacationing on Nantucket hit...
  • Man survives as car crushed by large piece of scrap metal in Florida

    07/15/2017 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | Morgan Winsor
    A large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on an overpass of a Florida highway, crashing onto a car below and nearly crushing its driver, authorities said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck loaded with scrap metal was traveling westbound from the State Road 528 exit ramp onto Interstate 4 in Orange County on Saturday morning when its driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The truck flipped over, causing a large metal object it had been carrying to fly off the overpass and fall directly on top of a vehicle...
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.
  • Damages May Be Sought From Investors in Abortive Fyre Festival

    07/11/2017 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    The Recorder ^ | July 11, 2017 | Todd Cunningham
    With the finances of disgraced Fyre Festival concert promoter Billy McFarland being questioned, major investors in the concert-turned-fiasco are facing unexpected scrutiny and potential liability for the money lost. Unpaid vendors, employees and attendees of the Bahamas concert that was canceled before it began have filed 11 civil lawsuits, which include six class actions and five private suits, and all will be seeking damages.... ...McFarland was arrested in New York on June 30 and released on $300,000 bail the next day. The 25-year-old entrepreneur was represented by a public defender at the bail hearing, but has since retained Boies Schiller...
  • Chilling picture shows female Isil fighter holding child moments before detonating suicide vest

    07/10/2017 5:53:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Josie Ensor
    At first sight the picture appears to show a mother cradling her young child as she flees an Islamic State-held area of Mosul. But a closer look reveals she is holding a trigger, which she will pull seconds later. An Iraqi TV station captured the moment before a suspected female Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) suicide bomber blew herself - and the baby - up near Iraqi troops.
  • Power Outage Cancels Fourth of July Events on USS Hornet

    07/05/2017 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | July 4, 2017 | Staff
    A power outage Tuesday affecting west Alameda caused the cancellation of Fourth of July festivities at the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum, according to the museum's Facebook page. The museum's post said: "Due to the continuing power outage that is affect the west side of Alameda, today's Fourth of July event has been canceled. Guests may receive a rain check from guest services during normal business hours or by contacting info@uss-hornet.org. We sincerely apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience." Earlier Tuesday, when the power went out, the museum evacuated guests as a safety precaution, the museum said. Among the...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents