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  • WikiLeaks: Proposed response to State Dept disclosure on Sid emails (Coordinate with State and AP)

    10/21/2016 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 21, 2016 | Nick Merrill, Brian Fallon To: Date: 2015-06-25 00:40 Subject: Re: Proposed response to upcoming State Dept disclosure on Sid emails Based on conversations today, below is the finalized version of the response plan: Q: The State Department says that at least 16 of the emails that Sid Blumenthal turned over to the Benghazi Select Committee were not included in the 55,000 pages of materials produced by Hillary Clinton. Doesn't this prove that Hillary Clinton deleted certain emails at some point before producing them to the Department?* ON-THE-RECORD RESPONSE FROM SPOKESMAN NICK MERRILL: "Hillary Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of materials to...
  • WikiLeaks: David Kendall had 4 classified emails on thumb drive, referred to State and FBI

    10/21/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 21, 2016 | David Kendall
    From: Kendall, David [] Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 10:39 AM To: Nick Merrill, Brian Fallon Cc:Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Huma Abedin, Others Subject: Report from the Hill It appears that the IC IG (not State IG) has sent a notification to Congress (maybe only to HPSCI—unclear) describing the work the IC IG has been doing recently (unclear if a general report or one only focusing on 55,000 pages). As to the HRC emails, the report explicitly states that none of those emails bore classification or dissemination-limitation markings. It goes on to say that its own IC IG review of...
  • WikiLeaks: FW: Fact Sheets on Clinton Email

    10/21/2016 7:22:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 21, 2016 | Paul M. Bell, Press Secretary, Benghazi Committee
    From: Bell, Paul Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 3:22 PM To: Democratic Press Secretaries Subject: Fact Sheets on Clinton Email Hi All— Happy Friday. Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Gowdy recently sent a letter to Clinton’s lawyer asking her to turn over her server. Benghazi Dems have put together these attached fact sheets regarding Clinton’s email use. Please take note of the first one which compares Gowdy’s approach to the standard Democrats used during the investigation into Bush Administration staffers sending official emails through private RNC email servers. Only the first fact sheet has been made available to press, so please...
  • WikiLeaks: Wyss Foundation Democracy Strategy Discussion Memo

    10/21/2016 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 21, 2016 | Matt Hollamby To: Date: 2015-03-06 21:00 Subject: Democracy program (Attachment) Unmarried women, youth, and people of color – low-income populations who tend to be reliably progressive on economic and women’s inequality issues—do not participate equally in the democratic process. They are not registered, don’t turnout, and drop-off in non-presidential years. The ultimate goal of the Democracy Program is to create systemic change that will result in the government taking responsibility for all citizens voting. We believe these efforts will alter the electorate, but they will not do it in time to fully achieve the Wyss policy agenda within the next...
  • WikiLeaks: Paul Begala on Israel election

    10/20/2016 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 20, 2016 | Paul Begala To: Date: 2015-03-18 13:33 Subject: RE: Got a take Just as patterns of immigration are moving the US left, patterns of immigration are moving Israel right. I have never seen anything like Bibi's furious surge to the right in the last 4 days. Nothing like it in America. He had robo-calls calling the President "Hussein Obama, the Muslim," he had ads saying the Arabs will vote in droves. He accused Herzog of wanting to divide Jerusalem. Bibi did not win because of Iran. He won because of race. He cannibalized the smaller parties on the right: Bennett's Jewish...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and John Harwood NYT/NBC "confused" over private email server

    10/20/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-05 14:40 Subject: Re: confused Off the record: no good answer to that. But decision to ask for release at least indicates old habits can change. On Mar 5, 2015 8:41 AM, "Harwood, John (NBCUniversal)" wrote: How and why did she create this problem for herself? and why didn't anyone stop her? John Harwood CNBC/NYT 202 669 0751
  • WikiLeaks: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore

    10/19/2016 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Anne-Marie Slaughter
    From: "Anne-Marie Slaughter" Date: May 9, 2015 5:12 PM Subject: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore To: "Hillary Clinton" Cc: "Huma Abedin", "Jake Sullivan", "Cheryl Mills", "Robby Mook"' "John Podesta" Hillary, I’ve been thinking about this a lot since our last foreign policy meeting. I’m worried that the hostility toward Obama among donors who buy Bibi’s line about his commitment to Israel could cause you to run away from his (and your) overall foreign policy record, which would be a big mistake in the same way that it will squeeze you into...
  • WikiLeaks: Crooked Hillary told Tim Kaine he's her VP as far back as July 2015

    10/19/2016 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Erick Mullen
    On Jul 15, 2015, at 8:50 PM, John Podesta wrote: And here I thought it was going to be me. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, wrote: Won't stop assuring Sens Brown and Heitkamp (at dinner now) that HRC has personally told Tim Kaine he's the veep. A little unseemly Erick's iPhone
  • WikiLeaks: Hard copies made of all of Crooked Hillary's emails?

    10/19/2016 7:34:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Cheryl Mills To: Date: 2015-03-07 17:04 Subject: Re: REVISED Statement HRC asked about this and wants to use the same number out there to be consistent - so flagging to ensure we do On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Kendall, David wrote: > This looks fine to me. Unless Heather can confirm otherwise, I would use the figure "over 50,000". Our final copier count was over 52,000, although I have a faint memory that Heather may have identified and copied a few thousand more after we completed our copying. I don't know where the frequently quoted "55,000" number...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta arranged Harvard student "protests" with Larry Tribe and millionaire Tom Steyer

    10/18/2016 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 18, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-21 00:51 Subject: Re: Larry Tribe Will try. On it. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 6:19 PM, John Podesta > wrote: Can you get your pall McKibben to organize Harvard student protests against him. I'm all for academic freedom when it's not bought and paid for by Peabody Coal.
  • WikiLeaks: List of 2008 Mega Donors to Crooked Hillary (Soros, etc. Excel file at link)

    10/14/2016 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mary Pat Bonner To: Date: 2008-05-04 17:10 Subject: Book1 (5).xls John, Attached is the list of money in to date both the Fund for America, directly to the filed groups and to PMUSA. Anywhere that money went into FFA and was not moved to PMUSA -- I put it in the field column since I assume that is where it will go. I also added to the bottom the commitments we have -- where we know how much it will be and what category it will go in. Note : individuals like Eychner, and Earhardt are not listed because while they...
  • WikiLeaks: Special Category

    10/14/2016 7:09:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 14, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-04 20:41 Subject: Special Category Think we should hold emails to and from potus? That's the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to ask for that. They may not care, but I seems like they will.
  • After Donald Trump’s defeat, the U.S. will have to contend with a ‘war’ between the states

    10/14/2016 5:14:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 13, 2016 | By Darrell Dalmeide
    Hillary Clinton’s “dream” of a common market throughout the American hemisphere is a dystopian nightmare to many in this country. This dream was featured in one of the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions released last week by WikiLeaks. My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future,” Clinton said in a 2013 speech for Banco Itau of Brazil, “with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” John Kass of the Chicago Tribune wondered this...
  • 8 killed, 43 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    09/26/2016 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | September 26, 2016
    Eight people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, including a west suburban man fatally shot on a sidewalk near Millennium Park. The downtown killing happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in the Loop, where 54-year-old Peter Fabbri was walking with two other people when he got into an argument with another male, who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago police. The shooter took off on a bicycle but was arrested nearby, police...
  • Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    09/19/2016 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2016
    Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside them and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was shot in the neck, and the man suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
  • Minnesota mall knifeman was student, says father

    09/19/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2016
    A knifeman who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping centre at the weekend has been identified by his father as a 22-year-old student. Dahir A Adan is a Kenyan-born ethnic Somali who had been in the US for 15 years, his father told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He said he had "no suspicion" that his son was involved in extremist activity. Authorities have not identified the attacker. But Ahmed Adan said police had told him at around 9pm on Saturday that his son died at the mall.
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • What has the Orlando gunman's father said? [From June 2016]

    08/09/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 13, 2016 | By/ Tucker Reals
    The Orlando gay club gunman's father has well-known anti-American views and is an ideological supporter of the Afghan Taliban. A new message posted by the father on Facebook early Monday morning also makes it clear he could have passed anti-homosexual views onto his son. Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, who died in a shootout with police after killing at least 49 people early Sunday morning, regularly attended Friday prayers at a Florida mosque with his son. Seddique Mateen hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, aimed at the Afghan diaspora in the in...
  • Clinton: 'No knowledge' of FBI investigation timeline

    07/03/2016 4:08:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2016 | By Kyle Balluck
    During a brief interview on MSNBC, Clinton said she was "eager" to speak to authorities and "pleased to have the opportunity" to assist the Justice Department. Clinton would not say, however, if she has been told whether or not charges would be filed against her. "I am not going to comment on the process," she told Chuck Todd, just hours after she was interviewed by the FBI. "I have no knowledge of any timeline," she added. "This is entirely up to the department." Clinton reiterated that she never sent or received material marked classified on her private server. "I'm going...
  • Health care experts question future of Obamacare marketplace in South Carolina

    07/03/2016 3:04:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Charleston Post Courier ^ | July 2, 2016 | by Lauren Sausser
    With insurers struggling to make money and access to plans severely limited, top South Carolina health officials warn the Obamacare health insurance marketplace is on the verge of collapse. Obamacare was supposed to create a competitive platform for customers to shop for coverage. But in most South Carolina counties, more closely resembles a monopoly dominated by the largest private health insurance company in the state - BlueCross BlueShield. Without reform, health officials say the entire system is in jeopardy. "The way it's going right now, it's probably going to implode in the next year or two," said Dr. Pat...
  • Hillary Clinton's Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

    07/03/2016 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy. A half-billion solar panels will be installed by 2020, she has promised, seven times the number today, and $60 billion will go to states and cities to develop more climate-friendly infrastructure, such as public transportation and energy-efficient buildings. She would put the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
  • It's time to wind down the Clinton email investigation

    07/02/2016 4:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Editorial Board
    NO DOUBT it's difficult to refuse a visit with a former president of the United States. Still, Attorney General Loretta Lynch should have found a polite way to excuse herself when Bill Clinton dropped by her airplane, parked next to his at a Phoenix airport Monday. Given that Ms. Lynch has ultimate responsibility for the federal investigation related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business while secretary of state. Our view of the matter, stated in previous editorials and supported by a fair reading of the law and publicly available evidence, is that Ms....
  • Mexico teachers protest: Food airlifts to relieve Oaxaca blockade

    07/02/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Mexico's air force has been flying tons of grain into Oaxaca state in the south of the country to deal with dwindling food supplies caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers. Last month, eight people were killed in Oaxaca in clashes between the demonstrators and police. The protesters oppose reforms that allow the federal authorities to remove teachers who fail evaluation exams.
  • July 4th weekend typically Chicago's most violent: analysis

    06/30/2016 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2016 | By Kyle Bentle and Jonathon Berlin
    The Fourth of July holiday is Monday, and if the long holiday weekend is anything like previous years, it could be one of the most violent of the summer. The total number of Chicago shootings rises significantly during the summer months ­- - June, July and August. Those three months have the most shootings per month of the year from 2012 to 2015 combined, the years the Tribune has tracked the data. June, the lowest of the summer months, has a total of 1,137 shootings from 2012 to 2015, which is nearly 150 more than the nearest month, May.
  • House Republicans' Report Sheds New Light on Benghazi Attack

    06/28/2016 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2016 | by Andrea Mitchell
    A long-awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi details an array of bureaucratic miscues and inter-agency blunders but does not specifically blame former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for events that led to the deaths of four Americans. One section of the report seems to allege that U.S. officials fundamentally misunderstood who their allies were at the time. The report found that 35 Americans were saved not by a "quasi-governmental militia" as previous reports concluded, or even a group the U.S. saw as allies. Instead, the report determines that the Americans were saved by the "Libyan Military Intelligence,"...
  • The president just signed a law that affects nearly every product you use

    06/22/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Darryl Fears
    President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every product Americans use, including detergents, clothing, paint thinners, cleansers and automobiles. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed by Congress early this month in a rare bipartisan vote. It updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the Ford administration in the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and...
  • Cops: 11 dead, 43 wounded in Father's Day weekend shootings

    06/20/2016 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    Eleven people were killed and at least 42 more - including a 3-year-old boy - were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police. The most recent homicide happened early Monday on the South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back about 1:30 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill a 17-year-old boy outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass. The boy was walking outside Holy Cross Church...
  • Afghan police tell foreigners in Kabul to stay in or hire guards

    06/17/2016 4:19:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Josh Smith
    Police in the Afghan capital have told foreigners living outside protected compounds to travel with guards, after the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker last week added to a growing sense of insecurity in Kabul. The push is for the safety of residents, said Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department. "All foreign citizens and their offices in Afghanistan are terrorists' targets ... the kidnapping and criminal threat is very serious," he told Reuters. "This will be prevented only if they use security guards and escorts."
  • Second flight recorder on crashed Egyptair flight retrieved

    06/17/2016 4:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Omar Fahmy
    A second flight recorder with information on crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. The Egyptian investigation committee said preparations were under way to transfer the two flight recorders to Alexandria where they will be received by an official from the general prosecutor's office and investigators.
  • Local Obamacare rates poised to spike

    06/16/2016 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 16, 2016 | by Randy Tucker
    Dayton-based Premier Health is seeking an average 40 percent premium increase next year for the health plans its sells on Ohio's federally-run health insurance marketplace, while the area's largest marketplace insurer, CareSource, has proposed an average rate hike of about 14 percent, based on the latest rate filings with the Ohio Department of Insurance. Of the more than 266,000 Ohioans who signed up for marketplace plans by the end of open enrollment for 2016, about 88 percent, or nearly 235,000 consumers, were eligible to receive premium tax credits, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat

    06/16/2016 10:50:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2016 | By Patricia Zengerle
    Islamic State's "terrorism capacity and global reach" have not been reduced, the director of the CIA said on Thursday, adding that the group has tens of thousands of fighters around the world, far more than al Qaeda had at its height. "Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism and global reach," Brennan testified. "We judge that ISIL is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks," Brennan said, days after a gunman, who expressed allegiance to Islamic State, killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida.
  • Scientists Gather In San Diego To Talk About Global Warming

    06/16/2016 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    KPBS ^ | June 15, 2016 | By Susan Murphy
    Scientists from San Diego and a dozen countries around the world are gathered at the University of San Diego this week to share their latest research. Among some of the major topics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference are climate change, heat waves and ocean acidification. Geophysicist Peter Ward, who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly three decades, discussed warming global temperatures during his Wednesday session. "There's a very interesting correlation between warming and volcanism at the end of the last ice age," Ward said. He said the past two years of record warmth...
  • UNICEF: 9 in 10 Children Migrants to Italy Unaccompanied

    06/15/2016 8:44:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2016
    UNICEF says most of the children migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy this year were unaccompanied by adults, making them vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The children's agency says 92 percent of some 7,600 children who made the dangerous and often deadly crossing between January and May were unaccompanied minors. Spokeswoman Sarah Crowe told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that most were boys aged 15 to 17, and came from Somalia, Nigeria and Eritrea. She said boys and girls have faced prostitution, pedophilia rings and gangsterism.
  • Portrait Emerges of Noor Zahi Salman of Rodeo, California, Wife of Orlando Shooter

    06/15/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | June 14, 2016 | By Riya Bhattacharjee, Others
    A portrait of the Orlando gunman's wife began emerging on Tuesday, the day NBC News sources said she knew about the attack at the gay nightclub and tried to stop it. Noor Zahi Salman, 30, grew up in Rodeo, California, about 45 minutes away from San Francisco, is cooperating with the FBI but could still face criminal charges. On Tuesday afternoon, three FBI agents visited her childhood house between 3 and 4 p.m., and where her mother still lives with her 14-year-old sister, an FBI spokesperson confirmed to NBC News. The agents, who were in plainclothes rather than FBI jackets,...
  • Australian Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct by Human-Driven Climate Change, Scientists Say

    06/15/2016 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | By MICHELLE INNIS
    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to human-caused climate change. The rodent was known to have lived only on Bramble Cay, a minuscule atoll in the northeast Torres Strait, between the Cape York Peninsula in the Australian state of Queensland and the southern shores of Papua New Guinea. The long-tailed, whiskered creature, called the Bramble Cay melomys, was considered the only mammal endemic to the Great Barrier...
  • Police situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    06/14/2016 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Local TV ^ | June 14, 2016
    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.
  • California's cap-and-trade program faces daunting hurdles to avoid collapse

    06/14/2016 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | by Chris Megerian and Ralph Vartabedian
    The linchpin of California's climate change agenda, a program known as cap and trade, has become mired in legal, financial and political troubles that threaten to derail the state's plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program has been a symbol of the state's leadership in the fight against global warming and a key source of funding, most notably for the high-speed rail project connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the legality of cap and trade is being challenged in court by a business group, and questions are growing about whether state law allows it to operate past 2020....
  • UN Weather Agency Warns of More Global Warming in May

    06/14/2016 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2016
    GENEVA - The U.N. weather agency is warning of "fundamental change" afoot in the global climate and continued warming, accompanied recently by unusually high rainfall in parts of the US and Europe. The World Meteorological Organization was pointing Tuesday to data released by NASA a day earlier showing that this May was the hottest on record, and the Northern Hemisphere spring has been the hottest spring ever.
  • 3 killed, at least 26 others wounded in Chicago shootings

    06/14/2016 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 14, 2016 | By Peter Nickeas, Others
    At least 29 people have been wounded, three fatally, in shootings since midmorning Monday in Chicago, authorities said. At 10:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man died after being shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man was walking in the 5600 block of South May Street when someone in a passing black sedan fired shots, striking him in the left side, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition. He was later pronounced dead, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.
  • 7 killed, 32 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    06/13/2016 7:17:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | June 13, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 32 others - including a 5-year-old girl - have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. A 5-year-old girl was wounded in the weekend's first shooting, which happened about 8 p.m. Friday. She was on a sidewalk with a 34-year-old woman when someone walked out of an alley and opened fire, striking the girl in the foot and the woman in the left ankle. The woman drove them to St. Bernard Hospital, where the woman's condition was stabilized. The girl was transferred to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said....
  • Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists

    06/10/2016 6:46:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 10, 2016 | by Adam Vaughan
    The Paris floods, that saw extreme rainfall swell the river Seine to its highest level in decades, were made almost twice as likely because of the manmade emissions driving global warming, scientists have found. As artworks in the Louvre were moved to safety and Paris's cobbled walkways were submerged, the French president, Francois Hollande, blamed the floods on climate change. Now a preliminary analysis by a group of scientists, including the Dutch weather agency and the University of Oxford, has concluded the risk of the flooding event in Paris was almost doubled - multiplied by a factor of 1.8 -...
  • 1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings Thursday

    06/10/2016 6:36:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    A 52-year-old man was shot and killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings Thursday across Chicago. Paul Webster was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle about 5:26 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in Englewood. A 31-year-old man was standing outside in the 6300 block of South Parnell about 11:40 p.m. when a black sedan pulled up and someone inside shot him in the abdomen, leg and arm. Ten minutes earlier, a male, whose age was not immediately known,...
  • Hungry Venezuelans smuggle Colombian food home

    06/08/2016 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 8, 2016 | by Alexandra Ulmer and Anggy Polanco
    Thousands of Venezuelans living near the border discovered years ago that smuggling heavily subsidized food into Colombia made them far more money than the meager wages from regular jobs. But with crisis-hit Venezuela suffering drastic food shortages this year and local resale prices spiraling, some have decided to flip the business model: zipping into Colombia to buy flour, rice and even diapers for desperate shoppers back in Venezuela. "There's nothing left in Venezuela, what's left is hunger. Colombia is what's saving us," said one 30-year-old smuggler who now rides his motor bike to shop in Colombia's buzzing border town of...
  • HHS Announces Plans To Curtail Consumers' Use Of Short-Term Insurance Policies

    06/08/2016 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 8, 2016 | By Jordan Rau
    The Obama administration on Wednesday moved to sharply limit short-term health insurance plans, which a growing number of consumers have been buying even though they offer less coverage than what the Affordable Care Act decreed, all people should have. The plans, designed for people in between jobs or in need of temporary insurance until they secure a regular policy, are cheaper than regular insurance plans. But they also can lack features that the health law requires for other policies, such as coverage for preexisting medical conditions, maternity care and prescription drugs. In addition, insurers are allowed to refuse to sell...
  • Trump and global warming: Americans are failing risk management

    06/08/2016 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Currently, about 40% of Americans support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and about 40% of Americans are not worried about global warming. While short of a majority, this is a substantial fraction of the American public failing to grasp the risks associated with a Donald Trump presidency and potentially catastrophic climate change impacts. The threat of catastrophic climate change isn't as tangible as a burning house, car accident, or lung cancer. Americans tend to view climate threats as distant in both time and space. We can only hope that the fraction of Americans failing to grasp the immense...
  • 7 Dead, 32 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/06/2016 9:20:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | June 6, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning. Most recently, a man was killed and a woman was injured early Monday in a South Loop shooting. The 23-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were in a vehicle about 4 a.m. when two people walked up, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire.
  • 5 dead, 18 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/04/2016 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 4, 2016 | Staff
    Five people were killed and 18 others have been wounded by gunfire since late morning Friday, including a teen accidentally shot dead in Bridgeport, two men injured at a union hall on the Far South Side, and two people shot on the Stevenson Expressway. At 5:20 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was sitting in a parked car when someone approached and shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. At 3:15 a.m., a man was shot dead in Longwood Manor. Witnesses said he was approached on the sidewalk by two males who fired shots, hitting him...
  • UCLA Murder-Suicide Suspect Had ‘Kill List’; Woman on List Found Dead: LAPD Chief Beck

    06/02/2016 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 2, 2016
    The man suspected in an apparent murder-suicide on the UCLA campus had a “kill list,” and a second victim named on that list has been found dead in Minnesota, Los Angeles Police Department Charlie Beck said Thursday. Based on a note found at the crime scene, authorities performed a follow-up investigation at the former UCLA Ph.D student's residence and Minnesota, where they found an alleged "kill list" with multiple names on it, Beck told KTLA during an interview Thursday.