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  • 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, HealthCare.gov 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.
  • Jack Welch says Obama's 'wacky' climate-change agenda hurts the US economy

    06/02/2016 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 2, 2016
    Former GE CEO Jack Welch said Thursday the Obama administration's heavy focus on combating climate change is "radical behavior" that's holding back the economy. "You get a reduced military," Welch said. "You get an economy that won't move. You get ozone regs that are wacky."
  • EgyptAir's MS804 forced to make THREE emergency landings in the 24 hours before it crashed (tr)

    06/02/2016 5:00:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Sara Malm
    Missing EgyptAir flight MS804 had reportedly been forced to make three emergency landings in the 24 hours leading up to crash. The Airbus 320 is said to have been forced to turn around shortly after takeoff on three separate occasions after it's warning systems signalled an anomaly onboard. The claims, made in French media, have since been denied by the Egyptian lead crash investigation committee.
  • Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

    06/02/2016 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The devastating rise in Alaska's wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday. The sharp spike in Alaska's wildfires, where more than 5 million acres burned last year, are destroying a main buffer against climate change: the carbon-rich boreal forests, tundra and permafrost that have served as an enormous carbon sink. Northern wildfires must now be recognised as a significant driver of climate change - and not just a side-effect, according to the report from the US Geological Survey. The USGS warned last year that Alaska could lose about a quarter of...
  • What Happens If Hillary Clinton Loses California to Bernie Sanders

    06/01/2016 11:26:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1, 2016 | by Maryalice Parks
    Vince Vasquez, a senior policy analyst at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, said he believes "there's a good chance for a Sanders upset" in California, which holds its primaries June 7. A loss for Clinton there would be "in a word, embarrassing," Vasquez said. In a possible indication of how closely Clinton's camp is paying attention to Sanders, one of her super PACs, Correct the Record, has continued to send workers and video cameras to keep tabs on Sanders events in the state.
  • Report: Oklahoma Had Highest Price Increases On Federal Insurance Marketplace Last Year

    06/01/2016 10:58:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    KGOU ^ | June 1, 2016 | By Adam Brooks
    Oklahoma leads the nation in price increases on the federal health insurance exchange, according to a national analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prices for silver health plans on the federal exchange rose 42 percent from 2015 to 2016. Blue Cross Blue Shield is the only company that has been on the exchange for Oklahoma for several years. The marketplace is run by the federal government since Gov. Mary Fallin opted not to establish a state-run exchange when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, went into effect. Three others were on for a...
  • World's Air Conditioning Boom Would Worsen Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

    06/01/2016 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016 | by Erik Ortiz
    There's no putting a chill on the worldwide air conditioning boom that's expected to heat up to historic levels over the next decade. Nations with emerging economies and spiking populations - including India, Indonesia and Brazil - are seeing air conditioner sales grow 10 to 15 percent a year. That means the world's supply of A/C units could nearly double from about 900,000 million in 2015 to roughly 1.6 million by 2030, according to a recent Berkeley National Laboratory study. So instead of simply trying to shut off the inexorable growth, scientists are working to find fresh energy-efficient technologies that...
  • How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth (Not what think Alert)

    05/31/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Ethan Siegel
    We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. You see, back when the Solar System was younger, the Sun was not just younger, but also cooler. The way a star gets its energy is from nuclear fusion in its core: burning hydrogen into helium in our Sun’s case. Put this all together, and we get an inescapable conclusion: as a star ages and burns through more and more of its fuel, it gives off ever increasing amounts of...
  • 4 DEAD, 48 WOUNDED IN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOOTINGS

    05/30/2016 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC7 - Chicago ^ | May 29, 2016
    CHICAGO -- Four people were killed, including a 15-year-old girl, and at least 48 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. The most recent homicide happened Saturday evening in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. Garvin Whitmore, 27, was sitting in the driver seat of a vehicle with 26-year-old Ashley Harrison about 5:20 p.m. in the 200 block of West Root when someone walked up to the vehicle and shot the man in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • FDA regulations could kill the vaping industry

    05/26/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WVLT - CBS Local ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Lauren Davis
    Knoxville vape companies are fuming mad after the FDA passed new regulations this month. They say this new law will put an end to the vaping industry. They are shocked at how far reaching the regulations are, and now they're afraid the new restrictions will destroy the industry. Hunter Allison with Tri State Vape Company will have to submit an application for each new product. He says that would come with a hefty price tag. Allison says, "The absolutely lowest price I've seen is $300,000 per product and that's $4.5 million for me and there's no possible way. He's already...
  • Editorial: Hillary Clinton's endless lies

    05/26/2016 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 26, 2016 | Herald Staff
    With the Clintons you can always count on one thing - it's never the crime; it's the cover-up. For more than a year former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has insisted her use of a private email server during her tenure at State was no big deal - nothing her predecessors didn't do. Mrs. Clinton has insisted she would "talk to anybody, any time" about the emails, adding, I've encouraged all of [my staff] to be very forthcoming." Her three top staffers, including Huma Abedin, all refused to talk to the inspector general. Clinton has insisted her information was secure....
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • Donald Trump in Anaheim: Tensions flare outside Convention Center

    05/25/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 25, 2016 | By DAVID MONTERO
    They've tossed the first protester out of the Trump rally in Anaheim. As Trump launched into a speech that would touch on issues such as gun rights and the wall he'd like to build at the U.S./Mexico border, a protester tried to interrupt him. "Get him out of here. Out. Out. Out. Out," Trump, from the podium, told security officials. "Don't hurt him," he added. "I say that for the TV cameras, but don't hurt him." It's unclear what happened to the protester.
  • Anti-illegal-immigration group the Remembrance Project out again to support Trump

    05/25/2016 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | by Allison Wisk
    Speaking ahead of Donald Trump at his Anaheim rally was the Texas-based group the Remembrance Project, which also appeared onstage with the Republican presidential candidate at his Costa Mesa rally in April . The nonprofit, which according to its website has been operating since 2009, bills itself as a group of "advocates for families whose loved ones were killed by illegal aliens." The group is led by conservative activist and former Texas congressional candidate Maria Espinoza, who told the Riverside Press-Enterprise at an event this month that Trump "is a listener" and was the only one of the Republican presidential...