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  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • Goldman Sachs managing director, 39, found dead after kiteboarding accident

    07/24/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/14 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Goldman Sachs managing director has died following an apparent kiteboarding accident, police said. The body of 39-year-old Nicholas Valtz was found floating off Lazy Point in Napeague Harbor, Long Island, on Sunday. The amateur kiteboarder was still attached to his kite, while his gear was scattered in a grassy area of the harbor. The East Hampton Star reported the Brooklyn resident went kiteboarding early in the morning. When he failed to return by 2pm, relatives he was staying with at a Bridgehampton home called police. 'We’re deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Nick’s family,' Goldman...
  • Double murder's botched execution prompts Arizona gov to order review

    07/24/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 38 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/24/14 | unknown
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour." In ordering the review, Brewer said...
  • 50-Foot Dead Parrot Drops Into London to Promote Monty Python Reunion

    07/16/2014 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 35 replies
    Adweek ^ | July 16, 2014 | David Griner
    What's a Monty Python reunion without a dead parrot? And why settle for a simple prop you can bang on the counter when you could have a monstrous, 50-foot-tall dead parrot? To promote the live broadcast of the comedy troupe's July 20 performance, UKTV's Gold channel and sculptor Iain Prendergast created a massive fiberglass dead parrot, which was suspended from a crane and laid talons-up in London's Potters Field this week.
  • Louisiana Gives Away $1.3 Million in Food Stamps to Dead People

    07/09/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/08/14
    Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between 2009 and 2013, the Times-Picayune reports. A report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday revealed the government waste: In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion. Much of the money — $556,000 — was spent on people who had been dead for...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead

    06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    ap ^ | ANTHONY MCCARTNEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.
  • Block Communications to lay off hundreds at newspapers in Pittsburgh, Toledo

    06/04/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 3, 2014 | John D. Oravecz
    Block Communications Inc. said it will lay off 136 people at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and 131 at the Blade of Toledo, a decision that will help cut costs at the two money-losing dailies where the company has been wrangling with unions for more than a year over concessions. [snip] Negotiations with the unions over a new contract have been ongoing for a year, with Block asking for wage and benefit concessions after years of losses. In March, members of the Newspaper Guild “celebrated” their 3,000th day without a raise with a pie party in the newsroom. Block told employees in...
  • Our Lady’s Request: Pray for the Dying! (Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CE.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | R. Jared Staudt
    Our Lady’s Request: Pray for the Dying! R. Jared Staudt“Pray, pray very much. Make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell, because no one is willing to help them with sacrifice.”-Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917Today is the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. It is also the anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope St. John Paul II, when Our Lady of Fatima intervened at what seemed the moment of his death to save his life.This is fitting as Our Lady at Fatima appealed to us to assist those at the...
  • ‘Ghostbuster’ cops keep raiding dead man’s home: suit

    05/06/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05-06-2014 | Selim Algar
    He’s been dead for eight years, but try telling that to the NYPD. Cops have barged into James Jordan Sr.’s family home looking for him more than a dozen times since he died in 2006 — prompting his exasperated relatives to finally post his death certificate on the front door. “I tell them over and over, ‘James isn’t here! He’s dead! It’s that simple. What’s so difficult to understand about that?’ ” the Brooklyn security guard’s widow, Karen, told The Post on Monday. James Jordan Sr., who died from diabetes at age 46, was last arrested in 1996 — for turnstile-jumping,...
  • Suspected Burglars Killed by Home’s Occupants (they broke in to survive)

    05/05/2014 12:23:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 5/5/2014 | Fox 40
    Two teenage boys were killed after attempting to burglarize a home along Arcade Boulevard. Sacramento Police responded to a burglary just after midnight on Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found two suspects had been shot and killed by the occupants. Neighbors said the owner is an elderly woman, who has been a victim of several burglaries since her husband passed away. “This Easter, she was robbed, and so she had replaced her deadbolt locks with double locking deadbolts and they still got in after that,” friend and neighbor, Celeste Gawehn said. Gawehn said her the woman asked a family...
  • Fearing burglars, Montana man fatally shoots teen exchange student in garage

    04/30/2014 5:23:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 72 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-29-14 | Matt Volz and Amy Beth Hanson
    HELENA, Mont. -- A western Montana man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old exchange student in his garage is receiving death threats and is afraid to leave his home, the man's attorney said Tuesday. Markus Kaarma, 29, was released from jail Monday after posting a $30,000 bond on a charge of deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. Since then, Kaarma, his partner Janelle Pflager and their 10-month-old baby won't leave their Missoula home after receiving the threats, attorney Paul Ryan said. "They're really on edge about what's going to happen to them and...
  • Fatah: 'Two-State Solution Is Dead, Time for Armed Conflict'

    04/30/2014 3:16:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/14 | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction espouses the same ideology of destroying Israel as Hamas, with which it signed a unity deal last Wednesday, according to newly revealed video segments of a senior Fatah official. Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi last week posted a video to YouTube of his comments from a pro-terrorist ceremony in Gaza. In his speech mere days before the unity deal, Tirawi said Gaza "will return to the bosom of legitimacy." Tirawi added "the homeland...is...all of Palestine, from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea," describing a map that effectively wipes out the...
  • Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope (To be Canonised Sunday)

    04/24/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4-24-14 | Nick Squires
    An Italian man was crushed to death on Thursday by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. In a bizarre coincidence, the 21-year-old man was reported to have been living in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, in an event that is unprecedented in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The man, named as Marco Gusmini, was posing for a photograph with a group of...
  • Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead, audit finds

    04/19/2014 2:11:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18 2014 | AP
    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths... Republicans have pressed for the state to use a private company to verify Medicaid eligibility. Maximus Health Services was hired to scrub...
  • Texas Executed Mexican National for Murder and Rape

    04/09/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9 2014 | NBC
    Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife. Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department o Texas executes Mexican national for murder and rapef Criminal Justice said. Hernandez was the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.
  • ABN Amro Ex-CEO Found Dead

    04/05/2014 9:55:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/5/14 | tyler durden
    A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible "family tragedy." This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter's) death. This is not the first C-level ABN Amro...
  • German Woman, Dead Six Months ... Found in Front of TV

    03/26/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Reuters
    German woman, dead six months, found in front of TV BERLIN (Reuters) - The corpse of a 66-year-old German woman who died more than six months ago was found in her apartment, in front of a television set that was still on, the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reported on Tuesday. The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said, describing the body as "partially mummified". Police said residents in the 30-apartment block had noticed an unpleasant smell in the...
  • Germany: Animal rights activists cradle dead pigs, chickens (Video)

    03/25/2014 9:36:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/25/2014 | Live Leak
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  • “Brain Dead” Teenager Awakens From Coma After Her Family Sings Hymns

    03/10/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. Now comes the story of Lexi Hansen, a BYU student who suffered critical head injuries last week after being hit by a car. Hansen, 18, was alert and breathing on her own Tuesday, though she was still listed in critical but stable condition. She even tried to get out of her hospital bed. While she has a long road to recovery ahead, her family believes they have witnessed a miracle. lexihansen“When they brought her in, the...
  • Miss. man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

    02/28/2014 11:46:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 118 replies
    WFLA ^ | 02-28-2014 | AP
    LEXINGTON, Miss. - Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive. The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died. Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.
  • Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

    02/24/2014 6:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/24/14 | tyler durden
      The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.  Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star), Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with...
  • Chinese ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover Aims For The Moon On Sunday

    11/29/2013 7:12:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell on
    Recent English information on the mission is scarce, but it’s been widely reported that the mission will include a lander in a six-wheeled rover. This Chinese news agency notes that planners expect to put up an astronomical telescope, test remote control between the moon and the Earth, and explore areas around the landing location. You can also read (dated) background information on the mission on the Chinese National Space Administration’s website.
  • Death of American Title Co. chief, under investigation, a suicide (Richard Talley)

    02/07/2014 2:15:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | 2-7-14 | UPI
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The death of the chief of the American Title Co., under investigation by state insurance regulators, was a suicide, the Arapahoe County, Colo., coroner said. Richard Talley, 57, was found dead in the garage of his Centennial, Colo., home, earlier this week, the result of self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun, the Denver Post reported Friday. Talley, and the company he founded and led as chief executive officer, are under investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance, a part of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies which regulates title companies, an agency spokesman confirmed...
  • Number 4: CEO of American Title Found Dead With Self Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds

    02/07/2014 8:27:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2014 | Debra Heine
    In response to Three Prominent Bankers Found Dead From Apparent Suicides Inside A Week: On Monday I reported on the odd rash of suicides by financial execs in just the span of a week. There's one more rather grisly death to add to the growing list. Following the apparent suicides of 2 London bankers and a former Fed economist in the US, the Denver Post is reporting that Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted nail-gun wounds.
  • Under investigation, American Title CEO dead in grisly suicide

    02/07/2014 4:10:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 2/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    The ugly rash of financial services executive suicides appears to have spread once again. Following the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US, The Denver Post reports Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds - from a nail-gun. Talley's company was under investigation from insurance regulators. Via The Denver Post, Richard Talley, 57, and the company he founded in 2001 were under investigation by state insurance regulators at the time of his death late Tuesday, an agency spokesman confirmed Thursday. It was unclear how...
  • LAPD Seeks Good Samaritan Who Helped Friend Prior To His Death

    02/06/2014 11:06:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 6, 2014 8:57 AM
    PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Thursday sought the public’s help in identifying a Good Samaritan who carried his friend to an emergency room before he died. The Good Samaritan was caught on surveillance in the early morning hours of Jan. 31 at the Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was carrying the limp body of 19-year-old Ricardo Saiija, of North Hollywood, who was later pronounced dead by doctors. “The Good Samaritan is not a suspect,” said Det. Gretchen Schultz. “We know the helpful friend was distraught over Ricardo’s situation, but he left the hospital...
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman Dead

    02/02/2014 10:39:54 AM PST · by Yaelle · 46 replies
    KFI am 640 Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/2014 | KFI radio
    WSJ and KFI reporting that the great actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his NY apt.
  • Family props up, poses with dead boxer

    02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Tara Palmeri
    He refused to be knocked out, even in death. The family of a Puerto Rican boxer — who was shot to death last week — honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career. Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Rivera’s pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.
  • Senate staffer arrested on child pornography charges found dead

    01/24/2014 9:38:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) arrested on child pornography charges last month has been found dead, according to police. Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, died in an apparent suicide in his parents' house in Sykesville, Md., two other sources familiar with the matter said. A release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said Loskarn was found in the home's basement and was unresponsive when authorities arrived after 12 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicated that Loskarn had committed suicide, the sheriff's office said in a release. It said Loskarn's body had been transported to the State Medical...
  • God's Not Dead (Movie Title)

    01/12/2014 5:42:10 AM PST · by tired&retired · 11 replies
    Gods Not Dead the Movie ^ | January 12, 2014 | Rice Brooks
    Per Wiki: God's Not Dead is an upcoming American drama film based on the book of the same name by Rice Broocks and the song of the same name by the Newsboys. The film is directed by Harold Cronk, and stars Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, Jim Gleason, David A.R. White, Marco Khan and Dean Cain. The film will be released to theaters on March 21, 2014 by Pure Flix Entertainment. Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), a freshman college student, enrolls in a philosophy class taught by an infamous and dictatorial professor. Prof. Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) demands that all of his students...
  • Report: New York Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97 Percent of Time

    12/31/2013 10:30:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 12-31-13 | John Fund
    New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable. Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents. On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials. In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote...
  • Dead or alive? Social Security can’t always say (spotty data on recipients)

    12/28/2013 6:02:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/27/13 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Federal auditors said Friday the Social Security Administration still struggles with a basic problem — figuring out who is dead and who is not. The question is a crucial one, since federal agencies rely on the administration to cross-match data on deceased persons and avoid paying out federally funded benefits to people who aren’t alive, or to establish accurate benefits for survivors. The administration also maintains a “Death Master File” that is available to the public. “SSA’s methods for processing death reports may result in inaccurate, incomplete or untimely information for users of its death data,” the Government Accountability Office,...
  • New Jersey 'go-go bar' shooting: 3 dead, 2 hurt

    12/25/2013 11:02:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Alexander Smith
    Three men were shot dead and two others wounded outside a "go-go bar" in New Jersey early Christmas morning, officials said. The shooting happened outside Slick's Go-Go Bar, in Irvington, N.J., at 12.45 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told NBC News. The prosecutor's office identified two of the victims as Pierre Clervoyant Jr., 34, the son of the club's owner, and Woodley Daniel, 32, an employee of the club.
  • Obamacare Shock: Strip Assets From Dead Seniors (Medicaid)

    12/24/2013 4:27:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/23/13 | Doug Book
    The Affordable Care Act was designed to dramatically increase the number of Americans who qualify for Medicaid. In fact, the ACA will literally FORCE many low income seniors onto Medicaid rolls as subsidies for regular ObamaCare plans are NOT available to those over 55 years of age who earn less than 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,856 for individuals; $21,403 for married couples). And without such subsidies, ObamaCare plans are generally far too expensive for older, low-income individuals or couples. Why should any of this matter to those getting “free” healthcare via Medicaid? Because: “If you’re 55 or over,...
  • Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

    12/23/2013 6:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/23/13 | Felicia Schwartz
    (CNN) -- A man known for his grand 6 million-light Christmas display was found shot and killed in his home on Friday morning. A family member found John Chakalos, 87, in his home in Windsor, Connecticut, according a Windsor police department press release. The medical examiner's office ruled that Chakalos died of a gunshot wound to the head. The police are conducting an active homicide investigation, based on the condition of the body when it was found and because police did not recover a weapon at the scene, Windsor police Capt. Tom Lepore said. Windsor police were first to arrive...
  • Girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery will be taken off life support (Count the horrors!)

    12/17/2013 3:41:47 AM PST · by Wanderer99 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/13
    <p>A 13-year-old Northern California girl will be taken off life support Tuesday after she was declared brain dead following complications from surgery to remove her tonsils.</p> <p>KTVU-TV reported Monday that the head of the pediatrics department at Children's Hospital Oakland had told the family of Jahi McMath that the girl would be pulled from life support because she had been declared dead under California law.</p>
  • Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria fighting

    12/08/2013 5:56:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13
    A top military commander of Hezbollah, which is helping Syrian troops battle rebels, has died in fighting in Syria, a Lebanese security source said. "Ali Bazzi, a high-ranking Hezbollah military commander, was killed today in a combat zone," said the source on Sunday, without specifying the location. Sources have confirmed the death of Bazzi to Al Jazeera. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported earlier that Hezbollah fighters died Sunday during battles in Nabuk, one of the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon. "There is fierce fighting in Nabuk between government forces, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters,...
  • Crash near Reddick leaves one man dead

    11/25/2013 9:49:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Ocala.com ^ | 11/25/13 | Austin L. Miller
    REDDICK — The president of the Ocala Tea Party organization was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 441 in northern Marion County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers on Saturday identified the crash victim as 70-year-old Stephen Hunter of Sparr. Hunter had been president of the Ocala Tea Party or Tea Party Solutions for the last several years. Opal Stroud, who attends tea party meetings, described Hunter as a tireless, dedicated patriot who will be truly missed. Butch Verrando, one of the founders of the tea party in Ocala, said Hunter was a good friend, confidant and patriot. Verrando said...
  • Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Shot Dead

    11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST · by Raebie · 124 replies
    WRIC.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | WRIC
    MIILLBORO, Va. (WRIC)—Former gubernatorial candidate and Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home Tuesday morning. At 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 19, Virginia State Police responded to Deeds' home in Bath County, where Deeds had been stabbed. The senator's son, Gus, was found fatally shot at the scene. Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office is conducting an investigation into the assault. 8News crews are headed to both Deeds' Millboro home and the...
  • Creigh Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

    Former Dem nominee for VA-Gov in serious condition. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning. Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Authorities said they are trying to determine the sequence of events at the Deeds home in Bath County early today. Further details were not immediately available.
  • MN:Sheriff: Suspects Were Looking for Painkillers in Deadly Pine Co. Home Invasion

    11/15/2013 4:57:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    kaaltv.com ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Leslie Dyste
    One man is dead, three are arrested and a cancer patient is shaken up after two men broke into his Pine County farmhouse around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say the men, who were just out of jail, broke into 75-year-old Charles Carlson's home on Fox Road near Sandstone. Both men have long criminal histories and one had a gun. Carlson struggled with the intruder and managed to grab his own gun. He shot one of the intruders, 23-year-old Gypsy Watts, who died at the scene. Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole tells KSTP, Watts along with the other three suspects, went...
  • 24,000 Brits Will Die From Cold This Winter

    10/29/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 28OCT2013 | Jenny Hope
    Elderly people unable to afford fuel bills advised to “heat only their living rooms during daytime this winter.” Research by the charity Age UK has found potentially fatal consequences from living in poorly heated housing. “Cold temperatures endanger the elderly by increasing the risk of flu, chest infections and other respiratory problems, and their severity. “Fewer than one in 10 Britons aged 65 and over are aware that strokes can be brought on by the cold in winter, with only 14 per cent recognising that the cold can impact on heart attacks. “Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, said...
  • Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak', FDA says

    10/23/2013 9:56:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2013 | Fox News
    Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Officials say the exact cause of the illnesses remains unknown. "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. "Our beloved four-legged companions...
  • Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California

    10/18/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2013 | AP
    A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. The roughly 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. A truck hauled away the mammal, which was being examined at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum to determine how it died. The Stejneger's beaked whale is rarely seen in the wild. The species typically dives deep in subarctic waters to feed on squid and small fish. It is believed to migrate as far south as...
  • JPAC admits to phony ceremonies honoring ‘returning’ remains (Fake war dead recovery)

    10/11/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT · by fso301 · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Editor
    The Department of Defense unit charged with recovering servicemembers’ remains abroad has been holding phony “arrival ceremonies” for seven years, with an honor guard carrying flag-draped coffins off of a cargo plane as though they held the remains returning that day from old battlefields. The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn’t even fly, and were towed into position. The story was first reported on nbcnews.com.
  • Researchers Find Brain Activity Beyond the Flat Line

    10/03/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 19 replies
    Bioscience Technology ^ | 10/01/2013 | Cynthia Fox
    “Fascinating,” says medical resuscitation expert Sam Parnia of a recent PLOS One study finding highly unexpected electrical activity in the hippocampus of one man, and 26 cats, with flat-lined “isoelectric” electroencephalograms (EEGs). The isoelectric flat line—so popular in movies and on TV shows—helps determine if patients are in a brain death they can’t recover from.
  • Yemen violence: 'Thirty dead' in twin attacks on army

    09/20/2013 3:02:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 September 2013
    At least 30 people were killed when suspected militants launched simultaneous attacks on military targets in southern Yemen, sources say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen also shot 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa. The government is battling al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants who often target the military.
  • MSU Professor William Penn: Republicans “raped this country”,"bunch of dead white people”

    09/13/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | Sep 8, 2013
    MSU Professor removed for anti-Republican rants (Video) Education Policies William Penn Michigan State University MSU Professor William Penn was relieved of his duties after an anti-Republican rant. (Campus Reform) Donna Gundle-KriegEducation Examiner September 8, 2013 A creative writing professor at Michigan State University was removed from his classes last week after he made insulting comments about Republicans during a previous class. William Penn, a tenured professor, has received a paid semester-long sabbatical as "punishment" for his rants, but he will continue to draw his $146,510 annual salary. William Penn’s comments, which were videotaped by a Michigan State University student, lasted...
  • Milwaukee: Owner of landmark polka bar shoots, kills would-be robber

    08/16/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    JS/Pioneer Press ^ | 8-16-13 | Ashley Luthern
    The owner of a landmark Milwaukee polka bar said the business will be open Friday night, following a Thursday night shooting that killed a would-be robber. Andy Kochanski, who owns Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall at 1920 S. 37th St. on the city's south side, told reporters Friday that three armed men tried to rob the establishment while he and two customers were inside. He fired at the robbers, killing one of them. "I did what I had to do to protect myself and my customers," Kochanski told WTMJ-TV early Friday. Milwaukee police confirmed Friday afternoon that three suspects tried to...