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  • US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted

    10/30/2007 11:25:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 59+ views
    AP via Google ^ | October 30, 2007 | David Runk
    US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted By DAVID RUNK DETROIT (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and an ex-State Department investigator wanted so badly to win convictions in the nation's first major terrorism trial after the Sept. 11 attacks that they broke the law themselves, a government attorney said Tuesday. "They crossed over the line from upholding the law to violating it," Eileen Gleason told jurors in closing arguments in the case against Richard Convertino and Harry Smith III. The two have pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice, making false declarations before a court and conspiracy. The defense...
  • Man snaps haunting photo at ‘The Shining’ hotel

    04/18/2016 11:13:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Cox Media ^ | April 18, 2016
    ESTES PARK, Colo. — A man visiting the hotel that inspired the Stephen King novel “The Shining” captured a haunting image during a recent stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Henry Yau was taking a panoramic photo of the hotel’s grand stairwell and lobby, according to KPRC. He did not notice anyone walking down the stairs when he took the image, however when he looked at his picture the next day he saw the ghostly figure, according to KUSA.
  • Report: Istanbul terrorist followed Israelis from hotel

    03/21/2016 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/3/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    A Turkish journalist has posted on Twitter that the terrorist who attacked Istanbul on Saturday followed the his Israeli victims from the moment they left their hotel until they reached Istiklal Avenue. According to the report, the terrorist then waited for the Israelis to finish eating in a restaurant, approached them, and set off his bomb. The attack left three Israelis dead and another 11 wounded. The dead victims were Simcha Damari, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman. On Sunday, Turkish security officials revealed that the bomber's identity. ...
  • Biden's One-Night Visit to Mexico City Cost $538,528 for Hotels Alone

    03/06/2016 6:24:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Vice President Joe Biden's hotel tab for his recent one-night stay in Mexico City cost taxpayers more than $500,000. Biden, who attended an annual economic summit with Mexican leaders, stayed at the luxury Intercontinental Presidente Hotel. Biden led a delegation attending the summit that included Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The trip called for 260 hotel rooms and meeting spaces, according to a State Department contract. The total hotel tab was $538,528.65.
  • A retreat fit for a president? Donald Trump's new $200 million hotel in Washington, D.C [tr]

    02/11/2016 10:44:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chris Kitching
    Even if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination and the presidential election, there will be a Trump in Washington, D.C., come November. Located just down the street from the White House, Donald Trump’s new $200 million (£140 million) luxury hotel in the capital is set to open in September – two months before Americans head to the polls to elect a new leader. Trump confirmed the opening date this week, proudly declaring that the five-star hotel, which boasts three stunning presidential suites, will welcome its first guests two years ahead of schedule even though he had already set an opening...
  • Daredevil falls to his death as he tries to climb Midtown's Four Seasons Hotel with friend

    12/31/2015 8:10:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12/31/2015 | Joseph Stepansky, John Annese, Thomas Tracy /
    Connor Cummings, of Rockaway, N.J., and an 18-year-old pal managed to get onto an upper floor of the landmark hotel overlooking Central Park with several pieces of camera equipment Wednesday night, despite not being guests there, police said. They then attempted to climb scaffolding in an interior shaft leading to the roof of the 52 story luxury E. 57th St. hotel, police sources said. Cummings and his friend were nearing the roof when Cummings slipped and fell nine stories, crashing onto a 43rd floor landing, police said. He died at the scene.
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • Robert DeNiro’s Nobu Hotel Manila named worst luxury hotel of 2015

    12/14/2015 9:17:04 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/14/2015 | Staff
    Robert DeNiro may be one of the best actors of his generation but when it comes to the hospitality industry, the star apparently has a lot to learn. Nobu Hotel Manila, which is co-owned by the actor, chef Nobu Matshuhisa and movie producer Meir Teper, was named as the worst new luxury hotel of 2015 by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only group that touts membership comprised of jetsetters and high net worth individuals, on their annual best and worst new hotels list. DeNiro, who has worked with the lauded Japanese chef in his growing restaurant empire, was not able...
  • Admiral reprimanded for drunken, naked escapade at Florida hotel

    12/07/2015 6:26:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12/7/15 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy announced Monday that it has reprimanded a two-star admiral for getting drunk and wandering naked around a Florida beachfront hotel while attending a conference with defense contractors. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront resort in April that he struck his head on a barstool, wet his pants and needed an escort back to his room, according to an investigative report by the Naval Inspector General. A few hours later, still in a haze, Baucom re-emerged from his room without any clothes...
  • TERROR IN MALI: US special forces storm hotel and free six American hostages

    11/20/2015 7:26:26 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/20/2015 | Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Armed jihadists have killed at least three people in a deadly shooting rampage after taking 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Automatic weapons fire was heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it was thought as many as 10 militants roamed through the building, looking for guests and members of staff. 80 hostages have since been freed as special forces entered the building. Six American nationals have been rescued alive but several other American remain inside with the other 125 guests and 13 employees trapped inside the besieged hotel. The Pentagon revealed that...
  • Shooting, Hostage Situation Underway At French Troops’ Radisson Hotel, Mali

    11/20/2015 5:51:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15
    Gunmen have taken 170 hostages, killing three so far at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako. The gunmen are reported to be releasing people that can recite verses from the Quran. Automatic weapon fire was heard from outside the 190-room hotel in the city-centre where security forces have set up a security cordon, according to Agence France Presse. Security sources told AFP the gunmen were "jihadists" who had entered the hotel compound in a car that had diplomatic plates. "It's all happening on the seventh floor, jihadists are firing in the corridor," one security source said. Malian soldiers,...
  • 170 hostages in Mali luxury hotel

    11/20/2015 1:00:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 197 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Muslim terrorists opened fire on an upscale hotel on Friday in the city of Bamako, the capital of the western African state of Mali. The jihadists used automatic weapons according to security sources, and apparently have taken people hostage in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Some reports indicate that at least three people have died in the attack. The luxury hotel, which has 190 rooms, is a popular site for Western officials according to French-language media. According to the French RFI radio, the attack was launched by three assailants who entered the hotel with diplomatic cars. Security forces have set up...
  • BREAKING: Armed Police Converging at Pullman Hotel in Paris

    11/14/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 91 replies
    (Translated) Armed police converging on Hotel Pullman
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • Obama switching NY hotels amid China spying fears

    09/11/2015 7:06:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and his entourage will break with tradition and not stay at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly this month, the White House said. The iconic hotel was sold by Hilton Worldwide Holdings to a Chinese conglomerate in 2014, prompting concerns about espionage and security. Obama and his team of advisers will stay at the Lotte New York Palace hotel instead. “I can confirm the report that the president will stay — and the rest of the U.S. delegation will stay at the New York Palace Hotel,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said....
  • Stars to boycott Trump Toronto Hotel during film festival

    09/04/2015 7:43:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 4, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    sources headed to the Toronto International Film Festival tell Page Six that some stars may boycott his branded Trump Toronto Hotel, which was buzzing with starry activity just a year ago. “No one’s staying at the Trump” this year, sniffed one showbiz vet. “People are not going back. Talent does not want to stay there. It’s like the Beverly Hills Hotel.” [snip] A Weinstein rep told us of its move: “It was simply based on convenience and logistics” rather than “anything to do with Mr. Trump’s politics.” Harvey Weinstein has joked to the Hollywood Reporter that his liberal mom is...
  • How Airbnb actually makes New York City affordable

    09/02/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Steve DelBianco
    The sharing economy is changing the way we work, live and play. But nowhere have we better seen the benefits of this change than in our transportation and travel. In just a few years, we’ve added Lyft, Uber and SideCar to our zeitgeist for rides and turned to Airbnb for housing when visiting a city. We’ve lovingly termed this change “disruption.” It’s a disruption of industries that have remained relatively unchanged for decades and a disruption craved by us all. We’re turning our cars and homes into valuable assets and facilitating the type of customer experience we all want. Of...
  • Stanford visit

    06/09/2015 7:30:27 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    I will be visiting Standford, CA for a few days while my daughter attends a camp. We wish to stay at a hotel within 10 miles or so of campus. I am unfamiliar with the area and do not wish to end up in a poor section of town. When I search for affordable rooms the service tries to put me in Fremont or near the San Jose Airport etc. AS I do not know these areas, I thought I'd ask the advice of some Freepers.
  • Saudi Arabia reveals plans for world's largest hotel to cater for Muslims on annual pilgrimage [tr]

    05/21/2015 7:15:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2015 | Emily Payne
    Plans have been unveiled to build the world's largest hotel, which could be open as early as 2017. The Abraj Kudai, will be located in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a city visited each year more than 15million Muslims. With twelve 44-story towers containing 10,000 rooms, the hotel, which is being created by multi-national design group Dar Al Handasah will have a total area of 4.6 million square feet.
  • ISIS Is Running a 5-Star Hotel in Iraq

    05/06/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jamie Dettmer
    The Ninawa International Hotel : ISIS propagandists want us to believe it functions almost like a ‘normal’ state, even opening a five-star hotel. But it’s all lies.
  • East to West Wussification

    05/05/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 4 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 5, 2015 | Soo Kim
    Sign me up for a crying room if we get Obama-redux in 2016. Japan is already bracing for Progressive Doomsday. Sure we got campus Safe Zones but nothing like the comfy cozy niches that Japan offers the weak-kneed, faint of heart, reality-averse denizens of the new millennium. I might even need a cuddle cafe to calm my nerves. There are even exciting extra cost optionals allowing you to lock eyes with and hair-stroke your lady cuddlemate. Or I can wander into the Owl Cafe where I can be soothed by fluttering birds or go to Maidreamin where pretty girls dressed...
  • Riviera Casino Closes Doors After 60 Years on Vegas Strip

    05/04/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
    If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar. Crowds squeezed onto barstools and milled about the casino floor saying goodbye to "The Riv," a classic that spent 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip and closed at noon. It's an age reached by few properties along the four-mile stretch of hulking casino resorts mimicking other worldly landmarks or beckoning passers-by with all their wants in one place that have replaced Sin City's recent past.
  • A night with Godzilla? In Tokyo’s theme hotels, anything is possible

    02/27/2015 1:21:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | AFP-JIJI
    If you’ve ever wanted to sleep with a giant lizard — and let’s face it, you only live once — one Japanese hotel has just the thing with its soon-to-be opened Godzilla Room. Hotel Gracery in Tokyo’s buzzing Shinjuku entertainment district offers the chance to catch some shuteye under the watchful gaze of a man-sized atomic mutant as he stomps on a miniature version of Tokyo in the corner of your room. For those extra-unsettling dreams, a giant Godzilla hand, complete with razor-like claws, looms over the twin beds to ensure you get maximum value from the Ą39,800 a night...
  • 1 American among the dead in Libyan hotel attack

    01/27/2015 3:11:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 27, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel. The official isn't providing any further details. Libyan officials said four foreigners and five guards were killed Tuesday after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The ensuring standoff ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea, started in the morning hours and included a car bombing, said Essam al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency.
  • 'Possible threat' at Ottawa hotel: Cops

    01/21/2015 5:49:59 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 21, 2015
    Ottawa cops have sealed off an area in the east end due to a “possible threat” involving chemicals and/or explosives. Cops say they are at the scene at St-Laurent Blvd. and Joseph Cyr Street and asking the public to avoid the area. The original call came in at about 10:15 p.m., involving a vehicle possibly connected to an investigation in Nova Scotia, sources tell the Sun. “CBRNE and HAZMAT attended the scene to investigate a threat made by a suspicious male who had possibly checked in at the Chimo Hotel located in the 1100 block of Joseph Cyr,” police said...
  • The day Obama walked into Reggie Love's hotel room while he was in bed with a woman

    01/13/2015 2:34:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | Wills Robinson
    During his time as a personal aide, Reggie Love developed a very personal bond with Barack Obama. The 'bodyman' stuck with him during the 2008 presidential campaign and during his first years in the White House. But there is perhaps one moment where their working relationship became slightly awkward. Love recounts how he was staying in a hotel during the presidential campaign when he had a female friend from college to stay - and the then Senator Obama barged in.
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Macedonia seals hotel after Briton dies of suspected Ebola

    10/09/2014 11:11:31 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/09/2104 | -
    SKOPJE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus died in Macedonia on Thursday and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside. A Health Ministry official said the man had arrived in the capital, Skopje, from Britain on Oct. 2 and had been rushed to hospital at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday, where he died several hours later.
  • Waldorf-Astoria, sold to Chinese, longtime host to Chinese dignitaries

    10/08/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/08/2014 | Sean Silbert
    New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel holds a special place for many Chinese visitors — starting at the very top. The diminutive Chairman Deng Xiaoping stayed at the hotel during his first trip to the United States in 1974, where then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger threw a banquet in his honor. Deng’s handpicked successors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao followed his example, as have luminaries including Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma, who used the glamorous venue to launch his recent IPO roadshow, attracting hundreds of investors. The hotel has been sold to the Chinese, but the purchaser behind this week’s $1.95 billion...
  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • TX: Concealed Permit Holder Shoots Attacker in Four Star Hotel

    07/17/2014 6:05:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Most defensive shootings do not occur in four star hotels.   But on the 6th floor of the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio last Saturday, the 12th of July, there was an exception. An occupant of the hotel, Moises Torres, 34, is said to have been creating a disturbance in the hallway, breaking light fixtures and banging on doors, saying "he was looking for someone to kill".  At least one person called security.   When the CHL (concealed handgun license) permit holder thought Torres was gone, he opened his door.   He reported that Torres charged him and the...
  • Video: How Not to Park a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

    07/11/2014 1:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A valet at the five star Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India is in a certain amount of trouble after he wrecked a guest's precious Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder recently, causing damages of up to $330,000 to the luxury vehicle. Captured on CCTV for all the world to see, the valet, Arun Kumar drives the car from the parking area at the hotel to the busy valet area. He briefly gets out of the car. Then, after climbing back in, the car suddenly lurches forward, sending other valets running for cover as it hits a wall head-on. The valet managed...
  • I may have been wrong to condemn Christian B&B owners for banning gay couple: English Judge

    06/19/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 06/19/2014 | Steve Doughty
    A judge who condemned a Christian couple for turning away gay guests from their hotel yesterday said her decision may have been wrong. Supreme Court deputy president Baroness Hale called for a rethink on religious and gay rights six months after she rejected the B&B owners’ arguments in a key test case. Lady Hale said in a speech that the law has done too little to protect the beliefs of Christians. And she cast doubts over her own judgment in the landmark case in which a gay couple sued Christian hoteliers Peter and Hazelmary Bull.
  • Meth Lab Discovered Inside Chamblee Hotel (Georgia)

    01/26/2014 6:18:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 | WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
    Meth lab discovered inside Chamblee hotel DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators dismantled meth lab found at a DeKalb County hotel Saturday night. Channel 2 Action News was at the scene as the Georgia Bureau of Investigations began their investigation. Our crews watched them, armed with search warrant, go inside and investigate the meth lab. The owner of the Lodge on Buford Hotel only meant to evict a tenant who hadn't paid his bill, but he found himself calling Chamblee police. “When the officer got here, the tenant had actually left. He went inside with the owner of facility and found...
  • HIT & RUN: Dem Lawmaker Plows Over Hotel Ducks

    12/30/2013 8:42:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Where’s PETA? Police are investigating Democratic State Rep. David Campbell after he plowed over a number of ducks on the road at the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The Union Leader reported: Police are investigating the death of a number of ducks allegedly hit by a vehicle operated by one of the city’s state representatives. State Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, reportedly ran over the ducks at a speed of about 15 mph in the driveway of the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, Dec. 23, The Telegraph of Nashua reported Sunday. Campbell...
  • Undercover: Late-term abortion clinic completes abortions at Albuquerque’s Plaza Inn

    11/18/2013 9:37:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    How would you like to stay at a hotel where in the room next door an aborting mother was delivering her dead baby into the toilet, and where the abortionist came to complete the abortion and wrap and remove the dead baby? Worse, how would you like to stay in a hotel room where a late-term abortion was committed the night before? Where a mother delivered her dead baby on your toilet, in your bathroom, with all the blood and body secretions that come with it? Where the abortionist had the mother lie on your bed to finish it? Do...
  • Hotel Gives Discounts to Women Getting Late-Term Abortions at 25 Weeks

    11/15/2013 5:02:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    As pro-life groups continue to campaign for a measure residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico will vote on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a new undercover video exposes how one local hotel is offering discounts for late-term abortion patients. The pro-life organization Live Action has released a second investigative video, highlighting what Live Action President Lila Rose has coined “room-service abortions” – and the hotels that profit off such sinister arrangements. The video follows closely on the heels of another one showing the local late-term abortion business that would be affected by the ban uses an...
  • Small bomb explosion injures one foreigner in Myanmar Yangon

    10/14/2013 10:59:35 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 10/15/2013 | Yan
    YANGON, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A small bomb explosion in Myanmar's Yangon, injured one foeigner at midnight, Local witnesses said on Tuesday. The blast occurred in the ninth floor of the Traders Hotel at about 11:30 midnight (local time) on Monday, witnesses added. Currently, many media reporters have arrived this hotel, but police have not provided further information. A small bomb explosion in Thakayta, Myanmar's Yangon, injured two children Sunday evening. Another minor one occurred with a roadside bus stop kiosk in Yangon's Insein township without casualties on last Saturday midnight.
  • "Starving" "Palestinians" celebrate opening of five-star hotel

    09/30/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/13 | Robert
    Hey, this thing will be great for firing rockets off the roof at Israeli civilians! "Grand Park Hotel Celebrates Being First Five-Star Hotel in Palestine," from the Palestine News Network, September 25 (thanks to Maxwell): The headquarters of the Grand Park hotel in Ramallah celebrated its coronation as the first "Five-Star" hotel in Palestine. The celebration was attended by Rula MaayÂ’a, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Musa Hadid, the Mayor of Ramallah, the hotelÂ’s Chairman Loay Qawas, and its General Director, Mohammad Zamlat. There was also a crowd of businessmen and representatives from many institutions. The Minister of Tourism...
  • Eight-Foot Crocodile Found Under Bed

    09/18/2013 7:17:19 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 21 replies
    Good Morning America- Yahoo news ^ | 09-18-2013 | Author Unknown
    A man in Zimbabwe got the surprise of his life when he discovered an eight-foot crocodile lying under his bed. Guy Whittall slept through the night at a Humani lodge, where he also works, without any idea what was lying beneath him. It was only after he got out of bed to eat breakfast and heard the screams of a housekeeper that he saw the crocodile.
  • LA:Hotel Patron Stops Drunken Intruder with Gunshot

    09/06/2013 7:10:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    From New  Orleans, a classic case of how becoming stupid drunk can cause you and other people  a world of trouble.  If you are so drunk as to not know where you are, you put your life at risk when you attempt to force your way into a place, and threaten a resident while doing so.  From nola.com The guest confronted Dousay and told him he had the wrong room, the report said.  But when the victim entered the room, Dousay threw his leg into the doorway and tried to force his way in, McGregor said. The victim yelled, "stop"...
  • Authorities kill murder suspect in hotel shootout

    08/29/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2013 | Erika Pesantes and Ihosvani Rodriguez
    In the darkness of a hotel parking lot, the fugitive task force moved quickly to stop the black pickup with the murder suspect riding inside. Only their fugitive wasn't in the truck. Instead, Henry Kiner, 27, was dressed in camouflage and perched on the hotel's second floor, where he used a shotgun to blast away at the unsuspecting task force members below, officials said. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel called it an "ambush" that backfired when officers and deputies fired back toward the hotel, killing Kiner just outside Room 212 of the Days Inn in Oakland Park early Wednesday.
  • Terrorists in Sinai fire RPG at hotel, causing injuries

    08/01/2013 6:00:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 8/1/13 | staff
    Terrorists operating in the Egyptian resort town of El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a hotel, according to Al-Ahram. Casualties were reported. Officials in Sinai say the political instability that continues to wrack the country in the wake of Mohammed Morsi’s ouster by the military is having an adverse impact on tourism to the peninsula, according to Al-Ahram.
  • Hotel bans kids with Down syndrome

    05/20/2013 6:56:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | breitbart
    ALMERIA, Spain, May 20 (UPI) -- A hotel in Spain has come under fire for refusing to let a group of children with Down syndrome stay the night because they "might annoy other guests." Hotel CaboGata Plaza Suites in Almeria refused a reservation for a group of children with Down syndrome who were planning on celebrating the end of their school year, The Local.es reported. The hotel said it would not board the children because "these kinds of people might annoy other guests." Management at the hotel has apologized for the incident, saying it was "a misunderstanding," adding, "In 35...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Obama's $2.5M Hotel and 'Vehicle Rental' Tab on Last Mexico Trip

    05/01/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/1/13 | Jeryl Bier
    As the White House first announced in March, Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Mexico and Costa Rica later this week. The trip is billed as "an important opportunity to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America." And at yesterday’s White House press conference, the president stated that he is "very much looking forward to taking the trip down to Mexico" this week. But the trip won’t exactly be cheap for taxpayers, assuming the costs mirror those incurred by the American taxpayers for President Obama's last trip to Mexico,...
  • Sex pays for China’s budget hotels

    03/28/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | March 3, 2013 | RNW China Desk
    China’s budget hotels used to target small business travellers, but their clientele nowadays is a rather different one. Cheap hotel rooms have become the space where the Chinese can pursue sexual freedom. Sexologist Xiaoliang Zeng writes on budget hotels and sexual liberation in China. The hotel I checked in to was recommended by a well-known travel website. But I regretted my choice as soon as I walked in. It was by no means a cheap hotel. Yet my room was filled with the unpleasant odor of semen and disinfectant. The pinkish wall, dim light, and green carpet created a sexually...
  • How Much Did it Cost to Send VPOTUS Biden to Paris for a Day?

    02/23/2013 11:18:05 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Department of State spent $585,000 on hotel rooms and racked up $322,000 on intra-country transportation costs for Vice President Joe Biden's recent trip to Paris, according to contracting documents that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located through routine database research. Despite the availability of a contracting awards granted to Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and Biribin Limousines, respectively, no other procurement documents currently are available. Consequently, it remains unknown just how much State spent on Biden's European mission, which also included stops in Berlin and London.
  • 'A Q Khan (Pakistani nuke scientist) visited Timbuktu for uranium'

    02/17/2004 6:03:16 PM PST · by AM2000 · 6 replies · 902+ views
    rediff.com ^ | February 17, 2004 19:12 IST | Shyam Bhatia in London
    The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an ancient Islamic library and enjoyed the views of the desert. A remote outpost in the middle of the West African desert, Timbuktu usually attracts explorers associated in the popular mind with the adventures of the comic character Tin Tin. And Pakistani dissidents told rediff.com the reason for Khan's visit to Timbuktu, part of landlocked West African state of Mali, was to prospect for uranium. They say...