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  • New Mexico school resource officer resigns after being caught on video allegedly roughing up[trun]

    10/23/2019 2:18:31 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Theo Wayt
    A New Mexico school resource officer has resigned after allegedly using excessive force against an 11-year-old girl who he alleges "took more milks than she was supposed to" from the cafeteria.
  • Kamille McKinney's (child) remains found inside dumpster in Birmingham

    10/22/2019 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WVTM ^ | October 23, 2019 | WVTM 13 Digital
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The body of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, the 3-year-old girl who was abducted in Birmingham on Oct. 12, was found inside of a dumpster at a landfill, Police Chief Patrick Smith said Tuesday night. Smith said two persons of interest detained early on in the search, Patrick Stallworth and Derick Brown, will be charged with capital murder and kidnapping in connection with Kamille's disappearance and death. Stallworth was jailed on child porn charges and later released on a $500,000 bond. His attorney told WVTM 13 his client was "outraged" to have his name linked to kidnapping case. Brown,...
  • Local California CBS reporter fired after jumping on, damaging cars during live news segment

    10/22/2019 10:29:53 PM PDT · by Valk Rider · 34 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | Oct 22, 2019 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    A local CBS reporter in California was apparently fired after he — during a live news segment — climbed atop classic, privately-owned cars, even seemingly damaging one of them in the process.
  • Collapsed Florida pedestrian bridge had significant design errors: NTSB

    10/22/2019 5:15:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 22, 2019 | Amanda Woods
    The board determined a year ago that FIGG engineers overestimated how much stress the bridge could endure, the paper reported. Only two days before the brand-new structure went down, an engineer left a voicemail with officials and warned that some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span. n the voicemail, FIGG’s lead engineer on the project, Denney Pate, acknowledged that the cracking would need repairs, “but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there, so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective.” Walsh also noted that the construction was at “high...
  • Germany mulls domestic spaceport

    10/22/2019 4:42:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.21.2019 | cw/rt (dpa)
    Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has signaled that the government will consider building a space launch center after German industries demanded more to investment in space research and development. “Space travel excites many people and creates thousands of jobs. We are leaders in satellite technology. Therefore, I will examine the suggestion of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) for a spaceport,” he told the mass-circulation Bild. German industry has called for the space innovation budget to more than double from €285 million ($318 million) to a level on par with France at more than €700 million. …
  • I want my *%$#@ TV! Madison area viewers left with blank screens during frequency switch

    10/22/2019 3:03:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies ^ | October 22, 2019 | Steven Elbow
    Jim Doherty has had better football Sundays. When the 82-year-old Spring Green retiree and his wife settled in to watch the Green Bay Packers take on the Oakland Raiders last weekend, he tragically encountered a black screen. “We listened to it,” he said. “I’m sitting there thinking, five touchdowns and we can’t see them.” Doherty was a victim of a television technology upgrade, one that has proven to be frustrating for viewers who rely on antennas for their reception, and for the television station employees on whom they vent. And the ordeal has been painfully prolonged by foul weather. The...
  • West Virginians for Life State Convention “Was THE Best”

    10/22/2019 1:24:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | October 22, 2019 | Dave Andrusko
    “That was THE best WVFL State Convention that I have ever attended!” said one woman as she was leaving the 46th annual event which took place October 19 in Fairmont, West Virginia. The highlight of the day was a visit from pro-life Governor Jim Justice who spoke for 30 minutes. Gov. Justice talked of his support for upcoming legislation as well as a personal story of one of his wife’s pregnancies. The crowd was also addressed by Rep. David McKinley who has a 100% pro-life voting record. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey spoke as well, and reiterated the importance of mounting...
  • Steve Bannon: Nancy Pelosi Will Impeach President Trump 'In The Next Six Weeks'

    10/22/2019 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 72 replies
    NN ^ | 10-22-19 | Daniel Newton
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has weighed in the Democrat-led impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump, saying he believes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will impeach the president in the next month-and-a-half.Bannon told the New York Post that Pelosi is “very focused” and will succeed in bringing impeachment charges against Trump over whistleblower allegations he pressured Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden.
  • Democrats Pounce After Trump Slams Impeachment ‘Lynching’: ‘The President Is a White Supremacist’

    10/22/2019 11:30:52 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-22-19 | Hannah Bleau
    Several Democrats – including a handful of 2020 candidates – lambasted President Trump for describing the Democrat-led impeachment effort as a political “lynching,” calling the president’s words “despicable and disgusting,” and accusing him of being a “white supremacist.” Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to slam the Democrat-led impeachment effort, calling on Republicans to “remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching.” “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember...
  • Public, town officials weigh in on Cape shark findings

    10/22/2019 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 29 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | Oct 18, 2019 | Doug Fraser
    NORTH EASTHAM — Thursday night marked the first time the public had an opportunity to weigh in on a recently released report on shark detection, deterrence, exclusion and other alternatives intended to keep people safe, or at least safer, when they enter the water at Outer Cape Beaches. “There’s a lot of techniques out there, and none of them are all that perfect, that’s what it comes down to,” said Todd Morrison, an oceanographic engineer for the Woods Hole Group, which produced the Outer Cape Shark Mitigation Alternative Analysis. The report was prepared under a $50,000 contract paid for by...
  • Man beats peeping Tom to death after catching him outside girlfriend's window

    10/21/2019 5:32:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    ABC13 ^ | October 20, 2019 | JON HAWORTH
    A Florida man has been arrested after catching a peeping Tom outside of his window and beating him to death. Victor Vickery of Delray, Florida, faces a manslaughter charge in the death of 57-year-old Asaad Akar in the incident that occurred in July of last year, according to ABC's Miami affiliate WPLG. Vickery was getting intimate with his girlfriend in a bedroom in her Fort Lauderdale home, according to the arrest report obtained by WPLG, when they heard a scratching noise coming from outside the window. Vickery went outside to go and inspect the source of the noise and allegedly...
  • Don’t let a New York style abortion through birth law pass in Virginia!

    10/21/2019 5:05:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | October 21, 2019 | Dave Andrusko
    Please help us elect pro-life legislators to Virginia’s Assembly. Virginia’s unborn children need legislators who will stand against the New York-style abortion on demand laws that Delegate Kathy Tran tried to pass in Virginia in January. Every state House and Senate seat is up for re-election. Do you know where your candidates stand on abortion? The competitive races are divided into three regions: Greater Richmond NOVA Tidewater Click here for a complete list of pro-life endorsements for the state House and Senate. Virginia’s Democrats want to change the law to allow abortion through birth and make you pay for it...
  • Former Bill Clinton Advisor: 'If You Feel a Pulse, You Know Hillary's Going to Run'

    10/21/2019 2:23:27 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 25 replies
    NN ^ | 10-21-19 | Daniel Newton
    Political commentator and former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris reinforced rumors surrounding the possibility of Hillary Clinton entering the Democratic presidential race for 2020.During Sunday’s broadcast of “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, host John Catsimatidis asked Morris if there are any remaining candidates who are yet to announce they're going to run for 2020.Morris replied, saying as long a Clinton has a “pulse,” there's a strong chance she will run.
  • Carter to address shooting that left 2 hurt near Allianz Field (MN)

    10/21/2019 2:06:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/19 |
    St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is speaking out about the most recent shooting in the city. Two males were shot just blocks away from Allianz Field during Sunday night's Minnesota United game. Monday morning, the mayor is making a new plea to stop gun violence. Carter is calling on all city and community leaders to come together to stop the senseless violence. Sunday night's shooting happened outside a laundromat at about 7:30 p.m. just blocks from Allianz Field where 20,000 people were attending the playoff soccer game. The two males, identified as a 16-year-old and 24-year-old, were shot but are...
  • Disgusting New List Ranks the Best and Worst Cities to Kill Babies in Abortions

    10/21/2019 1:01:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    “Best cities” lists typically are made for people looking for vacation spots, places to settle down with a family, or a career that they love. But a disturbing new list from the National Institute for Reproductive Health highlights cities that make it easy to abort unborn babies. Fast Company reports the pro-abortion group ranked 50 U.S. cities based on 34 different indicators, including how much they promote abortion access. The “top” city for killing unborn babies is San Francisco, with New York City and Chicago close behind, according to the list. Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Washington, D.C....
  • Elizabeth Warren threatens to withhold US aid from Israel if it doesn't give up land

    10/21/2019 11:21:53 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-21-19 | Naomi Limb
    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren issued a warning to Israel if it continues building settlements in the West Bank. The Massachusetts senator was asked after a town hall in Iowa whether she was open to making U.S. aid conditional on an agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt construction in a territory Israel won in a defensive war in 1967, which is home to about 3 million Palestinians and roughly 400,000 Jews. "Right now, Netanyahu says that he is going to take Israel in a direction of increasing settlements. That does not move us toward a two-state solution....
  • ‘I Don’t Know’: Kamala Harris Stumped When Asked What Laws Trump Lawyer Broke

    10/21/2019 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-21-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was unable to answer when initially asked what specific laws Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, has broken. Harris, a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” late on Oct. 18. Cooper asked her what she thought about reports that Giuliani sought a visa for Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s former top prosecutor, against the efforts of the Ukrainian embassy and the State Department. Harris claimed Giuliani “has clearly broken many laws” and that his actions violated an “extraordinary number of rules and ethical laws.”
  • Close Call (Not Really)

    10/21/2019 7:21:33 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 17 replies
    This morning I was awakened by the Civil Defense sirens and my phone going off with alerts. Tornado Warning for Memphis. I immediately jumped into action and did the usual thing - I went outside to see how bad it was. I was caught up by the wind and carried to the top of an ancient Hickory tree in the yard. Its at least 80 ft tall. I was surprised to find that my cell phone service and the view were both amazing. My girlfriend came to the rescue. She was yelling "Jump, I'll catch you". (never should have made...
  • Extinction Rebellion tries to raid an In-N-Out, hilarity ensues

    10/20/2019 8:17:52 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/20/19 | Javier Castillo
    Video says it all. Extinction Rebellion is not having a good week.
  • Beto: It Is ‘No Longer Sufficient' For Americans 'Not To Be Racist’

    10/20/2019 12:59:23 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 101 replies
    NN ^ | 10-20-19 | Daniel Newton
    2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke said it was “no longer sufficient” for Americans “not to be racist” anymore; instead, he insisted they must be "anti-racist." Speaking at his “Rally Against Fear” in Texas, Beto used 'racism' as the topic of choice."It's no longer sufficient for us not be racist," Beto declared to the crowd."Each one of us must commit to being anti-racist in America going forward."