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  • Homeland Security on Twin Cities transit prompts Twitter response

    03/22/2017 7:38:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/22/17 | Janet Moore
    The presence of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) police officers on light-rail trains in the Twin Cities provoked unease among some passengers Wednesday. Several took to Twitter to express their dismay. But Metro Transit said the DHS officers are part of a Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team working with its own police force to help ensure security on public trains and buses. The VIPR officers do not engage in any enforcement actions, and have worked with the department for “more than a decade,” said Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla.
  • Report: Ivanka Trump Just Hired Hollywood Stylist

    03/22/2017 2:41:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    US Weekly ^ | March 22, 2017 @ 1:05 PM | Rose Walano
    Ivanka Trump is no stranger to the style world — she was the CEO of her own eponymous brand, after all — but with her new role as first daughter, the former Trump Organization VP is upping her fashion game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump, 35, is officially tapping Hollywood stylist Cat Williams to revamp her wardrobe. Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump has reportedly officially hired Cat Williams, Micaela Erlanger's former assistant, to be her stylist. Credit: Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Ivanka Trump Is Getting a West Wing Office, Security ClearanceIvanka Trump Is Getting a West Wing Office, Security...
  • Is Tomi Lahren Representative of Future Republicanism?

    03/22/2017 2:31:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    UT Daily Beacon ^ | 2 hours ago | Peter Cates, Columnist
    In case you missed it, Tomi Lahren, the host of the political show “Tomi,” came out as pro-choice last week. “Tomi” appears on Glenn Beck’s Tea-Party-wet-dream network BlazeTV and is notorious for Lahren’s aggressive rants against liberal “snowflakes.” In an appearance on “The View,” a typically-liberal roundtable of women, Lahren was pressed on her views on abortion. After citing the desire for limited government, she stated: "Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well." It’s reported that Lahren is also pro-gay-marriage for similar reasons. If the last few preceding generations are any indication,...
  • Married Teacher Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With 17-Year-Old Student Grins in Mugshot

    03/22/2017 5:26:35 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 84 replies
    International Times ^ | 3/22 | Maya Chung
    A married Texas teacher who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student grinned in her mugshot after her arrest. Sarah Fowlkes, 27, a former teacher of anatomy and physiology at Lockhart High School, was arrested on Monday for her alleged contact with a 17-year-old student.
  • Libs on Facebook

    03/22/2017 8:57:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    vanity
    The new lib mantra from libs on my facbook page is, "all the people i know who voted for Trump now regret it because he is cutting programs they rely on to live!!! This must be the new talking points. Here is a example for one dummy on facebook i know... "His poll numbers are also starting to dip below 40%. Looks like it's finally hitting some of the dummies that voted for him that he doesn't give a crap about the poor and elderly, many of which voted for him and all he cares about is spending more on...
  • Inmate who beat up Jared Fogle receiving tons of fan mail

    03/22/2017 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The prison inmate who pounded on Jared Fogle last year is getting rock star treatment — receiving fan mail and other forms of love from sex abuse victims and random people on the outside. “I am writing to thank you for the beatdown you gave to Jared Fogle,” reads one of the countless letters sent to Steve Nigg since his January 2016 attack on the former Subway pitchman at their federal prison in Englewood, Colorado. “I am proud of your stance on child molestation and your unwillingness to be tolerant towards them,” it says, according to TMZ. “I was a...
  • What Happens if a Company Doesn’t Pay You for Work? (The Unpaid Consultant’s Dilemma)

    03/21/2017 8:31:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | March 20, 2017 | SCOTT HERHOLD
    “I actually thought we would get paid,’’ said Dinesh Khurana. “But this has lasted so long. To be very frank, I’ve lost hope.’’When Dinesh Khurana came to California from India as a tech worker in 1995, he assumed the American system of employment had a basic underpinning of fairness. It went this way: You did the work. You were paid for the job. Sure, there might be an occasional hiccup. But generally the check arrived. America was the land of the free, not a corruption-ridden place. Even when he became a consultant — and had to fend for himself rather...
  • Electric vehicle fee proposed for Minnesota

    03/21/2017 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/21/17 | Mike Hughlett
    Electric vehicle owners in Minnesota would have to pay a $75 to $85 annual "surcharge" under proposed legislation since they do not pay the state's gasoline tax. State governments across the country are increasingly seeking to slap such fees on electric vehicles, some exceeding $150 per year. The Minnesota fee would cover vehicles that are all-electric and plug-in hybrids based on electric motors, but exclude gasoline-electric hybrids. The fee is aimed at making electric vehicle drivers pay their fair share of road maintenance costs, which are partly funded by gasoline taxes, said Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the author of the...
  • 'Katrina girl' goes to JROTC ball with pararescueman who saved her

    03/21/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/19/17 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    You might remember the "Katrina girl" photo, of the little girl with a broad smile, who's hugging the Air Force pararescueman who plucked her family from a rooftop in Hurricane Katrina-flooded New Orleans.The pararescueman, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, went on a search for the girl in the photo 10 years later. He ultimately found LeShay Brown, then 13 and living in Waveland, Miss., in Sept. 2015. The two have remained close, and as WLOX reported, LeShay took Maroney to her JROTC ball in Mississippi on Saturday.
  • Oregon mayor accused of soliciting sex with girl, 14, on Facebook

    03/21/2017 2:49:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | march 21, 2017 | Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town was arrested Sunday, accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a police officer. Kenneth Lewis Barrett, who began his two-year term as mayor of Winston in January, spent two weeks exchanging Facebook messages with an online decoy created to target adults soliciting sex with children, court documents said.
  • Tuesday Morning Vanity - The Good Guys Win... In the End

    03/21/2017 5:48:51 AM PDT · by George Rand · 4 replies
    Myself | 3/21/2017 | George Rand
    Among my conservative friends, they are split roughly down the middle on their opinion of Alex Jones from InfoWars. I myself believe his mind tends to be in the right place, but he goes off on tangents. I rarely watch him, but tune in every now and then to see what he has to say and I must admit he has hit right on target many times. I was turned onto a long interview of him by Joe Rogan, another talk-show personality. I don't watch Joe but I have heard of him. In this 3 hour interview, they talk about...
  • Officer injured, glass windows broken during protest outside Allegheny County Jail

    03/21/2017 4:01:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 21, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - One officer was injured and several windows were broken during a protest Monday night outside of the Allegheny County Jail. Officials said jail staff called 911 to report a group of about 20-25 protesters outside the jail throwing rocks, sticks and firing fireworks. Protesters were wearing all black with black masks. Protesters reportedly broke a jail employee’s car window and the window out of a sheriff deputy’s cruiser. The first officers to arrive were on bicycle. One officer got into a scuffle with protestors and injured his shoulder. He is being treated for the injury. Police say the...
  • Strangers Living a Mile Apart Discover They're Sisters

    03/20/2017 11:29:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Maureen C. Gilmer,
    Strangers living a mile apart discover they're sisters
  • LIVE RIGHT NOW - Trump MAGA Rally in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/20/2017 4:39:06 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | March 20, 2017 | me
    President Donald J. Trump is holding a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently the indoor crowd is numbering 15,500 people. Right Side Broadcasting Network is on hand at the rally with 14,000 watching live online at time of initial thread start. Anti-Trump protesters are now estimated as between 0-2. The future of US medical care is formally the focus of the Rally, though recent intel and legal developments today assure the scope of the speech and rally will be very wide-ranging: In sworn testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee FBI Director James...
  • Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile'

    03/20/2017 4:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
    FBI agents have met with leaders of an Iowa mosque about a threatening note it received in the mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning. It said Muslims were a “vile” people and that President Donald Trump would “do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” The note was signed only “Americans for a Better Way.” Shams says Muslims must take such notes seriously. …
  • Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

    03/20/2017 3:47:04 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 36 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | MARCH 18, 2017 | Vahe Gregorian
    WAKARUSA, IND. More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. At a table near the front, Sayers was seated next to his wife, Ardythe, as a mesmerizing KU-produced tribute played. ************ But Ardie Sayers has come to believe its onset was years before that — possibly even as far back as when he returned to Kansas in a fund-raising capacity for a time in 2009. While she considers Sayers, 73,...
  • Waiter fired after asking customer for proof of residency

    03/19/2017 11:42:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2017 2:43 PM EDT
    A waiter was fired from a Southern California restaurant after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that 23-year-old Brenda Carrillo says she and a friend got the question at Saint Marc in Huntington Beach. Carrillo says the waiter later asked her sister and another friend to see their proof of residency. …
  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides [NY]

    03/19/2017 11:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 12:20 AM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state’s move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-home care, the most in the state’s history. But there are increasingly too few aides to go around, especially in the state’s remote, rural areas. …
  • 'EMT killer' who stole an ambulance and ran over and murdered mom-of-three medic is...

    03/19/2017 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 19, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'EMT killer' who stole an ambulance and ran over and murdered mom-of-three medic is 'mentally ill' and was inducted into the Bloods street gang as a boy, says his dad The father of Bronx 'EMT killer' Jose Gonzalez has said his son was targeted by gangs and was mentally ill, while explosive footage has emerged showing his violent reaction during a previous arrest. Jose Gonzalez Sr told police of his 25-year-old son's history with 'Bloods' street gang who sought him out at a young age after his mother died. Gonzalez Jr's most recent arrested was captured on film...
  • Rare Emeralds Discovered in 400-Year-Old Shipwreck Set to Fetch Millions

    03/19/2017 5:23:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 19, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life. Though diamonds enjoy the reputation of being a girl’s best friend, emeralds in fact are more rare – and more valuable. “Sought after for their rich color, regal history and identifiable look, emeralds are one of the most iconic gemstones in the jewelry industry,” said Amanda Gizzi, a spokesperson for Jewelers of America, a New York-based trade association, in an email. On April 25, the public will have the opportunity to own some of the most magnificent and valuable emeralds in the world, when they go...
  • Two Pennsylvania Women Charged In Fight Over Shoveled Parking Spot

    03/16/2017 7:22:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Associated Press (AP) CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press (AP)
    <p>ASHLAND, Pa. – State troopers have charged two Pennsylvania women with disorderly conduct for a hair-pulling fight that erupted over a newly shoveled parking spot on a snowy street.</p>
  • Trump protesters asked to leave LPGA Tour event

    03/18/2017 10:52:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2017 9:22 PM EDT | John Nicholson
    About a dozen people protesting the U.S. Women’s Open being played at a course President Donald Trump owns left peacefully Saturday after security officials asked them to leave the front entrance of the LPGA Tour’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Members of the group UltraViolet protested for less than 30 minutes before they were asked to leave the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. A plane flew over the course later with a banner reading “LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP SEXIST TRUMP.” The U.S. Golf Association-run U.S. Women’s Open is July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in...
  • ‘No other choice’: Dad caught family members as they jumped from fire, but pregnant wife landed hard

    03/18/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 3/17/17 | Annie Zak
    <p>Andrew Engelking doesn't know exactly how he was able to catch his kids and break the fall of his pregnant wife as they leapt from their third-floor Spenard apartment to escape a deadly fire that destroyed the building a month ago.</p>
  • Wife urges ex-teacher to surrender as search continues for man, teen girl

    03/18/2017 1:02:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 115 replies
    cnn ^ | march 18, 2017 | Jamiel Lynch, CNN
    (CNN)A former Tennessee teacher has been added to the state's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list after being charged with aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl. Authorities say Tad Cummins, 50, kidnapped Elizabeth Thomas, a freshman at the high school where Cummins taught until this week. The girl is in imminent danger, they said.
  • Mafia godfathers can't be church godfathers, bishop rules [Sicily]

    03/18/2017 10:02:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 17 March 2017 16:56 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese. Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, near Palermo, said Friday he had issued a decree to that effect in a bid to challenge any notion that the bosses of organized crime have a paternalistic side to them. “The mafia has always taken the term ‘Godfather’ from the Church to give its bosses an air of religious respectability, whereas in fact the two worlds are completely incompatible,” the bishop told AFP. Pennisi’s diocese includes Corleone, a vendetta-haunted village inland from Palermo which...
  • EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

    03/18/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 17, 2017 | 10:09am EDT | Julia Fioretti
    Social media companies Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Twitter Inc. will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. U.S. technology companies have faced tight scrutiny in Europe for the way they do business, from privacy to how quickly they remove illegal or threatening content. The Commission and European consumer protection authorities will “take action to make sure social media companies comply with EU consumer rules,” the official said. The comments confirmed a Reuters report from Thursday. Germany, the most populous EU...
  • Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses.....

    03/18/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses into building site Right-wing extremists in Germany have hampered the construction of a mosque by erecting ten large crosses at the site. The group, planted the wooden structures in the small village of Marbach, near Erfurt, in the central eastern state of Thuringia, in early March. The owner of the site has said he plans to take legal action against the activists, named as 'Citizens for Erfurt'.
  • Black father livestreams the moment he was KILLED by cops: Tennessee man records...

    03/18/2017 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Black father livestreams the moment he was KILLED by cops: Tennessee man records his own fatal shooting on Facebook Live during traffic stop confrontation A Tennessee man livestreamed his own fatal shooting by a police officer on Facebook during a traffic stop on Thursday as his fiancee watched helplessly. Rodney James Hess, 36, was acting erratically and had attempted to hit cops with his car 'at least twice' before he was killed at around 2:15pm, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told NBC News. In the video streamed on Facebook Live from a roadside in Alamo, Tennessee, Hess can...
  • 12-year-old pulls gun in Garden District robbery attempt, police say

    03/17/2017 6:57:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    http://www.theadvocate.com ^ | 3/12/17 | BY DELLA HASSELLE
    Two 12-year-old boys were arrested Saturday night after one of them pulled a gun on two victims during an attempted armed robbery in the Garden District, according to New Orleans police. In a preliminary report, the Police Department said the juveniles approached a 48-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man at Chestnut and Philip streets about 8:45 p.m. They asked the two for a dollar, police said. When the victims refused, one of the boys produced a gun and made the man get on his knees, police said. The man complied, and the two fled. The NOPD said both boys were...
  • Father of pregnant woman's baby paid $1,500 to have her killed, police say

    03/17/2017 6:45:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    click2houston ^ | march 17, 2017 | Sophia Beausoleil - Reporter
    BAYTOWN, Texas - Rose Marie Hunt thought she was going on a date to reconnect with a high school friend, David Galindo. "The story that he gave us was basically he'd gone to high school with her, reconnected with her through social media and decided to take her on a date," Lt. Steve Dorris, of the Baytown Police Department, said. But that so-called date soon became a day her family will never forget. The 21-year-old, who was 8 months pregnant, was found shot to death on the side of the road just hours after police say Galindo picked her up....
  • Moment hero bus driver rescues lost five-year-old boy wandering the freezing streets....

    03/17/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 17, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Moment hero bus driver rescues lost five-year-old boy wandering the freezing streets of Milwaukee in the middle of the night A kindhearted bus driver saved the life of a crying little boy who was wandering the streets of Milwaukee on a cold January night. Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Denise Wilson was pulling over for a break around midnight on January 28 when she noticed the five-year-old boy dressed in a t-shirt, shorts and socks. 'He came out of nowhere out of nowhere. I just happened to look over and heard him crying and he was just...
  • Irish Queers won’t take part in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

    03/17/2017 9:28:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Irish Voice via Irish Central ^ | March 17, 2017 04:50 AM | Debbie McGoldrick
    They spent decades on the sidelines every March 17 loudly protesting their exclusion from the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, and proclaimed victory last year with the inclusion of the first Irish gay group, the Lavender and Green Alliance, but the protest group called Irish Queers appears to have had enough of the Fifth Avenue march after only a year and won’t take part in 2017. In a new post on its blog titled “Sorry not sorry! Join us this St. Patrick’s Day!,” a message from Irish Queers says the group will be “repping Irish America at a...
  • Sweden to modernize law on changing gender

    03/17/2017 8:23:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 16 March 2017 17:34 CET+01:00
    Sweden’s government wants to do away with the law in the country which says that a medical intervention is required for a person’s gender change to be made official in legal terms. At present, Swedish law states that transgender people must go through a medical procedure before they can have their gender change legally recognized, but the government now wants to have the legal and medical aspects of changing gender separated. It has proposed two new laws: one on how gender is changed in legal terms, and another on the authorization of certain operations on sex organs and reproductive glands....
  • Key West police: Woman bites husband during sex

    03/17/2017 3:25:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 70 replies
    FL Keys News ^ | 3/15/2017 | Gwen Filosa
    A 42-year-old Ohio woman was jailed Sunday after police said she bit her husband during sex while at a Key West hotel. Jennifer M. Rahe Hickman, a dental hygienist from Mason, Ohio, was drunk when officers handcuffed her and said multiple times, “I’m going to [expletive] kill him,” according to the police report. “She continued yelling and screaming the entire ride to the jail,” wrote Officer Daniel Blanco, who booked Hickman for misdemeanor domestic battery. An employee of the Southernmost on the Beach hotel called police after learning of a verbal dispute coming from room 409. When she called the...
  • Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

    03/16/2017 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 9 March 2017 11:41 CET+01:00
    The upper house of parliament has rejected the idea of a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil and other face coverings. The draft bill, which was narrowly passed by the lower house last September, was opposed by the senate after a debate on Thursday, reported news agencies. The proposal by hardline Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Walter Wobmann called for a federal ban on the burqa, niqab and other full face coverings in public, along the same lines as a cantonal ban that came into effect in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in July last year. …
  • Black family in Delano moving after new home burglarized, scarred by racist graffiti

    03/16/2017 3:36:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 104 replies
    star tribune ^ | march 15, 2017 | Paul Walsh Star Tribune
    What the family had thought was their dream home when they bought it in December was now painted with racial slurs and swastikas — both inside and out. “Get out” was spray-painted on an exterior wall. The vandals left a note, too: “Next time it’s going to be fire.” The Delano home of Latanza Douglas, her husband and their three foster children was burglarized and vandalized Sunday evening. Along with the threatening messages, several electronic gaming systems were stolen, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hoffman said the slurs included racially offensive symbols that he...
  • Pastor Rick Joyner: 'You Smack' President Donald Trump ‘And God Smacks You Right Back’

    03/16/2017 10:39:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | | March 15, 2017 3:15 pm | By Kyle Mantyla
    Pastor Rick Joyner posted a video on his Facebook page today asserting that Rachel Maddow’s story about Donald Trump’s tax returns last night was a bust because God is protecting the president and will defeat anyone who tries to attack him. “When will they learn?” Joyner asked. “Anybody just doing a cursory view of what’s been going on in relation to Donald Trump should have learned [that] everyone who has attacked him has lost.” Joyner said that despite her intention, Maddow’s report “made Trump look good” because the president “is like the Cyrus of Isaiah 45” and is being protected...
  • Woman takes home wrong child from Port Orange day care

    03/16/2017 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    News6 ^ | march 15, 2017 | Loren Korn
    PORT ORANGE, Fla. - What happened to one Port Orange mother last Friday afternoon is every parent’s worst nightmare. "I was seriously wondering if I was ever going to see my kid again," Holly Smith,32, said. Smith told News 6 she went to pick up her two daughters from Pathways Early Learning Center when she learned that one daughter had already left.
  • Mark-Viverito compares Trump’s handling of immigrants to ‘ethnic cleansing’ March 15, 2017

    03/16/2017 9:27:17 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Yoav Gonen
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Wednesday likened the Trump administration’s handling of immigration enforcement to “ethnic cleansing” — a term frequently associated with genocide. At a Council oversight hearing on the city’s response to the Trump’s administration immigration policies, Mark-Viverito echoed a Cardozo Law School professor’s use of the charged term.
  • Bill Clinton: Secrets of His Mistress ('Charity' Foundation Gave $2 Million to Energizer Bunny)

    03/16/2017 8:58:59 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Natl Enquirer ^ | May 13, 2016 | staff report
    Bill Clinton and his womanizing ways have provided another blow to the shaky presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton — as other newspapers finally pick up The ENQUIRER's bombshell exclusive on how his charity foundation gave $2 million to his reported mistress! Insiders told The ENQUIRER that blonde beauty Julie Tauber McMahon has been an "on-and-off mistress" to the former Prez for over a decade.Julie (pictured) has denied a romantic relationship with the former Horndog-in-Chief — but a relative who passed a polygraph test spoke to The ENQUIRER in 2011. “It became a running joke in the family,” the source said....
  • Fake doctor admits killing drag queen with butt implants

    03/16/2017 5:33:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A Florida woman who posed as a physician confessed to administering silicone buttocks injections that caused a popular drag queen’s death. Deanna Roberts, 47, pleaded guilty to eight felonies after injecting an illegal substance into four people, including Atlanta drag performer Lateasha Shuntel, the Atlanta U.S. attorney’s office announced on Monday.
  • Police: Fake doctor’s note leads to jail (NC)

    03/16/2017 5:21:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Diane Turbyfill
    A woman sentenced to weekends in jail broke the law when she tried to use a fake doctor's note to get out of it, according to arrest reports. Marla Kay Davis is charged with felony common law obstruction of justice. The 36-year-old Lincolnton woman was to report to Gaston County Jail for the weekend. Instead, she showed up with a note allegedly from her gynecologist saying she shouldn't go to jail that weekend. Police say the note was forged, and she was booked into jail on the new charge. Davis was sentenced to probation with a split sentence for identity...
  • State Ordered to Provide Disabled Inmate with Motorized Wheelchair

    03/15/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | March 15, 2017 | Joel Stashenko
    ALBANY - Denying an inmate a motorized wheelchair is discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, a federal judge has ruled. Northern District Judge Mae D'Agostino found that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision...failed to show that there were such safety risks in giving Nathaniel Wright the electric wheelchair that they outweighed his right to have the device.... Wright, 55, will complete a five-year sentence from Monroe County for first-degree sexual abuse next month.
  • Woman Crashes Car Into Storefront - Chases Men Filming

    03/15/2017 1:38:35 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2017 | MannyMangera4u
    Woman crashes her car into the front of a store. A couple of men try filming and she freaks out - chasing and screaming at them while attempting to attack. The men are not able to control their laughter as they capture the entire freakout on film.
  • College Removes 'Triggering' Scale From Campus Gym [Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada]

    03/14/2017 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 14, 2017 2:07 PM
    A Canadian university is under fire after it removed the weight scale at its campus gym last week. Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, says the decision is “in keeping with current fitness and social trends,” according to a sign posted where the scale used to stand, according to the campus newspaper, The Charlatan. Bruce Marshall, manager of health and wellness at the gym, said focusing only on weight can have a negative impact. […] But some students disagree with removing the scale. Marko Miljusevic, a second-year computer science student, said in a Facebook message that students “can’t handle the number...
  • Ivanka Trump Ditches High-End Jewelry To Appeal To Populist Middle America (winning!)

    03/14/2017 2:38:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 8 replies
    The Mix Now ^ | 3 hours ago | Carly Ledbetter
    Ivanka Trump’s brand is dropping its fine jewelry line in favor of focusing on more affordable items. The decision to focus on lower price points seems to be part of the brand’s overall effort to appeal to the middle-America portion of President Trump’s constituency. Trump has called himself the “blue-collar billionaire,” so it only makes sense his daughter would rebrand to fit the large audience that elected him president. “As part of our company’s commitment to offering solution-oriented products at accessible price points, we have decided to discontinue the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry collection,” Ivanka Trump president Abigail Klem told...
  • The Rise and Fall of Ex-Reality-TV Star, Gunsmoke Guns' Rich Wyatt

    03/14/2017 1:10:25 PM PDT · by MileHi · 25 replies
    Westword ^ | March 13, 2017 | Michael Roberts
    Rich Wyatt, the star of American Guns, a once-popular Discovery Channel program that showcased him, his telegenic family, including wife Renee and kids Paige and Kurt, and his business, Wheat Ridge's Gunsmoke Guns, has been found guilty of conspiring to deal firearms without a license and multiple tax charges. The verdict completes the fall of a once-prominent TV personality who rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as rock star Ted Nugent and even a former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
  • Marine Survey Warns Queen Mary Is Falling Apart, Desperately Needs Repairs Or Could Sink

    03/14/2017 8:35:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 03/13/2017
    ....the city has designated $23 million for urgent repairs, and a plan to build entertainment around the ship would generate the tens of millions of dollars needed to do more repairs. “We know what we’re going to deal with, and we know our partner, Urban Commons, who’s going to be sharing in this investment with the city over the next 66 years that they said: ‘we’re in’,” Keisler added. Urban Commons sent a statement saying: “Our team is already in full swing making critical structural renovations and repairs to ensure the Queen Mary is well equipped for the next 80...
  • Connecticut woman attacks boyfriend with samurai sword after dispute

    03/14/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    An argument between a Connecticut couple quickly turned dangerous after the woman went after her lover with a samurai-type sword. Police told CBS News that Juanita Bentley, of New London, got into a heated argument with her boyfriend.
  • Mom Streamed 10-Year-old Son Driving

    03/13/2017 10:44:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    NBC News and Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2017 | Nikita Biryukov and Associated Press
    A Connecticut mom allegedly let her 10-year-old son drive her car while she streamed it on Facebook Live. Lisa Nussbaum, of Monroe, was charged on Friday with risk of injury or impairing morals of a minor. Nussbaum, 38, was released the same day, after promising to appear at the Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, one week later. Monroe police said they arrested Nussbaum after several residents reported having seen a Facebook Live broadcast showing a child driving a car on public roads throughout the town of about 20,000.