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  • Hillary Clinton win SC? 'It's more realistic that we’ll be invaded by Martians’

    07/28/2016 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    The State ^ | 7/28/2016 | AVERY G. WILKS
    COLUMBIA Asked about the odds of Hillary Clinton winning South Carolina in this fall’s presidential election, Clemson University political scientist David Woodard replied: “It’s more realistic that we’ll be invaded by Martians.” South Carolina has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in four decades, and pundits do not expect that streak to end in November. Even Democrats acknowledge Clinton’s chances of beating GOP nominee Donald Trump in the Palmetto State are slim. But as Clinton celebrates her presidential nomination in Philadelphia, some within the party hold out hope she could pull off a historic upset. “She has a chance,”...
  • Byron York: Has Obama's act worn thin? President paints rosier picture of U.S. than voters see

    07/28/2016 7:27:04 AM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 7/28/2016 | Byron York
    PHILADELPHIA — For all his appeal as a speaker, and for all the love coming from Democrats crowded inside the Wells Fargo Arena, President Obama made a classic mistake in his address to the Democratic convention Wednesday night. Determined to defend his own accomplishments in office as well as convince Americans to elect Hillary Clinton for what would amount to his third term, Obama painted a picture of life in the United States that was brighter and more positive than most voters believe. "While this nation has been tested by war and recession and all manner of challenge — I...
  • Detroit police release surveillance video of suspect wanted in strip club shooting

    07/28/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    WXYZ ^ | July 27, 2016
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are looking for a gunman who was caught on surveillance video firing shots outside of a strip club on the city's southwest side. This all happened during the early morning hours of July 5th at The Sting Gentlemen's club.
  • Thousands turn out for Trump speech

    07/28/2016 5:21:41 AM PDT · by orchestra · 17 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM TROY and IGNAZIO MESSINA
    (Streets around Huntington Center packed for Republican nominee) As Donald Trump’s plane arrived in suburban Toledo for an evening rally, people were still waiting — with a line two blocks long — to get into the Huntington Center to see him. Dan Roberts of Millbury was one of those who made it inside the arena in time. That’s because he waited in line since 7 a.m. today to see the GOP presidential nominee. Mr. Trump was delayed past his scheduled 8 p.m. speech time in downtown Toledo today, with the speech beginning at 8:38 p.m. His personal plane landed at...
  • Democratic Delegates Outraged Chick-Fil-A Served At DNC

    07/28/2016 5:02:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/2016 | Casey Harper
    Chick-Fil-A sandwiches abound at the Democratic National Convention, and some of the delegates aren’t happy about it. Conference attendees can buy Chick-Fil-A sandwiches both inside and outside the convention arena. Joe Sacco, a Democratic delegate from Nevada who supports Senator Bernie Sanders and attended the LGBT caucus, told The Daily Caller News Foundation he’s unhappy Chick-Fil-A is being served.
  • Police Continue to Search for Owner of Pit Bull Who Attacked 6-Year-Old Boy in Antioch

    07/27/2016 9:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/27/16 | Elyce Kirchner
    Police said the dog is dangerous and still on the looseThe search continues for the owner of a pit bull who attacked a 6-year-old boy in Antioch earlier this month. Police said the dog is dangerous and still on the loose. The July 14 attack occurred in the Antioch Marina. Police said a woman and her grandson were walking in the area when out of nowhere the dog attacked the child. "The grandmother fought the dog off," said Acting Lt. Tarra Nissen with the Antioch Police Department. The dog left several wounds to the boy's groin and upper legs. The...
  • Man Finds $32,000 CD, But Bank Won't Cash It

    07/27/2016 9:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/27/16 | Chrs Chmura, Christine Roher, Joe Rojas and Carrie McParland
    Craig Haskell says his grandmother saved everything. So, even though she died in 1998, he just recently found something of hers in a safe deposit box: a certificate of deposit from 1997. "I just took it out and I looked at it and said, 'Oh my god. That’s $32,000,'" he explained. The paper reads $32,308.97, to be exact, with Haskell's name on it. But when he tried to cash the CD, Wells Fargo denied him. "She’s gone now; I have the death certificate to prove it," Haskell said. "My name’s on the check. And Wells Fargo can’t tell me what...
  • Vanity: PICS from the Donald Trump Event in Toledo Tonight

    07/27/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 replies
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  • Arrest of drunken cyclist leads to discovery of likely stolen beets

    07/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Nina Corfu
    A senior in Truro, N.S., is thanking police after an officer recovered a bag of beets from an intoxicated cyclist which may have been stolen from her community garden plot. Olga McCabe-Cain said she arrived at the King Street community garden on the site of the former St. Mary's Elementary School in Truro at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, only to discover that a number of her beet plants were missing. "It was so disappointing," McCabe-Cain said. "They cleaned the row right out nicely — even padded it over — and left one bunch of beets at the end." She...
  • Hunting knives stolen from Dollar Paradise in Cleveland, police report

    07/27/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | FAITH BOONE
    CLEVELAND - Police have asked the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who stole $350 worth of hunting knives from a Dollar Paradise store. Authorities said the incident happened on May 2 at the Dollar Paradise store located at 3230 West 65th Street. The man allegedly took an entire display of hunting knives.
  • Democrats Ignored Cybersecurity Warnings Before Theft

    07/27/2016 5:21:51 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    Bloomberg | 7/27/2016 | Michael Riley
    (link only) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-27/democrats-said-to-ignore-cybersecurity-red-flags-before-theft?utm_content=politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics
  • Austin man charged with hammering turtle to death told police it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 3:38:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Tom Steele
    An Austin man who is accused of beating a turtle to death with a hammer told authorities he was acting in self-defense, his arrest-warrant affidavit says. Terry Washington, 55, told police that the turtle lunged at him and repeatedly tried to bite him after it had been hooked on a fishing line on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, KVUE-TV reports. According to the affidavit, he said he killed the turtle in self-defense and in order to get the fishing hook back, then dragged it under a bridge to get it out of the view of passers-by. The June 21...
  • Teen aimed at JPSO deputy; sheriff believes gun malfunctioned(mugshot)(video)

    07/27/2016 3:37:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 80 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The teen shot and killed by a Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff in a Metairie warehouse late Tuesday (July 26) had attempted to fire his weapon but the gun may have malfunctioned, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said in a press conference. "Devon Martes tried to kill one of my officers," Normand said, referring to the 17-year-old man who was killed. "Devon Martes is not the victim. The victim in this case is Deputy Dave Dalton." The shooting took place just before midnight at 4013 N. Interstate 10 Service Road inside a warehouse used to sort and distribute newspapers to dealers...
  • Obama Is Said to Have Picked Presidential Library Site in Chicago

    07/27/2016 3:11:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama and the foundation helping to plot his path after the White House have selected Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago as the site of his presidential library, ending a debate within his inner circle about the location, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Mr. Obama and his presidential foundation have been deliberating for months over whether to place the library in Jackson Park, which is on a broad expanse of Lake Michigan and borders the Woodlawn neighborhood, or in the Washington Park neighborhood, which is closer to the Obamas’ home in Chicago. …
  • What would you do if you won $3 million? This man spent it on meth

    07/27/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The State ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM UHLER
    “When I win the lottery ...” How many of us have chanted that refrain, daydreaming about how we’d quit our jobs, grab our winnings and head to a secluded beach with the family to live in blissful paradise? Or whatever your imagination conjures life-after-hitting-the-jackpot to be. Of course it hardly ever turns out that way. We’re always hearing about lottery winners who blew it all. But Ronnie Music Jr., 45, a former maintenance supervisor in Georgia, has taken the storyline to a new depth. Music, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game in Georgia last year, invested his...
  • Indiana General Election: Trump 50% (+14) Clinton 36%

    07/27/2016 6:30:00 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    Political Polls ^ | 7/27/2016
    http://www.slideshare.net/AbdulHakimShabazz/brooks-v-gregg
  • Donald Trump to Drop In on Reddit, Where He's Already a Phenomenon

    07/27/2016 6:10:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/27/2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Donald Trump on Wednesday will answer questions from supporters on Reddit, one of the most visited sites in the world and one whose Trump fan page has become an unlikely viral sensation. Trump's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session is a crowning achievement for r/The_Donald, a user-created "subreddit" that's attracted tens of millions of pageviews a month since rising to prominence in February. The site serves as a hub for a prankish and sometimes outrageous band of conservative users who skew young and male and take special pleasure in tweaking liberal sensitivities on topics like gender, race and immigration.
  • Police: Robbery suspect shot by victim in Wynnefield (LTCF/CCW Holder)

    07/26/2016 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    But it was not the suspect who fired. Police say he had come across another man and attempted to rob him. Turns out, the intended victim had a license to carry and pulled out his own gun. Philadelphia police Captain Drew Techner said, "This male pulled out his own weapon and fired what we believe to be three shots." The suspect was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he was in surgery, detectives were out on the scene collecting evidence. Ward Chairman Steve Jones wants to send the message that the violence needs to...
  • Eight Hikers Stranded Inside Soberanes Fire Lines Rescued

    07/27/2016 12:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/26 | Ian Cull
    Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of the Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur. Cal Fire said the men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Once the fire flared up over the weekend, the men said they were stranded and didn't know which direction would lead them to safety. Bulldozing crews spotted the men Tuesday, and Cal Fire used air support to locate them. "Air attack did locate them initially," said Cal Fire's Kevin Bohall. "Once we found that, we used a global positioning unit, got...
  • Pink Pistols: where gay rights and gun rights meet

    07/26/2016 7:04:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Richard Chin
    If you’re gay, it sometimes can be difficult to tell friends that you’re also a gun owner. Mark Steiger describes it as “coming out of the gun safe.” If you’re for both gay rights and gun rights, Steiger runs an organization you might want to join. He’s head of the Twin Cities chapter of the Pink Pistols, a shooting group open to people of any sexual orientation that encourages gun ownership among the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It’s part social group, part gun-safety education provider and part advocacy organization devoted to preserving the rights of gays to protect...
  • -Year-Old DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shot, Killed in Northwest DC (July 11, 2016 story)

    07/26/2016 4:26:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    A 27-year-old man who worked for the Democratic National Committee was shot and killed as he walked home early Sunday in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., police and his family said. Seth Conrad Rich died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, three blocks east of Howard University Hospital, police said. UpdatedSanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President' "Worst nightmare," Rich's mother, Mary Rich, said by phone. Mary Rich said police told her family her son may have been the victim of an attempted robbery. He was talking on the...
  • 'A war of religions': Fury in France over how known jihadists on terror watchlist

    07/26/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    ('A war of religions': Fury in France over how known jihadists on terror watchlist were allowed to murder priest as Sarkozy calls for 'a merciless response) Fury has erupted in France as the nation's current and former leaders call for a 'merciless' response to an attack that left an 84-year-old priest dead and a nun critically injured. Two knifemen burst into a Normandy church this morning before filming themselves butchering elderly priest, Jacques Hamel, and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, according to a witness. French president Francois Hollande said the country is now 'at war' with ISIS...
  • Two arrested, three at large in sexual abuse investigation

    07/26/2016 3:43:25 PM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    4029tv.com ^ | 26 July 2016
    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Arkansas —Two men were arrested on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with minors, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. They are looking for three others. Weston Bailey, John Dalton Davis and Cory Oxford are at large, the sheriff's office said. Dillon Harrison and Michael Roe have been captured. One of the victims was a teenage boy, according to an arrest warrant. The boy told investigators Dalton Davis and Dillon Harrison would drive him to Mike Roe's house in Franklin County, and the three men would perform sex acts on him. The boy said this happened 2...
  • 14 American Kennel Club Show Dogs Die in Hot Truck Tragedy

    07/26/2016 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Jul 26 2016 | Eric Chaney
    More than a dozen American Kennel Club registered dogs died in a hot truck last week on their way to a show in St. Joseph County, Indiana. All but one of the dogs were golden retrievers, the South Bend Tribune reported, and they were being transported to an AKC dog show at the county fairgrounds by Cortney Corral-Morris of Lakesyde Kennels in Wellington, Ohio. Corral-Morris parked the transport truck, which was equipped with air conditioning in the cargo area where the dogs were kept, outside a local motel Friday afternoon, the report added. She plugged an extension cord into the...
  • Donald Trump rebukes support from former KKK leader and insists he would rather vote

    07/26/2016 12:58:24 PM PDT · by orchestra · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/2016 | Wills Robinson
    (Donald Trump rebukes support from former KKK leader and insists he would rather vote for a DEMOCRAT than see the white supremacist win his Senate race) Donald Trump has said he would rather vote for a Democrat than back former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The Republican nominee distanced himself from the white supremacist, who announced he would be running for the Senate in Louisiana last week. Duke, a former Grand Wizard, said Trump's presidential campaign inspired him to enter his own race. The billionaire businessman said he rebuked Duke's 'as quick as you can say it' during his...
  • Buddhist monk imprisoned for gambling $263,000 in temple cash

    07/26/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/16 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Buddhist monk living in Lafayette was sentenced Monday (July 25) to 30 months in prison for taking more than $263,463 from his own temple to gamble at a casino. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter handed down the penalty on Khang Nguyen Le, 36, a Vietnamese citizen who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Walter, whom President Ronald Reagan appointed to the Western District court, also ordered Le to pay full restitution. Le might also face deportation to Vietnam after release from prison, authorities said. From 2010 to October 2014, Le was president, presiding monk and resident of the temple...
  • Video shows man kill 2 soldiers and walk off, Chapin bar owner says

    07/26/2016 11:42:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | Glen Luke Fannigan
    LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC The two soldiers who were killed at a Lake Murray restaurant Sunday came running toward the sound of gunshots to rescue a woman, the restaurant owner said Tuesday. Justin Brooks, owner of the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill on Dreher Island Road in Chapin, recounted security camera footage of a double homicide he said he has watched over and over Sunday and part of Monday. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr. and Sgt. 1st Class Jonathon Michael Prins died after they rushed to help after a quick but tense standoff with a man that deputies have identified...
  • Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says

    07/26/2016 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 32 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 07/25/2016 | Unattributed
    Homeowners returned to a Sand Canyon neighborhood Monday night, days after the raging Sand Fire tore through the area. For some like John Kim, returning to the area meant picking through the remains of his home. Kim’s neighbor died in his car trying to outrun the flames. The victim was a man in his 60’s. He lived on the property with a woman, who was too distraught to speak. Their home also burned to the ground. Kim says the man who died went back to rescue his dog.
  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who don’t see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once – without paying for anything.
  • Poll: Trump leads Clinton in Mo. by 10 points (Video)

    07/26/2016 10:10:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    KSDK 5 | 7/26/2016 | Casey Nolen
    (Link only-Video at link) http://www.ksdk.com/news/politics/poll-trump-leads-clinton-in-mo-by-10-points/280772539
  • French workers 'pay the most taxes in Europe'

    07/26/2016 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 Jul 2016 17:02 GMT+02:00
    The French are paying the most taxes out of all of Europe’s workers, an annual report shows, but are they getting value for money? […] An annual study by the liberal think tank the Molinari Institute has concluded that French workers are the most taxed in Europe — above even the Belgians who have previously held the unfortunate title. […] Based on figures from EY (formerly Ernst and Young), French workers hand over some 57.5 percent of their salaries to the state in various kinds of taxes compared to 56.9 percent in Belgium. …
  • Knifemen shot by police in Normandy after 'slitting priest's throat' and taking hostages

    07/26/2016 2:22:09 AM PDT · by djsunzi · 118 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | David Chazan
    Police have shot two men who took a priest and several others hostage at knifepoint at a church in north-western France. The men cut the priest's throat before being "neutralised," police said. Le Figaro newspaper reported that the priest died after his throat was cut. The men’s motives are still unknown. Elite police units rushed to the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray after the men seized a number of people including a priest and two nuns. It remains unclear whether the hostage takers were killed in the police action. A police source told AFP that one of...
  • World's largest sawdust dump is on fire 'and will burn for years'

    07/26/2016 8:01:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | July 25, 2016
    World's largest sawdust dump is on fire 'and will burn for years' By The Siberian Times reporter 25 July 2016 Greenpeace concern as firefighters say they cannot extinguish 3 year blaze with smoke visible from space. The mountain of sawdust is the size of more than 800 Olympic swimming pools at a site in the Ust-Kutsky district of Irkutsk region. A council spokesman said: 'It is now impossible to extinguish dump with such an amount of sawdust. 'Obviously, it will keep burning for a few more years.' It has remained aflame winter and summer for around three years - and...
  • Normandy church knifeman was 'convicted terrorist monitored with electronic tag'

    07/26/2016 5:28:31 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 48 replies
    Express ^ | July 26, 2016 | TOM BATCHELOR
    ONE of the two knifeman who murdered a priest during morning mass at a church in Normandy was a convicted terrorist who was known to the French authorities and should have been monitored with an electronic tag.
  • Ohio Judge Sentences Lawyer To 5 Days In The Slammer For Wearing BLACK LIVES MATTER PIN

    07/26/2016 6:24:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/25/2016 | Eric Owens
    A municipal court judge in Ohio ordered his bailiff to take a black attorney into custody and sentenced her to five days in jail because she refused to remove a Black Lives Matter pin in the judge’s courtroom. The incident occurred on Friday in the Youngstown, Ohio courtroom of Judge Robert Milich, reports local CBS affiliate WKBN-TV. Judge Milich cited the attorney, Andrea Burton, for contempt of court over the button brouhaha. Milich then sentenced Burton to five days in jail.
  • Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

    07/26/2016 6:13:03 AM PDT · by orchestra · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/2016 | Peter Allen In France and Julian Robinson
    Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs: A priest has been 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police. Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy during morning mass at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel, is believed...
  • Ayotte Leads Hassan in InsideSources/NH Journal Poll/Trump Takes 9-Point Lead

    07/26/2016 6:05:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    InsideSources ^ | 7/26/2016 | Shawn McCoy
    Ayotte Leads Hassan in InsideSources/NH Journal Poll/Trump Takes 9-Point Lead Over Clinton in Granite State: An InsideSources/NH Journal poll finds that incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is gaining momentum in her race against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte leads Hassan 49 percent to 41.4 percent, with 9.6 percent undecided. Meanwhile, days after officially receiving the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the poll shows businessman Donald Trump leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 47.9 percent to 38.5 percent in New Hampshire, with 13.6 percent undecided. InsideSources tested a negative message for each of the major party’s candidates for Senate. When...
  • Good Samaritan's Quick Thinking May Have Saved Man's Life

    07/25/2016 7:10:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Victim was pinned underneath an SUV after a crash, and passerby used his carjack to helpA good Samaritan may have saved the life of a man who became pinned underneath a full-size SUV after a crash in Redwood City on Saturday night, authorities said. The victim was crossing the street at Bridge Parkway and Redwood Shores Parkway about 9:50 p.m. when the crash occurred, and another motorist stopped to help. The good Samaritan, who had been driving home from the grocery store, used his carjack to lift the vehicle off the pedestrian. "It was just my instinct to run out...
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Sells Lemonade to Help Pay Family Bills

    07/25/2016 7:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOLO - TV ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | Mackenzie Roberts
    It's not unusual to find kids selling lemonade on a hot summer day. What might be unusual though, is finding a child selling lemonade so that she can help pay her family's bills. 11-year-old Sierra Kirkman and her friend Karleigh Jernigan sold lemonade from sun up to sun down Saturday. Sierra is raising money to help her Mom pay household bills. Her Mom recently lost her job. Sierra said she wanted to help so they wouldn't be forced to down-size and move to another area. The girls only expected a few customers to stop by, but they received many more...
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • Migrants to be trained as German pool lifeguards to reduce escalating sex attacks...

    07/25/2016 10:49:31 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Allan Hall
    A professional swimming association in Germany wants to reduce escalating sex attacks by refugees at public baths by training migrants to become pool lifeguards. The Federal Association of German Swimming Professionals (BDS) says this would be 'an inclusive measure that would benefit everyone.' Last month a secret police document was leaked in Duesseldorf voicing the 'grave concern' of police chiefs about escalating sex crimes carried out by refugees at public swimming baths. BDS President Peter Haiyang added: 'We lack skilled workers. That's why it would be negligent not to use these resources.' Incredibly, BDS president Peter Harzheim claimed: 'Often it...
  • Was Trump Right? Leaked DNC Email Shines Unexpected Light On Cruz's "Militant" Father

    07/25/2016 9:48:19 AM PDT · by orchestra · 90 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In yet another awkward moment for Democratic talking-point-providers and Trump-deniers, Wikileaks' leaked DNC emails turned up an interesting factual confirmation of Trump's 'conspiracy theory' questions about Ted Cruz's father's background... "I will note that Cruz's father was in fact a militant who fought the Batista regime (which Fidel Castro defeated) and it would not be unusual for him to be caught up in the ugly web of Cuban militants with questionable histories."
  • VIDEO | Woman attacked by tiger at Beijing animal park

    07/25/2016 8:15:08 AM PDT · by orchestra · 35 replies
    CBS12 ^ | 7/25/2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Surveillance video from a Beijing animal park shows a woman getting out of a car in a Siberian tiger enclosure, where she was attacked by one of the animals. Her mother and husband are seen going after her. According to The New York Times, the woman exited the vehicle because of an argument with her husband. Other news outlets claimed friends denied they were fighting. The woman survived, but her mother died trying to save her. The husband was not hurt. Her child, who remained in the car, was uninjured.
  • Clinton: Benghazi security was ‘not my ball to carry’

    07/25/2016 6:11:36 AM PDT · by orchestra · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Hillary Clinton said the security at the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, was “not her ball to carry” and admonished Republicans for politicizing the 2012 attack that left four Americans dead. In her first joint interview with running mate Tim Kaine on "60 Minutes" Sunday, Clinton said while she took responsibility for the attacks because she was secretary of State when it happened, none of the nine separate investigations found her culpable. "So when this happened in Benghazi, I immediately stood up an independent committee -- distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts. They came out and they said, "You know,...
  • Politico Admits ‘Mistake’ In Sending DNC An Article In Advance

    07/25/2016 6:06:58 AM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/24/2016 | Michael Calderone
    NEW YORK ― Politico acknowledged Sunday that it was a “mistake” for one of its top reporters to send the Democratic National Committee an advance copy of an article while emphasizing there were no substantive changes made to the piece prior to publication. A May 2 article by Politico’s Ken Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf ― “Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties” ― has come under scrutiny since WikiLeaks published over 19,000 internal DNC emails on Friday. In an April 29 email thread, DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach shared Vogel’s detailed questions with others working to coordinate a response...
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention

    07/25/2016 2:33:21 AM PDT · by fella · 49 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 24 July 2016 | Robin Goist
    Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention
  • Rare wolverine turns up again near Truckee, same as one spotted in 2008

    07/24/2016 9:09:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Sierra Sun ^ | Kaleb M. Roedel
    Back in January, the Sagehen Creek Field Station sent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife a photo of peculiar-looking animal tracks imprinted in the snow in the Tahoe National Forest. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, instantly recognized the rarely seen paw prints. “They were definitely wolverine tracks,” said Stermer, whose assurance was later confirmed when remote cameras he placed in the area captured the small predator on film. Indeed, it appears the male wolverine first spotted north of Truckee in 2008 is alive and well. The wolverine detected eight years ago...
  • (Breaking) Four dead in crash involving van and Dallas Cowboys bus in Kingman

    07/24/2016 7:30:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 24 JULY 2016 | KPHO
    KINGMAN, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - Four people were killed in a crash between a van and a Dallas Cowboys tour bus in Kingman, according to the Department of Public Safety. Emergency personnel responded to the crash just after 1:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 93 and milepost 42, which is near Pierce Ferry Road. DPS said no one was hurt or killed on the tour bus. The fatalities were in the van.
  • Is Wal-Mart a crime magnet in the Midlands? A look at the numbers

    07/24/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    The State ^ | 7.24.2016 | Glen Luke Flanigan
    COLUMBIA, SC Police are a common sight at Wal-Marts across the Midlands. But for officers in a small town near Columbia, handling problems at the retail giant makes up about 14 percent of their total calls. That town is Camden. Between the start of January and the end of June, 187 of the Camden Police Department’s 1,372 calls were to the Wal-Mart on West Dekalb Street. That means on average, police were called to the store at least once every day. In contrast, during similar spans of time, calls at Wal-Marts in Irmo, West Columbia and Lexington made up about...
  • Portland researchers are trying to rebuild Massachusetts’ loon population

    07/24/2016 12:10:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    “All we need to do is establish one pair,” Evers said. “Once that one pair is established and once that pair produces young, and those young come back, and they start to establish territories, then you’ve got some brooding that can start from that little seed.” However, common loons can be slow to recover because they don’t breed until they are several years old. “Loons depend on high-quality habitat without certain types of disturbance,” said Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.