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  • Nine clubbers are killed and another 13 are still missing after massive fire breaks out [tr]

    12/03/2016 6:49:19 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 79 replies
    Dailymail.com.uk ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jenny Stanton
    Full title of article: Nine clubbers are killed and another 13 are still missing after massive fire breaks out on the second floor of a 100-person rave inside an Oakland warehouse At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse during a party early Saturday morning, officials said.
  • Madrid vows to ban diesel-fueled cars by 2025

    12/03/2016 9:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 13:49 CET+01:00
    Madrid mayor, Manuela Carmena, signed a commitment to rid the pollution-stricken city of diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. She joined the mayors of Paris, Athens and Mexico City in signing the deal to improve air quality at the biennial meeting of city leaders in Mexico on Thursday. She also vowed to continue in a drive for alternative vehicle use and improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city. …
  • The real reason for New York City's traffic nightmare

    12/03/2016 4:47:01 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 43 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Shawn Cohen, Yoav Gonen and Laura Italian
  • When a Dog Became a Mother to Bengal Tiger Cubs in Germany

    12/03/2016 12:06:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A dog in northern Germany is once again taking on the role of surrogate parent to a big cat, this time helping rear a pair of rejected Bengal tiger cubs. Leon, a six-year old pointer mix, is helping his owner, zoo keeper Jeannette Wurms, raise one-month old Peach and Pearl at home after the cubs were rejected by their mother at Safaripark Stukenbrock near the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. “What’s exceptional about (Leon) is that he is a male with such motherly instincts which are very marked,” Wurms, who hand feeds the cubs, said on Monday. “He also acts as...
  • National Day Camel Marathon to take place in Dubai on Saturday

    12/03/2016 12:00:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, December 02, 2016
    The National Day Camel Marathon in the UAE, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, HHC, in cooperation with Dubai Camel Racing Club, will take place on Saturday, 3rd December, at Dubai International Endurance City, Saih Al Salam. The Camel Marathon is part of the on-going 45th National Day celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said, "Camel racing is one of the most enduring and centuries-old traditional sports in the UAE. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, we have renamed the race as the National Day Camel Marathon since...
  • SCURVY OUTBREAK: Australia Hit by Wave of Vitamin C Deficiency Disease

    12/02/2016 11:35:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Nov 30, 2016
    DOCTORS have been surprised by an outbreak of SCURVY in Sydney.The salty sea dog condition - often caught by sailors on long voyages because of a lack of vitamin C - has been found to be making a surprising comeback Down Under. Research by Sydney's Westmead Hospital found that patients suffering from wounds that refused to heal often had scurvy because of generally poor dietary habits. Scurvy is a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C - found in citrus fruits like oranges and limes - early symptoms include weakness, feeling tired, curly hair, and sore arms and legs....
  • Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent in 2017

    12/02/2016 9:17:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 16:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Spain’s minority conservative government on Friday approved raising the country’s minimum monthly wage by 8.0 percent in 2017 to €825.50 ($876) as demanded by the main opposition Socialists. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the rise — approved at a weekly cabinet meeting — was “negotiated with other political groups”. The minimum wage will rise from €764.40 to €825.50, an increase of €61.10. That is higher than the monthly minimum wage of €618 in neighboring Portugal, but far lower than the minimum wage of €1,467 in France. …
  • Here Are the States with the Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

    12/02/2016 8:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates...
  • Woman Begs For Forgiveness During Fatal DUI Sentencing

    12/02/2016 7:48:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    A 25-year-old FIU graduate, who pled guilty in a deadly DUI crash, begged for forgiveness from her victims’ families before accepting her 5-year prison term. Video at site.
  • Mall of America Gets Its First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 7:45:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/2 | Ben Feuerherd and Asher Klein
    The Mall of America is celebrating diversity this holiday season. For the first time since it opened in the early 1990s, a black Santa will hear children's wishes at the Minnesota mall. "It's pretty historic," Landon Luther, co-owner of The Santa Experience, which runs a small photo studio in the mall, told NBC. "We want Santa to be for everyone." Luther said he wanted a diverse bunch to pose for photos with visitors this year, so he sent staff members to a Santa convention in Bronson, Missouri. There was a single black Santa at the convention, Texas resident Larry Jefferson....
  • Marine Corps Veteran Claims He Was Forced to Drop Out of College Yoga Class for Saying 'Go Trump'

    12/02/2016 7:35:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/2 | Jodi Hernandez
    Marine Corps combat veteran Stefan Meza says he literally put his life on the line to preserve and protect our freedoms. But after serving three tours of duty in two different wars, the aspiring police officer now believes his own rights were violated at Santa Rosa Junior College over something he said to a friend in class. Go Trump. It was those two words Meza said that got a sharp reaction from his yoga teacher who had been taking roll. "She told me not to make political comments in class and I said 'Yes, ma'am. It won't happen again. My...
  • Police arrest suspect in case of body found in trunk, suspect's mom also sought

    12/02/2016 1:02:11 PM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    WIS 10 ^ | 12/2/2016 | Jeremy Turnage
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department has charged a man in connection to a body found inside a trunk in a North Columbia neighborhood. Police arrested David Anderson, 21, on Friday and charged him with murder after investigators located a body in the trunk of a car on East Muller Avenue on Thursday morning following a tip about a suspicious vehicle. Anderson, according to investigators, got into an argument with Rashawn Williams, 21, and killed him. But another wrinkle in this case has CPD wanting to charge Anderson's mother, Wanda Elizabeth Williamson, 49, with accessory after the fact...
  • Dead man found inside SUV with pile of parking tickets on windshield

    12/02/2016 6:23:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 12/2/2016 | Linda Trischitta
    For four days, city parking officers slapped tickets on an SUV parked three blocks from the Broward County Courthouse. When Carolyn White noticed the pile of citations, she wondered what was going on. She stepped closer to the car to peek inside. "Oh my God, please tell me this man is not dead," White thought. Inside the Isuzu Axiom was the body of Jacob Morpeau, 62, of Miami. He was sitting in the driver's seat, and his upper body lay face down over the SUV's center console. His hand held a credit card, White said. The Broward County Medical Examiner's...
  • Pastor says car salesman swiped wife's nude photos from his iPhone, sent them to swingers' site

    12/02/2016 5:27:08 AM PST · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    Dallas Newa ^ | 12/2/2016 | Naheed Rajwani
    A year ago, Tim and Claire Gautreaux walked into a car dealership in Grapevine to buy a new Prius. They say the car-buying process was what you'd expect: long and tedious. But what happened behind the scenes is now the focus of a lawsuit against the dealership and a former sales director, who also faces criminal charges. Police believe Matthew Luke Thomas, the car sales director, found nude photos of Claire Gautreaux on her husband's phone and forwarded them to an email address for a swingers' website. Thomas, 44, is charged in Tarrant County with computer security breach, a class...
  • After Singing "I Used to Love Her, But I Had to Kill Her," Costa Mesa Man Did Just That

    12/01/2016 9:36:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/10 | MATT COKER
    A Costa Mesa man who loudly played the Guns N' Roses song "Used to Love Her" and sang along to the lyrics "I used to love her, but I had to kill her" was convicted Wednesday of doing just that to his live-in girlfriend. Thomas Michael Wilhelm, 52, could be sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison at a Santa Ana hearing scheduled for Feb. 3. Just before 6:30 p.m. on July 8, 2012, an intoxicated Wilhelm entered a neighbor's home on Redwood Avenue, stole a handgun and returned to his home. Christine Marie Murray, his 45-year-old girlfriend...
  • Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'

    12/01/2016 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowk ^ | December 1, 2016 | wowk
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere. Jeffery Blankenship tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that prostitutes walk along his street at all hours, seeking clients. Three weeks ago, he began putting up anti-trespassing signs outside his Bluefield home, including one that reads, "Attention prostitutes ... Do not walk by this house 1000x a day waving your hand."
  • Dramatic Video: Shark attacks seal at Truro beach

    12/01/2016 12:35:15 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 18 replies
    Cape Cod Today ^ | November 29, 2016 | CapeCodToday Staff
    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared an incredible video of a white shark attacking a grey seal in shallow water off Truro. The video, shot on November 26, 2016 by Kenvor Cothey, is embedded below. It's a bit difficult to watch as the seal clearly suffered a mortal wound. The Conservancy points out the shark struggling a bit to get back into deeper water. The Conservancy post states, "This is what we believe may be happening when white sharks strand on Cape Cod." The video description states that the video was shot "at the beach on High Head Road, at...
  • Knox sheriff: Son dismembered, dissolved parents in acid

    12/01/2016 11:03:55 AM PST · by Gamecock · 78 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 121/2016 | Don Jacobs
    Joel Michael Guy Jr. drove up from his Baton Rouge, La., apartment last week to join his parents and three adult sisters for a last Thanksgiving dinner at the West Knox County home his parents had sold. Afterward the sisters returned to their homes in Maryville and Kingsport. Everything seemed fine during the family gathering at 11434 Goldenview Lane, authorities said. But sometime between Friday night and mid-day Saturday, the 28-year-old son attacked his parents with a knife, possibly tortured them and dismembered their bodies, leaving remains in various rooms of the 2,256-square-foot home, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office...
  • Syrian teen kicked off Berlin tram for food, not headscarf

    12/01/2016 10:07:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Dec 2016 17:35 GMT+01:00
    On Wednesday a Syrian teenager reported she had been kicked off Berlin public transport for wearing a headscarf. It now appears that was a misunderstanding. The 14-year-old had told authorities that the bus driver had refused to leave the tram stop, instead announcing over the loudspeaker that he would not drive anyone wearing a headscarf. […] But the Berlin Transport Company (BVG) say that after reviewing video footage, they believe that the driver asked her to leave the tram because she was eating a Döner kebab, something which is against their regulations, the Berliner Morgenpost reports. …
  • Boy, 5, Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Into South L.A. Apartment

    12/01/2016 8:06:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KTLA ^ | , Updated at 05:47am, December 1, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil and Chris Burrous
    The driver of a vehicle traveling northbound on South Central Avenue claimed another vehicle cut her off, causing her to swerve into the apartment building, Williams said. The vehicle crashed through a wall and ended up inside the apartment, pinning the boy and his father under the vehicle, Williams said. The father’s two teenage daughters and his wife were also in the home and were injured in the crash, Williams said. ll five were taken to a local hospital, but the boy died from his injuries, Williams said. Inside the apartment, a letter the boy had written to Santa was...
  • Utah denies it has anti-gay school laws

    11/30/2016 11:46:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 6:49 PM EST | Lindsay Whitehurst
    The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom. The case quotes selectively from state law and school rules, which don’t contain the phrase “anti-gay laws,” state attorneys said several times in court documents filed Tuesday. They say the state school board is immune from a lawsuit and ask for the case to be dismissed. The National Center for Lesbian Rights argues the ban on so-called advocacy of homosexuality stigmatizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. …
  • The Great Scandinavian Musk Ox War

    11/30/2016 9:56:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | Cara Giaimo
    For decades, Sweden and Norway have been arguing over musk oxen citizenship. Last month, a lonely musk ox named Brutus wandered far from his herd in Sweden and stole the country’s heart. Brutus was hoping to find a mate, but his roaming took him so far afield that there were no females within miles. Local and national news organizations covered his plight. Myskoxe.se, a Swedish website dedicated to musk oxen, is keeping detailed track of his journey, posting brief updates and paparazzi-style photos. “Brutus is out hiking,” they wrote on September 12. “What he has in mind—it is not known.”...
  • Video: Lion Preys on His Coach at a Circus in Egypt

    11/30/2016 8:22:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 30 November 2016
    An Egyptian lion trainer was killed by one of the lions during a circus show in Alexandria, northern Egypt. A security source told Al Arabiya.net that Shaheen Islam was a 35-year-old who worked as a trainer for lions in the Lion village in Alexandria and died due to injuries as a result of an attack by the lion during the show. He added that the trainer was giving a presentation for students when the lion attacked him, injuring him seriously, leading to his led to his death days after he entered the Andalusian Salam hospital's intensive care in the Smouha...
  • Married man, 22, 'raped two young brothers one of whom he dressed in diapers, called "baby boy"....

    11/30/2016 7:25:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 30, 2016 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Married man, 22, 'raped two young brothers one of whom he dressed in diapers, called "baby boy" and used a PACIFIER to muffle his screams' A 22-year-old Michigan man is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct and producing child pornography after he allegedly admitted to repeatedly raping two young brothers and using a pacifier and diapers in some of the assaults. Tyler Ryan Lowis, of Sparta, was ordered on Monday to stand trial on three counts each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, manufacturing child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. Court documents released...
  • [With Pics] World's Wildest Dinner Party? This Town Hosts A Special Feast Just For Its Monkeys

    11/30/2016 3:28:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Malaysian Digest ^ | Monday, 28 November
    The monkeys have proved that they can be rowdy Tables covered in red tablecloth and piled high with fruits, sticky rice and nuts is a feast fit for humans but the honoured guests in this case are monkeys. This Thai town hosts the annual Lopburi Monkey Festival at the end of November in a gesture to thank the town's famous inhabitants for 'blessing' the town with plentiful tourists. Lopburi, also known as Monkey Province, threw the party for the primates on Sunday (27 November) to thank them for all that they do for the Thai economy, IB Times reports. The...
  • Brevard bicyclist killed in crash with turtle

    11/30/2016 12:28:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    News 6 ^ | November 30, 2016
    The fatal accident was reported about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Royal Palm Avenue and Sail Drive in Indian Harbour Beach. Brevard County Fire Rescue crews and investigators were called to the beachside town after the body of David Kervin, 51, was found in the roadway near the motorized bike. “He apparently suffered a head injury and was already deceased when we arrived,” said Don Walker, spokesman for Brevard County Fire Rescue. “It appeared he hit the turtle. He may have also been hit by another vehicle while lying injured." Brevard deputies later said there was no evidence...
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run (Dead Tree Media Obit)

    11/30/2016 11:50:39 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 6 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | uncredited
    he Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication. Wednesday's edition ends a 24-year run that began when the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife established the paper to compete with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which remains the only printed daily newspaper in the city. Trib Total Media will continue publishing two daily print editions for the suburbs, the Greensburg-based Westmoreland edition of the Tribune-Review and the Tarentum-based Valley News Dispatch edition, as well as 11 of the other 14 weeklies owned by Trib Total Media. The company announced...
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonald’s iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • DLHughleyRadio: Obama Was Intermission To A Play & Trump Is The Second Act. Welcome Back N-Words!

    11/30/2016 11:14:33 AM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Twittersphere/Radio transcrips ^ | 30 move 2015 ast | @DLHughleyRadio
    Talking on his radio show, Hughley recounted racist quotes from past presidents — including quotes from Democratic heroes such as Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Hughley then went on to argue that Trump’s win shouldn’t be so shocking given that our country has long looked the other way when it comes to electing white people who look down upon black Americans. “I think America is used to people like Trump,” Hughley said. “See, we thought Barack Obama changed America. Barack Obama was the intermission… For eight years we got, ‘Oh wow, things are moving along!’ You can go get drinks,...
  • Holiday Display Has Waconia Neighbors At Odds (Christmas hate)

    11/30/2016 9:13:09 AM PST · by Paleo Pete · 18 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jeff Wagner
    WACONIA, Minn. (WCCO) — What some might consider a home covered in an extreme amount of Christmas decorations is more like a lit-up landmark for neighbor Kari Cedersund. “Every time I try and describe to someone where I live, they would go, ‘Oh, you live across from the Christmas House,'” Kari said. It is a name that has lost its luster this season. “Seeing these lights dark for the first time since we’ve moved here is really hard,” said Bob Zajac, owner of the now dim Christmas House. “My kids are disappointed and our community is disappointed and I struggle...
  • Woman said she stabbed boyfriend after letting him drink her blood

    11/29/2016 7:08:22 PM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    KY3 ^ | 11/28/2016 | Gene Hartley
    A 19-year-old woman from Springfield is accused of stabbing her boyfriend after she let him cut her arm and suck her blood. After he did that, the woman told police, she and the man, whom she described as drunk, got in an incoherent argument that preceded her stabbing him several times. She also told a detective that she thinks she has the capacity to become a serial killer. Victoria Vanatter was charged on Thanksgiving with second-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action after being arrested the previous day at a home in Springfield. Vanatter is in the Greene County jail...
  • French school pupils ranked 'worst at maths' in all of EU

    11/29/2016 4:31:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 29 Nov 2016 15:44 GMT+01:00
    French school children have seriously under performed in an international maths and science testing, according to a new report. […] The study, carried out by education research group TIMSS, revealed that French 10-year-olds were bottom of the class in Europe when it comes to maths, and second last to Cyprus in science. In math, the French students finished the test with an average score of 488, below the EU average of 527 (the international average was weighted at 500). Some 13 percent of these French children didn’t reach the score of 400, a fact the Education Minister said showed that...
  • 'I didn't know she cut it off': John Bobbitt reveals horror of being assaulted by his wife

    11/29/2016 12:37:00 PM PST · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 November 2016 | DARREN BOYLE
    Full title: 'I didn't know she cut it off': Penis attack victim John Bobbitt reveals the horror of being assaulted by his wife in notorious crime ____________________________________________________________________________ A former US Marine whose penis was chopped off by his then wife has admitted he was not immediately aware that he had been severely injured. John Wayne Bobbitt, 49, was attacked by his then-wife Lorena, 46, at their home in Virginia in 1993. In an interview with Scandal Made Me Famous: Lorena Bobbitt on Reelz, Bobbitt admitted: 'I didn't know she cut it off. She did it so fast and ran so...
  • Texas Governor Vows To "Ban Sanctuary Cities"

    11/29/2016 5:15:10 AM PST · by Be Careful · 24 replies
    Earlier this morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott vowed to sign legislation banning sanctuary cities in Texas and to issue orders to cut off funding to dissenters.
  • Couple caught 'having sex' in car in McDonald's parking lot 'as six-year-old boy sat in backseat'

    11/29/2016 3:29:10 AM PST · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 11/22/2016 | SCARLET HOWES, CHRIS MURPHY
    A partially naked woman was having sex in a car outside a McDonalds while a kid of six watched from the back seat, it is claimed by police. Officers were called by staff at the fast food restaurant in the town of Orange in Connecticut after workers allegedly spotted a couple in a parked car "engaged in sexual activity". The allegedly randy pair later told police they were just "cuddling". Local news station WTVR reports the McDonald’s employees called police after walking out of the restaurant to find the two embraced inside the vehicle. Police said on Monday that the...
  • J.K. Rowling Sends 7-Year-Old Aleppo Fan Harry Potter Books

    11/29/2016 2:46:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 27, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Author J.K. Rowling has provided a welcome diversion for a 7-year-old girl living in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, sending her eBooks of the entire Harry Potter series. Bana, a young Syrian girl with over 100,000 followers on Twitter, said she likes to read “to forget the war.” She regularly posts videos that capture the sound of bombing, appealing for help as the Syrian regime steps up its assault on the besieged city. More than 300 people have been killed in Aleppo’s eastern districts since the regime resumed heavy bombardment last week, in what rescuers have called the most intense bombing since...
  • Search for Jail Escapees Continues After Narrow Miss at Gilroy Motel

    11/29/2016 12:49:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 28, 2016 | ROBERT SALONGA, MARK GOMEZ
    By the time deputies swarmed the Gilroy motel, jail escapee Rogelio Chavez was a few steps ahead and back in the wind, leaving behind only images captured on surveillance footage. Sunday evening, the 33-year-old Chavez was believed to be staying at the Days Inn on Leavesley Road near Highway 101. His distinctive tattoo bisecting his left eye unsurprisingly caught the notice of more than a few people. “We got multiple individual tips that placed him in Gilroy” that evening, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Glennon said. Chavez was not at the property when deputies arrived around 11 p.m. Sunday....
  • Muslim woman wears hijab, burkini in Minnesota pageant

    11/28/2016 10:08:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 6:11 AM EST
    A Muslim woman has become the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant while fully clothed. Halima Aden made the semifinals of the competition over the weekend while wearing a hijab. She also wore a full-body outfit called a burkini during the swimsuit competition. …
  • 'You Are Evil, You Worship the Devil,' South Bay Islamic Center Receives Hate-Filled Letter

    11/27/2016 8:26:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Damian Trujillo
    The note also made reference to Donald Trump and said that the president-elect is "going to cleanse America and it make it shine again"A hateful and Islamophobia-laden letter was delivered to a South Bay Muslim community Thursday, prompting law enforcement authorities to commence an investigation. Copies of the same letter were also delivered to two Islamic Centers in southern California, the Los Angeles chapter of the Center for American-Islamic Relations said Friday. Long Beach and Pomona police have not yet responded to requests for confirmation. The short hand-written letter, which was mailed to the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose...
  • Below Zero? Snow Covers Sand in Saudi Regions

    11/27/2016 6:52:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 27 November 2016 | Dhafer Al-Bakri
    White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero Celsius. In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius. Rainfall continues While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia’s rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia on Friday witnessed medium...
  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Players of Using Slurs

    11/27/2016 6:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/27
    A brief skirmish between South Carolina and Clemson players broke out on the field before Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium, and Gamecocks players said afterward that it began when a Clemson player shouted a racial slur. The confrontation between the two teams occurred on the field about 80 minutes before the game began, according to The State. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters that a Clemson player "used the N-word." He said he was unable to identify the player.
  • 'I'm Smarter Than They Are': Underground Chemist Says Police Losing Fentanyl Battle

    11/27/2016 3:02:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 26, 2016 | Jon Hernandez
    In new documentary, B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says fentanyl is just the beginningA B.C. drug producer known as Beeker says underground chemists are steps ahead of the police when it comes to the movement of illicit drugs on the streets. Beeker is the subject of a new documentary, Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic, in which he opens up about the big business behind the drug. He says police are far behind when it comes to tracking drugs throughout the province, and he says many local chemists are synthesizing drugs with materials ordered from China. "I'm smarter than they are...
  • FBI Citizens’ Academy Offers Rare Peek Inside Bureau

    11/27/2016 2:44:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Scott Gordon
    Dallas FBI office teaches citizens about its workFrom stopping a terrorist attack before it happens to busting corrupt public officials, the FBI handles the country’s biggest criminal investigations. Its work is often done in secret. But every year, a group of about 40 citizens are invited to participate in a Citizens’ Academy where agents talk about some of their biggest cases and offer unique insight into how they do their work. It meets one night a week over two months at the FBI’s Dallas headquarters. Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing into Rock Truck: FWPD "I would say it's very much an...
  • Rescue goat suffering from Anxiety Only Calms Down in Her Duck Outfit

    11/27/2016 2:24:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    News4 San Antonio ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2016 | Victoria Price
    Meet Polly, an adorable rescue goat who is blind and suffers from severe anxiety. Her owner Leanne Lauricella rescued the baby goat and says Polly suffers from neurological problems. Leanne said the baby goat would often run around and cry if she couldn't find her. Her owner purchased the costume from a store for Halloween, not expecting it to have such a profound effect on her. The duck costume helped Polly the goat go from anxious and stressed to all zen and chill. There’s something about that duck costume that calms her. As soon as I put it on her,...
  • Good Samaritan Shot Dead, Two Other Women Injured at NW Side Walmart Shooting

    11/27/2016 2:16:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    News4 San Antonio ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2016
    One man is dead and two women are injured after what San Antonio Police said was a domestic dispute that took a violent turn on Friday afternoon. The incident started around 4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on the 1600 block of Vance Jackson. Police said the suspect, identified by police as Teles Jurarez, 21, had a woman by the hair in the parking lot when a man pulled up and tried to help her. The Good Samaritan, who was still in his car, told the male suspect "Get your hands off her." After that verbal command, investigators say...
  • Mr. Trump, PLEASE do something about corruption in major cities (i.e. Chicago, Memphis, etc.)

    11/27/2016 10:24:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    News | 27 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, PLEASE as one of your tasks, set up a DOJ task force to completely shut down corruption in major cities across the United States. Chicago is one and we all know it. Memphis is so bad, you're likely to be robbed on the street, shoot the thug and end up in court in front of a judge who was related to the thug. New Orleans isn't much different. Detroit is a complete hellhole, third world country experience. Please do something about the corruption! Make America great again!
  • Just left the Buck Hotel in Feasterville Pa.Went to the bathroom.

    11/26/2016 7:14:05 PM PST · by fatima · 47 replies
    A man came into the woman's room and went to the bathroom after I was done.He flexed his muscles at the mirror after he was done and a gray haired man met him outside .Never going back there.Girls night out.Tried to get a picture of him on dance floor but he ran off before I could take it.I was leaving.
  • Cops To Drunk Drivers: We’ll Make You Listen To One Direction

    11/26/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/26/16 | WCCO.com
    A small Minnesota police department’s tweet went viral this week after it threatened to subject drunk drivers to the music of One Direction. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police in Wyoming, a city 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, tweeted the warning, which went on to garner, as of Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 retweets and 9,000 likes. In the tweet, police warned that drunk drivers will be caught, arrested and made to listen to “One Direction cover bands on the way to jail.” There was no mention of the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from “cruel and...
  • Study: No, white cops are not more likely to shoot black suspects

    11/26/2016 11:14:55 AM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here are just a few of the more revealing findings: There is some evidence that black officers are more likely than white officers to shoot black suspects, but there is no evidence that the reverse is true. This was something of a wildly unexpected data point. I can’t even fathom a guess as to what might account for this, but the actual difference in the number of cases is small enough that it may just be an expected statistical aberration. What’s more revealing here is the amount of work that John had to do to assemble these numbers. The reason...
  • NYPD pulls off incredible three-minute Mannequin Challenge

    11/26/2016 7:18:31 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 November 2016 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    New York Police Department's Precinct 60 has pulled off a massive mannequin challenge with a holiday flare. The nearly three-minute video opts out of the traditional Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles', which is typically used in the challenge. Instead, it plays the cheery song 'Easy Street' from the Walking Dead as the camera breezes through the precinct, revealing all kinds of mischief and holiday fun the officers are getting into. From new recruits to plain-clothed officers and high-ranking cops, it appears everyone took time out to participate in the video, which has been viewed more than 27,000 times.