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  • Roane sheriff pleads guilty to felony, hands in resignation(WV)

    01/18/2017 4:10:51 PM PST · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | January 18th, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    SPENCER, W.Va. — Roane County Sheriff Matthew “Bo” Williams handed in his written resignation Wednesday as part of a plea bargain with a special prosecutor. Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with the felony crime of entering without breaking. He stole drug evidence from the evidence locker at the Spencer Police Department last October. He faces 1-10 years in prison. Williams’ resignation was part of the plea agreement. The Roane County Commission will meet Friday to formally accept it and choose an interim sheriff. The commission will then have 30 days to choose a sheriff who will...
  • Ivanka Trump and Michelle Obama Spoke On The Phone For an Hour, Donald Trump Says

    01/18/2017 3:31:25 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    US Weekly ^ | January 18, 2017 @ 5:17 PM | By Joyce Chen
    Covering all bases. Ivanka Trump and Michelle Obama planned to have a quick phone call but ended up speaking for an hour recently, President-elect Donald Trump revealed during a Wednesday, January 18, interview with Fox & Friends. See what he said in the video above! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Chelsea Clinton Reflects on Mom Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss: ‘We Have to Continue to Work Hard’Chelsea Clinton: Life After the Election Has Been . . . Michelle Obama Takes ‘One Last Walk’ Through the White House Donald Trump Reimagined as Bridget Jones in Hilarious Twitter Parody “Melania’s spent time with Michelle,...
  • ‘The View’ Ladies (all except Jedidiah Bila) Wear ‘P*ssy Hats’ to Support Women’s March

    01/18/2017 2:37:01 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | January 18, 2017 | 3:18 PM EST | Katie Yoder
    Don’t be surprised if some of The View crew shows up at the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. At the end of their show Wednesday, all five View ladies appeared either wearing or holding signature pink hats (“pussy hats”) in support of the march. “So, you’ll notice a couple of us wearing a pink hat,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg began, before citing the upcoming march as their inspiration. “Saturday there's this gigantic women's March in Washington and all,” she said to cheers and applause. “So, you know, we're wearing pink hats in celebration of this march of women who are...
  • Dozens of SoCal Museums Offering Free Admission on Jan. 29

    01/18/2017 12:51:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Here’s a list of the participating museums (all dates are for Jan. 29 unless otherwise indicated): Annenberg Space for Photography Armory Center for the Arts Autry Museum of the American West The Broad California African American Museum California Science Center (Timed reservation with convenience free required to visit Space Shuttle Endeavor exhibit) Columbia Memorial Space Center (Sat., Jan. 28) Craft & Folk Art Museum Descanso Gardens (Timed tickets available on first-come, first served basis at Fowler Museum at UCLA Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine Getty Center Getty Villa (Timed tickets can be reserved by visiting
  • Charges: Man Drove Into Ditch Drunk, Had Sex & Assaulted Deputy Attempting Arrest

    01/18/2017 10:22:54 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies ^ | 1/18/17 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old White Bear Lake man faces charges after he allegedly drunkenly drove into a ditch, had sex there with a female passenger, and spit on a deputy attempting to arrest him, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Alan Krueger is charged with one felony count of fourth-degree assault and one gross misdemeanor count of DWI with a refusal to submit to chemical test in connection to the Jan. 16 incident. ~SNIP~ After failing standard field sobriety tests, Krueger was asked to provide a preliminary breath test sample. Before that, deputies told him to form a...
  • Coyote hunters converge on Wytheville (VA) for predator killing tournament

    01/18/2017 8:29:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jacob Demmitt
    WYTHEVILLE — Wayne and Roger Shaw, of Illinois, pulled into town on Sunday with 19 dead coyotes piled in the back of their truck and blood running down the bumper from their nine-hour drive. It was a good haul, but not enough to win the “most kills” award at the first ever Eastern U.S. Predator Calling Championship. That honor went to Jeremy Brown and Mike Burgess, of Maryland. They rolled in with 31 foxes in a basket on the tailgate. “People are really weirded out by it,” Brown said. “They see this driving down the road, and we get a...
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions [Iowa]

    01/18/2017 5:56:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2017 6:39 PM EST | Barbara Rodriguez
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges. …
  • China's first direct freight train to UK arrives in London

    01/18/2017 5:48:36 AM PST · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    ITV ^ | 1/18/2016
    The first freight train service from China to the UK arrived in London on Wednesday completing its 18-day trip. Some 34 containers packed with mainly clothes and other high street goods completed the 7,456-mile (11,999km) journey in east London. The train departed east China's Yiwu City in Zhejiang Province on New Year's Day and is scheduled to arrive in Barking just after lunchtime. The 7,400-mile journey passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel. It is hoped the China Railway train will become a cost-efficient and time-saving way of transporting...
  • 'How can humans do this?' Judge slams 'monster mom' who murdered her emaciated daughter,.....

    01/17/2017 6:15:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | January 17, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For
    FULL TITLE: 'How can humans do this?' Judge slams 'monster mom' who murdered her emaciated daughter, 11, by punching her so hard that her stomach burst as he sentences her to 43 years behind bars An outraged Illinois judge on Tuesday sentenced a 34-year-old woman he dubbed a 'monster mom' to 43 years in prison for murdering her 11-year-old daughter with a single punch to the stomach after prolonged abuse. Nicholette Lawrence, of Waukegan, was arrested on September 5, 2014, after her daughter, Raashanai Coley, was found unresponsive at the family's home on Gillette Avenue and later died. When she...
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    01/17/2017 5:49:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 8:32 PM EST | Joe McDonald
    U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade. The report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China reflects frustration among companies that see China as a key market but face growing efforts to block access to technology and other promising industries. […] Communist leaders have promised to make China’s state-dominated economy more productive by opening more industries to private and foreign competitors. Business groups say such initiatives have had little impact. The American chamber said 81...
  • Santa Clarita Man: Wants To Make Dating Great Again

    01/17/2017 3:12:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    “I heard some stories about dates going bad because politics were brought up,” said David Goss. So he took a cue from Donald Trump’s entrepreneurial spirit and quit his day job to design a dating website aimed at making romantic connections between the president-elect’s supporters. It’s called “It’s a place where people can come and meet each other, and they don’t have to worry about going on that date, politics coming up, talking about politics and all of a sudden, that person getting upset and leave,” the long-time Trump supporter explained. ... The entrepreneur said he and his business...
  • Mississippi sues Google, saying it violates student privacy

    01/17/2017 2:39:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 5:29 PM EST | Jeff Amy
    Mississippi’s attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging it is illegally violating student privacy. Attorney General Jim Hood sued the California-based computer giant Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. Hood, a Democrat, says Google is breaking Mississippi consumer protection law by selling ads using data from services it provides to schools. …
  • Michelle Obama Can’t Wait To Live a 'Normal Life' Again (taking a LONG break from the public)

    01/17/2017 2:23:34 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4:04 PM ET | Samantha Cooney
    Michelle Obama has already shot down suggestions that she’ll run for president, but that doesn’t mean she’ll stay out of the spotlight entirely. The Washington Post reported that the First Lady eventually plans to set up an office with a small staff. The office will be run by Obama’s deputy chief of staff, Melissa Winter, who Obama described in an email to the Post as one of her “most trusted advisors and dearest friends.” But first, Obama, who has used her post to advocate for education for women and girls and children’s health, plans to take a long break. Then,...
  • Malia Obama's Dirty DC Night Caught On Tape! (again) Twerking & Partying Underage At Boozy Bar

    01/17/2017 1:50:07 PM PST · by drewh · 117 replies
    RadarOnline ^ | Jan 17, 2017 @ 6:53AM | radar staff
    Malia Obama is STILL partying her way around the world! has obtained an explosive video tape of President Barack Obama's oldest daughter getting down and dirty late-night at a Washington, DC, nightclub.Malia is only 18, but she made the cut for an 18+ night at Ultrabar in DC January 13. Despite the more flexible age range, the club boasted they'd have "6 bars" ready to serve partiers."She was dancing scandalously and twerking," the source told Radar. "She was with a bunch of young, tough body guards but they looked too young to be Secret Service. A guy came up...
  • Anyone going to support Trump inauguration in Lincoln (Nebraska)

    01/17/2017 11:02:08 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 6 replies
    is anyone planning to support President-elect Trump's inauguration in Lincoln on Friday? I am sick and tired of the "anti-fas" dominating the media
  • Presidential Inauguration Bridge and Road Closures

    01/17/2017 5:58:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 2 replies (Metro Police Department) ^ | 17 January 2017 | COBOL2Java
    I have to commute through Washington DC, and I've found that the DC Police Department's website contains the most accurate information regarding what will be closed for the Presidential Inauguration. Their website is here. also has some info, as well as maps: Forewarned is forearmed!
  • Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

    01/16/2017 10:36:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 16 January 2017 10:13 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution. On both Monday and Tuesday, weather forecasts call for cold weather and very little wind, conditions likely to cause high levels of exhaust pollution over large areas of the city. Therefore the City of Oslo will for the first time ever implement a ban on diesel vehicles on municipal roads. On Tuesday, the ban will be in effect from 6am to 10pm. It will remain in effect during those same hours for as long as air pollution levels are...
  • Why women will march en masse in Copenhagen after Trump inauguration

    01/16/2017 10:27:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies ^ | 16 January 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | Justin Cremer
    Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday should be the biggest show in town; but according to a recent report, it’s likely to be dwarfed in size by the Women’s March on Washington the following day. A DC council member told the local NBC affiliate that the city has issued around three times as many tour bus permits for the march than it has for the Inauguration Day events themselves. […] Not only is Copenhagen no exception, the so-called ‘sister march’ here may draw one of the largest crowds outside of the United States....
  • The first fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankrupt [Veganz, Germany]

    01/16/2017 5:18:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies ^ | 16 January 2017 17:20 CET+01:00
    The first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of demand, according to reports on Monday. The chain Veganz, which shuns animal products, will close at least four of its nine of its branches after announcing its bankruptcy in December, Lebensmittelzeitung reported. Jan Bredack, the founder of the chain, told the paper: “The model of the vegan supermarket outstripped itself, because of the growing supply of vegan produce.” …
  • Birth parents of girl, 14, raped, strangled and dismembered 'by her polyamorous......

    01/16/2017 4:14:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies ^ | January 16, 2017 | AP and Dailymail Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Birth parents of girl, 14, raped, strangled and dismembered 'by her polyamorous adoptive mother and woman's boyfriend are inconsolable as they arrive at memorial for victim' The biological mother of 14-year-old Grace Packer had to be propped up by her family as she sobbed uncontrollably Monday on her way to a memorial service for her murdered daughter. Police in Pennsylvania believe Packer's adoptive mother, Sarah Packer, and the woman's boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, tortured, raped, to death and then dismembered the teenager as part of a sick sexual fantasy that was carried out last July. Grace's remains were discovered...
  • Teen removed from mother's custody for being 'too effeminate' [Venice, Italy]

    01/15/2017 10:12:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 10 January 2017 10:54 CET+01:00
    An Italian court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy be removed from his mother’s custody due to an alleged “personality disorder” linked to having “almost exclusively female role models”. Venice’s Court for Minors said the boy “tries in every way to show that he is different” and described his attitude as “effeminate in a provocative way”, according to local paper Mattino Padova. A social services report said the child from Padua, northern Italy, suffered a “personality disorder” and argued that he has difficulty forming relationships due to dependence on his mother. It also detailed an incident in which the boy...
  • Facebook launches battle against 'fake news' in Germany

    01/15/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 15 January 2017 21:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it would introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year. “It’s important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable,” a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm’s German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or October. Facebook’s new German initiative targets “unambiguously wrong reports” being shared on the social media platform. …
  • When You Eat This Bacon-Wrapped Burrito, an Angel Gets its Wings

    01/15/2017 5:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jan 14, 2017 | Andi Berlin
    There was a bit of confusion when the tinfoil husk was peeled away, revealing two pucks of what appeared to be seared pork product. People were looking up from their tables, wondering what this was all about, what's going on over there. One guy even asked. "It's the bacon-wrapped burrito," I replied. My tablemates were quick to clarify: "You can get any of the burritos wrapped in bacon, for $1.50." (They failed to mention the Philly Cheese add-on, but that one is still shrouded in mystery.) Nobody knew about it yet, because this option is pretty new. I just found...
  • “I Did Save the Wedding Dress,” Woman Plans to Wear Original Wedding Dress on 50th Anniversary

    01/15/2017 5:34:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    “I did save the wedding dress,” woman plans to wear original wedding dress on 50th anniversary celebration"I keep a lot of things. I probably should have thrown several things away, but I am a pack rat.” Annie Barnes finds it hard to throw anything away. In March, she and her husband Gene will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Her habit of keeping things will actually come in handy this year. “I did save the wedding dress.” From a box of a keepsakes comes Barnes wedding dress from March 1967, with a few wrinkles of course. Barnes told WREG, she and Gene...
  • Bayley to get Wrestlemania 33 Moment Similar To Daniel Bryan

    01/15/2017 2:19:06 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    One India News /Wrestling Observer ^ | Jan 15 2017 ast | Raja
    Going by the rumour mill, Sasha Banks will not win the title there as Charlotte will be keeping her winning streak intact with some shenanigans. : Bayley cemented A spot in the championship picture after winning the number one contender’s match against Nia Jax. With a little help from Sasha Banks, she connected with the Bayley-to-belly to put Jax away and winning the bout. She is set to challenge Charlotte for the Raw Women’s championship at the Royal Rumble PPV. The infamous moment when Raw was occupied by the fans (image courtesy Youtube) Going by the rumour mill, she will...
  • Man Loses ‘Pride & Joy’ On The Job Delivering Pizza

    01/15/2017 2:03:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dillon Thomas
    A man in Golden is out a car, and possibly a job, after a pizza delivery gone wrong last Thursday. College student Tyler Warren, 21, said his 1998 white Honda Civic was stolen as he delivered a pizza for Domino’s Pizza in Golden. “It is just kind of a traumatic experience. I never thought it would happen,” Warren said. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) Warren was at the door of a home along Ford Street delivering a pizza when he noticed someone was driving away in his car. “I ran after it, and chased down a (passing) car. They helped me,”...
  • Skateboard Pizza Delivery Gets Around Gridlock

    01/15/2017 1:42:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Sal Pizzaro
    Snow, rain, heat and gloom of night may not deter a postal carrier, but Highway 17 mudslides and Los Gatos traffic proved to be no match for Pizza My Heart delivery dude Daniel Javier Christjansen. Quenneville-Brown and her 11-year-old son, Blaze, were on their way home to the Santa Cruz Mountains and got caught in gridlock in Los Gatos after mudslides Wednesday partially closed Highway 17. After three hours barely moving, she and her son were very hungry – and did I mention that Laura’s nine months pregnant, too? “I never thought in a million years it would take 5½...
  • Fast food employee accused of putting menstrual blood on a customer’s burger

    01/15/2017 1:35:24 PM PST · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    The State ^ | 1/14/2017 | GREG HADLEY
    The Mississippi State Department of Health, the Columbus, Mississippi police department and Jack’s Family Restaurant, Inc. have all been investigating an alleged food contamination incident with particularly disturbing details. According to a Facebook post that quickly went viral, the mother of a former Jack’s employee in Columbus alleged that another fast food worker put menstrual blood on a hamburger and licked the cheese that went on it before serving the meal to a customer last Saturday. Per The Commercial Dispatch, Tabatha Hollins of New Hope said her 16-year-old daughter used to work at one of the restaurant’s 130 or so...
  • Clyburn says weather may keep him from Trump inauguration

    01/15/2017 9:07:05 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 62 replies
    The State ^ | 1/14/2017 | Greg Hadley
    A small but growing group of congressmen and women have announced they will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, breaking with generations of past precedent. In statements explaining their decisions, the members of Congress, who have all been Democrats thus far, cited Trump’s rhetoric on women, Muslims and immigrants, as well as concerns about the role Russian hacking may have played in the
  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Mom-to-Be Wears Chewbacca Mask While in Labor

    01/14/2017 2:05:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Today ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Ronnie Koenig
    The force was definitely with Katie Stricker Curtis, 32, on January 3rd when she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Jayden Lee. The medical assistant from Windsor, Ontario, decided to don a Star Wars Chewbacca mask during labor, leaving the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital in stitches. A ten-second clip of her going through labor while wearing the Chewy mask was posted to her Facebook page on January 2nd and has since gotten over 216,000 views. This isn't the first time that a Chewbacca mask made the news in a hilarious way. Earlier this year, another video...
  • Group plans to ‘paralyze’ Washington for inauguration

    01/14/2017 6:49:59 AM PST · by RC one · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Matt Stout
    A group led by self-avowed anarchists says it intends to “paralyze” Washington, D.C., amid President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, using security point blockades, protests and sit-ins in an attempt to grind the Republican’s swearing-in to a halt.“If the headline (on Jan. 21) is, ‘Donald Trump inaugurated amid complete chaos and a cluster (expletive),’ then we won,” Legba Carrefour, an organizer for the group, DisruptJ20, said by phone yesterday. “A lot of us are people who could be considered anarchists. None of us have respect for the office or the man.”The promised actions by the group come amid a raft...
  • Crow’s Nest Employees Rescue Couple Trapped in Submerged Car

    01/14/2017 11:50:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | Ryan Masters
    Jessica Berg almost didn’t work her Saturday night shift at the Crow’s Nest. Yet if the 28-year-old waitress and mother had not clocked in, two people might not be alive today. At roughly 10 p.m., Berg was taking her dinner break at the popular Santa Cruz Harbor bar and restaurant. As she ate, she watched rain pound the Santa Cruz Harbor from a second floor kitchen window. “It was stormy and dark out so I didn’t really notice the Mercedes until it was already rolling down the boat ramp and about to enter the water,” Berg said. Squinting through the...
  • Dog-Napped Doberman Missing for Over a Year Is Reunited With 'Ecstatic' Family

    01/14/2017 11:46:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Meath Chronicle ^ | Thursday, 12th January, 2017 | Gavan Becton
    An ecstatic Meath family have been reunited with their dog - one year after it was stolen from their back garden. Ace was handed into a vet on the Commons Road in very poor condition. The Doberman was emaciated and carrying an infection and after some emergency care was in a position to be reunited with owners the Walsh family from Kells. Ace was identified because he had been Microchipped at only a few weeks old. However he was taken from the family's back garden on 16th December 2015. "We had a tearful reunion and we are looking forward to...
  • Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? [AGW doomage]

    01/14/2017 7:15:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 9:31 AM EST | Ben Finley
    Scientists say treated wastewater could help Virginia’s coast respond to rising seas. A local sanitation department for the Hampton Roads region wants to start injecting the water deep underground instead of dumping it in rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey says the water could likely expand the sandy aquifer underground, causing the ground to rise. …
  • Mother is only given PROBATION for raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend after she......

    01/13/2017 10:09:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Mother is only given PROBATION for raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend after she asked him 'What are you doing with a body like that at 13?' A mother has been given probation and been spared jail despite pleading guilty to raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend. Elaine B. Goodman from Dover, Delaware had faced up to 15 years in prison for having sex with the youngster and asking him: 'What are you doing with a body like that at 13?' But during a hearing at Kent County Superior Court, she avoided jail after the judge said Goodman she showed...
  • Deadly Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Protocol Is Becoming Known Internationally

    01/13/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/13/17 | Jondi Gumz
    Three hours after Dr. Todd Mitchell’s Dec. 3 flight from Beijing landed in San Francisco, a call demanded his immediate attention. Mitchell, 59, had spent two-and-a-half weeks in China, which has the most mushroom poisoning deaths in the world, sharing the treatment method he developed at Dominican Hospital. The call concerned a Santa Rosa hospital patient believed to have eaten deadly mushrooms. Principal investigator of an amatoxin mushroom poisoning clinical trial that has treated nearly 100 patients across North America in the past 10 years, Mitchell arranged for the patient’s overnight transfer to Dominican Hospital. This patient was the first...
  • Snake Stuffed Down Thief's Pants Returned to Oregon Pet Store

    01/13/2017 9:27:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    The owner of an Oregon pet store said a stolen python was returned five days after a security camera recorded a man shoving the snake into his pants. Richard Bjugan, owner of A to Z Pets in Portland, said the man walked into the store with a woman Friday and a security camera recorded him taking a $200 python out of a tank about 2 p.m. and shoving it into his pants before leaving the store. ADVERTISING Bjugan said another man returned the snake to the store Wednesday, saying he had purchased the 2-foot long snake from another man, but...
  • Teenager Discovers She Has Multiple Lookalikes

    01/13/2017 9:22:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Teenager discovers she has multiple lookalikes By Bang Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Picture: Twitter A teenage girl who found her doppelganger during a shopping trip has been bombarded with further lookalikes of her. A 17-year-old girl expressed her shock after finding her doppelganger during a shopping trip in September last year, as she claimed the other person was almost identical to her. The girl shared a picture of her with her double and posted it to her Twitter account with the caption: "I found my literal doppelgänger just now wtf.(sic)." The tweet soon went viral and gained over 22,000...
  • Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week

    01/13/2017 8:51:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 6:19 PM EST | Kristen DeGroot
    A teachers’ organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement’s 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online, organizers said Friday. “The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it’s important to affirm the lives of...
  • Schaumburg woman who fired at cops thanks them for not killing her

    01/13/2017 4:39:00 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Barbara Vitello
    Prosecutors say Broyles became upset after her estranged wife phoned her at work and told her she wanted to end their marriage. Broyles asked the officers if they would return fire if shot at them, Loiterstein said. The officers responded that they did not want to shoot her, Loiterstein said. The officers left after Broyles pointed her weapon at them,
  • Watch: Hairdresser Sets Fire to Straighten Hair

    01/13/2017 2:11:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 13 January 2017
    A video of a Pakistani hairdresser lighting hair on fire as a method to straighten it went viral yesterday on social media. The video shows the hairdresser placing apparently flammable liquid on top of the customer’s head, before lighting it on fire and quickly combing his hair.
  • Woman Abducted as Baby From Jacksonville Hospital 18 Years Ago Found Safe

    01/13/2017 1:04:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Kamiyah Mobley was taken from University Medical Center on July 10, 1998, just eight hours after she was bornThe case of a baby abducted from a Jacksonville hospital nearly 18 years ago has been solved, police said Friday, with the newborn girl grown into a healthy young adult. Kamiyah Mobley was found alive and well in South Carolina, Jacksonville sheriff’s deputies announced at a news conference. According to NBC affiliate WTLV-TV, over 2,000 leads came out in the year following her abduction, but all ran dry and the case remained cold for nearly two decades. But officers found Mobley,...
  • Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters [Switzerland]

    01/13/2017 11:36:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 12 January 2017 10:45 CET+01:00
    Members of the public are calling on Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove controversial posters from its railway stations just days after right-wing campaigners launched their provocative publicity campaign. The poster, unveiled in railway stations on Monday, shows a woman wearing a burqa with the strapline “Uncontrolled naturalization? No to facilitated naturalization”. It was commissioned by a committee co-led by Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Andreas Glarner to oppose the forthcoming referendum on facilitated naturalization for third generation immigrants, which goes to the polls on February 12th. Opponents of the bill — which would make it easier for third generation...
  • Could French men soon be forced to take paternity leave?

    01/13/2017 10:26:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 13 January 2017 17:46 CET+01:00
    A think tank in France has urged the government to force dads to take paternity leave even if they don’t want to. It’s all in the name of equality in the workplace. The economic think-tank OFCE proposed the changes in a report as a solution to ongoing problem of inequality between men and women when it comes to careers. […] Forcing men to take their 11 days of paternity leave would reduce the impact on a woman’s career from taking a long maternity leave, the report said, as well as encouraging men to do more household and child-rearing work. …
  • Germany urges EU to grill Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

    01/13/2017 9:40:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:29 AM EST
    Germany wants the European Union’s executive branch to question Italy over software that regulates emissions in Fiat Chrysler diesel cars. A Transport Ministry spokeswoman says German authorities believe the software constitutes an unauthorized “defeat device.” […] Transport Ministry spokeswoman Svenja Friedrich noted that Fiat Chrysler had refused to meet German authorities, and Italy had canceled a “mediation” meeting with the European Commission scheduled for the end of the month. …
  • Animal-Lover Georgina Bloomberg Under Fire for Dating Avid Hunter

    01/12/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The animal lovers of New York society are in an uproar over the hot-and-heavy romance between Michael Bloomberg’s daughter, Georgina, and a trophy-game hunter. In November, animal-rights organization the Humane Society gave the Bloomberg scion its Compassion in Action Award for “her tireless work to protect all animals.” Little did the org know that her date for the gala at Cipriani was oil company COO Carlos Arruza Jr. — who can often be seen on social media posing cheerfully with the gory carcasses of deer, wild boars and wild turkeys that he has gunned down.
  • 2 pit bulls shot and killed after breaking free at Kaufman County park

    01/12/2017 6:15:57 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1/10/17 | Liz Farmer, Breaking News producer
    Two pit bulls were fatally shot Sunday after breaking free from the person who was walking them at a park in Kaufman County. ... The dogs approached a man, who said he felt that his two children and small dog were being threatened ...

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...