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  • France's top court suspends burqini ban

    08/26/2016 10:49:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 Aug 2016 17:10 GMT+02:00
    France’s highest administrative court has overturned a town’s ban on wearing the full-body burqini swimsuit, in a case expected to set a precedent for the other towns with the same ban. The State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if there was a “proven risk” to public order. The decision followed arguments from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group seeking to reverse the decision by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the Islamic swimsuit. […] Not everyone was pleased with the court result. The former mayor of Nice and current President of Provence-Alpes-Côte...
  • Clear divisions among federal candidates on 2nd Amendment, gun control

    08/26/2016 9:40:27 AM PDT · by 556x45 · 3 replies
    WMUR website ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | John DiStaso
    The Second Amendment and gun control have long been a flashpoint of contention in political debate and elections,... Republican incumbent Ayotte says she is a strong Second Amendment supporter who backs commonsense measures...
  • Merkel’s party mate wants to get rid of all Karl Marx streets

    08/26/2016 9:31:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Aug 2016 15:04 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    Hundreds of streets are named after the founder of communism, but this conservative politician wants to give Marx the boot. Some 550 streets, alleys and plazas in former communist East Germany bear the name of of the Communist Manifesto philosopher, according to Die Welt. But the Economic Council of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) believes it’s about time the country moved away from its Cold War past, as Bild first reported. “More than a quarter of a century after the political and economic bankruptcy of the GDR [East Germany], it is time to part ways with communism’s replacement of saints...
  • Heroin cut with elephant tranquilizer may have caused 60 overdoses across two states in just...

    08/26/2016 8:44:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Katie Mettler
    FULL TITLE: Heroin cut with elephant tranquilizer may have caused 60 overdoses across two states in just 48 hours Midwest health officials worried this would happen. It’s why they brought together a tri-state coalition — Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky — to talk about the dangers, and it’s why they issued a stern, desperate warning last month to first responders and addiction counselors who patrol the front lines of the opioid war every day. They said the situation was “dire.” One Ohio coroner told users they were “literally gambling” with their lives. But their public plea could not prevent the heroin...
  • FBI Admits Hillary Used BleachBit Software Designed to ‘Hide Traces Of’ Deleted Emails

    08/26/2016 8:21:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told America’s Newsroom on Thursday that Hillary Clinton used BleachBit software to hide all traces of her deleted emails. According BleachBit goes beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source. Zero Hedge reported: During his appearance on Fox, Gowdy clearly indicates that Clinton’s use of BleachBit undermines her claims that she only deleted innocuous “personal” emails from her private server. “If she...
  • Hillary to Bannon: Leave Paul Ryan Alone!

    08/26/2016 7:41:09 AM PDT · by orchestra · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/25/2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In the course of her tin-foily attempt to deflect from her foundation’s pay-to-play scandals by smearing Donald Trump’s supporters as racist Klan members in thrall to Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton defended Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan from the alleged anti-Catholicism of Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon. During her litany of racist innuendo, the Democratic nominee heaped special opprobrium on Bannon, who took a leave of absence as Breitbart’s Executive Chairman to join the Trump campaign. “Bannon has nasty things to say about pretty much everyone,” Clinton told the rally crowd in Reno, NV, on Thursday. “This spring, he...
  • It's the "Halt-Right" The Ones Who Will Stop the Bleeding

    08/26/2016 5:18:28 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 23 replies
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  • Son Gives Part of Liver to Save His Dad

    08/25/2016 11:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes’ son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors. He hated the thought that someone would have to die in order for him to get a liver. “How could anyone wish for that to happen?” he asked. But, there was another way. Barnes’ doctors...
  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • Mom, boyfriend arrested after 10 year-old girl injected w/ meth, raped, killed, police say

    08/25/2016 10:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    abc7.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket. Details of what Gov. Susana Martinez and law enforcement officials described as an unspeakable crime emerged Thursday in a criminal complaint made public and filed against the girl's mother, her boyfriend and his cousin. The three were taken into custody late Wednesday night. Police say the girl was injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before being dismembered. They did not identify her because...
  • Vietnamese Woman Cuts Off Limbs for Insurance Payout

    08/25/2016 10:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Aug 2016 20:53
    A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported on Thursday (Aug 25). The woman, identified only as L T N, checked into a Hanoi hospital in May with one third of her left foot and one third of her left hand severed, but doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. She later told police she was struck by a train as she walked on the tracks and was rescued by her friend Doan Van D, according to Tuoi Tre's English edition.
  • Police: Man, 75, bound and daughter severely beaten in Chester home invasion (Pennsylvania)

    08/25/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
  • Missing toddler found deceased

    08/25/2016 2:22:13 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Madison County Record ^ | 24 August 2016 | Preston Tolliver
    A news release released by the Madison County Sheriff's Office has shed new details surrounding the death of a 2-year-old boy who went missing from his home Tuesday night. According to the release, the child, whose name is being withheld, went missing around approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday in the northwest portion of Madison County off Highway 45. Madison County Sheriff's Office deputies and Huntsville Police Department officers were dispatched to the area and "immediately assessed the situation and determined the need for search and rescue operations," according to the release. The Department of Emergency Management was notified and activated Search...
  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Straphangers Go Berserk After Woman Tosses Bugs in Subway Car

    08/25/2016 11:29:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Danielle Furfaro and Melkorka Licea
    An crazed woman trying to sell crickets and worms on a D train suddenly threw them all over the crowded car, sending it into chaos during the evening commute. The women walked into the train car at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday and and made a pitch to passengers to try to get them to buy the chirping insects and wrigglers. A group of teenagers pushed her, prompting her to freak out and toss the box of pests into the air, said witnesses.
  • Texas Waiter Opens Fire During Fight With Customers at Steakhouse

    08/25/2016 10:44:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 24, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A waiter at a San Antonio steakhouse pulled out a gun during a dispute with two diners and fired multiple shots before running from the restaurant, according to police. A patron took cellphone video of the altercation Wednesday afternoon at the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, located on the city’s historic Southeast Side. The argument apparently started after the unidentified server brought out the wrong order. Witnesses told police the two customers verbally berated the steakhouse employee then one of the customers put him in a headlock, according to the San Antonio Express-News. After the headlock, the server pulled out a...
  • Wife’s Revenge Against Second Wife

    08/25/2016 10:10:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    Rams car into second wife’s homeAn Arab woman stole her husband’s car, drove all the way to his new house and rammed the vehicle against the wall many times after learning he married again. The unnamed wife went mad after she was told that her Saudi husband has just married again and bought a new house in the other side of the capital Riyadh. “She drove to her husband’s new house and banged the car against the wall many times, causing it to collapse. “The second wife, who was in at the time, was taken to hospital in shock...
  • University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings

    08/25/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Pete Grieve
    "WE DO NOT SUPPORT SO-CALLED 'TRIGGER WARNINGS,’ WE DO NOT CANCEL INVITED SPEAKERS BECAUSE THEIR TOPICS MIGHT PROVE CONTROVERSIAL, AND WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CREATION OF INTELLECTUAL ‘SAFE SPACES.'"
  • Accused Murderer Who Escaped Back In Broward Court

    08/24/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 23, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Under heavy security, an accused killer who escaped a Broward courthouse, prompting a massive manhunt, faced a judge. Dayonte Resiles, 21, appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning. He’s also charged with escape after bolting from the Broward County Courthouse courtroom last month. After being on the run for six days, Resiles was tracked to a Days Inn off I-95 in West Palm Beach where he was taken into custody.
  • Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

    08/24/2016 2:03:51 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23 | Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. ... Macias said "it was nice to see families coming together on a summer night."
  • Cincinnati responds to 30 heroin overdoses in one day

    08/24/2016 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    local12.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | WKRC
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati emergency crews responded to 30 heroin overdoses in the course of one day Tuesday, August 23. Officials said most of the overdoses were located in the west side of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement Tuesday evening they were not sure of the exact cause of the increase yet. They warned anyone who may be using dangerous drugs to be aware of the increased danger. Three people overdosed in one house and one man overdosed while driving through an intersection. Another overdosed with his child in the car at a gas station. Fire...
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ‘Pastors’

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who don’t believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britain’s National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • Va. geologist: Region should prep for future quakes

    08/23/2016 4:10:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 23, 2016 6:11 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    Damage from the 2011 earthquake in Louisa County, VirginiaDebris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Earthquake damage in Sherman building, an Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington DC, August 2011. WASHINGTON — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. metro area five years ago on Tuesday took many residents by surprise, but subsequent research reveals that earthquakes of even greater magnitude have originated from Central Virginia and a newly discovered fault line could shake the region again. “Within the last 10,000 years or so there have been significant earthquakes,” said David Spears, the...
  • Donald Trump has arrived in Austin

    08/23/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Update 2:45 p.m: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plane landed in Austin a little after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, kicking off a campaign swing through the capital of Texas. Meantime, lines had begun forming hours earlier outside ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin, where Trump will tape a two-hour special with Fox News personality Sean Hannity that will air over two nights. Protesters and Trump supporters sparred as the line grew blocks long, with opponents chanting “Love trumps hate” and waving signs that included “Hill yes” and “Inbreds 4 Trump.” “You must be on welfare if you love Hillary,”...
  • Trump Wins over Democrat and Independent Voters! Akron,OH (Video)

    08/23/2016 12:16:46 PM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/22/2016 | Millennial Millie
    At a recent Donald Trump rally, Millie Weaver discovers that a significant number of attendees are democrats who have become Donald Trump supporters. It's becoming very apparent that many registered Democrats support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton despite mainstream media's attempt to demonize Donald Trump while desperately propping-up Hillary Clinton. (GOOD STUFF!!!)
  • Rand Paul: Clinton should be in jail, vote Trump [VIDEO]

    08/23/2016 11:52:38 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8/23/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Rand Paul made a plea to his fellow libertarian-leaning voters: Don’t throw away your vote on a third-party candidate and allow Hillary Clinton to become president. The Kentucky senator slammed the Clintons at a Rotary Club in Maysville, Ky. on Thursday. “We have now a comparison between Hillary Clinton and her husband who have grown rich off of government service, selling themselves, and selling their speeches,” Paul said. “Bill Clinton made a million dollars talking to a Russian bank that was negotiating the purchase of a uranium company in North America, who had to approve that? Hillary Clinton.” “Bill Clinton...
  • Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 15 in Utah

    08/23/2016 11:31:34 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican Donald Trump has a 15-point advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Utah, 39 percent to 24 percent, as the two fight for the White House, according to a poll released Tuesday. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson gets 12 percent support among likely voters in the Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, followed by independent candidate Evan McMullin, at 9 percent. Pollsters found Trump’s lead grows to 20 points, 53 percent to 33 percent, when he faces Clinton one-on-one. The highly unusual presidential race between Clinton and Trump has redrawn the electoral map this year. Previously safe GOP states are in play,...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • French MP calls for schools to have compulsory martial arts

    08/22/2016 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Aug 2016 14:15 GMT+02:00
    A French politician who hopes to run for president next year has come up with an original idea of how the country can combat the “culture of fear” in the wake of recent terror attacks. Compulsory martial arts classes in France’s schools would help children respond to the fear of attacks in a productive but safe way, centrist politician Jean Lassalle believes. “There is fear everywhere,” Lassalle said to Le Figaro newspaper. “That leads some people to go around with a knife. But with martial arts, you develop self-control and learn to defend yourself peacefully.” …
  • Obama Off To Baton Rouge.But Will It Be An All Invited,Or Carefully Selected Crowd?

    08/22/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 17 replies
    So Tomorrow,Obama is headed to Baton Rouge.But you have to wonder,who will he be speaking to? Obama is heading into a very angry state! Does anyone know what the game plan is?,will it be open to all,or as usual, "A Carefully Selected Group Of Individuals". You know,like the ones Hillary needs to hire to show up at her rallies.
  • Hillary Clinton May Have Lied to the FBI About Colin Powell, Email

    08/22/2016 6:57:06 PM PDT · by orchestra · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has claimed that she told the truth to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) when she was interviewed last month about her private email server and her mis-handling of classified information. However, discrepancies between what she told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell told her about using private email while in office, and what Powell himself says that he told her, indicate that she did not tell the truth to the FBI. For months, Democrats have tried to deflect controversy over Clinton’s private email server, and her destruction of emails her attorneys...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray Busted Manipulating Poll Data, then Lying About It…

    08/22/2016 3:21:56 PM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/22/2016 | Sundance
    By now most CTH readers are familiar with the more notoriously biased polling manipulators. One of those is Patrick Murray from Monmouth University [@PollsterPatrick on Twitter]. If you want to know where his political affiliations lie, you only need to read his twitter feed. Murray has also been on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly several times selling his polling results to the unwitting audience. Today, Monmouth via Patrick Murray presents a presidential poll of Ohio voters. The actual raw data (pdf available here – see pg, 6 and 7) showed Donald Trump with a lead in the result; however, Murray...
  • Woman arrested for trafficking drugs to inmate son

    08/22/2016 12:50:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    A woman is behind bars after authorities say she attempted to traffic narcotics into the Indiana State Prison. Barbara Powell, a 60-year-old from Valparaiso, was allegedly caught trafficking during a visit with her son. A correctional officer found a package with one small bag of tobacco and three small bags filled with a white powdery substance.The powdery substance tested positive for a narcotic substance.Trafficking is a level 5 felony. If found guilty, Powell could face up to eight years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Her son, Jason Powell, is serving life without parole for murder. “I commend...
  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by No One Special · 130 replies
    The Free Thought Projec ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. “I was here in my driveway and I saw the...
  • Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

    08/22/2016 1:33:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/22/2016 | Ralph Vartabedian
    When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations. The early federal statements gave no hint that the blast had caused massive long-term damage to the dump, a facility crucial to the nuclear weapons cleanup program that spans the nation, or that it would jeopardize the Energy Department’s credibility in dealing with the tricky problem of radioactive waste. But the explosion ranks among the costliest nuclear accidents in U.S. history, according...
  • Woman steals nun’s rosary beads at knifepoint, police say

    08/22/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 8/22/2016
    QUINCY, MASS. Police say a Massachusetts woman robbed a nun at knifepoint and got away with her rosary beads. Quincy police say a sister at the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent was in civilian clothing Sunday afternoon when a woman holding a knife approached her and tried to take a small satchel from her hand. Police say the nun opened the satchel to show she didn’t have any money, so the woman took the beads instead. Crystal Young is accused of being the lookout. She is charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact.
  • Server receives 'racist' note instead of tip [Harrisonburg VA]

    08/22/2016 11:57:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    WHSV, ABC 3, Harrisonburg VA ^ | Mon 2:08 PM, Aug 22, 2016 | Isabel Rosales
    Many people throughout the Valley and nationwide have expressed outrage after a Valley server got what she calls a “nasty and racist” comment on a receipt. And the entire exchange was caught on surveillance camera. Now, the owner of the restaurant says she doesn’t want the person responsible back in her business. On Monday, August 15, Sadie Elledge served a man and woman two gyros, sodas, and a Greek salad at Jess’ Lunch in downtown Harrisonburg. From the start, Elledge says she felt uncomfortable. […] As the blonde woman signed the receipt (which you can see in the video above),...
  • Government warns of dangers of vegan diet [Germany]

    08/22/2016 7:49:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Aug 2016 15:31 GMT+02:00
    The German government has warned that in some circumstances a vegan diet can be harmful to a person’s health, as the non-meat, non-dairy lifestyle experiences a boom in Berlin. “A purely plant-based diet makes it more difficult to give the body some of the important nutrients it needs,” the government statement from last week reads. Vitamin B12 is a particularly important nutrient that is almost exclusively present in meat, the statement adds, explaining that the only way vegans can consume it is by taking supplementary pills. …
  • Where Texas Would Rank in Olympic Medal Count if it Was its own Country

    08/21/2016 9:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Chroncle ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Matt Young
    If Texas was its own country - which, let's be honest, to many of us, it is - it would rank eighth in the 2016 Olympics medal count with 41 total medals. That means the Lone Star State by itself has more medals than all of Canada (22). Countries like Australia (29), Italy (28) and Spain (17) don't want to get into any kind of medal-counting contest with Texas, either. Oh, and host country Brazil (19)? Thanks for all your medals. The 26 gold medals from athletes with Texas ties would rank third, only behind the United States (46) and...
  • N.J. woman charged with murdering missing woman during her second attempt on her friend’s life

    08/21/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tobias Salinger
    A New Jersey woman and an accomplice tried to kill her friend last year and succeeded months later, prosecutors said Wednesday. Police found the body of missing 41-year-old woman Tyrita Julius wrapped in a tarp and buried in the backyard of the Long Branch home of one of her killers Tuesday, according to Monmouth County officials. A man who lives there, Andre Harris, and Julius’ friend, Jennifer Sweeney, were charged with murdering her.
  • Exclusive – Meet the Many for Whom Donald Trump is Their Voice: Thousands Rally in Virginia

    08/21/2016 5:53:05 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2016 | Julia Hahn
    FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Donald Trump addressed a crowd of more than 3,000 people at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in Virginia on Saturday evening. Prior to Trump’s address, Breitbart News caught up with many rally attendees – which included women, veterans, black Americans, Hispanic Americans, immigrants, seniors and millennials – and asked why they are supporting Trump. The responses amongst a diverse group of Trump supporters were overwhelming: “he’s my voice,” “I need relief,” “we need change,” “we need to turn this country around,” “he believes in this country,” the supporters explained. Anna, who immigrated to the United States...
  • RNC Chair Priebus: Trump Now ‘on Message,’ ‘Getting Into a Groove’ So the Polls Will Tighten

    08/21/2016 5:47:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stays on the path he has had the last week the polls will tighten. Priebus said, “I think he has a great week. He has been on message. He’s shown maturity as a candidate. I think he’s getting into a groove. I think he likes the new style that he’s been out on the campaign trail producing and speaking of so I think he’s done a great job. And I think the polls will begin to tighten. And the next couple of weeks,...
  • Trump has won more youth votes than McCain, Romney, Clinton

    08/21/2016 5:42:39 PM PDT · by orchestra · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2016 | Paul Bedard
    He's no Sen. Bernie Sanders, but Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has so far won more support from younger voters than the last two GOP presidential candidates and Hillary Rodham Clinton. A new analysis of the primary youth vote from Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life shows that in 21 primaries, Trump received 828,675 votes from those up to age 29, and Clinton 766,425. Sanders owned the category, receiving 2,052,081 votes.
  • Man killed during Columbia (SC) robbery

    08/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The State ^ | 8/21/2016
    A 33-year-old man was shot and killed during a robbery around midnight Saturday. Timothy Callahan died from a gunshot wound to the upper body according to an autopsy, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. The man was shot in the upper and lower body in the 1100 block of Dorrah Street, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said in a news release Sunday. Several people tried to help the victim before EMS arrived. The man later died at an area hospital at 12:43 a.m. According to witnesses, the suspect shot the man after demanding his vehicle, the news release said. After...
  • Just in! Fox News investigations validate voter fraud!

    08/21/2016 8:17:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 82 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 8/21/2016 | FOX News
    @EricShawnTV's shocking investigation of claims of voter and election fraud across the country.
  • Man abandons 4-year-old daughter to flee gunshots

    08/21/2016 10:48:40 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Abigail Gepner and Linda Massarella
    A man holding his 4-year-old daughter’s hand was so terrified by a drive-by shooting unfolding before him in The Bronx that he released the kid’s grip and made like Usain Bolt — leaving the child to fend for herself, surveillance video released by the NYPD Saturday reveals.
  • UPDATE: Names Released of Five People “Gruesomely” Murdered in Citronelle, Including Pregnant Woman

    08/21/2016 8:20:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    WKRG ^ | Updated: August 21, 2016, | J.B. Biunno, Emily DeVoe, Jacqueline Quynh and WKRG Staff
    The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the five victims killed in a “gruesome” and “vicious” murder Saturday at a home in Citronelle. It’s being called one of the worst mass killings in Alabama history. ... After examining the crime scene, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said it was the most disturbing murder scene she’s ever seen. “[In my] 20-year career as a prosecutor, I’ve never seen a scene where there were five people that were brutally and viciously murdered,” Rich said. “That’s what we have here.” Dearman is believed to have used multiple weapons to...