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  • Cheating Death, a Holocaust Survivor Tells Her Tale

    04/28/2016 12:30:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    nj.com ^ | April 28, 2016
    Imagine finding refuge with your family from the Nazis only to have your life threatened by your own family and other refugees. This is what happened to Frances (Fay) Malkin, now 78 and living in West Orange, when she was a child in Poland in 1942. Along with her mother, grandmother, two aunts, two uncles, a cousin and seven other Jews, including a medical doctor, she spent two years in a hayloft above a pig sty. The property was owned by a Polish Catholic woman, Francisca Halamajowa. Malkin was 4 years old and took to fits of crying constantly. Her...
  • KFC India Is Testing Edible Bowls Made of Tortilla to Replace Plastic

    04/28/2016 11:55:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016
    KFC will be introducing edible bowls for one its bestselling rice-based meals at certain trial branches in India in a bid to reduce the use of plastic, British daily, the Telegraph reported. The new packaging will be made of tortilla to replace plastic bowls for the American food chain’s famed “Rice Bowlz.” Considered as one of KFC India's best-selling items, the “Rice Bowlz” - made from rice, chicken and gravy - contribute to approximately 6% of the chain’s domestic revenues, the newspaper added. Dubbed as "India-first innovation," Rahul Shinde, managing director of KFC India, said the idea could expand to...
  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • Live Underwater in Dubai: First Floating Home Revealed [Video]

    04/28/2016 9:28:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Parag Deulgaonkar
    First 50 floating seahorses will be handed over in October 2016: KleindienstThe first floating seahorse (floating home) prototype has been unveiled in Dubai and unit owners will be able to live in it by October 2016, Kleindienst Group Chairman Josef Kleindienst told Emirates 24|7. “We will have the first 50 floating seahorses completed and handed over in October 2016 with the number increasing to 100 by year-end,” he said during the tour of the first prototype on The Heart of Europe (THOE) project on The World islands. The floating seahorse is a marine style retreat (a boat without propulsion)...
  • Police find 2 kids badly hurt at Ohio motel, 1 hidden by blanket

    04/28/2016 6:21:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | wowk
    <p>MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Police say officers responding to a report of a possible dead child at a southwest Ohio motel found a pair of young siblings with serious injuries and arrested their mother and two other adults.</p> <p>Middletown police say they found a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night, and while investigating, they discovered the child's 6-year-old brother seriously hurt and hidden under a blanket.</p>
  • German Shepherd Helps Rescue Children From House Fire in Central Florida

    04/28/2016 12:18:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girlA German shepherd helped firefighters find his owners' two young children as flames ripped through the family's central Florida home, authorities said. The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their burning home in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Moments earlier, neighbors who saw the fire spreading called 911, broke windows and helped rescue the children's mother, Margo Feaser, a 12-year veteran of...
  • Trial begins for man accused of strangling unidentified woman and setting her on fire

    04/27/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by Pelham · 6 replies
    OC Register ^ | SEAN EMERY
    SANTA ANA – A woman whose badly burned body was found abandoned in an Irvine parking lot nearly seven years ago has never been identified – but the trial for a Santa Ana man accused of strangling her and setting her aflame began Wednesday. Zenaido Baldivia-Guzman, 30, is one of two brothers accused of murdering the woman after kidnapping her from the streets of Santa Ana on Sept. 4, 2009, and leaving her body to be discovered the next morning in an industrial park near Alton Parkway. With no identification of the body and no witnesses, Irvine investigators were initially...
  • Jeffersonville High School Democrat candidates debate (IN09)

    04/27/2016 8:22:02 PM PDT · by James R. McClure Jr.
    McClure for Indiana ^ | 27 APR 2016 | James R. McClure Jr.
    Peace be with you all, I am one of four Democrats seeking the nomination to replace Todd Young in Indiana's 9th congressional district. To assist in educating and informing the voters of IN09, I am providing the full video of the debate hosted by Jeffersonville High School's Debate Team on 20 APR 16. Enjoy! I look forward to your comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYWbgmx72U James R. McClure Jr. Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09
  • Suspect Charged in 22-Year Old Cold Case

    04/27/2016 8:10:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Apr 26, 2016
    46-year old James Issac Blackmon charged in 1993 cold caseOfficials have arrested and charged a suspect in the 1993 shooting death of a woman. James Issac Blackmon, 46, was charged with one count of murder. He is accused of shooting and killing 46-year old Sumei Wei Chen on October 27, 1993. Police say Chen was found in her car at an underground parking lot at 606 3rd Street, near Westfield Horton Plaza and Ralph's in downtown San Diego. She had fatal gunshot wounds to her body. San Diego Police Homicide Detective worked to solve the case but the killing, but...
  • Muslim Funeral For Double Homicide Victims Delayed, Older Son Missing

    04/27/2016 7:57:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    "We don't know where Haseeb is," a relative said.The funerals of a San Jose couple might be delayed, yet another tragedy for the tight-knit Bangladesh community, because by California law, the bodies of the parents must be released to their older son. But since 20-something Haseeb Rabbi is missing, the bodies of his parents – Golam and Shamima Rabbi – cannot be released until May 4 to anyone else, the Evergreen Islamic Center of San Jose wrote on its Facebook page. The couple's 17-year-old son, who attends Evergreen High School, is considered a minor and can’t sign the papers to...
  • Charles Schulz Museum Opens Snoopy-Centric Outpost in Tokyo

    04/27/2016 7:50:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa has opened a Snoopy Museum in Tokyo. The new outpost will exhibit portions of the California collection on a rotating basis every six months. The opening exhibit is "My Favorite Peanuts," curated by Schulz's widow Jean. Boing Boing noted that fans can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as grab a bite in the Cafe Blanket restaurant or the confectionery. Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular "Peanuts" series while living in Minneapolis. He relocated to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969, where he lived until his...
  • Male Employee Found Dead at Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters: Sheriff

    04/27/2016 6:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/27 | Riya Bhattacharjee, Lisa Fernandez and Michelle Roberts
    A sheriff's audio dispatch indicates a man was found in a conference room with a gun nearby, but officials could not confirm thatA man who worked for Apple was found dead at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No suspects are being sought in his death, and no one is in danger, sheriff's officials said, adding that the campus at 1 Infinite Loop is open. Investigators have not confirmed information in apparent police dispatch recordings in which authorities describe the scene. "Through further investigation, they determined there was no other individuals...
  • John McCain fundraiser arrested in Phoenix meth lab bust

    04/27/2016 3:12:32 PM PDT · by knak · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/27/16 | staff
    PHOENIX --A Phoenix woman who has worked for top Arizona Republicans and as a consultant arranging fundraisers for Sen. John McCain is facing numerous felony drug charges after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided her home. Sheriff's spokesman Det. Doug Matteson says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was arrested Tuesday afternoon after her live-in boyfriend signed for a package containing more than 250 grams of Ecstasy. The couple shares the home with two children. Authorities were first alerted to possible drug activity by the parcel in transit from the Netherlands, reports the Arizona Republic. Undercover detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors raided the north-central...
  • Protest in Anaheim, California. Anti Trump. April 26, 16. Kids splashed with pepper spray

    04/27/2016 10:30:09 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Max Rid private YouTube account ^ | Published on April 27, 2016 | KCAL 9 Los Angeles
    Anaheim, Ca, related to city council meeting. Video shows poor little Mexican girl Trump supporters with Mom after being pepper sprayed by Anti-Trump brown shirt. Shows Trump supporters using taser and pepper spray to defend themselves. Shows council meeting (all white board) being berated for proposed anti-Trump resolution by Anaheim residents, a black woman, a Hispanic woman and non-Hispanic white woman. Sign on wall of council chamber : Trump Is Love
  • Mother says Man Flashed 3-Year-Old Daughter

    04/27/2016 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Hillary Hall, Reporter
    Ashley Sigman says her kids were playing in the front yard of her St. Albans, WV apartment when she received a phone call from her neighbor that made her heart drop. "I have someone calling me saying you need to get out front like there is a strange man exposing himself for one and not to mention trying to lure her out the gate," said Ashley. As she ran to her front yard, the man got into his burgundy GMC Sierra and quickly drove off. She did take down his license plate number that read "WVRDNECK".
  • 120 Arrested In Bronx Gang Takedown; Largest In NYC History

    04/27/2016 8:13:26 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Andrea Grymes
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than a hundred people have been arrested in the Bronx in what authorities are calling the largest gang takedown in New York City history. Authorities are expected to announce charges Wednesday against 120 alleged members and associates of two rival street gangs.
  • After tense day, Anaheim shelves anti-Donald Trump resolution; five hit in pepper spray clash

    04/27/2016 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pimentel, staff
    ANAHEIM - Anger filled the air in and outside Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday night as the council considered, but took no action, on a resolution denouncing "divisive rhetoric" by Donald Trump. Supporters and opponents of Trump rallied outside, where there was a pepper-spray altercation, and later filled the City Council chamber to speak about the Republican presidential candidate. After more than 5 hours of public comment and debate, the council voted 3-2 to take no action on whether to denounce the remarks by Trump and his comments on women, Latinos, Muslims, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Mayor Tom Tait was...
  • German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

    04/27/2016 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/27/16 | WFLA Web Staff
    The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says that the dog named Maxx helped firefighters find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their home in the Orlando suburb, Longwood. “Maxx, the family dog, is credited with assisting firefighters through the heavy smoke to the location of each of the two children,” according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
  • Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry

    04/27/2016 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 5:40 AM EDT
    Germany plans to subsidize electric cars in a bid to help the country’s auto industry compete in the global market for the growingly-popular and environmentally friendly vehicles. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble says starting May buyers will get €4,000 ($4,514.80) to buy an all-electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrids will receive a subsidy of up to €3,000. The cost will be shared equally by the government and industry. …
  • Tonight's Real Trump News Tonight. He Is Winning Every COUNTY Tonight.

    04/26/2016 7:45:30 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 75 replies
    Comment on FOXNews
    The real news tonight? At this hour, Donald Trump is winning EVERY COUNTY and EVERY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT he is running in tonight. That is an incredible landslide.
  • Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton Donations

    04/26/2016 1:46:09 PM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    Vacativ ^ | 25 April 2016 | James King
    Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton DonationsPop up blocks copy and paste.
  • Officials ponder how to remove dead whale from surf spot

    04/26/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | AP
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Authorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass of a dead whale that washed ashore at a popular California surfing spot. Rich Haydon, superintendent at San Onofre State Beach, said Tuesday that officials are deciding whether to attempt towing the carcass by boat out to sea or chop it up and load the pieces onto trucks for removal
  • FBI: Man urinated on floor of San Francisco-Charlotte American Airlines flight

    04/26/2016 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    About an hour into a red-eye American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte on Saturday, a passenger pulled his pants down, arched his back, and urinated on the floor of the airplane, according to an affidavit filed by the FBI Sunday. Jordan Gardner, of Ludlow, Ky., was met by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police after the plane landed at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. He is being detained at Mecklenburg County Jail pending a hearing Thursday. He faces a criminal complaint of destruction of aircraft, according to court documents. The passenger sitting next to Gardner summoned a flight attendant, who saw Gardner pulling up...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • Voting today in Maryland - Vanity

    04/26/2016 7:55:22 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 56 replies
    April 26, 2016 | 47
    So I'm voting today in Maryland, a larger turnout than usual is expected. It will be interesting to see if there are lines at my polling place. I still don't believe it will be that great, the nominations are pretty much a done deal at this point I don't see why anyone would turn out in great numbers. At least not in comatose Baltimore City. (Yes I live in the city limits; slowly trying to convince my wife to move) In case anyone is interested, I'm still voting for Ted Cruz. I'm sorry, I can't wrap my head around voting...
  • Texas Connect Us: The Caterpillar Invasion

    04/25/2016 9:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 4/25 | Kris Gutierrez
    Have you noticed a caterpillar invasion in your neighborhood? Our wet winter and spring has led to even more caterpillars than usual. There's one creepy insect that seems to be bugging a lot of people. "I was walking and apparently one of those things came down on my shoulder. It fell off but I didn't really realize it until I got home. " said Mere Zhana. "You should have seen me! I really freaked out and was jumping around trying to kick it out of my apartment." In Texas this time of year the moth caterpillars are out in full...
  • Suspect Throws Meat at Texas Police in High Steaks Chase

    04/25/2016 8:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    Police in Texas said a man accused of stealing steaks from Walmart led officers on a high-speed chase and struck a police car with meat tossed from his window. Authorities said the suspect stole an undisclosed number of steaks from the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Longview just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The ensuing police chase reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and crossed two counties before the man was apprehended by Upshur County sheriff's deputies and East Mountain police. East Mountain police Sgt. Marc Nichols said the suspect attempted to get rid of some of the pilfered meats while fleeing police....
  • Even ABC News Laughs at Senator's Embarrassing Intro for Hillary

    04/25/2016 5:30:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "She works hard for the money!" Got that? And if you don't, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware repeats it over and over again in reference to Hillary Clinton who he introducing at a rally. To make it even worse Carper, lacking all sense of self awareness, even tries to get the audience whom he condescendingly treats like simpletons to chant the same line. Carper's performance was so embarrassing that even ABC News had to laugh at him.
  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • 'Your son IS a fat a--!': Denny’s server kicks customers out of restaurant after getting into a*

    04/25/2016 11:19:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4/25/2016 | Staff
    Video has emerged of a rousing fight a Denny's server had in the middle of the restaurant with two customers, after an argument broke out about their respective sons. The fight was recorded inside one of the diner chain's stores in North Carolina.The server, who is not named, is seen in the clip screaming at the man and woman who are filming: 'My son is not a bully ... get out! Get out of here now! Your son is ugly!' The video, which first appeared on LiveLeak, goes for just 1.5 minutes, however has amassed 30,000 views since it was...
  • Man Claims Deputies Seized $50,000 Meant for Orphanage, Church and Christian Band

    04/25/2016 11:10:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | ABBY BROYLES
    Attorneys for a refugee from Burma say Muskogee County sheriff’s deputies wrongfully took money from the man meant for a church, a Christian band, and an orphanage in Thailand. The man, who is a U.S. citizen living in Dallas, appeared in court in Muskogee Monday morning. He’s now charged with acquiring proceeds from drug activity. However, Eh Wah did not have any drugs in his possession when he was pulled over in Muskogee. According to the deputy’s report, Wah was pulled over for a broken tail light and was not arrested. The deputy said his K-9 indicated an alert in...
  • 9-Year-Old Boy Sells Lemonade to Pay for His Own Adoption

    04/25/2016 11:06:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016
    A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. Tristin Jacobson opened up a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his very own adoption, according to the Springfield News Leader. Four years ago, Jacobson's biological mother dumped him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin, and she's been taking care of him ever since. Jacobson has always wanted Davis to adopt him, but she couldn't afford the legal fees. So this past week he opened up a lemonade stand to raise...
  • Marriage Fund Must Not be Mere ‘Cashier' (Mixed Marriages)

    04/25/2016 11:01:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016
    It should ensure successful mixed marriages with Arabic-speaking kids The Marriage Fund which was created by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan more than two decades ago to finance local marriages must not be a mere “cashier” as it should work to ensure successful mixed marriages. The remarks by a member of the Federal National Council (FNC), the country’s parliament, coincided with figures showing more than a quarter of the marriages over the past two years were between Emirati men and foreign women. In Abu Dhabi, marriages totalled 3,034 during that period, including 874 mixed-marriages. Marriages totalled...
  • Man Seeks ‘Tooth for Tooth’ Damages for Wife

    04/25/2016 10:54:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Dentist extracted wrong tooth of his wife A Saudi man wants health authorities to order the extraction of a tooth of a female dentist after accusing her of removing the wrong tooth from his wife. The husband told the Saudi daily Alriyadh that his wife went to the dentist in the Eastern Ihsa province complaining of tooth ache. “Although my wife had her teeth scanned, the doctor extracted the good tooth and left the bad one, inflicting nerve damages to my wife,” he said. “I call on health authorities to order the removal of a tooth from that doctor’s...
  • Human skull uncovered in New Jersey during Earth Day cleanup

    04/25/2016 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    An Earth Day effort to clean up a trash-ridden New Jersey river took a grisly turn over the weekend when a volunteer uncovered a human skull. Kelly Offner oversaw the cleanup by United by Blue. She said Monday that volunteers were cleaning up the Cooper River in Pennsauken, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. …
  • Young man shot to death in front of Philly politician during feud between rival gangs

    04/25/2016 6:31:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    A distraught father bellowed for answers after learning his 21-year-old son was shot to death in front of a Pennsylvania politician on Sunday. “I’ll pay $10,000 to whoever tells me who the f--- did this,” WPVI-TV captured the unidentified man screaming from the Philadelphia crime scene. “Somebody tell me who killed my son.” Gunshots erupted at around 3:45 p.m., moments after the unidentified victim exchanged contact information with Democrat Chris Rabb. He pledged to volunteer for Rabb's state representative campaign.
  • China's Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad

    04/25/2016 1:39:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 11:10 PM EDT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad. His comments over the weekend follow a tightening of religious space that has seen bans on the wearing of veils and beards in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang and the removal of church crosses in eastern China. “We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means and prevent ideological infringement by extremists,” Xi said at a Beijing conference on religions attended by top leaders, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. …
  • Minnesota Senator Wants State Color to be Purple

    04/24/2016 5:35:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/23/16 | AP
    Sen. Karin Housley says that she plans to introduce a bill Monday hoping to make the color Minnesota's. Housley says she's a huge Prince fan and that seeing the world lit up in purple makes her proud. She says Prince was special and "he was ours."
  • Taubman Center poll: Clinton, Trump lead in Rhode Island, but many voters undecided

    04/24/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 1 replies
    [Brown University ^ | 04/24/2016 | [Brown University
    The 600 Rhode Islanders surveyed also support charter school expansion, marijuana legalization and state tourism spending — but oppose the new toll tax on trucks.
  • Charles Koch: Why I Didn't Try To Stop Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 7:23:35 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/24/2016 | ALEXANDER MALLIN & JONATHAN KARL
    Charles Koch says he won’t “put a penny” into trying to stop Donald Trump, that there are “terrible role models” among the remaining Republican presidential candidates, and that his massive political network may decide to sit out of the presidential race entirely. "These personal attacks and pitting one person against the other -- that's the message you're sending the country," Koch said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired Sunday. "You're role models and you're terrible role models. So how -- I don't know how we could support 'em."
  • Prince Charles Plays Hamlet for Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

    04/23/2016 10:36:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Deccan Chronicle ^ | Apr 24, 2016
    Some 10,000 people turned out in Stratford, central England, to see a parade revved up by a New Orleans jazz band.Prince Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing “Hamlet”, as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard’s hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday. The heir to the throne joined the likes of Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen and David Tennant at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for the culmination of a day of parades, dancing and fireworks.et” was set.
  • Tony Robbins to Save 85-Year-Old Woman from Eviction

    04/23/2016 7:38:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23 | Gillian Edevane
    Self-improvement guru and motivational speaker Tony Robbins -- who by now is no stranger to Bay Area-based philanthropy -- is coming to the aid of an 85-year-old Burlingame woman whose roommate and friend died last month. Robbins, who has amassed millions of dollars through books and speeches, stepped up and offered to pay a hefty portion of 85-year-old Georgia Rothrock's rent at a senior citizen's complex. According to attorney Paula Canny, who has been helping Rothrock in a housing dispute, Robbins offered to pay $450 a month for the rest of the octogenarian's life. "Tony Robbins is awesome," Canny said,...
  • The Korean J-Shaped Ice Cream Cone Arrives in L.A.

    04/23/2016 6:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Weekly ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jean Trinh
    In L.A., there always seem to be new ways to stuff our faces with ice cream, be it scooping the dessert onto wacky churros or loading it into waffle "taco shells." Now comes an imported trend straight from South Korea, in the form of a zany, J-shaped cone. BluTusk, an ice cream shop on the second level of a Sawtelle strip mall right by Daiso and Nijiya Market, has been selling the hollow, puffed-corn cone (aka Jipangyi) filled with soft serve since December. While the cone made a splash in New York last year when Play J food truck introduced...
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Man Slits Own Throat as Sacrifice to Kali

    04/23/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 24, 2016
    A 22-year-old man tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat at a temple in northwest Delhi's Bharat Nagar on Saturday morning. Police said the man, Shankar Chaudhary, claimed to have been directed by Goddess Kali to make the "sacrifice". Chaudhary, who belongs to Bihar's Gaya district, is a labourer. According to the police, the incident took place around 9.30am, when the temple was packed. The man was immediately taken to a hospital and was said to be out of danger by late evening. "Eyewitnesses said Chaudhary had a coconut in one hand and a knife in the other. He...
  • Man arrested after alleged violence against police

    04/22/2016 8:45:11 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    Madison County Record ^ | 20 April 2016 | Preston Tolliver
    A Springdale man faces multiple alcohol- and violence-related charges after allegedly kicking law officials and later using his shirt to flood his jail cell. According to a preliminary report obtained from the Huntsville Police Department, Jonathan David Perrodin, 33, faces charges of second degree battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, resisting arrest, driving without proof of insurance, speeding and drinking on a highway. According to the report, Perrodin was pulled over at approximately 1:22 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving 35 miles per hour in a...
  • ‘Pure evil’ Ohio stepmom charged with murder after sticking 4-year-old in bath of scalding...

    04/22/2016 7:49:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    FULL TITLE: ‘Pure evil’ Ohio stepmom charged with murder after sticking 4-year-old in bath of scalding water as punishment A “pure evil” Ohio stepmom killed her 4-year-old stepson by sticking him in a bath of scalding water as a horrific punishment, officials said. Anna Ritchie was indicted Monday for the March death of little Austin Cooper. Prosecutors said the 25-year-old — who now faces murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and endangering children charges — resented being the tot’s stepmother and used the 130-degree soaking as a sick form of punishment. “Anna Ritchie is pure evil,” Austin’s grandma Sheri Gredig said,...
  • Maine Republicans about to choose delegates for national convention

    04/22/2016 3:24:42 PM PDT · by onona · 6 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 21 APR 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Maine Republicans will gather in Bangor this weekend to choose the 23 delegates to represent the state at a national Republican convention in Cleveland that is shaping up to be a historic political slugfest. The delegates are bound by Maine Republican Party rules to honor the results of the state Republican caucus in March when Ted Cruz won 12 delegates, Donald Trump won nine and John Kasich won two.
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    04/22/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:18 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Ashley Lisenby
    Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the months-long budget stalemate, even laying off employees. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign the bill, which is a one-time deal and includes nearly $170 million in tuition grants for low-income students. But state Comptroller Leslie Munger said she wouldn’t wait for the Republican’s signature, instead immediately begin processing payments for schools. The rare bipartisan deal comes at an especially crucial time for Chicago State University, which has been...
  • Trump Rally Live Stream Link Harrington DE

    04/22/2016 12:56:21 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 5 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 04/23/2016 | Self
    This is a live stream of the Trump Rally at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington Delaware. Should be starting momentarily.