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  • Canton, Texas Storms (at least 5 people killed)

    04/30/2017 7:56:58 AM PDT · by waterhill · 7 replies
    Fox Dallas ^ | 4/30/2017 | Fox4 staff
    Reserved. Privacy Policy Terms of Service Ad Choices Public File At least five killed in East Texas tornadoes By: Staff POSTED:APR 30 2017 04:29AM CDT UPDATED:APR 30 2017 09:10AM CDT CANTON, Texas - At least five deaths have been confirmed after tornadoes hit parts of East Texas Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said during a news conference late Saturday that "a number of fatalities" were reported after powerful storms swept through the community earlier in the evening.
  • Heavy snow forces postponement of People’s Climate March rally in Colorado

    04/29/2017 8:20:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    At least one of the People’s Climate March rallies scheduled for Saturday in Colorado was canceled as a result of a major snowstorm, providing climate skeptics with a good chuckle. The Colorado Springs march, one of 12 slated to take place in Colorado, was canceled late Friday after heavy snow began falling across the Front Range, with more than a foot accumulating in some areas, as reported by Western Wire. “Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a curveball!” said the Colorado Springs Council for Justice in a Friday post 350 Colorado Springs. “We know we aren’t in the business of risking...
  • Robbery Suspect's Terrifying Mugshot Shocks Nation

    04/29/2017 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 145 replies
    WISN Channel 12 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dylan Hyman
    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — The scary mugshot of a suspect accused in a robbery and kidnapping case is getting national attention. 24-year-old Morgan Joyce Varn was arrested in South Carolina on April 24th. A SWAT team had to be called in after Varn and 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson allegedly entered a home and demanded money and a cell phone from one of the people inside. Police say the victim reported that Robinson was armed with a gun The victim was able to escape and called 911 from a neighbor's home, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Officers arrived on...
  • 'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair

    04/29/2017 12:53:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 4/28/2017 | Sia Nyorkor
    Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long. Security video captures her pulling out a gun in at Allstate Barber College on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland on April 14. Police say she threatens the barbers for taking too long to cut her son's hair. While she pointed the gun at the victim, she allegedly said, "I got two clips. I'll pop you!" The victim finished the cut and the suspect left with her two children. Student barber, Al Pugh, says he was shook. "You don't know...
  • April Mugshots

    04/29/2017 10:15:02 AM PDT · by fella · 14 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 28 April 2017
    Here is a look at some of the crime stories from The Billings Gazette from April. Slide Show
  • ‘You are safe,’ Transylvania attacker says to Republican student in coffee shop

    04/29/2017 7:58:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    A man has been arrested after a machete attack on Transylvania University’s campus that sent one woman to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. ... Tristan Reynolds, a student who was in the campus café where the attack occurred, said about 30 to 40 people were there at the time. “A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said, ‘The day of reckoning has come,’” Reynolds said. “He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said ‘Republican,’ and the guy said, ‘You are safe.’ And then I realized what was going on and...
  • The First Lady blossoms! Melania dedicates new healing garden at the Children's (Title Truncated)

    04/29/2017 7:46:35 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 April 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Melania dedicated the new Bunny Mellon Healing garden at the Children's National Medical Center Friday The First Lady was pictured spending time in the garden with young patients following Friday's ceremony The new garden allows patients to spend time outside while enjoying views of the Washington Monument It is dedicated to all of the prior first ladies and named for an American horticulturist and gardener First Lady Melania Trump dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals on Friday as she grows more comfortable in the White House role. Patients at the Children's National Medical...
  • High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

    04/29/2017 6:33:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2017 8:53 AM EDT | Karen Matthews
    Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighborhood. St. Joseph’s Chapel is living on archdiocese subsidies after the rent for the relatively small space tripled in 2014 to $264,000 a year. “If it should disappear and become a Gap or something — nothing against Gap, but it’s really not OK,” said Justine Cuccia, 55, a leader of the effort to save the tiny Roman Catholic chapel, part of the oldest Catholic parish in the state. St. Joseph’s...
  • Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

    04/29/2017 6:16:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 10:46 PM EDT
    Coca-Cola says Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city. According to a story on the beverage company’s website, the company’s volume in Philadelphia is down 32 percent from a year ago. Fran McGorry, president and general manager of the local bottler known as Philly Coke, says because of the lost sales, the company’s workforce has been reduced by about 40 positions. The company has more than 700 workers in the region. …
  • Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas [Longview WA]

    04/29/2017 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 8:22 PM EDT | Phuong Le
    A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday. Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview wants to build the facility along the Columbia River near the city of Longview to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year. Coal would arrive by train from Montana, Wyoming and other states to be stored and loaded on ships heading to energy-hungry markets in Asia. The yearslong fight over the deep-water port comes as...
  • Finding Frank Norris in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    04/28/2017 6:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Hill Tromper ^ | Ryan Masters
    A gargantuan spiderweb hangs across the steep dirt road. It shimmers, translucent in the sunlight, slack lines nearly imperceptible. As I duck the web and trudge further up the road's corkscrew turn, the thick brush, thistle, weeds and poison oak part, revealing an ancient looking stone bench on the shoulder above the road. Finally. More than a year after I first searched for it, I have found the mysterious, nearly forgotten memorial to legendary California novelist Frank Norris in this far corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A simple cross and a crooked, barren flag holder crown the semicircular, mission-style...
  • California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

    04/28/2017 3:26:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | April 27 | EZRA DAVID ROMERO
    The avocados on the right are Hass, America's favorite variety of the green fruit. At left are GEM avocados, the great-granddaughter of the Hass. GEM avocados grow well in California's Central Valley and, in taste tests, they scored better than the Hass in terms of eating quality. President Trump's tough talk on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada has raised many questions — including how such a move might negatively affect the flow of beloved produce to the U.S. Like the avocado. Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year, two-thirds of which were...
  • Man says pizza box changed his outlook on life

    04/28/2017 3:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    icFlorida ^ | Apr 28, 2017
    A New York man said a free pizza saved his life. Dennis Kust, 59, lost his wife last month after a long battle with cancer. He admitted that he was struggling with depression when he walked into Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma, New York, CBS New York reported. He received a free pizza as part of a “pay it forward with pizza” campaign. Kind customers had stepped forward to pay for pizzas for police officers, single mothers and people like Kust who are struggling. When Kust opened up the pizza box from an anonymous donor, he found, written in colorful letters,...
  • The Absolute Best Cannoli in New York

    04/28/2017 3:04:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 28, 2017 | Hugh Merwin
    There is a widely held belief that a great cannolo must be filled to order, ideally in full view of the paying customer. This is a food myth that needs to go away. Indeed, no combination of ricotta and impastata automatically makes for soggy cannoli; that’s just something that happens as a result of subpar technique. Still, it’s easy to see that the once-spectacular New York cannoli can be very hard to find these days. Luckily, there are still some places that do this traditional pastry proud — here are the absolute best.The Absolute Best 1. Villabate Alba 7001 18th...
  • Tennessee teen's family sues school district after janitor charged with rape

    04/28/2017 1:57:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 27, 2017
    The family of a Tennessee high school male student is suing a school district and the contractor that employed a female janitor accused of raping the teen. The lawsuit names Roane County Schools and Compass One Services of Tennessee — the contractor that employed 29-year-old Jessica Gaylon — and is seeking $4.5 million in damages for negligence in allowing the alleged rape on school grounds, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. According to the lawsuit cited by the Sentinel, the janitor allegedly sent "flirtatious and sexual messages" to the teen who told her that her actions were “unsolicited, unwanted and unwelcome."...
  • Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes....

    04/28/2017 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 28, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes and convulses on the execution gurney - as he becomes the last Arkansas inmate to be put to death before drug expires A man put to death in Arkansas over the murder of a cheerleader and two others was left lurching and convulsing on the execution gurney before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was given the lethal injection on Thursday after legal motions delayed the procedure for more than two hours. The executed murderer was the fourth and final inmate to be put to death...
  • Israeli left looks to impose state education on newborns

    04/28/2017 5:44:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 04/28/17 12:58 | Gil Ronen
    The idea behind the children’s homes in the old kibbutzim, where the entire community would raise its children rather than their parents, refuses to die. The left-wing organization “Anu” (We), which has ties to the New Israel Fund, sent an email to journalists in Israel today, with a link to the questionnaire on “The Public Debate on Early Childhood Care.” “In the past year, a large group of organizations has joined together to raise the issue of state responsibility for children from birth until the age of 3,” the email reads.”We would appreciate if you could answer a brief survey...
  • Fashion face-off! First Lady Melania Trump makes a statement in a $4,100 military(Title Truncated)

    04/27/2017 7:15:44 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 27th, 2017 | Erica Tempesta
    The First Lady joined President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to meet with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada The 47-year-old donned a military-inspired jacket and matching skirt from the Altuzarra Spring 2017 runway collection The designer's 'Feday' gabardine military jacket with python-print piping costs a whopping $2,995, while the matching skirt retails for $1,120 Juliana donned a fire-engine red pencil dress featuring a peplum design at her hips Argentina's First Lady appeared to be channeling Kate Middleton, as the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a similar red Alexander McQueen frock on numerous occasions...
  • Big Lake Trap Shooting Team Photo Will Be Included in Yearbook After All

    04/27/2017 6:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 4/27/17 | Frank Rajkowski
    The Big Lake High School trap shooting team will have its team photo included in the school's yearbook after all. School officials Thursday announced a change to a student handbook policy that excluded firearms or weapons from being displayed. The trap shooting team photo showed all 60 team members posed with shotguns by their side, and its rejection upset team members, their parents and others. The new policy still allows for images that "violate school policy, display firearms, weapons, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate gestures and poses, and revealing clothing" to be edited or excluded. But it makes an exception for the...
  • Swedish woman shocked at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves

    04/27/2017 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies ^ | 27 April 2017 11:34 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position. Aye Alhassani, 23, had completed several tests and a group interview before she was invited to an individual interview for the position with the airline. It was during the interview that she was informed SAS has a uniform policy banning the wearing of religious symbols. “At first they were cautious, and I don’t think the interviewer wanted to be straight about it. But eventually, it was clarified that...