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  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...
  • TEXAS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT KILLED ON NATIONAL WALKOUT DAY

    04/21/2018 7:33:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    El Paso, Texas – An 11 year old Texas middle school student was hit and killed today during the time of the National Walkout when he tried to cross the freeway – Loop 375 in northeast El Paso. Though he was not actually participating in the walkout, he and another group of 12-15 students jumped the wall and left the campus during the walkout. It was a fatal mistake. The students from Parkland Middle School took advantage of the National Walkout Day today to sneak off and do their own thing. Though a staff member was posted at the front...
  • Heavy gunfire in Riyadh was toy drone shot down near Saudi royal palace - despite claims of 'coup'

    04/21/2018 2:02:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    The Mirror ^ | April 21, 2018 | Jamie Bullen
    Wildly conflicting social media reports tonight claim bullets were either fired as part of an attempted coup - or to shoot down a toy drone. A police spokesman said forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district, where the palace is based, identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", local media said. The explanation came after wildly conflicting reports on social media speculating on the cause of the shooting. Senior Saudi officials said King Salman was not in the palace at the time despite repeated Twitter reports he was moved to a military bunker in the...
  • COUP ATTEMPT: Saudi Arabia. Uncomfirmed reports of coup. Gunfire outside Royal Palace

    04/21/2018 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 152 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 21, 2018
    UNCONFIRMED: COUP ATTEMPT AT THE ROYAL PALACE IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA IS UNDERWAY KING SALMAN EVACUATED TO AN AIR FORCE BASE
  • Durham police say task force responded to attacks on Asian community

    04/20/2018 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 20, 2018 08:27 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks And Virginia Bridges
    The fatal shooting of Chinese restaurant owner Hong Zheng in Durham last weekend resonated with Lawrence Yoo, the son of first-generation Korean immigrants, whose parents were robbed numerous times in Philadelphia. “This hits home for me,” he said. Yoo, pastor of Durham County's Waypoint Church, says many Asian immigrants keep a low profile in America and don't want to be seen as stirring up or getting mixed up in trouble. But trouble seeks them out, Yoo said. “I can walk into any largely Asian church … and easily find businessmen and women who have robbed before, in minutes.” After Zheng,...
  • 2 suspects arrested in a Phoenix car chase; Police dog dies

    04/19/2018 6:25:30 AM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 22 replies
    Pinalcentral.com ^ | 4/18/2018
    PHOENIX (AP) — It's still unclear what caused the death of a Phoenix police dog sent into a home to force the surrender of suspect who was the subject of a pursuit. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says Bane, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, "died protecting his fellow officers and our city."
  • UK headhunter Josh Harrison blasts unemployed under-25s on LinkedIn

    04/19/2018 6:13:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 4-19-2018 | Alexis Carey
    HEADHUNTER Josh Harrison made headlines after he branded unemployed young people “lazy little s***s” online — but he’s standing by his controversial comments. Mr Harrison, a headhunter from UK firm Harrison Allwood, made the comments in response to a LinkedIn post penned by entrepreneur Jack Parsons earlier this month. Mr Parsons, 24, had shared his own story of unemployment and rejection, and said the UK’s job market was “broken” for young people. But Mr Harrison, who is a millennial himself, responded by “calling bulls***” on Mr Parsons’ “poor us attitude”. “I’ll tell you right now that it has never been...
  • Minnesota FBI agent who leaked secret documents pleads guilty

    04/17/2018 3:17:28 PM PDT · by GeaugaRepublican · 43 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 04/17/2018 | Stephen Montemayor
    A former Minneapolis FBI agent caught leaking classified documents to The Intercept pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon.
  • WATCH: N.J. prof drops F-bomb on conservative student, prompting college to investigate

    04/17/2018 12:46:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 17, 2018 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. During a Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication class Wednesday, Brookdale Community College professor Howard Finkelstein grew angry with his student, Christopher Lyle, shouted "f--- your life," and pounded his hand on a table, according to video obtained by NJ Advance Media.
  • Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing [Southwest Airlines Philadelphia to Dallas)

    04/17/2018 10:03:38 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Kristen De Groot,
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a window damaged. Passengers walked off the 737 plane onto the tarmac at the airport. It wasn't immediately known if anyone on board was injured. Southwest Airlines said there were 143 passengers and five crewmembers on board.
  • French police battle rioters in deprived Toulouse suburb [Mirail]

    04/17/2018 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 17 April 2018 12:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Angry youths in a deprived area of the French city of Toulouse have attacked police, torched cars and set fire to garbage during two nights of clashes that have led to 18 arrests, police said Tuesday. The rioting in the Mirail area of the southern city, a high-crime neighborhood once home to several jihadists, was apparently sparked by the death of a local man in prison and an identity check by police on a veiled woman on Sunday. After nearly four hours of clashes on Sunday night that saw gangs throw stones at the local police station and set fire...
  • Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon dies in rehab facility

    04/16/2018 11:33:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ian Mohr
    Banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. Mellon, an early backer of global settlement network Ripple, was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon and of designer Nicole Hanley, his second wife. A rep said in a statement: “Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility. Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected...
  • Broadway, TV actors share stage with Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

    04/17/2018 2:28:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/16/18 | M Seiden
    Charity event held at BB&T Center For nearly three hours Monday night, Broadway and television entertainers shared the stage with star students from Stoneman Douglas High School. For some Broadway actors, like Eitan Benson, who grew up in Coral Springs, the benefit concert was all about the children. “When I saw what happened in February, I was devastated...
  • Bond Set for Hit & Run [President Trump & Sarah Root Making a Difference]

    04/16/2018 8:09:25 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The man who police say is the hit and run driver who killed a motorcycle rider in South Omaha last week faced a judge for the first time since his arrest. Police picked up 42 year old Luis Velasquez-Ortiz on a warrant near 32nd and S last Thursday A judge set his bond at two million dollars. Investigators say he's here in the United States, illegally from Guatemala.
  • Judge rules Islamic ceremony wasn't a legal marriage, . .

    04/16/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | 04/16/2018 | Buffy Spencer
    Judge rules Islamic ceremony wasn't a legal marriage, so woman can testify against Ayyub Abdul-Alim in gun case The ex-wife of a city man charged in a gun case will be able to testify against him after a judge ruled their Islamic wedding ceremony didn't meet the state's legal requirements for marriage. Ayyub Abdul-Alim is slated to go on trial April 24. He is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card and a count each of illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a large capacity feeding device.
  • Planet Fitness evacuated after WiFi network named 'remote detonator' causes scare

    04/16/2018 2:27:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    AP via Windsor Star ^ | April 16, 2016 | Staff
    SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named “remote detonator,” prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. The Saginaw News reports nothing was found in the search Sunday at Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, about 85 miles (140 kilometres) northwest of Detroit.
  • 8-Year-Old Boy Slashes 3 Classmates With Kitchen Knife at Minnesota Elementary School

    04/16/2018 1:07:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    AP via Time ^ | April 16, 2018
    <p>Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt.</p> <p>School Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the boy lashed out at the other students until an adult intervened.</p>
  • Russian reporter Borodin dead after mystery fall

    04/16/2018 10:35:20 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 71 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/18 | BBC
    A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria has died in hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat. Maxim Borodin was found badly injured by neighbours in Yekaterinburg and taken to hospital, where he later died. Local officials said no suicide note was found but the incident was unlikely to be of a criminal nature.
  • Daryl Worley Arrested Just Outside Eagles' Practice Facility

    04/15/2018 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 51 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | 4-15-2018 | Dave Zangaro
    Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested in South Philadelphia on Sunday morning. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Worley "became combative" with officers and was tasered at the corner of Broad and Pattison, right next to the NovaCare Complex, at 6 a.m. Worley was reportedly found passed out in a vehicle and 911 was called. A gun was also reportedly taken from the scene. The Eagles confirmed Worley's arrest in a statement: "We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley's arrest this morning." Worley, 23, came to town as the return from Carolina in the Torrey...
  • Blizzard conditions in parts of Nebraska leave several state highways impassable

    04/14/2018 1:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/14/18 | Mara Klecker
    A spring blizzard that brought heavy snow and whiteout conditions to much of western and central Nebraska has shifted to northeast Nebraska. And if you think the Omaha area has avoided the snow, just wait a little bit. It's still coming, but it shouldn't cause nearly as much trouble as it has elsewhere. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for east-central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa until 10 p.m. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and minor ice accumulations of are expected, the weather service said. Drivers should expect to encounter slippery roads.