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  • Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Paramedics who found him dead said they were shocked to learn his age. He weighed 36 pounds, about half that of a normal 9-year-old. A pediatrician later would testify that he had more than 250 distinct injuries, including burns from cigarettes or cigars and scars from ligatures, and that a lack of food made him stop growing. "There was not an inch on his body that not been bruised or scarred or injured," said...
  • No-homework policy improves home life for younger students at one CPS school

    To the delight of its families, Hamilton Elementary has replaced homework for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders this year with PDF — play, downtime and family time — along with lots of reading for fun. Only a few days into the new year, life is already better, mother Sarah Rothberger said. Not only is there more time for family dinners every night, but evenings now are for playing UNO and Othello, and reading chapters from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “By The Banks of Plum Creek.” Beyond that, he wondered, why should school dictate what families do, given that families can’t control what...
  • BBC Removes Doctor Who Beheading Scene

    The BBC announced today that they have removed a beheading scene from this Sunday’s episode of Doctor Who in light of the recent beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants. This week's episode is set in medieval England, and the scene in question is believed to occur during a fight between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect,” said the BBC in a statement.
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
    http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/joan-rivers-banned-adele-michelle-obama-from-funer/32046/HKvlbfyHyUWsgvkvFUmWlw
  • Elderly Iraqi Christians defy Islamic State terrorists

    A group of 11 sick, disabled and elderly Iraqi Christians — including an 80-year-old woman with breast cancer — defied terrorists who ordered them to convert to Islam or be beheaded, saying they preferred death to giving up their faith. The united resistance prompted the Islamic State extremists (formerly ISIS) to drop their demands and order the Christians to immediately leave their village of Karamless after first robbing them of their possessions, according to one of the survivors. Sahar Mansour, a refugee from Mosul, told Catholic News Service in an email that the group turned up at Ankawa refugee camp,...
  • L.A.T. Reporter Cleared Stories with CIA before Publication

    09/08/2014 5:24:53 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 10 replies
    The INTERCEPT ^ | 4 Sep 2014 | KEN SILVERSTEIN
    A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. [... ] It appears the agency did push back. On May 2, 2012, he emailed the CIA a new opening to the story with a subject line that asked, “does this look better?”
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX SLAVE RINGS

    It was Andrew Norfolk, The Times of London’s chief investigative reporter, whose initial report on predatory Asian men in Rotherham led to a full inquiry into the town’s dark sexual deviancy. “I didn’t want the story to be true because it made me deeply uncomfortable,” he wrote this week. “The suggestion that men from a minority ethnic background were committing sex crimes against white children was always going to be the far right’s fantasy story come true. Innocent white victims, evil dark-skinned abusers. Liberal angst kicked instinctively into top gear.” If that angst was rife then, it hasn’t ebbed since....
  • Report: 11 commercial jetliners missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli airport (Drudge title)

    09/02/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number...
  • Police plan mass raids on sex gangs: 'Day of reckoning' for hundreds of child abusers.

    08/30/2014 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nick Bunyan And Nick Craven
    Police forces across Britain are poised to arrest hundreds of suspected child abusers as part of a massive crackdown on the grooming of vulnerable young girls. ‘Wave after wave’ of arrests will be made between now until Christmas in response to the ‘epidemic’ of child sexual exploitation that has haunted the nation for two decades. Police are confident that the raids will lead to scores of court cases across the country, with suspects facing charges of child abduction, rape, multiple rape and sexual assault. In Greater Manchester alone, more than 180 suspects are set to be rounded up in an...
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Who fact checks the fact checkers?

    08/26/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A recent “fact check” from the Michigan Truth Squad, a project of the Center for Michigan, takes a look at an ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer attacking Gov. Rick Snyder. In its analysis of K-12 state funding, the truth-checkers state, “In his first year in office, Snyder approved a budget that resulted in school funding $930 million lower than the previous year.” For the Record: The Truth Squad cites a Senate Fiscal Agency report, but they do not include $455.5 million in additional state funding used for “best practices” and retiree benefit costs. That amount is listed in...
  • Fox News Hits Ratings Highs, MSNBC Sputters in Busy Week

    08/26/2014 2:14:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/25/14 | Rick Kissell
    A busy week in news was a good one for Fox News Channel, which logged its second highest-rated frame of the year, but a weak one for MSNBC, which found itself deep in third place. FNC, with several shows hitting 2014 highs, won in adults 25-54 and total viewers on both a primetime and total-day basis for Monday through Friday of last week. Tune-in was above average across the news board due to coverage of the protests in Ferguson and the murder of James Foley. Looking at the Nielsen numbers, Fox News averaged 443,000 adults 25-54 in primetime to finish...
  • Fridley double stabbing suspects due in court Tuesday

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (KMSP) - The two victims are still in the hospital, and Anoka County prosecutors will press formal charges against four people accused of ambushing and repeatedly stabbing two young men in Fridley on Tuesday morning. "He's got tubes going down him. He's got a collapsed lung from a stab wound -- stabbed 8 times, from what they told me," he said. "He's just not doing good, and they're hoping for the best." Early Saturday morning, McCollum and Singh were at the Two Stooges bar in Fridley. After closing, Leanne Todd and Tiffany Ivy allegedly asked the two to...
  • Flags Ordered to Half Staff for Slain Journalist

    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has ordered flags to be held at half-staff in honor of slain journalist James Wright Foley on the day of his memorial service. Foley was beheaded and the video was posted on YouTube by ISIS, who claimed responsibility for the photographer's death. •GlobalPost Releases ISIS Letter Sent to Foley's Family "James Foley exemplified the best of our journalistic ideals, fearlessly going to some of the world's most dangerous places to expose the horrific consequences of war and the beautiful humanity of those innocent civilians affected by it," wrote Gov. Hassan in a statement.
  • 'Washington Post' editorial board stops using Redskins name

    08/22/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2014 | Will Brinson
    More and more we're hearing about various members of the media ceasing to use the name "Redskins." In perhaps the biggest deal yet, the Washington Post announced Friday the editorial board would cease using the team's nickname. "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," said a statement on the paper's own site. Worth noting: this doesn't affect the actual paper. The news-gathering side of the business can -- and will as we understand it...
  • Dawn of the dumb – scientists say IQs are beginning to fall in the UK

    Brain boxes had better brace themselves, because the latest bit of bad news is that the world is becoming a dumber place. IQs have not only plateaued in many developed countries around the world – including the UK, Australia, US and in Scandinavian countries – they are actually measurably dropping. It’s an important enough development for it to be the cover story of this week’s New Scientist magazine, which hits newsstands today. Throughout the 20th century, we were getting smarter and smarter – each generation brainier than the last. Scientists were not sure why but, at the rate we were...
  • 'I Want To Be First ISIS Female Executioner'

    A British mum has vowed to become the first female ISIS executioner, just hours after the group beheaded US journalist James Foley. Khadijah Dare, who posts using the Twitter name Muhajirah fi Sham , meaning “immigrant in Syria,” left the UK in 2012. Last night, the 22-year-old mother-of-one, launched a sickening tirade and promised to become the group's first female murder queen. She tweeted: “Any links 4 da execution of da journalist plz. Allahu Akbar. UK must b shaking up haha. I wna b da 1st UK woman 2 kill a UK or US terorrist!(sic)”. Dare previously sparked outrage after...
  • Court Ruling Could Bring Down BYOD

    In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review. Specifically, the Court of Appeal in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service stated: "We hold that when employees must use their personal cellphones for work-related calls, Labor Code section 2802 requires the employer to reimburse them. Whether the employees have cellphone plans with unlimited minutes or limited minutes, the reimbursement owed is a reasonable percentage of their cellphone...
  • Credo news gets robbed ( during Ferguson protests, video)

    08/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    Video Me ^ | 8/19/2014 | Video Me
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  • Killer sexually assaulted, kidnapped, then strangled North Carolina high school counselor to death

    The man accused of murdering a popular high school guidance counselor first kidnapped and sexually abused the 31-year-old before strangling her to death, according to an indictment unveiled Monday. Sharman Howard Odom, 34, has been in custody since Aug. 2 in connection with the slaying of his Newton, N.C., neighbor, Maggie Daniels. The well-liked Discovery High School educator was found dead in her apartment June 28, though the indictment indicates that authorities believe the crime was committed the night before, the last day she was seen alive. Odom, one of 150 people questioned by cops, was first interviewed July 3...
  • ‘GENTLE GIANT’: Mike Brown’s VERY Explicit Rap Songs Praising Drugs, Drinking, Ho’s & Murder

    Well, this kind of destroys the ‘gentle giant’ narrative spun in the media. Here are some of his songs with the lyrics underneath via Soopermexican: \Here are some lyrics, as far as I could decipher them, from this song:
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon disturbed by 'over-militarization' of police in Ferguson

    08/17/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Alex Greg for MailOnline
    "Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he was 'thunderstruck' by images he saw of police forces responding to protests in Ferguson after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown as the midnight to 5am curfew enters its second night. Nixon, speaking to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on This Week on Sunday, said the sight of police in riot gear with armored tanks led to his decision to replace the local police force with highway patrol. The measure had a calming effect at first, but last night saw one man shot and seven arrested after resisting the curfew order. A picture has emerged...
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    08/16/2014 4:49:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Video of Ferguson police gassing news crew and dismantling their equipment

    A news crew, clearly no threat or impediment to the cops, films from a verge in Ferguson, Missouri. A pop and a cloud of white smoke marks the arrival of a tear gas canister at their feet, and the newscrew is forced to flee.
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash

    08/13/2014 11:19:51 AM PDT · by illiac · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/14 | Gustavo Bonato
    SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets. Campos' private jet crashed in bad weather as it prepared to land in the coastal city of Santos, just south of Sao Paulo, killing all seven people on board, the Sao Paulo state fire department said. Television images showed smoke billowing from the crash site in a residential area. Campos, 49, was in third place in recent polls with the support of about 10 percent of voters....
  • Spain picks up almost 1,000 African migrants in two days

    Reuters) - Spanish emergency services picked up 755 immigrants traveling in dozens of small boats and makeshift rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar on Tuesday and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before, the Maritime Safety Agency said. The Mediterranean shipping lane is almost 15 km (9 miles) wide at its narrowest and is often used by migrants trying to get to Europe. More than 75,000 have tried to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa in the first half of 2014, landing in Italy, Greece, Spain and Malta, the UNHCR agency says, with about 800 people dying...
  • ‘Loot … and rob them, not your own'; Twitter users advise black people to loot white neighborhoods

    If you gon @ least loot, go to the white people neighborhood— #Struggle (@illmatic_kid) August 11, 2014 Words from mentor. If you're going to riot and loot, at least take it to the rich white folk neighborhood. 😂— Kesus ⚡ (@KesusWalks) August 11, 2014
  • Riots, looting in Missouri after protest for shooting death of Michael Brown

    A VIOLENT riot and looting has erupted in Missouri, after a protest over the killing of an unarmed black teenager descended into chaos. Crowds of protesters broke windows of cars and stores after a day of demonstrations over the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teenager who was shot dead on Saturday by a police officer in the predominately black neighbourhood of Ferguson, located a few miles north of downtown St Louis, the Chicago Tribune reports. At the time he was shot and killed by police, Brown was unarmed and allegedly surrendering with his hands in the air on...
  • As Fuel Prices Fall, Will Push For Alternatives Lose Steam?

    Just four months ago, a conference here on electric cars drew four times as many people as expected. District fire marshals ordered some of the crowd to leave, and the atmosphere was more like that of a rock concert than an energy conference. A brief film depicted an electric car owner driving off with a beautiful woman to the strains of "The Power of Love" while her original companion struggles to pay for gasoline. The audience cheered. One discordant note in the series of enthusiastic speeches came from Bill Reinert, one of the Toyota Prius designers. He cautioned that designing...
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • Weakened Iselle batters Hawaii with Hurricane Julio en route

    08/08/2014 5:40:54 PM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    Hurricane Iselle has been downgraded to a tropical storm but still battered Hawaii with driving winds and rising surf on Friday, knocking down trees and causing power outages. It was the first of two major storms expected to hit the islands, as the more powerful Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it. Iselle passed overnight across the Big Island, which is one of the state’s least-populated islands and is known for coffee fields, volcanoes and black sand beaches. The storm was expected to send rain and high winds to the rest of Hawaii on Friday. The storm's predicted track had it...
  • Pentagon considers air drops to 15,000 Iraq refugees fleeing ISIS

    The Pentagon is looking at conducting emergency air drops to the estimated 15,000 stranded ethnic minority Yazidis in northern Iraq, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, A decision is expected today. Martin says if the U.S. military makes drops, the transport planes would almost certainly be escorted by fighters. Reuters, citing Turkish officials, reported Thursday that thousands of Yazidis had fled to the Turkish border to escape the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has advanced to northern Iraq. ISIS, which has rebranded itself as the Islamic State, issued an ultimatum to tens of thousands...
  • Wanted: White People …. So City Will Take Care Of Kelvyn Park

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Looking over the description of Kelvyn Park, it seems to have the typical amenities that you would find from a Chicago Park District facility. It has a field house, with a fitness center, auditorium, meeting rooms … and even a small kitchen. Set out on its 8.5 acres in the 4400 block of Wrightwood in the Hermosa neighborhood, the park also has a couple of tennis courts, walking paths … baseball and soccer fields. What the park doesn’t have, at least according to the view of the person who scrawled on this park sign at the tennis...
  • GERALDO: 'We could feed every poor child in Central America'... (Drudge Title)

    Title: Geraldo Rivera: Scare Tactics, Public Hysteria Only Deepen Immigration Crisis President Obama is right to call the surge a humanitarian crisis, one he must bear part of the blame in creating by not understanding how his message of compassion toward earlier waves of immigrant children was being misconstrued in the civil anarchy of Central America. He should have spotted this trend a year ago and moved to counter the misinformation being spread by immigrant smugglers and local media that undocumented, unaccompanied minors would be welcome, if only they could make it across. Still, these children cannot now be deported...
  • In The Sweet Name of Liberty...

    08/02/2014 3:45:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    photo: On The Step  Best of week's news/opinion from the new media's right wingtip at Reaganite Republican...
  • Murdoch's Sky News Uses Self Confessed Anti-Semite as Talking Head on Anti-Semitism

    07/28/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Raheem Kassam
    Britain's Sky News channel, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company, has used the self confessed 'prejudiced' Mira Bar-Hillel as a talking head and authority on the subject of anti-Semitism. Bar-Hillel, who is known for her irrational loathing of the State of Israel, was featured on Sky News as a panellist discussing the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK. The author and commentator has form on the subject, and once wrote (emphasis added): "The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the...
  • Right-Wing Extremists!

    07/26/2014 5:43:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of new-media reporting/opinion from the right side of the spectrum this week,  links at Reaganite Republican...
  • What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines

    07/24/2014 12:15:39 PM PDT · by MNDude · 5 replies
    The world is transfixed by the conflict in Gaza, as the death tolls of both Palestinians and Israelis killed in the fighting continue to rise. It has animated global public opinion and sparked protests in myriad far-flung cities. But ...a deadlier war next door rolls on. The Syrian civil war has claimed 170,000 lives in three years; this past weekend's death toll in Syria was greater than what took place in Gaza. By some accounts, the past week may have been the deadliest in the conflict's grim history. Meanwhile, insurgents known as ISIS, have continued their ravages over a swath...
  • President Obama’s latest boast: I don’t learn anything from watching the news

    07/23/2014 12:30:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/23/2014 | Dave Boyer
    In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to...
  • Latest Obama claim: I don’t learn anything from the news

    07/22/2014 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | Dave Boyer
    In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • OMG, Devo Were Right!!!

    07/19/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'God made man... but the monkey applied the glue' -Baloo- Rare genetic mutation prevents Turkish family of 19 from being able to walk upright-- it's DE-evolution, just like Akron's finest tried to warn you about!!! Pics/more from the New Media's stand-up-guys at Reaganite Republican...
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    07/12/2014 4:19:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • 10 states where guns are most (and least) likely to kill people

    07/07/2014 3:27:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Salon.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steven Rosenfield
    In what states are guns most likely, and least likely, to kill people? Every day in America, nearly 90 people are killed by guns, a total of roughly 32,000 annually, according to federal gun violence statistics.
  • California legislators look to change campus 'rape culture'

    07/01/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Alexei Koseff
    As colleges continue to grapple with the increasingly public issue of campus sexual violence, California lawmakers are weighing how to address a "rape culture" that some say has been overly tolerated by the state's public universities. During a joint oversight hearing Monday afternoon, members of the Assembly Higher Education and Joint Legislative Audit committees questioned whether schools in the University of California and California State University systems need harsher punishments for perpetrators and greater legislative oversight to ensure they are complying with federal requirements to investigate and report incidents of sexual violence on their campuses. "What I see is a...
  • Both parents of Georgia boy left to die in unattended car researched heat deaths, police say

    Both parents of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators they did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle, police said. Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder charges in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper on June 18. While he had previously allegedly admitted to researching the subject, investigators now say Leanna Harris also went on line to learn about kids dying in hot cars. She has not been charged, but the revelation came on a search warrant released Sunday, which said...
  • From Mr-Smith-Goes-to Washington... to Congresscritters to... EVIL ROBOTS!

    06/28/2014 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought you couldn't possibly hate 'em any more... ----------------CongressBot Lucas----------------- In case you missed it, Timothy Ray Murray -who garnered just 5.2% of the vote in last week's Gee Oh Pee primary challenge to sitting Rep Todd Lucas (Oklahoma)- has said that not only will he challenge the results of the not-even-close count, but posted on his site he was going to push the issue because  'it is common knowledge' the incumbent Lucas 'died in Ukraine in 2011' and was replaced by a body double:  “It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and...
  • Wolf Richter just got Paypals new absolutely privacy ever-policy.

    Sunday, when people had other things to do and weren’t supposed to pay attention, PayPal sent its holders an innocuous-sounding email with the artfully bland title, “Notice of Policy Updates.” PayPal didn’t want people to read it – lest they come away thinking that the NSA, which runs the most expansive spying dragnet in history, is by comparison a group of choirboys. The email started with corporate blah-blah on privacy, that PayPal was “constantly” changing things “to give you more of what you want and improve your experience using us.” Got it. This is going to be for your own...
  • DA's Office: Rape charges against UNM football player, college student dismissed

    06/25/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    KOB channel 4 ^ | June 24, 2014 | Kal Porter
    The District Attorney's Office on Tuesday confirmed charges against a UNM football player and another college student accused in a rape case have been dismissed.According to spokeswoman Kayla Anderson, the district attorney has temporarily dismissed charges against Lobo football player Crusoe Gongbay and Ryan Ruff. They also anticipate dropping charges against the other football player accused in the case, SaQwan Edwards.However, the charges may be refiled at any point, Anderson said.“I just want my dignity back," said Ruff.