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  • Man drives SUV into North Carolina restaurant, killing 2; police call it 'domestic' incident

    05/20/2018 7:37:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Katelyn Self, a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, was killed at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, officials announced at a news conference Sunday afternoon. The second woman who died was identified by Fox 46 as Amanda Self. Investigators said that 62-year-old Roger Self, Katelyn Self's father, and reportedly Amanda Self's father-in-law, drove right into the restaurant -- apparently on purpose. The Gaston Gazette reported that restaurant staff claimed Roger Self went with his family to the restaurant and had them seated. The father then allegedly went outside and purposely drove his Jeep into the building.
  • Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast

    05/18/2018 5:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast. The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to...
  • City councilwoman's tweet compares police to terrorists

    05/17/2018 7:35:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | May 17, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Several police officers have contacted Channel 9, upset about a tweet from Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield. The tweet was posted in March but it’s getting more attention during National Police Week. "Being black in America under number 45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms," the tweet read. The tweet was posted after an officer-involved shooting in Sacramento. An officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to a call about break-ins. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers said the tweet from Mayfield was inappropriate, especially as they are asking the City Council for a pay...
  • Digital solutions firm opens customer center in RTP, plans to hire up to 200 people (North Carolina)

    05/10/2018 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | May 10, 2018
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Zensar, a provider of services to help clients implement digital solutions, is planning to hire as many as 200 people over the next two years at a new customer support center in RTP. Zensar, which is part of India-based RPG Enterprises, says the “current plan” is to hire “about 100” people, all of whom will be “local hires.” Jobs will be for developers, testing business analysts, data analysts, project leads and project managers. The center will provide customer support, consulting and training, Hiring up to 200 people could occur by the end of 2019 depending upon...
  • Asian business owners terrorized during Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/08/2018 7:22:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    ABC 11, RALEIGH, NC - WTVD ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2018 06:58PM | Ed Crump
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A Raleigh family was terrorized by three masked and gloved gunmen who forced their way into an East Raleigh home, tied the family up, and robbed them. The victims are owners of three Chinese restaurants in Wake County. The home invasion robbery is the latest in a rash of robberies targeting Asian business owners in the Triangle. Jun Wang, 22, arrived at his home in Edgewater at Rogers Farm just before 11 p.m. Monday night to the surprise of his lifetime. He told ABC11, "My key was still in the door as I opened and they...
  • Chinese business owners, fearful of being robbed, are turning to guns for protection

    05/08/2018 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | May 08, 2018 02:11 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks
    Raleigh When closing time nears, local Chinese restaurant owners say they must quickly decide whether to greet people approaching the entrance doors with a welcoming smile or a drawn gun. Their fears continue after they lock up for the night, checking their rear-view mirrors for headlights as they drive home. They want to make sure robbers aren't following them. Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned...
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • GOP Bill Would Defund Sanctuary Cities, Use The Money To Build Trump’s Wall

    05/01/2018 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 05-01-2018 | Martin Walsh
    Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., went nuclear on liberals on Tuesday and introduced an explosive bill that would fully defund sanctuary cities and use the funds toward building President Donald Trump‘s wall along the southern border, according to The Daily Caller
  • Congressman says N.C. school system pushing anti-gun agenda, asks feds to investigate

    04/30/2018 3:54:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    journalnow.com ^ | 4.28/2018 | Unk
    CHARLOTTE — Congressman Robert Pittenger said Friday that he wants U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into reports that schools are indoctrinating students with an anti-gun political agenda. His prime example: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ reaction to a principal’s videotaped remarks about gun culture, delivered during a student “walkout” at Collinswood Language Academy to demand safer schools. Student organizers and several parents said the comments, which interrupted a guest speaker, were inappropriate. In response to a Charlotte Observer query, CMS said that “appropriate actions have and will be taken to address concerns regarding this incident.” “Incident? An educator shared a different...
  • 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,...
  • The Black Swan flying over the Democrats

    04/19/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies
    vanity | April 19, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A “Black Swan Event” is: “An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict.” In 2016 the defection of Black voters from the Democrats could possibly be called a Black Swan Event but now Democrats are faced with the probability that it was actually a new reality. In 2012 Blacks made up 13% of the electorate and voted 93% for Barack Obama. By 2016 Black participation in the election had slipped to 12% and just 88% had voted for Hillary Clinton. The turnout and voting preference of...
  • Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted

    04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 17, 2018 07:21 PM | Virginia Bridges
    The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work. It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said. ... It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they...
  • How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

    04/16/2018 6:22:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | by James Temple
    Jerry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. He’s president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington, DC, think tank he founded in 2014. He and his colleagues there are trying to build support for the passage of an aggressive federal carbon tax, through discussions with Washington insiders, with a particular focus on Republican legislators and their staff. Lesson one: Pick the right targets Political scientists consistently find that mass opinion doesn’t drive the policy debate, so much as the other way around....
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

    04/16/2018 7:38:48 PM PDT · by fhayek · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18
    Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65. Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station. Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who...
  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies at 65

    04/17/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/2018 | Maya Salam
    Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. Anderson was hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • Senate confirms NLRB nominee, giving Trump picks control over labor watchdog.......

    04/11/2018 11:30:45 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    The Senate voted 50-48 Wednesday to confirm business lawyer John Ring to fill the open seat on the National Labor Relations Board, the federal government's main labor law enforcement agency, "giving the five-member board a majority consisting of President Trump's appointees through at least 2020"..... The board achieved a reputation for pro-union activism during the Obama administration, which the Trump White House and congressional Republicans have been eager to reverse. "Mr. Ring will be a principled and objective voice on the NLRB, and not a rubber stamp to special interests that were in favor during the Obama administration. We commend...
  • White Democrat: ‘I’m A Member Of The African-American Community’

    04/13/2018 3:54:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A white North Carolina Democratic candidate brushed aside questions earlier this week about ensuring diversity in his state by saying he is a member of the black community. House of Representatives candidate Gary Shipman said he doesn’t need to worry about diversity because he has already experienced it as a member of the African-American community, reported The News & Observer Wednesday.
  • Father-daughter accused of incest found dead. Their baby is dead, too.

    04/12/2018 6:14:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story April 12, 2018 04:47 PM Read mo | Thomasi McDonald
    Police believe a 7-month-old baby found dead at a Knightdale home Thursday morning was killed before the murder-suicide of the child's parents, who had an incestuous relationship. Katie Rose Pladl, 20, was the biological daughter of Steven Walter Pladl, 45, who was also the father of the baby, Bennett.