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  • Norwegian fighter jet mistakenly machine-guns control tower

    04/25/2016 12:40:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    <p>It is the second time in six years the tower has been fired on in error by F-16 jets – no one was injured either time.</p> <p>Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway’s west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, which is capable of firing up to 100 rounds a second.</p>
  • Groom Crashes Ferrari on Wedding Day

    04/19/2016 2:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Accidently steps on the acceleratorA British groom crashed a rented Ferrari into his friend’s home in Lancashire on his wedding day. Riding with his bride, the man crashed the $342,000 Ferrari 458 Spider after his foot slipped onto the accelerator, reported The Daily Mail. He now faces an insurance cost of $28,000. Neither of them were hurt in the incident, however.
  • Oops, Donald Trump accidentally says 7-Eleven instead of 9/11

    04/19/2016 6:54:08 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/18/2016 | Jenna Johnson
    At a campaign rally on the eve of the New York primary, Donald Trump read aloud an emotional testimonial on what he considers "New York values" and mistakenly said 7-Eleven instead of 9/11. "I wrote this out, and it's very close to my heart--because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action," Trump said at a rally near the Buffalo waterfront on Monday evening, without stopping to correct himself. "I saw...
  • Oregon parents fury as nine-year-old kids see 'explicit' depictions of sexual acts...school library

    04/15/2016 6:43:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    Parents of fourth-graders at an Oregon elementary school were 'furious' to discover that their children - some as young as nine - had read an explicit sex education book featuring cartoons of sex acts and masturbation, Fox 12 Oregon reported Thursday. In a letter to parents, Hudson Park Elementary School admitted that copies of 'It's Perfectly Normal,' a guide to sexual health aimed at children ten and up, were passed around to students. . . . The book is aimed at children aged 10 and up, and features cartoon depictions of male and female teens and adults. Acts featured in...
  • Suspected drunken driver crashes into Highway Patrol building

    04/13/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Norwalk Reflector ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury traffic crash involving a car that crashed into their patrol post at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday. A 2006 Ford Fusion was eastbound on U.S. 6 near mile post 4 at a high rate of speed when it traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver, Dakota Clouse, 24, was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Clouse did not have a valid license due to an operating-a-vehicle-under-the-influence conviction in September 2015. He also had an outstanding felony warrant through the...
  • Zero women at the table. #shocking (no women at National Security meeting for Don)

    04/10/2016 7:46:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Zero women at the table. #shocking
  • Trump's kids didn't register in time to vote for their dad in NY

    04/11/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/2016 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may hold a commanding lead over his GOP rivals in the New York primary, but there are at least two state residents who won't be voting for him: His son and daughter. It was revealed Monday morning on Fox News that both Eric and Ivanka Trump failed to register in time to vote for their dad in the Empire State's April 19 primary. "Ivanka and Eric Trump unable to register because of the rules," the real estate mogul was told on "Fox & Friends." "Are the rules in New York unfair as well?" "No. They...
  • Plane’s Emergency Slide Falls Mid-Air, Hits Arizona Woman’s Home

    04/01/2016 7:57:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/31/2016
    The slide landed at Self’s front door. “Someone else had called 911 and said that they had seen an object falling from an airplane,” Self told KPHO. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to KPHO that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 was on final approach to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix when the emergency escape slide deployed on the plane’s right wing. The plane was 2,800 feet up when the slide deployed and the crew – who were the only ones onboard – landed safely. “Did they hear something? Did the captain know something was going on?” Self wondered to KPHO....
  • Transgender Woman Raped Inside Bathroom At Historic Gay Bar

    03/28/2016 12:22:58 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 156 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 32/8/16 | Mike Hayes
    The NYPD is investigating the alleged attack in Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn. A transgender woman reported to police that she was raped inside the bathroom at the historic New York City gay bar Stonewall Inn on Saturday night. The 25-year-old victim told police she entered the bar’s single occupancy unisex bathroom when a man claiming he needed to wash his hands walked in behind her. He then allegedly groped and raped her, before fleeing the scene. The victim left the Christopher Street bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood and returned an hour later, according to an NYPD spokesman. The victim...
  • Mistake in Google Maps Leads Demolition Crew to the Wrong House

    03/26/2016 10:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jay Bennett
    A tornado damaged neighborhoods in Rowlett, Texas, outside of Dallas in December, but unfortunately for one family, that wasn't then end of the destruction. After a mistake in Google Maps led a construction crew to the wrong house, Lindsey Diaz's home was demolished as she was in the process of applying for a builder's permit to repair the damage caused by the tornado.
  • Witnesses: Man killed by runaway trailer while watching porn

    03/25/2016 8:21:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    WIS ^ | 3/24/2016 | Janice Broach
    Memphis, Tn. A freak accident that killed a man walking down the sidewalk just got a bit stranger. Witnesses said the man, who police identified as a violent sex offender, was watching porn on his phone as he walked down the sidewalk on Park Avenue. That's when he was hit by a runaway trailer and killed. "I think it is ironic that he was watching porn. And this dealt with some of the crimes he may have perpetrated." said dentist Dr. Peter Trimble. Dr. Trimble's office is near the spot where Kevin Jordan was hit and killed by a runaway...
  • Beer, chips spill onto I-95 after semi overturns in crash

    03/23/2016 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 28 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 3/23/16 | Click Orlando
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A crash involving two tractor-trailers hauling beer and chips overturned on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, spilling the snacks all over the roadway and blocking lanes for hours on Wednesday morning. The crash was reported at milemarker 187 in Pineda Causeway just after 3:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer carrying Busch beer was driving southbound on I-95 when the driver attempted to move into center lane and swerved to avoid another vehicle.
  • Customer shoots, kills hatchet-wielding man in Burien (WA) convenience store

    03/13/2016 3:03:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 19 replies
    A customer shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man attacking a clerk at a convenience store Sunday morning in Burien WA About 5:45 a.m., a masked man about 40 years old walked into a 7-Eleven store near South 110th Street and 8th Avenue South and swung a hatchet at a customer, said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West. The man then went behind the counter and attacked the clerk. Within seconds, a customer pulled out a handgun and shot and killed the attacker, likely saving the clerk’s life, West said. The customer, in his 60s, buys coffee from the store almost...
  • Ted Cruz Loses Law Enforcement After Siding With Bill Ayers, Violent Mobs Beating Cops in Chicago

    03/13/2016 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 172 replies
    On Friday night the Trump campaign called off their Chicago rally due to security threats. Leftist protesters cheered, beat Trump supporters, block an ambulance to the local hospital and screamed profanities at families staying at the Trump Hotel. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich sided with Bill Ayers, Black Lives Matter, Communists and violent far left protesters. The anti-Trump protesters blocked ambulances and screamed at emergency workers, “F*ck you! F*ck you! Back up and go around!” The anti-Trump mob beat police officers outside the arena. On Saturday Ted Cruz lost support of prominent conservatives. Ted Cruz also lost support...
  • Man fatally shoots himself while posing for selfies with gun

    03/03/2016 12:25:46 PM PST · by JennysCool · 31 replies
    KIRO Seattle ^ | 3/3/2016 | None Listed
    CONCRETE, Wash. — Skagit County deputies say a man taking selfies while posing with a gun died after he accidentally shot himself in the face on Sunday. The Skagit County Herald says it happened in front of the 43-year-old man's girlfriend at a home on Baker Loop Road in Concrete. The Herald said the two had reportedly been taking pictures of themselves with the gun, with the man unloading and reloading the gun several times throughout the day, when he fired the deadly shot. The death is being investigated as accidental.
  • Pope spokesman clarifies Trump comment

    02/19/2016 8:00:23 AM PST · by ironman · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/19/016 | Lisa Hagen
    A spokesperson for Pope Francis clarified the pontiff's criticism of Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall, saying that the remark wasn't "a personal attack." "The Pope said what we already know, if we followed his teaching and positions: we shouldn't build walls, but bridges," the spokesperson said in a statement, according to CNBC. "It's his generic view, coherent with the nature of solidarity from the gospel." "This wasn't, in any way, a personal attack or an indication on who to vote for," the spokesperson continued. "The Pope has clearly said he didn't want to get involved in the...
  • Trump confuses Barack Obama for Ben Carson

    02/16/2016 9:51:07 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-16-2016 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Donald Trump can't keep his Midwesterners straight. At a campaign stop in South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump repeatedly referred to retired neuosurgeon Ben Carson as "Obama." "What Ted Cruz did to Obama, where he said that Obama had quit the race and take our votes," Trump began to say before being corrected by his audience. In fact, he was referring to an incident in which members of Cruz's campaign spread reports suggesting that Carson was dropping out of the race on the day of the Iowa caucuses. People in the crowd started yelling that it was Carson. "Right? Is that...
  • CHP OFFICER IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MOTORCADE CRASHES ON 405 FREEWAY IN WEST LA

    02/13/2016 1:09:47 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | JOHN GREGORY
    LOS ANGELES -- A California Highway Patrol officer in President Barack Obama's motorcade was injured in a crash while escorting the president through West Los Angeles on Friday. The motorcycle officer went down around 10 a.m. on the southbound 405 Freeway at Olympic Boulevard. The officer was taken to a local hospital, but was said to be OK. Further details regarding the crash were not released. An Eyewitness News viewer captured part of the crash on cellphone video.
  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    02/12/2016 8:26:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 8:06 AM EST
    An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York. [...] Town official say they believe a bolt may have failed on the 187-ton windmill, one of 20 located at the Fenner Wind Farm, which was built in 2001 on a hill 15 miles east of Syracuse. ...
  • Rapper Who Sang About Killing Cops Has Life Saved — By Cops

    02/09/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Rapper DMX, who once rapped that he "hate[s] cops" and sang about murdering them, was revived by police officers in New York on Monday after falling unconscious due to a suspected drug overdose. According to TMZ, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was found unconscious in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York, Monday evening. The rapper reportedly had no pulse and was not breathing, and police immediately began administering CPR. The rapper reportedly began breathing again after about a minute of CPR. When a witness told police on scene that DMX had ingested an unidentified powder...
  • Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral; Confronts Husband Who Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 7:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    An Australian woman whose partner of 10 years paid a hit team to murder her shocked the man by showing up at her own funeral.Noela Rukundo's story is the stuff of a Lifetime miniseries. But it's the reaction of her husband when he saw her after believing she was dead that is more priceless than anything MasterCard can come up with. Finally, she spotted the man she'd been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. "Is it my eyes?" she recalled him saying. "Is it a ghost?""Surprise! I'm...
  • Woman Crashes Her Funeral in Australia, Terrifying Husband Who Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 1:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/05/2016
    Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently said, according to the Washington Post.... The Washington Post reported Kalala paid the kidnappers $7,000 in Australian dollars (about $5,000 in U.S. dollars) in the murder-for-hire plot, but the kidnappers did not believe in killing women. Instead, they kept the cash and set Rukundo free. They also gave her evidence to incriminate Kalala. Five days later, Rukundo stepped out of a car at her own funeral and approached her husband. "Surprise! I'm still alive!" she...
  • O.C. Sheriff's deputy loses AR-15 rifle after placing case on trunk, driving away in Aliso Viejo

    01/27/2016 10:02:33 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alyssa Duranty
    ALISO VIEJO - An Orange County Sheriff's Department patrol deputy lost an AR-15 rifle late Tuesday night after placing it on the trunk of a patrol vehicle before becoming distracted and driving away. It was seven hours later when he realized the gun was gone. It has yet to be found. Around 7 p.m. the deputy was preparing to start a shift at the Aliso Viejo station, at 11 Journey. While doing so, he placed the AR-15 rifle -- stored in a black nylon bag with three loaded magazines, each of which can hold up to 30 rounds of ammunition...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Finds New Records in Clinton FOIA Litigation

    01/11/2016 2:27:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2016
    (Washington, DC ) - Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama State Department recently found "thousands" of new records from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. According to information provided to Judicial Watch by various Justice Department attorneys, the new documents appear be "working" records in electronic format located on both "shared" and "individual" drives accessible to or used by persons identified as being relevant to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on the Benghazi scandal and controversies from Clinton's term at State. The State Department confirmed the new find in a court filing late this past...
  • [2014 + 1994] Atlantic City Wants to Bulldoze a Home to Benefit a Casino

    01/25/2016 1:11:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 93 replies
    reason.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Damon Root
    In 1994 a New Jersey state agency known as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) tried to seize the home of an elderly widow named Vera Coking, who lived just off of Atlantic City's famous beachfront boardwalk. In place of Coking's modest residence, state officials envisioned a new limousine parking lot for the neighboring Trump Plaza, the high-rise hotel and casino owned and operated by real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Thankfully, this preposterous attempt to wield eminent domain on Trump's behalf was struck down in court. "What has occurred here is analogous to giving Trump a blank check with respect...
  • Trump features Soviet soldiers in latest veterans video

    01/22/2016 12:12:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Just minutes after Donald Trump came under fire for retweeting a white nationalist on Friday, another Twitter user pointed out that the Republican presidential front-runner's latest campaign ad features images of Soviet soldiers. [screen capture at source] The images were included in a 40-second video posted to Trump's Facebook page Friday and accompanied by the following caption: "Our veterans are being treated worse than illegal immigrants. If Trump becomes president, that will end immediately. Our veterans will be proud and respected again. #‎MakeAmericaGreatAgain." Several of the medals worn by the veterans depicted in the video are engraved with a hammer...
  • Trump Turns the War on Women Around on the Clintons -- And Democrats Worry

    01/04/2016 4:21:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a story here in the Washington Times by Kelly Riddell, and the headline is: "Democrats Unsure Hillary Clinton Can Beat Donald Trump in General Election." Now, this is a first. Before the Christmas break, the conventional wisdom was that Hillary would trounce Trump. In fact, that was the primary reason Republicans should not nominate Trump, is that Hillary would just cream him. It would be the end of the Republican Party. Trump would be the absolute worst person of all running on the Republican side to win the nomination 'cause Hillary would just mop up. Now,...
  • Jalal brother shot while making another fake bomb prank

    The Jalal brothers recently gained massive notoriety after posting a series of videos to Facebook where they dress up in Arabic-style robes and hurl suspicious parcels at random strangers while running off and sparking panic in their targets. The brothers, a group from Melbourne, Australia, call themselves the Jalals and just yesterday posted their third bomb scare prank video. The reactions they get are typically the same – the victim running away in sheer panic whether out of their vehicle, up an escalator, or even into a body of water. This time, however, they apparently got a different reaction while...
  • Steve Harvey Messes Up On Miss Universe 2015 Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

    Explanation: Steve Harvey read out the wrong winner. Said Miss Columbia won and she didn't. Biggest pageant screw up EVER. LOL!
  • A natural gas leak with seemingly no end

    12/14/2015 9:05:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    marketplace.org ^ | 12-14-2015 | Ingrid Lobet
    A giant stream of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week. The release cancels out hundreds of smaller efforts over more than a decade to clamp down on escapes of the gas, a priority because in the short term, methane is a far more powerful climate-warming gas than carbon dioxide. The unbridled release of methane, the main component of natural gas, has created a high risk work environment for those trying to extinguish the leak. And many residents of nearby Porter Ranch say an additive in...
  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported (http://bit.ly/1UfolwL ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Dell admits that there's a big security problem with its new laptops

    11/24/2015 6:56:47 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 25 replies
    (Reuters) - Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data. A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions that may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other attacks. . . . . .Dell said it would provide customers with instructions to permanently...
  • Obama referred to himself as part of the "Muslim Community" at the G20 meeting in Turkey

    11/18/2015 8:15:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    theunitedwest ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    "One the one hand hon-moslims can not stereotype. But I also think the moslem community has to think about how we..." - Obama Video at link
  • Microsoft 'accidentally' upgrades Win7 and 8.1 PCs to Windows 10 ("Ooopsie! Sorry about that!")

    10/16/2015 6:21:09 AM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Microsoft forced the Windows 10 upgrade on unsuspecting users for a week before correcting the 'mistake' Yesterday Peter Bright at Ars Technica posted a jaw-dropping statement from Microsoft about its latest attempts to force Windows 10 down Windows 7 users' throats. Bright asked his Microsoft contacts why the "Upgrade to Windows 10" item appears in Windows Update's Optional list with a check mark. For those Windows 7 and 8.1 users who have Automatic Update turned on, the check mark indicates that Windows should blithely start the Windows 10 upgrade. While there are at least two dialog boxes to prevent full...
  • Watch: Firebomb Terrorist Sets Himself on Fire

    10/14/2015 2:04:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    A clumsy Arab terrorist taking part in a massive violent riot in Judea's Hevron on Tuesday tried to throw a firebomb at IDF soldiers and Border Police - however, his potentially lethal attack found a victim much closer to home. Footage captures the hapless terrorist running for help as the khefiyeh scarf masking his face burns from the Molotov cocktail. He is seen trying to pull off his shirt and mask, as other rioters beat him on the head in an attempt to put out the flames. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=ngoSnYG6zeM .....
  • Obama Tells ‘60 Minutes’ Hillary Clinton Made Email ‘Mistake’

    10/11/2015 4:47:40 PM PDT · by McGruff · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 11, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama on Sunday called Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server “a mistake,” but said it had not endangered national security and had been “ginned-up” into a political attack by Republicans eager to keep her from being president. “As a general proposition, when we’re in these offices, we have to be more sensitive and stay as far away from the line as possible when it comes to how we handle information, how we handle our own personal data,” Mr. Obama said. “And, you know, she made a mistake. She has acknowledged it.”
  • No One Will Be Getting Fired for Leaking Afghanistan's CIA Station Chief ID

    06/13/2014 7:50:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No one will be dragging a disabled guy into court over it. No movies will be made about it. No one will even be getting fired. Like a public school, Obama doesn’t fire people unless he really has no other choice.And not even then. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) told Breitbart News on Monday that the CIA station chief in Afghanistan revealed to reporters through a White House e-mail is no longer serving at that post. “It was irresponsible enough to expose him and it’s my understanding that he had to leave,” Portman said. “I don’t know [if he’s out of...
  • Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives

    05/20/2009 7:21:48 AM PDT · by John W · 40 replies · 1,469+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2009 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON - The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday. One of former Vice President Al Gore's three daughters is among those whose Social Security numbers were on the drive, but it was not clear which one. Other information includes logs of events, social gatherings and political records. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said in a written statement that the agency was preparing to notify affected individuals of the breach. The representative of former...
  • Almost 70 patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after nurse is caught reusing a syringe...

    10/06/2015 2:10:48 PM PDT · by petercooper · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/06/2015 | The Daily Mail
    Full Title: Almost 70 patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after nurse is caught reusing a syringe while giving flu shots at New Jersey offices Nurse administered flu shots to 67 employees at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Department of Health said she had not changed syringe between patients Employees were warned they may have been exposed to 'infected blood' They're now being tested for HIV and hepatitis but results will take months
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Vice President Biden accidentally shows press the cover of codeword-classified document

    10/01/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Biden appeared Monday to have absent-mindedly stood in front of reporters revealing the cover of a codeword-classified document. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office for a talk about Iran and Syria
  • Clinton: ‘I Was Not Thinking a Lot’ When I Became Secretary of State

    09/04/2015 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to “apologize” for her email scandal. Of course, her idea of an “apology” basically amounts to: I’m sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State. For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance – that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting...
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Snatched From a Car in Oakland

    08/27/2015 9:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police. The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency. The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as...
  • U.S. Came Within Seconds Of Launching Nuclear Strike On Russia

    08/14/2015 12:31:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Valuwalk ^ | August 14, 2015 | Polina Tikho
    The U.S. came within seconds of launching a nuclear strike on Russia ,unleashing WW3 during the coldest period of the Cold War, according to secret documents revealed by a historian. Washington and Russia came extremely close to a massive nuclear war because of a faulty 46-cent component that caused a computer glitch, according to the documents. The secret documents were revealed and detailed in a book by American author Eric Schlosser titled Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The documents include over 1,000 accidents with nuclear weapons that occurred due to the negligence...
  • Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )

    01/07/2010 8:08:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | January 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Jerome Starkey in Kabul
    Yet, of the Americans who died last week in the suicide bombing at the CIA’s most sensitive outpost in Afghanistan, it is the seventh whose presence has raised the most urgent questions as the US scrambles to repair — and avenge — the damage done to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. According to a security official in Kabul with close ties to the CIA, when Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi carried out his deadly mission at Forward Operating Base Chapman, he managed to kill the agency’s deputy head of station for the whole of Afghanistan. The senior agent was waiting...
  • Satellite Image Of Brazilian Rocket Explosion Aftermath

    08/29/2003 11:12:11 PM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 26 replies · 372+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 8/28/03
    This Aug. 23, 2003 IKONOS satellite image shows the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed the Brazilian VLS-1 V-03 rocket designed to carry two satellites into orbit. The Aug. 22 explosion killed 21 people after an engine ignited by mistake while on its launch pad. The rocket exploded at its jungle base of Alcantara, in the northeastern state of Maranhao, Brazil. The image shows the burned vegetation and the collapsed launch pad. A before image taken on Sept. 5, 2001 is also available for comparison. The image may be used to support reporting of this story in print, broadcast and...
  • Gaza Rockets Explode on Palestinian Side of the Border

    08/06/2015 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/15 | Elad Benari
    Gaza-based terrorists fired three rockets towards southern Israel on Thursday evening, all three of which exploded in Gaza. There were no sirens in the Gaza Belt area, but some locals reported hearing explosions. A similar incident occurred on Saturday night, when two rockets that were fired from Gaza exploded on the Palestinian side of the border fence. Saturday’s rocket fire came a day after Hamas called for all able-bodied Arabs to attack IDF soldiers and "settlers" as "legitimate targets" after an Arab infant was killed in an arson attack in the village of Duma in Samaria.
  • State Department request for Huma Abedin's records waylaid for 2 months

    08/06/2015 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 6, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State Department's request that Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, return any work-related emails in her possession went unreceived for two months because of issues with delivery of State's mail and email messages asking for the records, according to Abedin's lawyers. After the controversy over former secretary of state Clinton's use of a private email account and server for official business erupted in March, Abedin was among 10 current or former State Department officials asked by their former agency to provide any similar messages on their private accounts. But Abedin's lawyers said she didn't receive that...
  • Stop Sticks Gone Wrong - Funny Story

    07/29/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/29/2015 | Scott Young
    Working as a deputy sheriff in south Florida during the late 1990s, my agency had just been issued stop-sticks. These sticks were about 3 feet long and had large spikes protruding all the way around. They were meant to be used as a stop-gap measure when a suspect was fleeing in a vehicle. If an officer could get into position, the sticks were to be thrown in front of the tires as the car passed by. The weight of the car would bear down on the spikes, deflating the tires and ideally ending the chase safely. If I said everyone...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.