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  • Want a Break From Politics? Check Out This How This Teen Helped a Crying Nine-Year Old Girl

    10/17/2016 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2016 | Dustin Siggins
    A nine-year old cheerleader stood alone at a football game as the fathers of her squadmates lifted their daughters onto their shoulders. Addie Rodriguez was alone because her father Abel is undergoing military training in California. “It was truly unfortunate to see your daughter standing out there being the only one without their father, knowing why he’s away. It’s not just an absentee parent. He’s serving our country,” Addie’s mom Alexis Perry-Rodriguez said. Enter San Antonio teenager Matthew Garcia. And what an entrance. Seeing Addie’s situation, Matthew — a senior at Central Catholic High School — vaulted two fences as...
  • Help save Montreal Pit Bull being put down on Monday

    10/01/2016 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 122 replies
    Go fund me ^ | Today | Marisa Lynne
    My sister's neighbor, her "adopted daughter", if you will, is trying to raise money to go from Brooklyn to Montreal with a van to rescue as many pit bulls as she can before they are put down this Monday under a new law. My sister is driving up there. (I'd be going, too, if I weren't allergic!) Please consider donating, and spreading the word on other sites you use.
  • New law allows Californians to rescue pets from hot cars

    09/26/2016 1:20:15 PM PDT · by rey · 63 replies
    SACRAMENTO — Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown. Rescuers can break into the car as long as there is no other way to free the animal, for instance if the animal appears to be in peril, the car is locked and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough. The rescuer must stay at the scene until law enforcement respond to the situation. The bill was introduced after a series of incidents in...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animal’s life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...
  • Sully Review: Eastwood’s Latest Takes on the Heroic Captain Sullenberger

    09/10/2016 7:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | September 10, 2016 | John Hanlon
    The story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger could’ve been fodder for a predictable inspirational film that ends with the main character climatically saving 155 lives (including his own) onboard a disabled plane. But director Clint Eastwood isn’t known for taking that route. As a director, he’s known for asking larger questions and he’s done so in movies likeFlags of our Fathers(2006) and the controversialAmerican Sniper(2014). He’s continued that route withSully, a feature that daringly presents the Captain as an introspective man who faced off againsthis critics after his incredible act of heroism.Tom Hanks stars as the title character, a pilot who faced...
  • Coast Guard Searching for Woman Seen Jumping from Carnival Cruise Ship

    09/07/2016 8:16:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/7/2016 | Jay Varela
    The Coast Guard was searching Wednesday for an upstate New York woman who plunged into the water from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. The passenger "was witnessed jumping overboard" from the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy around 2:30 a.m. ET, Carnival Cruise Line spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said in a statement."
  • cameraman pulls a pregnant woman from her burning car moments before the wreck goes up...

    08/31/2016 7:59:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | 08/31/2016
    A news cameraman in Louisiana is being hailed a hero after pulling a pregnant woman out of her burning car after crashing on the side of the road. The 21-year-old female driver, who is seven-months pregnant, became trapped in her car Tuesday after running off the road and hitting a tree in Baton Rouge . WBRZ photographer Patrick Perry and News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss were following behind the woman on their way to an unrelated news story when they saw the burning wreck. ... 'I started hearing a voice - a very soft voice - saying ''I'm over here,...
  • 'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead

    08/24/2016 5:15:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/24/2016 | Steve Scherer
    ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless.The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of communities some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome.A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded. As rescue workers carried away the body of the infant, carefully covered by a small...
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Caribbean Fantasy ferry fire: More than 500 passengers to abandon ship...

    08/17/2016 7:49:29 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Mirror Online UK ^ | 8/17/16 | Alex Wellman
    Hundreds of passengers on board a packed ferry are being forced to abandon ship after a blaze broke out on board. US Coastguards raced to the scene after receiving reports that a huge fire caught hold of a massive ship carrying more than 500 people. A number of people are feared to be in the water - according to the Coastguard - but it is not yet known if any are injured. Lifeboats According to reports, the vessel is a passenger ferry that caught fire just a mile outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. The US Coastguard revealed it...
  • Parents arrested after 7-year-old, who hadn’t eaten for days, tried selling teddy bear for food

    08/15/2016 9:01:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/15/2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    When Officer Steve Dunham met the 7-year-old, the boy was offering to sell his teddy bear.The little guy must have seemed industrious, standing in front of the CVS at the busy intersection of Second and Main in Franklin, Ohio, trying to hawk his toy on July 7. Most children don’t want to part with their stuffed animals. In this boy’s case, it was a lone source of comfort, but he was desperate.He hadn’t eaten in days.Perhaps if he sold the small bear for enough money, he could walk across the street and get a kid’s meal at Subway. At the...
  • Dramatic video shows woman, dog being rescued from sinking car

    08/15/2016 4:35:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies ^ | 8/13/2016 | Brian Tynes
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman survived a near-drowning in Louisiana floodwater thanks to some men on a boat who arrived at the perfect time, and it was captured on a dramatic video. The woman's convertible was about two-thirds submerged and she can be heard asking for help. "Oh my God, I'm drowning," the woman can be heard saying from inside the car. Three men pull up in a boat and try to break a window on the car to free the woman, but they aren't successful. The car keeps sinking and one of the men jumps out of...
  • ‘It Broke My Heart’: Officer Helps 7-Year-Old Boy Trying to Sell Teddy Bear for Food

    08/14/2016 11:06:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies ^ | August 12, 2016 | fox news
    FRANKLIN, Ohio – An officer in Ohio went above and beyond after finding a 7-year-old boy wandering alone, trying to sell his teddy bear for food, WLWT reports. Officer Steve Dunham saw the boy wandering around a busy area in downtown Franklin all by himself. “It broke my heart. He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn’t eaten in several days,” Dunham told WLWT. Dunham bought the child some food from Subway and took him to the Franklin police Department.
  • 7-year-old boy found trying to sell teddy bear for food

    08/13/2016 5:31:46 PM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    WISH ^ | August 13, 2016 | WCMH
    FRANKLIN, OH (WCMH) – Five children were removed from a Cincinnati area home after a boy was found trying to sell his teddy bear to get money for food. Officer Steve Dunham received a report on Sunday that a seven-year-old boy was peddling the toy outside of a drug store, trying to get enough money to eat. “He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn’t eaten in several days,” Dunham told WLWT. Dunham took the boy to an area Subway to get something to eat, then took him to...
  • 2 Dead & 1000+ Rescued in Severe Louisiana Flooding

    08/13/2016 3:18:42 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Fox News
    More rain Saturday was expected to swamp already soggy ground across Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, as Louisiana's governor announced that crews had rescued more than 1,000 people, some of whom were clinging to trees to stay safe. Officials said at least two people had died in the floods. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as rescue workers in the southeastern part of the state braced for more rain. The state's emergency management office called it a "historic flood event." In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge reported as much as 11.34 inches of rain....
  • trump rescued from stalled elevator

    07/31/2016 11:06:15 AM PDT · by plain talk · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-31-2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump and members of his Secret Service detail were briefly trapped in an elevator Friday before a campaign rally in Colorado Springs. They were rescued by firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, which lowered a ladder into the elevator, allowing Trump and his entourage to climb out. Two Trump campaign sources confirmed the incident to CNN. The story was first reported by the Denver Post. Trump eventually took the stage at the rally, where he opened his remarks by blasting the local fire marshal for shutting off entry to his campaign event due to capacity restrictions.
  • After Countless People Ignored Her, 1 Gentleman Rescued This Mom and Her 4 Kids

    07/27/2016 5:49:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 78 replies
    POPSUGAR ^ | July 27, 2016 | LAUREN LEVY
    After Tawny Nelson's car broke down at night in the pouring rain with her four young daughters crying in the back, countless people just drove by as she begged for help. *snip* At that moment, a 74-year-old man with a bad limp knocked on the window. He handed her a plate of food and bottles of water for her family and let her know that a tow truck was on its way and that his wife was going to drive them home. The next day, the gentleman returned to her house with a mechanic and they made multiple repairs to...
  • Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says

    07/26/2016 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 32 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 07/25/2016 | Unattributed
    Homeowners returned to a Sand Canyon neighborhood Monday night, days after the raging Sand Fire tore through the area. For some like John Kim, returning to the area meant picking through the remains of his home. Kim’s neighbor died in his car trying to outrun the flames. The victim was a man in his 60’s. He lived on the property with a woman, who was too distraught to speak. Their home also burned to the ground. Kim says the man who died went back to rescue his dog.
  • Hero dog saves toddler from snake

    07/25/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    SF Globe ^ | July 24, 2016
    Seventeen-month-old Charlotte Svillcic was playing in the family garden. The family dog, Khan, a Doberman Pinscher, had only been in the home for four days but had taken to the family after being rescued from starvation and abuse. Khan kept an eye on Charlotte while she was playing.
  • Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go

    07/14/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 85 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | July 14, 2016
    Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go ENCINITAS, Calif. — Two men apparently fell from a cliff above a beach near San Diego on Wednesday while they were playing Pokémon Go, according to KSWB. The men were playing the game in Encinitas when they fell more than 75 feet to the beach below. According to officers, the men got distracted while trying to catch Pokémon. Crews at the scene used a rope to rescue one of the men. Neither man was seriously injured. It was released on July 7 and has been downloaded over 10...

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Neighbours hail farmer as hero after he uses turban to pull drowning woman to safety

    06/29/2016 1:49:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 27 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ashley Legassic
    KAMLOOPS - Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss were having dinner in their home along Heffley Creek Saturday evening when they heard what sounded like two animals fighting. The first time they heard it, they didn't think much of it. But then they heard it again. This time it was clearl. A girl yelling "I can't swim! Help!" Timuss got her binoculars out and spotted the girl floating in the North Thompson River, only her head visible. Mulcahy ran across her back yard onto the dirt road in front of their home, where she saw her neighbours Avtar and Paul Hothi....
  • 200 Stranded Marines get ride from Donald Trump

    06/23/2016 2:24:56 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Livleak ^ | 6/23/16 | Liveleak
    This happened after Gulf War I. Story reported back in May of this year but I could not find it posted here at FR.When Corporal Ryan Stickney and 200 of his fellow Marines prepared to return to their families after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a logistics error forced them to turn to a surprising source for a ride home: Donald J. Trump. Today, Stickney would like to say "thank you." Stickney (left), was a squad leader in a TOW company of a Marine reserve unit based in Miami, FL and spent approximately six months in Saudi Arabia during the...
  • Man Rescues Family Trapped Inside a Car, Is Then Sent a Bill

    06/22/2016 6:39:09 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | June 22, 2016 | Heather Finn
    When Derrick DeAnda pulled up to a rollover car crash in Elk Grove, California, his first instinct was to do whatever he could to help. What he didn't expect, though, was to be billed $143 for his actions at scene of the crash. *snip* Weeks later, he received a bill from Cosumnes Community Services District first responders in the mail.
  • A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole

    06/18/2016 11:38:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Two small bush planes are flying to the South Pole this week to evacuate workers at the Amundsen-Scott research station — a feat rarely attempted during the middle of the Antarctic winter. Kelly Falkner, the director of polar programs for the National Science Foundation (which runs the South Pole station), said that at least one seasonal employee for contractor Lockheed Martin requires medical treatment not available at the station and needs to be flown out. A second worker may also be rescued. Falkner couldn't provide further details about the medical motivation behind the rescues for privacy reasons. "We try to...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • Woman Found in Canyon After Hours-Long Search

    06/10/2016 2:45:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jaspreet Kaur and Dave Summers
    A woman who was reported missing from her home Wednesday morning was found 24 hours later in a canyon, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Police say Jan Mattei, 73, walked away from her home on Caminito Estrellado around 10 a.m. while her caregiver was vacuuming upstairs. Mattei suffers from dementia and has a history of wandering away from the caregiver. She has done this five times before. Searchers told NBC 7, Mattei has hidden from them in the past but this is the first time she was missing for so long. SDPD set up a command post...
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • Official: 19 People Trapped By Rising Water in Kentucky Cave

    05/26/2016 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say rising water from heavy rains has trapped 19 people in a Kentucky cave. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker says Thursday that two tour groups are trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky. Parker says two local police officers who tried to rescue the tourists are among those still inside. He says the tour groups have been in the cave for several hours.
  • Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    05/26/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Tennessee girl allegedly abducted by uncle found safe by 2 'heroes,' official says

    05/12/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12,2016
    "Carlie is safe tonight because of an entire community pulling together with law enforcement to bring her home," Mark Gwyn, Director of the TBI, told reporters at a press conference Thursday evening. Gwyn said there are no indications that Carlie was harmed, but she is being taken to a hospital as a precaution to be examined. Gwyn said her safe return came after two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, were checking property as the TBI had asked people to do, when they found Carlie and her uncle on a trail only accessible by four-wheeler vehicles. Carpenter, a Baptist minister,...
  • Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

    04/12/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. She went missing March 31 as she headed to visit her grandkids in Phoenix. Rodgers got lost and her hybrid vehicle ran out of gas and electric power, authorities say....
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • 2 Virginia firefighters suspended for transporting girl to hospital in fire engine

    03/06/2016 1:42:20 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 06, 2016 | Fox News
    Two Virginia volunteer firefighters were suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in a fire engine last Saturday, ultimately saving her life.
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting

    02/14/2016 11:28:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 February 2016 | Bill Kirkos and Ryan Young
    On an early fall evening last September, Chicago police officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski heard the call of shots fired go out over their radio. Partners for about a year, they had responded to dozens of shootings together on the city's violence-plagued south side. However, the scene they would soon encounter was anything but ordinary. "It was very chaotic," Conneely said. "When we first arrived, there had to be about a hundred people out on the street, screaming, crying, people yelling," Conneely recently told CNN. "We had a person shot over here, we had a person shot over there,...
  • 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...
  • Cop: I couldn’t save shooting victim because NYPD helped me cheat on CPR test

    02/06/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2016 | Emily Saul
    The partner of rookie cop Peter Liang told Brooklyn jurors Thursday that he himself was unqualified to resuscitate the man Liang accidently shot in a housing-project stairwell — because the Police Academy lets ­recruits cheat on their CPR- certification tests. So he did nothing to help the dying victim. “How much time [during training] did you spend on a mannequin?” the partner, Shaun Landau, was asked by Liang’s defense lawyer, ­Robert E. Brown. “Not sure,” Landau ad­mitted. “Less than two minutes?” the lawyer asked. “Yes,” Landau answered. Jurors learned Thursday that nothing could have saved unarmed Akai Gurley from the...
  • Benghazi Rescue Interrupted

    02/04/2016 12:28:38 PM PST · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10, 2016 | Full Measure Team
    Lead in for the video at the link: Full Measure investigates new information about what may be the most confounding mystery surrounding the Benghazi controversy: Why no outside US military help came to the rescue as terrorists battered two compounds and the Americans inside over nearly eight long hours.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...
  • Hermit Meets 21st Century After Being Flown To Siberian Hospital

    01/18/2016 11:46:38 AM PST · by Decombobulator · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/17/2016
    A 70-year-old hermit who has spent her entire life in the Siberian wilderness has been introduced to the 21st century after being airlifted to a hospital for leg pain. Agafya Lykova was born in the wilderness after her family fled civilization in 1936, The Guardian reported. On Wednesday she called for help using an emergency satellite phone and said she had pain in her leg, according to a release from the Kemerovo regional government. Lykova's remarkable story first surfaced in the late 1970s after geologists flying overhead discovered her remote family, the Siberian Times reported. When contacted, her family reportedly...
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • Classic Video: Moran Tug Saves Pinned Tugboat (trunc)

    01/09/2016 1:56:25 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies ^ | Jan. 08//16 | Mike Schuler
    This video was filmed in 2012 after the tugboat Miss Stacy became pinned broadside against a construction barge at the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.. According to onlookers, the Miss Stacey was pinned for about 20 minutes before the larger tug Eugene Moran arrived and was able pull it to safety.
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • US Special Forces reportedly mounted a risky but successful hostage rescue operation in Iraq

    10/22/2015 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters via Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Reuters and Jeremy Bender
    One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Hostages were successfully rescued during the operation, a US official told Reuters. CNN said about 70 Kurdish hostages were freed. A US official confirmed to Reuters that one American was killed. No further information was available on the mission, which local residents and a Kurdish military commander said was carried out in the Hawija area in northern Iraq. One member...