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  • Dog safely returned after it was stolen from soccer star's home

    07/10/2019 6:13:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    abc ^ | 07/10/2019
    Soccer player Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with his dog Lucci after the black and white Pomeranian was stolen from his West Hollywood home. Los Angeles police confirmed to KABC the dog was located early Wednesday morning and police were not present when the dog was returned. Sturridge told police he did not believe the person who returned Lucci was involved in the burglary of his house. Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England's top soccer league, pleaded for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in the Hollywood...
  • Former Yazidi captives of IS reunite with families in Iraq

    03/02/2019 6:56:45 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Frederick News Post ^ | 3 hrs ago | PHILIP ISSA
    GERSHIN, Iraq — A group of Yazidi women and children reunited with their families in Iraq Saturday after five years of captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group, hugging and kissing relatives in emotional scenes that underscored their yearslong ordeal and that of their devastated community. Elated families met their loved ones at a rural truck stop on the road between Sinjar and Dohuk, tossing candy in the air like confetti, the women ululating with joy. The 18 returning children, aged 10 to 15, appeared weary and at times uneasy with the attention of the media and officials....
  • Four More Former Gitmo Terrorists Returned to Battlefield

    03/06/2014 7:34:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/6/14 | JERYL BIER
    The semi-annual report on "Re-engagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba" was released on Wednesday by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Out of a total of 614 former prisoners (up from 603 six months ago), intelligence has confirmed that 104 (up from 100) have re-engaged in terrorism/insurgent activities while another 74 are suspected of doing so. The latest report nudged the recidivism rate up to an even 29 percent from 28.9 percent last September. The report provides a chart breaking down the statistics into a number of categories:
  • What Gibson Guitars Did with the Wood the Government Returned

    02/02/2014 1:02:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-2-2014 | Victor Keith
    In 2011, the Department of Justice conducted raids on the Tennessee facilities of the famed Gibson Guitar company and confiscated large quantities of tonewood that had been imported from India and Madagascar. The action included armed SWAT teams, with automatic weapons, who apparently feared being garroted with a guitar string by an enraged Gibson employee. These raids were conducted due to the Lacey Act, which bans the importing of certain woods. The issue at hand was not that the wood was endangered or illegally harvested, but that it was not of the proper thickness that would have meant that some...
  • Healed Syrians Return Home from Israel

    02/27/2013 12:25:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Chana Yaar
    Six of seven wounded Syrians returned to their homes across Israel's northern border after healing their injuries at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. They were discharged early Wednesday morning and returned to Syria quietly, without incident, crossing the border at a point not disclosed to media “for their own safety,” according to the IDF. Syria and Israel are technically still at war, and there are also jihadists in the opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad as well. Either side could have targeted the group for having gone to Israel -- and officials have not said which side the patients were fighting...
  • US returns more bases to Iraqi government

    02/02/2010 5:34:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 121+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
    SALAH AD DIN PROVINCE – In accordance with the U.S. - Iraq Security Agreement to reduce the U.S. troop presence here to 50,000 by August, two more U.S. bases were returned to the Government of Iraq, Feb. 1. The historic Mahmoon Palace and the Sharqat Joint Coordination Center were both transitioned back to the GOI from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The Iraqi Receivership Secretariat, Sameer Al-Haddad, signed for both centers. The Mahmoon Palace was built as a place to celebrate Saddam Hussein birthdays, and it still contains ornate chandeliers, columns and decorative tiled floors and...
  • United Airlines flight returned to Lambert as a precaution because of 'security concern'

    01/01/2010 12:37:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 829+ views
    kplr11.com ^ | 1/1/10 | ap
    1:52 PM CST, January 1, 2010 ST. LOUIS (AP) — A United Airlines Express flight returned to St. Louis as a precaution because of an unspecified "security concern." United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says there were no incidents during the flight, and it redeparted at 9:30 a.m. Friday after the issue was resolved. She says Flight 7445 was headed from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport when it was called back by the airline around 8 a.m. McCarthy provided no details about the security issue and referred questions to Go-Jet, the regional carrier that operated the flight. But...
  • Das Loot: WWII GI Returns Books Taken in Germany Six Decades Ago

    10/07/2009 8:22:54 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 1,392+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/2009 | Michael E. Ruane
    Robert E. Thomas, 83, breezed into the National Archives on Tuesday with a smile on his face, a white hankie peeking out of his suit coat pocket and an old briefcase containing the two rare books he filched in Germany 64 years ago. He was a World War II GI then, fresh from the horrors of combat. He had blundered into one of the notorious salt mines where the Germans stashed their national treasures. And this one contained books. Millions and millions of books from institutions across Germany. Thomas poked around, saw two that looked old and took them. Now,...
  • FOX News Poll: Most Americans Want Unused Stimulus Money Returned to Taxpayers

    08/14/2009 3:18:26 AM PDT · by Son House · 25 replies · 1,635+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    With improvements in the economy and only a fraction of the stimulus money having been spent so far, most Americans -- 72 percent -- say returning the unused portion of the $787 billion dollar stimulus to taxpayers would do more to boost the economy than having the government spend it. Majorities of Democrats (59 percent), Republicans (87 percent) and independents (70 percent) think the money should be returned to taxpayers. Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from August 11 to August 12. The poll has a 3-point error margin. Rating the...
  • Newly Returned Soldiers to Begin Training for Next Deployment

    03/05/2008 3:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 178+ views
    FORT BLISS, Texas, March 5, 2008 – As Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was urging the Army’s return to 12-month deployments, an Army brigade here just back from Iraq was getting word that it’s time to start training for its next combat rotation. Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, who recently returned to Fort Bliss, Texas, after 15 months in Iraq, already are laying plans to return to the field to train up for their next deployment, feasibly as soon as a year away. U.S. Army photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers from the...
  • UAV Returned in Iraq; Afghan IED Suspect Captured

    02/08/2006 3:18:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 274+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2006 – Civic officials in the Sadr City district of Baghdad returned an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Multinational Division Baghdad today, officials said. Maj. Gen. Jawad, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, received the aircraft from city officials. Officials had earlier reported that air-traffic controllers lost contact with the UAV shortly after takeoff from an airfield in Taji at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. But they were aware that it landed within Sadr City. The aircraft was on a flight in support of Iraqi security forces protecting Muslims participating in the Ashura pilgrimage. In...
  • Stardust mission returned 'cosmic treasure,' scientist says

    01/19/2006 1:45:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 744+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/19/06 | Pam Easton - ap
    SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - A honeycomb cluster of cells on NASA's Stardust spacecraft captured thousands of samples of interstellar and comet dust that scientists said Thursday could give them the first definitive evidence about how the solar system formed. "Its cargo was an ancient, cosmic treasure from the very edge of the solar system - a treasure that formed when the solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago," said Donald Brownlee, a University of Washington scientist who worked on the Stardust mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Some of the samples collected during the seven-year,...
  • The Same War

    11/02/2005 11:53:39 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 372+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Hardly a day goes by when an improvised explosive device does not kill or maim a soldier or civilian bystanders. Crude explosives have given way to high quality C4. Sophisticated remote-controlled detonators have replaced gerrymandered devices and increased the lethality of the improvised explosive devices. Public anger toward the government is rising as casualties mount.Terrorism has returned to Turkey, five years after Ankara had nearly stamped it out. Turkey's success was hard fought. The terrorist campaign of the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, had raged through the 1980s and 1990s. Approximately 30,000 people, at least half civilians, died in the...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 741 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 5,000-year-old looted mask returned to Iraq's museum

    09/23/2003 2:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 427+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | September 23 2003 | AFP
    Iraq's most cherished antiquity, the 5,000-year-old Warka Mask, was returned home on Tuesday after being looted during the anarchy that accompanied the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in April. Captain Vance Kuhner said the mask was found after an intensive search by US troops and Iraqi police that led them to a farm just north of Baghdad where it was discovered buried under six inches of dirt. "A tip-off came to the museum, we were given an address that led us to a juvenile, then an older man and eventually the culprit. Then it took a week of negotiations," Kuhner...
  • Honestly, waitress returned $2,000

    09/19/2003 11:25:48 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 250+ views
    USA Today ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Mark Twain once called honesty "the best of all the lost arts." But it's an art that hasn't been lost in his own hometown. A Hannibal waitress is getting kudos from her boss after returning $2,000 to the tourist who lost it. Haley Cassidy found an envelope on the floor of Ole Planters Restaurant last week after a group of people had finished their meal. She looked inside and found $2,000 in cash.</p>
  • Wallet Missing Almost 50 Years Returned

    08/25/2003 8:34:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 31 replies · 309+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 08/25/03 | Staff Writer
    FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) -- Casimiro Naranjo III has some new memorabilia for his U.S. Marine scrapbook that chronicles the nine months he spent in Japan in 1957. It's all from the wallet he lost almost 50 years ago. Members of a Japanese construction crew renovating the theater at Camp Foster, once Camp Hague, found the leather wallet in May among some mud and rubble. The wallet apparently was in a ventilation duct at the Okinawa base where Naranjo was stationed as a 19-year-old. "It's so hard to believe that the wallet was there for so many years," Naranjo said in...
  • Artifacts Returned to Baghdad Museum (CBS News Radio Report).

    08/05/2003 11:28:04 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 22 replies · 283+ views
    CBS News Radio | Me
    (I am paraphrasing from what I heard on the radio). According to a news radio report on CBS minutes ago, all the artifacts thought to have been stolen from the Baghdad museum have been recovered. Seems the museum’s curator, a woman, took all the pieces and artifacts prior to the start of the war and hid them for safe keeping. Even when everyone was screaming bloody murder when the museum looked like it had been cleaned out, she states she made a “promise on the Koran” not to tell anyone until it was totally safe to return the items
  • Looters return objects to museum

    04/18/2003 8:22:14 PM PDT · by knak · 57 replies · 252+ views
    ic Liverpool ^ | 4/19/03
    Baghdad residents returned 20 looted pieces from Iraq's ransacked national collection holding some of the earliest artefacts of civilisation. Iraq's antiquities chief, Jabar Hilil, yesterday called looting of Iraq's national museum following entry of US forces the "crime of the century." And he questioned why US forces made no move to safeguard it in the days of chaos that followed the toppling of President Saddam Hussein's government. But Hilil left open the possibility that losses were not as absolute as first thought. With no electricity in Baghdad, he said, museum operators had yet to make a full assessment of the...
  • Dutch Sends 40 Refugee to Nigeria

    06/13/2002 3:39:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies · 299+ views
    The Netherlands Post ^ | June 12 2002 | The Associated Press
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a mass deportation, Dutch authorities sent 40 Nigerian asylum seekers back to their home country Wednesday, the 10th expulsion of illegal immigrants this year. The Justice Ministry said the Nigerians were escorted on a special flight by Dutch soldiers. Some of the refugees had criminal records, it said. Police are allowed to apprehend immigrants only if they are suspected of a crime, but that could change when the new government takes over next month. Dutch newspapers reported Wednesday that the three coalition parties agreed any immigrant who cannot show valid residency papers should not...