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  • Boston police: At least 9 pedestrians injured after car driven into group

    07/03/2017 11:48:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | Douglas Ernst
    DEVELOPING: At least nine people were injured in East Boston on Monday when a car drove into a group of pedestrians. Boston EMS, firefighters and police rushed to Tomahawk Drive after a vehicle mowed into unsuspecting citizens.
  • Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. has been cleared to leave psychiatric hospital

    09/01/2016 8:34:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 41 replies
    Gatehouse Media ^ | September 1, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on Sept. 10. Barry Levine, a lawyer for 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr., told The Associated Press the date Thursday. In July, federal Judge Paul Friedman ruled Hinckley was no longer a danger to himself or others and could leave St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington to live with his mother full-time. Hinckley has gradually gained more freedom over the past decade, spending longer and longer stretches in Virginia. Levine says Hinckley will be “a citizen about whom we can...
  • Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

    08/20/2016 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Emma G. FitzSimmons
    Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu. It can be charming, but also maddening for riders who feel that drivers do not understand where they want to go. Don’t you have to speak English, some wonder, to drive a taxi here? As of Friday, the answer is no. That is when new rules went into effect eliminating the requirement that taxi drivers take an English proficiency exam. Now,...
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • New York taxi driver allegedly avoided paying more than $28K in tolls by tailgating other drivers

    04/23/2014 2:01:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Yahoo Odd News ^ | April 18, 2014 4:29 PM | Will Lerner
    In New York, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced yesterday that a taxi driver, 69-year-old Rodolfo Sanchez, has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) by, “crossing the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Bridge and entering the Midtown Tunnel without making a toll payment on more than four thousand separate occasions by ‘piggybacking’ on cars directly in front of his cab between 2012 and 2014.” District Attorney Brown says that Mr. Sanchez would tailgate the a vehicle in front of his cab, “thus allowing both vehicles to pass through the toll lane before the...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...

    02/15/2011 5:07:24 PM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 15, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Last Saturday, a Muslim taxi driver slowly plowed into a crowd of people on a busy sidewalk in San Diego. It sounded almost immediately like lone jihadi syndrome. And they would not release his name, which always makes me suspicious. They only do that when it's Islamic. Lone jihadi or sudden jihad. We see this repeatedly. One girl was pinned against a wall and had her leg severed; 35 people were injured and most were transported to hospitals. They had injuries such as broken bones, cuts and bruises, So incensed was the crowd that members of the crowd pulled him...
  • Behind the scenes of "Taxi Driver" (Taxi Driver coffee table book for $700)

    10/10/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | STEVE SCHAPIRO
    “New York is clean and becalmed now — a nice place to visit with your kids, do some shopping, see the sights. Thirty-five years ago, it wasn’t. For many who lived in the five boroughs, it was a desperate time, and you could feel it out there, day and night. For us, everything in Paul Schrader’s brilliant script — the loneliness, the paranoia, the feeling of barren, dirty streets filled with angry people — was magnified.” So explains Martin Scorsese in the introduction to photographer Steve Schapiro’s retrospective of the 1976 classic “Taxi Driver.” Schapiro, who worked behind the scenes...
  • Cab driver sought in death of two daughters in Irving (1/2/2008. Islam, The Religion Of The Devil)

    09/11/2010 3:13:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/2/2008 | WENDY HUNDLEY and KIMBERLY DURNAN
    The search continued Wednesday for a man accused of murdering his two teenage daughters and leaving their bodies in his taxi cab. The Denton County Sheriff's SWAT team had surrounded a Lewisville home for hours Wednesday in search of Yaser Abdel Said, a 50-year-old cab driver, police said. Authorities entered the house about 4 p.m. to find it empty. The bodies of Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and her sister Amina Yaser Said, 18, were found Tuesday evening in Irving inside a Jet Taxi vehicle that Mr. Said drove, Irving police spokesman David Tull said.
  • UK taxi driver kills 12, wounds 25 in England

    06/02/2010 12:38:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1,393+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010 | SCOTT HEPPELL and JILL LAWLESS
    SEASCALE, England – A taxi driver drove his vehicle on a shooting spree across a tranquil stretch of northwest England on Wednesday, methodically killing 12 people and wounding 25 others before turning the gun on himself, officials said. The rampage in the county of Cumbria was Britain's deadliest mass shooting since 1996 and it jolted a country where handguns are banned and multiple shootings rare.
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Car Bomb At Barracks In Belfast - Police

    04/11/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies · 1,146+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 11, 2010 | Andy Jack
    Police say a car bomb has exploded outside a British Army barracks in Northern Ireland. The blast was behind Palace Barracks in Holywood, Belfast, at 12.24am and is described as "ongoing". Reporting from the scene, Sky's Ireland correspondent Vicky Hawthorne said: "Police are not confirming this but there are unconfirmed reports of some injuries on the ground.
  • Taxi driver denies sexual assault of teenage student

    03/19/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 374+ views
    The News - Portsmouth ^ | March 17, 2010 | Gareth Bethell
    A student with learning difficulties has told a court how a taxi driver locked her in his cab and sexually assaulted her. The 19-year-old, from Portsmouth, had been out with friends in Guildhall Walk when she got a taxi home alone. The woman said Muhammed Hasan had asked her to move from the back of the cab to the front seat. She told Portsmouth Crown Court: 'I just kept thinking "don't go in the front because he might have a knife on him". I didn't know what he would do if I didn't.
  • Listen today: On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

    01/03/2010 10:11:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Sunday, January 3rd at 2 PM Pacific / 3 PM Mountain / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern, Classical KUSC presents a rebroadcast of “On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann.” This two-hour sound portrait of one of cinema’s greatest composers will be hosted by Jon Burlingame, author, USC professor, and a writer on film music for Variety. The program includes rarely heard interviews with Herrmann himself, and excerpts from his concert music as well as dozens of his great film scores, from Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver. Herrmann’s legendary partnership with Alfred Hitchcock will be showcased with...
  • It was the holy time, so I had to grope the lady

    12/04/2009 1:26:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,343+ views
    (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, December 4, 2009) via JIHAD ^ | December 3, 2009 5:57 AM | Posted by Robert
    It was the holy time, so I had to grope the lady SNIPPET: "He was yesterday found guilty of the aggravated indecent assault of a 23-year-old woman who suffers cerebral palsy and epilepsy." SNIPPET: "Magistrate Jennifer Betts said Qazizada claimed he was a devout Muslim who was fasting when the attack occurred in September last year. " 'Men don't even touch their wives (during Ramadan)', were his words," Ms Betts said in Ryde Local Court." SNIPPET: "As she struggled to get out of his taxi, Qazizada squeezed the woman's breasts several times. Throughout the assault, he asked the woman: "Are...
  • WORST CABBY EVER ON THE LOOSE IN NY (Slashed passenger w/boxcutter, drove drunk,ethnic slurs, etc.)

    03/16/2009 1:54:29 AM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,533+ views
    The New York Post ^ | March 16, 2009 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, LORENA MONGELLI and JAMIE SCHRAM
    Meet Ramez Akladious, the worst - and most dangerous - taxi driver in the city. He allegedly slashed a passenger with a boxcutter, drove drunk and, to cap it off, hurled ethnic slurs and lunged at a rider - who happened to work for the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Beware: Even though his taxi license was revoked Friday, he still could be rolling on the streets of New York. Despite several arrests last year - and the fact that he had only a suspended probationary license - Akladious, 26, kept driving. It wasn't until he crossed the wrong passenger...
  • Threats made against Chabad headquarters in New York

    01/23/2009 3:42:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 481+ views
    Chabad.Info via JIHAD ^ | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    January 23, 2009 The site, which featured the threat is run by Yousef Al-Khattab, a New York City cab driver who operates the extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images on a daily basis: From the Statue of Liberty, with an ax blade cutting through her side; to a video mocking the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, entitled “Daniel Pearl I am Happy Your Dead “; or the latest speech from Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, an extremist Muslim cleric convicted in the UK and later deported for soliciting the murder of non-Muslims. The latest - a cartoon-like...
  • A look at the Fort Dix suspects

    05/08/2007 6:01:43 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 50 replies · 2,388+ views ^ | 8 May 07 | INQUIRER STAFF
    A look at the Fort Dix suspects By INQUIRER STAFF A closer look at the men charged with plotting to attack Fort Dix. The information was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice: • Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, 22, of Cherry Hill. He was born in Jordan, is a U.S. citizen, and is employed as a taxicab driver in Philadelphia. • Eljvir Duka, 23, of Cherry Hill, also goes by "Elvis Duka" and "Sulayman," was born in the former Yugoslavia. Duka is illegally residing in the United States and operates businesses known as Qadr. Inc., Colonial Roofing and National Roofing, all...
  • Montana Senator Shoves Second Foot In Mouth

    09/01/2006 6:05:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies · 969+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 01 SEPTEMBER 2006 | CBS
    (CBS News) BELGRADE, Mont. -- Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, whose recent comments have stirred controversy, says the United States is up against a faceless enemy of terrorists who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night." During a fundraiser Wednesday with first lady Laura Bush, the three-term Montana senator talked about terrorism, tax cuts and the money he has brought to his state. Burns is one of the more vulnerable Senate incumbents, facing a tough challenge from Democrat Jon Tester. He has drawn criticism in recent weeks for calling his house painter a "nice little Guatemalan man" during...
  • Rookie taxi driver delivers baby in car

    11/12/2005 6:48:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/05 | AP - Chicago
    LISLE, Ill. - Nedal Haddad of Chicago understood his new job as a cab driver entailed delivery — taking passengers from one point to another, that is. He couldn't have imagined it involved delivering babies. That's what happened Friday, about a week into his new job, when the 37-year-old picked up a pregnant woman in suburban Plainfield and began driving her to nearby Edward Hospital. Before they could arrive at the Naperville hospital, the woman — whose mother and sister were also in the cab — began giving birth. "She said, 'I think I'm going to have the baby,'" he...