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  • Naomi Judd died of self-inflicted firearm wound, Ashley Judd reveals

    05/12/2022 7:35:38 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12th, 2022 | Lisa Respers France
    (CNN)Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them how Naomi Judd died. The younger Judd appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on Thursday on "Good Morning America." She said her family had agreed that she share the cause of death of her mother. "She used a weapon," Ashley Judd said. "A firearm. So that's the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing." She and her sister Wynonna Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to the disease of mental illness." She was 76. Ashley Judd said she and...
  • AP source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

    03/08/2022 6:09:27 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 39 replies
    Politico/AP ^ | March 8th, 2022 | uncredited
    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports, which had been a glaring omission the massive sanctions put in place on Russia over the invasion. Energy exports have kept a steady influx of cash flowing to Russia despite otherwise severe restrictions on its financial sector. Biden was set to announce the move as soon as Tuesday,...
  • Gail Halvorsen, U.S. airman and 'Candy Bomber' in Berlin Airlift, dies at 101

    02/18/2022 7:24:23 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/22 | Chantal DeSilva
    Gail Halvorsen, a former U.S. airman known as the “Candy Bomber” for delivering sweets to children during the Berlin Airlift, died on Wednesday at the age of 101. The Gail S. Halvorsen Aviation Education Foundation confirmed the veteran's death in a statement on Thursday. The foundation said he passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at the Utah Valley Hospital following a brief illness. Halvorsen gained his "Candy Bomber" moniker during the 15-month Berlin Airlift after World War II that saw western allies drop essential supplies into West Berlin after it was blockaded by the Soviet Union. The airman had...
  • San Jose becomes 1st city in nation to approve liability insurance, fee for gun owners

    01/26/2022 7:57:08 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    KTVU ^ | January 25, 2022 | Amber Lee
    San Jose on Tuesday is believed to be the first city in the nation to approve liability insurance and a fee for San Jose gun owners.
  • Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate

    01/21/2022 11:00:57 AM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | January 21, 2022 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- A U.S. judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden's requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19. Judge Jeffrey Brown, who was appointed to the District Court for the Southern District of Texas by then-President Donald Trump, ruled that opponents of Biden's vaccination mandate for federal employees were likely to succeed at trial and blocked the government from enforcing the requirement.
  • Meat Loaf dead at 74

    01/21/2022 12:44:19 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2022
    Singer and actor Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74, a representative for the musician confirmed on social media.
  • Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby singer of The Ronettes dies at 78

    01/12/2022 5:05:04 PM PST · by Kriggerel · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | January 12, 2022 | BBC
    Ronnie Spector, the trail-blazing lead singer of the 1960s all-girl group the Ronettes, has died. The rock and roll star rose to fame with hits such as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain. A statement from her family said she passed at age 78 "after a brief battle with cancer". "Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face," the statement said.
  • AOC tests positive for COVID-19 after partying in Miami maskless

    01/09/2022 4:09:53 PM PST · by C210N · 159 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/9/22 | Adam sabes
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from her office on Sunday night.According to a statement, the Congresswoman is recovering from the virus at home and is experiencing symptoms. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez received her booster shot in the fall, according to the statement.
  • BREAKING: Betty White, Trailblazing Comedic Actress, Dies at 99

    12/31/2021 4:14:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Red State.com ^ | December 31, 2021 | Nick Arama,
    Unfortunately, this year is going out as it came in, with some bad news. Betty White, the trailblazing comedienne who had an unforgettable television career that included “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” has died. Her 100th birthday would have been January 17, and she’d been featured in a People article about looking forward to that event in which she described herself as ever the “cock-eyed optimist.” The news was first broken by TMZ, which was told by law enforcement sources. From NY Post: The eight-time Emmy winner held the record for the longest TV career of...
  • Biden tells governors there is 'no federal solution on COVID', admits he's 'clearly' not done enough to improve testing and denies rejecting kits in October as he leaves for his Delaware beach house with Jill

    12/27/2021 12:15:17 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/2021 | Emily Goodin
    President Joe Biden on Monday admitted that his administration has not done enough to ease the COVID testing demand, vowing to do better. In a meeting with 25 of the nation's governors, Biden acknowledged the long lines around the country as people sought to get a COVID test ahead of the holidays, saying 'clearly' his administration has more work to do. 'That's not enough. Clearly not enough,' Biden said, adding: 'We have to do more. We have to do better. And we will.' Biden told the governors - a mix of Republicans and Democrats - that there was 'no federal...
  • Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies

    12/05/2021 9:02:13 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2021 | Aaron Pellish
    "...."Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years," the statement said....."
  • Jury reaches verdict in Ahmaud Arbery death case Three white men were accused of killing the 25-year-old Black man.

    11/24/2021 10:37:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | ByBill Hutchinson November 24, 2021, 12:27 PM
    VIDEO AT SOURCE: Jury reaches verdict in trial of 3 white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery: ABC News Live ABC News Live Stephen B. Morton/AP A Georgia jury has announced it has reached a verdict in the trial of three white men accused of chasing down Ahmaud Arbery in their pickup trucks and fatally shooting the 25-year-old Black man. The prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Glynn County Superior Court case have been given 10 minutes to return to the Brunswick, Georgia, courtroom, where the jurors are expected to announce their unanimous decision. The panel sent Judge Timothy Walmsley...
  • Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes Quit Fox News, Upset Over Jan. 6 Documentary

    11/22/2021 11:54:36 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 58 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11-22-21 | Zachary Steiber
    Fox News commentators Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have quit the network, upset over a documentary about Jan. 6 that was produced by Tucker Carlson. “With the release of ‘Patriot Purge,’ we felt we could no longer ‘do right as we see it’ and remain at Fox News. So we resigned,” they wrote in a joint post at The Dispatch, where both work. “Patriot Purge” is a documentary series from Carlson about what took place on Jan. 6, when protesters and rioters breached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, interrupting a joint session of Congress that was certifying electoral votes. A...
  • VIDEO: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges (for those that missed it live)

    11/19/2021 10:23:39 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 219 replies
    Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges tears of joy
  • 5th Circuit Issues Emergency Stay on Vaccine Mandate

    11/06/2021 11:28:52 AM PDT · by GMLORGMD · 147 replies
    5th Circuit ^ | 5th Circuit
    https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/21/21-60845.0.pdf
  • Colin Powell dead at 84 due to complications from COVID-19

    10/18/2021 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 38 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 10/18/2021 | Nextstar Media
    (NEXSTAR) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died due to complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement shared on Facebook on Monday. He was 84. According to Powell’s family, he was fully vaccinated and was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the family wrote in the statement.
  • 18 former NBA players charged with defrauding NBA's health and welfare benefit plan

    10/07/2021 8:13:22 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07 October 2021
    They allegedly submitted false or fraudulent claims totaling nearly $4 million, from which the ex-players took in about $2.5 million...The fraudulent invoices were created by a chiropractic office in Encino, California, two dentist offices in Beverly Hills and a wellness office in Washington state. The indictment named none of the offices allegedly involved and they were not charged.
  • Multiple people reportedly injured as shots fired in Texas high school

    10/06/2021 9:10:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/06/2021 | Jackie Salo
    A Texas high school was placed on lockdown after “multiple” people were shot on campus Wednesday morning, police said. The shooting occurred at Timberview High School in Arlington, news station DFW-TV reported. Police said the victims were rushed to the hospital, though they didn’t provide further details about their condition.
  • The Sussmann Indictment Reads Like Overts Acts In Furtherance of a Conspiracy - Because That's What It Is.

    09/21/2021 10:42:28 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 22 replies
    Shipwreckedcrew Substack ^ | Sept 20, 2021 | shipwreckedcrew
    It does not take 27 pages to allege a "false statement" charge -- but it does if you are alleging a conspiracy to create false documents to influence a federal investigation.What to make of the indictment by Special Counsel John Durham of former Clinton Campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, a one-time partner in the go-to-for-all-legal-needs Democrat Party law firm of Perkins Coie?Typically, a “false statement” indictment will consist of a brief description of how the federal investigators came to ask the question, the answer given by the defendant which is alleged to be false, and what a truthful answer would have...
  • Confirmed: Wuhan Scientists Planned to Release Coronaviruses Into Bat Caves 18 Months Before Pandemic

    09/21/2021 9:35:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/21/2021 | Jim Hoft
    We reported in April 2020 that ‘bat doctor’ Dr. Shi, was using money from the US in experiments involving the bat coronavirus in Wuhan. We were the first to uncover the bat doctor and we uncovered in April 2020 that Dr. Shi was maintaining an inventory of bat viruses in China as well as was in the process of developing vaccines to combat the viruses. The Telegraph now has reported on the Chinese efforts to infect bats in the caves in China to use as future inoculations against the coronavirus. The Telegraph reported, via Yahoo. Wuhan scientists were planning to...