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  • United Airlines flight catches fire just before takeoff halting arrivals at Chicago O'Hare

    05/27/2024 6:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2024 | Bradford Betz
    Seattle-bound United Airlines flight taking off from Chicago O'Hare aborted takeoff after engine caught fire.. ... The FAA said it has halted arrivals into the airport. ... the plane was towed to the gate, passengers deplaned normally and no injuries were reported. "We are working to make alternative travel arrangements for customers, ... The ordeal came as the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York issued a ground stop by Air Traffic Control System Command Center.
  • James Biden associate Keaton Langston pleads guilty to $51M Medicare fraud

    05/27/2024 4:46:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/27/24 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — A former business associate of James Biden has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare of $51 million through a lab-testing company linked to the first brother. Keaton Langston, 39, admitted to using pharmacies, durable medical equipment companies and a laboratory in which he had a financial interest to bill for unnecessary tests and orders, the Justice Department disclosed last week in court filings. James Biden, 75, has not been accused of criminal wrongdoing and has sought to distance himself from Langston, whose father Joey Langston also was associated with the first brother. Keaton Langston founded...
  • EVs Twice As Likely To Hit Pedestrians As Gasoline Vehicles

    05/27/2024 7:26:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Oil price ^ | May 23, 2024 | Alex Kimani
    The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found that pedestrians are twice as likely to be hit by an electric or hybrid car than by a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle. The scientists have hypothesized that the relatively quiet operations of an electric vehicle as well as high pedestrian density in noisy urban areas could be major reasons. The study uncovered a pedestrian casualty rate of 5.16 per 100 million miles driven for electric and hybrid vehicles, more than double the 2.4 per 100 million miles recorded for traditional gasoline-powered cars.
  • EXCLUSIVE Joe and Hunter Biden used a visit to Sandy Hook memorial service to set up secret meet with Chinese over $10m-a-year deal, new emails reveal

    05/27/2024 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/24 | Josh Boswell
    Hunter Biden used Joe Biden's appearance at a Sandy Hook memorial service to arrange a meeting between his dad and his Chinese business partners, new texts reveal. The messages come from a fresh tranche of documents released by Congress on Wednesday, given to them by IRS agents who investigated the First Son. On December 12, 2017 Hunter wrote on the Chinese messaging app WeChat to Liu Yadong, a top executive at Chinese oil giant CEFC, to arrange a meeting with his father. 'Can you meet this evening early,' Hunter wrote. 'My father will be in New York also and he...
  • Infrastructure bill of 2021. How many projects have been completed? H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    05/26/2024 9:52:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 117th Congress (2021-2022) How many projects have been completed?
  • Alina Habba says Trump’s hush-money jury should have been sequestered over holiday weekend

    05/27/2024 2:43:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/24 | Miranda Nazzaro
    Alina Habba, an attorney for former President Trump, suggested the jury in the hush-money trial should have been sequestered over Memorial Day weekend to prevent outside influence ahead of this week’s closing arguments. “They should have been sequestered, because, in my opinion, these jurors are handling something that is completely unprecedented and unwarranted in America,” Habba said Sunday on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “And for them to be able to be out and about on a holiday weekend with friends and families who have opinions, who are watching the news, TVs in the background at the pool party, I...
  • Biden urged to outlaw antisemitic Palestinian ‘terrorist’ group banned in Germany, Israel

    05/27/2024 2:32:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/24 | Benjamin Weinthal
    JERUSALEM – The Biden administration is facing new calls to sanction Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which has links to Iran’s regime and the U.S.-designated terrorist movement Hamas. Germany outlawed Samidoun in November and Israel classified the Palestinian organization as a terrorist entity in 2021. "If the U.S. is going to get serious about the pro-Hamas mobs who’ve wreaked havoc on U.S. campuses, they will have to take action to ban Samidoun and investigate their allies and supporters," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the LA-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Fox News Digital. Samidoun has chapters in Albuquerque, New...
  • Israeli military says it killed two senior Hamas officials in Rafah strikes that left at least 35 dead

    05/26/2024 7:10:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/24 | Nick Robertson
    At least 35 Palestinians were killed Sunday in an Israeli strike on a tent encampment, Gaza health officials said, that the Israeli military claims targeted two senior Hamas officials. The strike targeted a humanitarian zone in Rafah which the Israeli military previously instructed displaced Palestinians to shelter from attacks, the Gaza Health Ministry said. The ministry said most of the 35 dead were women and children, and that the death toll is likely to rise as “countless” are trapped in rubble. The attack comes just days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to stop its operations in...
  • Chaotic moment RFK Jr. accepts bid for Libertarian presidential nomination - hours before being eliminated from contention

    05/26/2024 5:49:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/24 | Emily Goodin
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Sunday became a candidate for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination, a shocking move that could give him enough votes to defeat Donald Trump or Joe Biden in November. Kennedy, who spoke at the convention Friday, was nominated by a delegate on the convention floor on Sunday to be the party's White House standard barrier. Kennedy's candidacy was met with boos from other delegates. His candidacy was short-lived, however. He was eliminated from contention several hours later, after the first round of voting, having receiving support from 19 delegates, just 2.07% of the vote. There was...
  • Donald Trump attends the Coca-Cola 600 after former US President flew his private plane OVER the track in North Carolina

    05/26/2024 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/24 | Oliver Salt
    Donald Trump is in town for the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 after sending fans wild by flying his private plane over the track in North Carolina. The annual 600-mile NASCAR Cup Series points race is taking place on Sunday evening, with Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting the showpiece as usual on Memorial Day weekend. And before it got underway at 6pm ET, Trump's private plane was seen flying over the course as he made his grand arrival. Fans went crazy when the former US President's aircraft - known as 'Trump Force One' - jetted over ahead of Sunday's event.
  • Presidential candidate Jill Stein slams DNC for posting, deleting ‘Third Party Project Manager’ job

    05/26/2024 2:32:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/24 | Bradford Betz
    Longshot Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein blasted the Democratic National Committee for posting, and then deleting, a job for monitoring third party candidates. "Wow. @TheDemocrats posted – then deleted – a job for a "Third Party Project Manager" to infiltrate their competition and find ways to take us off the ballot," Stein wrote on Twitter. Friday. "Is this how they’re ‘saving democracy’?" Fox News Digital attempted to click on the job posting on LinkedIn but it was no longer active as of Sunday. A screenshot for the "Independent & Third Party Project Manager" job posting shared by Stein lists...
  • James Carville tears into Democratic Party over messaging: 'Full of s---' (language)

    05/26/2024 2:13:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/24 | Hanna Panreck
    Democratic strategist James Carville tore into the Democratic Party on Saturday over their messaging on Gaza and student loan forgiveness. "We keep wondering why these young people are not coming home to the Democrats," Carville said during his Politicon podcast. "Why are Blacks not coming home to the Democrats? Because Democrat messaging is full of s---, that’s why!" Carville, who has repeatedly sounded the alarm on President Biden's re-election chances and the Democratic Party's losses among key voting blocs, also called out Democratic messaging on student loan forgiveness. "Why are we forgiving student loans for people that go to Harvard?"...
  • Trump’s sham ‘hush money’ case is a trial that has exposed New York’s corrupt justice system

    05/26/2024 7:00:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/24 | Michael Goodwin
    The Manhattan court docket says it’s the “People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump.” Legally, yes, but in a larger truth, no. As the case nears the finish line, it increasingly feels as if New York itself is on trial. Only a top-quality case, beyond reproach and political taint, should have been used to bring the first-ever indictment of a former president. Instead, the city and state put on a show trial long on theatrics–porn star testifies about sex! — and short on evidence that any crime was actually committed. And so the script has flipped,...
  • Tennessee adults, children brawl during chaotic kindergarten graduation ceremony

    05/26/2024 6:49:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/26/24 | Richard Pollina
    Distressing footage captured at least 10 adults and children fighting during a Tennessee kindergarten graduation ceremony earlier this month, according to a report. The chaos unfolded at Buckley Carpenter Elementary in Somerville, Tenn., on May 15, 2024, when tensions between two women in the crowd boiled over into violence, police told Fox 13 Memphis. The adults, identified as Tyeisha Humphreys and Kierra Smith, were seen brawling down the gymnasium bleachers as witnesses tried to escape the madness. Beyond the bleacher brawl, at least two other people on the basketball court exchanged several punches. According to the outlet, Tyeisha Humphreys told...
  • This Airline Wants All Dogs to Fly First Class

    05/26/2024 12:08:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 23, 2024
    With this airline, dogs are ditching the kennels and flying first class. BARK Air wants to pamper pets and their owners even before takeoff and will make its initial flight from New York to Los Angeles on Thursday (May 23). CEO Matt Meeker said the business idea came from struggling to transport Hugo, his Great Dane. "I was unable to travel with him long distances and had the idea that there should be an airline that caters to dogs," said Meeker, who also founded BarkBox, a subscription service for dog products owned by Bark Inc. "We cater everything to the...
  • Maniac sets straphanger on fire inside NYC subway before being arrested after fleeing train: cops

    05/25/2024 7:25:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/25/2024 | Tina Moore and Matthew Sedacca
    A maniac ignited a cup of liquid and hurled it at a stranger on a Manhattan subway Saturday, setting fire to the man’s shirt and burning his chest and neck, cops said. The terrifying episode is the second time in four months someone tossed flaming liquid at a straphanger — and authorities are investigating whether the same fire bug is to blame in both incidents. The latest incident unfolded as the No. 1 train was pulling into the Houston Street station at West Houston and Varick Streets around 2:45 p.m.
  • Takeru Kobayashi, 6-time Nathan’s hot dog champ, retires from competitive eating over health concerns

    05/25/2024 6:56:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/24/2024 | Minyvonne Burke
    Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi, the six-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner, said he is retiring. Kobayashi, 46, revealed the news in the recent Netflix documentary "Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut" as he embarked on a journey to address health concerns. "I hear people say they’re hungry, and they look very happy after they’ve eaten," he said. "I’m jealous of those people because I no longer feel hunger." Kobayashi's wife, Maggie James, said in the film that he can go days without eating food.
  • The Biden admin is closing the Hatch Act loophole — but why now?

    05/25/2024 6:19:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/24 | Post Editorial Board
    Team Biden moving to de-politicize the top ranks of the administration? Color us suspicious. The Office of Special Counsel (an executive branch agency) just moved authority to enforce the Hatch Act, which supposedly bans government officials from engaging in political activity, from the White House to the quasi-independent Merit Systems Protection Board. Historically, senior White House personnel have been on a long leash here, including White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre frequently and derogatorily using the term “MAGA Republicans” (and White House aide Kellyanne Conway criticizing Democratic candidates during the Trump years). Somehow we don’t think this means a muzzle...
  • DA Fani Willis appealing RICO judge’s dismissal of multiple charges against Trump and Giuliani as former president tries to oust her from case

    05/25/2024 4:39:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 5/24/24 | Matt Naham
    While Donald Trump mounts an interlocutory appeal that he hopes will end with Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ (D) disqualification from prosecuting him, Willis is challenging the dismissal of several charges against the former president and his allies. In a Thursday filing in Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee’s court, Willis filed her notice of “cross appeal” to overturn the judge’s March 13 ruling favorable to the defense — this, as the defense guns for the DA’s ouster. “The state’s cross appeal corresponds to the Defendants’ interlocutory appeal of this Court’s ‘ORDER ON DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS AND DISQUALIFY...
  • Hunter Biden insists ‘salacious’ allegations about spending on ‘adult entertainment’ and ‘escort services’ must not be brought up at gun trial

    05/25/2024 4:17:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 5/24/24 | Matt Naham
    Hunter Biden’s defense lawyers reiterated their stance Friday that the Special Counsel’s Office should not be allowed to rail against his “extravagant lifestyle” at his nearing Delaware gun trial by bringing up prejudicial and “salacious” allegations of spending on “adult entertainment” and “escort services.” The filing comes two days after special counsel David Weiss rejected the notion that the words “extravagant lifestyle” are necessarily prejudicial. Prosecutors warned that they do intend to use “relevant evidence” of Biden’s spending at trial, coupled with the “admissions” about crack addiction in Biden’s book “Beautiful Things.” Here’s how Weiss forecast his intentions regarding evidence...