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  • Burglar shot after breaking into Utah home with ‘Smith and Wesson spoken here’ sign outside

    08/22/2018 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    Fox 3 ^ | 08/21/2018 | by Matt McDonald,
    IRON TOWN, Utah -- An elderly couple in southern Utah shot an intruder, but the fight didn’t stop there. Investigators say the man then stripped naked and confronted deputies. Iron Town is a very small community just west of Cedar City. Barbed wire fences and no trespassing signs greet the few visitors that venture that way. “Really, really quiet," resident Walter Enz said. "Nice.” But it wasn't quiet on Tuesday. “I saw the sheriff deputy come up on a pickup and he was coming at me like he was shot out of a cannon," Enz said. The Iron County Sheriff's...
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • Ukraine to Open Chernobyl Area to Tourists in 2011

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Related health problems still...
  • No fries with that: fast food axed at Afghan bases

    04/06/2010 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 83 replies · 1,463+ views
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | April 5, 2010 | Deepa Babington
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Fast food joints where soldiers wolf down burgers and pizza will soon be a thing of the past at bases in Afghanistan, as the U.S. military reminds soldiers they are at war and not in "an amusement park." In the sprawling military base at Kandahar, the fast food outlets facing the axe include Burger King, Pizza Hut, and the U.S. chain restaurant T.G.I. Friday's that features a bar with alcohol-free margaritas and other drinks -- all set along the bustling "Boardwalk" area of the base. ---SNIP--- The U.S. military says its beef with the burger...
  • Toddler dies of possible morphine overdose

    12/28/2009 11:30:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies · 1,179+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News
    A toddler who authorities said was possibly given too much morphine during a dental procedure died Sunday night. According to the Bexar County medical examiner's office, Maddoux Cordova was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he had been treated for about two weeks after complications arose from the Dec. 11 dental procedure. Mark Stinnett, attorney for Maddoux's dentist, said the procedure took place at an outpatient surgical facility. An anesthesiologist administered his medication, Stinnett said. The 22-month-old was being treated for a decaying tooth, family members said. According to a spokeswoman for the San Antonio...
  • Steelman passes on 2010 bid (Missouri)

    09/16/2009 7:12:12 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 18 replies · 569+ views
    The Hill ^ | 091609 | Aaron Blake
    Former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) has announced she won't run for anything in 2010. The treasurer was expected early on to run for Senate in a primary against Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). But after opening an exploratory committee, she backed off that race and started looking at running for Blunt's open House seat. Now she's doing neither. Steelman, of Rolla, said in a statement that she has "unfinished work'' at home, raising her youngest son with her husband. David Steelman, a prominent lawyer and fellow former legislator. "Michael is 14 and I want to raise him here in...
  • Obama wins Indiana

    11/05/2008 1:24:17 AM PST · by Impy · 87 replies · 6,412+ views
    AP ^ | 11-05-08 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Another state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president in quite a while has done so this time. The last time Indiana voted for a Democrat for president was when Lyndon Johnson was elected in 1964.
  • Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net

    10/10/2008 9:06:21 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 42 replies · 1,045+ views
    Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net SAN FRANCISCO — Golden Gate Bridge officials have voted to hang a stainless steel net below the iconic span to stop suicides. The Golden Gate Transportation District's board of directors voted 14-1...
  • Naked Kyrgyzian 'From Space' Attacks US Embassy in Bishkek

    04/23/2007 11:22:59 AM PDT · by anymouse · 16 replies · 2,427+ views
    Bishkek News Agency | 23 Apr 07
    A man who called himself "a messenger from space" has tried to blow up the US embassy in Kyrgyzstan. The incident took place today [23 April] at about 0330 hours [2130 gmt 22 April]. The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry's press service has said that two police sergeants who were guarding the embassy heard a cry. They saw a guard at a checkpoint trying to calm down an absolutely naked man, who was holding an object in his hands. Later, it became clear that the man had come to the diplomatic mission's checkpoint and threatened to blow up the building. He then...
  • FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )

    04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 518 replies · 19,299+ views
    Fox News | 04/11/2007
    Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.
  • Teen's boyfriend was really a woman, 30, police say

    04/04/2007 5:24:53 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-4-07 | Jennifer Sullivan
    For years, she convinced everyone that she was a man. The 30-year-old woman even conned her 14-year-old "girlfriend's" family into believing she was a 17-year-old boy named Mark Villanueva, according to paperwork filed in Everett District Court. She lived with the Everett family on and off over the past two years and formed a relationship with the 14-year-old girl. It wasn't until Monday, when the woman was arrested for child rape, that her real identity came out, according to court papers. She is being held at the Snohomish County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Now Everett police and Snohomish...
  • Sheriff: Man Shot 2 on Way to Game

    03/31/2007 9:01:30 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 869+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 31 March 2007
    Sheriff: Man Shot 2 on Way to Game COLUMBIA, S.C. - A man killed a 60-year-old woman and shot a store clerk to get cars on his way to see his brother, who was playing football at the University of South Carolina, authorities said Saturday. Demetrius M. Pepper, 24, was arrested outside of the stadium where the team was playing a scrimmage game, Newberry County deputies said. His brother, Nathan Pepper, is a rising junior defensive lineman for the Gamecocks. Deputies said the elder Pepper stole his first car after shooting its owner at a Greenville convenience store around 7:45...
  • Drug dealer's body severed in Homewood (Pittsburgh) crash

    02/19/2007 1:03:17 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 1,812+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 19, 2007 | Torsten Ove
    A man found dead on a Homewood street this morning was cut in half when he reached into a car and the driver took off, slamming him into a pole on Hamilton Avenue, police said Pittsburgh Police said the victim, who was identified as Antwon Williams, 45, was selling drugs to the driver of a blue Dodge Neon shortly after 6 a.m. Witnesses told police that the driver accepted crack cocaine but tried to drive away without paying. The seller then reached inside the driver's side window to try to put the car into park, but the driver drove off....
  • Court removes Judge Sloop (FL Supreme Court, rejects lesser punishments)

    01/05/2007 1:16:42 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 24 replies · 1,453+ views
    Amid confusion of a new Seminole County Courthouse, 11 citizens were directed to sit in the wrong courtroom to respond to traffic citations. Next door in an adjoining courtroom, an angry Judge John Sloop signed warrants for their arrest for failing to show. The citizens were handcuffed and chained by 15 officers who took them to jail, where they were strip-searched and sat locked up nine hours until 9 that Friday night. On the following Monday, when Chief Judge James Perry asked why he didn’t solve the problem when two judges and a bailiff first alerted him to the mistake...
  • Somalia Town Threatens to Behead People (must pray 5 times)

    12/06/2006 10:21:49 AM PST · by batter · 85 replies · 1,841+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 06 December, 2006 | Al AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Residents of a southern Somalia town who do not pray five times a day will be beheaded, an official said Wednesday, adding the edict will be implemented in three days. Shops, tea houses and other public places in Bulo Burto, about 124 miles northeast of the capital, Mogadishu, should be closed during prayer time and no one should be on the streets, said Sheik Hussein Barre Rage, the chairman of the town's Islamic court. His court is part of a network backed by armed militiamen that has taken control of much of southern Somalia in recent months,...
  • Caption Murtha being humiliated by Pelosi and Hoyer!

    11/17/2006 8:54:16 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 77 replies · 1,898+ views
    Yahoo! News
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  • 15 Venomous Snakes Found At Marion County Home

    11/14/2006 7:35:03 PM PST · by smug · 119 replies · 2,344+ views ^ | 11/14/2006 | By the Associated Press
    Conservation officers who entered the home of a man who sought treatment for a poisonous snake bite found 15 venomous vipers, including cobras and rattlesnakes, inside.
  • British Man Injured After Lighting Firecracker in Buttocks

    11/09/2006 6:44:30 PM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies · 473+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, November 09, 2006 | Associated Press
    LONDON — A 22-year-old man suffered internal injuries after lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks, paramedics said Thursday. The incident took place Sunday, when Britain celebrated Bonfire Night, traditionally marked with fireworks to celebrate the Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot to blow up Parliament in the 17th century. The man suffered burns and other unspecified internal injuries in the incident in Sunderland, 275 miles north of London. Katherine Shenton, a spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service, said a caller had phoned in that the victim was bleeding after the firecracker exploded. Several of the man's friends...
  • Man killed by beer keg explosion

    10/23/2006 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 114 replies · 3,458+ views
    Canoe ^ | October 23, 2006
    NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine who tossed a beer keg into a burning barrel at a party, causing a deadly explosion that sent metal shards slicing through a crowd of people, police said. The explosion early Sunday killed Sean Caselli, 22, of New Milford. Seven other people were taken to hospitals with burns and shrapnel wounds, police said. Caselli was struck in the neck by a piece of flying metal. Police Sgt. Lee Grabner said investigators interviewed witnesses Sunday to try to identify the person who threw a quarter-keg of beer into the flames, and...
  • Another Kerry Email: "We Are the Troops" (Barf)

    09/12/2006 12:48:07 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 59 replies · 1,393+ views
    John Kerry Email ^ | 9/12/06 | John Kerry
    Dear Friend, I remember when I was back home from Vietnam and veterans were speaking out against the Vietnam war policy, someone yelled at the vets: "You should support the troops." One of those veterans said simply: "Lady, we are the troops." With a war in Iraq gone horribly wrong and a Republican attack machine determined to smear those who speak out, there's nothing more important this fall than electing veterans to Congress who can speak out about Iraq with a special moral authority. And man, do we need them. Recently, John "Randy" Kuhl, a Republican incumbent House member from...