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  • John Madden Statue Unveiling in Carmel-By-The-Sea

    05/18/2024 6:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 17, 2024 | Naveed Habibelahian
    Legendary coach John Madden had a statue of himself unveiled today in front of Bruno's Market and Deli in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Organizers say it will serve as a lasting tribute to the iconic coach and broadcaster who would frequently visit the deli while he lived in Carmel. The project took nearly a year to complete.
  • Dying Marine vet, 98, finally gets high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out of school to fight in World War Two

    05/18/2024 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | Noa Halff
    A dying Marine veteran was finally handed his high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out to fight in World War Two over eight decades ago. Richard Remp, a 98-year-old marine veteran in hospice care, left school at 17 years of age to serve in World War II, before later continuing his service in Korea and Vietnam. But on Friday he was finally handed the high school diploma he had longed for all these years but never received. Remp told local San Antonio NBC affiliate NEWS4SA: 'On behalf of myself and the Marine Corps, I thank you very...
  • Hunter Biden's lawyers seek to delay California tax trial

    05/18/2024 3:10:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/17/24 | Simon Druker
    May 17 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked a California judge to push the date for his upcoming tax trial to September or later. The trial, accusing Biden of taking part in a tax conspiracy is scheduled to begin June 20, a little more than weeks after he is set to appear in Delaware for a trial on gun charges. The Delaware trial is set to begin on June 3, with Biden's lawyers saying they expect his counsel to remain there until at least June 14 in their submissions to U.S. District Court Judge Mark Scarsi for the delay...
  • Former Trump lawyer John Eastman pleads not guilty in Arizona election case

    05/18/2024 2:40:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 5/17/24 | Theresa Seiger
    PHOENIX — Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty in a Phoenix courthouse on Friday to state charges that he schemed to keep former President Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election, according to multiple reports. Eastman, who advised Trump’s 2020 campaign, appeared briefly before a judge and later told reporters, “I’m confident that with the laws faithfully applied, I will be fully exonerated,” The New York Times reported. “I had zero communications with the electors in Arizona (and) zero involvement in any of the election litigation in Arizona or legislative hearings,” he said, according to The...
  • Argentina's Milei shuts up critics with miracle turnaround of economy, strong security policies

    05/18/2024 1:13:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/18/24 | Peter Aitken
    President Javier Milei of Argentina continues to stun his critics with an economy that has outperformed expectations and continues along an ambitious path for national security, including pursuit of a NATO global partnership. "The fact that you have a president, head of state, who is defending the free market, who is defending the role of entrepreneurs and businessmen as creators of value and just defending deregulation when the tendency in Latin America and much of the West has been to regulate the economy . . . I think that's very positive, not only for Argentina, but for the region as...
  • Embattled Georgia DA Fani Willis and Trump trial judge hit the campaign trail

    05/17/2024 5:38:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/15/24 | Sara Murray, Jason Morris
    CNN — In the high-stakes criminal case against former President Donald Trump in Georgia, the defendant isn’t the only one campaigning. In an election year oddity, both the prosecutor, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and the judge presiding over the case, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, are fighting to keep their seats. “They probably a little nervous,” Willis said with a nod to her team as she took the stage at a recent Democratic Party awards dinner. “They write all these speeches and then I say what I wanna say.” Such is the high-wire act for the...
  • Nathan Wade's estranged wife says he’s failed to pay spousal support since resigning from Fani Willis' office

    05/17/2024 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/24 | Brianna Herlihy, Samantha Daigle
    The estranged wife of ex-special prosecutor Nathan Wade said in a Georgia court filing Friday that Wade claims his resignation from his post at the Fulton County District Attorney's office "constitutes a substantial change in circumstance, rendering him unable to meet his financial obligation" in their divorce proceedings. Wade was hired in 2021 by DA Fani Willis to help prosecute the sweeping election interference case against former President Trump. She was accused by Trump and co-defendants of having an "improper" affair with Wade. On March 15, Wade resigned after a Georgia judge gave Willis an ultimatum of either Willis or...
  • Where does Yosemite rank as best National Park for hiking?

    05/17/2024 4:51:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KSEE ^ | May 17, 2024 | Cristina Lombardo
    Yosemite has ranked high on a list of the top 10 list national parks for hiking, according to a recent report. The report by KURU Footwear considered all 63 national parks and looked at several metrics including the number of trails, miles of trails, and a high average trail rating score. ‘Most Instagrammable’: Yosemite awarded online top spot They also determined the crowd density in each park by comparing the average number of daily visitors with the acreage of the park. The list has placed Yosemite National Park at number one, and nearby Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National...
  • This Taco Stand Just Won a Michelin Star, and It Only Serves 4 Things

    05/17/2024 4:48:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | May 16, 2024 | Stacey Leasca
    Note to self: Go to Mexico City immediately.Need one more reason to book a trip to Mexico City? Easy. You need to go taste the food at El Califa de León, the very first Mexican taco stand to earn a Michelin star. In May, a Michelin representative presented chef Arturo Rivera Martínez with the award, including the coveted white chef's jacket, which the Associated Press noted he didn't even bother putting on. He was just too busy searing his daily meats. The taco stand, located in the San Rafael neighborhood, only serves four tacos, but those four tacos, Michelin explained,...
  • Ex-top Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seeks presidential pardon ahead of sentencing

    05/17/2024 4:20:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/17/24 | MURI ASSUNÇÃO
    Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has applied for a presidential pardon ahead of her upcoming sentencing on perjury and mortgage fraud convictions, according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden by the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday. Mosby, who was convicted on one count of mortgage fraud and two counts of perjury, is set to be sentenced next week. In February, a federal jury agreed she had made a false statement on a mortgage application for a home in Long Boat Key, Fla. The verdict came about three months after another jury convicted the once-high-profile prosecutor on...
  • Archegos founder who lost $36billion returns to court for blockbuster Wall Street trial about how he lost $36billion in a single week

    05/17/2024 3:31:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/24 | Will Potter
    A billionaire Wall Street financier who notoriously lost tens of billions in a matter of days has returned to court for his blockbuster fraud trial. Sung Kook 'Bill' Hwang, 60, the founder of Archegos Capital Management, is alleged to have triggered over $100 billion in shareholder losses when his family office fund failed to meet margin calls in March 2021. He was arrested in April 2022 and charged with fraud, racketeering and conspiracy, as prosecutors claim he carried out a scheme to defraud investors by lying about his firm's portfolio, which at one point stood at over $100 billion. If...
  • Archaeologists Dug Up a Vanished Texas Town and Found 10,000 Artifacts

    05/17/2024 2:43:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Texas ^ | May 6, 2024 | Pam LeBlanc
    It’s part of a $51 million project to rebuild Washington-on-the-Brazos, “the birthplace of Texas,” where the declaration that created the Republic of Texas was signed.In 1843, Sam Houston toiled away at a desk in a sixteen-by-sixteen-foot log cabin not far from the muddy banks of the Brazos River. From that makeshift office in Washington-on-the-Brazos, about halfway between Austin and Houston, the then-president of the new Republic of Texas penned letters inviting the chiefs of several Native American tribes to join him for a council meeting. Many of the chiefs came, among them leaders from the Caddo, Delaware, and Shawnee tribes....
  • NYPD video shows Citi Bike rider who viciously attacked NYC Orthodox Jewish boys

    05/17/2024 12:41:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/17/2024 | Amanda Woods
    The callous Citi Bike rider who attacked two Orthodox Jewish boys in Brooklyn is shown in new surveillance footage released by the NYPD on Friday — as the department probes the violence as a possible hate crime. The victims, 11 and 13 — dressed traditionally as they played with several others on Franklin Avenue near Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant — were both targeted Sunday night when the rider spotted them as he pedaled down the street. “Get off the sidewalk,” the man, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, allegedly snarled at the kids as he rode past...
  • Ousted UWL chancellor Joe Gow and wife open up about impact of scandal and strong relationship (WI)

    05/17/2024 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Channel 3000 Staff
    Back in December, Former UWL Chancellor Joe Gow was stripped of his Chancellorship and barred from campus the UW Board of Regents discovered he and his wife had been posting intimate videos of themselves on pornographic website. While Gow has said he understands the university’s decision to remove him as chancellor, it’s their push to terminate his position as a tenured professor he’s opposing. On Wednesday, in an exclusive interview with News 8 Now, Gow and his wife, Carmen Wilson, offered a candid look at the challenges ahead of them as they defend his faculty position. On Thursday, the couple...
  • Release the Hur interview audio, Joe Biden, and stop feeding the inevitable conspiracy theories

    05/17/2024 12:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/24 | Post Editorial Board
    <p>President Biden cited executive privilege Thursday to block the House Oversight Committee from getting copies of five hours of audio recordings from his interviews with Special Counsel Robert Hur on Oct. 8-9, 2023, as well as tapes of ghostwriter Mark Zwonitzer allegedly admitting to deleting incriminating recordings of Biden discussing classified information.</p>
  • ‘West Point’ for Democratic operatives hired director who called terrorism the ‘dream of politics’

    05/17/2024 12:23:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News via the New York Post ^ | 5/16/24 | Hannah Grossman
    The “West Point for Democratic operatives,” which credits itself for aiding President Biden’s victory, hired a digital director, who previously shared that “terrorism is the dream of politics.” Johannah King-Slutzky landed the digital director gig at the Democratic-aligned The Arena during the Fall in 2019, a few years after she had made a post discussing “terrorism” on her personal blog. “Terrorism is the dream of politics — ultimate togetherness, ultimate realness — in a way that neuters criticism,” the post on JKS’s personal blog said prior to her hire. “The point is this: Terrorism (and American anti-terrorism) are compelling because...
  • DA Alvin Bragg lets NYC crime run rampant as he pursues empty case against Trump

    05/16/2024 11:43:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/24 | Tim Rosenberger
    Headline-chasing Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg’s vanity project of a trial against former president Donald Trump comes at a high cost for New Yorkers. The time and expense Bragg has devoted to the flimsy-as-a-cobweb Trump charges are indefensible given how many dangerous crimes go unprosecuted. Criminals roam the streets with little fear of facing jail time. Manhattan’s crime clearance rate is an abysmal 29.8%. In 2023, NYC’s 109,303 prosecuted arrests resulted in an imprisonment rate of less than 7%. While Trump is going to trial and faces six to eight weeks of “embarrassing evidence,” most New York criminal cases summarily...
  • Fani Willis investigated by GOP senators over alleged abuse of federal funds

    05/16/2024 4:12:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/24 | Ryan King
    Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are investigating whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office misused federal funds. The two Republican senators highlighted multiple reports accusing Willis’ office of squandering funds, including from the Justice Department Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and other initiatives, on frivolous items such as “swag” and unrelated travel. “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, OJJDP awarded Fulton County nearly $500,000 to establish the Fulton County Center of Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention,” Grassley (R-Iowa) and Johnson (R-Wis.) wrote in a letter to Willis Wednesday. “The Center has yet to open and the ‘building...
  • European Car Makers Hitting the Brakes on Electric Vehicles

    05/16/2024 11:17:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    InfoWars ^ | May 16th 2024, 6:11 am | Bridget Ryder | The European Conservative
    Car manufacturers are slowing their transition to producing electric vehicles (EVs), because of low customer demand and production problems. Mercedes-Benz announced to investors in March of this year that it is going back on its pledge to sell only fully electric cars by 2030. Instead, investors were told that the company plans to continue to make gasoline-powered cars well into the next decade. Fully electric cars and hybrids will account for only up to half of its sales by 2030. It appears that carmakers are suffering after committing wholeheartedly to the ideological fad of EVs, rather than introducing them as...
  • Over a dozen victims ambushed by NYC teen robbery crew at Bronx park in months-long spree: cops

    05/16/2024 6:47:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/15/2024 | Amanda Woods
    A teen robbery crew ambushed more than a dozen victims — most around their own age — during a months-long violent mugging spree in and around the Bronx’s Claremont Park, police said this week. Three boys, 13, 14 and 17, plus an 18-year-old, Sincere Johnson, have been arrested in connection to the string of callous crimes that began back in January, the NYPD said — adding cops are still hunting for at least two more suspects. Most of the victims — some of whom were punched or threatened with knives during the muggings — were teenagers, as young as 14,...