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  • Joby Aviation to Continue Testing, Building Air Taxis at Marina Airport

    02/20/2020 4:16:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 19, 2020 | Christopher Salas
    The Marina City Council voted to approve the conditional use permit that allows Joby Aviation to test their prototype air taxis at the airport. The company wants to build a 580-thousand square foot manufacturing facility at the airport that will provide as many as 1,600 jobs to the regionThe Marina City Council voted to approve the conditional use permit that allows Joby Aviation to test their prototype air taxis at the airport. The company wants to build a 580-thousand square foot manufacturing facility at the airport that will provide as many as 1,600 jobs to the region
  • Sighting of Man With AR-15 Prompts Lockdown of Miami-Dade School

    02/20/2020 3:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | February 20, 2020
    A code red was issued at South Dade Senior High SchoolA man was arrested Thursday after he was seen with an AR-15 near a southwest Miami-Dade school, prompting a campus lockdown, school officials said. Numerous calls to 911 reported sightings of a man riding an ATV with the rifle's barrel protruding from his bookbag while parents dropped off their children at around 7 a.m. at South Dade Senior High School, police said in an arrest report. School officials locked down the campus as police searched for hours. They did not find an intruder or anyone with a gun and reopened...
  • Ilhan Omar's Friend Says Congresswoman 'Married Her Brother' To Get Him Into School

    02/20/2020 2:55:12 PM PST · by Steve1999 · 17 replies
    NN ^ | 02-20-20 | Jack Murphy
    Ilhan Omar's long time friend has revealed that the congresswoman told friends years ago that her second husband was, in fact, her brother.Abdihakim Osman went on record claiming Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could remain in the United States, at the same time she was married to her first husband, Ahmed Hirsi.
  • Beachfront Camping Coming to Fort Ord Dunes

    02/20/2020 11:09:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 19, 2020
    The Central Coast is getting a new beachfront campground. California State Parks has been trying to build campsites at Fort Ord Dunes State Park for more than a decade and the project is finally moving forward. Advertisement "This spring we are really excited to announce that we are going out to bid," said State Parks Monterey District Superintendent Brent Marshall. State Parks has received all of the necessary permits and Marshall said construction on the $25 million project could start as soon as this fall. The campground will be nestled between the dunes and out of the view of Highway...
  • Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers weigh allowing euthanasia

    02/20/2020 9:14:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2020 | Barry Hatton
    Portugal’s parliament debated Thursday whether to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people, with lawmakers expected to vote to approve the procedures later in the day. Outside the parliament building in Lisbon, hundreds of people opposed to euthanasia waved banners and chanted “Sim a vida!” (“Yes to life!”). One banner said, “Euthanasia doesn’t end suffering, it ends life.” Some people held up crucifixes and religious effigies. Approval of one of the five bills being discussed would leave Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures. But the country’s president is known...
  • Swastika spray-painted on Jewish-owned business in New Jersey

    02/19/2020 7:14:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 02/20/20 04:16 | Ben Ariel
    A large blue swastika and the words “white power” were spray-painted on a Jewish-owned business in Jackson, New Jersey, JTA reported on Wednesday. The business, which police declined to name, is owned by a Jewish family who lives in nearby Lakewood which has a large haredi population. The apparent vandal was captured on surveillance video, which showed a woman getting out of her vehicle and walking behind a trailer located on the property of the business, which was later vandalized, reported the Lakewood Scoop. Police did not say if the incident is being investigated as a hate crime, according to...
  • Irish election: Fianna Fáil 'will try to form government without Sinn Féin'

    02/19/2020 2:29:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/19/2020
    Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will seek to form a government without Sinn Féin. Both parties have been seeking a path to a viable coalition since the Irish general election earlier in February. Fianna Fáil’s parliamentary party met last Thursday and decided forming a coalition with Sinn Féin “would not be the right thing to do”. On Wednesday, Mr. Martin said a steering group would be set up to formally engage with other parties. He said the group, made up of members of the Fianna Fáil front bench, would begin formal engagements with other parties and...
  • Pennsylvania Democrat apologizes for old pro-Trump, anti-Hillary Clinton Facebook posts

    02/19/2020 11:50:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    A Pennsylvania Democrat endorsed by a local committee to run for the state's seat in the House of Representatives is facing backlash after the contender she defeated dredged up old posts made on social media indicating she bashed Hillary Clinton and expressed her support for President Trump instead. Heather Kass, of Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood, apologized for the resurfaced Facebook posts, in which she slammed recipients of ObamaCare, saying "THESE LAZY NO GOOD IDIOTS SUCKING THE SYSTEM DRY AND I STILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM." She also wrote in the post from 2015, "GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!" with 12 exclamation points, according...
  • Germany: Bill requires sites to report hate speech to police

    02/19/2020 11:52:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2020 | Frank Jordans
    Sharing threats made by someone else could soon become a punishable offense in Germany, after the government approved a bill Wednesday designed to crack down on hate speech and online extremism. Following a regional politician’s slaying and an attack on a synagogue last year, German government ministers announced plans to require companies like Facebook and YouTube to report certain forms of hate speech to the police and to provide the users’ IP addresses. Firms already have to delete such posts. Under the bill that won Cabinet backing, internet companies would have to report a wide range of hate speech to...
  • EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

    02/19/2020 11:09:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2020 | Kelvin Chan
    The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology. […] The EU’s executive Commission said it wants to develop a “framework for trustworthy artificial intelligence.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had ordered her top deputies to come up with a coordinated European approach to artificial intelligence and data strategy 100 days after she took office in December. “We will be particularly careful where essential human rights and interests are at stake,” von der Leyen told reporters in Brussels. “Artificial intelligence must serve...
  • Chinese National Missing for Five Days in Queensland Bush Used Milk Bottle to Survive

    02/19/2020 10:35:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    7News ^ | Monday, 17 February 2020 | Michael Doyle
    A Chinese student who survived in flooded and dense Gold Coast bushland for five days used an empty milk bottle in a life-preserving bid to collect water. Yang Chen went missing on Wednesday last week while walking with a friend in the Tallebudgera Valley. A Chinese student who survived in flooded and dense Gold Coast bushland for five days used an empty milk bottle in a life-preserving bid to collect water. Despite losing her shoes and surviving in caves, Chen has no serious health concerns. Brailsford said Chen jokingly credited survival and adventure-style TV shows for helping her stay alive....
  • UPDATE: Jars of preserved human tongues found under NW Gainesville home may be from research

    02/19/2020 6:14:47 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    WCJB ^ | 2/18/2020 | Patricia Matamoros, AJ Willy
    UPDATE We spoke with Mary Baughman and her ex-husband, Dr. Ronald Baughman. They both say that the tongues found were nothing more than a research project many years ago. Dr. Ronald Baughman was a world-renowned pathologist, researcher and University of Florida Professor Emeritus. He had obtained the specimens during his research when he was early in his career back in the ’60s and ’70s and brought the specimens with him when he came to Florida to work at the University of Florida with the intention of using it in additional research. Baughman says he stored the tongues in the crawl...
  • One man's awesome response to a neighbor's complaint about his Trump flag

    02/18/2020 6:29:35 PM PST · by week 71 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/18/20 | Andrea Widburg
    To date, almost 750,000 people have watched a TikTok video showing a Trump supporter's house festooned with Trump signs and paraphernalia while explaining how that exuberant show came to be. The video's narrator, Harper Lee (@harper334036), pans over the property as she explains what happened, picking up her narrative in midsentence:
  • Ex-con accused of slitting tourist’s throat known as local ‘neck slasher’

    02/18/2020 6:49:28 PM PST · by karpov · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2020 | Tina Moore, Israel Salas-Rodriguez and Tamar Lapin
    The ex-con accused of slitting a French tourist’s throat in a random attack in Harlem is a neighborhood “neck slasher” who’s ducked justice at least twice — infuriating one of his alleged victims, The Post has learned. Khalief Young — who is charged in Friday’s horrific attack on Gabriel Bascou — was busted in June for a Harlem deli slashing, and in October for allegedly pummeling a woman inside his apartment building, according to police sources and court records obtained by The Post. The first case is closed and sealed, and Young was cut loose without bail in the second,...
  • The 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey

    02/18/2020 6:49:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 131 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.15.20 | Peter Genovese
    There are about 9 million of us living here, and we all can’t be delusional. Apart from those who live here primarily because of job or family, most New Jerseyans live here because they like it here! New York City is a quick PATH or train ride away — why live there? The Shore, the Pine Barrens, beautiful countryside, diners, beaches, the nation’s most diverse city, small towns, great scenic highways — does any state pack as much variety into one compact package as New Jersey? Nope. Here are the 50 best reasons to live in New Jersey, from someone...
  • Ex-con accused of slitting tourist’s throat known as local ‘neck slasher’

    02/18/2020 6:29:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 18, 2020 | By Tina Moore, Israel Salas-Rodriguez and Tamar Lapin
    The ex-con accused of slitting a French tourist’s throat in a random attack in Harlem is a neighborhood “neck slasher” who’s ducked justice at least twice — infuriating one of his alleged victims, The Post has learned. Khalief Young — who is charged in Friday’s horrific attack on Gabriel Bascou — was busted in June for a Harlem deli slashing, and in October for allegedly pummeling a woman inside his apartment building, according to police sources and court records obtained by The Post.
  • Luxury dealership heist ends with crash involving 2 stolen Lamborghinis

    02/18/2020 4:23:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 18, 2020
    Two Lamborghinis stolen during an overnight luxury car dealership heist have crashed into each other in Massachusetts, according to police. Police said one person was arrested at the scene in Malden, less than 30 miles away from where they were reported stolen. Two other people are being sought, police said. The SUVs were reported stolen in a 3 a.m. break-in at Herb Chambers in Wayland. "(Police were) notified by the alarm company of a break at this location," Wayland police Lt. Sean Gibbons said. "Responding officers responded to this location, we did observe a break that occurred. Further investigation reveals...
  • Orcas Spotted Early in Monterey Bay

    02/18/2020 3:35:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 17, 2020 | Caitlin Conrad
    Typically orcas don't show up in Monterey until April and May but this year something different is happening.Spectacular video from local outfitter Monterey Bay Whale Watch shows orca action in the Monterey Bay on Friday. The whale watching outfitter's owner and marine biologist Nancy Black said her crews came across two killer whale pods. Making for some happy tourists. Advertisement "Killer whales are the top everybody is hoping to see them," said Black. On Monday the orcas were nowhere to be seen. "One humpback whale and they said 11 gray whales," said whale watcher Michelle Chen about what she saw...
  • Norfolk Southern closes Roanoke Distribution Center, moves Locomotive Shop work to PA

    02/18/2020 3:00:57 PM PST · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WDBJ 7 ^ | February 18, 2020 | WDBJ Staff
    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Norfolk Southern has announced the closure of its Roanoke Distribution Center, and says work associated with its Roanoke Locomotive Shop (East End) will move to Altoona, Pennsylvania. The plan is for employees at the Roanoke Distribution Center to continue working through about April 18, 2020, and those at the Roanoke Locomotive Shop will work until about May 18, 2020. The company says all roughly 85 mechanical workers will be offered the opportunity to relocate to the Juniata Locomotive Shop and continue their employment with Norfolk Southern. Nineteen clerical positions are being eliminated. The company says it will...
  • Pirates' legend Bill Mazeroski's house in Hempfield goes on auction block.

    02/18/2020 12:10:28 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 9 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 2/18/2020 | Joe Napsha
    The Westmoreland County home of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Bill Mazeroski and his wife will go to the highest bidder, with the sale coming less than three months after memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career and other household items attracted hundreds of people to a New Year’s Day auction. Bids on Bill and Milene Mazeroski’s house on Walton Tea Room Road, located in Hempfield, are scheduled to be taken March 22, according to Mark Ferry Auctioneers of Unity. The 1,700-square-foot house has three bedrooms, three baths and sits on 19.6 acres, according to an auction listing. The modest single-story ranch...