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  • Six suspected terrorists with ISIS ties arrested in sting operation in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia: sources

    06/11/2024 1:15:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies ^ | 6/11/2024 | Jennie Taer
    Six Russian nationals suspected to have terror ties to ISIS have been arrested in a coordinated sting operation spanning Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, The Post can exclusively reveal. Two ICE sources confirmed to The Post they arrested the six people, who hail from Tajikistan, over the last week after the FBI contacted the agency to warn it. Part of the investigation featured a wiretap which revealed one of the now-arrested individuals was talking about bombs, the sources said. “Remember the Boston marathon [bombing]? I’m afraid something like that might happen again or worse,” one of the sources told...
  • NY Gov. Kathy Hochul orders MTA to stand down over NYC Marathon $750K toll fight

    04/04/2024 1:02:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/04/2024 | Carl Campanile and Emily Crane
    Stand down — and fix this mess! Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday nixed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s efforts to squeeze a $750,000 toll from the organizers of the New York City Marathon — after The Post highlighted widespread outrage over the “cash grab” move. “I’ve directed the MTA to fix this mess and allow the marathon to move forward as it always has,” Hochul said in a statement to The Post. “The marathon is an iconic symbol of New York City’s tenacity and resilience that unites communities across the five boroughs each fall.” Hochul’s decision to thwart the MTA’s latest...
  • MTA demands NYC Marathon cough up $750K toll for crossing Verrazzano Bridge in latest congestion pricing scheme

    04/03/2024 9:02:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/03/2024 | Emily Crane
    The MTA’s latest congestion pricing scheme: Charge runners for crossing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. The transit agency is waging war against the organizers of the New York City Marathon, demanding $750,000 to make up for toll revenue lost during the iconic race. And if New York Road Runners doesn’t pay up, the agency is threatening to restrict use of the bridge, potentially reducing the number of runners who can compete in the wildly popular event each November, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing internal memos. During hardball negotiations, the MTA initially said runners — who start the marathon on Staten...
  • Hiking in the footsteps of Bhutan's bizarre Snowman Race

    12/23/2023 8:36:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri, December 22, 2023 | Julian Ryall
    The Snowman Race is an event that revels in its superlatives. It is the highest ultra-marathon in the world, it is widely considered the most demanding and, even though it is invitation-only for athletes who have a track record of competing in extreme races, it still has an alarmingly high drop-out rate. In its first iteration in 2022, the 125-mile route – which covers some of the toughest terrain of northern Bhutan – required the 29 athletes who took part to run at an average altitude of 4,267m (14,000ft) for five days and climb multiple Himalayan passes over 5,470m (17,946ft)....
  • Car bombs kill at least two in Russian Dagestan

    05/22/2013 5:53:19 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Steve Gutterman
    Car bombs kill at least two in Russia's Dagestan AFP - Getty Images Police investigators work at a blast site outside a building used by court officials in central Makhachkala, Russia, on Monday. At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured in twin car-bomb blasts. By Steve Gutterman, Reuters MAKHACHKALA, Russia - Two car bombs killed at least two people on Monday in Dagestan, a turbulent province in Russia's North Caucasus region where armed groups are waging an Islamist insurgency. The mother of the two brothers suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing has told ITV News...
  • 11,000 runners DQed from Mexico City Marathon for cheating

    09/08/2023 5:53:07 PM PDT · by texas booster · 30 replies and ^ | Sept 8 2023 | Miles Schachner
    The Mexico City marathon has ended in farcical scenes after an insane number of competitors were disqualified for the same reason. The Mexico City Marathon may have to start investing in some improved anti-cheating functionality.A staggering 11,000 runners out of a 30,000-person field were disqualified after they cut some part of the course during the 42km race on August 27, the Spanish newspaper Marca reported.The newspaper reported the runners were disqualified after missing checkpoints placed every five kilometres.Some runners allegedly used vehicles or public transport to cut the course, the report said.“The Mexico City Sports Institute informs that it will...
  • Massive Fire Shuts One of the Largest Oil Refineries in the US Causing Gas Prices to Soar

    08/29/2023 8:00:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | August 29, 2023 | Jason Walsh
    A massive fire broke out at the Petroleum refinery in Louisiana on Friday, forcing the plant, which is one of the largest oil refineries in the US, to shut down The fire broke out at the Marathon Petroleum’s Garyville refinery Friday morning, WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported. While the fire was extinguished on Monday, it still remains shut down, according to, the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The WSJ reported that the fire also led to a two-mile radius evacuation order. “Out of an abundance of caution, the facility began a shutdown process of units closest to the...
  • ‘Celebration of inclusivity’: London Marathon stands by transgender runner Glenique Frank

    04/28/2023 1:04:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/28/2023 | Lee Brown
    Marathon officials are standing behind trans runner Glenique Frank — maintaining that she did nothing wrong when she beat nearly 14,000 women in the female category of a race that is “a unique celebration of inclusivity.” Hugh Brasher, the event director of the TCS London Marathon, spoke out a day after the 54-year-old trans woman said she feared being stripped of her medal and being banned from future races for entering the competition as female. However, Brasher told The Post that only elite and championship competitors — which Frank is not — “are held under World Athletics rules, which exclude...
  • Transgender athlete apologises for running London Marathon as female despite having not transitioned

    04/25/2023 4:39:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    Telegraph via Yahoo ^ | April 25, 2023 | Oliver Brown
    Glenique Frank, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has apologised for competing in the London Marathon in the female category after The Telegraph highlighted how the runner was able to exploit a loophole in UK Athletics’ updated transgender policy to take part. After lining up in the recent New York and Tokyo Marathons as a man, Glen Frank, the 54-year-old was permitted to enter last Sunday’s race as a woman, Glenique, recording a time of 4hr 11min 28sec and finishing in 6,160th place in a female field of over 20,000. Frank has committed not to run another race...
  • Florida Man Gets DUI On His Bicycle Attempting To Flee From Deputies

    03/30/2023 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsbreak Marathon ^ | March 29, 2023 | Jake Grissom
    A 28-year-old intoxicated Florida man on a bicycle was arrested Wednesday after he failed to exit U.S. 1 or stop for deputies. Clayton Guy Peavey of Marathon was charged with DUI and fleeing and eluding, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, Peavey was impeding traffic while on a bicycle on U.S. 1 near 15th Street at approximately 9 a.m. Deputies attempted to stop Peavey with their lights and sirens activated. Peavey did not stop and began to peddle faster. He finally stopped at 29th Street after tiring and was booked into the Monroe County Jail on a...
  • Spring Hill Woman with Pagan motorcycle club arrested for meth in Florida Keys

    02/15/2023 12:42:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Pasco News ^ | February 14, 2023 | Managing Editor, Pasco News Online
    MONROE COUNTY, FLa.- Two suspected members of the Pagans motorcycle gang were arrested in separate incidents — one for having an outstanding warrant and another for illegal weapon possession. “Anyone who comes to the Florida Keys and commits crimes will be on my radar,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “I am committed to the safety of this community.” • Nicole Marie Fortier, 45, Springhill, Florida, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine (.4 grams), possession of a concealed weapon without a permit (a 9mm pistol), and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on U.S. 1 near 17th Court in Marathon....
  • Man arrested after stealing over $1,000 worth of electric toothbrushes from Walgreens, deputies say (#FloridaMan)

    12/06/2022 12:09:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies ^ | December 6, 2022 | Ryan Mackey
    MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A 37-year-old Islamorada man who stole six electric toothbrushes from Walgreens in Marathon was arrested on Monday morning, authorities said. According to authorities, deputies responded to the Walgreens on 53rd Street around 10:40 a.m. where employees and witnesses stated a man walked out of the store with the items without paying. They added he was driving a white Lexus. Deputies later identified the man as Tracy Jay Mofield. Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the Lexus was located near Mile Marker 57. Mofield sped away, but officers did not pursue him for safety reasons....
  • Homeless Florida Man Jailed After Setting Tents On Fire And Hitting Victim With Metal Grate

    11/29/2022 6:26:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Tampa Free Press ^ | November 23, 2022 | Jake Grissom
    A 56-year-old homeless Florida man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to set tents on fire and attacking a person with a metal grate. Adrian Nelson Yarbrough, 56, Marathon, was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery, damage to property, attempted arson, and aggravated assault. The Sheriff’s Office was called to 20th Street at approximately 11 p.m. regarding a man who was yelling at people, attempting to set tents on fire, and threatening to kill people. The investigation found that Yarbrough got into an argument with several victims there. He poured water on their tents, telling them it was gasoline. According to deputies,...
  • ‘Uncle Chen’ Is the 50-Year-Old Smoking Marathon Runner Astounding the Internet

    11/16/2022 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    SBnation ^ | Nov 16, 2022 | James Dator
    Who doesn’t want to ... smoke while running?No athlete in the world matters anymore other than “Uncle Chen,” a mysterious marathon enigma who smokes while running. Chen has garnered a following on Chinese social media site Weibo, with various photos of him lighting up and running making the rounds on the site. Uncle Chen finished the Xin’anjiang Marathon in Jiande, China with a time of 3 hrs 28 mins, all while chain smoking an entire damn packet of cigarettes according to local reports. This is nothing new for him either, and lighting up before running is a part of his...
  • Why the Romans had Better Teeth than Modern Europeans

    11/01/2022 8:43:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 2, 2022 | Garrett Ryan (as toldinstone)
    Chapters:0:00 Introduction1:09 Toothpicks and tooth powders2:49 Dealing with bad breath and toothache3:47 Established Titles5:13 Roman dentistry6:28 Dentures7:05 The evidence from Pompeii8:25 Worn enamel and plaqueWhy the Romans had Better Teeth than Modern Europeanstoldinstone | September 2, 2022
  • London Marathon offers non-binary option for mass event

    09/14/2022 6:50:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | September 14, 2022
    London (AFP) – Entrants in the mass-participation event at next year's London Marathon will be offered a non-binary gender option. Organisers said it was part of a drive to make the race the "most diverse, equitable and inclusive marathon in the world". Three gender options -- male, female and non-binary -- will be offered to all participants registering for the mass participation element of the event. The Boston Marathon announced a similar change this week.
  • Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got $1,400 in COVID Relief That Feds Seek to Claim

    01/06/2022 3:41:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 01/05/22 | Aila Slisco
    Prosecutors have filed a motion seeking funds from Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's inmate trust account, including a $1,400 COVID-19 relief payment he received in 2021. Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Nathaniel Mendell filed a motion on Wednesday asking for funds from Tsarnaev's account to be taken and used as restitution to his victims, according to Boston Fox affiliate WFXT. The motion indicated that Tsarnaev had an account balance of $3,885.06 as of Dec. 22, 2021, including a $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment deposited to the account in June. Prisoners were largely eligible to receive $1,400 payments included...
  • She’s not running: Activists seek Sinema in vain at Boston Marathon

    10/12/2021 5:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Far-left demonstrators flew to Boston Monday to confront Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over her opposition to the massive social spending bill being pushed by President Biden and Democratic congressional leaders — announcing their intention to do so as she ran the Boston Marathon. Just one problem: Sinema didn’t run the race. “While Kyrsten qualified for and attended the race, she could not run because of her continued recovery from a broken foot,” the senator’s spokesman John LaBombard told The Post in an email Monday night.
  • NNSA To Conduct Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey Over Boston Marathon Race Route Oct. 8-11

    10/08/2021 12:58:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ladailypost ^ | October 7, 2021 - 9:39 am | Carol A. Clark on
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Boston and the Boston Marathon race route, Friday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 11. NNSA’s Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) aircraft will measure naturally occurring background radiation as part of standard preparations to protect public health and safety on the day of the event. The aerial surveys are in support of the 2021 Boston Marathon. The public may see NNSA’s twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, which is equipped with radiation sensing technology. The helicopter will fly in a grid pattern over the areas at...
  • Boston Marathon paying tribute to 2-time Indigenous champion

    09/27/2021 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2021 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE
    BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon publicly apologized for running the 125th edition of the planet’s most celebrated footrace on Indigenous Peoples Day. The Boston Marathon traditionally is held in mid-April on Massachusetts’ unique Patriots Day holiday. In 2020, it was canceled in its traditional format for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic, and because of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it’s being run this year in the autumn rather than the spring. Next month’s running falls on Indigenous Peoples Day — observed in some places as an alternative to Columbus Day — and that rankled...