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  • Ghost-Gun Company Raided by Federal Agents

    12/11/2020 11:09:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/11/20 | Zusha Elinson
    Federal agents on Thursday raided one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of ghost-gun parts, a sign that federal law enforcement is cracking down on kits that allow people to make weapons at home. The raid target, Nevada-based Polymer80, is suspected of illegally manufacturing and distributing firearms, failing to pay taxes, shipping guns across state lines and failing to conduct background investigations, according to an application for a search warrant unsealed Thursday after the raid took place. The probe focuses on Polymer80’s “Buy Build Shoot Kit,” which includes the parts to build a “ghost” handgun. The kit, which Polymer80 sells online,...
  • October deadliest month in Missouri for virus; hospitalizations hit record

    11/05/2020 10:33:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    stltoday ^ | 11/05/2020 | Annika Merrilees
    ST. LOUIS — October became the deadliest month for Missouri in the coronavirus pandemic as fatalities statewide rose to 618 for the month, surpassing September, with the toll still likely to climb. At the same time Wednesday, Missouri reported another grim record: The state’s seven-day total hospitalization average rose to 1,604, marking the first time that number has surpassed 1,600. Missouri hospitalization data lags three days, and not every hospital reports every day.
  • US sets record with over 77,000 COVID cases in one day

    10/23/2020 9:09:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 130 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/23/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    More than 77,000 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the US on Thursday alone — setting a new record for daily infections, statistics show. Thursday’s numbers — 77,640 new cases — eclipsed the previous record set on July 29, when 75,723 new cases were reported, according to a tally by NBC News. A total of 921 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported on Thursday.
  • Coronavirus live updates: Fauci sets record straight on masks after debate

    09/30/2020 12:51:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 09/30/2020 | Jon Haworth and Emily Shapiro
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says President Donald Trump's claims on Fauci's stance on masks were "taken out of context" at Tuesday's presidential debate. During the debate Trump claimed Fauci initially said "masks are not good. Then he changed his mind." When Democratic nominee Joe Biden said if all Americans wore masks, and social-distanced between now and January, 100,000 lives could be saved, Trump responded, "Dr. Fauci said the opposite
  • Fourth day of record COVID-19 deaths in Florida

    07/31/2020 9:24:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    heraldtribune ^ | 07/31/2020 | Staff Report
    The Florida Department of Health announced 9,007 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 470,386 since the pandemic began. For the fourth day, the number of reported deaths of Florida residents broke a record. On Friday 257 new deaths were reported, surpassing Thursday’s single-day record increase. It’s the third day in a row with more than 200 new deaths. COVID-19 deaths in Florida are at 6,843 for Florida residents since the pandemic began. Manatee County had six new deaths reported, to bring total deaths to 182. One...
  • Florida Just Broke the Single-Day Record for New Coronavirus Cases in the USA

    07/12/2020 9:16:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/12/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The Florida Department of Health on Sunday reported 15,299 new Wuhan coronavirus cases. This is the largest number of cases reported in a single day. The record was previously held by New York when they reported 12,274 new cases, TIME reported. The reason Florida saw an uptick in positive cases is because they also had a record-breaking number of tests that were conducted. The state currently has 269,811 positive infections. In total, 18,271 people were hospitalized as a result of the virus. As of now, 2,576,813 people have been tested for the Wuhan coronavirus. That puts the Sunshine State's infection...
  • Texas Shatters Daily Record With Over 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases

    07/08/2020 6:26:14 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 154 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Sophie Lewis
    Texas has once again broken its single-day record for new coronavirus cases. The state reported 10,028 new cases Tuesday as officials warned that hospitals are reaching capacity. The previous daily record was 8,260 new cases on July 4. There are now more than 200,000 cases across the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state also set a new record for single-day deaths, with 60.
  • Water Rocket Record

    06/15/2020 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct, 7, 2018 | Air Command Rockets
    Test flight at 1000 psi
  • Did 1 in 20 of American Households Purchase a Gun in Response to COVID-19?

    04/09/2020 4:43:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy Dean Weingarten At the end of March 2020, conducted a survey asking people if they had purchased a firearm in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is reported to have found one in 20 households purchased a gun with that reason in mind. Another one in ten households were said to be considering purchasing a gun for that reason. From One in 20 households say they've bought a gun in response to the coronavirus outbreak. That's according to an exclusive Newsy/Ipsos survey showing that many Americans have reacted to COVID-19 and the uncertainty brought on by...
  • Fisherman breaks state record with monster 37-pound lake trout [NH]

    03/02/2020 8:43:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | By Alicia Lee, CNN Updated 8:43 PM ET, Sun March 1, 2020
    Thomas Knight with the enormous lake trout that broke New Hampshire's 62-year-old state record for the largest lake trout. (CNN)When Thomas Knight set out on the ice to go fishing for lake trout, he was determined to haul in a big one. He came prepared with an 11-inch sucker because big bait attracts big fish, he said. But what he reeled in was bigger than anything he could have imagined. Knight, of Meredith, New Hampshire, caught a lake trout last Tuesday that weighed in at 37.65 pounds, easily breaking the state record that was more than 60 years old. The...
  • The U.S. stock market shrugged off the impending impeachment vote Wednesday morning, pushing major U.S. stock indexes to record highs.

    12/18/2019 1:01:18 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2019 | JOHN CARNEY
    The U.S. stock market shrugged off the impending impeachment vote Wednesday morning, pushing major U.S. stock indexes to record highs. The S&P 500 moved up to 3198 to set a new high in the first hour of trading Wednesday morning. The Nasdaq Composite also hit its highest level ever. The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher but remained just below the all-time high set on Monday. [snip] The stock market has had a tremendous year. The Dow is up 19.49 percent compared with a year ago. The S&P 500 is up 25.42 percent. The Nasdaq is up 30.18 percent. [snip]...
  • Record-breaker Helen Rennie on clocking up 120 consecutive months skiing on Scottish snow

    12/10/2019 7:18:11 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | December 9, 2019 | Roger Cox
    On 2 October 2019, following an early dusting of snow in Highlands, a retired geography teacher from Inverness called Helen Rennie hiked up to a gentle slope near the top of Cairn Gorm, clipped on her skis and slid a short distance downhill... In doing so she made history, becoming the first person to ski on Scottish snow at least once a month, every month for ten years. Typically, when adventurers complete notable challenges, there is some sort of fanfare: cheering crowds, jostling camera crews, salivating sponsors. In Rennie’s case, however, the celebrations were far from extravagant. “I’m not really...
  • Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy

    11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 12, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough. Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30. Shaving 22 minutes off a...
  • Taylor Swift's former label blasts her Scooter Braun 'bullying' claims, says she knew about sale

    07/01/2019 5:56:33 AM PDT · by nickedknack · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2019 | Jessica Sager
    Taylor Swift lashed out at her Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta for selling the label, including the masters of her first six albums, to Kanye West's former manager Scooter Braun, who she accused of "manipulative bullying." Late Sunday, Borchetta fired back at the "Mean" singer's claims.
  • One woman, 223 oysters: New record set at Wintzell’s

    04/30/2019 4:34:20 PM PDT · by boycott · 57 replies ^ | 4-30-2019 | Lawrence Specker
    “I never thought I’d say this, but that’s a lot of oysters,” Kristen Amy McElhaney said Tuesday, about two-thirds of the way to setting a new women’s record at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile. Since she was a little girl, McElhaney had wanted to be on the board of recordholders at Wintzell's. And now, at 33, she'd decided to go for it and raise some funds for the Distinguished Young Women scholarship competition. She'd been a participant in 2002, and an oyster-eating challenge has long been a part of the AJM/DYW experience. But McElhaney wasn't playing at the amateur level...
  • Texas high school sprinter blows past competition with incredible 100-meter dash

    04/30/2019 11:28:39 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 April 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Texas high school sprinter set an incredible mark at a 100-meter event Saturday. Matthew Boling, of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, set a 9.98 mark at the Region III-6A track and field event. The 18-year-old posted a video of his sprint on Twitter and said “New PR and 100m high school record all conditions, 9.98.” Other social media users immediately dubbed him “White Lightning.” Boling’s mark was the fastest time by an American under 20 years old, according to Yahoo Australia. However, the mark wouldn’t be considered a national record because he received a 4.2 mph tailwind. Boling...
  • Government shutdown breaks record,with no end in sight

    01/12/2019 4:19:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/12/2019 | David Brunnstrom, David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned for the weekend, warned of a much lengthier impasse and blamed the Democrats. “We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their ‘vacations’ and get back to work,” he tweeted.
  • Bridge beams made in West Valley City—more than 200 feet long

    12/26/2018 11:05:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 12, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    Most newer concrete beams that hold up Utah highway bridges are around 145 feet long. But the Utah Department of Transportation is about to place six that are 40 percent longer — 203 feet — to help widen Interstate 15 in Lehi. They are longer than the iconic Cinderella’s castle in Walt Disney World (189 feet) is high, or the leaning tower of Pisa (185 feet). They also will be the third-longest single-component beams in the United States, slightly shorter than two in Orlando, Fla., and Seattle, said Lee Wegner, with Forterra Structural Precast, the West Valley City company that...
  • Rosenstein's Fate Could Turn on Which Account Trump Believes

    09/23/2018 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 | Unknown
    The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!" Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at the time said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic, and reportedly suggested removing the commander in chief from office. Rosenstein issued a swift denial to both claims. The revelation that the second-ranking Justice Department official had even broached those ideas has created even more uncertainty for him at a time when Trump has railed against...
  • Danny Thompson breaks wheel-driven land speed record at 448.757 mph (Bonneville Speed Week)

    08/25/2018 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Auto Week ^ | 08/13/2018 | staff
    Danny Thompson, son of the late, great Mickey Thompson, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he shattered the piston-powered, wheel-driven land speed record at Bonneville with a blistering two-way average run of 448.757 mph Sunday. “We did it!” Thompson wrote on the team’s website. “On Sunday morning, eight years of hard work culminated in a 450.909-mph return run. Averaged with yesterday's speed of 446.605 mph, we achieved a new two-way AA/FS record of 448.757 mph, enough to make us the world's fastest piston-powered car.” Like all things that happen at 450 mph, it didn’t come easily. “It got a little squirrely,”...