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  • Two Boise men killed in crash involving semi-truck near Las Vegas

    08/14/2018 12:06:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Idaho Press ^ | July 17, 2018 | CBS 2 News Staff
    LAS VEGAS — Two Boise men were killed in a crash Wednesday near Las Vegas, media partner CBS 2 News reports. The Nevada Highway Patrol told station KSNV a semi-truck driver admitted he fell asleep before a five-vehicle crash on Highway 93. The crash happened just before 6 a.m., Wednesday at an active construction zone. According to highway patrol, the semi was filled with sand, so the driver could not stop in time, running over the car in front of him. The car was ripped in half, split down the middle. The two men inside were pronounced dead at the...
  • Bans on barbecues eased in parts of Sweden

    08/13/2018 10:26:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The Local SE ^ | 12 August 2018
    Authorities in several Swedish counties have lifted bans on barbecues on private property. Bans on outside grilling, including at home, remain in place in five counties, TT reports. A total nationwide ban on lighting fires, including home barbecues, was introduced at the end of July at the request of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällskydd och beredskap, MSB). That ban has now been eased by counties in several areas. The five counties in which bans remain in place are Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Västra Götaland and Östergötland. Further details on current bans can be found on Sweden’s emergency services...
  • Animal shelter workers: We were forced to freeze kittens to death

    08/13/2018 9:20:45 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2018 | Chris Perez
    Indiana cops are investigating a disturbing case of animal abuse, in which shelter workers allegedly euthanized kittens by freezing them alive. Several ex-employees have come forward and claimed to have witnessed the cruel and inhumane procedure being performed at the Spencer County Animal Shelter on at least two different occasions.
  • The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

    08/13/2018 8:55:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    The Conversation UK ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carolyn Roberts, Keele University
    The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the moon shines. Though this may once have been true for the famously pristine marble monument, a mixture of pollution and poor management has now burdened the Taj with a 24-hour layer of yellowy-brown. Condemning the "lethargy" of restoration efforts, India's Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it. Located in Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world. Built...
  • Over 2000 years later: Ancient gold earring discovered in City of David

    08/13/2018 8:48:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 8, 2018 | Tamara Zieve
    A Hellenistic-era golden earring that features the image of a horned animal was discovered in the Givati parking lot of the City of David National Park that encircles the Old City walls, the City of David announced Wednesday. The discovery was made during archaeological digs carried out by the Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University... The hoop earring bears the head of a horned animal with large eyes and a mouth... Close to the place where the earring was found, excavators also found a gold bead with intricate embroidered ornamentation resembling a thin rope pattern, dividing the beads into two...
  • Just saw Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) in Denver, WOW

    08/13/2018 8:37:11 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 73 replies
    Youtube ELO 2018 Video ^ | 8/13/2018 | Vanity
    Saw ELO at Denver Pepsi Center last Wednesday, 8,8,2018. Wow, show looked to n=be sold out. The wife and I had great seats. Section BBB, row 7. That is the center of the floor, row 7. It was amazing. Around 20 songs and I knew them all. It has been 35 years since ELO played in the USA and I was there. They have more dates before their last date in London. Two nights at Madison Square Gardens in NYC. Maybe 8 shows remaining. I highly recommend.
  • Turn the volume all the way up. Listen very closely. “GITMO.. keep it open and use it for her.” WOW!

    08/13/2018 8:18:49 PM PDT · by MNDude · 52 replies
    25min 12sec: Yup! He sure does. He says it in kinda of a whisper, but once you here it, you know he says it!
  • Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwes

    08/13/2018 7:37:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 13, 2018, | Pennsylvania State University
    Historically, scarlet macaws lived from South America to eastern coastal Mexico and Guatemala, thousands of miles from the American Southwest. Previously, researchers thought that ancestral Puebloan people might have traveled to these natural breeding areas and brought birds back, but the logistics of transporting adolescent birds are difficult. None of the sites where these early macaw remains were found contained evidence of breeding—eggshells, pens or perches. "We were interested in the prehistoric scarlet macaw population history and the impacts of human direct management," said George. "Especially any evidence for directed breeding or changes in the genetic diversity that could co-occur...
  • Monster Hunter: World no longer available in China

    08/13/2018 7:08:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | Aug 13, 2018, 12:30pm EDT | By Charlie Hall
    It was a marquee title on its newly refreshed WeGame platform, soon to be a global online storefront and potential Steam competitor. But, days after launch, the Chinese government elected to halt the sale of Monster Hunter: World citing non-specific customer complaints. The Chinese government regularly requires games to be modified for its citizens. Most recently, when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was picked up by Tencent, it was noted that the game would need to be retooled to align with “socialist core values.” Neither the developers at PUBG Corp. nor Tencent would elaborate on what that would entail. The Financial Times, citing...
  • Harlem Restaurant Sued For Trans Discrimination: Reports

    08/13/2018 6:35:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brendan Krisel
    A restaurant chain is facing a lawsuit regarding a Harlem restaurant staff's refusal to serve a group of transgender woman and a gender nonconforming person. Deja Smith, Daniele Marino, Jonovia Chase, Jahmila Adderley and Valerie Spencer claim they were told the Texas Burgers & Chicken on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street was out of chicken when they attempted to order there on May 28, but a customer directly behind them had his order taken, according to multiple reports. A video of the discriminatory behavior went viral in May after it was posted to Instagram by "Orange is the...
  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    08/13/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    AP News ^ | August 12, 2018
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial...
  • Four-year-old saves his grandmother's life by calling 911

    08/13/2018 4:51:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 1 replies
    AZ Family ^ | August 13, 2018 | Mike Cronin
    A 4-year-old Manchester boy is being called a hero after his grandmother stopped breathing on Tuesday and he called 911. Max Velez is being credited with saving her life, and this week, he was recognized for his actions. “I'm so proud because he's really shy, and I guess he was calm the whole situation,” said Fallon Clarke, Max’s mother. While Clarke was at work, he was home with his grandmother when she had a medical emergency. “Really extreme – she couldn't breathe,” Clarke said. “She couldn't get up, so really, Max handled the whole situation, they said.” Max said he...
  • FLASHBACK: That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House

    08/13/2018 4:49:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 8/13/2018 | Thomas | Featured Commentator
    Omarosa Manigault Newman is no stranger to failing in The White House. She became well known by television viewers of NBC’s hit show “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump. Now, after being let go for personal issues, she’s using that closeness to President Trump to make millions by calling her former boss a racist and a liar. She made the situation worse by illegally recording herself insecure parts of the White House. (RELATED: Omarosa Could be in Legal Trouble Over Secret White House Recordings). But this isn’t Omarosa’s first series of White House problems. She worked in the Clinton Administration under...
  • Strange brains offer a glimpse into the mind

    08/13/2018 4:15:31 PM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    ScienceNews.org ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | LAURA SANDERS
    To understand the human brain, take note of the rare, the strange and the downright spooky. That’s the premise of two new books, Unthinkable by science writer Helen Thomson and The Disordered Mind by neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel. Both books describe people with minds that don’t work the same way as everyone else’s. These are people who are convinced that they are dead, for instance; people whose mental illnesses lead to incredible art; people whose memories have been stolen by dementia; people who don’t forget anything. By scrutinizing these cases, the stories offer extreme examples of how the brain creates...
  • North Korean Moranbong Band: 배우자

    08/13/2018 4:11:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14,2018 | Hojczyk
    Reading a book... See You Again Pyongyang North Korea uses music for propaganda... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdDHP7QfWo Take a look at the video....North Korea is nothing like I imagined
  • “I Would Murder Him – Do Him Like Gaddafi” Antifa Activists on Video Threaten to Kill President

    08/13/2018 3:19:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/12/2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Antifa activists counter-protesting the so-called ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday spoke on camera to Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson, bluntly stating they want to murder President Donald Trump. Here was my question to the progressive protesters (I asked everyone the same question): “If Donald Trump showed up here, what would you say or do?” Over half-dozen progressives voluntarily told me they would kill Trump. This is the *definition* of “Violence on both sides”” “I was only at the event for one hour. I had 5 people threaten to physically harm...
  • Carbon Dioxide ‘Leak’ in Southern Ocean May Have Warmed Earth for 11,000 Years

    08/13/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    “We think we may have found the answer. Increased circulation in the Southern Ocean allowed carbon dioxide to leak into the atmosphere, working to warm the planet,” said Princeton University’s Professor Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study. For years, researchers have known that growth and sinking of phytoplankton pumps carbon dioxide deep into the ocean, a process often referred to as the ‘biological pump.’ “The biological pump is driven mostly by the low latitude ocean but is undone closer to the poles, where carbon dioxide is vented back to the atmosphere by the rapid exposure of deep waters to the...
  • 40,000-yo foal unearthed in Siberia’s ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ in perfect condition

    08/13/2018 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    RT ^ | Edited time: 13 Aug, 2018 17:45 | staff
    © North-Eastern Federal University ==================================================================== A three-month-old horse that lived up to 40,000 years ago has been discovered in the mysterious Batagai depression in Russia’s Yakutia region, nicknamed the ‘Gateway to the Underworld.’ The North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk published the first photo of the “unique” discovery, which was made together with scientists from Kindai University in Japan along with a crew from Fuji TV. The horse was unearthed in perfect condition with its mane, tail and hair well preserved, as it was trapped in the permafrost for 30,000-40,000 years, scientists say. The discovery can help scientists to learn...
  • Minnesota Senate Special Election

    08/13/2018 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Conserv · 18 replies
    New Emnerson poll of 500 LIKELY VOTERS has the dem only up 4. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/mn/minnesota_senate_special_election_housley_vs_smith-6303.html
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs [Guess]

    08/13/2018 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.montgomeryherald.com ^ | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:47 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Fri Aug 10, 2018. | Staff
    Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with...