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  • ESPN will cut 100 on-air personalities today

    04/26/2017 8:20:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Daniel Roberts
    ESPN will cut more than 100 employees today, Yahoo Finance has learned. That number is much bigger than the 40-50 that was initially reported. ESPN aims to notify all of the people today, if it can do so. It has been widely reported for weeks that big cuts are coming to ESPN—so widely reported, and dissected, and gossiped about, in fact, that ESPN moved up its schedule and is notifying people earlier than it originally planned. The 100 people getting cut are all “on-air talent,” a label ESPN uses for TV personalities, radio hosts, and writers who regularly appear on...
  • For Bundy's the question is: What happens now?

    04/26/2017 4:03:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4/25/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    A federal jury's failure to reach a unanimous verdict on 50 of the 60 counts in the first Bunkerville standoff case--and the mistrial that resulted--has spurred a flurry of concerns about speedy-trial rights among others accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy. Eleven people still await trial on charges that they organized a mass assault on federal agents who tried to seize Bundy's cattle from public land in April 2014. The first trial ended Monday when U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial and set a new trial date of June 26. Jurors convicted two of the first six...
  • China Launched its First Home-Made Aircraft Carrier for PLAN: Type 001A

    04/26/2017 2:53:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Wednesday, 26 April 2017
    The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017. Gen. Fan Changlong, member of the political bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. China Launched its First Home-Made Aircraft Carrier for PLANFive years after commissioning the Liaoning (its first aircraft carrier) China launched this morning its second carrier – the Type 001A. Unlike the Liaoning, Type 001A was fully built in China....
  • U.S. public schools educating Mexicans living in Mexico

    04/26/2017 2:32:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/17 | Ed Straker
    I was reading an article about a Calexico, California, private school on the border with Mexico which has a lot of students who pay tuition and come across the border every day from Mexico, and this seemingly innocuous sentence caught my eye: Every day, the students said, they stand in border lines made longer by Mexicali youths who are illegally attending free, public Calexico schools. That's right! Mexican children are crossing the border every day and getting a free public education in America, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. These are not legal residents of the U.S.; they are not even...
  • Mitt Romney's Nephew Running for Governor in Colorado

    04/25/2017 10:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25 | Kyle Feldscher
    Mitt Romney's nephew is following his uncle into politics. Doug Robinson, an investment banker, announced his intention to run for governor in Colorado in 2018 in a letter to Republican activists, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. Robinson has also purchased online campaign ads. "The reason I'm running and the reason I'm the best candidate for the job is simple — I know how to get things done," Robinson wrote in the letter. "I don't mean finding new ways to spend taxpayer dollars. I mean finding real solutions to the problems that face our state, not because it's my job but...
  • In Costly Bay Area, Even Six-Figure Salaries Are Considered ‘Low Income’

    04/25/2017 8:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 22, 2017 | ANNIE SCIACCABLISHED: April 22, 2017 at 11:
    In the high-priced Bay Area, even some households that bring in six figures a year can now be considered “low income.” That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which recently released its 2017 income limits — a threshold that determines who can qualify for affordable and subsidized housing programs such as Section 8 vouchers. San Francisco and San Mateo counties have the highest limits in the Bay Area — and among the highest such numbers in the country. A family of four with an income of $105,350 per year is considered “low income.” A $65,800 annual...
  • Wyoming Becomes 45th U.S. State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2017 5:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 21, 2017
    In a letter dated April 21 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. “The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable,” reads Governor Mead’s letter, “but it is important for all to remember—history must not repeat itself.” ... “I congratulate the Governor for his courageous stance on this moral issue amid lavish anti-Armenian lobbying in Wyoming, which has included all-inclusive junkets to the dictatorship of Azerbaijan by legislators across our nation, who should know...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Are You Addicted To The Internet Quiz - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    04/25/2017 5:59:57 PM PDT · by LUV W · 89 replies
    The greatest military and vets in the whole wide world...and their families, too! | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
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  • Trump "Sanctuary City" Executive Order blocked by California judge

    04/25/2017 4:32:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 97 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 6:35 PM EDT | CBS/AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.</p>
  • UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus

    04/25/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 41 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | April 25 at 6:29 PM | By Susan Svrluga and William Wan
    The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for massive protests in a public plaza on campus after learning that conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to give a speech there Thursday afternoon. Sproul Plaza, site of the iconic Free Speech Movement protests in the 1960s, is both symbolic and logistically challenging for the university. On an open campus, anyone can flock to the plaza.
  • Circular Runways: Engineer Defends His Proposal

    04/25/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 141 replies
    Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral. The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation community. Many people are sceptical about the concept. So we decided to hand-pick some of the top concerns and put them straight to the man proposing the idea: Dutch engineer Henk Hesselink. This is what he had to say.
  • After dinner with Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham says US will stop 'the nutjob in North Korea'

    04/25/2017 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Textide · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/25/2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will not allow "the nutjob" leader of North Korea to develop missiles that could threaten the United States. The South Carolina Republican made his comments about Kim Jong Un on Twitter a day after having dinner with Trump.
  • Chinese pressure hits North Korean trade

    04/25/2017 11:42:03 AM PDT · by Textide · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | April 26th (Local) | news.com.au
    CHINA’S push to use its trading clout to hurt North Korea is starting to be felt as new figures show a sharp drop in imports. New figures show that Chinese imports from North Korea fell 35 per cent month-on-month in March, after Beijing suspended coal purchases to punish its nuclear-armed neighbour for missile tests. Total imports from the North by China — Pyongyang’s sole major diplomatic ally and chief trading partner — stood at $US114.56 million ($151 million) last month, down from $US176.7 million ($233 million) in February, according to Chinese customs data.
  • S. Korea, US, Japan to take 'UNBEARABLE PUNITIVE ACTION' if N. Korea provokes

    04/25/2017 11:28:52 AM PDT · by Textide · 21 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 4/25/2017 | Korea Times
    Senior officials of South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed at a meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday to take unbearably strong punitive action against North Korea if the communist country launches a fresh military provocation, the South Korean participant said. The three countries' chief negotiators on the North Korean nuclear issue held a meeting earlier in the day to coordinate their responses to advancing nuclear and missile threats by North Korea. Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the foreign ministry, represented the South Korean side, vis-a-vis his U.S. and Japanese counterparts, Joseph Yun...
  • Wild boars maul Isil fighters to death in Iraq

    04/25/2017 10:36:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25 April 2017 | Raf Sanchez
    Wild boars mauled three Islamic State (Isil) fighters to death near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to Kurdish fighters. The jihadists’ bodies were found badly mangled by refugees fleeing through farmland as they tried to get away from Isil territory in al-Rashad, southwest of the city.
  • Suspect in sex assault of 9-year-old girl had been deported to Mexico

    04/25/2017 10:31:06 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-25-2017 | FoxNews
    Oregon police were hunting an ex-con Mexican national accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Portland girl while her younger sister slept just a few feet away. Previously-deported Santiago Martinez-Flores, 48, has a decades old criminal history and already served time for assault, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a vehicle and failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was deported in March 2001 after a two-year prison sentence but made his way back to the U.S. sometime before the February sexual assault in which he’s suspected, Fox 12 reported.
  • Samantha Power: ‘I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide’

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound… I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obama’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • Attorney seeks speedy trials for two Twin Peaks bikers

    04/25/2017 6:38:37 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 4/24/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Dallas lawyer representing two bikers arrested after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout said his clients are innocent and he doesn’t need to wait until McLennan County prosecutors receive additional evidence from federal authorities before taking his clients to trial. Clint Broden, who represents Matthew Clendennen and George Bergman, filed motions Monday renewing his demands for speedy trials for his clients. Broden’s motions come on the heels of a statement from 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother, who told the Tribune-Herald on Friday that he doesn’t think the Twin Peaks cases can move forward until some kind of “resolution or...
  • US To North Korea: 'We Will Attack If You Do Any Of These Five Things'

    04/25/2017 5:02:39 AM PDT · by Fennie · 36 replies
    Daily Star ^ | April 25, 2017 | By David Trayner
    THE US has laid out its red lines to North Korea - and warned it will attack if Kim Jong-un crosses them. America will launch a pre-emptive strike against the Hermit Kingdom if it attacks a military base or gets anywhere near developing a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, Donald Trump's UN ambassador has revealed. The US also warned Crazy Kim's trigger-happy regime against testing any other missiles, any nuclear weapons - or taking any other provocative action.
  • Gavin Seim-Ammon called me from the hole of the prison 4/21/17 (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    04/25/2017 4:00:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/21/2017 | jgrady
    (Gavin Seim at :11)"....We finally have Ammon Bundy call right now live from the Nevada jail....."(Ammon Bundy at 1:05)...."they want us to accept that what we've done or what we're doing here is our fault. I've had several actual guards say 'Well you if don't want to be here then you shouldn't have commited a crime'.....Hey, look we've not been convicted. We are innocent. We maintain our innocence.....I know without a doubt that what we did was right....They insist that us to accept guilt and we will not do that.....We will not allow them to treat us in a way...