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  • Current Event
    6 hours ago
    by Petrox
    +5 +1

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $30M to house homeless, low-inco

    The Seattle Times reports that Allen’s donation to the Mount Baker Family Housing development is the largest funding piece for the project. Allen has been partnered with the project throughout its design process. Mercy Housing Northwest and Mary’s Place will help run the eight-story complex a block away from the Mount Baker Link light rail station. Half of the units are reserved for homeless families. The other half will be for low-income families of three.

  • Current Event
    13 hours ago
    by cone
    +5 +2

    6 Mega-Corporations Control 90% of the American TV and Radio Media Stations

    Mainstream media in the US is consolidated to such a point there are now 6 gigantic corporations that control 90% of the American TV and radio media stations. The consumer is fed the illusion of choice, but there are a small handful of elite individuals now dictating what you allowed to see, hear, read and, ultimately, think. Beware! The mainstream media consolidation now has a stranglehold on information and is threatening our ability to know the truth.

  • Current Event
    8 hours ago
    by Pfennig88
    +5 +1

    Trump’s latest rule rollback makes natural gas as dirty as coal

    This summer’s statistics on electricity use and generation included a significant gem: Over the last 12 months, power generation from coal has dropped to a three-decade low. That was party-worthy news for the climate, for air quality, for folks who live near power plants, and for the natural gas industry, which is partly responsible for coal’s decline. Just days later, however, the Trump administration crashed the shindig, causing a major buzzkill.

  • Current Event
    9 hours ago
    by ubthejudge
    +4 +1

    Umbrella mistaken for rifle at Florida Publix, police say

    An umbrella caused a brief evacuation of the North Merritt Island Publix on Friday morning when it was mistaken for a gun, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. A call to 911 reported a man had entered the store about 11:30 a.m. with a rifle slung over his shoulder, prompting a large response of about 10 Brevard County sheriff's deputies. The store is at 1850 N. Courtenay Parkway.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by Chubros
    +10 +2

    Corn maze honoring Oklahoma astronaut seen from space

    A corn maze that has become an Oklahoma tradition around autumn is now honoring a legendary Oklahoman. P Bar Farms announced that it is honoring Oklahoma astronaut Thomas P. Stafford with their latest corn maze design. This year’s corn maze design spans across 10 acres with over 3.5 miles of twists and turns, and will include questions where you can test your space knowledge. In fact, this year’s maze was captured approximately 400 miles above the Earth from a satellite.

  • Current Event
    11 hours ago
    by aj0690
    +9 +1

    North Carolina’s Famous Wild Horses Emerge from Hurricane Florence Unscathed

    We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week. Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.

  • Expression
    1 day ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +17 +2

    “Kick Ass, Ask Questions Later”: A Border Patrol Whistleblower Speaks Out About Culture of Abuse Against Migrants

    The former agent said that he could not stand by as he saw reports that the abuses he witnessed continue – including the destruction of water jugs. By John Washington.

  • Current Event
    15 hours ago
    by funhonestdude
    +17 +1

    Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

    As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolina coast, Tammie Hedges took action to protect pets that might have otherwise been caught in the storm – a decision that led to her arrest. Hedges, a resident of Waynes County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more than two dozen animals – 17 cats and 10 dogs – for owners who had to evacuate before the storm hit. "The owners got to evacuate. They got to save themselves. But who’s going to save those animals? That’s what we did," Hedges said. "We saved them."

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by baron778
    +15 +2

    Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence

    When the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede and rebuilding kicks into high gear, homeowners and businesses will face an additional burden as tariffs imposed by the Trump administration drive up the cost of construction materials.

  • Current Event
    20 hours ago
    by funhonestdude
    +7 +1

    Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

    A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, alleging the company runs a professional scalper program that may have violated consumer rights. The effort by Hagens Berman follows a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation that found Ticketmaster representatives at a Las Vegas convention were recruiting professional scalpers to use a web-based sales tool called TradeDesk to resell millions of dollars in tickets.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by everlost
    +17 +2

    Conservatives back higher taxes to fund the NHS

    Most Conservative voters now back higher taxes to fund the NHS, the British Social Attiudes Survey has found. The polling, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research, found that 53 per cent of Conservatives Party supporters think the Government should increase taxes and spending on public services. It marks a departure from data showing that for more than 15 years most Conservatives have said taxes should either fall or stay the same.

  • Current Event
    23 hours ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    CIA declassifies cache of Soviet jokes compiled during the Cold War

    A cache of Soviet jokes that was compiled by CIA agents during the Cold War has been released among a cache of declassified documents. All the jokes were told between Soviets but picked up by CIA operatives before being relayed back to Washington. The list was addressed to the Deputy Director of the CIA but it is believed to have been circulated among senior White House officials.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by aj0690
    +7 +3

    Sharky's loses liquor license after agents buy drugs, lap dances with food stamps

    Sharky's Lounge in Harrison Township is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today. The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked the adult entertainment club's license, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit. Agents with the OIU had began investigating Twenty Two Fifty, Inc. which is also known as Sharky's in May of 2017. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. During the five-month long investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,000 worth of food stamps to...

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by TNY
    +6 +1

    Siblings savage congressman in attack ad

    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, a Republican from the party's most conservative wing, is standing for re-election in November. Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It's not their brother. Nope - six of Mr Gosar's siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +7 +2

    Breaking News: Taiwan police arrests American...

    Police arrested American 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson in Taipei City’s Wanhua District Friday evening, just a day after it became known he was wanted in Texas for paying a 16-year-old girl for sex, the Apple Daily reported. His arrest and expected transfer, first to the Criminal Investigation Bureau and later to the National Immigration Agency, brings to a quick close a case which had police hurrying to check out his movements since his arrival in Taiwan on September 6.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by canuck
    +16 +2

    John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair

    The fight for our right to repair the stuff we own has suffered a huge setback. As anyone who repairs electronics knows, keeping a device in working order often means fixing both its hardware and software. But a big California farmers’ lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers’ right to access or modify the source code of any farm equipment software. As an organization representing 2.5 million California agriculture jobs, the California Farm Bureau gave up the right to purchase repair parts without going through a dealer

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by messi
    +22 +6

    A California couple is accused of drugging and raping women. Police suspect there are many more victims

    A well-known surgeon from Newport Beach and his girlfriend are accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and Southern California authorities said they believe there could be many more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, are charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, assault with intent to commit sexual offense, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Robicheaux is also accused of firearms violations.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by mariogi
    +5 +2

    Trump Delays Releasing Russia Probe Documents After U.S. Allies Raised Concerns

    President Donald Trump has delayed the release of Russia probe documents after U.S. allies raised concerns. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has been asked to review documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation amid allies’ concerns about their public release. Earlier this week Trump had ordered the documents declassified. Trump said then the declassification would expose “really bad things” at the FBI. But his order raised concerns that sensitive sources and methods could be exposed.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by zobo
    +3 +1

    Walmart warning it'll raise prices as Trump's China tariffs kick in

    Walmart, the biggest U.S. retailer, warned the Trump administration the newest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods could prompt it to raise prices on products from shampoo to bicycles to food. "This round of tariffs could impact a significant number of common consumer items that are not easily replaceable," Sarah F. Thorn, a senior director for global government affairs at Walmart, wrote in a Sept. 6 letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. "The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers. "

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by jasont
    +2 +1

    Man donates liver to father, gets Whataburger for a year

    Matthew Hawkins calls it a "no-brainer." "Take a semester off school to save my dad's life? It's nothing, you know," he said. "It's like, I can do that. I'm glad I did it." It's definitely something. Living donor liver transplant surgeries are the most complex kind performed in the abdomen, according to University Transplant Center surgeon Dr. Tarunjeet Klair, who performed the procedure.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by hxxp
    +17 +5

    What is the FCC hiding? Court orders agency to release info about who submitted fake comments during net neutrality repeal

    Reports today show that a DC District Court judge has ordered the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disclose previously-unreleased information that will assist the public in understanding how millions of fake comments were submitted to the FCC using stolen names and addresses during the agency’s 2017 proceeding to repeal net neutrality.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +9 +2

    Ex-cop accused of killing wife in custody after 13 years on the run

    A former Charleston police officer accused of killing has wife has been captured in China after 13 years on the run. A source with knowledge of the investigation says Dan Hiers is in custody in Shanghai. Hiers reportedly was living there under the assumed name David Williams. Goose Creek Police say Hiers shot and killed his wife in their Goose Creek home in 2005.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by canuck
    +7 +2

    ‘You killed my mom:’ Man stabs tow truck driver who ran woman over, Mass. cops say

    A woman is dead and a tow truck driver is in critical condition in Watertown, Massachusetts, after the driver struck and killed the woman crossing the street, and her son stabbed the driver multiple times in the torso, authorities said.

  • Analysis
    6 days ago
    by kxh
    +18 +7

    Kansas woman told birth certificate wasn’t enough to prove citizenship for passport

    Birtherism for everyone: Born and raised in Kansas, Gwyneth Barbara didn’t expect this kind of hassle.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +4

    Concealment of evidence in 2012 capital murder case leads to 7th delay

    For the seventh time, the death penalty trial for a Louisville man charged with killing 15-year-old Gregory Holt in 2012 has been postponed – this time because a judge decided his attorneys have a conflict of interest. James Mallory’s trial was supposed to begin Friday in the slaying of the teen, who is believed to have been an unintended target when he was shot in his home about six and a half years ago. But Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson ruled Tuesday that Mallory’s attorneys for the last three years have a conflict of interest and she must find him new representation.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +15 +3

    Poland, Making a Play for a U.S. Military Base, Offers to Call It Fort Trump

    President Andrzej Duda offered to host the structure as a bulwark against Russia. President Trump said Warsaw would have to pay billions to use his name.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by TNY
    +14 +5

    Teen returns purse containing $10K after finding it in the road

    A California high school student is being hailed as a role model for his decision to return a large sum of cash he found on his way home last week. According to Santa Barbara County authorities, 16-year-old Rhami Zeini found a black purse in the roadway and stopped to pick it up. To his surprise, $10,000 in cash was inside. He reportedly went home and discussed the situation with his parents, ultimately deciding to take the property to the sheriff’s office.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +9 +2

    Three men charged with alleged $364 million Ponzi scheme in Maryland

    Federal authorities in Maryland have charged three men with running a $364 million Ponzi scheme for more than five years. Kevin Merrill, Jay Ledford, and Cameron Jezierski were arrested Tuesday and charged with using 30 companies and more than 55 bank accounts to bilk hundreds of investors. "The defendants lured investors through an elaborate web of lies, duping them into paying millions of dollars into this Ponzi scheme," said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland in announcing the 14-count indictment, which was unsealed Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +4

    Elon Musk sued by Thai cave rescuer

    A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims the diver is a child abuser. Vernon Unsworth helped with the rescue of 12 Thai teenagers from a flooded cave in July. Mr Musk has made several accusations against Mr Unsworth without evidence, including that he was a "child rapist".

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by ppp
    +14 +3

    The US-Led Global War on Terrorism Has Succeeded... In Creating More Global Terrorism

    In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11 2001, after which the United States declared a "global war on terror," there has not been a terrorist attack of similar size or magnitude on American soil. However, according to findings in a new congressionally mandated report by the United States Institute of Peace—authored by members of a federal task force focused on extremism—nations around the world have suffered a five-fold increase in terrorist attacks following the post-9/11 policies unleashed by the U.S. and its allies.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +3

    Nintendo Tweets About Mario Kart Trending Before Realizing It’s Because Of Trump’s Penis

    Nintendo posted an exciting tweet when they noticed that Mario Kart was trending worldwide! However, they backpedaled after realizing it was because Stormy Daniels compared Donald Trump’s penis size to one of its characters! Nintendo is apologizing after the gaming brand applauded the fact that its game Mario Kart, along with the character, Toad were trending worldwide on September 18.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by everlost
    +10 +2

    Judge set to sentence Bill Cosby next week rejects call for his recusal, says no 'grudge' exists with former DA Bruce Castor

    The judge set to sentence Bill Cosby in his sex assault case next week has rejected the disgraced comedian's call for his recusal.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by hedman
    +14 +1

    'Privatizing the coast': are wealthy Californians seizing public beaches?

    Privates Beach is named not for its exclusivity but for its permissive stance on nude sunbathing. This small patch of paradise on the California coastline is adored by locals, and anyone is welcome to enjoy the clean and quiet spot. If, that is, they have a key costing $100 a year. A 9ft iron gate blocks the path to a beach staircase, set among expensive hillside homes in the tony surf town of Santa Cruz, south of San Francisco. Yet by California law, all the beaches along its 840 alluring miles of coastline belong to the people...

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +5 +1

    FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers

    The Federal Communications Commission's plan for spurring 5G wireless deployment will prevent city and town governments from charging carriers about $2 billion worth of fees. The FCC proposal, to be voted on at its meeting on September 26, limits the amount that local governments may charge carriers for placing 5G equipment such as small cells on poles, traffic lights, and other government property in public rights-of-way.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +11 +4

    US imposes new $200bn tariffs on China

    The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. The higher import taxes will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded.