Perhaps a suddenly firearm-friendly President Obama can put in a good word for Jared Marcum. In April, Marcum, an eighth-grader at Logan Middle School in Logan, W. Va., was arrested when he refused to take off his NRA t-shirt. The New York Daily News reports:
The clothing kerfuffle began when Marcum wore a shirt bearing the NRA’s logo and a hunting rifle. As he stood in line in the cafeteria, a teacher ordered him to [...]
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.
Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole [...]
April 5, 2013
It’s big, it’s hairy, and it’s venomous.
The newest spider to give arachnophobes the willies, a tarantula named Poecilotheria rajaei has been discovered on the island nation of Sri Lanka.
With a leg span of 8 inches (20 centimeters) and enough venom to kill mice, lizards, small birds and snakes, according to Sky News, the crawler is covered in subtle markings of gray, pink and daffodil yellow.
“It can be [...]
Ground beef, sprouts and poultry are among the common supermarket purchases that food safety experts avoid, for fear of getting sick themselves.
After a report last month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that one in six Americans suffer from a food-borne illness each year, a group of top industry consultants have opened up about the way they shop for groceries.
Raw milk and seafood from South East Asia also came [...]
Feb 11, 2013
An Arizona man who was arrested at the behest of the TSA, following a wisecrack over a jar of peanut butter is suing the federal agency for $5 million.
Frank Hannibal, 50, was detained and dragged from LaGuardia Airport recently by police after a run-in with TSA agents over the jar of gourmet sandwich spread.
“The liquid oil that separated from the peanut butter had them baffled,” Hannibal told [...]
South African skater Decio Lourenco faces the charges after Cape Town city officials say his high-speed skating actually triggered a speed camera. The speed limit in the town Lourenco was skating through is reportedly 37 mph.
“All that was needed was for one of those motorists to panic and swerve into the oncoming traffic and you have a large number of deaths, as we have already had on that road, safety [...]
An Italian tourist has been thrown in jail for a night after claiming he had forgotten his wallet and couldn’t pay his bill at a swanky Manhattan steakhouse.
Graziano Graziussi asked workers at the acclaimed Smith & Wollensky restaurant at 49th Street and Third Avenue whether he could leave his iPhone as collateral while he returned to his friend’s apartment 30 blocks uptown to grab his wallet, the New York Daily News reported.
But workers [...]
December 26, 2012
The so-called Mayan Apocalypse didn’t occur, but an ancient temple nearly met its end.
Tourists in Guatemala for “end of the world” parties last week have damaged an ancient stone pyramid at Tikal, noted as the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization.
“Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damaged,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site to local media, to The New York [...]
Kristen A. Lee
New York Daily News
December 12, 2012
President Obama has had everything named after him from streets to schools… but now an extinct lizard?
The team of scientists from Yale and Harvard paid an unusual tribute to Obama in a paper looking at the survival rate of lizards and snakes in the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.
“Obamadon gracilis” is one of several previously unreported species identified in the paper, [...]
It was reported over the weekend that the owner of a gun store in Arizona is telling Pres. Obama’s supporters he doesn’t want their business.
Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store located in Pinetop, Arizona, took out a full page ad in a local newspaper that read: “If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome.”
The New York Daily News reports that Mr. Reynolds also posted [...]
A woman who was fired from the Meatpacking District’s trendiest hotel says she was subjected to years of abuse and was ultimately escorted to a hotel closet to give birth without a doctor present.
Former hotel manager Tara Kimkee Tan, 42, claims in a recent lawsuit that she routinely worked 80 hours a week, was called old and fat, and was discriminated against because she wasn’t white, young, or childless, the New York [...]
Nov 13, 2012
Paula Broadwell’s father Paul Krantz gave the New York Daily News a strange, cryptic quote this afternoon outside his home in Bismarck, N.D.
“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he told the Daily News.
“There is a lot more that is going to come out … You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”
He said that his daughter, who’s [...]
from Off Grid Survival:
Despite the federal government attempts to pretend that everything is under control; parts of New York have devolved intoabsolute chaos and anarchy.
From gas lines that stretch for miles to wide spreadlooting, robberies and violence; The Rockaways, Queens and Coney Island look more like a war zone than they do part of New York.
City Councilman James Sanders (D-Far Rockaway) is warning that his district may soon slip into complete [...]
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was expected to decide as early as Saturday whether to order evacuation of 375,000 residents from low-lying areas of the city’s five boroughs, according to media reports, as the monster Hurricane Sandy continued moving north along the Eastern Seaboard.
As Bloomberg was discussing the city’s plans to cope with Sandy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of [...]
Lady Gaga has blamed her recent weight gain on eating all the scrumptious food her parents are cooking up at their New York restaurant, but that may just be daughterly love talking.
The restaurant, named Joanne Trattoria, was recently reviewed by the New York Daily News where it received a whopping one star and quite possibly the worst restaurant review ever.
Food critic Michael Kaminer said, “I came with an open mind, despite the fact that most of my [...]
A drunken man reportedly slashed a Brooklyn clerk’s face after being told he couldn’t use food stamps to buy a bottle of beer.
The New York Daily News reports that Mutahar Murshed Ali, 34, was attacked in the Express Deli in Brooklyn’s Bushwick section at about 7:35 a.m. Thursday.
“Sell it to me,” the suspect told Ali. “Don’t get me mad.”
Ali then told the man, who is being sought by police, that [...]
This creature washed ashore in New York is definitely not a roast pig!! It has fingers on it’s hands, and is far too big to be a rat. Is this evidence of genetic hybridising gone wrong?
Dubbed the ‘Manhattan monster’, a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers.
Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the [...]
Heath Ledger’s father says tragedy should make Americans rethink gun laws
Neighbor of James Holmes said he frequently went target shooting with rifle
Prison workers say ‘gunman’ is claiming he doesn’t remember anything
Left notebook filled with gun-wielding stick men blowing away other people
Leads to conclusion massacre could have been prevented
Asked a prison guard how The Dark Knight Rises movie ends
The man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others claims he [...]
A seven-year-old Brooklyn girl is safe thanks to a fast-acting neighbor who came to her rescue.
Keyla McCree crawled out of her window and was dancing and singing on top of an air conditioner before she tripped and fell from the ledge of the Coney Island Houses building.
MTA bus driver Steve St Bernard, 52, was waiting below with his arms outstretched and managed to catch the girl and save her life.
ABC World News Tonight just had a story about the labels in the Olympic outfits for the USA team (including berets) showing everything was made in China. They reported if made in the good old USA, it might have been worth quite a tidy sum for US employees. No link yet on the ABC site.
If the berets and double-breasted young Republican look that the U.S.’s Olympic athletes will be wearing during the [...]
Julia La Roche
June 29, 2012
A former Wall Street trader and Yale-educated attorney, who was convicted of arson yesterday for burning down his Phoenix mansion, appeared to pop a pill after hearing the guilty verdict in court and died minutes later, according to Fox 10 News in Phoenix via New York Daily News.
Michael James Marin, who once reached the summit of Mount Everest, was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court “of arson of an occupied structure” after [...]
On Tuesday, Brooklyn native Delroy Simmonds missed his job interview after being unemployed for a year to save a toddler from an oncoming subway train, Kerry Burke, Joe Kemp and Tracy Connor of The New York Daily News reported.
A strong gust of wind blew the 9-month-boy’s stroller onto the tracks at the Van Siclen stop in Brooklyn.
According to the paper, while the child’s mother stood frozen, Simmonds, who is also a father of two, jumped onto the [...]
Tragedy was averted at a New York City subway today after a heroic stranger rescued a one-year-old who was swept onto the tracks of an oncoming train by a gust of wind.
The mystery rescuer jumped onto the elevated tracks and scooped up the boy, who was in his stroller, seconds before a train pulled into the station.
The incident unfolded at 12.45pm on Tuesday at the Van Siclen Ave station in [...]
One 18-year-old has won $1,000 – or, to be accurate, $1,000 every month for the rest of his life.
Robert Salo, who is graduating from high school this month, is the youngest person ever to scoop the ‘Win $1,000 a Week for Life’ scratch card game.
The Brooklyn-based student, who came forward to claim his prize on Tuesday, will rake in more than $3 million, if he lives to be 80-years-old.
Quids in: [...]
Ana Vargas was sitting in the train when the rodent crawled up her leg
40-year-old shouted ‘Oh, my God — it’s an animal on my leg’
Hotel supervisor was treated by doctors for scratches
A woman was forced to drop her trousers in the middle of a packed rush hour subway train when a rat ran up her trouser leg.
Ana Vargas, 40, was sitting in the train at 7.50am as it approached New [...]
A 25-year-old Bronx woman mowed down her teenage boyfriend and then drove away as dramatic payback for shattering her iPhone.
Jasmine Diaz is in custody after Frankie Hernandez’ family found his lifeless, broken body lying on Morris Avenue at about 1.30am on Wednesday.
‘I ran down to the street and it was too late,’ Iris Hernandez, the victim’s mother, told The New York Daily News.
Dead: Frankie Hernandez, 17, pictured, was ran over by [...]
Air National Guards pictured nursing their children at Fairchild base, near Spokane, Washington
Washington Air National Guard says they were out of line
One Facebook comment compared image to ‘defecating’ in uniform
Founder of Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support Group says ‘We are not disgracing the uniform, we are very proud’
The military mothers who posed for photographs while breastfeeding in their uniform were out of line, the Washington Air National Guard said on Saturday.
Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and [...]
The daughter of the homeless man who had his face eaten off by the ‘Miami Cannibal’ thought her father was dead after he abandoned her and her mother when she was two years old.
Janice Poppo DiBello, 44, from New Jersey, was shocked this week when the New York Daily News told her that the victim of the gruesome attack which shocked America was in fact her absentee father.
She told the paper: ‘I’m [...]
Call it the luck of the drunk.
An inebriated man from Alberta, Canada, who was run over by 26 train cars while lying passed out on the tracks walked away unscathed.
On May 20, the 8,000-ton Canadian Pacific Railway freight train was speeding down the tracks in southeast British Columbia, west of the Rocky Mountains, when the engineer noticed the man in his 20s straight ahead.
The train conductor sounded the horn and [...]
Paul Craig Roberts
May 26, 2012
The US government is the second worst human rights abuser on the planet and the sole enabler of the worst–Israel. But this doesn’t hamper Washington from pointing the finger elsewhere.
The US State Department’s “human rights report” focuses its ire on Iran and Syria, two countries whose real sin is their independence from Washington, and on the bogyman- in-the-making–China, the country selected for the role of [...]
Evidence from NOTW former editor Colin Myler, former legal manager Tom Crone and ex-News Int. chairman Les Hinton is under scrutiny
Mr Myler is now editor of New York Daily News
The last person summoned to the bar of the Commons was Sunday Express editor John Junor in 1957
They gave evidence at inquiry by culture, media and sport select committee last September
Committee says Murdoch empire misled the inquiry in a ‘blatant fashion’
The wife of the Secret Service agent whose cheapskate ways allegedly sparked the Colombian prostitution scandal says she will stay with her disgraced husband.
Jolie Huntington told relatives she will ‘make the marriage work’ with Arthur Huntington, her husband of nearly 20 years.
Friends and family of the couple say that he would never have intentionally hurt her.
Escort: Huntington’s fight with Dania Suarez sparked a major scandal and an internal investigation
Teresita Rodriguez [...]