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Monday, September 14, 2015

Evening High School Registration


Wicomico County Public Schools
A new Evening High School semester begins Sept. 21, and registration is Tue-Wed-Thur this week. Find out what you'll need to sign up for EHS classes, which can lead to a Maryland High School diploma.

Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash East of Laurel

Laurel - The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Laurel Road (SR24) just west of Jestice Farm Road that occurred around 8:25 p.m. this evening.

Preliminary investigation indicates the crash involves two vehicles in which two people have died and one is seriously injured. The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently on scene and will assume the investigation.

SR24 is currently closed between Jestice Farm Road and Hitch Pond Road. Commuters are advised to seek alternate routes of travel for the next few hours.

Details surrounding the crash will be release Tuesday morning.

Marijuana For Veterans With PTSD Is Finally Going to Be Legal

Medical marijuana for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has finally been given the go-ahead by the U.S. federal government.

Before full legalization, the federal government has allocated money to researchers to begin testing marijuana for treating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Far from a hypothetical move, the study parameters have already been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services as of March 2014. These proposed studies had been opposed by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, until last Wednesday when they finally signed off on the government supplying drug for clinical trials.

The United States government reports that 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans have experience PTSD. This is a significant rise from the 12% suffering from PTSD after the first Gulf War, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

To put that in perspective, 15% of Vietnam vets have been diagnosed as suffering with PTSD at one time or another.


Current (2015) and Proposed 2016 Military Pay Charts

Father charged with throwing baby off bridge pleads not guilty

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Tony Moreno, accused of throwing his infant son, Aaden, off the Arrigoni Bridge and into the Connecticut River in July, pleaded not guilty to murder charges during a brief hearing Thursday in Superior Court.

Moreno, 21, also waived his right to a probable-cause hearing after a thorough canvass by Judge David P. Gold, who asked Moreno several questions related to whether he understood what it meant to waive his right to the hearing. Moreno responded to the questions and shook his head.

Probable-cause hearings are mandatory in Connecticut for any defendant charged with a crime punishable by life in prison. At such hearings, key witnesses testify and can be cross-examined, and evidence may be entered. Judges rarely rule that probable cause is lacking. Defendants usually waive such hearings.


A Warning For Parents: New App Hides Pictures Behind Calculator

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A growing number of teens are using secret apps to hide inappropriate photos and videos.

One of the apps is called “Calculator With A Percentage Sign.”

It looks like a calculator, but it’s a hidden vault allowing teens to hide images they do not want their parents to see.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says, “Go to the app store on the smartphone and search the word “secret.” By searching that word, parents will learn quickly that there are a number of apps that their children can hide pictures, videos, photographs, any number of items from them using something as innocent looking as a calculator.”


Feds Spend $345,019 To Make Computers With ‘Gender Sensitive Designs’

Grant asserts that current designs ‘alienate women’

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over $300,000 to create “feminist theory” for human interaction with computers, and aims to make computer systems more “gender sensitive.”

A project led by a researcher at Drexel University theorizes that there are fewer women in computing fields because computers are made by men.

“The [Principal Investigator] PI’s long-term goal is to create theory to inform [Human-Computer Interaction] HCI design practices, to ensure the production of egalitarian designs that reflect all users’ values,” a grant for the project states. “In particular, she aims to create feminist theory for HCI, which she hopes will close the gap in women’s participation in computing.”

“Previously, the PI has shown how approaches to designing for women are questionable when viewed in light of feminist theory,” the grant continued. “Feminist scholars argue that the lack of women in computing further discourages women from pursuing programming-related careers, and that women are also excluded because technologies created by men better address male needs.”

The research will also explore “gender and technical identities” and the belief that computer system designs “alienate women.”

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Mother Wakes from Coma When She Hears Newborn Baby's Cries

A new mother in North Carolina, who slipped into a coma after childbirth, woke up when she heard her newborn baby's cries.

Shelly Cawley, 23, had an emergency Caesarean section during which she went into coma without waking up for a week, making doctors nervous they would lose her.

As the situation was looking bleak, the nursing staff came up with an idea: Place her new baby Rylan on her chest.

With one cry from Rylan, Shelly opened her eyes and began her long journey back from the brink of death.


Intel Losses, Including Clinton Emails, Caused Serious Damage

Intelligence compromises over the past five years, including the transfer of top-secret data on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, inflicted serious damage on U.S. national security, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Tex.), who has headed the committee since January, said the combined effect of disclosures to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, the theft of over a million National Security Agency secret documents by the renegade NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and now the potential loss of secrets from Clinton’s use of a private email system is helping American adversaries such as China, Russia, and the Islamic State.

“It has certainly helped our primary adversaries,” Thornberry said during a wide-ranging interview in his office at the Rayburn building.

The chairman said he believes the compromise of intelligence information over the past five years is “probably the most damaging thing that’s happened to U.S. national security.”

“Whether it was Wikileaks or Snowden or now the Hillary emails, we have done more to hurt ourselves than the Russians, the Chinese, the terrorists, or anybody else that you want to name.”

“This is serious business when you have top secret emails on a private server, and then you think it all goes away by saying ‘I’m sorry.’ It’s just… The damage to the country is just enormous when you put these compromises together.”


Federal judge sides with Annapolis in racial discrimination case

A federal lawsuit has been decided in the favor of Annapolis in which three former and one current Annapolis Police Department officers said their employer had racially discriminated against them.

In a summary judgment, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz wrote the city proved facts in the case were strong enough to warrant not going to trial.

"On each of their claims, plaintiffs fail to cite admissible evidence to oppose the city's motion for summary judgment," Motz wrote.


WATCH: Iran Releases ISIS-Style Video, Vows to 'Humiliate' U.S. If War Breaks Out

Iran's supreme leader has released an ISIS-style YouTube propaganda video, declaring that his country would defeat the United States if a war breaks out.

The video from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, entitled "If any war happens...," begins with President Obama stating that the U.S. could "knock out [Iran's] military" quickly if it chose to do so.

Khamenei then says "our predecessors used to call such statements 'boasting among strangers.'"

“We neither welcome nor begin any war,” he continues, as the video shows images of the Iranian military, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and an animation of an Iranian missile striking U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.


Atheist Group Protests Prisoners’ Gift for Pope Francis

An atheist group claimed that a hand-carved gift made by Philadelphia prisoners for Pope Francis violated the First Amendment in a recent letter.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to Louis Giorla,Philadelphia’s commissioner of prisons, outlining concerns over prisoners being used to carve, refinish, and upholster the chair for Pope Francis ahead of his visit on Sept. 27. The pope is scheduled to meet with approximately 100 inmates at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

“[The prison system] appears to be showing impermissible favoritism to one religion over all others, and religion over non-religion, by inviting Catholic religious leaders to its facilities and then bestowing gifts on them,” Annie Laurie Gaylor, the foundation’s co-president, wrote in the letter. Gaylor noted that prisoners also made a special chair earlier this year for Charles Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

The foundation cited the First Amendment, which, it said, “mandates governmental neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and non-religion.”

By inviting the Pope to meet with inmates and presenting him with an expensive gift, the group claimed that the prison is showing favoritism to one religion.

The foundation noted that the prisons are “public-supported” and “not Catholic.”

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Miss Colorado Talks About Nursing Instead Of Singing For The Crown

Last week, Miss America hosted its second night of preliminaries in Atlantic City. For the talent competition, most contestants showcased their singing, dancing, and musical talents while donning their sparkly, glittery costumes — but Kelley Johnson walked out on stage in her nurse’s scrubs. Kelley is Miss Colorado, and she decided to forgo the traditional talent routine. Instead, she delivered a unique monologue about her experience as a nurse, and with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient. The results are unexpected, original, and touching.


Fed upgrade El Nino to strong, but not as big as 1997-98

WASHINGTON — Federal forecasters upgraded this year's El Nino to an unusual strong status, but said it's probably not a record breaker or drought buster.

Mike Halpert, deputy director of the federal Climate Prediction Center, said the current worldwide weather shifting event doesn't match the monster El Nino of 1997-1998, nor is it likely to.

With even warmer waters in the central Pacific in August, the hottest in more than 17 years, the prediction center moved the El Nino up from moderate status. So far the El Nino is the third strongest on record, behind 1997-98 and a weird one in 1987-88 that peaked early.

Meteorologists said strong El Ninos usually dump heavy rains on southern California, but its four-year water deficit is too big to be erased in one wet winter.


WCSO Press Release September 14, 2015

Incident: DUI

Date of Incident: 12 September 2015

Location: Salisbury Blvd. at Carroll St., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Conner Scott Bradley, 26, Seaford, DE
Narrative: On 12 September 2015 at 3:31 AM a deputy stopped a motorcycle without any visible registration operated by Conner Bradley. The deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Bradley and also observed that he stumbled when he dismounted the motorcycle. After observing other indicators that suggested Bradley was under the influence of alcohol, the deputy initiated sobriety testing. Following testing, the deputy placed Bradley under arrest for DUI.

During subsequent processing, Bradley submitted to a breath test that measured .11.

Bradley was released upon the issuance of citations.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol 

Incident: Attempted Theft

Date of Incident: 12 September 2015

Location: Wicomico County, MD

Suspect: Conner Scott Bradley, 26, Seaford, DE
Narrative: On 12 September 2015 a deputy arrested Conner Bradley for DUI and released him upon the issuance of citations. Bradley was sitting in the lobby of the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office waiting for a ride to arrive from Delaware to pick him up. While in the lobby,Bradley dragged a large metal Prescription Drop -Off Box from the lobby into the public restroom. Upon discovering what had happened and locating Bradley and the Prescription Drop-Off box in the restroom, the deputy observed that the dragging of the box gouged the linoleum floor in the lobby and scraped the wooden door leading to the restroom.

The Prescription Drop-Off Box held unwanted prescriptions that had been dropped off by members of the public for destruction. Bradley was unable to gain access into the Prescription Drop-Off Box itself.

Instead of being allowed to leave following the DUI arrest, the deputy took Bradley back into custody and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner on charges related to this incident. Following his initial appearance, the Commissioner released Bradley on Personal Recognizance pending a future court appearance in the District Court.

Charges: Attempted Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson       Date:  14 September 2015

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What it's like to live on $2 a day in the United States

In the United States, we often talk about poverty as a line: You are above it or below it; you escape it or can’t get out of it. Every year, the government defines that line with a number. Right now, if you’re in a family of four, you’re considered poor if you get by on less than $16.60 per day.

What we tend to ignore, though — and almost never bother to quantify — is the vast spectrum of poverty itself. And that’s why a new book, “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, is so eye-opening. It exposes in devastating detail the lives of millions of Americans who aren’t just in poverty, but extreme poverty, the kind you’d normally associate with the developing world. Edin and Shaefer crunched census data and other numbers and calculated that 1.5 million American households are surviving on no more than $2 per day, per person. They also found that the number of households in such straits had doubled in the previous decade and a half.

It’s worth pondering for a moment just how difficult it is to survive on $2 per day. That’s a single gallon of gasoline. Or half a gallon of milk. If you took a D.C. bus this morning, you have 25 cents left for dinner. Among this group in extreme poverty, some get a boost from housing subsidies. Many collect food stamps — an essential part of survival. But so complete is their destitution, they have little means to climb out. (The book described one woman who scored a job interview, couldn’t afford transportation, walked 20 blocks to get there, and showed up looking haggard and drenched in sweat. She didn’t get hired.)


SPD Press Release 9-14-15 (Shoplifting)

Mother of 3-year-old son found dead in swing indicted

LA PLATA, Md. (AP/WJLA) — A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday.

The Charles County State's Attorney's Office announced that Romechia Simms, 24, was arrested Saturday and faced an arraignment Monday. The indictment charges her with manslaughter, first-degree child abuse and child neglect.

Simms placed her 3-year-old son, Ji'Aire Donnell Lee, on the swing the morning of May 20 and he stayed there until he was found dead two days later, county sheriff's office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said in May. The mother was still pushing the swing. Authorities say the child had been in the swing for approximately 40 hours and had been dead for eight to 10 hours by the time police arrived.


Veterans Mason Dixon Stand Down

Husband Jailed In Fake Racism Attack

The only person charged so far in the case of a Richmond, Indiana truck fire and racist graffiti case was booked in Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail.

Jonathan G. Powell, 38, has been charged with two Class B misdemeanor charges of false informing. Powell, who listed an address in Johns Creek, Ga., posted a $1,005 cash bond and was released from the jail.

A warrant for Powell’s arrest was issued on Aug. 21 after an affidavit of probable cause was filed by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office the previous day accusing Powell of lying during an Indiana State Police investigation into the Feb. 24 incident.

Powell, the husband of Dr. Myla Bennett, a plastic surgeon, was arrested in Georgia and extradited to Wayne County, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.

Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Department responded to the couple’s home shortly after 5 a.m. on Feb. 24, finding a 2011 GMC Denali pickup burning in the driveway and racist graffiti spray painted on two garage doors. The graffiti said, “Move n----r Dr.” on the larger garage door and attributed the message to a hate group on a smaller garage door.

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Clinton Foundation and the IRS

Where are the Clinton Foundation’s revised IRS 990 forms? 

It has been widely reported that Hillary Clinton’s faltering presidential campaign has started the fall season with “new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.” 

To test this new effort, here are some new questions pertaining to an old issue about the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the all-important IRS Form 990.

There is no doubt that just asking these questions will make Hillary squirm — because the answers have the potential to derail her efforts to become our nation’s first female president. 

If you recall, back in April of this year there were days of explosive headlines after Reuters reviewed the Clinton Foundation’s 990 forms and “found errors in how they reported donations from governments.” 

As a result, a Clinton Foundation spokesman said, “We are prioritizing an external review to ensure the accuracy of the 990s from 2010, 2011 and 2012 and expect to refile when the review is completed.” 

In other words, “Oops, you caught us cooking the books; sorry about that.”


Todd: Hillary's Donors 'Are Panicking'

NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd stated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s donors “are panicking” on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Todd said, “every time you think, ‘Okay, when is she at bottom?’ It feels like there’s a new bottom. Look, and we can all use the caveats all we want. ‘Oh, these general election numbers, how meaningful are they right now?’ But, a month ago, when she was having bad poll numbers, when it was starting to go down, one of the things they hung their hat on is, well, as bad as her numbers may look, she’s still in better shape when matched up against any Republican. Well, that’s not happening anymore, right? Now that — this is just pile, after pile, after pile. It’s like she’s got bad primary poll numbers, well, you explain it away with Sanders, but suddenly if her electability is in question, then that’s when the hand wringing truly begins and that’s when donors start panicking. I think they are panicking.”


How Ted Cruz Is Running The Republican Table

In the spring of 2011, I heard about a dazzling young conservative, the former solicitor general of Texas, who was running for a soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat. Brilliant and charismatic, he was a Princeton and Harvard Law graduate who seemed to relish rubbing that pedigree in the faces of Ivy League liberals who couldn’t fathom why he wasn’t “one of them.” But Ted Cruz would never be “one of them,” and that gave him the makings of a conservative superstar.

So I invited this political unknown with negligible poll numbers to appear as a guest on my national radio show. One of the first — and most dynamic — candidates to emerge from the then-nascent Tea Party movement, Mr. Cruz spiritedly championed limited government, fiscal responsibility and economic freedom. When I asked if we could trust him to stay true to those principles, he replied unequivocally, “I give you my word. I will fight with everything I have for them and for this great country.”

And he did. He waged so many lonely battles against President Obama, the left, the media and many in his own party — over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, taxes, Mr. Obama’s executive orders, gutting of the military and global retrenchment — that I began tweeting, “Must Ted Cruz do everything?”

He was the original outsider.

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Mixed Reports On August Crime Report In OC

OCEAN CITY — With Labor Day having come and gone, the Ocean City Police Commission this week reviewed the crime reports for the month of August and the year-to-date totals, revealing a mixed bag of results in both time periods.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro presented the August crime data, including the monthly incidents and arrests as well as the year-to-date figures to the Police Commission on Wednesday. The report for August indicated an increase of about 5 percent overall in total calls for service, both citizen initiated and officer initiated. The total number of calls for service in August 2015 was 8,773, up from the 8,352 number reported in August 2014.

However, a breakdown of the individual crime numbers in the comparison revealed some anomalies. With roughly the same number of people in the resort, according to the city’s estimates, in August 2014 to August 2015, it would stand to reason the number of crimes would remain fairly consistent, but the report reveals several spikes in both directions in many individual crime types.



The innovation going on right now in clean energy is pretty exciting. It seems like every day someone sends me something about a new technology or groundbreaking discovery in the area of solar power.

One of the things that has always intrigued me and seemed like an obvious solution was solar shingles. Since solar usually covers the roof anyway, it seems natural that we would start making them out of material that would actually BECOME the roof.

Fortunately that dream is quickly becoming a reality. Dow Powerhouse solar shingles are now available in about 5 states and will be rolling out to more soon. These shingles could change everything in solar, here’s why:

They offer an easy way to replace the roof material on your home and generate free power. Since most solar installers would suggest your roof be close to new anyway before you install a solar power system, this offers a dual solution.

They come with a variety of warranties. The roof coverage and weather warranty spans 20 years and the solar output warranty goes as far as 20 years as well.

Installation, which must be done by a professional, is not as invasive as normal solar panels. Regular solar panels require roof bolts and penetration of the waterproof layers. Solar shingles simply sit on top of the roof membrane and interlock with themselves to keep water out. They also have a sticky surface on the backside to prevent wind damage.


Indictment accuses 13 youth gang members of 6 murders

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Delaware law enforcement officials have announced a 91-count indictment against 13 alleged members of a Wilmington youth gang believed to be involved in six murders in the crime-ridden city over the past three years.

The indictment announced Friday involves a group called the Touch Money Gang, or TMG, with the defendants ranging in age from 15 to 23, most of them teenagers.


Emails: Abedin was Hillary’s nexus to scandalous foundation

Top aide under fire for mixing of government, private work

The 7,000 Hillary Clinton emails the State Department made public earlier this month provide evidence that longtime aide Huma Abedin was the nexus between the former secretary of state and various Clinton Foundation scandals.

Abedin, while a State Department employee, authored numerous emails that kept Hillary Clinton apprised of Clinton Foundation activities and in touch with key people in the Clinton sphere of influence, including Doug Band, President Bill Clinton’s former “body man.” Band went on to head the consultant firm Teneo that employed Abedin while she worked for Clinton at the State Department.

The emails reveal Abedin continued to interact with individuals connected with Teneo and the Clinton Foundation, even after she was deemed a “special government employee” in a part-time consultancy with the State Department in the summer of 2012, following her return from maternity leave, Politico reported.

WND has reported extensively on Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood family background and political affiliations, raising the question of how she might have influenced Middle East policy.

On Aug. 13, Politico reported Abedin hired a team of lawyers to defend her continued access to Clinton’s private email server, even after she became a part-time contractor with the State Department.


Investigation: The US government’s 9/11 secrets


Wal-Mart Sparks Battle With Suppliers Over Margin-Squeezing Fees

After years of meeting demands for ever cheaper prices, many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. suppliers are saying no to new margin-squeezing storage fees and a payment schedule that could delay for months how quickly some are paid.

The world’s largest retailer says the changes, laid out for vendors starting in June, reflect a push to simplify its relationships with suppliers, put them all on the same footing and reduce costs so it can offer customers the lowest prices. But some vendors see the new policy as an attempt by Wal-Mart to fatten its margins and offset wage hikes for store workers earlier this year.

Saying the new fees will hurt their own bottom lines, several vendors are hiring lawyers, and a top executive from at least one supplier visited Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, in hopes of reversing all or some of the new terms. Two large suppliers with well-known brands that asked not to be identified for fear of hurting their relationship with Wal-Mart have refused to accept the terms and plan to use their size as leverage to negotiate a better deal.

‘Fees Sting’


50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

It’s being called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but are instead seeing their reports turned into happy talk.

More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned.

The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The fact that so many people complained suggests there are deep-rooted, systemic problems in how the U.S. military command charged with the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State assesses intelligence.

“The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official said.


Alexis Guerrero Fight

Alexis "Double Barrel' Guerrero will be defending his NABA title on Sept 19th at the Resorts World Casino in Queens N.Y. Guerrero will take on a tough foe in Brian Howard 9-1 of Atlanta GA. Guerrero is coming off an 8th round stoppage of Anthony 'Boom Boom" Farante of Philadelphia, while Howard is coming of a loss to Harvey Jolly.

This will be Guerrero's first fight under his new management team of Dibella Entertainment and his first fight in the Big Apple. When asked how about these new changes, Guerrero said," as far as where I fight, there is home and everywhere else, Nothing is like fighting in from to your hometown but everything else is only about the fight and what is happening in the ring. At that point the ring is an island separate from everywhere. As far a being with Dibella Entertainment, this it for me and my trainer and manager Hal Chernoff could not have done better to get me the best opportunity to succeed as a boxer. Your career starts out wide open but everything gets more important and narrower with each fight, so these next few fight are critical for me stating with this one. Signing with Dibella has given me the such a lift because now I know I can go for it. As long as I do my job I know they can get there job done, they are serious players in the boxing game and Lou Dibella is a very smart business man and his business is boxing. He is so connected to boxing he even was asked to play a part in the movie Southpaw. 

"As far a my opponent, We have had a couple changes in opponents and it causes you to adjust your training some but I am pretty flexible and am fortunate enough to have some physical attributes that lets me pick and choose how I want to fight. I can bang on the inside and enjoy that but we also train a lot to fight in the outside and can mix and match. I am just eager to get in the ring and start this leg of my career."

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect captured in murder of Kentucky trooper

Police capture Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, suspected gunman in the shooting death late Sunday night of rookie Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, Lyon County, Ky., Judge Executive Wade White says.


Ted Cruz Reverses His Support for Chief Justice Roberts

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Saturday that Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush picked Supreme Court Justices David Souter and John Roberts because they weren't strong conservatives.

And, in his remarks to the conservative Eagle Council convention in St. Louis, the Texas senator distanced himself from previous support of Roberts, who is now chief justice.

"Now in both instances, it wasn’t that they were looking for someone who wasn’t a conservative, it’s that it was easier," Cruz said, according to BuzzFeed News. "Neither Souter nor Roberts had said much of anything.

"They didn’t have a paper trail, they wouldn’t have a fight," he said. "Whereas, if you actually nominate a conservative, then you gotta spend some political capital. Then you gotta fight."

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BREAKING NEWS: Australian PM Tony Abbott ousted

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ousted from his position by an internal government challenge, with the conservative party's former leader elected to replace him.


And so It begins…ISIS Flag Among Refugees in Germany Fighting the Police

The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees.

The ISIS smuggler, revealed the ongoing clandestine operation is a complete success.

Islamic State is believed to be actively smuggling deadly gunmen across the sparsely-guarded 565-mile Turkish border and on to richer European nations, he revealed.

Well, with this new Leaked picture, everything is confirmed.


Governor Larry Hogan Cheers on Redskins with Cool Kids Campaign

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today attended the Washington Redskins home opener against the Miami Dolphins, along with four children from the Cool Kids Campaign, who are also battling cancer. The Cool Kids Campaign is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. At the game, Governor Hogan appeared with his four friends, Andrew (5), Jack (6), Benjamin (8), and Emily (13), in the end zone to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“Since my diagnosis, I have met countless individuals who, just like me, are fighting cancer, and their strength and positivity has inspired me beyond words,” said Governor Hogan. “Some of the strongest people I have ever met are the children who approach their cancer diagnosis and treatment with unimaginable faith and bravery. Today is a very special day, and I am honored to have the opportunity to raise awareness with these extraordinary kids who are fighting battles much more difficult than my own.”

Truth Be Told

Muslim world reacts to Obama's latest speech

Little Johnny Strikes again

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of you are Hillary Clinton fans.

Not really knowing what a Hillary Clinton fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny.

The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different… again.

Little Johnny said, “Because I’m not a Hillary Clinton fan.”

The teacher asked, “Why aren’t you a fan of Hillary Clinton?”

Johnny said, “Because I’m a Republican.”

The teacher asked him why he’s a Republican

Little Johnny answered, “Well, my Mom’s a Republican and my Dad’s a Republican, so I’m a Republican.”

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, “So, if your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?”

Little Johnny replied, “That would make me a Hillary Clinton fan.”

9/11 truth would lead to civil war in US