Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III submitted a long-awaited report to Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

The submission of Mueller’s report ends his closely-watched inquiry — a case that has engulfed the Trump administration since its inception, leading to criminal charges against 34 people, including six former Trump associates and ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-03-23 0:50am to the Politics forum.

North Miami Cop Not Guilty of Negligence for Shooting at Autistic Man Holding Toy Truck

A Florida jury today acquitted North Miami SWAT Officer Jonathan Aledda on one count of culpable negligence after he shot a behavioral therapist, Charles Kinsey, in the leg in 2016. Kinsey was trying to help an unarmed man with autism, Arnaldo Rios Soto, out of an intersection. Rios Soto was holding a silver toy truck, which Aledda claimed was a gun. Kinsey was filmed lying on the ground, placing his hands in the air, and begging cops not to shoot him.
Submitted by Frostilicus at 2019-03-23 0:12am to the Crime forum.

The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam

Every day, dozens of hungry reporters lurk inside something called PACER, the online records system for America’s federal courts. These days, they’re mostly looking for the latest scraps of intel on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian inference into the 2016 presidential election. And everyone, from lawyers to researchers to activists, uses the system to find similar criminal cases, track the latest arrests of terrorism suspects or argue for sentencing reform.

But ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-03-22 20:46pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Secretary of State says it's "possible" Trump was sent by God to save the Jewish people from Iran

"Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?" CBN's Jerusalem bureau chief Chris Mitchell asked the secretary of state. 

Smiling, Pompeo replied "as a Christian I certainly believe that's possible. It was remarkable. So we were down in the tunnels where we could see 3,000 years ago, and 2,000 years ago — if I have the history just right — to see the remarkable ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:29pm to the The World forum.

GoFundMe Bans Anti-Vaxxers Who Raise Money to Spread Misinformation

Anti-vaxxers have long used GoFundMe to raise money to spread their dangerous message—but now the site is cutting them off, The Daily Beast has learned.

“Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and will be removed from the platform,” spokesman Bobby Whithorne told The Daily Beast.

“We are conducting a thorough review and will remove any campaigns currently on the platform.”

It’s the latest crackdown on fact-challenged ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:28pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Alabama Senate approves bill that would end marriage licenses

The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would eliminate marriage licenses and the need to solemnize marriages.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, passed 26 to 0. It moves onto the House. Albritton, who first filed the bill in 2015, said it “takes the state out of granting permission, saying who can marry or who can’t.”

During a brief floor debate, Albritton said the measure aimed to resolve an issue with probate judges in the state who stopped issuing ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:24pm to the Crime forum.

Juvenile Arrested In Connection to Threat Against Charlottesville High School

City police are charging an Albemarle County teenager in connection with an online threat to Charlottesville High School.

The Charlottesville Police Department announced Friday, March 22, that a 17-year-old boy was arrested at 6 a.m. The minor is charged with threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property, and harassment by computer.

Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins said during a press conference Friday afternoon that the teen charged is not a city student. During that ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:21pm to the Education forum.

737 pilots trained for Max 8 with short online course

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots' unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN.

Pilots of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses -- lasting between 56 minutes and three hours -- that highlighted differences between the Max 8 and older 737s, but did not explain the new maneuvering ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:19pm to the The Economy forum.

City Council Votes No to Chick-Fil-A Restaurant at San Antonio Airport - Out in SA

he San Antonio City Council voted on March 21 against allowing the opening of a Chick-Fil-A concession at the city’s airport in a vote of 6 to 4 with one abstention. Chick-Fil-A has long had a reputation for being anti-LGBTQ.

In 2012, the company’s CEO, Dan T. Cathy, said he opposed marriage equality. It was revealed the company donated millions of dollars to political groups seen as hostile to LGBTQ rights. Later that year, Chick-Fil-A released a statement saying. “Going forward, our ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:13pm to the Food forum.

Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering the withdrawal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

“It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea,” Trump said on Twitter. “I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!”

It was not immediately clear what sanctions Trump was referring to. There were ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-03-22 20:20pm to the The World forum.

Homeless, living in a tent blocks from the U.S. Capitol — and working full-time

Before 10 a.m. on another cold Thursday, Monica Diaz stirred in her tent, filled with dread. It had been two weeks since the last cleanup, and city workers would again be here soon, with their dumpster truck and police cars, to clear out the encampment. Every morning was awful, but these were the worst of all, when Monica, who’d otherwise be resting before work, was forced to confront publicly what she did her best to hide: that she’s homeless. That she lives in a tent. That she just turned ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-03-22 20:13pm to the The Economy forum.

'A magic fridge': Flood cleanup workers find ice-cold beers in a Nebraska field

In its life span, the fridge had been through a fire and a flood, but from far away it didn’t look so bad. Just a small black box, lying in the middle of a wet and muddy Nebraska field.

It struck Gayland Stouffer as unusual. Stouffer wondered how it got there, as he later told the Lincoln Journal Star. Days prior, the field had been underwater, drowning in the unprecedented floodwaters unleashed on Platte River valley last week. Stouffer and his friend, Kyle Simpson, had been trudging along ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2019-03-22 19:26pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Wrestler King Kong Bundy's cats need new homes

Since his sudden death on March 4, Gloucester County animal welfare groups have taken in four of the wrestler's fur babies — Stewie, Paige, Gio and a senior cat named Pat.

Pallies owned about 10 cats, according to Purrfect Angels Cat Rescue founder Suzanne Pomeroy whose agency is helping to find new homes for the animals.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-03-22 18:03pm to the Sports forum.

How Twitter's algorithm is amplifying extreme political rhetoric

Imagine opening up the Twitter app on your phone and scrolling through your feed. Suddenly, you come across a hyper-partisan tweet calling Hillary Clinton the "godmother of ISIS." It's from a user you do not follow, and it's not in your feed by virtue of a retweet from a user you do follow. So how did it get there?
Over the last several months, Twitter has begun inserting what it believes to be relevant and popular tweets into the feeds of people who do not subscribe to the accounts that posted ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-03-22 17:49pm to the Horseshit! forum.

FYI: How Much Cocaine Can You Fit In Your, Ahem, Body?

There have been no conclusive studies done on the body's capacity for packing via the mouth. "It's really just up to what the patient can tolerate," says Dr. Rao. Cocaine and heroin are the most common items to smuggle via packing, as they have an extremely high ratio of value to physical size. Stephen Traub led a study in 2003, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that focused on this sort of muling. The study found that the packets are highly sophisticated and efficient. Muling, ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-03-22 17:52pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Rod Stewart: ‘I used to take cocaine anally’

The former Faces frontman also denies the urban myth about him 'pleasuring' sailors..."...we started buying anti-cold capsules from the chemist’s, separating the two halves of the capsules, replacing their contents with a pinch of cocaine, and then taking the capsules anally, where, of course, the human body being a wonderful thing, they would dissolve effortlessly into the system." In the book, Stewart also writes about losing his virginity aged 16 to an “old and larger” woman in a beer ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-03-22 17:50pm to the Music forum.

“Everyone Thinks They’re Going to Sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity Mulls Leaving

Donald Trump’s alliance with Fox News has been one of the few constants throughout his shambolic presidency. But in recent days, that bond has shown signs of fraying. On Sunday morning, Trump criticized Fox after it suspended Judge Jeanine Pirro for delivering an offensive monologue questioning Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s patriotism. Later in the day, Trump lashed out at Fox journalists, tweeting: “Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-03-22 17:27pm to the Politics forum.

Morrissey announces first Canadian tour in over 15 years

My decision to return to Canada after almost 15 years of protest against its savage and Neanderthal annual Baby Seal Kill is entirely because my stance was ultimately of no use and helped no one
Submitted by inoperableheart at 2019-03-22 17:08pm to the Music forum.

Meet the 11-year-old budding politician who says she’ll be the nation’s first lesbian president

“I’m just so happy that most kids in my class came,” she said. “There were some kids who pulled out but you can’t do anything about that. Haters going to hate. It’s just so amazing being in a room full of people who accept me. It feels really good.”

One teacher told her that it’s “not appropriate” to discuss LGBTQ issues in the program.

But that didn’t stop Briggs from reaching for the stars – and proving that teacher completely wrong.
Submitted by elitist horde at 2019-03-22 17:00pm to the Politics forum.

House Democratic Leadership Warns it Will Cut Off Any Firms Who Challenge Incumbents

THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL Campaign Committee warned political strategists and vendors Thursday night that if they support candidates mounting primary challenges against incumbent House Democrats, the party will cut them off from business.

The news was officially announced Friday morning, paired with a statement on the committee’s commitment to diversity in consulting — “which obviously, is just to give themselves cover,” a Democratic political consultant who learned of it Thursday ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-03-22 15:53pm to the Politics forum.