Michigan powerlifter heroically lifts vehicle pinned on top of man after accident

He then proceeded to lift the car three more times to finish the set.
Submitted by Sphinx at 2019-02-18 23:45pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Supreme Court To Decide Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form. 

The Supreme Court’s move is the latest dramatic turn in a case that has proceeded in a remarkable way. The Justice Department appealed the decision directly to the Supreme Court — bypassing an appeals court review — because it faces a deadline this year for printing the survey forms.

Arguments in the case will be heard in April.

It’s hard ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:16pm to the Politics forum.

Wyoming Senate defeats death penalty repeal bill

Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, argued that without the death penalty, Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to absolve the sins of mankind, and therefore capital punishment should be maintained.

“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” she said. “I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:15pm to the Crime forum.

Here's New Mexico Militia Leader Johnny Horton Jr.'s Bizarre Arrest Record

Self-proclaimed New Mexico militia leader Johnny Horton Jr. sure can spin a heck of a tale.

Like how he’s in direct contact with President Donald Trump and advising the commander-in-chief on border security. Or how he’s planning to lead hundreds of armed civilians to the Mexico border to ward off caravans of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

Horton offers almost no evidence for his claims. But that hasn’t stopped him from capitalizing on wild-eyed fears of people online in an effort ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:14pm to the Crime forum.

Pentagon Ordered To Halt Discharge Of HIV+ Airmen

Today, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Defense and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to halt discharge proceedings against HIV-positive members of the U.S. Air Force. The order came in the case of Roe and Voe v. Shanahan, filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, with partner law firm Winston & Strawn, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The two Airmen serving as plaintiffs, who filed pseudonymously, were given discharge orders at the end ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:14pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Black Civil Rights Advocate Takes Control of Neo-Nazi Hate Group the National Socialist Movement

The antisemitic and neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement (NSM) is now under the control of a black civil rights advocate from California who once dissolved a notorious Ku Klux Klan chapter in Mississippi.

Incorporation papers filed in Michigan and legal documents in a federal court case list 54-year-old James Hart Stern of Moreno Valley, California, as “President/Director” of NSM.

Stern was formerly incarcerated, spending five years in a Mississippi prison, but he now runs ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:13pm to the Politics forum.

Aurora shooter Gary Martin passed 2 gun background checks despite felony conviction

The disgruntled worker who killed five people in Aurora, Ill., last week after being fired had passed two gun background checks five years ago, despite a criminal record that should have prevented him from possessing a firearm, Fox News has found.

The first check allowed Gary Martin to acquire an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification card, or FOID card, to possess a weapon. The second allowed Martin to purchase a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber handgun from a local dealer in 2014.

Neither ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:13pm to the Crime forum.

New filing suggests Mueller has evidence Stone communicated with WikiLeaks

Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing that search warrants have uncovered communications between longtime GOP operative Roger Stone and "Organization 1,” which is widely believed to be WikiLeaks.

Mueller made the disclosure in a filing Friday arguing that Stone’s case is related to the one involving Russian military hackers who are alleged to have breached the Democratic National Committee and personal account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

The ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:12pm to the Crime forum.

Payless ShoeSource to shutter its remaining American stores, end online sales

Payless ShoeSource will no longer be putting its best foot forward.

The iconic footwear company — founded in 1956 by two cousins in Topeka, Kan. — expects to shutter all 2,100 U.S. and Puerto Rico stores by May, although some are expected to close before April, reported USA Today. It also is pulling online operations.

“We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May,” read a Payless statement to USA Today. “This process ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:11pm to the The Economy forum.

Chaotic scene at Hamilton show in San Francisco after false “active shooter” alarm

The Orpheum Theatre is “reviewing the events” that led to a false alarm about an active shooter and a chaotic evacuation of the theater during a performance of the musical Hamilton on Friday night, according to a statement released by the show’s producers and SHN, the theater’s owners.

“Uncertainty in the auditorium about a medical emergency taking place near the end of the show spread quickly and prompted the upset,” the statement said, acknowledging that the situation had ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:11pm to the Arts forum.

A Conversation with Historian Louis Hyman About How Black Americans Used the Sears Catalog to Fight Back Against Jim and Jane Crow Racism

Professor Louis Hyman is a historian of work and business at the ILR School of Cornell University, where he also directs the Institute for Workplace Studies in New York City. He has published two books on the history of personal debt (Debtor Nation and Borrow) and a history of how American work became so insecure (Temp).

Several months ago Louis wrote a series of Twitter posts which were read by millions of people about the "hidden history" of how African-Americans used the Sears ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 22:10pm to the Podcasts, Etc forum.

Obama Quietly Gives Advice to 2020 Democrats, but No Endorsement

A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this month: Organized by David Jacobson and John Phillips, Mr. Obama’s former ambassadors to Canada and Italy, the group interviewed an array of 2020 presidential candidates and debated whether to throw their wealth behind one or two of them.

Mr. Obama had no role in the event, but it unfolded in his political shadow: As presidential hopefuls like Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:36pm to the Politics forum.

Why It’s Ridiculous for Gucci to Claim “Ignorance” in Its Blackface Designs

“I am a Black man before I am a brand,” Dapper Dan, the beloved designer and tailor, declared on Instagram last week after the revelation of a $890 Gucci knit top that resembled blackface, with a black pull-up neck and grotesque red-lip caricature. “Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong,” he went on. “There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult.”

Dapper Dan once famously remixed and matched knock-off Gucci prints and materials for members of ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:35pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

N.C. election officials: Harris operative collected and falsified ballots, then tried to obstruct state investigation

State election officials said Monday that a political operative for Republican Mark Harris orchestrated a complex scheme to illegally collect and falsify absentee ballots in the 9th Congressional District last year, hiding evidence of the scheme as it unfolded and obstructing the state’s investigation after the election.

Those explosive charges opened an evidentiary hearing in Raleigh Monday morning, where the North Carolina State Board of Elections began hearing witness testimony to decide ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:35pm to the Crime forum.

Reminder From Utah: Trans People Live Under Constant Threat of Sneaky Bureaucratic Attacks

In late January, a Republican state representative in Utah filed a bill to enshrine a strict definition of biological sex in state law and make it illegal for transgender people to update the sex on their birth certificates. The bill would define males and females based on the presence of testes or ovaries and how their external genitalia appear at or before birth, mandate that all children are designated either male or female on their birth certificates, and forbid changes except in the case ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:39pm to the Politics forum.

Salt Lake City police locate man who ‘messed with the wrong queers’ when he punched a gay man in a video gone viral

alt Lake City police have located the man captured on video hitting another man after asking if he was gay. The assault is captured in an eight-second video posted to Twitter on Sunday by Sal Trejo and quickly spread through social media.

“He just messed with the wrong queers,” Trejo said. “We knew that we would be able to find him because we have the resources and we have the support of the great community here in Salt Lake City.”

The assault took place on the sidewalk near 327 S. ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:37pm to the Crime forum.

Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says

For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the National Park's museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation.

Although federal officials learned last year that the five-gallon containers were brimming with uranium ore, then removed the radioactive specimens, the park's safety director alleges nothing was done to warn park workers or the public that they might have been exposed to ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2019-02-18 21:29pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Harvest Bible Chapel founding pastor James MacDonald fired; 'shocking' audio revealed

Among the things said in the audio is MacDonald talking about planting child pornography on Christianity Today CEO's Harold Smith's computer, crude remarks about Julie Roys — including joking that she had an affair with CT Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli — and a vulgar reference to Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Muller also threatened to start a class-action lawsuit against MacDonald and the church.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-02-18 21:34pm to the Crime forum.

Man DECAPITATES Diddy waxwork and stomps on his head causing $300,000 in damages before fleeing Madame Tussauds Times Square

Police are hunting for a man who attacked the wax figure of hip hop mogul Sean Combs during a visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York.

The suspect, wearing a black jacket with a hood and blue jeans, went to the Times Square location's ninth floor on Saturday night where the statue of Diddy is housed, according to NBC New York.

He then started yelling at the wax likeness of the celebrity who has also gone by the aliases P. Diddy, Puff Daddy and Puffy, before knocking it over and ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-02-18 19:35pm to the Music forum.

Man stuck in quicksand at Zion National Park rescued after 2 days in snowstorm

On Saturday, Zion dispatchers received a report of a 34-year-old man from Arizona who got his leg stuck in quicksand.

"He was located approximately 3 hours up the Left Fork of the North Creek, also known as The Subway route from bottom-up," Aly Baltrus with Zion National Park said in a news release. "His leg was buried up to his knee and he was unable to free himself. He had hiked the Left Fork Trail with a companion, also from Arizona, when he became stuck. He and his companion tried to free ...
Submitted by MaulLove at 2019-02-18 19:01pm to the The World forum.