Letters from Hannah Anderson were among items seized by authorities in a search of kidnap and murder suspect James DiMaggio´s San Diego County property, warrants revealed, along with duct tape, handcuff boxes and other materials. Also taken from DiMaggio’s property were empty boxes of camping gear and ammunition, a Yosemite camping printout, incendiary devices, "arson wire," model rocket containers, cut electrical cords and two used condoms, the documents said. The search warrants did not detail what the letters -- or another handwritten note -- said.
Posh New York hotel workers apparently don’t watch the number one rated nonfiction cable television show of all time. Jase Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” in New York to promote the show with fellow cast members, recounted Wednesday on “Live with Kelly and Michael” how he was mistaken for a homeless man and kicked out of his hotel. “The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,” Mr. Robertson said, telling the hosts that it might have been a case of “facial profiling.” “I asked where the bathroom was and he said,
Its existence has been a badly kept secret for decades and it has fuelled the imaginations of conspiracy theorists and UFO hunters around the world. Now the existence of Area 51 has been officially acknowledged by the Central Intelligence Agency and its exact location revealed in Nevada. Documents released by the CIA also reveal that there really have been some strange occurrences at the secret airbase – however, they are not quite as exciting as UFO hunters would like.
AUSTIN — A San Antonio senior judge confirmed Thursday that he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate possible charges of abuse of office and coercion against Gov. Rick Perry. Judge Robert “Bert” Richardson said he expected to select someone early next week, at which time “an order will be prepared and filed with the court.” The investigation stems from the governor’s veto of $3.7 million in annual funding for Travis County’s Public Integrity Unit, which oversees public corruption and malfeasance complaints. Perry acknowledged that he told Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, he would cut off the
RUSH: We´ll start here in my adopted hometown, Sacramento, California. It´s Robbie. Great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Last week you were talking about why my generation doesn´t have hope. I´ve been thinking a lot about that, and it struck me that for thousands of years of human history, for almost all the history of the United States, human beings have understood that we have a choice about how our lives are gonna play out, and we have a way to overcome our backgrounds, if we come out of a rough background. But a movement has been mounting. You´ve talked
Four months after the second bomb at the Boston Marathon killed their youngest son and severed their daughter’s left leg, the Richard family is doing its best to overcome the devastation of that day and resume a normal life. In their first public statement since May, Bill and Denise Richard said Thursday that they have returned to their Dorchester home after months spent at local hospitals and are coping as well as they can with the loss of their 8-year-old son, Martin. “While we have made progress with our physical injuries, the emotional pain seems every bit as new as
RUSH: Yes. The Drive-By Media today is apoplectic. All the news that´s going on out there, and the Drive-Bys are beside themselves that I might actually moderate a presidential debate. And do you know why they´re worried about it? The NBC political reporter Mike O´Brien gave it up. They´re worried that I might end up picking the Republican nominee and not them. That´s what bothers them. I mean, get this. H.R., he gets on the train on the way in to work today and he goes into his favorite coffee shop. It´s not a Starbucks, is it? (interruption) It´s a local
MOSCOW (AP) — Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia. The Russian, who won her third world title Tuesday in front of a boisterous home crowd, came out in favor of the law which has drawn sharp criticism and led Western activists to call for a boycott of next year´s Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi. "If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid
The strategy of a Mexican billionaire to ‘Mexicanize’ his Los Angeles Major League Soccer team in order to attract the local Mexican fan base has resulted in what one former employee calls “ethnic cleansing” of the team. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Cynthia Craig, former director of human resources for Chivas USA, alleges a culture of harassment and discrimination that ultimately caused her to leave the team. Craig, who is African-American, says she was forced out of her job in July after, what her complaint alleges, was a prolonged period of harassment against her by team owner
Hunt´s Point Terminal Market is the largest produce market in the world. More than 200 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables pass through its gates each year, and then onto supermarkets, restaurants, and stalls across New York. That means 22 million metropolitan New Yorkers eat something from Hunt´s Point each day. But this wholesale market is an oasis. The 113-acre site sits in the South Bronx, home to one of America´s poorest congressional districts -- one where residents have limited access to fresh food. Twenty-nine million Americans live in urban and rural food deserts, according the U.S. Department of
RUSH: The Washington Post says, "Obama Rodeo Clown Incident Illustrates Nation´s Continued Racial Divide." Now, the purpose of this story in the Washington Post is to show what a bunch of redneck, right-wing, racist hicks were at the fair. One of the most telling signs that there were a bunch of redneck, right-wing, racists at the Missouri State Fair was this: "The Wednesday crowd at the fair, which lasts 11 days in remote Sedalia, was overwhelmingly white. Some vendors played right-wing talk radio from boom boxes at their tents." Weeeeeeell, there you have it.
On Thursday, the Washington Post’s revelation of thousands upon thousands of National Security Agency violations of both the law and supposed privacy protections included this fascinating detail: A “large number” of Americans had their telephone calls accidentally intercepted by the NSA when a top-secret order to eavesdrop on multiple phone lines for reasons of national security confused the international code for Egypt (20) with the area code for Washington (202). . I enjoy as much as the next chap all those Hollywood conspiracy thrillers about the all-powerful security state – you know the kind of thing, where the guy’s on the lam, and
Kim Kardashian is livid after Katie Couric slammed her in an interview on Thursday despite sending her a baby gift for North West. The angry reality star uploaded a picture of baby clothes and a note sent by Couric onto her Intagram account and asked her not to ´talk s**t´ if she´s going to pretend to be nice.(snip)The offending comments were made by Katie in an In Touch interview that was published on Wednesday. Couric, 56, said she doesn´t understand why Kim and the rest of the Kardashians are famous.
Last week, Glenn Beck called Oprah Winfrey “evil” for comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. And after Winfrey repeated the analogy on Anderson Cooper 360 last night, he is at it again. On his radio show this morning, Beck declared, “Oprah Winfrey, you disgust me.” “As a woman, who has gone through hell and back and made it, and pulled yourself out by the bootstraps, you made it.” Beck continued. “You grew up with hate from your own race, you grew up with rape in your own race,” he said, referring to her history of sexual abuse. “And the American people,
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’ cocktail party for President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Martha’s Vineyard last night was attended by a host of notables close to the administration. Guests included newly nominated ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Attorney General Eric Holder, former “car czar” Steve Rattner, 32 Advisors’ and member of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Robert Wolf, lawyer and leading civil rights activist Vernon Jordan.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government announced Thursday that it has suspended the deportation of 552,918 undocumented young people since the Deferred Action program went into effect a year ago. The government has received a total of 573,404 requests under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration program implemented by the Obama administration on Aug. 15, 2012, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The program suspends for two years the deportation of qualified undocumented youths and young adults who entered the United States as minors.
MOSCOW – At least 4,650 foreigners have been detained by the police in operation “Illegal Immigrant” in two districts of the Moscow region, Russian authorities announced Thursday. On Wednesday alone, 1,800 migrants were swept up in a massive raid on the supplies and building materials markets in Odintsovo. Another 2,850 illegal immigrants were detained over the past two months in the city of Lyubertsy. Authorities in the capital region detained thousands of people over the past few months in an unprecedented campaign against illegal immigrants
In "Beyond Good and Evil," Nietzsche observed that "a man´s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play." Such might be the credo of the professional clown. Yes, the professional clown. If it never occurred to you to think of clowning as a full-blown "profession," that makes two of us. Reader, prepare to be educated. The occasion for the lesson is the kerfuffle over the Missouri rodeo clown who became this week´s Emmanuel Goldstein of the left when he performed a skit while wearing a mask of President Obama. For his offense against the Dear
Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Friday morning that public housing buildings should have locks controlled by fingerprint scanners to keep out non-residents who might be criminals. “What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in,” he said, while talking about how locks on New York City Housing Authority buildings are often broken and his worries that recent court rulings might make it harder for police to patrol them. (Snip) Instead, the city is planning to install electronic key pads and key card locks on buildings so residents “can go to sleep at night and not have drug dealers creeping
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.- Born mostly blind in one eye, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., realized early on there were two hobbies he could hope to truly master: target shooting and photography. He checked off the former in college, weighing in as a champion marksman at St. Michael´s in Vermont. But since arriving in Washington in 1975 - and enviously spying former GOP leader Howard Baker snapping pictures during his first meeting with then-President Gerald Ford - he´s become far more recognized as the senator with a camera forever fused to his hand, who "hovers and cranes over" historic events while his
In the months-long public negotiations between Cumulus and conservative radio talkers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, it was Hannity who finally signaled “Take this job and shove it.” On Friday, sources close to the No. 2 radio talk show and Fox News Channel host made it public that he would not renew his contract with Cumulus to have his show aired throughout the country on their 40 stations. Hannity’s announcement beats Cumulus to the punch. Reports have surfaced in the last few days that Michael Savage would be taking the coveted 3 p.m. ET slot, which follows Rush Limbaugh’s top-rated
Next week President Obama will swing through four college towns on a bus tour, promoting ways to reduce higher education costs. The growing attention to universities’ soaring prices is pushing some private colleges to a tuition tipping point, according to Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. In a new report, S&P said costs have risen so much, “many of their customers can’t afford tuition without significant financial aid.” If some schools don’t keep their tuition under control, they’ll shoot themselves in the foot and face the need for more drastic cost-cutting, such as layoffs, and potential mergers or closures, S&P says.
Seven relatives, including four young children, were killed when their Jeep was crushed between two semis on Interstate 65 near Roselawn, Ind., about 70 miles from Chicago. The accident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday when a northbound semi and the Jeep stopped for a traffic backup near a work zone, according to Indiana State Police. A semi behind the Jeep failed to stop and plowed into the SUV, pushing it into the back of the other semi, state police said. The Jeep exploded into flames and the fire spread to both trucks, state police said. Initially, police and fire crews
Sandra Fluke, a former "reproductive justice" advocate at Georgetown Law School, has a new mission: getting more women to run for elective office. In a brief interview on MSNBC Friday morning, Fluke was asked if Republicans are remiss in not asking more women to run for office. "I think there are a variety of concerns about how we get women into office," she responded. "It´s not only about asking women, which is something we need to do -- but also about making sure that the party leadership and those in elected office are looking for women to succeed them." Fluke,
In 2007, early in the improbable presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, the young first-term senator began a series of foreign-policy speeches that seemed too general to provide a guide to what he might do if elected. Aside from making it clear he was not George W. Bush and would get out of Iraq, the rest read like liberal boilerplate: “We have seen the consequences of a foreign policy based on a flawed ideology….The conventional thinking today is just as entrenched as it was in 2002….This is the conventional thinking that has turned against the war, but not against the habits