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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Hardly a dog´s life for Obama´s pets Bo and Sunny

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Associated Press, by Darlene Superville Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 30 29 2016 08:29:18 GMT WASHINGTON (AP) '' It´s hardly a dog´s life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama´s pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs ' Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all'black Sunny ' are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president. "Everybody wants to see them and take pictures," Michelle Obama said. "I get a memo at the beginning of the month with a request for their schedules, and I have to approve their appearances." The dogs have entertained crowds at the

A veteran´s race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

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Associated Press, by Wilson Ring Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 30 27 2016 08:27:28 GMT ST. ALBANS, Vt. '' A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States´ entry into the conflict. Zachariah Fike, of the Vermont'based Purple Hearts Reunited, began the project after noticing he had in his collection of memorabilia a total of exactly 100 Purple Hearts or equivalent lithographs awarded for injuries or deaths from the Great War. "You´re honoring fallen heroes," said Fike, a Vermont National Guard captain wounded

Snowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders

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The Hill, by Caitlin Yilek Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 45 2016 06:45:07 GMT Whistleblower Edward Snowden is echoing Bernie Sanders, after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backed down from an offer to debate the Democratic presidential candidate. “Who would have imagined Donald Trump’s greatest fear was an economic debate?” Snowden tweeted Saturday. Sanders asked Trump on Friday, “What are you afraid of?” after the billionaire said he would not debate Sanders. Trump backed out of the debate just two days after agreeing to it in theory ahead of California’s primary, saying it “seems inappropriate” to debate the “second'place finisher.”

Queensland MP blames crocodile attack on ´human stupidity´

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Australian Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 37 2016 06:37:57 GMT Warren Entsch, MP for northern Queensland region that includes the Daintree national park, says if you swim at 10pm ‘you’re going to get consumed’ MP Warren Entsch has blamed the victim of Sunday night’s crocodile attack for ignoring warning signs, and said the apparent fatality should not spark a “vendetta” against crocs in northern Australia. “You can’t legislate against human stupidity,” Entsch said on Monday. “This is a tragedy but it was avoidable. There are warning signs everywhere up there.” Police on Monday were still searching for the 46'year'old woman, who was attacked about 10.30pm as she and a friend swam in waist'deep

Crocodile takes woman during night swim in Australia

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Agence France'Presse, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 23 2016 06:23:11 GMT SYDNEY: A woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile following a late night swim with a friend at a beach in northern Australia, police said Monday (May 30). The women, both aged in their 40s, went for a stroll on Thornton Beach Sunday evening in the far north of Queensland state before making a fateful decision to go for a dip in an area known to be infested with crocodiles. "The woman was swimming with a female friend, also in her 40s, at 10.30pm when the incident occurred," police said in statement. Senior Constable Russell Parker added that the women,

Singapore mistaken for Libya in Cambodian government video targeting ‘excessive’ civil rights

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Channel News Asia [Singapore], by Jack Board Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 18 2016 06:18:40 GMT PHNOM PENH: Images of Singapore’s skyline have been mistakenly used to depict Libya in a Cambodian government video, which warns that a misuse of civil rights can lead a nation to ruin. In a thinly veiled warning to stirring protest groups in the country, the video titled “Using The Rights In An Anarchic Way” uses examples of Syria and Libya as once beautiful, peaceful countries “destroyed by its own people". It contrasts imagery of thriving metropolises, including one of downtown Singapore purported to be Libya, with images of bombed cities. "This is the result of how the rights were misused. The excessive use

Indonesia seizes yet another Chinese vessel

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Channel News Asia [Singapore], by Chandvi Vatvani Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 12 2016 06:12:57 GMT JAKARTA: Indonesia on Friday seized yet another Chinese vessel suspected of illegal fishing in waters off the coast of Natuna islands. A press release from the Indonesian Armed Forces on Sunday (May 29) stated that the Indonesian frigate Oswald Siahaan 354 was patrolling the waters when it detected and intercepted the Chinese vessel Gui Bei Yu. “We caught it, we were bringing it [the vessel] to Natuna when its engine broke down and we hauled it in with rope,” said Rear Admiral A. Taufiq R., Commander of the Indonesian Western Fleet. Local media reports quoted Major Josdy Damopoli, a military spokesman for the

Final resting place found for girl who died in 19th century SF

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San Francisco Chonicle, by Kevin Schultz Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 42 2016 05:42:09 GMT Last week, Davey helped arrange for the body to be picked up and temporarily stored in a mortuary refrigerator in Fresno. Now, Davey said, everything from the burial plot to the headstone to the new casket has been planned and paid for. Davey even has a burial service scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the girl’s new resting place in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Colma. This was all made possible by companies and organizations that reached out and offered their services, Davey said.

Vietnamese Communist Leader Says US Anti'War Activists Helped Their Victory

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Daily Caller, by Richard Pollock Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 30 31 2016 05:31:56 GMT In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day and President Barack Obama’s scheduled trip to Vietnam, a prominent Vietcong communist leader privately thanked American anti'war activists for helping defeat the U.S.'allied government in Vietnam in the 1970s, saying protest demonstrations throughout the United States were “extremely important in contributing to Vietnam’s victory.” For Vietnamese guerrilla leader Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, who sent the private letter from Hanoi dated April 20, “victory” meant the communist takeover of South Vietnam. The letter addressed veteran American anti'war activists who gathered in Washington, D.C., at a May 3 reunion of radical “May Day” anti'war

13, right now

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Washington Post, by Jessica Contrera Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 30 56 2016 04:56:51 GMT She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13'year'old girl after a day of eighth grade. She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?” She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the screen. She scrolls, and another meme appears. Then another meme, and she closes the app. She opens BuzzFeed. There’s a story about Florida Gov. Rick Scott, which she scrolls past to get to a story about Janet Jackson, then “28 Things You’ll Understand If You’re Both British

Parents left seven'year'old son in bear'infested woods as punishment, say Japanese police

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Telegraph [U.K.], by Julian Ryall Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 34 2016 04:34:05 GMT The search for a boy aged 7 left in the woods of northern Japan as punishment by his parents resumed at first light on Monday. More than 100 volunteers and local emergency teams are scouring rugged woodland near the town of Nanae in Hokkaido, famous for its population of bears known as the Ussuri brown bear. Television footage showed rescue teams searching mountain streams and heavy undergrowth nearly 48 hours after Yamato Tanooka disappeared. The boy´s parents initially reported him missing on Saturday, claiming that he had wandered off while they were gathering mountain vegetables. It was only after the boy´s parents raised the

Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela

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Deutsche Welle [Germany], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 57 2016 03:57:10 GMT An armed squad has killed eleven people in Venezuela, including a Colombian national and three minors, according to the Attorney General´s office. The impoverished country is descending into violence. The Attorney General´s office said the victims were in their homes in Andrés Bello in the northwestern state of Trujillo, when several armed men forced them to move into courtyards where they were shot dead. The victims included adult males aged 18 to 76 and three teenagers aged 15, 16 and 17. The Colombian national was identified as 76'year'old Alberto Diaz Patino. The Spanish'language news agency EFE reported that all of the

Websites connect college students with ‘sugar daddies’ willing to pay the bills

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Associated Press, by Sarah Skidmore Sell Posted By: NorthernDog- Mon, 30 40 2016 03:40:49 GMT Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt'free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age'old arrangement. During her first year, she faced tuition and expenses that ran nearly $50,000, even after a scholarship. So she decided to check out a dating website that connected women looking for financial help with men willing to provide it, in exchange for companionship and sex – a “sugar daddy” relationship as they are known. Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with

Shark Attack Feared in Southern California Woman´s Injury

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 29 2016 03:29:48 GMT NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said. The woman, swimming in a wetsuit, was spotted in distress by a lifeguard boat at Corona Del Mar State Beach about 4 p.m., city of Newport Beach spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said. The woman had large bite marks on her upper torso and shoulder and was bleeding heavily. Finnigan said the woman was conscious and breathing when she was taken the hospital but did not know any more about her condition. Lifeguards

Hillary Clinton must choose left' wing running mate, says Bernie Sanders

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Telegraph [U.K.], by Ruth Sherlock Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 11 2016 03:11:46 GMT Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday that Hillary Clinton must choose a left'wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic party is to win the presidential election. The comments came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton´s campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump. Mr Sanders cautioned that to beat the bombastic Republican nominee, the Democratic party must defend working families by choosing a non'traditional candidate who would stand up to "Wall Street" and the "greed of corporate America". "That means having a ca

Arrest in Henderson veteran´s memorial damage

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Courier'Journal (Louisville, KY), by Abbey Nickel Posted By: Tianne- Mon, 30 31 2016 02:31:14 GMT A Henderson man has been arrested on charges he damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Henderson Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials. According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed. The vehicle Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found with pieces of a cross and ground stake embedded in the tires after he left it at the McDonald´s restaurant on

Sanders: We need to take the Palestinians into account too

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Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Elad Benar Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 30 16 2016 02:16:09 GMT Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday emphasized that he believes in Israel’s right to exist, but also said that in order to achieve peace in the Middle East, the United States would have to take the Palestinian Arabs into account as well. “I am 100 percent pro'Israel in the sense of Israel´s right to exist, I lived in Israel, I have family in Israel, Israel has the right to live not only in peace and security, but to know that their very existence will be protected by the United States government,” Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. “On the other

Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than US military veterans

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BBC [UK], by Staff Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 30 09 2016 02:09:51 GMT "We´re not going to allow that to happen any longer," he told a bikers´ rally in Washington DC. Mr Trump did not provide any evidence for his assertion. Last year, the billionaire sparked anger by attacking the military record of Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war. Mr Trump said Sen McCain was only considered a hero because he was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He then added: "I like people who weren´t captured." Since then Mr Trump, who never served in the military, has tried to repair the damage by frequently honouring veterans at his

We shouldn´t trust the economists, says Tebbit: Tory grandee says have history of getting it wrong after several hundred issued warnings over Brexit

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Daily Mail [UK], by Larisa Brown Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 30 03 2016 02:03:02 GMT A Tory grandee yesterday warned that economists had a history of getting it ‘wrong’ on Britain’s finances after several hundred warned about the risks of a Brexit. In a poll of more than 600 economists, 88 per cent said they believed an exit from the European Union and single market would most likely damage Britain’s growth prospects over the next five years. But yesterday Eurosceptic Norman Tebbit, the former Tory Party chairman, drew parallels with the 364 economists who famously said in 1981 that Margaret Thatcher’s economic plan threatened Britain’s social and political stability. In a letter to the Times, they said an
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