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Health department poured bleach on food meant for the homeless
Missouri health department officials admitted to pouring bleach on food meant for homeless people earlier this month, claiming the volunteers preparing and serving food didn’t have permits. On Nov. 5, Kansas City health department employees dumped vats of chili and soup as well as sandwiches in bags and soaked them in bleach to stop homeless...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:41:55 -0500)

Hamas, Israel trade heavy fire after deadly incursion
Palestinian militants on Monday fired some 200 rockets into Israel, a day after a senior Israeli army officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed in a botched mission in the Gaza Strip, according to reports. A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was critically injured by an anti-tank missile launched from Gaza, while several people...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:47:55 -0500)

High school senior class performs Nazi salute in prom photo
These numbskulls must not have paid attention in history class. A Wisconsin school district has apologized after photos were posted to social media of dozens of male high school seniors giving the Nazi salute. “The photo of students posted to #BarabooProud is not reflective of the educational values and beliefs of the School District of...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:10:42 -0500)

Woman lied about deputy raping her during shoplifting arrest: cops
A Florida woman falsely accused a sheriff’s deputy of raping her earlier this year during a shoplifting arrest, police said. Marley Barberian, 23, from West Palm Beach, was arrested for making a false report of sexual battery, false report of a crime, and perjury after claiming that a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy anally raped...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:56:44 -0500)

Cop fatally shoots security guard at bar in Chicago suburbs
A police officer gunned down an armed black security guard who tried to stop a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar, according to reports Monday. The 26-year-old guard, Jemel Roberson, had restrained a thug involved in the shooting outside Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, Ill., after gunfire broke out at 4 a.m. Sunday, according to...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:40:27 -0500)

The mighty women of World War I
During the First World War, women left their traditional roles and took on difficult and dangerous jobs to serve their country.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:39:21 -0500)

Drunken off-duty cop mistakenly entered wrong home: police
An intoxicated off-duty police officer in Ohio was arrested in an alleged burglary after mistakenly entering a home he thought was his, police said. Torrence Edward Laprath, 33, was arrested early Sunday after trying to enter a single-family home in the 4700 block of Strathaven Drive in Dayton, according to an incident report obtained by...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:24:04 -0500)

California wildfires destroy long-standing Hollywood landmarks
Historic Hollywood landmarks, including ranches and TV production sets, have been reduced to cinders in the devastating California wildfires. Among them is Paramount Ranch, a faux Western town that serves as the backdrop for HBO’s “Westworld” in the mountains west of Los Angeles, according to local reports. The now-decimated scenic set dates back to 1927...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:22:17 -0500)

Parents who named son after Hitler convicted of being neo-Nazis
The parents who named their son after Adolf Hitler — and posed with the baby with a swastika flag and Nazi salute — have been convicted of being members of a British neo-Nazi group. Jurors in Birmingham Crown Court reached a unanimous verdict that Adam Thomas and his partner, Claudia Patatas, 38, were part of...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:19:31 -0500)

Trump’s demand to end Florida recount could discount military votes
President Trump’s demand that Florida election officials stop recounts and declare his favored candidates the winners could disenfranchise members of the US military serving overseas. Under Florida’s election laws, the Sunshine State accepts overseas and military ballots through Nov. 16 as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 6. But the president on Twitter insisted,...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:56:47 -0500)

Home intruder bleeds to death after cutting himself on broken window
An intruder who attempted to burglarize a home in El Paso, Texas, last week bled to death after cutting himself on a broken window, police said. The homeowner, who is not being publicly identified, called police last Tuesday evening after he discovered a broken window and blood splattered around his home, according to the El...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:10:15 -0500)

Michelle Obama’s memoir gets picked for Oprah’s book club
Michelle Obama’s new book, “Becoming,” has earned Oprah Winfrey’s stamp of approval. Winfrey on Monday selected the former first lady’s memoir as her book club pick. “From the very first pages of ‘Becoming’ I knew I wanted EVERYONE to read it,” the media mogul tweeted. “Book clubs everywhere — you’ll want to make this your...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:00:24 -0500)

Trump blames stock market slide on ‘presidential harassment’
President Trump on Monday wielded the GOP’s new catchphrase for congressional oversight — “Presidential Harassment” — to blame Democrats for the morning’s downturn on Wall Street. “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!” the commander-in-chief tweeted following a tough weekend in France, where he caught flak for...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:58:28 -0500)

Officials offer $20K reward for kidnapped 13-year-old girl
A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. News outlets report Lumberton police announced Friday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar. The FBI is offering $15,000. Relatives say the eighth-grader...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:57:01 -0500)

Trump says honest recount in Florida ‘no longer possible’
President Trump says the elections for US Senate and governor in Florida should be declared for the Republican candidates before all the ballots are tabulated because an honest recount “is no longer possible.” “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:17 -0500)

Death toll expected to rise as wildfires continue to ravage California
The grim search for victims of the deadly California blazes raging at both ends of the state continued Monday. The death toll stood at 31 and was expected to rise. Hundreds of people are missing and many survivors of the infernos are using social media to try to find loved ones and pets. “This is...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:52:37 -0500)

Jammerz bar shooting in Globe, Arizona, leaves two dead
Four people were shot — two fatally — after a gunman walked into an Arizona bar and opened fire late Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was taken into custody after the shooting at Jammerz Bar in Globe at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, KNXV reports. Investigators said the shooting appears to be a random act...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:49:08 -0500)

Senior Israeli officer among seven killed in Gaza
A senior Israeli special ops officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed during an apparent botched mission inside the Gaza Strip that threatened to destroy a precarious ceasefire, according to reports. Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, personally oversaw the covert mission along with the head...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:08:28 -0500)

Drunk man bites off neighbor’s fingertip at campsite: cops
A Florida man suffered a gruesome injury late Friday when police said his neighbor bit off one of his fingertips while drinking at a campsite in Big Pine Key, the Miami Herald reported. All that was left of the fingertip was a protruding bone, the report said. Doctors at a nearby hospital tried in vain...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:05:55 -0500)

78-year-old man fights off mama bear with punch to the nose
A 78-year-old man from North Carolina survived a black bear attack by punching the animal in the nose. Sonny Pumphrey encountered a mother bear and two of her cubs while he was cleaning leaves in the driveway of his Haywood County home on Nov. 6. Pumphrey says the cubs ran off, but the mother bear...
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:57:12 -0500)