Sep 012014
 

The Kansas City Chiefs inked an extension with quarterback Alex Smith. The efficient game manager, whose contract expires at the end of this season, signed a four-year deal worth $68 million dollars. The deal guarantees $45 million, so Smith figures to be in Kansas City for the foreseeable future. The first pick in the 2005 draft [...]

Aug 312014
 

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter confronted radical Muslim cleric Anjam Choudary for making a joke about infamous terror attack dates including 9/11 during his sound check preparing for the interview. Stelter confronted Choudary for making the joke saying, “Here’s what bothers me: When we were setting up for our interview here, the [...]

Aug 312014
 

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, told a crowd of 3,000 at a conservative summit in Dallas that Americans fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country saying, “we need to not let into this country any American who is fighting with ISIS.” But some conservative politicians say that banishing American jihadists doesn’t [...]

Aug 312014
 
Would-Be Dairy Queen Bandit Shot, Killed by Armed Employee

On August 28 “a man trying to rob” an Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dairy Queen was shot and killed by an armed employee. According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) spokesman said the would-be robber “went to the Dairy Queen window with a gun and demanded money.” A store employee handed money to [...]

Aug 312014
 

President Obama found himself under fire Sunday for his cautious approach to beating back the Islamic State’s march through Iraq and Syria and stamping out other diplomatic fires around the globe, with a top House Republican suggesting his foreign policy was in free fall and that Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a [...]

Aug 312014
 
Hackers Steal Security Check Data from 25,000+ DHS Employees

USIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s contractor for conducting security clearance background checks, has had the personal records of at least 25,000 of its employees stolen because of hackers, and the hackers may have been from a foreign country, according to the Associated Press (AP).  AP’s source was an unnamed DHS official who told AP [...]

Aug 312014
 
GOP may focus on competition for jobs in fight against immigration reform

An effort is underway to push the Republican Party to rethink its close ties to business groups on immigration, with conservatives arguing that the way to fight immigration-reform proposals is to focus on how they would force Americans into a tougher competition for jobs. Bolstered by recent polling that suggests voters are worried about the [...]

Aug 312014
 
Man Uses 3D Printing to Build Castle in Backyard

A 30-year-old Minnesota man has constructed a concrete children’s playhouse castle in his backyard by using a customized 3D printer. Andrey Rudenko said that there were some difficulties, allowing, “printing the castle turrets by themselves was a bad idea as they were extremely difficult to lift and place.” Rudenko has a background in engineering and [...]

Aug 312014
 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest and why it matters for public officials has run throughout a string of high-profile ethics scandals in Indiana recently. State Rep. Eric Turner’s conflicts – as he represented both the people of his central Indiana district and his family’s nursing home business – [...]

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