Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge: ‘What Is a Senator?’

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Date: November 7th, 2017

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trialOn their first full day of jury deliberations at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a juror asked the judge a basic question: What is a senator?

U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to answer the question, and he refused that juror’s request for a transcript of Monday’s closing argument by Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell.

The panel had returned to the Newark federal courthouse Tuesday, after spending about 75 minutes deliberating the day before following summations by Lowell and a rebuttal argument by a prosecutor.

Walls told jurors that they should rely on their individual and collective memories to determine how to define a senator and what was in the transcript.  More

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The sordid and violent past of Texas church gunman

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Date: November 6th, 2017

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New details about the Texas church shooter paint the picture of a menacing bully, who was prone to violent outbursts and had a disturbing interest in teen girls.

churchPublic records detail Devin Patrick Kelley’s history of physical abuse – including arrests for animal cruelty and domestic violence.

The domestic violence arrest stems from his previous marriage to Tessa K. Kelley, who he married in Texas in April 2011, while serving as a low-ranking airman in the Air Force.

The two were living in New Mexico the following year when Kelley (picture) was court-martialed for abusing both his wife and his infant stepson.

‘He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull, and he also assaulted his wife,’ Don Christensen, a retired colonel who was the chief prosecutor for the Air Force, told the New York Times.

‘He pled to intentionally doing it.’  More

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Church of Drinking, Where God Worship and Alcohol Go Hand in Hand

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Date: November 6th, 2017

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church“Praise the Lord and pass the libation” is the motto of an unorthodox church located near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gabola Church of International Ministries takes its name from the Tswana word for “drinking”, and it both allows and encourages members of the congregation to drink during service.

The African continent is home to lots of unconventional churches and colorful preachers who employ all kinds of outlandish rituals to attract parishioners.

The African continent is home to lots of unconventional churches and colorful preachers who employ all kinds of outlandish rituals to attract parishioners.

In the past we’ve written about ministers spraying congregates with “holy” bug spray, making them drink motor oil or talking to God on the phone.

However, Johannesburg’s Gabola Church is apparently the first to choose alcohol as its main theme.  More

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Broken water main drenches cars, slows traffic on Katy Freeway in Houston

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Date: November 6th, 2017

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mainHOUSTON – Crews are working to shut off water to a broken pipe that sent water flying into the Katy Freeway Monday morning.

The break was reported before 11 a.m. on the eastbound/inbound side of the freeway near Eldridge.

Views from Air 11 and Houston TranStar showed traffic at a near stop on the frontage road with traffic slow in the mainlanes too.

According to City of Houston Public Works, a contactor was doing some drilled when they struck a Houston water 8 inch main.   More

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Man accused of stealing car, taking in movie

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Date: November 6th, 2017

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movieMORROW, Georgia – Authorities say a man accused of stealing a Maserati and driving it to a movie theater in Georgia has been arrested.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets Friday that 41-year-old Keithrick Williams is accused of driving the vehicle to an AMC theater in Morrow and parking it while he watched a movie.

A Facebook post from the sheriff’s office says a deputy spotted the vehicle and radioed in for more deputies to join him.  More

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Man Falls From Deer Stand, Breaks Back, Drives Home For Help

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Date: November 6th, 2017

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deerMINNEAPOLIS — On Saturday, thousands of Minnesota hunters will head out for the start of firearms deer season. They’re hoping to get a trophy buck, but a Cokato man is hoping they just make it back safely.

A week ago, Philip Martinson fell 14 feet out of his deer stand while getting ready for the opener. He broke his back and didn’t have a cellphone on him to call for help.

“I found a tree that would give me good sightlines on this little area of trees,” he said.

Martinson has been a hunter, and a good one, his entire life — but even good hunters can develop bad habits.

“Let’s just say I was stupid,” he said. “I’ve done a lot of tree stands like that and gotten by with it.”

Last Friday, Martinson finished putting up his hanging deer stand, but when he stepped back to look at his work, he noticed something wrong.

“There was a flip in the belt, and I was concerned that it would compromise the integrity, or the strength, of the belt,” he said.

So he climbed back up without putting on his safety harness. He fixed what needed to be fixed, and that’s when his world turned upside down.  More

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Santa Muerte – The Skeleton Saint

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Date: November 5th, 2017

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saintHer name is Santa Muerte, the folk Saint of Death, and she is the skeletal figurehead of one of the fastest growing religions in Mexico and Central America with an estimated 10-12 million followers.

Devotees have begun incorporating the controversial saint into Day of the Dead celebrations in recent years, as both are thought to originate from the Aztec goddess Mictecacihuat, or Lady of the Dead, who reigned over a festival of death every year in August.

Santa Muerte, the personification of death, is typically portrayed as a skeletal figure draped in robes and veils similar to those of the Virgin Mary.

She is often depicted carrying a scythe. Her appeal, according to devotees, lies in her non-judgemental nature, as death brings a fundamental equality to all people.

It is also widely believed that she will grant favors and wishes in return for vows or offerings.  More

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School Psychologist On Leave After Telling Radio Host To ‘Kill Yourself’ On Twitter

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Date: November 5th, 2017

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twitterBEAVER (KDKA) — An employee of a Beaver County school district is in trouble after tweeting some controversial comments to a local radio host.

It was a reply message on Twitter that grabbed the attention 93.7 The Fan host Colin Dunlap.

The tweet was sent out Wednesday night by Matt Rehm (picture), a school psychologist with Beaver Area School District.

The tweet was in response to a picture Dunlap posted while vacationing in Disney World with family, including his daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. They were dressed up for Halloween. In the photos, Dunlap is dressed in a costume of traditional German lederhosen.

Dunlap responded by saying: “Nah. I’ll elect to have fun with my family instead.”  More

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COURT RULES ZOO CAN’T LET KIDS SWIM WITH CROCODILES ANYMORE

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Date: November 5th, 2017

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swimA German zoo will no longer be able to let children participate in one of its main attractions: swimming with crocodiles and alligators.

The ban—which aims to protect children from the deadly reptiles—was made official during a court ruling on Thursday, The Local reports.

Previously, the Crocodile Zoo in Friedberg, Hesse, let minors interact with the animals by feeding them and swimming in the same water, but only if a guide from the zoo was present.

But now, adults will be the only ones able to swim with the crocodiles.

This means that the establishment’s popular ‘Jungle’ birthday party package—which included up-close photos with the animals—will no longer be allowed for kids.  More

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Saudi women riled by robot with no hjiab and more rights than they have

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Date: November 5th, 2017

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robotWomen in Saudi Arabia have scorned the government’s decision to grant citizenship to a female robot who, unlike them, does not need a male guardian or have to cover her head in public.

Social media was abuzz with questions about whether the robot, Sophia, who was unveiled at a technology conference in the capital Riyadh last week, will be treated like other women in the conservative kingdom now that she is a citizen.

“It hit a sore spot that a robot has citizenship and my daughter doesn’t,” Hadeel Shaikh, a Saudi woman whose four-year-old child with a Lebanese man does not have citizenship.  More

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Womb transplants mean that MEN ‘could get pregnant tomorrow’

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Date: November 4th, 2017

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pregMen could become pregnant ‘tomorrow’ thanks to advances in womb transplantation, according to a leading fertility expert.

The success of womb transplants into women has paved the way for a similar operation being carried out on people born male.

Dr Richard Paulson said that now wombs have been successfully transplanted into women born without them, ‘trans women’ – people born biologically male but who have had sex change surgery – will also want a womb transplant.

This would allow them to carry a baby – and there was no scientific reason why it would not happen, he added.

In recent months, there have been reports of ‘trans men’ having babies – women who have had sex change operations to become male, but still have functioning wombs.  More

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Man dies from hypothermia after going to bed with three fans

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Date: November 4th, 2017

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fansBANGKOK: A 44-year-old man has died from hypothermia after going to bed with three fans blowing cool air at him.

The man turned on the fans before going to sleep on Thursday night but the sudden early-morning temperature drop turned into a fatal tragedy in Chaiyaphum’s Muang district.

Following the discovery of Sobthawee Boonkua’s body at his relative’s house in Tambon Nai Muang, Pol Lt Colonel Thanasit Apiboonworaset of Muang Chaiyaphum police went to inspect the scene at 8.30am along with a medical examiner and emergency workers.

His elder brother Saravuth Boonkua said Sobthawee had gone to stay at the house to take care of their ailing 86-year-old mother Udom Boonkua.  More

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Fake meat, free markets ease North Koreans’ hunger

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Date: November 4th, 2017

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fakeSEOUL – Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-colored paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chilli sauce. The dish’s name, injogogi, means “man-made meat.”

In North Korea for years it was a recipe for survival.

Today it is a popular street food, traded alongside other goods and services on informal markets, known as jangmadang.

Defectors say there are hundreds of these markets. The creation and informal trade of injogogi and other foods offers a window into a barter economy that has kept North Korea afloat despite years of isolation, abuse and sanctions.

“Back in the day, people had injogogi to fill themselves up as a substitute for meat,” said Cho Ui-sung, a North Korean who defected to the South in 2014.  More

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Two dead in riot over spilt water

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Date: November 4th, 2017

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waterA riot at an overcrowded prison in the Philippines that killed two inmates and injured at least 10 others has been attributed by officials to an overturned bucket of water.

Authorities in charge of the Quezon City jail outside Manila said the spill led to a fight between two gangs.

It soon escalated into a battle fought with rocks and chairs.

The prison holds more than 3,400 inmates in a space built for 800 – a result of the country’s war on drugs.  More

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Woman charged with stealing nuns’ renowned cheesecakes

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Date: November 4th, 2017

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cakeWHITE CREEK, New York – New York State Police say they’ve charged a 48-year-old woman with stealing $250 worth of baked goods from an order of nuns known for their cheesecake.

Troopers say the theft occurred last month at the Nuns of New Skete (SKEET) monastery in the rural town of White Creek, on the Vermont border, 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Albany.

The nuns sell their cheesecakes and pastries on the honor system at the monastery’s unstaffed gift shop.

Police say surveillance cameras…  More

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