Saturday, January 13th, 2018

 

These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arr…

Trump supporters heckle London’s mayor during a speech at the Fabian Society. (UK Pool). An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled a homemade gallows into central London, led a group of men into a conference hall and attempted to “arrest” the city’s first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech on Saturday. The group failed, and was eventually escorted out by the same police officers they had asked to apprehend Mayor Sadiq Khan. They still managed to delay the speech for 15 minutes as they accused Khan of treachery, tyranny and disrespecting President Trump. Trump — who once sought to ban Muslims from U.S. shores andRead More


Hawaii emergency officials say ballistic missile threat…

Kathleen Joyce Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday that an alert warning that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island was a mistake. Earlier Saturday, Hawaiian citizens reported receiving an emergency alert on their phone that stated: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tweeted in regard to the alert: “HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”  Hawaii Emergency Management AgencyRead More


Hawaii emergency alert error causes panic, outrage

Nicole Darrah An emergency alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading directly for Hawaii on Saturday, which was mistakenly sent out, caused panic and outrage among celebrities, politicians, vacationers and locals. Sent around 8 a.m., the alert, sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” It took the agency 38 minutes to send a follow-up alert correcting the error. Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld said on Twitter that his wife, who was at a hotel whenRead More


5 things to know about Girl Scout cookies

Janine Puhak The beloved treats are back and better than ever.  (iStock) Get the milk ready, because cookie season is officially upon us. As firm as your resolutions may be for a healthier 2018, it’s hard to resist the Girl Scouts of America’s beloved annual cookie sale, and the virtuous entrepreneurship the endeavor aims to inspire in young girls. From this year’s flavors to where the $800 million in revenue goes, here’s all you need to know about beloved sweet treats. It’s officially begun As of Jan. 3, troops ofRead More


Protesters ransack South African H&M stores over ‘racis…

Reuters JOHANNESBURG — Protesters angered by a “racist” H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group’s South African stores on Saturday. The Economic Freedom Fighters, or EFF, protesters targeted six H&M stores in the Gauteng province, where South Africa’s economic hub of Johannesburg is located, tearing down shop displays and throwing clothes around, police said. An H&M at the Sandton City shopping mall in Johannnesburg is closed after members of the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party stormed the store in protest on Jan. 13, 2018. Wikus De Wet /Read More


Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii autho…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An emergency alert sent on Saturday to Hawaii’s residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack was transmitted mistakenly by state authorities due to human error, Hawaii’s governor and emergency management chief said. State officials and the U.S. military’s Pacific Command confirmed that there was no actual threat to the state. Governor David Ige, a Democrat, said in comments aired on CNN, “I was awakened by the alert like everyone else here in the state of Hawaii. It was unfortunate and regrettable. We will be looking atRead More


CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta assailed Trump’s di…

Donald Trump, ready to play golf with invited members of the Coast Guard in Florida last month.  (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst ) Ahead of Donald Trump’s first physical exam as president, CNN’s Jake Tapper and chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta expressed doubt on Friday about Trump’s health — questioning his mental soundness and tagging him “borderline obese.” “I don’t want to be rude about it, but the president doesn’t look healthy and what we know of his diet and exercise habits, he doesn’t lead a predictably healthy lifestyle,” Tapper said critically in a video,Read More


Chelsea Manning files to run for Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who was convicted of giving classified information to WikiLeaks, has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission for a U.S. Senate bid in Maryland. According to an FEC statement of candidacy form dated Thursday, Manning has filed to run as Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections, challenging incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland. The paperwork, according to the form, was hand-delivered to the U.S. Senate. Manning was released from a Kansas military prison last year, after serving seven years of the 35-year sentence she was given.Read More


Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error,…

People flocked to shelters, crowding highways in scenes of terror and helplessness. “I was running through all the scenarios in my head, but there was nowhere to go, nowhere to pull over to,” said Mike Staskow, a retired military captain. At Konawaena High School on the Island of Hawaii, where a high school wrestling championship was taking place, school officials, more accustomed to responding to alerts of high surf or tsunamis, moved people to the center of the gym as they tried to figure out to shelter someone from aRead More


Virtue, Moir capture eighth Canadian title in final nat…

VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from “Moulin Rouge,” scoring 209.82 for the victory. Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., came back from a two-year hiatus with goal of winning gold in Pyeongchang. They’ll retire after the Olympics. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto scored 192.08 for silver, while Kaitlyn WeaverRead More