Andrea A. Thaxton

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Video Shows Border Patrol Vehicle Hitting Native American Man, Then Driving Away

ALBUQUERQUE — Tensions flared on Friday between federal authorities in Arizona and residents of a Native American reservation straddling the border with Mexico after a video surfaced in which a Border Patrol vehicle appears to hit a man from the tribe before driving away.<p>The video, which was …

Immigration

Incels.me commenters agree: Mass murder is a “humanitarian” act, and those repulsed by it should be arrested

Elliot Rodger: Mass murderer, incel inspiration<i>By David Futrelle</i><b>I</b>ncels.me — one of the most active online hangouts for self-identified “involuntary …

Feminism

Creatives are finally telling manbabies to stay home

This has been a long time coming<p>Some very aggressive Battlefield fans are upset that the game includes women, or has a woman on the cover. Some of them are convinced that women didn’t exist during the past, so putting them in a game set in the past is wrong. It’s all kinda muddled. The general …

Feminism

Resident Evil 2 Returns to its Horror Roots in the Best Ways

Out of all of Resident Evil’s many phases – the old-school, fixed camera angled, tank controlled approach of the original three; the less restrained …

Resident Evil

Police investigating after flock of geese found decapitated and mutilated in north Toronto | The Star

Toronto police have launched an animal cruelty investigating after the carcasses of 14 mutilated geese were found in an industrial area in the north …

Crime

GOP lawmaker says businesses should be allowed to discriminate against black people

A Republican politician said that businesses should have the right to turn away customers solely because of their race.<p>South Dakota Representative …

LGBTQI

Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism

<b>A crocodile has killed a Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in southern Ethiopia.</b><p>Docho Eshete was conducting the ceremony for about 80 people on Sunday morning at Lake Abaya in Arba Minch town's Merkeb Tabya district.<p>Residents and police told BBC Amharic a crocodile leapt …

Africa

Police investigated alleged serial killer for months before arrest

Hundreds of pages of newly released police documents show that Toronto police had been actively investigating accused serial killer Bruce McArthur …

Crime

Dallas woman angry at husband for beating the family cat shot him dead, police say

She said he beat the family feline, so she killed him.<p>A Dallas, Texas, woman admitted to police that she shot her husband for abusing a beloved cat, according to media reports.<p>The shooting came after the animal had gone missing, leading Mary Harrison, 47, to plaster her neighborhood with signs …

Law Enforcement

Springfield kidnapping suspect was arrested three times in 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Investigators used ground-penetrating radar Friday to continue searching for evidence at a kidnapping suspect’s home where three bodies …

Crime

Arkansas IHOP manager put on leave for refusing to serve kid born without arms

<i>[Update 5/20/2018 2:05pm PT: An earlier version of this story said the child “was refused service.” An IHOP spokesperson says, "the guests were not</i> …

Disability

Giant Flatworms Invaded France and Ran Amok for 2 Decades before Scientists Realized It

Worms are living the dream of 400 years of medieval English armies

Zoology

New Stonehenge Theory Says Humans Didn’t Move Stones After All

Stonehenge remains one of the most debated prehistoric monuments in the world. Archaeologists believe the ring of standing stones was erected some …

Not Funny: The 1998 Murder-Suicide That Killed SNL Star Phil Hartman

LOS ANGELES, CA — In the early morning hours of May 28, 1998, actress Brynn Hartmann, 41, entered the master bedroom of her Encino-area home where …

Comedy

The ‘Cocky’ Trademark Author Just Got Cockier

Romance author Faleena Hopkins files legal proceedings against an author, a publicist, and a legal professional, as she strives to maintain her …

Writing

'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

<b>US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer.</b><p>The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his livestock, said officials.<p>State wildlife experts said they have been unable to pinpoint its …

Wildlife

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on abortion anywhere in Europe. The Eighth Amendment prohibits all abortion, starting at conception, effectively criminalizing abortion in all but the most extreme threats ...

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on …

Eighth Amendment

15 wounded as a pair of bombers hit a Toronto-area Indian restaurant

An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.<p>Police said Friday two people with their faces covered to conceal their identity entered …

Extremism

Canberra man falls victim to 'curse of Uluru' - Unexplained Mysteries

A man who took home a piece of Australia's famous Ayers Rock believes that he has fallen under its curse. When Steve Hill visited the landmark during …

We just found out this haunting Russian statue is 11,600 years old

The Shigir Idol is the oldest wooden structure in the world.<p>Thousands of years before the ancient Egyptians quarried even the first block of granite …

Archaeology

California man, two others indicted in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

(Reuters) - A man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was indicted by a federal grand jury along with two others involved in the "swatting" incident that stemmed from a video game dispute, prosecutors said on Wednesday.<p>Swatting is when a caller falsely …

Corruption

Working replica of Snake Plissken's Lifeclock countdown timer watch from Escape From New York

The Lifeclock One: Snake Edition is a $300 licensed replica of the countdown timer watch worn by Snake Plissken in <i>Escape From New York</i>: it's very …

Smartwatches

An Amazon Echo Shared A Woman's Private Conversation As A Voice Message

Amazon says the Echo mistakenly heard the "Alexa" wake word, in addition to multiple confirmation prompts.<p>A Portland, Oregon woman named Danielle said she feels like Amazon Echo invaded her family's privacy after the voice-controlled device sent audio recordings of her private conversation to one …

Smart Homes

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.<p>Uber told the …

Disability

Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.<p>But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told …

Morgan Freeman

1883: Not Alferd (sic) Packer, #nerdprom attendee

The National Press Club is probably best known for its White House Correspondent’s Dinner. This site prefers to think of it as the site of the Alferd …

New York attorney in racist rant has history of confrontations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York City cafe has a history of aggressively confronting strangers on their identity.<p>Aaron Schlossberg, an attorney in New York, was identified as the man in a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan who angrily told employees and …

Congo Ebola outbreak turns up in a large city. That's bad

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a large city and the World Health Organization has called an emergency meeting to talk about what to do.<p>A case of Ebola in a city is a serious matter. Ebola regularly breaks out in remote, rural parts of Africa but usually …

Disease

This May Be a First: Exploding Vape Pen Kills a Florida Man

An electronic cigarette exploded and killed a man in Florida this month, the authorities said, in what appears to be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States.<p>The man, Tallmadge D’Elia, was at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., on May 5 when the device, also known as a vape …

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

A study from researchers at King's College London is suggesting that schizophrenia is not just a disorder of the mind but is also associated with …

The Brain