James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

( On his first day in Stephan Garnett’s journalism class at Northwestern University in 2007, James Foley listened while Garnett explained that the profession could at times be very dangerous. “You can get hurt doing this job. You can get killed doing this job. And you’d better learn to think on your feet,” Garnett told his [...]


Thursday August 21st, 2014 | No comments »


Bikers by the hundreds join in benefit for I-75 victims

ZUBER — Hundreds of bikers turned out Saturday for Bikes for Badges, a charity motorcycle event held at Bubba Raceway Park, with proceeds from the showcase going to the families of three people killed on the side of Interstate 75 several months ago.

Escorted by Marion County sheriff’s deputies and Ocala Police Department officers on motorcycles [...]


Monday August 18th, 2014 | No comments »


EXCLUSIVE: Bubba on Tony Stewart: “I will defend my friend”

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( – He’s not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to controversy. “I will stand up for my friend. I am loyal to a fault,” said Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
The nationally-syndicated radio talk show host is indeed fiercely loyal when it comes to his longtime friend, Sprint car [...]


Thursday August 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments »


Violence in Ferguson: Police Fire Tear Gas, Smoke Bombs at Demonstrators

Violence erupted in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. for a fourth straight night Wednesday, with police firing smoke bombs and tear gas at demonstrators and some people lobbing Molotov cocktails. Racial unrest lingers in the St. Louis suburb following a weekend police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
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Thursday August 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment »


Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s officials said, a 911 call came in about a man unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dubbed “the funniest man alive” by Entertainment Weekly in [...]


Monday August 11th, 2014 | No comments »


What’s Scary About Ebola, Reasons Not to Fear It

( The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.”
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.
That’s scary and serious. But it also cries out for context.
AIDS alone takes more than a million lives per year in Africa [...]


Monday August 11th, 2014 | No comments »


Ebola Cases Mix With Malaria Amid ‘Slow-Motion Disaster’

( As the death toll rises in West Africa amid the worst Ebola outbreak on record, a separate threat is compounding the problem: the rainy season and the malaria that come with it.
In Sierra Leone, with the most Ebola cases in the epidemic, a fearful population is failing to seek medical attention for any diseases, [...]


Thursday August 7th, 2014 | No comments »


Fighting in Gaza continues as truce collapses

( Rocket fire into Israel resumes two hours into 72-hour cease-fire; Palestinian sources report 40 killed from IDF artillery fire, three others shot by IDF sniper fire in the southern Gaza Strip.
The 72-hour cease-fire brokered by the United States and the United Nations ended just hours after it went into effect, as fighting resumed on both [...]


Friday August 1st, 2014 | No comments »


Man dies after lighting jolts California beach

( LOS ANGELES –  A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a tremendous boom as lightning struck the water off of Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. [...]


Monday July 28th, 2014 | No comments »


Snowden plans to work on anti-surveillance technology

The former NSA contractor, still hidden within Russia, plans to develop anti-surveillance technology following the US government spying scandal.

( Snowden says he plans to develop and promote anti-surveillance technology to hamper government spying across the globe.
The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who leaked confidential documents detailing the extensive surveillance activities of the NSA [...]


Monday July 21st, 2014 | No comments »