• Today’s Toons 9/26/16

    Today’s Toons 9/26/16

    Click below for Tony’s toons: Click below for related story: This Thread Brought To You By The Letters C & L: In Case You Missed It Dept.: The New York Post says New York state...
  • 3 held, including teen, in triple killings in California

    FULLERTON, Calif. –  Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl, on suspicion of killing a couple and their friend inside a Southern California home over the weekend. Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not...
  • Josh Brolin marries Kathryn Boyd in North Carolina

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) — Film star Josh Brolin married his former assistant Kathryn Boyd this weekend during a North Carolina ceremony attended by his father James Brolin and step-mom Barbra Streisand. Us Weekly...
  • Trevor Siemian Learns to Fly

    Trevor Siemian Learns to Fly

    A few days before Denver’s game at Cincinnati, cornerback Aqib Talib declared that this Broncos defense is “10 times better” than the one that won the Lombardi Trophy last season. While the hyperbole—10 times!—is incorrect,...
  • The Internet Is No Place for Public Elections

    The Internet Is No Place for Public Elections

    Despite what your local election officials may tell you, you can’t trust the Internet with your vote. This election year we’ve seen foreign hackers infiltrate the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail system as well as voter...

Headline News

  • 3 held, including teen, in triple killings in California


    FULLERTON, Calif. –  Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl, on suspicion of killing a couple and their friend inside a Southern California home over the weekend. Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was Katlynn Goodwill Yost, whom they had identified earlier as the missing daughter of two of the victims. He said she was located after authorities issued an alert, initially saying they were concerned about her safety. Radus said state law prevents him from releasing the name of juveniles arrested for crimes. “That said, a 17 year old female juvenile has also been detained in connection with the murders and is in the custody of the Orange County Juvenile Hall,” he said. The arrests on Sunday came a day after a child called 911 to report her parents had died. Officers who went Saturday morning to the home in the southeastern Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton …

    September 26, 2016 3:15 am
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Politics

  • Today’s Toons 9/26/16


    Click below for Tony’s toons: Click below for related story: This Thread Brought To You By The Letters C & L: In Case You Missed It Dept.: The New York Post says New York state assemblyman Bill Nojay won his primary election last Tuesday even though the guy had been dead four days. He won because his name remained on the ballot after he’d died. It gave Democrats hope that Hillary Clinton could win this thing either way. Colin Powell was revealed in hacked e-mails Tuesday to have ripped Hillary, Trump and Dick Cheney. He calls Hillary greedy, Trump a disgrace and Cheney insane. He also once called Saddam Hussein the possessor of weapons of mass destruction, but nobody bats a thousand in the big leagues. Donald Trump allowed Jimmy Fallon to mess up his hair on the Tonight Show Thursday. He seems relaxed and he’s going with the flow. Donald Trump dropped his claim …

    September 26, 2016 3:15 am
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Stocks

  • Toyota, GM and BMW warn against Brexit


    Some of the world’s leading car makers have come out in support of Britain remaining in the European Union. Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota (TM), BMW (BAMXY) and Vauxhall — owned by GM (GM) — said a vote to leave the EU (the so-called Brexit) could damage the U.K.’s booming car industry. The industry depends on exports. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 80% of vehicles made in the U.K. are exported, with more than half of those sold to the rest of the EU. Dropping out of the EU single market — the biggest in the world — could damage those exports, the society said. The automotive industry supports 800,000 jobs across the U.K. and car manufacturing contributes £15.5 billion ($22.6 billion) annually to the U.K. economy, according to the SMMT. And the industry has just had a bumper year in 2015, producing the highest number of cars since 2005. Demand from China …

    June 20, 2016 5:40 am
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Sports

  • Wentz’s Magic, Siemian Soars, Emotional Odell


    Subscribe to The MMQB: 10 Things Podcast and it will be waiting in your feed first thing Monday morning. (For non-subscribers, there is sometimes a lag).

    September 26, 2016 3:15 am
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World News

  • Chinese planes fly just off Okinawa, scramble Japanese defense forces


    TOKYO, Sept. 26 (UPI) — As many as eight Chinese military planes repeatedly flew near the island of Okinawa, Japan on Sunday, scrambling Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force, officials said. The aircraft flew between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island on Sunday, traveling back and forth between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The planes did not violate Japanese airspace, said the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. Analysts said the Chinese — using fighter jets for the first time in this type of move — were trying to push back against Japanese vows of defending its interests in the South China Sea. The Chinese Defense Ministry claimed on its website the planes were part of a group of more than 40 aircraft to fly between Okinawa and Miyako for drills in Western Pacific. “The regular Western Pacific drills and ADIZ patrols are necessary to safeguard national sovereignty, the country’s security and maintain peaceful …

    September 26, 2016 2:55 am
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Technology

  • The Internet Is No Place for Public Elections


    Despite what your local election officials may tell you, you can’t trust the Internet with your vote. This election year we’ve seen foreign hackers infiltrate the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail system as well as voter databases in Arizona and Illinois. These attacks have reinforced what political scientists and technical experts alike have been saying for more than a decade: public elections should stay offline. It’s not yet feasible to build a secure and truly democratic Internet-connected voting system. Researchers from government agencies and leading academic institutions studied the issue extensively following the debacle of the 2000 Presidential race, and the consensus emerged that it should not occur. That’s still the case, and today’s rampant cybercrime should be reason enough to keep voting systems disconnected. We have no good defense against malware on voters’ computers or denial of service attacks, and sophisticated adversaries like those behind the attacks on big corporations we’ve seen in recent years …

    September 26, 2016 1:35 am
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Science

  • Trees recognize roe deer by saliva


    Related images(click to enlarge) In spring, the young, delicate shoots in the forest light up, bright and May green. The buds and shoots are the future of the forests as they allow young trees to grow. The problem for the trees is: Roe deer like to eat them, and especially their buds. With a bit of luck, the young, gnawed saplings will only take a few more years to grow than their non-bitten conspecifics. In the worst case, they will become stunted trees, or they will have to give up their fight for survival after a number of years. In this respect, roe deer can cause a great deal of damage and hinder the regeneration of many deciduous tree species. In order to protect themselves against roe deer browsing, trees purposely put up a fight. By studying young beeches (Fagus sylvatica) and maples (Acer pseudoplatanus), biologists from the Leipzig University and the German Centre for …

    September 24, 2016 1:05 pm
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Health

  • Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study


    MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data from hospitals, doctor visits and athletic trainers, the investigators estimated between 1 million and 1.9 million concussions occur annually among kids aged 18 and younger due to sports and recreation injuries. But more than half a million of these head injuries aren’t seen in emergency rooms or by physicians, which is why official tallies are usually too low, they noted. “There is a lot of uncertainty in how many concussions from sports and recreation occur each year because many concussions are not reported,” explained lead researcher Dr. Mersine Bryan, a pediatrician at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Better surveillance for concussions due to sports and recreational activities is needed, so we can understand …

    June 20, 2016 10:01 am
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Entertainment

  • Josh Brolin marries Kathryn Boyd in North Carolina


    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) — Film star Josh Brolin married his former assistant Kathryn Boyd this weekend during a North Carolina ceremony attended by his father James Brolin and step-mom Barbra Streisand. Us Weekly and People.com reported the happy event took place Saturday. The couple dated for about three years before exchanging vows. Brolin was previously married to actress Diane Lane for eight years, ending in 2013. He has two adult children with his first ex-wife Alice Adair. Brolin is known for his work in the films Milk, No Country for Old Men and Goonies.

    September 26, 2016 2:15 am
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Editorial

  • Walmart workers refuse to make cop’s retirement cake


    Three Walmart workers in McDonough, Ga., refused to decorate a “thin blue line” cake for a police officer’s retirement party because they said it was racist. A number of my Georgia readers alerted me to the story and on Saturday night I spoke directly with the police officer’s daughter. She asked that I not divulge her name and I’ve agreed to do that. Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch: a free, must-have resource for Conservatives!  “I was so shocked,” she told me. “I didn’t know what to do or say or anything. I was trying not to lose my temper or make a scene.” For the record, Walmart has confessed that most of her allegations are true. For more on that, read my full column below. Read more on Todd Starnes.com     Todd Starnes is host of Fox News Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real …

    September 25, 2016 1:10 pm
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Odd News

  • South Carolina woman wins $304,000 from 30 lottery tickets bearing mother’s birthday


    FLORENCE, S.C., Sept. 22 (UPI) — A South Carolina woman became the state’s biggest Pick 4 winner of all time when 30 tickets bearing her mother’s birthday paid out a total $304,000. The South Carolina Education Lottery said the Florence woman, whose name was not released, spent $70 purchasing 30 Pick 4 tickets, all of which featured the numbers 1-1-4-3, her mother’s birthday. The woman paid $5 each to play the numbers straight on 10 tickets, earning a total $250,000 from the Sept. 17 drawing, and paid $1 each to play the numbers straight/box, earning an additional $54,000. The woman said she “screamed” when she found out her tickets were winners. She said she almost didn’t even play the Sept. 17 drawing because she wasn’t feeling well, but something inside her encouraged her to play. “It just came across me,” she said. “Now this gives me a chance to help other people.” The woman said …

    September 26, 2016 1:35 am
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