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Amber Alert Issued for New Castle County 3-Year-Old Reportedly Abducted by Father

A desperate mother broke down, begging for her baby’s safe return during an news conference Tuesday morning, just hours after a multistate AMBER ALERT was issued for the missing Delaware girl. … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Octopus Jumps Out of Water And Captures Crab [Video]

This here video of an octopus exploding out of the shallows, moonwalking on land, grabbing a crab, and pulling it back underwater was shot in Australia just days ago, which … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief, Says Conversion to Christianity Mother Teresa’s Primary Goal

Mohan Bhagwat should practice what he preaches. Before making uncharitable charges against Mother Teresa for conversion-based-service,  he should, as head of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh or RSS, examine the framework … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

University of Illinois at Chicago Student Arrested after Re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Scene

A University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) student was charged on Monday with sexual assault after re-enacting scenes from Fifty Shades of Grey. Mohammad Hossain, freshman studying bio-nuclear engineering at … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alaska Next State to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

Smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana became legal in Alaska on Tuesday, as a growing decriminalization movement reached the United States’ wild northwest frontier. The Republican-leaning state, which … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rev. Al Sharpton, Comcast Named in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable Inc., Rev. Al Sharpton and the NAACP alleges that the media companies discriminated against black-owned businesses and paid activists like Sharpton to “whitewash” its practices. The complaint … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hanahan Police Arrest ‘Frozen’s Elsa for Cold Front

With more bitter cold heading to the Lowcountry this week, Hanahan police officers tried to do their part to stop the encroaching weather by arresting the Snow Queen. Police Chief … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shooting at Bethune-Cookman University Leaves 3 Injured [Video]

Three innocent men were grazed by bullets in a shooting on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University Monday evening. Daytona Beach police were called to 649 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Isis Reportedly Captures More Christians in Northeastern Syria

Islamic State fighters have reportedly abducted at least 70 people from Assyrian Christians villages in northeastern Syria, reigniting concerns about the plight of religious minorities in regions under threat of … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Opposition Leader and Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Arrested for Alleged Terrorism Charges

Police in the Maldives have arrested opposition leader and ex-President Mohamed Nasheed on terror charges. They relate to his order to detain a judge while in office in January 2012. … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Connecticut Route 72 Closed Down as Authorities Investigate New Britain Bank

A large police presence has shut down a busy stretch of roads near Route 72 in New Britain and sent three schools in two towns into lockdown. Miss Porter’s in Farmington … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Jigaboo Music': Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Drops Racial Epithet; Apologizes for Criticizing Lady Gaga’s Oscars Act

  In the midst of this morning’s Fox 8 morning show, during a discussion of Lady Gaga’s performance at the Oscar’s last night, Kristi Capel dropped “jigaboo” into the conversation … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Habersham County Sheriff, Deputy Shot; Suspect Found Dead

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of Habersham County’s sheriff and a deputy is dead. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Sheriff Joey Terrell and a deputy identified as … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Subdues Knife Wielding Attacker Says Officials

The mayor of Jerusalem and his bodyguard stopped a knife assault on a man in the city Sunday, wrestling the attacker to the ground and holding him until police arrived, … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Moorestown New Jersey Gunman Dead Another Wounded in Failed Workplace Attempted Murder Suicide

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after an apparent attempted murder-suicide at a business in South Jersey Monday morning, police said. The shooting happened at about … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Galveston Texas Man Found Shot and Bound

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after deputies found a man’s body bound, with gunshot wounds to the head and back. Authorities said they responded to a call around … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Potiskum Suicide Bomber Kills 5 and Injures Dozens More in Nigerian Town

A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a security checkpoint outside a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

#AskHerMore: Hashtag Pushes Debate for Smarter Questions for Women at Oscars Red Carpet

Every year on Oscar Sunday, people say to me, “This is your Super Bowl, right?” Sure, why not. The only difference is, Pete Carroll isn’t going to make THE WORST … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Missing Wilmington Ohio Police Dog Karson Found Safe

Almost two months to the day after he escaped his kennel, a Wilmington K-9 officer has been found safe. A Wilmington Police Department dispatcher confirmed the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois who went missing … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

South Sudan: 89 Boys Kidnapped Near Malakal According to UNICEF

At least 89 boys, some as young as 13, were abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children’s agency said Saturday. The abductions took place near … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

#IndvsSA: Twitter Banter in Full Swing for Match-Up [Video]

It’s super Sunday. India is going head to head against South Africa, a team that they have played against in three World Cups (1992, 1999 and 2011) and each time ended … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comedian Aziz Ansari Pens Tribute to Late ‘Parks and Rec’ Executive Producer Harris Wittels

Comedian, writer, and Parks and Recreation executive producer Harris Wittels had a lot of fans. His sudden passing earlier this week has prompted an outpouring of love from fellow comedians and … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deptford Township New Jersey Police Pay Last Respects to Retired K-9 Officer ‘Judge’

With more than 20 West Deptford police officers looking on, joined by at least 70 others representing departments from across South Jersey, Cpl. Michael Franks on Friday took his last … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Willacy, Texas Inmates to Be Transported to Other Facilities after Riot Leaves Prison ‘Uninhabitable’

As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alleged Dictatorship Installed in Haiti with Help from U.S. President Barack Obama [Video]

Since January 12, 2015, Michel Martelly has ruled Haiti by decree with US-UN guns backing up his dictatorship. The UN Security council, led by Samantha Powers, the United States Ambassador to … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cranberry Lake Boy Missing; Law Enforcement Investigating

NCPR spoke with State Police in St. Lawrence County just before 8 am Sunday morning and they say there is no new information available on Harris Smith’s whereabouts at this … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Enfield, Connecticut Dentist Charged in Death of Patient During Procedure

A Connecticut dentist has been charged in the death of a patient who became unresponsive while having 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed. Rashmi Patel was charged with a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Al-Shabaab Threatens Western Malls Including Mall of America in New Video

Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the United States. In the propaganda video released Saturday, the al Qaeda-linked … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Former White Plains Police Officer Kills Daughter; Self According to Authorities

A retired New York police officer killed two of his children Saturday before taking his own life, authorities said. Glen Hochman, 52, of Harrison, New York, who recently retired from … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Fight Club 2′ 6-Page Preview in Playboy

Ever wanted to know what happened to the anonymous narrator — and his constant companion, Tyler Durden — of Fight Club? Thanks to writer Chuck Palahniuk, artist Cameron Stewart and … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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