Archive for December 2015

'Affluenza' teen held at Mexican immigration holding center

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A Texas teen known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident is being held at a Mexico City immigration detention center in one of the capital’s poorest areas, where he will likely spend weeks, if not months, as he appeals […]

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Sanders: America's New Year's Resolution Is To Say "Enough Is Enough"

Sanders: America's New Year's Resolution Is To Say "Enough Is Enough"

DES MOINES, Iowa — There are jokey party speeches, there are teary party speeches, and then there are Bernie Sanders speeches to ring in the new year. At a large party in a downtown Des Moines hotel, Sanders kicked off an early-evening New Year’s Eve party without […]

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Bill Cosby's lawyer: 'Everything will be made clear' – VIDEO: Cosby appears in court on sex charges – Chloe Goins wants her case against Bill Cosby to spur criminal charges, too

Bill Cosby's lawyer: 'Everything will be made clear' – VIDEO: Cosby appears in court on sex charges  – Chloe Goins wants her case against Bill Cosby to spur criminal charges, too

Bill Cosby’s lawyer says the comedian was charged with a decade-old sex crime simply because a prosecutor was fulfilling a campaign promise. She also says that once she and Cosby can speak freely, “everything will be made clear.” Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, attorney Monique Pressley said Cosby […]

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New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries _ in most places: 'We need to continue to live'

New Year revelers unfazed by attack worries _ in most places: 'We need to continue to live'

PARIS –  In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities anxious after thwarting […]

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Wayne Rogers, R.I.P.

Actor turned investment guru Wayne Rogers has passed away from complications of pneumonia at the age of 82.  Rogers is, of course, best remembered for his portrayal of Dr. “Trapper” John McIntyre during the first three seasons of M*A*S*H before departing the series in 1975.  Some of Rogers’ TV credits […]

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The Myth That Ted Cruz Believes A Myth

The Myth That Ted Cruz Believes A Myth

Recently a myth has been developed around Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. In this telling, the likely Republican nominee is cast as believing that a few million evangelical voters refused to vote for Mitt Romney and stayed home, handing the 2012 election to Barack Obama. The truth […]

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‘Downton Abbey’: Saying Farewell to All That

‘Downton Abbey’: Saying Farewell to All That

  A Message From Lucianne       ‘Downton Abbey’:Saying Farewell to All ThatNew York Times, by Roslyn Sulca Original Article Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/31/2015 10:41:51 PM Newbury, England – “I just want to get over it,” Lady Mary said. “I […]

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Mom of 'affluenza' teen back in US after Mexico deportation

Mom of 'affluenza' teen back in US after Mexico deportation

The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed for several days in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico, investigators said Thursday. Tonya Couch and her 18-year-old, Ethan, were taken into custody this […]

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Ibrahim al-Qosi, released from Guantanamo, emerges as face of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

When President Obama assured the nation in December that only “low-level” terrorists operatives are released from Guantanamo, he could not have been speaking of Ibrahim al-Qosi. Transferred in 2012, al-Qosi has emerged as the face and voice of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group […]

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White House delays imposing new sanctions on Iran for missile program – Iranian rocket passes within 1,500 yards of US aircraft – Iran denies firing rockets near US ships in key strait, says claim is 'psychological warfare'

White House delays imposing new sanctions on Iran for missile program – Iranian rocket passes within 1,500 yards of US aircraft – Iran denies firing rockets near US ships in key strait, says claim is 'psychological warfare'

The White House has delayed its plan to impose new financial sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program, according to U.S. officials, amid growing tensions with Iran over the nuclear deal struck earlier this year. The officials said the Obama administration remains committed to combating Iran’s […]

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