Feed aggregator

Two people armed with gun and shovels arrested at Ohio airport ahead of Trump rally

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 20:09

Two people armed with gun and shovels arrested at Ohio airport ahead of Trump rallySecret Service and FBI launch investigation as Trump was in city for rally


NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 19:38

NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billionNASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module.


Shopper flaunting his gun in checkout line shoots himself in the groin, Oregon cops say

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:17

Shopper flaunting his gun in checkout line shoots himself in the groin, Oregon cops sayHe placed his gun in the front of his pants near the button and accidentally pulled the trigger, police said.


Hawaii Health Department Chemist Cooked Up LSD for Air Force Members: Prosecutors

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:16

 ProsecutorsA government chemist in Hawaii cooked up batches of LSD for active-duty members of the U.S. military who responded to ads for the powerful hallucinogen posted on social media, prosecutors allege.Trevor Keegan, an “extract tech” in the Disease Outbreak Control Division of the state Health Department, was charged earlier this month on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. His alleged co-conspirator, Austin White, is not known to be affiliated with any government agency. He is facing the same charges as Keegan.The case came to the attention of investigators last September, when a confidential informant tipped off the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) about “an individual [who] was utilizing...Snapchat to advertise and conduct drug sales, particularly with active duty military service members.” The existence of the investigation has not been previously reported.Air Force Vet Who Shot Woman for Stealing His Nazi Flag Claims He’s Actually the Victim OSI turned the investigation over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was soon able to identify the Snapchat dealer as White, prosecutors said.“White’s public Snapchat account showed the public advertisement of various controlled substances for sale with listed prices,” says a criminal complaint filed in Hawaii federal court. “One of the advertised controlled substances was Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (“LSD”), more commonly known as ‘acid,’ which is a schedule I controlled substance.”LSD use within the armed forces has become an issue of late. In 2018, rampant LSD consumption by members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile corps was exposed by the Associated Press. Since then, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has reportedly launched nearly 200 investigations into LSD-related offenses, with cases spiking by 70 percent in the first four months of 2020. As recently as 2006, LSD use in the Air Force was so rare it was removed entirely from the standard drug tests given to airmen.In December 2019, an undercover DEA agent contacted White on Snapchat to arrange a purchase. During that meeting, White allegedly sold the agent 20 grams of “a suspected LSD mixture in the form of ingestible gummies” for $200. The following month, White sold the same undercover agent about $1,400 worth of gummies and tabs of blotter acid, the complaint states. White’s source “work[ed] in chemistry,” he told the undercover agent, and said he “makes his own stuff.” White then agreed to have “the cook” make another 300 blotter tabs in advance of their next meeting, according to prosecutors.That’s when White got sloppy. After getting $2,500 from his customer, White pointed to a car parked nearby. White allegedly told the undercover that the vehicle’s driver—and lone passenger—was his supplier, before walking over to retrieve the drugs. DEA agents were able to identify the driver as Keegan, according to court filings.Both men were arrested at the beginning of May. The blotter acid tested positive for LSD, although the gummies did not.“You would think that employees at the state disease outbreak control center would be too busy these days for such extracurricular activities,” Dan Grazier, an ex-Marine Corps officer who now works for the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight, told The Daily Beast. “I don’t recall a single instance of anyone testing positive for LSD when I was in the Marine Corps. I have heard it is becoming more common because it is quickly passed through the system and can't be detected in a urinalysis after 2 to 3 days.”Former U.S. Air Force squadron commander Cedric Leighton, who retired from the service as a colonel, said he discovered at least three of his airmen using LSD during his 26-year career.“Our service members are good people, but, like anyone else, they can be one bad decision away from ruining their careers and their lives,” Leighton told The Daily Beast. “I saw it as my job to help them avoid those bad decisions.”Keegan and White’s attorneys did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.Both men are free on $50,000 bail. Keegan is expected to plead guilty at the end of October.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


6 Louisville police officers are under internal investigation for their roles in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:01

6 Louisville police officers are under internal investigation for their roles in fatal Breonna Taylor shootingThree additional officers who were at Breonna Taylor's apartment — Tony James, Michael Campbell and Michael Nobles — are also under investigation.


Supreme Court expansion could follow confirmation of Ginsburg replacement, activist says

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:36

Supreme Court expansion could follow confirmation of Ginsburg replacement, activist says"Everything is on the table” to stop President Trump from creating a hard right majority on the Supreme Court, Nan Aron, president of a leading progressive advocacy group, told Yahoo News.


Federal judge rules absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after Election Day

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:30

Federal judge rules absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after Election DayDemocrats had sued to extend the deadline in the crucial swing state


More than 160 world leaders and diplomats call for UK to release Julian Assange

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:23

More than 160 world leaders and diplomats call for UK to release Julian AssangeLetter claims Mr Assange will not be able to get fair trial in US


Fact check: Anti-maskers in Indonesia were required to dig graves for COVID-19 victims

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:13

 Anti-maskers in Indonesia were required to dig graves for COVID-19 victimsA Facebook post is truthful in saying Indonesian leaders ordered eight non-mask-wearers to dig graves.


Trump promise to deny New York, Seattle and Portland federal funds is an empty threat, expert says

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:48

Trump promise to deny New York, Seattle and Portland federal funds is an empty threat, expert saysThe Department of Justice on Monday designated New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., as jurisdictions that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction,” a distinction that the Trump administration hopes to use to strip those cities of federal funding.


France can’t bring peace to Lebanon if it continues to ignore the Hezbollah problem | Opinion

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:38

France can’t bring peace to Lebanon if it continues to ignore the  Hezbollah problem | OpinionLebanon’s future is at stake, and its oldest European ally, France, holds the key to making a difference. To his credit, President Emmanuel Macron has invested considerable time and effort since the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut’s port left almost 200 dead and thousands injured.


Chicago postal workers threaten to stop delivering mail after multiple employees shot on the job

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:26

Chicago postal workers threaten to stop delivering mail after multiple employees shot on the jobIt comes as shootings and murders in Chicago are up by 50 per cent compared to last year


Florida's governor is proposing a law that would protect drivers who kill or injure people if they're fleeing a 'mob,' following a spate of incidents of people driving through protest crowds

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:11

Florida's governor is proposing a law that would protect drivers who kill or injure people if they're fleeing a 'mob,' following a spate of incidents of people driving through protest crowdsPeople have hit protesters with cars dozens of times since the US erupted with protests following the death of George Floyd in May.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state at US Capitol Friday after two days at Supreme Court

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:04

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state at US Capitol Friday after two days at Supreme CourtGinsburg, 87, died late Friday on the eve of Rosh Hashanah following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.


Show your National Voter Registration Day pride with Yahoo News’ AR filter

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:53

Show your National Voter Registration Day pride with Yahoo News’ AR filterHappy National Voter Registration Day! Celebrate with us by registering to vote and showing your voting pride with our new AR face filter.


Why Trump reportedly prefers to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court over Barbara Lagoa

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:44

Why Trump reportedly prefers to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court over Barbara LagoaPresident Trump on Monday said he'll probably announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, and word is he's leaning toward the speculative favorite, appellate court judge Amy Coney Barrett, Bloomberg reports.Barrett, whom Trump reportedly met with Monday, is well-regarded in conservative circles, Bloomberg notes, and, because she hails from the Midwest, there's reportedly a sense that her selection could help sway swing voters in Rust Belt and Great Lakes states. Trump also already interviewed Barrett when filling the last Supreme Court vacancy, and he reportedly considers her, per Bloomberg, to be a "smart, hard-nosed conservative jurist who would come across well during televised confirmation hearings" and hold steady on issues like abortion, gun rights, and health care when they come before the court.Additionally, there's reportedly widespread support for Barrett within the White House, and she's also viewed as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) favorite contender.Bloomberg reports that Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban-American from Florida, is reportedly the only other person Trump is seriously considering, but she's a distant second. While the president has spoken highly of her and her selection could help Trump electorally in Florida, he's apparently concerned that she received votes from 27 Democrats when she was confirmed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While that traditionally may sound like a bonus, the upcoming confirmation process will almost certainly be split along party lines so bipartisan credentials would seemingly be a non-factor, either way. Read more at Bloomberg.More stories from theweek.com Stephen Colbert's Late Show takes Lindsey Graham up on his offer, uses his words against him Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas McConnell unexpectedly rejects Democrats' funding bill, leaving U.S. on the verge of government shutdown


Only 52% of conservatives think Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat should be filled before the election, according to a new Insider poll

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:40

Only 52% of conservatives think Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat should be filled before the election, according to a new Insider pollAmong those who identify as "very conservative," 73% want a Supreme Court pick to be voted on ahead of the election, a new Insider poll found.


Three jailed after being caught with 109 undersized lobsters in the Keys, police say

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:39

Three jailed after being caught with 109 undersized lobsters in the Keys, police sayThree Lower Keys residents were jailed Friday after state fish and wildlife police said they were found with more than 100 undersized lobsters and a haul of out-of-season stone crab claws.


Rapid coronavirus tests can give results in 15 minutes, but they aren't a pass for partying or seeing your parents

Yahoo News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:34

Rapid coronavirus tests can give results in 15 minutes, but they aren't a pass for partying or seeing your parentsIt's still not time to use a rapid COVID-19 tests to get into a concert, play a sport, or visit aging parents in a carefree way.


Pages

Subscribe to WebGuy Internet, Inc. aggregator