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May 1, 2012
reuters:

DEVELOPING:
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, Afghanistan May 1, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque]
READ MORE: Obama lands in Afghanistan on OBL death anniversary

He knows how to show up at just the right time, doesn’t he?

reuters:

DEVELOPING:

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, Afghanistan May 1, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque]

READ MORE: Obama lands in Afghanistan on OBL death anniversary

He knows how to show up at just the right time, doesn’t he?

15:59 // 1 year ago
April 26, 2012

Breaking: A federal judge just denied a Freedom of Information Act request for photos and video of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Here’s the document, above.

18:06 // 1 year ago
April 20, 2012
thedailywhat:

Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman Takes the Stand at Bond Hearing: The family of George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the February 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, asked a Florida judge this morning to grant bail while he awaits trial. Family members — testifying by phone because they say they have been threatened — argued that Zimmerman is neither a flight risk nor a threat to the community.
“He is absolutely not a violent person,” said his wife, Shellie Zimmerman.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara would prefer that Zimmerman be allowed to leave the area, if he is granted bond, because of concerns about his safety. “Normally, the conditions are that you stay local. I think that is going to be difficult,” he said. “I think nobody would deny the fact that if George Zimmerman were walking down the street today, he would be at risk. That is a reality.”
George Zimmerman took the stand to make a statement.

“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was, I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not.”

[lat]

That Zimmerman statement hits a raw nerve. Let’s hope that as this trial commences, a much broader picture comes out. In related news, ABC News acquired a witness photo, allegedly of ZImmerman minutes after the shooting, that shows blood on the back of his head. However, the prosecutor in the case says they were aware of the photo but it did not affect the decision to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

thedailywhat:

Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman Takes the Stand at Bond Hearing: The family of George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the February 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, asked a Florida judge this morning to grant bail while he awaits trial. Family members — testifying by phone because they say they have been threatened — argued that Zimmerman is neither a flight risk nor a threat to the community.

“He is absolutely not a violent person,” said his wife, Shellie Zimmerman.

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara would prefer that Zimmerman be allowed to leave the area, if he is granted bond, because of concerns about his safety. “Normally, the conditions are that you stay local. I think that is going to be difficult,” he said. “I think nobody would deny the fact that if George Zimmerman were walking down the street today, he would be at risk. That is a reality.”

George Zimmerman took the stand to make a statement.

“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was, I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not.”

[lat]

That Zimmerman statement hits a raw nerve. Let’s hope that as this trial commences, a much broader picture comes out. In related news, ABC News acquired a witness photo, allegedly of ZImmerman minutes after the shooting, that shows blood on the back of his head. However, the prosecutor in the case says they were aware of the photo but it did not affect the decision to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

(via thedailywhat)

11:20 // 2 years ago
10:22 // 2 years ago
April 19, 2012

In honor of The Band’s Levon Helm, who died Thursday at the age of 71, here’s the song Elton John and Bernie Taupin named after him. “What I’m most proud of is he called me his partner,” said Larry Campbell, Helm’s longtime musical partner. “For me to arrive at a place in my career like that with a great man like him is the ultimate.”

15:40 // 2 years ago
producermatthew:

A plane has reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot, believed to be the only person on board, fell unconscious Thursday morning. Two F-15 jets were scrambled to monitor the plane, which went down into the waters of the gulf 170 miles off the Florida coast. [Photo: Flight Aware]

An insane story, visualized.

producermatthew:

A plane has reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot, believed to be the only person on board, fell unconscious Thursday morning. Two F-15 jets were scrambled to monitor the plane, which went down into the waters of the gulf 170 miles off the Florida coast. [Photo: Flight Aware]

An insane story, visualized.

12:26 // 2 years ago
April 18, 2012
TMZ reports that iconic presenter Dick Clark has died of a massive heart attack. More info as we get it. (photo by brokentrinkets)

TMZ reports that iconic presenter Dick Clark has died of a massive heart attack. More info as we get it. (photo by brokentrinkets)

15:45 // 2 years ago
April 17, 2012
Mega-rich financial genius Warren Buffett announces, via news release, that he has stage one prostate cancer, but that it was caught very early. “I feel great — as if I were in my normal excellent health — and my energy level is 100 percent,” Buffett claims.

Mega-rich financial genius Warren Buffett announces, via news release, that he has stage one prostate cancer, but that it was caught very early. “I feel great — as if I were in my normal excellent health — and my energy level is 100 percent,” Buffett claims.

17:13 // 2 years ago
April 6, 2012
16:28 // 2 years ago
April 2, 2012
reuters:

A gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding at least four, authorities said.
Oakland police said in a brief written statement that a possible suspect was in custody after the shootings at Oikos University.
“No imminent public safety threat appears to exist in immediate area,” police said.
Local television reports had shown police evacuating Oikos students and loading them into a SWAT vehicle as other armed officers took up positions around the school.
READ MORE: Gunman opens fire at Oakland college, fatalities reported

Scary incident; we’ll be keeping an eye out as details unfold.

reuters:

A gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding at least four, authorities said.

Oakland police said in a brief written statement that a possible suspect was in custody after the shootings at Oikos University.

“No imminent public safety threat appears to exist in immediate area,” police said.

Local television reports had shown police evacuating Oikos students and loading them into a SWAT vehicle as other armed officers took up positions around the school.

READ MORE: Gunman opens fire at Oakland college, fatalities reported

Scary incident; we’ll be keeping an eye out as details unfold.

16:22 // 2 years ago