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After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion - and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
The energy picture for the world’s biggest democracy will always be a bit muddy. All in the space of a week, India announced plans for its first offshore wind farm, promised an enormous expansion of solar power and other renewables, seen its new Prime Minister Narendra Modi have supposedly productive talks with President Obama on climate change, and stood defiantly behind plans to also rapidly build up coal-fired power infrastructure. Providing electricity for 1.4 billion people—300 million of whom currently lack any access at all—is more than a bit complicated.
First, the good news: the government of India announced that a memorandum of understanding has been signed toward building the first offshore wind farm in the country, a 100-megawatt “demonstration” project off the coast of the northwestern state of Gujarat. Construction of such a plant is still a ways off, with feasibility studies and other preliminary steps standing in the way. But Piyush Goyal, the Indian minister for power, coal, and new and renewable energy, pointed out that with 12,230 kilometers (7,600 miles) of coastline the opportunities for rapidly scaling up offshore wind are huge.
More malfeasance from Rupert Murdoch’s media minions gets covered up in a settlement.
The New York Post has settled a lawsuit about a front page that the paper ran shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing on which it highlighted two “Bag Men” it claimed were being sought authorities.
The April 18, 2013, cover of the Post featured a photo of two men near the site of the Boston Marathon bombing, with the headline, “Bag Men: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.” The story inside claimed that investigators were circulating the photos in order to identify the individuals. Soon after the Post ran its cover, it quickly became clear that the men on the cover were not suspects in the attacks.
The Associated Press reports today that the Post (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.) has settled the defamation lawsuit brought against it by Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi, the men in the picture. According to AP, “Neither side would disclose terms of the settlement.”
This cartoon in today's @bostonherald is racist and offensive. The Herald should apologize. pic.twitter.com/jWNixzu1aD
An incendiary political cartoon in Wednesday’s Boston Herald depicting a White House intruder asking President Obama if he has tried the new watermelon toothpaste is drawing fire for employing an offensive racial stereotype.
A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled Wednesday that Kansas Democrats need not nominate a candidate for the 2014 Senate race.
The ruling is expected to help independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Chad Taylor, the Democrat nominated for the seat in August, dropped from the race Sept. 3. The Kansas Supreme Court later ruled the withdrawal followed state rules.
But David Orel of Kansas City, Kan., then sued the state’s Democrats, arguing Kansas law required the party to nominate a replacement for the ballot.
The judges disagreed in a ruling released Wednesday afternoon.
The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told relatives he notified officials the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.
Mai Wureh says her brother, Thomas Eric Duncan, went to a Dallas emergency room on Friday and they sent him home with antibiotics. She says he said hospital officials asked for his Social Security number and he said that he didn’t have one because he was visiting from Liberia.
In a news conference Wednesday, Dr. Mark Lester confirmed that a nurse asked Duncan on his first visit whether he had been in an area affected by the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa, but that “information was not fully communicated throughout the whole team.”
The video is after a more break since I could not defeat autoplay & I know how annoying that is. Amazingly, it still shows up but doesn’t autoplay…. nifty.
Giving the benefit of the doubt to provisions in this bill to prevent abuse, it looks really sensible to me. Finally a mechanism with review and due process built in.
From the Supreme Court decision that affirmed our right to bear arms an individual right
“Nothing in our opinion, should be taken to cast doubt on long standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill.”
The pro-gun crowd will be foaming, but Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law AB 1014, by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that will let family members or police seek a court order to temporarily remove lawfully owned weapons from the home of someone deemed at risk of committing violence.
It is just the kind of reasonable approach to a deadly problem that gun-owners ought to embrace.
The Gun Violence Restraining Order bill arose after the horror of the Isla Vista rampage this year, and stands as a common-sense approach to dealing with a persistent problem in American society: mentally unstable individuals in possession of firearms.
And while the gun-rights folks dislike the measure and invent all sorts of abuse scenarios — ex-spouses or ex-lovers dropping a dime on each other out of spite — the law has protections that would make that difficult.
Here’s a quick list in alphabetical order. See the original article for details:
- The Borowitz Report
- Call The Cops
- Carbolic Smoke Ball
- Cream BMP Daily
- The Daily Currant
- Empire News
- Empire Sports
- Free Wood Post
- Global Associated News (MediaFetcher.com)
- The Lapine
- Lightly Braised Turnip
- National Report
- The Onion
- The Spoof
- Weekly World News
- World News Daily Report
County prosecutors won’t let up on charging a Minnesota mom with child endangerment for giving her sick child medical marijuana. Angela Brown is headed for trial in a case that could send her to prison for two years, even though an already-passed medical marijuana law that goes into effect in 2015 would allow medical use of cannabis oil.
Angela Brown’s son Trey suffers severe pain and spasms from a traumatic brain injury. Brown said she tried a barrage of prescription medications before turning to marijuana, as her son was in so much pain and discomfort that he cried himself to sleep and started punching and cutting himself. Brown, like a number of exasperated parents, traveled to Colorado to purchase some cannabis oil regulated under Colorado law. And she reported a familiar story of parents attempting to treat their child’s pain and seizures: within an hour of giving her son medical marijuana his condition was relieved. “Once it hit his system, Trey said the pressure in his brain was relieved,” she told the Huffington Post. “You could literally see the muscle spasms stopping. He felt amazing.”
But after Brown shared her story with the “wrong person” she was reported to officials, officials seized the cannabis oil from her home and charged her with child endangerment and causing a child to need protection.