Archive for October 1st, 2017

Good and Bad News

Good and Bad News

on October 1, 2017, 9:16 AM / in Bedtime Stories

“I have good news and bad news,” a defense attorney told his client who has been on trial without bail, “Which one would you like to hear first?” “Give me the bad news first, I guess,” said the client. “The blood test came back, and your DNA is an exact match with the sample found on the victim’s dress,” replied […]

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O.J. Simpson released from prison

O.J. Simpson released from prison

on October 1, 2017, 9:09 AM / in National News

Former football star O.J. Simpson was released from prison in Nevada Sunday after nine years behind bars. Simpson, now 70, was serving a sentence for a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas. He was granted parole in late July, telling the parole hearing board he has basically “spent a conflict-free life.” Brooke Keast, a representative of the Nevada […]

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Vehicle attacks in Canada injure 5

Vehicle attacks in Canada injure 5

on October 1, 2017, 9:07 AM / in International News

A police officer and four other people were injured Saturday night in Edmonton, Canada, in a pair of incidents believed to be terror attacks. The officer was directing traffic near a soccer game when a man driving a white car rammed him with the vehicle. The driver then exited the car and attacked the officer with a knife before escaping […]

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Supreme Court returns with weighty cases

on October 1, 2017, 9:03 AM / in National News

The Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with a weighty list of cases on its docket. The high court is slated to review mandatory dues for public-sector unions; religious liberty and discrimination in the wedding cake business; gerrymandering; digital privacy rights; and the practice of purging inactive voters from voter rolls. “There’s only one prediction that’s entirely safe of […]

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Trump continues attacks on San Juan mayor, media, NFL

Trump continues attacks on San Juan mayor, media, NFL

on October 1, 2017, 9:01 AM / in National News

President Trump was active on Twitter Saturday and Sunday, sharing more than a dozen posts on a trio of favorite themes. He cast both San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and the media at large as villains willfully disrupting his administration’s accomplishments in providing Hurricane Maria disaster relief in Puerto Rico. “Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than […]

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Tillerson says the U.S. is in direct contact with North Korea

on October 1, 2017, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

The United States is in direct communication with the government of North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday in Beijing. “We are probing, so stay tuned,” Tillerson said in response to a question about possible negotiations with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. “We ask, ‘Would you like to talk?’ We have lines of communications to Pyongyang — […]

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High school coach, former Marine, kicks 2 players off team after they protested anthem

High school coach, former Marine, kicks 2 players off team after they protested anthem

on October 1, 2017, 8:57 AM / in State News

[Ed. – Things you can do in a private school.] By Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle Two Victory & Praise Christian Academy football players were kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem at a game Friday night. Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while cousin Larry McCullough knelt during the anthem ahead of the team’s game against Providence Classical. After […]

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Lifting A Burden

Lifting A Burden

on October 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me. — Genesis 45:1-15 It was the last weekend of the 1964 baseball season. Bill Valentine was umpiring a game between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees. Dave Wickersham was pitching for Detroit, and he had 19 victories for the season. One more would be a […]

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This Day in History October 1st

This Day in History October 1st

on October 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

In October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. In 331 BC, Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. In 959, Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England. In 1189, Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster […]

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