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Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPD

Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPDA police officer's recent death has disturbingly highlighted the record number of suicides among members of the New York Police Department this year.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 12:53 PM

PHOTOS: Rescued sea otter pups being named in a digital contest

PHOTOS: Rescued sea otter pups being named in a digital contestHeading into Sea Otter Awareness Week, people across the country will have a say in how two rescued southern sea otter pups at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium get names. The aquarium will host a digital naming contest focused on building affinity and understanding around sea otters and inspiring voters to also make their voices heard in support of conservation legislation and protections that are critical for vulnerable species.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 1:44 PM

How Iran Would Unleash an 'All Out War': Lots of Missiles

How Iran Would Unleash an 'All Out War': Lots of MissilesIf Trump decides to strike here is how Tehran could respond.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:19 AM

South Korea police say they may have found serial killer

South Korea police say they may have found serial killerSouth Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Senior police officer Ban Gi-soo said police have continued their investigation into the 1986-1991 slayings even after the statute of limitations expired 13 years ago in order to find the truth. Ban said the technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract DNA samples from evidence that wasn't possible at the time of the cases.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:10 AM

View Photos of Porsche's 911 RSR in Coke Livery

View Photos of Porsche's 911 RSR in Coke Livery




POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 2:39 PM

Man who allegedly changed adopted daughter's age then abandoned her turns himself in

Man who allegedly changed adopted daughter's age then abandoned her turns himself inAn Indiana couple has been charged with neglect after allegedly changing their daughter's age from 11 to 22, moving to Canada and leaving her behind.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 8:14 AM

Dozens of people charged for illegally distributing millions of opioid pills

Dozens of people charged for illegally distributing millions of opioid pillsDozens of people - including six doctors and seven pharmacists - have been charged with fraud for illegally distributing more than 6 million opioid pills.Some of the pills were obtained using counterfeit prescription pads, and the stolen identities of legitimate doctors, prosecutors say.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:38 PM

California’s Ban on School Suspensions Invites Another Parkland

California’s Ban on School Suspensions Invites Another ParklandMy daughter Meadow was murdered in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year. It was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And last week, Governor Gavin Newsom just forced into every school in California the policies that made it inevitable.The Parkland shooter was a known-wolf. Before the massacre was over, students knew who did it. He was considered so dangerous when he attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that school administrators banned him from bringing a backpack and frisked him every day for fear that he’d bring a deadly weapon.Even though security staff brought him to the principal’s office all the time, his disciplinary record looked pretty clean on paper. If he had been arrested at school for his crimes, maybe the FBI could have followed through on tips that he would shoot up the school. And if he’d been disciplined for his sub-criminal misbehavior, maybe school administrators could have made a strong case for sending him back to a specialized school for disturbed students, where he so badly needed to be.But the Broward County school district had embarked on a quest to fight the “school-to-prison pipeline” by lowering suspensions, expulsions, and arrests. And school principals responded by systematically sweeping disturbing behavior under the rug. If one individual in the Broward school district made one responsible decision about the killer, the tragedy could have been averted. But you can’t even call what happened a “failure,” because each obviously irresponsible decision makes perfect sense given the policies.The state of California has just lurched far harder on leniency than Broward, by banning suspensions and expulsions for nonviolent offenses.Don’t you dare think that in practice this leniency won’t extend to violence, though. In Broward, 52 percent of teachers fear for their safety. Twenty-four percent have been threatened. Thirteen percent have been assaulted. And only 39 percent think that a student would be suspended if he assaulted them.Beyond leading to an increase in school violence and risk of deadly catastrophe, these leniency policies are profoundly bad for learning and for character. We know what happens when schools ban suspension.In Philadelphia, math proficiency declined by three percentage points, and reading proficiency by seven. Truancy skyrocketed from about 25 percent to over 40 percent, perhaps because even as suspensions for nonviolent offenses fell, suspensions for serious offenses rose.Education researcher Dominic Zarecki studied the effects of suspension bans in several California districts: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and Pasadena. The harm to math achievement was large enough to take a student from the 50th percentile to the 39th percentile after three years.Anti-discipline advocates claim that suspensions can be replaced by “restorative justice” and “healing circles.” In reality, that does further damage. A gold-standard study from the RAND corporation found that in Pittsburgh, “restorative justice” harmed academic achievement among black students.Anti-discipline advocates claim that they are fighting the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In reality, their policies increase the flow. The idea that not holding kids accountable for their actions will make them more law-abiding as adults is idiotic. If we tell juveniles there are no consequences for misbehavior, we set them up for failure in the workplace. And we put them at risk for a hard reckoning when they find that behavior that didn’t even get them suspended in school gets them a felony charge when they hit age 18.For evidence, look no further than Los Angeles. As the school board banned suspensions, referrals to law enforcement increased 145 percent. And last year, threats of violence in Los Angeles schools increased by 70 percent.I sent my daughter to public school thinking she was safe. I had no idea there was a kid there so dangerous that they frisked him every day. I had no idea that the school was systematically covering up threats and violence. I didn’t know.I can’t let any other parent make that excuse. That’s why I wrote a book to tell the true story of Parkland. I don’t expect that this article or that book, or that anything, really, will convince the Democratic politicians who run California to think twice about this terrible mistake. My whole life’s mission now is to inform parents.Chances are, your kid won’t get murdered at school. But you have to know about the type of environment you’re putting your child in. Public school in California is now a place where disruption, threats, and even violence can’t even be punished.My advice to California parents: Stretch your wallet to send them to private school. Or keep them in public school and roll the dice.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 6:30 AM

The F-35 Is About to Enter Beast Mode

The F-35 Is About to Enter Beast ModeHere's the missile that will seriously boost the fighter jet's firepower.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 9:24 AM

All the National Coffee Day deals and freebies you should take advantage of

All the National Coffee Day deals and freebies you should take advantage ofNational Coffee Day takes place on Sept. 29 and luckily for customers, there are tons of deals and even free cups of coffee to be had.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 12:59 PM

FOX News

Artist brings 800-pound opioid spoon to Johnson & Johnson's doorstep
A Boston-based artist dropped off an 800-pound bent spoon in front of Johnson & Johnson's New Jersey headquarters Wednesday to highlight the company's role in the opioid crisis. 

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 2:17 AM
Dave Rubin: Trudeau should be held accountable, consistent with left's rules
Talk show host Dave Rubin said Thursday night on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." that the left set up fake rules that are now haunting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid his blackface scandal.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 2:08 AM
World War II 'Hero of Cologne,' 95, receives Bronze Star for destroying Nazi tank in firefight
It took nearly 75 years, but World War II veteran Clarence Smoyer, 95, finally received the Bronze Star Medal on Wednesday for his heroic actions that helped destroy a German tank and take the crucial city of Cologne.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 2:07 AM
Tulsi Gabbard says U.S. should re-enter Iran nuclear deal, end sanctions in response to Saudi Arabia drone attack
Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said Thursday that she would re-enter the Iran nuclear deal and end sanctions in response to Iran's involvement in drone attack against Saudi Arabia oil facilities if she was president.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 2:04 AM
Demi Moore, Courteney Cox stun fans in Instagram post: 'You both look like twins'
Demi Moore and Courtney Cox have fans doing a double-take. 

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:55 AM
Jesse Watters blasts Canadian PM Trudeau, privilege not an excuse for blackface in 2001
"The Five" weighed in Thursday on the revelation that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donned blackface in 2001. 

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:54 AM
Commercial fishing vessel catches fire, sinks off Hawaiian coast
A 46-foot fishing vessel which caught fire off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii sunk 2,700 feet into the ocean Wednesday morning after the fire, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:50 AM
In climate-change fight, college student launches push to stop childbirth until governments act
A Canadian college student is asking other young people to forgo having children in an effort to get their governments to take serious steps to address climate change.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:42 AM
Billie Lourd to play late grandmother Debbie Reynolds' grandchild on 'Will & Grace'
Billie Lourd is paying tribute to her late grandmother Debbie Reynolds' in the sweetest way. 

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:28 AM
Woman accused of leaving 3-year-old daughter in car while working at Florida strip club
A Florida mother was arrested this week after police said she left her 3-year-old daughter in the car for hours while she worked at a strip club.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:20 AM

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