New York Post – by Andrew Court

It must be divine intervention.

A North Carolina pastor who was declared dead by doctors has miraculously shown signs of life — as his organs were being prepared for harvesting.  Continue reading “‘Dead’ pastor shocks docs with ‘miracle’ movement just before organs are harvested”

Popular Science – by Ilana E. Strauss

Believe it or not, you don’t need a fridge to keep food cold. Just gather some ceramic pots, sand, and water, and you’ve got a portable, non-electric mini-fridge with a time-tested design. After all, people were preserving food for thousands of years before you had to keep that leftover takeout from stinking up your college dorm.  Continue reading “The coolest way to keep food cold without refrigeration”

Billboard

Olivia Newton-John, beloved actress and singer best known for her role as Sandy Olsson in Grease and for a long string of hits topped by 1981’s “Physical,” died on Monday (Aug. 8). She was 73. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John, Beloved ‘Grease’ Actress & Singer, Dies at 73”

New York Post – by Joshua Rhett Miller

An elderly California liquor store owner who flipped the script on armed gunmen during an attempted robbery said Tuesday that he had no choice but to open fire on one of the assailants, insisting it was “either him or me.” Continue reading “Store owner Craig Cope, 80, who shot robber armed with AR-15 rifle says it was ‘him or me’”

NBC News

A pregnant Texas woman said her unborn baby should count as a second passenger in her vehicle after she received a ticket, citing Texas’ penal code in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s being overturned.  Continue reading “Pregnant Texas woman says unborn baby should count as car passenger after receiving HOV ticket”

Yahoo News

Ric Parnell, the British musician best known for playing doomed drummer Mick Shrimpton in Rob Reiner’s cult-classic heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, has died at age 70. The news was confirmed Sunday on social media by comic actor Harry Shearer, aka Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, who said “no one ever rocked harder” than Parnell. No cause of death was revealed at press time. Continue reading “Spinal Tap drummer Ric Parnell dead at age 70”

AM NY

The mayor’s new plan to remove homeless encampments throughout the city took effect Monday afternoon as city agencies removed several unhoused people and their belongings from their longtime home under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The Department of Sanitation, the New York City Police Department, and a homeless outreach team carried out the mayor’s newest initiative on March 28, telling several people living beneath the expressway in tents and other makeshift dwellings to gather any belongings they wanted to keep — the rest would be destroyed. Continue reading “Cops, sanitation clear homeless encampment under BQE as Adams’ new policy takes effect”

KBTX

MIDLAND — One local said it sounded like a pickup truck had rammed into the side of their house. Another said it sounded like the air conditioner fell off the roof. A third compared the experience to getting off of a rollercoaster, dizzy and a bit shaky.

“In the hardest ones we’ve experienced, there is a bunch of shaking, and the pictures shook off the walls,” said Christina Bock, 45, who lives in Gardendale, a rural community north of Odessa in the heart of West Texas oil and gas country. Earthquakes have dislodged her deck from the house and left cracks in her walls, she said. Continue reading “Earthquakes in Texas doubled in 2021. Scientists cite years of oil companies injecting sludgy water underground.”

ABC News

NEW YORK — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78.  Continue reading “Ronnie Spector, ’60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78”

AOL

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field,” and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, an official from the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.  Continue reading “Sidney Poitier dies at 94 -Bahamian official”

KSLA 12

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) – Have you ever heard of animal rain? Well, the city of Texarkana just experienced it.

A thunderstorm that blew through parts of the ArkLaTex Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 29) left more than just water behind and gave some residents a once in a lifetime experience.  Continue reading “A FISHY DAY: Fish fall from sky in Texarkana”

New York Post – by Dana Kennedy

A Native American tribe in Washington state got a present when a lumber company returned more than 1,000 acres of their ancestral land.

Port Blakely Companies, a 157-year-old company based in the US and New Zealand, returned two miles of waterfront land and 125 acres of tidelands near the southern Puget Sound to the Squaxin Island Tribe, which has lived along the Salish Sea for centuries, the company said in a Dec. 14 releaseContinue reading “Lumber company gives Washington Native American tribe back ancestral land”

ABC 7

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) — City Winery is requiring all ticket holders to show proof of a negative COVID test, in addition to being fully vaccinated.

It is believed to be the first such measure at any live entertainment venue in New York City. Continue reading “City Winery is 1st venue to require full vaccination and negative COVID test”

New York Post – by Tina Moore, Steven Vago, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

An NYPD rookie got down and dirty at a raucous holiday bash for her Bronx precinct — giving her lieutenant a raunchy, caught-on-video lap dance at the wild event, according to footage and sources.

The not-so-Finest moment infuriated department higher-ups, who have launched an investigation into Thursday’s incident — and already booted the lieutenant to Transit, sources told The Post. Continue reading “NYPD rookie gives lieutenant lap dance at wild holiday party now under investigation”

New York Post – by Jesse O’Neill, Julia Marsh

A Black Lives Matter leader has vowed there’ll be “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back the NYPD’s disbanded Anti-Crime Unit.

New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated police reform with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram. Continue reading “BLM leader says there will be ‘bloodshed’ after spat with Eric Adams over police reform”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Late last night, the New York Post published a story about what appears to be a federal program secretly moving undocumented migrants arrested at the border – who are mostly teens and young adults – to shelters and other “resource centers” in suburban communities in New York, Connecticut and elsewhere.

The story, which is almost too crazy to believe given what’s going on right now at the southern border, was, quite frankly, as long as it was shocking. And what was almost as surprising is that the Biden Administration has been carrying on with the program – with complete acquiescence from local Democratic Party officials in New York – since at least mid-summer – potentially since as early as April – without saying anything to the press, or anywhere, in any official record.  Continue reading “Biden Secretly Flying In Underage Migrants To NY, Spreading Border Crisis Across US”

Forbes – by Ashlea Ebeling

The Social Security Administration announced key numbers today that affect workers and retirees—a substantial increase in the taxable wage base for workers and the biggest increase in benefits for retirees in decades.

First the wage base news. The maximum amount of earnings subject to Social Security tax will rise 2.9% to $147,000, from $142,800 in 2021. That means a bigger tax bill for about 12 million high-earning workers. The increase in the wage base reflects any real wage growth. The maximum Social Security tax per worker will be $18,228—or a maximum $9,114 withheld from a highly paid employee’s 2022 paycheck. Workers and their employers each pay a 6.2% Social Security tax; the self-employed pay both sides of the tax. (The benefits boost is based on the Consumer Price Index, and a different index measuring wage growth determines annual increases in the wage base.) Continue reading “Maximum Social Security Taxes Will Increase 2.9%, While Benefits Will Rise 5.9% In 2022”

AOL

Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke outweigh any potential benefits from aspirin, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in its draft guidance. Continue reading “Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks”

Pocket – by Kenneth Partridge

Few songs are more ingrained in the American psyche than “This Land Is Your Land,” the greatest and best-known work by folk icon Woody Guthrie. For decades, it’s been a staple of kindergarten classrooms “from California to the New York island,” as the lyrics go. It’s the musical equivalent of apple pie, though the flavor varies wildly depending on who’s doing the singing.

Continue reading ““This Land Is Your Land”: The Story Behind America’s Best-Known Protest Song”