Phil Hughes dead: Australia batsman dies in hospital after being struck by ball

Phillip Hughes, the Australia Test batsman struck on the head by a ball two days ago, has died.

The 25-year-old passed away after injuries sustained while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Submitted by raith at 2014-11-27 1:29am to the Sports forum.

Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video

Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page.

Stapp opens his testimonial by assuring fans that he's not under the influence. "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says. "First, ...
Submitted by Anhedonia at 2014-11-26 17:07pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. But that decision was the result of a process that turned the purpose of a grand jury on its head.

Justice Antonin Scalia, in the 1992 Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, explained what the role of a grand jury has been for hundreds of years.

It is the grand jury’s function not ‘to enquire … upon what foundation [the charge may be] ...
Submitted by FMonk at 2014-11-26 16:20pm to the Crime forum.

Why You Should Never Wear $600 Sneakers to Thanksgiving Dinner

Last year, I decided to wear my Visvim FBT sneakers home to Thanksgiving. The sneakers, inspired by the footwear seen on a Fun Boy Three album cover, have a supple leather hand-sewn upper atop a running shoe sole, making for one of the most comfortable and beautifully-crafted kicks on the planet. Wanting to look my best, they were the obvious statement piece. I didn't entirely consider the statement they'd make to my family. That whole leather fringe part on the upper, complete with knots and ...
Submitted by nocash at 2014-11-26 12:53pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Cleveland police officer shot Tamir Rice immediately after leaving moving patrol car

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland police officer fatally shot Tamir Rice immediately after leaving his moving patrol car while his partner stayed at the wheel, surveillance video shows.

The video showed Wednesday by police captures the Saturday afternoon shooting at a West Side recreation center in which 12-year-old Rice was shot.
Submitted by bobbarker at 2014-11-26 12:07pm to the Crime forum.

The terrifying racial stereotypes laced through Darren Wilson's testimony

But now that a grand jury has declined to indict Wilson in Brown's death, and St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch has made publicly available all of the evidence presented to jurors, the picture has become clear. We have Wilson's version of the truth, and it's the version that will doubtless be codified as the account of record: Brown was no gentle giant. He was a "giant negro."
Submitted by phalsebob at 2014-11-26 12:04pm to the Crime forum.

Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson

Conducting such a cost-benefit analysis on the Ferguson riots, though necessarily speculative, is not impossible. It's estimated that white officers kill black suspects 96 times a year. Cost-benefit analyses conducted by safety regulators peg the value of a human life at $9.2 million. This means the economic cost of white cops killing blacks is around $883 million per year. If the jolt caused by Ferguson's rioting can chill police authorities and cause adjustments that save just 3 black lives ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2014-11-26 11:33am to the The Economy forum.

EXCLUSIVE: Horrifying "Cthurkey" Creator Speaks

Earlier this morning Twitter user Damana Madden shared a photo of a culinary abomination she called the "Cthuken," a reference to horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's octopus-head creature the "Cthulhu." The haunting photo went viral for obvious reasons, but the origin of the bizarre concoction remained a mystery... until now.
Rusty Eulberg, a database administrator from Lubbock, Texas, tells us he brought forth what he called the Cthurkey about two years ago. Reached by phone at work, Eulberg says, ...
Submitted by Enki Don't at 2014-11-26 10:54am to the Food forum.

Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

It costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the school’s students struggle to pay the bill.

But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 so far and has authorized up to $270,000 — about the average price of a house in the nearby working-class neighborhood — for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated map of the world in a glass panel at its ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2014-11-26 10:32am to the Education forum.

Officer Darren Wilson faced the fairest Grand Jury proceeding that no law requires

Ham sandwiches are trending today. By now, the old judicial chestnut about how “even a ham sandwich can be indicted by a Grand Jury” has hit twitterus ad naseum status.

In the wake of the “no true bill” by the Ferguson proceedings concerning officer Darren Wilson, and the young, unarmed person he killed, Michael Brown, the expressed outrage is straightforward – if an innocent, inanimate lunchable can be indicted, what sort of racism bullshit fueled “no charges” for an admitted ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2014-11-26 8:00am to the Crime forum.

Jian Ghomeshi arrested on sex assault charges

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested this not so happy Wednesday morning, Toronto police confirmed.

Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.
Submitted by phalsebob at 2014-11-26 8:26am to the Crime forum.

Argentine coach outwits Moron with shootout keeper switch

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The coach of Argentine team Tristan Suarez has successfully copied Dutchman Louis Van Gaal's World Cup ploy by substituting his goalkeeper at the last minute for a shootout win over Deportivo Moron.
Submitted by raith at 2014-11-26 6:48am to the Sports forum.

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

Can the cops be controlled? It’s never been easy: according to one old sociological chestnut, the monopoly on the legitimate use of violence is what defines modern government, and this monopoly is jealously protected against the second-guessing of puny civilians. All over the country, the issue of restraining police power is framed around the retribution against individual cops, from Staten Island to Milwaukee to Los Angeles. But is this the best way to impose discipline on law enforcement ...
Submitted by nocash at 2014-11-26 6:50am to the Crime forum.

Wing'N It winged when Dodge Ram rams through window

A Dodge Ram pickup truck smashed into the Wing'N It restaurant in Clarenville, N.L., on Saturday afternoon, disrupting an afternoon meal for some diners who escaped injury.


The apologetic driver bought wings for the startled customers who were in the restaurant at the time.

Submitted by Enki Don't at 2014-11-26 6:39am to the Food forum.

Man creates pill that makes your farts "smell like roses"

A French man has developed a range of pills aimed at making farts smell like chocolate or roses.

Christian Poincheval, 65, claims the pills are aimed at easing indigestion and are made of 100 percent natural ingredients, according to the .
Submitted by raith at 2014-11-26 6:43am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Is this the beginning of the end of the nation state?

Estonia has become the first country to offer anyone, anywhere an 'e-residency' but what does that mean for ideas of nationhood and identity?
Submitted by raith at 2014-11-26 6:04am to the The World forum.

Malcolm Rifkind: Facebook should have grassed on Lee Rigby's killers

Internet companies face intense demands to monitor messages on behalf of the state for signs of terrorist intent after an official report into the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby said one of his killers wrote on a website – later named as Facebook – of his desire to slaughter a soldier, without the security services knowing.
Submitted by raith at 2014-11-26 4:55am to the Horseshit! forum.

How an eBay bookseller defeated a publishing giant

To help pay for grad school at USC, Supap sold textbooks online—legitimate copies that he’d purchased overseas. But academic publishing behemoth John Wiley & Sons sued Supap, claiming that his trade in Wiley’s foreign-market textbooks constituted copyright infringement.

The implications were enormous. If publishers had the right to control resale of books that they printed and sold overseas, then it stood to reason that manufacturers could restrain trade in countless ...
Submitted by Sphinx at 2014-11-26 4:20am to the The Economy forum.

47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo.

The death toll of the bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 47, Secretary-General of the Health Ministry of the island state Philemon Tafangy said on Tuesday, while the number of suspected plague cases reached 138.

The first reported case on the island was a man from ...
Submitted by Lorenzo Stomp at 2014-11-25 20:45pm to the The World forum.

Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

A vehicle plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.

A solidarity rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct headquarters at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue S.

A Star Tribune reporter who is at ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2014-11-25 19:12pm to the Crime forum.