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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Today in History

Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II.
Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith’s life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.
British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.
Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states “of convenient size.”
Gas lighting is installed in the White House.
Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.
The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers.
The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.
Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.
Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.
Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.
In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the “arsenal of democracy.”
London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city on the evening of December 29.
Tito declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to Communism.
Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East.
A Xmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table.
Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its hash policies on Poland.



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Woman who sent black roses and karma note to ex-employer charged with harassment

A woman from York County, Pennsylvania, who allegedly sent black roses and a card reading "karma" to her former boss has been charged with harassment.
Dana L. Grim, 41, of Thomasville, was charged with the summary count earlier this week and has been summoned to appear in court to face it at a later date.
New Holland police say Grim sent the flowers to her former employer in Earl Township, Lancaster County, through a local florist. Authorities say Grim admitted to sending the bouquet and accompanying card in speaking with officers. Police have not identified the recipient.
But the ex-employer reportedly felt so threatened by the flowers, after researching their meaning, that they contacted the authorities. Black roses, which do not exist in nature, have been used to symbolize death or revenge traditionally. The conditions or terms of Grim's departure from the business are also unclear.

Man Literally Pulls Gun On Someone Because His Dick Doesn’t Work

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Man jailed for throttling his girlfriend after she offered him a McMuffin while he was on a diet

A man who brutally attacked his girlfriend because she offered him a McDonald's McMuffin while he was on a diet has been jailed for more than two years. Lee Barton flew into a rage and throttled Ashley Irvine after she suggested getting him a McMuffin while he was trying to lose weight. The 28-year-old shoved her onto a bed and choked her until she struggled to breathe. Barton, who also threatened to kill his partner, has now been banned from having any contact with her or entering her home street for the next three years.Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: "The matters to which you pled guilty are serious. I consider custody is the appropriate way of dealing with it. I consider you pose a risk of serious harm to the public." Fiscal depute Gavin Letford told Perth Sheriff Court: "At 8am on Saturday February 21, Ms Irvine asked if he wanted a McDonald's breakfast. In response, he started to argue with her, accusing her of starting on him and winding him up because he was on a diet. The accused stormed off to Asda before returning a short time later. On his return she describes him as being in a foul mood. "She could see the relationship between them was coming to an end.
"She went upstairs to take her wages from a locked box so she would have money for her and her children once the accused left. The accused followed her upstairs and confronted her in the bedroom. She had the money in her hand and he grabbed it from her and threatened to burn it in front of her. He attempted to light it with his lighter. He sparked the lighter but it failed to ignite the bundle of money. He raised his fist as if to punch her and she screamed. "He pinned her down on the bed by the throat. He had his hands round her throat and continued to choke her. He compressed her throat and stated, 'I'm going to kill you'."Mr Letford said she escaped by telling Barton she was texting a friend to meet for coffee but instead she told the friend what happened and got them to call 999.
Barton was arrested and initially denied throttling his lover, but admitted squeezing her face and told officers he "would have killed her". Barton, of Carlisle, Cumbria, admitted attacking Ashley Irvine at Dunnock Park in Perth, Scotland, between September and November last year by compressing her throat. He admitted assaulting her again on February 21 by grabbing her throat, shoving her onto a bed and compressing her throat while making threats of violence. He admitted seizing bank notes from her hand and threatening to burn them. Barton was sentenced to two years and two months in jail, had a further year of supervised release imposed and was made subject to a three-year non-harassment order in a bid to keep him away from his victim.

Man who smashed car through two businesses was trying to travel through time

Three businesses in Pensacola, Florida, are moving to new offices after a car drove through two of them. A Dodge Challenger plowed through Advanced Tax Services, taking out a wall connecting Pensacola Caskets.
Both offices have been closed since the crash. "It looked like a bomb went off," said general manager Emanuel Mores. Mores said office chairs and debris were scattered everywhere. Mores said the tax and casket offices were empty when the car smashed through the building.
Police said the driver told them he was trying to 'travel through time.' "I was mad, then eventually I was happy no one was hurt. You know that was my biggest concern cause, you know, if anyone was hurt, anybody could have died or whatever," Mores said.
Mores added that the tax office will move next door the casket business will move to an address nearby. Both businesses said they hope to be open after Xmas. Pensacola police said the driver has been issued a citation for reckless driving and is in the hospital for evaluation.

400-pound bearded woman arrested after man stabbed

Police have arrested a heavyset woman with facial hair who allegedly stabbed a man in in San Diego, California.
The 39-year-old victim was attacked after asking for a cigarette from someone in a group of people at around 7:40pm on Wednesday, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.
The suspect walked up to the victim and told him to get away from her things just prior to stabbing him in the left side of his neck, Heims said. She ran off before police arrived.
Heims said the victim was taken to a hospital and was treated for non- life-threatening injuries. The suspect had been described as a roughly 400-pound white woman “with a beard,” wearing a white shirt and jeans. She was arrested late on Thursday night.

Weird New Shark Glows in the Dark

Vicky Vásquez and her team at the Pacific Shark Research Center in California have identified and described a newly-discovered shark species that’s as weird as they get. This fish is a black deepwater shark that glows in the dark! The combination of dark skin and photophores that produce a subdued glow give this shark the ability to sneak up  on prey and avoid predators at the same time. Its taxonomic name is Etmopterus benchleyi, named in honor of Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws. For its informal name, Vásquez consulted with several young cousins, the youngest being eight years old.
This super stealth, combined with the animal’s sleek, black appearance led the kids to suggest naming it the “Super Ninja Shark.” Vásquez says she didn’t think her colleagues would quite go for that, so she got them to scale the name back a little.
“We don’t know a lot about lanternsharks. They don’t get much recognition compared to a great white,” says Vásquez, who is a graduate student at the Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) in California. “So when it came to this shark I wanted to give it an interesting story.”
The shark is now called the ninja lanternshark, which is about the coolest name ever for a shark. Still, this one poses little threat to humans. It grows to about 18 inches long and stays below 800 meters. You can download the original research paper at the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

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