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Today in History

Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveton. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
The first degree given to a ventriloquist’s dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy–Edgar Bergen’s wooden partner. The honorary degree, “Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback,” is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream” speech.
The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.
Clash between police and anti-war demonstrators during Democratic Party’s National Convention in Chicago.
Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb explodes under bandstand in Brussels’ Great Market as British Army musicians prepare for a performance; four British soldiers wounded.
John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to assassinate Reagan.
First Gay Games held, in San Francisco.
Israeli’s prime minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation.
Bolivian president Victor Paz Estenssoro declares a state of siege and uses troops and tanks to halt a march by 10,000 striking tin miners.
US Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth given 365-year prison term for spying for USSR.
Two hundred twenty-three die when a dam breaks at Qinghai (Kokonor), in northwest China.
Power blackout affects half-million people in southeast England and halts 60% of London’s underground trains.
Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength; Louisiana Superdome opened as a “refuge of last resort” in New Orleans.
US wingnut coven nominates Romney as the cabal’s pretender candidate.

Just thinking about quitting a job could have an impact on work performance

Study: Just thinking about quitting a job could have an impact on work performance
Study: Just thinking about quitting a job could have an impact on work performance
Just the thought of leaving your place of work could have some effect on your behavior, even before you go. A paper recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology considers what can happen between the time a person decides he would like to leave a job and...


Pastor who said Pulse victims got ‘what they deserved’ molested boy at cult

Pastor who said Pulse victims got ‘what they deserved’ molested boy at cult
This hypocrite just got his ass handed to him by karma.

Meet No. 4: High schooler who sexually assaulted 11-year-old girl for 9 years gets off on probation

The lack of jail time for Crochetiere follows similar verdicts involving Brock Turner, David Becker, and Austin Wilkerson.

Fox 'News' faces a choice — keep O’Reilly or ‘It girl’ Kelly?

“If I’m her agent, I’m thinking ka-ching," said an anonymous source described as a “rival” executive

WV Attorney-General Fires Spokesperson For Appearing In White Supremacist Video

WV Attorney-General Fires Spokesperson For Appearing In White Supremacist Video

The Surprising Origins of Kissing

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution
Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution
There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys for insights into evolution. The research, published on Aug. 25 in Scientific Reports, examined...

A Butter and Coconut Oil Lover's Guide to Saturated Fat

saturated fats
A Butter and Coconut Oil Lover's Guide to Saturated Fat
Good news: You don't have to completely eliminate 'em from your diet.

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection
Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection
A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect new born babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study from Imperial College London. These bacteria are a common...

Your Immune System May Decide How Your Social Life Goes

Psychosis associated with low levels of physical activity

Psychosis associated with low levels of physical activity
Psychosis associated with low levels of physical activity
A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two times more likely to miss global activity targets compared to people...

Woman paid friend to cut off her hand and foot in failed insurance scam

A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a failed bid to claim an insurance payout. The woman, identified only as L T N, told police she had been struck by a train as she walked along the tracks and was rescued by her friend, D.
The 30-year-old submitted a claim to her insurance company for 3.5bn dong (£112,000, $157,000). In Vietnam the average annual income is £1,600 ($2,100). “N hired D to cut her hand and foot, then continued to have him report false information to the police,” said Bac Tu Liem police chief Nguyen Thanh Tung.
L T N checked into a hospital in Hanoi in May with a third of her left foot and a third of her left hand severed. Doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. Hanoi police declined to comment the case, but reports said the woman offered her friend about $2,000 to perform the deed.
“The greatest shame is that N, instead of claiming the money, has suffered a huge loss by losing both her hand and foot,” Tung said. The woman is still being treated for the wounds. Police have said they they will not be investigating further and no action will be taken against her. “Her case sends a warning that people should not attempt insurance fraud at the expense of their own health,” said Tung, adding it was the first case of the kind he had seen in Vietnam.

Man accused of stealing sex toys and the top half of a mannequin from adult store

A man who broke into an Ohio adult entertainment store through a ventilation pipe gathered up an assortment of sex toys and lubricant.
He then departed with the upper half of a $2,000 sex doll that he topped with a $46.99 blonde wig, according to police. Investigators allege that Ellis Doyle, 26, broke into Cirilla’s, a shop in Elyria, at around 2:45am on Saturday and stole several items before leaving.
After entering the building Doyle, police say, “walked around the store and then walked over to the ‘Eva’ mannequin and stripped the clothing off of it and takes the top half of the mannequin and takes a blonde and burgundy wig off a display and placed it on its head and walked out the front door.”
Thanks to the surveillance video, police were able to identify Doyle, who was arrested on a breaking and entering charge. Doyle, who was arraigned on Wednesday on the felony count, is free on $5,000 bond. The owner of Cirilla’s told police that the stolen goods were valued at about $2,650. The most valuable item, the $2000 “Eva” mannequin, was found discarded nearby. Doyle is scheduled for an August 29 preliminary hearing in Elyria Municipal Court.

Firefighters responding to smoking car found burning underpants

Firefighters in Madison, Wisconsin, responding to reports of a smoking Mustang found a pair of burning underpants on the passenger seat. Fire officials said the owner of a grey two-door Ford Mustang says his car was running fine until late July. That’s when major storms hit the Madison area and flooded the lot where it’d been parked.
Water was reportedly up to the door handles, and the car had never run the same ever since. According to firefighters, on Wednesday the car was running poorly again. The driver noted a smoke smell coming from around his right hip, the gear shift area. He drove over to the mechanic once again. Too busy to deal with the issue at the moment, the mechanic parked the car on the street, locked it up, and let it rest there until it could be serviced.
Later on, the mechanic turned his attention to the Mustang, but when he walked up he found it filling with smoke. Madison Police blocked off the street and directed firefighters to the parked Mustang. There were no flames visible from the engine or trunk compartment when firefighters arrived, but smoke continued to fill the interior, confined by locked doors and rolled-up windows. The crew put on their self-contained breathing masks just as the mechanic offered up a key.
One firefighter unlocked the door so another could cool the interior with an attack line. According to firefighters, a pair of burning underpants were found on the passenger seat, producing a small fire the size of a kitchen plate. Turning the attack line toward the seat, firefighters wet the underpants and kept fire damage contained to that area. After all fire was out, the Mustang was returned to the owner.

Lobster festival-goers left eating hot dogs after unfortunate delay in delivering the crustaceans

Air Canada have reimbursed the organizers of a festival in Alberta after a boatload of lobsters from Newfoundland were lost in transit, spoiling an event meant to celebrate the coveted crustaceans. Jackie Panasiuk, one of the organizers of the Northern Alberta Lobster Festival in the community of Cotillion, said that they have accepted Air Canada's offer to pay for the shipping and the cost of the seafood. The settlement came after the festival, held earlier this month, was left lobster-less following the mishap.
Instead of soaring thousands of kilometers to their final destination at the Grande Prairie airport, the lobsters were grounded in Toronto, then sidelined in Edmonton. One hundred live lobsters were delayed. By the time the shipment arrived, 18 hours after the end of the festival, much of the lobster had spoiled. "We had people come from all over Alberta, and unfortunately the lobster weren't among the attendees," said Panasiuk, who helped her sister organize the event. "It was a very disappointing event. We ate hot dogs at a lobster fest." On the day of the festival, Air Canada's cargo-tracking system indicated the lobster shipment had arrived at Grande Prairie airport at 4pm.
But when the organizers reached the customer service desk, they were told the shipment hadn't arrived. Severe weather had grounded the flight in Toronto, and there was no guarantee the lobster would arrive in Alberta before the end of day. Panasiuk said she spent hours on the phone, dealing with agents who refused to apologize or answer her questions. The lost lobsters turned up at the Edmonton airport two hours later, but Panasiuk said the airline wasn't accommodating in getting them to their final destination. Instead of letting the lobster rot, Panasiuk said Air Canada could have transferred the crates to a different flight or offered to pay for alternative transport.
"Air Canada offered to allow us to pay to taxi them up to Cotillion - and a cab ride just to get them up to Grande Prairie would have cost $750. And we were supposed to pay for it." The seafood finally arrived in Grande Prairie at around 10am the day after the festival. "We cooked and froze them and distributed them to community members, because nobody has enough freezer space for that many lobsters," Panasiuk said. In a statement, Air Canada representative Isabelle Arthur said "very bad weather" was to blame for the delays. The shipment missed the last connecting flight in Toronto and was sent the next morning on the first available flight. In addition, a "complex itinerary" had made it challenging to provide real-time tracking information.

The Top 10 Scuba Diving Spots in the World

Once you’ve learned to scuba dive and invested in the necessary equipment, you’ll certainly want to explore the undersea world. The rest of us can just dream of seeing some of the most beautiful undersea sights around the globe. Check out some destinations for scuba divers and what they have to offer. Somewhere in the middle of the list is Bikini Atoll.
Many know Bikini Atoll as the site of nuclear weapons testing in the mid 1900s, but now it’s a popular spot for those who want to explore wrecks while deep water scuba diving. The area is a veritable graveyard of different ships that you can swim around, including naval ships from World War II. The waters are clear enough to search what’s below, and even today those who dive there commonly find well preserved historical artifacts and other items.

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