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Cops: ‘Hats Off’ to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

May 16, 2018 |

As far as senior pranks go, this may win “Most All-Around Appreciated” in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department…
Newser

Smoke Detector Kept Going Off, So He Pulled Out a Shotgun

May 3, 2018 |

A Vermont man is facing charges that he used a shotgun to silence a smoke detector in the kitchen of his apartment before pointing another gun at emergency responders, reports the AP . Police say two shots fired Monday afternoon from the 20-gauge shotgun owned by 68-year-old Leroy Mason, of Barton,…
Newser

How Climbers Pulled Off an Incredibly Daring Rescue

April 12, 2018 |

Veteran Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki was leading an expedition up the renowned Himalayan K2 summit in January when he got word by satellite phone that two climbers were in trouble—on another mountain. The 68-year-old Wielicki tells Outside that he saw only one choice: He needed to organize a quick…
Newser

Judge who freed activists who pulled down Confederate monument blames ‘third string’ prosecutor, report says

March 13, 2018 |

A North Carolina judge who released three demonstrators accused of topping a Confederate statue last summer has come under fire after he referred to the African-American prosecutor in the case as “third string” in a meeting with local Republicans this past Friday.
FOX News

Cops: Boy Pulled People Over While Impersonating Deputy

March 8, 2018 |

A 14-year-old boy arrested for pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy launched phony investigations and pulled people over while driving around his Southern California neighborhood in an SUV equipped with flashing blue and red lights, authorities said. The unidentified teen was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies found counterfeit money,…
Newser

North Korea Pulled Out of Pence Meeting at Last Minute

February 21, 2018 |

North Korea canceled a secretly planned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, a session that would have amounted to the highest-level visit between the U.S. and North Korea in years.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Cop Kills Himself After Being Pulled Over

December 19, 2017 |

An off-duty San Francisco police officer killed himself moments after he was pulled over by Richmond police on Monday, according to police. Authorities say a Richmond police officer made a traffic stop around 1:30pm but heard a gunshot as he approached the black coupe in a shopping mall parking…
Newser

Spurlock’s new film pulled from festival after admitting to sexual misconduct

December 16, 2017 |

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s latest work has been pulled from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival lineup following a confessional Spurlock penned about his past sexual impropriety, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
FOX News

Man Pulled From Garbage Truck

November 28, 2017 |

Officials say it took firefighters over two hours to free a man who somehow wound up stuck in a trash truck’s compactor section, the AP reports. WCAU-TV reports firefighters had to use ladders to get into the vehicle so they could remove bags of trash to reach the man Monday…
Newser

Stocks slip, pulled down by banks and smaller companies

November 7, 2017 |

U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday as smaller companies and banks had their biggest drops in the last few months. With stock indexes near record highs, investors moved some money into big-dividend stocks such as real estate companies.

Banks and other financial companies have been climbing over the last…


L.A. Times – Business