Lesbian couple shot in Texas, one killed; police seek motive

ShareThis Lesbian couple shot in Texas, one killed; police seek motive 26 Jun 2012 An 18-year-old south Texas woman is in serious but stable condition Tuesday, and her 19-year-old girlfriend dead, after an unknown attacker shot them both at close range last weekend at a park in the Gulf Coast town of Portland. Investigators hope […]

Last-of-his-tortoise-species, Lonesome George, a Galapagos icon, dies at 100

ShareThis Last-of-his-tortoise-species, Lonesome George, a Galapagos icon, dies at 100 24 Jun 2012 Ecuadorean officials say that the famed Galapagos giant tortoise Lonesome George has died. The Galapagos National Park says in a statement that the tortoise estimated to be about 100 years old died Sunday. Lonesome George was first seen by a Hungarian scientist […]

Germans Tired of Bailouts and Being Europe’s Crutch

It’s a busy day on the Pariser Platz, except for the carriage drivers who ply their trade taking tourists for rides through Berlin’s central park. While throngs of out-of-towners are having their pictures taken in front of the Brandenberg Gate in the heart of Germany’s capital, business is slow for drivers like Janusz Michalak. The […]

Scores Arrested as the Police Clear Zuccotti Park

ShareThis Scores Arrested as the Police Clear Zuccotti Park 17 Mar 2012 Scores of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested on Saturday night as police officers swept Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and closed it. Dozens of demonstrators sat down and locked arms as officers moved in about 11:30 p.m. The operation occurred after hundreds […]

Official Found Dead, Head Covered With Plastic Bag After Measuring Radiation in Tokyo Park

The Intel Hub Madison Ruppert February 25, 2012 According to a Japanese news outlet, Iza, on July 1st, 2011 63-year-old Mr. Takashi Kabayama was found dead with a plastic bag over his head in his home office. Kabayama was a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly for the Liberal Democratic Party and had been measuring […]

Occupy D.C. raided by Park Police

ShareThis Occupy D.C. raided by Park Police 04 Feb 2012 The Occupy D.C. encampment is under enforcement by U.S. Park Police this morning. Police in riot gear and on horseback entered the McPherson Square encampment in Northwest D.C. this morning around 5:30 a.m. and began collecting pallets and other items from the campers. Helicopters hovered […]

Police State: Park Ranger Tazes Man For Walking Dogs Off-Leash

The Intel Hub February 1, 2012 A California man was tazed from behind by an overzealous park ranger after attempting to walk away from the ranger when she refused to explain to him why he was being detained. The confrontation started after the man was stopped over having his two dogs off their leashes in […]

Park service to crack down on Occupy DC camps

ShareThis Park service to crack down on Occupy DC camps –Demonstrators vow to continue vigil at two sites in DC 30 Jan 2012 The National Park Service plans to crack down Monday on what it calls “sleeping activity” at two longstanding camps established by Occupy DC demonstrators in the nation’s capital. The service notified protesters […]

Park Police tase Occupy D.C. protester Sunday

ShareThis Park Police tase Occupy D.C. protester Sunday 29 Jan 2012 An Occupy D.C. protester was tased Sunday afternoon at McPherson Square, as Park Police were handing out fliers about the upcoming Monday deadline on overnight camping. Park Police Sergeant David Schlosser tells WTOP the man got angry about the fliers and confronted officers about […]

Ex-UK official: Spies did use fake rock in Moscow

ShareThis Ex-UK official: Spies did use fake rock in Moscow 19 Jan 2012 It was the spy saga that sounded too implausible to be true – British intelligence officers communicating with Russian agents using equipment hidden inside a fake rock left in a Moscow park. Now Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff Jonathan Powell has acknowledged […]