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Woman killed husband over burned casserole

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PITTSBURGH — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after an argument about a burned casserole, and then taking a photo of the body and texting it to a friend has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge.

A district judge in Allegheny County also Friday allowed prosecutors to add an evidence-tampering charge against 38-year-old Teresa Drum in the Feb. 27 death of 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr.

A friend testified Friday at her preliminary hearing that the defendant told her on the phone that she had just killed her husband and then sent her a cellphone picture of the body.

Christina Caudill of Lexington, Kentucky, said she earlier heard the man speaking in the background, berating his wife and threatening to kill her. She said Teresa Drum then told her that she was going to kill her husband and use “purple gloves” to cover up the murder. Caudill testified that the two women have talked and texted daily for years and the couple routinely quarrelled, especially while drinking.

Frazer police found the victim lying dead on a bed with a gun in his hand and a gunshot wound to the forehead. But authorities say there was no gun in his hand in the photo, which was taken 11 minutes before a 911 call was made.

Authorities said in a court documents that in an interview later with investigators, Teresa Drum said she drank seven beers and her husband was insulting her and cursing her cooking. She said they wound up in the bedroom, where her husband pulled the gun from a holster and she put her finger on the trigger and it went off, authorities said.

She told police she took a shower “to rinse off” and then put her bloody clothes in a laundry basket before calling police, authorities said. The couple’s two children were in the house at the time but were unhurt, police said.
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Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist

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Surprise surprise!

>A radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport.

>The gunman launched his first attack after being stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city early this morning, shooting a policewoman in the head.

>He then held up a woman motorist at gunpoint, stealing her car and driving to Orly airport. In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun.

>The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.

Religion of peace strikes again with yet more cultural enrichment. Aren't we Europeans blessed to have just diverse cities with people of all creeds and persuasions mingling together?
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I hadn't looked at that thread for a while, and when I went back to it, it was dead!
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Spiders eat astronomical numbers of insects

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A new study reveals some stunning estimates about just how much the world’s spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects, springtails, and other invertebrates. In the process, these eight-legged carnivores play an important role to keep countless insect pests, especially in forests and grassland areas, in check. This is according to the findings of Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer of Lund University in Sweden and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany, published in Springer’s journal The Science of Nature.

Using data from 65 previous studies, Nyffeler and Birkhofer first estimated how many spiders are currently to be found in seven biomes on the planet. Their conclusion: altogether there are about 25 million metric tons’ worth of them around. Most spiders are found in forests, grasslands and shrublands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tundra areas.

The researchers then used two simple models to calculate how much prey all the world’s spiders as a whole kill per year. In their first approach, they took into account how much most spiders generally need to eat to survive, as well as census data on the average spider biomass per square meter in the various biomes. The second approach was based on prey capture observations in the field, combined with estimates of spider numbers per square meter. According to their extrapolations, 400 to 800 million tons of prey are being killed by spiders each year.
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South Dakota Just Banned LGBTQ Citizens From Adopting Orphan Children

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>South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed an anti-LGBTQ bill into law, allowing discrimination against LGBTQ youth and other minorities.

>Senate Bill 149 legalizes discrimination from state-funded adoption and foster care agencies against LGBTQ youth in their care and to reject qualified LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents based on the agency’s purported religious beliefs.
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Teen suicide on the rise among Canadian girls

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from the article:
>When it comes to mental health, is gender the elephant in the room?
>Over the past decade, the suicide rate amongst girls has increased by 38%, while male suicide decreased by 34%.The growth has helped level out the gender-gap
>health experts are wondering if Canada needs to rethink the role of gender in suicide prevention
>Dr Linklater says we should be paying more attention to this disparity, and the effects that gender and colonialism have on young indigenous women, whom she says experience "double oppression".
>Studies indicate that there is a strong link between a history of sexual abuse and suicide attempts
>Another culprit might be sexism, research into suicide in developing countries suggests
>lack of opportunity and (((rigid gender roles))) may be to blame for the high rate of young female suicides
>Rampant sexism, harmful gender norms, perceptions of girls not being valued as anything other than a wife and a mother, very likely is contributing to mental-health problems and suicide These harmful stereotypes, or "visions of what they should be, but aren't", have only been amplified by the spread of social media around the globe, Dr Petroni says.
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On Ukraine in the russian Town

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Since democracy, freedom, american lifestyle and maidan won Ukraine goes rapidly to shit.

now the jew-banderas turned whole river and seas into blood and pink colored water. the chemical waste smells foul but the fish is still alive. because madan fucks literally fired everyone and closed river water quality labaratories in the whole country there is none to test this shit and people went to midle ages where pandemics and ecological catastrophy is decided by "what doesnt kill you in a week must be OK" standarts. the size of catastrophic are is as same as California.
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NYC man faces murder charges after stealing ambulance, running over EMT

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>The man who, authorities say, hijacked an ambulance and ran over and killed an emergency medical technician in New York has been charged with murder, officials announced Friday.

>Jose Gonzalez, 25, proclaimed his innocence as officers led him out of the New York Police Department’s Bronx precinct Friday morning. Angry EMTs in uniform shouted insults at him, the Associated Press reported.

>“I’m innocent,” he told reporters. “I didn’t do nothing.”

>Gonzalez was charged with three counts of murder, grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday, according to the AP.

>Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the New York Fire Department, was killed Thursday night after Gonzalez seized the ambulance she was driving and then struck her with the vehicle, authorities said. Arroyo’s partner was injured but is in stable condition.

>“An EMT was lost in the line of duty, bravely doing her job and encountering the kind of danger that our EMTs should not have to confront,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday night at the Jacobi Medical Center, where Arroyo was pronounced dead. “They should not ever have to be subjected to violence, and yet that danger always exists for them.”

>The 44-year-old paramedic was a mother of five, de Blasio said. Although the mayor did not name the EMT, the fire department later confirmed Arroyo’s identity.

>Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said she was the eighth member of the New York emergency medical services and only the third female employee to be killed in the line of duty.
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New definition of word "planet" would make Pluto a planet again (also ~100 other nearby objects)

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>Will Pluto have the last laugh? A group of NASA scientists hopes so.

>A group of members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto are making the case to redefine what constitutes as a planet to be more inclusive. The proposed definition would reinstate Pluto as a planet, and grant planetary status to the Earth’s moon and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system.

>Kirby Runyon of Johns Hopkins University is reigniting the debate over Pluto’s planetary status at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on Tuesday.

>First discovered and classified as a planet in 1930, Pluto had its planetary status dragged out from under its cosmic feet in 2006 because there appeared to be other objects like Pluto beyond the eighth planet (Neptune). Pluto was thus demoted to a “dwarf planet.”

>"[Pluto has] everything going on on its surface that you associate with a planet,” Runyon said in a statement. “... There's nothing non-planet about it."

>Since Pluto’s demotion, debate over whether Pluto deserves to be classified as a planet or not has raged in the scientific community.

>The demotion of the planet is quite simply “bulls***,” Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, told Business Insider in 2015.
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Senators Just Uncovered Damning Emails Exposing Gorsuch As A Republican ‘Loyalist’

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>For the first two days of his Senate confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has gone out of his way to portray himself as a fair-minded jurist motivated only by the law.

>In today’s hearing, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) offered startling evidence that indicates otherwise, referencing emails sent by and on behalf of Gorsuch when he was a lawyer and Republican operative in 2004. Following the reelection of George W. Bush, Gorsuch sent a message to then White House Political Director, Matt Schlapp, asking for a job and touting his efforts on behalf of the Bush election team:
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