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Police SWAT team, FBI respond to hostage situation at Texas synagogue

UPI - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:57
A man took hostages at a Jewish synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, northwest of Dallas, on Saturday and is in negotiations with authorities, police said.

Officials negotiating with man reportedly holding people hostage at a Texas synagogue

Daily Mail - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:56
Texas officials are negotiating with a man who is reportedly holding people hostages at a Texas synagogue.

Celine Dion CANCELS North American leg of tour over 'severe and persistent muscle spasms'

Daily Mail - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:55
Celine Dion has canceled the North American dates of her Courage world tour tour from March 9 to April 22. The 53-year-old singer was forced to scrap the shows by 'severe and persistent muscle spasms.'

Boris Johnson in reverse: The Supreme Court gives itself what it bans for the rest of us (Ruth Marcus/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:35

Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson in reverse: The Supreme Court gives itself what it bans for the rest of us  —  How nice for the Supreme Court.  It can take the precautions it deems necessary to keep its workplace safe.  —  The court has been effectively closed to outside visitors since the start of the pandemic.

A Library the Internet Can't Get Enough Of (Kate Dwyer/New York Times)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:35

Kate Dwyer / New York Times:
A Library the Internet Can't Get Enough Of  —  Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?  —  On the first Tuesday of the year, the author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photograph of an avid reader's dream library.  Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps …

Former Obama Administration Adviser Pleads Guilty in $218,000 Theft Scheme (Michael Levenson/New York Times)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:35

Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Former Obama Administration Adviser Pleads Guilty in $218,000 Theft Scheme  —  Seth Andrew, 42, pleaded guilty to charges that he had devised a scheme to steal from a network of charter schools he founded.  He faces up to 20 years in prison.  —  A former senior adviser …

Dr. Anthony Fauci's financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments (Conor Skelding/New York Post)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:35

Conor Skelding / New York Post:
Dr. Anthony Fauci's financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments  —  If this medicine thing doesn't work out, Dr. Anthony Fauci can always get a job on Wall Street.  —  The president's chief medical advisor and his wife had $10.4 million in investments at the end of 2020, newly-released records show.

Norwegian cancels 10-day cruise halfway through sailing due to COVID-19

UPI - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:33
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled port destinations on a 10-day cruise from New York to the Caribbean mid-sailing due to COVID-19 and continued at-sea days for the rest of the trip.

NYC man pushes woman to her death on the railroad tracks at Times Square subway station

Daily Mail - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:31
The incident happened at around 9:40 a.m. in Manhattan when the unidentified woman was at the N, Q and R lines on West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.

Armed Man Takes Hostages at Texas Synagogue

Breitbart - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:10
Local media outlets report a man took hostages at a Jewish synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday morning. Colleyville police say that have a SWAT team on the scene.

How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe (David Owen/New Yorker)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:10

David Owen / New Yorker:
How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe  —  The evolution of cooling technology helps to explain why supposed solutions to global warming have only made the situation worse.  —  A couple of years ago, in spring, my wife and I took our dog for a walk near Bantam Lake …

NYPD: Woman dies after being pushed in front of subway train

UPI - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:08
A woman was killed after being pushed in front of a moving subway train in New York City's Times Square on Saturday, police said.

Residents evacuated as SWAT surrounds Colleyville TX synagogue (Jessika Harkay/Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 20:05

Jessika Harkay / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Residents evacuated as SWAT surrounds Colleyville TX synagogue  —  Authorities northeast of Fort Worth are negotiating with a man who has apparently taken people hostage at a Colleyville synagogue during services.  It is unclear if anyone is injured and how the man may be armed.

Republican Glenn Youngkin Sworn in as Governor of Virginia: 'We Will Compete and We Will Win'

Breitbart - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:59
RICHMOND, Virginia -- Republican Glenn Youngkin became the 74th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Saturday at a noon ceremony on the steps of the Capitol building in Richmond.

Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC (Wall Street Journal)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:55

Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC  —  The Tesla boss has taken aim at individuals personally that he has clashed with  —  A partner at law firm Cooley LLP got an unexpected call late last year from a lawyer for one of the firm's most famous clients, Elon Musk's Tesla Inc., with an ultimatum.

Family of man stabbed by the recipient of a pig's heart shares outrage, say he's not worthy 

Daily Mail - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:54
Last Friday, the former convict, who suffered from terminal heart failure and an uncontrollable irregular heartbeat, underwent a groundbreaking transplant that saved his life.

$7M in PPE damaged after left in rain in California

UPI - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:50
A surplus of personal protective equipment worth $7 million was left outside last fall and damaged by rain before the damaged items were found this week, California officials said.

Russia-Ukraine: US warns of 'false-flag' operation (BBC)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:50

BBC:
Russia-Ukraine: US warns of ‘false-flag’ operation  —  Russia is plotting to stage acts of provocation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, a US official has said.  —  A Pentagon spokesman said Russian operatives were planning a “false-flag” operation, to allow Moscow to accuse Ukraine of preparing an attack.

Gillibrand vows to 'do better' after restaurant says she ignored mask mandate (Timothy Nerozzi/Fox News)

Memeorandum - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:40

Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
Gillibrand vows to ‘do better’ after restaurant says she ignored mask mandate  —  Gillibrand appeared in a video in a restaurant without a mask  —  New York gym owners refuse to enforce indoor mask mandate: It's ‘destroying businesses’  —  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told Fox News Digital that she would …

Amazon, UPS packages litter Los Angeles County railroads amid spike in theft

UPI - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 19:20
Thousands of packages sent by Amazon and UPS have littered railroad tracks in Los Angeles amid a spike in theft, police say.

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