Posts by Dylan Stableford

  • 2 dead in shooting at NYC Home Depot

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 day ago

    Two people are dead following a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, police say.

    A spokeswoman for the NYPD told Yahoo News that both victims were male employees, and that an investigation was ongoing.

    According to the Daily News, the gunman, 31, shot the victim, 38, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. An eyewitness told MSNBC that the shooter and victim knew each other.

    At least one person was seen taken away from the store on a stretcher.

    The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m., when customers and staffers were seen flooding out of the store onto 23rd Street.

    Everyone running down 23rd st saying there's been a shooting.

    Crazy, came out of the subway and there were just hundreds of people running away from something.

    Am locked up in the store next door, Home Depot staffer is in here in tears calling her husband. Pretty crazy scene.

  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 day ago

    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he ’ s “ fuming ” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect.

    “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’”  Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal. ”

    Blow added: “ He’s shaken, but I’m fuming!”

    So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted - at GUN POINT - by a Yale policeman bc he "fit the description" of a suspect...

    He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal ( he was leaving the library!) He's shaken, but I'm fuming!

    The columnist and author, who has written extensively about racial issues, then referenced the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, tweeting the hashtags #ICantBreathe and #BlackLivesMatter.

     

    Blow ’ s son, Tahj, who is black, did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

     

  • Police release video of more than 180 Ferguson looting suspects

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 5 days ago

    Police in Missouri have released surveillance video that officials say shows more than 180 people suspected of looting after the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

    The department also released more than 180 still images of the suspected looters storming the market.

     "If you can identify any of these suspects, please contact the St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477," a message on the SLPD website reads. "All tips are anonymous."

    Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he fatally shot the African American 18-year-old multiple times in broad daylight on a residential street in August. The grand jury deliberated for months, ultimately concluding that he would not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death.

    Dellwood Market owner Mumtaz Lalani said the ransacking in November was the third time since August that his market had been looted, and that he has no plans to rebuild.

  • President Obama's SOTU 'sick burn' lights up Twitter

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 5 days ago

    There were 6,493 words in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in the copy published by the White House before the speech. But eight words, unscripted and delivered off the cuff by the president, were arguably the most memorable.

    Speaking about his second-term agenda, Obama remarked, "I have no more campaigns to run," which met with applause from the Republican side of the aisle. Obama turned and quipped, "I know because I won both of them" — a line that was not in the remarks prepared for delivery.

    "I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.” —President Obama #SOTU

    The presidential zinger immediately lit up Twitter, with thousands of users hailing Obama's "sick burn."

    President of the United States of SICK BURNS. https://t.co/GOm87rCcT3

    "I know because I won both of them" pic.twitter.com/lnNDgO8RDh

     

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to fall asleep during State of the Union

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 6 days ago

    President Barack Obama ’ s State of the Union address was long — too long for Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who appeared to fall asleep as it was being delivered.

    Seated in the first row alongside her fellow justices, the 81-year-old was caught on camera nodding off about 20 minutes into Obama ’ s 59-minute speech.

    The unscheduled nap did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

    #SOTU memories: Ruth Bader Ginsburg falls asleep http://t.co/yvYZNdXf7Z | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/FpD8n8j7fx

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Appears to Fall Asleep During State of Union...

    I give Ruth Bader Ginsburg 5 minutes…pic.twitter.com/GQn9SeAN4H

    We are all Ruth Bader Ginsburg now. pic.twitter.com/2FCUGeVxxr #zzzzzzzzz #sotu

    Ginsburg's momentary doze wasn't the only thing that drew attention to the Supreme Court justice.

  • Rupert Murdoch's Sun tabloid 'quietly' drops topless women from Page 3

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 6 days ago

    The Sun, the U.K.'s top-selling newspaper, appears to have stopped publishing its topless "Page 3" models.

    The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid has not featured the topless models since Jan. 16, directing readers looking for bare-breasted British women to its website instead.

    Their absence in the print edition comes after a campaign of more than two years by women's rights activists asking The Sun to stop printing the photos — a fixture in the paper for more than 40 years.

    "Boobs aren't news," the No More Page 3 campaign stated. "Stop conditioning your readers to view women as sex objects."

    Through Monday, a Change.org petition launched by the campaign had gathered more than 200,000 signatures.

    The Sun, which has long defended the controversial feature, would not confirm that the change is permanent.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the women of Page 3 were clad in bikinis and lingerie.

  • Incredible footage captures black-ice near-miss on I-95

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 7 days ago

    Freezing rain and black ice wreaked havoc on roadways from Maryland to Maine on Sunday, causing more than 700 accidents and at least nine deaths. But perhaps no video captured the chaos quite like this one, taken by a driver on the New Jersey Turnpike who was filming an accident scene in front of him when a tractor trailer came careening down the highway from behind.

    The unidentified driver calmly turned his camera just as the truck slid across two southbound lanes, hit the median and landed on the other side, narrowly missing him.

    “ I was blocked by two trucks on southbound I-95 at exit 9, ” the driver explained in a YouTube post. “ I only wanted to take a picture while I was awaiting for them to clear up. ... And then I heard a noise from behind. ... I was barely missed. ”

    The harrowing footage has since gone viral, racking up more than 1 million views on YouTube.

  • Fox News apologizes for terror expert's 'totally Muslim' claim

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 8 days ago

    Fox News has issued an apology for on-air comments made by an Islamic terrorism "expert" in the wake of the attacks in Paris claiming the U.K. city of Birmingham is "totally Muslim" and a place where "non-Muslims simply don't go."

    "Over the course of this last week we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe," Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said on Saturday's “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” a week after Steve Emerson, head of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, made those claims on her show.

    "The guest asserted that the city of Birmingham, England, is totally Muslim and that it is a place where non-Muslims don't go," she said. "Both are incorrect."

    Pirro added: "We deeply regret these errors and apologize to the people of Birmingham, our viewers and all who have been offended."

    The comments provoked a strong backlash across the U.K.

  • Charlie Hebdo editor: We attack religion when it becomes political

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 8 days ago

    The editor of Charlie Hebdo is defending the French satirical newspaper's skewering of religion, saying it targets faith only when it becomes "entangled" in politics.

    "We do not attack religion, but we do when it gets involved in politics," Gerard Biard said in an interview with Chuck Todd broadcast on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "We have a problem when faith and religion become political, then we become worried and we attack.

    "If God becomes entangled in politics, then democracy is in danger," he said through a translator.

    Last week while addressing reporters about the attacks, Pope Francis said, "One cannot insult other people's faith. One cannot make fun of faith."

    Biard, who was in London at the time of the attack on Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices, says it is "very difficult to process because one obviously feels an enormous relief mixed with a sense of guilt."

    Those that blur the Muhammad cover, he said, "blur out democracy, secularism [and] freedom of religion."

  • ‘In Dog We Trust’: Typo at Florida sheriff’s office unnoticed for weeks

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 11 days ago

    Talk about a ruff welcome.

    A spelling error on the rug at the front entrance to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Fla., went unnoticed for weeks, WFTS-TV reports.

    The mistake: The image of a badge on the rug included the phrase “In Dog We Trust” on its crest instead of “God.” A sheriff’s deputy noticed the typo on Wednesday, department spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda told the Associated Press, and the rug was rolled up and removed.

    The mistake was made by the manufacturer, American Floor Mats, which has agreed to replace the $500 rug, according to officials. WFTS-TV reported that it was one of two rugs delivered to the department. The second rug had “God” spelled correctly.

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