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Former Congressman Jim Traficant Dies from Injuries Related to Tractor Accident

Source: Cleveland Leader

Former U.S. Congressman James A. Traficant Jr., who represented Ohio's fourth district for two decades, has died. A spokesman for the family confirmed that Traficant died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

The 73-year-old was involved in a serious tractor accident on Tuesday evening at his family farm in Greenford and had been in "very critical condition", according to his wife Trish. Traficant was driving a 1943 tractor which rolled over backward onto him while he was in the driver's seat, trapping him underneath the tractor.

A number of people close to the Traficant family have said that it is believed that he suffered a heart attack, which caused the tractor accident. It has also been said that he has shown no brain activity since the accident.

Traficant, a Democrat, served over 17 years in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was ousted in July 2002 after a federal jury convicted him of 10 felony counts, including racketeering, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, and bribery. Traficant was sentenced to seven years in prison and was released in September 2009, after which he hosted talk shows and even wrote a book.

Read more: http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/23066

FOX calls female fighter pilot "Boobs on the ground"

Fox's Eric Bolling Calls First Female UAE Pilot That Bombed Islamic State "Boobs On The Ground"


Conservative Stephen Hayes on terrorist watch list


Stephen Hayes on DHS Terrorist Watchlist

Stephen Hayes, a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and a regular Fox News contributor, was informed Tuesday that he had been placed on the Department of Homeland Security's Terrorist Watchlist.

Hayes, who spoke to POLITICO by phone on Tuesday, suspects that the decision stems from U.S. concerns over Syria. Hayes and his wife recently booked a one-way trip to Istanbul for a cruise, and returned to the States, a few weeks later, via Athens.

"I'd be concerned if it was anything more than that," Hayes said.

Hayes first learned about his status on the watchlist during a trip to Minneapolis a few weeks ago when he was stopped for extra screening


IDF shoots down Syrian fighter plane infiltrating Israeli territory

Source: Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces' aerial defense system on Tuesday fired a Patriot missile and shot down a Syrian Sukhoi 24 fighter jet that infiltrated Israeli territory.

The jet was toppled over the Syrian side of the Quneitra border, after it had flown 800 meters west of the border into Israel and turned around.

The decision to down the jet was made after 1:20 minutes of flight; when the Patriot hit the plane, the Syrian pilots had already turned around and flown back into their territory.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.617329

This could complicate things. It was shot down when it was back in Syrian territory?

#Ferguson protests

blocking traffic live stream here, lots of arrests

Construction workers new witnesses to Michael Brown shooting


Workers who were witnesses provide new perspective on Michael Brown shooting

Among the claims that ignited the fury over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown were that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson chased the unarmed teen on foot, shot at him as he ran away, then fired a barrage of fatal shots after Brown had turned around with his hands up.

Almost all of the witnesses who shared these accounts with media either knew Brown; lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments, where the shooting occurred; or were visiting friends or relatives there.

But there were two outsiders who happened to be working outside at the apartment complex on Aug. 9 two men from a company in Jefferson County who heard a single gunshot, looked up from their work and witnessed the shooting.


President Obama makes a stop at Stonehenge.
James Chapman (Mail) ‏@jameschappers 3m
'How cool is this? Spectacular! Knocked it off my bucket list,' says Obama as Marine One makes unscheduled stop

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