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Illegal immigrant children get tilapia farm, guitar lessons, miniature ponies

washingtontimes.com — One of the contractors housing some of the surge of illegal immigrant children from this summer offers them a petting zoo with miniature ponies, a Tilapia fish-farm operation and guitar lessons, according to documents releasedThursday by a senator who questioned whether the plush accommodations were a good use of taxpayers' money.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @evanperez: Omg "illegal" children! MT/@DRUDGE_REPORT: Feds pay for guitar lessons, petting zoo, fish farm for Illegal children drudge.tw/1wMY8ug

Oct 31, 2014

Omg "illegal" children! MT/@DRUDGE_REPORT: Feds pay for guitar lessons, petting zoo, fish farm for Illegal children drudge.tw/1wMY8ug

Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer take different paths to similar spot as first-year coaches

washingtontimes.com — Mike Zimmer arrived in Minneapolis in mid-January and immediately made wholesale changes. The Vikings' new coach didn't just hire several new assistants and change the weekly practice schedule. Zimmer rearranged the Vikings' weight room, tweaked the lifting schedule, overhauled the nutritional program and added a team meeting room that he believed would foster more of an educational environment.

'Stop the Violence' organizers beat man unconscious: police

washingtontimes.com — A Pennsylvania man is in critical condition after two "Stop the Violence" organizers brutally beat him Wednesday for allegedly stealing their property, police said. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, are facing charges for aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and disorderly conduct after they allegedly punched and kicked their former roommate until he had seizures, leaving him unconscious and bleeding in the middle of the street, The Associated Press reported.

Giant drill bit pierces tunnel, touches train

washingtontimes.com — A giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens on Thursday, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The drill bit did not enter into the train and there were no injuries.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WashTimes: Giant drill bit pierces NYC subway tunnel, touches occupied train: wtim.es/1p9c2a9

Queen Latifah cancels Bill Cosby interview after rape allegations resurface

washingtontimes.com — "The Queen Latifah Show" is canceling an upcoming appearance by Bill Cosby to promote his new comedy tour after allegations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted 13 women. Comedian Hannibal Buress made headlines last week after he wondered aloud during a stand-up show if people still remembered Mr. Cosby had been accused of rape by 13 different women from seven different states since the 1970s, TMZ reported.

Wizards summon needed toughness, leave Florida with split

washingtontimes.com — ORLANDO - Fixes came once the Wizards headed north from Miami's beautiful-people pulse and landed in Orlando. For the second consecutive night, the Wizards were a visitor for the home team's opening night. Miami treated the event with we-don't-need LeBron fervor. Orlando hosted a basketball game.

Humphries getting comfortable after hand surgery

washingtontimes.com — Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries' right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries' fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all. He was out of rhythm and ineffective in the opener after preseason surgery to repair nerve damage in his pinky finger.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Todd_Dybas: Doctors told Kris Humphries feeling could return to his pinky in two weeks … or six months. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/… #Wizards

Oct 30, 2014

Doctors told Kris Humphries feeling could return to his pinky in two weeks … or six months. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/… #Wizards

PA peace activists charged in vicious attack

washingtontimes.com — WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @fmanjoo: Doing it wrong: “Stop the Violence” organizers arrested for beating their roommate bloody. bit.ly/1tGm9TQ

Oct 30, 2014

Doing it wrong: “Stop the Violence” organizers arrested for beating their roommate bloody. bit.ly/1tGm9TQ

Romney stumps for US Senate hopeful Rounds in SD

washingtontimes.com — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stumped for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds on Thursday as part of a national tour to energize the GOP base ahead of Election Day.

Idaho agencies refuse to discuss CCA settlement

washingtontimes.com — BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's settlement with private prison company Corrections Corporation of America releases the company from all civil liability connected to the understaffing at the prison south of Boise, as well as any liability stemming from staffing issues not yet discovered. But the full scope of the settlement is difficult to determine.

Mass graves found in Iraq's Anbar province

washingtontimes.com — Mass graves have turned up in Iraq's Anbar province that may contain up to 220 victims of the Islamic State group. Reports coming out of the region indicate that the terror group killed scores of Iraqis belonging to the Albu Nimr tribe, which sided with the Iraqi government instead of the Sunni radicals of the Islamic State, BBC reported Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @WashTimes: Shocking discovery of mass graves of Islamic State victims in Iraq's Anbar province. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/…

CDC pulls Ebola sneeze fact sheet

washingtontimes.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday pulled down a poster from its website explaining how Ebola can be spread through sneezing, according to the New York Post. The original poster claimed, "Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person," the New York Post reported Wednesday.

LOVERRO: Madison Bumgarner takes place among October immortals

washingtontimes.com — In 1955, Johnny Podres, a 23-year-old left-hander with a sub-.500 record, threw two complete-game shutouts, striking out 10 over 18 innings, in leading the Brooklyn Dodgers to a World Series win over the New York Yankees. For that, he was named World Series Most Valuable Player - the first one, presented then by Sport Magazine.

National Guard deployed to deal with Hawaiian lava flow's slow-motion destruction

washingtontimes.com — A Hawaiian lava flow that has been on a painfully slow path of destruction since June has prompted officials to call out the National Guard. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday that 83 troops will head to Pahoa to provide security, set up roadblocks and assist with other safety issues as lava from the state's Kilauea volcano continues towards the town of roughly 1000 residents.

Alex Rodriguez back on Yankees' roster as suspension expires

washingtontimes.com — NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez 's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list. Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract and lost just over $22 million of his $25 million salary.

3 robbed at gunpoint after N.C. state fair declares gun-free zone

washingtontimes.com — Three people were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Saturday leaving the North Carolina State Fair after a judge ruled earlier this month that concealed weapons would not be permitted at the event. Wake County Superior Court judge Donald Stephens decided more than two weeks ago that it would be "unwise and imprudent" to allow concealed weapons at the state fair this year.

Nationals pick up Denard Span's option for 2015 season

washingtontimes.com — The Washington Nationals announced Thursday afternoon that they have exercised Denard Span 's $9 million option for the 2015 season, bringing back the center fielder for a third season after a stellar 2014 campaign. The team also revealed it has declined to pick up the options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano, making them free agents.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Tom_Schad: The #Nats have picked up Span's option for 2015 but declined options on LaRoche and Soriano: wtim.es/1wOvdsd

Hagel: Assad benefiting from U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State

washingtontimes.com — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted outright Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the Obama administration has for years called for the removal of, is now benefiting from the administration's strategy of bombing Islamic State targets inside Syria.
Oct 30, 2014

US Sec Def Hagel admits what everyone here on Syrian border is saying: US airstrikes have benefitted Assad. washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/…

Josh Earnest compares quarantine for U.S. troops to mandatory haircuts

washingtontimes.com — White House press secretary Josh Earnest compared the decision to "restrict the movement" of U.S. troops back from West Africa fighting Ebola to rules that require them to get a haircut. On Wednesday it was announced that troops returning home from Operation United Assistance would be supervised in isolation for 21 days.
Oct 30, 2014

Josh Earnest compares quarantine for troops to mandatory haircuts wtim.es/1rX3AGv #military #tcot This guy... pic.twitter.com/OBhJxMYQuy