NiMB 42: Friday 1-12-2018
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TODAY: Missouri man sentenced to death in rape, murder of 10-year-old girl. Mississippi woman bags deer ahead of her 100th birthday. Mystery deepens over fate of super-secret $1 billion military satellite. Sea lion attacks fourth swimmer in San Francisco Bay. LA Times:Rare, venomous sea snake found slithering on Southern California shores. Are more coming? Dallas County sues big drug companies over opioid epidemic. Unlike other states, Texas hasn’t applied for Medicaid work requirements under Trump’s new policy. FBI expert concluded Chicago cop’s shooting staged to appear as a suicide. 75 women have been strangled or smothered in Chicago since 2001. Most of their killers got away. Russia knows who staged attacks on Syrian base & it’s not Turkey – Putin. Chinese naval ship, sub spotted near Japanese waters around Senkakus.
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Foxnews:Missouri man sentenced to death in rape, murder of 10-year-old girl
Craig Michael Wood, a former middle school football coach, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, child kidnapping, rape and sodomy in connection with 10-year-old Hailey Owens’ death in February of 2014.
Wood snatched Hailey Owens off a Springfield, Mo., street in broad daylight in front of horrified witnesses, reports said. Her body was later found in Wood’s basement.
Circuit Judge Thomas Mountjoy issued his ruling Thursday that Wood is now sentenced to death.
Washington Examiner:Mystery deepens over fate of super-secret $1 billion military satellite
The Pentagon is not saying anything about the fate of the military payload, code-named “Zuma,” that was launched this week and may have crashed soon after, and neither is anyone else. But by Monday, various space monitoring sites were reporting the satellite was not in orbit.
SpaceX has said its Falcon 9 rocket “did everything correctly” but says it cannot provide any more details because of the classified nature of the payload.
Northrop Grumman built the satellite and, according to published reports, the decoupler as well. It’s not issuing any statements, saying it can’t comment on classified missions.
YAHOO:Sea lion attacks fourth swimmer in San Francisco Bay
A sea lion bit a woman swimming in the San Francisco Bay in the fourth such attack since December 2017. A friend says the two members of the South End Rowing Club were swimming around 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 when the sea lion latched onto her and tried to drag her underwater.
LA Times:Rare, venomous sea snake found slithering on Southern California shores. Are more coming?
The yellow-bellied sea snake discovered near the 18th Street lifeguard tower on Monday was the third report of the species in Southern California since 2015 — and the fifth since 1972, said Greg Pauly.
Sporting short sharp fangs capable of delivering extremely potent venom, the snake — named for its bright yellow underside and flattened yellow tail with black spots — is no joke.
But Pauly said “these are pretty mellow animals” and they are unlikely to bite a person unless they are picked up.
The 25-inch female sea snake was found by a person walking along the surf at Newport Beach. Later, a lifeguard took the animal to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, where it was euthanized.
Nevermind. Story about rare sea serpent is now over. THIS is how we cure global warming!
Dallas Morning News:Dallas County sues big drug companies over opioid epidemic
The 59-page claim filed Monday in Dallas County court accuses at least 11 pharmaceutical companies — including Purdue Pharma, which makes the bestselling painkiller OxyContin — and three local doctors of knowingly pushing addictive drugs on patients while claiming they were safe. The three doctors have all been convicted of illegal “pill mill” over-prescription practices.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS:Unlike other states, Texas hasn’t applied for Medicaid work requirements under Trump’s new policy
The Trump administration announced Thursday that states can apply to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the policy guidelines are an attempt to get more able-bodied adults working or engaged in their communities.
Ten states have already applied, but Texas isn’t one of them.
Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin are the states that have filed applications.
Like Texas, four of those states — Kansas, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin — did not choose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but Wisconsin’s program does cover everyone under the federal poverty line.
Chicago Tribune: FBI expert concluded Chicago cop’s shooting staged to appear as a suicide
Veteran Chicago police Sgt. Donald Markham was shot by someone else at point-blank range in his home in 2015 before the scene was staged to appear to be a suicide, a forensic pathologist hired by the FBI concluded in a report obtained Thursday by the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago Tribune: 75 women have been strangled or smothered in Chicago since 2001. Most of their killers got away.
A Tribune analysis finds that over the last 17 years, at least 75 women have been strangled or smothered in Chicago and their bodies dumped in vacant buildings, alleys, garbage cans, snow banks. Arrests have been made in only a third of the cases.
• At least 75 women have been strangled or smothered in the city since 2001, the earliest year that crime reports on the slayings were publicly available. Many of them struggled with drugs or prostitution, making them particularly vulnerable to predators on the street. Some had no arrest records at all.
• Twenty-five of the cases have been closed with the arrests of 13 men, some of them charged with more than one murder. That leaves 67 percent still unsolved. The Police Department would not say if there are active suspects in those cases, but officials reviewed more than a dozen of them after they were contacted by the Tribune and have referred three to cold case detectives.
RT:Russia knows who staged attacks on Syrian base & it’s not Turkey – Putin
“There were provocateurs there, but they were not Turks,” Putin said, refuting earlier reports saying the attacks on the Russian airbase were carried out by Turkoman units backed by Ankara. “We know who they are. We know whom and how much they paid for these provocations,” Putin said, without naming the organizers of the attacks.
Russian military sites in Syria were targeted in two major attacks in the past two weeks, one on New Year’s Eve and another on January 6. The first assault, reportedly carried out by an infiltration squad armed with mortars, resulted in two Russian servicemen being killed and damage to warplanes at Khmeimim Airbase. The second involved 13 drones armed with bomblets, which were all either shot down or forced to land via means of electronic warfare by Russian forces.
RT: ‘This is Netherlands, you have to answer questions’: New US ambassador grilled by Dutch journalists
His very first press conference as US ambassador to Amsterdam did not go well for Pete Hoekstra, the former US Congressman of Dutch descent. He studiously avoided answering the hard questions of Dutch journalists only to eventually lose control of the situation.
KYODO:Heavy snow traps over 400 passengers inside stranded train in Japan
Around 430 passengers were forced to stay a night aboard a local train stranded since Thursday evening due to heavy snowfall in Niigata on the Sea of Japan coast. According to rescue workers, five of them — a man in his 40s and four women in their teens and 20s — felt unwell
KYODO:Chinese naval ship, sub spotted near Japanese waters around Senkakus
It is the first known time that a submerged foreign submarine has entered the contiguous zone, an area just outside Japanese waters around the Japan-controlled, China-claimed islands. The ministry believes the submarine is also from China.
Arstechnica: Samsung is the latest OEM to unlock FM chips in new phones
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued a public statement calling on the wireless industry to activate these dormant FM chips to assist in emergency situations. So far, along with Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Alcatel have announced they will start enabling FM chips in their devices.
Apple has opted against this path as iPhone 7 and 8 have no FM chips nor do they have FM antennas.
In an emergency, know your nearest HAM.
Foxnews: Mississippi woman bags deer ahead of her 100th birthday
On Jan. 9, Bertha Vickers of Morgantown, Miss. will celebrate her 100th birthday, but she’s more surprised by all the attention she’s getting for her recent deer kill.
“I don’t know why everybody is making such a big deal about it,” the soon-to-be-centenarian and active hunter told the Clarion Ledger. “If I’d killed a big buck I could see it, but it was just a doe.”
She’s quite a hunter and this piece is worth reading by hunters and non-hunters alike.
You have some luck coming your way next week for fishing but not this week at all.
Married guys. Go fishing on another continent January the 16-17. You have been warned.
Further, on the full moon the werewomerns will be killing men again with their SUVs in the parking lots of Lowe’s and Home Depot. If you need hardware on the 19th, take your wife, daughter, or borrow the neighbors as camouflage.
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