Florida pastor stops burglar at church, holds him at gunpoint until cops arrive

Broken glass in Seminole Heights Baptist Church after a robber broke into the church early Thursday morning. (FOX 13) CALIFORNIA DESERT TOWN AIMS TO BE ‘SANCTUARY CITY’ FOR GUN OWNERS Police arrived a few minutes later and took Otero-Rivera, who had left a trail of blood through the church after breaking the window, into custody, FOX 13 reported. He was charged with burglary, grand theft, and drug possession. Chruch leaders think he was trying to steal cash. Adams said there’s no need for people who are struggling to steal from anyone. “There’s so many things that we try to do to help people,” he said. “If he would’ve just come to the back door and knocked and asked for something, said, ‘I need some food.’ …

US may dump over 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents

Crews may drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands to stop an invasive house mice species from wreaking havoc on the native ecosystem. (iStock, File) CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES HAVE EVERYONE ASKING THE BIG QUESTION – WHEN WILL THE BIG ONE COME? “House mice are impacting the native ecosystem of the islands, including several native species and wilderness,” the FWS wrote in an Environmental Impact Statement back in March. “Eradicating invasive mice is expected to benefit native seabirds, amphibians, terrestrial invertebrates, and plants and will help restore natural ecosystem processes on the islands. Eradicating house mice would eliminate the last remaining invasive mammal species on the Refuge, enhancing the recovery of this sensitive ecosystem.”

Gauke ‘to resign’ if new PM backs no-deal Brexit

No-deal Brexit: What you need to know How would Johnson and Hunt deliver Brexit? Brexit: What happens next? Mr Gauke said he believed Parliament “will find a mechanism” between now and 31 October to prevent the UK leaving without a deal. When asked whether he thought he would be sacked from the cabinet if Mr Johnson became prime minister, he said: “I suspect that I will possibly have gone before then.” He added: “Assuming that he wins, if Boris’s position is that he is going to require every member of the cabinet to sign up to being prepared to leave without a deal on 31 October, to be fair to him I can’t support that policy – so I would …

This Teenager Got A Perfect Shot Of His 16 Dachshunds After A Friend Told Him Its Impawsible

If you’ve ever wondered whether somewhere in the vastness of the Internet, there’s a perfect shot of 16 sausage-like good boys – we have some good news for you. We all love dachshunds as it is – and in all honesty, who wouldn’t – but this adorable shot just made our hearts skip a beat. In it, you can see 16 (yes, you read that right) sausage doggies, perfectly lined up in pairs, posing as if they’re in Vogue and their rent’s due tomorrow. This teenager managed to get all of his 16 dachshunds posing neatly lined up in pairs Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The owner of the dogs was very excited to only have received positive reactions …

Nelson Mandela’s family launches a media company with a focus on equality and social justice

(CNN)Nelson Mandela’s family is launching a media company to honor the legacy of the late anti-apartheid political leader. Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years for fighting apartheid and later served as President of South Africa, died in 2013 at age 95. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

This Influencer Sold Her Bathwater & People Actually Bought It Betches

Well guys, we’ve had a great run, but I regret to tell you that life as we know it is over. It’s canceled, it’s done, it’s off the table until further notice. Why, you say? Because I just learned of something so horrifying that I truly no longer wish to live on this planet. Of course, I am talking about the Gamer Girl Bathwater situation, in which Instagram model/cosplayer Belle Delphine sold her used bathwater for real, actual money ($30 a jar, to be precise). Oh yeah, and it sold out. Buckle up (or just click away now, I won’t blame you), because it’s an absolutely crazy and disgusting ride. Uwu daddy :3 💕💦 A post shared by Belle 19 (@belle.delphine) …

Turner masterpiece ‘saved for the nation’

The work is believed to be the first oil painting by Turner to be painted in the open air – a practice that became key to his artistic approach. ‘Very proud’ Ms Pow said: “Turner’s magnificent work, painted at the beginning of the industrial revolution, will now continue to be exhibited and admired and will inspire future generations of British artists thanks to Norfolk Museums Service.” Anne Jenkins of the National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “Saving the wonderful Walton Bridges for the nation and providing the East of England with their first Turner to enter a public collection is an initiative we’re very proud to have funded.” Turner, one of the country’s most celebrated landscape artists, is credited with influencing …

Judges ‘dealing directly with rowing couples’

Who gets legal aid? Legal aid network ‘decimated’ by cuts Voices of children ‘lost in family courts’ Adviser sent to improve children’s social services Asked on BBC Radio 4’s the World At One programme how cuts to legal aid have affected the system, Sir Andrew said: “What it means for the court is that the judges and magistrates are often having to interact with these individuals directly, and that’s a different skill-set from interacting with a professional lawyer. “But what’s needed is a major public education programme about parenting and how to be a parent once you and your partner have fallen out. “The sort of thing I have in mind is the approach that was taken to smoking or …

Nicki Minaj Drops Saudi Arabia Show Amid Outcry From Human Rights Activists

Nicki Minaj has canceled “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” the rapper said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.” On Friday, the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit based in New York and collaborating with activists worldwide, “If you move forward with this performance for a festival sponsored by the Crown Prince, you will be in league with the people who respond to freedom of …

24-Year-Old Biochemist Wins Miss Virginia Title After Doing A Science Experiment As Her Talent

24-year-old biochemist Camille Schrier was crowned the new Miss Virginia recently, after showcasing her talents onstage in the form of a science experiment. Virginia beauty pageant contestant Camille Schrier showed a rather unusual talent for these kinds of shows Image credits: “Elephant Toothpaste” reaction. Rick Myers / Miss Virginia Ms. Schrier said that it was the recent overhaul to the competition, which now places greater value on true talents and social impact over appearance, that encouraged her to enter the pageant circuit again. “The evolution of the Miss America competition, which reflects greater inclusiveness, and an opportunity to make a difference and win scholarships inspired me to step forward this year and compete,” she told  Image credits: She won not …

Everyone thinks Halle Berry has been cast as ‘The Little Mermaid’

(CNN)When news broke that Halle Bailey had been cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the internet grew confused. A few hours after Berry’s tweet, Bailey replied, “this means the world. happy to share names with you … love you lots.” Bailey, 19, forms half the R&B duo Chloe x Halle. It will be exciting to see her take on Ariel, who trades in her beautiful singing voice for human legs. Bailey tweeted that landing the role is “a dream come true.” Rob Marshall is set to direct, and Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in talks to star. The film is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. “After an …

What happened when my flight was invaded by ants

Little did I know that after tweeting about my nine-hour saga, the story would go viral around the world and I would find myself embroiled in a freedom of press issue Thats odd, I thought when a large, fat ant strolled across my pillow as the plane lined up for take-off from Venice to Newark last week. The flight, as I would discover shortly into the nine-hour journey, was infested. Midair, I tweeted about the saga, partly to take my mind off the creepy crawlers, but mostly for the benefit of my sisters, who would, like all good siblings, inevitably find great mirth in my absurd predicament. Little did I know that, by the time we landed, a TV crew …

Joe Biden Expresses ‘Regret’ For Comments About Working With Segregationists

Joe Biden apologized Saturday for remarks he made regarding his past work with segregationist lawmakers, acknowledging that they may have hurt some people.  he said during a speech in Sumter, South Carolina. “I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception maybe I caused anybody.” Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Biden said Saturday that he hoped “that misstep” wouldn’t “define 50 years of my record for fighting for civil rights, racial justice in this country.” Biden  However, Biden was criticized as being The candidate has since launched a full-throated defense of his past, Biden told the crowd in South Carolina that both he and the nation have evolved. “I’ve grown and I think it’s good to be able …

The Guardian Weekly is 100 years old

Our seven-day print edition was first published on this day in 1919 Around 10 million people across the world read the Guardians journalism online every day. But, before it was possible to read our reporting instantaneously, the introduction many of our international readers had to the Guardian was through the Guardian Weekly, which was first published 100 years ago today. The Weekly has been providing a snapshot of world affairs for a century; for Guardian readers who left the UK behind as well as those who had never stepped foot in the country. The Weekly began, in the wake of the first world war, by reproducing articles from what was then the Manchester Guardian for readers around the world. It …

Citizens’ Assembly to ‘reinvigorate democracy’

Six UK parliamentary committees have also proposals for a citizens’ assembly to discuss how the UK should tackle climate change. Ireland’s has been seen as instrumental in the liberalisation of the country’s abortion and same-sex marriage laws. Ms Jones said having contact with the institution will empower people in Wales and hopefully bring new thinking into the democratic process to help “reinvigorate our democracy once again for the next 20 years”. Image caption Neil Hamilton said Wales doesn’t “need another body meeting statically made up of a handful of people” However, UKIP AM Neil Hamilton said setting one up in Wales was an admission of failure by the assembly. “A national assembly should be a true citizens’ assembly, it should …