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A homemade bomb exploded on a Montana elementary school’s playground

A homemade bomb exploded on a Montana elementary school’s playground

Students at a Montana elementary school were evacuated on Tuesday when a homemade bomb detonated on their playground. No children were injured in the explosion, officials said. An improvised explosive device, or IED, exploded shortly after a school official found it at Rossiter Elementary School in Helena, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office reported.…MORE

A synagogue in Michigan found anti-Semitic posters on its door

A synagogue in Michigan found anti-Semitic posters on its door

Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are investigating after anti-Semitic posters were discovered on the door of a synagogue on Sunday. Temple Emanuel Rabbi Michael Schadick arrived Sunday morning around 8 a.m. and found some disturbing posters. One had a picture of Hitler with the words “Did you forget about me?” The other read, “A crusade…MORE

An earthquake struck near San Francisco on Monday

An earthquake struck near San Francisco on Monday

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked California’s Bay Area on Monday. The epicenter of the seconds-long quake, which happened around 10:30 p.m., was in the Pleasant Hill area, less than 30 miles from San Francisco, according to the US Geological Survey. No injuries or significant damage were immediately reported, but residents felt light tremors as far…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…