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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.25.14

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Hamas Director Of Finance Killed By Israeli Airstrike

Israel warmed Gaza residents to evacuate buildings used for Hamas operations

Muhammad al-Ghoul dies of poor social choices and air-to-ground missile strike (mostly the latter)
Vehicle explosion reveals bags of American money
Hamas promises to aim only at military targets if they get more precise weapons


Northern California Rocked By 6.0 Earthquake
172 injured; widespread damage, especially to wineries

Journalist Theo Curtis Released By Al-Nusra Jihadis
Held for two years by Syrian rebels



POLITICS
Senator McCain Gets More Support For Warhawk Stance On ISIS, But Will Obama Follow?

Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John and his sidekick Lindsey Graham

Criticizes administration for lack of strategy


Rand Paul Says Voters Will Reject “War Hawk” Hillary


Obama Orders Review Of Federal Role In Arming State, Local Police


Healthcare Fears Loom Large In Gay Marriage Cases

Unsealed Documents Show WI Prosecutors’ Broad Search Tactics Against Conservatives

Obama’s Vacation Ends, But Not The Criticism

Administration Sends WH Aides To Ferguson Funeral

MI Lt. Gov. Calley Beats Back Tea Party Challenge At State Convention

Harry Reid Apologizes For Remarks At Asian Business Group Event, Loses Endorsement Anyway



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Continues To Slide Amid Global Oversupply: WTI $93.65, Brent $102.13
Burger King In Talks To Buy Tim Hortons
Dollar Gains While Euro Stocks, Bonds Gain On Stimulus
Fee-Happy Hotels Charging Extra For Services
Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus
Goldman Sachs Agrees To $1.2 Billion Settlement Of Mortgage Bond Claims
Sony’s PlayStation Network Back Online After Weekend Hack Attack
NSA, GCHQ Agents “Leak” Tor Bugs
Chicoms’ Own OS To Replace Windows, Android Expected To Hit Desktops In October
Facebook Has The Most Used App, But Google Dominates The Rest Of Top Ten List
If Destiny Is The Future Of Gaming, Is That Good Or Bad?



SPORTS
Puig’s Basepath Blunder Hands Mets First Triple Play Since 2010

David Wright gives Lucas Duda a fist bump after Duda’s second homer

Failure to learn from mistakes aborts badly needed rally as Dodgers get clobbered 11-3

Angels Salvage Final Game Of Series Against A’s

Phoenix Mercury Sweep LA Sparks Out Of Playoffs

Broncos Kicker Draws Four-Game Suspension For Beer

Reds Hang On To Beat Braves 5-3

Phillies Take Finale Against Cardinals, 7-1

Fish Flop Against Rockies In Rubber Game, 7-4

Wada Flirts With No-No As Cubs Edge O’s 2-1

Tribe Tops Astros 3-1

Nationals Rally Against Giants’ Bullpen, Deliver 14-6 Beatdown



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Actor & Director Richard Attenborough Dies, 90

Steven Spielberg and Lord Attenborough at the premiere of “Jurassic Park”

Appeared in “Brighton Rock”, “Jurassic Park”, and “The Great Escape”, among others; directed “Young Winston”, “Gandhi”, and “A Chorus Line”. Cause of death not yet announced


Rap Boss Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times As VMA Party Turns Violent

Matt Bomer To Guest On “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Josh Charles Expecting First Child With Sophie Flack

Zooey Displaying Plenty Of PDA During Lunch Date With Producer

Backup Dancer For Nicki Minaj Bitten By Snake During VMA Rehearsal

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed Move In Together After Three Months Of Dating



FOREIGNERS
Hundreds Dead As ISIS Takes Syrian Air Base
Could Foley’s Executioner Be British “Hiphop Jihadi”?
Hollande Asks PM To Form New Government
Egypt Denies Libya Intervention
Four Inmates Killed – Two Beheaded – In Brazil Prison Riot
Thai King Endorses Junta Leader Prayuth As PM
Stampede At Pre-Dawn Hindu Holy Procession Kills Ten
Macau Police Arrest Five Over Informal Democracy Poll
PM Abe Visits Hiroshima Slide Site



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Nikki Finke Goes Silent In Reported Legal Dispute With Penske Media
American Thinker: Airborne Transmission Of Ebola
BLACKFIVE: America’s Junior Varsity Leadership
Conservatives4Palin: Gov. Palin’s Innocuous, Non-Political Ice-Bucket Video Brings Out The Haters
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, August 22
Jammie Wearing Fools: Democrat Congressman Promises “Problem In The Streets” If He Doesn’t Get So-Called “Justice” In Ferguson
Joe For America: Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke Says Eric Holder Needs To Apologize To Cops
JustOneMinute: And Not Just The Usual Critics, Either
Protein Wisdom: Don’t You Dare “Parentify” Your Children, You Monster!
Shot In The Dark: The MNGOP’s Judicial Goat Rodeo
STUMP: Public Pensions Watch – California Goodies Reactions
The Gateway Pundit: Westboro Baptist Church Accepts Offer To Fly To Baghdad For Protest
The Jawa Report: Hamas Splodey Dopes Courtesy Of The Juice
The Lonely Conservative: Rick Perry Sure Is Making The Most Out Of That Mugshot
This Ain’t Hell: Limited War Woes
Weasel Zippers: Obama Delayed Foley Rescue Attempt For Over A Month
Megan McArdle: Don’t Let That Fancy New House Fool You


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