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US: New York Observer: Exclusive "Occupy Wall Street" Unaired Fox Footage

Jesse LaGreca from Occupy Wall Street talks to Fox News...this clip never made it to air, via Kyle Christopher of Occupy Wall St.'s media team.


US, Tennessee: Memphis TSA Agent Guilty Of Theft

Former TSA screening agent Ricky German was convicted today in Federal Court.

German was found guilty of 1 count of theft, 1 count Civil Rights Violation and 1 count of Making A False Statement.

German worked at Memphis International Airport and was charged with trying to steal a passenger's laptop computer last December.

A passenger accidentally left his laptop behind at the security area.

When he returned, German twice denied he knew anything about the $1,200 machine.

Surveillance video showed German carrying away the laptop and throwing away papers with the owner's name on it.

After police arrived and indicated they would view the surveillance video, German then claimed he found the laptop.


US, Colorado: Man accused of driving around with dead friend in his car claims he thought he was drunk NOT deceased

A man accused of driving around Denver with a dead friend in the back of a car and running up a bar tab on the friend's account says he thought the man was drunk, not deceased.

Robert Young, 43, faces charges including abusing a corpse. He spoke before a court hearing today in Denver, Colorado.

Investigators allege Mr Young and 25-year-old Mark Rubinson drove around with the body of their 43-year-old friend Jeffrey Jarrett in their car in August.
© unknown'Bizarre and unfortunate crime': The Denver Police spokesman said of incident - Mark Rubinson (left) and Robert Young (right) face charges of abusing a corpse


US: Fiery Train Derailment in Illinois Leads to Evacuation

© AP PhotoThis frame grab provided by WBBM TV, Chicago, shows a freight train in flames Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Tiskilwa, Ill.
Tiskilwa - A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded Friday, sending up bright orange flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen miles away and forcing the evacuation of a small town in northern Illinois.

Capt. Steve Haywood of the Ottawa Fire Department said the train's tanker cars were shipping ethanol for Decatur-based corn processor Archer Daniels Midland, and possibly other materials and chemicals, when it crashed and derailed. At least six tanker cars burned, he said.

The evacuation was strictly precautionary and there was no immediate danger, said Les Grant, a spokesman for Bureau County Emergency Management. The fire has been contained and no injuries have been reported, Grant said.

"Pretty much things are under control right now. ... The initial threat has been addressed," he said.

Authorities said evacuees from Tiskilwa, a village of about 800 people about 100 miles west of Chicago, were taken to a nearby high school.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions, and the glow from the fire could be seen from miles away.


US, New York: Wife Who Fired 11 Shots Is Acquitted of Murder

© Uli Seit / The New York TimesBarbara Sheehan outside the Queens courthouse on Thursday.
She had always admitted to killing her husband, using two guns to fire 11 bullets inside the couple's home in Queens. But she insisted she had no choice: if she had not shot him, he would have surely killed her first.

On Thursday, a jury in State Supreme Court in Queens agreed, clearing the woman, Barbara Sheehan, of second-degree murder charges in a case that had been viewed as a strenuous test of a battered-woman defense. Her son and daughter, the children of her slain husband, wept with joy.

During the trial, the jury heard how Ms. Sheehan had been relentlessly abused by her husband, Raymond Sheehan, a former police sergeant, during their 24 years of marriage. But the critical question at trial was whether Ms. Sheehan was in imminent danger when she killed her husband; New York State's self-defense law justifies the use of lethal force when a threat to a person's life is deemed immediate.


US, California: Muslim woman removed from Southwest plane to sue

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A Muslim-American woman is suing Southwest Airlines for discrimination because she was removed from a plane by federal security agents.

Irum Abbasi of San Diego plans to announce the lawsuit Thursday.

Abbasi is a Pakistani immigrant who's lived in the U.S. for a decade. She was on a flight from San Diego to San Jose in March when she says a flight attendant became concerned.

Abbasi, who was wearing a head scarf, told someone on her cell phone, "I have to go" because the plane was about to depart. But Abbasi says the attendant thought she said, "It's a go."

The mother of three was taken off the plane and briefly examined by TSA agents. She was placed on the next flight.

The airline later apologized. Abbasi has said she wants the crew disciplined.

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US: Cain rails against Wall Street protesters

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St. Petersburg, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday called the Occupy Wall Street protesters anti-American and anti-capitalistic.

"Don't be jealous, don't be envious," Cain said as he signed copies of his memoir. "I don't have much patience for someone who does not want to achieve their American dream the old-fashioned way."

More than 400 people attended the event. The former head of Godfather's Pizza pulled up in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in a black luxury bus, and he entered the store to cheers and applause.

After winning the Sept. 24 straw poll in Florida, Cain has seen his popularity surge, especially among conservatives. He is showing well in many surveys, near front-runner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has raised more money.

Comment: A great set of images can be found here from the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Cain doesn't seem to recognize that America has been fully run, for at least the last 12+ years, off the sweat of the middle-class. 401k plan? Dismantled or halved for most people. The ones who still have a job. Retirement, Social Security? Already sitting at the guillotine of Government axing. It's amazing how such a ..person can have such a HUGE disconnect from reality. Then again, this is America.

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US: Hiring Locally for Farm Work Is No Cure-All

© Mathew Staver/The New York TimesJohn Harold found himself short of workers to harvest his corn and onions after he decided to try to hire more local residents and fewer foreign laborers for his 1,000-acre farm.

Olathe, Colorado - How can there be a labor shortage when nearly one out of every 11 people in the nation are unemployed?

That's the question John Harold asked himself last winter when he was trying to figure out how much help he would need to harvest the corn and onions on his 1,000-acre farm here in western Colorado.

The simple-sounding plan that resulted - hire more local people and fewer foreign workers - left Mr. Harold and others who took a similar path adrift in a predicament worthy of Kafka.

The more they tried to do something concrete to address immigration and joblessness, the worse off they found themselves.

"It's absolutely true that people who have played by the rules are having the toughest time of all," said Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Colorado.


Over 5,000 Turn Out in Portland For Occupy Portland Protest

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Update: Certain mainstream media news outlet in Portland are claiming that the protests goals are to disrupt traffic and cause problems. This is an outright lie.

The corporate controlled media is doing everything it possibly can to protect Wall Street and The Federal Reserve and in return The Intel Hub will do everything it possibly can to counter the controlled medias disgusting fake journalism and with your help we can do it!

In what may well be the biggest opening day crowd for all the Occupy Protests around the country, the Occupy Portland Protests have kicked off with over 5,000 protesters marching through the streets!

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US: Demonstrators to Protest Perceived Greed, Corruption in D.C.

The Occupy Wall Street protest that started in New York City to call attention to perceived corporate greed and government corruption has spread to dozens of other cities during the past two weeks, reaching Washington this week.

Occupy D.C. demonstrators will gather at Freedom Plaza at noon Thursday.

Dozens of them have been taking part in peacekeeping training at a local church, working in groups devising ways to get their message out while avoiding violence and confrontations with police.

"We see the problem in the United States as corporatism," organizer Kevin Zeese said. "It affects every issue. We see it in health care, where the health insurance industry controls things; big finance, where Wall Street controls things. We want to see the end of corporate rule and the shifting of power to the people."