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Thursday, September 03, 2015

"We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today's decision," Goodell said. "We will appeal today's ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner's responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end. While the legal phase of this process continues, we look forward to focusing on football and the opening of the regular season." read more

The World Health Organization estimates as many as 50% of illicit online pharmacies are selling counterfeit medications. A 2014 annual report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in the United States concluded after sampling more than 11,000 Internet pharmacies that a staggering 96% of those pharmacies did not comply with patient safety and pharmacy practice standards, or state and federal laws, and were deemed by the NABP as "not recommended." John Clark, former deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and now chief security officer and vice president of global security for Pfizer pharmaceuticals, explained that 78 counterfeit Pfizer medications have been found in 109 countries. The most popular fake? Viagra. read more

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

San Francisco police are investigating an incident in which a group of bicyclists are seen on video hitting a car with a U-Lock and a bike after trapping a female driver who bumped one of their bikes. The video shows at least a dozen Critical Mass cyclists crossing a marked crosswalk Friday night and steering into oncoming, slow-moving traffic. One car brushes against a bike that stops in front of it. "You --- hit my bike," a cyclist says as around seven cyclists surround the car. Someone yells "Selfish b----," the cyclists keep berating the driver and she starts backing up after a few minutes. At this point, two cyclists attack her car. read more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The husband of Jelly Belly's chief executive accidentally crushed a man to death with a World War II-era tank during a reunion on the family's property in Fairfield, California, authorities said. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon on the property of fourth-generation candy maker Herman Rowland Sr. during a family reunion. Rowland collects and restores the vehicles in a facility known as the Tank Barn, the Daily Republic reported. CEO Lisa Rowland's husband, Dwayne Brasher, 62, was driving the 1944 M5 tank through an open field when passenger Kevin Wright, 54, fell in front of it as the tank traveled down a dirt hill. read more

The 11 women, all members of the same book club, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train, excited to sip wine in a historic rail car with the scenic northern California vineyards as a backdrop.

One book club member, Lisa Renee Johnson, shared a video on Facebook.

"We made it, y'all," she said on the video Saturday morning, beaming as her friends waved in the background. "Look at us. We are getting ready to get on the wine train."

Johnson continued to chronicle the experience through photographs and videos, showing the members of Sistahs on the Reading Edge, many wearing matching black book club T-shirts, as they clinked wine glasses and ate appetizers.

Then two hours in, the train ride turned sour for the book club from Antioch, Calif. read more


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