Home Office blasted for ‘Dad’s Army’-style border security proposal

Home Office blasted for ‘Dad’s Army’-style border security proposal

Home Office blasted for ‘Dad’s Army’-style border security proposal The UK Home Office has come under fire after unveiling plans to enlist teams of volunteers to help patrol the British coastline, with critics comparing it to the popular ‘70s sitcom, ‘Dad’s Army.‘ After years of Tory and layoffs to the UK Border Force, which handles customs and immigration, authorities may have found a ‘solution‘ to the staffing crisis. On Sunday, […]

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Police: Officer shoots man at a Mississippi Walmart

Police: Officer shoots man at a Mississippi Walmart

Police say an officer shot a man after receiving call about a shoplifter at a Walmart in western Mississippi. Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson told WLBT-TV that the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. Sunday. He says the suspect attempted to flee in a foot chase before he got into his vehicle, rammed a police car and another car in the parking lot. Thompson says the officer fired several shots, hitting […]

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Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel

Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel

An intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel that hosts one of Houston‘s largest New Year‘s Eve parties after police found several guns and ammunition in his room, police said Sunday. Investigators said hotel security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to be leave the bar at downtown Houston‘s Hyatt Regency Hotel early Sunday morning. Police said responding officers found a rifle, a shotgun and a […]

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5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in ‘ambush‘ attack

5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in ‘ambush‘ attack

A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff‘s deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said deputies came under fire almost immediately and were shot “very, very quickly” after entering a suburban Denver apartment and trying to talk with the suspect, who was holed […]

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Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news‘ gets top vote

Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news‘ gets top vote

Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan‘s Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen‘s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness . The tongue-in-cheek, non-binding list of 14 words or phrases comes from thousands of suggestions […]

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When Hershey closed the chocolate plant, marijuana moved in –and a city is all smiles

When Hershey closed the chocolate plant, marijuana moved in –and a city is all smiles

All it took was a little marijuana to lift this Canadian town’s spirits. Smiths Falls, Ontario — population 8,885 — is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory. The company, since renamed Canopy Growth Corp., has become the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis producer and is the town’s largest private-sector employer. “We’re recognized […]

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The Latest: Police: Man with guns didn‘t plan to use them

The Latest: Police: Man with guns didn‘t plan to use them

The Latest on a man arrested at a Houston hotel with several guns in his room (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Houston police say they don‘t believe an intoxicated man arrested for having several guns in his hotel room intended to use the weapons. Investigators say security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to be leave the bar at downtown Houston‘s Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel‘s […]

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