Woman Knits Stylish Suit From 300 Plastic Grocery Bags

The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to make yarn. She lined it with cotton fabric. Her daughter, Fran Bertalli, tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Ferrigno has been knitting and sewing since her childhood in Sicily. She says she does it just for fun.

Bernie Sanders Tests An Updated Pitch In Once-Hostile Territory

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. ― When Sen. (I-Vt.) traveled to South Carolina for the first time as a 2020 presidential candidate on Thursday,  in the state’s Democratic presidential primary three years earlier seemed like a distant memory. Mounting the stage in the gymnasium of a Baptist church to the Doobie Brothers’ “Taking It To The Streets,” Sanders received the kind of fawning reception to which he has become accustomed in larger and more liberal American cities. The crowd, 1,600 strong, according to Sanders’ campaign, welcomed him with chants of “Ber-nie” and roars of support that initially made it hard for him to complete his sentences. “Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the …

March Brexit almost certainly out of reach

MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit Brexit delay: What just happened? The prime minister is accepting she will miss one of the biggest targets she has ever set herself. Tonight’s vote is awkward for another reason, as it again displays the Conservatives’ fundamental divisions. This is more than a quarrel among friends, but a party that is split down the middle on one of the most vital questions this administration has posed, with cabinet ministers, as well as backbench Brexiteers, lining up to disagree with Theresa May. Related Topics Theresa May Brexit Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Journalist Waleed Aly Has Heartbreaking Response To New Zealand Shootings

the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Waleed Aly, a host on Network Ten’s “The Project.” an alleged white supremacist killed at least 49 people.  “The most dishonest thing would be to say that I’m shocked,” he added. “I’m simply not. There’s nothing about what happened in Christchurch today that shocks me.” Pittsburgh synagogue and a He said he had gone to a mosque that day, as he does every Friday, and knew “exactly what those moments before the shooting began would have been like.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the shootings, saying they constitute a “terrorist attack.” Aly referred to them as “slaughter by appointment” because they occurred during the weekly prayer.  “Don’t change …

Kansas DOTs official Twitter account calls Trump a delusional communist

RNC CRITICIZED OVER BETO TWEET The agency announced on Twitter that the tweet was deleted and does not reflect the views of the agency. “The person who sent the tweet is no longer an employee of KDOT,” the tweet read. The Kansas Republican Party sent out a statement questioning Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s possible influence in the agency. GET THE FOX NEWS APP “Governor Kelly campaigned on bipartisanship but she refuses to negotiate with Republicans in the legislature, and her staff is too busy attacking President Trump on the Kansas taxpayer’s dime,” their statement read. Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche. Trending in Politics Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

After a closed-door lunch, GOP lawmakers predicted the Senate would approve a resolution Thursday annulling the emergency Trump has declared along the border. The Democratic-led House passed the legislation last month, meaning Senate assent would send it to Trump. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Republicans hoped Trump would support a separate measure curbing a president’s powers to declare future emergencies. Had he done so, they thought, it would be easier for reluctant GOP senators to support the emergency Trump has proclaimed to steer $3.6 billion more than Congress has …

Beware the ides of March, they say. But why?

(CNN)Every month has an ides, but only March is known for it. Why beware the Ides of March? Politicians, beware the Ides of March The date is marked by bloodshed: it’s most commonly associated with Julias Caesar’s brutal assassination in 44 BC. Caesar’s gruesome death was a pivotal point in Roman history. And William Shakespeare made the event even more famous with his play “Julius Caesar,” in which a soothsayer warns the Roman leader to beware the Ides of March. What happens on this date? Don’t pull a Julius Caesar and ignore bad omens. Over the years, several disasters have struck on this date. Of course, it’s all coincidental. March 15, 1939: Adolf Hitler spurned the Munich agreement and invaded …

Newfound spiders named for ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers

Like the Stormtroopers, the spiders “are very similar to each other, with some capacity for camouflage”; the sci-fi soldiers and the newfound spiders are also alike in being somewhat clumsy, according to the study. However, there is no evidence (yet) that the spiders, like their movie namesakes, are terrible at hitting moving targets with a blaster. [9 Animals with ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Names] Stormtroopers are a common sight across the Empire’s conquered worlds in the “Star Wars” universe, and Colombia’s bald-legged spiders turned out to be surprisingly numerous, too. Though the arachnids had never been reported in that country before, the study authors described two species in two previously known genera — Paratropis, Anisaspis— and four in the newfound Stormtropisgenus. All …

Catholic Church criticizes amnesty proposal in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Catholic Church leaders in El Salvador have condemned a proposal being considered by lawmakers that would grant amnesty to those who committed serious crimes during the country’s civil conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s. The Episcopal Conference of El Salvador said in a statement Sunday that it would be an “unjust” law that would protect the perpetrators of heinous crimes while offering no reparations or protections for victims of human rights abuses. The constitutional arm of El Salvador’s Supreme Court ordered the congress in 2016 to draft a new reconciliation law by July 2019 that would lead to truth, justice and reparations for victims of the conflict.

Georgia woman who killed 3, including baby, in crash at age 17 gets probation, no jail time

Authorities filed no charges at the time because they found that Reardon had not been speeding and wasn’t under the influence when she hit the three pedestrians with her SUV while they attempted to cross Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. MOM’S BOYFRIEND CHARGED IN KILLING GIRL, 9, WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND NEAR LOS ANGELES HIKING TRAIL Reardon claimed she didn’t see the victims, who were crossing an area in the evening that had no pedestrian safety measures in place. The case was reopened when a civil lawsuit was filed against the city and Reardon faced misdemeanor charges including vehicular homicide, WTOL reported. Reardon pleaded guilty on Monday, the day before her 19th birthday, and was sentenced …

Iraq veteran who abused neighbors’ dogs gets 9 years in prison

In April of 2017, police said, Maria Morales and her 4-year-old son came home to find their home vandalized and Estrella, their Siberian husky, with an eye gouged out. This forced them to move away in fear of their safety. NAVY VETERAN ACCUSED OF POURING ACID ON DOGS, GOUGING THEIR EYES OUT “How do you explain to a 4-year-old that a human being gets to be so cruel?” Morales reportedly said in the courtroom. Police said Herbert’s computer showed searches for “How to get a dog to drink antifreeze.” A new family moved in a month later, and within two days their Golden retriever, Lala, had disappeared. The dog is missing and presumed dead, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Herbert represented himself …

Jordyn Woods Bares New Look In Fresh Start After Khloe Kardashian Tangle

stepped out with Tristan Thompson. View this post on Instagram Kardashian walked out on the Cleveland Cavaliers center, the father of her baby daughter, True, after she revealed that he had cheated on her with 21-year-old Woods, her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend. Woods insisted in an interview later that the two only “ But there was no response as of late Friday from Khloe or Kylie. Thompson, 27, was recently spotted again with 28-year-old model Screen Shot/Khloe Kardashian Instagram stories