Already we may be leaving the Ken Bone Zone

This is an obituary for a fictional persona: Kenneth Bone, America’s Red-Breasted Hero. This Ken Bone of our imaginations was born Sunday, during the presidential town-hall debate, when the American public saw him and decided he was more important than whatever those two individuals running for president had to say. The real Bone is still alive and well, of course. To prove it, he has tried, like any enterprising American, to capitalize on the country’s feverish, bewildering affection by accepting some sort of sponsorship deal from Uber, creating his own “Bone Zone” T-shirt line and conducting an interview with the people of Reddit on Thursday. Judging from his active account history and the breadth of Bone’s discussions, they are his sort of people. Most…

Cops: Stepdad fatally stabbed girl, 5; set body on fire MASON, Mich. – A 25-year-old Michigan man accused of stabbing his stepdaughter to death and then starting a fire to hide the crime will stand trial, reports CBS affiliate WLNS. Thomas McClellan was in court on Thursday for his preliminary examination on charges of open murder, child abuse and arson. He could be sentenced to life in prison on each charge. According to investigators 5-year-old Luna Younger was stabbed to death in early November. The Lansing State Journal reports that a detective testified Thursday that McClellan, who WLNS reports is married to the girl’s mother, admitted that he “snapped” when the 5-year-old said she wanted food and wouldn’t leave his room at a Holt apartment complex. The Lansing State Journal reports that Det. Chuck...

Goldman Sachs to settle U.S. rate-rigging lawsuit for $56.5 million Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to pay $56.5 million to resolve a U.S. class action lawsuit accusing it and other banks of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $553 trillion derivatives market.The proposed settlement was disclosed in papers filed in federal court in Manhattan on Friday. It came after seven other banks agreed in May to pay a combined $324 million to resolve the litigation. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Paul Tait)

EC to ask I-T Dept. to look into finances of delisted political parties The poll panel believes that most of them exist on papers to help people convert their back money into white by accepting donations. The Election Commission (EC) is set to write to the Income Tax authorities asking it to look into the finances of over 200 political parties it has ‘delisted’ over a period of time for not contesting elections. The Commission has, over a period of time, identified various parties which have not contested polls since 2005 and has ‘delisted’ over 200 of them. The poll panel believes that most of them exist on papers to help people convert their back money into white by accepting donations. In the next few days, the Commission will send the list of the delisted parties to the income tax authorities seeking action...

How I tried to find meaning in the death of my college classmate I was in shock when I received the news — so shocked that my emotions were unable to catch up with the constant stream of time passing by, until 3 hours later. I ran and re-ran the news in my brain, chewing on it, mulling over it, trying and attempting to find a way, a means to grasp and deal with the news that had just been dropped in my lap. The news spread fairly quickly amongst the university community I was once a part of. I went to a small university with just about 1,000 students depending on the time in which you attended — a place where each and every student knew of one another. We knew the organizations we each were involved in, who was...

3,800-Year-Old Sculpture Of Pensive 'Thinker' Uncovered In Israel Jerusalem:  Archaeologists have unearthed a unique 3,800-year-old ceramic vessel bearing the sculpture of a pensive-looking person in the Israeli city of Yehud.The vessel was discovered together with daggers, an axe head and arrowheads that were apparently buried as funerary offerings for one of the respected members of the ancient settlement, researchers said. The small extraordinary jug from the Middle Bronze Age was unveiled in an Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavation that was recently conducted in the city of Yehud."It seems that at first the jug, which is typical of the period, was prepared, and afterwards the unique sculpture was added, the likes of which have never before been discovered in previous research," said Gilad Itach, excavation director at Israel Antiquities Authority.The...

How Cuba Penetrated the CIA Ring in Cuba: Spy VS Spy-Hunter Loud Clear presents a special one-hour special show from Havana with Dr. Eduardo Sagaro a Cuban pediatrician who was recruited by the CIA to report on the health of Fidel Castro, other Cuban leaders, Cuban troops in Angola and health related issues inside of Cuba including the impact of infectious diseases. Loud Clear presents a special one-hour special show from Havana with Dr. Eduardo Sagaro a Cuban pediatrician who was recruited by the CIA to report on the health of Fidel Castro, other Cuban leaders, Cuban troops in Angola and health related issues inside of Cuba including the impact of infectious diseases. But during his entire stint as a CIA agent Dr. Sagaro was in fact working as a Cuban double agent working for Cuban...

Ryan Zinke on New Administration, Congress: ‘We’ll Figure It Out’ When it comes to Donald Trump and James Mattis, Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke is looking forward to the future. “I’m actually excited about the next 100 days,” he said. “This election was deep in its change.” “I’m an optimist, we’ll figure it out,” he added. Zinke spoke at The Heritage Foundation in Washington last Friday about his new book “American Commander,” which details his service as a Navy SEAL. His SEAL career began in 1985. He received two Bronze Stars for combat, before retiring in 2008. In 2014, he became the first SEAL elected to the House. While he praised Mattis, whom Trump has nominated to be his secretary of Defense, he also made a point to commend veterans who are joining him on Capitol Hill, ...