Houston 911 Operator Said ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That,’ Hung Up On Callers

A Houston 911 operator was fired and is facing criminal charges after she reportedly hung up on thousands of callers because she didn’t want to talk to them. Harris County authorities discovered that operator Crenshanda Williams ended an unusually high number of emergency calls after fewer than 20 seconds, according to local CW39 news. When they looked closer, law enforcement discovered many appalling interactions in which Williams ignored 911 calls, including calls for serious crimes. In one call, Williams heard a man say, “This is a robber,” then could be heard sighing and hanging up without listening any further. Police tracked down the caller, and discovered that he called again to reach a different operator before police responded. By the time they did, somebody had died. The very next…

Apple is promoting the heck out of its Super Mario Run exclusive, which launches tomorrow Bringing Nintendo’s Mario to the iPhone may seem like a slam dunk, but Apple isn’t leaving the success of Super Mario Run to chance. Apple featured the game prominently at its September media event, bringing out Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto to demo the program. In recent weeks, the company has devoted some of its most prime real estate — the top banner of the App Store — to promoting the game ahead of its actual arrival on Wednesday. This weekend it added a 40-minute interview with Miyamoto as a video and audio podcast on iTunes. Apple has good reason to want Nintendo to succeed. First off, the game sells for $10 a pop and three of those dollars go to Apple. More importantly, the holidays are a ...

MTA Reveals Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend Trains and buses operated by the MTA will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, to accommodate the travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend.   Here's a breakdown of the service changes and adjustments you need to know about:  New York City Subways  New York City subways will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the No. 1 line at 79th Street and the C at 81st Street. There will be additional service on the 42nd Street shuttle as well as increased early morning service on the line.  Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad  The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will provide extra early afternoon train...

Clinton advisers point fingers at Huma Abedin, inner circle for loss While many of Hillary Clinton’s top advisers have focused their post-presidential election fury on blaming alleged Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey for Clinton’s loss, some in the so-called “Hillaryland” orbit are looking inward, including pointing fingers at Clinton’s most-trusted aide: Huma Abedin. “The real anger is toward Hillary’s inner circle,” a Clinton insider told Vanity Fair for a Wednesday feature on Abedin. “They reinforced all the bad habits.” One of the most important people in that “inner circle” was Abedin, 40, who has been by Clinton’s side since she was a White House intern during President Bill Clinton’s tenure. The email trove hacked from Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta and posted on WikiLeaks shows Abedin, the estranged wife of disgraced ex...

Prosecutors push ahead with trial for last Oregon occupiers PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. government will push forward with conspiracy charges against the remaining seven people who helped take over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, just months after the stunning acquittal of the first group of defendants.Prosecutors, who faced a Monday deadline to indicate their next move, said they also would proceed with firearms charges against six of the defendants and planned to add lesser counts that could include trespassing or destruction of property.That would give jurors the option of a less serious conviction that wasn't available in the earlier case.Monday's filing in U.S. District Court in Portland indicates that the government is not backing down despite the Oct. 27 acquittal of the occupation's leaders, brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and ...

Analysis: Jordan’s image as a stable oasis takes a hit after Karak attack Jordan’s King Abdullah visited King Hussein Medical Center in Amman on Sunday to check on the condition of security forces and civilians injured in the attack in southern Jordan that killed seven officers, two Jordanian civilians and one tourist from Canada.Another casualty of the attack, the bloodiest and most audacious in recent years, is Jordan’s self-image as an oasis of stability amid the turmoil swirling around it, notably the civil wars and devastation in Iraq and Syria. The attack, in addition to its human toll, is threatening at many levels. It reached its bloody conclusion at Karak castle, a popular tourist site that became the venue for an hours-long standoff between Jordanian security forces and the gunmen. This is a powerful symbolic blow to...

Voter apathy grips central Kenya as Uhuru readies for tour President Uhuru Kenyatta starts his tour of Central Kenya counties Monday amid fears of voter apathy in the region that backed Jubilee to a man in 2013. The President was holed up in a meeting with close advisers and some members of his Cabinet from Friday to evaluate progress of completion of projects before next year’s elections. But from tomorrow, the team starts a four-county tour of Central in Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Laikipia and Nyeri. He will also open markets, dams and roads in the three counties. The President and Deputy President William Ruto were meeting in Sagana State Lodge for brainstorming sessions over the upcoming elections. Unlike previous Cabinet retreats, the Sagana meetings were only attended by no more than five Cabinet Secretaries whose dockets are directly...

25 terror groups nabbed during Arba’een: Iran 58min Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says 25 terrorist groups were disbanded during the religious rituals of Arba’een last month. The terrorist groups were broken up through an extensive intelligence and security operation, he said on Tuesday. The Iranian minister said 20 terrorist groups, which sought to conduct acts of sabotage, were identified and neutralized, adding, “Members of five other terrorist groups were also arrested.”. Rahmani Fazli further noted that despite great efforts, which were made inside the Iraqi territory to guarantee the security of the Arba’een rituals, terrorists managed to carry out two terrorist attacks, expressing hope that such events would not happen again. The Iranian minister described as a “bitter incident” last month's terrorist attack in the Iraqi city of Hillah, saying terrorists exploited the security...