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Articles from the June 17, 2016 edition

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  • Cat Fight Between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift

    Kristin Peach, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2016

    Really, could it get any better than this? Or much worse? As Taylor Swift settles into a new relationship with boyfriend Tom Huddleston, Kanye West released a new song referring to Taylor as "that bitch". And dutiful West wife Kim Kardashian insists Swift approved the lyrics! Famously, Kanye West grabbed the mike from Taylor at the MTV music awards in 2008, when Taylor was about to receive an award as the Female vocalist of the year. He asked the audience to recognize Beyonce, at that moment. A...

  • Meat Loaf Collapses on Stage in Edmonton, Canada

    Kristin Peach, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2016

    Rock star Meat Loaf collapsed in front of an audience as he performed in Canada Thursday night Update: According to a statement released by his publicist, the 68-year-old singer collapsed "due to severe dehydration" and was admitted to a nearby hospital to "undergo routine tests." Meatloaf is "responsive and recovering well," the statement continued. Concert postponements and rescheduled dates will be announced "at a later time." Guests at the singer's concert in Edmonton, Alberta, said that...

  • God Created Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve-- Southern Baptists

    Christine Emerson, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2016

    In another skirmish in the conflict between religious and gay rights, the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution supporting natural marriage this week. Citing verses from the bible, the SBC Resolutions Committee created a document stating, in part, "Any law that directly contradicts natural law and biblical truth is an unjust law." The traditionalist Christian group did not go so far as to advocate violating US law, but did respectfully disagree with the 2015 decision made by the US...

  • John McCain Calls Pres. Obama "Directly Responsible" for the Orlando Murders

    Observer Staff|Jun 17, 2016

    Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando. The former presidential candidate later walked back the comments, saying he misspoke. The Arizona Republican, who has been sharply critical of the President's foreign policy strategy, argued that his failure to adequately address terror threats led to the rise of ISIS. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman immediately blasted McCain's remarks, saying,...

  • Marijuana Causes Male Sterility, Testicular Cancer, Munchies

    Pamela McColl, SAM Canada|Jun 17, 2016

    As Californians consider a November measure that would completely legalize the use of Marijuana; the Canadian health ministry has issued a document warning of specific risks associated with the use of marijuana products for medical purposes. "When the product should not be used: under the age of 25, are allergic to any cannabinoid or to smoke, have serious liver, kidney, heart or lung disease, have a personal or family history of serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis,...

  • Is the Government of Saudi Arabia, Funding Hillary Clinton's Campaign?

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2016

    Eric Trump asserts 20% of the $1 billion raised by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, comes from the Saudis. Yet on Monday, Clinton issued a pointed warning to US allies in the Middle East, saying countries like Saudi Arabia must crack down on citizens supporting extremism. It is known that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated around $25 million to the Clinton foundation. This has been known since 2008, when the new Secretary of State disclosed potential conflicts of interest. On Sunday,...

  • Disney Ignored Alligator Complaint Last Year. "Not to Worry, They're Like Pets"

    Observer Staff|Jun 17, 2016

    According to CBS News, a San Diego father who chased an alligator away from his five year old son last year at Disney World in Orlando, has been interviewed. He said he told resort officials, and they responded that he "should not worry, because the alligators are tame as pets." In April of 2015, San Diego lawyer David Hiden took his family to the theme park. His five-year-old son waded calf-deep into a lagoon behind their hotel. "I saw something rapidly coming on like a submarine," Hiden told...

  • Decorated Navy Seal Kills Man After Bar Fight on Santa Monica Pier

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2016

    It is a tale as old as men in tall ships sailing the sea. Shore leave, bar fight, murder, and flight from police. A decorated Navy SEAL beat and stabbed a man Sunday after a bar fight on the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica police said Tuesday. Theo Andrew Krah, 28, was arrested in San Diego on Monday. He fled back to the Naval base where he lived, two days after he and the other man had to be separated at the Santa Monica Pier by the SMPD. They then proceeded to meet each other nearby and...

  • Nat. Hist. Museum Goes Wild, Celebrates Nature in the City at New L.A. Urban Nature Fest

    LOS ANGELES - On June 25 and 26, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) will celebrate the ever-present wildlife in Los Angeles at the new L.A. Urban Nature Fest. On the heels of its recent launch of the Urban Nature Research Center, and with a slew of urban-nature-focused citizen science projects underway, the Museum has become a hub for nature in the city. In its second year, the festival aims to provide a place for L.A.'s thriving community of nature lovers to come together...