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Articles from the October 18, 2016 edition

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  • Antonio Stefano: 49% of Profits towards Hospital for Abused and Abandoned Dogs

    Antonio Stefano|Oct 18, 2016

    Devoting a full 49% of its profits towards abused dogs, the high-end clothing brand Antonio Stefano makes its world debut in Los Angeles on Monday, October 17th, with an afterparty the same night. What is probably the world's most cause-related company, was launched with the goal of helping abused and abandoned dogs by building a hospital for them. Stefano Riznyk, the Chief Creative Director, felt a strong need for unique ties as a starting point. As a business lawyer and high-level negotiator,...

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi Announces Mosul Offensive Against ISIS Has Begun

    Observer Staff|Oct 18, 2016

    The Iraqi Prime Minister Ahbadi has announced that the Iraqi Army is attempting to take Mosul from a 2 year long ISIS occupation. Iraq's military has launched an offensive aimed at wresting control of Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to the country's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi. Mosul, the site of a University (now closed by ISIS), once had 2 million residents. At least half escaped ISIS, a potential death penalty offense. Iraqi Army and 5000 US Special operations troops will...

  • Kendall Jenner Testifies Against Stalker in a Los Angeles Criminal Courtroom

    AP|Oct 18, 2016

    Kendall Jenner testified Thursday at the trial of a man accused of stalking her that she was terrified when he followed her up the driveway of her Hollywood Hills home and repeatedly knocked on the window of her car. The 20-year-old model and reality TV star used her hands to illustrate how she made frantic phone calls to friends after locking the doors and watching Shavaughn McKenzie until help arrived. "I've never been so scared in my life," Jenner told the Los Angeles jury hearing the case...

  • Hillary Clinton Advised to Skip Final Debate Against Donald Trump, 10/19

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 18, 2016

    Sources within the Clinton Campaign are now openly saying that Hillary Clinton should withdraw from her third scheduled debate with Donald Trump, set for October 19th in Las Vegas. Democratic strategist David Axelrod on Saturday suggested that Hillary Clinton skip it, because of his suggestion they should take a drug test. Brett Baier confirmed this story Sunday night on "Fox Report." He...

  • Planned Parenthood Marks 100 Years Amidst Controversy

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 18, 2016

    In a twitter storm today under #100YearsStrong, Planned Parenthood celebrated 100 years since its founding. "No woman can call herself free, if she does not own and control her own body," said the successors to Margaret Sanger in a tweet quoting her. But not everyone on Twitter was congratulatory, of course. Planned Parenthood says that it provides wellness exams, cancer screenings, education and outreach, access to affordable medicine to millions of American women, and that's absolutely true. T...

  • National African American Museum Ignores Justice Clarence Thomas, Honors Anita Hill Instead

    John Grimaldi, AMAC|Oct 18, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 14 - This year marks the 25th anniversary of Clarence Thomas' appointment to the Supreme Court and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened last month in Washington, has seen fit to "honor" the jurist by completely ignoring the event and Thomas, himself. Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, calls the museum's "snub" a deliberate insult. "What else can it be when a prestigious institution dedicated to telling...

  • Robin Williams' Beloved Bicycle Collection to be Auctioned to Benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation and Reeve Foundation

    Reeve Foundation|Oct 18, 2016

    Robin Williams' family has launched an auction today featuring a vast collection of bicycles owned and ridden by the late actor to benefit two nonprofits dedicated to serving individuals living with physical disabilities: the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The auction is being hosted on, the premier online collecting destination, from Oct. 13-25. An avid cyclist, Williams was beloved by the cycling community and collected a number...

  • Report: Ghost of Prince Rogers Nelson Haunts Paisley Park Mansion

    Observer Staff|Oct 18, 2016

    Paisley Park Studios singer Prince Rogers Nelson home and recording studio, opened to the public but only for three days. It was a test to see if the place meets local standards for traffic, parking and environmental degradation. People who've seen it get a strange sense the singer knew it was about to open, and prepared Prince's paisley palace to be opened to the public. "Even his little red corvette is still there," mused one reporter, from ET Online. "He had a vision, and he finished it."...

  • Russia: As Obama Mulls Retribution for Wikileaks & Hacks, Putin Prepares for Nuclear War

    Observer Staff|Oct 18, 2016

    The Obama administration officially accused Russia of orchestrating hacking efforts to interfere with the election process on Friday. It cannot be doubted that the US administration will have to retaliate for this act of cyberwarfare. The retribution may take the form of a cyber counterattack--what the US did a few years ago to get back at the North Koreans for hacking Sony studios in Culver City, CA. We may never know what it is, or whether it's effective. "I love WikiLeaks!" Donald Trump...

  • Battle with Burglar Earns Brave Jack Russell Terrier Insurance Award

    Hambone|Oct 18, 2016

    Kismet, a Jack Russell terrier from Salt Lake City, Utah won the 2016 Hambone Award, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Kismet earned the nomination after he bravely intervened during a violent burglary that left he and his owner in critical condition. The 8th annual Hambone Award is presented by Nationwide®, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance. After selecting 11 nominees from nearly 1.5 million claims received, Nationwide opened a nationa...

  • Millennials Are Setting A New Political Beat (infographics)

    Richards-Lerma|Oct 18, 2016

    The impending presidential election has already become one of the most tempestuous in history. As candidates continue to race toward the finish line in November, they are facing one of the most dynamically diverse voter groups in U.S. history, whose complexities and corresponding perspectives are important to understand in order to effectively appeal to the many unique cohorts that will sway election results. Leading our nation's diversity, the Millennial generation consists of more than 44...