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Erik Jones won Friday's truck race after the power went out (again)

NASCAR was forced to end Friday's Camping World Truck Series race early after the lights went out at Phoenix International Raceway. A massive power failure hit the region and delayed the race for over an hour because the track was on backup power and the entire track wasn't lit properly. Show More Summary

NASCAR Truck Series at Phoenix 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Erik Jones overcame 33 other drivers and two power outages to win Friday night's Lucas Oil 150. The race was originally scheduled for 150 laps. But on the 127th lap, the Phoenix International Raceway lost power for a second time andShow More Summary

Two-Year-Old Jones Act Tanker Sells for $157 Million

Houston headquartered Genesis Energy, L.P. announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Jones Act-qualifying MT American Phoenix and two related charters and management agreements from Mid Ocean Tanker [...] The post Two-Year-Old Jones Act Tanker Sells for $157 Million appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Amazon Gets Real, Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Store in NYC

Ross D. Franklin/APAn Amazon.com fulfillment center in Phoenix. By Hailey Lee Amazon.com (AMZN) plans to open its first brick-and-mortar store, Dow Jones reported. It will open on 34th Street in Manhattan across the street from the Empire...Show More Summary

Video Interlude: "Phoenix Jones is the hero Seattle...

"Phoenix Jones is the hero Seattle deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight." And...

Here’s Real-Life Superhero Phoenix Jones Getting Tasered For ALS Awareness

Youmayrememberreal-lifesuperheroPhoenixJonesfromformerupdateslike“PhoenixJonesKnocksOutaRacist” and“PhoenixJonesBreaksUpaJuggaloFight.” Whenyou’reareal-lifesuperheroyoudothingsforthegreatergood—likeparticipatingintheIceBucketChallengeforALSawareness—butyoudothemwithanaddedelementofDANGER,nomatterhownonsensical.

Monica Jones Takes 'Manifesting Prostitution' Challenge to Arizona Supreme Court

4 months agoNews : Reason

Monica Jones is asking the Supreme Court of Arizona to reverse her April conviction for "manifesting prostitution" and deem the ordinance she was charged under unconstitutional. Pursuant to Phoenix city code, accepting a ride from aShow More Summary

Gas Station Cashier Uses MMA Moves to Ward off Would-Be Robbers

Phoenix Jones better move over. He's not the only crime-fighting MMA aficionado out there these days. Mayura Dissanyake, a cashier at a Houston convenience store and self-proclaimed semi-pro MMA fighter, recently laid the wood to a couple...Show More Summary

Phoenix Jones conducts fitness-based Seattle superhero purge

6 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones (previously) has purged the membership of Rain City Superheroes, dissolving and reforming the superhero group with new, stringent membership requirements, including the ability to do five pull-ups and 25 sit-ups in two minutes. Read the rest

Superheroes Must Be Able to Do Five Pull-Ups, Group's Leader Says

You may have heard that "the Rain City Superhero Movement is over," as its leader Phoenix Jones announced the other day in Seattle (KING5 News; thanks, Mark). But the news is not quite that dire. Turns out that RCSM will...         Show More Summary

Phoenix Jones Has Disbanded His Crime League, As Rex Velvet Rejoices

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : FilmDrunk

TheRainCitySuperheroMovementisnomore,asthepeopleofSeattlemustnowprepareforadark,sinistereraofcrime.Theleaderofthemovement,PhoenixJones(AKAMMAfighterBenFodor)announcedinaFacebookpost lastThursdaythataskingrandomcitizenstojoinhim inhisbizarre-but-totally-legalcampaignagainststreetcrimewasaprettybadidea.

Dex Media's (DXM) CEO Peter McDonald on Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Dex Media Inc. (DXM) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call May 6, 2014 10:00 AM ET Executives Peter McDonald – President and CEO Dee Jones – CFO Analysts Mark Hetrick – Wells Fargo Advisors Bob Konefal – Phoenix Investment Seth Crystall –...Show More Summary

How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

An attempt to reduce sex work in Phoenix, Arizona has led to trans women experiencing more police profiling. Last week, Monica Jones was convicted for what she calls, "walking while trans." The post How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on America's Prostitution Precrime Laws

7 months agoNews : Reason

Last year, student and activist Monica Jones was arrested on charges of "manifesting an intent to commit or solicit prostitution." It's a misdemeanor crime in Phoenix, with a minimum penalty of 15 days in jail. What does "manifesting...Show More Summary

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Manifesting Prostitution"

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Last Friday, Monica Jones was found guilty of prostitution-related charges despite efforts from her and the ACLU after being arrested in May of 2013 in a police sting operation in Phoenix, Arizona. The black transgender student and well-known...Show More Summary

#StandWithMonica to end Profiling and Criminalization of Transgender Women of Color

By Kayley Whalen, Task Force Executive Office Board Liason Monica Jones, an outspoken critic of the unjust profiling and criminalization of transgender women of color is facing trial today, April 11, in Phoenix, Arizona. As a longtime advocate with the Sex Workers Outreach Project(SWOP) Phoenix, Monica has helped raise awareness of the harms of the […]

Arrested for Walking While Trans: An Interview with Monica Jones

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can be arrested for repeatedly stopping and engaging a passerby in conversation. This may, under Phoenix law, be evidence that you are "manifesting" an intent to engage in prostitution. Of course, this could also be evidence that you are lost or canvassing for a political group or simply talking about the weather. Show More Summary

Perry Jones III finding his place in the NBA

After taking criticism leading into his draft and then falling to the bottom of the first round, former lottery-bound pick Perry Jones III is developing into a useful player thanks to the Thunder's framework. PHOENIX — Perry Jones III...Show More Summary

Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls

Illustration by Molly Crabapple In May 2013, Monica Jones, a student and sex-work activist, was arrested for “manifesting prostitution” by the Phoenix police. Hers was one of over 350 arrests carried out by Project ROSE in conjunction...Show More Summary

Where Will Houston Rockets' Young Core Fit in the Western Conference?

The Houston Rockets have an intriguing, potentially scary young core in James Harden, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones. But where does it fit among those of their rivals? The Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors,...Show More Summary

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