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6 July 2015
Could velociraptors be used in war? ...
Brazilian Evangelicals set up a "sin-free" alternative to Facebook ...
Attorney challenges "cookie-cutter" arrest warrants for bikers after Waco, TX shoot-out … Judge backs down and recuses himself after sheriff refuses subpoena … Every state in the U.S. fails to comply with international standards on the lethal use of force by law enforcement officers, according to a report by Amnesty International … Superman takes on police brutality ...
Bernie Sanders: "I applaud the people of Greece for saying 'no' to more austerity" … Lindsey Graham says the U.S. needs to "raise the retirement age, trim benefits, and flatten out the tax code" to avoid becoming Greece … Ted Cruz calls for U.S. to quit U.N. Human Rights Council after vote condemning Israel … Rick Santorum says he'll continue his campaign to reverse the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage, because the U.S. "is still the moral leader of the world" … Hillary Clinton says China is "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move" in the United States … Bobby Jindal thinks the U.S. is "on the path towards socialism" … Donald Trump and the myth of immigrant crime ...
Greek voters decisively reject the terms of an international bailout; Finance Minister quits ...
U.S. Women's soccer team wins World Cup ...
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro steps out for some cheese ...
Texas wingnuts brace for upcoming U.S. invasion ...
Will Rogers was a dang fine roper ...
BP "got off cheaply" with $18.7-billion settlement ...
Malaysia's Prime Minister is accused of pocketing nearly $700-million from a government investment fund ...
Swanky New York City restaurant steals tips from waitstaff ...
Seattle lets bank keep naming rights to arena despite not paying for four years ...
California will rename tunnel at Golden Gate Bridge for Robin Williams ...
Jesus Christ spoke against divorce much more clearly than about homosexuality, about which he said nothing whatsoever ...
Paul McCartney says he was "frustrated" at how John Lennon became a martyr after death ...
Divide this number into 1 and express the result as a decimal expansion, and you'll find Fibonacci's sequence presented in tidy 24-digit strings ...
Penelope Spheeris wants to be remembered for The Decline of Western Civilization, not for Wayne's World ...
You can buy Tom Landry's old house for $800,000 ...
Americans seem to be turning away from unhealthy fast food, and instead choosing different kinds of unhealthy fast food ...
250-year-old rosary found in Michigan ...
Homeless guy performs Styx's "Sail Away" on a sidewalk piano and crushes it ...
5 July 2015
James Bond will sing and dance on Broadway ...
Texas man ignores "No Swimming: Alligator" sign and is killed in alligator attack ...
San Diego County, CA pays $1-million settlement to disabled man beaten by deputy … Methamphetamine found in squad car of New Mexico cop who falsely accused Sonic Drive-In employee of spitting in his food … White female comedian can't get arrested in Los Angeles ...
While it won't save the Greek economy, today's vote on "austerity" measures may at least prevent social and political upheaval ...
Rick Perry thinks Republicans "are truly offering Black Americans the hope of a better life for themselves and their children" … Hillary Clinton says she'll be a better friend to Israel than President Obama has been … Donald Trump: "I didn't know it was going to be quite this severe, but I really knew it was going to be bad." … Jeb Bush shows a flash of anger at Trump's anti-Mexican remarks … George Pataki wants you to sign an online petition to "stand up to Trump" ...
Frank Herbert, the man who dreamed of greening the desert in Dune, had mixed feelings about the future ...
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spied on Der Spiegel ...
Whole Foods sure is sorry it systematically lied about some of its prices ...
Reddit protests have mostly blown over ...
Michael Eisner to Goldie Hawn: Most beautiful women can't be funny ...
ESPN wants Keith Olbermann to quit criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ...
Smartphone "kill switch" becomes law in California ...
4 July 2015
Seven months after her death, Connecticut man finds $1 bill signed by his wife ...
Bubba Watson says he'll paint the American Flag over the Confederate Flag on the roof of the General Lee ...
Sign inside Baltimore police van threatens more deadly "rough rides" … Oklahoma sheriff whose deputy killed an unarmed man in a taxer-gun mix-up asks court to stop a grand jury investigation … Indiana town pays undisclosed sum to settle lawsuit by disabled man who was shoved out of his wheelchair by police officer … California cops won't release dashboard video from 2013 killing … After bad publicity, McKinney, TX says $79,000 bill to retrieve emails of the cop who tackled bikini-clad teen was a mistake ...
Lindsey Graham rebuffs wingnut's call to ban Islam … Rancher who stood with militia against U.S. Bureau of Land Management says Rand Paul promised him that "Nevada would have their sovereignty" when he's President … Bernie Sanders's revolutionary roots were nurtured in 1960s Vermont … Hispanic leaders want Republicans running for President to condemn Donald Trump's "idiocy" … Rubios and Christies join the Romneys for a slumber party in New Hampshire ...
AMAgeddon: Reddit fired the woman trying to save it ...
George Takei sure is sorry for using racist term in criticism of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ...
New York Yankees and steroid-dripping star Alex Rodriguez agree to give his bonus to charity ...
Everybody at the Decatur County, TN clerk's office quits to avoid processing same-sex marriage licenses ...
Chicago enacts tax on Netflix, Spotify, and other streaming services ...
No jail time (yet) for Dustin Diamond — better known as Screech — as he appeals stabbing conviction ...
MasterCard hopes you'll find it "cool" to use selfies to make purchases ...
3 July 2015
How Charlie Wilson convinced Snoop Dogg to stop smoking weed ...
FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail ...
Montana and New Mexico now require a conviction before police can seize and keep property… Surveillance video shows fired New Orleans police officer striking 16-year-old female inmate with shackles … Palm Beach County, FL pays $122,000 settlement over violence by deputy who bragged on Facebook about beating up suspects … Florida prison officers are arrested in alleged Oxycodone distribution ring … Biker challenges Judge's gag order in Waco, TX shooting case ...
Ted Cruz says a U.S. Embassy in Cuba would be "a slap in the face" to Israel … Donald Trump must disclose profits from his "university" in RICO lawsuit … Hillary Clinton's emails show she's basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep … Mike Huckabee wants crimes against opponents of same-sex marriage prosecuted as hate crimes … Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) is running for President … Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) announces that he'll announce his candidacy for President on July 13 ...
Huge chunks of Reddit are locked after AMA coordinator is fired ...
George Takei calls U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," and he's not sorry ...
Aetna buys Humana for $37-billion amid record number of healthcare deals ...
Ben Affleck says Batman is the American version of Hamlet ...
How the U.S. National Security Agency searches the world's intercepted private communications ...
Lifetime bets cord-cutters are willing to pay for its streaming library of schlocky TV movies ...
BP agrees to $18.7-billion settlement over 2010 Gulf of Mexico gusher ...
Sean "Diddy" Combs avoids felony charges over UCLA arrest ...
Jim Carrey sure is sorry for tweeting photo of autistic boy during anti-vax rant ...
Family Research Council's Tony Perkins says American "hostility" for Christians gives terrorists the "green light" ...
Former Mormon President Boyd K. Packer dies aged 90 from natural causes at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah ...
2 July 2015
Will The Pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? "Wait and see," Vatican says ...
John Schneider thinks it's kinda nutty to yank The Dukes of Hazzard off TV just because there's a Confederate Flag on the roof of the General Lee ...
Florida cop who shot unarmed bicyclist is promoted … Body camera video shows Colorado police officer viciously beating suspect … Judge allows defense lawyers, but not the public, to see surveillance video from the Twin Peaks shoot-out … Mississippi police officer is accused of child molestation … Report commissioned by U.S. Homeland Security Department finds Customs and Border Protection agency staggeringly corrupt … Baltimore cop won't face charges for videotaped beating … Family of former bodybuilder killed by police bullet while helping New York City cops sues for $25-million … McKinney, TX wants $79,000 to retrieve emails of the cop who tackled bikini-clad teen ...
Marco Rubio says he'll oppose confirmation of any U.S. Ambassador to Cuba … How Jeb Bush made a profit on "Obamacare" … Ted Cruz slams NBC for cutting ties with "terrific" Donald Trump … Macy's drops Donald Trump's clothing line over anti-Mexican remarks … George Pataki becomes the first Republican to denounce Trump's "divisive rhetoric" … Rand Paul "wouldn't interfere" with legal pot … Bernie Sanders hails "long overdue" overtime expansion … Rick Perry blasts changes to overtime policy … Guide to Hillary Clinton's scandals … Lindsey Graham says he'd nominate someone like U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) for the Supreme Court … Who thought that an #AskBobby Jindal Twitter dialogue would be a good idea? … Mike Huckabee promises an executive order on his first day as President, to protect businesses, schools and religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage … Kim Kardashian endorses Hillary Clinton … Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) endorses Chris Christie … U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) endorses Jeb Bush ...
U.S. National Park Service will block a new stadium in Washington DC until the local football team gets a new name ...
Pilot of Taiwanese jetliner in deadly crash accidentally shut off the wrong engine ...
Guatemalan housekeeper sues Matt Groening over alleged wrongful firing, discrimination, breach of contract, breach of faith, fraud and negligence ...
Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson say the "chicken salad" scene from Five Easy Pieces wasn't entirely fictional ...
Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) says the Justice Department is "going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal" ...
So how did Greece get in a financial bind? ...
In America's South, black church fires fan racial fears ...
U.S. and Cuba plan to open embassies in each other's capitols later this month ...
Megachurch minister John Hagee says "the Supreme Court in Heaven has handed down its unanimous decision in a 3-0 ruling from God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit [that] marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman" ...
Roots remake will star Laurence Fishburne ...
Enrique Iglesias arrested in weird traffic incident ...
Robert Downey, Jr.'s Pinocchio remake will be written by Paul Thomas Anderson ...
Father of Scientology leader David Miscavige plans a tell-all book ...
Robot kills worker in Volkswagen factory ...
To Tell the Truth gets rebooted, with Anthony Anderson and his mother ...
First Lady Michelle Obama announces that photos are no longer banned on White House tours ...
Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller files lawsuit to get Muhammad-bashing ads on Washington DC subway system ...
American Family Association's Bryan Fischer says same-sex marriage ruling will lead millions to Hell ...
Donna Karan retires from Donna Karan International ...
How much will the Obama administration's increased threshold for overtime pay help the American middle class? ...
Jim Carrey denounces new California vaccine law in Twitter rant … Spoiler alert: Carrey's anti-vax arguments are just plain wrong ...
Stephen Colbert hosts a public access talk show in Michigan and Eminem shows up ...
1 July 2015
Dr Ruth recommends artisanal sex ...
World's record tallest cow dies after a lifetime of Photoshop accusations ...
Judge orders grand jury probe of Tulsa, OK sheriff's office where deputy killed black man with gun/Tazer mix-up … U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration took a college kid's life savings and now thirteen police departments want a cut … U.S. Justice Department report finds police response in Ferguson, MO violated protesters' rights … New York Police Department really really really wants to be allowed to use chokeholds … Ohio cop is indicted on federal felony charges of excessive force ...
Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up ...
Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency … Chris Christie backs gun rights for victims of domestic violence … Ted Cruz auditions for The Simpsons … Bernie Sanders says U.S. campaign finance system is "a national disgrace" … Donald Trump sues Univision for $500-million over Miss Universe cancellation … Bobby Jindal's "Marriage and Conscience" executive order is challenged by ACLU, other gay rights advocates … U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) endorses Hillary Clinton ...
U.S. National Security Agency gets to spy on Americans for a little bit longer ...
Who is Shia LaBeouf plagiarizing this time? ...
Greece defaults on IMF payment … Puerto Rico's debt crisis could result in default, too ...
Leonard Nimoy documentary reaches $600,000 Kickstarter goal ...
Emilia Clarke fractures her hip breakdancing with Arnold Schwarzenegger ...
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-California) signs legislation requiring childhood vaccinations ...
Is bail un-Constitutional? ...
Fringe Jewish group dressed up Mexican laborers like Hasids to protest New York City Gay Pride Parade ...
2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals puts Apple on the hook for $450-million restitution over price-fixing ...
Amy Schumer tells Howard Stern why she turned down an offer to host The Daily Show ...
Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to Cincinnati courthouse evacuation ...
U.S. Labor Department proposal would expand overtime pay to nearly five million more Americans ...
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case that will likely wipe out public-sector unions ...
Southern states move to counter same-sex marriage ruling ...
30 June 2015
Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz fights to save his pet squirrel ...
Nuns try to block sale of convent to Katy Perry ...
New York City cop is sued for alleged sexual assault … Indiana police officer is charged for pepper-spraying an infant … Alabama cops slow to release details about the deadly shooting of a mentally ill man in March ...
Rand Paul meets with Nevada rancher who stood with armed militiamen against U.S. Bureau of Land Management … Ted Cruz says states should ignore the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling … Bernie Sanders says he's no "Johnny-come-lately" to big issues of the campaign … Jeb Bush is dogged by decades of questions about business deals … NBC dumps Donald Trump's beauty pageants, and will replace him as host of The Apprentice, over his anti-Mexico comments … Martin O'Malley calls for increased LGBT protections … Carly Fiorina thinks legalizing marijuana is a bad idea … Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) announces that he'll announce his candidacy for President on July 21 … Lady Gaga endorses Hillary Clinton … Killer Mike endorses Bernie Sanders ...
U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocks abortion restrictions in Texas … Supreme Court rejects Environmental Protection Agency rules on mercury pollution … Supreme Court approves Arizona 's plan to stop gerrymandering … Supreme Court nixes proof of citizenship for voter registration ...
TV preacher Pat Robertson says gays will encourage Christians to enjoy anal sex and, eventually, bestiality ...
Wal-Mart pretends merchandise is "made in USA" ...
New York bans fracking ...
Why you should care about Greece's impending financial meltdown, and don't forget Puerto Rico ...
Rep says "a full recovery is expected" for Joni Mitchell after aneurysm ...
Former Judge compares the damage caused by drug prohibition to the destruction of cities in World War II ...
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange says the United States has been conducting economic espionage against France for more than a decade ...
NORML gives away free marijuana in Oregon … Marijuana will be prohibited at First Church of Cannabis's first services ...
Yelp study claims that Google "knowingly" worsens search results ...
NFL dumps General Motors, makes Hyundai its "official car" for $25-million or so ...
Amy Schumer would be on The Bachelorette, if ABC meets her conditions ...
Facebook says it can't comply with order to reveal info on revenge-porn poster ...
Dozens dead as Indonesian military plane crashes into hotel ...
Microsoft sells display ad business to AOL, and map business to Uber ...
Hecklers are arrested at Joel Osteen's Sunday services ...
Uber executives arrested in France … Uber driver shoots passenger ...
Wanna buy Frank Sinatra's 1960s mountain hideout? ...
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