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Texting Driver Fractures Cyclist’s Spine, Says ‘[I] Just Don’t Care’

Texting Driver Fractures Cyclist’s Spine, Says ‘[I] Just Don’t Care’

She was fined a mere AUS$4500 and has had her license suspended through September. The takeaway is that some people with narcissistic personality disorder should never be allowed behind the wheel: Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her […]

April 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

An artists’ collective in Pakistan is personalizing drone attacks so we understand there are actual human victims. We hear a great deal about the ruthless ingenuity of military hardware, but this is something else altogether. It is a new device currently on deployment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It has the power to […]

April 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Solid Job Growth Last Month: 192,000 New Jobs

The economy continues to improve as job growth shows solid gains for March. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising 197,000 in February, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent, a tick above January’s five-year low, as Americans flooded the labor market. “This is a nice […]

April 4, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Joe Biden Gets His Own Planet

There is no, a Planet Biden. The science journal Nature reports that astronomers have potentially discovered a brand-spanking-new dwarf planet that orbits the sun far beyond Pluto, and they’re nicknaming it “Biden.” “The newfound object’s official name is 2012 VP113, but the discovery team calls it VP for short, or just ‘Biden’ after U.S. Vice […]

March 27, 2014 / More... ( comments)

8-Year-Old Pays Overdue Lunch Accounts For Fellow Students

Cayden Talpalus realized some of his fellow students didn’t have the money to pay up to keep their accounts current, so he raised money to do it himself. “I just want to make kids have a better lunch,” he told TODAY.com. It all started two weeks ago, when Cayden came home upset from Challenger Elementary […]

March 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Teen Gives Police Officer Parking Ticket

A Texas teenager saw a police car parked illegally in her neighborhood and decided to do what a police officer would do to a civilian. Annie James, a 14-year-old from Baytown, Tex., issued a handwritten $10 parking ticket to Officer Tommy King, whose patrol car was parked in a fire zone in the Bay Oaks […]

March 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Arizona GOP Congressional Candidate: Slavery Wasn’t So Bad

For no apparent reason, Arizona Republican congressional candidate Jim Brown began discussing slavery on his Facebook page. Back in the day of slavery, slaves were kept in slavery by denying them education and opportunity while providing them with their basic needs,” wrote Brown. “Not by beating them and starving them,” he said, adding “Although there […]

March 18, 2014 / More... ( comments)

More Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Boycotts

New York and Boston mayors are boycotting their respective parades to support gay rights, and now Guinness has backed out of the New York parade as well. The Irish brewer had been a key sponsor of the event. The move came on the same day that Boston’s Irish-American mayor skipped that city’s St. Patrick’s Day […]

March 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

US Navy Seals Take Control Of Rogue Libya Oil Ship

The ship had loaded crude at a rebel-held Libyan port and escaped to sea. No one was hurt “when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans,” Pentagon press secretary […]

March 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Poll: Hillary Clinton trounces GOP in Iowa

Hillary Clinton leads all Republican contenders in Iowa by double digits, says a new poll. Forty-eight percent of Iowan voters support Clinton compared to 35 percent for Christie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. That’s a reversal of December’s poll in which Christie topped Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent The former secretary […]

March 14, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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