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Police: Man on meth crashes car into Walmart then randomly attacks bystanders

A man who crashed his car into a San Jose Walmart Sunday morning and began randomly beating people with a metal club was likely under the influence of methamphetamine, police said. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m., as a man who has not yet been named crashed his red…

Shocking: Tar sands oil flows through Arkansas neighborhood’s streets

Video published to YouTube on Sunday evening purports to show tar sands oil flowing through the streets of an Arkansas neighborhood following an Exxon-Mobil pipeline rupture on Friday. “So that is a pipeline that has busted and has flooded the neighborhood, and is going all the way to a drain…

Fox News contributor: ‘It gets a little comfortable to be in poverty’

Appearing Saturday on Fox News’s “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne insisted that he knows firsthand how “it gets to be a little comfortable to be in poverty” in the United States. “There’s this idea that between the food stamps and the welfare and the earned income tax credit and…

YouTube plans decade-long ‘shutdown’ to determine site’s ‘winner’

AFP – In an elaborate April Fool’s prank, YouTube announced Sunday it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year contest to find the best video. “It’s finally time to pick the winner,” YouTube representatives announced in a 3:32 minute video posted on its…

New U.S. strategy could push North Korea over the edge

AFP – Soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula have seen dire North Korean threats met with an unusually assertive US response that analysts warn could take a familiar game into dangerous territory. By publicly highlighting its recent deployment of nuclear-capable B-52 and stealth bombers over South Korea, Washington has, at…

NCAA fans horrified as player’s shin bone ‘fully protruding’ from leg after injury

College hoops fans were horrified Sunday as a player for the Louisville Cardinals fell and broke his right leg, sustaining a gruesome injury that left his shin bone “fully protruding” from his leg, according to one report from the scene. Louisville player Kevin Ware sustained the injury roughly 6 minutes…

Turks hope Israeli apology for flotilla raid sparks tourism boom

AFP – The air-clearing apologies were both made and accepted. Now, Turkey’s tourism industry is holding its breath and hoping that Israel’s apology for a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla will translate into a new love affair that will bring Israeli holidaymakers back to its beach resorts.…

India court ruling could deprive developing nations of patented drugs

AFP – India’s top court is set to rule Monday on a patent challenge by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis that activists say threatens access to cheap generic versions of life-saving drugs in poor nations. Generic drug firms in India — long known as the “pharmacy to the developing world” —…

Washington’s pot consultant: ‘Entirely possible’ selling marijuana will not be profitable

Washington state many he headed toward a situation where recreational sales of marijuana are not profitable due to heavy taxes, regulations and, most importantly, competition from the untaxed “collective gardens” where the state’s medical marijuana is grown, Washington’s newly hired pot consultant said last week. “Any revenue estimate depends on…

Arctic ‘greening’ seen through global warming

Land within the Arctic circle is likely to experience explosive “greening” in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, a study said on Sunday. Wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as much as 52 percent…

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