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Reward offered for information on fatal Kentucky cop ambush

A reward of $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect who killed a Kentucky police officer on Saturday, in what authorities are calling a premeditated ambush. It’s not clear if 33-year-old Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was the intended target, or if he…

Daft Punk tops charts with new release

Enigmatic French electro-duo Daft Punk scored their first ever British Number One album as “Random Access Memories” became the fastest-selling album of the year so far, according to the Official Charts Company. The album sold 165,000 copies last week, knocking veteran performer Rod Stewart from the top spot. The dance…

Angry Papa John’s customer posts delivery man’s racist voicemail online

Two Papa John’s Pizza employees in Sanford, Florida were fired after an irate customer posted a racist voicemail the delivery man accidentally left after “butt-dialing” the customer on Sunday night. The Daily Dot reported on Monday that the manager of the store confirmed the customer’s video is authentic, adding that…

French police trying to determine if stabbing of soldier was Woolwich copycat

French authorities said Monday that anti-terror investigators were making progress in a probe into the stabbing of a French soldier, as he was released from hospital following the brazen knife attack. The attack on Saturday in a busy underground shopping and transport hub echoed the grisly killing of another soldier…

Texas lawmakers okay law to allow college kids to bring guns on campus

Lawmakers in Texas approved a bill on Sunday that will let college kids possess guns on campus so long as they keep them in their vehicles, according to The Associated Press. The Texas House and Senate previously approved the measure amid a flurry of pro-gun bills the legislature passed earlier…

Illinois teacher in trouble for advising students about Fifth Amendment before drug-screening survey

A high school teacher in Batavia, Illinois could be disciplined for informing his students of their Fifth Amendment rights before administering a survey school officials was intended to gauge their emotional needs. The Batavia Daily Herald reported on May 25 that social studies instructor John Dryden advised students of their…

Sen. John McCain makes unannounced visit to Syria to meet with rebel forces

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday, speaking to rebels there about their struggle against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Word of McCain’s stop was first reported by The Daily Beast, but the senator did not comment on his trip. Rebel sources told the…

Marked increase in dangerous ‘double-jaw’ plastic surgery causes spike in severe complications

South Korea’s obsession with plastic surgery is moving on from standard eye and nose jobs to embrace a radical surgical procedure that requires months of often painful recovery. A stream of celebrities boast on TV shows how it gave them a “new life,” while advertisements extolling its cosmetic benefits are…

Vintage typewriters find new life in hands of writers, actors and old repairmen

Ermanno Marzorati has rarely been so busy. He is currently fixing a 1930 Underwood typewriter for Tom Hanks. But there are plenty more ancient writing machines awaiting his tender care. While the modern world taps away in an ever-increasing frenzy online, the Italian senses a new trend, from his calm…

Upstate New York pelted with 3 feet of snow

New York state’s Adriondacks region was recovering on Monday after a storm dumped 3 feet of snow into the area over the weekend, the Associated Press reported. A spokesperson for the Whiteface Mountain ski resort told the AP the 5,000-foot tall mountain was covered in powder following the deluge, which…

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