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Michael Savage: Terror alert is ‘Muslim president’ trying to ‘justify spying’

Erstwhile television host and right-wing shock jock Michael Savage — whose real name is Michael Weiner — expressed skepticism on Saturday about the weekend’s Middle East terrorism alert, which has closed U.S. embassies throughout the region. According to Mediaite, Savage said that rather than a real heightened possibility of terrorist…

Virginia’s ‘Gov. Ultrasound’ facing possible criminal charges

Virginia’s scandal-mired Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell may be facing criminal charges over gifts and loans from a wealthy donor. According to the Washington Post, three people connected to the federal investigation of the alleged crimes confirmed that the donor — Johnnie Williams Sr. of dietary supplement company Star Scientific —…

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi will bring an edge of danger to new series

During his most vicious riffs in The Thick of It, there frequently seemed a threat that his pulsing facial veins might burst Two weeks ago, I bumped into Peter Capaldi at a literary festival and asked what he was up to. He said he was filming the role of Cardinal…

Fracking settlement puts permanent gag order on 7-year-old and 10-year-old

A 10-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister have been forbidden from discussing fracking for the rest of their lives under the terms of a court settlement with several gas companies. According to Mother Jones, representatives of Range Resources Corporation — one of the gas companies named in the settlement —…

Baltimore baby died after grandmother gave him methadone

A 50-year-old woman in Baltimore is charged with murder and child abuse after she rubbed methadone on her one-year-old grandson’s gums to make him sleep, causing a lethal overdose. According to WJZ, Baltimore’s CBS Channel 12, Towanda Reaves used the powerful synthetic opiate on both the boy and his two-year-old…

ABC in talks to develop TV shows based on ‘Star Wars’ characters

(Reuters) – ABC television executives are talking with George Lucas’ Lucasfilm studio about making TV shows based on characters developed by the studio that created the “Star Wars” franchise, according to the president of Disney’s ABC Entertainment Group. “We’ve started conversations with them,” Paul Lee told a gathering of TV…

Snowboarder killed by Oregon ice tunnel collapse

(Reuters) – A search team on Oregon’s Mount Hood retrieved the body of a snowboarder on Sunday, a day after he was buried beneath falling ice and snow as he explored an ice tunnel, the local sheriff’s office said. The snowboarder, identified as 25-year-old Collin Backowski, was exploring the mountain…

Ohio death row inmate found hanged days before execution date

By Kim Palmer COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – An Ohio death row inmate was found hanged in his prison cell on Sunday, three days before he was due to be executed for the 1987 murder of a babysitter, a prison spokeswoman said. Billy Slagle, 44, had been due to receive a…

Police kill 14-year-old boy in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A police officer shot an armed 14-year-old boy in New York City early on Sunday after he did not drop his gun when ordered, police said. After hearing gunshots, two officers came across the boy, whom police identified as Shaaliver Douse, chasing another male down a…

Nugent: ‘People who hate Ted Nugent hate freedom. Trayvon got justice’

Gun rights advocate and right-wing provocateur Ted Nugent lashed out on Saturday at critics of his recent remarks on race and protesters who are trying to have his Tuesday show in New Haven, Connecticut canceled. The New Haven Register quoted an interview with Maine AM radio station WGAN, Nugent said…

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