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Florida man bites grandmother after arguing over 2 bottles of wine

A Florida man was in Volusia County jail on Thursday after biting his grandmother during an argument about two bottles of wine. According to an arrest report obtained by The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 59-year-old Sue Wilson said that 19-year-old grandson Blake Hale was acting drunk when she came home on…

Oklahoma man hog-ties burglar up for police

A man suspected of burglary tangled with the wrong man and ended up hog-tied in the yard until Tulsa, Oklahoma police arrived on Wednesday, according to KOTV. According to Denay Houston, she and her husband heard breaking glass and saw a folding chair inside their daughter’s bedroom around 6 a.m.…

Nugent’s 2016 slogan: ‘I have 9 children from 7 women, and I’m running for president’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent says he’s considering running in 2016 and already has a campaign pitch: “Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women, and I’m running for president.” In a Washington Post Magazine story published this week, Nugent told Steve Hendrix that he was “thinking about…

Supreme Court’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg vows to resist pressure from ‘liberals’ to retire

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) – At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, says she is in excellent health, even lifting weights despite having cracked a pair of ribs again, and plans to stay several more years on the bench. In a Reuters…

Statue of Liberty shakes off Sandy, reopens today

She didn’t even get her skirt wet. Yet when Hurricane Sandy caused a wall of harbor water to wash over her island home, Lady Liberty was forced to close up shop for months. She reopens to visitors today amid fanfare — visiting dignitaries, fireworks…  …

Promising new system developed to harness ocean current energy

Ocean currents are a very promising-looking source of renewable energy, but the technology for capturing ocean current energy and using it to create electricity hasn’t matured yet. However, that may soon change — a new ocean current harnessing system…  …

Apple powering Nevada datacenter with solar farm

Apple’s Nevada data center has been in the works for quite some time: a 2,200-acre plot outside of Reno will host a 90,000-square-foot datacenter that, in turn, will support the tech giant’s cloud services. Apple will reportedly spend $1 billion…  …

Zimmerman studied Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law: witness

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was well versed in Florida’s self-defense laws before he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, despite a previous claim to the contrary, jurors were told at Zimmerman’s trial on Wednesday. The contradiction came into evidence…

Phish’s Trey Anastasio on community, commitment and classical music

EmbedVideo(’6848′, ’514′, ’320′); JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: how a front man of rock is charming new fans in the world of classic music, and yet still jamming for his adoring base after three decades on the road. Jeffrey Brown has our profile.…  …

British surveillance firm denies bugging Ecuador’s embassy

LONDON (Reuters) – A British private surveillance company denied on Thursday that it had bugged the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for over a year. Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino made the allegation against the Surveillance Group Ltd in Quito on Wednesday, adding…

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