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Stock market shudders after false AP report of White House bombing

A fake post on Twitter by the Associated Press resulted in a 128-point drop in the stock market on Tuesday, USA Today reported. At 1:07 p.m., the AP’s Twitter account posted a fake “breaking news update” that read, “Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” AP…

Report: Immigration ‘black hole’ forces hospitals to fly patients home unconscious

Immigration advocates are concerned that the implementation of the Affordable Health Care act will bring with it an increase in “medical repatriation,” the practice of hospitals flying undocumented immigrants to their native countries, often while they are unconscious, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. “It really is a Catch-22 for…

California officials investigate ‘patient dumping’ allegations against Nevada clinic

The city attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco said on Monday they are investigating reports that Nevada’s primary mental health facility has shipped more than 1,500 patients to cities across the country while they still needed care. “This type of conduct is deplorable,” San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera…

Actor Michael Shannon dramatizes sorority member’s rant against ‘f-cking awkward’ sisters

A sorority officer’s expletive-laced reprimand of her chapter for being “fucking awkward” and “fucking boring” was brought to life by actor Michael Shannon in a video released by Funny or Die on Monday. The email, originally sent by a University of Maryland student to her chapter of the Delta Gamma…

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations. “I think that we should be able to put in listening…

Ralph Lauren pays $1.6 million for bribing Argentinian officials

Clothing retailer Ralph Lauren will pay $1.6 million to avoid prosecution on civil and criminal accusations that the company bribed Argentinian customs officials to gain access into the country. Reuters reported on Monday that the company agreed to pay a $882,000 penalty to the Department of Justice and forfeit more…

Queen’s Brian May produces ‘Badger song’ for anti-culling campaign

Queen guitarist Brian May looked to his past on Saturday in his opposition to the English government’s plan to cull the country’s badger population, unveiling a song based on the group’s title song for the movie Flash Gordon. “It’s a kind of parody of ‘Flash,’ as you’ll see,” May said…

Police kill man and find four other people dead after suburban Seattle shoot-out

Five people were killed Sunday night in a Seattle, Washington suburb, including one man shot dead by police after allegedly reaching for a gun as they arrived on the scene. KOMO-TV reported that authorities initially found the unidentified man wounded and lying on the ground in a parking lot while…

‘Sh-t Black’ elephant feces beer a hit in Japan

A popular new Japanese beer is putting an interesting spin on the phrase, “bottoms up.” According to the drinks trade magazine The Drinks Business, Un, Kono Kuro was an instant sellout online for the Sankt Gallen brewery, prompting it to offer the “chocolate stout” on tap at its Tokyo store…

Two people shot during ’4/20′ rally in Denver

Two people were shot during an annual rally celebrating marijuana in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Police said one victim was shot in the leg and one more person suffered unspecified injuries. Both were taken to a local hospital and were expected to survive. Witnesses said they…

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