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Florida man accused of killing and cooking family dog

A 25-year-old Florida man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Thursday for allegedly killing his family’s dog, then cooking it and eating it. The Tampa Tribune reported on Friday that authorities picked up Thomas Huggins after being alerted by his his mother, Margie Huggins, that she had found…

California woman gets life in prison for severing husband’s penis

A 50-year-old California woman was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for drugging her husband and cutting his penis off with a kitchen knife, KABC-TV reported. Catherine Kieu was found guilty of torture and aggravated mayhem for the July 2011 attack on the unidentified victim, which prosecutors said she…

American citizen dies amid anti-government protests in Egypt

By Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian US citizen dies in Alexandria as tensions rise between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi Egypt suffered renewed outbreaks of violence on Friday as Muslim Brotherhood offices were attacked in at least four provinces, two days before the scheduled start of mass protests against…

Activist tells Moyers: Iowa Rep. King ‘pinning the problems’ of the country on the poor

Anti-poverty activist Mariana Chilton slammed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and other lawmakers in an interview with Bill Moyers for perpetuating the stigma against Americans who need federal benefits programs or local food banks to get enough food on their tables. “Let me show you what this congressperson is doing,” Chilton…

Police find automatic weapons, grenades, tank at dead survivalist’s home

Authorities have discovered a large cache of automatic weapons, explosives and even a tank at the New York home of a survivalist who may have killed himself on Tuesday night. Carmel Police on Thursday were forced to evacuate a Mahopac neighborhood while investigating the death of 41-year-old Jonathan Orser, a…

Mayor Bloomberg on racial profiling: ‘We disproportionately stop whites too much’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday insisted that “nobody” used profiling to target particular races. During his weekly interview with WOR’s John Gambling, Bloomberg argued that two bills designed to prevent racial profiling would put the lives of NYPD officers at risk. “These are bad bills,” the mayor…

Santorum reacts to marriage ruling: I saw this coming in my ‘man on dog’ days

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said this week’s Supreme Court rulings proved that the “death knell” of marriage was near. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Santorum warned that two Supreme Court decisions favoring same sex marriage “should send shivers down the spine of freedom-loving Americans.” The…

Pittsburgh police relations meeting ends with white officer arresting black teacher

A meeting intended to improve police-community relations in Pittsburgh ended on Wednesday with a black teacher being arrested by a white officer. Dennis Henderson, 38, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette that he had left the Community Empowerment Association meeting to get a business card out of his car when he was…

Fox’s Eric Bolling introduces show in Spanish: ‘Just practicing’ for life after immigration reform

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Eric Bolling lamented the Senate’s passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying it will change “the very definition of the American dream and the ethnic landscape forever.” He then introduced the show in Spanish, saying, he’s “just practicing.” Commentator Bob Beckel…

North Carolina becomes first state to disqualify itself for federal jobless benefits

A new law taking effect in North Carolina over the weekend will cut unemployment benefits for new claims and disqualify the state from receiving federal funds for the long-term jobless. According the The Associated Press, lawmakers passed the bill in February to accelerate the repayment of $2.5 billion federal debt…

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