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Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers

An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees. Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned…

Watch live: Cheers erupt in protest crowd as Morsi removed from presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) – The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state. In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the…

Suspected car thief shot by Houston vigilantes

A suspected car thief in Houston was in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon after being shot by his alleged victims while trying to escape with a cohort. KTRK-TV reported that the duo was spotted by breaking into at least one pickup truck early Tuesday morning by residents in a…

Man dressed as Darth Vader runs a mile in Death Valley’s 129-degree heat

Drivers in Death Valley were surprised on Sunday when, amid a 129-degree heatwave, a man dressed as Darth Vader from “Star Wars” was spotted running alongside a highway as fast as he possibly could. That man was Jonathan Rice, an experienced runner whose particularly a fan of running in extreme…

New tick-borne illness mimics Lyme disease but often goes undetected

More than 100,000 people in New York state are estimated to have been infected with a newly discovered disease that is carried by deer ticks and which mimics the symptoms of Lyme disease. According to CBS-New York, Borrelia miyamotoi disease looks like Lyme, but is a different illness altogether, one…

Hilarious ‘Skype bombing’ shuts down Zimmerman trial witness testimony

An attempt to allow a witness to offer live video testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman ended in failure on Wednesday after Internet pranksters inundated his Skype connection with dozens of call requests. Prosecutors introduced Seminole State College criminal justice professor Gordon Scott Pleasants by displaying a Skype…

E.W. Jackson: I don’t hate gay people, just ‘rabid radical’ gay activists

E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s lieutenant governorship, said in an interview on Tuesday that he wasn’t prejudiced against the LGBT community, just its more politically active members. “I don’t treat anybody any differently because of their sexual orientation,” Jackson said in a phone interview with conservative news outlet…

MSNBC host: ‘Republican men’ far too worried about ‘the sanctity of sperm’

During a discussion Wednesday morning about Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and the state’s highly contested push to shut down nearly every abortion clinic within its borders, “MSNBC Live” host Thomas Roberts exclaimed that “Republican men” are far too worried about “the sanctity of sperm over a woman’s right…

Turkish court throws out Taksim redevelopment project that sparked mass protests

(Reuters) – A Turkish court has cancelled a project to redevelop Istanbul’s central Taksim square, a copy of the court’s decision showed, ruling in a dispute that triggered a nationwide wave of violent anti-government protests. The administrative court ruled in early June, at the height of the unrest, that a…

Zimmerman laughs in court at deadly force testimony

In his trial for the murder of slain teen Trayvon Martin on Wednesday, former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman found a moment of levity during testimony about when it was appropriate to use deadly force. U.S. Army Capt. Alexis Francisco Carter Jr. told a Florida court that Zimmerman had been “one…

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