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Anti-Obama AZ woman runs over husband for not voting

An Arizona woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and reckless driving after running her husband over with their SUV Monday out of anger over him not voting in last week’s presidential election. KPHO-TV reported that Holly Solomon was upset over the possibility of her family “would suffer” because…

Electric car’s future? Turn the frame into a battery

The size and weight of electric car batteries have long posed a problem for the feasibility of such automobiles, as they cause drag and distance issues. But some scientists are moving towards turning the car’s frame into one large battery. The plan, called the “Storage Project,” would replace steel in…

Major flood sweeps through Venice

Heavy rains that hit Italy this weekend rained down on Venice especially hard, flooding the famous canal city. It’s one of six major floods to hit Venice since 1872. About 70 percent of the city is covered in the flood. Tourists and residents had to wade through knee-deep water, and…

Woman sues park ranger for alleged transphobic tazing

A California woman filed a lawsuit against both the U.S. and a Bureau of Land Management ranger she said tazed her twice because she used to be a man. According to KGTV-TV, Brooke Fantelli’s lawsuit (PDF) names both “the United States of America” and the ranger, identified only as “J.…

Freak explosion turns Indianapolis neighborhood into ‘a war zone’

Two people were killed and 18 others injured after an explosion in an Indianapolis residential area Saturday night that leveled two homes, The Indianapolis Star reported. “It was like a war zone,” said one resident, Whitney Pflanzer. “It was silent after that. And it was dark and dusty, and I…

Gun sales spike after election

In the days after the election, gun sales apparently spiked, according to WITN in North Carolina. Fears of strengthened gun control laws apparently instigated the buying frenzy. “They’re worried about tax increases on ammunition, and then of course the second thing probably going to be the assault weapons,” which are…

Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of laundering millions for drug cartel

Marco Antonio Delgado, a prominent Texas attorney and former trustee at Carnegie Mellon University, appeared in an El Paso court on Thursday to face charges that he conspired with a Mexican drug cartel to launder more than $600 million. The Department of Homeland Security did not name the cartel he’s…

Kudlow: Is the left ‘trying to weaken America’ with legal pot?

On his show Thursday night, CNBC host Larry Kudlow wondered if the left was “trying to weaken America” by legalizing marijuana. “So Colorado and Washington state made history on Tuesday, becoming the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. I just want to ask if liberals trounced on…

Ann Coulter tells Republicans to stop ‘waxing philosophical’ on rape

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Wednesday slammed the Republican candidates who tarnished their races with offensive comments about rape. “Oh, man, you’re talking about Romney,” she told radio host Laura Ingraham. “We’ve got to do something about these Senate candidates. Any Republican running for office, knock it off with the…

Karl Rove: Obama ‘succeeded by suppressing the vote’

Republican political strategist Karl Rove on Thursday claimed that President Barack Obama was re-elected because he was able to suppress voters. During an appearance on Fox News, Rove claimed that Obama had not gotten more people to vote for him, compared to 2008. Instead, Obama successfully retained his 2008 supporters…

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