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Connecticut cops kicked and stomped on man downed by stun gun: video

The police chief in Bridgeport, Conn., the state’s largest city, moved three officers to desk duty after a video appeared on YouTube in which they stomped on and repeatedly kicked a man after a stun gun had already rendered him inert, reported the Associated Press. The video is from May…

Dolphins form ‘life raft’ to help dying friend

Scientists have observed a group of dolphins in the Sea of Japan using their bodies as a life raft to buoy up a dying friend. In this video from NewScientist.com, the pod of dolphins was seen to hold a struggling female up at the surface of the water in order to…

Feds: ‘Ex-Marine’ with ‘right-wing’ manifesto built bombs for cocaine, hoarded assault weapons

A Colorado man, who said that he was an ex-Marine and claimed a “right-wing declaration of independence/constitutionalist political manifesto,” built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to trade for cocaine and hoarded several military-style assault weapons that may have been converted to machine guns, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. According…

Allen West slams female soldiers: Why aren’t women in the NHL?

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday dismissed women in combat as a “foray” into an “equality trip.” The Department of Defense recently lifted its prohibition on women serving in combat positions. The military is expected to open 230,000 new positions to women. “I have to tell you, if this…

Australia bans ad with Barbara Bush look-alike: ‘There’s only one Dick I’ll be eating’

Australian food entrepreneur Dick Smith says that the Commercials Advice (CAD) board was wrong to effectively ban his advertisement full of “Dick jokes” by giving it a PG rating instead of the required G rating. According to ad creator Dan Ilic, Dick Smith foods had planned to run over $100,000…

Los Angeles teacher arrested for sexually abusing ‘at least 20 children’

A former Los Angeles Unified School District employee was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused “at least 20 children” and one adult co-worker, KTLA-TV reported Thursday morning. Police launched an investigation last year after two alleged victims came forward claiming that 57-year-old Robert Pimentel, who’s worked for the…

David Frum: Women in combat will push down military qualifications

Conservative columnist David Frum said Wednesday that it was a bad idea to allow women to fill combat roles in the U.S. military. Frum, an editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, explained on CNN that he had three reasons why women shouldn’t be in combat. “The first is, as…

Distressed dolphin seeks out diver for help

Diving in waters near Hawaii recently, a group of photographers were surprised to see a Bottlenose dolphin swim right up to them seemingly in distress. As they discovered on the night of Jan. 11, the dolphin had a hook embedded in its mouth and fishing line wrapped around one of…

Brits develop train cars that can resist terrorist bombings

LONDON — Researchers said Wednesday they have developed train carriages that can reduce deaths and injuries in terror attacks by using plastic-coated windows and measures to prevent flying debris. The New Rail research centre at Newcastle University analysed the carriages hit in the July 7, 2005 attacks on the London…

Family copes with 20-year-old toddler who never grew up

Brooke Greenberg, 20, is a genuine medical mystery: she’s a girl who’s barely aged, despite living for two decades. Appearing on CNN’s Headline News on Tuesday, her parents explained that she’s stumped doctors so badly that they call her stunted development “Condition X.” There’s nobody else like her in the…

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