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Poop-smeared naked man to cops: ‘B*tch, I got sh*t on me’ so you won’t put me in your car

A naked Georgia man who was arrested in a restroom of an Arby’s restaurant told police they wouldn’t arrest him because he was covered in excrement. According to the Columbus Leger-Enquirer, Kenyatta Griffin, 40, believed that peace officers would be reluctant to transport him in a police cruiser. “B*tch, I…

Federal authorities shut down ‘Silk Road’ drug trading website

US authorities said Wednesday they had shut down the Silk Road website and arrested its owner on charges he ran an online black market for illegal drugs and services. Ross William Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was arrested on Tuesday in San Francisco after the website was shuttered,…

New radioactive leak reported at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Wednesday, according to Japanese news agencies. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the highly radioactive water had leaked at the Fukushima No. 1 plant from a different storage tank to the one where…

Obama to meet with congressional leaders over government shutdown

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called congressional leaders to a White House meeting, providing a glimmer of hope for movement on day two of a crippling government shutdown. The White House is squaring off with Republican rivals in Congress over how to fund federal agencies, many of which are…

Obama urges Republicans to back down as shutdown set to enter second day

The political deadlock that forced the closure large portions of the US government on Tuesday, bringing financial uncertainty to hundreds of thousands of federal workers, appeared likely to enter a second day without a resolution. As national landmarks were barricaded, museums closed, and hundreds of thousands of employers were placed…

Roman skulls found in London could be victims of warrior queen Boudicca

Blackened Roman skulls, possibly victims of Boudicca’s revolution which scorched the foundations of the Roman empire in Britain, have come tumbling out of a Crossrail tunnel in the heart of London. Archaeologists know they will find thousands of skeletons on the site, which was the 17th-century Bedlam burial ground, but…

Invasion of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuclear plant

A Swedish nuclear reactor was restarted on Wednesday following a three-day closure caused by a build-up of jellyfish in a cooling system, according to the operators. The incident occurred in reactor 3 at Oskarshamn power station on the Baltic Sea coast, which is run by OKG, a subsidiary of the…

Author Tom Clancy dead at 66

US author Tom Clancy, whose spy and military thrillers became worldwide best-sellers and inspired several Hollywood hit films, has died, US media reported Wednesday. He was 66. His long list of novels included “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” The Baltimore Sun newspaper said…

Greek neo-Nazi lawmakers face criminal charges for belonging to Golden Dawn

Four lawmakers from Greece’s Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party were charged Wednesday with belonging to a criminal organisation as the authorities move to dismantle the group after the murder of an anti-fascist musician. The indictments — the first ever against neo-Nazi MPs in Greece — were unveiled as Golden Dawn’s leader…

Russia charges five Greenpeace activists with piracy

Russian investigators on Wednesday charged five Greenpeace campaigners with piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group said, calling the move an “outrage”. The charge against the activists — a Briton, a Finn, a Brazilian, a Russian and a dual US-Swedish citizen — dimmed hopes that…

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