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Florida woman arrested for violently yanking ex-boyfriend’s penis

Police in Sarasota, Florida arrested a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday for assaulting an ex-boyfriend by violently grabbing and pulling his penis. According to TheSmokingGun.com, Laquavia Sharelle Wallace attacked Antonio Marquis Williams in his home in a dispute over whether or not the couple should resume dating. Wallace had gone to…

One accuser drops underage sex lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer

A man who accused former “Sesame Street” Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, 52, of underage sex has withdrawn his complaint, E! News learned Wednesday. Clash still faces three other suits accusing him of underage sex with teen boys, but court documents filed April 15 showed that the original plaintiff has withdrawn…

Boston doctors agonize over ‘ugly job’ of amputations

Doctors carried out at least 13 leg amputations after the Boston marathon bombings, and for the surgeons, it was an agonizing decision. “We just completed the ugly job that the bomb did,” said George Velmahos, Massachusetts General Hospital’s chief of trauma surgery, of the extreme operations that had to be…

‘Solid leads’ but no arrests in Boston bombing case

Government officials said on Wednesday that they had “solid leads” in the investigation into who was behind the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon. Both Fox News and CNN were told that surveillance video surveillance video from the Lord & Taylor department store near the second bombing location was being…

Prominent Republican and Democrat former U.S. officials urge direct diplomacy with Iran

Former US officials called on the White House Wednesday to initiate direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program instead of relying solely on sanctions to persuade Tehran to change course. The 35 prominent ex-diplomats, military officers and other officials from both political parties issued a report urging President Barack…

White House refuses to admit gun reform defeat

The White House refused to admit defeat despite signs a bid to expand background checks for gun owners will fail later on Wednesday in the US Senate. President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney also lashed out angrily at complaints by Republican Senator Rand Paul that the White House was using…

Renegade nuns join activists for Medicaid rally at Texas capitol

The Nuns on the Bus, a touring group of activist Catholic nuns, arrived at the Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, to demonstrate alongside more than 400 others who support the expansion of Medicaid in that state to help the poor. According to the Associated Press, the purpose…

Infant Universe had massive ‘star factory’ galaxy churning out 3,000 stars per year

Light captured from when the Universe was still in its childhood has shown a massive galaxy that churned out nearly 3,000 stars per year, a rate 2,000 greater than our own Milky Way today, astronomers said on Wednesday. The galaxy, called HFLS3, has a mass of stars nearly 40 billion…

DNA blueprint of ‘living fossil’ coelacanth helps scientists track evolution of creatures from sea to land

Biologists on Wednesday said they had unravelled the DNA of the coelacanth, a “living fossil” fish whose ancient lineage can shed light on how life in the sea crept onto land hundreds of millions of years ago. Analysis of the coelacanth genome shows three billion “letters” of DNA code, making…

Police search ‘Russian Facebook’ founders house after police officer injured in traffic accident

Russian investigators said Wednesday they had searched the home of the young founder of the country’s most popular social networking site in a probe into a drive-by attack on a policeman. Pavel Durov, 28, founded the VKontakte (In Contact) social networking site in 2006 and is often compared to Facebook…

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