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Anthony Weiner to Jewish voters: ‘You know who judges me? Not you.’

Embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner chose, of all days, Erev Rosh Hashanah — the evening before the first of the Jewish High Holy Days — to engage in a shouting match with an Orthodox Jewish man in a Brooklyn market. According to Jacob Kornbluh, who filmed the…

Nuclear disaster: Radiation levels at Fukushima would now be fatal within hours

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site. On Wednesday the country’s nuclear regulation authority said radiation…

Boy shoots 8-year-old brother in head after mother falls asleep next to loaded guns

An 8-year-old boy in Shippensburg, PA was shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother after the boys’ mother fell asleep with a loaded rifle and pistol lying out in the open. According to WHTM Channel 27, the older boy is in very critical condition and the younger boy in…

Police suspect Houston high school stabbing is gang-related

One student is dead, and another three injured, after a fight that police suspect was gang-related broke out in a north Houston high school. An unidentified 17-year-old died at the scene, while a 16-year-old was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. According to an…

Journalist Barrett Brown fights media gag order in Stratfor hacking trial

Federal prosecutors will attempt to place a gag order on the jailed activist-journalist Barrett Brown and his legal team on Wednesday that would prevent them from talking to the media about his prosecution. The US attorney Sarah Saldana will call on the federal court for the northern district of Texas,…

Syracuse’s ‘most prolific sex offender’ lied to acquire government job

Despite having hired the man Syracuse police call the ‘most prolific sex offender’ in the area, Syracuse city officials confirmed to CNY NY that they don’t plan on changing their hiring practices or checking into the background of current employee. On the application, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act…

Syria says it will never give up ‘even if there is World War III’

Syria said Wednesday it had taken “every measure” to retaliate if hit by a feared US-led military strike and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its…

India might ban the use of animals at circuses

India is considering a ban on the use of all animals used in circuses after activists said Wednesday they discovered elephants and horses shackled for long periods, dogs housed in tiny cages and drunk trainers. The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body, said it has recommended…

Obama: ‘I didn’t set a red line’ on Syria, ‘the world set a red line’

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the world had set “a red line” for Syria and the international community’s credibility was at stake if it did not take action against the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama made the remarks after arriving in Sweden for a two-day visit,…

Prominent marijuana activist ‘Jenny Kush’ killed by alleged drunk driver

Marijuana activist Jennifer Friede was killed Saturday night when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by an alleged a drunk driver heading south on a northbound lane on Interstate 25 near Denver. Friede, who was known in marijuana advocacy circles as “Jenny Kush,” was pronounced dead at the…

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