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Georgia man found guilty of murdering 13-month-old baby

18-year-old De’Marquise Elkins was found guilty of murder on Friday for killing a 13-month-old boy sitting in his stroller in March 2013, the Associated Press reported. Elkins was also denied a bond request while his attorney, Jonathan Lockwood, prepares an appeal. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.…

Lawyers offer lollipops to American Bankers Association for claiming copyright on routing numbers

In our time we’ve seen some pretty epic responses to bogus legal threats, but it appears we have a new contender for the throne. As a whole bunch of lawyers suddenly emailed me this morning, it appears there’s been a followup to our earlier story on…   [Beautiful sexy girl…

Climate change deniers at war with U.S. military over green energy

When Congress returns from vacation in a week and a half, the Senate will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill that sets the Department of Defense (DoD) budget — and defense-related budgets for other departments — and…  …

Elite winemaker shunned for calling Italy’s Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge a ‘dirty black monkey’

An award-winning Italian winemaker is being shunned by the sector after a bizarre racist tirade on Facebook against Italy’s first black government minister. Fulvio Bressan took to the Internet to rant against Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge, an Italian citizen born in what is now Democratic Republic of Congo. Bressan called…

Apple launches iPhone trade-in program in U.S.

Apple on Friday began letting US iPhone owners trade in their smartphones for credit toward buying new models. The California company’s trade-in program kicked off in the wake of unconfirmed reports of a September 10 event at which Apple will unveil new iPhones, with rumors ranging from a gold handset…

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa leader rebukes Wikileaks’ Julian Assange for mocking Australian politicians

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Friday chastized WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for making fun of Australian politicians in a video shot at his place of refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy. “We have sent him a letter: he can campaign politically, but without making fun of Australian politicians. We are not…

Obama slams ‘incapacity’ of UN Security Council on Syria

US President Barack Obama on Friday slammed the “incapacity” of the UN Security Council to act on Syria and warned the world must not be “paralyzed” on responding to a chemical weapons attack. “What we have seen so far at least is an incapacity at this point for the Security…

New Jersey court declares texters can be held responsible for actions of drivers they distract

On Tuesday, a state appeals court in New Jersey ruled that texters can be held civilly responsible if they “knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted.” The Appellate Division of the Superior Court emphasized that the primary…

Ohio man pleads guilty to dumping fracking waste into Mahoning River

Michael Guesman, an employee at Hardrock Excavating in Youngstown, Ohio, pleaded guilty yesterday to an unpermitted discharge of pollutants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act. Guesman said that his boss, owner Benedict Lupo, ordered him to dump tens of thousands of gallons of fracking waste into the Mahoning…

Mother, daughter sentenced for ‘Nigerian internet romance scam’ targeting U.S. military supporters

A Colorado mother and daughter were sentenced on Wednesday for their roles in a “Nigerian internet romance scam.” Karen and Tracy Vasseur were convicted of stealing more than $1 million from 374 victims who thought they were sending money to aid members of the United States military. “Not only did…

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