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Christopher Dorner case rekindled distrust and resentment of police

One strange, sad, but telling aspect of the recent manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles cop who pursued a fatal vendetta against the city police department, is that many African-Americans in Los Angeles and elsewhere cheered him on via Twitter and Facebook and in public online forums…  …

Scientists reconstruct Russian meteor trajectory

A duo of Colombian scientists say they have reconstructed the orbit of the meteor that exploded earlier this month over Chelyabinsk, Russia.  Relying on videos of the meteor from Chelyabinsk’s Revolutionary Square and in the nearby city of Korkino, astronomers Jorge Zuluaga and Ignacio Ferrin at…  …

Looming budget cuts prompt U.S. to free hundreds of detained immigrants

US authorities revealed Tuesday that they have released hundreds of detained immigrants in recent days to trim expenses ahead of massive automatic budget cuts due to take effect this week. With three days to go before the so-called “sequester” — $85 billion in across-the-board cuts — takes effect, federal agencies…

Lawsuit claims Anheuser-Busch is watering down its beer

The makers of Budweiser faced accusations on Tuesday of watering down the popular American lager in search of higher profits, in a class action lawsuit flatly rejected by the brewery. The beer-drinking plaintiffs alleged that Anheuser-Busch is violating consumer protection laws in California and Missouri by “falsely representing the alcohol…

Two men shoot sheriff at Alberta courthouse

Two men shot their way out of a courthouse in a small town in Western Canada on Tuesday, injuring a sheriff and fleeing in his van before being recaptured, authorities said. A justice department spokeswoman said the sheriff was shot in the hand shortly before noon local time and was…

Body of chopped up woman discovered in New York

A man walking his dog discovered a woman’s body chopped up and placed in several bags near Yankee Stadium in New York on Tuesday, police said. They were walking in the Bronx neighborhood when they came across “several body parts — torso, head, legs, hands, feet,” a police spokesman told…

Lack of sleep leads to groggy genes: study

Lack of sleep has a potentially harmful effect on gene expression, according to a study out Tuesday that sheds light on the link between sleep deficits and a wide range of health conditions. A sleep deficit — even just a week’s worth — can have damaging effects on our genes,…

Liberal group attacks Mitch McConnell over Taiwan-born wife

Aides to top Republican Senator Mitch McConnell voiced outrage Tuesday after a left-leaning group suggested that he supported China over the United States due to his Taiwan-born wife. McConnell, who faces re-election next year, is married to former labor secretary Elaine Chao. She was born in Taiwan to parents who…

Obama tells Egypt’s president to ‘protect’ democracy

US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi has a “responsibility to protect” the democratic principles advanced by the 2011 uprising. Obama “welcomed President Morsi’s commitment to serving as a president for all Egyptians, including women and people of all faiths,” the White House said, in…

Sen. Rand Paul joins Democrats to confirm Chuck Hagel as next secretary of defense

The US Senate finally confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense Tuesday, ending an acrimonious nominations process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet. After Hagel’s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10-day delay thrown up by Republicans, Senators voted 58-41 to confirm the…

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