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U.S. stocks score 3-day rally on stimulus hopes

NEW YORK — US stocks rallied for a third straight day Tuesday, buoyed by hopes for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to boost weak economies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 13,168.60, up 51.09 points, or 0.39 percent. The tech-rich Nasdaq gained 25.95…

New York cops probe massacre threats on Twitter: ‘People are gonna die like Aurora’

NEW YORK — New York police said Tuesday they want to force Twitter to reveal who posted Tweets threatening to massacre theatergoers in a copycat of the recent bloodbath at a cinema in Colorado. “I might just shoot up this theater in New York,” one Tweet said. “I’m serious, people…

Jared Lee Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting

The man accused of the 2011 shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others in Tucson pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Jared Lee Loughner, 23, is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole under the plea deal. Tuesday’s court hearing came only after…

Ohio police arrest man for bringing gun into ‘Dark Knight’ screening

A 37-year-old Ohio man was arrested last weekend after bringing a gun into a late night screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” police said. The suspect, Scott A. Smith, allegedly went into a Regal Cinema in Crocker Park, Ohio on Saturday night before anyone else, carrying a satchel containing a…

Romney: ‘Romney hood’ attack is ‘Obamaloney’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday lashed out at the notion that he was a “Robin Hood in reverse,” calling the president’s attack “Obamaloney.” Speaking to supporters in Connecticut on Monday night, President Barack Obama said that Romney would increase taxes on middle class Americans so that he…

Report: U.S. military covered up ‘Auschwitz-like’ hospital conditions

A set of shocking images released by Buzzfeed Tuesday (Warning: graphic pictures) detail in horrifying fashion allegations that the head of the U.S. military’s training program in Afghanistan covered up “Auschwitz-like” conditions at the Afghan National Military Hospital. The report compiles more than 70 pictures and 120 documents submitted as…

Ingraham walks off set to mock opponents of ‘illegals’ slur

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday pretended to abruptly end an interview after Fox News guest host Juliet Huddy used the slur “illegal aliens” to refer to undocumented immigrants. Conservative websites like Breitbart.com and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze have recently expressed outrage that the UCLA Center for Labor Research…

Woman refuses to stop for police because she was ‘topless’

A woman from Marion County, Florida refused to stop for police who tried to pull her over for speeding because she claimed she removed her top to impress her boyfriend. Mandy Ramsey was arrested Saturday by police who said she was going 71 miles per hour 55 mile-per-hour zone. Police…

WATCH LIVE: NASA discusses Mars Curiosity rover’s exploration

NASA officials held a press conference on the latest data received from the Curiosity rover’s exploration of Mars. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Koch spox slams Zach Galifianakis for making ‘obscene gestures with a monkey’

Billionaire Republican donors Charles and David Koch want their fans and unwitting followers to know that it’s unwise to take “political guidance” from “a guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey on a bus in Bangkok.” That’s according to Koch spokesman Philip Ellender, who seems to have gotten a…

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