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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…

Fox News analyst: Sikh temple massacre ‘not domestic terrorism’

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano is insisting that it was “not domestic terrorism” for a white supremacist to shoot seven people dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, but a Muslim U.S. Army major killing 13 coworkers at Ft. Hood was. Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that the…

NC lawmaker: Planned Parenthood ‘getting wealthy on murder for hire’

A North Carolina Republican responded to a Planned Parenthood email by calling it a “bloody, indecent, immoral organization,” that was “getting wealthy on murder for hire,” according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The healthcare organization “deals out nothing but deception, death, personal devastation, and moral degradation,” Rep. Larry Pittman (R-NC) wrote.…

Another study finds fracking wastewater wells make earthquakes more likely

Wastewater injection wells that accompany natural gas “fracking” sties are linked to an increase in the probability of earthquakes, according to a University of Texas study published this week in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Cliff Frohlich, the University of Texas researcher who conducted the…

Sikh shooter’s stepmother: Army changed a ‘lovely, gentle child’

The stepmother of a man who died after allegedly killing seven at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin says that Wade Michael Page was a “lovely, gentle child” who was never the same after leaving the U.S. Army. “The last time I saw Wade was at Christmas time and he was…

Republican chairman wants Palin to speak at convention

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday said that he hoped that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would have a speaking role at this month’s Republican National Convention. During an interview on Fox News, host Greta Van Susteren asked the RNC chairman if Palin would be at the…

Tennessee man arrested for repeatedly drunk dialing 911

A Columbia, Tennessee man was arrested last weekend and charged with misusing 911 after he dialed emergency dispatchers nine times in a single day, including one call in particular wherein he asked if they could send a car to take him on a beer run. Allen Troy Brooks, 67, was…

Jared Lee Loughner will seek to change plea: judge

LOS ANGELES — The man who killed six people and injured 13 others, including former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson last year, will try to change his plea in an upcoming hearing, a judge said Monday. “If the Court finds the defendant competent, his counsel has requested a follow-on…

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