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Naked Florida man subdued by five cops after biting man

Five police officers in Florida over the weekend struggled to subdue a naked 22-year-old man who raised hell at a St. Augustine home and bit one of the residents, according to First Coast News. The homeowners said they awoke to find their patio furniture destroyed and Jeremiah Haughee naked on…

In U.S., painkiller abusers turning to heroin: research

WASHINGTON — Ever since the popular painkiller pill OxyContin became harder to crush into powder two years ago, many US drug abusers have turned to heroin instead, researchers said Wednesday. The formula change did not appear to stop people from snorting or shooting up, but rather caused them to switch…

Futures firm PFG collapses amid fraud accusations

NEW YORK — US futures brokerage Peregrine Financial Group filed for bankruptcy protection late Tuesday amid fraud allegations by regulators and after its founder attempted suicide. PFG, also known as PFG Best, filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which involves the sale of assets to pay off creditors. The liquidation filing…

Judge continues to block Mississippi anti-abortion law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Wednesday continued to block a law that would shutter the state’s only abortion clinic. “Today’s decision means a woman in Mississippi will continue to be able to make her own personal health care decisions in consultation with her family,…

Democrats call food stamp cuts ‘immoral’

Republican attempts to cut billions of dollars in food assistance to poor American families have been denounced as an “abomination” and “immoral” by Democrats who have vowed to block the measure in Congress. The cuts, part of a five-year farm bill under debate in the House of Representatives agricultural committee…

Limbaugh: NAACP booed ‘simply because Romney’s white’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested that that the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had booed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney just because he was a white man. Limbaugh blasted President Barack Obama for skipping this year’s convention and instead sending…

Wisconsin Dem slams passage of House ‘Obamacare’ repeal bill

House Republicans voted to repeal what they dub “Obamacare” in a 244-185 vote on Wednesday, even after the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act last month. “Same crap, different day,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Raw Story. “They’ve always been against Social Security, against Medicare, Medicaid.…

Kim Dotcom offers to extradite himself, for a price

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom made an especially bold offer this week, telling the Department of Justice that he’s willing to come to the U.S. of his own volition and turn himself in, provided they release his assets so that he can pay his legal bills and mount a proper defense.…

West Virginia man accused of chaining and beating ‘slave’ wife for 10 years

A man in West Virginia man was arrested earlier this month on the suspicion that he had enslaved and beaten his wife over a period of a decade, even forcing her to give birth while in chains. On Tuesday, WSAZ reported that Peter Lizon was charged with malicious wounding after…

$45 million deficit forces San Bernardino, Calif. into bankruptcy

Facing a $45 million deficit, San Bernardino became the third California city in less than two weeks to file for municipal bankruptcy on Tuesday, after it was revealed that the city received falsified budget information for 13 of the past 16 years, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The San…

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