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Republican mega-donor’s firm accused of ‘directing’ prostitution at its casinos

A former executive at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Steve Jacobs, has filed a wrongful termination suit in which he accuse the company of “controlling and directing” prostitution at its Macau casinos. The charges are politically significant because the company’s chairman, billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has been perhaps the most generous…

U.S. to send first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Friday confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the first US ambassador to Myanmar in more than two decades, the latest step in greater engagement with a nation undergoing dramatic reforms. Derek Mitchell, a veteran US policymaker on Asia, was confirmed by unanimous consent…

Tea Party leader calls for ‘insurrection’ against Obamacare

Numerous Republicans have expressed discontent with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but it took a Tea Party leader to imply that the decision could justify a new Civil War. Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson posted a statement at his group’s website on Friday proclaiming that…

Obama tours area devastated by Colorado wildfires

A shocked US President Barack Obama on Friday toured “heartbroken” Colorado neighborhoods torched by rampaging wildfires, viewing charred homes and cars melted by intense heat. Crews were meanwhile searching for human remains in the ashes of homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which blazed into the outskirts of the…

House Republican: We could have Attorney General Holder arrested

Appearing on a Friday afternoon Fox News broadcast, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested that House Republicans may direct the House Sergeant at Arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder, provided they exhaust all other options for obtaining Justice Department documents that are now protected under executive privilege. “If you actually look…

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split after 5 years

Hollywood dream couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced after five years of marriage, People magazine reported Friday. The office of New Jersey divorce attorney Jonathan Wolfe confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he is representing 33-year-old Holmes in the proceedings, but declined to say whether the…

Zimmerman awaits second bond ruling after misrepresenting finances

A Florida judge was considering George Zimmerman‘s latest request for freedom on Friday after the accused murderer turned down an opportunity to apologise for misleading the court over donations to his defence fund. Judge Kenneth Lester reserved his decision following an emotional and often fiery bail hearing in which the parents of Trayvon Martin,…

Houston woman arrested and jailed over ‘speed trap’ sign

A woman in Houston, Texas spent 12 hours in jail recently after being arrested while holding up a makeshift sign warning passing motorists of a police speed trap ahead. Claiming that she was initially threatened with a felony charge for “obstructing justice,” Natalie Plummer explained to Houston ABC News affiliate…

Former pregnant inmate sues after being forced to wear shackles during labor

A former inmate is suing the Nevada Department of Correction because she says she was forced to wear shackles while in labor. Valerie Nabors told KTNV that officials at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in North Las Vegas violated state law when they put her in shackles while she…

MD governor: Only mandates Republicans embrace are ‘trans-vaginal probes for women’

In a conference call with reporters, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Gov. Duval Patrick (D-MA) praised Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and addressed the Republicans’ lack of an alternative plan. O’Malley went so far as to say of Republicans that they’re only in favor of government…

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