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Kansas governor tattles on teen’s rude tweet

CHICAGO — The governor of Kansas faced an online trashing Friday for tattling on a teenaged girl who sent out a critical tweet during a visit to the state capitol. Emma Sullivan, 18, was hauled into her principal’s office and ordered to write letters of apology after one of Governor…

Supreme Court to decide whether lawsuits require harm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a dispute pitting big business against consumer groups, the Supreme Court hears arguments Monday on whether a person has to suffer legal harm to sue a company over an alleged kickback it got. Cleveland home buyer Denise Edwards sued her title insurance company under a 1974…

Lawyer suggests Strauss-Kahn was victim of political plot

Disgraced ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer on Friday suggested that a political plot could have been behind sex assault charges that brought down his client. Washington attorney William Taylor referred to an upcoming investigative article in the New York Review of Books as evidence that the then powerful French politician…

Two bodies found in Ohio, links to Craigslist ads possible

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Authorities recovered two bodies from shallow graves in Ohio on Friday that may be linked to the shooting of one man and suspicious death of another who had responded to online help wanted ads. Few details were released about the recoveries of one body from behind a…

Violence, pepper spray mar Black Friday shopping

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Black Friday turned into a black mark against American shoppers as riotous crowds brawled over video games, waffle irons and towels, drawing international condemnation and even raising questions about the state of humanity. One of the most outrageous incidents of the day was in the Los…

LA mayor tells defiant ‘Occupy’ demonstrators to go

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered anti-capitalist [sic] protesters to leave the spot where they have been rallying since October by 12:01 am Monday, citing public safety concerns. “Occupy LA has brought needed attention to the growing disparities in our country and I look forward to its ongoing efforts to…

Police body slam leaves grandpa bloody, unconscious at Wal-Mart

Witnesses say police officers tackled a grandfather at an Arizona Wal-Mart Friday, leaving him bloody and unconscious. The video game section of the Buckeye store got a little rowdy when people started trying to tear open boxes of games, and one woman got punched. After one man’s grandson got trampled,…

Wal-Mart shoppers ‘riot’ over two-dollar waffle irons

Things got out of control at one Wal-Mart near Little Rock, Arkansas on Black Friday as shoppers went wild over a good deal on kitchen appliances. Screams could be heard as the greedy shoppers struggled to grab one (or five) of the $2 waffle irons. A video of the scene…

Obama campaign tweets Black Friday deals

As shoppers snapped up Black Friday deals around the United States, US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign also jumped into the fray, offering discounts on 2012 merchandise. “This Black Friday, take 10 percent off all purchases of #Obama2012 gear,” the Obama campaign said in a message to the nearly 11.3…

Safeway fires guard for banning 4-year-old girl

For one security guard at a Washington state Safeway, 4-year-old Savannah Harp was just another criminal. During a recent shopping trip to the Everett grocery story, the cute little girl opened a box of dried fruit while her dad wasn’t paying attention. But one eagle-eyed security guard spotted the “shoplifting”…

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