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Florida gov. accepts ruling against prison privatizations

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) said this week that he will not appeal a court ruling that struck down his plan to privatize 29 of the state’s prisons, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The ruling, made last month by circuit court judge Jackie Fulford, is a major blow for companies…

Miami cop arrested at gunpoint for driving 120 MPH

A Miami police officer found himself in handcuffs earlier this month after leading the Florida Highway Patrol on a chase at speeds over 120 miles per hour. Dashcam video caught Miami police Officer Fausto Lopez, 35, in his cruiser on the Florida Turnpike blowing by trooper D.J. Watts like she…

Cain: Voters won’t be ‘turned off’ by sexual harassment claims

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday repeatedly denied reports that he sexually harassed two women in the 1990s. Politico reported Sunday that “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior” by Cain while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association…

Police use bulldozers to break up Occupy Richmond

Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1 a.m. Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters. At least 15 protesters who choose not to leave Kanawha Plaza after a 45 minute warning were arrested, according to Richmond Times-Dispatch. Demonstrators had been occupying the plaza since…

Officials arrest 70 in major Arizona drug bust

(Reuters) – Law enforcement officials in Arizona seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and arrested at least 70 suspected drug smugglers with apparent ties to a violent drug cartel in Mexico, an official involved with the investigation in the U.S. Southwest told Reuters on Sunday. The operation, which included three…

Deal reached in U.S. 2001 anthrax death suit: filing

MIAMI (Reuters) – The widow of a Florida tabloid photo editor who was the first of five people to die in 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States has reached a settlement with the U.S. government in her wrongful death damages lawsuit against it, according to a court filing. “The…

Soft drink advertising targets children and teens: study

Reuters) – U.S. children and teenagers are seeing far more soda advertising than before, with blacks and Hispanics being major targets, as marketers have expanded online, a study released on Monday found. The report, from the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, also found that many fruit…

Madoff wife, son say they will never forgive him

The wife and son of disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff said they would never forgive him for committing a massive fraud which led a second son to commit suicide. Ruth and Andrew Madoff told CBS’s “60 Minutes” program that Mark Madoff slowly fell apart before hanging himself in shame…

Freak snowstorm cuts power to millions in U.S.

Rare October snows transformed the northeastern United States into a Halloween winter wonderland, but millions were left without power and three deaths were blamed on the storm. The unseasonable snowfall disrupted air, rail and road traffic from Washington to Boston and the National Weather Service warned of “extremely hazardous” conditions…

Politico: Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment

Politico reported on Sunday that when Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association, a post he held from 1996 to 1999, “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior.” According to Politico’s sources, the women left the lobbying…

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