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Woman arrested for beating boyfriend with jar of jellyfish

A South Carolina woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a jar of jellyfish. Spartanburg County deputies told WHNS that 38-year-old April Markel-Boshard became angry because her boyfriend, Jerry Eversole, would not take her to the store, claiming she was drunk. That’s when Markel-Boshard…

Santorum: My home-schooled kids ‘will out-reason Bill Maher’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that even his home-schooled 12-year-old could “out-reason” HBO comedian Bill Maher. During his Friday “New Rules” segment, Maher had called out Santorum’s stance against public education. “The Taliban may want to live in the eighth century but the Christian right wants to go back…

Cheney says Canada ‘too dangerous’ for visit

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has foregone a trip to Canada on the grounds that it’s “too dangerous,” according to a report in Canada’s National Post. Cheney was set to appear at an event in Toronto on April 24, but canceled on grounds that the risk of trouble from protesters…

Utah coalition presses governor for veto of sex ed ban

A coalition of parents, educators and public officials is pressing Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert to veto a controversial measure that seeks to ban any form of comprehensive sex education in schools. According to an article in the Salt Lake City Tribute, the group is comprised of the Utah Educators Association,…

Officer tackles Ohio woman for not coming to a complete stop

Prosecutors in Ohio are considering pressing assault charges against an Addyston police officer after he slammed a woman on the ground for not coming to a complete stop at an intersection. Dashcam video obtained by WCPO shows Tiffany Becker slowing down — but not stopping — at the intersection of…

Christie: I’m not sorry calling the Navy SEAL an ‘idiot’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christe was unapologetic Monday afternoon for calling a Navy SEAL an “idiot” last week, according to The New Jersey Star-Ledger. At a press conference in Bordentown, New Jersey, Christie was asked about his his encounter with Iraq war vet and law student William Brown, who asked Christie…

Four in ten Americans believe the U.S. will attack Iran this year

Poll shows voters split over whether there will be a military conflict between the two countries over Tehran’s nuclear program Four in ten Americans believe the US will attack Iran this year. A Poll Position survey shows that voters are almost evenly split over whether there will be a military…

U.S. soldier could get death for Afghan shootings

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghans could be executed if convicted, the Pentagon chief said, as President Barack Obama warned a war-weary public against a rushed exit from Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters aboard his plane en route to Kyrgyzstan that the shooting suspect would be…

Obama and Cameron to discuss end of ‘lead combat role’ in Afghanistan

By Nicholas Watt David Cameron and Barack Obama will on Wednesday agree to tentative plans for British and US troops to end their “lead combat role” in Afghanistan by the middle of next year. Their meeting comes amid growing anger in Afghanistan over the killing of 16 civilians on Sunday…

Obama to announce rare earth trade case against China

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will Tuesday announce a new trade suit against China prompted by Beijing’s restrictions on the export of rare earth materials used in manufacturing high-tech products. A senior White House official said on condition of anonymity that the United States would bring the case at…

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