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Attorney: DDoS is not a crime

An attorney defending a homeless man alleged to be a member of the activist group “Anonymous” has filed an unusual defense, claiming that even if his client carried out a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Santa Cruz County computers, it would have simply been initiating a next-generation version…

FBI arrests man for remote controlled aerial bomb plot on D.C.

BOSTON, Massachusetts — A US man was arrested Wednesday on charges of planning to fly explosive-packed, remote controlled airplanes into the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington, authorities said. Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was arrested and charged with the aerial bombing plot and attempts to deliver bomb-making materials for use against…

Lesbian couple sues anti-gay NY town clerk for refusing to sign marriage license

Two women who wanted to get married in a small town in a rural New York town are suing the town clerk who refused to sign their marriage certificate because she believes homosexuality is a sin. The lawsuit will stand as a milestone test case in the wake of New…

Economist survey: Obama plan would halt recession, add or keep 275,000 jobs

In a recent survey of 34 economists, Bloomberg News found that most agreed with less-than-optimistic predictions about President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, saying it would essentially halt the recession and push the unemployment rate down, but just slightly. The $447 billion plan, achieved mostly through reforming the tax code to…

Florida may set early primary and trigger holiday campaigning

The old adage is “better late than never,” but when it comes to the Florida Republican primary, the saying might as well go “better early than unpunished.” The state commission that decides the date for Florida’s primary presidential elections meets this Friday, and they are expected to choose January 31,…

2,900 arrested in US illegal immigration sweep

US authorities arrested 2,900 illegal immigrants with criminal records during a seven-day nationwide sweep, the biggest of its kind, immigration officials said Wednesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the operation, which it dubbed “Cross Check,” “led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens.” The operation was carried out over a one-week period in…

Man charged over NHL banana toss

A 26-year-old man was charged on Wednesday in connection with throwing a banana on the ice at a black National Hockey League player during a pre-season game last week, police said. Chris Moorhouse of London, Ontario, was issued a summons byprovincial police on a charge of engaging in a banned activity under the province’s trespassing…

Watch the 100 best movie f-bombs in 13 minutes

An enterprising film fan put together this video of at least 100 uses of the word “fuck” in movies. The list is categorized by the type of use: motherfuck, as a noun, as an adjective/adverb, as a question, and so on. As The Huffington Post notes, movie creators have to…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama delivers back-to-school speech

President Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 28, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’

A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans. State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during an undercover FBI investigation on whether politicians were bribed by special interests to…

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