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Pepper spray cop’s boss calls it quits

The chief of police at the University of California Davis will resign so the school can move on from a ghastly incident last year that ended with one of her officers becoming known around the world as the “pepper spray cop.” The revelation was made by Chief Annette Spicuzza herself…

Allen West: Nugent has no ‘ill will’ toward Obama

Tea Party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday defended conservative rocker Ted Nugent after he got the Secret Service’s attention by saying that members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) should defeat President Barack Obama and other Democrats and “chop their heads off in November.” During an interview on…

Sex scandal claims jobs of 3 Secret Service agents

The US Secret Service said three employees will leave their jobs over the sex scandal in a hotel in Colombia which tarnished the elite presidential protection agency’s image. Two leading congressmen meanwhile revealed in a letter to Secret Service chief Mark Sullivan obtained by ABC News that agents accused of consorting with prostitutes may have been…

U.S. tries to limit damage from grisly Afghan photos

The United States has swiftly condemned photos of soldiers posing with the mangled corpses of insurgents in Afghanistan, seeking to limit the fallout from the latest scandal involving US troops. The photographs, which date back to 2010 but were published by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, add to a…

Ohio resumes lethal injections despite exonerations and botched procedures

The state of Ohio is set to reclaim its position as one of the most avid practitioners of the death sentence in America after it carried out its first execution in six months following the lifting of a court-imposed moratorium. In recent years Ohio has had the dubious distinction of…

Three Secret Service agents to leave over scandal

WASHINGTON — Three Secret Service employees are to leave the agency over the sex scandal in Colombia which has tarnished the elite presidential protection agency’s image, an official statement said Wednesday. One “supervisory” employee will retire over the allegations that agents consorted with prostitutes, another has been told he will…

McCain: U.S. military role after 2014 key to Afghan success

WASHINGTON — Ensuring a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 will be a key to success or failure in the war against Taliban insurgents, Republican Senator John McCain said Wednesday. McCain, an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s planned withdrawal of most US troops from Afghanistan by the…

Janet Jackson ‘wardrobe malfunction’ appealed to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A case involving a fine over a “wardrobe malfunction” which exposed pop superstar Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast was appealed to the US Supreme Court Wednesday. Court documents showed the Federal Communications asked the top US court to reimpose the fine on CBS television…

Boehner to Catholic bishops: Take ‘bigger look’ at Republican budget

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday dismissed criticism brought against the Republican budget plan by Catholic bishops. Referencing Matthew 25, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Congress to put the poor first in budget priorities and rethink cuts to programs that benefited the least among us. But…

Rep. Jared Polis fails to kill House GOP’s ‘zombie earmarks’

During debate over legislation to extend federal highway funding, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) accused House Republicans of bringing wasteful earmarks back from the dead. “Usually when something is killed, it stays dead,” he said. “But just like a zombie movie some earmarks refuse to die and return to life as…

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