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Visa drops U.S. payment handler after breach

Global Payments on Monday said that Visa has dropped the US-based payment processor after data from as many as 1.5 millioncredit cards was looted from its system. The word came as credit card titans Visa and MasterCard scrambled to thwart cyber crooks who snatched a massive trove of valuable account data. The card industry was jolted…

Church investigates after parishioners notice gay porn during communion rites

A priest in Northern Ireland is being investigated Monday for accidently showing gay pornographic images to a group of parents, according to the BBC. Father Martin McVeigh was prepared to show a normal Powerpoint slideshow from a memory stick at a holy communion presentation last week in front of 26…

Bengals cheerleader pleads not guilty to sex with student

A cheerleading captain for the Cincinnati Bengals and her middle school principal mother on Monday both plead not guilty in a sex case. Sarah Jones, 26, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a senior at Dixie Heights High School before she resigned for “personal reasons” in November. She…

Feds raid marijuana ‘university’ in Oakland

An Oakland medical marijuana training facility, which billed itself as the nation’s only marijuana university, was raided by federal agents on Monday morning, leaving the building swarming with law enforcement and taped off from all visitors. It’s not yet clear what the specific charges are, but it’s probably unsurprising that…

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty may be the first woman allowed Augusta National membership

The male-only membership of Augusta National Golf Club is a topic of conversation once again as the 76th Masters prepares to tee off on Thursday at the famed course. Nine years after a protest by women’s groups outside the gates of Augusta National during the tournament, the focus is on…

Obama meets with Canadian, Mexican leaders on border issues

US President Barack Obama Monday welcomed the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a North American summit taking place against a backdrop of a vicious drug war in Mexico and continental energy rows. Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at the White House for a…

ACLU: Many local police tracking cell phones without warrants

Local police departments across the country are tracking cell phones without warrants, according to documents released by the American Cvil Liberties Union (ACLU) Monday. Information from almost 200 state and local law departments revealed that only ten agencies do not track cell phones. Just six other departments require police to…

5 signs Dems may get behind gun control after Trayvon’s killing

With the February shooting of an unarmed Florida teen turning into a national controversy, top Democrats in Washington have begun subtly opening the door to new gun control policies, setting up a possible campaign issue for the 2012 elections. So-called “Stand Your Ground” laws across the country have come under…

Homemade bomb detonates at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic

A homemade explosive device detonated outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin on Sunday night. Police are still looking for whoever left the device, which exploded around 7:30 p.m. and caused little damage to the building. Nobody was injured. The attack is one of a string across the…

‘Occupy San Francisco’ takes over building to help homeless

“Occupy San Francisco” protesters took over a vacant building owned by the city’s archdiocese Sunday afternoon, as part of their plan to use the facility as a shelter and service center for homeless people. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, about 100 protesters entered a two story building after an…

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