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FBI chainsaws wrong door, makes woman lay in dog urine

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has apologized to a Massachusetts woman after they used a chainsaw to cut open her door and then forced her to lay in dog urine — only to discover they had the wrong apartment. Judy Sanchez said that she and her daughter were asleep…

Alabama Republican Senator: Low teacher pay mandated by God

A Republican State Senator from Alabama claimed this week that keeping teacher salaries low is actually an order from the Christian deity figure, imparted in ancient texts written by Jewish tribesmen thousands of years ago. Speaking at a prayer breakfast recently, Alabama state Senator Shadrack McGill praised giving pay raises…

Santorum to sick kid: Don’t complain about $1 million drug costs

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the mother of a child with a rare genetic disorder on Tuesday that she shouldn’t have a problem paying $1 million a year for drugs because Apple’s iPad can cost around $900. Speaking to more than 400 people at Woodland Park, Colorado, the former…

U.S. no-fly list more than doubles in a year

A secret U.S. government list of suspected terrorists has more than doubled in the past year. Government figures provided to The Associate Press showed that the so-called no-fly list has skyrocketed from 10,000 suspected terrorists to around 21,000. The U.S. bans all names on the no-fly list from flying to…

NATO discusses US plans to end Afghan combat mission

NATO allies discuss Thursday US plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan in 2013 and shift to a training mission, as the alliance seeks to wind down a war that has dragged on for a decade. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta set out the goal as he arrived in Brussels…

Romney stumbles as Gingrich eyes Trump boost

Republican White House frontrunner Mitt Romney stumbled a day after his Florida triumph with a gaffe about poor Americans, while rival Newt Gingrich eyed a boost Thursday from Donald Trump. Populist real estate tycoon and reality TV star Trump, who flirted with running for the presidency himself last year, was…

Trump to endorse Gingrich: reports

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Donald Trump will make a “major announcement” Thursday about the US presidential race, according to his aides, as media reports said he will endorse Newt Gingrich. The real estate tycoon and reality TV star, who flirted with running for the presidency himself last year, will speak…

Nancy G. Brinker responds to landslide of criticism aimed at Susan G. Komen charity

News that Susan G. Komen for the Cure planned to halt all grants to Planned Parenthood caused an uproar over the past two days, prompting the charity’s founder to address the issue in a video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The Associated Press learned that nation’s leading breast-cancer charity was…

San Onofre nuclear reactor turned off after radiation leak

LOS ANGELES — A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego has been shut down after a radiation leak which was not big enough to cause public harm, the US atomic safety agency said Wednesday. Radioactive gas escaped from a pipe in a building located next…

ACLU files lawsuit over drone strikes targeting U.S. citizens overseas

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Department of Defense and CIA in hopes of disclosing government information related to the killing of three U.S. citizens by drone attacks last year. “Our government’s deliberate and premeditated killing of American terrorism suspects raises…

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