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Oregon man busted for attacking Toys R Us customers with light sabers

Portland police say they have arrested an Oregon man for using two light sabers to assault three people at a Hayden Island Toys R Us Wednesday. Officers responded to the scene to find David Allen Canterbury, 33, in the store parking lot still holding one of the “Star Wars” toys,…

GOP ‘family values’ mayor admits he’s gay

A Republican mayor in Mississippi admitted this week that he was gay after an audit revealed that he spent taxpayer money at a gay adult store in Canada. Greg Davis was elected as the mayor of Southaven in 1997 on a platform of conservative “family values,” but he says he…

Romney: I didn’t know what Medicaid was ‘before I got into government’

Millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Friday that he wasn’t sure what Medicaid was before being elected as governor of Massachusetts at the age of 55. “Medicaid, you wonder what Medicaid is, those that are not into all this government stuff,” Romney told voters at a campaign event in…

Manning’s lawyer calls for military judge to recuse himself

Update: Bradley Manning’s military judge refuses call to recuse himself A US soldier accused of giving classified documents to WikiLeaksappeared in court Friday for the first time, with the defense immediately alleging the military hearing is biased. Bradley Manning, a former intelligence analyst, is accused of downloading 260,000 US diplomatic cables,…

Six former Fannie, Freddie executives sued for securities fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators sued six former executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday, including ex-CEOs of both mortgage finance companies, saying they misled investors over exposure to risky home loans. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued three former executives at Fannie Mae and…

New Christmas trend: Paying off strangers’ K-Mart layaway accounts

Here’s your cup of Christmas cheer: In what appears to be either a trend of random kindness or a brilliant viral advertising campaign, anonymous donors have taken to paying off poor families’ K-Mart layaway accounts in dozens of instances spanning several states. It’s gotten to be enough of a trend…

Bill Bennett: Hitchens ‘in for a big surprise’

Only hours after noted author Christopher Hitchens died of cancer, several of his famous Christian friends were declaring that the atheist would finally know that God is real. “He was left, I was right, but we had great debates, great drinking bouts,” conservative radio host Bill Bennett said on CBS…

Ohio landlord claims ‘White Only’ pool sign is ‘historical’

A white Ohio landlord is calling on a state civil rights commission to reconsider its ruling that she discriminated against a black girl when she posted a “White Only” sign at the pool of one of her Cincinnati properties. “I’m not a bad person,” Jamie Hein told ABC News Thursday.…

BP gets $250 million from Gulf of Mexico subcontractor

British energy giant BP said on Friday it will receive $250 million (£161 million) from a subcontractor on the Gulf of Mexico oil well which blew out last year, using the money to cover its massive clean-up costs. BP said it reached agreement with Cameron International Corp., the designer and…

SC Gov. Nikki Haley endorses Mitt Romney

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced Friday that she was backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Today is the day that I’m throwing all of my support behind Mitt Romney for president,” the tea party favorite governor declared in an interview on Fox News. Haley’s endorsement comes at a…

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