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New Jersey Senate president calls Gov. Christie ‘a rotten prick’

A week ago, the president of the New Jersey Senate, Democrat Stephen Sweeney, stuck his neck out to help Republican Governor Chris Christie pass a union-busting bill, leading to accusations that Democratic Party power brokers were selling out their constituents. By the end of the week, though, he was feeling…

New Jersey Senate president calls Gov. Christie ‘a rotten prick’

A week ago, the president of the New Jersey Senate, Democrat Stephen Sweeney, stuck his neck out to help Republican Governor Chris Christie pass a union-busting bill, leading to accusations that Democratic Party power brokers were selling out their constituents. By the end of the week, though, he was feeling…

Hacker allegedly breaches Florida voting database

Voters concerned about the reliability of electronic voting may now have another reason to worry. A hacker known as Abhaxas claimed Saturday to have released data from one of Florida’s internal voting databases. “Who believes voting isn’t tampered with?” Abhaxas asked Twitter followers. Data in the file uploaded to Pastbin…

Colorado police consider beating of gay soldiers a possible hate crime

Police in Colorado Springs are calling the Saturday beating of two gay soldiers a possible hate crime. The men, who wished not to be identified, told 7 News that they went to Albert Tacos restaurant after leaving a nightclub. “As soon as we walked in, there was a group of…

U.S. nuclear lab to reopen after wildfire threat ends

Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory said they will re-open the nuclear research center on Wednesday after it was closed in late June due to an encroaching wildfire. The site in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II, “appears to…

White House to pay $37 million in salaries for 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday it will pay $37,121,463 in salaries for 454 employees in 2011. Three policy advisors have a salary of zero, while more than 20 make the highest pay grade: $172,200. More than 30 percent earn between $100,000 and $200,000 a year while…

US shifts supply routes to Central Asia: report

The US military is expanding its Central Asian supply routes to the war in Afghanistan, fearing that the routes going through Pakistan could be endangered by deteriorating US-Pakistani relations, The Washington Post reported. Citing unnamed Pentagon officials, the newspaper said that in 2009, the United States moved 90 percent of…

Texas warns Americans to avoid Mexico border town

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The southwestern state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo over the July 4 independence day weekend, fearing that US citizens will be targeted. State and local police have “received credible intelligence from multiple sources that indicates the Zetas Cartel…

Motorcyclist protesting helmet law dies of head injury

A motorcyclist riding in a group without a helmet died in an accident when he flipped over his handlebars, Reuters reported. The man, Philip Contos, was bare-headed on purpose — the group he was riding with was protesting New York’s law requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets. He died of the…

Tiny camera strapped to lit firework captures its flight

Ever wonder what a lit firework would see, if it were more than gunpowder and chemicals packed in a very specific order into a cardboard tube? Even if you didn’t, there’s now video footage to satisfy your curiosity. According to Mashable: Videographer Jeremiah Warren used an 808 #11 spy camera…

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