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Supreme Court debates ’1984′ scenario in GPS case

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court delved Tuesday into the issue of privacy amid 21st century technology, hearing arguments on whether police can use a GPS device attached to a vehicle to track a suspect without a search warrant. The US government asked the justices to reinstate the conviction of…

Sen. Kerry: Iran not ‘truthful’ about nuclear drive

WASHINGTON — Senior US Senator John Kerry on Tuesday urged sustained pressure on Iran after the UN nuclear watchdog agency released a report seen as backing Western charges that Tehran seeks atomic weapons. “The facts of the IAEA report make it clear that Iran has not been truthful about its…

Holder denounces anti-Muslim FBI training

WASHINGTON — US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday told lawmakers that FBI counterterrorism training that painted practicing US Muslims as likely extremist sympathizers was “flat-out wrong” and dangerous. “That can really undermine the really substantial outreach efforts that we have made and really have a negative impact on our…

Perry: Reinstate military gay ban because ‘it worked very well’

If elected president, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) says he would reinstate the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy because it was so effective. “I think it worked very well,” Perry told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday. “I think the idea that the president of the United States wanted to…

Dept. of Labor: U.S. employers posted 3.4 million job openings in Sept.

U.S. employers posted help-wanted ads for 3.4 million jobs in Sept., the Department of Labor announced on Tuesday. That’s the most in any single month for the last three years, they added. While those figures sound almost too good to be true, just posting job openings doesn’t always mean new…

Eighty-seven-year-old woman shoots husband for alleged cheating

No matter what her age or physical state, Dorothy Desjardins is a lady you should never cross. And that advice probably would be fully endorsed first and foremost by her husband. The 87-year-old Missouri lady allegedly shot her 88-year-old spouse “Peter” Saturday evening after she confronted him about her belief that…

Ron Paul calls Elizabeth Warren ‘a socialist’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday declared that Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was a “socialist.” At a campaign event earlier this year, Warren told supporters that there is “nobody in this country who got rich on his own.” “You built a factory out there — good for…

Florida company develops alcohol-free ‘whisky’

Drinkers, brace yourself for this one: A Florida-based company claims it has developed a beverage that tastes like whisky, but lacks the alcohol. Called ArKay, the manufacturer bills its creation as a “whisky flavored drink.” But try telling that to anyone who appreciates whisky, a classic alcoholic beverage that dates…

Appeals court upholds health care reform law

A U.S. court of appeals agreed on Tuesday with a lower court ruling that said President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law was constitutional. The U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld that a mandate requiring people to purchase health care insurance was allowed under the…

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