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Tornadoes have already killed 523 in 2011

CHICAGO — The United States is experiencing its deadliest year for tornadoes since 1936 and the fifth worst year on record, officials said Thursday. With the tornado season far from over, the 2011 toll rose to 523 Thursday. It includes four new victims who died in hospital nearly two weeks…

MI6 campaign against Inspire magazine hoped to confuse terrorists

LONDON — Would-be terrorists searching the Internet for tips on how to build bombs were instead taught how to bake the perfect cupcake after an intervention by MI6, the Telegraph reported Friday. Intelligence agency MI6 launched the cyber-operation against Jihadi magazine, “Inspire”, in an attempt to hamper attempts by Al-Qaeda…

Three arrested in protest of proposed North Carolina same sex marriage ban

Three activists were arrested Thursday afternoon after entering the North Carolina House floor and chanting “Liberty and Justice for All in North Carolina” while the chamber was in session. The incident was part of a GetEQUAL campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that would define…

Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard: Abductors ‘stole my life’

PLACERVILLE, California – A California woman kidnapped as a girl and repeatedly raped over 18 years hit out at her abductors Thursday saying they had stolen her life, as a court sent the couple away behind bars. Jaycee Dugard, who was 11 when she was seized and is now 31,…

Five killed in Yuma, Arizona shootings

LOS ANGELES — Five people were killed Thursday in Yuma, Arizona, in a multiple shooting incident which triggered a temporary school lockdown, local media and officials said. Yuma County Courthouse and at least two schools and a post office were put on lockdown after the shootings, and one victim was…

Iran not a nuclear threat, says Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

In an interview with Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh warned that the United States’ “aggressive” sanction policy against Iran was aimed at halting a nuclear weapons program that does not exist. “Clearly the sanction policy is aimed at trying to force Iran to change its foreign…

Two N.H. Republicans quit posts over GOP attacks on workers

Two Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire have resigned their leadership posts, citing deeply held disagreements with the GOP’s recent attacks on organized labor. State Rep. Matt Quandt and House Whip Tim Copeland both said they simply could not sit idly by as pensions and bargaining rights were rolled back. “[It]…

Mitt Romney officially enters 2012 presidential race

STRATHAM, New Hampshire (AFP) – Republican hopeful Mitt Romney officially entered the 2012 White House race Thursday, urging a radical change of economic course and accusing President Barack Obama of failing America. The 64-year-old former Massachusetts governor made his announcement at a farm in the state of New Hampshire, one…

High ranking group urges an end to drug prohibition

A panel of former high ranking world officials issued a report Thursday calling for an end to the global war on drugs and a move toward policies that treat addiction as a health problem instead of as crime. The group, calling themselves the Global Commission on Drug Policy, includes the…

Ohio GOP House Speaker’s Twitter account hacked

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) isn’t the only politician to fall victim to a prank on Twitter recently. Ohio state Republican House Speaker William G. Batchelder found out Monday that his Twitter account had also been hacked. Mike Dittoe, communication director for the House Republican caucus, told The Columbus Dispatch that…

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