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U.S. warning of airline plot to implant bombs in people

The White House said Wednesday there was no danger of an imminent attack on airplanes after reports that terror groups were mulling implanting bombs into the bodies of passengers. The assurances came after news that the US administration warned airlines that extremist groups were considering surgically implanting explosives into people…

Obama names openly gay veteran to West Point advisory board

by On Top Magazine A co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy An openly gay co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States…

19 charged in gang-rapes of 11-year-old Texas girl

The repeated gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas that dominated headlines this spring has returned to the spotlight once again, with the arrest of 14 men accused of assaulting the girl, the Associated Press reported. In addition to the 14 adult men who were arrested, five more…

Dash cam video shows DUI arrest of Ohio Republican lawmaker

On Friday, the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office released an embarrassing video of Republican Ohio State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg being stopped by police and failing a DUI test. After failing the roadside sobriety test, a blood test showed the lawmaker had a .097 blood-alcohol level and had traces of Viagra in…

U.S. budget talks expected Thursday at White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invited Congressional leaders to White House talks on Thursday to try to reach a budget deal within two weeks that reduces the US deficit and raises the debt limit. “I’ve asked leaders of both parties and both houses of Congress to come here to…

Roger Clemens perjury trial begins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The perjury trial of Roger Clemens begins on Wednesday with the selection of 12 jurors charged with deciding if the former baseball star lied when he said he never took drugs to boost his pitching as he aged. Clemens, 48, was indicted a year ago on charges he…

Dust storms envelop Arizona

It’s monsoon season in Arizona, which also means it’s dust storm season. Every year, clouds of dust roll over the state, severely limiting visibility, knocking out power and grounding flights. Below, watch a massive dust cloud roll over Phoenix in the clip below from Russia Today, embedded via YouTube.…

White House: Iraq has little time to request troops stay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday said time was running short for Iraq to issue a request for U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond the end of this year. “We are waiting … to see whether or not the Iraqi government makes a request of us.…

White House denies report claiming Geithner to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has not told President Barack Obama he would like to leave after a debt ceiling deal is reached, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday. Sources familiar with Geithner’s thinking said last week he was considering stepping down once the country’s $14.3 trillion debt limit is raised. That must…

Teenager says he was beaten by cops after family shot in post-Katrina chaos

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A New Orleans teenager whose family members were wounded by police in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina testified on Tuesday that officers punched and kicked him before arresting him at the scene. One officer who struck Leonard Bartholomew IV, then 14, as he lay on the…

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