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‘Malintent detection’ technology tested in the northeast United States

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun field testing new technology designed to identify people who intend to commit a terrorist act. Nature reported that the DHS has been conducting tests of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) in the past few months at an undisclosed location in the…

Charges dropped against man who ‘flipped off’ Colorado state trooper

The Colorado State Patrol dropped a harassment charge against a 35-year-old man who allegedly displayed his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper while he was driving. FOX31 reported that Shane Boor was charged with criminal harassment after flipping off a state trooper who had pulled another driver over…

Rep. Anthony Weiner exploring legal action over ‘Weinergate’ fiasco

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is consulting with his lawyers after it was reported that the New York congressman sent a racy photo to a female college student from Seattle via Twitter. “We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions…

Obama appoints Gen. Martin Dempsey to top military post

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday announced that he has chosen US Army General Martin Dempsey, who commanded an armored division in key battles in Iraq, for the United States’ top uniformed military post. “With nearly 40 years in uniform, Martin Dempsey is one of our nation’s most…

Watch live: Obama speaks at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. EST. This live video is provided courtesy of MSNBC.com. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Interview: Bradley Manning’s father no fan of his son

The father of the lone soldier accused of turning over massive cache of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks sometimes refuses to acknowledge to strangers that his son is actually Pfc. Bradley Manning, according to an interview he gave ABC News. Asked what he would say to his son if he admits…

Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

College student at center of Rep. Anthony Weiner Twitter photo scandal issues statement

Gennette Nicole Cordova, the Washington state college student at the center of the scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and a lewd photo tweeted from his (allegedly hacked) Twitter account, has issued a statement. “I am a 21-year-old college student from Seattle,” part of her statement reads. “I have never…

Surprise GOP 2012 poll winner: Rudy Guiliani

BOSTON (Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani came out on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, even though the former New York Mayor has not so far jumped into the race. Many Republican voters quizzed in the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on Friday said they…

Former Texas governor Bill Clements dies

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Texas Governor Bill Clements, who was the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he took office in 1979, has died at the age of 94. Clements, who served two terms as governor, from 1979 to 1983 and from 1987 to 1991, was remembered by…

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