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Texas teen no longer facing life in prison for pot brownies — but he could still get 20 years

A Texas man is no longer facing a life term in prison for pot brownies after prosecutors decided the case wasn’t worth the effort. Jacob Lavoro was charged with a first-degree felony because, under Texas law, the sugar, flour, and other baking ingredients used to make the brownies could be…

Fox & Friends has a spell-check ‘malufuction’

Once again, the spell check at Fox News was having some problems on Wednesday morning. While Fox & Friends First host Ainsley Earhardt was reporting on a ride that malfunctioned at the Colorado State Fair, the graphics department had a glitch of their own. Instead of “malfunction,” the chyron displayed…

Midair fight over ‘Knee Defender’ gadget causes flight to divert to Chicago

(Reuters) – A midair argument between two airline passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend, airline and police officials said on Tuesday. One of the passengers on Sunday’s United Airlines…

Off-duty Texas cop cleared in fatal shooting of teen he suspected of drug use

A grand jury declined to indict a Houston-area police officer who shot and killed a teenager while working off-duty as a security guard. Investigators said Rey Garza, a Navasota police officer, was working a part-time security job Nov. 13 at his apartment complex when he spotted two people in a…

Robbery suspect and ‘Cops’ crew member killed by Omaha police in shootout

A suspect is dead and a crew member from the reality TV show “Cops” has died after police in Omaha, Nebraska, responded to a robbery in progress at a Wendy’s restaurant. According to Omaha.com, a lone police officer radioed from the Wendy’s around 9:20 p.m. to call for backup. A…

Philadelphia cops brutalize fellow officer for getting stolen guns off street, lawsuit says

A Philadelphia police officer has accused fellow officers of brutality after he tried to turn in a friend’s guns “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.” According to the Philadelphia Daily News, a lawsuit filed against the Philadelphia Police Department by Sgt. Brandon Ruff on Monday alleges that he suffered…

California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

By AARON MENDELSON SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance. The bill attracted bipartisan support in the Senate, passing 25-8…

Santa Fe moves a step closer to decriminalizing marijuana

By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – Santa Fe took a step towards decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana on Tuesday when the county commission agreed to put the issue up for a vote in November. The five-member commission approved a ballot measure that would give voters the chance to decide…

Kevin Sorbo: Atheists are angry because they secretly know God exists and is judging them

God Is Not Dead actor Kevin Sorbo provided one answer to the question he has been asking repeatedly on the film’s DVD promotional tour — “Why are atheists so angry at something they don’t believe in?” — on Christian radio host Rick Wiles’ show Tuesday. Atheists, he claimed, secretly believe…

Court: Cops can’t claim immunity after SWAT team fatally shot man while looking for cocaine

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend. The decision by the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals in…

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