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Minnesota man guns down teen girl after she asks him to stop riding lawnmower in her yard

A Minnesota man who admitted shooting a 17-year-old girl multiple times because she asked him to stop trespassing on his riding lawnmower has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press, 40-year-old Chad Pickering shot the 17-year-old girl in the chest, right…

Road-raging Florida man run over by his own truck after drunken crash

A Florida man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he was run over by his own pickup Tuesday during a road rage incident. Police said Joseph Carl, of Gainesville, apparently became enraged after he crashed into the rear end of another vehicle stopped at a traffic light…

Price-gouging businesses cry ‘socialism’ after KY drivers flock to city-run gas station

Businesses in a small Kentucky town are crying “socialism” after the mayor got tired of constant price gouging and opened a city-owned gas station. According to The Associated Press, the Somerset Fuel Center was a hit with consumers when it opened on Saturday. It served 75 customers in the first…

WI Republican accused of using campaign funds to pay his lawyer in sex assault case

A Wisconsin state legislator is under fire after a review of campaign finance reports showed donor funds going to pay for an attorney representing him in a felony sexual assault case, reports WKOW. State Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) is currently facing two criminal counts for allegedly sexually assaulting a Senate…

Real estate heir acquitted in dismemberment murder now accused of urinating on candy

A wealthy New York City real estate heir turned himself in after police said he relieved himself on some candy at a checkout counter at a Texas pharmacy. Robert Durst, who was previously acquitted of murder in the 2001 death of a Galveston man, was charged with criminal mischief after…

Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Gay NFL player Michael Sam hurts team like dogfighter Michael Vick

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade this week compared to Michael Sam, the first openly-gay NFL player, to Michael Vick after he was convicted of dogfighting. On the Wednesday edition of Fox & Friends, Kilmeade pointed out that former coach Tony Dungy had recently come under fire for saying that he…

Lawyers demand investigation of ‘horrifically botched’ two hour execution in Arizona

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the “horrifically botched execution.” The ordeal in putting…

Boeing to provide plane parts to Iran after receiving temporary waiver of US embargo

Boeing has struck a deal with Iran Air to provide plane parts, the first time the US firm will be doing business with Iran since the US embargo of 1979. According to a regulatory filing published Wednesday, Boeing will supply goods and services “related to the safety of flight” to…

Republicans seek more say in Iran nuclear deal

US Republican lawmakers called for greater say in any deal reached between the West and Iran over the Islamic republic’s controversial nuclear program. With negotiations to end Iran’s years-long nuclear standoff with the United States and other Western powers recently extended for an additional four months, until November, five senators…

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv after reviewing security situation in Israel

The US national aviation authority lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a “very fluid situation” amid intense fighting in the Gaza Strip. After a rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip struck a house just north of Israel’s main airport in Tel Aviv,…

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