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Iowa cop rescues teen from burning vehicle

A police officer from Urbandale, Iowa saved the life of a lucky 18-year-old over the weekend by pulling the unconscious teen from his burning vehicle. Ian Waseskuk, 18, crashed his car while attempting to drive in circles in a snow-covered church parking lot on Sunday, according to The Associated Press.…

Supreme Court to hear warrantless GPS tracking case

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether police can attach a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining a search warrant. The Obama administration is seeking to have the top US court overturn the ruling of a US appeals court in Washington which…

U.S. drones kill eight militants in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – US missiles killed eight militants in separate strikes Wednesday on Pakistan’s lawless tribal district, an insurgent stronghold along the Afghan border, security officials said. Washington has called Pakistan’s semi-autonomous northwest tribal region the most dangerous place on Earth and the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda, where Taliban…

After tires slashed, Oklahoma townsfolk refuse to help ‘God Hates Fags’ protesters

About a half-dozen members of the Westboro Baptist Church traveled to McAlester, Oklahoma Saturday to picket Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey’s funeral. Following the protest, the group returned to their minivan to find that the front and rear tires on the passenger side of the vehicle had been slashed. “To…

July is deadliest month of Afghan war for US

July the deadliest month of Afghan war for US forces as 3 new deaths bring American toll to 63. Three U.S. troops died in blasts in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 63 and surpassing the previous month’s record as the deadliest for American forces in…

Claim: Taliban involved in NYC bomb scare; No evidence of larger plot

UPDATED 5:21 p.m. EST: Police say failed NYC car bomber may be white male in his 40s, allegedly caught on tape UPDATED 2:58 p.m. EST: Pakistan denies claim Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC’s Jake Tapper this morning that authorities had not found any evidence that the…

Internet-charged hybrid vehicle tech croudsources electricity generation

Owners could actually get paid $30 an hour when contributing power to the grid US researchers unveiled a vehicle Thursday that earns money for its driver instead of guzzling it up in gasoline and maintenance costs. The converted Toyota Scion xB, shown at the annual meeting of the American Association…

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