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Army soldier allegedly stabs Marine in Veterans Day bar brawl: Sources

A Veterans Day brawl at a Turtle Bay bar ended with an Army soldier allegedly slashing a Marine in the back, according to witnesses and police sources. A group of men in Army fatigues was drinking at Turtle Bay NYC on Second Ave. near 52nd St. around 7:45 p.m. when an argument allegedly broke...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.K. approves vaping to quit smoking, says it's 95 percent safer

Vaping enthusiasts worldwide are cheering a decision by British regulators granting alicense to an e-cigarette – as a prescription to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The Guardian reported that "Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Donald Trump refuses to participate in Republican debate on Thursday

This really is one for the history books.Republican front-runner for president Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would oh-so-definitely-not be participating in the next GOP primary debate, scheduled for Thursday night."He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Trump...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:44am

Maine governor supports publicly beheading drug dealers: Report

After saying that drug dealers impregnate "young white" girls earlier this month, Governor Paul LePage, Republican of Maine, is back with another notion.This time, LePage declared that he thinks drug dealers ought to be publicly beheaded.Liberal magazine Mother Jones reported that LePage proferred...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 1:49am

British man must notify police 24 hours before having sex

A British court has issued a temporary order requiring a man to notify police before he has any sexual contact with any woman for any reason.The Telegraph reported that the man must give authorities formal notification if he plans "to start a sexual relationship of any kind with a woman or two have...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:50am

Homophobia, assault prompt Germany to open LGBT refugee shelter

In news about refugees fleeing war and strife in the Middle East, rarely does the acronym LGBT come up – which isexactly why a special shelter in Germany is forming.The Jerusalem Post reported that Berlin-based gay rights organization Schwulenberatungplans to open a 125-bed shelter specifically...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:40am

GOP lawmaker asks teenage Planned Parenthood activists if they're virgins

A group of civically-engaged teenagers in Washington state found themselves being asked deeply personal questions by a lawmaker during a visit to the state capital.The Seattle Times reported that state Rep. Mary Dye, a Republican, asked a throng of teenagers there in support of Planned Parenthood...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:32am

Pakistani boy cuts off own hand after mistaken blasphemy charge: Reports

A mix-upin a Pakistani village 75 miles outside of Lahoreled to a 15-year-old boy chopping off his own hand.Local police told CNN that Mohammad Anwar took the shocking action after he "misheard the words of Shabbir Ahmed during a sermon. Ahmed had asked those present to raise their hands if they...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:19am

Twitter stock continues downward spiral after 10k character proposal

Having hundreds of millions of active users is an amazingly wonderful thing, but figuring out how monetize hundreds of millions of users without losing them is still a verymysteriousthing – at least for social media juggernaut Twitter.The frenetic information delivery system sank below $20 per...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 8:19pm

Is the lottery a 'scam' that 'exploits despair?' Some researchers say yes

Everyone's got Powerball fever. After all, the prospect of winning over abilliondollars opens a lot of doors – notably, the "I can say whatever I want and don't have to do anything I don't want to doforever and forever" door.Still, not everyone is thrilled with the gambling mania gripping the...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 6:28pm

Hillary Clinton likely to win Iowa caucuses: Polling expert

FiveThirtyEight, the polling outfit started by sports statisticianNate Silver, is known for oftenaccurate election forecasts. And, this year, the site predicts that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will win the Iowa Democratic caucuses.Silver himself admits that his forecast isn't a...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 6:17pm

Woman smuggled 120 lbs of pot in Volvo across border: Feds

Volvos are renowned for their comparative safety. But,federal agents say one woman found a more creative way to utilizehers –to smuggle over 100 pounds of drugs across the U.S.border with Mexico.RELATED: Teens smoked, drank, used drugs less in 2015: StudyU.S. Customs and Border Protection agents...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:52pm

'Trumponomics' doesn't add up, could cause recession: Economists

Donald Trump might be known for big ideas and yugeprojects, but leading American economists say his economic proposals wouldthrow the nation back into a recession – or maybe even a depression.Politico reported that many of Trump's proposals, particularly those on immigration, would have dire...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 9:01pm

Texas now allows guns inside state-run psychiatric hospitals

The idea of allowing firearms inside state psychiatric hospital is a little offbeat. Yet, that's exactly the situation in Texasafter sweeping changes to the state's open carry laws took effect on Jan. 1.USA Today reported that visitors to any one of the state's 10 mental hospitals "will be...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:12pm

Lamar Odom leaves hospital after long ordeal: Report

As 2016 starts, former NBA star Lamar Odom is starting a new period of his life as he transitions out of along hospitalization, according to Us Weekly.The celebrity news magazine added that Odom's estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, was behind the surreptitious move to a "private facility that has...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:55pm

US Navy to name ship after legendary civil rights leader John Lewis

The U.S. Navy has announced its plans to name a ship after civil rights leader, and current U.S. congressman, John Lewis.Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabusmade the announcement on Wednesday, saying, "Naming this ship after John Lewis is a fitting tribute to a man who has, from his youth, been at the...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 4:24pm

Cash incentives ineffective at getting workers to lose weight: Study

A new study says healthy workplace initiatives don't work –at least as they're currently designed.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania said that even paying obese employees money to shed pounds won't work, either."More than 80 percent of large employers use financial incentives for health...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:22pm

DNC chair concerned about pot, says millennials are 'complacent' on abortion

Florida congresswoman Debbie WassermanSchultz isn'tjusta Democrat: She's also chair of the Democratic National Committee.And, she just upset alotof people.Speaking with The New York Times Magazine, WassermanSchultzsaid that she's identified "a complacency among the generation of young women whose...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 8:34pm

Private school in Georgia to focus on being safe space for LGBT students

Bullying is a serious problem in America, and one Atlanta private school hopes to combat the epidemic by declaring itself a safe space for LGBTyouth and teachers.The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that the private "Pride School Atlanta is a K-12 institution designed to be an alternative for...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 7:53pm

Study: Ruthless narcissists succeed more at work

Your suspicions are correct: Nice guys and gals finish last – at least if you believe the results of a new study.Writing for Salon, Erin Coulehan explained that Swiss researcher Daniel Spurk"conducteda survey using 800 participants from varied work industries to compare the dark triad of...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:58pm