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President Obama Validates NSA Concerns, Doesn’t Think Snowden Is A Patriot

president obama dishes

In a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that Americans are right to be concerned about ongoing and recently detailed spying programs initiated in part by the NSA and revealed by leaker Edward Snowden. During the presser, Obama said that transparency and the validity of such actions are a reasonable concern for Americans, adding that… Read more »

Elephants Take Revenge On New Delhi Village

New Delhi Elephants

A herd of elephants has taken revenge against a village in Howrah-New Delhi. One of the herd was killed in a tragic accident last week. The rest of the elephants are now mourning the death, and wrecking havoc on a village. As reported by India Times, an elephant was killed on the East Central Railway… Read more »

Vicki Soto’s Family Condemns Starbucks Gun Rally In Newtown, Connecticut

NRA starbucks appreciation day

The family of Vicki Soto, the Sandy Hook school teacher murdered as she shielded several of her young students in the Newtown school shooting, has publicly condemned an insensitive gun rally planned at a Starbucks in the still-grieving town. More than 3,500 people have RSVPed to a “Starbucks Appreciation Day” on Facebook for the Newtown,… Read more »

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Peak This Weekend

Perseid

The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend, beginning Sunday night. The display occurs every year in the middle of August. The meteor shower is the result of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet has not been in our inner solar system since 1992. However, it created a dust cloud that is visible from Earth… Read more »

Oklahoma Congressman Doesn’t Understand Food Stamp Fraud [Video]

Food Stamps Cut

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) is taking a hard stance against food stamp fraud and waste… except the House Rep. seemed to be unclear on what actually constitutes food stamp fraud. That didn’t stop Mullin from railing angrily against what he imagines to be food stamp fraud, and his ignorance of actual law and policy wasn’t… Read more »

Hand Grenade Identified As Explosive Used In Dallas Shooting

Dallas Shooter Used Hand Grenade

UPDATE – A hand grenade has been identified as the explosive used by Erbie Bowser during his Dallas Texas shooting spree. Police said that Bowser had launched a hand grenade into the second home he entered before moving in and shooting four people, killing two and injuring two more according to NBC News. The shooting… Read more »

Google And Motorola Hard At Work On Nexus 5 Smartphone

Google Moto X

Google is leveraging its Motorola Mobility acquisition in order to create the next Google Nexus 5 smartphone, according to a new report. The rumor was posted on Google+ by Taylor Wimberly, the very same person who gave a spot on leak account of the Moto X Phone. Wimberly says Google and Motorola are already hard… Read more »

900-Pound Tuna Caught Off Cape Cod Coast

900 Pound Tuna Mass.

A 900-pound tuna was caught off the coast of Cape Cod. Gregg Looney and four friends were anchored a few miles outside Provincetown. When Looney dropped his hook into the water he got a big surprise. Looney suddenly felt a hard tug on the line. He knew he caught a fish, but he never expected… Read more »

Lost Boy Says Kangaroo Kept Him Warm, Maybe Saved His Life

lost boy kangaroo

A boy lost in the wilderness was saved by a kangaroo. That’s the story floating around after Simon Kruger, a 7-year-old boy, was rescued from Australia’s Deep Creek Conservation Park this weekend. According to Australia’s 7 News, the saga began when Simon wandered off Saturday after the family ate a picnic lunch. Apparently the lost… Read more »

California Officials Can’t Decide Where To Send 13-Year-Old Killer

Joseph Hall

Thirteen-year-old Joseph Hall was convicted of second-degree murder in January 2013 after he shot his father in the head. Since that time, officials have been unable to determine where Hall should be placed. Prosecutor Mike Soccio has promised that Joseph hasn’t “fallen through the cracks” but rather that “It’s just that no crack fits Joseph.”… Read more »

James Lee DiMaggio May Be Armed With Explosives, Police Say

James Lee DiMaggio may be armed with explosives according to police.

The bizarre case of James Lee Dimaggio keeps getting stranger by the day, and now police are saying that he may be armed with explosives, and, if anyone in the public comes across his car, they should use extreme caution. DiMaggio is wanted for allegedly kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her 8-year-old brother Ethan. The… Read more »

Rehtaeh Parsons Case Arrests Provide Little Comfort To Her Family

Rehtaeh Parsons: Two Arrested In Case Of Canadian Teen Who Committed Suicide

News this week that arrests in the Rehtaeh Parsons case in Canada were finally made four months after the teen’s death came as a small measure of comfort to her parents, who noted their daughter didn’t live to see justice. Rehtaeh Parsons was assaulted at a party in 2011, it was alleged, and after the… Read more »

Cop Saves Turtles From Parking Lot, 100 Sea Turtles Rescued

Sea Turtle Hatchlings Saved By Cop

Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty. A cop saved nearly 100 turtles from a Lido Beach parking lot this week when he discovered the stranded sea turtle hatchlings. Police officer Derek Conley was on patrol over the weekend at the Lido Beach Resort when he noticed the turtle hatchlings crawling towards… Read more »