Crime

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

An Indiana couple has been charged with a misdemeanor and is facing up to two months in jail for rescuing an injured baby deer and nursing it back to health in their home. Connersville, Ind. Police Officer Jeff and his wife, Jennifer Counceller, were in possession of a white-tailed deer that they found as an […]

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

In an attempt to scare the public with a looming cyber attack on US infrastructure, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is once again pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing the government to have greater control over the Internet. Napolitano issued the warnings Thursday, claiming that inaction could result in a “cyber 9/11” attack that could […]

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name. ‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his […]

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

The hostage rescue operation at an Algerian gas facility is over, a state news agency reported. At least 30 hostages, including seven foreigners, were killed during the siege, a security source said. The final death toll, however, has not been released yet. Among the deceased foreigners were at least two Britons, two Japanese and one […]

Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead

Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead

At least four people are reported dead after a shooter opened fire early Friday in Frankstown Township in Central Pennsylvania. The Altoona Mirror reports that the gunman, whose name has not yet been released, was killed during the shooting. Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio confirms that additionally two other men and a woman are […]

Texas troopers subject women to roadside cavity searches after routine traffic stop

Texas troopers subject women to roadside cavity searches after routine traffic stop

Two Texan women have filed a lawsuit for being subjected to embarrassing ‘roadside body cavity searches’ by state troopers who searched their genital regions. The women were stopped by a trooper for throwing a cigarette butt out of their car window, which is prohibited under the Texas Health & Safety Code that outlaws littering. Angel […]

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

More than two dozen people, including as many as 20 children, have been killed during a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut outside of New York City early Friday. Follow live updates here. According to preliminary reports, a gunman opened fire inside of an office at Sandy Hook Elementary at around 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police have verified […]

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

Self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is facing a lawsuit for ordering police to break into the homes of two journalists and arresting them in the middle of the night. The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions have included organizing detention facilities for illegal […]