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Texas teen shoots father in the face in Christmas present dispute

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Texas father is recovering, but will lose one of his eyes, after being shot in the face by one of his sons after the man got into a dispute with another son over his Christmas present, reports KRGV. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, the unidentified man was involved in an argument...

Egypt cuts sentences over 'gay wedding' video

Eight men who appeared in video purporting to show gay marriage ceremony have sentences reduced from three to one year.

Former President Bush, 90, to spend weekend in Houston hospital

(Reuters) - Doctors in Houston will keep former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the hospital through the weekend since his bout with shortness of breath, though doctors "have begun discussing dates for his discharge," his office said Saturday. Show More Summary

Billions Spent On Boxing Day In UK

Despite dour weather forecasts, shoppers in the UK came out in droves and online yesterday to spend a reported record £3billion online and in stores in the largest sales day for years. According to the Daily Mail, shoppers lined up from...Show More Summary

MENA Mashup: The Arab Spring, The I/P and ISIS

Dr James Zogby wrote a compelling article recently… The unravelling of the Arab Spring narrative Four years ago, Tunisia and the Egypt erupted in broad popular revolts. At first, analysts, Arab and westerners alike, were confounded. When Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria followed, in short order, the upheavals came to be described as the “Arab [...]

Mega Millions To End Year With $172 Million Jackpot, But Overall Ticket Sales Down In 2014

The Mega Millions lottery will close out 2014 with a $172 million jackpot up for grabs, the multi-state lottery game’s 16th-richest single drawing of the 104 drawings held in the year that ends Wednesday. The final Mega Millions drawing...Show More Summary

5 Stabbed in DC Restaurant

A man in a trench coat is suspected in the stabbing of five people in a popular Washington, DC restaurant and club. The victims were attacked in the early hours of this morning at McFadden's, on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House, the Raw Story reports. Two people...

Man Buys Fiancée Ultimate Big Christmas Gift

Jared Brigmon wasn’t kidding his fiancée, Misty Maurer, when he said he needed her help carrying her Christmas present home. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brigmon planned his Christmas surprise for weeks and was thrilled it surprised Maurer. Show More Summary

Arizona police officer wounded in shooting

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Flagstaff police officer in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with domestic violence suspect, killed in the confrontation

Pope Francis ‘Sees The Person First’ Insists Archbishop

Following the Pope Francis’ recent spate of controversial remarks, one of the most prominent archbishops in the world has come out in defence of him. Joseph Kurtz, who is Louisville Archbishop and the U.S Conference of Catholics President, has declared his support for Pope Francis. Show More Summary

Judd Apatow Calls Out Venues for Not Canceling Bill Cosby Shows

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Director Judd Apatow isn't too thrilled about venues allowing Bill Cosby to perform as he remains silent about the dozens of allegations of misconduct, sexual assault, and rape against him.

Meet the Falics: West Bank settlement funders, Netanyahu backers, and owners of Duty Free America

You know the name Sheldon Adelson. But how about the Falic family? Members of the Falic family have donated millions of dollars to pro-Israel U.S. politicians from both parties and to pro-Israel causes, including West Bank settlements. Show More Summary

Sanders: I’ll decide whether to run for president by March

Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., before the start of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on ‘The State of VA Health Care’ on May 15, 2014. Sanders said he will decide whether to run for president by March 2014. Show More Summary

California high school bans ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts during basketball tournament

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A northern California high school has ordered student athletes not to wear “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts for their warmups at an inter-school basketball tournament after the school was dis-invited by the host school’s athletic director. According to the Associated Press, the...

Plane Diverted over Passenger Listening to Loud Music, Invoking Ferguson

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

A Delta flight was diverted this week after a passenger complained about someone else listening to their music too loud and that passenger invoked Ferguson and said he was being profiled.

World War 3: Iran’s New ‘Suicide Drones’ Could Be A Game Changer For Middle East

As part of its large-scale ongoing six-day military drill that began last Thursday,the Iranian army held tests on Saturday unveiling a new weapon in their arsenal: “suicide drones.” Being that Iran is a fiercely Islamist country, asShow More Summary

Obama: Racism In America Has Lessened, ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protests Don’t Reflect The Nation

According to President Barack Obama, racism in America has actually lessened under the guidance of his presidency. These comments come at a time when the “Black Lives Matter” protests have spread across the nation and racial violence has increased. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Woman, Gisele Paris, Found Guilty Of Stealing Terminally Ill Neighbor’s Dog And Euthanizing It [Video]

A Pittsburgh woman was found guilty Friday for stealing her cancer-stricken neighbor’s dog and then having the dog euthanized. Gisele Paris faces sentencing on March 12. Police and prosecutors alleged Spring Hill resident Gisele Paris stole the dog, Thor, a Siberian husky, from her neighbor’s back yard on Thanksgiving Day of 2013. Show More Summary

Snow, Ice Sweep Europe, Stranding Drivers

(LONDON) — Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain. Snow also covered parts of Switzerland and southwestern Germany, and more than 20 centimeters (nearly eight inches) of snow has fallen in higher parts of Germany’s Black Forest. Many motorists…

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