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Just Try to Outrun the World’s Fastest, Most Expensive Police Car Fleet

A few weeks ago, we told you how students at a University in Dubai came to school in flashy cars. Now, Dubai’s cops seem to be catching up too. The …

Suspect Caught With A LOT Of Jewelry In His Rectum, Police Say

John Abernethy, the records officer at York County Prison in Pennsylvania, says it's common for prisoners to hide contraband in their anuses. But the case of a new detainee surprised even him.<p>X-rays taken after Christopher Scheller, 18, crashed a car into a tree in December revealed a cache of …

Alvin Kenneth Welch Jr. Allegedly Beat Friend To Death Over BBQ Techniques

Barbecue usually inspires heated debate, not death.<p>Alvin Kenneth "Chico" Welch Jr., 35, is accused of beating Joshua Andrew Heinz to death with a baseball bat after they disagreed on carving techniques.<p>The incident happened last Saturday night at a football watching party at Heinz' house in …

The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle's 1999 Protesters Were Right

The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right.<p>In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in the face, and nearly arrested by police. He had joined the famous protests of the WTO Ministerial …

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military contractors and lobbyists perpetuating war.<p>Eisenhower warned that "an immense military establishment …

No Food Stamps For Pot, Colorado Republicans Says

Republicans in Colorado are looking to make sure people can’t use food stamps to purchase the state’s newly legalized recreational marijuana.<p>State …

Color Blind: No African-American Artists Had a No. 1 Hit in 2013

Hip-hop stars Beyonce, Jay Z and Kanye West may have the power to turn everything they touch into gold but not when it comes to scoring a huge pop …

Newtown School Shooting Charity Is Missing $70,000

A co-founder of a Tennessee-based charity to support the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting told the Associated Press that she …

13-Year-Old Forced to Dance at Miami Strip Club

Miami Beach officials have suspended the business license at a local strip club, where police say a 13-year-old girl was forced to dance for …

If you’re white, that joint probably won’t lead to jail time

<i>Stacey Patton is a senior enterprise reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education. David J. Leonard is an associate professor and chairman of the department of critical culture, gender and race studies at Washington State University.</i><p>Has the new year started out on a high or a drugged-out low? The …

Gates Says His Points About Obama Have Been Mischaracterized

Reports this week about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book have implied that he thinks President Obama approved a 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan "believing the strategy would fail," as NPR's Steve Inskeep said on Friday's <i>Morning Edition</i>.<p>That would have been "incredibly cynical" of the …

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …