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· Illinois Toughens Penalties for Violent 'Flash Mobs'
Seeking to keep pace with changing technology, Illinois toughened penalties for those who use social media and text messaging to organize violent flash mobs like those that have occurred on Chicago's Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
Gov. Pat Quinn...
· Police Kill Hofstra Student in Hostage Misfire
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- In what police described as a crime of opportunity, a wanted man with a criminal history entered a front door that had been left open at a New York home near Hofstra University. A short time later, the intruder, Dalton Smith,...
· Jackpot: $590 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Florida
Jackpot: $590 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Florida
· Ted Nugent: My Dear Misinformed Brother
Ted Nugent's Perspective: Freedom of expression is so beautifully American. Making that our very First Amendment is surely all the proof one needs to know our founding fathers were revolutionary visionaries.
· As Many as 60 Injured at Va Parade
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.
· Sequestration Cuts Likely to Mean Longer Wait for Foreign Tourists
Budget cuts at U.S. Customs and Border Protection have sharply increased airport queues — and as many as 27 million foreign travelers expecting to visit the United States this summer can expect to wait more than three hours to be processed by immigration officials.
· 5 More Religious Groups Say They Were Targeted by IRS
Five more religious organizations said this week that they have been targeted for special scrutiny of their tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.
· FBI Conducts Hazardous Materials' Search in Ricin Case
Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
· US Airways Flight Makes Rare 'Belly' Landing in Newark
A US Airways flight made an emergency landing on its belly at Newark Liberty International Airport early on Saturday after the plane's landing gear failed to deploy, but no one was injured, airline and government officials said.
· Preakness — and Triple Crown — Slip Away from Orb
Kentucky Derby winner Orb pulled up well short at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, losing a bid for horse racing's coveted Triple Crown.
· Powerball Jackpot Likely Had Winner
With four out of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that's after taxes.
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· Aurora Victim's Mom Blasts Arizona Sen. Flake in Bloomberg Gun Ad
A new ad released by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group uses the mother of a victim in the Aurora, Col. theater shooting to attack Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.
· Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over State’s New Gun Control Measures
Sheriffs of 54 Colorado counties sued Governor John Hickenlooper, challenging recently enacted state laws that ban ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require background checks for gun sales and loans.
· Golf Hall of Famer, Broadcaster Ken Venturi Dies
Former U.S. Open champion and television broadcaster Ken Venturi, a 14-times winner on the PGA Tour, died on Friday at the age of 82 following various health complications.
· Connecticut Commuter Crash Hampers Amtrak Boston-New York Trains
Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from Friday's collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
· Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: Human Trafficking 'Modern Day Slavery'
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen declares that human trafficking is modern-day slavery and the United States must do more to prevent trafficking across our southern border.
· Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Limiting Abortions at 12th Week
Enforcement of an Arkansas law restricting a woman s right to an abortion at the 12th week of pregnancy if a fetal hearbeat can be detected was barred today in Little Rock by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright....
· One Dead in U.S. Navy SEAL Training Accident at Fort Knox
A U.S. Navy enlisted man was killed and as many as seven people were injured when their Humvee vehicle rolled over during a training exercise for elite SEAL forces at Fort Knox, Kentucky, a SEAL spokesman said on Friday.The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and...