FAIRFAX, Va. - A man charged with indecent exposure after two women said they saw him naked inside his own home was acquitted Wednesday by a Virginia jury.
Erick Williamson, 29, has argued since his October arrest that he should not be punished for being naked in the privacy of his own home.Read more »
An Osceola County man thought he’d paid off a parking ticket, so he was surprised to find out Monday that the Orange County Clerk’s office had issued a warrant for his arrest. Luis Gomez owed exactly one cent on a speeding ticket he received one year ago.Read more »
"...This means that there are thousands of clients – Asian and Middle Eastern governments and sovereign wealth funds among them – who think they own hundreds of billions and perhaps trillions of dollars of gold bullion, and are being charged storage fees on that fantasy bullion, but they really own unsecured gold loans to the banks at a negative interest rate..."Read more »
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is implementing a new inmate program at Tent City Jail called “Pedal Vision.”
The program uses inmate-powered cycles to generate electricity for televisions.Read more »
California Sen. Barbara Boxer has a message for marijuana law reform activists: Just say no.Read more »
Everybody knows that people in the past were insane. They wore funny hats, used words like "wherefore," and don't get us started on the pants.
But some of the historic anecdotes we love repeating again and again simply aren't true. As convenient as it may be to think of our ancestors as murder-happy torture enthusiasts, they were crazy, but they weren't that crazy.Read more »
Video from a US Apache helicopter in Iraq showing the murder of innocent civilians.Read more »
States that put a "sin" tax on soda pop products, have found that child obesity rates haven't changed; at all.
Looks like they'll just have to make the tax higher. Turns out, taxes don't automatically change behavior.
Of the 352 students who attended prom, 18 violated the (dress code) policy. Seventeen of them chose to be paddled, while DeRamus chose a three-day suspension.Read more »
With job openings scarce for young people, the number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading federal and state regulators to worry that more employers are illegally using such internships for free labor.Read more »
If you're working 40 hours a week or more in a cubicle, then you might enjoy fantasizing about the luxury of retirement. Will you spend it on the beach, drink in hand? Or hiking through the National Parks? Do you want to move from gritty urban living to the country?Read more »
Congressman Hank Johnson proves that politicians are stupid, not evilRead more »
Thousands of consumers are gaming Massachusetts’ 2006 health insurance law by buying insurance when they need to cover pricey medical care, such as fertility treatments and knee surgery, and then swiftly dropping coverage, a practice that insurance executives say is driving up costs for other people and small businesses.Read more »
Imagine being charged with a crime, but an imaginary friend takes the rap for you.
That is essentially what happened when Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company, was caught illegally marketing Bextra, a painkiller that was taken off the market in 2005 because of safety concerns.Read more »
5 Agents busted in my door this morning without a warrant !!!! They broke in and search without a warrant. claiming they did need one and that the house was no longer private property.Read more »
A family in Williamson County, Austin have lost custody of their 7-year-old son as part of a Child Protective Services investigation because the parents taught their children to mistrust the government, an action that deemed them to be “unsuitable parents,” according to charges leveled by police officers in CPS documents.Read more »
College students across America will once again strap on empty holsters in an act of silent protest against laws and policies banning licensed concealed carry on campus.Read more »
More than 30 governors were sent letters asking for their resignations in three days by the organization Guardians of the Free Republics. Security measures increased in Utah's and Nevada's Capitols.Read more »
Kerin was a member of the city council for the region of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, and he spent so much time playing Farmville he lost his gig.Read more »
"Mr Relf said he erected the sign because he was frustrated by the sub-standard work by his local highways authority."Read more »
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