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Psychopaths to maintain order after massive nuke attack – Home Office docs
A clandestine Home Office experiment in 1982 tested Britain’s capacity to rebuild after a catastrophic nuclear assault. Previously secret files, made public by the National Archives, document proposals to keep order using psychopathic recruits.

30.10.2014 15:30

​Poland rejects US request to arrest film director Polanski
Polish prosecutors have interviewed Roman Polanski, but they decided not to detain him after the US sent Poland a request to arrest and extradite the famous filmmaker over a decades-old child sex offense.

31.10.2014 05:22

FBI pushing for new domestic and global internet hacking powers
In a move that watchdog groups are calling an unconstitutional power grab, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly looking to rewrite the espionage rulebook, giving it the authority to hack into computers at home and abroad.

30.10.2014 14:22

Black Utah ‘samurai’ dressed as anime hero shot 6 times, killed by police – autopsy
A young black man in Utah was shot six times and killed by police responding to a 911 call. The man was wearing a Japanese anime costume and carried a gift-shop samurai sword.

31.10.2014 04:08

Pentagon to monitor Iraq war veterans for chemical weapons exposure
After denials and cover-ups, the Pentagon has stated it will carry outmedical exams and health monitoring for service members and veterans exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq.

31.10.2014 03:50

​Crash dummies put on weight as obese Americans ‘more likely to die’ in accidents
While health officials struggle to slow down the rise of obesity in the US, one car safety company is changing the design of its crash test dummies in order to more accurately reflect the size of the average American and warn of road risks for the obese.

31.10.2014 01:21

MSNBC personality found guilty of $1.2mn scam
A Manhattan judge has found an MSNBC personality and former CNBC television host guilty of scamming a Sotheby’s broker out of his million-dollar commission. The judge called the scam “dishonest” and “greedy.”

30.10.2014 21:54

Manhunt over: Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer captured
Pennsylvania State Police have captured suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein following a manhunt that lasted almost seven weeks, the department announced Thursday.

30.10.2014 22:54

#CheckYourPrivilege satire: White man walks streets of NYC for 10 hours, gets job offers
Men are the perpetrators of street harassment, but what happens when a white male walks down the street? What do people say who call out to him? In a new parody video, comedy site Funny or Die sought to find out.

30.10.2014 20:22

American Red Cross accused of diverting funds from storm victims to own PR campaign
The American Red Cross was ill-equipped to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac, a new report suggests, and allocated resources not towards offering help, but on generating publicity.

30.10.2014 20:21

Manhunt for alleged cop-killer cancels Halloween in northeastern Pennsylvania
Halloween festivities have been canceled in a northeastern Pennsylvania community as authorities continue their search for accused cop killer Eric Frein.

30.10.2014 19:05

Counterterrorism Patriot Act provision now widely used in criminal investigations
A provision contained within the post-9/11 PATRIOT Act that allows investigators the power to conduct so-called “sneak and peek” searches has been used extensively for purposes not pertaining to counterterrorism, a new report reveals.

30.10.2014 17:45

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