Federal Bankruptcy Judge Approves American Airlines-U.S. Airways Merger; Blocks $20 Million Outgoing CEO Severance Package

March 27, 2013

“A federal bankruptcy judge gave approval on Wednesday for US Airways and American Airlines to proceed with their planned merger, according to a source familiar with the situation.”

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Colorado Movie Theater Shooting James Holmes Offers Guilty Plea to Avoid Death Penalty

March 27, 2013

“Attorneys for Denver-area theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and be jailed for life to avoid the death penalty, KUSA-TV is reporting.”

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Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner Had Two Fully Loaded Glock Magazines and a Folding Knife On Him After Shooting

March 27, 2013

“He handcuffed the shooter; in the shooter’s pocket, in addition to two Glock magazines, fully loaded, he found a folding knife and a credit card and ID card, he said.”

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Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner Was Pulled Over For Running Red Light Hours Before Shooting

March 27, 2013

“Jared Loughner broke down and cried to an Arizona Game and Fish officer when he was pulled over for running a red light just hours before his 2011 shooting rampage.”

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Tuscon Shooter Jared Loughner’s Parents Wanted to Drug Test Their Son For Methamphetamine

March 27, 2013

“Amy Loughner told Pima County Sheriff’s detectives that she and her husband, Randy Loughner, had also taken a shotgun away from their son in the months before the shooting and had told their child to get psychological help.”

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3,000 Pages of Records Pertaining to the Tuscon Shooting Released Publicly

March 27, 2013

“The disclosure comes after Jared Lee Loughner, 24, was sentenced in November to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to 19 federal charges in the rampage at a constituent event Giffords was holding at a grocery store parking lot.”

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Prolonged Denial-of-Service (DoS): Biggest Cyberattack in History Reducing Internet Speed For Users

March 27, 2013

“Security experts say the attack uses more sophisticated techniques than most DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks and targets the Web’s infrastructure, which has led to other sites performing slowly.”

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New Prostate Cancer Tests May Replace P.S.A., Reduce False Positives

March 27, 2013

“The problem with the P.S.A. blood test is that many of the cancers it detects are unlikely to cause harm. But there is no reliable way to identify them.”

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Speaking at USC’s Annual ROTC Dinner, General David Petraeus Apologizes for Extramarital Affair

March 27, 2013

“David Petraeus apologized in front of an audience of about 600, who welcomed him with a standing ovation, for an extramarital affair with his biographer in his first public speech since resigning as the head of the CIA.”

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North Korea Warns of “Simmering Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula”

March 27, 2013

“”Upon authorization of the Foreign Ministry, the DPRK [North Korea] openly informs the U.N. Security Council that the Korean Peninsula now has the conditions for a simmering nuclear war,” a statement read. “This is because of [provocative] moves by the U.S. and South Korean puppets.””

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North Korea Cuts Off Last Military Hotline With South Korea

March 27, 2013

“A senior North Korean military official informed the South that all regular military dialogue and communications channels would remain cut until South Korea halts its “hostile acts” against the North.”

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Ashley Judd Decides Against Running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Democrat

March 27, 2013

“Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads, released an Web ad which attacked Judd’s support for Obama and brought attention to her Tennessee residency.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required For Drug Sniffing Dogs at Homes in Florida v. Jardines

March 27, 2013

“Writing for the majority, Scalia said officers trespassed on Joelis Jardines when they approached his door with a drug-sniffing dog on a six-foot leash to investigate a tip Jardines was growing pot inside.”

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Admits ObamaCare Could Raise Insurance Premiums

March 27, 2013

“Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius [said] Tuesday.”

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Supreme Court Arguments Express Skepticism About the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

March 27, 2013

“Kennedy, viewed as a key swing vote, appeared critical of the federal government’s declining to recognize marriages that states have made legal. Kennedy voiced sympathy Tuesday for children of gay couples who want their parents’ unions to be recognized.”

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