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A gay couple was smacked with a wooden chair in a Manhattan barbecue restaurant after a heated argument escalated into a brutal beating. Video of the incident taken by a fellow customer shows the man arguing with Jonathan Snipes, 32, and his boyfriend Ethan York-Adams, 25,...
ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on JustPasteIt , singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad...
A Houston ISD principal is in professional and potentially legal trouble after auditors confirmed he changed failing grades to passing without just cause. "We are demanding that the principal of this high school be removed immediately," said Gerry Monroe of the United Urban...
Two promiscuous ex-jail staffers may not be the only ones getting screwed. An Oregon inmate whose sexual relations with two former jail staffers led to their firing and recent convictions has now filed his notice of intent to sue the county for sexual harassment, according to a...
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas -- and warned of more attacks to come. In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers opened fire outside the event in Garland, a...
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that all the to-do, in Texas and across the country, about his directive last week to the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm 15, a U.S. Special Operations exercise that will be held in Texas and other Southwestern states for eight weeks this...
Officials have concluded that the actions of a Round Rock police officer who was involved in a DWI arrest that resulted in a head injury to a woman were “reasonable,” said Angelique Myers, a spokeswoman for the Police Department. Police investigators determined that officer Ben...
WASHINGTON—The Justice Department will start revealing more about the government’s use of secret cellphone tracking devices and has launched a wide-ranging review into how law-enforcement agencies deploy the technology, according to Justice officials. In recent months, the...
The open carrying of handguns, all but a lock this year to become law in Texas, was once considered so farfetched that many lawmakers saw the idea as harmful to the prospects of other gun legislation. In the 1990s, as lawmakers debated bills to allow the concealed carrying of...