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In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure...
A nanny says a man hacked into the baby monitor of the child she was caring for and talked about what she was doing inside the house Monday. Ashley Stanley is a professional nanny who spends most days with 1-year-old Samantha. Monday morning they were joined in the baby's...
There are not enough votes in the Texas Senate to pass legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday. Legalizing open carry is a high priority for many gun-rights advocates, and the issue has drawn supporters to several rallies in the 2-...
VIDEO: Repeal the Bill of Rights? Watch a group of people show their support for the removal of some of the most sacred rights of Americans. How does it make you feel to see this?
PASADENA, Texas – The owners of a pit bull that was shot and killed Sunday at a dog park are devastated and they've hired an attorney. Diesel was at the Bay Area Dog Park when another dog owner shot him. "Diesel was a great dog," said Randall Livingston. "My mom was there. She...
Beachgoers in San Diego blithely agreed that President Barack Obama should be given the power to completely repeal the Bill of Rights in the name of fighting ISIS in another disturbing insight into the unthinking malaise of many Americans. Told by media analyst and author Mark...
A state Senate bill allowing students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses was filed Monday with 19 senators as joint authors. Current law allows those who hold a concealed handgun license to carry their weapons on campus grounds but not...
LISTEN AND DISCUSS: Is it okay for a company to discriminate against male employees, or applicants, if it's best for business? The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is being accused of discriminating against male bartenders and servers because the company hired only women for summer...
First, here’s Mr. Dean on Bill Maher’s Real Time (HBO): “There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry. This guy (the late Chris Kyle) basically says, ‘I’m going to fight on your side. I bet you if you looked at the...