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2 indicted in plot to sell guns linked to Saddam Hussein

HACKENSACK, N.J.—A Bergen County man was one of two people indicted on Friday in an alleged plot to sell seven firearms that were stolen and smuggled out of Iraq after once belonging to the family of the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. A federal grand jury in Newark returned the indictment against Carlos Quirola-Ordonez, 57, of… (more…)

US Vets DESTROY Fox News Tools for ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Remark in Open Letter

First, the folks over on FOX made a misogynistic joke regarding a female pilot. Then, the half-hearted not-apology, and now, the full smack-down, courtesy of the United States Military Veterans. On Thursday, The Five decided to live up to the sort of blind jingoism and Military Worship that right-wingers are constantly demanding of others when Fox… (more…)

Lawsuit targets ammo retailers that allegedly sold to Aurora theater shooting suspect

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is filing a lawsuit against online retailers that allegedly sold ammunition to James Holmes, the suspect accused of the Aurora theater killings. “The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing to… (more…)

“Online and Off the Record”: Investigation Shows Criminals In Washington State Flocking To Vast Online Gun Marketplace To Evade Background Checks, Arm Themselves

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Online and Off the Record,” a first-of-its-kind, Washington-specific investigation by Everytown for Gun Safety, reveals that criminals in Washington are flocking to the vast online gun marketplace to evade background checks and arm themselves. Everytown’s investigation of five major Washington classified websites—including Armslist.com, the self-described Craigslist for guns— found that… (more…)

Funding shortage limits Cedar Rapids gun buyback

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The city of Cedar Rapids will hold its first gun buyback in 20 years, but a lack of donations is limiting the scope of the program, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The buyback will be Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the City of Cedar Rapids Service Center. People who turn in… (more…)

TV picks for the week of Sept. 21-27

Now we’re talkin’ — well, watchin’ (please don’t talk unless there’s a commercial on). The broadcast networks’ primetime season kicks off with enough new and returning programming to choke your DVR. Here’s what caught my eye this week: Sunday: “Madam Secretary,” 7 p.m., CBS: Tea Leoni portrays a Washington outsider drafted into government service in this… (more…)

Single Dose Of Antidepressant Changes The Brain

Mary Beth O’Leary, Cell Press A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) reveal changes in connectivity within three hours, say researchers who report their observations… (more…)

Couple Offended by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavor

The name “Hazed & Confused” doesn’t sit well with one couple. Lianne and Brian Kowiak say they discovered the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor “Hazed & Confused” and were immediately turned off by what it suggested. “I saw there was a flavor named ‘Hazed & Confused’ and I just paused and I was really upset… (more…)

Five Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail

A manhunt was underway Saturday for five inmates who escaped from Madera County jail near Fresno, California, but officials said they don’t know how the five inmates managed to get out. The Madera County Sheriff’s office identified the fugitives as Abel Ramos, 25, Juan Lopez, 33, Ricardo Cendejas, 19, Roel Soliz, 29, and George Lopez-Diaz, 26.… (more…)

Is Free Will An Illusion Created By Our Brains?

Scientists have vehemently argued the theory that free will is simply an illusion, and that our brain’s activity predicts our behavior before it even happens, sounding eerily similar to Tom Cruise’s movie Minority Report. But the researchers from Georgia State University have a new compelling study that sheds light on the inaccuracies of such a claim.… (more…)