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  • Lawmakers, Activists Target ‘Gendercide’ Sex Selection

    Lawmakers, Activists Target ‘Gendercide’ Sex Selection

    (NEW YORK) — In the style of activist-filmmaker James O’Keefe, an anti-abortion group has released an undercover video purportedly showing a Planned Parenthood counselor in Texas assisting a woman who says she’s seeking a sex-selection abortion. “I see that you’re saying that you want to terminate if it’s a girl, so are you just wanting to continue the pregnancy in the meantime?” the Planned Parenthood counselor asks on the tape. “The abortion covers you up to 23 weeks and usually at five months is usually when they detect, you know, whether it’s a boy or a girl.” At the close […]

  • Authorities Probe Security Breach at San Diego Airport

    Authorities Probe Security Breach at San Diego Airport

    (SAN DIEGO) — Authorities on Wednesday continued to investigate how a man was able to board a Los Angeles-bound plane at San Diego International Airport Tuesday without a ticket. The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested and charged with trespassing. He’d just been released from prison and authorities said he had an extensive criminal history. The suspect allegedly walked through an alarmed but unguarded emergency door inside the terminal. He then joined a line of passengers boarding United Airlines flight 6323 on the tarmac. “When he went through the door, it set off the alarm,” San Diego […]

  • John Edwards Jury Delayed by Mystery Note

    John Edwards Jury Delayed by Mystery Note

    (GREENSBORO, N.C.) — A note from a juror briefly stalled deliberations again in the John Edwards campaign-finance trial Wednesday, causing Judge Catherine Eagles to hold a closed-door session to deal with a jury matter — the third such delay in as many days. It is unknown what information was contained in the note. Deliberations dragged into their eighth day Wednesday adding to the anticipation of waiting for a verdict. The judge signaled Tuesday that potential scheduling conflicts could cause further delays. Some jurors have requested time off for personal matters, like attending a child’s high school graduation. The judge said […]

  • Seattle Police Hunt for Gunman Who Shot 5 People in Cafe

    Seattle Police Hunt for Gunman Who Shot 5 People in Cafe

    (SEATTLE) — A manhunt is underway for a gunman who killed two people and shot three others at a cafe Wednesday in Seattle’s University District. The suspect opened fire at Cafe Racer Espresso around 11 a.m. PST, police said. One victim has life-threatening injuries, while the other two had injuries that were described as serious, according to ABC News’ Seattle affiliate KOMO. Police are scouring the surrounding area for the suspect, who headed north from the scene. He is described as a thin, white man between 30 and 40 years old. He is approximately 6-foot-1 and has curly light brown […]

  • Jerry Sandusky Loses Bid to Delay Next Week’s Trial

    Jerry Sandusky Loses Bid to Delay Next Week’s Trial

    (BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will head to trial next week on charges that he sexually molested 10 boys after the presiding judge refused to delay the trial and allow his attorneys more time to prepare a defense. Following a final pre-trial hearing Wednesday to iron out details of the case, including privacy of the alleged sexual abuse victims, the case will proceed to jury selection and trial. Judge John M. Cleland wrote in an order released Wednesday that jury selection will begin June 5 and testimony in the trial will not begin “before June […]

  • Eagle Scout Challenges Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy With Petition

    Eagle Scout Challenges Boy Scouts’ Anti-Gay Policy With Petition

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Eagle Scout Zach Wahls challenged the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy Wednesday when he delivered three boxes of petitions demanding change, signed by more than 275,000 people. Wahls, 20, presented the petitions during the Boy Scouts’ National Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on behalf of Jennifer Tyrrell, an Ohio mom who was removed as the den leader of her 7-year-old son’s Cub Scout troop in April because of her sexual orientation. The Boy Scouts are the parent organization of the Cub Scouts. Wahls is the author of My Two Moms and a video of his three-minute […]

  • Florida County Library Lifts Ban on "Fifty Shades of Grey"

    Florida County Library Lifts Ban on "Fifty Shades of Grey"

    (NEW YORK) — A Florida county’s public library system has lifted its ban on the controversial erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The Brevard County Library System had pulled copies of the racy tome, and the two subsequent books in the trilogy, from its shelves earlier this month. In a March 4 interview with The Palm Beach Post, Cathy Schweinsberg, the library services director, said the book did not meet the system’s selection criteria. “Nobody asked us to take it off the shelves,” she said.  “But we bought some copies before we realized what it was.  We looked at it, […]