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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM

China's military, working from a white building in Shanghai, is almost assuredly helping direct a years-long hacking spree aimed at corporations in America and elsewhere, including companies with direct and sensitive access to infrastructure like gas and oil pipelines.

Here's a stunning new tactic in the prosecution of dirty Wall Street bankers: actually seeking guilty pleas as opposed to fines that amount to mere tickles on the wrist.

An early morning shooting spree
in one of the sadder parts of Orange County started with a carjacking, left a few people dead and several more injured, and ended when the gunman drove off several miles and shot himself.

McDonalds somehow decided it needed to deny any involvement in some hacker's brief but hilarious takeover of Burger King's otherwise-awful Twitter account.

Scott Brown, the former US senator and pinup model, is excusing away a bunch of slurry, moody tweets, aimed at people who were antagonizing him, with a claim he was "pocket tweeting."

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian who runs on prosthetic legs, has been formally charged with premeditated murder in the shooting of his girlfriend—despite his protestations that he thought, even though she was locked in the bathroom, she might be a burglar.

Come at me, tyrants! For I have a 3D printer!

The death of a man with Down syndrome, beaten at a Maryland movie theater by off-duty cops because he wanted to stay and watch a movie again, was caused by asphyxiation.

Just like the Bins! Russians are scrambling all over the Urals in search of tiny but valuable fragments from last week's massive meteor explosion.

Pretending to be cops, eight masked men sliced their way through a security fence at the Brussels airport, stormed the cargo hold of a passenger plane with their machine guns out, and then promptly made off with $50 million in diamonds and precious metals.


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