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Clear Channel changes its name to iHeartMedia


By: Chris Baker

Clear Channel is changing its name to iHeartMedia, the company announced this morning.

Clear Channel is the nation’s largest radio station owner with 859 stations in over 150 markets. Locally, the company owns a batch of radio stations, which includes B104.7, Y94 FM, Hot 107.9, 570 WSYR and Power 620.

The new name is adapted from the company’s ever-growing online brand, iHeartRadio, which includes a radio app and events like the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Fest. Read the rest of this entry »

This Indiana brewhouse just gave a giant middle finger to the State of Indiana

This Indiana brewhouse just gave a giant middle finger to the State of Indiana

Since even long before the days of Prohibition, the G-men have been trying to create laws to keep good, hard-working folks like you and us from having a good time at the local brewhouse. Case in point: the fine folks of the wonderfuly-ultra-conservative Indiana government who have made all sorts of fun rules regarding the sale and distribution of alcohol like no sales on Sundays and no cold beer sold at gas stations. One of their laws even demands local pubs to offer food at their establishments, and the Bank Street Brewhouse‘s menu complies with this law in the most hilarious way possible…

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Parents of theater shooting victim file suit against ammo suppliers

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By: Jesse Paul

The parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the 2012 Aurora theater shootings, filed a lawsuit in Arapahoe County District Court on Tuesday against four Internet ammunition and military-grade supply companies who they allege recklessly supplied the man accused in the attack.

“We’re putting them on notice,” said Lonnie Phillips, Ghawi’s father, at a news conference in Denver. “We’re coming after you.”

The lawsuit was filed by the nationally recognized law firm Arnold & Porter LLP’s Denver office in conjunction with the Washington D.C.-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The companies named in the litigation are scattered in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »

Pedophile priest guilty on 24 counts of sex abuse



A Canadian court has found a defrocked Roman Catholic priest guiltily of 24 of over 70 counts of sex abuse charges against him.

Eric Dejaeger, who has already pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual assault dating back to 30 years ago, was found guilty on Friday of raping dozens of children and a dog in the Canadian Arctic, where he formerly worked as a missionary.

Justice Robert Kilpatrick, who is overseeing the trail, said the time gap between the alleged assaults and the trial had weakened the case. Read the rest of this entry »

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Egypt court gives Badie life in prison

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Egypt has sentenced the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood along with 14 other senior Brotherhood members to life imprisonment.

Mohamed Badie and the brotherhood members were convicted of murdering five people and the attempted murder of one hundred more and inciting violence during clashes in Cairo last year.

The judge announced the verdict during a court session, which had been held for hearing witness statements on Monday.

Badie had previously received two life sentences in separate cases.

Many of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders are currently in jail. Read the rest of this entry »

Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny



A number of Nigerian soldiers who mutinied over an order to travel on a road frequently attacked by Boko Haram militants have been sentenced to death.

In a decision announced early Tuesday by Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, 12 soldiers were found guilty and five others won acquittal.

The sentence, to be carried out by the firing squad, was delivered for both mutiny and the servicemen’s attempted murder of their commanding officer. All the defendants denied the charges. Read the rest of this entry »

Bahrain rights activist to stand trial from October 1


A prominent Bahraini human rights activist will stand trial from October 1 on charges of assaulting a police officer, her lawyer says.

Maryam al-Khawaja, who is the daughter of a jailed top Shia opposition figure, would remain in the Al Khalifa regime’s custody until her trial date, Mohammed al-Jishi told AFP on Tuesday.

Jishi said Khawaja could serve a five-year term should she get convicted at the court. Read the rest of this entry »

UK Justice Ministry blocks probe into prison rape

Britain’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has reportedly blocked an investigation into rape and sexual abuse in prisons, despite evidence suggesting that thousands of inmates are sexually assaulted every year in the UK.

A commission set up by the Howard League for Penal Reform charity estimated in a research released on Sunday that 1 to 5 percent of prisoners – as many as 4,000 people – could be victims of abuse and rape in jails across England and Wales annually.

The research, which was based on interviews with former prisoners conducted 10 years ago, also noted that sexual abuse in British prisons is largely unreported.

It further complained that the commission’s researchers were unable to interview serving prisoners after being blocked by the Justice Ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart Hits Kevin Ward, Jr., in Sprint Car Race


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