According to a federal lawsuit, David Eckert didn't make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by law enforcement in Deming, N.M. After law enforcement asked him to step out of the vehicle, he appeared to be clenching his buttocks. Law enforcement thought that was probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity. While officers detained Eckert, they secured a search warrant from a judge that allowed for an anal cavity search. read more
A new "super salmon" is expected to be approved for sale in the U.S. within the next few weeks, reigniting a heated debate over genetically-modified food. The salmon would be the first genetically modified (GM) animal ever approved for human consumption, and has been under development in Massachusetts for 18 years. It is expected to be cleared for sale soon by the Food and Drug Administration, and now American supermarkets are coming under increasing pressure to refuse to stock the fish. The AquAdvantage salmon contains genes from an eel-like fish and from another breed of salmon and grows twice as fast as its natural alternative, allowing for increased and more robust supplies.
The head of the National Security Agency (NSA) admitted before a congressional committee this week that he lied back in June when he claimed the agency's phone surveillance program had thwarted 54 terrorist "plots or events." read more
A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit against the Skokie, Ill., police claiming an officer used excessive force after she was arrested for DUI. Officer Michael Hart called the 110-pound woman out of the cell and less than 20 seconds later, video shows him throwing the woman back into the cell, launching her face-first into a cement bench. The rest of the video shows two other officers assisting her as she bled on the floor. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, said several bones were shattered in her face, requiring reconstructive surgery and a titanium plate in her cheek. read more
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure," Obama said in 2006. "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit." read more