Yeah, well, it might be "legal," but we'd better not catch you using it:
To protect young people from alcohol-related death and injury, Indiana has a relatively new law granting immunity to those who call law enforcement to aid intoxicated friends in alcohol-related emergencies. In one Massachusetts community, they've decided to go the other way:
No good deed goes unpunished, at least in the case of 17-year-old Erin Cox.
Oh, forget those whiny World War II geezers wanting to visit their memorial, or all the national parl shutdowns, or the death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, or drug trials to aid dying children. Now this shutdown has caused real hardship:
Alice Munro, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Ms. Munro, 82, is the 13th woman to win the prize.
Hoosier lawmakers might want to rethink that new anti-bullying statute they're so proud of:
The study concluded that students at schools with anti-bullying programs might actually be more likely to become a victim of bullying. It also found that students at schools with no bullying programs were less likely to become victims.
CNN's Jake Tapper: Why, yes, there is media bias:
“Do you believe there is bias in mainstream media?” a Reddit user asked. “If yes, which way does it slant and which networks?”
“Yes I do,” Tapper replied, “but I also think it’s more complicated than just liberal bias.”
TOWAMENCIN TWP., Pa. - October 9, 2013 (WPVI) -- A decision to cancel Halloween celebrations at an elementary school in Montgomery County is stirring controversy among some parents.
Parents received a letter Tuesday from the principal at Inglewood Elementary School.
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For the "would be funny if it weren't scary" file:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The man drew the gun several times on the crowded San Francisco commuter train, with surveillance video showing him pointing it across the aisle without anyone noticing and then putting it back against his side, according to authorities.
Shutdown? You say there's a government shutdown?
The Pentagon is sending $50 million cargo planes straight from the assembly line to mothballs because it has no use for them, yet it still hasn’t stopped ordering the aircraft, according to a report.
I'll bet some of you haven't even packedyet:
The musician-turned-activist reckons the world will end in 2030 - leading to the extinction of humankind.
Sir Bob, 61, based his miserable prediction on the effects of climate change.
“The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself," he told a group of youngsters at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.