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Toyota to Recall 2.8 Million Vehicles Due to Glitch in Steering

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:55pm Written by:

Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it is to recall 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including some of its popular hybrid Prius cars, due to a steering glitch and water pump problems. This is the carmaker’s second multi-million-vehicle recall in just over a month. Toyota stated that the defects had caused no accidents and could each be […]

Jon Husted Bashed by Federal Judge for Unconstitutional Change to Ohio Election Rules

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:55pm Written by:

Ohio’s elections chief, Jon Husted, has been blasted by a federal judge questioning his motives on creating new vote-counting rules that would violate Ohio state law just days before the Presidential election on November 6. District Judge Algenon Marbley stated through his 17-page ruling that a directive on counting the provisional ballots that Jon Husted […]

Gabby Giffords’ Shooter Gets 7 Life Sentences for Tucson Shooting Rampage

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:13pm Written by:

Jared Lee Loughner, the man who killed six people and wounded 13 others in a shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, was recently sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences, followed by 140 years in prison. Three months ago, Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges with an agreement for guaranteed life in prison without the option […]

Monster Energy Drinks Named in Death Reports by the FDA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:34pm Written by:

In the past year, Monster Beverage Corporation has been cited in the deaths of five people, according to some incident reports that physicians and companies have submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reports stated that the five victims had all consumed Monster energy drinks prior to their death. These incidents, which […]

The Cleveland Indians Settle a Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Caused by Collapse of Inflatable Slide

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 3:08pm Written by:

The Cleveland Indians have reached a settlement with the widow of Douglas Johnson, 54, of Pennsylvania, who died nine days after being struck by an inflatable slide outside of Progressive Field. The Indians have chosen not to disclose the amount for which the settlement was reached. The widow also received a judgment of $3.5 million […]

Ohioans Denied Early-Voting Appeal by U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:28pm Written by:

Boards of elections across Ohio were ordered to open their doors to in-person, early voters the weekend before the election by Ohio’s election chief after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the latest appeal on early voting. All Ohio voters will be able to vote in-person on November 3, 4, and 5.These dates […]

Early Voting Reinstated in Ohio for the 2012 Presidential Election

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 3:35pm Written by:

A federal court appeal was reinstated on October 5 to allow voters in Ohio to vote in-person and without an excuse three days before Election Day on November 6. The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled in a case targeting a state law that ends early voting for most […]

Salmonella Outbreak Causes Peanut Butter Recall to Reach 76 Products

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1:35pm Written by:

The New Mexico-based company, Sunland Inc., has expanded their recall to 76 types of peanut and almond butter products after a product that was sold to Trader Joe’s groceries was connected to an outbreak of salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have linked 29 salmonella […]

University of California Reaches a Near $1 Million Settlement in Pepper-Spray Case

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:11pm Written by:

The University of California has agreed to pay close to a $1 million settlement to students who were involved in a pepper-spraying incident last year at UC Davis. The settlement will be paid through the university’s self-insurance program. Each of the 21 students and alumni, who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during what was said […]

Samuel Mullet & 15 Others Found Guilty of Hate Crimes in Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 1:02pm Written by:

Amish Bishop and the leader of an Amish breakaway group, Samuel Mullet, was convicted Thursday of hate crimes and orchestrating hair and beard-cutting attacks on fellow sect members who opposed his religious differences. The 66-year old Mullet was found guilty of arranging the cuttings last fall in an attempt to shame those in his community […]


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