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Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Mexican Think Tank: States Should Legalize Pot To Curb Drug Cartels

A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut Mexican drug cartels’ earnings from traffic to the U.S. by as much as 30 percent.

11/06/2012

File photo of a U.S. naval ship off the coast of northeastern Japan. (credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez via Getty Images)

Following Rape Allegation, U.S. Navy Reviews Rules On Japan Bases

Weary of rules limiting the freedom of their “overwhelmingly outstanding” sailors, the top commanders of the U.S. Navy in Japan eased after-hours restrictions this month. Just four days later, two sailors were accused of rape on Okinawa, a small island that has long had a tense relationship with the large American force stationed there.

10/24/2012

A Taiwanese Air Force officer introduces the advanced phased array radar at a missile base in Sanchih, northern Taipei county, on Jan. 15, 2008. (credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan Wants Apple To Blur Map Image Of Top-Secret Military Radar Base

Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China.

10/10/2012

Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot arrives for a hearing at the Lurigancho prison in Lima on Jan. 11, 2011. (credit: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Joran Van Der Sloot Impregnates Peruvian Woman While Behind Bars

A Dutch newspaper says that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, has impregnated a woman while imprisoned in Lima.

10/08/2012

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Researchers Constructing Simulated Bee Brains To Make Robots Fly

Researchers are hoping to construct a simulated bee brain in order to make robots fly.

10/02/2012

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Scientists: Let’s Disintegrate Asteroid To Combat Global Warming

Scientists from Scotland may have taken a page from famous cartoon villain and roadrunner gourmand Wile E. Coyote for a solution to global warming.

10/02/2012

The  Naga Jolokia Chili peppers hail from Cambodia (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/GettyImages)

Company Selling Vodka That’s As Hot As Pepper Spray

It’s been compared to “devil’s tears, with a side of Agent Orange mixed with Pepper Spray,” and that’s on the manufacturer’s website.

09/26/2012

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Former Governor Gary Locke Unhurt In Beijing Protest

The US Ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke had his car surrounded by angry protesters in Beijing. Protesters in China are upset about Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.

09/19/2012

File photo of a man wearing a yarmulke at a German synagogue. (credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish Berlin Officer Faces Disciplinary Action For Wearing Yarmulke On Duty

A Jewish police officer in Berlin could face possible disciplinary action for wearing a kippa during a demonstration.

09/14/2012

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Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend To Release Book

Raffaele Sollecito, who was imprisoned along with Amanda Knox for the November 2007 death of Meredith Kercher in Italy, maintains the couple’s innocence in a new book but acknowledges that their sometimes bizarre behavior after her roommate’s killing gave police reason for suspicion.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2012

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The 6th Annual AM1090 Forum came and went! Check out the 2011 photos with Stephanie Miller, Mike Papantonio, Norman Goldman, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Ron Reagan and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Video and Audio of the event […]

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