The shooting suspect in the November LAX shooting that killed one TSA agent and injured three others pleaded not guilty to 11 federal charges, charges that could bring him the death penalty. The decision on whether the government will seek the ultimate penalty against Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, will take a long time and will ultimately rest with U.S. Attorney General Erik Holder. [HuffPost]
Here’s some good news. On Thursday while still on vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama signed into law a comprehensive defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military. In a statement, Obama had this to say: Today I have signed into law H.R. 3304, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.” I have signed this annual defense authorization legislation because it will provide pay and bonuses for our service members, enhance counterterrorism initiatives abroad, build the security capacity of key partners, and expand efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthen protections for victims. [HuffPost]
By any means necessary, we guess. A scientist at Iowa State University took that adage to heart after allegedly faking results of an AIDS study by mixing human and rabbit blood in order to obtain millions of federal dollars. Biomedical researcher Dr. Dong-Pyou Han resigned from his post at the university in October after admitting to adding human blood components to rabbit blood, making it appear as if the animals were developing resistance to the HIV virus. Read about it here…[DailyMail]
Here’s lesson one on how not to talk to a law enforcement officer. Singer B Smyth told an officer during a traffic stop in Florida that he was going to sleep with one of the officer’s wives. Not surprisingly, he was arrested. Read the bizarre story here…[TMZ]
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