Woman Accused Of Burning Daughter In Tanning Booth

Patricia Krentcil, a 44-year-old mother from Nutley, New Jersey, has been arrested for taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, where the child suffered sunburn-like injuries.

Sotomayor Apparently Missed A Day In Law School

Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor is apparently laboring under the misconception that people without health insurance are turned away at emergency rooms. Actually Congress mandated in 1984 that emergency medical facilities must treat everyone who applies, although the level of care the uninsured receive need not be equal. Also only a small percentage of health problems are treatable at emergency rooms - and by the time someone with, say, cancer needs an emergency room treatment may not be worthwhile.

Nationwide Protests Of Obama Contraceptive Mandate

Opponents of the Obama administration's HHS mandate that requires Catholic organizations to provide contraceptive services to their employees took part in protests across the nation on Friday.

Fans Send Well-Wishes To Soccer Star Who Was Dead For 78 Minutes

Fans at Liverpool's FA Cup quarterfinal against Stoke City send their best wishes to Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba.

Soccer star Fabrice Muamba suffered a heart attack during an FA Cup match Saturday.  The 23-year-old mid-fielder for the Bolton Wanderers was given 15 cardiac shocks and was technically dead for 78 minutes. He is said to be in good spirits and speaking in both English and French, however all he says is “ass piano” over and over again.

Applying The Law Equally In Texas

Equality under the law.

If Texas is going to require a woman have a trans-vaginal ultrasound before undergoing an abortion procedure, it seems only right that the man who impregnated the woman undergo a “trans-urethral” ultrasound as well – otherwise the law is being applied unequally, and that is unconstitutional.

Manufacturer: Pink Slime Is Good For Kids

Beef Products Inc., makers of ground beef that includes the filler "Pink Slime", says the products it sells to schools are not only safe but good for kids. "Pink Slime" is a combination of beef fat and waste trimmings that is treated with ammonia to kill the high levels of salmonella bacteria.

Beef Products Inc., makers of ground beef products that use the filler known as “Pink Slime”, says its “lean finely textured beef” or LFTB is perfectly safe and nutritious. The federal government has plans to buy 7 million pounds of ground beef that includes “Pink Slime”.

“Including LFTB in the national school lunch program’s beef products accomplishes three important goals on behalf of 32 million kids,” BPI spokesman Rich Jochum said. “It 1) improves the nutritional profile, 2) increases the safety of the products and 3) makes us a buttload of money because the stuff in Pink Slime is essentially garbage.”

“Pink Slime” is made from fat and waste trimmings – where salmonella and E. Coli concentrations are highest – and saves as much as three cents per pound of processed ground beef.

“And we’re passing that savings on to you, the consumer” Jochum said. “Sure if you actually saw or smelled this stuff you’d gag on your own vomit, but we’re talking three cents a pound!”