Nate Diaz received a 90-day ban and was fined $20,000 by the UFC on Friday, a day after the lightweight fighter used a homophobic slur on Twitter.
His manager defended Diaz's language -- while using the same offensive slur -- although the offensive tweet has since been deleted from Diaz's timeline. Read more
Former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy and her fellow jurors took just over an hour today to acquit a Harlem man of charges that he sold four "nickel bag" crack rocks at $5 each to an undercover officer near Harlem River Park.
Violent predicate felon Nelson Chatman, 31, smiled big as the jury foreman rendered the not guilty verdict in the circumstantial case after just 75 minutes of deliberations. Read more
The first 'hard evidence' that other universes exist has been found by scientists.
Cosmologists studying a map of the universe from data gathered by the Planck spacecraft have concluded that it shows anomalies that can only have been caused by the gravitational pull of other universes.
The map shows radiation from the Big Bang 13.8billion years ago that is still detectable in the universe - known as cosmic microwave radiation. Read more
Newsweek April 28, 1975: The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth's climate seems to be cooling down...If the climate change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic. Read more
Ok the article is a bit old but I could never figure out of madtv existed either.
Most of the skits were crap but there were a few good ones.
This one for example predates the Foley scandal but my God it reminds me of the Congress creep.
It appears that the Texas has managed to remove the controversial curriculum management program called CSCOPE from the state's educational system. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick announced the move on Monday morning via a press release and press conference.
"I'm very pleased to announce this morning that the era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end," he said.
During the press conference, Dr. Kyle Wargo, a board member of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) -- CSCOPE's governing board -- made it clear: "CSCOPE is no longer doing lessons,period."
"One size does not fit all. Those lessons, every lesson, needs to be developed on a local level," he added.
The "charity" run by President Barack Obama's half-brother that was fast-tracked for IRS tax-exempt status is based at a Virginia UPS store, according to its website.
The organization's IRS filings list another Virginia address that is actually a drug rehab center where the foundation does not appear ever to have been based.
The Barack H. Obama Foundation is run by Abon'go "Roy" Malik Obama, the half-brother of Barack Obama.
As first reported by The Daily Caller, the foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status
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May 20 (TheWrap.com) - Ray Manzarek, whose keyboard playing was a central element to the sound of '60s rock group The Doors, has died at the age of 74, it was reported on the band's Facebook page.
According to the band's Facebook page, Manzarek died shortly after noon on Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, while surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.
Perhaps the most chilling aspect of the U.S. Department of Justice "investigation" of Fox News chief correspondent James Rosen isn't the intrusive tracking of his movements and contacts -- although that's disturbing enough -- but the basis for the criminal charges he may ultimately face. At its heart, the allegation that Rosen broke the law "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" is based on nothing more than meeting with and asking questions of government adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who told him the non-shocking information that North Korea could very well respond to United Nations sanctions with more nuclear tests. That's right. Meeting an official and asking questions, which is what journalists do, is interpreted as criminal conspiracy. Taken with the already brewing scandal over the snooping of Associated Press phone records, we're looking at a full-fledged assault on the free press.
Foreigners leaving the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports would undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators added Monday to a sweeping immigration bill.
The town of Greece, New York, begins its town board meetings with an opening prayer. It allows any citizen to sign up to offer the prayer on a first-come, first-served basis. Any town citizen may do so regardless of their faith, and in the past both Wiccans and even atheists were welcomed to offer prayers if they wished.
Yet militant secularists filed suit, claiming these public invocations violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Due to the horrific nature of the story, I am only excerpting a few parts of it. If you want to read the rest, you'll have to follow the link. But keep in mind that child marriages like these are happening all the time, not just in Afghanistan, but increasingly even in Europe.
The left leaning journalist community is beginning to make known the level of ire it holds toward the Obama administration over the increasingly serious spying habits carried out against the journalistic community.
Some stating the recent James Rosen charges filed are far more serious than the AP spying scandal that originally got their dander up after a long slumber of ignorance.
The Washington Post examines many of Lois' responses to the IRS targeting scandal and compared them to more recent information that has become known through the questioning of IRS officials concerning the matter.
It is found that Lois Lerner has participated in quite a few statements that are outright lies.
Carolyn Compton is in a three year-old relationship with a woman. According to Compton's partner Page Price, Compton's ex-husband rarely sees their two children and was also once charged with stalking Compton, a felony, although he eventually plead to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing.
And yet, thanks to a Texas judge, Compton could lose custody of her children because she has the audacity to live with the woman she loves.
According to Price, Judge John Roach, a Republican who presides over a state trial court in McKinney, Texas, placed a so-called "morality clause" in Compton's divorce papers. This clause forbids Compton having a person that she is not related to "by blood or marriage" at her home past 9pm when her children are present. Read more
The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department's Inspector General's Report, IRS employees -- the same employees who belong to the NTEU -- set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. Read more