Don't mess with this monkey. Footage from a security camera is said to show a young man in Shimla, India, giving the finger to one of the area's famously belligerent monkeys. And as you might expect, the monkey is having none of it. It drop kicks the man right in the head, knocking him to the ground. The man, however, appears to be OK after the attack as he gets up and walks off. read more
A woman at a Chicago Cubs game caught a foul ball -- with her beer -- and then chugged it down without removing the souvenir. The epic catch occurred at Saturday's game between the Cubs and San Diego Padres and was caught by the telecast. As the announcers saw her down the beer, one said "Her beverage just got a little foamier."
A rookie officer in Ohio was caught on video refusing to shoot the suspect wanted in two murders -- even as the distraught man repeatedly charges him and demands to be shot. In a scene captured by his body camera on Thursday, New Richmond police officer Jesse Kidder is shown aiming his weapon at 27-year-old Michael Wilcox, who allegedly killed both his girlfriend and best friend in separate locations. Several times, Wilcox rushes at Kidder. Each time, Kidder runs backward while keeping his handgun aimed at the suspect, urging him to surrender.
"Shoot me!" Wilcox cries out. "Shoot me."
"No man," Kidder replies. "I'm not gonna do it." read more
As Gov. Scott Walker moves closer to a formal announcement that he will run for president, a new poll shows his approval rating in Wisconsin is slipping and some of his legislative priorities are deeply unpopular. 56% disapprove, while only 41% approve of him as governor. The poll also showed Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson distantly trailing former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold if they ran against each other. Feingold had 54%, with Sen. Ron Johnson (R) at only 38%. read more
Newly declassified intelligence evidence comes to light: In its final months, even as the Kennedy-Nixon presidential race captivated the country, the Eisenhower administration faced a series of crises involving Cuba and Laos. Yet, as the fall of 1960 progressed, President Dwight D. Eisenhower encountered a significant and unexpected problem of a new kind -- U.S. diplomats learned and U.S. intelligence soon confirmed that Israel was building, with French aid, a secret nuclear reactor in the Negev Desert. Soon concluding that the Israelis were likely seeking an eventual nuclear weapons capability, the administration saw a threat to strategic stability in the Middle East and a nuclear proliferation threat. Adding fuel to the fire was the perception that Israel was deceitful, or had not "come clean," as CIA director Allen Dulles put it. Once the Americans started asking questions about Dimona, the site of Israel's nuclear complex, the Israelis gave evasive and implausible cover stories. read more