A pastor at a church in Bridgeport, Ct., collapsed with a heart attack Sunday while confessing to his congregation about his infidelity. Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor of Miracle Faith World Outreach Church church since its founding in 1967, was pronounced dead at a hospital. "After the service on Sunday the bishop's family asked us to remain in the church and the bishop confessed to us something that happened long ago. He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness.We were shouting, 'We forgive you, we love you,' but the stress of all of it -- he had a heart attack," church elder Judy Stovall said.
A federal appeals court is being urged to reverse a ruling that called the American flag a "symbol of racial animus."
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had determined that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., did not violate the constitutional rights of students when they ordered them not to wear U.S. flag shirts on the Mexican Cinco de Mayo holiday. read more
There has been much research into the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. Anthropologists, geneticists and archaeologists have analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons and found that selection has had a significant effect on the human genome even in the past 5,000 years, resulting in sustained changes to the appearance of people.
Dark matter, the mysterious substance estimated to make up approximately more than one-quarter of the mass of the universe, is crucial to the formation of galaxies, stars and even life but has so far eluded direct observation. At a recent UCLA symposium attended by 190 scientists from around the world, physicists presented several analyses that participants interpreted to imply the existence of a dark matter particle. The likely mass would be approximately 30 billion electron-volts, said the symposium's organizer. read more
Daniel Muessig, the criminal defense lawyer whose cheesy, over-the-top ad went viral yesterday, says Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad was definitely an inspiration for the commercial. "As a criminal defense attorney and as somebody who is a cinefile and film buff, I'm aware of the trope, which is why I decided to do the sendup," said Muessig, a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The add shows various criminals committing criminal acts, getting away with it, and saying, "Thanks Dan!" into the camera. Then he does his sales pitch: "Rules are made by rich people!"