A grandfather in Lumberton, N.C., shot and killed a suspect in a home invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said. The incident started around 10 p.m. when two men wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves stormed into the house and demanded money. The men were armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said. The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects and was shot himself. One suspect was found dead in a car. The other two were arrested after seeking treatment at a hospital. The grandfather is hospitalized in critical condition. read more
How does a person's intelligence relate to the type of music they listen to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or -- "liked") band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know. read more
Years of disappointment and tension between Democrats and their president are now on open display as politicians, party leaders and strategists worried about their chances in the midterm elections begin casting about for someone to blame.
A party and its president often go their separate ways during the final years of a second term, and Democrats say they appreciate Obama's decision to avoid campaigning in competitive states. But that doesn't do much to soften frustration with what they describe as near-political malpractice by the White House, basic missteps that some blame on an insular president who they say takes advice from aides with little campaign experience. "Folks are beginning to scapegoat and second guess, but there are plenty of reasons to do that," said strategist Jim Manley, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "President Obama doesn't like to get his hands dirty. He seemingly floats above it all." read more
Al Sharpton - the dumbest man on television read more
The nation's Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year's anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP.
A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
The worst offender is ABC's newly-renamed "World News Tonight." The show hasn't aired a single story. By comparison in 2006, ABC's "World News" aired 36 stories on the midterms, including a weekly feature that then-anchor Charlie Gibson promised would look at the "critical races." read more