Quantcast
Home » 2013 » November » 19 (Page 3)

European Union powers to work together on new drones

Several EU nations including France and Germany agreed Tuesday to join forces to develop new-generation drones, in a bid to close a gaping deficiency in the bloc’s defence industry. EU defence ministers meeting in Brussels approved a series of projects to develop Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) pilotless aircraft from…

Outcry forces Catholic school to put off ‘Pray away the gay’ speaker

A Catholic school in Bronx, New York has postponed a presentation by anti-LGBT activist Rev. Donald Timone, a retired priest who preaches that non-heterosexual orientations and feelings can be overcome with prayer and a 12-step program of his devising. According to the New York Times, Cardinal Spellman High School in…

Prosecutor at bail hearing: Zimmerman choked girlfriend days before shotgun threat

At a bond hearing on Tuesday, prosecutors in Seminole County alleged that former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman had choked his girlfriend just days before she called 911 to say he was threatening her with a shotgun. Zimmerman had been arrested on felony domestic violence and misdemeanor battery charges on…

Ohio Supreme Court upholds the firing of a creationist science teacher

Ohio’s Supreme Court upheld the firing of an eighth-grade science instructor who taught creationism instead of evolution to his students. The court issued a 4-3 ruling Tuesday that agreed with an appeals court and the trial court that teacher John Freshwater had failed to comply with orders to remove religious…

Mario Batali deftly fends off Twitter morons after raising money for Texas pro-choice charity

Chef Mario Batali announced yesterday afternoon on his Twitter account (540K followers) that for the next 30 minutes he was going to match donations from his followers up to $5,000 as, in New York, Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead were holding a fundraiser for Lady Parts Justice, a pro-choice effort…

Iowa man’s gun accidentally fires from pants pocket at Wal-Mart but he finishes shopping

Police said an Iowa man was arrested after his concealed weapon accidentally fired while he was shopping at Wal-Mart. Officers said Christopher William Strube, of Centerville, was shopping Sunday afternoon when the .45-caliber handgun fired from his pants pocket. Investigators said the 50-year-old Strube told them a bottle he was…

Conservatives flip out after Obama reads original Gettysburg Address without ‘under God’

Conservative websites on Tuesday expressed outraged after President Barack Obama read an original version of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which did not include the words “under God.” In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, filmmaker Ken Burns asked dozens of public figures to read the speech. According…

Alabama legislator to Raw Story: ‘Our country wasn’t founded on the Koran!’

Alabama State Rep. DuWayne Bridges proposed an amendment to the state’s constitution on Monday that would allow public schools and other state properties to display the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. When Raw Story telephoned the legislator to ask if similar efforts would be made…

Seattle’s election of Kshama Sawant shows socialism can play in America

The election of Kshama Sawant, a socialist, to the city council of Seattle seems like dropping a pebble in the ocean – particularly given the Tea Party’s inroads into Congress and the Republican hold on state legislatures. With one lone vote, we can’t expect Seattle to collectivize Starbucks and Amazon…

California pastor outraged to find Bible filed under ‘fiction’ at Costco

A California pastor says he found the Bible filed under “fiction” at a Costco store near his home. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach said he made the discovery Friday while shopping for a present for his wife in Simi Valley. “All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” said Kaltenbach, pastor at the…

Google+