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California college teacher accused of body slamming 19-year-old woman

A community college teacher and former city council member in Fresno, California faces misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly attacking and body slamming a 19-year-old woman to the ground. The Fresno Bee reported on Monday that 69-year-old Brian Calhoun is accused of accosting journalism student Kevynn Gomez in a confrontation that…

Swedish lawmakers: Sterilize transgender Swedes or risk new ‘third sex’

Two Swedish members of Parliament are warning that the government must continue to sterilize transgender people or risk the advent of a “third gender” or “third sex” of humans. The Local reported on Tuesday that two Christian Democrat MPs had offered a counter proposal to a government plan to remove…

Former shoe salesman arrested in third attack on ex-girlfriend’s toes

A former shoe salesman in Santa Fe was arrested Monday for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and attempting to slice off her right big toe, in what marks his third alleged attack on the woman’s lower digits since last November. The accused is 27-year-old Daniel Anaya, who according to The Santa…

Maher to Kimmel: Christian Bible is ‘insane, bronze age malarkey’

“Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, where he proceded to tear into some of his favorite topics, including religion, religious holidays like Easter, the Pope and marriage equality. “Are you excited about the new Pope?” Kimmel asked. “I love the new…

Rep. Keith Ellison calls for federal housing director’s firing while protesting homeowner’s eviction

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) slammed the acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Ed DeMarco during a rally on Tuesday supporting a Minneapolis homeowner in her fight against the foreclosure of her home. “We need to be finding ways to keep people in their homes, not kicking them out,” Ellison said,…

NYPD investigating death threats to Democratic congresswoman over gun bills

The New York City Police Department is investigating calls to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) threatening her life in response to proposed gun control legislation. Maloney told The New York Daily News that she had canceled an appearance at awards ceremony on Tuesday night after receiving the death threats by phone.…

Assistant U.S. attorney bails on Aryan Brotherhood case over ‘security reasons’

An assistant U.S. attorney in Houston sent an email on Tuesday explaining that he’s backing out of a racketeering case against members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas due to concerns about his security, The Dallas Morning News reported. The revelation was contained in a short email sent by assistant…

Europe readies for solar storm risks

Europe launched its first space weather coordination centre Wednesday to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth. Though impossible to predict, a worst-case scenario mega-storm can happen at any time, leaving the world without Internet, telephones,…

Colorado gun group leader: ‘There’s a time to hunt deer’ and a ‘time to hunt Democrats’

The founder of a Colorado gun group is looking forward to November’s “hunting season” because it will be “time to hunt Democrats.” Dudley Brown, who serves as the executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights, used some violent…

Michael Jackson’s doctor sings bizarre jailhouse serenade to Anderson Cooper

In what could charitably be termed an unusual PR move, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former personal physician, sang a song to CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a telephone interview Tuesday. Murray, who is currently serving a five year sentence on manslaughter charges stemming from Jackson’s death, introduced the song by…

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