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Scarlett Johansson as a seductive man-eating alien freaks out Venice film festival

US star Scarlett Johansson spooked the Venice film festival Tuesday with her performance as an alien in human form who hunts men, seduces and feeds on them. “Under the Skin”, by British director Jonathan Glazer, plays with light and polished dark surfaces to evoke a sleek alien environment, which is…

Microsoft hopes to burst into the smartphone market with ‘transformational’ Nokia deal

With its deal for Nokia’s handset business, Microsoft is making a bold, risky bet to gain traction in the smartphone market after missing the tech sector’s shift to mobile. The deal worth $7.2 billion (5.44 billion euros) gives Microsoft Nokia’s mobile phone operations along with an array of patents and…

Southern Baptists order their military chaplains not to perform same sex marriages

The North American Mission Board, the domestic arm of the Southern Baptist Convention’s mission outreach programs, has issued guidelines ordering the religion’s military chaplains not to perform, attend or participate in same sex weddings in any way. According to the Baptist Press, the guidelines were issued Friday and go into…

Black pastor wants ‘only white people’ as greeters for Sunday services

A black pastor at a multi-racial church in Charlotte, North Carolina is facing scrutiny for an email she sent in which she requested that all the greeters at Sunday services be white. In the email obtained by WBTV, the executive pastor of operations, Makeda Pennycooke, wrote “we are continuing to…

Cleveland man sentenced to hold ‘idiot’ sign for threatening police

A man in Cleveland wore a sign describing himself as an “idiot” on Labor Day as punishment for calling 911 and threatening police officers. Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr in May ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign that read, “I apologize to…

Child shoots SWAT officer with his own gun at California ‘Literacy Fair’

A child who was thought to be no older than 8-years-old shot a SWAT officer with his service weapon at a literacy fair in California last week while he was showing off tactical equipment to kids. Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms told KMAX that the incident took place at the…

WATCH LIVE: Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testify in Senate about Syria

Watch as Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin E. Dempsey (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in an unclassified hearing about the Congressional authorization for the use of force in Syira.…

WikiLeaks’ ‘CableGate’ server up for auction on eBay

Server geeks and conspiracy theorists wanting to own a little piece of history have a shot at owning the actual server that was at the center of a political firestorm after WikiLeaks used it to release more than 250,000 secret U.S. embassy cables in…  …

Former Navy chaplain wants ‘worthy of death’ printed on all LGBT couples’ wedding photos

A disgraced former Navy chaplain is calling on all photographers to print Bible scripture that says homosexuals are “worthy of death” on the back of photos taken at weddings of gay and lesbian couples. On his Monday Pray in Jesus Name Internet show, Chaplain Gordon James “Chaps” Klingenschmitt expressed outrage…

Cleveland mob calls man ‘f*ggot’ before attacking him near well-known gay bar

In what police are investigating as a hate crime, a gay man was attacked and robbed over the weekend by a group of people outside a well-known gay bar in Cleveland. Jared Fox told WKYC that about 20 young men surrounded him as he was walking towards Cocktails bar just…

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