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Report: Fort Hood shooting suspect made $278,000 while in jail

The U.S. Army major arrested in connection with a November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas has made more than $278,000 while some victims have literally gone hungry at times, KXAS-TV reported on Monday. In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the station, the…

Navy dolphins discover 130-year-old torpedo off San Diego coast

U.S. Navy officials revealed on Monday that mine-hunting dolphins helped them discover a relic from the service’s past — a 130-year-old torpedo, found off the coast of San Diego, California. U-T San Diego reported that the dolphins discovered the weapon, known as a Howell torpedo, during a Navy Marine Mammal…

Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer

Stephen Colbert emerged from a glass case of scandal journalism on Monday to find out there was a perfectly good reason his own super PAC had been “slow-walked” by the Internal Revenue Service. “Why has my application for tax-exempt status never been granted?” he asked his lawyer, Trevor Potter. “Because…

FBI arrests person behind online threat on LGBT activist

Authorities arrested a Puerto Rico resident after referencing the Boston Marathon bombing in an online threat against an LGBT activist, the Associated Press reported on Monday. A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said agents arrested Joseph Morales Serrano at his home in San Juan following a May 6…

Suspect still at large after setting Texas woman on fire

A Texas woman suffered life-threatening burns on 99 percent of her body after being lit on fire by another woman after an argument late Sunday night. The Dallas Morning News reported that the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. inside a convenience store in Fort Worth. The suspect, who is still…

Alex Jones: Democrats stole election, want to ‘legalize the 30 million illegals’

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rang some familiar Republican talking points in a phone interview with Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt, accusing Democrats of widespread voter fraud and speaking of immigration reform in fearful terms. “They stole the election. That’s what I’m worried about, Larry,” Jones told Pratt. “There’s…

Report: More than 85,000 veterans treated for injuries involving sexual abuse

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates more than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or sickness related to sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The VA also said in figures released to the AP that 1 in 5 female veterans and 1 in 100 male…

Arkansas state treasurer arrested on federal extortion charges

Arkansas state treasurer Martha Shoffner (D) is scheduled to appear in a federal court Monday in connection with extortion charges. KATV-TV reported on Saturday that Shoffner was arrested at her home by Federal Bureau of Investigation and taken to Pulaski County Jail, where she has been held without bond. The…

Two Las Vegas men accused of killing teen over iPad

Police in Las Vegas, Nevada announced the arrest on Sunday of two men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while stealing his iPad. KLAS-TV reported that 18-year-old Jacob Dismont and 21-year-old Michael Solid face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery in connection with the May 16 death…

Moore tells Maher: ‘The real problem with the IRS is that they let General Electric not pay any taxes’

The dispute regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of Tea Party political groups didn’t strike Real Time host Bill Maher as a big deal on Friday night. “Is it unreasonable to target an anti-tax group?” Maher asked in response. “This is, after all, a group that named itself after…

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