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Gosnell jury deadlocked on two charges

UPDATE (3:15 Eastern): Gosnell found guilty of first-degree murder on three of the four charges. The Atlantic Wire reported that Gosnell was found guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges. The Associated Press reported that Gosnell was acquitted on the fourth charge. Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of a patient. Prosecutors…

NBC confirms Seth Meyers as new ‘Late Night’ host

NBC confirmed on Sunday that Saturday Night Live cast member and head writer Seth Meyers will replace former colleague Jimmy Fallon as host of the talk show Late Night starting in 2014. According to the Associated Press, Meyers, currently featured on SNL as host of the “Weekend Update” segment, was…

14-year-old girl accused of enlisting boyfriend to kill her father

A 14-year-old Maryland girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend were arrested and accused of conspiring to kill her father, a popular local blogger and podcaster. WJZ-TV reported on Sunday that police believe the girl Morgan Arnold, left a screen door open in her home in Ellicott City, Maryland, allowing Jason Bulmer…

Benghazi report author defends Clinton despite ‘grossly inadequate’ security before attack

The 42-year veteran of the U.S. State Department who wrote a report chiding it for “grossly inadequate” security measures at the consulate building in Benghazi, Libya leading up to a September 2012 attack defended former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Sunday from repeated Republican criticism. Ambassador Thomas Pickering told…

8-year-old boy shoots 5-year-old friend with found rifle

A 5-year-old boy in Denton, Texas was reportedly in critical condition on Saturday after an accidental shooting involving an 8-year-old friend. KXAS-TV reported that the two boys were alone in a bedroom when the 8-year-old found a .22-caliber rifle and pointed it at the younger boy. Police said the older…

Restaurant pulls ‘Lion Tacos’ following customer threats

A Florida restaurant turned tail in the face of complaints and threats from customers and stopped the sale of tacos made with lion meat, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Friday. “Some of you were supportive, some of you were angry. We listened to everyone and decided to no longer carry…

U.S. releases video in Border Patrol strangling case

Government officials released footage used in the case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent acquitted of charges of excessive force against an undocumented immigrant. Fronteras Desk reported on Friday that the video, released on Thursday following a request by several media outlets, showed the July 2011 encounter between Agent Luis…

‘Baltimore Spectator’ speaks out after release on weapons charge

James MacArthur, the Baltimore blogger who broadcast his standoff with police live from his home in December 2012, told WBFF-TV he is still wary of his city’s police department following his release after a five-month jail stint. “We just need to call Baltimore a Constitution-free zone,” said MacArthur, who was…

Oakland hires third police chief in three days

The Oakland Police Department installed its third chief in three days on Friday, as members of the City Council complained they were being kept out of the loop on the tumult in the department. KNTV-TV reported that Deputy Chief Sean Whent, head of the department’s Risk Management bureau, was sworn…

Maher slams Fox News’ Benghazi coverage: ‘I still don’t know what the scandal is’

Bill Maher accused Fox News of playing up the September 2012 attack on an American consulate building in Libya during the panel discussion on Real Time on Friday. “If you watch Fox News, this story was like, ‘They saved Hitler’s brain’ times ‘Men walk on the moon’ — it was…

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