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Scott Brown staffers caught on video mocking Warren with ‘Tomahawk Chop’

Members of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) staff were seen on a video posted on YouTube Tuesday where Brown’s supporters did a sports chant, presumably mocking senatorial challenger Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. WCVB-TV confirmed that Brown’s Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard can…

Georgia woman says store manager insulted her for using food stamps

A Georgia woman says she was publicly humiliated by a Kroger store manager over her bill because she paid for her groceries with a food stamps debit card. According to The Huffington Post, Cindy Nerger got into an argument with the manager over a $10 discrepancy in her bill. Nerger…

Former university professor gets life in prison for shooting rampage

A former college professor was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday for a 2010 shooting attack that killed three of her colleagues and wounded three others. The Associated Press reported that Amy Bishop avoided the death penalty after pleading guilty earlier this month to three counts of attempted…

Facebook reveals users’ personal messages on public timeline

Facebook users in America and France reported seeing their private messages posted publicly Monday as part of the Timeline feature, making them visible to anyone. UPDATE: Facebook continues to insist there is no security issue. See below. According to Slate, the issue was first reported in France, where the newspaper…

Actress: I received death threats after being ‘duped’ into anti-Islam video

An actress from the anti-Islam short film that inciting demonstrations around the Middle East is suing Google and YouTube, as well as the film’s producer, in an effort to have it taken offline. Cindy Lee Garcia said on The Today Show Monday that she was fooled into taking part in…

Flight attendant’s gun goes off at Philadelphia airport

A Philadelphia police officer will be required to get more weapons training after a flight attendant’s gun went off at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday. WCAU-TV reported that the unidentified Republic Airlines attendant had forgotten her gun was inside her bag when she went through a security checkpoint early Sunday morning.…

Village Voice Media dumps papers to keep sex ads

Village Voice Media agreed Sunday to sell New York’s Village Voice alternative weekly and its 12 affiliated publications, while keeping a classified ads website criticized for hosting ads for prostitution and sex trafficking. According to Forbes, the 13 publications, which include Phoenix’s New Times and California’s L.A. Weekly, among others,…

‘Gollum’ actor’s reading marks 75th anniversary of ‘The Hobbit’

The celebration of the 75th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit Saturday was highlighted by an in-character reading by actor Andy Serkis, who will reprise the role of Gollum in the upcoming movie adaptation of the book. Serkis lent his voice and his body movements to first play the…

Harris-Perry: Pennsylvania law ‘a tax’ on women voters

Pennsylvania’s married or divorced women voters will have a harder time making it to the polls, Melissa Harris-Perry said on her show Saturday. According to the state’s controversial voter identification law, women who have changed their last name must present two forms of identification — the state voter ID issued…

Open Facebook invitation leads to birthday party riot

A mistaken setting on Facebook led to a birthday party in Holland getting overrun Saturday, as thousands of party-crashers turned a girl’s Sweet 16 into a riot. According to EuroNews, the girl mistakenly listed her party as a public event, leading to 30,000 people being invited online and between 3,000…

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