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Three kids die in makeshift heater explosion after landlord shuts off heat during polar vortex

Three young children died in a fire as a result of a landlord shutting off the electric and gas service to a house in Hammond, Indiana. Last week, Andre Young and his family were struggling to keep warm during what meteorologists called “the polar vortex.” According to a neighbor, conditions…

Pope Francis encourages breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel: ‘Feed them, without thinking twice’

During a ceremony on Sunday in which he baptized 32 children, Pope Francis implored the mothers in attendance — one of whom wasn’t married in the Church — to breastfeed their children, should they become hungry. “Today, the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the…

Pastor accused of paying homeless to fire-bomb ex professes innocence: ‘I never did pay them’

Not even a day after he was released from jail for allegedly fire-bombing his ex-girlfriend’s parent’s house, Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Mike Lewis was leading a service in his rural California church. The Vacaville, California pastor is accused of encouraging three homeless people in his church’s care to throw a…

Fox refuses to comment after guest calls for Satanists to be gunned down

The Satanic Temple has issued a press release demanding that Fox Business News publicly apologize for the remarks made by one of its commentators. On January 9, 2014, one of the participants in Fox Business New’s “Mensa Meeting,” Bernard McGuirk, said that members of the Satanic Temple who want to…

Scientist claims that your cat thinks you’re an overgrown, clumsy idiot of a cat

A British biologist who spent the past 30 years studying cat behavior is claiming that domesticated cats aren’t all that domesticated, and believe that their owners are “larger, non-hostile cats” instead of another species. According to Dr. John Bradshaw, cats live in a state of arrested development. In his newly…

Death threats for researcher who demonstrated college athletes read below a third-grade level

According to a CNN report, the woman who revealed that 10 percent of the student-athletes at the University of North Carolina are reading below a third-grade level has been the subject of multiple death threats. Worse still, Mary Willingham told CNN, UNC has refused to support the findings of a…

Motorist shot dead in Pennsylvania road-rage incident while on phone with 911

Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating a road rage incident that turned deadly. According to police, there is no indication that Timothy Davison initiated the encounter that ended his life. They claim that the gunman pursued Davison down Interstate 70 for 13 to 15 miles before forcing him off the road…

Satanic group mocks Oklahoma lawmaker for pushing new Ten Commandments bill

An Oklahoma legislator is sponsoring a bill that would allow the state to erect Ten Commandment monuments on all public grounds. According to the Associated Press, in the wake of the Satanic Temple’s plan to erect a goat-headed Baphomet figure sitting cross-legged on a stone slab on public land, Republican…

Minnesota woman sues officers who shot her handcuffed son to death

The family of a man who was shot to death by Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police in August have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against one of the officers involved in the shooting. According to KSTP’s Steven Tellier, Elizabeth Fair claims that her son, Edmond, was shot by Officer Ryan Soliday…

Stephen Colbert: Obama right on Afghanistan, but shouldn’t have faked his ‘war-gasm’

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert complained that the Chris Christie “flap” is “all a distraction from the real scandal: that Barack Obama is a failure.” “The facts don’t lie,” he said. “And now, at long last, those facts are backed up by some information.” After punning in a…

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