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Watch live: FBI discusses Sikh temple shooting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation held a press conference on Wednesday regarding the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The FBI has said that the shooting, in which suspect Wade Michael Page entered the Sikh temple during services and shot six people before police shot and killed Page himself,…

WATCH LIVE: Mitt Romney campaigns in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 8. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Physicists on ‘Armageddon’: A nuke would have been a ‘cheap firecracker’ on an asteroid

When Bruce Willis used a nuclear bomb to save Earth from a giant asteroid in the movie Armageddon, the scenario had little science and a lot of fiction, physicists said on Tuesday. Willis’ nuke would have had as much impact on the rock as a cheap firecracker and was used so late that the…

Pharma giant Pfizer fined for bribing officials in Eastern Europe and China

The US charged Pfizer and its subsidiary Wyeth on Tuesday with paying millions of dollars in bribes to build their business in Eastern Europe and China, and set hefty fines on the two to settle the charges. The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission both said Pfizer subsidiaries…

Woman refuses to stop for police because she was ‘topless’

A woman from Marion County, Florida refused to stop for police who tried to pull her over for speeding because she claimed she removed her top to impress her boyfriend. Mandy Ramsey was arrested Saturday by police who said she was going 71 miles per hour 55 mile-per-hour zone. Police…

WATCH LIVE: NASA discusses Mars Curiosity rover’s exploration

NASA officials held a press conference on the latest data received from the Curiosity rover’s exploration of Mars. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Contraception battle moves to Colorado

Sandra Fluke, the unexpected face of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, campaigns for Obama in Denver the same week that an extreme wing of the anti-choice movement gathered enough signatures for a “personhood” ballot measure this fall in Colorado. The measure would define life as beginning at fertilization,…

WATCH LIVE: Romney speaks in Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, Illinois to speak to supporters. Watch live, broadcast on MSNBC on Aug. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Secretary Clinton offers condolences to Indian government after Sikh temple shooting

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called her Indian counterpart Monday after a man attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin killing six people before being shot dead himself, a US official said. Clinton, who is on a visit to South Africa, spoke with Indian Foreign Minister S.M Krishna a day…

HHS includes trans people in health care rule that bans sex discrimination

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clarified recently that the much-touted rule that says health insurance companies can not discriminate based on sex also extends to trans people. “This anti-discrimination law, enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, creates an important new tool to combat anti-LGBT and…

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