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Watch live: Obama announces major climate change initiative

President Obama unveils plan for reducing carbon pollution in a speech at Georgetown University. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25. [US President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in March 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. A Canadian firm has reapplied for a…

Three people detained after ambush on LAPD detectives

(Reuters) – Two undercover Los Angeles police detectives were wounded early Tuesday after a suspect suddenly opened fire on their vehicle near their station, police officials said. The vehicle was struck several times, and the officers returned fire, said Officer Bruce Borihanh. The suspect fled on foot, he added. They…

Beck: Food Network guilty of ‘un-American’ McCarthism for firing Paula Deen

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is accusing the Food Network of McCarthyism after it fired celebrity cook Paula Deen over her admitted use of racial slurs. Wearing what appeared to be a Boy Scout uniform on his Monday Internet broadcast, Beck said that Deen “doesn’t sound racist.” “When you go…

Right-wing talk show host: Obama is a ‘wussy’ gay man who wants to wear ‘drag’

During a recent interview with anti-feminist leader Phyllis Schlafly, host of a right-wing online talk show exclaimed that he thinks President Barack Obama is “a wussy guy” who was “involved with homosexuality” and would probably wear “drag” if he thought he could get away with it. “Barack Obama, and I…

Georgia required woman to get vaginal exam to correct birth certificate error

A 37-year-old Georgia woman says that she was humiliated when the state told her she would need to have her vagina probed to prove she was a woman before she could renew her driver’s license. Nakia Grimes told WAGA that she never had a reason to notice that her birth…

Angry workers hold Florida executive captive over unpaid salary

The owner of a Florida-based medical supply company has been trapped inside his company’s factory in China by a group of about 80 angry workers, though they deny mistreating him physically. “We women can’t hold the boss hostage,” one employee, Gao Ping, told CBS News. “We’re negotiating. He didn’t pay…

Columbus man says mushrooms made him rip off his penis

A 41-year-old Ohio man nearly died last week after he tore off part of his penis while high on drugs. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Ypsilanti Middle School in Detroit last Tuesday and found a screaming naked man. Sgt. Geoff Fox told the Detroit Free…

Colbert ‘apologizes’ to Klan members for doubting their ‘death ray’ capabilities

Normally loathe to admit when he’s wrong, Stephen Colbert admitted on Monday to not giving enough credit to the alleged Ku Klux Klan members caught planning to use a “death ray” placed in the back of a van. “I never thought these ignorant bigots could ever be smart enough to…

Watch live: Day two of Zimmerman’s murder trial

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25.…

John Oliver: Snowden exposes the blindness of the all-seeing U.S. government

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Monday night mocked the failing U.S. efforts to track down and extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Oliver observed that Snowden had ironically exposed the government’s power and its powerlessness. The “all-seeing, all-knowing” government couldn’t “find the front of a human centipede if their…

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