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TV station’s hacked emergency alert system warns of zombie apocalypse

Update (below): Other stations affected A Great Falls, Montana television station’s public emergency alert system was engaged Monday night by a mysterious hacker who aired a message warning of an impending zombie apocalypse. “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their…

Colbert tries to boost ‘personal BFF’ Cardinal Dolan for new papal spot

With the papalcy up for grabs come Feb. 28, Stephen Colbert did his best to give an American the “Colbert Bump,” exhorting his fans to vote for his “personal BFF,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan. “That’s Bishop Friend Forever,” he gushed about the Archbishop of the New York Diocese, which made it…

Local news captures shoot-out with man suspected to be Christopher Dorner

Listen below as police officers in Big Bear engage in a gun battle with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. Dorner wass reportedly holed up in a cabin outside of Big Bear, California. The cabin later burned to the ground after police fired tear gas into the building and then heard…

Daily Show blames Manti Te’o: Pope questioned ‘relationship with someone he talks to all the time, but has never actually met’

Like most of the world, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart expressed shock Monday night that Pope Benedict the XVI was resigning at the end of February. “I assumed the Papacy was a lifetime commitment …like being in the mob or a correspondent on 60 Minutes. I just assumed you were…

Robert Reich: Obama needs to batter GOP over the head for blocking jobs bill

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said Monday that President Barack Obama needed to focus on creating jobs and strengthening the middle-class in his State of the Union address. He noted on Current TV that the unemployment rate was still relatively high and wages had declined. Reich said many Americans had…

Baratunde Thurston explains what the hell net neutrality is

Comedian Baratunde Thurston, the creator of the political blog Jack And Jill Politics, provided an overview of net neutrality to students at Bucknell University last month. Thurston explained that telecommunication companies such as Verizon or AT&T did not want to just act as a “highway” for data. The companies also…

Sen. Cantwell rips GOP over Violence Against Women Act: This is about life or death

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Monday spoke out against a Republican proposal to eliminate protections for Native American women in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Cantwell noted that Native American women experience domestic violence and sexual assault at a rate far above the national average. “However, less than 50…

Watch live: LAPD murder suspect news conference

Authorities hold a news conference to discuss the latest in the search for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, suspected of killing three people in a revenge-fueled rampage he mapped out in an online manifesto. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 11. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

Journalist Davey D: Dorner’s manifesto ‘opened up old wounds’ concerning LAPD brutality

A Bay Area journalist and activist said on Monday that the online manifesto of former Los Angeles Police officer Christopher Dorner should spur an investigation into his claims of corruption and racism in his former department, regardless of the charges being brought against him. “It’s either opened up old wounds…

Iranian ambassador: ‘High five’ with female MP didn’t break Islamic law

The Iranian ambassador to Germany is insisting that he did not break Islamic law by touching a female member of parliament with a “high five” greeting because he says the contact was accidental. The German magazine Spiegel reported last week that Ali Reza Sheik Attar was caught on video “high-fiving”…

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