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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…

Dog shocks owners by producing milk to nurse abandoned kitten

A 4-year-old Pekingese dog named Mittens shocked her owners after she adopted a kitten and began producing milk to nurse it. Pat Weber of Jordan, Minnesota told the Star Tribune that her grandson found the kitten in a pole barn near their house when it was just a few days…

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.…

Ryan: Banning LGBT troops ‘would be a step in the wrong direction’

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan believes that reversing the repeal of the military ban on gay and lesbian soldiers would be a “step in the wrong direction.” During an interview with WPTV that aired over the weekend, Ryan was asked to weigh in on the one-year anniversary of the…

Bill Nye to creationists: ‘Question your beliefs’ if they conflict with evolution

Television “science guy” Bill Nye found himself at the epicenter of some controversy in the Christian blogosphere recently, but he’s sticking to his guns, telling The Associated Press on Monday: “If [evolution] conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.” Nye, 56, gave the interview in…

Romney: Health care ‘through emergency rooms’ is sufficient

On a Sunday interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claimed that the poor already have health insurance because emergency rooms are obligated by law to treat anyone who comes in. “Does the government have a responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million Americans who don’t have…

Gore blasts big fossil fuel ‘misinformation’ for enabling ‘dirty weather’

“Misinformation” campaigns directed by big industrial polluters are a key enabling factor behind the “dirty weather” currently being attributed to climate change, former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday in a special announcement. Gore said his climate action group, the Climate Reality Project, would kick off its second annual “24…

Minn. Republican lawmaker: Homosexuality is not ‘normal behavior’

The Republican candidate for Minnesota state House District 8B says that voters should enshrine marriage discrimination in the state’s constitution because homosexuality is not “normal behavior.” During a debate on Thursday, Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson (R) was asked if she supported a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage,…

‘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…

‘Catch Me If You Can’-inspired Italian man impersonates airline pilot

An Italian man arrested after flying as a fake airline pilot told police he was inspired by the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can. The unnamed man, who was going by the name Andrea Sirlo, tricked his way into the cockpit of at least one jet by posing as a pilot.…

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