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Police release footage from ‘backseat suicide’ traffic stop

Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas have released more footage from the traffic stop that culminated in the alleged suicide of a young man who sat handcuffed in a police car. But according to the Associated Press, the new video, shot from the officers’ dashboard camera, shows footage taken after 21-year-old Chavis…

Georgia woman killed by dogs she was rescuing

Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca Carey of Decatur, Georgia, a young woman who reportedly devoted countless hours to rescuing and finding homes for abandoned and abused dogs, was found dead in her home on Friday, a victim of an attack by dogs she was currently fostering. According to Huffington Post, relatives went to…

Maddow: Romney’s history shows he’s willing to lie about his taxes

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) has, if precedent is any guide, given us no reason to take his word on the subject of his refusal to disclose his tax returns. In fact, he has given voters…

‘We’re NASA and We Know It’ video spoofs JPL Mars team

'We're NASA and We Know It' video spoofs JPL Mars team. How cool is that? (via The Christian Science Monitor) The folks at JPL have arrived. No, not just because the NASA center’s best and brightest put the Mars rover Curiosity flawlessly on the surface of the Red Planet. But…

Bill Maher: RNC’s ‘He Tried’ ad has subtle racist message

Friday night, on the season premiere of Bill Maher’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his panel of guests argued over whether a new ad by the RNC entitled “He Tried, You Tried,” is subtly pushing a racist message to viewers. The ad, which Maher rolled at…

Pro-Bradley Manning protesters occupy Obama campaign’s Oakland headquarters

A rally on Thursday demanding justice for whistleblower Bradley Manning was followed by a group of at least sixty protesters showing up at the Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California. According to the Washington Whispers blog at U.S. News, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War handed a letter…

Pentagon develops a flexible, self-camouflaging ‘Squid-bot’

Scientists in the United States on Thursday said they had devised a rubbery robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras. The Pentagon-backed gadget is the latest type of a so-called soft machine, meaning silicone-based robots that are made from squidgy,…

Ryan: Romney’s background is ‘starting up small businesses’

At a campaign event in Glen Allen, Virginia on Friday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said that Mitt Romney, who founded Bain Capital, had proven he knew that small businesses were the backbone of the American economy because he had started “small businesses” himself. “[Mitt Romney] has proven, through…

O’Brien lays waste to anti-Obama Navy SEAL’s claim of ‘non-partisanship’

It seems that Soledad O’Brien, the host of CNN’s “Starting Point,” is on a roll. Each day brings another ill-prepared surrogate from one of the presidential campaigns before her, and each day she proceeds to cheerfully eviscerate their talking points before sweetly thanking them for coming on the show and…

Ex-Border Patrol union leader indicted for spending union funds on mistress

The former head of the National Border Patrol Union was indicted in federal court Thursday on charges of using hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use for more than 20 years. According to U-T San Diego, Terence J. “T.J.” Bonner was accused of using union money…

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