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Self-help talk show hosts commit suicide by inhaling helium

Two self-help talk show hosts were found dead in their New York City home on Monday in what police said was an apparent double-suicide. Lynne Rosen, 46, and John Littig, 48, hosted the call-in talk show “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI-FM. Authorities told The New York Daily News that…

Rep. McDermott snaps at Fox News host: ‘You are putting words in my mouth! Stop it!’

Things got heated on Wednesday when a Democratic congressman agreed to an interview with Fox News, the conservative network that has apparent obsession with devoting hours of airtime every day to covering the news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted certain political groups. Following a day where Fox News…

Bill Nye: ‘Heat energy’ caused 2.6 mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma

Excess “heat energy in the atmosphere” contributed significantly to making last week’s EF5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma grow to an astonishing 2.6 miles-wide, science educator Bill Nye told CNN on Tuesday. The El Reno tornado was the widest-ever on record, and the National Weather Service said its winds nearly…

Rand Paul: Promoting Susan Rice undermines Obama’s ‘moral authority’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama was undermining his own “moral authority” by naming United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as the new national security advisor because she had misled the public about last year’s attacks in Benghazi. “You know, I think…

‘Crow After Roe’ authors: Citizens United spurred anti-choice legislation

Authors Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo of the new book Crow After Roe: How ‘Separate But Equal’ Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That explain on Democracy Now on Wednesday how the Citizens United ruling has led to to the unprecedented amount…

A-Rod among 20-plus baseball players facing suspension for doping: report

Award-winning baseball player Alex Rodriguez is among more than 20 heavy hitters facing suspension for doping in the coming weeks, according to a report by ESPN. Anonymous sources told the sports network that the suspensions spring from an investigation into the owner of Biogenesis of America, which sold supplements to…

Up to 10 trapped after four-story building collapses in Philadelphia

Several people were trapped in the rubble of a four-story building that collapsed Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, rescue officials told local media. The structure, located centrally near 22nd and Market Street, was next-door to a building that crews were demolishing. It’s not immediately clear what caused the collapse. Philadelphia Fire…

Parents of dead 2-year-old: We told kids ‘not to touch’ the unattended gun

The parents of a 2-year-old who died in Tennessee after her 5-year-old stepbrother fatally shot her with an unattended revolver say that they told their kids “not to touch the gun unless momma and daddy are around.” Almost three years after the death of Camron Wallace, the trial of parents…

Cenk Uyger loses it over Chris Christie ‘protecting his own fat ass’

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur invoked his right as a fellow “fat New Jersey American” to slam Gov. Chris Christie (R) over his decision to hold a special election to determine a successor to deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). “Chris Christie doesn’t give a damn about the people of New…

Nevada 13-year-old girl dies after accidental shooting by another teen

A teen girl died Tuesday after what is believed to have been an accidental shooting in a Las Vegas home. According to KVVU Channel 5 Las Vegas, the girl was one of three juveniles in the home at the time of the shooting, which is currently believed to have been…

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