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California strawberry pickers fired for walking off job to flee wildfire

A group of agricultural workers in southern California lost their jobs last week when they took shelter to escape the ash-filled air blowing down on them ahead of one of the wildfires currently blazing in that state. According to NBC Los Angeles, 15 workers went inside to escape the smoke,…

Texas 5-year-old shoots 7-year-old brother during boys’ bath time

A 7-year-old boy in Texas is expected to recover after being shot by his 5-year-old brother while the two were taking a bath together on Tuesday. Officials with the Houston Police Department said that both boys were in the bathtub when the mother stepped away for a brief time. Investigators…

Fox News host on Benghazi: ‘We’re getting a little lopsided’ by favoring Republicans

Fox News host Megyn Kelly admitted on Wednesday that the conservative network’s coverage of that day’s Benghazi hearings had been a “little lopsided” after Democratic lawmakers were repeatedly cut off for commercial breaks. Following opening statements, Fox News aired all of the questions House Oversight Committee Chair Darrel Issa (R-CA)…

Dangerous snail species spotted in Texas

Update (May 13): The Houston Chronicle reported that the snail spotted in Texas is not of the deadly African land snail variety, but actually a beneficial rosy wolf snail species, which is a predator to other garden-eating snails. Though the two species look very similar, the rosy wolf snail is considerably…

NC committee OKs bill banning STD tests and counseling for teens

A North Carolina state House committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would ban teenagers from having tests or even counseling for sexually transmitted diseases without a parent’s consent. The House Health and Human Services Committee gave a favorable report to House Bill 693 by a vote of 14 to…

Machete-wielding Hollywood man arrested for threatening to put neighbors ‘in their coffin’

Los Angeles police arrested an unidentified man Wednesday morning following an overnight standoff that allegedly began when he threatened a neighbor with a machete. KTLA-TV reported that another neighbor filmed the man repeatedly telling police, “shoot me” at one point, before barricading himself in his Hollywood apartment. “He was angry.…

‘Journalist’ Glenn Beck reveals he doesn’t even know what ‘journalism’ is

Internet conspiracy talk show host Glenn Beck announced Tuesday that he is “not a journalist,” literally four days after telling listeners that he is a journalist, revealing in the process that he has no idea what actual journalism is. “We don’t care, honestly, about being first,” Beck said Tuesday, in…

Maddow corrects PolitiFact’s ‘half truth’: In 29 states, you can be fired for being LGBT

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow addressed a statement by athlete Martina Navratilova that in 29 U.S. states, employers can fire a worker for being LGBT. The “fact-checking” agency PolitiFact rated Navratilova’s statement as being less than truthful, but in fact, it is true.…

Charles Ramsey: ‘Take that reward and give it to’ the kidnap victims

The man who is being hailed as a hero for rescuing the lives of three women kidnapped for a decade says that he would like any reward money to be turned over to the victims. Charles Ramsey became an instant Internet sensation on Monday when he helped free Amanda Berry,…

Christian metal singer arrested in murder-for-hire plot against wife

The frontman for the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to hire a detective posing as a hitman to kill his estranged wife. According to the Los Angeles Times, 32-year-old Tim Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California and charged with one…

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