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Ohio woman rescued after car falls into 10-foot-deep sinkhole

A woman in northwest Ohio who was swallowed by a massive sinkhole on Wednesday managed to escape injury, according to the Toledo Blade. Pamela Knox, 60, was driving down the road around noon when the ground beneath her car disappeared. She ended up in a sinkhole that was more than…

Catholic Cardinal calls openly gay ambassador nominee a ‘f*ggot’

The Archbishop of Santo Domingo recently referred to openly gay people as “faggots” while discussing the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Reporters questioned Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez on June 27 about the nomination of James “Wally” Brewster, an openly gay Democratic fundraiser and LGBT activist.…

Pastor goes nuts after congregant falls asleep: I’m important! I’m somebody!

Baptist preachers have a reputation for being blunt and direct — and sometimes boisterous — but a pastor in Oklahoma has taken it to a whole new level. Dr. Jim Standridge, 76, of Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook declared, “I’m important, I’m somebody!” after he noticed one of his congregants…

New Jersey Democrats push to legalize same-sex marriage

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate on Tuesday announced they planned to override Republican Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a marriage equality bill. “This should not be a partisan issue. In fact, rarely are issues so clear and void of middle ground: you either believe everyone should be treated the…

Glenn Beck still pretty sure Obamacare the work of Satan

Appearing on his “Blaze TV” Internet program today, conspiracy host Glenn Beck suggested that the “author of evil” is who Republicans are really fighting, saying the Affordable Care Act’s recent implementation delay and events in Austin, Texas are proof. Beck was touching off on the White House’s announcement Tuesday that…

Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers

An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees. Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned…

Watch live: Cheers erupt in protest crowd as Morsi removed from presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) – The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state. In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the…

Suspected car thief shot by Houston vigilantes

A suspected car thief in Houston was in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon after being shot by his alleged victims while trying to escape with a cohort. KTRK-TV reported that the duo was spotted by breaking into at least one pickup truck early Tuesday morning by residents in a…

Man dressed as Darth Vader runs a mile in Death Valley’s 129-degree heat

Drivers in Death Valley were surprised on Sunday when, amid a 129-degree heatwave, a man dressed as Darth Vader from “Star Wars” was spotted running alongside a highway as fast as he possibly could. That man was Jonathan Rice, an experienced runner whose particularly a fan of running in extreme…

New tick-borne illness mimics Lyme disease but often goes undetected

More than 100,000 people in New York state are estimated to have been infected with a newly discovered disease that is carried by deer ticks and which mimics the symptoms of Lyme disease. According to CBS-New York, Borrelia miyamotoi disease looks like Lyme, but is a different illness altogether, one…

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