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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…

Watch live: How to fight HIV infection among young gay black men

Ford Foundation and the National Minority AIDS Council released an action plan on combating HIV infection in black and bisexual gay men. The authors present the plan at Howard University to address social determinants, access to sustained health care and criminal justice and incarceration among black men. Watch live, broadcast…

Scientists create ‘thought-controlled’ flying robots

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a new type of interface that allows humans to control airborne robots with the electricity generated by thoughts, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of Neural Engineering. The invention uses a special electroencephalography (EEG) cap to measure the brain’s electrical…

Colbert pays tribute to ‘Valley of the Dolls’ Rep. Bachmann

Stephen Colbert began his show Tuesday with a highlight montage in honor of “conservative giant” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who announced on May 29 that she will not seek re-election. “There you have it. No fifth term. A political career over in the blink of an eye,” Colbert said after…

Jon Stewart compares China to Bank of America: They hurt us and we help them

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was surprised to learn Tuesday night that China — not the United States — was the winner of the Iraq war. “Don’t you have to be in a war to win it?” he wondered. “China, you’ve already beaten us in synchronized drumming, bear cuteness,…

Rachel Maddow reflects on Republicans’ infatuation with nonsense

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow opined that the Republican Party was hopelessly in love with convenient nonsense. Conservatives have long searched for a “smoking gun” that would take down President Barack Obama, she said. Their latest “smoking gun” was the claim the IRS commissioner visited the…

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