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Toronto ‘crack’ mayor fires chief of staff who told him to get help

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied smoking crack cocaine in a brief statement on Friday, one day after allegedly sacking his chief of staff for advising him to seek help, CBC-TV reported. “I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford said at a…

Rep. Steve King: ‘Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 86 Amnesty Act brought about Barack Obama’s election’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a firm opponent of immigration reform, took to the floor of the House on Thursday to explain his theory that giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship in 1986 had directly led to Barack Obama’s election in 2012 — and thus why Republicans are foolish to…

Veterinarians amazed, reporters disgusted by 4 pound hairball removed from a tiger’s stomach

Vernon Yates of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Florida loves his 18-year-old tiger, Ty. So when Ty became listless, stopped eating on his own for two weeks and lost nearly 100 pounds, he became concerned. “He’s sort of like my biggest baby,” he told Bay News 9. “This is my…

Brutal video shows London beheaders getting shot by police

U.K. newspaper The Daily Mirror has released exclusive, gripping video of the moment police gunned down the two men who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby, 25, in the south London district of Woolwich on Wednesday. Apparently, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, had planned to murder the soldier,…

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate: Ed Markey is ‘pond scum’

Republican Massachusetts Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez is lashing out at his opponent, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), for being “pond scum” after the Democratic candidate released an ad attacking him for criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death. “You know I’ve got four young kids,…

Gohmert: Force women to give birth to fetuses with ‘no brain activity’

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Thursday told a woman that she wrong to have an abortion after it was discovered late during her pregnancy that her fetus had no brain function. At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing to push for a 20-week abortion…

Military widow Karen Morgan makes case against Defense of Marriage Act

Thursday night on Current TV’s “Viewpoint,” host John Fugelsang welcomed Karen Morgan, widow of U.S. Army veteran Charlie Morgan, who died of breast cancer. Karen Morgan, who married Charlie in Vermont in a civil union in 2000, is being denied spousal benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the…

Life-size Lego model of ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing fighter lands in Times Square

A massive Star Wars X-Wing spaceship has landed on New York’s Times Square. Well, not quite. It’s actually a replica of one flown in the famed movie franchise and represents the largest model ever made by Danish toy company Lego. Unveiled Thursday, the spectacular structure consists of more than 5.3…

84-year-old woman with oxygen tank busted for dealing drugs

An 84-year-old woman in Albuquerque has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. Court documents obtained by KRQE on Thursday showed that Lillie Smith, who uses a oxygen tank, was not arrested in 2011 when her son was busted for…

Colbert: If atheists can go to heaven, I want my Catholicism refunded

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert marveled at the announcement by Pope Francis that there are good atheists who are loved by God. “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the…

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