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Catholic women call for female priests with ‘pink smoke’ protest

A group of Catholic women took to the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter over the weekend to call for more female church leaders as all male-cardinals gathered for a conclave in Rome to elect the next pope. The Women’s Ordination Conference told The Times-Picayune that the group would continue…

Pat Robertson claims his million-dollar prayer worked for a ‘businessman’

Television evangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson said Monday that his recent holy vision of some needy person being given $1,000,000 by God has come true, claiming his divine insight was actually about oil giant BP paying “a businessman” he spoke to recently. “The Lord gave me the…

Ted Cruz asks Republicans to embrace the fictional ’47 percent dependent on government’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling on Republicans to court “the 47 percent who are dependant on government,” a false statistic that may have been one of the reasons former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election. Speaking to The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres at the Cuba-Democracy PAC…

Soledad O’Brien rips Maryland Republican for bill protecting ‘Pop Tart guns’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien did not have much patience Monday for a Maryland state senator who recently introduced legislation aimed at preventing children from being punished for making gun references in the classroom. Maryland Sen. J.B. Jennings (R) claims his bill was written in reaction to the story about a…

El Paso men busted with marijuana in ice cream truck

Two men in El Paso, Texas were arrested over the weekend after police found marijuana inside their ice cream truck. According to the El Paso Times, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the truck after noticing an expired registration sticker and a cracked windshield. The two suspects fled, but were…

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson: Obamacare will lead to ‘rationing’ and ‘lower-quality care’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said on Monday that the Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — will degrade health care services through “rationing.” I think it’s gonna explode the deficit,” Johnson said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “It’s gonna lead to rationing. It will lead to rationing, lower-quality care.”…

Arizona alligator ‘Mr. Stubbs’ gets world’s first prosthetic tail

One lucky Arizona alligator was got a prosthetic tail over the weekend, said to be the world’s first. The ‘gator is named Mr. Stubbs, according to Arizona NBC affiliate KPNX-TV. He was confiscated by officials years ago because of an Arizona law that makes owning alligators illegal. Mr. Stubbs’ name…

Pharmacy technician: Company tied to fatal meningitis outbreak ‘got sloppy’

A former lab technician for the Massachusetts pharmacy tied to the meningitis outbreak that has killed 48 people told 60 Minutes host Scott Pelley that the company ignored safety guidelines as business increased while it skirted federal and state guidelines. “The underlying factor is that the company got greedy and…

Heart transplant patient marries at San Diego hospital

Manuel Francisco, 46, didn’t want to wait a day longer than necessary to tie the knot with fiancee Diane Sobreo, despite the fact that he’s largely confined to a hospital bed. On Sunday the two officially married at San Diego’s Sharp Memorial Hospital, just weeks after Francisco underwent heart transplant…

Half-naked man with assault rifle shoots up bar, killing one in Pennsylvania

A man with at least four weapons — including a military-style M4 assault rifle — is in police custody after he allegedly killed at least one while shooting up a bar in North Fayette, Pennsylvania. Allegheny County police said that the shooter may have been talking on the phone to…

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