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Bashar Assad tells Charlie Rose no evidence he is responsible for Syria chemical attack

Syrian president gives interview to PBS reporter but refuses to confirm or deny possession of chemical weapons The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has said there is no evidence he is responsible for the deadly gas attacks the US government claims left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children. In an exclusive…

Juan Williams shuts down Benghazi hype at Fox News: ‘It’s gone, baby. It’s all in your head’

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams on Sunday told conservative colleagues Karl Rove and Brit Hume that their obsession about a so-called scandal over last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi was “all in your head, baby.” During a Fox News Sunday panel segment devoted to the one year anniversary of…

Texas newspaper refuses to run same sex wedding announcement

A lesbian couple in Texarkana, TX said that their local newspaper refused to run an announcement of their wedding. KSLA reported that Michelle Cooks and her partner Patricia Wrightener were told by the Texarkana Gazette that it’s against company policy to announce wedding that it views as illegal in the…

Texas truck customizer advertises with image of abducted, hog-tied woman

Residents in Waco, TX are angry over a company’s decision to advertise with a realistic depiction of an abducted and hog-tied woman in a truck bed. According to KTEM News, sign-making and marketing firm Hornet Signs designed the truck decal for an employee’s vehicle to advertise its car wrap services.…

Stevie Wonder takes on Texas: Changing education on slavery is ‘unacceptable’

Singer Stevie Wonder took a moment during a panel discussion hosted by MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Friday to criticize the Texas Board of Education’s attempt to gloss over the U.S. slave trade. “We really have to confront the educational system. Every single American must feel and know that they were…

Benedict Cumberbatch launches defense of Julian Assange

Catherine Shoard, The Guardian Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate. “I think we show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice,” said Cumberbatch, the morning…

Colorado youth pastor charged for sexually assaulting minor for more than 7 years

A youth pastor in Colorado is facing charges of sexual assault after a young woman accused him of an “inappropriate” relationship that lasted seven years. Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release obtained by KMGH that 35-year-old Jason Allen Roberson turned himself in on Wednesday after police…

Fox News host ‘tired’ of atheists’ demands for freedom from religion: ‘They don’t have to live here’

Fox News host Dana Perino this week suggested that atheists should leave the country instead of trying to maintain the separation of church and state. In a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Court, atheist lawyer David Niose argued that the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the…

Long Beach cops caught on tape beating and tasing helpless suspect

Police in Long Beach, California have opened an internal investigation about an incident involving a suspect who was tasered and brutally beaten by police even after he had been successfully subdued. According to the Los Angeles Times, 46-year-old Porfirio Santos-Lopez’ teeth were knocked out, his right arm was broken, his…

Chicago woman charged with raping a man at gunpoint, stealing his iPhone

A 33-year-old man told police that two women who he thought were kind strangers offering him a ride turned out to be rapists and armed robbers. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the man had been walking on the Near North Side on July 26 when 25-year-old Cierra Ross and her…

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