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Columbus man says mushrooms made him rip off his penis

A 41-year-old Ohio man nearly died last week after he tore off part of his penis while high on drugs. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Ypsilanti Middle School in Detroit last Tuesday and found a screaming naked man. Sgt. Geoff Fox told the Detroit Free…

Maddow on IRS scandal: This whole thing is over now, right?

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow briefly reported on new revelations regarding the ongoing IRS scandal. A ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee released IRS documents earlier in the day that showed progressive groups — not just tea party organizations — were included on…

Zimmerman lawyer: ‘Trayvon Martin armed himself with the concrete sidewalk’

Defense attorney George West suggested to a jury on Monday that George Zimmerman was justified in killing Trayvon Martin because the teen “armed himself with the concrete sidewalk.” During his opening statements, West admitted that Zimmerman was armed with a handgun the day that he shot and killed Martin. “There’s…

CNBC host: ‘I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald’ for helping NSA leaker

CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin on Monday suggested that he would “almost arrest” Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald for assisting National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a Sunday interview, Greenwald had shamed NBC’s David Gregory after the Meet the Press host asked why he shouldn’t be “charged with a…

Watch: Sponsor of Texas anti-abortion bill claims rape kits ‘clean out’ pregnancy

A Texas Republican state representative pushing legislation that would enact one of the nation’s strictest bans on abortion claimed in floor debate Sunday night that exceptions for the victims of rape and incest are not needed because emergency rooms offer rape kits that “basically clean her out.” “If a woman…

Trump’s solution for whistleblower Snowden: ‘There’s still a thing called execution’

Appearing on Republican morning talk show “Fox & Friends” Monday, reality television host and real estate mogul Donald Trump called for whistleblower Edward Snowden to be murdered for leaking details about a massive spying program run by the National Security Agency. “You know, spies in the old days used to…

Zimmerman lawyer opens Trayvon murder trial with ‘knock-knock’ joke

Attorney George West began his defense of George Zimmerman on Monday by telling the jury a “knock-knock” joke. During his opening statement, West told the jury that the death of Trayvon Martin was a “sad case.” “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying,” he explained. “So, let me…

Fox News host jokes about network’s strategy: ‘We’ll make something up’

Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Monday said that his network would “make something up” if there was no other news, a joke in which many critics will find more truth than humor. Following Monday’s Supreme Court decision to send an affirmative action case back to the lower court, Hemmer…

5-year-old shoots self in head after being locked alone in home

A New Orleans mother is facing murder charges after her 5-year-old daughter, who was locked their home alone, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Investigators told WWLTV that 28-year-old Laderika Smth admitted that a gun was in the home where she had left her daughter while she…

Texas Republicans ram through anti-abortion legislation in dead of night

Update: The Texas House rushed through final approval of the bill on Monday morning. It now heads to the Senate for reconciliation before final passage. Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives voted in the wee hours of Monday morning to cut off a marathon 15-hour debate over a bill…

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