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Florida student with exploding science experiment won’t face charges

The Florida State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot would not face criminal charges over her science experiment, which caused a small explosion Bartow High School in Polk County last month. Wilmot had faced up to five years in prison after being expelled and arrested for placing chemicals…

Tesla vice president blasts North Carolina Republican’s attack on the free market

Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president for corporate and business development, on Wednesday slammed legislation in North Carolina that would prevent the sale of his company’s all-electric cars. “What’s happening here is the rules are being changed to protect the dealer model and exclude us from the market,” he said on…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s statement on IRS scandal

President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the IRS scandal. Watch live video below: (Scheduled to begin at 6:00PM EST)…

Holder scolds Issa for ‘inappropriate’ and ‘shameful’ conduct at House hearing

Frustrations boiled over at a House hearing on Wednesday when Attorney General Eric Holder let Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) know exactly how he felt about the “shameful” way the lawmaker was conducting himself as a member of Congress. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Issa suggested that the Department of…

Rep. Coble has ‘senior moment’ while attempting to grill Holder

An 82-year-old Republican congressman from North Carolina said he had a “senior moment” while attempting to grill Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), who has been in office since 1985, began his questions to Holder by complaining about former Secretary…

Oregon baker refuses to make cake for same sex wedding

A bakery in Oregon has refused to supply a cake for a wedding between two women, bringing the business afoul of the state’s anti-discrimination laws. According to Salon, Pam Regentin of Fleur Cakes in Mt. Hood, Oregon has declared that her Christian faith prevents her from being able to fulfill…

Ohio nuclear plant stumped by radioactive goldfish in lemonade pitcher with reactor water

Security investigators at a nuclear power plant in Ohio say that they have not made much progress in determining who left radioactive goldfish in an underground steam tunnel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced earlier this month that it had launched an investigation after workers found two goldfish swimming in…

Fugelsang slams Cheney: ‘You did nothing’ to prevent 9/11 attacks

Tuesday night on John Fugelsang’s “Viewpoint,” Fugelsang invited viewers to play along at home as he hosted a new game, “Are You Qualified to Criticize Obama on This?” Along with actor Frank Coniff, who played “TV’s Frank” on the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Fugelsang lampooned former Vice President Dick…

Homophobic Texas candidate calls reporter ‘c*nt, b*tch, coward’ in voicemail tirade

D Magazine on Tuesday published a shockingly not safe for work voicemail from Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan who said that the publication had not done enough to inform voters that his opponent was gay. In the voicemail left over the weekend, Sheridan tells reporter Dan Koller that…

Boehner on IRS targeting: ‘Who is going to jail over this scandal?’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday took the unexpected step of calling to imprison someone in the U.S. government after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted inappropriately scrutinizing tea party groups to determine if they had abused their tax-exempt status. “Now my question isn’t about who is going to…

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