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Pittsburgh police relations meeting ends with white officer arresting black teacher

A meeting intended to improve police-community relations in Pittsburgh ended on Wednesday with a black teacher being arrested by a white officer. Dennis Henderson, 38, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette that he had left the Community Empowerment Association meeting to get a business card out of his car when he was…

North Carolina becomes first state to disqualify itself for federal jobless benefits

A new law taking effect in North Carolina over the weekend will cut unemployment benefits for new claims and disqualify the state from receiving federal funds for the long-term jobless. According the The Associated Press, lawmakers passed the bill in February to accelerate the repayment of $2.5 billion federal debt…

Ohio 12-year-old kills self after fatally shooting 9-year-old half-brother

A 12-year-old boy in Ohio is dead after reportedly fatally shooting his 9-year-old half-brother and then himself. Jackson County Coroner Gregory Hawker on Wednesday said that autopsies showed that 9-year-old Blake Campbell died almost immediately after being shot in the head with .44-caliber revolver. His half-brother, 12-year-old Austin Wiseman, then…

How magicians use science to deceive

A TV commercial posted online shows an English magician named Dynamo apparently levitating off the side of one of London’s iconic double-decker buses, as amazed onlookers gape, point, and, because this is 2013, shoot photos and video with their phones…   [Creative Fine Art Photo Of A Beautiful Mystic Magician…

Rep. Joe Crowley rails against Republican ‘witch hunt’ at IRS hearing

Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) attacked his Republicans colleagues on Thursday over what he portrayed as a politically motivated witch hunt. At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS targeting of conservative groups, the Democratic congressman said it was a fact that both tea party and progressive groups were…

Republican insists nationwide same-sex marriage ban is possible

Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) believes he can ban same-sex marriage nationwide thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent rulings. After the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 were struck down on Wednesday, the Republican congressman announced he would introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would define…

Witness responds to suggestion that Trayvon lied before getting shot: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’

A witness for the prosecution on Thursday politely told George Zimmerman’s attorney that he was acting “real retarded” by suggesting that slain teen Trayvon Martin lied in a phone call just minutes before he was shot. “Of course, you don’t know if he was telling the truth or not,” attorney…

Beck: Marco Rubio a ‘piece of garbage’ for helping ‘communist’ Democrats

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday threatened to send Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “away” because he was a “piece of garbage” for working with Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In a Senate speech on Wednesday, Rubio had noted that he agreed with his conservatives critics on “every other…

Texas Troopers forcibly arrest 72-year-old woman during Wendy Davis filibuster

A 72-year-old woman who appeared to be doing nothing more than observing Texas Senate proceedings following state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) filibuster of an abortion bill was forcibly arrested and charged with assaulting an officer early Wednesday morning. Video captured by 23-year-old Austin resident Elizabeth Willmann shows two troopers surrounding…

Robertson warns on LGBT marriages: God could do something ‘drastic’ like Sodom and Gomorrah

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday reacted to two landmark Supreme Court decisions favoring same sex marriage by suggesting that the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, may have law clerks “who happen to be gays.” After ignoring two rulings that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…

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