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Sen. Graham: ‘I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind turning over records’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) practice of collecting phone records from millions of Americans, and said that he had no problem with being spied on. During an interview on Fox News, Graham was asked to react to the news that Verizon had been…

‘Today Show’ hosts evacuated after man tries to slit his wrists

A man reportedly harmed himself with a knife outside NBC’s Today Show on Thursday. “Opening the 8 o’clock half hour inside the studio today because there was an incident out on the plaza,” host Matt Lauer explained after a commercial break. “A short time ago, a man out there attempted…

Parents and students rip Ohio school board over creationism proposal

Parents and students in Ohio on Tuesday spoke out against a proposal that would allow creationism to be taught in biology classes. “It’s not fair that you would teach or have a teacher give their opinion on creationism because it’s such a subjective thing. You can’t give an objective viewpoint…

Republican on endangered species: Just let nature take care of itself

Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) suggested that the government should take no action to protect endangered species from extinction at a House hearing on Tuesday During the hearing, University of Central Florida biology professor Reed Noss informed the House Natural Resources Committee that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service lacked…

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham insists he is not an ape

Creationist Ken Ham on Wednesday insisted that Homo sapiens were not in the same biological family as apes. In a video uploaded to YouTube, the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky responded to an atheist who spoke out against his upcoming speaking engagement at the Texas Homeschool Convention. During…

Self-help talk show hosts commit suicide by inhaling helium

Two self-help talk show hosts were found dead in their New York City home on Monday in what police said was an apparent double-suicide. Lynne Rosen, 46, and John Littig, 48, hosted the call-in talk show “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI-FM. Authorities told The New York Daily News that…

Rep. McDermott snaps at Fox News host: ‘You are putting words in my mouth! Stop it!’

Things got heated on Wednesday when a Democratic congressman agreed to an interview with Fox News, the conservative network that has apparent obsession with devoting hours of airtime every day to covering the news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted certain political groups. Following a day where Fox News…

Bill Nye: ‘Heat energy’ caused 2.6 mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma

Excess “heat energy in the atmosphere” contributed significantly to making last week’s EF5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma grow to an astonishing 2.6 miles-wide, science educator Bill Nye told CNN on Tuesday. The El Reno tornado was the widest-ever on record, and the National Weather Service said its winds nearly…

A-Rod among 20-plus baseball players facing suspension for doping: report

Award-winning baseball player Alex Rodriguez is among more than 20 heavy hitters facing suspension for doping in the coming weeks, according to a report by ESPN. Anonymous sources told the sports network that the suspensions spring from an investigation into the owner of Biogenesis of America, which sold supplements to…

Up to 10 trapped after four-story building collapses in Philadelphia

Several people were trapped in the rubble of a four-story building that collapsed Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, rescue officials told local media. The structure, located centrally near 22nd and Market Street, was next-door to a building that crews were demolishing. It’s not immediately clear what caused the collapse. Philadelphia Fire…

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