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Beck calls for impeachment: IRS ‘tyranny’ persecutes tea party like The Inquisition

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday responded to the news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had targeted tea party groups for additional scrutiny by comparing the scandal to The Inquisition and insisting that the United States was living under “tyranny” if Congress did not launch impeachment hearings immediately.…

Obama: Republicans ‘dishonor’ Benghazi victims with ‘political circus’

President Barack Obama on Monday expressed frustration that Republican lawmakers had doubled down on what he indicated was a witch hunt to smear current and former members of his administration over terrorist attacks in Benghazi last year. At a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the president said…

Police: Illinois man sexually abused his peacock

Police in DuPage County, Illinois on Friday said that a man was facing criminal charges for sexually abusing his pet peacock named Phyl, which was later found dead. According to the Daily Herald, 64-year-old David Beckmann was arrested on charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty while Roselle police were investigating another…

Giggling BBC host yanked off air: ‘I’ve had a couple of drinks, I’m not drunk’

A BBC radio host who admitted to having a few drinks was pulled off the air during her final show on Friday after she began slurring her words and had trouble working the broadcast equipment. “For the last time on lunchtime let’s ssssssssssay yooou pick the music, oh yeah,” Paula…

82-year-old mom of seven found beaten to death in Chicago on Mother’s Day

An 82-year-old Chicago woman and mother of seven was found lying in her closet on on Mother’s Day, beaten to death. Just one day prior, Catherine Glenn was celebrating her birthday with Cathy, her 29-year-old daughter, according to The Chicago Tribune. Her body was found the next morning, and coroners…

Billionaire Branson dons drag for AirAsia X charity flight

Billionaire airline and cell phone mogul Richard Branson on Sunday made good on a bet he lost in 2010, donning full drag, including fake eyelashes and bright red lipstick, and served customers on a very special AirAsia X flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. Proceeds from tickets sold for the…

First-ever music video filmed in space is David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

In an amazing video published Sunday by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, he bids farewell to the International Space Station (ISS) with the most epic cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” perhaps ever, in footage that will go down as the first music video filmed in space. The ISS commander has…

12-year-old California boy accused of stabbing 8-year-old sister to death

A 12-year-old California boy was arrested Saturday and accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death and lying to authorities about it, sparking a furious manhunt for an unidentified intruder authorities now say never existed. The boy’s name was not released, but police in Valley Springs said he’s believed to…

18 shot during New Orleans Mother’s Day parade

Update: Following this story’s publication, police raised the estimate of those shot to 18, including two 10-year-old children. A dozen people are believed to have been shot at a parade in the southern US city of New Orleans, police said Sunday. Garry Flot, a spokesman for the local police department,…

Watch: ‘Glacier on speed’ nearly swallows Minnesota homes

A glacier-like “ice wave” struck northern Minnesota on Friday, nearly swallowing up homes in an astonishing natural phenomenon that was caught on tape by shocked residents. NBC affiliate WPTV described the bizarre scene as like watching “a glacier on speed” as high winds and crashing waves pushed the mass of…

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