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Texas pastor beaten to death with electric guitar

Authorities in Texas are investigating why a suspect in Forest Hill allegedly crashed his car into a church, chased down the pastor and then beat him to death with an electric guitar. Members of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church identified Derrick Birdow as the man who is accused of…

Rapid flooding forced overnight evacuation of NYU Med Center

The rapid rise of flood waters that overwhelmed emergency generators forced New York University (NYU)’s Langone Medical Center to evacuate some 260 patients overnight as New York City was being pounded by Hurricane Sandy. According to CNN, water began to pour into the basement, lower floors and elevator shafts of…

Trashed 168-foot tanker ship washes up on Staten Island

A 168-foot tanker ship washed up on Staten Island Monday night as high winds and floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy devastated most of the nation’s eastern seaboard. The John B. Caddell, built in 1941, was moored about a mile out to sea to protect it from being damaged near land, but…

MTA spokesperson: New York City subway flooding ‘affects every borough’

The New York City subway system sustained serious damage due to floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesperson said Tuesday morning that seven vital subway tunnels under the East River are flooded, in a historic disaster that “affects every borough” in the city. “We’re in the…

Massive fire destroys 50 homes in submerged Queens neighborhood

A fire that broke out in Queens around 11 p.m. during the pounding rains and rising floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy ultimately destroyed 50 homes as nearly 200 fire fighters waded through submerged streets to rescue trapped New Yorkers. Video from the scene shows first responders in water up to their…

The story behind the HMS Bounty, the ship sunk by Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina coast

The story behind the HMS Bounty, sunk by Sandy off N.C. coast (+video) Hurricane Sandy has already claimed a well-known victim, as the massive storm has sunk the tall ship HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina. Two US Coast Guard helicopters rescued 14 of the ship’s 16 crew…

Times Square eerily vacant as Hurricane Sandy hits east coast

Amateur video uploaded to YouTube on Monday night showed a nearly empty Times Square — a rare sight in an area of New York City that is almost always jammed full of cars and people. The brightly-lit area is a major hub for the entertainment industry and a frequent destination…

Anti-LGBT pastor blames Hurricane Sandy on ‘the homosexual agenda’

A fundamentalist Christian minister has become the first to link Hurricane Sandy to marriage equality and the “homosexual agenda.” Gay Star News first reported on Monday that Defend and Proclaim the Faith ministries founder John McTernan had posted on his blog that Hurricane Sandy is proof that “God is systematically…

‘Horsehead’ jogger caught on camera amid hurricane’s approach

As television viewers around the country monitored the progress of Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, WRC-TV stumbled into one man apparently dealing with the storm by taking an unusual morning jog. Reporter Megan McGrath discovered the unidentified man, jogging shirtless and wearing a horse mask over his head, while filing a…

Noam Chomsky appears in MIT student’s ‘Gangnam Style’ tribute

Let’s be honest: It’s hard to be serious all the time, even in the midst of nearly constant bad news. That might not be true for everyone, but it was true this week for Noam Chomsky, an MIT professor and one of America’s foremost serious persons, evidenced by his appearance…

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