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Arkansas police claim man shot himself in head despite handcuffs

A Mississippi mother is accusing police in Jonesboro, Arkansas of killing her son after he was found shot in the head with his hands cuffed behind his back in a squad car. A police report obtained by KAIT indicated that 21-year-old Chavis Chacobie Carter had been a passenger in a…

London mayor gets stuck in mid-air in zip line stunt gone wrong

Surely it seemed like a good idea at the time, sending London’s Mayor Boris Johnson whizzing down a zip line in his suit and tie, blue-helmeted for safety and waving a Union Jack in each hand. Things shortly turned sour, however, when the mayor came to a sudden halt in…

Pastor compares Obama to Judas over same sex marriage

Rev. Williams Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday compared President Barack Obama to Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in the Bible. “The President is in the White House because of the civil rights movement, and I was a leader in…

Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’

Authorities in Port St. Joe, Florida say a man charged with a hate crime felt inconvenienced by his arrest because he had “only shot a n*gger.” Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the…

Eric Boehlert: Obama ‘a monster’ in the ‘right wing bubble’

Echoing comments previously made by comedian Bill Maher, Eric Boehlert of Media Matters said Monday that Republicans had created a false image of President Barack Obama as a radical. “They are so far out on the ledge,” he said on Talking Liberally. “It’s not that ‘Obama has disappointed, I don’t…

Man who lost hand to alligator charged with ‘unlawful feeding’

A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by an alligator has been hit with a charge of “unlawful feeding,” according to the First Coast News. Sixty-three-year-old Wallace Weatherholt was booked into Collier County, Florida jail over the weekend and released on $1,000 bond. The Everglades guide is due…

London cabbie improvises with ‘hotel-for-one’

With the London Olympics threatening to put a crimp on his business, one local cab driver improved his chances by converting his cab into a mini-motel, The Daily Mail reports. “I’m offering the authentic London experience,” cabbie David Weekes said. “I know this city like the back of my hand…

Idaho billboard compares Pres. Obama to Aurora shooter James Holmes

A billboard in Caldwell, Idaho that compares President Barack Obama to alleged mass murderer James Holmes has drawn complaints and allegations that the foundation responsible for the billboard has gone too far. Over a photograph of Holmes, blocky text reads, “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle. Everyone freaks…

Engineers design ‘Mantabot’ to swim like a ray

Engineers at the University of Virginia and three other universities are designing an “autonomous underwater vehicle” that will swim with the effortless grace of a ray. According to Science Daily, “Batoid rays, such as stingrays and manta rays, are among nature’s most elegant swimmers. They are fast, highly maneuverable, graceful,…

Florida man kills door-to-door salesman: I’ll kill anybody that steps on my property

A man in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday was arrested for shooting and killing an unarmed door-to-door salesman on his property. Kenneth Bailey Roop, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder for killing 30-year-old Nicholas Rainey. A co-worker who witnessed the shooting said Rainey had knocked on Roop’s door, but…

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