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Tennessee principal resigns after saying LGBT students ‘going to hell’

A principle in West Tennessee has resigned after allegedly threatening to expel LGBT students. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday said it sent a letter to the Haywood County school district superintendent because several students complained that Haywood High School Principal Dorothy Bond had threatened to expel them…

Heckler interrupts Obama: ‘No war with Iran!’

While speaking at a fundraising event on Thursday, President Barack Obama was briefly interrupted by a supporter who urged him not to go to war with Iran. “We promoted human rights,” Obama said. “We made it clear that America is a Pacific power. We demonstrated that if countries like Burma…

Flying autonomous robots perform James Bond theme

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed flying robots — called quadrotors — that can autonomously perform a number of tasks, including using instruments to perform the James Bond theme song. The quadrotors were programed to play the instruments and are not remote controlled. “In…

‘Occupy Education’ protesters at UCSC hit by Mustang

An “Occupy Education” protest at the University of California at Santa Cruz was briefly interrupted on Thursday after a car tried to drive through a street that protesters had blocked off. A man driving a Ford Mustang attempted to make a right turn into the campus. The crowd of protesters…

Catholic diocese sorry after punishing girl for speaking native languange

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has apologized after punishing a 12-year-old girl for speaking her Native American language at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano, Wisconsin. Miranda Washinawatok explained to WGBA that she wasn’t allowed to play in one basketball game after she spoke in her native Menominee language…

Bo Obama wears bunny ears in Easter video

President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, is doing his part to promote the White House Easter Egg Roll. In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, Bo encourages Americans to enter the Easter Egg Roll lottery for a chance at a ticket to the annual White House event. As the camera pulls…

Author: Pro-choice Ayn Rand ‘would have hated Ron Paul’

Gary Weiss, the author of Ayn Rand Nation, said Tuesday that despite some overlap between their political philosophies, the novelist Ayn Rand would have hated Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Many conservatives, most notably Glenn Beck, have renewed interest in the novels and philosophy of Rand. The Russian-born atheist author espoused…

Cancer-stricken teacher assistant fired for missing work

A North Carolina woman has been fired from her job as teacher assistant because her former employer says cancer treatments caused her to miss too many days of work. Donna Sotomayor took leave from River Bend Elementary School in Raleigh to receive six chemotherapy treatments and 33 radiation treatments after…

Fellow student describes Ohio school shooter as nice, quiet kid

The boy who opened fire on his classmates early Monday in a high school cafeteria seemed like a “really nice” kid, but came from a broken family, according to a student. The student told CNN that the alleged gunman “came from a really broken down home” and was living with…

Texas man killed over karaoke song choice

Authorities in southwest Houston say a man may have been killed early Monday morning over his choice of karaoke songs. Investigators told KPRC that the incident happened around 2 a.m. at Ostioneria Mazatlan, a Mexican seafood restaurant. The victim reportedly yelled that he was from Guerrero, Mexico after singing “Somos…

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