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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…

Robert F. Kennedy’s son facing charges after alleged assault on nurses

Douglas Kennedy claims that he was only taking his newborn son Bo outside for some fresh air, but in the fracas that ensued, the Fox News reporter and son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy allegedly attacked two nurses and left them injured. He was arrested after the incident, which took…

Workers rescue woman from massive train crash

Two management workers in Newark, Delaware rescued a female driver just in time Thursday morning from an on-coming train after her car was stuck on the surrounding tracks. According to WCAU-TV, the workers convinced the woman to leave her car after being unable to remove it from the tracks. Within…

Man tests body armor by firing point blank into own stomach

A man who wanted to prove that his body armor would really protect him put it to the ultimate test by firing a round point blank into his own stomach. In video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, a man is seen wearing a bullet-proof vest with the word “security” on…

Sanity Break: 10,000 member choir sings Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’

In this video from Osaka, Japan, a 10,000 member amateur choir performs the “Ode to Joy” section of Beethoven’s Symphony Number Nine. The concert is an annual event, but this year’s performance — recorded in late December 2011 — was dedicated to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and…

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