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Greek neo-Nazi group ‘Golden Dawn’ opens two new chapters in U.S.

The Anti-Defamation League reports that American members of Greece’s neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn” party have created chapters in Los Angeles and in what they’re calling “the Regional League of the Western States USA.” These chapters join the New York chapter founded last year. All openly “sup­port the ideas and goals of…

Al-Qaeda leader: Egyptian military waging war on Islam because of U.S.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Friday said moderate Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia were in part responsible for their recent political setbacks, accusing them of having been too conciliatory. A 16-minute audiotape of Zawahiri released on jihadist forums focused on his native Egypt, where he said military-backed authorities were waging…

‘This is a very sad day’: Elephant kills zookeeper in Missouri

An elephant named Patience killed a zookeeper in Missouri Friday, just days after the matriarch of the zoo’s elephant herd was put to sleep. Officials have not yet determined why Patience charged elephant manager John Phillips Bradford, 62, who had worked at the zoo for 30 years. However, there were…

Senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban captured by U.S forces

American troops have captured a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban in a military operation, a US official said Friday, in what could prove a major blow to the Islamic militant group. “I can confirm that US forces did capture… terrorist leader Latif Mehsud,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf…

Experts troubled by growing sympathy for Franco-fascism in Spain

Franco-fascism on the march in Spain: Is the government doing enough? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Extreme, neo-fascist groups in Spain are preparing for a show of force during this weekend’s nationalist holiday, and Spanish authorities are keeping a close eye on the situation. But experts worry that the real…

Ben Carson: Obamacare is the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery

Newly hired Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson believes that the Affordable Care Act — known as Obamacare — is the worst thing since slavery. “I have to tell you Obamacare is, really I think, the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said Friday at the…

National Geographic gets itself in trouble for ‘tarnishing’ the good name of Prague

Prague said Friday it was mulling a lawsuit against the National Geographic TV channel over a show depicting the Czech capital’s historic centre as a hotbed of thieving cabbies, pickpockets, prostitutes and drug dealers. Hosted by Irish presenter Conor Woodman under the tagline “I get scammed so you don’t have…

Nowhere to hide: Facebook ends ‘invisibility cloak’ for users

Facebook is ending a feature that allowed users to hide from the billion-plus members of the social network. The feature, akin to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, will be removed, meaning that someone looking for another Facebook user can more easily find that person. “The setting was created when Facebook was…

Judge strikes down smoking ban in New York state parks

A US judge has ordered an end to a smoking ban imposed in public parks and beaches across New York state last February. The ruling applies to 179 parks across the state, as well as beaches, sporting grounds, picnic spots, camping areas and historic sites run by the Office of…

Media gives climate change deniers disproportionate amount of attention: report

There’s a 97 percent consensus on human-caused global warming in the peer-reviewed climate science literature and among climate experts. There’s a 96 percent consensus in the climate research that humans are responsible for most of the current global warming. The 2013 IPCC report agrees with this position with 95 percent…

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