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Satanists want to use Hobby Lobby decision to exempt women from anti-abortion laws

In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material. Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be…

John Oliver: US uses ‘weapons-grade bullsh*t’ to rationalize massive nuclear arsenal

On the most recent Last Week Tonight on HBO, host John Oliver took up the very important, but much ignored, topic of America’s aging nuclear arsenal. Oliver noted  our weapons facilities are plagued by crumbling infrastructure, suspect military oversight, politicians refusing to cut-off funding, and computers so old they run…

Ukraine rebels appeal to WWII spirit with Soviet propaganda

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against Ukrainian “fascists” in a part of the world that was flattened by Nazi troops. “The Motherland Calls!” read one billboard accompanied by a vintage print of a stern-looking Soviet woman…

Suspect in Pennsylvania hospital shooting charged with murder

A man suspected of opening fire in a Philadelphia-area hospital and shooting dead a case worker before exchanging gunshots with a doctor has been charged with murder, prosecutors said on Sunday. Richard Plotts, 49, was arraigned late on Saturday in his hospital room and charged with first and third degree…

Tanker with Iraqi Kurdish crude cleared to unload cargo off Texas

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block delivery of the controversial crude. Coast Guard officials went aboard the tanker United…

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys, and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website. Most of the more than 200 items available on the company’s new 3D printed products store, which launched…

Man killed, daughter hurt when plane crash-lands on Florida beach

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. The pilot of the single-engine Piper Cherokee had placed a distress call to Venice airport on Florida’s west coast around 2:45 p.m. local time, officials…

Asteroid’s ‘bad timing’ killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened by a loss of biodiversity Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a “more convenient time”, a scientist has claimed.…

Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ reform package

By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House veterans committees on legislation aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs healthcare crisis, their spokesmen said on Sunday. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who heads the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs,…

Family of five discovered shot to death in Maine home

BOSTON (Reuters) – Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said. The five, a father and mother in their 30s and…

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