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New York pay phones to get touchy feely makeover

NEW YORK — A handful of grimy New York pay phones will be reincarnated as touch-screen pads with online access to neighborhood information, the mayor’s office said Monday. A pilot program starts next month that will see 250 phone booths converted to house 32-inch (81 cm) screens, instead of phones,…

Atheist group: ‘Jesus Christ is a myth’ banner theft is a felony hate crime

An anti-religious banner at a city park in Streator, Illinois was stolen on Saturday, and the atheist group that placed it there claims that the theft was a Class 4 felony under Illinois’ hate crime laws. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Nobody died for our sins. Jesus Christ is a…

Limbaugh: Obama is the ‘generalissimo’ in the ‘real’ war on women

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday pushed back against claims that Republicans were attacking women’s rights and insisted that the “real war on women” was being directed by President Barack Obama. “The real war on women is being conducted by the regime, by the Obama administration,” he explained. “Since…

Zimmerman’s homeowners association could owe millions in Martin case

Legal experts say that George Zimmerman’s homeowners association could eventually owe millions for “enabling” the killing of Trayvon Martin. Documents obtained by The Associated Press showed that The Retreat at Twin Lakes officially listed Zimmerman as the neighborhood watch “captain” in their newsletter, indicating that they condoned the role he…

Hacker trolls Mich. highway with racist Trayvon Martin message

A highway construction sign in Dearborn, Michigan was hacked on Sunday night to display a racist message about Trayvon Martin. Police told local news crews that an investigation was ongoing, but they have no idea who managed to break into a Michigan Department of Transportation road construction sign along Interstate…

Prosecutor: No grand jury for Trayvon Martin shooting

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey decided Monday morning not to use a grand jury for the Trayvon Martin case, overturning a decision made by her predecessor, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Corey, who was appointed a special prosecutor for the case, overturned the decision made by Norm Wolfinger last month,…

Fox News host: Dems ‘invented’ war on women because ‘stimulus didn’t work’

One Fox News host on Monday asserted that Democrats had concocted the “phony” Republican war on women to divert attention from high gas prices and a slow economic recovery. Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy noted that gas prices on Catalina Island in California were around $7 a gallon and…

Three-year-old stands on hand grenade at Easter egg hunt

A community in England received quite the scare with its Easter egg hunt this past weekend, where a three-year-boy was standing on top of an egg shaped hand grenade. According to The Daily Mail, the hand grenade was spotted by Stuart Moffat, a father of three, who alerted the pre-school…

Herman Cain calls on Romney to pick Allen West for VP

After failing at his own attempt at the presidency, Herman Cain is now offering campaign advice to likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During an interview with radio host Steve Gill on Monday, Cain called on Romney to pick tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as his vice presidential…

Black church protests Hank Williams Jr. for calling Obama Hitler

Members of an African-American church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama showed up at a Hank Williams Jr. concert on Saturday to speak out about his racially offensive lyrics and his comments about President Barack Obama. “It was a peaceful protest,” Christ Baptist Church’s Reverend Ransey O’Daniel told Raw Story. “We just wanted…

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