• Graffiti artist Banksy riffs on Disney in new park

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Wonder what Walt Disney would think of this. Graffiti artist Banksy has created Dismaland, an offbeat installation in the U.K. that is being called a “sinister twist on Disneyland," Yahoo Travel reports.

  • George W. Bush pitches in for Jeb as 2016 heats up

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Jeb Bush might be his own man, but he showed Thursday he won't hesitate to enlist his brother George, the former president, in his own bid to win the White House in 2016, AFP reports. George W. Bush wrote a fundraising email in support of his younger brother, who is locked in a tough race for the Republican nomination and is trailing bombastic front-runner Donald Trump in poll after poll.

  • A reporter says Jared Fogle asked her to put hidden cameras in her children's rooms

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle once tried to persuade a journalist to put hidden cameras in her young children's rooms, Business Insider reports. "I had two young children at the time, and he talked to me about installing hidden cameras in their rooms and asked me if I would choose which child I would like him to watch," Rochelle Herman said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

  • Donald Trump moves Alabama rally to football stadium

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Donald Trump is going Southern style with his latest rally, USA TODAY reports. The businessman and Republican front-runner says he hopes to draw more than 30,000 people to a Friday night event in Mobile, Ala., that has been moved from a hotel ballroom to a local football stadium.

  • Petition for Jon Stewart to moderate presidential debate has over 100,000 signatures

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Quick: Do you want Jon Stewart to remain in your political life, if only for one night? There’s a petition for you! Launched two weeks ago, a Change.org plea for the former Daily Show host to moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has reached over 117,000 signatures as of those posting. “Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media,” the petition reads. “We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.”

  • Search warrant served at home of Gene Simmons of Kiss

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    A search warrant was served at the Los Angeles home of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, but the rocker and his family are not considered suspects, authorities said. The division that handles online crimes against children executed the warrant Thursday, according to Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department. "No members of the Simmons family are suspects in the case and were extremely cooperative," he said.

  • Jeff Mizanskey to be released Sept. 1

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    A Missouri man sentenced to serve life in prison without parole for marijuana will soon be free. Dan Viets, the attorney for Jeff Mizanskey, announced Thursday afternoon that his client is to be released from prison on Sept. 1. Mizanskey has served more than 21 years for nonviolent marijuana offenses. In May, Gov. Jay Nixon granted Mizanskey a commutation of his sentence.

  • IRS Getting Pressured To Crack Down On Televangelists Following John Oliver's Segment

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The IRS is getting pressured to begin cracking down on televangelists following a John Oliver segment on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver blasted televangelists this past Sunday for what he called “seed faith,” where they tell donors they will reap the rewards by giving money to them. “They preach something called the prosperity gospel which argues that wealth is a sign of God’s favor and donations will result in wealth coming back to you. That idea sometimes takes the form of seed faith – the notion that donations are seeds that you will one day get to harvest,” Oliver said in the segment.

  • Washington Examiner: Rep. Mia Love breaks down in tears over Planned Parenthood videos

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Freshman Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, had to wipe away tears while talking about the undercover Planned Parenthood videos on the Fox Business network Wednesday night. "It's our job to protect those who do not have a voice to protect themselves, and to see what is actually happening to babies while they're still alive, I mean, it's horrific," said Love. "This is not about a Right or Left issue – this is right or wrong, and whether we are going to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves, or if we're going to just turn a blind eye and pretend that this is not happening," she added, wiping away tears.

  • Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Former president Jimmy Carter said Thursday he will fight the cancer that has spread to parts of his brain, and will receive his first radiation treatment later in the day. Examinations that began with the discovery of cancer during liver surgery have revealed four small spots of melanoma on his brain, Carter told a news conference at his presidential center in Atlanta. "I'm ready for anything, and looking forward to a new adventure," Carter said.

  • Girl, 9, killed, mother injured in Ferguson shooting

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Officers with the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl Tuesday night as she laid in her bed. The father of Jamyla Bolden said the girl was in her bed doing homework inside a home in the 9200 block of Ellison when she was shot around 9:30 Tuesday night. Her mother was also shot in the leg. Police said the bullets came from outside of the home.

  • KFOR: School bus crashes into fence in Norman

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    NORMAN, Okla. - Officials say a school bus crashed into a fence in Norman early Thursday morning. Initial reports indicate the crash happened near Ponca and Main near Longfellow Middle School.

  • Investigators: Mom kills 3 sons so she, daughter could get more attention

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — A mother accused of killing her three sons was dominated and isolated by her husband, a man nearly twice her age who had been her own mother’s live-in boyfriend before they married, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators believe Brittany Pilkington used each boy’s comfort blanket to suffocate them in their crib or bed over the last 13 months, because she wanted her husband to pay more attention to herself and their 3-year-old daughter, Logan County Prosecutor William Goslee said. Pilkington, 23, is jailed on murder charges in all three deaths, including her 3-month-old son Noah, who died Tuesday, less than a week after he was returned from protective custody on a judge’s order.

  • Nazi gold train 'found in Poland'

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say. The train is believed to have gone missing near what is now the Polish city of Wroclaw as Soviet forces approached in 1945. A law firm in south-west Poland says it has been contacted by two men who have discovered the armoured train.

  • South Korea says it exchanged fire with North at border

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    In an escalation of the tense situation in the region, North and South Korea exchanged fire over their heavily fortified border on Thursday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. South Korea detected a projectile, assumed to be a small rocket, that was fired toward the western province of Gyeonggi, a South Korean Defense Ministry official told CNN. The South Korean military responded by firing a few dozen shells at the area from which the North Korean projectile was fired, the official said.

  • Josh Duggar: Ashley Madison Membership Linked to '19 kids' Star

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar is among those who had a paid membership to the cheating website Ashley Madison, according to data published by Gawker. The affair service was the victim of a hack in July, with the full dump of the stolen member information posted online just this week. According to Gawker, a credit card under the name Joshua J. Duggar was used to pay for an account. The address listed along with the card was that of the Fayetteville, Arkansas, home his grandmother Mary owns. The residence was featured on 19 Kids and Counting, which TLC canceled in July after Duggar admitted to having molested several underage girls years ago, including two of his sisters. That credit card was used to purchase two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions, costing $986.76 and spanning February 2013 to May 2015. He reportedly opened another account using his address in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where he lived when he was lobbying as part of his job as the executive director of the conservative Family Research Council. That account was registered in July 2014, and was paid monthly through May 2015.

  • Washington Examiner: Planned Parenthood whistleblower: Heart of aborted fetus was still beating

    Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    A whistleblower describes extracting brain tissue from a fetus whose heart was still beating, in a seventh undercover video targeting Planned Parenthood that was released Wednesday morning. Holly O'Donnell used to help collect aborted fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood clinics as a former lab technician for the California-based biomedical company Stem Express. She appears in past footage released by anti-abortion investigator David Daleiden, and in the latest video, she says she was asked by a colleague named "Jessica" to handle an aborted fetus whose heart was still beating. "[Jessica] taps the heart and it starts beating," O'Donnell says. "I'm sitting here and looking at this fetus and its heart is beating."

  • 15,000 government emails revealed in Ashley Madison leak

    Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Hackers released nearly 37 million profiles from a website for adults seeking affairs.

  • Women eager to see if new libido drug will work

    Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Late Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration approved the "Pink Pill" to boost a woman's sexual desire. Some have called it the "female Viagra," but unlike Viagra, it does not treat physical symptoms. Instead, it affects the mind. Side effects include sleepiness, nausea and when used with alcohol, fainting. That prompted the company to include a warning not to use alcohol with the drug, which must be taken daily. 

  • 33 cops fired 600 shots to stop Stockton bank robbers

    Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Thirty-three Stockton police officers fired more than 600 shots last year at the getaway car used by three bank robbers, who took three women hostage and entered into a rolling gunbattle with cops that killed one of the hostages after she was struck by 10 police bullets, according to a report released Monday. The review by the Police Foundation, titled “A Heist Gone Bad,” said officers made “a great many smart and courageous decisions.” But it said 600 shots were “excessive and unnecessary,” with some officers firing only because they saw their colleagues firing, and many officers shooting “after the threat had been eliminated.” The 60-page report came as the husband of Misty Holt-Singh, the 41-year-old hostage killed by police gunfire, planned to file a civil lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Stockton, saying police used excessive force in their response.




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