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American Airlines Flight Attendant to Passenger: “Hit Me”
April 23, 2017 – 11:22 am | No Comment
American Airlines Flight Attendant to Passenger: “Hit Me”

The airline industry suffered another PR nightmare this week when video surfaced of a woman sobbing on an American Airlines flight, while another passenger and a flight attendant come close to a physical altercation.
The video, …

Sorry, “Just The Creme Oreos” Aren’t Real (Yet?)
April 1, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Sorry, “Just The Creme Oreos” Aren’t Real (Yet?)

Twitter had a rare joyful outburst yesterday when it started circulating images of “Just the Creme Oreos.” Unfortunately, it seems like an April Fools’ Day prank – but if we’re lucky, it will be one …

Muhammad Ali Jr. Stopped At Airport — Again
March 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Muhammad Ali Jr. Stopped At Airport — Again

Representatives for Muhammad Ali Jr. say the son of the boxing legend was stopped by airport security for an extended period of time, just a month after he was detained by immigration officials and questioned …

Trump Blasts Judge’s Travel Ban Block
February 5, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment
Trump Blasts Judge’s Travel Ban Block

On Saturday night, President Donald Trump lashed out at the federal judge who blocked the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations. Trump referred to U.S. District Court Judge James Robart as a “so-called judge” and tweeted ”anyone, …

Trump Calls Civil Rights Hero Lewis “All Talk, No Action”
January 14, 2017 – 5:34 pm | No Comment
Trump Calls Civil Rights Hero Lewis “All Talk, No Action”

 
President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to blast civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis.
“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape …

Rockettes Can “Choose” To Perform At Trump Inauguration
December 24, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
Rockettes Can “Choose” To Perform At Trump Inauguration

After a social-media driven controversy, Madison Square Garden and a performers union have clarified that the Rockette dancers are not being forced to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“For a Rockette to be …

Carrie Fisher Stabilized, Still Critical After Cardiac Episode
December 24, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Carrie Fisher Stabilized, Still Critical After Cardiac Episode

Carrie Fisher is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit following an unspecified cardiac episode, according to her brother. The Star Wars star was rushed to the hospital after falling ill on a flight from …

52% of Republicans Falsely Believe Trump Won Popular Vote
December 18, 2016 – 10:35 am | No Comment
52% of Republicans Falsely Believe Trump Won Popular Vote

A new poll shows that over half of self-identified Republicans falsely believe that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote. Trump himself has incorrectly stated this.
Trump won the electoral vote by a healthy margin. Hillary …

California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide
November 27, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment
California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide

Multiple mosques in California received identical copies of a letter telling them them that President-elect Donald Trump is “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the jews” [sic]. The letters coincide with …

Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin
November 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment
Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin. Stein wants an investigation into allegations of Russian hacking, and easily met fundraising goals for the cause online.
“We …

Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton
November 19, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton

Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway last night, and got more than the usual show. The cast remained onstage after taking their bows to delivery comments just for the guest …

Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting
November 12, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting

The trial of a white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a black man during a routine traffic stop has ended in a mistrial.  Jurors were deadlocked over whether Ray Tensing was guilty of voluntary …

Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week
October 30, 2016 – 11:12 pm | No Comment
Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week

Within next seven days, Charleston, SC will simultaneously host two high-profile trials of white men who killed black people. The trials, especially that concerning a police shooting, could strain the historically sleepy sea-side city, which …

Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize
October 29, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment
Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

After weeks of silence, Bob Dylan has publicly acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature, and expressed gratitude for the award. However, it is still unclear if he will attend the Nobel ceremony to receive it …

Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot
October 15, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot

The FBI announced today it had thwarted a plot to bomb a housing complex in western Kansas that is home to many Somali Muslims.
Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and …

Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage
October 8, 2016 – 9:29 pm | No Comment
Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage

Haiti is grappling with a growing humanitarian crisis as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew this week, with hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and a public health crisis. The situation is a stark contrast to the US, …

Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads
September 4, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads

Wells Fargo has apologized after publishing promotion materials that seemed to discourage students from pursuing careers in the arts. The images caused a backlash, as artists responded on Twitter.
In a brochure for the bank’s “Teen …

Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade
August 29, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade

Two brothers have been charged with the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, 32, on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. The tragedy has gained additional attention due to the fact that Aldridge is the cousin of …

Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”
August 21, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”

Donald Trump‘s new campaign manager is pursuing new heights of denial in service to her boss. Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Kellyanne Conway said Trump does not traffic in negative speech.
Conway spent several …

Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies
August 13, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies

Long a favorite at county fairs, Deep Fried Twinkies are now an at-home treat. Maker Hostess, in conjunction with Walmart, has introduced a pre-fried version available in the frozen section.
The confection comes in both chocolate …

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