‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

Arturo Garcia Officials at the University of Alabama quickly criticized would-be football fans on Friday after they used Hurricane Katrina to taunt their upcoming opponents, AL.com reported. “UA is appalled that anyone would display a banner with such an inappropriate and offensive statement,” the university said in a statement on the school’s Twitter account. “It’s

City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

Alan Yuhas, The Guardian City workers have discovered two burial vaults underneath Washington Square Park in New York City, uncovering the remains of at least a dozen people interred around two centuries ago. Contractors for the city department of design and construction (DDC) uncovered the first vault on Tuesday, during excavations to replace a century-old

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Adam Johnson, AlterNet John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While other shows center around round-table chats and celebrity interviews, Oliver uses his massive platform to highlight overlooked but important political issues. Recently, he told CBS that his focus was “absurd public policies.” By highlighting the absurdities of American institutions,

Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality’

Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality’

Bethania Palma Markus It may be no surprise that disturbing and extremist views were expressed at the two-day National Religious Liberties Conference, mainly organized by Kevin Swanson, best known for advocating the execution of LGBT people. But of all the unhinged things said at the conference, where GOP presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov.

US military takes more aggressive stance to counter ‘Russian aggression’: Secretary of Defense

US military takes more aggressive stance to counter ‘Russian aggression’: Secretary of Defense

Agence France-Presse The United States is adapting its “operational posture” to counter Russian aggression, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday. “We are adapting our operational posture and contingency plans as we — on our own and with allies — work to deter Russia’s aggression, and to help reduce the vulnerability of allies and partners,” Carter

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

The Guardian Black players from the Missouri Tigers football team say they will not participate in team activities until the university president, Tim Wolfe, resigns. There have been several incidents of racial harassment in recent weeks on the college campus and Wolfe has come under criticism for his handling of the situation. In one recent