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,

‘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

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

Christian youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting multiple victims at California church

Christian youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting multiple victims at California church

Bethania Palma Markus Police in Orange County, California, have arrested a Christian youth pastor after several victims have accused him of sexual assault, KTLA reports. Sean Patrick Aday, 38, was arrested and charged with rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object and sexual assault, Orange County Sheriff’s officials told the station. He was arrested Friday and