Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect — after video shows he was lying about man’s gun

Travis Gettys Officer Daniel Aguirre was awarded a medal earlier this year after shooting a robbery suspect during an arrest — but a newly released video shows he was lying. The Birmingham Police Department temporarily rescinded the Combat Cross Medal late Tuesday awarded to Aguirre in May after AL.com published a dashboard camera video obtained

This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

This 1965 compromise over immigration is to blame for much of the mess today

History News Network Oscar Handlin (1915-2011) assumed a consequential role in the drafting of immigration reform legislation, beginning in the late 1940s. The offspring of enterprising Russian Jewish immigrants who re-established their lives in Brooklyn and a professor of American history at Harvard University, his book, The Uprooted (1951) received a Pulitzer Prize. We know

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

The Guardian Egypt’s pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said. Related: Your choices for president: an android, a creationist neurosurgeon or a postcoital cat | Frankie Boyle The retired neurosurgeon, who is seeking his party’s nomination

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Travis Gettys Neil deGrasse Tyson debated science, religion and the existence of God with a celebrity pastor Wednesday on “The Nightly Show.” “Any time someone describes their understanding of God, it typically involves some statement of benevolence or some kind of kindness,” Tyson said. “I look out to the universe — and yes, it is

The case of the man who got cancer from a tapeworm

The case of the man who got cancer from a tapeworm

Toronto Star

At first, Dr. Carlos Agudelo saw nothing strange in his new patient, an HIV-positive man who turned up at his clinic in January 2013 with a cough. But when Agudelo found large masses in the man’s lungs and lymph nodes, he ordered biopsies. The results were unlike anything he had seen. “The patient had a cancer,”…

Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Newsweek

The Daily Show’s new host won’t be hosting the program today. Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning, Comedy Central said in a statement. An appendectomy is “the surgical removal of the appendix” and is “performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection,” according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The procedure…