Standing strong: Kansas teacher won’t resign after anti-gay parents freak out over anti-bullying film

Standing strong: Kansas teacher won’t resign after anti-gay parents freak out over anti-bullying film

Andrew Pulver, The Guardian A Kansas schoolteacher says he has changed his mind about resigning after showing a graphic anti-bullying short film to his history class, which led to vociferous complaints from parents. The Wichita Eagle reported that Tom Leahy, a teacher at Conway Springs Middle School, was expected to hand in his resignation after

US astronauts dodge ammonia on risky spacewalk

US astronauts dodge ammonia on risky spacewalk

Agence France-Presse Two US astronauts successfully dodged hazardous ammonia flakes during a risky spacewalk Friday to complete the repair of a cooling system at the International Space Station. Highly toxic ammonia is used to cool electronics at the orbiting outpost, and the thermal system has been plagued by problems. Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren switched

CNN host to RNC official: Catering to folks ‘playing in the Fox News sandbox’ won’t win you the White House

CNN host to RNC official: Catering to folks ‘playing in the Fox News sandbox’ won’t win you the White House

Tom Boggioni CNN’s Michael Smerconish spent Saturday morning attempting to convince one of the Republican National Committee’s chief strategists that his party stands no chance of reaching voters outside of their locked-in “Fox-only constituency” if they don’t stop complaining about the media and lying. Smerconish’s comments came in the wake of the meltdown by GOP

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