Ben Carson stands by shady business associate and ‘best friend’ who pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud

Ben Carson stands by shady business associate and ‘best friend’ who pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian Ben Carson is continuing to stand by his business associate and “best friend” Alfonso Costa following revelations that Costa pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to healthcare fraud. Costa, a former dentist from Pittsburgh, is a self-employed real estate speculator with properties in Pennsylvania, New York City, Florida and elsewhere.

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Bethania Palma Markus A member of the atheist spoof religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has won the right to wear a spaghetti colander on her head in her driver’s license photo, according to the American Humanist Association. Lindsay Miller is a “pastafarian,” which is how members of the group identify themselves. But the Massachusetts

‘Reminiscent of Rodney King’: San Francisco cops investigated after video release of savage beating of man

‘Reminiscent of Rodney King’: San Francisco cops investigated after video release of savage beating of man

Free Thought Project An investigation into the brutal beating of man in San Francisco’s Mission District has been launched by the Alameda County Sheriff after video showing the savage assault by police went public. The video was released by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office on Friday night, after being contacted by witnesses to the

World leaders rally around France after attacks

World leaders rally around France after attacks

Al Jazeera

The US president and other world leaders have condemned a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital Paris that has left more than a hundred people dead. In a statement late on Friday evening, Obama said the attacks were an “outrageous attempt to terrorise civilians” and that his country was ready to provide France with…

ISIS supporter tweets: ‘We will humiliate you, oh pigs of France’

ISIS supporter tweets: ‘We will humiliate you, oh pigs of France’

International Business Times

‘We Will Humiliate You, Oh Pigs Of France’

BEIRUT— As France reeled from the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night, and as people around the globe took to social media to express their horror and dismay, one slice of social media in the Arab world celebrated the carnage as an historic triumph. “Remember the 14th of November Paris,” one ISIS supporter declared on…

‘I thought this was the end’: Witness recounts scene at Paris Cambodian noodle shop Le Petit Cambodge

‘I thought this was the end’: Witness recounts scene at Paris Cambodian noodle shop Le Petit Cambodge

International Business Times

The first sign that a seemingly ordinary November night in Paris was about to descend into tragedy emerged around 9 o’clock local time, with word that a shootout was unfolding at a crowded Cambodian noodle shop in the 10th Arrondissement, a trendy neighborhood popular with young people and tourists. The Friday evening was packed with the…

German officials investigating arrested man over Paris attacks

German officials investigating arrested man over Paris attacks

International Business Times

German police officials are investigating if a man, arrested with firearms in the southern region of Bavaria last week, is linked to Friday’s Paris attacks that killed 127 people. The six attacks, including one in Bataclan concert hall that killed 80 people, led to the French borders being closed and other countries beefing up their security…