Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Reuters Academia just turned a little more glitzy for a select group of scientists. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out $21 million Sunday in seven Breakthrough Prizes, the award for scientific accomplishment he created three years ago alongside technology giants including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 23andme founder Anne Wojcicki and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

Travis Gettys Many political observers were shocked that Republican Matt Bevin won the race for Kentucky governor despite vowing to roll back the Medicaid expansion that benefited up to 400,000 residents. But one defeated Democratic candidate said he saw the cynical seeds of Bevin’s surprising victory during a recent meeting with Kentucky Chamber of Commerce,

Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Reuters A man ejected from a Dallas nightclub this weekend was shot by police after hitting two off-duty officers in uniform with his sport-utility vehicle, seriously injuring one, police said on Monday. The unidentified man was removed from the Kalua Discotheque by bouncers after a disturbance inside the club shortly before midnight on Sunday, Dallas police

Sotomayor rips Supreme Court for letting cops get away with a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to violence

Sotomayor rips Supreme Court for letting cops get away with a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to violence

Tom Boggioni In a powerfully written dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticized the thinking of some of her fellow justices after the court dismissed a case involving a police officer fatally shooting a fleeing suspect in Texas. According to Sotomayor, it was a case of “shoot first, think later.” On Monday, the court dismissed

‘Confederate Veterans Lives Matter’ group files ‘discrimination’ complaint after city rejects parade float

‘Confederate Veterans Lives Matter’ group files ‘discrimination’ complaint after city rejects parade float

David Edwards An Oklahoma group that calls itself “Confederate Veterans Lives Matter” has said that it will file a discrimination complaint against the city of Tulsa after application to participate in the Veteran’s Day parade was rejected. Following South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds, a group in Oklahoma formed

Starbucks responds after Christians freak out over alleged anti-Jesus coffee cup

Starbucks responds after Christians freak out over alleged anti-Jesus coffee cup

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Starbucks, on Sunday, addressed criticism for removing symbols of the Christmas season from its cups, and making them just plain red with the company logo. Starbucks reportedly came under fire from a Christian group in the U.S. which accused the coffee company of waging a “war on Christmas.” Starbucks removed the usual array of decorative images…

11-year-old girl shames ‘One Million Moms’ for attack on her gay dads: ‘This is none of your business’

11-year-old girl shames ‘One Million Moms’ for attack on her gay dads: ‘This is none of your business’

David Edwards A Maryland family with two gay dads and four adopted black children is firing back after the conservative group One Million Moms condemned the “sinful nature” of the fathers. As WRC-TV first reported, One Million Moms called for a boycott of “American Girl” magazine after it included husbands Rob and Reece Scheer in

‘Welcome to the big leagues’: CNN guest mocks Ben Carson for whining about reporters asking questions

‘Welcome to the big leagues’: CNN guest mocks Ben Carson for whining about reporters asking questions

Tom Boggioni On  CNN’s New Day,  Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast called GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson “crazy” for asserting that he is under more scrutiny that his opponents, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Media Matters. Asked by host Alisyn Camerota, “What about that Jackie? Is he being vetted more