Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

International Business Times

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 27 — Wal-Mart has decided to pull its Israeli soldier costume for children and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from store shelves and its website. The decision was welcomed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued…

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has long embraced his Christian beliefs, bringing praying into the operating room and the campaign trail. He was twice baptized under the Seventh-day Adventist faith, which he described in his book “Gifted Hands.” His religion has now become part of his presidential campaign after Republican front-runner Donald Trump attacked Carson’s faith as…

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

International Business Times

Fox’s broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, was interrupted a couple times Tuesday night after the network temporarily lost power, the New York Times reported. The network quickly switched to an international broadcast of the game with different broadcasters. As the network scrambled, the game…

VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

International Business Times

UPDATE: 4:11 a.m. EDT — Volkswagen AG reported a larger-than-expected loss of 3.48 billion euros ($3.85 billion) for the third quarter, the company announced, and said full-year profit would be significantly lower than last year. The loss is the company’s first in more than 15 years, according to Bloomberg. The after-tax loss for the quarter stands…

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Psychologist: Pharma Bro’s success contains the seed of his eventual destruction

Bethania Palma Markus Negative attention is better than no attention, and ‘Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is hardly short on it. But a psychologist with Yahoo Health cautioned that while his flagrant narcissism has made him a household name, it could also be his undoing. Karla Ivankovich, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Springfield,

Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Black teen attacked by school cop has multiple injuries — and is an orphan who recently lost her mother

Travis Gettys An influential South Carolina Democrat plans to represent a teenage girl thrown to the ground by a school resource officer — and he intends to change a state law that allows police to arrest students for being disruptive in class. Richland County Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday for violating agency policy when

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Washington Times

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

A Texas school district is apologizing after complaints that a seventh-grade teacher gave students an assignment teaching that God is a myth. Jordan Wooley, a Methodist student at West Memorial Junior High School in Katy, said the assignment was to identify “factual claims, commonplace assertions and opinions.” She said she originally answered the statement “there is…

GOP campaigns whine about debate green rooms

GOP campaigns whine about debate green rooms

Newsweek

In less than 10 hours, Republican presidential candidates will take the stage for the third GOP debate. But it’s the scene backstage that’s riling up several lower-polling GOP campaigns. According to a Politico report, staffers for Chris Christie and Rand Paul are disgruntled about the state of their candidates’ green room spaces at the Coors Event…