US military takes more aggressive stance to counter ‘Russian aggression’: Secretary of Defense

US military takes more aggressive stance to counter ‘Russian aggression’: Secretary of Defense

Agence France-Presse The United States is adapting its “operational posture” to counter Russian aggression, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday. “We are adapting our operational posture and contingency plans as we — on our own and with allies — work to deter Russia’s aggression, and to help reduce the vulnerability of allies and partners,” Carter

Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality’

Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality’

Bethania Palma Markus It may be no surprise that disturbing and extremist views were expressed at the two-day National Religious Liberties Conference, mainly organized by Kevin Swanson, best known for advocating the execution of LGBT people. But of all the unhinged things said at the conference, where GOP presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov.

2,000 British vacationers stranded in Egypt after suspected bomb brought down Russian jetliner return home

2,000 British vacationers stranded in Egypt after suspected bomb brought down Russian jetliner return home

Agence France-Presse Nearly 2,000 British holidaymakers stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh were returning home Saturday after days of uncertainty following the Sinai plane crash. Britain suspended flights to the Red Sea resort on Wednesday after saying it feared a bomb may have brought down the Russian jet that crashed after taking off

Hillary Clinton wants to loosen federal laws to allow medical research on marijuana: report

Hillary Clinton wants to loosen federal laws to allow medical research on marijuana: report

Reuters Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug’s potential

Protesters gather outside SNL studio ahead of Donald Trump’s controversial appearance

Protesters gather outside SNL studio ahead of Donald Trump’s controversial appearance

Bethania Palma Markus Protesters gathered outside NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York on Saturday night to show their anger that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was hosting the weekly sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Latino groups in particular have been angered by Trump’s appearance on the program, highlighting his racist statements about

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

The Guardian Black players from the Missouri Tigers football team say they will not participate in team activities until the university president, Tim Wolfe, resigns. There have been several incidents of racial harassment in recent weeks on the college campus and Wolfe has come under criticism for his handling of the situation. In one recent

Larry David made $5,000 from Latino Rights PAC for calling Trump a ‘racist’ on Saturday Night Live

Larry David made $5,000 from Latino Rights PAC for calling Trump a ‘racist’ on Saturday Night Live

Tom Boggioni Comedian Larry David is going to be picking up a $5,000 bounty for calling billionaire businessman and GOP presidential contender Donald Trump a “racist” on national TV. Earlier in the week, the DeportRacism.com PAC offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who called Trump a racist on-air during Saturday Night Live. During the show’s