Creationist Ken Ham’s bizarre ‘rebuttal’ of Bill Nye: Climate change ‘alarmists’ could push for mass killings

Creationist Ken Ham’s bizarre ‘rebuttal’ of Bill Nye: Climate change ‘alarmists’ could push for mass killings

Arturo Garcia Creationist Ken Ham launched another attack against Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye on Sunday after Nye released a short video explaining key things to remember about climate change, the Friendly Atheist reported. “We don’t need to be concerned about drastic climate change,” Ham wrote on his blog. “Our climate, and the checks and

‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

Reuters Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Newsweek

Leaders in pediatric health are calling for the U.S. government to tighten regulations on cigarettes and tobacco products. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create strict guidelines for the marketing and sales of these products. The recommendations, presented at the National Conference & Exhibitions of the…

SC cop caught in school attack being sued for ‘recklessly’ accusing black students of gang activity

SC cop caught in school attack being sued for ‘recklessly’ accusing black students of gang activity

Arturo Garcia Richland County, South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields — who was filmed throwing a female high school student to the ground on Monday — is already being sued in federal court for allegedly targeting black students, Heavy reported. The suit, which is scheduled to go to trial in January, stated that Fields “recklessly targets

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Agence France-Presse Comedian and political neophyte Jimmy Morales, elected president of Guatemala in a landslide, faced the morning-after challenge Monday of restoring confidence in a state ravaged by corruption, gang violence and poverty. The 46-year-old conservative swept to victory Sunday on a tide of voter outrage over a corruption scandal that felled his predecessor, Otto

Typos spell doom for Arkansas plan to legalize marijuana

Typos spell doom for Arkansas plan to legalize marijuana

International Business Times

Spelling errors and other “ambiguities in text” stood in the way of the approval of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas, reported the Associated Press. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge cited the mistakes and discrepancies Monday as the reason for rejecting the proposal for the second time. JUST IN: Arkansas AG rejects proposed constitutional…

Something is on a collision course with Earth

Something is on a collision course with Earth

International Business Times

The threat of a massive asteroid making a close approach to Earth on Halloween is a bit of spooky news, but there’s a new object on its way that will actually hit Earth next month. WT1190F is a tiny, mysterious object recently spotted by telescopes that will hit Earth on November 13. Luckily, it’s less a…