A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

Travis Gettys A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern United States. Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Polish court rejects Roman Polanski extradition to US

Agence France-Presse A Polish court on Friday quashed a US bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to raping a 13-year-old girl but left the country before sentencing. The court ruled “inadmissibility in extraditing Polish-French citizen Roman Polanski to the US,” presiding judge Dariusz Mazur said at the court in

Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

Denmark considers granting asylum to Edward Snowden

International Business Times

After the European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday urging states to drop criminal charges against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and offer him protection, two political parties in Denmark have stepped forward, the Local reported Friday. The left-leaning Alternative and the Red-Green Alliance parties want Denmark’s parliament to vote on offering Snowden asylum. “Snowden…

CNN host smacks down GOP debate whining: CNBC asked the same questions as Fox News

CNN host smacks down GOP debate whining: CNBC asked the same questions as Fox News

Bethania Palma Markus Republican candidates made it a point to bash moderators during Wednesday night’s GOP debate over what they called “gotcha” questions, but CNN guest Michael Smerconish pointed out the questions were not unlike those posed during the first debate in September by moderators from right-wing Fox News. During the debate on Wednesday, far-right candidate

Hundreds of Spring Valley students walk out of class to support ‘Officer Slam’ — who attacked classmate

Hundreds of Spring Valley students walk out of class to support ‘Officer Slam’ — who attacked classmate

Travis Gettys Hundreds of students walked out of class Friday morning to support a school resource officer who was fired for slamming a classmate to the floor when she didn’t immediately put away her cell phone. Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday by the Richland County, South Carolina, sheriff for violating department policy by picking

Twitter hilariously mocks RNC ‘babies’ for talking tough about Putin — but fleeing NBC debates

Twitter hilariously mocks RNC ‘babies’ for talking tough about Putin — but fleeing NBC debates

Bethania Palma Markus On Friday, the head of the Republican National Convention notified NBC that the party will be “suspending” its February primary debate in Houston because of so-called “gotcha” questions asked by CNBC moderators on Wednesday. “While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of

GOP official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man may have spent 18 years in prison for it

GOP official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man may have spent 18 years in prison for it

Tom Boggioni A former Republican candidate for Congress has admitted to a judge that she was the author of threatening letters she sent to herself during her campaign in 2013 and 2014, reports Sacramento news outlet Fox40. Former Stanislaus County clerk recorder Karen Mathews Davis, who claimed she stood up to terrorists in the 1990s, admitted to

Republicans to rally for ‘liberty’ with pastor who defends death penalty for gays

Republicans to rally for ‘liberty’ with pastor who defends death penalty for gays

Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch Republican presidential candidates seem to be competing over who will denounce the (nonexistent) persecution of Christians in America the loudest, with Mike Huckabee decrying the supposed “criminalization of Christianity” and Ted Cruz lambasting the “atheist Taliban” and the gay “jihad” against “people of faith.” Religious freedom, according to today’s GOP,

Man arrested in St. Louis area church fires

Man arrested in St. Louis area church fires

Reuters A 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with a string of suspected arson fires at St. Louis-area churches, police said on Friday. Federal and local authorities are investigating seven fires set at doors of churches with primarily black congregations in the area since Oct. 8. St. Louis Metropolitan police said the man they had