City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

City workers discover centuries old tombs beneath New York City’s Washington Square Park

Alan Yuhas, The Guardian City workers have discovered two burial vaults underneath Washington Square Park in New York City, uncovering the remains of at least a dozen people interred around two centuries ago. Contractors for the city department of design and construction (DDC) uncovered the first vault on Tuesday, during excavations to replace a century-old

CNN host to RNC official: Catering to folks ‘playing in the Fox News sandbox’ won’t win you the White House

CNN host to RNC official: Catering to folks ‘playing in the Fox News sandbox’ won’t win you the White House

Tom Boggioni CNN’s Michael Smerconish spent Saturday morning attempting to convince one of the Republican National Committee’s chief strategists that his party stands no chance of reaching voters outside of their locked-in “Fox-only constituency” if they don’t stop complaining about the media and lying. Smerconish’s comments came in the wake of the meltdown by GOP

Christian youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting multiple victims at California church

Christian youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting multiple victims at California church

Bethania Palma Markus Police in Orange County, California, have arrested a Christian youth pastor after several victims have accused him of sexual assault, KTLA reports. Sean Patrick Aday, 38, was arrested and charged with rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object and sexual assault, Orange County Sheriff’s officials told the station. He was arrested Friday and

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.