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…

Barney Frank eats pot brownies

Barney Frank eats pot brownies

International Business Times

Former congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) opened up to a Gawker reporter about his marijuana use during an interview Monday. The interviews took place ahead of the release of the Showtime documentary on Frank entitled “Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank.” Frank was a member of the House of Representatives from 1983-2013, serving as…

Sanders slams Hillary for support of DOMA: Saying it stopped something worse ‘just wasn’t true’

Sanders slams Hillary for support of DOMA: Saying it stopped something worse ‘just wasn’t true’

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticized Hillary Clinton on Monday over her statements that the anti-LGBT policies signed during her husband’s presidency were “defensive actions” meant to stop conservatives. “It bothered me to hear Secretary Clinton saying ‘Well, what DOMA was about was to prevent something even worse,’” Sanders told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

Arturo Garcia Organizers of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) announced on Monday that they canceled two video game-related panels after receiving threats, Fusion reported. The festival said in a statement that it “has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming. SXSW prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

Agence France-Presse At least 22 more elephants have died from suspected poisoning by poachers near Zimbabwe’s main game reserve, a parks official said Tuesday, as conservationists struggle to stem a spate of attacks. “We recovered 22 elephant carcasses in the Sinamatela area yesterday and so far we have also recovered 35 tusks,” Caroline Washaya, spokeswoman