Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Travis Gettys Multiple witnesses are disputing police accounts of the shooting of an 18-year-old man near Ferguson, Missouri — the site of ongoing protests of the fatal police shooting of another black teenager last year. Police in Normandy, which is just south of Ferguson, said in a statement that Amonderez Green shot himself in the

Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Texas Tribune The Obama administration has warned state officials that pushing Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program could put Texas at odds with federal law. Officials with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contacted the state Medicaid director on Tuesday to give notice that removing Planned Parenthood from the program “may be in

Raven-Symoné slammed for comments she made about Spring Valley High School assault

Raven-Symoné slammed for comments she made about Spring Valley High School assault

International Business Times

Raven-Symoné is back in the hot seat after she angered fans with comments she made about Officer Ben Fields violently yanking a female student from her chair at Spring Valley High School. The controversial co-host of ABC’s “The View” admitted that Fields’ actions were “ridiculous,” but said the student shouldn’t have been using her cell phone…

Rand Paul slams Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an ‘idiot’ and ‘partisan hack’

Rand Paul slams Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an ‘idiot’ and ‘partisan hack’

Washington Times

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul slammed Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski as an “idiot” Tuesday after the reporter alleged that several quotes attributed to America’s founding fathers in Mr. Paul’s newest book are fake. In the article titled, “A Letter To Rand Paul: Stop Using Fake Founding Fathers Quotes,” Mr. Kaczynski and reporter Megan Apper claimed that “Our…

A face-lift won’t help with your sagging self-esteem, study says

A face-lift won’t help with your sagging self-esteem, study says

Los Angeles Times

Here’s some eye-opening news from plastic surgeons: A face-lift may make you look younger, but it won’t necessarily improve your self-esteem. Doctors asked 59 patients who were planning to get face-lifts to answer 10 questions designed to assess their feelings of self-worth. The patients stated how strongly they agreed or disagreed with statements such as “I…

Cornered Carly Fiorina turns hostile rather than explain why she lied during Wednesday’s GOP debate

Cornered Carly Fiorina turns hostile rather than explain why she lied during Wednesday’s GOP debate

Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has once again failed to pass fact checking tests after Wednesday night’s primary debate. CNN’s New Day host Alisyn Camerota, confronted Fiorina on Thursday with evidence a data figure she gave during the debate wasn’t accurate, and Fiorina responded rather nastily, in a video of the exchange

Breaking the link between a conservative worldview and climate skepticism

Breaking the link between a conservative worldview and climate skepticism

The Conversation The tide is finally turning. In last night’s third Republican debates, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former New York Governor George Pataki both acknowledged the scientific consensus that climate change is real and linked to human activities. These candidates participated in the “undercard” debate of four before the longer debate with the

Going AWOL: Why did the media wait 7 months to reveal ‘truth’ about Bush’s National Guard service?

Going AWOL: Why did the media wait 7 months to reveal ‘truth’ about Bush’s National Guard service?

Roxanne Cooper A new movie starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett resurrects an incident the Bush family wishes would disappear for good — the scandal surrounding George W. Bush going AWOL. “Truth” examines the controversial report 60 Minutes II aired in September 2004 that detailed George W. Bush’s failure to report for duty while serving