Missouri governor appoints African-American board member at Mizzou amid protests over racial equality

Reuters Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has named a black Federal Reserve Bank executive to the Board of Curators at the University of Missouri, as students across the country protested in the name of equal rights for minorities on college campuses. On Friday Nixon said Yvonne Sparks, an assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Pastafarian wins the religious right to wear spaghetti colander in MA state ID picture

Bethania Palma Markus A member of the atheist spoof religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has won the right to wear a spaghetti colander on her head in her driver’s license photo, according to the American Humanist Association. Lindsay Miller is a “pastafarian,” which is how members of the group identify themselves. But the Massachusetts

German officials investigating arrested man over Paris attacks

German officials investigating arrested man over Paris attacks

International Business Times

German police officials are investigating if a man, arrested with firearms in the southern region of Bavaria last week, is linked to Friday’s Paris attacks that killed 127 people. The six attacks, including one in Bataclan concert hall that killed 80 people, led to the French borders being closed and other countries beefing up their security…

Witnesses tell of ‘bloodbath’ at Paris rock concert

Witnesses tell of ‘bloodbath’ at Paris rock concert

Agence France-Presse Terrified survivors from the Paris concert hall targeted during Friday’s attacks have described running over bodies and hiding after gunmen stormed the venue and began executing rock fans with barrages of automatic gunfire. Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter, was sitting in the balcony at the Bataclan concert hall with his sister and friends

France bans public demos in Paris until Thursday

France bans public demos in Paris until Thursday

Agence France-Presse Public demonstrations will be banned in Paris and the surrounding area until Thursday following a series of deadly attacks, police said on Saturday. City authorities cannot “provide security for specific marches or gatherings” in the wake of Friday’s attacks that killed at least 128 people and wounded more than 250, many of them

‘Reminiscent of Rodney King’: San Francisco cops investigated after video release of savage beating of man

‘Reminiscent of Rodney King’: San Francisco cops investigated after video release of savage beating of man

Free Thought Project An investigation into the brutal beating of man in San Francisco’s Mission District has been launched by the Alameda County Sheriff after video showing the savage assault by police went public. The video was released by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office on Friday night, after being contacted by witnesses to the