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May 6, 2014

Man Follows Obama’s Daughters in Motorcade; White House Goes on Lockdown After he Drives Onto Restricted Property

Mathew Evan Goldstein, 55, is taken into custody by Secret Service after his car ran a roadblock on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Mathew Evan Goldstein, 55, is taken into custody by Secret Service after his car ran a roadblock on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Access to the White House complex was halted for about an hour Tuesday after a vehicle followed a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama’s daughters through the gates. Continue reading “Man Follows Obama’s Daughters in Motorcade; White House Goes on Lockdown After he Drives Onto Restricted Property”

Supreme Court Extends Ruling Allowing Religious Groups to Opt Out of Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

Nuns attend an antiabortion service marking the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, hosted by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Scranton, Pa. (Butch Comegys / Scranton Times-Tribune)
Nuns attend an antiabortion service marking the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, hosted by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Scranton, Pa. (Butch Comegys / Scranton Times-Tribune)

The Supreme Court on Friday shielded the Little Sisters of the Poor and other nonprofit religious groups from complying, for now, with the Obama administration’s rule that they provide free contraceptives in the health insurance they offer employees. Continue reading “Supreme Court Extends Ruling Allowing Religious Groups to Opt Out of Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate”

Study says that Businesses in the U.S. are Collapsing Faster Than They’re Being Created

(Photo via Flickr user Boegh, used under a Creative Commons license)
(Photo via Flickr user Boegh, used under a Creative Commons license)

The American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. That’s the conclusion of a new study out from the Brookings Institution, which looks at the rates of new business creation and destruction since 1978. Continue reading “Study says that Businesses in the U.S. are Collapsing Faster Than They’re Being Created”

Penn. First-grader Passes Out Grandmother’s Heroin at School

Officers investigate after a first-grade boy was found with heroin at school.
Officers investigate after a first-grade boy was found with heroin at school.

Rather than a bagged lunch, a Pennsylvania first-grader brought bags of heroin into school — giving some to at least one classmate before teachers caught him with a pocket full of drugs, authorities say. Continue reading “Penn. First-grader Passes Out Grandmother’s Heroin at School”

Man Wants to Marry ‘Pornography-Filled Laptop’

A Florida man seems to be really, really into his laptop. (Photo: Andy Sotiriou, Getty Images)
A Florida man seems to be really, really into his laptop.
(Photo: Andy Sotiriou, Getty Images)

A Florida judge has tossed out a bizarre motion from a man who claimed he wanted to marry his “porn filled Apple computer.” Continue reading “Man Wants to Marry ‘Pornography-Filled Laptop’”

Teen Left Paralyzed by Drunk Driver in ‘Affluenza’ Case to Receive Nearly $3 Million

Ethan Couch, who was sentenced to 10 years' probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents, is seen during his court hearing in December 2013. (Photo: AP/ KDFW-FOX 4)
Ethan Couch, who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents, is seen during his court hearing in December 2013.
(Photo: AP/ KDFW-FOX 4)

According to newly filed court documents, one of the victims injured by a teen in a fatal drunken-driving accident has settled for close to $3 million in cash and other payments. Continue reading “Teen Left Paralyzed by Drunk Driver in ‘Affluenza’ Case to Receive Nearly $3 Million”

Roland Martin says the Donald Sterling Story Can Prompt a Larger Conversation on Institutional Racism

Roland S. Martin
Roland S. Martin

Roland Martin, host of News One Now, on African American-targeted cable net TV One, as well as a syndicated radio show, says he was not surprised that broadcast as well as cable news outlets went live with last week’s press conference by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Continue reading “Roland Martin says the Donald Sterling Story Can Prompt a Larger Conversation on Institutional Racism”

Husband and Wife Who Were Both Molested as Children Kill a Sex Offender in S. Carolina and Say it Was ‘the Best Day’ of Their Life

Jeremy Lee Moody and his wife Christine smile at each other before they were both sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in Union, S.C. They showed little remorse in court before they were sentenced for killing a registered sex offender and his wife. (Photo: Tim Kimzey Associated Press)
Jeremy Lee Moody and his wife Christine smile at each other before they were both sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in Union, S.C. They showed little remorse in court before they were sentenced for killing a registered sex offender and his wife.
(Photo: Tim Kimzey Associated Press)

A couple who carried out a plan to kill a registered sex offender and his wife showed little remorse when they were sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, with one shouting: “That’s what child molesters get.” Continue reading “Husband and Wife Who Were Both Molested as Children Kill a Sex Offender in S. Carolina and Say it Was ‘the Best Day’ of Their Life”

More Good News for Coffee-Lovers: It’s Good for Your Eyes

Raw coffee is, on average, just 1% caffeine, but it contains 7% to 9% chlorogenic acid, a strong antioxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in mice, according to a study. (Photo: Youtube.com/24frameskttz)
Raw coffee is, on average, just 1% caffeine, but it contains 7% to 9% chlorogenic acid, a strong antioxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in mice, according to a study.
(Photo: Youtube.com/24frameskttz)

There’s another good reason to indulge in your morning ritual: Coffee helps prevent deteriorating eyesight, according to a Cornell University study. Continue reading “More Good News for Coffee-Lovers: It’s Good for Your Eyes”

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