Chumlee in the Slammer

Photo Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department / Clark County Detention Center Austin Lee Russell, the 33-year-old better known as “Chumlee” on the reality show “Pawn Stars”, has been arrested and charged with 19 counts of drug possession and one weapons charge.  He is also being investigated, though not yet charged, on allegations relating to a[…]

Scientists Beat the Alarm: Levels of Methane Increasing Rapidly in the Arctic

Photo: Ove Hermansen, NILU From Trude Pettersen at The Independent Barents Observer, “The levels of methane increased sharply from 2013 to 2014, and preliminary results from measurements in 2015 indicate a continued strong increase. The results and measurements show that the concentration in the atmosphere of the main greenhouse gases with high anthropogenic emissions has[…]

Bernie Sanders Sues Over Ohio Rule Barring 17-Year-Olds from Primary

Jon A. Husted, Ohio secretary of state, in 2014 / Tony Dejak, Associated Press Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.09.16 Bernie Sanders has filed a federal lawsuit against against Ohio Secretary of State Jon A. Husted for an “unconstitutional attempt to block young voters”, specifically minorities, from participating in the primary process.  The suit addresses those[…]

Carly Fiorina Endorses Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pose for photographs during a campaign rally in Miami on Wednesday. (Photo: Paul Sancya/AP) Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.09.2016 Carly Fiorina joined a rally for Ted Cruz in Miami on Wednesday to formally endorse him, calling seeing her own name on the ballot in Virginia “a[…]

25 Incredible Ancient Roman Quotes You Should Know

From Dattatreya Mandal at Realm of History, “Previously we have harped about Rome’s infrastructure and Rome’s army. But beyond impressive architecture and grand military traditions, some eminent Romans also boasted fascinating philosophical notions. So without further ado, let us take a gander at 25 incredible Ancient Roman quotes you should know – uttered by the crème[…]

Two Baltimore Officers Charged in Student Assault

Two police officers seen in the video have turned themselves in on charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office.  The officers are Anthony Spence, 44, and Saverna Bias, 53. Spence told the Associated Press in a telephone conversation, “Right now, I’m the bad guy.” After the incident involving the victim, confirmed by school administration[…]

Tell Me Your Story, Not Your Status

From Isaac Morehouse at Medium, “I like to ask people when I meet them, “What’s your story?” “It’s more interesting to me than typical questions about education, major, city of origin, job title, or sports team. All of these things might play a part in their story, but story implies something much broader and more[…]

Republicans Sue State Department for Clinton Emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to obtain the records of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during and after her tenure as top U.S. diplomat. The lawsuit, filed under the Freedom of Information Act, said the information sought “bears directly on her qualifications for president.” It seeks disclosure of[…]