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NYPD chief stands by mayor Bill de Blasio but acknowledges police anger

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton has said that he does not support police officers turning their backs on mayor Bill de Blasio as he arrived to give a press conference at Woodhull hospital in the wake of the shooting of two officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Speaking on the Today...

Shaneka Thompson Identified As Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Ex-Girlfriend And First Shooting Victim

Shaneka Thompson is the ex-girlfriend shot by NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday. Before executing two New York City police officers as they sat in their cruise in Brooklyn, Brinsley shot his former girlfriend at her apartment in Owings Mills, Maryland. Show More Summary

Book News: George R.R. Martin Rails Against Sony's 'Corporate Cowardice'

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Game of Thrones author has blasted the studio for canceling its release of The Interview, offering to screen the film himself at his own movie theater.

See Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's Wedding Photos!

2 days agoNews : CitizenSugar

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got married in Arkansas in front of more than 1,000 family and friends back in June, and now they're sharing photos from their big day! Jill posted images taken by Elizabeth Zellon Photography on her personal Instagram account to celebrate their six-month wedding anniversary. Show More Summary

Pope Francis attacks Vatican bureaucracy in his Christmas greeting

Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, outlining a “catalog of illnesses” that plague the church’s central administration, including “spiritual Alzheimer’s” and gossipy cliques. The pope’s traditional Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Holy See was less an exchange of warm wishes than a laundry list […]

Spiritual Alzheimer’s: Pope Francis uses Christmas speech to launch scathing attack on Vatican

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Pope Francis lambasted the Vatican’s bureaucracy on Monday, saying some within the Church had a lust for power, were indifferent to others and suffered from “spiritual Alzheimer’s”. The Argentine used a Christmas speech to cardinals, bishops and priests to list a catalogue...

Pope Knocks Vatican's 'Spiritual Alzheimer's'

Speaking to cardinals, bishops, and priests during his yearly Christmas speech, Pope Francis offered up a harsh critique of Vatican practices. Francis described 15 "ailments" within the church administration known as the Curia—ailments he's seeking to remedy next year, the BBC reports. Among his concerns are "this disease of...

Dad Girl, 3: Abandoned Girl Claimed By Dad After Being Dropped Off At Shopping Mall

A dad has claimed a little girl, 3, who was abandoned at a shopping mall by an unidentified woman over the weekend. According to the New York Daily News, little Audrey was dropped off at The Grove in California on Saturday evening. A woman left the child with parking attendants, and then drove away. Show More Summary

New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In a blistering editorial published in the Monday edition of the New York Times, the editorial page editors are calling upon the Justice Department to open an investigation into the torture practices committed during the administration of President George W. Bush with an eye towards prosecuting...

Ismaaiyl Brinsley Kills Two NYPD Officers And Brags About It On Instagram

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the shooter responsible for killing Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, allegedly told bystanders to follow him on Instagram and said”Watch what I’m going to do,” moments before committing the heinous crime. The...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Won’t Cut Oil Production to Boost Prices

Global oil prices are tanking, but OPEC is holding firm on not slashing production to buoy prices

North Korea Threatens Strikes on White House, Pentagon, whole U.S.

President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.” Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea’s massive propaganda machine during times of high tension with Washington. But a […]

Father Claims 3-Year-Old Abandoned Girl At Grove Shopping Center

The 3-year-old girl who was abandoned on Saturday at the Grove shopping center has been claimed by her father. Per L.A. Times, the girl, named Audrey, was dropped off by a young female in the valet parking lot in her car seat, and was never picked up as reported by Inquisitr. Show More Summary

Eric Garner’s Family Pleads For Calm After Killing Of NYC Police Officers

The family of Eric Garner is pleading for peace after two police officers were killed, execution style, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuveysant neighborhood. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed and shot while sitting in their squad cars and did not have time to draw their guns. Show More Summary

Christmas Eve shooting at Louisiana shopping mall leaves 1 dead

8 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say victim was shot to death at close range less than 2 hours before mall was to close; suspect in custody

Pope calls for global tenderness during Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis ushered the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands of people in St. Peter’s Basilica. It is the second Christmas season for the pope, […]

Pope phones displaced Iraqis for Christmas

Pope Francis tell Christians displaced by ISIL's advance that they are "like Jesus on Christmas night".

Mass. Man Faces Charges After Police Notice ‘Put Wings on Pigs’ Post

39 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

A Massachusetts man is facing criminal charges after Chicopee police found a Facebook status he posted reading "put wings on pigs."

CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab error

51 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

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