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David Sweat Shot And Captured Alive: What Brought 3 Week Manhunt To An End? [Video]

New York prison escapee David Sweat was shot and captured, bringing to an end an intense three-week manhunt. The 35-year-old was taken into police custody nearly two miles from the Canadian border. Earlier reports suggested he and 49-year-old...Show More Summary

Angry man complains that local NBC station changed its peacock logo to ‘the colors of gays’

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Americans celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage with a dazzling array of rainbow-hued displays – from the White House to social media profile pictures. However, not everyone enjoyed the celebration – or understood who was actually celebrating. One...

Monday's Morning Email: Global Markets On Edge As Greece Nears Default

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost's daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. GLOBAL MARKETS ON EDGE AS GREECE NEARS DEFAULT "Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Sunday that the nation's banks and stock market would be closed on Monday amid fears of financial collapse. Show More Summary

God is not on our side: The religious right’s big lie about the founding of America

Reagan and others pushed the idea that we're a Christian nation chosen by divine providence. That's not the case

The Supreme Court made the right call on marriage equality — but they did it the wrong way

Gay marriage is the law of the land, and that can only be a good thing. But Kennedy's decision has some big issues

Tunisia Massacre: Cameron Calls for Action Against 'Ancient Barbarism'

As the investigation into Friday's massacre in Tunisia continues, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a backlash against ISIL which he accuses of "ancient barbarism" and "peddling and plotting its death cult."

Tunisia to Arm Tourist Police After Sousse Shooting – Interior Ministry

Tunisia plans to provide arms to tourist police in the country after a Friday shooting left dozens killed in the resort town of Sousse, Tunisian Interior Minister Mohammed Najim al-Gharsalli wrote on the ministry’s official Facebook page.

Bristol Palin defends herself against ‘giddy a$$holes': ‘I meant to get pregnant — so deal with it’

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaskan half-term Governor Sarah Palin, pushed back at critics who mocked her second unwed pregnancy, calling them “giddy a$$hole(s)” and saying her latest pregnancy was planned. Last week, Palin glumly reported that she was — once again —...

5 Days That Left a Confederate Flag Wavering, and Likely to Fall

17 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Through churches, social media and the relatives of the nine African-Americans who were killed in Charleston, S.C., a campaign converted or tamed opponents.

Plane Crashes Into Massachusetts Home, Killing All 3 People On Board

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed into the house at about 5:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Ken Paxton: Texas’ Gay Marriage Licenses Can Be Denied Over Religious Freedom Laws

According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas’ gay marriage licenses can be refused by county clerks on the basis of religious beliefs. A county in Texas has already denied a gay marriage license even after SCOTUS announced its...Show More Summary

Woman Arrested After Taking Down Confederate Flag in Front of South Carolina Statehouse

2 days agoNews : Vice News

For a few minutes this morning, the Confederate flag was not flying in front of the South Carolina Statehouse. An activist identified on social media as Bree Newsome scaled the 30-foot steel flagpole just after dawn and removed the flag. Show More Summary

Woman Scales Pole to Remove Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol

Early this morning, a woman in Columbia, SC scaled a 30-foot flagpole and took down the state Capitol's controversial Confederate flag, according to The State. The activist, identified on social media as Bree Newsome, was arrested after she climbed back down with the flag, as was an unidentified man who was... More »

Cameron: IS militants are plotting 'terrible' attacks in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain, saying they posed an existential threat to the West.

Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse gay couples

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Sunday. The nation’s top court said...

Istanbul Gay Pride Parade Interrupted With Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Water Cannon

Attendees of Istanbul’s gay pride parade were assaulted with rubber bullets, tear gas, and a water cannon. According to witness reports, Turkish police officials used the weapons to disperse participants and spectators — without prior warning. Show More Summary

SpaceX Explodes: Footage Shows The Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion En Route To International Space Station [Video]

This morning in Cape Canaveral, Florida, an unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded within three minutes of the launch. The SpaceX rocket exploded on its way to bring supplies to the International Space Station. Over the past year, three missions met with disaster on their way to the ISS. Show More Summary

Small plane with three aboard crashes into home in Massachusetts

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A small plane carrying three people crashed into a house in a town about 40 miles southwest of Boston, engulfing the home in flames, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and local media. The occupants of the house, in Plainville, Massachusetts, were home when the plane hit but managed...

Allen West: Pedophiles Supported By SCOTUS’ Gay Marriage Decision

Now that the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision has made same-sex marriage legal in every state in America, some like Allen West and Don Zimmerman believe that the same legal logic could be used to apply to pedophiles. Although both...Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning: SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Rule Out Need for LGBT Movement

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

AP/U.S. Army, File In an essay published in The Guardian following the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage, Chelsea Manning traced the arc of progress on the issue of LGBT rights, starting from the moment California’s controversial...Show More Summary

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