• Rand Paul slams Cliven Bundy's racist rant
    24 April 2014, 13:19

    Rand Paul slams Cliven Bundy's racist rant

    Republican Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller on Thursday both denounced as “offensive” and “racist” Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s recent comments about African-Americans. “His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Paul said in a statement. “Senator Heller completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist stat...

image 24 April 2014, 17:11 Girl hands Michelle Obama her father's resume

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at the White House on Thursday generated an emotional moment that touched on the nation's still-sluggish jobs picture. During a ceremony in the East Room, a little girl told first lady Michelle Obama: "My dad's been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume." The children of administrat...

image 24 April 2014, 16:48 Should you wait on Mark Trumbo? 

The struggling Arizona Diamondbacks made a stunning ninth-inning rally to win at Wrigley Field Wednesday, but the day was marred by the news slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo will miss an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his left foot. If you’d have asked me Wednesday morning to name five players who could lead the majors in home run...

image 24 April 2014, 16:47 Report – WebMD

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. Apparently, the medications are working: More than half of the parents said the drugs are helping their children, according to the report. "We can't a...

image 24 April 2014, 16:44 Ukrainian police clear city hall of pro-Russian protesters, killing at least 2; Russian troops mass near border

Dozens of masked men wielded baseball bats to storm the city hall in Mariupol to attack the occupying protesters, who called the police. SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation that prompted new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin...

image 24 April 2014, 16:44 Ex-Browns QB Kosar believes he’s off TV broadcasts for slurred speech from concussions

CLEVELAND — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he’s been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a colour commentator for Cleveland’s preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan. Kosar contends he’s be...

image 24 April 2014, 16:39 Florida School Stops Serving Mountain Dew Before Testing

We wish this was a case of a school actively raising a collective middle finger to the archaic practice of statewide standardized testing by letting its children run wild, but unfortunately, this seems to be a legitimate practice, based on someone’s reading of an “education journal.” Creel Elementary School in Melbourne, FL evidently provided stude...

image 24 April 2014, 16:37 3 sex abuse lawsuits against Elmo actor dismissed

(CNN) -- Three sex abuse lawsuits against the man who once voiced "Sesame Street's" Elmo character have been dismissed by a federal appeals court. The 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals made its ruling April 2 in the case of puppeteer Kevin Clash, who resigned from his job after allegations first surfaced in November 2012. The ruling agrees with a l...

image 24 April 2014, 16:24 Activist investor Sandell nominates 8 to Bob Evans board

Hedge fund manager Tom Sandell has nominated a slate of eight directors to the board of Bob Evans Farms, the latest development in his campaign against the restaurant chain. In January, Sandell Asset Management filed a lawsuit to ramp up pressure on Bob Evans Farms, which operates hundreds of restaurants across America. Sandell wants Bob Evans to s...

image 24 April 2014, 16:10 Senate probe: Ex-DHS watchdog altered reports as favor to senior officials

The official tasked with keeping watch over the Department of Homeland Security was instead watching out for senior officials he considered his "friends," according to a Senate probe. A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a scathing report on Thursday that effectively confirmed many of the eth...

image 24 April 2014, 16:10 AFL-CIO’s Trumka meets with immigrants, calls deportations ‘unacceptable’

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered a pep talk Tuesday to immigration advocates who arrived in Washington, D.C. this week to stage a hunger strike, pledging that the nation's largest collection of labor unions will fight to stem deportations so immigrants can stop "feeling like your community is under attack, under siege, all the time." Immi...