Bush 41 official: 'Extreme incompetence' at VA

by Greg Corombos -- [caption id="attachment_876621" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and President Obama"][/caption] A former Pentagon official says the history of the Veterans Administration is littered with stunning examples more…

Scientists took brains of 700 babies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE LOCAL, NORWAY) — Norwegian forensic scientists surgically removed the hearts and brains of around 700 dead babies for research purposes without informing the parents, the country's VG more…

Child services probe Will Smith, wife

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD) — Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are reportedly under investigation by child protective services. A controversial photo showing their daughter Willow, 13, more…

Bulls take charge in horror bullfight

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="hsdzMwbjrFv7iKzy55hZf8gX1sy3iVPU" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (THE LOCAL, SPAIN) A major bullfight in Madrid was forced to end early for the first time in 35 years on Tuesday night after all more…

PetSmart yanks Chinese jerky treats

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) PetSmart is joining rival pet retail giant Petco in removing all Chinese jerky treats from its shelves after the FDA announced more than 1,000dog deaths may be linked to the products. more…

Huff Post endorses paid 'menstrual leave'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BREITBART) — HuffPost Live held a discussion about a current topic in employment: whether women deserve paid "menstrual leave." Slate had already tackled the issue, with writer Katy more…

Obama denies VA wait times caused deaths

by Garth Kant -- [ooyala code="00azIwbjqUuAJMSnI1KANOyGaP9-CxjV" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] WASHINGTON — After saying virtually nothing about the Veterans Administration scandal since it broke five weeks ago, except that he learned about it on the more…

Grade-schoolers accused of poisoning teacher

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WNBC-TV) Two Brooklyn boys were arrested after their fourth-grade teacher told police she believed her students put rat poison in her water during class this week, police say. more…

FBI relaxing pot policy for recruits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WALL STREET JOURNAL) Monday was a big day for the nation’s cyber police. The Justice Department charged five Chinese military officials with hacking, and brought charges against the creators of powerful hacking more…

Obama eyes 'bailout' for health insurers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance more…