Court Rules Northern Ireland's Insanely Restrictive Abortion Law "Breaches Human Rights"

In a landmark ruling today, the Belfast High Court decided that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is “incompatible with human rights.” Currently, abortion is only legal in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or where there is a “permanent or serious risk to her well-being,” and hospital employees can face… »14 minutes ago11/30/15 10:10am


Lurid History Emerges as Lawyers Argue Mental Competence of Son Accused of Murdering Hedge Fund-Manager Father 

Prosecutors allege that, in January, Thomas Gilbert shot and killed his hedge-fund manager father—reportedly over a drop in his allowance—and tried to make it look like a suicide. At a hearing in State Supreme Court this month, his defense argued that Gilbert is not fit to stand trial. »Today 12:07am11/30/15 12:07am

After being alerted by the FBI to a threat of gun violence posted online, the University of Chicago

After being alerted by the FBI to a threat of gun violence posted online, the University of Chicago has canceled Monday classes on its main campus, the Associated Press reports. “It was pretty specific in terms of time and place,” university spokesman Jeremy Manier said in a statement. »Yesterday 10:55pm11/29/15 10:55pm

Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After Posting Distressing Facebook Status

Sinead O’Connor is reported to be safe after posting a suicidal Facebook status in which she said to have “taken an overdose.” The status updates, which appeared to have been written by the singer-songwriter in recent days, detail problems between O’Connor and her ex-husband Donal Lunny in regards to the well-being of… »Yesterday 10:32pm11/29/15 10:32pm

Who Is Willing to Call the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting Terrorism?

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, does not think the deadly attack Friday at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood qualifies as terrorism: “I don’t think it would fall under quite the definition of domestic terrorism, although I’ll leave that to the Justice Department to make that… »Yesterday 10:20pm11/29/15 10:20pm

NY Post: Quentin Tarantino Lied About Jail Time for Traffic Violations

The New York Post continues its vigorous defense of All Cops Everywhere from the extremely rude Quentin Tarantino, reporting today that the director never actually spent any time in jail, despite repeated claims over many years that he spent at least 8 days in Los Angeles County lockup for traffic tickets. »Yesterday 8:21pm11/29/15 8:21pm

Two New Reports Find Tamir Rice's Shooting Death to Have Been Unreasonable, Avoidable, and Preventable

Lawyers for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy Cleveland police shot and killed last year, shared two outside reports Saturday that found the shooting to have been “unreasonable.” These new reports are at odds with three previously released by prosecutors that found the incident to have been “tragic” but… »Yesterday 7:20pm11/29/15 7:20pm

Jeb Bush Would Support "Scary" Donald Trump Over Hillary Clinton

In an interview Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” helpless duckling and presidential candidate John Ellis “JEB!” Bush said that, while the idea of frontrunner Donald Trump recieving the Republican nomination is “kind of scary,” he would support Trump, “because anybody is better than Hillary Clinton.” »Yesterday 6:29pm11/29/15 6:29pm