Duke Fraternity Demonstrates Proper Way to Apologize For Being Racist

The fraternity responsible for throwing a party that encouraged invitees to dress like sexy Pilgrims and Indians has apologized for acting sort of racist. As an added bonus, they've reached out to the on-campus Native American student organization and refrained from calling for a round of high fives in the process.… » 12/08/11 1:50pm 12/08/11 1:50pm

School Told It Can't Offer School Credit For Abortion Protest, Not That…

The Catholic school that had planned to give students academic credit for participating in an anti-abortion prayer vigil has been told that the move isn't kosher by the Catholic educational powers that be, thanks to the public outrage the plan spurred. Protesting: sometimes, it works! » 10/13/11 6:55pm 10/13/11 6:55pm

Warren Jeffs' Condition Improves, Was Never In A Coma

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who had been hospitalized at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler after refusing to eat, was transferred to a prison hospital in Galveston today after his condition was upgraded from critical to serious. Jeffs told prison officials that he was fasting, but wasn't on a hunger strike.… » 8/30/11 11:26pm 8/30/11 11:26pm

"Hot Sauce Mom" Given Suspended Sentence

Today Jessica Beagley, the mom convicted of child abuse for pouring hot sauce into her son's mouth and giving him cold showers, was given a suspended sentence of 180 days. She was also put on three years of probation, ordered to continue counseling, and fined $2,500, though the fine will also be suspended if she… » 8/29/11 11:55pm 8/29/11 11:55pm

"Hot Sauce Mom" Convicted Of Child Abuse

Jessica Beagley, the mom who videotaped herself pouring hot sauce in her son's mouth and giving him cold showers to get on Dr. Phil's "Angry Moms" episode, has been convicted of misdemeanor child abuse. Beagley and her husband, Anchorage police officer Gary Beagley, showed no emotion when the verdict was announced.… » 8/23/11 9:15pm 8/23/11 9:15pm

Starbucks Pays $75,000 For Firing Dwarf Barista

Starbucks will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed when a barista who has dwarfism was fired after asking for a stool. During Elsa Sallard's training in 2009, a manager decided that she would pose a danger to customer and employees and let her go. In addition to the settlement, Starbucks… » 8/18/11 11:56pm 8/18/11 11:56pm

Mom With Breast Cancer Loses Custody Of Kids

Last week the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Alaina Giordano's children must move to Chicago to live with their father. Giordano's breast cancer has been an issue in the custody dispute (though there are also allegations of cheating, poor parenting, and domestic violence from both parents), and she says she… » 8/14/11 9:52pm 8/14/11 9:52pm

North Carolina's Ultrasound Bill Becomes Law

Yesterday the North Carolina Senate voted 29-19 to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill that requires ultrasounds, state-mandated counseling, and 24-hour waiting periods before abortions. The bill passed in the House earlier this week. Sen. Stan Bingham, the lone Republican who had voted against the bill in June,… » 7/29/11 9:30am 7/29/11 9:30am

Kansas Now Has One Licensed Abortion Provider

Kansas narrowly avoided becoming the first state with no abortion provider yesterday when the state announced it would grant a license to a Planned Parenthood facility in Overland Park. The state's other two abortion clinics were shut down by the state's harsh new licensing regulations, but are seeking an injunction… » 7/01/11 3:07pm 7/01/11 3:07pm

Rescued "Happy Feet" Penguin Returning To Health

Good news! The emperor penguin who strayed 3,000 miles from its home on Antarctica, to New Zealand — where he/she ate six-and-a-half pounds of wet sand, thinking it was snow — is reportedly doing much better. After we watched last week's bleak video of the lost penguin barely able to move during his rescue from the… » 6/28/11 10:10am 6/28/11 10:10am

Official Neighbor From Hell Is Still Cyberbullying Dying 8-Year-Old Girl

As you may recall, Jennifer Petkov was ordered to move out of her Michigan home after taunting Kathleen Edward, an 8-year-old neighbor who has Huntington's Disease, and trying to run over another neighbor. Now there are reports that she's violating her probation by sneaking into the home where her husband and children… » 6/22/11 10:27pm 6/22/11 10:27pm