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August 17, 2014

Rick Perry Calls Indictment ‘Abuse Of Power,’ Stands By His Actions

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke about his indictment on Saturday, calling it an “abuse of power.” “I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand by my veto, and I’ll continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor,” Perry said at a press conference. “We don’t settle political indifferences with indictments in this country,” Perry added, calling the indictment “outrageous.” Perry is accused of abusing the powers of his office by…

Chris Christie Faces Mounting Suits Over Public Records

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took into office promising “a new era of accountability and transparency.” Yet after he won a second term last year and as he explores a run for president, his administration stands accused of routinely stonewalling even the most basic requests for public records. Attorneys involved in lawsuits filed in search of public records say they have seen a spike in the…

Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering a curfew in Ferguson, he announced in a press conference on Saturday. The curfew will last from midnight to 5 a.m., according to Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who also spoke at the press conference. “What we’re doing now is not who we are,” Johnson said amid shouts from community…

Are you ready for servant robots?

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 If you are like one of the 10 million Roomba owners in the world, then you are already somewhat used to having a servant robot do some of your menial tasks for you. Driving through an automatic car wash or having a grocery store door slide open for you are even more mundane ways that robots have found their way into our lives. Robots have made a lot of progress in the…

Ne-Yo’s ex, Monyetta Shaw, to star in new reality show ‘Atlanta Exes’

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ATLANTA – Ne-Yo’s ex-fiancé is making her debut on a brand new reality show that premieres next Monday. Monyetta Shaw will appear as one of the lead cast members on VH1’s upcoming television series,Atlanta Exes. The show, a spin-off of the popular Hollywood Exes, focuses on five African-American women who have all split from their celebrity beaus. Still, the Hollywood version has a lighter touch. You get the feeling most of the “Atlanta Exes” are…

Thousands rally in Times Square for Michael Brown

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Thousands of demonstrators flooded Times Square Thursday evening to protest of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer outside St. Louis, Missouri.  Demonstrators carried banners and marched down busy midtown streets yelling, “Hands up, don’t shoot” — the cry protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, have taken up in the days since Brown’s fatal encounter with officers — as they joined in with protesters…