Morning News & Politics

The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in unrest due to protests over President Joseph Kabila and his efforts to prolong his presidency. A total of 42 people have been killed during the protests. Ten of the casualties were police officers. Many people believe Kabila is delaying the country’s census to continue his rule. Find out more here. […]

Legendary gospel songwriter and performer Andrae Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, his publicist Brian Mayes confirmed. Crouch was admitted to the hospital Saturday after suffering a heart attack. The seven-time Grammy award winner is known for penning gospel favorites like “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” ”My Tribute […]

In what Bill Cosby’s attorney is calling “ridiculous,” two more women have joined a defamation lawsuit against the disgraced comedian amid a landslide of sexual assault allegations. Linda Traitz and Therese Serignese told CNN they would be joining the suit organized by Tamara Green — the three are at least 23 women who have come […]

Beloved voice actress Christine Cavanaugh has died. The voice behind legendary characters like Chuckie from Rugrats, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, and Babe passed away on December 22. Her obituary in the LA Times reads: “Christine has touched many lives, some we know and others we do not. Whether she was a baby sitter as an adolescent, […]

A U.S. Marine has been charged in regional court for the murder of a Filipino transgender woman. The incident happened in October after Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton and his friends met a group of women at a bar in the Philippines. Officials are considering the murder a hate crime. The marine claimed he killed Laude after finding […]

Mugshots, a bar near Ferguson, Mo., has come under fire for selling a Michael Brown-themed shot. Playing heavy on sarcasm, the bar featured the “Silver Bullet Special” named after the murdered teen, which included six tequila shots for $10. The owner of the bar claims it was just a joke, later renaming the deal after himself – “The A**hole […]

An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in New Delhi, India. The driver was taken into custody on Sunday after the woman’s medical examination supported her allegations. The woman says she was leaving a dinner on Friday when she used the car service. After the rape, the woman says the driver […]

Looks like some shoppers chose to stay at home with their families this holiday season — at least on Black Friday. Sales dipped in the 5 to 11 percent margins this year, as retailers expected 140.1 million shoppers and only received 133.7 million. Some decided to go out on Thanksgiving to shop, leaving the frenzy […]

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani caused a huge ruckus during his appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday after commenting on Ferguson and the vast disproportioned areas in the country where white police officers outnumber diverse communities. While talking to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, Giuliani questioned why people don’t protest black-on-black violence at the […]

Four people are dead, including three Americans, after two Palestinian men armed with meat cleavers and a gun attacked a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday morning. The attackers were shot dead by police in the deadliest incident in six years in the holy city. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to respond with a “heavy hand” and […]

So this happened. In an effort to celebrate being the first NFL team to reach 1 million followers, the New England Patriots decided to thank their Twitter followers by placing their handles on virtual jerseys — messages that would be automatically tweeted out. Big mistake. Enter troll internet and a user with the handle @ihateniggerrs. […]

Two men attempted to burn down a Brooklyn building with illegal tenants inside. Lalbahadour Byjoo, 50, and Jean St. Fleur, 30, planned to set a two-family house ablaze in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Two illegal tenants were occupying Byjoo’s building at 304 Sumpter Street, according to officials. Byjoo met with an undercover cop to discuss ways he […]