News | National News

California city OKs jail time for defying plastic straw ban

A California coastal city has become the latest municipality to ban plastic straws, enacting what is potentially the strictest plastic prohibition

News | Human Interest Stories

These INSANE College Course Descriptions Must Be Read To Be Believed

Lone Conservative’s Peter D’Abrosca compiled a list of eleven “asinine and downright perplexing” courses offe

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Video | Giant SUP vs. Giant Drainage Shoot | SUP Magazine

Six adrenaline junkies take a giant SUP on a high-speed down the North Van drainage ditch.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Parks Dept. Puts a Stop to Spinning Playground Equipment After Injuries - Park Slope - DNAinfo.com New York

Parents say the Parks Department went too far when it welded spinning playground equipment into place.

Politics | PC Culture

EU court orders France to pay thousands to Somali pirates

The EU's top human rights court on Thursday ordered France to pay thousands of euros to Somali pirates who attacked French ships for "violating their rights" by holding them an additional 48 hours before taking them before a judge

Politics | PC Culture

N.J. town erupts after council votes to rename Kennedy Center as the Obama Center

The governing body of one New Jersey town voted in favor of renaming the local Kennedy Center after the current White House head — and calling it the Barack Obama Center — and some residents aren't exactly happy.

Politics | Politics

BBC mauled for ruling 'girl' is offensive word

The corporation was accused of censorship after cutting the ‘G-word’ from a documentary on the Commonwealth Games.

Politics | PC Culture

‘Hump Day’ event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.

Politics | PC Culture

Children as young as kindergartners could face bullying charges in CA city

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Children as young as kindergarten-age could face misdemeanor charges for bullying under a proposed law advancing in a Southern California city.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

‘Lighten Up!’: Pelosi ‘Pretty Confident’ China Not Overtaking U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON -- House minority leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed a recent report that said China would overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading economy sooner than anticipated.Pelosi was asked if American

Politics | PC Culture

Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive - CBS Los Angeles

The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.