1 Oct 2014 05:11 PM EST
An incendiary political cartoon in Wednesday's Boston Herald depicting a White House intruder asking President Obama if he has tried the new watermelon toothpaste is drawing fire for employing an offensive racial stereotype. The cartoon appears to reference an incident last week, when an Army veteran named Omar Gonzalez allegedly scaled the White House fence, overpowered a Secret Service agent to get into the White House, and made it all the way to the East Room before an off-duty guard tackled him. Reps from the Boston Herald could not be reached for comment and the cartoon is still currently live on the newspapers website.
Posted by Samantha Wilson
No Charges Yet in Shooting Death of Suburban Los Angeles Mayor
No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said, Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel... Read more
Texas Governor Rick Perry, Officials Hold News Conference on Texas Ebola Case
Texas Governor Rick Perry and officials with Texas Health Presbyterian will hold a briefing today to discuss the Ebola virus patient currently in isolation at a Dallas hospital. The briefing comes as Reuters reports the hospital initially turned the Ebola patient away, setting back efforts... Read more
Obama Seeks Traction on Economy amid Foreign Tests
President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into... Read more
Republican Baker Pulls Even with Democrat in Massachusetts Governor Race
A series of new polls showed, Republican businessman Charlie Baker has pulled even with Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to be the next governor of Massachusetts. Forty-four percent of 503 likely voters polled by WBUR/Mass Inc Sept. 24-27 backed Coakley, compared... Read more
Unsolved Cases Tied to Hannah Graham?
The disappearance of a young college student in the fall is haunting Virginia once again. Hannah Graham hasn't been seen since she vanished in the early morning hours in a busy dining and shopping district in Charlottesville. It is the latest in a series of mysteries involving young people... Read more
-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: Queens Zoo (Image Source: NBCNewYork) Two Seriously Injured by Falling Debris in Midtown Two workers were seriously injured by debris that... More
Two security sources said on Wednesday that two Algerians who accompanied Frenchman Herve Gourdel just before militants kidnapped and beheaded him are under house arrest while a judge investigates... More