If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
Shocking surveillance video shows the moment a Georgia couple brutally beat a restaurant employee and her teenage daughter - all because they weren’t satisfied with their order. The couple, identified by police as Nathaniel Eric and Latasha Smith, were at the Quik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1 in Baxley around 3 p.m. on Thursday when they complained to owner Jeanette Norris that their chicken was too cold and that they didn’t get enough fries, WTOC reported. Norris checked the food, spoke with the couple for a few seconds and even refunded their money - before Latasha attacked her, slapping and punching her in the face. “She went berserk,” Norris told the station. “They both lost
The statement the White House issued late Wednesday night following a more than two-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s Mideast point man Jared Kushner was, at first glance, extremely innocuous. Kushner was joined by Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and the communiqué that followed the session with the prime minister was bland and seemed to reveal - true to form for these types of statements - very little. “The meeting was productive and the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to advancing President Trump’s goal of a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians that enhances stability
Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby. Xinhua said the estimated number of missing was provided by local authorities. The landslide blocked a two-kilometer (1.24 miles) stretch of a nearby river and 1.6 kilometers of road, according to Xinhua. State television reports showed villagers and rescuers scrambling over mounds of mud and rocks that had slid down the mountainside. Xinhua said there were 400 people involved in the rescue effort and 6 ambulances were at the scene, and more were on their way. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
In the mid '60s, Gene Roddenberry created a show that would become one of the most important sci-fi franchises in history. It's a utopian vision of the future that has produced some of the firsts on television, including the first interracial kiss. The creator instigated a number of rules that have been followed for every single iteration of Star Trek that has come since. Until this year. The newest show in the Star Trek franchise won't follow one of Roddenberry's general guidelines. Throughout the decades, Star Trek writers have avoided putting Starfleet members into direct conflict with one another. That's one of the rules that creates Star Trek's idea of the future, where humanity has reached
The following story, "No, White Friend - You Weren't 'Embarrassed' by Barack Obama," was originally published on JohnPavlovitz.com. I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he "finally wasn't embarrassed of America and our President."