Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground member and University of Illinois at Chicago professor whose relationship with Barack Obama was the source of controversy during the 2008 presidential election, has now said the president should be tried for war crimes.
Ayers told Real Clear Politics that Obama is "absolutely" engaged in terrorist activity by using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, and "absolutely" should be tried for war crimes.
Ayers added that he would give Obama a "failing grade" for his presidency but said, "I like him personally. I mean, he’s a really good guy."
During the 2008 campaign, conservatives frequently alleged that Obama’s ties to Ayers indicated his extreme ideology, though Obama maintained the two of them were never that close.
Rihanna had stepped off the stage into the audience when an overly attached fan in the front row of her Birmingham concert Mondaygrabbed the "Diamonds" star and refused to let go.
Rihanna tried to break free to continue performing her hit "We Found Love," to no avail. Rather than getting security to take care of it, the singer clocked the fan with her microphone.
A YouTube clip shows the fan getting a firm grip on Rihanna's arm, resulting in the attempt to free herself.
It is unclear whether the fan was injured or where Rihanna scored her mic-hit, but several reports indicate the blow was to the fan's head.
A fan in the audience Tweeted, "[Rihanna] just hit someone with her mic on accident haha oops."
Rihanna responded that it was in self-defense: "Purpose! That [expletive] wouldn't let me go!" The tweet has since been deleted.
The fan could take legal action if he or she was badly injured.
Rihanna was already two hours late to the Diamonds Tour show after a night of partying with model Cara Delevigne.
Italy's high court ruled Tuesday that Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are to be retried for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, claiming the trial that acquitted them in March of 2011 presented a few inconsistencies.
For their decision The Supreme Court held the previous ruling that Kercher had been killed by more than one person in a "sex game gone wrong" and overturned Knox and Sollecito's acquittal citing that there had been "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions during the trial that set them free.
Knox, 25, and Sollecito 29, where initially convicted for Kercher's murder in 2009, but a Perugia appeals court acquitted them two years later claiming there were gaps and mishandling of evidence in the case presented by the prosecution. The two spent almost four years in prison before their acquittal.
A third man, Rudy Guede, was also convicted for the slaying of Kercher in a separate proceeding and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
In the 74-page ruling, Italy's Supreme Court said they "had to recognize that [Guede] was not the sole author" of the crime.
Knox, who currently lives in Seattle, Washington, and Sollecito were ordered back to Italy for a retrial.
During a May interview on the "Today" show, Sollecito said he was not afraid to be retried because he believed in the power of his and Knox's innocence.
A song on Kanye West's new album "Yeezus" has put the artist under fire for being "distasteful" and "ignorant."
The song, "On Sight," has a lyric that describes a "[expletive] shaking like Parkinson's."
The degenerative illness causes shaking and slows down movement. Kathryn Whitford, vice president of the American Parkinson Disease Association, slammed him for the lyric.
"We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance," Whitford said.
The APDA is the largest American organization dedicated to helping Parkinson's patients and funding research to find a cure.
The full line from the song, which appears on West's sixth studio album, says: "A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this [expletive] shaking like Parkinson's."
West has not yet responded to the comments.
Adel Mohamed al-Khayat is a former leader of terrorist group Gamaa Islamiya -- which in 1997 sent a terrorist squad that massacred 62 tourists before killing themselves at the ancient Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor -- and now he's a governor.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi this week swore in Khayat as the new governor of Luxor governorate, an international tourism magnet.
Although Gamaa Islamiya denounced al-Qaeda a decade ago, they are still listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
Morsi's decision to appoint a a governor who led a group best known for frightening foreigners away from Egyptian tourism sites has many baffled, as Egypt tries to bring back the tourism it lost following the January 2011 revolution.
Declines in tourism over the last two years have cost Egypt an estimated $2.5 billion. There have been reports of vendors desperate for sales being aggressive, sometimes criminal, toward foreigners.
Earlier this month Egypt's minister of antiquities, Ahmed Eissa, insisted the Giza pyramid complex was safe after the U.S. and other embassies issued travel warnings about the area.
Gamaa Islamiya has some support in rural areas in the Nile river valley, but despite the growing influence of Islamism, demonstrators in Luxor protested Khayat’s appointment with signs reading "No to the terrorist governor."
A new ad from burger chain Red Robin meant to bring vegetarians through the door, but managed to offend them instead.
Rather than touting a veggie-friendly menu by highlighting the recently introduced garden burger, it dismissed the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.
"We even have a garden burger," the spokeswoman said, "in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase."
While many people expressed their dismay on the burger chain's Facebook page, calling the ad "insensitive" and "spit on the faces of every vegetarian."
But the backlash from vegetarians seems to have caused its own backlash, with plenty of people chiming in to offer their support of the restaurant, cheer the ad, and tell those offended to "lighten up."
Regardless, the ad won't be on air for long. Kevin Caulfield, a spokesman for Red Robin, said the ad was always intended to have an expiration date.
"We created a number of ads and we have a rotation schedule that is intended to keep the campaign fresh," Caulfield said. "This particular ad is planned to be out of rotation and no longer on the air very soon."
Check out the ad: Offensive, or a light-hearted joke?
President Barack Obama is in Berlin, speaking at the historic Brandenburg Gate, to call for additional cuts to the nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and Russia.
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh secured his team's victory during Game 6 of the NBA finals on Tuesday by blocking the Spurs' Danny Green's potential 3-pointer during overtime a few seconds before the game was over.
Seconds earlier, Bosh also blocked Tony Parker's jumper to preserve his team's one-point lead. According to NBC sports, Bosh also played a good defense on Tim Duncan throughout the game, though the latter ended up making all his shots anyway.
Having tied with the Spurs after Tuesday's game, the Miami Heat will battle the San Antonio team for the championship title during Game 7 to take place Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
"I came here in some crates by boat, they didn't give me any documents when I arrived," Lady Liberty tells an immigration officer in this video from Legals for the Preservation of American Culture, or LegalsPAC.
Their satirical campaign to deport the Statue of Liberty comes during a heated debate on immigration.
Ishita Srivastava, producer of the video, says she was surprised how successful the satire was at making people "almost believe" the Deport the Statue campaign. It's a fine example of Poe's Law, which holds that on the Internet, it can be impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and a parody of extremism.
Even so, most people on Twitter get the joke, with one user joking, "Ship her back to France before she has an anchor baby."
Srivastava produced the video for human rights organization Breakthrough, which aims to "break through" the immigration debate with humor.
In the video, Lady Liberty sits down in an office with a dismissive immigration worker who asks questions like, "Can you prove you're not taking a job away from an educated American statue?"
She says she has "over 120 years of experience" in her field, and that she's "an icon of American freedom." The real Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor, is set to reopen to the public on July 4.
One of the three "Mayhem in the AM" radio hosts fired after mocking former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason's Lou Gehrig's disease said the segment was "quickly conceived and ill-advised."
Steak Shapiro had many words, none positive, to describe the bit in which he and his co-hosts Chris Dimino and Nick Cellini imitated Gleason's synthetic voice to tell insensitive jokes.
"I would have been offended," Shapiro said, if he had been listening to the skit Monday morning. "You walk a fine line trying to be somewhat on the edge. We blew it. We blew it in a big way."
He called the segment "stupid," "offensive," "awful" and "not funny," too.
Shapiro, Dimino and Cellini were suspended within hours as listeners reacted angrily to the segment, and fired by Monday evening.
Shapiro said he and his co-hosts of the Atlanta-based show conceived of the skit during a commercial break as a way to rib the Atlanta Falcons rival Saints. Gleason was the guest writer on the popular "Monday Morning Quarterback" column on the Sports Illustrated website this week.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known more commonly as Lou Gehrig's disease, has significantly hindered Gleason's physical abilities, meaning he can't speak -- thus the synthetic voice -- and uses his eye movements to type.
All three radio hosts apologized, via a statement from the station's general manager Rick Mack.
"790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners no way endorse or support this kind of content," Mack said. "We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS."
Gleason responded, saying the apology had been "received and accepted."
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