Many Americans believe armed rebellion is on the horizon, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.
The survey measures public attitudes toward guns and gun issues. It found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, "In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties." Five percent were "unsure" about that statement.
Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were higher among less educated voters, but similar along gender lines.
It turns out a full quarter of Americans believe the Newtown shooting was a so-called "false flag" operation orchestrated by the government to push stricter gun control.
The poll found that 25 percent of voters believe the American public is being lied to about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting "in order to advance a political agenda." An additional 11 percent said they weren’t sure.
The statement "Congress needs to pass new laws to protect the public from gun violence," was agreed to by 50 percent of Americans. The poll found that 39 percent disagree, and 2 percent were unsure.
The poll, conducted between April 22-28, surveyed 863 randomly selected registered voters across the country and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Two planes collided on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ on Wenesday eveninig.
CBS local reports a Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A330 and an ExpressJet Embraer E145 aircraft made contact as both planes were readying for take off at around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to the FAA, the Airbus was turning right onto a taxiway when its wing clipped the tail of the smaller aircraft, crushing it.
None of of the passenger aboard the Embraer were injured.
After the incident, the ExpressJet plane, which was heading to Nashville, Tenn., was towed back to the gate while the SAS plane, destined for Oslo, Norway, proceeded taxiing on the concourse.
ExpressJet addressed the incident in a statement.
Paris Hilton has dopped her lawsuit against swimwear/lingerie company La Bonita, and has agreed to partner with the company for a new line of clothing.
TMZ reports Hilton and La Bonita were suing each other after both parties failed to come to an agreement when a deal in which Hilton was supposed to design a swimwear line went bad.
La Bonita sued Hilton first for over $200,000 alleging the heiress had failed to honor her 5-year contract with them. In turn, Hilton sued the lingerie company for $1.5 million.
But now, both parties have decided to drop their lawsuits and have agreed on another lingerie/swimwear deal.
British actor William Roache, 81, has been arrested over allegations of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960's.
The "Coronation Street" star is facing two charges of rape and was arrested in his home in Northwest England, the Brisbane Time reported.
Prosecutor Nazir Afzal said after considering all the evidence gathered by the Lancashire Police regarding Roache's rape allegations, police concluded it was enough to officially charge him.
In March the 81-year-old actor apologized for appearing to suggest child sex offenders should get anonymity. Last year Roache said in an interview he's had sexual encounters with over a 1,000 women.
The makers of "Coronation Street", Broadcaster ITV, announced Roache would not appear in the the soap opera while the investigation continues. The actor has been a member of the cast since the it began in December 9, 1960.
Guinness World Records listed the soap as the world's longest-running soap opera in September 2010, and Roache as the longest-serving soap actor.
Jennifer Aniston, famous for her toned physique and healthy lifestyle, indulges herself with the occasional cheat day.
The 44-year-old actress discussed her health and workout regimen at the a promotional event for her long-time yoga instructor's new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days To the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover."
Despite her healthy eating habits and love of yoga, Aniston told People mag that she lets loose once and a while -- "in moderation," of course.
"Cheat days for me are usually ... it's either Mexican food ... maybe Italian pasta, but I think you always have to do it in moderation."
After controversial management shifts and billions of dollars in lost revenue, J.C. Penney is hoping to woo its customers back with a new ad called "It's no secret," featured on the store's social media pages.
"Recently J.C. Penney changed. Some changes you liked, and some you didn't," a woman's voice says in the ad, over footage of women and children. "But what matters with mistakes is what we learn. We learned a very simple thing, to listen to you."
"Come back to J.C. Penney. We heard you, now we'd love to see you," the ad ends.
The company's troubles began with an unsuccessful overhaul of its finances and public image. When stocks dropped by 50 percent, CEO Ron Johnson was replaced by his predecessor, Myron Ullman, after less than two years on the job. Customers also reacted negatively to the company's decision to forgo discount deals and coupons for "everyday low prices."
“This campaign sends a clear message that we listened,” a rep told Forbes. “We’re doing everything we can to bring customers back.”
Radar Online reported Wednesday that "Storage Wars" producers have cut three cast members out of upcoming episodes, including buyer Darrell Sheets and married auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson.
“They lived up to Darrell’s contract, but then shot more episodes that weren’t covered by his contract and kept him out of those,” a source said. “He was not happy to say the least.”
“So they’ve been battling to stay on the air, and they are worried about their futures. The show is a gold mine," the source said of the Dotsons.
The source said A&E was targeting more expensive cast members.
Hester filed a lawsuit against A&E back in December after he was fired. Hester claimed that he was "wrongfully terminated" and that many of the show's segments were faked for entertainment value. A&E has defended the production of "Storage Wars," claiming that its storylines are covered by the First Amendment.
Could scientists be close to a cure for a disease that has killed more than 25 million people since 1981?
According to the Daily Telegraph, researchers at Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital believe they are "within months" of a breakthrough that could lead to an affordable cure for the millions of people living with the disease.
The scientists' technique involves flushing the HIV from "reservoirs" in human DNA to the surface of cells. With the help of a separate vaccine, the human body would then be able to kill the virus with its own immune system.
“I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV," said Aarhus University research team member Dr Ole Søgaard, who remained optimistic but cautious about the potential results.
“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems," he added.
So far, the technique has only been successful on human cells in a laboratory, but 15 patients with HIV are currently participating in trials funded by $2 million from the Danish Research Council.
The welcome news is part of a recent string of successes in HIV/AIDS research. In January, Australian scientists said they had discovered a strategy that could make the virus "self-destruct." In March, U.S. researchers at Johns Hopkins "functionally cured" a baby with HIV by pumping the infant with antivirals immediately after birth.
As fans gear up for the NBC comedy's final bow May 16, there's still speculation that the show's former star, Steve Carell, would put in an appearance for a reunion scene during the finale -- though Carell and exec producer Greg Daniels denied the rumors back in January.
In a story about the filming of the final episode, the New York Times' Bill Carter wrote that most of the series' biggest characters were onstage to film the reunion, "minus the biggest one, Steve Carell’s Michael Scott."
And Cast member Craig Robinson recently told IGN Monday that a Michael Scott cameo wasn't in the cards.
According to Screen Crush's Kevin Fitzpatrick, who's still holding out hope for Scott's reappearance, returning cast members will include Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr.
Having outlandish demands is essential for any performer aspiring to diva-dom. And according to rumors, Beyonce is no exception.
The Daily Star is reporting that Beyonce, currently traveling on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, has an impressive list of diva demands as part of her tour rider, the contractual list of conditions performance venues are expected to meet for their artists.
According to the site, the 31-year-old performer has asked for titanium drinking straws that cost around $935, red toilet paper, "hand-carved ice balls to suck on," cotton clothes for her staff, and "freshly painted white walls."
“Working so hard and with the toll the travel takes on her body in addition to the intense shows, she feels that her requests aren’t too much to ask for as she wants to ensure everything goes to plan.” a source said.
E! News reported that a representative of London's O2 Arena said Beyonce has requested the use of brand new dressing rooms for artists, as well as the large space normally reserved for sports teams.
Some gossip bloggers immediately criticized Beyonce's apparently diva-like tour requirements. Perez Hilton called them "wackadoo," while The Stir's Ericka Sóuter wrote, "Beyonce's tour demands reveal what a crazy diva she really is."