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“Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?” reads the speech bubble in today’s Boston Herald cartoon depicting last week’s White House intruder and a perturbed President Obama. The internet, however, is not laughing, with the toon drawing allegations of racism since its publication.

The Herald‘s racial stereotype gaffe comes to us from cartoonist Jerry Holbert, who appears to be poking fun at Army veteran Omar Gonzalez’s intrusion into the White House, which got him all the way to the East Room before an off-duty security guard caught him in the act. Admittedly a funny situation, but some—including Philly.com cartoonist Rob Tornoe—found the choice of words a little off-putting and a lot racist:
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Boston-Herald-publishes-apologizes-for-racist-Obama-cartoon.html#7tikCWoQKpysZiRE.99


President Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta during a visit on Sept. 16.
President Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta during a visit on Sept. 16.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Secret Service Let Obama on Elevator With Armed Felon

The guy wouldn’t stop filming the president with his phone

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
And the hits just keep on coming for the Secret Service: The Washington Examiner today reports on yet another serious lapse in security involving President Obama. The latest incident occurred just two weeks ago when the president traveled to Atlanta to visit the CDC—and ended up in an elevator with an armed man who has no fewer than three convictions for assault and battery. That’s a lapse on two fronts, explains the Washington Post: Anyone in such close proximity to the president is supposed to be screened for weapons and criminal history. Unbeknownst to Secret Service agents traveling with Obama, This  unbelievable story continues here…

Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan For Almost Dying

Walmart keeps it classy. The company who refuses to pay it’s employee living wages strikes again denying liability to Tracy Morgan and other passengers struck by a Walmart Delivery Truck in June earlier this year.

Walmart says Tracy Morgan wasn’t wearing his seatbelt during a New Jersey wreck that took the life of his good friend and mentor, 62-year-old comedian James McNair. The same accident, which took place in June, left the former “30 Rock” star with serious injuries.


DANIEL HOLTZCLAW

FILE – This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, with 16 counts including rape and sexual battery after he was accused of assaulting at least seven women while on patrol. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women is facing 10 new charges.The additional charges against 27-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw filed Friday include first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Prosecutors also say they have identified two additional victims, bringing the total number of victims to 10.

Holtzclaw was arrested and charged in August with 16 counts that include rape Read more and watch the videos of other police brutality cases here…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/daniel-holtzclaw_n_5891390.html


In this July 1, 2014, image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer punches Marlene Pinnock, 51, on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.
In this July 1, 2014, image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer punches Marlene Pinnock, 51, on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.   (AP Photo/David Diaz, File)
A 51-year-old grandmother punched repeatedly by a California Highway cop on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. The punching occurred after motorists’ 911 calls reported that Marlene Pinnock, who is bipolar, was walking along the freeway and the responding officer pulled her from traffic, according to a legal document in the case. A statement from the California Highway Patrol said that Officer Daniel Andrew, who joined the CHP in 2012 and has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, “has elected to resign.” He could still be charged criminally in the case.

“One of the things we wanted to make sure of was that she was provided for in a manner that accommodated her unique situation in life and that the officer was not going to be an officer anymore, and we secured those things,” Pinnock’s lawyer says. The July 1 video of Andrew punching…. Read on…

http://www.newser.com/story/196430/grandmother-beaten-by-cop-gets-15m.html



An Orthodox Christian pilgrim immerses himself in a tub of water taken from the Jordan River after it was blessed during a baptism ceremony at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho April 14, 2009.

‘Prayer Baby’ Drowns in Church’s Baptism Tank

His mother prayed for years for a son, but he didn’t reach his 2nd birthday

An Orthodox Christian pilgrim immerses himself in a tub of water taken from the Jordan River after it was blessed during a baptism ceremony at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho April 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)                                                                     A mother in Decatur, Ala., says her prayers were answered when, after years of trying, she had a baby boy nearly two years ago. But tragedy struck when Brayden King was left in the care of his teen sister at church on Friday: She lost track of him for a short while, and he was found dead in 33 inches of water in the church’s baptismal tank, reports Reuters. Brayden was 22 months old.

“I’ve been preaching 30 years, this is the first time in my ministry I’ve been speechless,” the pastor of the Pentecostal House of Prayer tells Al.com. “I …Read on here http://www.newser.com/story/196311/prayer-baby-drowns-in-churchs-baptism-tank.html


Injured Biker Saved by … Mike Tyson?

Boxer blocked traffic, soothed crash victim

A Las Vegas man injured in a motorcycle crash last week had to take a photo to make sure he wasn’t hallucinating the person who came to his aid: Mike Tyson. Ryan Chesley tells TMZ that after a taxi cut him off on a freeway, sending him flying off his motorcycle, the boxer and three friends blocked off traffic, ordered bystanders not to touch him, and sat with him until paramedics arrived. The boxer spoke to the injured man softly to keep him from going into shock, Chesley’s lawyer says, and when paramedics arrived, he “just left, like some kind of superhero.”

Chesley, who suffered injuries including broken bones, torn ligaments, and nerve damage, sent the boxer a….http://www.newser.com/story/196264/injured-biker-saved-by-mike-tyson.html


In this Nov. 24, 1963 photo, Jacqueline Kennedy walks down the Capitol steps with daughter Caroline and son John Jr. after President John. F. Kennedy's casket was placed in the rotunda in Washington.
In this Nov. 24, 1963 photo, Jacqueline Kennedy walks down the Capitol steps with daughter Caroline and
son John Jr. after President John. F. Kennedy’s casket was placed in the rotunda in Washington.   (AP
Photo, File)                                                                     In the months following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy often re-constructed the moments before his death, convinced she could have saved him. In a new book about those months, biographer Barbara Leaming reveals that Jackie was suffering from “what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder,” according to an excerpt of the book printed in vanity fair
 She couldn’t bear to look at any images of her husband, cried often, drank a lot of vodka, and had flashbacks and nightmares so bad she’d wake up screaming—when she was able to fall asleep at all. If she had been looking right instead of left, she once reasoned, “I could have pulled him down, and then the second shot would not have hit him.”She also agonized over.. Read on…     http://www.newser.com/story/196068/jackie-kennedy-had-ptsd-after-jfks-assassination-book.html

In this Feb. 1, 2014 photo, a tuberculosis patient shows his X-ray.
In this Feb. 1, 2014 photo, a tuberculosis patient shows his X-ray.   (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A Texas woman with undiagnosed tuberculosis worked at a nursery in an El Paso hospital for nearly a year before she was diagnosed, potentially exposing 706 babies and 43 co-workers to the disease, reports Reuters. Calling TB “serious but treatable,” El Paso’s Department of Public Health is now working to track down those who might have been exposed to screen for the disease. ” We want to be extra …Story continues here…
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