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Guardians of the Gates: The Surfboats

Guardians of the Gates: The Surfboats

This documentary gives us a peek at a day in the life of Coast Guardsmen at Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, the West Coast’s busiest search-and-rescue station.

Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says ‘We’ve Hurt People’

Gay-Therapy Ministry Shuts Down, Says ‘We’ve Hurt People’

Gay-rights activists have welcomed a decision by a Christian ministry dedicated to “curing” homosexuals to shut its doors, praising the organization’s president for his “integrity and authenticity” in offering an apology for the group’s actions.

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’

“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.” That’s what Edward Snowden tells the South China Morning Post in his first published interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed he was the source who leaked top secret information about government programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity.

Friday’s El Reno Tornado Called Widest In U.S. History

Friday’s El Reno Tornado Called Widest In U.S. History

The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., Friday “is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S.,” says the National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., announcing today that at its widest, the storm stretched across 2.6 miles.

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

More than 70 people are dead and some 600 injured in Bangladesh following the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

A few days after Rehtaeh Parsons’ mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons’ alleged rapists.

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, the Chinese and American governments called for standards regarding cyberattacks.

While U.S And South Korea Militaries Drill, ‘Bombast Continues’ From The North

While U.S And South Korea Militaries Drill, ‘Bombast Continues’ From The North

Every year, it’s a time of tension. But this year, the North seems to be acting on its threats. A hotline between the South and North rang unanswered today. And Pyongyang’s state mouthpiece is warning the ceasefire that ended the Korean war is now invalid.