HYDERABAD, India — The 86-year-old governor of a southern Indian state resigned Saturday, a day after a television news channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women, an official said. Gov. Narain Dutt Tiwari’s office has denied the allegation, denouncing the tape as fabricated. Tiwari, a veteran governing Congress party leader in Andhra Pradesh state, sent his resignation letter to the Indian president on Saturday, citing health reasons, a state official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters. The scandal hit as Andhra Pradesh is engulfed in social unrest. Outrage over a delay in creating a new state there erupted into violent demonstrations in several cities earlier this week.
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Rich Benjamin: Between 2007 and 2009, I packed my bags and embarked on a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America — some of the fastest-growing and whitest locales in our nation.
A prediction that made headlines across the United States ten years ago is fast becoming a reality: By 2042, whites will no longer be the American majority. A related, less reported trend is that as people of color, especially immigrant populations, increase in cities and suburbs, more and more whites are living in small towns and exurban areas that are predominately, even extremely, white.
Call these places White Meccas. Or White Wonderlands. Or Caucasian Arcadias. Or Blanched Bunker Communities. Or White Archipelagos.
I call them Whitopia.
“McDonald’s has really stepped up to the plate with 365Black.” — Kevin M., Radio Personality and Former McDonald’s Employee, Washington, D.C.
“I promote a lot of events through my job at the radio station, and now that I think about it, the first party I ever promoted was my birthday party at McDonald’s. I worked there as a teenager too – I made money while working with my friends and I loved it. I learned teamwork and still keep that with me today. Now, I’m involved with McDonald’s on a much deeper level.
I see ways that McDonald’s can show the community they are “deeply rooted” and I bring those ideas to my local restaurants. These restaurants have had events like a clothing drive, reading nights and a coin drive every weekend during Black History Month. We raised over $1,000 for a community scholarship with the coin drive. McDonald’s is deeply rooted 365 days a year so we plan to continue doing events like these that make a difference and show McDonald’s commitment to the community.”
TIME: The dog days of summer have hit Italy hard this year. During my family’s beach holiday on the enchanting island of Sardinia, the surprise star was Totò, a pint-size, black-and-white, eight-month-old mixed-breed from Naples whom our friends brought along to a house we shared near the southern town of Pula.
Totò — named for the famed Neapolitan comedian, not Dorothy’s pooch — has exactly one trick in his repertoire: misbehaving. He swiped everything from pasta al pesto to a half-pound of butter off the kitchen table, ran around the yard with a neighbor’s flip-flop between his teeth, and even left a summer-holiday gift on another neighbor’s driveway. My attempts to get him to retrieve a Frisbee failed as soon as he realized it wasn’t a pork chop.
And Totò’s disobedience seemed downright spiteful when compared to that of some of the other dogs that can be found on Italy’s shorelines this summer.… Read the rest
AP: The remains of a former model whose killing set off an international manhunt for a reality television star were so badly mutilated that investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her.
The man charged with Jasmine Fiore’s murder, reality TV show contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins, has been on the run since reporting her missing the evening of Aug. 15. Her nude body had been found that morning, stuffed in a bloodstained suitcase in a trash bin in Buena Park, an Orange County city about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, but authorities wouldn’t be able to identify her for a few more days.
Detectives tracked the serial number on the implants because they could not use fingerprints or dental records, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Authorities believe Jenkins, a contestant on VH1’s “Megan Wants a Millionaire,” may have fled more than 1,000 miles to reach his native Canada.… Read the rest
AP (COLUMBIA, SC) — A South Carolina man was charged with having sex with a horse after the animal’s owner caught the act on videotape, then staked out the stable and caught him at shotgun point, authorities said Wednesday.
But this wasn’t the first time Rodell Vereen has been charged. He pleaded guilty last year to having sex with the same horse after owner Barbara Kenley found him in the same stable. Then he was sentenced to probation and placed on the state’s sex offender list.
Kenley said she noticed several weeks ago that her 21-year-old horse Sugar was acting strange and getting infections. She noticed things in the barn had been moved around — dirt piled up and bales of hay stacked near the horse’s stall at her Lazy B Stables in Longs, about 20 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach.
“Police kept telling me it couldn’t be the same guy,” Kenley said Wednesday.… Read the rest
David Begnaud, CBS: A local teacher accidentally put pornography into a DVD that was meant to be filled with school memories from the past year, and nobody caught the error until after it was sent home, shocking parents and students alike.
Parents of students who attend Isabelle Jackson Elementary said that the woman is a good teacher, but just made a mistake that may become the most embarrassing moment of their life.
The offending DVD starts with a menu screen that displays various school trips and functions, and when you click on one of them, you see kids in a classroom sharing stories. They start clapping, then the video suddenly cuts to sex.
“It goes from my son, straight to her on the couch,” said ‘Joe,’ who saw the video along with his son and did not wish to be identified. “My son’s reaction was, ‘Dad, is that Ms. Defanti?'”
“We were up till midnight doing the ‘birds and the bees,'” he added.… Read the rest
Annalee Newitz, io9.com: Are modern humans the hybrid children of early humans and Neanderthals? For over a decade, scientists have wondered what exactly happened to the Neanderthals, low-tech hominids who populated Western Europe, when homo sapiens arrived on the scene from Africa and Asia with sophisticated weaponry and the rudiments of symbolic art. Homo sapiens arrived in Europe roughly 45,000 years ago, and co-existed with Neanderthals for what scientists estimate could have been anywhere from 1000 to 10,000 years. Some remains seem to indicate that the two groups shared the same caves, and might have traded with each other. But what else did they share?
Though we can’t be sure what their everyday interactions were like, scientists now have one more piece of evidence that homo sapiens and Neanderthals weren’t mixing their DNA.
A group of Italian researchers published a new study today in PLoS One comparing the DNA from early human bones from about 28,000 years ago with DNA Neanderthal bones.… Read the rest
Susan H., Cracked.com: Sometimes you hear on the news about weird medical conditions that actually cause more sex than normal. And when you hear about the poor dude whose condition caused him to have sex with 300 women you think, hell, how do I catch that shit? But these conditions are kind of like eating at Taco Bell. It may sound awesome in theory, but personal experience may leave you with internal bleeding.
#5. Hypersexuality: Commonly referred to as nymphomania by Internet perverts and perverts who still eschew technology but like the idea just the same; hypersexuality is what happens when your libido cranks the dial to 11 and leaves it there.
Why it Would Suck: Meet Heather Howland, developed hyerpsexuality after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage, which seems like a really awesome superhero background story. Not expected to live, she surprised everyone by waking up and trying to ride her husband like a Shetland pony.… Read the rest
Richard Connelly,Houston Press: Houston, you are one horny town. At least according to a highly scientific survey done for Trojan condoms. Um, make that a semi-demi-scientific survey.
A polling company invited people to take an online survey and compiled 1,000 responses; the results: Houstonians can certainly bone it like they own it. The survey says we have sex 101 times a year; people in the hellhole of Dallas-Fort Worth make it only 73 times a year. San Francisco is allegedly just sixty times a year.
So you can see why we might believe the “scientific survey” ain’t so scientific Trojan spokesman Bjorn Trowery tells Hair Balls the results “maybe just show Houstonians have a better taste in life and the simple things … It’s not that there isn’t a lot to do in Houston, it’s a big city.”
Houston was “head and shoulders” over the second-place city, Trowery said, but he’s yet to send us the promised report.… Read the rest