Republican Evan McMullin is throwing his hat in the presidential ring as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump. McMullin was previously a CIA operative and the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference. He is running as an independent.
The Olympics began this weekend in Rio, Brazil. Our favorite Olympian is fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim Olympian on the US team. She told the BBC "If I can be a source of inspiration to not just Muslim youth, but to other kids who have been told they don't belong because they were different... if I can encourage women to be active, then that is a positive thing."
Another Olympics first: two male Olympic torch-bearers shared a kiss as they passed the torch in the streets of Rio. Also, Laerte Coutinho became the first openly transgender Olympic torch-bearer. I'm not crying, you're crying.
A suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan killed more than 60 people on Monday. The bomb was set off in the emergency ward of a hospital, killing mostly lawyers, journalists, and civilians. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
50 protesters were shot and killed by security forces in the Oromia region of Ethiopia over the weekend. These protests came after government attempts to commandeer public land. The state-owned Ethiopian News Agency said that "illegal protests" had been quelled, but mentioned no casualties.
A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.
It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.
McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.
The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.
In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.
Knockouts bouncers arrested over beating of patron.
Some cops in Roswell bought a dad baby formula rather than arrest him for shoplifting.
Gallup Catholic diocese has released a "credibly accused" list of clergy.
These Jimmy Kimmell-John Krasinski Christmas pranks are pretty funny.
"I'd like a cup of coffee and your most feral adoptable cat please."
Theme park "Dicken's World" has, ironically, fallen on hard times. Something Billy Childish can tell us about.
In true Jesus fashion, a naked man burned down a church.
Hollywood producer Aaron Sorkin is pissed at the media reporting on the Sony hack.
My favorite cocktail party factoid, that mushrooms are more animal than plant, just got bolstered.
It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!
Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.
In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,
And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!
A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?
And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.
Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!
Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.
Both George Zimmerman and his wife were in court today, and a date has been set for the murder trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Journalists under Taliban threat in Pakistan.
Fact-check those feisty contenders for prez.
Binders! Binders full of women.
Conservative city councilors dive into the fray over Albuquerque's proposed minimum wage increase.
Is Afghanistan's security situation losing ground?
Verizon is watching you.
New project will try to identify remains of migrants who perished in the Sonoran desert.
Geez, AZ: Investigation launched over Arizona National Guard misconduct allegations.
Damien Hirst, butterfly killer.
Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson enters academia.
The lovemaking travails of a very ancient lizard.
Today Egyptians vote in the first competitive presidential election in the Arab world.
The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia may not be an isolated incident.
The Kirtland jet fuel leak could be larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Huge drop in the number of metro area meth lab busts linked to law enforcement budget cuts.
A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Bin Laden was convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Yesterday’s commercial rocket launch could signify a new era of private sector space travel.
Morgan Stanley is investigated for sharing insider Facebook IPO information with a select group of investors.
Democratic Congress members think Governor Scott Walker may have lied under oath about his motives for pursuing an anti-union agenda in Wisconsin.
Arizona white supremacist gets a 40-year federal sentence for a 2004 Phoenix bombing.
Fox News' Roger Ailes says Jon Stewart “basically admitted” to him that he’s a socialist.
Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the polls, but the prez gets Betty White’s vote.
Japan to go nuclear energy free.
Better buckle up if you’re out cruising today.
Dog kills its Santa Fe owner.
Pakistani suicide bomber kills at least 19.
Best closer of all-time may have just suffered a career-ending injury.
A game in which you drink in a tree until you get drunk and fall off the tree is apparently all the rage in New Zealand.
Obama’s attention-seeking college girlfriend dishes on their love life, and on the Prez’ literary smugness.
South African cat survives almost two hours in the washing machine.
Remeber that bear from last week that got shot with a tranquilizer and fell out of a tree? It’s dead.
Inside the mind of bin Laden.
The alco-bra. ... Kids these days.
Yet another disturbing report could further damage frayed U.S.-Afghan relations.
Even Mitt Romney tries to back away slowly from Teg Nugent.
Suspender-straining liberal dude goes nuclear, drops F-bomb on Sean Hannity.
Norwegian mass-murderer is mum on shadowy underground associations.
A new species was discovered in a dark gypsum pool near Carlsbad Caverns.
Levon Helm from The Band is in his “final stages.”
Warren Buffett isn’t worried about his recent cancer diagnosis.
Mo Money Mo Problems.
Attorneys asked a New Orleans judge to sign the formal terms of BP oil catastrophe settlement.
The Pakistan Prime Minister is dealing in his own Breaking Bad-esque drama.
Are political moderates the newest endangered species?
Doesn’t the final voyage of space shuttle Discovery just make you wonder how astronauts use the toilet?
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran ran over someone with her car.
Drive-by on Cerrillos Road Starbucks.
Excellent photos of 1970's America when everything was brown.
A Pakistani woman tried to eat her husband.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined four former city mayors in support of legalizing marijuana.
Albuquerque Police say a Torrance county jail guard was found in a car full of smoke parked in a no-trespassing zone.
Thanksgiving. Corvettes. Crash.
NYPD riot memo re: Occupy Wall Street.
On this day in 1957 The Price is Right aired for the very first time.
A new species of woolly rhino discovered through fossils. (And an artist's cool rendering of said woolly creature.)
Gigantic pot farm found in the Jemez mountains.
A UK study says suicide bombers in Iraq have killed 12,000 civilians since the war began.
A self-identified clothing expert reviews the outfit choices of "The Cosby Show" characters. One episode at a time.
On a picnic near the Afghanistan border, 30 Pakistani boys were kidnapped by Taliban.
India is creating the world's largest biometric data base that will record their 1.2 billion citizens.
A fascinating article on palindromes and a self-knighted master palindromist: here.
"He's an otherworldly crooked senator who knows the secret of the alien invasion. She's a mentally unstable wisecracking soap star descended from a line of powerful witches. They fight crime!" Create your own wacky crime-fighting pair here.
Local DWI lawyer charged with DWI.
The world's only turbine-powered Batmobile. It's pretty loud.
Mel Gibson explains himself.
There are new yeti pictures from Vermont.
A deadly CIA drone kills 26 in Pakistan.
Termites ate a bunch of money in an Indian bank.
Maybe my truck was sold for scrap.
Here are some new mugshots from KOAT.
Happy birthday, Glen Campbell.
The top ten cities in which to wait until the last minute before filing your tax return.
Another weird Kelly Family song with a video. Not about not pee-peeing the bed anymore.
Electronic books often come with DRM locks. Is "electronic book" an oxymoron?
Details on the British submariner who shot a couple of his fellow submariners. Did he do it because visiting dignitaries were hogging the head?
In order to keep their economy moving, China just keeps on building. Whole cities. With barely any inhabitants. Strange video.
Yeah, you want elf ears!
Not everyone is still grumbling over the size of their paycheck. Warning: same old story.
Russia: MOON BASE BY 2030!
Cattle hauler and bus collide in Lincoln County.
Former APD officer found guilty of felony.
Somebody shot the Taos police pony.
Rabbit eats man's Christmas lights.
Actor from 40-Year-Old Virgin sentenced to life in prison.
Larry King says 'Aloha.'
Spy flees Pakistan after name revealed in law suit.
Police release 'Grim Sleeper' photos.
Happy Birthday, Chris Matthews, Eugene Levy and Milla Jovovich.
Police seize 700,000 tabs of MDMA. My weekend is blown.
Three die in a fiery Pakistan tanker attack.
A mad scientist won the Nobel Prize for grusome experiments involving test-tube babies.
Tiger Woods is playing real golf again.
Watch this bluegrass band play “Walk Like an Egyptian.”
Walk like a two-legged pig.
Now listen to this John Lennon/David Lee Roth collaboration.
More severed feet wash up, but in Europe.
Toshiba introduces glasses-free 3D TV.
Yoda with blueberries on his ears.
A fish with human teeth bit a fisherman. With picture.
Buy a jetpack.
The Italian Coast Guard is calling off its search for Abruzzo and Davis.
That was an awe-inspiring hail storm in the East Mountains Saturday.
Craigslist scams abound right here in Albuquerque.
Cows are wandering into Rio Rancho.
Bernalillo County deputies endorse the sheriff’s opponent.
It’s Charlton Heston’s birthday. Goddamn you all to hell.
Judge didn't see this man's domestic violence history. Set him loose six days before he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and a UNM professor.
Rescue crews scour the Santa Fe ski area for a snowboarder.
Guy stops burglary at his house.
The Lobos won again. (Fifteen times in a row, even, and 29 times this season.)
The Legislature took $25 million from UNM's pocket. So what's the plan, Schmidly?
Elections Director A.J. Salazar says he resigned from the Secretary of State's Office because of ethical violations going on there. Secretary of State Mary Herrera says he quit because she wouldn't give him time off.
Obama's not leaving the country until the House can get its health care legislation passed.
Black leaders want Obama to focus on poverty and unemployment in the African-American community.
Suicide bombers target military vehicles near a crowded market in Pakistan.
There are a lot of homeowners in the country who haven't paid their bills but haven't lost their houses. A tidal wave of foreclosures is threatening the market.
Wedding rings for sale: Unemployed women make cash on Craigslist.
Climate change makes birds smaller.
Shut down the prom! A lesbian might show up!
Good headline: Man sues airline for not looking at his scrotum.