Burned down mosque in Texas to be rebuilt after Americans donate over $800,000 in a day | The Independent

END scald=5204626 The blaze destroyed the mosque in Victoria, Texas Victoria Islamic Center People have raised over $800,000 (£638,000) in the space of a day for a Muslim community in Texas to help rebuild their mosque after the building was destroyed by a fire on Saturday. The blaze was discovered at the Islamic Centre of […]

Rick Perry, who forgot Dept. of Energy’s name, is Trump pick for energy secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who infamously forgot the Department of Energy’s name in 2011 while running for president, to head that department in his future administration. According to CBS News, “two sources directly involved in the transition and selection process” said Perry had met with the president-elect at Trump Tower on […]

Ex-porn star sues Facebook for $1 billion in harassment and libel case | The Daily Dot

A Texas-based former porn star who says her career was ruined by years of online harassment is suing Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion in federal court. As the Daily Mail first reported on Wednesday afternoon, Paree La’Tiejira—who appeared in over 40 adult films under the alias Lady Paree—filed a lawsuit in the Southern district […]

Snipers kill five police officers in Dallas, wound seven others during protest – The Washington Post

DALLAS — At least five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others wounded Thursday evening as a protest over recent police shootings was interrupted by chaos. The Dallas police chief said an attacker told authorities “he was upset about the recent police shootings” and “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.” After a peaceful march, […]