The bill would require students at public schools to play on sports teams based on the genders on their birth certificates.The House passed the bill 76-54 »
Now Khalifa is speaking out about her experience in the adult film industry and the path that led her there. The influencer and content creator is vocal about the exploitation she experienced and hopes her story can shield other women from going through the same. What I can take away from this is protecting other women and being a cautionary tale,” says Khalifa.
While Hooters of America will showcase the tighter, shorter shorts at various locations, the Original Hooters will keep the older uniforms. Complaints of the tight shorts went viral on TikTok on various Hooters servers' accounts. "Love my job but don't love wearing undies to work," one Hooters employee said in a TikTok that has garnered more than 1.9 million "likes."
Donald Trump's former White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, was hammered for hypocrisy after attacking successor Jen Psaki on Twitter. McEnany on Thursday suggested Psaki, President Joe Biden's press secretary, violated the Hatch Act, which bans government employees from political campaigning, when she said: “We're going to do everything we can to help” Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe “and we believe in the agenda he's representing.” McEnany, however, was reminded of her own outrageous conflicts of interest, such as serving as White House press secretary at the same time she was a Trump 2020 campaign adviser.
Matthew Mindler — the former child star who appeared in 2011's Our Idiot Brother — died from "complications of sodium nitrate toxicity." The 19-year-old was reported missing in late August during his first week of college at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and his body was discovered days later, after a search. The Lancaster County Coroner's Office ruled the manner of his death suicide, pending toxicology results.
More people are choosing not to work, confounding employers and economists and leading to worrisome labor shortages and supply chain problems. The September jobs report showed the slowest pace of hiring all year, a surprise decline in labor-force participation and a rise in wages. Whatever the explanation for the worsening labor shortage, it goes beyond temporary factors associated with the pandemic.
The Ocean Cleanup said the device hauled 9,000 kilograms, or nearly 20,000 pounds, of trash out of the Pacific Ocean - proof that the garbage patch could eventually be cleaned up. "Holy mother of god," Slat tweeted that afternoon, adding, "It all worked!!!" How the new device works Slat's ocean-cleaning device has come a long way since the original prototype: a 330-foot-long floating barrier that resembled a long pipe in the water.
Search crews pulled from the Ohio River in Indiana an SUV that belonged to an Ohio mother missing since 2002 along with her two young children, authorities said Friday. Side sonar scan technology led divers to the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Thursday near Aurora in southeastern Indiana, Indiana State Police said Friday in a news release. The vehicle was registered to Stephanie Van Nguyen, who in 2002 disappeared with her 4-year-old daughter, Kristina, and 3-year-old son, John.
This week, some Americans eager for more stimulus money will get their wish. Payments will be deposited into bank accounts on Oct. 15, 2021 for one of the key types of financial assistance made available by the American Rescue Plan Act. The payments that are being delivered on Oct. 15 are going to eligible parents and will come as a result of the expansion of the Child Tax Credit authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.
Former President Donald Trump closed out a National Republican Senatorial Committee's (NRSC) donor retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday with a private speech that focused on his false claims of election fraud, took credit for reviving the GOP's "dying party," slammed Republican senators who had criticized him, and relitigated other grievance he has been nursing since losing the 2020 election, if not earlier, The Washington Post reports, citing a recording of the speech it obtained. Trump extensively praised Chinese President Xi Jinping and touted his good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but called his two impeachments and the investigations into his ties with Russia "all phony sh-t," the Post reports.
Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to temporarily pause a lower court order affecting the operation of the Spire STL Pipeline. The company could be forced to stop operating the pipeline on Dec. 13 unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission extends an emergency order granted in September.
Hundreds of Amazon and Google employees signed an anonymous letter Tuesday condemning a deal made between the corporations and Israel that they argue will harm Palestinians. The letter, signed "internally" by 300 employees from Amazon and 90 others from Google, was published in the Guardian on Tuesday but with no names attached. The employees said they chose to be anonymous out of fear of retaliation but wanted to voice their opposition to the Project Nimbus contract that provides cloud services to the Israeli military and government agencies.
A man described by Kenyan authorities as a “bloodthirsty vampire” who allegedly killed at least ten children, in some cases by sucking blood from their veins and leaving them to die, has been lynched by a furious mob. The case of Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, came to its grim conclusion Friday, two days after the alleged child-killer escaped from custody hours before a court appearance over the murders of 12 and 13-year-old children. Kenyan police said in a statement that they were attempting to track down Wanjala and bring him to justice, but, on Friday, “he was spotted by villagers in Bungoma, and beaten to death before our agents re-arrested him... The law of the jungle as applied by irate villagers prevailed.”
Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. Imagines purportedly showing a copy of the Quran — Islam's holy book — at the feet of a statue in a Hindu temple in eastern Bangladesh have triggered incidents of vandalism at Hindu temples across other parts of the Muslim-majority country. The rise in communal tensions came as the minority Hindus celebrated the last day of their largest religious festival — the Durga Puja.
For the second straight year, La Niña is officially back, federal forecasters announced Thursday. The La Niña climate pattern – a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean – is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring. "La Niña is anticipated to affect temperature and precipitation across the United States during the upcoming months," forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday.
According to a new study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in blood can act as a warning sign for the development of this condition.
A white man serving a life sentence for stabbing a Black college student to death at a bus stop at the University of Maryland has asked the state's second highest court to throw out his murder conviction. WTOP-FM reports that Sean Urbanski's attorneys argue that the trial judge shouldn't have allowed jurors to see or hear about racist memes that investigators found on Urbanski's phone after he killed Lt. Richard Collins III in May 2017. On Tuesday, they asked the Court of Special Appeals to order a new trial.
Ron Watkins in a video said he would be running for Congress in Arizona as a Republican. A statement of intent to run was filed with state authorities using an email address associated with Watkins. Ron Watkins, the former 8chan administrator widely rumored to have seeded the QAnon conspiracy theory, has said that he intends to run for a congressional seat in Arizona.
The Food and Drug Administration's vaccines advisory committee voted unanimously on Thursday in support of authorizing a third, smaller dose of Moderna 's Covid-19 vaccine, under conditions that mirror the authorization the FDA gave for a booster of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine last month. Similarly, the Moderna (MRNA) boost would be available only to people who received two doses of Moderna's vaccine at least six months ago.
A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners said law enforcement officers and county and state regulators and code enforcers are overwhelmed and warned of an “imminent threat to the public health and safety of our citizens from the illegal production of cannabis in our county.” Illegal marijuana grows have been a persistent problem throughout the West, even in states like California that have legalized pot.
A member of one of the most famous gangs in the United States was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for his role as an enforcer, which included shooting a minor in the chest twice for interrupting the filming of a gang rap video. The sentence levied against Lewis Mobley, a 45-year-old from Atlanta, comes after a trial jury found him guilty of RICO conspiracy, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and using a firearm during that attempted murder. “For decades, the Gangster Disciples have destroyed communities all across the United States,” said acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine.
Walmart has put more than 1,000 employees through a critical race theory training that teaches that the U.S. is a “white supremacy system” and that white trainees are guilty of “white supremacy thinking” and “internalized racial superiority,” according to a new report. Whistleblower documents obtained by City Journal's Christopher Rufo reveal that Walmart first launched the program, which is based on the core principles of critical race theory, in 2018 in partnership with the Racial Equity Institute. SCOOP: @Walmart has launched a critical race theory training program that denounces the United States as a "white supremacy system" and teaches white hourly-wage workers that they are guilty of "white supremacy thinking" and "internalized racial superiority."
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump's ire, was fired in March 2018 after the Justice Department's inspector general concluded he had authorized the release of information to a newspaper reporter and then misled internal investigators about his role in the leak. The termination by Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, came hours before McCabe was due to retire, denying the FBI official his pension.
This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. In May 2019, Joan and Steve Reid left their part-time day jobs — Joan at the public library and Steve at a florist — and relocated from the affluent New York City suburb of Pearl River, N.Y., to the oceanfront community of Vero Beach, Fla. The aim for the couple, both 67 at the time, was to retire, slash their spending and live off an income of less than $30,000. Back then, Next Avenue wrote about the Reids and their plans in what became one of its most popular stories, “Retiring on a Shoestring.”
A Republican group is using billboards to send a blunt message to Donald Trump and his supporters who are still pushing for election audits based on debunked claims of election fraud. “TRUMP LOST,” the billboards from Republicans for Voting Rights read. Today, Republicans for Voting Rights (RVR) launched a billboard campaign across the country in response to reckless Republican calls for sham audits of the 2020 election.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat signed laws that require gender-neutral displays of children's toys and toothbrushes in large department stores, made it illegal to remove a condom without consent during intercourse and cleared the way for a nation's first ban on the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers. California is among the deepest blue states in the country — Democrats control all statewide offices and have super majorities in the Legislature, which nowadays often acts as a laboratory for liberal policies that would not get to a vote in many other states.
“Like tobacco, Facebook is a dangerous product one uses at one’s own risk.”
“A key reason why this latest scandal feels more significant is that politicians on both sides of the aisle feel deceived.”
“These are clearly problems of scale, which Facebook has had many years to deal with and has been fundamentally unable to.”
“We need to recognize the danger we’re in. We need to shake the notion that Facebook is a normal company.”
“Facebook is in trouble … It’s a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it.”