The court has repeatedly ruled against officials whose policies and actions were taken to avoid violating the First Amendment prohibition on governmental endorsement of religion.Known as the 'establishment clause' »
A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, could not be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet (5 meters) into the pipe under a rural road to rescue Lilah, despite the extremely tight fit. He crouched down and literally disappeared into the hole with a lead that had a choker on it," said Lilah's owner, Rudy Fuehrer, who called 911 for help on Sunday morning.
French president Emmanuel Macron was caught revealing some bad news to President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit Monday. Macron told Biden the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, informed him that OPEC's top oil exporters were already at their production maximum. “I had a call with MbZ,” Macron told Biden, referring to Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Reuters reported.
A pair of immune-evading Omicron subvariants are now dominant in the U.S., having overtaken so-called "stealth Omicron" and close relative BA.2.12.1 in mere weeks, according to federal health data released Tuesday. BA.4 and BA.5, which swept South Africa this spring along thanks to their ability to evade immunity, were estimated to have caused slightly more than half (52%) of COVID infections in the U.S. last week, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The Omicron subvariant BA.5 is the worst version of the virus that we've seen,” Dr. Eric Topol, a professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research and founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, wrote Monday in anticipation of the viral coup.
A nurse went viral after she responded to a new father “stealing” diapers from the hospital — and TikTok parents are shocked by her revelation. Nurse and TikToker Miki, whose videos typically depict the reality of nursing, gained over 7 million views, 1.5 million likes and nearly 3,000 comments when she uploaded the video. We've seen nurses' videos go viral in the past — like the labor and delivery nurse who recorded dads' “inappropriate comments” during birth — but the bombshell Miki drops in her video is blowing the minds of parents all across TikTok.
How girls think about their bodies is subjective, but their perception is heavily influenced by a variety of external factors—including their own parents. Bottom line: If you say these types of things enough in front of your daughters, you're demonstrating a negative relationship with your own body and aligning your self-worth with what you eat, Dr. Egger says. “Healthy food, physical activity and the joy of being a fully rounded person who is so much more than their appearance helps model a more neutral relationship with your body,” Dr. Egger maintains.
Although none have been found in the Puget Sound south of Admiralty Inlet, they recently were detected in Hood Canal and removed from the Seabeck area. European green crabs are easy to confuse with the native hairy helmet crab (Telmessus cheiragonus). Despite its name, the European green crab's most distinctive feature is not its color – which can vary from reddish to dark mottled green – but the five spines on either side of the shell near its eyes.
STORY: The ground shook and people fell as debris fell from the air, and a tree shed its leaves while one person threw themselves into the park's lake. A day after the attack in which at least 18 people were killed, the city of Kremenchuk in central Ukraine declared a day of mourning and firefighters cleared away rubble. Russia said the incident was caused by a strike on a legitimate military target.
The Filipino American family who was threatened and physically attacked by a man at a McDonald's drive-thru in North Hollywood, California, last month will seek an extraction order on their assailant. Patricia Roque, 19, expressed her frustration at her family's ongoing case against Nicholas Weber, who faces hate crime charges, as he refused to attend his arraignment for the third time. “It's very frustrating,” Patricia told migrant rights advocate Xenia Tupas on June 24.
CATL, the world's biggest EV-battery maker, unveiled a new battery technology that can deliver more than 620 miles of driving range. The longest-range electric car in the US, the Lucid Air sedan, can travel 520 miles between charges. CATL's new battery goes into production next year.
Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered Monday to stand trial by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team. The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial, which was to begin Friday. Griner could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs.
According to a Sunday tweet from Lauderhill Fire Rescue, first responders turned their attention away from fires and crashes to rescuing a small cat outside the Swap Shop near Fort Lauderdale around 1:30 p.m. The animal had reportedly become wedged near the engine compartment of a car that was parked outside the popular flea market. Fire-rescue spokesman Jerry Gonzalez told the Miami Herald on Monday that a concerned bystander heard “sounds” coming from the vehicle and called 911.
Kari Lake, the Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor, was far from happy on Monday when Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked her about a report that linked her to drag queens. The interview, which was fairly tame on Baier's end, began with Lake falsely claiming that the 2020 election was “fraudulent” and that President Joe Biden is “illegitimate.” Baier responded by playing a tape of Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testifying before the House Jan. 6 committee last week that the election was not “rigged,” as she believed.
THIKA, Kenya (Reuters) - Watching workers poke avocados from the treetops in an orchard owned by Kenyan agriculture firm Kakuzi, managing director Chris Flowers revels in the thought some might soon go to the crown jewel of emerging consumer markets: China. Taking advantage of Beijing's deeper focus on trade with African countries to help reduce gaping deficits, Kenya struck an export deal with China for fresh avocados in January after years of lobbying for market access. Six months later, no shipments have left, Kenya's avocado society, the East African country's plant health inspectorate and Kakuzi told Reuters.
At least 21 teenagers, the youngest possibly just 13, died this weekend after a night out at a township tavern in South Africa in a tragedy where the cause remains unclear. Many are thought to have been students celebrating the end of their high-school exams on Saturday night, provincial officials said. There were no visible wounds on the bodies.
The SPAC that is attempting to acquire the company behind Donald Trump's social media app Truth Social said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday the acquisition is the subject of a new investigation by a grand jury. Digital World Acquisition Corp warned in its filing that it has been sent a number subpoenas, which have the potential to delay or even kill the merger it is pursuing with Trump Media and Technology Group, especially since the deal is already under investigation by the SEC. The filing said a member of Digital World's board of directors received subpoenas from a grand jury based in the Southern District of New York on June 16.
A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, corrections officials said. Prison guards found Ricky Dubose unresponsive in his cell at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a Department of Corrections news release. Dubose, 29, was sentenced to death June 16 after he was convicted of murder in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.
A Kissimmee pastor who teaches online ministry classes was arrested Monday for exposing himself and performing a sex act on himself at a Starbucks store, deputies said. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said they were called to the store on West Osceola Parkway between John Young Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail on May 9. Deputies investigated the report and found that a Kissimmee man named Enginio Dali Muniz-Colon was the subject of their investigation.
On Monday morning's episode of “The View” — the first since the Supreme Court's decision on Friday to overturn Roe v Wade — host Sunny Hostin admitted that she does not believe in any exceptions for abortions. While discussing the topic throughout the show, Hostin noted that while she doesn't agree with the court's decision, she also doesn't agree with abortion in general. Of course, long-time watchers of the show knew this already, as Hostin has always been open about being anti-abortion.
This seems to be an unfortunate trend on TikTok: users posting videos claiming certain supplements or foods somehow “cancel out” birth control pills aka oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). This can be a really confusing question with potentially confusing answers. To be fair, the myth that certain things — from sunlight to antibiotics — can interact with birth control pills has been around for decades.
In his latest round of vetoes last week, DeSantis sounded the death knell for another priority of legislative leaders. It was also a win for taxpayers and local governments at risk of paying for expensive litigation. The legislation allowed some businesses to sue local governments to recover lost profits for up to seven years if the the loss was a result of a local ordinance or citizen initiative.
Jupiter Fund Management CEO Andrew Formica is leaving the $68 billion firm to hang at the beach and "do nothing." Formica, 51 years old, joined the London-based asset manager in 2019, but now plans to return home to Australia. While working in the investment industry can be a grind, some can't seem to get enough of it, evidenced by the seemingly endless drive of successful investors like Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn, who are 91 and 86 years old, respectively.
A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year, according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press. The previously unreported number reflects a phenomenon that is playing out in virtually every region of the country — Democratic and Republican states along with cities and small towns — in the period since President Joe Biden replaced former President Donald Trump.
A Tarrant County jury on Monday found Timothy Huff guilty of capital murder in the 2018 shooting death of Fort Worth police Officer Garrett Hull. The man on trial did not shoot the officer, but in their closing arguments Monday, attorneys sought to prove whether he was still legally responsible for Hull's death. Court resumed Monday afternoon for the penalty phase of the trial, to determine Huff's sentence, which will continue with more testimony Tuesday and Wednesday.
A female Republican congressional candidate claimed on the campaign trail in Virginia last month that rape victims are less likely to become pregnant because “it's not something that's happening organically.” Yesli Vega made the eyebrow-raising comments while being asked for her thoughts on what then promised to be a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the federal right to abortion. An audio recording of the remarks, which took place at an event in Stafford County, was published by Axios on Monday.
Russia's space agency published the coordinates of Western defence headquarters including the U.S. Pentagon and the venue of NATO's summit on Tuesday, saying Western satellite operators were working for Russia's enemy - Ukraine. Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, told the Russian RIA Novosti news agency: "The entire conglomerate of private and state orbital groupings is now working exclusively for our enemy." Members of the U.S.-led NATO alliance make no secret of the fact that they are sending weapons to help Ukraine resist Russia's invasion.
“More than half of mass shooters exhibited clear warning signs before committing their crimes, which makes such laws worthwhile.”
“It’s very difficult to determine if a person with no obvious criminal or mental illness history poses such a threat.”
“We will not end mass shootings, but smart public policy can reduce them.”
"A wider net is bound to ensnare many people who do not actually pose a threat.”
“They may also further dissuade gun owners from seeking mental health treatment if they fear their guns could be seized.”