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 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.
An Arizona grandmother and food delivery driver used her final moments to help police catch her suspected killer, authorities say. Pamela Rae Martinez, 60, was able to snap a photo of the man believed to have shot her to death along West Bell Road on Saturday, June 11, shortly after she had completed her last food delivery for the night. Rusty French, 62, is now facing charges of second-degree murder in Martinez's death after investigators found the tell-tale photo on the woman's phone, according to a statement from Glendale Police.
The SPAC trying to buy the firm behind Truth Social has received subpoenas from a grand jury, an SEC filing shows. The subpoenas indicate federal prosecutors may be considering a criminal investigation. The merger of Digital Wold and TMTG is already the subject of an SEC investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wanda Sykes said Monday she's “a little salty right now” ― and that might be an understatement. Watch the video below. On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the comedian zeroed in on the conservative Supreme Court justices who overturned abortion protections last week.
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.
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.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani doubled down Monday on his wildly overblown characterization that he was brutally assaulted by a Staten Island grocery store worker over the weekend, despite security footage showing the man only tapped his back. Speaking to about 200 people in a Facebook Live, Giuliani called the viral security footage “deceptive. He claimed the pat packed so much vigor it nearly knocked him and a friend to the ground, but he was able to stay upright because he's in such good shape for his age.
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.
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.
STORY: A video posted on state television's Twitter page showed a storage tank falling from a winch and slamming into the deck of a ship, followed by yellow-colored gas rising into the air as people ran away. Officials said the tank was filled with 25 tons of chlorine gas, set to be exported to Djibouti. Authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors.
A technical school student in Oklahoma was left paralyzed from a 2017 attack after a classmate blamed him for interfering with his sex life, federal authorities say. Jace Christian Williams, 23, of Miami, Oklahoma, must also serve three years of supervised release following the completion of his time in prison. “In a cowardly attack, Mr. Williams blindsided and paralyzed a fellow student, then remorselessly bragged about his crime,” FBI Oklahoma City Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Gray said in the news release.
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.
The House Jan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers on the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection said last week that there would be no more hearings until July. The committee's investigation has been ongoing during the hearings that started three weeks ago, and the nine-member panel has continued to probe the attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
Five legal experts told Insider how the Justice Department could build their case to issue charges against Trump, but noted the former president may have a strong legal defense. Conspiracy to defraud the government' The House select committee stated in a March 2 court filing that it has evidence that Trump and his campaign team violated one federal law by engaging in "a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States." If the Justice Department, likely via the US attorney in Washington, DC, were to charge Trump with breaking this law, federal prosecutors would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the former president knowingly agreed with others to attempt to obstruct Congress's ele...
Jimmy Kimmel guest host Chelsea Handler lit into Republicans celebrating last week's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to severely restrict and ban abortion. And she saved some of her harshest commentary for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.
(Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for prosecutors to win convictions of doctors accused of running "pill mills" and excessively prescribing opioids and other addictive drugs, by requiring the government to prove that defendants knew their prescriptions had no legitimate medical purpose. The 9-0 ruling, authored by liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, sided with Xiulu Ruan and Shakeel Kahn, who argued that their trials were unfair because jurors were not required to consider whether the two convicted doctors had "good faith" reasons to believe the numerous opioid prescriptions were medically valid.
Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced for her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse ring. Prosecutors want her to spend at least 30 years in prison but her lawyers are asking for no more than 63 months. Jericka Duncan reports.
Joseph Fucheck, a white Miami man who pointed a gun at a Black homeowner and hurled a racial slur, has pleaded guilty, accepted probation and will have to complete the usual array of conditions, such as mental-health counseling, substance abuse treatment and staying away from the victim. The reason: Fucheck, 60, had for years been posing as a former police SWAT leader and Navy SEAL, donning a bogus military uniform, bragging about his supposed medals for valor, even getting free drinks. The plea deal, struck on Monday, concludes the case against Fucheck, whose racist tirade was captured on camera and led to his arrest for aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice.
Any encroachment on the Crimea peninsula by a NATO member-state could amount to a declaration of war on Russia which could lead to "World War Three," Russia's former president, Dmitry Medvedev, was quoted as saying on Monday. Medvedev, now deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, also said that if Finland and Sweden joined NATO, Russia would strengthen its borders and would be "ready for retaliatory steps," and that could include the prospect of installing Iskander hypersonic missiles "on their threshold."
“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.”