Catholic Church scandal: Church spent $10.6 million on lobbyists to fight legislation that would benefit victims of child sex abuse

A new report released Tuesday reveals that, over the past eight years, the Catholic Church has spent $10.6 million in the northeastern United States to fight legislation that would help victims of clergy sexual abuse seek justice. “At the most basic level, we were inspired by frustration,” says attorney Gerald Williams, a partner at Williams […]

Texas teacher fired: Fort Worth school board votes to fire teacher Georgia Clark after Twitter rant to President Trump about “illegal” immigrant students

A Texas school district has fired a teacher who went on a Twitter rant about illegal immigrants. The Fort Worth Independent School District announced Wednesday they voted 8-0 to terminate the contract of Georgia Clark. Clark posted a string of tweets to President Trump from a now-deleted Twitter account. Clark tried to expose the school […]

Military to spend a month painting border barriers to “improve aesthetic appearance”

Washington — Active-duty members of the military deployed near the U.S.-Mexico border have been assigned to spend a month painting a mile-long stretch of barriers to improve their “aesthetic appearance.” Lawmakers were notified of the action on Wednesday in an email message from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has asked the Pentagon multiple […]

Russian fighter jets and bombers intercepted by NORAD off Alaska for second day in a row – live updates

U.S. warplanes intercepted Russian bombers and fighter jets off the Alaskan coast for the second day in a row on Tuesday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed early Wednesday morning. The U.S.-Canadian airspace defense agency said two Russian bombers accompanied by two Su-35 fighter jets entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) […]

Health groups call out tobacco marketing aimed at teens on social media

Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are paying so-called social media influencers — quasi-celebrities with large followings — to promote and market their products directly to young people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, according to a letter from more than 100 public health and tobacco-free organizations.  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other organizations on Wednesday […]

Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres also granted the 21-year-old Black release on $550,000 bond with house arrest, although he faces other criminal cases that could keep him locked up. Assistant U.S. […]

Donald Trump rally Florida: Live updates as Donald Trump rallies in Panama City Beach after touring Hurricane Michael damage today – Watch live stream

President Trump traveled to the Florida Panhandle to fire up his staunch supporters with fiery rebukes of congressional Democrats, whom he accused of blocking additional disaster aid for the storm-hit region and wanting to give Puerto Rico “more and more” federal aid.  Holding up a paper chart which purportedly showed that the hurricane-battered island has […]