March 23, 2019

Key gamers within the Trump-Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the key players entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
March 23, 2019

Fox News Reporter Quotes Tweet from QAnon-Related Account On Air

As part of a Fox News piece on President Donald Trump’s “free speech” on college campuses executive order, Fox and Friends First reporter Carly Shimkus quoted a tweet from a popular QAnon Twitter account that shares information about the far-right conspiracy theory.
March 23, 2019

An End to Affirmative Action? Why the College Admissions Scandal Could Fulfill Critics’ Wish to Scrap Race-Based Program

Racketeering, millions of dollars, celebrities, the Ivy League: The alleged conspiracy by the wealthy and well-connected to ensure their children’s admission into elite colleges goes beyond Hollywood scandal. The story inflamed already-smoldering concerns about the ways that money corrupts the supposedly meritocratic college admissions process. If any aspiring students across America—and around the world—still believed that every applicant had the same shot, they and their parents now know for certain that that’s not the case. There are already calls for reform.
March 23, 2019

Model, Fox News, and Trump tweets deliver ‘Jexodus’ effort mainstream

WASHINGTON — At 23, Elizabeth Pipko has branded herself on social media as a onetime figure skater, a part-time poet and a former Trump campaign aide, an Instagramista whose feed spotlights her Mar-a-Lago wedding and racy swimsuit and lingerie modeling shots.
March 23, 2019

The Yellow Vests Are Back: Calls for Weekend Demonstrations in Spite of Government Bans

After a weekend of turmoil in Paris, France's yellow vest movement called for further demonstrations, in defiance of government bans.
March 23, 2019

Mike Pence Says Venezuela’s Maduro Must Go, Blames Russia, China and Cuba for Propping Up ‘Corrupt’ Regime

Vice President Mike Pence says Russia, China and Cuba are responsible for keeping disputed Venezuelan political leader Nicolás Maduro in power.
March 23, 2019

Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in his latest effort to undermine the findings in Mueller’s highly anticipated report, saying “people will not stand for it.”
March 23, 2019

Transgender Man Sues California Hospital After Claiming He Was Denied Surgery Due to Catholic Ethics

A transgender man in California has filed a lawsuit against a hospital for allegedly canceling his hysterectomy minutes before the operation.
March 22, 2019

'Toad Vortex': Thousands of Poisonous Toads Invade Florida Neighborhood, Endangering Pets

An invasion of poisonous toads in Florida's Palm Beach Gardens has prompted concern among local residents. 
March 22, 2019

Illinois Police Share Photo of three,000 Piglets on Loose After Highway Accident, Readers Can't Help Themselves: 'We Have Cops Chasing Pigs… Oh The Irony'

Drivers in Illinois were told to be careful of farm animals on the freeway after a crashed livestock trailer tipped over onto on its side, letting loose thousands of piglets.