• George Floyd Jun 6, 2020

    Michael Jordan Donates $100 Million to Racial Equality Causes

    Michael Jordan is donating $100 million in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a statement released by his manager Estee Portnoy, it was announced that Jordan and the Jordan Brand will donate $100 million over the course of the next 10 years. “Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family,” the statement begins….

  • Department of State Jan 2, 2020

    As K-9 Deaths Climb Overseas, State Department Halts Sending New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Many K-9s deployed overseas as part of a State Department program intended to help partner countries detect and prevent terror attacks suffer or die from neglect by their foreign handlers, according to a report from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.

  • Massachusetts Nov 26, 2019

    Gov. Baker Signs Hands-Free Driving Bill Into Massachusetts Law

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed the long-awaited bill Monday that would make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving in the Bay State. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the hands-free driving bill with a 38-1 vote in the Senate and 153-1 vote from the House. Baker signed the bill just after 3 p.m.

  • Massachusetts Nov 26, 2019

    Baker Signs Distracted Driving Bill Into Law

    Gov. Charlie Baker has made the hands-free law official in Massachusetts.

  • Massachusetts Nov 25, 2019

    Hands-Free Driving Bill Signed Into Law in Massachusetts

    Gov. Charlie Baker has signed the much-awaited hands-free driving bill into law in Massachusetts.

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2019

    Was Trump Call With Ukraine ‘Perfect'? GOP Scrambles to Decide

    Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine president was “perfect,” as he insists. Or it would take a measure of GOP...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2019

    State Dept. Undersecretary Testifies in Impeachment Inquiry

    The State Department’s third-ranking official testified Wednesday for more than six hours in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as they investigate President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. David Hale had been expected to tell lawmakers that political considerations were behind the agency’s refusal to deliver a robust defense of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

  • Facebook Nov 6, 2019

    High School Football Player Prays With Rival Whose Mom Has Cancer

    A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith asked Jordan if the two friends could say a prayer together for Jordan’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, 42, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer....

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2019

    House Democrats Announce Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week

    House Democrats will launch a major new phase of their impeachment inquiry next week with public hearings that will feature three State Department officials who have testified about their concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is leading the impeachment investigation, announced Wednesday that the committee will hear from top Ukraine diplomat...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Syrian Mission-Accomplished Moment

    As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a “great day for civilization.” It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican leaders, Democrats and much of the world found unconvincing. Trump spent much of the past week...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Muddles Facts on US Syria Withdrawal

    President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America’s withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the U.S. from the ongoing Turkish invasion into Syria. He suggested incorrectly that the Syrian Kurds who fought alongside U.S. forces against the Islamic State group deliberately released IS prisoners and wrongly said Americans have been...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2019

    US Pulling Out of Northern Syria; Full Withdrawal Possible

    The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out “as safely and quickly as possible.” He did not...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    WH: American Troops to Pull Out of Syria for Turkey

    The White House says Turkey will soon move troops into northern Syria as U.S. troops withdraw. Kurdish fighters who remain in the region to help the U.S. push ISIS out of Syria are calling the move a betrayal. The Turkish government regards the Kurds as terrorists, raising fears about their fate.

  • Massachusetts Sep 26, 2019

    Distracted Driving Bill Activists Demand Change From Mass. Lawmakers

    Flanked by pictures of a dozen Massachusetts residents killed or injured in distracted-driving crashes, residents demanded Thursday that the Legislature take up a simple handheld device ban as soon as possible if negotiators can’t reach a compromise Thursday on a bill that also includes language aimed at monitoring for racial profiling. Speakers told harrowing stories of loss, recounting loved ones...

  • Facebook Sep 16, 2019

    Israeli PM's Latest Election Gambit: Vow to Annex ‘All the Settlements' in West Bank

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. Locked in a razor tight race and with legal woes hanging over him, Netanyahu...

  • spokesman Sep 1, 2019

    Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 100 in Rebel-Run Prison

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen staged multiple airstrikes on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels in the southwestern province of Dhamar, killing at least 100 people and wounding dozens more Sunday, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said. Franz Rauchenstein, the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, suggested that the death toll could be higher...

  • co-founder Aug 15, 2019

    Rare Nike Track Shoes Used in 1972 Olympic Trials Sell for $50K

    A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000. Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to the Graduate Eugene hotel, a Nike-themed property in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Maine Aug 8, 2019

    Baby Loon Reunited With Parents After Surgery to Remove Tumor

    A baby loon from a Maine lake was reunited with its parents this week after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from its foot. Little Jordan, as he’s named, hatched in late July to two loon parents on Messalonskee Lake in Oakland.

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Israel Approves Building 700 Palestinian Homes, 6,000 Settlements in West Bank

    The Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government advanced the proposal late on Tuesday, according to an Israeli official who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the closed-door meeting. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud...

  • JUDGE Jul 31, 2019

    Dubai Ruler's Wife Seeks Forced Marriage Protection Order for Their Children

    The estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, while the sheikh’s lawyers requested that their two children be quickly returned to Dubai. Princess Haya, 45, asked for a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court...

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