NEWS

Cyclone Debbie Slams Into Australia, Knocking Out Power To Thousands

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); SYDNEY (Reuters) - Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state's far north. Wind gusts stronger than 160 mph were recorded at tourist resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef as the powerful storm made landfall as a category four, one rung below the most dangerous wind speed ... Read more

Welcome To The Private Evangelical School Of Betsy DeVos' Dreams

It takes more than just a solid resume and stellar references to get hired at The Potter's House, a school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The job application also requires prospective teachers to sign and accept a statement of faith. “We believe that the world was perfect at creation, but sin intervened, severing all people's perfect relationship with God and bringing consequences on every object and institution within the creation,” the statement reads, in part. The Potter's House is a private school ... Read more

Trump's Defense Splurge Won't Trickle Down To Working Soldiers

So, that happened. This week, Neil Gorsuch made his Senate confirmation hearing debut as President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. And he came to D.C. with a long and concerning history of putting his finger on the scales of justice in favor of entrenched monopolies of money and power. What's really at stake here is your money, and we're joined by law professor Zephyr Teachout to explain what you stand to lose if Gorsuch is confirmed. Meanwhile, ... Read more

Inmate's Death In A Hot Shower Is Ruled An Accident. But Documents 'Raise Problems.'

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The June 2012 death of Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution in South Florida, attracted national attention after other inmates claimed he was burned like “a boiled lobster” after about two hours in a shower that guards had modified to punish prisoners. A Florida prosecutor issued a 101-page report earlier this month that cleared guards of any wrongdoing in Rainey's death. The prosecutor, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine ... Read more

Environmentalists Vow To Fight Donald Trump's 'Dangerous,' 'Embarrassing' Climate Rollback

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Environmentalists and former White House officials on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's impending executive order that would undue much of the work his predecessor has done to combat climate change. Trump was due to sign the Energy Independence Executive Order on Tuesday, which will target former President Barack Obama's signature Clean Power Plan and open up federal land to coal development. But environmentalists are not giving up without a fight and ... Read more

Woman Blames Car Crash On Bigfoot

An Idaho motorist told the local sheriff's department that a Bigfoot sighting caused her to crash her car last Wednesday night. According to Pullman Radio, the woman, who was not identified, told the Latah County Sheriff's Office that she saw a Sasquatch chasing a deer on a stretch of US-95 outside of Potlatch. She said the creature was “shaggy” and between 7 and 8 feet tall, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported. The woman checked her mirrors to see the Bigfoot, but as ... Read more

What's For Dinner: Mapo Tofu, Your Best Bet For Finally Liking Tofu

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Need more ideas? Check out What's For Dinner If you've been looking for ways to incorporate more tofu into your cooking, but can't imagine a meal without meat, mapo tofu basically exists for you. It's one of the easiest Chinese restaurant menu staples you can make at home. Plus, mapo tofu is a perfect weeknight meal. Not only is it hearty, filling and easy to make, but it'll satisfy that ... Read more

Technology Gets Political: Upstart Resistbot Faxes Lawmakers For You

In these days of constantly contacting politicians to make sure our voices are heard, along comes a new technology to make things a bit easier. Meet Resistbot, a free service that turns texts into faxes that are then sent to politicians across the country. Launched last month, the service is run by volunteers and supported by donations. To mobilize the operation, users simply text the word “resist” to 50409. The automated bot will ask for a name and zip code to determine which ... Read more

Celebrities Rail Against United Airlines For Hassling 10-Year-Old Wearing Leggings

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A heated debate over charges of sexism in United Airlines' purported right to regulate what female passengers wear aboard flights broke out Sunday on Twitter. And celebrities ― a well-traveled bunch ― were not about to keep quiet. To recap: After a witness tweeted that she'd seen gate agents prevent three girls from boarding a flight due to their leggings, many Twitter users expressed outrage. Two of the girls were not allowed ... Read more

Ill Teen Who Exchanged 'I Love You's With Beyoncé On FaceTime Dies

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Ebony Banks, a high school student with cancer who last week received a surprise FaceTime call from her idol Beyoncé, has died, according to reports. Banks passed away on Sunday in Houston, KHOU reported. Mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil at Alief Hastings High School. Sights from tonight's vigil for @AliefHastingsHS student Ebony Banks pic.twitter.com/7O4yFw8VPq— Alief ISD (@AliefISD) March 27, 2017 Earlier this month, Banks had received ... Read more
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