An Indian woman who accused two men of rape was set on fire—allegedly by those same men—on her way to a court hearing in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who suffered burns on up to 90% of her body, is now "fighting for her life," per the...
The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against two Russian men in what authorities say was one of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade. (Dec. 5)
Politico reports that Andrew Yang is struggling to make the December 2019 Presidential debates. Yang has come tantalizingly close to qualifying for the December debate. He’s hit 3 percent in 11 different approved polls, both nationally and in early states. That Leaves him in with just a couple poll respondents away from that elusive fourth poll. Yang still remains optimistic that he will be on stage. He told his supporters to rest until new polls come out Friday.
George Zimmerman Sues Family of Trayvon Martin for $100 Million. Zimmerman is also suing the Martin family attorney, Ben Crump, as well as others. The former neighborhood watch volunteer claims he's been victimized since he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012. Zimmerman's lawyer claims that a book published by Crump in October constitutes defamation because it implicates Zimmerman in the "genocide of colored people.". Crump has called the lawsuit "unfounded and reckless," saying it's "a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others." . This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, re-victimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions, Ben Crump, Attorney for the Martin Family, via 'USA Today'. Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon. The killing occurred in a Central Florida neighborhood. Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager following a confrontation. His claim of self-defense was found credible by a Florida jury. Zimmerman has become increasingly controversial. He auctioned the gun he used to kill Trayvon on eBay, and has had several run-ins with the law
Kamala Harris suspended her campaign to become the Democratic nominee for President. She was the only woman of color running in the 2020 race. Harris qualified for the December 2019 debates. Currently, no person of color has qualified for the debates. Many Democrats are lamenting her withdrawal. The hashtag #PrimariesSoWhite is now trending on Twitter. There are still candidates of color, but they are not polling in the top positions. Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, and Tulsi Gabbard are all candidates of color.
Seven people in San Diego County have been killed by a flesh-eating bacteria since the beginning of October, and health officials say the outbreak is linked to the use of black tar heroin. Black tar heroin is "sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal," with a dark color resulting...
Nearly 700,000 People to Lose Food Stamps With USDA Rule Change. The Trump Administration finalized new work requirements for those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The original rule required those between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled to work at least 20 hours a week for more than three months. The new rule restricts states from waiving the requirement in areas with high unemployment and instead requires a 6 percent unemployment rate. The USDA claims the change will save the government $5.5 billion over five years. The change is set to go into effect April 1, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bristling over a question about whether she "hates" President Donald Trump. She earlier announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment against Trump over his pressure on Ukraine. (Dec. 5)
They thought they'd found a new life in Finland—but they were really just wandering in circles in a Russian forest. The BBC reports four men from South Asia forked over more than $11,000 each to a man they thought was going to provide them safe passage to the...
President Trump has, somewhat belatedly, offered a new explanation for his language in the July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president that may lead to his impeachment. The president, accused of abusing his office by asking a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, now says that when he asked...
The cast of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" reveal how they felt when they watched the final episode of the space saga with their fellow actors and director J.J. Abrams. (Dec. 5)
Hillary Clinton just can't let the 2016 election go. Clinton revealed that she felt “disappointed” with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Why? He took his time endorsing her for president. Clinton sat for an interview with Howard Stern and she said she is still mad at Sanders. "He hurt me. There’s no doubt about it, he hurt me.” HuffPo reported that Clinton hoped he would treat other candidates differently in 2020.
Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses _ that sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday’s mass Paris protest by demonstrators young and old against the government's retirement reform
Pete Buttigieg Endorsed by Former Obama Administration Officials. Three former officials who served under Barack Obama during his time in office have announced their support for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. . The first official, Reggie Love, served as a special assistant and personal aide during Obama’s first term. In his statement endorsing Buttigieg, Love drew parallels between the 37-year-old candidate and a younger Obama. . A lot of what is said about Pete echoes what critics said about presidential candidate Barack Obama -- too young, too different, maybe another time -- but I believe there is never a better time to fight for change than right now, Reggie Love, via CNN. Austan Goolsbee, who served under Obama as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, also issued a formal endorsement. It has been awhile since I have seen the kind of excitement on the ground in Iowa that Mayor Pete has generated … And the last time worked out pretty well, Austan Goolsbee, via CNN. The final endorsement was given by Linda Douglass, the former director of communication for Obama’s White House Office of Health Reform. . I met Pete a few years ago and admire his intelligence, wisdom and extraordinary ability to communicate clearly and powerfully about the challenges we face today … He is passionate about public service and about improving the lives of Americans in every part of the country, Linda Douglass, via CNN
President Donald Trump attempted to keep his financial records secret but failed. The U.S. appeals court directed Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One FInancial Corp to comply with subpoenas. According to Reuters, these subpoenas demand the institutions hand over Trump’s records. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 against Trump’s bid to block the enforcement of the subpoenas. Trump is expected to appeal the case to the U.S. supreme court.
It's clear people are interested in Billie Eilish: Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? , notched two Grammy nominations and became the most-played album of 2019 on both Spotify and Apple Music. That fascination with the 17-year-old singer (she'll turn 18 later this month)...
Exam Results Reveal US Students Are Still Behind in Several Areas. The results of the Program for International Student Assessment were published Tuesday. Administered to 15-year-olds in 79 countries, the test measures academic performance in a range of areas. The results reveal that U.S. students continue to fall behind students in Europe and East Asia in math, science and reading. It also found an increasing disparity among U.S. students between those with a high performance and those who perform poorly. An associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics referred to the results as "telling.". Others in academia cautioned that "these test scores are not a pure measure of students’ ability, knowledge and learning.”. The U.S. ranked 8th in reading, 11th in science and 30th in mathematics