Politics

July 14, 2019

The Trump administration’s incompetence just blocked a major victory by the religious right

A federal appeals court struck down Trump administration regulations on Friday that allow virtually any employer to exempt itself from federal rules requiring employer health plans to cover birth control. This decision is only limited cause for celebration among public health advocates. Judge Patty Shwartz, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit […]
July 14, 2019

Man killed in Tacoma after throwing ‘incendiary devices’ at detention center

After police opened fire on a man throwing “incendiary devices” at a migrant jail in Tacoma, Wash., 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was found dead early Saturday morning. According to police, Van Spronsen arrived early Saturday morning at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, which holds migrants awaiting deportation proceedings, as well as migrant parents who have […]
July 12, 2019

Alaska’s legislature fails to stop a major attack on its judicial independence

Alaska’s legislature has until Friday at midnight to override the governor’s attack on the state’s judicial system. No vote has yet been scheduled, and one-third of the legislators are in Wasilla, 800 miles away from the state capital. Using a line-item veto, Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) recently slashed the budget of the state’s Supreme Court, […]
July 12, 2019

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

On Thursday evening in Chicago, while outside walking his dog and partaking in a cigarette, R&B singer R. Kelly was arrested by New York police detectives and investigators from the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier that day,  a 13-count federal indictment came down in federal court of the Northern District of Illinois. A spokesman for […]
July 11, 2019

Trump directs his administration to collect citizenship data another way, after census effort fails

President Donald Trump is directing his administration to collect citizenship data by alternate means after his bid to have a question on the subject added to the 2020 census failed. The president announced Thursday that he would instead issue an executive order eliminating “long-standing obstacles to data sharing” and mandating various departments and agencies, including […]
July 11, 2019

California secretary of state: Trump not ruling out immigration arrests during Census events

California’s secretary of state claims the U.S. Census Bureau has not received any guarantees that immigration officials would not target undocumented immigrants at events that promote participation in the 2020 Census. Alex Padilla, who is also the state’s chief elections official, told ThinkProgress he asked whether the Trump administration would target undocumented immigrants at such […]

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July 15, 2019

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July 15, 2019

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July 13, 2019

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July 13, 2019

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July 12, 2019

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July 12, 2019

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July 11, 2019

Race-Ready Eco Cars – Formula E Has Created an Off-Road All Electric SUV (TrendHunter.com)

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July 11, 2019

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July 11, 2019

Limited-Edition Race Cars – The Ford GT MkII Was Recently Revealed and Will Only Have 45 Makes (TrendHunter.com)

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Latest from the World

July 16, 2019

Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world

Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
July 16, 2019

Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world

Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
July 16, 2019

Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks

Pearson says students will only be able to rent physical books as it makes all products "digital first".
July 16, 2019

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse due on 50th anniversary

The moon may appear red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.
July 16, 2019

Justin Turner Defends Pitcher Who Just Plunked Him From Overreacting Umpire

The Dodgers beat the hell out of the Phillies Monday night, ripping off a six-run fourth inning and cruising to a 16–2 victory. But that doesn’t mean the late innings were entirely without drama: for one thing, the Phillies used a position player as a ...
July 16, 2019

Armed forces: Sexual offence claims ‘not properly recorded’

Allegations of sexual communications with children were among those not included in official figures.
July 16, 2019

Tigers Bring Trevor Rosenthal Back To The Majors For Some Reason

Here’s an alarming bit of news for MLB batters who value their personal safety: Trevor Rosenthal, who bombed out of the Nationals bullpen due to a persistent inability to throw strikes and get outs, is back in the majors, this time with the Detroit Tig...
July 16, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.
July 15, 2019

Wales farm subsidy replacement plans to be delayed

It is not now expected in Welsh Government plans for the next year, but transport changes are.
July 15, 2019

‘I lost my mum, dad, two sisters and brother to drugs’

Jacquie says it was like a fire ripping through her family after five relatives died because of drug addiction.
July 15, 2019

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.
July 15, 2019

Newspaper headlines: Tory rivals condemn Trump’s tweets and police to launch e-scooter ‘blitz’

Tuesday's papers focus on reaction to Donald Trump's racially charged tweets and England's World Cup win.
July 15, 2019

Tulip tower: Mayor rejects plans for London skyscraper

The 1,000ft tower is rejected by Sadiq Khan as it "had limited public benefit".
July 15, 2019

Limerick rubgy player enters the Love Island villa – and his heart is set on Maura – Limerick Leader

Limerick rubgy player enters the Love Island villa - and his heart is set on Maura  Limerick LeaderA LIMERICK man is set to enter the Love Island villa - and he's set his sights on the one and only Maura. Greg O'Shea is one of the show's lat....