Solarseven / DreamstimeThe Edwardsville District 7 school board in Illinois has voted to cancel school on Aug 21. A solar eclipse will happen that day, with the peak taking place as school is letting out, and officials say they are afraid students will look into the sun. An extra day will be added at the […]
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AntonpradoThe leaders of the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Jewish, Latino, LGBT and Women’s caucuses in the California state legislature have asked lobbying firms to give them demographic data—including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation—on their employees.
The state of Hawaii is now forcing faith-based pregnancy centers to give women information on where they can obtain an abortion. Those who violate the law face a $1,000 fine for each violation.
TupungatoClem Smith was homeless for six years, and if Jefferson County, Colorado, code enforcement has its way, he may be homeless again. He used inheritance money to buy land he plans to build a house on, an RV he lives in at the property until the house is built, and a shipping container he says […]
‘Suicide Squad,’ WBJust 32 seconds after entering the floor of a Melbourne, Australia, night club hosting a swingers party, a police SWAT team opened fire on a couple having sex. The two were dressed as the Joker and Harley Quinn, and the man had a toy gun, which someone had called to report. Security at […]
Reeves, Terri Bryce/ZUMA Press/NewscomCity officials in Wellington, New Zealand, have apologized after producers of a city-funded arts festival changed lyrics to a song from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to remove a reference to Israel. After lyricist Tim Rice found out about the change, he blasted the decision, prompting the festival to drop all […]
AlphaspiritA Palm Beach County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to using information he got from law enforcement databases to steal the identities of dozens of people. Frantz Felisma used the databases to look up personal information on people who drove expensive cars.
In an effort to promote affordable housing, California lawmakers plan to add a $75 fee to most real estate documents. Democratic state. Sen. Toni Atkins says the fee could raise almost $1 billion a year, which would be used to fund affordable housing.
GkasabovaWayne County, Michigan, prosecutors have dropped all charges against a man they accused of sexually assaulting and killing his eight-month old daughter after a medical examiner’s report found no evidence of either assault or sexual assault. The medical examiner’s report found the girl died from “asphyxia by overlay” when her father accidentally rolled over onto […]
PetarneychevThe United Kingdom’s National Health Service reports that 20 percent of those trying to schedule an appointment with a general practitioner cannot get one within seven days and 11.3 percent cannot get an appointment at all. Meanwhile, 27.8 percent said they had difficulty just reaching a doctor’s office on the phone.