• Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and effective for children
    Pfizer-BioNTech said on Monday that the companies’ two-dose Covid-19 vaccine was safe and showed a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11.Based on data collected in a trial that included more than 2,000 children, Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said in a press release that the vaccine was “safe, well tolerated, and…
  • Taliban-run Kabul city government to female workers: Stay home
    KABUL — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.Witnesses, meanwhile, said an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in…
  • Nearly 900 state legislators urge Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade in major abortion case
    Nearly 900 state legislators from 45 states asked the Supreme Court on Monday to uphold Roe v. Wade and reject Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, a direct attack on the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide.The brief was filed Monday morning by the State Innovation Exchange, a progressive legislation advocacy group, in the case of Dobbs…
  • Mental health takes a toll on the incarcerated — and their families
    Throughout her adult life, Miquelle West has hesitated to date. Dating might lead to love, which might lead to marriage. And Miquelle does not want to marry until her mother can walk her down the aisle.Her mother, Michelle, now 60, has been incarcerated for almost three decades now. She was sentenced in 1994 to two…
  • Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough blocks amnesty from budget-reconciliation bill
    Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough shot down Democrats’ plans to add an amnesty for as many as 8 million illegal immigrants to the $3.5 trillion budget bill, ruling Sunday that the sweeping move would violate the chamber’s rules. Democratic leaders pronounced themselves disappointed but insisted they’ll try to find other ways to work toward legal status…
  • Gabby Petito body found in Wyoming, FBI confirms
    Authorities found a body Sunday that matches descriptions of missing hiker Gabby Petito at a national forest in Wyoming. The FBI said at a press conference that the body in Bridger-Teton National Forest was “consistent with the description” of the 22-year-old woman who had been missing for almost a month and the search for whom…
  • Texas state troopers seal off U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio
    Texas state troopers used cars to erect a wall of metal this weekend, sealing off the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, and the Homeland Security Department said it was rushing agents and officers to the site to process the thousands of migrants who had made it across, as officials moved on what has become an…
  • Little-known WWII spy story debut in U.S. this week
    Noor Inayat Khan, a British Muslim woman who was the first female radio espionage operator infiltrated into Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War, is about to get her 17 minutes of fame. The little-known story of Ms. Khan, executed at the Dachau concentration camp, will premiere at a Los Angeles cinema on Friday. Though…
  • ‘We’ve been preparing for a post-Roe world’: Ripples from Texas abortion law spread to Illinois
    The day was jampacked at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southern Illinois when a woman who had just driven over 12 hours from Louisiana for an abortion procedure erupted into tears during her health intake.Kawanna Shannon, the surgical services director at the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, dropped her…
  • ‘A true believer’: Why Mandela Barnes thinks his progressive ideas can win in purple Wisconsin
    Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin’s 34-year-old lieutenant governor, wants voters to know he’s the progressive candidate in the field of the 10 Democrats running in the state’s 2022 Senate primary.Barnes, a top contender in the race and a rising star in the party, has frequently talked about his support for Medicare for All, the Green New Deal…
  • France denounces ‘duplicity in U.S.-Australia nuke submarine deal’ as a ‘crisis” continues
    PARIS — France’s foreign minister denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal and declared that a crisis is at hand among the Western allies.A day after France recalled its ambassadors to the United States…
  • Israel captures the two last Palestinian militants that broke out of high security jail
    Israeli forces on Sunday caught the last two of six Palestinian militants who tunneled out of a maximum security Israeli jail nearly two weeks ago, in an escape that embarrassed Israel’s security establishment but delighted Palestinians.The two members of the Islamic Jihad militant group were apprehended before dawn from a house in the Palestinian city…
  • Reports from Russian Communists and observers of violations in Russian election
    MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia’s Communist Party, the country’s second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Late Saturday, a YouTube video in which associates of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny recommended whom to vote for…
  • SpaceX tourists splash down in Atlantic after trailblazing trip into orbit
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.  Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the…
  • Audit finds electronic tolls overbilled Maryland drivers
    BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Maryland legislative auditors found that glitches in the cashless tolling infrastructure at the state’s bridges, tunnels and express lanes overbilled motorists thousands of dollars. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Office of Legislative Audit’s report on the Maryland Transportation Authority comes about a year after the state announced it permanently ceased…
  • ‘Justice for J6’ rally falls short of attendance expectations, security threats
    The highly anticipated “Justice for J6” rally on Saturday fell short of fears that the event could be a potential sequel to the violent Jan. 6 riot when hundreds of people stormed the Capitol in support of then-President Trump. The rally permit was for 700 expected attendees, but roughly 400-450 people showed up — including…
  • Texas Based Law Firm Is Delighted To Announce Their Platinum Sponsorship of Professional Boxer Raphael “Trouble” Igbokwe
    Attorney Aaron Siddique, also known as The Wolf of Law Street, and The Siddique Firm, […]
  • Brett Sachs CEO of MVP Accident Attorneys California Announced as Keynote Speaker at TBI Med Legal Conference 2021
    MVP Accident Attorneys – Sachs Law APC California are delighted to announce that their founder and […]
  • Two California Governors test positive for Covid
    Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four children have tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Friday.The children tested positive Thursday, according to Erin Mellon, spokesperson for the governor’s office.”The Governor, the First Partner and their two other children have since tested negative. The family is following all COVID protocols,” she said in a statement.His…
  • California synagogue shooter pleads guilty to federal hate crimes
    The California man who opened fire on a Poway synagogue in a 2019 attack that killed one person and wounded others pleaded guilty to more than 100 federal hate crime charges Friday.John T. Earnest, 22, earlier this year pleaded guilty to state counts and agreed to a sentence of life in prison without the possibility…
  • Teen city councilman in Alabama who voted against masks has Covid-19
    A teenage city council member in Alabama who had voted to end a mask mandate is encouraging residents to get vaccinated after he contracted Covid-19.“I am going to get the vaccine after I’m cleared of the virus,” Hunter Pepper, 19, said Friday. “Let’s stop the spread. Let’s do what we can to do our part.…
  • Los Angeles jurors convict Robert Durst for killing a friend in 2000
    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Friday convicted New York real estate heir Robert Durst of gunning down a friend more than two decades ago, a killing authorities believe was connected to his missing wife.The panel had been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon when it came back with the guilty verdict for first-degree murder…
  • Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, is missing, family tells authorities
    NORTH PORT, Fla. — Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van. North Port police said late Friday that Laundrie‘s parents told them that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday. Police said they spoke with the family…
  • Maricopa County cuts deal to end fight over Arizona Senate subpoena
    PHOENIX — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced that a special master will take…
  • Border Patrol agents did not follow the rules that led to the death of a migrant child
    Border Patrol agents falsely said they performed required welfare checks on an illegal immigrant juvenile who later died, an inspector general’s investigation concluded this week. But the 16-year-old Guatemalan child was suffering from the H1N1 flu and bacterial/staph infections and would have died even if the checks had been performed, the audit found. The death…
  • DHS closes border crossing to handle growing migrant camps
    Homeland Security announced late Friday that it was shutting down the border crossing in Del Rio, Texas, to deal with a massive migrant camp that’s sprung up underneath the international bridge. The move marked a black eye for Biden administration officials, who just a day before had disputed Gov. Greg Abbott’s claim that Customs and…
  • Four victims were killed in Wisconsin cornfield shooting
    MENOMONIE, Wis. — One of two men suspected in the shooting deaths of four people found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin was spotted meeting with one of the victims the night before at a Minnesota bar, authorities said Thursday.Darren Lee McWright, 56, from St. Paul, Minnesota, who also uses the alias last name of…
  • T.I. and Tiny will not face sex-assault charges in L.A.
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials will not prosecute rapper T.I. or his wife Tiny over 2005 sexual assault allegations because the statute of limitations in the case has expired, documents show.The statute of limitations in such cases is 10 years, and the decision to decline the case was based on that timeline, according to…
  • Colorado’s Polis weds his long-time partner in the first gay marriage for a sitting governor
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States, has married his longtime partner in the first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor.Polis and Marlon Reis, who have been together for 18 years and were engaged in December, wed in a small traditional Jewish ceremony Wednesday, the governor’s office…
  • Ohio Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t seek re-election
    CLEVELAND — Rep. Anthony Gonzalez — one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol — will not seek re-election to his northern Ohio seat in 2022.“Since entering politics, I have always said that I will do this job for as long as…