Under a bill House Democrats are preparing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have had to retire in 2011—and William O. Douglas, the longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, would have stepped down in 1957 instead of 1975. The bill, which Democrats plan to introduce next week, limits the terms of...
In the 'anarchist jurisdiction' known as Seattle, a police officer was captured on video rolling his bicycle over the head of a protester who was laying in the street. According to CNN, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement Thursday that the unidentified officer is now on administrative leave. Video taken of the incident shows an officer, who is on foot, roll his bicycle over the protester's head and neck area. The video and subsequent outrage come as tensions between protesters against systemic racism and police officers continue to rise across the country. The Seattle PD says the actions of the officer are being investigated independently by the King County Sheriff's Office at the department's request.
The financial scandal that toppled Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the Vatican's most powerful Vatican officials, is mounting with evidence that he directed hundreds of thousands of euros of Vatican and Italian church funds to a charity controlled by his brother
Happy Birthday, Will Smith!. Willard Carroll Smith Jr. turns 52 years old today. Here are five fun facts you may not have known about the superstar. 1. He was a millionaire before he was 20. 2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won the first Grammy in the Rap category for “Parents Just Don't Understand.”. 3. Smith crossed over from rapping to acting when he starred in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'. 4. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 55 seconds. 5. Smith once held the Guinness World Record for the most public appearances in 12 hours. Happy Birthday, Will Smith!
Actress Billie Lourd is now a mother. Lourd managed to keep her pregnancy completely secret. Lourd made the surprise announcement on her Instagram last night. She revealed she recently welcomed a son with her fiancé Austen Rydell. Lourd is the 28-year-old daughter of the late Carrie Fisher. Lourd and Rydell named the baby Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell.
An abrupt resignation shook Rome Thursday, with a high-ranking Vatican official who was involved in a controversial luxury real estate deal stepping down. "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate,...
The city of Orange Beach, Alabama, has been busy cleaning up debris since Hurricane Sally lashed the Gulf Coast on Sept. 16, with officials saying more than 1,700 truckloads of debris have been removed.
California to Phase out New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035. California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the state’s latest initiative to combat climate change. . He said that by 2035, California will end sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks. . Medium and heavy-duty gas-powered vehicles are expected to be phased out by 2045. . Cars shouldn’t give our kids asthma. Make wildfires worse. Melt glaciers. Or raise sea levels. , Gavin Newsom, via Twitter. He also noted that half of California’s greenhouse gas emissions are caused by transportation. . Newsom’s executive order is aimed to “push zero-emission vehicle innovation” and “drive down costs for everyone.”. It’s also expected to create new jobs in the electric car industry, which will benefit the state’s economy.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to launch what he called “a genuine peace process,” and criticized the recent decision of two Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel
Multimedia artist and filmmaker Miranda July talks about how a post office robbery scene in her 2018 shot dramedy "Kajillionare" become loaded with signifance and explains why she believes money is a "great holder of anxiety." (Sept. 25)
A knife attack in Paris on Friday that seriously injured two people has prompted authorities to launch a terror investigation, reports the AP . The reason? The attack took place near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo , scene of a terror attack in 2015 that left 12 people...
European Union leader Charles Michel has used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU
The royal family tree just sprouted another branch. Buckingham Palace announced Friday that Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is expecting her first child, the Guardian reports. "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting...
African nations came out swinging at the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders calling for dramatic fiscal measures to help economies survive the coronavirus pandemic and veto power in the Security Council. (Sept 24)
For years, California has been besieged by ever more massive and dangerous wildfires. And according to Business Insider, the fallout from those fires is having an impact on what prospective homebuyers are looking for. Namely, they're looking for homes that come with sophisticated and powerful air filtration systems. Luxury apartment buildings are also picking up on the trend, and are adjusting their offerings accordingly. So much for infinity pools, gourmet kitchens, panic rooms, and in-home yoga studios!
10 , of the Most Well-Known, One-Hit Wonders. A song is considered a one-hit-wonder when it is the only single by a band to make the top 10 of the ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 chart. . In honor of National One-Hit Wonder Day, , here are 10 of the most popular one-hit wonders to ever be released. . 1. “Bust A Move” - Young MC, Released by Young MC in 1989, the song reached number seven on the Hot 100 chart. 2. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” - Bill Medley , The 1987 song peaked at the number one spot. . 3. “Come on Eileen” - Dexys Midnight Runners , Released in 1982, it wasn’t until 1983 that it hit the number one chart spot. 4. “Take on Me” - A-ha, First released in 1984 by the Norwegian band, the release of the second version in 1985 is what propelled the song to a number one spot. 5. Lou Bega - “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)”, The hit song successfully made it to the number three spot on the chart in 1999. 6. “Bad Day”- Daniel Powter , First released in 2005, the track later ranked number one on the Hot 100 chart in 2006. 7. “You’re Beautiful” - James Blunt , Originally released in 2004, the song didn’t take the number one spot until 2006. 8. Vanessa Carlton - “A Thousand Miles”, Carlton’s debut song ranked number five on the chart in 2002. 9. “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” - Eiffel 65, Released in 1998, it didn’t reach number six on the ‘Billboard’ chart until early 2000. 10. “Pumped Up Kicks” - Foster The People, The song found success a year after its release, reaching the number three spot on the Hot 100 chart in 2011
Deepika Padukone is set to be questioned Saturday in a drug probe that has consumed India. Padukone is one of Bollywood's biggest stars. She has been summoned for questioning by Indian police as part of an ongoing probe following the suspected suicide of high-profile actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Narcotics Control Burea Director General Rakesh Asthana did not give details about what Padukone would be questioned about.
With the election less than 40 days away—and top Republicans promising there will be a "orderly transition" —President Trump is still voicing doubts about the integrity of the 2020 election. The New York Times reports that the president, who has accused Democrats of trying to steal the election and...
Another 870,000 People , Filed for First-Time Unemployment Last Week. The number is an increase from the previous week's unemployment figures. That number is still above the previous height for jobless claims since before the Covid crisis started. , Martha Gimbel, labor economist for Schmidt Futures, to NBC News. It is astonishing that we are getting used to a number every week higher than we have ever seen before, Martha Gimbel, labor economist for Schmidt Futures, to NBC News. Though the labor market has shown some signs of improvement, certain indicators suggest it won't last long. The misclassification of workers since the pandemic began, as well as a low response rate, render the results more questionable. , Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, via NBC News. Classification issues mean that the unemployment rate could be as high as 9.1 percent, Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, via NBC News. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Both men said two things are needed for a full economic recovery: a COVID-19 vaccine and another stimulus package. Moody's Analytics doesn't expect the U.S. to return to pre-coronavirus employment levels , until the end of 2023
Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters