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More than two dozen Antifa rioters charged for Portland mayhem

More than two dozen suspected Antifa rioters have been charged in Portland in the past two weeks, signaling an escalation by both local and federal prosecutors following a full year of riots in the besieged Oregon city. On Thursday,...

Biden shoots down latest GOP infrastructure proposal

President Biden nixed the latest Republican proposal for a federal infrastructure bill, dimming the chances of a bipartisan compromise on the president’s signature initiative. The White House said Biden had spoken by phone with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV),...

Biden ‘very confident’ in Dr. Fauci despite lab-leak emails

President Biden on Friday said he’s “very confident” in his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, despite the release of emails that exposed Fauci’s knowledge of and efforts to tamp down the Wuhan “lab leak” theory to explain the COVID-19...

Prosecutors seek 30-year prison sentence for Derek Chauvin

Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year prison sentence for Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop convicted of murdering George Floyd — while his defense wants him released on probation, according to new court documents. In a new filing Wednesday, prosecutors urged Judge...

Ex-UFC champ Tito Ortiz taps out as mayor over ‘hostility’

UFC legend Tito Ortiz has tapped out early from city politics, resigning as a California councilman because he can’t handle the blows — from critics. “From day one, I was sworn in and I was met with hostility and...

Israeli scientists extend mice’s lives by 23 percent

Israeli scientists have found a way to increase the life expectancy of mice by 23 percent, in groundbreaking research that they hope to replicate in humans — who could then reach an average age of 120 years old. The...

Leslie Gillespie, teacher slapped with sex-abuse charges, dies by suicide

Leslie Gillespie, the Alabama teacher recently arrested and charged with the sex molestation of two students, has died by suicide, The Daily Beast reports.Once a high school English teacher in North Courtland, Leslie Gillespie’s career came crashing...

Texas Senate approves voting bill behind closed doors

​New election laws in Texas — that proponents say will reduce voting fraud but that critics, including President Biden, call an assault on the democratic process — came a step closer to reality early Sunday morning with the...

Prison guards ‘didn’t notice’ Satanist tortured, beheaded cellmate

California prison guards “didn’t notice” that a self-described Satanist decapitated and dissected the body of his cellmate, a state investigation found. Why the officers at Corcoran State Prison didn’t discover the grisly scene until the following morning is not...

Scientists at Wuhan lab admitted being bitten by bats: reports

Scientists at the Chinese lab eyed as a possible source of the coronavirus pandemic were previously filmed getting bitten and spattered with blood while handling bats without protection, according to reports. The state-run TV footage showed researchers at the...
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WHO recommends masks — even for vaccinated people — because of delta variant

As the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus gained traction around the world, the World Health Organization urged vaccinated people to continue to wear masks...
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‘Freaky bad accident’ could derail Hawks

Trae Young hopes to play through pain. The Hawks point guard suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of Atlanta’s Game...

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States carried out airstrikes early Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said...

Kristen Schaal enters ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’

Comedy veteran Kristen Schaal had a new experience in “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” “This is the first time I’ve done something where I have...

Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue...