A transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last month in a possible hate crime was found shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said. Officers found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, lying face-down on a street in East Dallas early Saturday, police said at a press conference Sunday, She was pronounced dead at the […]

LOS ANGELES — It was an open secret at Brentwood School, a $44,000-a-year private academy in Los Angeles with a roster of famous alumni, that science teacher Aimee Palmitessa flirted with male students. She once posed with kids in her class wearing matching T-shirts that said “AP Chem 2014 has me … (Mg,Fe)₇Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂” — a reference […]

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner have joined the growing global backlash against Alabama’s strict new abortion law. The bill, which GOP Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday, prohibits the procedure in almost all instances including those involving incest and rape. Watson wrote on Instagram that the law […]

Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday noted the hypocrisy of many Republicans’ failure to condemn President Donald Trump’s recent repeated public use of the term “bullshit.” The host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” suggested on Twitter that GOP lawmakers would have responded very differently had former President Barack Obama used the curse word during speeches and online as […]

The struggle of watching “Game of Thrones” when young children are in the house is all too real. So, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has come up with a (spoof) solution. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host on Friday unveiled a (fake) device to allow adults and kids to enjoy what will likely be a violent […]

Students in Parkland, Florida, created a yearbook page of furry portraits to honor the 14 therapy and service dogs that helped them get through the aftermath of last year’s horrific mass shooting.  The eclectic mix of dogs highlighted in the Aerie yearbook for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School included Gail Policella, Sophie Levy, Annie Sultenfuss, River […]

Alabama passed the country’s strictest abortion bans this week, setting itself up for a potential Supreme Court battle over the protections enshrined in Roe v. Wade. But just as Alabama and other states crack down on reproductive rights, some states are working to do the opposite. These states have passed or are currently weighing legislation […]

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn told special counsel Robert Mueller that individuals linked to the Trump administration or Congress had reached out to him multiple times, possibly in an attempt to interfere with Mueller’s investigation. In a court filing on Thursday, the special counsel’s office detailed Flynn’s efforts to aid the inquiry into […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday. Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in “Garbage In, Garbage […]

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A kitten that was found encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker, authorities said Thursday. The sanitation worker was using a hydraulic arm to empty a trash can near Hillsboro, Oregon, but the can […]

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