Ninth Circuit rules against Calif. Gov. Newsom order barring private school in-person teaching

The California Ninth Circuit court on Friday ruled against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus mandates that barred private school children from receiving in-person teaching.  In a suit brought forward in July 2020 by the Dhillon Law Group, 20 plaintiffs challenged an order by Newsom that barred in-person teaching in 32 counties – a mandate that affected 80 percent […]

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start

A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew’s decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. DiRado sparked the discourse this week with a lengthy thread on Twitter in which she wrote that […]

Virginia school site links to radical Abolitionist Teaching Network after Biden admin 'error'

A Virginia elementary school included on its website a link to the controversial Abolitionist Teaching Network, which the Biden administration recently backed away from and said it included in its post-coronavirus school reopening guidance in “error.” A selection of links on the Fairfax County Public Schools website titled Local & National Organizations includes eight links […]

San Francisco Archbishop to Pelosi: 'No one can claim to be devout Catholic' and support abortion

The Catholic Archbishop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco, California slammed her recent support of eliminating the Hyde Amendment and suggested she is not the “devout Catholic” she has claimed to be. “To use the smokescreen of abortion as an issue of health and fairness to poor women is the epitome of […]

'Real Housewives' star Jen Shah accused of 'orchestrating' telemarketing fraud scheme, feds say

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah is allegedly one of the masterminds behind a telemarketing scam that targeted hundreds of elderly people nationwide, according to new court documents. The 47-year-old reality TV personality — who was arrested for fraud and money laundering in March — is one of six suspects with […]

'RHOBH' star Kyle Richards shares 'thirsty' bikini pic, attempts to get an Instagram follow from rapper Drake

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards showed off her toned bikini body Thursday on Instagram in an attempt to gain an Instagram follow from the rapper Drake. “Like my hat?” she captioned the photo before playfully tagging Drake and adding the hashtag #thirstythursday. “I’m upping my game,” Richards, 52, continued while tagging fellow […]

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pleads for residents to get vaccinated

Alabama’s Republican governor made an urgent plea for residents to get vaccinated to slow a surge in Covid-19 cases, becoming the latest top GOP official to step up calls for inoculations in the face of vaccine hesitancy among conservative voters. “We’ve got to get folks to take the shot,” said Gov. Kay Ivey, whose state […]

John Travolta on late wife Kelly Preston's last film: 'She was very proud of it'

John Travolta couldn’t be more supportive of Kelly Preston’s final film which was released in some countries on Friday, according to Travolta.  The actor took to Instagram to share a trailer of the movie, “Off the Rails,” to announce the news.  It was the last project Preston shot before her death. The star of films […]

DC police chief says there's been 'intentional efforts' to not provide full resources to cops

Washington D.C., police chief Robert Contee said law enforcement officials have issued warnings over the years that the loss of police officers would be problematic for the city, which has seen a recent spike in gun violence following “intentional efforts” to defund his department.  “This is something that we’ve been warning about for years,” Contee […]

St. Louis mandates masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, recommends masks outdoors

St. Louis County in Missouri is mandating face masks for everyone over the age of 5 when indoors regardless of vaccination status amid the spread of the delta variant, officials announced Friday.  Masks are also “strongly encouraged” for groups when outdoors.  “We’ve lost more than 500 St. Louisans to COVID-19, and if our region doesn’t […]