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Mueller charges Manafort & Gates with laundering over $30mn in Ukraine lobbying income

By ethan / February 22, 2018

US special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, which appears unrelated to the 2016 US presidential election. The 32-count indictment filed on Thursday at the federal court in Washington, DC charges Manafort and Gates with laundering more than $ 30 […]

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NRA leader LaPierre draws fire from liberals over call for armed guards in schools

By ethan / February 22, 2018

The National Rifle Association’s executive Wayne LaPierre lashed out at “elitist” Democrats for exploiting the Florida school shooting and “hating” freedoms, while liberals reacted angrily to his call for armed guards at schools. No love was lost between the NRA’s executive vice-president and liberal gun control supporters as LaPierre gave his speech at the annual […]

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West Virginia teachers occupy streets in statewide strike

By ethan / February 22, 2018

Ever single public school in West Virginia is closed. Teachers across the state staged a walkout in protest against one of the lowest salaries in the country and the rising cost of healthcare. It is the first statewide teachers’ strike in almost 30 years in West Virginia. Over 270,000 students have been affected, according to […]

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‘They’d beg us to come back’: Trump mulls pulling ICE from ‘sanctuary’ California

By ethan / February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump said he is “thinking about” ordering border patrol and immigration enforcement out of California over the state’s sanctuary policies, to demonstrate that it would result in a crime wave. Trump brought up California’s “sanctuary state” policies at Thursday’s meeting about school safety at the White House, prompted by last week’s mass shooting […]

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Blessed are gun-toting couples: Pennsylvania church to host AR-15 ceremony

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A Pennsylvania church is inviting gun-toting couples to bring their AR-15 rifles to a special blessing ceremony, symbolizing the intent and ability of worshippers to defend their family and community. The blessing is being initiated by the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland and will take place on February 28, just a half-mile from […]

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Waste of space? NASA’s $1bn mobile launch tower may work only once

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A flaw in the design of NASA’s new $ 1 billion mobile launch tower means the agency is unlikely to get too many proverbial bangs for its buck. Indeed, it may work just the once. The 400ft Mobile Launcher (ML) had been designed for the now-defunct Ares I rocket but has since been re-purposed for […]

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13yo student sneaks rifle into Ohio school & fatally shoots himself in bathroom

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A 13-year-old student has died after shooting himself in the restroom of an Ohio middle school. The teen managed to take a large-caliber rifle unnoticed all the way to school just days after a horrific school shooting in Florida. Seventh grade student Keith Simons died on Wednesday, the day after he had shot himself inside […]

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IMDb win: Judge blocks Hollywood age discrimination law

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a California law that would have prevented the website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors. The law violates free speech and does not address causes of age discrimination, he said. IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database, is an online database publishing information related to films, television […]

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