Capitol bomb threat suspect charged with threatening to use weapon of mass destruction

Capitol bomb threat suspect charged with threatening to use weapon of mass destruction

[ad_1] WASHINGTON—The man suspected of carrying out a bomb threat outside the Library of Congress was charged Friday with one count of threatening to use of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of threatening to use an explosive device. Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina said during a hearing Friday that he … Read more

Neighbors erect large Pride flag after school bans LGBTQ, BLM signs

Neighbors erect large Pride flag after school bans LGBTQ, BLM signs

[ad_1] Oregon residents built and erected a massive Pride flag that can be seen from the local high school after the school’s board voted earlier this month to ban Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ and other “political” signs, flags and clothing from its campuses. Newberg Public Schools, located about 20 miles southwest of Portland, passed the measure … Read more

GOP views of major U.S. institutions take sharp negative turn, survey suggests

GOP views of major U.S. institutions take sharp negative turn, survey suggests

[ad_1] Republicans’ view of major U.S. institutions including banks, large corporations and tech companies turned increasingly negative within the past two years, a new survey released Friday suggests. Those findings come as Republicans increasingly take aim at major U.S. corporations and educational institutions over “wokeness” as those entities face increased internal and external pressure to … Read more

As cases surge, antibody treatments can slow hospitalizations, but vaccines are best

As cases surge, antibody treatments can slow hospitalizations, but vaccines are best

[ad_1] As the delta variant surges across the South, state and local governments are rushing to set up antibody treatment centers in the hopes of easing pressure on hospitals overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. The monoclonal antibody treatments, when given shortly after a person tests positive for the virus, have been shown to reduce the risk … Read more

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, with the blessing of the White House, called school administrators in Florida facing retaliation for mandating masks with a message, two administration officials said Friday: Stay the course. Cardona spoke to Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent for Broward County Public Schools, and Carlee Simon, the superintendent for … Read more

Some Taliban websites go offline amid broader tech crackdown

Some Taliban websites go offline amid broader tech crackdown

[ad_1] Five websites operated by the Taliban went offline Friday, as many tech companies move to limit the group’s digital reach following their takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. The websites were central to how the group relayed messages to people inside and outside Afghanistan, as the Taliban continue to exert control over the country. … Read more

HBO Max’s new movie ‘Reminiscence’ is a noir, mediocre ‘Inception’

HBO Max's new movie 'Reminiscence' is a noir, mediocre 'Inception'

[ad_1] “Reminiscence” is the latest film to debut simultaneously in theaters and on streaming, arriving on HBO Max this weekend. The film, a would-be mystery thriller twisted up in other people’s memories, is 1930s Hollywood noir reimagined for the 21st century. Sadly, nothing ever really gels, making “Reminiscence” more a collection of ideas in search … Read more

R&B singer R. Kelly’s defenders are telling vulnerable Black women they don’t matter

R&B singer R. Kelly's defenders are telling vulnerable Black women they don't matter

[ad_1] I was lucky enough to be awarded an academic scholarship to start college, but it wasn’t sufficient enough for my family to cover the entire bill. Feeling stuck, I vented to my hairstylist while getting my hair done for my senior prom. To my surprise, he offered to cosign a loan for me. The … Read more

GM recalls all Chevrolet Bolt electric cars over fire risk

GM recalls all Chevrolet Bolt electric cars over fire risk

[ad_1] General Motors on Friday announced the voluntary recall of all 2019 and newer Chevrolet Bolts, extending its recall of the electric vehicle back to its first model year, 2017. Friday’s recall covers 73,018 Bolts from 2019 to 2022 and extends a previous recall covering 2017-2019 cars. The battery-related recall covers roughly 142,018 Bolts built … Read more

Tom T. Hall, country music storyteller who sang about life’s simple joys, dies at 85

Tom T. Hall, country music storyteller who sang about life's simple joys, dies at 85

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue-collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician’s death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Hall, known as “The Storyteller” for his unadorned … Read more