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Biden: 'We Can't Wait Any Longer' on Climate

"Today is climate day at the White House," President Biden declared Wednesday as he signed executive orders to "confront the existential threat of climate change." "We've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer," Biden said, per the New York Times . The executive...

At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and…

The pandemic has transformed the annual Sundance Film Festival into a largely virtual event, but it has also reshaped many of the films that will unspool there

Invisible his whole life, gentle giant gets a…

Invisible his whole life, gentle giant gets a second chance

Halsey Reveals She Is Pregnant

Halsey Reveals She Is Pregnant. The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to share that she is pregnant with her first child. She posted a series of pictures showcasing her baby bump with the caption, "surprise!". Halsey did not reveal the identity of the father. In 2019, the singer joked about pregnancy rumors that surfaced after appearing bigger in her mid-section

Bill Gates: 'Do People Really Believe This Stuff?'

Have you heard that Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates wants to use coronavirus vaccines to insert tracking microchips into people? Well, Bill Gates has heard it, and he says it’s “science fiction,” per USA Today . And if it could be done, a puzzled Gates tells the paper, “why would...

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Study Finds Common Back Pain Treatment Doesn't…

A commonly prescribed treatment for people suffering from chronic back pain may not be providing any relief. A new review suggests that antidepressants when prescribed for chronic pain, provide little to no back pain relief. The review did find that the medications could however offer a modest benefit for osteoarthritis and sciatica. Their review looked at data from 33 clinical trials studying the use of antidepressants for chronic pain. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed by doctors to help chronic pain sufferers with their mental distress.

Mammoth Mountain could see 10 feet by the end of…

Three feet of snow dumped on Mammoth Mountain, California, on Jan. 27, and storm totals are expected to approach 10 feet by the end of the week.

Francesco

Trailer for 'Francesco' starring Pope Benedict XVI, José Ignacio Bergoglio, Juan Carlos Cruz, Pope Francis, Sheikh Hasina

Democrats Introduce Bill to Create 51st State

"There’s never been a time when statehood for the District was more likely," Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said Wednesday after reintroducing a bill for statehood for Washington, DC in the House. Holmes, a Democrat, is DC's only representative in Congress and since the district isn't a state, she doesn't have...

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Here's Where the Doomsday Clock Is for 2021

As much attention has been on the coronavirus pandemic and political turmoil in the US and abroad, “the potential to stumble into nuclear war—ever present—has grown,” says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which released its annual Doomsday Clock announcement Wednesday. Citing nuclear risks, climate change, and the...

Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in…

Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people

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Male mantises get into 'gladiator matches' with…

Researchers show that males of the highly cannibalistic springbok mantis, Miomantis caffra, wrestle females during pre-mating interactions.

Tory Lanez Seeks Permission to Legally Speak…

Tory Lanez Seeks Permission to Legally Speak About Megan Thee Stallion Assault Case. Tory Lanez has filed a motion to modify the protection order he is currently under due to his ongoing legal battle with Megan Thee Stallion. The order prohibits him from publicly speaking about the case or contacting Megan on social media. . According to legal documents obtained by Complex, Lanez wishes to address “inflammatory information” being shared by Megan. . [Lanez] is unable to respond meaningfully to any of the statements made by [Megan]. [Lanez] has been careful to comply with the protective order, but at this point, the protective order is significantly prejudicial to [Lanez] and jeopardizes his right to a fair and judicial proceeding, Tory Lanez Legal Team, via Complex. The motion also argues that Lanez’s lack of response may be incorrectly interpreted as “conceding” to Megan’s claims. [Lanez's] failure to respond to [Megan's] inflammatory and misleading statements may be interpreted as conceding to her claims. Nothing can be further from the truth … Her claims are and will be sharply disputed and contradicted by the evidence in the case … , Tory Lanez Legal Team, via Complex. Megan has since responded to news of the motion, calling Lanez an “abuser” that is trying to “create doubt with [her] story.”. That whole team figures out ways to create doubt with my story every week and the media eats it up … B---- you shot me AND MY STORY NOT CHANGING AND B---- YOU GOING TO JAIL, Megan Thee Stallion, via Twitter. Lanez was arrested in July 2020 for carrying a concealed weapon and subsequently charged with assault. Megan later spoke out about the incident, saying Lanez shot her feet at least twice

Mitten Merch Brings in Big Bucks for Charity

About those wooly mittens that Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They've helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders' home state of Vermont, the independent senator announced Wednesday. The sum comes from...

Biden Extends Pause On Student Loans

President Biden issued an executive order extending a pause on federal student loan payments. The order will cover the vast majority of all federal student loans. Under President Biden's direction, the pause will allow borrowers to defer payments without penalty and reset interest rates to zero. According to HuffPost, the pause will be in effect through at least the end of September 2021. A pause on payments initially went into effect in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended in December and was scheduled to expire on Jan.31

Squaw Valley gets 2 feet of snow overnight

14 inches of snow fell overnight on Jan. 27, on the upper mountains at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in California.

Body Brokers

Trailer for 'Body Brokers' starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo, Alice Englert, Jack Kilmer

Hospital Offered Donors 'Invite-Only' Vaccine…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says rich people won't be allowed to move to the front of the line for COVID vaccination. The governor spoke out after it emerged that the Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue had offered major donors "invite-only" access to vaccination appointments within a week while the hospital's...

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2nd Officer Takes His Own Life After Capitol…

Washington, DC, police disclosed for the first time Tuesday that a DC officer who responded to the Capitol riot took his own life days later. Acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told House lawmakers that Jeffery Smith, a 12-year veteran of the force, died by suicide on Jan. 15, nine...

Asia Today: China's big holiday travel season…

Efforts to dissuade Chinese from traveling for Lunar New Year appeared to be working

Couple adopts stray dog after he jumps into their…

Couple adopts stray dog after he jumps into their truck