Mudslides shut down California highway amid atmospheric river

Mudslides shut down California highway amid atmospheric river

Amid a new storm bringing mudslides and flooding, officials have shut down parts of the Pacific Coast highway as most of Southern California is under extreme rainfall and flood warnings. “All lanes of PCH are closed just west of Corral Cyn in Malibu due to mudslides. No ETA at this time, avoid the area, use … Read more

Fox News touts Joe Biden’s ‘effective’ response to 2024 question

Fox News touts Joe Biden’s ‘effective’ response to 2024 question

Fox News’ Dana Perino said on Wednesday that President Joe Biden gave an “effective” response when asked who he would rather face in the 2024 election. Kayleigh McEnany, a former aide to President Donald Trump, also agreed with Perino while speaking on America’s Newsroom, saying that Biden answered the question with confidence when he told … Read more

GOP Extremism Has Made Gun Violence a Part of Americans’ Daily Lives

GOP Extremism Has Made Gun Violence a Part of Americans’ Daily Lives

Last month, I toured Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I joined Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and three dads who had each lost a child to the mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018. It was a place frozen in time—a snapshot of when a gunman entered, opened fire, and murdered 17 people with … Read more

China echoes Putin’s war for history to justify claims in Asia

China echoes Putin’s war for history to justify claims in Asia

China’s top diplomat voiced historical grievances Saturday to justify the country’s claims in the South China Sea, some of which have brought it into conflict with its neighbors, including—most prominently—the Philippines. Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks, delivered at a security conference in Munich, Germany, recall the history lesson on Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin … Read more

Benefits warning as millions of dollars at risk

Benefits warning as millions of dollars at risk

New York lawmakers have warned that millions of dollars in SNAP benefits are being stolen from electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. State Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani has warned that there have been 61,000 instances of EBT card fraud in the past six months alone, or $17 million in lost benefits. Mamdani, who represents New York’s 36th … Read more

Woman asks husband for “pads with wings”—internet loves what he gets

Woman asks husband for “pads with wings”—internet loves what he gets

A married couple’s video on Instagram has gone viral, inciting both hilarity and debate in the comments about men’s awareness of women’s issues. Posted by Jennifer Skilja under the username @twodears on February 9, the video shows a woman’s husband with a package of menstrual pads and two to-go containers of chicken wings after she … Read more

Rare weather phenomenon in desert sparks early-morning warning

Rare weather phenomenon in desert sparks early-morning warning

Las Vegas experienced a rare weather event early Wednesday morning when fog descended on the desert city overnight and prompted meteorologists to advise caution. The fog formed after light rain fell on and off in Las Vegas on Tuesday, which created a cool and saturated air mass. National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Chris Outler told … Read more

Everything ‘Suits’ stars said about having no contact with Meghan Markle

Everything ‘Suits’ stars said about having no contact with Meghan Markle

When Meghan Markle‘s relationship with Prince Harry first became public in 2016, she was best known for her successful television career, starring for a number of years in the hit legal drama Suits. When it came time for Meghan to leave her acting roots behind and embark on a new career as royal princess, she … Read more

More US schools moving to four-day week

More US schools moving to four-day week

Several Texas school districts have recently moved to a four-day school week, adding to the growing number of schools on truncated schedules amid teacher shortages across the country. The Bandera Independent School District in the San Antonio area approved the transition on Monday, local news station KENS reported. It joins several other local districts—the Natalia, … Read more

Chinese spy ship approaches sensitive waters

Chinese spy ship approaches sensitive waters

A Chinese spy ship of the class frequently used to monitor United States and allied military exercises in the Pacific approached Taiwan’s waters on Tuesday before being expelled by the island’s navy, according to an open-source report. A Type 815A electronic surveillance vessel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy sailed southwards past Taiwan’s eastern … Read more