(Al Jazeera) Mexican authorities said on Friday that five attackers have died in a clash with soldiers in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, bringing the state’s death toll in two days of presumed gang-related violence to 29. A group of armed assailants attacked a military patrol Thursday on a highway near the Rio Grande, […]
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(London Guardian) The proportion of U.S. Catholics who regard priests as honest and ethical has plummeted to a record low of fewer than one in three, according to a survey. The fall of 18 percentage points between 2017 and 2018 is attributed to the last year’s scandals over clerical sexual abuse. Fewer than half of […]
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(WKMS) A biblical concept is the inspiration behind a rule change in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The new policy, proposed by state Rep. Mathew Hill, R-Jonesborough, requires lawmakers to get a second signature when filing an ethical complaint. He says it draws from a biblical requirement that allegations have to be corroborated. “If there’s […]
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(ABC News, Australia) Australia’s veterinarian shortage has been “particularly tough” in the past 12 months, according to an employment expert who blames stress, financial pressure, long hours, along with abuse and “emotional blackmail” from pet owners for the problem. Vets are also four times more likely to take their own life than others, which is […]
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(London Telegraph) Oxford has ended its women-only fellowship after the university’s administrators said it breached equality law. The Joanna Randall-MacIver junior research fellowship, established in the 1930s for women studying fine arts, music or literature, was deemed to be “discriminatory on the grounds of gender” by Oxford’s Council. This is the first time that the […]
(Fox News) Howard Buffett, Warren’s oldest son, has become a crusader at the border, using his organizations and wealth to boost security efforts of local authorities and volunteer groups, according to a recent report. While his interest in border security may seem odd, a closer look at the 64-year-old billionaire and philanthropist reveals he’s no […]
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(NPR) A federal judge in Iowa says it’s no longer a crime to go undercover at factory farms, slaughterhouses and any other ag-related operations. The 2012 law was a clear violation of the First Amendment, the judge said. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, one of the plaintiffs in the case, called the ruling “a win […]
(CBS News) A teenage driver in Layton, Utah, crashed her car while wearing a blindfold – a stunt inspired by the Netflix movie “Bird Box” “Bird Box Challenge while driving…predictable result,” the Layton Police Department tweeted on Friday. “This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton […]
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It was one of the great entertainment industry love stories ever – Pat and Shirley Boone. They were married for 65 years until Friday morning when death took her. But Pat says he will see her soon, seeing as how she just changed address. In her final moments, Shirley was surrounded by her husband and […]