The Atlanta Falcons released linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday after police charged him earlier in the day with felony aggravated cruelty to an animal for allegedly killing his former girlfriend’s dog, according to ESPN.
Marilyn Mosby, 35, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney who has filed charges against six policemen in the death of Freddie Gray, won her first case when she appeared on the show “Judge Judy” in 2000.
Democrats in the California State Assembly passed a bill this week that would increase the filing fees for ballot initiatives (or referenda) from $200 to $8,000, thus excluding most ordinary citizens from filing a petition and leaving the field open for unions and corporations, according to Capital Public Radio.
Iran Cites Jailed Washington Post Journalist’s Job Application with Obama Administration as Evidence of Espionage
Iran, apparently blissfully unaware that members of the media and the Obama Administration have been bedfellows for years, cited Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s online job application for a position in the Obama administration in 2008 as evidence that he is guilty of espionage.
On Monday evening, Austin Harr, 21, of Gridley, CA, drowned on his birthday when attempting to carry a 10-pound rock while swimming across the Gridley Plunge, a pond in the Oroville Wildlife Area, according to the Los Angeles Times.
For the second time in three days, former San Francisco Giants defensive end Ray McDonald, 30, was arrested.
On Tuesday night, the City Council of Davis unanimously passed an ordinance requiring every “restaurant that sells a children’s meal that includes a beverage” to offer milk or water to children as their first choice in children’s meals, according to Bay Area public radio station KQED.
Unlike the bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles championed by California Governor Jerry Brown, a proposed bullet train from Southern California to Las Vegas approved by the Nevada legislature last week would not rely on state funds. According to
On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered the State Department to release some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails every 30 days, starting in June.
As usual, the Obama administration is talking tough on foreign policy. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned China on Wednesday to stop building man-made islands in the South China Sea so that the Communist country can expand its territorial zone.
UEFA, the European governing body of soccer, issued a statement on Wednesday calling for new leadership in FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, which runs international soccer and the World Cup.
Labor leaders, who insisted for most of the last year that no exemptions should be allowed when instituting a minimum wage hike for the City of Los Angeles, have changed their tune now that the Los Angeles City Council approved the hike to $15 last week, asserting that companies whose employees are unionized should be exempted from the forced wage hike.
The Richmond City Council has reached the Outer Limits, or at least, the Twilight Zone. The council voted 5-2 on May 19 to endorse a resolution banning space-based weapons “to ensure that individuals will not be targets of space-based weapons.”
On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hinted that he might eschew competing in the Florida primary in 2016, acknowledging that two Florida heavyweights, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush, would likely wage a titanic battle for their home state.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted a New York Post report titled, “You’re 45% More Likely to Be Murdered in de Blasio’s Manhattan,” characterizing the report as “fear mongering.”
The State Department will finally commit to a schedule for the release of over 55,000 pages of emails that were either sent or received by Hillary Clinton on her private server.
Not only would the bill require some pregnancy centers, specifically those devoted to pro- life causes, to advertise the availability of abortion, but it would also fine facilities that do not comply.
California Democrats and Republicans may agree to raise the state’s gas tax in order to address the $59 billion the state needs for roadway maintenance.
On Monday, the Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald, 30, after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment in Santa Clara, California.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has capitulated to pressure from parents and teachers at four Bay Area Catholic high schools, agreeing to elide his characterization of same-sex marriage, homosexuality and contraception as “gravely evil” from a new handbook.
On Thursday, “The Jeremy Kyle Show” celebrated its ten-year anniversary by rebroadcasting a segment from 2012 in which two gay lovers discovered they were half-brothers.
An ex-con from Maryland and five of his friends were arrested late Thursday in the slaughter of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper.
Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, agreed to play football for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
On Thursday, volunteers who had joined professional environmental cleanup contractors to remove the detritus from a Wednesday oil spill that washed up on Refugio State Beach were asked to go home and leave the job to the experts.
Apparently, Hillary Clinton is least popular among the American public when she runs for president.