After #FreeBritney movement, California to limit conservatorships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill limiting conservatorships that grant legal guardianship over individuals, a move that comes after Britney Spears’ conservatorship case garnered national attention amid her attempts to regain control over her finances and livelihood. The new law, authored by Democratic Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, will require … Read more

Ryan Murphy’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is an example of the brand undermining the mission

It doesn’t take a dedicated Ryan Murphy aficionado to understand why Jeffrey Dahmer appeals to him as a drama subject. The nature of Dahmer’s singularly horrific crimes, several of which are studiously dramatized in Netflix’s “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” made him an international sideshow after he was finally caught in 1991. By … Read more

Russia’s Putin announces annexation of 4 Ukraine regions, despite global outcry

Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine 02:15 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to annex occupied Ukrainian territory, a move the West has blasted as an illegal land-grab. Ukraine’s president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s move and President Volodymyr … Read more

Gavin Newsom pushes for California to become sanctuary state for transgender youth

Gov. Gavin Newsom has put new legislature into effect that will make California the first sanctuary state for transgender youth.  Senate Bill 107, which was signed by Newsom on Thursday, “aims to block states with anti-LGBTQ policies from initiating civil or criminal actions against parents helping their transgender kids access health care in California,” according to … Read more

Key Element of Hunter Biden Investigations Will Be ‘What Happened in 2020’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) previewed during an appearance on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily what next year’s congressional investigations into Hunter Biden would look like should Republicans take the House majority. Jordan, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Oversight Committee, said “one of the key elements” of … Read more

Disney reopens after closing for two days as Hurricane Ian blasted across Florida

Hurricane Ian heads for South Carolina Hurricane Ian expected to make second landfall in South Carolina 01:36 Walt Disney World is gradually reopening its theme parks on Friday after closing for two days as Hurricane Ian flattened homes and businesses across Florida.  Disney theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, began opening their doors at 10 a.m. … Read more

Cyberattackers behind massive outage threaten to release LAUSD data online

The criminal organization behind a ransomware attack targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District has threatened to release illegally obtained data online, the district announced Friday. The hackers set a Monday deadline for officials to pay a ransom, the Los Angeles Times reported. The organization claims to have taken 500 gigabytes of data, but that … Read more

More Migration Is ‘The Best Thing … for Our Economy’

Congress can best help the American economy by importing more lower-wage, lower-skill workers for companies that would otherwise hire Americans and invest in high-tech machinery, according to House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA). “Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is to have comprehensive immigration reform,” she told Capitol Hill … Read more

In Brazil’s presidential election, the fate of the Amazon is at stake

Brazilian voters head to the polls this weekend to pick their next head of state, with a choice between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or Lula, a former union leader from the country’s left-wing Workers’ Party and past president of Brazil.  After a tumultuous first term, Bolsonaro, commonly referred … Read more

Does cannabis really make people apathetic? New research suggests the “lazy stoner” myth isn’t true

Picture a person who enjoys smoking weed — a “stoner” or “pothead.” For many people, Cheech & Chong jumps immediately to mind. The ’70s bong-toking duo redefined drug use in comedy, cementing in the public consciousness tropes about cannabis users being dim-witted, incoherent and lazy (and also quite hilarious). These stereotypes persist today. A 2019 … Read more

Why is corn syrup in so many American infant formulas?

All mammals, including humans, make milk with carbohydrates in the same unique form: lactose, a sugar that is a fusion of two other sugars called galactose and glucose. While scientists don’t know why all mammary glands arrange sugars this way, many believe that it’s important for babies. And growing evidence suggests that lactose substitutes in … Read more

The untold story behind “Strawberry Fields Forever”

As I began researching for my book, “Understanding John Lennon,” I discovered that the story for the Beatles‘ “Strawberry Fields Forever” was not as most people originally thought. The popular story told is about a girls’ orphanage with that name, but the true inspiration was to be found elsewhere – within a breakout at a … Read more

‘Election integrity’ a growing issue ahead of 2022 midterm election

Republicans nationwide have cast doubts on election results since former President Donald Trump declared his 2020 election loss as “stolen,” but the sentiment has filtered its way down to even local elections held in the reddest of red Republican strongholds. Election integrity has become a key issue ahead of the 2022 midterms in Washington County, Utah, … Read more

Brownstone releasing first new music in 25 years

Lately, the female singing trio Brownstone has been all about the “re.” “We’re reinventing, we’re refreshed, we’re renewed, we’re revamped,” member Teisha Brown told CNN in a recent interview. “Now don’t get it twisted: you still are getting Brownstone, but we are giving you a little bit of a new feel.” That “new feel” is … Read more

St. George Marathon event schedule set, roads to avoid Saturday

Preparation continued for the 46th annual St. George Marathon Thursday, with volunteers and work crews busy gearing up for nearly 5,000 runners and thousands of other visitors to fill the streets Saturday for the city’s signature athletic event. At the same time, many locals were getting ready for the potential traffic impacts. Road closures and restrictions … Read more

Where to get the cheapest gas in Southern California

With gas prices climbing toward record territory, again, Californians are looking for ways to save a few pennies -or more- per gallon. These 10 gas stations have the lowest prices in the Los Angeles area as of Friday afternoon (Sept. 30), according to GasBuddy. Ramco Gasoline at 1104 E Palmdale Blvd in Palmdale ($4.93) 2. … Read more

“East New York” premiere set for Sunday, Oct. 2

“East New York” premiere set for Sunday, Oct. 2 “East New York” premiere set for Sunday, Oct. 2 02:16 “Amanda Warren stars as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct in East New York – a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval and … Read more

“The Price Is Right At Night” primetime special welcomes “Young Sheldon” stars Iain Armitage, Raegan Revord

“The Price Is Right At Night” primetime special welcomes Iain Armitage, Raegan Revord of “Young Shel “The Price Is Right At Night” primetime special welcomes Iain Armitage, Raegan Revord of “Young Shel 01:26 THE PRICE IS RIGHT, hosted by Drew Carey, welcomes YOUNG SHELDON actors Iain Armitage and Raegan Revord to a special primetime episode … Read more

Civil rights organizers, attorneys demand justice for Judge Glenda Hatchett in groping case

Civil rights organizers, attorneys demand justice for Judge Glenda Hatchett in groping case Civil rights organizers, attorneys demand justice for Judge Glenda Hatchett in groping case 01:56 ATLANTA (WUPA) — Civil rights advocates are speaking out on behalf of prominent former Judge Glenda Hatchett months after a sheriff allegedly groped her at a conference. They’re … Read more

What to know about COVID variants BA.4.6, BF.7 and BA.2.75, now growing nationwide

New Omicron subvariant circulating New Omicron subvariant raises concerns 05:36 The BA.5 variant that dominated the summer wave of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has now fallen to 81.3% of new cases, according to estimates released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three rival strains – the BF.7, BA.2.75, and BA.4.6 variants – … Read more

See dramatic photos of Hurricane Ian’s widespread damage across Florida

Aerial views reveal destruction in Florida Aerial views reveal widespread destruction in Florida 01:10 Floridians are facing devastating scenes after Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms ever to hit the U.S., swept across the state. The storm, which made landfall in southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, flooded numerous buildings and … Read more

Shining a Light on Inspiring School Employees for a Third Year

By: Frances W. Hopkins We are now in Year 3 of the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award, by which the U.S. Department of Education (ED) honors classified school employees. Candidates include individuals who work in schools as: paraprofessionals and in clerical and administrative services, transportation services, food and nutrition services, custodial and maintenance services, … Read more

Why Hurricane Ian could disrupt air travel for the next week

Airports reopening after hurricane forced them to close Airports reopening after hurricane forced them to close 03:18 When Hurricane Ian roared ashore In Florida as a Category 4, the damage and destruction to infrastructure was significant — and so was the storm’s impact on travel. In the past few days, more than 3,500 flights were … Read more

“Water was up over the rooftop”: Florida official describes harrowing scene as search missions continue

Hurricane Ian heading to South Carolina coast Hurricane Ian churns toward South Carolina coast 03:57 Devastation continues to unfold in Florida as rescue missions continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Kevin Guthrie, director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, said there have been more than 700 rescues so far and that they are in … Read more

Organization aims to register 1 million Black men to vote by 2024 election

SCOTUS keeps GOP voting map in Alabama SCOTUS keeps GOP-drawn congressional map in Alabama amid claims it dilutes Black vote 01:43 Washington – Black women are often considered a critical voting bloc, but a new initiative aims to dramatically expand the number of African American male voters ahead of the next presidential election.  Black Men Vote … Read more

Guardian Seethes over Giorgia Meloni ‘Sexualising’ Herself

The Guardian is upset that Giorgia Meloni, very likely set to become Italy’s first woman prime minister, is opposed to gender quotas and “sexualised” herself during the election. In an article harping on the fact that the national conservative leader “posted [a] sexualised clip of herself during [the] election campaign, favours curbs on abortion and is against … Read more

Mayor in Sanibel, Florida, pens emotional message to city amid Hurricane Ian’s destruction: “Our lives and our island have been forever changed”

Biden briefs on Hurricane Ian Biden says Hurricane Ian “could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history” 21:06 The destruction that Hurricane Ian caused when it hit Sanibel Island on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm was catastrophic, with damage so severe that the island has been cut off from Florida’s mainland. The wreckage led … Read more

How to help victims of Hurricane Ian

by: Will Gonzalez, Haley Townsend Posted: Sep 30, 2022 / 08:16 AM PDT Updated: Sep 30, 2022 / 08:16 AM PDT TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction on its way through Florida. The storm made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon on Florida’s southwest coast. Millions were left without power, … Read more

House GOP to Investigate Hunter Biden, Biden Family

House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) said on Thursday that an investigation into Hunter Biden will commence once Republicans take back control of the House. “The reason we’re investigating Hunter Biden is because we believe he’s compromised Joe Biden,” Comer, who will likely be the next House Oversight Committee chairman, told reporters. Comer … Read more

LAPD arrests 2 in killing of 12-year-old boy in Wilmington

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing a 12-year-old boy who was traveling in an SUV in Wilmington late last year, police announced Friday. The two Wilmington residents, identified as 21-year-old Damian Ulysses Martinez, and 19-year-old Gabriel Martinez, were arrested on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. … Read more

How climate change is making storms like Hurricane Ian stronger more quickly

Climate change making hurricanes more intense Climate change making hurricanes more intense 04:37 As Hurricane Ian roared towards Florida, it experienced a phenomenon known as rapid intensification — getting very strong, very fast. Scientists say the process of hurricanes rapidly intensifying is becoming more frequent, and is connected to the impact of human-caused climate change. Early Tuesday morning Hurricane … Read more

Eight-Year-Old Ukrainian Refugee Girl Stabbed ’74 Times’ in Migrant Home

An eight-year-old girl has suffered life-altering injuries after being stabbed up to 74 times in refugee accommodation in open borders Ireland. A young Ukrainian refugee has sustained life-altering injuries after suffering what is thought to be up to 74 stab wounds while staying in refugee accommodation in open borders Ireland. Having already taken in 50,000 … Read more

How the GOP weaponized ignorance — and how “smart people acting like dopes” stay in power

Political satirist Andy Borowitz has published a new book, “Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber,” which may surprise some readers. Unlike his New Yorker column, The Borowitz Report, this book is not cast in the vein of genial or gentle humor. It’s a stinging indictment of how the Republican Party has, … Read more

Alligators, sewage, bears and snakes are just a few of the reasons to stay out of Florida’s floodwaters, officials say

Ian causes major damage, flooding in Florida Hurricane Ian leaves behind catastrophic damage and flooding in Florida 07:37 Hurricane Ian has caused widespread damage and flooding in Florida, leaving much of the state drowning in several feet of water as it continues its trek up the East Coast. With floodwaters still raging, officials have warned … Read more

Rep. Tony Gonzales Slams Biden Admin over Uvalde Migrant Deaths

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) spoke with Breitbart Texas regarding the latest migrant deaths in Uvalde, Texas, and the worsening border security situation. The Texas congressman says, “We could see this coming from a mile away”. Gonzales worries the dangers to American citizens is increasing with no solution from the current administration in sight. Speaking … Read more

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month  – Blog

By: Heather Ward, Special Assistant, Office of Postsecondary Education  If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor.  As U.S. Department of Education officials have traveled the country visiting … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month: “La Historia De Mi Gente”

By: Amanda Zepeda My first teachers were my parents. Both grew up in immigrant households in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. They were Chicano latch-key-kids of the 1970s. My father began working at a young age, supplementing the family’s income with a paper route before school and gardening work with my grandfather on the … Read more

How to watch as NASA sends a spacecraft to deliberately crash into a 525-foot-wide asteroid at 14,000 mph

NASA crashes DART spacecraft into asteroid NASA successfully crashes DART spacecraft into asteroid 06:34 Update: NASA successfully crashed the spacecraft into the asteroid. Read more about the collision here.  NASA scientists are gearing up for the world’s first mission testing planetary defense — and they want you to watch this evening. The space agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection … Read more