Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized with Infection

Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, is hospitalized with an infection and being treated with intravenous antibiotics, the Supreme Court announced Sunday night. Thomas, 73, was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday evening, according to the release, with flu-like symptoms. “He underwent tests, was diagnosed with an infection, and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics,” the release said. … Continue reading Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized with Infection

4 Shot at Festival in Downtown Austin

Four people were shot and wounded in downtown Austin, Texas, early Sunday as the city hosts the annual South by Southwest festival, police said. The Austin Police Department told people to avoid the area at around 2:50 a.m., warning via Twitter that the gunman was still at large. However, police tweeted that a suspect was in custody shortly before 5 a.m. Police and the Austin-Travis … Continue reading 4 Shot at Festival in Downtown Austin

Russia Wants Alaska Back: ‘Good Luck with That’

The governor of Alaska has responded to suggestions from a Russian lawmaker that the country wants his state back by warning Alaskans are armed and would resist. Governor Mike Dunleavy was responding to comments from Oleg Matveychev, a member of the Russian Duma, who told state TV on Sunday that Russia should be considering reparations from the U.S. for lost territories. The remarks came amid … Continue reading Russia Wants Alaska Back: ‘Good Luck with That’

South Carolina Institutes Firing Squad Executions

South Carolina now has the means to facilitate executions by firing squad, officials said Friday, making it one of few states where it is lawful to carry out a death sentence in that manner. The state Department of Corrections said it alerted the Attorney General’s office that it has developed protocols and completed renovations at a correctional facility in Columbia, the capital city, making way … Continue reading South Carolina Institutes Firing Squad Executions

Baby Found Alive in Louisiana Field a Day After Going Missing

An 8-month-old baby has been located in a field after going missing overnight, in what officials are hailing as a “miracle” discovery. The baby boy — whose name is Niguel Jackson, according to local station WAFB — was recovered Wednesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the city’s police department announced on social media. “The infant was taken to a local hospital for precautionary medical treatment,” the Facebook post read. “It’s believed … Continue reading Baby Found Alive in Louisiana Field a Day After Going Missing

Extremist Obtains 62 Kids from Ukraine: ‘Something’s Wrong with This Guy’

Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, who was found by a House-commissioned investigation to have planned and participated in domestic terrorism, is in a small town in Poland with more than 60 Ukrainian children, trying to facilitate their adoption in America. Shea has said his group helped rescue 62 children and their two adult caregivers from an orphanage in Mariupol, the city in southeastern Ukraine … Continue reading Extremist Obtains 62 Kids from Ukraine: ‘Something’s Wrong with This Guy’

Homeless Serial Killer in NYC, DC, Leads to Massive Manhunt

Police investigating a series of murders in New York City have confirmed that the horrific crimes are linked to a similar murder spree in Washington D.C. The chilling crimes began March 3 when the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. responded to a call around 4 a.m. and discovered that a homeless man had sustained a gunshot wound. He was treated at a hospital and survived the injuries. Five days … Continue reading Homeless Serial Killer in NYC, DC, Leads to Massive Manhunt

American Journalist Killed in Ukraine

An American journalist was killed and another journalist was wounded by Russian forces in the town of Irpin outside the capital of Kyiv on Sunday, Ukrainian police said.  Brent Renaud, a 50-year-old filmmaker, was killed when Russian troops opened fire, according to Andriy Nebytov, the head of Kyiv’s regional police force. Nebytov posted a graphic photo purportedly of Renaud’s body on Facebook, as well as pictures of … Continue reading American Journalist Killed in Ukraine

Gas Prices the Most Expensive in US History – Breaking Record from 2008

After days of dramatically rising gas prices in wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the national average for a gallon of gas is now the highest in United States history, breaking the record that stood for nearly 14 years. As of Tuesday morning, the cost of regular gas in the U.S. is $4.17, according to AAA, up from $4.06 on Monday. Last week, the average cost was $3.60. The previous national average … Continue reading Gas Prices the Most Expensive in US History – Breaking Record from 2008