Three House Republicans fined for refusing to wear masks

Three House Republicans fined for refusing to wear masks

Three Republican members of Congress were fined for their refusal to wear a mask on the House floor. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, Rep. Brian Mast of Florida and Rep. Beth Van Duyne of Texas were slapped on Friday with a $500 fine from the House sergeant-at-arms over the infraction, according to a statement from … Read more

Jeff Bezos accused his girlfriend’s brother of hiding ownership of a $2.5 million property to avoid paying his legal fees, court filings show

Jeff Bezos accused his girlfriend's brother of hiding ownership of a $2.5 million property to avoid paying his legal fees, court filings show

Michael Sanchez, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon; Getty Images Jeff Bezos said in a court filing that Michael Sanchez tried to avoid paying a defamation judgment. The filing accused Sanchez of transferring his California residence to a limited liability company. Thursday’s court filing marked the latest development in an … Read more

Biden decries torture as a ‘stain on our conscience’

Biden decries torture as a 'stain on our conscience'

President Joe Biden denounced torture Saturday, but skipped a chance to name — and shame — China. “Torture, wherever it occurs, is a stain on our moral conscience,” Biden declared as he marked the anniversary of a United Nations convention banning the practice worldwide. “We all must redouble our efforts to end such inhumane practice … Read more

Man suspected of shooting Florida police officer captured in a Georgia treehouse after days-long search

Man suspected of shooting Florida police officer captured in a Georgia treehouse after days-long search

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police on Saturday arrested the man suspected of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head earlier this week, leaving the officer in critical condition and launching a days-long manhunt. Police Chief Jakari Young said at an early Saturday press conference that the suspect, identified as Othal Wallace, 29, was … Read more

Thousands climb Indonesian volcano for annual sacrifice

Thousands climb Indonesian volcano for annual sacrifice

Thousands climbed an active Indonesian volcano Saturday morning to perform a centuries-old sacrificial ritual, according to AFP. Each year, members of the Tengger tribe cast livestock and food into the crater of Mount Bromo. The Hindu festival is called Yadnya Kasada. According to legend, the ritual dates to the 15th-century, when the Javanese princess and … Read more

NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent says he doesn’t ‘indoctrinate’ players on COVID-19 vaccine

NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent says he doesn't 'indoctrinate' players on COVID-19 vaccine

A day before COVID-19 issues cut short his team’s season and College World Series berth, N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent said he did not want to “indoctrinate” players regarding the coronavirus vaccine. Avent, speaking to reporters following his team’s 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt on Friday, said his job was to teach baseball and make … Read more