Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. Interested in Australia? Add Australia as an interest to stay up to date on…
GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld told…
Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no signs of foul play. A Monday autopsy was planned to determine the cause of…
Tornadoes, severe weather threaten Central Plains through next few days

Tornadoes, severe weather threaten Central Plains through next few days

A major severe weather outbreak got underway on Friday across parts of the Plains with 31 reported tornadoes in four states (Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas). The majority of these tornadoes came from western Kansas and Nebraska -- creating some incredible images of large funnels in the western prairies. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as…
Joe Biden heads to Philadelphia to give pitch on uniting the country

Joe Biden heads to Philadelphia to give pitch on uniting the country

Former Vice President Joe Biden made his pitch to unite the country in Philadelphia on Saturday, for the third and final phase of his presidential campaign roll out. Biden held his first campaign rally in Eakin’s Oval near the famous "Rocky steps" of the Philadelphia Art Museum on Saturday afternoon. The rally, which was announced…
Sanders’ education plan nixes for-profit charter school funding

Sanders’ education plan nixes for-profit charter school funding

One day after the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a temporary halt to public funding directed toward nonprofit charter school expansion and an outright ban on for-profit charter institutions. Interested in Bernie Sanders? Add Bernie Sanders as an interest to stay…

Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region's leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in the rest of the UK, where same-sex marriage is legal. The issue is a stumbling block to restoring…
Probe says university ignored nearly 2 decades of ‘shocking’ sex abuse allegations

Probe says university ignored nearly 2 decades of ‘shocking’ sex abuse allegations

An investigation has determined that Ohio State University officials ignored nearly two decades of accusations of sexual abuse against a long-time university doctor, according to an independent report released Friday by the university. Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State team doctor and sports medicine researcher, is accused of sexually abusing at least 177 men over…
House Democrats pass sweeping legislation to protect LGBTQ rights

House Democrats pass sweeping legislation to protect LGBTQ rights

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Equality Act -– sweeping legislation that protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace, housing, service, and public accommodations. It’s the first time a chamber of Congress has approved a comprehensive LGBTQ civil rights bill that would provide clear, nationwide protections for LGBTQ people throughout daily life,…

Lyft says drivers tampering with surge pricing could be booted

Ride-share drivers who tamper with surge pricing will face being deactivated after a report revealed that ride-share drivers at a Washington, D.C., airport coordinated to boost fares, Lyft said. The statement came after a report from ABC affiliate WJLA alleging that Lyft and Uber drivers at Reagan National Airport organized to turn off their apps…

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