Category Archives: Culture

Britney Spears Has Lost a Legal Battle

Britney Spears has lost a legal battle to remove her father as the conservator of your estate. This was originally put into place in 2008 after she was going through a mental health crisis. Her lawyer told the court that she is afraid of her father and will not perform or resume her career in any way until she has control over her life. Judge Declines to Suspend James Spears Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declines to suspend James Spears as the conservator. However, she did approve Spears to appoint the Bessemer Trust to serve as a co-conservator. […]

Ring Recalls Over 350k Smart Doorbells After Catching Fire

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Amazon-subsidiary Ring is recalling countless video doorbells after reports of them catching on fire. Nearly 350,000 2nd generation Ring doorbells and 8,700 sold in Canada (model number 5UM5E5) are recalled according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on November 10. These doorbells were sold on their website and on Amazon between June and October 2020. According to the report, “the video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, which poses a fire and burn hazards.” Over 85 Ring Smart Doorbell Incedents Reported As of the date of the report, they have gotten 85 […]

President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19

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The president and first lady are two of the newest individuals to contract COVID-19 during this pandemic. On Saturday, September 26, the president hosted a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce his U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett. Many guests did not wear masks at the outdoor event that was quite packed. At least eight people who attended this ceremony have since tested positive for the coronavirus. After the announcement, Trump flew to Pennsylvania for an outdoor rally. The following Tuesday was the first presidential debate in Cleveland where many members of the Trump family and […]

House Votes to Approve Resolution to Condemn QAnon

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On October 2, the House approved a resolution condemning QAnon, a movement that promotes governmental conspiracies and who has been encouraged by President Trump. It passed 371-18, with one GOP member voting present. Seventeen Republicans and one independent voted against the resolution. The resolution “condemns QAnon and rejects the conspiracy theories it promotes,” while also encouraging the FBI and law enforcement to focus on violence prevention from these extremists. The resolution was sponsored first by Representative Tom Malinowski, a Democrat running for reelection in New Jersey and second, Denver Riggleman (R-Va.). He claims to have been the target of death […]

Fires on West Coast 2020

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Weeks of dry and hot weather have led to historic wildfires across the West Coast. Nearly 4.7 million acres have been destroyed. Red flag warnings are in place from Northern California into Southern Oregon, where fire danger still remains high. Thankfully, air conditions are beginning to improve there. 16,500 firefighters alone are fighting over two dozen large fires in the State of California. The year’s deadliest fire is in the North Complex with 15 deaths and 270,000 acres burned. “With no significant precipitation in sight, California remains dry and ripe for wildfires,” said Cal Fire. However, smoke conditions are improving, […]

DMV Extends Extension For Driver’s Licenses And ID Cards

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to problems with Motor Vehicle Commissions across the country, including the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. They have added additional extensions for expired or soon-to-be expired driver’s licenses and identification cards. Some locations also are offering new and limited Saturday hours for new Nevada residents from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., starting September 19. Governor Steve Sisolak will direct an additional extension for non-commercial driver’s licenses, IDs, non-commercial instruction permits, and driver authorization cards for those with an expiration date of March 12 or later for an additional 60 days from September 14 through November 12. […]

Scott Peterson’s Death Sentence Overturned by California Supreme Court

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In 2004, Scott Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, and of second-degree murder of his unborn son, Conner in California. In 2005, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. His case was put on automatic appeal to the Supreme Court of California and on August 24, 2002 the death penalty for him was overturned by the court. However, his murder convictions were not overturned. Imparial Jury at Sentencing The court said that the judge’s mistakes led to an impartial jury during sentencing. Some jurors had views on capital punishment that would impair their ability […]

Trump’s brother files lawsuit seeking to block tell-all family book by niece Mary Trump

This lawsuit seeks to block publication of the tell-all book a day after a New York state court judge tossed out the original case. Robert Trump filed this lawsuit in V. Mary’s book, entitled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” is set to publish July 28 by Simon & Schuster. She is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the oldest brother who died when Mary was just a teenager. The lawsuit states that Mary has a non-disclosure agreement with both Robert & Donald Trump as well as their sister, a retired federal […]

Indian TikTok Star dies by suicide at 16

Siya Kakkar was a teenage TikTok influencer who rose to fame on social media. She was known for sharing music clips of herself dancing. She had nearly 1.1 million followers on Tiktok at the time of her date on June 24 from suicide. Since her death, her followers count has risen to nearly two million. She last posted a video 20 hours before the announcement of her death. It was reported that between the hours of 9 – 10 p.m., she died by hanging by the ceiling fan in her bedroom. Her management team says that she hadn’t received any […]

Black Lives Matter

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Take a moment to picture yourself as a young mother with an eleven-year-old son who is about to leave for his first day of middle school. He’s your only child, and the local school is known for having issues with bullies. The school is located on the outskirts of a big city, and there is even some local gang activity. In addition, there have been recent news reports of school shootings in your state. Your son is the love of your life…he’s smart, creative, and kind, and he’s learning to play the trumpet, too! You’re so afraid of letting him […]