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Trade Ban to Protect Pangolins: Enough to Save Them?

An international agreement now prohibits the commercial sale across international borders of the world’s most trafficked mammals. Enforcement is another matter.

'I wanted his future to be longer than that.' Alfred Olango's mother laments his death in police shooting

Days after her son was shot and killed by El Cajon police, Pamela Benge told reporters Thursday that she was praying for the deaths of unarmed black men to come to an end. "It keeps going, it keeps going," she said at a San Diego news conference.  Benge said she had been following the shooting...

The many faces of Donald Trump (on 'Saturday Night Live')

NBC and “Saturday Night Live” announced Wednesday that they would be turning to a new talent, albeit a familiar face, to play Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the upcoming 42nd season of the show, which premieres Saturday.  That face? Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, who has hosted the late-night...

California now subject to tighter rules for taking property from those who haven't been convicted of a crime

Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on rape Sept. 29, 2016, 3:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gun control advocates Gabby...

Man charged with sparking massive fire in Sequoia National Forest by driving off-road

A man was charged Thursday with sparking a wildfire that raged through Sequoia National Forest recently after he drove his car off-road and ignited dead grass with the heat of his catalytic converter.  Angel Gilberto Garcia-Avalos, 29, of Michoacan, Mexico, was reportedly driving off-road illegally...

Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote

Thousands of voters will be registered in time for November. Under the threat of contempt of court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has agreed to register thousands of eligible voters and to properly notify them that they are registered. Show More Summary

More California communities could see public financing of campaigns under a law signed by Gov. Brown

Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on rape Sept. 29, 2016, 3:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gun control advocates Gabby...

Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge Key Strength for Veterans!

Obtaining a formal education beyond high school has become a must for those who are looking to build a solid career in the civilian sector. There was a time when this was not the case, you could graduate from high school, spend timeShow More Summary

It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment

Our right to abortion access should not depend on our income or our ZIP code. Enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this year. The Hyde Amendment was introduced by the late Henry Hyde, a Republican from Illinois who sought to ban abortions outright. Show More Summary

Natasha Wozniak- You Are The Social Hero

A lady of big heart and her social activism (A journey from America to Lamjung, Nepal) Natasha Wozniak is a very hardworking woman of soft heart. Born on Sept 30th in Wisconsin, her name has become famous in the social arena. Wozniak who loves to help others finished her education at University of Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One

Race and disability shouldn't determine whether an encounter with police turns deadly. Last week in Charlotte, North Carolina, police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a Black man with a disability. This happens with gut-wrenching frequency. Show More Summary

For Kamala Harris' Senate campaign, the state Democratic Party's endorsement has been a jackpot

Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on rape Sept. 29, 2016, 3:12 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gun control advocates Gabby...

How to Move a Utility: Get Moving Yourself

Last week, Pennsylvania's largest utility, PECO, floated some possible pilot projects to increase solar in its service area over the coming years. If all are enacted, the projects, could double the amount of solar energy PECO delivers. Show More Summary

Federal Court Says Ballot Selfie Ban Is Like Burning Down the House to Roast a Pig

In First Amendment victory, the court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law banning “ballot selfies.” In a victory for the First Amendment, a federal appeals court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law banning “ballot selfies.” In...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump for report on Cuba business

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump's rise draws white supremacists into the political mainstream Sept. 29, 2016, 2:51 p.m. Donald Trump campaigns Thursday in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton swings into the battleground state of Iowa for an event in Des Moines. Employees at Donald Trump's California...

Government is detrimental to good development

Software companies tend to release regular updates which add just a few features yet still cost an arm and a leg. With most software, though, there comes a time when the code becomes bloated and messy, to the point where iterative updates are no longer efficient and it's better to start from scratch. Show More Summary

Detroit News, another paper that has long backed GOP nominees, endorses Gary Johnson

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump's rise draws white supremacists into the political mainstream Sept. 29, 2016, 2:51 p.m. Donald Trump campaigns Thursday in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton swings into the battleground state of Iowa for an event in Des Moines. Employees at Donald Trump's California...

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Alliance of Moms) Nearly 75% of young women in foster care report being pregnant by 21,...Show More Summary

3 Reasons People Attend the Kinky Folsom Street Fair

3 Reasons People Attend the Kinky Folsom Street Fair The Folsom Street Fair isn't just sexy people waking around in kink and BDSM gear; it's also a chance to express yourself, get off, and connect with others! Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Poland’s bishops denounce Soros-funded campaign against Church over homosexuality

Catholic hierarchy and other faithful media are criticizing the gay advocacy campaign 'Let Us Offer Each Other the Sign of Peace.'

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