Maryland mayor facing child porn charges previously said Pete Buttigieg was his mentor

The Maryland mayor charged on Thursday with 56 child pornography-related charges has visited the White House several times since President Biden took office and previously described Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as his mentor.  College Park, Maryland, Mayor Patrick Wojahn resigned Wednesday night ahead of being arrested by Prince George’s County police Thursday on 40 counts … Read more

US CDC concludes contaminated Indian cough syrup likely caused the deaths of 66 children in Gambia

Contaminated cough and paracetamol syrups imported into Gambia almost certainly caused the deaths of 66 children due to acute kidney injury, according to an investigation led by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Gambian scientists. The links between the children’s deaths and contaminated medicines first came to light in October, when … Read more

Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to 10 years in prison for financing anti-government protests

A court on Friday sentenced Belarus’ top human rights advocate and one of the winners of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to 10 years in prison, the latest move in a yearslong crackdown on dissent that has engulfed the ex-Soviet nation since 2020. The harsh punishment of Ales Bialiatski and three of his colleagues was … Read more

Liberal city official claims outrage over fentanyl is because ‘White people’ are dying

As fentanyl poses an increasing threat across the country, a San Francisco Board of Supervisors member is under fire for publicly declaring that the safety concerns are only being brought into public conversation because some victims are White.  “People are going crazy over fentanyl because we’re starting to see more White people dying over these … Read more

California residents stranded in ‘once-in-a-generation’ snow event need food, medicine

Residents of mountain communities in California have been stuck in their homes with little food following what meteorologists are calling “once-in-a-generation” snowfall.  The severe weather knocked out power, and snow led to roof collapses.  County workers took more than 500 calls for aid – including asking for baby formula and medicine – on Wednesday while … Read more

NYC U-Haul rampage suspect blames ‘invisible object’ for deadly attack, was off his mental health meds: police

The murder and attempted murder suspect accused of slamming a U-Haul truck into a pedestrian, an officer and bicycle, e-bike and moped riders in Brooklyn Monday allegedly told police he witnessed an “invisible object” careening toward his vehicle before taking off on the deadly rampage.  Weng Sor, a 62-year-old Asian male, has been charged with … Read more

DeSantis slightly edges Trump as preferred leader of Republican Party: Poll

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slightly edges out former President Donald Trump as the preferred leader of the GOP, according to Republicans questioned in a new national poll. An Associated Press/NORC Center poll released on Tuesday indicates that 22% of Republicans said they want DeSantis to be the leader of the party, with 20% saying the … Read more

Social media use may impact adolescents’ brain development, study says

New research presented by neuroscientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found young adolescents who habitually checked social media showed a distinct neurodevelopmental trajectory within the brain. Their sensitivity toward social rewards and punishments from peers heightened over time in comparison with those who engaged in moderate or low checking behaviors.  The … Read more