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Flat Earther rocket launch plans squashed by the government

Update Nov. 26: “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver and flat Earther, might not have expected all the public attention to be a bad thing. A few obstacles got in the way of Hughes’ planned homemade rocket launch, including the U.S. government, disappointing many flat...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:45pm

California NAACP wants to get rid of the 'Star Spangled Banner'

The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing to get rid of The Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem. “This song is wrong; it shouldn’t have been there, we didn’t have it ’til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away,” said NAACP California chapter...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 2:32pm

Jerry Brown spikes Trump tax return bill

Prior to his election, it was made very clear Trump tax returns would not be released, but Democrats haven’t let go of that bone. A bill, passed by Democratic majorities in the California state legislature, would have required public release of tax returns (like the Trump tax returns)...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:56pm

California road sign hacked to display crude message about President Trump

A savvy person hacked into a California road sign and changed its display to a crude message for President Trump, and the burning message went viral. Drivers were surprised to see a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) sign read “TRUMP HAS HERPES” along Interstate 80 on...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:56pm

The Museum of Capitalism shows how we destroyed ourselves

As the state that drew millions west with the hopes of striking it rich during the Gold Rush, it seems fitting that California is host to the new Museum of Capitalism. Dedicated to “educating future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of capitalism,” the museum was...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 1:32pm

Stealthing may soon be criminalized in New York

Stealthing, a form of sexual assault in which a condom is removed or tampered with during sex without consent, is growing as a practice, and lawmakers are not only taking notice but are also striving to make it a punishable crime. New York Assemblyman Francisco Moya of Queens is one such...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:55pm

California woman hospitalized with botulism after eating cheese sauce from gas station

A 33-year-old mother of three has been hospitalized for weeks after getting a serious case of food poisoning caused by nacho cheese sauce sold at a gas station near Sacramento.  Lavinia Kelly, who turned 33 on May 17, is in the hospital, partially paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator after...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:18pm

3 killed in Fresno, California, shooting spree

A gunman opened fire in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, killing three people before he was taken into custody, local media reported, citing police. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, was also wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:02pm

George Takei wins April Fools’ with Congress run, sick White House burn

Oh myyy. Everyone fell for George Takei’s genius April Fools’ prank in which he said he was going to run for Congress against embattled California Rep. Devin Nunes.Surely disappointing many potential voters, Takei revealed early Saturday that his announcement was a joke with a photo of himself...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:41pm

These are the cities where women are closing the gender gaps

With International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike upon us, thousands of women across the country are uniting to shine a spotlight on women’s achievements — and issues.Women continue to fight many of the same battles they’ve been fighting since the first International Women's Day...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:40pm

Hollywood sign gets changed to read ‘Hollyweed’

One of California’s most iconic landmarks was curiously changed on the day the state begins its first full year of legalized recreational marijuana.The Hollywood sign on Mount Lee in Los Angeles was altered to read “Hollyweed” overnight, the Los Angeles Times reported.Sometime after midnight on...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 12:40pm

Senator submits bill to abolish electoral college as Clinton's popular vote lead grows

A California senator filed legislation on Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College, after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win — but election loss —helped spark a week of protests and petitions.Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who is retiring after her term, introduced a bill that...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:21am

Man poses as delivery man to drop off his resume disguised as a box of doughnuts

Lukas Yla is chasing the dream, one doughnut at a time.Yla is job hunting in San Francisco and getting national attention — and job interviews—for his resume delivery method: boxes of doughnuts.With a note that says “Most resumes end up in trash. Mine – in your belly” attached to the lid of a...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:58am

Blake Lively stands by her "Oakland booty" comment

Blake Lively finally responded to the heat she received last month after the actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a sleek gold gown with the caption, "L.A. face with an Oakland booty." A lyric from Sir-Mix-Alot's hit song "Baby Got Back."One Instagram user slammed the actress, "Another...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:45pm

Kevin Hart’s home burglarized

Comedian Kevin Hart is not laughing. The actor was robbed of half a million dollars over the weekend, reports TMZ. Hart’s California home is located in a heavily gated community with two guards, but that didn’t stop the thief from prying open the backdoor and stealing jewelry, clothing and other...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:09am

#PrayforOrlando: Support pours in from around the world

Cities around the nation and across the globe are embracing Orlando after a shooting killed 50 people and injured 53 others. As officials sort through the carnage, and presidential candidates offer their input, love and support has come pouring infrom Paris to Perth.Click through the gallery to see...

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 8:59pm

California bill fighting fashion models' eating disorders advances

A California bill aimed at reducing eating disorders among models cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, following efforts in several countries to fight extreme thinness in an industry that pressures models to lose weight.The measure would require the state to develop health standards...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:58pm

Four stabbed at Ku Klux Klan rally in California

Four people were stabbed, and one of them critically wounded on Saturday in a scuffle between members of the Ku Klux Klan and counter-protesters near a planned KKK rally in Anaheim, California, police said.Thirteen people were arrested following the melee, including one Klan member who is accused...

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:17pm

Donations pour in for 97-year-old California woman facing eviction

A 97-year-old San Francisco Bay Area great-grandmother facing eviction after 66 years in her rented home has received thousands of dollars in donations from people who see her plight as an example of growing economic inequity in the region, a friend said on Wednesday.Hundreds of people have chipped...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:39pm

California bill would require models to be certified healthy before being hired

Fashion models who want to work in California would need a doctor to attest that they are of healthy weight and not suffering from an eating disorder under a proposal announced by a state lawmaker on Monday.The bill proposed by California state Assembly member Marc Levine follows efforts in several...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:11am