At a diversity and inclusion conference last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that part of the reason the court had to change the format of its oral arguments was that female justices kept getting interrupted by men. read more
Washington State University fired its football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four of his assistants on Monday for failing to comply with the state's Covid-19 vaccination mandate, according to a person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly. read more
The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks -- The wealthiest 10% of Americans now own 89% of all U.S. stocks, a record high that highlights the stock market's role in increasing wealth inequality.
Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses and other incentives, but widespread vaccine skepticism and conflicting signals from officials stymied the efforts. read more
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register.
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in DC District Court against the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and the National Archives in an effort to keep records from his presidency secret by claiming executive privilege. read more
Cops hunting for Brian Laundrie are getting reports of sightings that turn out to be other skinny white guys with beards out enjoying nature. "Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with 'U.S. Marshals' written on them," [Severin] Beckwith said. "Handguns pointed at my face." ... He had a hunch why this was happening. "I really hoped I was right," he said.
While young children made up a very small portion of Covid deaths, September had the most new cases and deaths for kids. read more
Covid-19 has cut more than two years from life expectancy in 16 U.S. states in the past year, with the worst damage concentrated in the Sun Belt and the Great Plains. read more
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority idled 748 Metro cars on Monday after one train derailed at least three times on Oct. 12, officials said. ... "This could have been catastrophic," [NTSB chair Jennifer] Homendy said.
David Gilbert, VICE: The organizer of a major QAnon conference in Las Vegas later this week, where at least four sitting GOP lawmakers speak on stage, shared a neo-Nazi film with his 70,000 followers on Sunday evening.
Americans are taking notice of extreme weather events, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Details: Two-thirds of Americans say extreme weather events in the U.S. have been occurring more frequently than in the past, while only 28% said they've been taking place about as often, and just 4% perceiving a dropoff in frequency.
History of the World, Part I is finally getting a Part II, with Hulu ordering a variety series followup to the classic Mel Brooks comedy film, Variety has learned exclusively. History of the World, Part II is described as a sequel to the 1981 film. The film was made up of segments set during different periods of world history. Among those was the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the French Revolution. Like most of Brooks' work, it also featured musical numbers, including one about the Spanish Inquisition and, of course, "Jews in Space."
Republican lawmakers in more than 30 U.S. states have weakened health officials' authority to implement policies to protect the public against the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.
"It is infinitely preferable to have natural immunity than vaccine immunity and that is what I have hoped for the entire time. Hence, so, I have engaged with strangers, constantly hugging them, taking photos with them knowing that I was making myself very susceptible to getting COVID." -- conservative radio host Dennis Prager, who announced today he has Covid read more