(NEW YORK) — The economy has set off emergency sirens this year over growing recession fears, sky-high inflation and a battered stock market. But one area has allayed worries: jobs. Hiring last month exceeded expectations and defied warnings of a downturn. Moreover, in November, wages grew a blistering 5.1% compared to a year earlier, offering […]

ABC Burna Boy is shedding light on the ongoing issues of pollution, flooding and overall negligence in Port Harcourt, his Nigerian hometown. His mini documentary Whiskey, which is also the name of one of his songs, sees affected individuals, including a mother who lost her son to a pollution-related sickness, open up about the harsh realities they face. “This […]

(WASHINGTON) — More people died and more Americans lost trust in their institutions as a result of the federal government’s decisions made in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released investigative report from the Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. The 242-page report authored […]

(NEW YORK) — Dean Faiello appeared to have it all. He had looks that turned heads, charisma that lit up a room and a successful skin and laser clinic in New York City. One thing he didn’t have, however, was a license to practice medicine on his high-end clientele. Faiello’s stint as a fake doctor […]

(NEW YORK) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver celebrated the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian custody on Thursday and thanked the athletes who used their platforms to raise awareness about her case since her detention nearly ten months ago. “Brittney has had to endure an unimaginable situation and we’re thrilled that she is […]

(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are celebrating a major political win as they head into the new Congress with a House majority — forcing Democrats to concede on ending the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in order to get the must-pass national defense bill across the finish line. The National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to […]

(OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich.) — The jailed Michigan parents charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a high school mass shooting committed by their teenage son, Ethan Crumbley, is asking a judge to lower their bail, claiming they have evidence proving they did not attempt to evade arrest, according to court documents. James and Jennifer Crumbley have […]

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, its acting chairwoman and active ranking member said in a statement on Wednesday. Reps. Susan Wild, D-Pa., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., did not specify what the investigation entails but said the panel will “announce its […]

(DALLAS) — The prosecution rested its case late Wednesday, three days into the trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean is charged with murder in the death of Jefferson, a Black woman who was allegedly fatally shot by Dean inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home on […]

(WASHINGTON) — In celebrating WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release, President Joe Biden made a point on Thursday to say the prisoner swap was “not a choice” between Griner and Paul Whelan, the American former Marine who is still detained in Russia. “We never forgot about Brittney. We’ve not forgotten about Paul Whelan, who has been […]

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