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    Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the outspoken Marine who went viral for questioning the nation's top military leaders amid a chaotic exit from Afghanistan, is being released from the brig today. Scheller was initially jailed at Camp Leugene last Monday after he refused to follow an order by military authorities to stop posting to social media, an order that was...
    Fox Nation host Lara Logan stressed Tuesday that leaving military weapons with terrorists "is not an acceptable situation," telling "Hannity" that the American people need "leaders who are going to lead" in response to top officials' testimony on Afghanistan pullout.     MILLEY SAYS RESIGNING WOULD BE ‘INCREDIBLE ACT OF POLITICAL DEFIANCE,' UNDER COTTON PRESSURE Lara Logan: I didn't hear...
                        U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Saturday faulted U.S. President Joe Biden for a lack of accountability on Afghanistan and for hurting America’s relationship with its political allies. Hagerty made these remarks to anchorman Jon Scott on FOX News. “What we’ve seen in our allies is the Dutch...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session.California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
                      by Debra Heine  A Marine commander was relieved of his duties after he demanded accountability from top military brass in a video posted on social media after the deadly terrorist attack in Kabul Afghanistan. On Thursday, a suicide bomber detonated at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, killing 170 Afghans, and...
    A marine passes a bottle of water to a refugee in the middle of the evacuation process from the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Photo: Isaiah Campbell / US Marine Corps / . A lieutenant colonel of the United States Marine Corps was relieved of his duties this Friday after a video on Facebook this...
    PRINCE Harry wants "accountability from a number of individuals" before he can move on from his rift with William and Charles, a pal said today. Omid Scobie – Harry and Meghan's spokesman – said "little progress" has been made in rebuilding relationships after the Oprah interview fallout. 3Prince Harry wants 'accountability' from William and CharlesCredit: AFP Prince William, Kate, Charles...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A new report concludes that Chicago and its Police Department weren’t prepared, trained, or ready for the protests, looting, and unrest we saw last year after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The scathing 400-plus page report was just filed in U.S. District Court. It is directly related to the department’s court-ordered consent decree, requiring...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Members of the South Los Angeles community demanded answers from the Los Angeles Police Department at a community forum held Monday for the massive fireworks blast that devastated their neighborhood.Local residents want accountability from the LAPD for the explosion on June 30 that damaged several homes and injured 17 people.Residents expressed outrage and anguish at...
    CNN’s decision to allow chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to return continued to draw criticism over the weekend as liberal publications take aim at the network’s handling of the uncomfortable situation.   Toobin sat down with CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota Thursday to address the embarrassing scandal that derailed his career in October, when he was seen masturbating by colleagues on...
    More than 100 Republicans in the House and Senate get failing grades in rankings released by a group of Republican critics of former President TrumpDonald TrumpEmmer: Vulnerable Democrats who vote to raise taxes will lose in 2022 Joe Cunningham to enter race for South Carolina governor US has started preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan, top general says MORE.  The Republican...
    In the news today: While the rest of America struggled during COVID-19 lockdowns, the big banks once again made big bucks bleeding their most vulnerable customers. Police accountability is popular. And a tribute to jazz composer Geri Allen. Here's some of what you may have missed: • Big banks made bank on overdraft fees during the worst months of the...
    ALAMEDA (KPIX 5) – Family members of Mario Gonzalez are demanding answers and transparency from the Alameda Police Department after the Oakland man died while in custody on Monday. According to police, Gonzalez suffered a medical emergency while in custody. His family said the explanation from Alameda PD just doesn’t add up and that he was a healthy 26-year-old man....
    The City Council passed a pair of bills Thursday that will shift some power from the NYPD to other city agencies — the latest legislative move in response to last summer’s protests for police reform. Council members voted 39-10 to create a new unit in the Department of Transportation to respond to all crashes in the city that leave a...
    The LGBT nonprofit GLAAD has quietly removed author J.K. Rowling from its accountability project without explanation. The GLAAD Accountability Project “catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people,” according to the organization’s website. (RELATED: Online Pharmacy Sells...
    Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she never wanted to get divorced as she reflected on her split from ex-husband Chris Martin. The Oscar-winning actress, 48, and the Coldplay frontman, 44, tied the knot in 2003 before announcing their 'conscious uncoupling' in 2014. Their divorce was finalised in 2016. Gwyneth, who is now married to American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk, reflected...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., portrays himself as a hard-truth-teller who never allowed politics to get in the way of his coronavirus decision-making in his 2020 memoir "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic." Some of the words he rushed out in October have not aged well. Cuomo published his book during the midst of the pandemic in what amounted to a victory...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two years after the state slapped a manufacturing plant with one of the largest pollution fines in Minnesota history, neighbors still wait for answers. Water Gremlin released unsafe levels of a toxic chemical in White Bear Township for more than 15 years. The company paid $7 million in fines and fixes. A stipulation agreement with the state allowed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two years after the state slapped a manufacturing plant with one of the largest pollution fines in Minnesota history, neighbors still wait for answers. Water Gremlin released unsafe levels of a toxic chemical in White Bear Township for more than 15 years. The company paid $7 million in fines and fixes. A stipulation agreement with the state allowed...
    March 3, 2021 7 min read It has not been a banner year for New York Mets brass, and it’s not even Opening Day. In January, their general manager was let go after credible allegations surfaced that he harassed a female member of the media. Then came reports that the team had also dispatched hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis...
    Don Lemon contrasted President Joe Biden’s agenda for dealing with the public health and economic crises ravaging the country with the Republican Party’s driving focus, which he said was all about protecting both the legacy and future political fortunes of former President Donald Trump. “This is the reality,” Lemon said. “More than 430,000 Americans have died thus far in this pandemic. Millions more are...
    States activating National Guard troops in capitals for possible attacks His Fight Is in Russia. Why Navalny Flew Home Straight Into Putins Clutches Stevie Wonder Uses MLK Day to Request Inequality Commission From Biden Administration Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder on Monday posted an emotional open letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. in which he said he was using the...
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said those who breached the U.S. Capitol should be held "accountable," telling CBS on Tuesday that "were a rule of law country." His comments come less than a week after a group of protesters entered the Capitol during Congress consideration of the certification of the Electoral College vote. Apple removed the social media platform Parler from...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — They’re called Paycheck Protection Program loans or PPP and they’re designed to allow businesses to stay open and keep paying their employees. So why did Pittsburgh’s most historic hotel secure a $3.5 million loan while its employees haven’t worked a day since March? Now the union representing those employees, UNITE HERE, is calling on the United States’...
    The White House is stripping a good governance provision from the budgeting process that requires agencies to set goals and meet them in order to get funding, lifting the protocols just before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump administration advances bomb sale to Saudis Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten...
    Leaders of several local Black Lives Matter chapters around the U.S. said in an undated online statement that they want transparency about finances and other operations of the national group, Black Lives Matter Global Network. The statement begins with questions about changes in the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, including the appointment of Patrisse Cullors as its executive director,...
    Allies of President Trump criticized a Harvard University petition demanding "accountability" from Trump administration alumni who give speeches or teach at that university. "Will I be banned from speaking at Harvard?" longtime Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, a member of Trump's legal team during the impeachment proceedings, tweeted. "The media has reported that Harvard students are circulating a petition to ban...
    Students from Harvard and Princeton are attempting to pressure their respective school administrations to ban Trump administration alumni from becoming fellows or faculty members by using open letters, documents obtained by the Daily Caller show. A draft of a letter obtained by the Daily Caller and addressed to deans at Harvard and Princeton shows Princeton’s student body is also preparing...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens were arrested and several were hurt including 17 police officers as protesters clashed with police Saturday in the Loop.On Sunday morning, CPD tweeted a video of the clash with protesters and said "The following video footage shows the initial incident that sparked yesterday's violence and arrests, as well as the aggravated battery against a CPD officer...
    Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has refused to release children and parents from crowded, dangerous detention facilities, even as COVID-19 was discovered at one of the jails. And it’s happening without meaningful oversight, thanks to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General deciding to cut off most in-person inspections of the facilities. The DHS watchdog has repeatedly found terrible conditions...
    By Casey Tolan, Nelli Black and Drew Griffin | CNN One San Antonio police officer repeatedly used the n-word as he arrested a Black man for trespassing at a mall. Another told a man he could go free if he beat the officer in a fistfight. A third allegedly tried to give a homeless man a sandwich filled with dog...
    (CNN)One San Antonio police officer repeatedly used the n-word as he arrested a Black man for trespassing at a mall. Another told a man he could go free if he beat the officer in a fistfight. A third allegedly tried to give a homeless man a sandwich filled with dog feces.  All of them were fired by the police chief....
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has opened the application period for grant programs worth more than $9 million to improve water quality in the state . The Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities program is funded by the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement plan. It will provide up to $5 million for local governments that want to build environmentally...
    The novel-coronavirus death toll in New York’s nursing homes is tragic. More than 6,000 American seniors died of COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities across the Empire State, yet grieving families have no answers for how this happened or who is responsible. As the ranking member of the US House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, I...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has responded to recent calls for more police accountability. Members of the Black Activist and Organizer Collective delivered their letter of demands to the Mayor and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald last week. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Some of those demands included defunding the police and removing police from all schools. Mayor Peduto responded...
    As the Minneapolis Police Department has been at the center of national attention following the death of George Floyd, the role of police unions, too, has been thrown into sharp relief as the city and state moves to enact reforms and accountability measures. Derek Chauvin, the former officer who is charged with second-degree murder for Floyd’s killing, was fired after...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo condemned the actions of two police officers against a 75-year-old man Friday morning while highlighting his new “Say Their Name” reform agenda. Mr. Cuomo applauded the Buffalo mayor for immediately suspending two police officers and investigating why they pushed a 75-year-old white man to the ground, who immediately began to bleed from his head and...
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