In Letter, WNBA Star Brittney Griner Pleads with Biden to Help Get Her Released from Russian Prison

Griner said she’s terrified she may be trapped in Russia “forever.” (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded Monday with President Biden for help getting released from Russia — saying, “I’m terrified I might be here forever.” Continue reading “In Letter, WNBA Star Brittney Griner Pleads with Biden to Help Get Her Released from Russian Prison”

Bette Midler Faces Backlash After Tweet Saying Women ‘Are Being Stripped of Our Rights’ and ‘Erased’ by People Who Use Pro-Transgender Terms Like ‘Birthing People’ and ‘Menstruators’

Bette Midler in September 2019. (Michael Nagle / For The Times)

Bette Midler became the center of a heated debate after tweeting a message for the “women of the world” about the inclusive language used when discussing reproductive healthcare. Continue reading “Bette Midler Faces Backlash After Tweet Saying Women ‘Are Being Stripped of Our Rights’ and ‘Erased’ by People Who Use Pro-Transgender Terms Like ‘Birthing People’ and ‘Menstruators’”

Macy Gray Tells Piers Morgan ‘Changing Your Body Parts Doesn’t Make You a Woman’ as She Speaks Out on Transgender Issue

Macy Gray discussed her definition of what makes a “woman” on Piers Morgan’s show Monday. (Twitter)

Singer Macy Gray has crashed into the transgender debate, telling Piers Morgan that being a woman requires being born with “boobs” and a “vagina.” Continue reading “Macy Gray Tells Piers Morgan ‘Changing Your Body Parts Doesn’t Make You a Woman’ as She Speaks Out on Transgender Issue”

Five-Year-Old Child Killed, Eight-Year-Old Injured After Drive-by Shooting at Stoplight in Houston, Texas

A 5-year-old was killed and an 8-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting in Houston early Sunday. (ABC 13 Houston)

A drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas left a 5-year-old child dead from gunshot wounds and an 8-year-old child injured early Sunday. Continue reading “Five-Year-Old Child Killed, Eight-Year-Old Injured After Drive-by Shooting at Stoplight in Houston, Texas”

Rhinos Return to Mozambique After 40 Years of Extinction

Mozambique is bringing rhinos into the region from South Africa four decades after the species went extinct locally. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. Continue reading “Rhinos Return to Mozambique After 40 Years of Extinction”

30 Million Americans in Central U.S. Placed Under Heat Advisories as Dangerous Heat Wave Builds

Some 30 million Americans from South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois southward into Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are under heat advisories for the 4th of July. (iStock; Fox Weather)

A dangerous heat wave will build across the Plains and Midwest in the week ahead as a dome of high pressure remains parked over the central U.S. Continue reading “30 Million Americans in Central U.S. Placed Under Heat Advisories as Dangerous Heat Wave Builds”

Producer Charged with Murder in Drug Overdose Deaths of Aspiring Model and Her Friend Whose Bodies Were Dumped Outside Los Angeles Hospitals

Producer David Pearce has been charged with murder in the deaths of two women last year. (WireImage)

A Hollywood producer has been charged with murder in the drug overdose deaths of an aspiring model and her architect friend, who were dumped unconscious outside separate hospitals in Los Angeles last year. Continue reading “Producer Charged with Murder in Drug Overdose Deaths of Aspiring Model and Her Friend Whose Bodies Were Dumped Outside Los Angeles Hospitals”