GOP lawmakers seize on ‘secret society’ texts to cast doubt on FBI

WASHINGTON — An FBI lawyer’s cryptic reference to a “secret society” during a text exchange with a colleague has given Republicans fresh ammunition in their apparent effort to cast doubt on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia, as congressional investigators increasingly turn their focus to the conduct of top … Read more

Safe injection sites get go-ahead in opioid-hit Philadelphia

As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the nation, the city of Philadelphia plans to experiment with an overdose prevention strategy never before tested in the U.S. On Tuesday, officials in Philadelphia announced their support for so-called “safe injection sites” — medically supervised locations where users can inject heroin and other opioids without fear … Read more

Storm chaser Joel Taylor found dead on Royal Caribbean cruise

Discovery Channel’s popular storm chaser Joel Taylor has been confirmed dead on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the local police told World News on Wednesday. Taylor was vacationing aboard the ship when the police found him deceased in his cabin, officials said. He was 38. “As is our standard … Read more

NASA hails ‘lunar trifecta,’ but some cry foul

A super blue blood moon.NASANASA is urging skywatchers to head outside early on Jan. 31 for a look at what the space agency is calling a “lunar trifecta.” It’s the rare combination of a blue moon (the second full moon in a single calendar month), a supermoon (a moon that’s full when it’s at its … Read more

Erykah Badu Even Sees ‘Good’ in Hitler

Getty Images Erykah Badu defended past comments made about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, clarifying that she follows “anyone who has positive aspects” and sees “good in everybody” — even Hitler. When explaining that she “sees all sides simultaneously,” Vulture journalist David Marchese said, “that’s not something most of us are good at.” “We’re … Read more

‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman’s Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against AMC

John Bernecker/Facebook The mother of stuntman John Bernecker, who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia on July 12, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AMC, saying the show’s low budget led to inadequate safety precautions and her 33-year-old son’s death. In the lawsuit filed by Susan Bernecker … Read more

Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced to 40 to 175 Years in Prison

getty images Former Michigan doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after being accused of sexual abuse by more than 150 women. “It is my privilege, on counts 1, 2, 5, 8, 10 and 18, and 24, to sentence you to 40 years, and when I look at my cheat … Read more

50 Cent Is Actually a Bitcoin Millionaire

It turns out that 50 Cent is smarter than all of us, thanks to the fact that he hopped on the Bitcoin bandwagon way back in 2014. After the release of his album “Animal Ambition,” the rapper began accepting Bitcoin as payment for his music — when the currency was valued at about $662, making … Read more

‘This Is Us’ Promises to Destroy You With Jack’s Death in Post-Super Bowl Episode (Video)

NBC (Spoiler alert: Do not read ahead unless you’ve watched “This Is Us” through the Jan. 23 episode, “That’ll Be the Day.”) “This Is Us” promised fans on Tuesday that its upcoming post-Super Bowl episode will be the one in which we find out how Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died. So basically, the night we will … Read more

The 2018 Democratic Wave Is About More Than Congress

Danica Roem was one of 15 Democrats to win seats previously held by Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates this November. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)As the 2018 midterms come into focus on the political terrain, it’s safe to expect that media coverage will focus overwhelmingly on the possibility of Democrats gaining majorities … Read more