Articles by Catherine Smith

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From the Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from  hospital after she underwent treatment for a possible infection. She is home and doing well, according to court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg on Sunday. (Fox News) Ginsburg, 86, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night after suffering from fever and chills earlier […]

Animal Rights Activist Stabs Fur-Wearing Woman in Church

An Ohio animal rights activist with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman wearing fur boots at a church outside Cleveland, police said. According to the police report, the victim had taken children she babysits to the church for choir practice at Fairmount Presbyterian […]

Minnesota Woman Accused of Faking Crimes to Obtain Visas

An Eden Prairie, Minnesota woman is accused of masterminding a string of fake assaults in a scam aimed at obtaining visas, Star Tribune reports. Yulia Hernandez Linares, 36, used a box cutter or sharp object and cut four participants who then filed police reports claiming they had been injured during attempted robberies, according to court […]

Former Baltimore Mayor Indicted on 11 Counts of Fraud, Tax Evasion

Federal prosecutors have charged former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh with 11 counts of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy in what they allege was a corrupt scheme involving her sales of a self-published children’s book series. In a grand jury indictment made public Wednesday, prosecutors allege Pugh defrauded area businesses and nonprofit organizations with nearly $800,000 […]

Report: NY Times/CBS News Journalist Speaks to ‘Secretive’ Dem Donor Group

New York Times columnist and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie addressed what has been described as a “secretive” group of the Democratic Party’s top donors last week in potential violation of the paper’s ethical guidelines. Bouie was invited last week to speak behind closed doors to Democracy Alliance, which according to its website described […]

Vegan Sues Burger King for Cooking Vegan Burger on Meat Grill

A vegan is suing Burger King for cooking his vegan, plant based burger on the same grill as the regular meat ones, leaving his “Impossible Whopper” coated with meat-by-products. The Georgia man is working on a class action lawsuit against Burger King for himself and “similarly situated individuals,” who consumed the supposedly vegan-friendly burgers after […]

Obama Alums Deny Leaving ‘You Will Fail’ Notes When They Departed WH

Alumni of the Obama administration responded with shock, outrage and disbelief to a claim from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham that incoming Trump administration found insulting notes left behind for them in their offices. Grisham said during a local radio interview Tuesday morning, as reported by CNN’s Abby Phillip “We came into the White […]

Iran Shuts Down Internet, Downplays Protests

Now in the third day of protests and unrest, Iranian officials downplayed and demonized the protests, set off by 50% hike in gas prices and implemented an internet shutdown. On Monday, Iran “alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as […]

Ilhan Omar Funneled Another $150K to Alleged Lover’s Consulting Business

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) paid another $150,000 in previously undisclosed funds to her lover Tim Mynett’s political consulting group within three months after The New York Post first revealed allegations the pair were romantically involved, records show. The 37-year-old Minnesota congresswoman’s campaign has funneled $146,712.63 to Mynett’s E Street Group, for digital advertising, fundraising consulting […]

Prince Andrew’s BBC TV Interview Receives ‘Near-Universal Condemnation’

Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, rejected allegations of sexual misconduct with underage girls, and attempted to clarify his relationship with longtime friend and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in an interview for the BBC. The interview, recorded Thursday at Buckingham Palace was the first time Prince Andrew has spoken […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Getting Rid of ‘Unsustainable’ Double Cup

For Dunkin’ Donuts customers in New England “double cup” are over, Boston 25 reports. The “double cup” — a foam cup acting as a sleeve also known as a ‘koosie’ around a cold drink are to be eliminated. New ads are telling customers, that the “double cup is breaking up.” Executives at the chain said […]

Border Apprehensions Drop 73 Percent in Five Months

The number of migrants arrested for illegally crossing the southern border from Mexico significantly dropped 73 percent in October for a fifth consecutive month, down from nearly 133,000 arrests in May to just over 35,000 in October. Border Patrol officials and line agents interviewed by Breitbart Texas said the dramatic drop was due to actions […]

World’s First Vagina Museum Opens in London

The world’s first vagina museum dedicated to gynecological anatomy opens this weekend in Camden, north-west London. The 700-square-foot Vagina Museum is inside a former stables at the tourist hot spot Camden market. Biochemistry graduate Florence Schechter, the director and brainchild of the museum explains her motivation behind setting up the space. “I discovered there was […]

Oxford Provost Faces Backlash after Attempting to Abolish Tradition of Latin Grace Before Meals

Prof. Kate Tunstall, an interim provost of Worcester College, one of the colleges at Oxford, came under fire from students over an attempt to abolish the historic traditions practiced at formal hall, which include saying grace before meals and standing for dons. This infuriated students from the Worcester college  junior common room (JCR) after she […]

Therapy Dogs Sent to Capitol Hill for Stressed Impeachment Staffers

Pet Partners, a therapy animal organization and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) brought an army of emotional support dogs to the rescue of stressed-out Capitol Hill staffers on Wednesday. They were on hand Wednesday in both the Hart Senate Office Building and the Rayburn House Office Building. The organizations said that the goal […]

Grand Rapids to Pay $190K to War Veteran Mistakenly Held by ICE

Grand Rapids will pay a $190,000 settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials, according to AP. The City Commission unanimously approved the payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez on Tuesday to resolve a Michigan Department of Civil Rights complaint. “Customs Enforcement held Ramos-Gomez for three days last December before […]