Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s Most Prominent Pro-Democracy Activist, Has Been Jailed Again

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in massive protests in 2014, dealing another blow to the pro-democratic youth movement in this semi-autonomous region of China. Wong, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of defying a court order to leave a demonstration site at the(…)

What If Hawaii’s False Missile Alert Had Been Real? Here’s What Would Happen Next

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alert was the latest reminder of the nuclear threat that North Korea poses to the U.S. amid the rising tensions and war of words between the two nation’s leaders. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” said the emergency system alert pushed to people’s(…)

‘The Spanish State Has Been Defeated.’ Pro-Independence Parties Sweep Catalan Election

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia’s secessionist parties won enough votes Thursday to regain a slim majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lost support compared to the previous vote in 2015, and a pro-unity party for(…)

A Statue of a Confederate General and KKK Leader Has Just Been Removed in Memphis

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A crew removed a Confederate statue from a Memphis park Wednesday night after the city sold it to a private entity. The City Council had earlier voted unanimously to sell two parks where Confederate statues were located and crews began working right away to remove a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.(…)

Sen. Susan Collins Says Coverage of Her Tax Bill Vote Has Been ‘Unbelievably Sexist’

Republican Senator Susan Collins ripped news coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP tax-cut bill as “unbelievably sexist” on Tuesday. “I cannot believe that the press would have treated another senator with 20 years of experience as they have treated me,” the Maine senator told reporters at the Capitol. “They’ve ignored everything that(…)

Nelly’s Rape Investigation Has Officially Been Closed — And Now He’s Going To Sue His Accuser!

Nelly is officially clear of those rape charges. Two months after his accuser dropped her case and refused to testify, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has confirmed the end of their investigation. And since the rapper was cleared of any wrongdoing, he’s ready to completely put this behind him. Related: Peter Jackson Confirms Mira(…)

Two Journalists Have Been Arrested in Myanmar, Sparking Outcry Over a Widening Press Crackdown

Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Information said in a(…)

‘It’s Been Humbling.’ Matt Lauer Breaks Silence After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Matt Lauer has broken his silence after sexual misconduct allegations led to his firing from NBC’s Today show. Lauer’s former cohost Savannah Guthrie read Lauer’s statement at the top of Thursday morning’s show. In the statement, Lauer’s first since the news broke, the former anchor apologizes for his actions, but maintains that some accounts are(…)

Prince Harry: My Mom and Meghan Markle Would’ve Been ‘Thick as Thieves’

Princess Diana would approve. Prince Harry opened up about what his late mother would think about his new fianceé, Meghan Markle, during the couple’s first joint interview on Monday, November 27, just a few hours after announcing their engagement. British Royalty Then and Now “Oh they’d be thick as thieves, without question,” Harry told BBC(…)

Ryan Seacrest Has Now Been Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ryan Seacrest is the latest famous name to face allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ubiquitous TV and radio personality has been accused of acting inappropriately with a former stylist. This same publication reports that the the alleged victim made a substantial financial request of Seacrest in exchange for her silence.(…)

The Texas Church Shooter Has Been Identified — Details Here

The Sutherland Springs, TX shooter has been identified. As we previously reported, on Sunday morning, at least 26 lives were taken after a gunman opened fire on the First Baptist Church. Reports have since confirmed the identity of the now deceased shooter, named Devin Kelley. Related: Jason Aldean Resumes Tour Following Vegas Massacre According to(…)