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Rupert Murdoch, 88, recovering after pneumonia

Rupert Murdoch, the 88-year-old billionaire media mogul, is recovering after a bout with pneumonia, two people familiar with the matter told CNN Business. One of the people, a person close to Murdoch’s family, said the pneumonia occurred nearly three weeks ago. The second person and a third person familiar with the matter added that he…MORE

An Archbishop told a Jesuit school to fire a gay teacher. They said no

A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself “Catholic” because it employs a teacher engaged in a same-sex marriage, the Archbishop of Indianapolis says. The conflict pits the Jesuits, an order of priests known for educating generations of Catholics, against the church’s powerful hierarchy. It’s also the latest battle between Catholic schools…MORE

Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid

One in five adults in the US lives with a mental health problem according to the National Institute of Mental Health – but most don’t seek out professional help. That’s where Mental Health First Aid – an eight-hour workshop – hopes to fill the gap. The class trains citizens how to recognize the signs and…MORE

Lil Nas X’s new song just made the panini far greater than a sandwich

Lil Nas X isn’t trying to be a one-hit wonder. The rapper dropped his new song titled “Panini” on Thursday ahead of the release of his debut EP “7.” And no, “Panini” has nothing to do with sandwiches. He’s actually referencing the cartoon character Panini from “Chowder.” “[P]anini is not about a sandwich,” Lil Nas…MORE

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules as war in Yemen rages on

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful because they did not properly consider whether the weapons would be used to commit “serious violations of international humanitarian law,” the UK Court of Appeal ruled Thursday. The ruling will not halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is deeply involved in the civil war in…MORE

Democrats amplify calls to subpoena Mueller

Patience is wearing thin over Robert Mueller’s testimony as Democratic members are ratcheting up their calls to subpoena the special counsel. Rank-and-file members on the House Judiciary Committee are increasingly saying that it’s time to compel Mueller to testify publicly before their committee, even if he prefers not to appear in such a setting. “It…MORE

TSA says biometric identification won’t be mandatory

The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it has no plans to make biometric identity-verification mandatory, although the agency continues to study and pilot different technologies to make passenger screening more efficient. Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell said the agency is aware of the security risks of using and storing personal and biometric information such…MORE