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How New York became the latest target in Trump’s fight with sanctuary cities

How New York became the latest target in Trump’s fight with sanctuary cities

The Trump administration’s ongoing feud with sanctuary cities reached a fever pitch this month as the Department of Homeland Security sparred with New York, historically one of the department’s strongest partners — resulting in a week of hostile exchanges between the President and New York governor that ended in a White House showdown. The clash,…MORE

Bloomberg is spending his way to the top

Bloomberg is spending his way to the top

First things first: The theme song of the week is “Saturday Night Live.” Poll of the week: A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is leading the Democratic primary nationally with 25%. He’s followed by former front-runner and ex-Vice President Joe Biden at 17%, former New York City Mayor Mike…MORE

Elton John announces he has pneumonia on tour

Elton John announces he has pneumonia on tour

British singer Elton John announced that he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia while on tour in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. John, 72, posted about his illness to Twitter and Instagram, telling fans he was “deeply upset and sorry” for his performance while thanking them for their support. “I want to thank everyone who attended…MORE

The BBC is nearly 100 years old. Will it survive the next decade?

The BBC is nearly 100 years old. Will it survive the next decade?

Britain’s public service broadcaster has been at the heart of media in the United Kingdom and many parts of the world for the best part of a century. Now it’s facing a brutal fight for survival. The British Broadcasting Corporation is confronting unprecedented political hostility, looming threats to its funding, deep cuts to some services…MORE

You can now buy a dog collar that will swear every time your dog barks

You can now buy a dog collar that will swear every time your dog barks

For every treat your good boy deserved but didn’t get, for every itch that you didn’t scratch, your dog can now vent out all its frustration in cuss words. For $60, the Cuss Collar, which fastens around a dog’s neck, will spit out a swear word every time your dog barks. It’s currently sold out,…MORE

A taxi driver saved an elderly woman from being scammed out of $25,000

A taxi driver saved an elderly woman from being scammed out of $25,000

A California cab driver knew something sounded fishy when his elderly passenger said she needed a ride to the bank to withdraw $25,000. Rajbir Singh picked up a 92-year-old woman in Roseville, California, two weeks ago. When he started chatting with her, Singh said she told him she was about to withdraw the money to…MORE

Break out the tumblers. The price of wine is dropping fast

Break out the tumblers. The price of wine is dropping fast

Let’s raise our tumblers and toast to cheaper wine. The price of wine is expected to drop to its lowest levels in five years thanks, in part, to a surplus of California grapes. Combined with a decreased demand for wine, drinkers can expect to get better value for every drop they drink this year. The…MORE