Petition calls for disgraced quarterback Michael Vick to be removed as honorary 2020 Pro Bowl captain over horrific animal abuse
Petition calls for disgraced quarterback Michael Vick to be removed as honorary 2020 Pro Bowl captain over horrific animal abuse

In 2007, Vick had spent 18 months in federal prison after being found guilty of running a 'cruel and inhumane' dogfighting ring operation in Virginia

MSNBC's Joy Ried says Trump is worse than George W Bush, brands president's supporters as a 'racial and religious cult'
MSNBC's Joy Ried says Trump is worse than George W Bush, brands president's supporters as a 'racial and religious cult'

Joy Reid made the statement while discussing the 'cult-like' religiosity of Trump's supporters with columnist Leonard Pitts

Bill Cosby has no 'remorse' for sexual assault crimes, prepared to serve 10-year prison sentence
Bill Cosby has no 'remorse' for sexual assault crimes, prepared to serve 10-year prison sentence

Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve the 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit

NBA star Charles Barkley allegedly threatened female reporter with violence: 'I don't hit women but if I did I would hit you'
NBA star Charles Barkley allegedly threatened female reporter with violence: 'I don't hit women but if I did I would hit you'

This is not the first time that the 56-year-old has drawn flak for making light of physical violence against women, having made similar comments in 1990

Joe Biden hypocritically slams Trump for using the word 'lynching' when he himself called Clinton probe 'partisan lynching' in 1998
Joe Biden hypocritically slams Trump for using the word 'lynching' when he himself called Clinton probe 'partisan lynching' in 1998

The Democratic candidate later tendered an apology saying it was not the right word to use and he was sorry about it. He, however, did not soften his stand on Trump

‘Chemical spill’ on Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight leaves crew unconscious, passengers suffer ‘burning eyes’
‘Chemical spill’ on Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight leaves crew unconscious, passengers suffer ‘burning eyes’

The flight to Philadelphia was diverted to Dublin airport at 1 p.m. after a bleach-like cleaning liquid spilled.

British family arrested, 3-month-old child left naked in frigid detention centre after accidentally crossing US-Canada border
British family arrested, 3-month-old child left naked in frigid detention centre after accidentally crossing US-Canada border

David Connors, 30, and Eileen Connors, 24, said in a statement that their family was subjected to filthy conditions in the Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8 billion over drug causing him to grow breasts by Philadelphia jury
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8 billion over drug causing him to grow breasts by Philadelphia jury

The company immediately denounced the award after the jury's decision in the Court of Common pleas, saying it's "excessive and unfounded" and vowing immediate action to overturn it.

Award-winning author wants 'normal people' to stop wearing MAGA-like red hats: 'They are making everyone scared'
Award-winning author wants 'normal people' to stop wearing MAGA-like red hats: 'They are making everyone scared'

Author Rebecca Makkai was slammed on Twitter after she suggested that 'normal people' should stop wearing not just MAGA hats, but any type of red cap.

NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton
NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton

Apart from being exceptional athletes, these men are ridiculously attractive too! Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season

Starbucks labels Muslim customer's drinks 'ISIS' instead of his name Aziz: 'I was shocked, and then angry'
Starbucks labels Muslim customer's drinks 'ISIS' instead of his name Aziz: 'I was shocked, and then angry'

Niquel Johnson, 40, said that he was wearing a traditional Middle Eastern tunic when he ordered three drinks at a Starbucks last week

Florida prepares for 'absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian as Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph heads for US
Florida prepares for 'absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian as Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph heads for US

President Trump said that all indications show ‘it's going to hit very hard and it's going to be very big’ in a video he tweeted Thursday evening, comparing Dorian to Hurricane Andrew, which devastated South Florida in 1992

Police track down 15-year-old mother who abandoned newborn baby at stranger's porch in Philadelphia suburb
Police track down 15-year-old mother who abandoned newborn baby at stranger's porch in Philadelphia suburb

According to police, the mother is a 15-year-old township resident and cannot be named for legal reasons. However, she is going to be charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who needs to get shot, says Gretna police officer in social media post
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who needs to get shot, says Gretna police officer in social media post

The comment was posted on July 18 above a link to a story, the misleading headline of which quoted AOC as saying, "We pay soldiers too much."

Chelsea Clinton, 39, flaunts huge baby bump as she strolls around New York with husband and children
Chelsea Clinton, 39, flaunts huge baby bump as she strolls around New York with husband and children

The former first daughter, 39, was joined by husband Marc Mezvinsky, 41, and their children, Charlotte, four, and son, Aidan, three, as the couple wait to welcome their third child into the world.

Dominican Republic deaths: Georgia man is 11th American tourist to have mysteriously died since June 2018
Dominican Republic deaths: Georgia man is 11th American tourist to have mysteriously died since June 2018

Tracy Jerome Jester Jr., of Forsyth, died in the Caribbean nation this past March while vacationing with his sister

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, 32, diagnosed with leukemia, remains hopeful he'll pitch again this season
Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, 32, diagnosed with leukemia, remains hopeful he'll pitch again this season

The 32-year-old Carrasco feels positive about his prognosis and said he'll be back with the team "at the end of July"

Late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs wanted to start a family and 'his children to be able to see him pitch'
Late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs wanted to start a family and 'his children to be able to see him pitch'

The 27-year-old pitcher, who was found dead in his Texas hotel room on July 1, spoke along with his wife about his future plans in an interview

Ohio school forced to take down 92-year-old Ten Commandments plaque because it violates First Amendment
Ohio school forced to take down 92-year-old Ten Commandments plaque because it violates First Amendment

The religious plaque was gifted by the class of 1926 and was displayed near the auditorium entrance of the New Philadelphia school

Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'
Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe's comments came just a day after the US leader said it was inappropriate for her to refuse to sing the national anthem or cross her heart while it was being played

Mom and boyfriend who beat 4-year-old boy to death for spilling his cereal convicted
Mom and boyfriend who beat 4-year-old boy to death for spilling his cereal convicted

20-year-old Lisa Smith, and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Keiff King have been charged with murder, child endangerment and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault after Smith's son, Tahjir was found beaten to death and scalded with hot water

Dominican Republic deaths: FBI testing minibar samples from Bahia Principe resort after spate of tourist fatalities
Dominican Republic deaths: FBI testing minibar samples from Bahia Principe resort after spate of tourist fatalities

At least nine American citizens have died in the Dominican Republic over the past year, according to information from the US State Department.

33K pounds of cocaine worth over $1bn on the street seized in the US at Philadephia port
33K pounds of cocaine worth over $1bn on the street seized in the US at Philadephia port

Authorities said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The US attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying that law enforcement agents found the cocaine on a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal.

Social media posts can predict diabetes, depression, anxiety, and psychosis better than demographic info: Study
Social media posts can predict diabetes, depression, anxiety, and psychosis better than demographic info: Study

Researchers analyzed 949,530 Facebook status updates of 999 patients containing around 20 million words and found all 21 medical conditions studied could be predicted from the language used in the posts

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

Philadelphia's openly gay deputy sheriff found shot dead in his office after attending Pride event
Philadelphia's openly gay deputy sheriff found shot dead in his office after attending Pride event

27-year-old Dante Austin was the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff and had been promoted as the LGBTQ community liaison in 2017

New Michael Wolff book makes shocking claim that Trump slept with black women to "get a little chocolate in his diet"
New Michael Wolff book makes shocking claim that Trump slept with black women to "get a little chocolate in his diet"

'Siege: Trump Under Fire' is the new tell-all book about Trump White House by controversial author Michael Wolff and is a sequel to his first hit piece 'Fire and Fury'

Sephora to close all 400 US stores on June 5 for 'inclusion workshops' in wake of SZA's racial profiling in a California store
Sephora to close all 400 US stores on June 5 for 'inclusion workshops' in wake of SZA's racial profiling in a California store

The French company had come in for criticism after staff called the security on singer SZA while she was shopping for Fenty beauty products

New Jersey couple who placed infant under comforter so he would stop crying leading to his death face murder charges
New Jersey couple who placed infant under comforter so he would stop crying leading to his death face murder charges

Hunter Brochhausen would not stop crying on the night of February 14, 2018, when he was with his parents, Brianna Brochhausen and William Herring, at the Hilltop Motel on Route 68 in Springfield

IM Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies aged 102
IM Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies aged 102

His buildings added elegance to landscapes worldwide with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. Among them are the striking steel and glass Bank of China skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Fragrant Hill Hotel near Beijing.

Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'
Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'

'In each instance, (he) met a substantially younger woman, gained her trust, invited her to a place where he was alone with her, provided her with a drink or drug, and sexually assaulted her once she was rendered incapacitated,' the judge observed.

Philadelphia police find body in plastic container believed to be of 70-year-old reported missing
Philadelphia police find body in plastic container believed to be of 70-year-old reported missing

:Police believe that the body is of Robert Derer, whose family reported him missing, and have taken a 28-year-old man into custody in connection with the crime.

Parents of pro-life teenage girls harassed by Rep. Brian Sims raise $100,000 for Philly non-profit
Parents of pro-life teenage girls harassed by Rep. Brian Sims raise $100,000 for Philly non-profit

Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims recorded himself outside a Planned Parenthood center and attempted to dox teenage girls who were peacefully praying outside it

Boston Red Sox divided along racial lines over Trump's invitation to the White House
Boston Red Sox divided along racial lines over Trump's invitation to the White House

Multiple title-winning players and teams have given the traditional White House visit a miss ever since Trump took over. They have often cited the president's controversial politics, particularly when it comes to race, as reasons for their protest

Pennsylvania man who beat Playboy model to death over drug payment, convicted of first degree murder
Pennsylvania man who beat Playboy model to death over drug payment, convicted of first degree murder

Harris was arrested in August 2018 after he was accused of strangling the model in her Philadelphia apartment. The man is said to have killed the woman when she did not pay him for an ounce of cocaine

Pennsylvania abortion clinic files lawsuit against three protestors for threatening employees and blocking entrance
Pennsylvania abortion clinic files lawsuit against three protestors for threatening employees and blocking entrance

The clinic has listed out a series of incidents where they claim the trio did not adhere to the 1994 federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act

Four-year-old girl escapes after man kidnapped her and locked her in a wooden chest in his grandparent's house
Four-year-old girl escapes after man kidnapped her and locked her in a wooden chest in his grandparent's house

20-year-old Thomas Dewald allegedly entered the unlocked front door of the child’s Philadelphia home and snatched her from her bed and later on bound her with tape at his grandmother's residence and locked her in a wooden chest in his bedroom.

Obama took Trump's victory as a 'personal insult', couldn't believe that Americans had 'turned on him', claims book
Obama took Trump's victory as a 'personal insult', couldn't believe that Americans had 'turned on him', claims book

Former President Barack Obama's fury over the election results is laid bare in the new book 'Obama: The Call of History' by New York Times correspondent Peter Baker

Hazing, rape and racism: Swarthmore College fraternities disband after leaked documents reveal homophobic, misogynistic behavior
Hazing, rape and racism: Swarthmore College fraternities disband after leaked documents reveal homophobic, misogynistic behavior

Student protestors toom part in a sit-in at the Phi Psi fraternity in response to the racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior against former members

California fertility doctor charged for murder of his wife who died from an 'apparent fall'
California fertility doctor charged for murder of his wife who died from an 'apparent fall'

Eric Scott Sills claimed he found his wife dead from an apparent fall in the early hours of November 13, 2016 at their San Clemente home

Slump? What slump? US economy sees strong 3.2% growth rate in first quarter, shattering expert predictions
Slump? What slump? US economy sees strong 3.2% growth rate in first quarter, shattering expert predictions

The GDP gain surpassed the 3% bar set by President Donald Trump as evidence that his economic program is working. Trump is counting on a strong economy as he campaigns for re-election

Boston Celtics legend John 'Hondo' Havlicek dies at age 79: "He was a champion in every sense"
Boston Celtics legend John 'Hondo' Havlicek dies at age 79: "He was a champion in every sense"

Havlicek died on Thursday in Jupiter, Florida, and his death was mourned by the Boston Celtics and the entire basketball world.

Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign
Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

Thursday's announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season.

Yankees and Flyers drop Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' due to racist lyrics in some of her songs
Yankees and Flyers drop Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' due to racist lyrics in some of her songs

Since 1969, the Flyers has played Smith’s 'God Bless America' before must-win games, and it has proven to be a good luck charm.

Homeless 'good Samaritan' in GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 given 5 years' probation
Homeless 'good Samaritan' in GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 given 5 years' probation

The man pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception; GoFundMe has said it refunded the donations

Full list of women who have accused Joe Biden of inappropriate conduct
Full list of women who have accused Joe Biden of inappropriate conduct

The allegations have appeared to mar Biden's prospective presidential candidacy, although Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that the allegations are not the grounds for his disqualification.

Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis
Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis

The report is co-authored by officials of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nancy Reagan was envious of Barbara Bush's confidence since she refused to wear makeup
Nancy Reagan was envious of Barbara Bush's confidence since she refused to wear makeup

Nancy Reagan set the highest disapproval rating for any first lady up to her tenure. On the other hand, approval ratings placed Barbara at second highest, just below Jackie Kennedy

Police chief and friend raped girl hundreds of times over 7-year period starting from when she was just 4
Police chief and friend raped girl hundreds of times over 7-year period starting from when she was just 4

27-year-old Brent Getz and 28-year-old Gregory Wagner were arrested and charged on March 26 on charges of rape

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