Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'

The Congresswoman did so in partnership with One Fair Wage, an organization that works to increase the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.

Former Hawaiian cop avoids jail time for sexually assaulting 5-year-old child over a period of four years
Former Hawaiian cop avoids jail time for sexually assaulting 5-year-old child over a period of four years

45-year-old Teddy O Van Lerberghe reached an agreement that saw him guaranteed a five-year probation sentence with no jail time, though it will still require him to register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of his life

Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at Melania while criticizing Donald Trump's merit-based immigration proposal
Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at Melania while criticizing Donald Trump's merit-based immigration proposal

Trump, during his White House Rose Garden speech last week, outlined his immigration proposals, which aim to put a stop to family-based migration

San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state
San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state

The woman also reported that the suspect's roommate had a pit bull that bit into her lips several times and accused her rapist of strangling her which led to her losing consciousness

Thousands of women and rights groups march across US in #StopTheBans rallies to oppose anti-abortion bills
Thousands of women and rights groups march across US in #StopTheBans rallies to oppose anti-abortion bills

In Washington DC, protestors gathered in front of the Supreme Court, chanting slogans urging that their reproductive right was their business. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Pete Buttigieg showed up to support the protest while many shared their own abortion stories

From being almost euthanized in Saudi Arabia to being a service dog for a veteran in Arizona, Newton has come a long way
From being almost euthanized in Saudi Arabia to being a service dog for a veteran in Arizona, Newton has come a long way

The 2-year-old Lurcher Labrador will start meeting veterans in the coming months, and hopefully, he'll find someone to take care of him and love him the way he deserves.

Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run
Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run

62-year-old Wayne Arthur Silsbee is believed to be involved in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and 10 at the time of the offenses

California teacher fighting breast cancer asked to pay for substitute teacher out of her salary while on medical leave
California teacher fighting breast cancer asked to pay for substitute teacher out of her salary while on medical leave

A decades-old California law dictates that any teacher in the state that takes medical leaves beyond the ones they have in a year will have to pay for the teacher that is replacing them

Wanted child molester who faked his own death to avoid arrest found alive in Florida nearly three years later
Wanted child molester who faked his own death to avoid arrest found alive in Florida nearly three years later

58-year-old Michael Patrick Manning was facing multiple charges when he made his escape from the police in 2015 and then faked his death a year later. He has finally been found again

Kim Kardashian helped free 17 inmates by secretly funding 90 Days of Freedom campaign
Kim Kardashian helped free 17 inmates by secretly funding 90 Days of Freedom campaign

Kardashian has reportedly joined hands with attorney Brittany K Barnett of the Buried Alive Project which has assisted in freeing at least 17 prisoners as part of its 90 Days of Freedom campaign

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: The new-age billionaire couple's relationship status is pretty awesome
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: The new-age billionaire couple's relationship status is pretty awesome

Zuckerberg's innovative solution to his wife's sleeping problem shows their relationship is going as strong as ever.

The rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who went from youngest female billionaire to being charged with massive fraud
The rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who went from youngest female billionaire to being charged with massive fraud

Kate McKinnon has been roped in to play Elizabeth Holmes, in a new Hulu 'limited drama series' based on Rebecca Jarvis and ABC News' podcast 'The Dropout'

Trump administration proposes building a 10-mile concrete wall around Burning Man festival
Trump administration proposes building a 10-mile concrete wall around Burning Man festival

The Nevada branch of the Bureau of Land Management proposed the changes through a draft of Environmental Impact Statement.

Journalist, novelist, role model: There's much more to MacKenzie Bezos than $35.6 billion and the world's richest ex
Journalist, novelist, role model: There's much more to MacKenzie Bezos than $35.6 billion and the world's richest ex

MacKenzie, a published author of acclaimed books, was a pupil of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who called her one of the best students she ever had

America's pivotal Pete Buttigieg moment: Why voters should unite behind the gay millennial beacon
America's pivotal Pete Buttigieg moment: Why voters should unite behind the gay millennial beacon

Liberal Democrats see Buttigieg as a candidate who is a polar opposite of President Donald Trump and provides a stark contrast to the Republican both in style and substance.

Are the Bernie bros back? Here's how to spot one during the upcoming election season
Are the Bernie bros back? Here's how to spot one during the upcoming election season

With Sanders' kicking off his presidential campaign, expect to see these unauthorized "mascots" taking to the streets in their crusade against the capitalist brigade

San Francisco proposes legislation to ban e-cigarettes until their effects are reviewed by the FDA
San Francisco proposes legislation to ban e-cigarettes until their effects are reviewed by the FDA

City Attorney Dennis Herrera called on the FDA to review vaping effects before they are allowed in public, prompting the agency to release proposed guidelines last week giving companies until 2021 to submit applications for the evaluation.

Lauren Sanchez's brother was paid $200,000 by National Enquirer for racy texts and naked selfies of Jeff Bezos
Lauren Sanchez's brother was paid $200,000 by National Enquirer for racy texts and naked selfies of Jeff Bezos

The latest report by the Wall Street Journal on the issue aligns with the conclusions reached by private investigators working for Bezos.

Outraged mother sues Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others for $500 billion in college cheating scandal
Outraged mother sues Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others for $500 billion in college cheating scandal

The actresses are among the defendants being sued by a California mother who claims the alleged college cheating scam cost her son an Ivy League scholarship.

ICE using mass surveillance database from local police to track undocumented immigrants, records reveal
ICE using mass surveillance database from local police to track undocumented immigrants, records reveal

ICE using mass surveillance database from local police to track people, records reveal ICE using mass surveillance database from local police to track people, records reveal

Donald Trump and Ivanka donated big dollars to Kamala Harris during her rise in California politics
Donald Trump and Ivanka donated big dollars to Kamala Harris during her rise in California politics

Kamla Harris, who recently announced her presidential run for 2020, was elected as California's attorney general in 2010 and won the reelection in 2014

Colin Kaepernick may be back in the NFL with New England Patriots or Carolina Panthers, says lawyer
Colin Kaepernick may be back in the NFL with New England Patriots or Carolina Panthers, says lawyer

Lawyer Mark Geragos, representing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is confident that his client will be given a way back into the NFL.

Drinking just two sugar-free diet drinks increases risk of stroke, heart disease by a third: Study
Drinking just two sugar-free diet drinks increases risk of stroke, heart disease by a third: Study

The study tracked 80,000 women over 50 for 12 years and showed the risk of early death for sugar-free diet drink addicts is 16 percent higher than those who do not consume them

California restaurant owner says customers wearing MAGA hats won't be served, apologizes following outrage
California restaurant owner says customers wearing MAGA hats won't be served, apologizes following outrage

J. Kenji López-Alt apologized to staff and partners in a lengthy post and said that what he did was reckless and that it was his personal point of view.

Nutritionist commits suicide after she posts heartbreaking note on her website saying she was 'tired of feeling tired'
Nutritionist commits suicide after she posts heartbreaking note on her website saying she was 'tired of feeling tired'

27-year-old Tara Condell was found dead by the authorities at her apartment on West 10th Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Utah man fatally shoots his doctor girlfriend and then takes his own life in apparent murder-suicide
Utah man fatally shoots his doctor girlfriend and then takes his own life in apparent murder-suicide

The doctor's seniors paid tribute to her saying that her adventurous spirit and love of learning will be missed by all those who knew her.

College girl gets dragged several hundred feet by car in horrific hit-and-run accident in California
College girl gets dragged several hundred feet by car in horrific hit-and-run accident in California

The 21-year-old was dragged several hundred feet before the driver got out of his car, and promptly got back in again and drove away

Passenger brutally stabs and kills pregnant Lyft driver and her unborn child before driving away with her car
Passenger brutally stabs and kills pregnant Lyft driver and her unborn child before driving away with her car

The Lyft driver's killer is being held on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of vehicle theft, one count of armed robbery and one count of kidnapping

Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race to become the first woman of color to run for president in nearly 50 years
Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race to become the first woman of color to run for president in nearly 50 years

Harris, a rising star in the Democratic party, timed her announcement to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an acknowledgment to the civil rights movement

Jeff Bezos' wife set to become the richest woman in the world after divorce settlement
Jeff Bezos' wife set to become the richest woman in the world after divorce settlement

Jeff Bezos, the 54-year-old founder and CEO of Amazon Inc. announced Wednesday that he and MacKenzie, his 48-year-old novelist wife, were concluding their marriage of 25 years

California Governor David Newsom promises 'sanctuary to all who seek it' as he slams Trump's immigration policy
California Governor David Newsom promises 'sanctuary to all who seek it' as he slams Trump's immigration policy

The 51-year-old former San Francisco mayor reportedly challenged the Trump administration, specifically on immigration, as he was sworn into office on Monday.

Man, 26, forces himself into 99-year-old woman’s apartment in San Francisco’s Chinatown and sexually assaults her
Man, 26, forces himself into 99-year-old woman’s apartment in San Francisco’s Chinatown and sexually assaults her

Teandre Howard-Kidd, a Bay Area maintenance worker, has been charged with first-degree burglary with intent to commit sexual assault, residential burglary, and elder abuse

LeBron James slams NFL team owners for "slave mentality" on HBO's 'The Shop'
LeBron James slams NFL team owners for "slave mentality" on HBO's 'The Shop'

On the latest episode of the Lebron James-produced HBO talk show 'The Shop', the LA Lakers superstar contrasted the talent-first model of the NBA to the utilitarian ways of NFL.

Avicii leaves staggering $25.5 million fortune to his parents after tragic death
Avicii leaves staggering $25.5 million fortune to his parents after tragic death

After the Swedish DJ was found dead in Muscat, Oman, in April this year, his entire fortune automatically went to his parents as he was single at the time with no children

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos: Report
Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos: Report

Johnson & Johnson were made fully aware of the presence of the carcinogen between 1971 and early 2000s, but the company succeeded in keeping the news from reaching the public

Trump administration may force asylum seekers to pay $50 to enter the country with no waiver for those who can't afford it
Trump administration may force asylum seekers to pay $50 to enter the country with no waiver for those who can't afford it

The Trump administration is considering new regulations for migrant caravans, with one proposal to charge a $50 application fee to anyone seeking asylum in the US

California becomes the first state in the US to make it mandatory for all new homes to have solar panels
California becomes the first state in the US to make it mandatory for all new homes to have solar panels

The green initiative, which is set to come into action in 2020, has been unanimously passed by the California Building Standards Commission

Marlboro makers invest staggering $3.8 billion in Canadian cannabis firm after nationwide legalization
Marlboro makers invest staggering $3.8 billion in Canadian cannabis firm after nationwide legalization

Marlboro maker Altria Group said on Friday that it will pay $2.4 billion for a 45 percent stake in Canadian marijuana firm Cronos Group

Father allegedly shot son on Thanksgiving while trying to stop an argument in the family over NFL players kneeling
Father allegedly shot son on Thanksgiving while trying to stop an argument in the family over NFL players kneeling

The warrants stated that the man retrieved his shotgun when he could not separate his sons after their argument turned physical

Cold case detectives trace DNA to genealogy site to arrest suspect 45 years after he killed a female law clerk
Cold case detectives trace DNA to genealogy site to arrest suspect 45 years after he killed a female law clerk

74-year-old John Arthur Getreu from Hayward, Alameda County, was arrested in Palo Alto on November 20 on suspicion of murdering Leslie Perlov

Breathing San Francisco air for a day is equivalent to smoking 11 cigarettes as city chokes in wildfire pollution
Breathing San Francisco air for a day is equivalent to smoking 11 cigarettes as city chokes in wildfire pollution

The air quality in San Francisco is equivalent to the air in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is believed to be worse than Kolkata, India.

49ers cheerleader kneels again during national anthem of Veterans Day football game
49ers cheerleader kneels again during national anthem of Veterans Day football game

Morris took a knee during the national anthem for the first time on November 1 after players during the game were banned from protesting.

Investigators find two-time cancer survivor among victims of deadly wildfires in California as death toll continues to rise
Investigators find two-time cancer survivor among victims of deadly wildfires in California as death toll continues to rise

Ernest Foss, 65, who had survived cancer twice, although the disease resulted in physical disabilities that left him bedbound, was found dead outside his home in Paradise, CA

California wildfires: Five found burnt alive in vehicles after getting caught in the hellish blaze
California wildfires: Five found burnt alive in vehicles after getting caught in the hellish blaze

Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said dousing the fire was futile and the firefighters are now helping individuals get out alive

75,000 homes evacuated as three wildfires rage across California leaving behind a trail of destruction
75,000 homes evacuated as three wildfires rage across California leaving behind a trail of destruction

Three wind-whipped wildfires burned in California on Friday and the flames are being driven south towards coastal Malibu

49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem after NFL bans players from kneeling on field
49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem after NFL bans players from kneeling on field

The cheerleader who has not been identified reportedly took the knee ahead of San Francisco 49ers' home game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium on Thursday

Quitting cannabis use drastically improves memory and cognitive ability within a month of abstinence, says study
Quitting cannabis use drastically improves memory and cognitive ability within a month of abstinence, says study

Researchers in Boston studied 88 men aged 16-25 who smoked marijuana at least once a week and compared their cognitive ability to those who quit for a month.

'I'll cut your frickin head off.' Passengers terrified as man brandishes two chainsaws on subway train and threatens them
'I'll cut your frickin head off.' Passengers terrified as man brandishes two chainsaws on subway train and threatens them

The video, which looked like a scene straight out of a horror movie, was posted on Twitter Monday afternoon by a petrified passenger.

'Cancer-causing' weed killer found in Quaker Oats, Honey Nut Cheerios and 24 more cereals
'Cancer-causing' weed killer found in Quaker Oats, Honey Nut Cheerios and 24 more cereals

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, was found in 26 of the 28 products the EWG tested, in levels “higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health'

Heartbreaking video shows woman weeping over body of her dog who was poisoned by her neighbor
Heartbreaking video shows woman weeping over body of her dog who was poisoned by her neighbor

Leewen Zhang says she will now be campaigning to ensure that Chinese laws are changed to punish those who abuse and mistreat animals.

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