Irish voters overwhelmingly voted to repeal the country’s decades-old ban.

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters are set to liberalize one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a margin of 68 percent to 32 percent, an exit poll showed on Friday, following one of the highest reported turnouts for a referendum. Voters in the once deeply Catholic country were asked if they wish to scrap a prohibition that was ...
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Man Faces Charges After Pulling Knife, Stun Gun On Muslim Students

A man is facing criminal charges after threatening Muslim students with a knife and stun gun this week while they were eating outside a McDonald’s in St. Augustine, Florida. John Jay Smith, 60, is facing two third-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony charge of burglary with assault or battery and a third-degree felony ...
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Thousands Travel Home To Ireland To Vote On Abortion Access

Voters in Ireland headed to the polls on Friday to decide whether the country should repeal its restrictive abortion laws. Among those casting their ballots were thousands of Irish citizens living in other parts of the world who traveled back to Ireland for the landmark vote. They chronicled their journeys on social media using the hashtag #HomeToVote, sharing thousands of ...
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A Member Of The Far-Right Proud Boys Menaced A Twitter User On His Doorstep

Perhaps it’s inevitable that designated hate groups and internet comedians would go to battle ― but nobody expects a Twitter confrontation to happen on their front doorstep. The Proud Boys is a misogynistic far-right group with members who flirt with and often fully embrace white nationalism.    Vic Berger is a comedy video editor who works for Super Deluxe. He has ...
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Warriors Coach Calls NFL Ban On Protests ‘Fake Patriotism’

“I think it’s just typical of the NFL,” Kerr said. “They’re just playing off their fan base, and they’re just basically trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people. It’s idiotic, but that’s how the NFL has handled their business.”The NFL’s decision, announced Wednesday, came in response to a public backlash, repeatedly pushed by President Donald Trump, against football ...
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George Takei Accuser Walks Back Story Of Drugging And Sexual Assault

Months after George Takei was accused of sexual assault, former model Scott R. Brunton, who said the “Star Trek” actor drugged and groped him without his consent 36 years ago, is walking back certain parts of his story.  In a lengthy interview with The New York Observer‘s Shane Snow published Thursday, Brunton recounts the night at the actor’s home where the alleged incident occurred but admits ...
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The Joy Of Watching Harvey Weinstein’s Perp Walk

The best way to watch Harvey Weinstein walk himself into a Manhattan police precinct on Friday morning was via NBC News’ Periscope. As the former Oscar-winning Hollywood producer and “king of indie film” marched from his black car into the police station, NBC correspondent Craig Melvin began naming some of the 95 women who have come forward with allegations against ...
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Hollywood Doesn’t Need ‘Difficult’ Men To Make Great TV

The boys club is alive and well in Hollywood ― and it’s so entrenched that male celebrities will unwittingly go on the record about it. This week a New York Times interview with the “Arrested Development” cast went viral after matriarch Jessica Walter opened up about how her co-star Jeffrey Tambor (who was also present during the interview) used to ...
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Trump Suggests North Korea Summit Could Still Happen

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dangled the possibility on Friday that a June 12 summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang’s “open hostility.” Trump indicated the summit could be salvaged after welcoming a conciliatory statement from North Korea saying it remained ...
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2 People Injured In Indiana School Shooting

At least two people have been injured in a school shooting in Indiana. Local and state police responded to reports of an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School just after 9 a.m. Friday, Chief of Police Kevin Jowitt told reporters at a news conference. Jowitt confirmed that two people were injured: one teacher and one student. One adult victim ...
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