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Oakland is the first California city to ban criminal background checks on renters

Oakland is the first California city to ban criminal background checks on renters

Landlords in Oakland, California, will no longer be allowed to turn away potential renters because of their criminal histories after the City Council passed a new measure it hoped would also tackle the city’s homelessness crisis. The ordinance, passed by a unanimous vote Tuesday, means landlords are prohibited from requiring applicants to disclose their criminal…MORE

An animal shelter’s adoption ad for a sassy cat: ‘She’s just a jerk’

An animal shelter’s adoption ad for a sassy cat: ‘She’s just a jerk’

Sometimes honesty is the best policy. Especially when it comes to cats. The Mitchell County Animal Rescue in North Carolina posted an adoption ad on Facebook that introduced the world to Perdita, the ‘”World’s Worst Cat.” “We thought she was sick,” the ad said. “Turns out she’s just a jerk.” The transparent tactic has helped…MORE

The NFL says no to Super Bowl tailgating in Hard Rock Stadium parking lots

The NFL says no to Super Bowl tailgating in Hard Rock Stadium parking lots

Fans heading to Miami Garden’s Hard Rock Stadium for the Super Bowl will have to leave their grills, tents and elaborate tailgating rigs at home. The NFL has a no-tailgating policy in the parking lots it’s managing around the Florida stadium for the big game on February 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the…MORE

Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her

Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her

Actress Annabella Sciorra testified in court Thursday that Harvey Weinstein raped her more than 25 years ago during emotional, face-to-face testimony from one of the women who has accused him of sexual assault. “The Sopranos” actress said Weinstein raped and sexually assaulted her at her Manhattan apartment in the winter of 1993-1994. She first publicly…MORE

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, released from prison

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting suicide case, released from prison

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, was released from prison Thursday, months ahead of schedule due to good behavior. Carter, now 23, began serving a 15-month sentence in February, but she earned time off her sentence for good behavior, according to Jonathan Darling, spokesman at…MORE

The Doomsday Clock is closer than ever to midnight. Here’s why that matters

The Doomsday Clock is closer than ever to midnight. Here’s why that matters

The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight — the closest we have ever been to the complete and total annihilation of the earth (well, at least metaphorically). Midnight on the Clock symbolizes the end of the world, and each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decides what time it…MORE

A month of snow leaves Newfoundland, Canada, in a state of emergency

A month of snow leaves Newfoundland, Canada, in a state of emergency

Newfoundland residents have been blanketed with snow for nearly a month, and with a state of emergency extended through Saturday morning, it’s not over yet. “We don’t feel that the streets are at the safety level that we need to be in order to take off the state of emergency right now,” St. John’s Mayor…MORE

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