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She is the first openly bisexual contestant in Miss USA’s 68-year history

She is the first openly bisexual contestant in Miss USA’s 68-year history

Miss Utah USA champ Rachel Slawson competed for the crown five times before she finally won. This year, her first time on the national stage, she’ll be competing as her most authentic self. Slawson, who is bisexual, will be the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant’s 68-year history. The 25-year-old is a…MORE

Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal called it one of the more scary moments he’s had on the tennis court. The world No. 1 was en route to a straight-sets win against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, leading 4-1 in the third set of their second-round match Thursday. But on a return of serve, a scorching forehand from Nadal hit a…MORE

Senate Impeachment trial: Managers to focus on President’s abuse of power

Senate Impeachment trial: Managers to focus on President’s abuse of power

It’s day two for House Democrats to convince senators that President Donald Trump should be removed from office — and a test for senators who seem to be growing more restless by the hour as the impeachment trial drags on. Democrats will focus Thursday’s presentation on the constitutional case for removing Trump for his abuse…MORE

CNN and The Des Moines Register to release final Iowa caucus poll February 1

CNN and The Des Moines Register to release final Iowa caucus poll February 1

CNN and The Des Moines Register will release their final Iowa caucus poll on Saturday, February 1, providing key insight into where Democratic presidential candidates stand just two days before the caucuses on February 3. CNN’s Chris Cuomo will anchor a special event in Des Moines, Iowa, at the time of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom…MORE

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Like any intrepid explorer, NASA’s Curiosity rover has to do safety checks before moving around on the Martian surface. Those who maintain communication with the rover on Earth keep an eye on those safety checks, like a parent getting messages from their traveling child. Last week, the rover didn’t seem to understand where it was,…MORE

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

Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.

Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.

For the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency, I have gone through the transcript of a good number of the speeches and interviews he has given. In doing that, one thing has become crystal clear to me: He is one of the least articulate — if not the least articulate — politicians ever to make it…MORE

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