Less Popular Friend Only Included In Suicide Pact Out Of Pity

SEATTLE—Acknowledging that his addition was more from obligation than excitement, a group of friends admitted Monday that their less popular acquaintance Gordy Johnson was only included in their suicide pact out of pity. “To be honest, we hadn’t even considered inviting Gordy to bite down on a cyanide pill, but then the thought of the … Read more

Here Are Some Smart Financial Moves for New Parents

Raising a child is often more expensive than parents expect, according to financial advisors. The average middle-income married couple spends $12,350 to $13,900 a year to do so, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. Here are some top financial considerations for new and expecting parents, from budgeting to college savings and insurance. There are a … Read more

Kids in California county care sleeping on floor in building

A central California county executive is pledging immediate changes after a news report revealed that vulnerable children removed from their families were living in deplorable conditions inside a child welfare office building ByThe Associated Press October 17, 2021, 4:14 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FRESNO, Calif. — A … Read more

Intergalactic Animal Rights Groups Condemn Use Of Brutal, Unsanitary Planet To Raise Human Meat

PR 0201 B—Issuing their latest denunciation in a long string of statements deploring the treatment of living, sentient beings, intergalactic animal rights groups reportedly condemned the use of a brutal, unsanitary planet Friday to raise human meat. “For far too long, we have kept Homo sapiens crammed in disgusting conditions in the Earth slaughterhouse, and … Read more

US plans to reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy next month

The Biden administration says it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press October 15, 2021, 12:37 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN DIEGO — … Read more

FDA Issues Guidelines To Reduce Salt In Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing manufacturers to cut salt levels by an average of 12% in mostly processed and take-out food to address a growing epidemic of preventable health issues in Americans caused by high-salt diets. What do you think? “Oh, nothing I eat is FDA-approved.” Skip Shackelford, Hard Hat Tester “Great, … Read more

Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss COVID-19, climate

President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month, as part of a four-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press October 14, 2021, 4:52 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

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