Judge orders Louisiana to continue funding Planned Parenthood

Judge orders Louisiana to continue funding Planned Parenthood

Reuters A Louisiana judge issued an order on Thursday blocking attempts to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, finding that more than 5,000 low-income patients would lose access to healthcare including cancer screenings and gynecology exams. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a preliminary injunction that requires Louisiana to continue providing Medicaid funding to

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Is General Beauregard’s a lost cause? Two days after the Athens, Ga., bar was accused of having a version of a margarita called a “N—–ita” on its drink menu, the Confederate-themed bar has been temporarily closed. Bar owner Daniel Simmons told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday that he was unsure whether he would reopen…

LAPD sergeant who detained ‘Django’ actress accused of violating ethics rules

LAPD sergeant who detained ‘Django’ actress accused of violating ethics rules

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — A now-retired Los Angeles police sergeant who drew headlines last year after he detained a “Django Unchained” actress has been accused of violating city ethics rules by leaking an audio recording of the encounter to the media. In a highly unusual move, city ethics officials accuse Sgt. Jim Parker of violating two rules…

Florida father charged with negligence after 2-year-old boy shoots himself

Florida father charged with negligence after 2-year-old boy shoots himself

Newsweek

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself on Thursday morning in Fort Myers, Florida, after his father left his gun within reach of the toddler. The child, who was not identified, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the Gulf Coast Medical Center, the Fort Myers police department said in a statement. Rashunn Michael Hill Junior, the boy’s…

Radio host trumps Donald by trademarking ‘Make America Great Again’ — and sells it back for $100K

Radio host trumps Donald by trademarking ‘Make America Great Again’ — and sells it back for $100K

Travis Gettys A radio host who snuck in and copyrighted Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has agreed to transfer ownership of the phrase to the Republican frontrunner. Radio host Bobby Estell, better known as Bobby Bones, trademarked the phrase, “Make America Great Again” — which Trump displays on his baseball caps — and offered to hand

FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

Reuters The FBI deployed at least 10 flights of surveillance planes equipped with advanced aerial surveillance technology, including infrared and night-vision cameras, to monitor the Baltimore riots earlier this year, according to government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. The flights, totaling more than 36 hours and involving at least two planes, occurred

Anonymous will unmask 1,000 KKK members on Ferguson anniversary

Anonymous will unmask 1,000 KKK members on Ferguson anniversary

International Business Times

Anonymous Planning To Unmask Ku Klux Klan Members

To mark the first anniversary of the Ferguson protests, online activist group Anonymous plans to reveal the identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members after it gained access to the Klan’s Twitter account. Anonymous, an amorphous collective of hackers and activists, also promised to shut down related websites and social media accounts to mark the…