Tinashe performs a classic from her new holiday album "Comfort and Joy."
Tinashe performs a classic from her new holiday album "Comfort and Joy."
Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has officially announced she's running for governor of Arkansas in 2022 -- in what's slated to become one of the first tests of how much influence former President Donald Trump maintains over the Republican Party versus the GOP establishment. Sanders announced her run in a nearly eight-minute-long campaign video posted to her Twitter feed Monday morning, appearing to target disgruntled Trump supporters in her pitch. Sanders touted her tenure in the Trump administration and listed a few campaign promises throughout the video, including prohibiting sanctuary cities, expanding school choice, lowering income taxes and fighting back against "radical left" environmental policies like the Green New Deal.
A Tacoma Police Department officer who struck at least one pedestrian with his patrol car while trying to clear a crowded scene has been placed on administrative leave. Officers responded to the intersection of South 9th Street and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma around 6 p.m. Saturday night after receiving "numerous reports" of an incident that was occurring there, according to a police press release. When authorities arrived, there were several vehicles and about 100 people blocking the intersection, police said, but did not provide additional details on the incident.
Five new contestants are joining this season of "The Bachelor" in the hopes of ending up with Matt James. Having premiered Jan. 4, this season began with 32 hopefuls competing for James' heart. James, a real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder, made history last year when he was announced as the franchise's first Black Bachelor.
Juan Carlos Flores was on his delivery route in Houston on Monday when he found a 5-month-old baby abandoned on the side of a road after an apparent carjacking. With the help of nearby residents, Flores was able to reunite the kidnapped baby with his mother.
The Puerto Rican government responded this weekend to the plea of thousands who have asked the island's leaders to address the ongoing crisis of gender violence. Newly sworn-in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed an executive order Sunday declaring a state of emergency that would allocate resources to deal with gender violence in Puerto Rico. "Gender violence is a social evil, based on ignorance and attitudes that cannot have space or tolerance in the Puerto Rico that we aspire to," Pierluisi said in a news release.
Indianapolis police announced Monday they have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with a mass shooting that claimed the lives of five people, including a pregnant teen. A boy suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a nearby hospital, police said. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randall Taylor called the incident the city’s "largest mass casualty shooting in over a decade."
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that lifts the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the military. It had been put in place by the Trump administration. At a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Biden said the order reinstates "a position that the previous commanders and, as well, as the secretaries have supported."
To honor the 20th anniversary of her sophomore album, 'J.Lo,' Jennifer Lopez decided to recreate a little snippet of the music video for the album's lead single, "Love Don't Cost a Thing." Over the weekend, the singer took to social media to share a video of her on the beach. In the clip, she reenacts the scene from the music video where she walks toward the camera and starts tossing all of her "bling."
Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2022 and instead will retire at the end of his term, citing the "increasingly polarized" nature of politics as his decision not to run. “I don’t think any Senate office has been more successful in getting things done, but honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision," Portman, said. Portman elaborated on his decision at a press conference in Cincinnati Monday morning, speaking to both the length of his service and the increasing partisanship in Congress.
Google announced a series of steps it was taking to support a more equitable and efficient rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, including grants totaling $150 million, updates to its Maps software and offering the use of its office spaces to become vaccination clinics. "The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on communities worldwide," Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai wrote in a company blog post Monday. "While there is much uncertainty still ahead, the development of multiple safe vaccines in such a short time gives us reason for hope."
Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued Rudy Giuliani, accusing former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney of carrying out “defamatory falsehoods” about Dominion in part to enrich himself through legal fees and his podcast. “Although he was unwilling to make false election fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law because he knew those allegations are false, he and his allies manufactured and disseminated the 'Big Lie,' which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election,” the lawsuit said. The lawsuit targets Giuliani but mentioned his “allies” -- including lawyer Sidney Powell, Lou Dobbs, Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, One America News Network (“OAN”) and The Epoch Times -- that assisted in peddling false claims about the election and the company.
Could Kelley Flanagan be the next Bachelorette? Nearly a month after her split with former Bachelor Peter Weber, Flanagan told her social media followers she's open to the idea of handing out roses in the hopes of finding love again. During a "True or False?" game Saturday, a fan posed the question to her.
With many people still working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult at times to look and feel your best on Zoom video calls. While wearing a black and white polka dot blouse, Jonas posted a quick breakdown of how she prepares for Zoom calls using makeup. "I may not have the most extravagant at-home glam routine, but it has worked out for me this far," she captioned the tutorial.
Olivia Rodrigo's No. 1 hit, "Drivers License," has turned her into one of the biggest pop stars on the planet seemingly overnight. The "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" star, who's currently filming the show's second season in Utah, told Vogue the whole whirlwind of success has been unexpected and surreal. Rodrigo's gotten shout outs from her idol Taylor Swift and gifts from Halsey, to name a few, but she also told the magazine of some other artists she'd love to collaborate with.
Sunday marked the 10-year anniversary of Adele's breakthrough album, "21," which debuted Jan. 24, 2011. The album set multiple records, earned numerous awards and was the best-selling album in both 2011 and 2012. Adele marked her second studio album's milestone anniversary with a rare Instagram post, which featured a tribute to "21."
A couple of storms moved through the West and the Midwest this weekend with a funnel cloud reportedly being spotted in downtown San Diego along with 1 to 2 feet of snow from California to Colorado and even hail covering the ground in Malibu, California. In the Midwest, accidents and spinouts caused a nightmare travel situation on the roads from Nebraska to Michigan. There are 24 states from California to Maryland on Monday morning that are on alert for snow, ice and flash flooding.
A 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death at a grocery store during an alleged fight with four other girls, all of whom were younger than she was, police said. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at a grocery store in Lake Charles, Louisiana, when a fight took place between a 15-year-old girl and four other females all between the ages of 12 and 14, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) said in a statement on social media. The cause and the motive of the altercation is currently unknown and was not disclosed in the CPSO statement but authorities did confirm that, during the incident, the 15-year-old girl was stabbed and the victim was subsequently transported to a local area hospital where she died.
President Joe Biden has commissioned Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his new White House physician, replacing Dr. Sean Conley in a role that became a source of controversy under former President Donald Trump’s four years in the White House. It's not unusual for a new president to select their personal physician for their term, However, O'Connor will take on the job in the medical unit that faced a crisis of credibility under Trump following rosy readouts of physicals and misleading information about his COVID-19 treatment. O’Connor has served as Biden’s primary care physician since 2009, when he was appointed physician to the vice president and was chosen by Biden for the new role due to their long history, and personal relationship, according to a White House official.
President Joe Biden is set to sign a "Made in America" executive order Monday, fulfilling a long-time campaign promise to increase the amount of federal spending that goes to American companies. The federal government spends about $600 billion on contracting per year, and there are already rules in place governing how taxpayer dollars can be spent, how much foreign products can be purchased, and how many foreign components can be brought to the U.S. and assembled here. Biden’s executive order will aim to close those loopholes and cut down on the waivers, as well as order an increase in domestic content.
Direct and immediate access to their doctor is part of what Dr. Abe Malkin's patients pay for. Malkin rarely silences his cell phone, so as not to miss anything, or anyone. The vaccine's slow and uneven rollout has worn public patience thin, and fomented fears that affluence may expedite access.