*A Houston, Texas mother has been charged for shooting her son in an attempt to shoot her husband during a domestic incident at their home.
*OAKLAND, Calif. — Dictionary.com today announced it has named pandemic the 2020 Word of the Year. The choice encapsulates an unprecedented year in which the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted every sector of society and defined the context for all the many other consequential events of the year, including racial injustice, an economic downturn, climate disaster, political division, and rampant disinformation. And just as the pandemic upended life in 2020, it also reshaped language, requiring a new vocabulary for a new reality. The event drove not only record searches for new or unfamiliar terms, but a record in the number of related additions made to Dictionary.com.
*Whether this is your first time building an AR 15 or you’ve made some before, choosing the right parts can get a bit complicated.
There are loads of different types and brands of stocks to choose from for your new AR 15. So you want to make sure you buy not only the correct parts but also the one you want for your unique build.
In 2015, about 60% of children ages 3 to 17 had used the Internet at home. This is six times more than the number of children who did in 1997.
With the Internet becoming more and more accessible, it’s easier for children to find a way to access the entire interweb.
The internet is a scary place, especially for parents. However, you can teach your children online security with these internet safety tips for kids.
*In Colorado Springs, Colorado, two people were arrested as protesters crowded the entrance of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters Monday demanding justice over a recent officer-involved shooting.
Both of the men – who appeared to be bad boy bikers – interrupted what had been a heated but peaceful protest.
“They pulled up and they started talking about how all lives matter and this is about everyone,” said witness Brandon Poe. “… Everyone immediately rushed them and were like, ‘Hey, get out of here, this isn’t the place for that. We’re, like, mourning and protesting our thing.
“… Soon as the people started going towards them, they pulled out their guns and started aiming at people’s faces.”
At that point, protesters start chanting/yelling at police officers to “shoot them motherf**kers!”
— Rich Halliburton (@RichHalliburton) August 5, 2019
The counterprotesters’ arrival came two hours into the demonstration, which started at City Hall at 11 a.m. and made its way to the POC about a mile away.
The focus of the protest centered largely around De’Von Bailey, who family and friends say was wrongly shot by police Saturday night. Family members of a second man recently shot by police, Josh Vigil, were also in attendance.
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*(Via The Conversation) – Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has decreased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.
This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.
*You can give thanks you’re not one of the people in an Indian village that has to deal with a pissed off Leopard that showed up and wrecking havoc, to say the least.
The animal strayed into a residential area in northern India on Thursday and injured at least six people before it was locked inside a room, a forest ranger said.
If you don’t already know about her, meet Howard University senior, Latroya Pina. She’s getting ready to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on the first-ever Cape Verde National Swim Team in Tokyo, Japan.
However, Latroya is not the only Pina competing in the Olympics. Her siblings, Troy and Jayla, will also join her on the inaugural swim team and make history as a family.