San Jose, Calif., to institute first-in-the-nation gun ownership requirements

San Jose, California, is set to become the first U.S. city to enforce an ordinance requiring most gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance. In a statement Tuesday night, Mayor Sam Liccardo said the City Council had voted in favor of both measures, which are aimed at reducing the risk of gun harm and relieving taxpayers of the financial cost of gun violence.
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Melanie Ham: Crafting YouTuber dies aged 36

YouTuber and crafter Melanie Ham, who was well-known for the stories about her art and personal life she shared on social media, has died at the age of 36.According to posts shared to her social media accounts, which were published by her husband Robert Ham, Ham passed away from cancer on 12 January.“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie,” the caption of the Instagram post reads. “If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this...

YouTube permanently bans right-wing commentator Dan Bongino

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- You Tube Wednesday permanently banned right-wing commentator and Fox Nation host Dan Bongino. Bongino's secondary YouTube account was first suspended for violating the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy. Bongino's main YouTube account was then banned after posting a video allegedly trying to circumvent the suspension on his...

Outrage as Alex Berenson baselessly tells Tucker Carlson ‘dangerous’ vaccines should be ‘withdrawn’

Anti-vaxx writer Alex Berenson drew outrage on Tuesday evening after comments on Tucker Carlson Tonight regarding vaccines against Covid-19.The Fox News host introduced the segment by saying that cases of the coronavirus are “skyrocketing” in countries such as Denmark, Australia, and Israel, which have some of the highest rates of vaccination.Mr Berenson joined the show telling Mr Carlson that the vaccines do not work against the Omicron variant of the virus and should be pulled from the market.“We’re at a very dangerous moment, Tucker, and I’m not exaggerating. I think this is probably the most important appearance I’ve had...

Chinese teenager's reunion with his birth parents ends in tragedy

A Chinese teenager appears to have taken his own life after the story of him being sold as an infant by his birth parents and recently reunited with them went viral. Liu Xuezhou, 17, was found dead early Monday on a beach by local authorities in the city of Sanya, in China's southern Hainan province, according to the Chinese news outlet The Paper.

Former Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem sentenced to 53 years in prison for "execution" of boyfriend during sexual fantasy

A judge sentenced a former Northwestern University professor to 53 years in prison Tuesday for the 2017 stabbing death of his boyfriend as part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom. Cook County Judge Charles Burns called the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau "cold-blooded" and an "execution" as he sentenced Wyndham Lathem, 47, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in October.

Former Miss Mississippi’s husband shot dead in front of their two-year-old son

A former Miss America contestant lost her husband when she was shot dead on Saturday, reportedly in front of their two year old son.Christine Kozlowski Hand, 33, confirmed on Sunday that her spouse Thomas Hand Jr, 37, had been killed the previous night in Montgomery, Alabama, where the couple lives.She included a link to a local news story saying that Mr Hand had been shot in the presence of a child, appearing to confirm reports that her son Roman had witnessed the killing.Just two days earlier, the former beauty queen and her husband had celebrated their sixth anniversary and announced...

Spotify agrees to remove Neil Young's music over Joe Rogan dispute

Spotify said Wednesday that it has agreed to remove Neil Young's music after the famed singer-songwriter said he wouldn't share the platform with podcaster Joe Rogan, who has been criticized for spreading vaccine misinformation. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young, 76, said in an open letter to...