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11 strange stories from the national UFO reporting center

Get in, loser, we’re going planet-hopping …read more Source:: Salon.com       

Pig’s head left at former home of Chauvin defense witness

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired […]

Senate Democrats will seek a 25% corporate tax rate despite Biden’s call for 28%, report says

Summary List Placement Senate Democrats will likely seek a 25% corporate tax rate, people close to talks told Axios. That’s lower than the 28% rate President Joe Biden has proposed, which he said would pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The current corporate tax rate in the US is 21%. Biden repeated his call […]

“Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin opens up about his struggles

The author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” books reveals the ups & downs of how he’s been handling the pandemic year …read more Source:: Salon.com       

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff’s deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn’t known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said those who live near where the shooting happened […]

Is there a scientific case for literature? A neuroscientist novelist argues yes

Illogical as it might seem, there may be an evolutionary reason that humans love consuming fiction …read more Source:: Salon.com       

Audrey Roloff: I Was Gonna Write a Third Book, But Everyone Hates Me!

Earlier this month, Audrey Roloff expressed her consternation over a milestone. “A Love Letter Life turns 2 today!!!” she wrote on Instagram of the book she and husband Jeremy released in the spring of 2019, adding: “I was reminded today of how grateful I am for the opportunity to have written a New York Times Best-Selling […]

Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright said the suspect is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional […]

Sunday Burquest, Former Survivor Star, Dies of Cancer

Sunday Burquest, a contestant on Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X, passed away on Sunday morning after a battle with esophageal and ovarian cancer, She was 50 years old. The former reality star had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and sadly received a second cancer diagnosis approximately one years ago. Doctors said she had […]

Here’s everything you need to know about making, buying and cooking with infused olive oil

From making citrus-flavored olive oil cakes to upgrading your basic vinaigrettes, infused olive oil is for you …read more Source:: Salon.com       

Riot declared in Portland protests after police kill man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Police said they dispersed the […]

Shots fired at Guardsmen patrolling near Wright scene

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two National Guardsmen suffered minor injuries early Sunday when they were fired upon as they provided neighborhood security in Minneapolis following the police killing of a 20-year-old Black man in a nearby suburb, authorities said. The Minnesota Guard said the men were hurt when several shots came from a light-colored SUV around […]

Nearly two-thirds of Trump voters disapprove of Meghan Markle, while Biden voters overwhelmingly like her: poll

Summary List Placement The favorability of the Duchess of Sussex is seen through a partisan lens in the US, as she fares poorly among voters who backed former President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a new poll from The Economist/YouGov. Among Trump voters, 62 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Meghan Markle, […]

Giada De Laurentiis’ marinated cherry tomato pasta will be your new weeknight favorite this summer

This low-maintenance dish is equal parts fresh and flavorful, and you can serve it either hot or cold …read more Source:: Salon.com