US sees record 4.3 million workers quit jobs in August: Hiring falls

U.S. 10/13/21, 05:30

A record number of U.S. workers decided to quit their jobs last month though the economy has been reopening from the earlier pandemic-related lockdown. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on Tuesday, Oct. 12, showing that 4.3 million Americans left their jobs in August, a record high. In August, ...

Laundrie attorney says Petito autopsy does not change anything

U.S. 10/12/21, 23:30

Steven Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family, refused further classification of Brian Laundrie's involvement in the death of Gabby Petito.  Autopsy results released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, confirmed 22-year-old Gabby Petito died of strangulation from human intervention.  While Bertolino shared condolences on her "tragic" fate, he said that her fiance, now missing ...

FBI: Body found near North Carolina is not Brian Laundrie

U.S. 10/12/21, 22:40

The FBI confirmed that the remains found in Watauga County do not belong to the missing 23-year-old Brian Laundrie.  “At this time, there is no evidence to connect or any reason to believe it is related to the search for fugitive Brian Laundrie,” the FBI told WSOC-TV on Oct. 11. The corpse ...

Northern lights shimmer in US sky as solar storm hits Earth

U.S. 10/12/21, 22:26

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, were dancing in many places in the world, including the U.S. sky, as a geomagnetic storm triggered by a flare of solar energy started to hit the Earth on Monday, Oct. 11. Though the wave of spectacular light this time shimmered at lower latitudes than ...

Supreme Court hears arguments in case banning dismemberment abortions in Kentucky

U.S. 10/12/21, 19:19

The nation's highest court heard arguments Tuesday, Oct. 12, in a case involving a Kentucky law that protects unborn babies from dismemberment abortions. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court does not directly concern abortion rights, but focuses on a procedural issue, according to The Hill. Now the court's justices are considering ...

GOP representative releases children’s book on negative effects of cancel culture

U.S. 10/12/21, 16:09

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) recently published a conservative children's book about the dangers of "cancellation culture" for society. BRAVE Books published the new title, "Fame, Guilt and the Raft of Shame." The publisher was founded by CEO Trent Talbot and describes itself as a "conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that ...

DC Comics announces next Superman star will be bisexual

U.S. 10/12/21, 14:46

DC Comics's timeless superhero Superman will have a romantic affair with another young man in the new 'Superman: The Son of Kal-El' television series. "The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity," series creator Tom Taylor said according to The Hill. "[A] new ...

Details of Gabby Petito’s death revealed by coroner

U.S. 10/12/21, 14:20

It was announced by the Wyoming coroner on Tuesday, Oct. 12, that Gabby Petito, the fiance of missing man Brian Petito, had been strangled to death. Petito, it was determined, had died three to four weeks before her body was discovered on September 19 near a rough bush campsite on the ...

Study: A popular synthetic chemical linked to 107,000 early deaths annually in US

News 10/12/21, 06:11

Phthalate, a synthetic chemical found in hundreds of consumer products, may cause the premature deaths of more than 100,000 American people a year, according to a new study released on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution, found that between 91,000 and 107,000 people aged 55 to ...

Fort Hood female soldier found safe after going missing over weekend

U.S. 10/12/21, 05:13

A female soldier who went missing over the weekend after failing to report to work at Fort Hood has been found alive. A private first-class soldier, Jennifer Sewell, was last seen departing her Texas base around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. According to officials, she has not been to work since. ...

Dog the Bounty Hunter: People heard Gabby screaming with Brian

U.S. 10/12/21, 04:47

According to Dog the Bounty Hunter, the Laundrie-Petito couple may have been on a rough path before Petito went missing. The TV star, whose real name is Duane Chapman, said in an interview with the Sun that 22-year-old Gabby Petito was yelling with Brian Laundrie loud enough that nearby vacationers could ...