New documents show Soviets covered up Chernobyl plant flaws before

The Soviet Union knew the Chernobyl plant was a ticking time bomb for years before it melted down — but the government kept the nuclear facility running anyway. Soviet leaders hid knowledge of the nuclear power plant’s flaws “to prevent panic and provocative rumors” before the catastrophic 1986 failure of the fourth reactor, according to new records released by Ukraine in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the disaster. The new documents reveal that, in 1982, safety monitors recorded an unplanned release of radiation at the plant, but the KGB suppressed news, Reuters reports. “In 1983, the Moscow leadership received information that the readmore

‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy sells house once owned by Diane

This “Valley of the Dolls” home was too colorful for “Pose” creator Ryan Murphy.  Murphy — the producer behind “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Ratched” — unloaded the Beverly Hills abode formerly owned by “Annie Hall” actress Diane Keaton for $16.25 million on April 22.  He had been trying to sell the home since before the coronavirus pandemic began, when he listed the house for nearly $18 million in September 2019. The 55-year-old producer and his husband, David Miller, bought the house from Keaton in 2010. The couple, who married in 2012, purchased the 94-year-old estate under the “Ohara Neely Trust,” an LLC seemingly based on the “Valley readmore

Grizzly bear illegally shot and killed in Idaho, Fish and

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Recall effort against Gavin Newsom has enough signatures to make

A recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom has garnered enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot, officials said Monday. More than 1.6 million signatures have been verified to enable a recall election, which would likely be held in the fall, according to the California secretary of state’s office. California voters would face two questions on the ballot: Should Newsom be recalled and who should replace him? More than half of the voters must say yes on the first question in order for the answers on the second to be counted. Last week, Caitlyn Jenner, a longtime Republican, announced readmore

Lawsuit: Florida County Uses ‘Predictive Policing’ To Arrest Residents For

Minority Report was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual. But in Pasco County, Florida, the sheriff’s office has created an “Intelligence-led Policing Section” designed to identify, target, and prevent “prolific offenders.” Though the county claims its section is focused on “the who of crime, the small percentage of criminals who commit the vast majority of crime,” people with as few as one or two burglary charges have found themselves targeted.  Just as concerning, under a larger strategy of “focused deterrence,” deputies are effectively given carte blanche to relentlessly harass “prolific offenders,” as well as their friends readmore

Political prisoner and activist slams UN appointment of Iran to

As Iran takes its seat on the United Nations’ top panel on women’s rights, former political prisoner Shaparak Shajarizadeh slammed the appointment in an interview with The Post, citing her experience in her home country as a warning to the international body. Shajarizadeh, an Iranian women’s rights activist who fled the country in 2018 after being to prison twice, said not only has the country not “changed any misogynistic laws” since first working with the UN panel in 2010, but has “put more pressure on women’s rights activists, and in general on women.” During her 42 years in the Islamic readmore

Scalise praises Wray’s openness to review FBI’s conclusion to GOP

ORLANDO — House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is praising FBI Director Christopher Wray’s openness to reevaluating the bureau’s conclusion that the congressional baseball shooting was a “suicide by cop” — after the 2017 attack by a left-wing extremist left him in critical condition. The Louisiana Republican — who sustained near-fatal injuries after James Hodgkinson shot more than 100 rounds at GOP members and staff during a practice in Alexandria, Va., almost four years ago — praised his colleague, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), for raising the issue in a recent House Intelligence Committee hearing, adding he believes it is clear the attack was politically readmore

Oscars Diversity: Historic Wins Leap Over Low Bar Set By

Like every single other awards ceremony in the past year, the 93rd annual Academy Awards looked a little different — but thank goodness it didn’t take place entirely on Zoom. We may have reached a point in the pandemic when virtual acceptance speeches have become awkward or challenged by a bad wifi connection. Nonetheless, like every ceremony since 2016’s great #OscarsSoWhite movement launched by April Reign, one of the main buzzwords of the night was diversity. Diversity, inclusion, representation and terms that challenge the white, cisgender, heterosexual and male dominance of Hollywood have been an issue long before Reign’s readmore

‘Intolerable.’ Teens seen in photo ‘re-enacting’ George Floyd death at

Social media posts showing two high school students in North Carolina re-enacting George Floyd’s death have prompted an investigation by school officials.A screenshot of the picture was shared Friday on South Caldwell High School’s Facebook page. In the photo, a student can be seen giving a thumbs up and holding one knee on the back of another student’s neck. The second student is lying face down with his hands held behind his back. The caption reads “Welcome to South Caldwell.”Both of the students appear to be white.Principal Phillip Little said in a video statement readmore

Idaho policeman mocks LeBron James tweet after police shooting, gets

An Idaho law enforcement officer went viral in recent days after posting a video on TikTok criticizing NBA star LeBron James for his comments about a police shooting in Ohio.Other videos depict the Idaho marshal defending a Minnesota police officer who shot a man after confusing her Taser with her gun.James, the star player for the Los Angeles Lakers, tweeted a photo last week of Columbus, Ohio, police officer Nicholas Reardon after the officer fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who is Black, four times. In the since-deleted tweet, James wrote “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”The tweet appeared readmore