A federal judge supervising the state's foster-care system has ordered child-protection officials to immediately comply with a year-old court order prohibiting foster children from being placed in group homes that lacked 24-hour supervision. The development comes as the state has continued to downplay reports of continuing abuse and chronic staffing shortages in a system that faces the possibility of court supervision early next year, as the Legislature convenes to address a plan to increase funding for the troubled programs.
A 14-year-long oil spill in Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in US history
NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that the spill could continue through this century. With no fix in sight, the Taylor offshore spill is threatening to overtake BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever.
Texas church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight
Until Sunday, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. had a relatively quiet, 25-year career.
How To Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-Shirts Using Markers
This fun DIY is so easy! Make your own tie-dye t-shirt in just minutes using Sharpies or permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.
Port of Galveston prepares to welcome Carnival Vista
The Port of Galveston is about to welcome its largest cruise ship. The Carnival Vista will take its inaugural voyage from Galveston on Sept. 23.
'Why Are We So Angry?' The Atlantic on politics in 2018
Anger has become less episodic and more persistent in daily life, argues journalist Charles Duhigg in his latest piece for The Atlantic. Duhigg joins Morning Joe to discuss his research anger and its impact on politics.
West Virginia: How the Bluest State Became the Reddest
The American political landscape has changed a lot over the past 25 years but there is no more dramatic shift that the one that has
Florida official rebuked for calling Rep. Rashida Tlaib a ‘danger’ who may ‘blow up’ the Capitol
The Islamophobic message about Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, drew harsh criticism.
10 Things You Never Knew About Masturbation That Will Shock You!
No, you do not need a man—at least not to find pleasure in the bedroom. Masturbation is that taboo “m” word that nobody wants to talk about, but maybe they should start! Female masturbation is nothing new and can actually benefit you in ways you wouldn’t believe. Because May is Masturbation Month (yes, you read that right), we’ve rounded up ten facts about solo satisfaction that we’re sure will shock you!
5 Sex Moves To Achieve An Amazing Orgasm
If I told you that your elusive orgasm is within reach, would you do just about anything to experience the toe-curling, back-arching pleasure? You should. Aside from its health benefits, orgasms feel too damn good to live without. Our lady parts, specifically the clitoris, are designed to experience pleasure. Our ovaries do not reside in our clit. And we don’t deliver babies via that nub of tissue and nerve endings.