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  • Ines Rau makes history as first transgender Playmate

    BEVERLY HILLS, Ca.  – The late Hugh Hefner broke ground with Playboy, and now the first issue of the magazine since his recent death is doing the same. The November/December issue features the men magazine’s first openly transgender Playmate. French model Ines Rau appears in a spread and the centerfold. It’s her second appearance in the publication. Rau was featured in a special section of the May 2014 issue where she was photographed fully nude by Ryan McGinley for a […]

  • Kelly describes in emotional detail what happens after a soldier is killed in action

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement on Thursday, explained in detail what happens when a soldier is killed in action. During the White House press briefing, Kelly said most Americans don’t know what happens when a soldier dies in combat. He offered a gripping description: “Their buddies wrap them up in whatever passes as a shroud. Puts them on a helicopter and sends them home. Their first stop is […]

  • George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are ‘blasphemy’ against the American creed

    Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump. “Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. … This means that people from every race, religion, ethnicity can be full and equally American,” he said during remarks at the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. “It means that bigotry and white supremacy, […]

  • What happened to missing 3-year-old forced to stand in alley? Answers may rest in family SUV

    DALLAS – The disappearance of three-year-old Sherin Mathews is posing plenty of problems for Richardson Police and public, but Dallas-based lawyer Chad Ruback says one thing is a guarantee. “Mr. Mathews is going to be convicted. Mr. Mathews is going to spend some time in prison for what he did,” Ruback told KDAF on Monday. “The only question is how long he’s going to be behind bars and what he’s convicted of.” “He has stupidly admitted that he knew there […]

  • Gold Star widow of slain Hoosier soldier: ‘I wish Trump had called me’

    Gold Star widow Whitney Hunter says she was told to expect a phone call from President Trump after her husband was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, but that call did not come. “I never received the phone call,” Hunter told CNN anchor Brianna Keilar. Hunter said she was informed by her casualty officer that the White House had given word the President would call. She said she was told to stay by her phone for a couple of […]

  • Karen Pence unveils her second lady platform

    Second lady Karen Pence has a message and a mission: Art therapy is not just arts and crafts. “From children with cancer to struggling teens to grieving families to people with autism to military service members experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, to those with eating disorders,” Pence said Wednesday. “Art therapy is changing lives and it is saving lives.” Pence formally unveiled her “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART” policy platform and outlined goals for her work as second lady while speaking […]

  • Deal reached to restore ACA reduction payments

    (CNN) — Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal “in principle” to restore Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare. One Senate aide said the plan would also restore just over $100 million in funding for Obamacare outreach, which is particularly critical since the Trump administration has slashed support for 2018 open enrollment, which begins on November 1. An Alexander aide told CNN that Republicans would get […]

  • One in nine American men is infected with oral HPV, study shows

    About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated. An infection with this common virus, which is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact, can cause cancer in several areas of the body, including the throat, anus, penis and vagina. […]

  • Millions of American will see boost to Social Security checks next year

    Millions of Americans will get a boost to their Social Security checks next year. The government announced a 2% increase to Social Security benefits Friday morning. The bigger checks aim to help offset rising prices. The average monthly check is estimated to increase to $1,404 in January — a $27 increase from $1,377 a month. Millions of Americans rely on Social Security to help make ends meet, and many have been struggling in the face of higher prices on essentials like health […]

  • #MeToo: Social media posts show how many are impacted by sexual assault

    Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault. “Me too.” Social media was flooded with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. On Sunday actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of […]