The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump
In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)
President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.
Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-
The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.
The Daily Word in Shrinking Ice Caps, Jim Carrey and Eating Off The Floor
Arctic sea ice is melting, and is currently at the second-lowest on record.
The number of smokers in England is at a record low, with just around 17% of adults lighting up.
Obama gives his very last address to the United Nations.
Hate to break it to you, but the 5-second-rule is a myth.
Mark Burton wrongfully files lawsuit against Jim Carrey claiming the actor supplied his girlfriend with prescription drugs that she used to commit suicide.
Gas prices spike as a result of a 330,000-gallon pipeline spill in Alabama.
Since trending news is generally depressing and the Internet probably won't put a halt to the constant headlines any time soon, here is a virtual bioluminescent forest for at least some temporary relaxation.
The Daily Word in Hiddleswift, Eternal Debt and Dope
Jon 'Bones' Jones was pulled from UFC 200 because he was all doped up.
The girlfriend of Philando Castile, a recent victim of a fatal police shooting, speaks about his death.
Germany passed a bill today to help victims of assault file charges against their attacker.
Could there be a mutiny at the RNC? I sure hope so.
Have you heard of Hiddleswift? Of course you have. What if I told you it wasn't real?
Welcome to the park of the future.
Death is no excuse to not pay your student loans, kids. There is no escape.
The next prime minister of Britain will be a woman.
The Daily Word in Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner and World Oceans Day
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!
Happy World Oceans Day!
These are the two Swedish Stanford students who caught Brock Turner in the middle of attempting to rape an unconscious woman.
A father penned a response to the letter from Brock Turner's father.
Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.
A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.
American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.
Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.
Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.
The Daily Word in snake wine, wolf poaching and a feast for 5,000
So, uh, stuff has happened in the past on this day.
Make sure to read the fine print in your most recent PNM bill.
Take a look at APD's new use of force policy.
Awwwoooo! Do you have a wolfie heart?
In NY, a feast for 5,000 people was made out of food that would have been thrown away.
New studies show that government culling of wolves increases poaching.
Is Earth really the only habitable planet?
Move over dudes. The salamanders don't need you anymore.
Rare seal pups need the ice that is melting.
Pro tip: Don't drink or make wine with tiger bones in it.
The Daily Word in Southwest Airlines, Bernie Sanders and McDonalds
The look in Johnny Depp’s eyes speaks to me on an emotional level.
The future is near and I have high blood pressure just thinking about it.
The Daily Word Syria, personal zombies and Sandra Bullock
Obama sends out Special Operations Forces to Syria.
Local college student creates program to pair service dogs with people who have epilepsy and it’s probably the sweetest thing ever.
What’s better than George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt? It’s actually Sandra Bullock leading an all female cast in an Ocean’s Eleven remake!
Check out this pretty awesome video of a dance-off with a police officer!
No plans on Halloween? Set yourself a date with these horror films that will make you wish you made plans instead of being alone and scared in your extremely dark house.
Pizza will never break your heart. Just check out these awesome photos for proof.
Psst. Looking for your own personal zombie for Halloween? Lyft has the hook up.
The Daily Word in preparing you for balloon fiesta, hip-hop meets broadway and titanic’s lunch menu
Glowing sea turtles aren’t just for nightlights. Check it out!
Scarlet letter in high school takeover.
3,000 years later, is it time to find Queen Nefertiti?
Army Veteran stepped in the way of Oregon shooter to save other’s.
Titanic lunch menu up for auction and it’s valued at $88,000.
Odds & Ends
The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money
“Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!
A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.
About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.
The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.
Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.
Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.
Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.
Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.
An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. II
The Daily Word in racist frat boys, kissing skeletons and the ABCs of death
A fraternity in Oklahoma has been shut down after its members posted an online video of themselves using racist slurs.
Meanwhile, this art project's video has gone viral, raising awareness and jerking tears all over the globe.
New York's homeless population has reached an all-time high of 60,000, and 25,000 of them are children.
Competition turned deadly at the world's largest dog show.
In less tragic canine news, this dog was found by TSA in a checked suitcase at La Guardia.
A must-listen: It’s dark, it’s smooth, it’s Metallica and Hall & Oates all in one.
Here are some ideas for your Harry Potter-inspired bathroom.
Cranky over daylight savings? Turn that frown upside down with an episode of Majestic Loincloth!