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Arizona judge strikes down state's ban on mask mandates in schools
on September 28, 2021 at 3:16 am
An Arizona judge has ruled it unconstitutional for the state to ban mask mandates in schools by passing the provision within a budget bill.
On This Day, Sept. 28: Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos dies in exile
on September 28, 2021 at 3:00 am
On Sept. 28, 1989, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.
DEA warns of 'alarming' increase in fake pills containing fentanyl
on September 28, 2021 at 1:33 am
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warned Americans about the "alarming" increase in the availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine on the black market.
Union: 'Dozens' of Massachusetts troopers quit following state's vaccine mandate
on September 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm
A union for Massachusetts police said that dozens of state troopers have quit since the state announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
CDC adds Norway to highest travel advisory
on September 27, 2021 at 11:13 pm
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved Norway to its highest travel warning for U.S. citizens considering visiting the Scandinavian country.
Hurricane Sam weakens, is expected to further regroup
on September 27, 2021 at 11:01 pm
Hurricane Sam weakened slightly Monday but remained a major storm and was expected to further strengthen, forecasters said.
Judge panel allows NYC vaccine mandate for teachers to take effect
on September 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm
A three-judge panel on Monday dissolved an injunction, allowing New York City's mandate for public school employees to go into effect as Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered educators to get vaccinated by Friday.
North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea
on September 27, 2021 at 10:47 pm
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward into the Sea of Japan at 6:40 a.m. local time Tuesday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Fact Check: COVID Vaccine Is Not Rated 'Toxic,' No Evidence For 'Eugenics' Conspiracy Theory
by Dean Miller on September 27, 2021 at 10:05 pm
Are COVID vaccines toxic and did mysterious "globalists" seek to kill off the weak and enslave the rest of the world's population by triggering the pandemic? No, that's not true: Both are recycled conspiracy theories, being repeated in a sales...
Fact Check: Fox News Did NOT Report 'Rogue Special Operations Team Exits Afghanistan'
by Kaiyah Clarke on September 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm
Did Fox News publish a report stating "Rogue Special Operations Team Exits Afghanistan"? No, that's not true: The claim appeared on a counterfeit newsroom account using a fake name. A Fox News representative told Lead Stories, "FOX News did not...
Woman charged with starting Fawn Fire in California
on September 27, 2021 at 8:31 pm
Alexandra Souverneva, 30, was charged with felony arson for allegedly starting the 8,559-acre Fawn Fire in California while attempting to hike to Canada.
Texas death row prisoner Rick Rhoades seeks stay on jury discrimination grounds
on September 27, 2021 at 8:28 pm
A Texas death row prisoner convicted of killing two brothers in 1991 sought a stay of execution from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, one day before his scheduled execution.
GOP Blocks Bill to Keep Government Going; New Try Ahead
by AP News on September 27, 2021 at 8:12 pm
Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government.
Yes, ‘The Office’ Filmed a Scene During an Earthquake
by Jordan Liles on September 27, 2021 at 7:56 pm
The moment was caught on video and happened while the NBC show was filming an episode for its fifth season.
California to permanently send mail ballots to all voters
on September 27, 2021 at 7:24 pm
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Monday permanently extending a practice requiring election officials to send mail ballots to all eligible voters for every election.
Person of interest in Florida teen's disappearance found dead
on September 27, 2021 at 6:53 pm
A person of interest in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Florida woman was found dead Monday at a Seminole County apartment complex, sheriff's officials announced.
DHS Report Confirms Border Officials’ Surveillance Against Journalists and Activists
by Arturo Garcia on September 27, 2021 at 6:37 pm
Federal officials say border authorities wrongfully conducted surveillance against journalists and activists crossing between the United States and Mexico — but the United States stopped short of commenting on whether they broke the law in doing so. The Department of Homeland Security’s report […]
Los Angeles County to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions
on September 27, 2021 at 6:26 pm
District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that Los Angeles County will dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions for cases dating back as far as three decades.
Fact Check: Cyber Ninjas Report For Arizona Audit Does NOT Show Thousands Of Illegal Ballots
by Alexis Tereszcuk on September 27, 2021 at 6:10 pm
Did the Cyber Ninjas' Arizona audit report show thousands of illegal ballots? No, that's not true: The Republican-commissioned audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County -- Arizona's most populous county -- did not prove that more than 23,000 mail-in...
R. Kelly convicted of sex trafficking, racketeering
on September 27, 2021 at 5:42 pm
A federal jury on Monday found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on charges he sexually assaulted women and girls for years.
Did Dozens of Massachusetts State Police Resign over Vaccine Mandate?
by Kim LaCapria on September 27, 2021 at 5:36 pm
A number of outlets reported that "dozens" of Massachusetts State Police resigned over a mandatory vaccine policy. The post Did Dozens of Massachusetts State Police Resign over Vaccine Mandate? appeared first on Truth or Fiction?.
Dow gains 71 points, S&P and Nasdaq drop to start final week of September
on September 27, 2021 at 5:04 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average started the week in the green while the other two major indexes dipped Monday.
Is ‘Church of Dirt’ a Real Wedding Venue?
by Jessica Lee on September 27, 2021 at 5:03 pm
"I am almost hesitant to post about [it] so it will stay low key," a Google reviewer said.
Fact Check: Preprint Article Withdrawn -- Ottawa Study Had NOT Found Myocarditis In One Of Every 1,000 Vaccinated People
by Sarah Thompson on September 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Did a study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, which was posted as a preprint on medRxiv.org, show the incidence of myocarditis after a COVID-19 vaccination was one in a thousand -- a much higher incidence than other...
Homicide rate rose 29.4% in record 2020 increase, new FBI report shows
on September 27, 2021 at 4:58 pm
The homicide rate was up a record 29.4% in 2020 over 2019, FBI figures released Monday show.
No, Winnie the Pooh Wasn’t ‘Banned’ from a Playground
by Bethania Palma on September 27, 2021 at 4:22 pm
A discussion about which character should be the mascot for a local playground in a tiny Polish town went viral.
French foreign minister: Mali must not delay election
on September 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Mali not to delay its upcoming elections in his Monday speech before the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
Did FedEx Fire a Driver Who Refused To Deliver to Pro-Biden Homes?
by Dan MacGuill on September 27, 2021 at 4:01 pm
Vincent Paterno bragged online about refusing to deliver packages to left-leaning customers. Online reports say he was fired as a result. He says otherwise.
Parody Account Fools Twitter Users with Candace Owens and Stacey Dash Tweet
by Jordan Liles on September 27, 2021 at 3:48 pm
The Twitterverse reacted as expected, with a split between people who thought the mismatched photo and text were serious and others who realized it was all just a joke.
‘Covid Killed 47 Out Of Every 100,000 People’ in ‘Counties Where Trump Got over 70 Percent of the Vote’
by Kim LaCapria on September 27, 2021 at 3:39 pm
As COVID-19 continued to rage through the United States in late September 2021, a tweet (later shared to Imgur) claimed that the virus killed 47 out of 100,000 people in counties where former U.S. President Donald Trump received 70 percent or more of the vote versus 10 out of 100,000 in counties […]
R&B Superstar R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Trafficking Trial
by AP News on September 27, 2021 at 3:29 pm
A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty of racketeering on their second day of deliberations.
Rising COVID-19 infections push Harvard Business School students online
on September 27, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Harvard Business School announced Monday it will move some MBA students online, citing a rise in breakthrough COVID-19 infections.
Biden administration proposes rule to codify DACA
on September 27, 2021 at 2:49 pm
The Biden administration on Monday proposed a new rule that would strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program two months after a judge in Texas ruled the migrant program is illegal.
Basta! Romans Say Enough to Invasion of Wild Boars in City
by AP News on September 27, 2021 at 2:42 pm
Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars.
Judge says John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, can be fully freed
on September 27, 2021 at 2:39 pm
A federal judge said John W. Hinckley Jr. -- who shot President Ronald Reagan 40 years ago barely two months into his presidency -- can be freed next year from all restrictions that were imposed five years ago.
Obama Presidential Center and Library Will Break Ground in September 2021
by Nur Ibrahim on September 27, 2021 at 2:32 pm
The opening in Chicago was delayed because of a lawsuit and a federal review.
Does This Photo Show the World’s Highest Altitude Lake?
by Madison Dapcevich on September 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm
Tilicho Lake, or Tilicho Tal, is nestled in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal.
Fact Check: NO Evidence To Substantiate Article's Claim That Bill Clinton Was Found Dead At Guantanamo Bay
by Marlo Lee on September 27, 2021 at 2:22 pm
Was Bill Clinton found dead in his jail cell located at Guantanamo Bay? No, that's not true: No publicly available evidence supports the claim, made on Real Raw News, a satirical website that publishes articles like this one for entertainment...
Syrian diplomat demands Turkey, United States leave country
on September 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Monday criticized Turkey for assisting insurgents in the northwest portion of the country in the country's long-running civil war that goes back to the 2011 Arab Spring.
Biden receives COVID-19 booster shot days after CDC approval
on September 27, 2021 at 1:58 pm
President Joe Biden received his booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.