Author Archives: B.J. Etherbridge

Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana

The global wave of laws condoning marijuana use has now washed into Thailand. Anyone in the country who suffers from certain painful ailments will soon be allowed to seek relief via pot. So says a new decree from the military-run government, which is presenting medical marijuana approval as a New Year’s gift. This is a […]

China Releases Canadian Teacher Sarah McIver

A Canadian citizen who was detained in China amid frosty relations between the two countries has been released and returned to Canada, media reports say. Teacher Sarah McIver, from Alberta, was held earlier this month for “unlawfully working in China”. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian citizen had been released, but did not name […]

Chris Burros, LA News Anchor Dead At 43

Chris Burrous, the co-anchor of Los Angeles’ “KTLA Morning News,” was found dead Thursday at a Days Inn in Glendale, Calif. He was 43. According to a statement from Glendale Police, authorities received a call at 1:14 p.m. PT that Burrous “had possibly overdosed.” He was not breathing when paramedics arrived, and efforts to revive […]

See Who’s Getting Paid During The Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress continue to get paid even though their inability to fund the government caused the third shutdown in a year. That’s because the Constitution requires it, according to the National Constitution Center. Congress, the president and the Supreme Court all receive “a compensation” that cannot be raised or lowered […]

Billie Lourd Honors Late Mother Carrie Fisher Two Years After Her Death

Carrie Fisher’s daughter, actress Billie Lourd, honored her mom with a song on the two-year anniversary of her death. “It has been two years since my Momby’s death and I still don’t know what the ‘right’ thing to do on a death anniversary is (I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about […]

Breaking News: Police Say There Is Video Evidence Of Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault

The man who accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him in Nantucket in 2016 apparently captured at least some of the alleged incident on video, Massachusetts state police said Wednesday. According to the statement from police, the victim said “his girlfriend didn’t believe him,” so he “Snapchatted the video” of Spacey allegedly touching him. The […]

Israel’s Parliament Formally Votes To Dissolve Government

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, voted Wednesday night to dissolve the government, triggering early elections scheduled for early April, nearly eight months earlier than required by law. “The bill, which passed by a vote of 102-2 in its third (final) reading, also sets early elections for April 9, 2019,” the Knesset’s website posted. Minister Yariv Levin, […]