A giant carcass found washed up on Huamual beach in Indonesia’s Maluku province puzzled locals and authorities. According to local reports, fishermen believed it to be a giant squid, but a coordinator of Indonesia’s Marine and Coastal Resources Management said it was likely a whale. Lab tests are underway to confirm the species.
Nick Stafford paid a sales tax at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lebanon, Va. with nearly 300,000 pennies as a form of protest. Eventually, the DMV's coin counting machine started to jam, and employees had to count the unrolled pennies by hand.
The Eagle River fire department was dispatched along with deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:45 Saturday morning, to the scene where the the suspect was described as a fluffy baby bear, about 2-feet in height. The apartment, in the city of Avon, about 100 miles west of Denver, was located on the second floor, authorities said. The human occupying the space woke to the sounds of the suspect rummaging through his refrigerator. Bruin burglars run rampant in the western United States.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement and the fall of Harvey Weinstein, three women who previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment have now called on Congress to open an investigation into the president. Trump faced dozens of allegations of sexual-misconduct, which he has denied.
Two protesters scaled a fence, chained themselves to a crane and unfurled a banner Monday at the site of a liquefied natural gas storage facility under construction at the Port of Tacoma. Outside the gates a group of protesters largely comprising Puyallup Tribal members and local residents said they are trying to halt construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility, which they believe will pose a danger to the region. A spokesman said the men who locked themselves to the crane plan to remain there for the rest of the day.
Just like many movements for equal rights in America, the path for women to seek recourse from sexual harassment has been through the courts. But grassroots activism in the 1970s opened the space for a nationwide conversation, and the Civil Rights Movement can be credited for building a legal foundation that feminist legal theorists expanded upon to fight sexual harassment. Many of the first lawsuits were brought by African American women like Mechelle Vinson, whose case led to the Supreme Court’s landmark 1986 ruling that employers could be liable for the sexual harassers who preyed on women at their workplace.
Check out the fog that ruled through parts of Whatcom County on Monday morning, Dec. 11. Stagnant air can trap pollutants near the surface, causing poor air quality. An air stagnation advisory is in effect until Thursday afternoon, according to National Weather Service.