NEW YORK -- Smartphones and digital technology are supposed to make our lives easier, but for young adults, it seems that things may only be getting tougher -- and for a slew of reasons. According to one recent survey, about 3 out of 5 millennials (58%) feel life is more stressful right now than ever before. In fact, the survey of 2,000 American millennials, commissioned by CBD oil company Endoca, reveals that one-third of millennials believe their lives are more stressful than the average person's life. read more
EL PASO, Texas - Before Beto O'Rourke became the darling of liberal online donors, his top financial backers hailed from a different set entirely: wealthy businessmen who have sought political influence by collectively donating millions of dollars to Republicans. Several of El Paso's richest business moguls donated to and raised money for O'Rourke' s city council campaigns, drawn to his support for a plan to redevelop El Paso's poorer neighborhoods. Some later backed a super PAC that would play a key role in helping him defeat an incumbent Democratic congressman. read more
The Kentucky Department of Education wants the names of every teacher who has called in sick, forcing hundreds of schools to close across the state. Kentucky's largest school district closed Thursday for the sixth time in two weeks as teachers continued to protest at the state Capitol. The department sent a letter to 10 school districts on Thursday asking them for teachers' names and any affidavits or doctor's notes. read more
Gunmen have opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, with reports of between nine and 27 people killed. Four people are in custody -- three men and one woman. The Police Commissioner Mike Bush said "there have been some absolute acts of bravery" in the arrests of the four attackers. A number of IEDs that were attached to vehicles in Christchurch have been defused by the Defence Force. Bush said there were multiple casualties - a "significant" amount. "This is absolutely tragic. So many people are affected."
The neighbors were fed up. For days, they'd had no electricity or running water because of a massive national blackout. So one morning this week, they piled logs and garbage into a makeshift barricade in their middle-class Caracas neighborhood and started yelling slogans against the government. Then came the motorcycles. There were at least 20 of them, their motors buzzing, driven by men with scarves over their faces, according to interviews with 10 witnesses. The demonstrators scattered. But as people in surrounding buildings started hurling bottles at the bikers, the men raised their weapons - pistols and rifles - and opened fire. read more