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A language controversy is brewing at Hempstead Middle School over an announcement that was made by the school’s principal.
KHOU reports, students said Principal Amy Lacey told kids over the intercom that they could no longer speak Spanish while in class.
Read more at KHOU
Christian leaders and churches have been issuing dire warnings about the dangers of porn addiction for quite some time.
While many of these critiques have been faith-based in nature, a new study and an accompanying infographic provide a statistical look at the impact of Internet porn — and the potential benefits that could come from giving it up.
Compiled by Project Know, an alcohol and substance abuse program, the analysis is stunning. The group notes that pornography, by its very design, “poses significant risk of addiction” and is “the perfect trap for the human sex drive.”
At the center of the research is the notion that Internet porn carries with it some unpalatable consequences. From having an impact on personal relationships to creating sexual dysfunction, the results are widespread and diverse.
“Online porn is so stimulating, it can make existing sexual relationships seem inadequate in comparison, and the quality of porn addicts’ relationships — and lives — may suffer as a result,” reads a primer from the group.
Read more at TheBlaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stumped about that holiday gift for your niece or grandson
Forget the tablet. How about surprising them with a free month of health care insurance?
California's health insurance exchange is urging holiday shoppers to think about giving young people "the gift of health."
Some suggestions: Help a young adult pay for coverage, or send an e-card with a personal message and information about the federal health care overhaul.
The campaign announced Thursday highlights a critical financial issue for insurers. Covered California needs to sign up as many young, healthy people as possible — those between 18 and 35 — to offset insurers' cost of carrying older and sicker customers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in a three-year crackdown on a nationwide drug trafficking operation centered near the California-Mexico border.
The investigation, dubbed Operation Cerberus, was announced Wednesday.
Authorities say Mexico's Sinaloa cartel shipped drugs into Imperial County and then on to other locations in California and other states.
The head of the DEA's San Diego office, William Sherman, says the sophisticated operation used the latest technology to track loads and evade the law.
Good news if you look like a carrot.
Skin is an indicator of health, and researchers in England have discovered that people are attracted to vegetable-colored faces.
People who eat healthier diets with lots of carrots, tomatoes, and leafy greens which have a lot of antioxidants called carotenoids, have a more yellowish skin color.
People with a lower level have a more purplish color, which is linked to infection and a greater risk of dying.
Residents of the Wagon Wheel area of
The county said the lights encroached on the public roadway and could pose a fire hazard.
Homeowners were warned that unless the lights were removed, they could face misdemeanor charges and fines of up to $500 per day.
But after the threat made the news, the county switched course.
Read more on the KFI News Blog