Wienermobile Grilled by Police After Being Pulled Over for Traffic Infraction

Associated Press (WAUKESHA, Wis.) — Oscar Mayer’s iconic Wienermobile got a grilling from a Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy because the driver of the giant hot dog failed to give enough room to another car on the road with emergency lights. The deputy pulled over the Wienermobile and gave the driver a verbal warning for not following the law, the Waukesha Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet posted Monday. It showed a picture of the sheriff’s deputy’s SUV parked behind the Wienermobile with the hashtags, #MoveOver #SlowDown #Wienermobile. What really happened on that fateful day with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? The driver … Continue reading Wienermobile Grilled by Police After Being Pulled Over for Traffic Infraction

‘Both Parties Dragged Their Feet’: Disability Advocates Push to Make the Iowa Caucuses More Accessible

Abigail Abrams When Joel Campbell and roughly 30 other Iowa voters with disabilities gathered in a church auditorium in Ames, Iowa a couple weeks ago, they were prepared to caucus. But instead of debating the best presidential candidate, they were advocating for their favorite breakfast cereal. “I went with Cinnamon Life because I thought it was a good sense of texture,” says Campbell, 22, who has cerebral palsy and autism. He says he appreciated the experience of mock caucusing. “It’s very important to know how to stand up for our rights,” he explains. The breakfast cereal-themed training session may seem … Continue reading ‘Both Parties Dragged Their Feet’: Disability Advocates Push to Make the Iowa Caucuses More Accessible

Think Tank Warns Iowa Democrats: Supporting Bernie Sanders Is Good for Donald Trump

Lissandra Villa / Des Moines, Iowa Third Way, a center-left think tank, will send roughly 300 prominent Iowa Democrats a memo on Tuesday warning that supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary is what “Trump wants you to do.” The memo, which was obtained by TIME and first reported by Iowa Starting Line, comes less than a week before the first-in-the-nation caucuses in Iowa on Feb. 3, just as Sanders appears to be solidifying his support in early states. Multiple polls now indicate that Sanders is among the top two candidates, either narrowly leading or narrowly trailing former … Continue reading Think Tank Warns Iowa Democrats: Supporting Bernie Sanders Is Good for Donald Trump

Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools 3 Weeks After Strong Earthquake

Danica Coto / AP (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students. Only 177 schools were certified to open after engineers inspected them for damage caused by the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes on Jan. 7. But the inspections were not to determine whether a school could withstand another strong earthquake or had structural shortcomings such as short columns that make it vulnerable to … Continue reading Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools 3 Weeks After Strong Earthquake

Hillary Clinton Says She Was ‘Burned in Effigy’ While Taking on Certain Issues as First Lady

Jake Coyle / AP (PARK CITY, Utah) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton’s most prominent return to the public eye has come at the Sundance Film Festival, where the former Secretary of State unveiled a candid four-hour documentary series, “Hillary.” Clinton is aware that some thought she would slink away after 2016. “Yes, they did, didn’t they?” Clinton said in an interview in Park City. “Well, that was never an … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Says She Was ‘Burned in Effigy’ While Taking on Certain Issues as First Lady

The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Memes of The Office That Will Have You Laughing Through the Daily Grind

Megan McCluskey These days, it’s hard to imagine a world in which The Office doesn’t exist. But NBC’s beloved mockumentary sitcom wasn’t always as popular as its present-day reputation — and ubiquitous meme presence — suggests. In fact, the show may have been cancelled after its second season if it hadn’t been for its soaring iTunes sales. As we now know, The Office was destined to stay on the air for nine seasons. It even survived the departure of Steve Carell, who played Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s iconically cringey boss, Michael Scott, at the end of season 7. But it perhaps … Continue reading The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Memes of The Office That Will Have You Laughing Through the Daily Grind

U.S. Recovers Remains of 2 Service Members Killed Air Force Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns / AP (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan. They were the only two people aboard the Air Force E-11A electronic surveillance aircraft when it went down on Monday in Ghazni province, the official said, speaking Tuesday on the condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement of the recovery. The identities of the two have not been publicly announced, pending notification of their relatives. The official said the American recovery … Continue reading U.S. Recovers Remains of 2 Service Members Killed Air Force Plane Crash in Afghanistan