A modern take on a beloved classic film: ‘Sneakerella’ on Disney+ is the younger generation’s “original”

Disney/Roger Erickson If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the new Disney+ movie Sneakerella, here’s a quick synopsis: think Cinderella but with female empowerment, a fairy Godfather and instead of the coveted glass slipper, it’s a hot sneaker that’s left behind. The modern-day musical takes viewers on a reimagined journey of the classic fairytale, infusing hip hop […]

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Russia-Ukraine live updates: Biden to meet with leaders of Sweden, Finland

DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground […]


Congress to hold first hearing on UFOs in over 50 years

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Almost a year after a long-awaited U.S. intelligence report on UFOs provided few answers to what military pilots had encountered in more than 140 incidents, top Pentagon officials will face Congress on Tuesday in the first hearing in more than 50 years focused on UFOs. The intelligence […]


If Roe is overturned, experts fear for incarcerated people and reproductive care

WIN-Initiative/Neleman/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — For people in jails and prisons across the country, where reproductive health care is already abysmal, the potential end of Roe v. Wade is a haunting prospect. “[People are] going to be forced to carry a pregnancy and be forced to give birth — that literally will be part of […]


Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi carted off after suffering left leg injury vs. Red Sox

Getty Images The Houston Astros lost right-hander Jake Odorizzi to a potentially serious left leg injury Monday night. Odorizzi crumbled to the ground after breaking toward first base to cover the bag in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox (GameTracker), and had to be carted off the field. The Astros say he exited with “left lower […]


Transitioning out of prison is hard. Freedom Institute is there to help.

In 2008, after serving eight years in a Colorado prison for methamphetamine possession and forgery, Debb Fache was given a $100 debit card and bus ticket back to Grand Junction, where her case originated. Parolees are released to where they were first arrested — unless they have friends or family elsewhere to take them in. […]


Primary races in five states foreshadow contentious midterm elections

adamkaz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Primary elections on Tuesday night in five states will showcase some of the many factors that have been swirling around the 2022 midterm elections, including the power of endorsements, shakeups from redistricting, and the uncertain futures of the Democratic and Republican parties. The Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary race is among the […]


After Buffalo shooting, experts question whether America can face its far-right extremism problem

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Within the pages of the alleged Buffalo shooter’s plan to attack a Buffalo, New York supermarket, he described the radical ideals he said he cultivated on the internet. It included racist and antisemitic rants reminiscent of the sentiments espoused by shooters who committed similar atrocities in El Paso, Texas, […]

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