As far north Queensland was hammered by Cyclone Debbie this week, Debbie the cockatoo was discovered by a newspaper photographer, who took the bird in and kept it warm. Debbie quickly became a household name after photos went viral that showed her soaked body with feathers missing, huddled in a blanket.Alix Sweeney, who took the classic photos of Debbie, told The Herald Sun no wildlife carers had been able to reach the cockatoo due to flooding in the area."It was just unfortunate that we couldn’t access an eye dropper or a syringe to try and give it water," she said.
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii will keep President Trump from being able to enforce his new travel and refugee bans for the foreseeable future.US District Judge Derrick Watson issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against enforcement of Trump's second executive order on the topic on Wednesday, hours after holding arguments in the case.Watson said following the morning arguments in Hawaii that he would make a decision before the end of the day on whether to extend the existing temporary restraining order (TRO) against the bans. He did so, as the state of Hawaii requested, by issuing a preliminary injunction. Unlike a TRO, which lasts only for a limited period of time, the injunction issued Wednesday will stay in effect — absent a contrary order from a higher court — while Haw
North Carolina lawmakers announced Wednesday night they have reached an agreement to repeal a law that banned transgender people from certain bathrooms as well as cities' ability to pass laws against LGBT discrimination.The agreement came after months of failure among lawmakers to reach a compromise on repealing the controversial law known as HB2, which had drawn national attention. State legislators announced the agreement late Wednesday, adding that a new bill would be voted on Thursday.The new bill prohibits the state from regulating bathroom access. It also bans cities and local jurisdictions from passing laws "regulating private employment practices or regulating public accommodations" — such as the now-repealed law in Charlotte that aimed at banning discrimination of transgender
The offending jelly beans were given to Greens MLC Justin Field at Sydney's busy Martin Place station on Thursday morning. Field happens to be the party spokesperson for gambling.He told BuzzFeed News there were at least three people in TAB shirts handing out various materials, including the jelly beans."I normally walk past anyone handing stuff to you at a train station," he said. "But because I have the gambling portfolio I did a double take and thought, 'What's that about?'"The packet has a sticker bearing the tab.com.au logo and the phrase "Nothing's as sweet as a win".Field said the jelly bean packet was a violation of gambling advertising regulations.Under Betting and Racing Regulation 2012 gambling advertising must not be published without the following warning:Think! About your...
View this image › Authorities respond to the deadly crash in northern Uvalde County, Texas Wednesday. KABB/WOAI / Via AP ID: 10797464 Thirteen members of a seniors church group died in Texas Wednesday when their bus was involved in a head-on collision.The bus collided with a pickup truck about 90 miles west of San Antonio, Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Johnny Hernandez told BuzzFeed News. The crash happened just before 12:30 p.m.The bus had been carrying members of the First Baptist New Braunfels Church who were returning from a retreat. Officials pronounced 12 people dead in the hours after t