They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the day government shutdown, some visitors at parks and other protected areas nationwide left behind messes and repairs that National Park Service officials are scrambling to clean up and repair as they brace for the possibility of another closure ahead of the busy Presidents Day weekend this month. Conservationists warn that damage to sensitive lands could take decades to recover. Many of the parks went unstaffed during the shutdown, while others had skeleton crews with local governments and nonprofits contributing money and volunteers.
Disney star defends her sexy bikini video Dove Cameron doesn't care if trolls want to shame her for sharing a "sexy" selfie. The year-old said she's old enough to make her own decisions, which includes controlling the content that makes it onto her Instagram account — in particular, a short clip that included her posing in a two-piece swimsuit. In the meantime, Cameron urged her followers to "get more comfortable" with the human body. Do you think this is appropriate for her? Considering your fan base Go pose on the beach or something," one Instagram user argued. The "Descendants 3" star argued that "nakedness" is deemed inappropriate "when we objectify and sexualize" images and videos such as the one she posted.
Schultz spent more than 30 years at Starbucks, growing a handful of coffee shops into a global brand. But now as the billionaire mulls running for president as an independent, the company will have to tread carefully. Some Democrats fear Schultz could tip the election to President Donald Trump by splitting their vote. But he could also turn off conservatives who will be reminded of his support for gay marriage or his pledge to hire 10, refugees.