Philadelphia terrorist charged in coup

A Pennsylvania man was arrested last week for crimes related to the attempted coup d’état at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of certifying the electoral votes in the presidential election. Michael James Dickinson, 30, of Philadelphia, is charged with federalContinue reading “Philadelphia terrorist charged in coup”

Navy engineer & wife tried to sell America’s nuclear submarine secrets

A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged for trying to sell secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country. The Justice Department said on Sunday that Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested by the FBI andContinue reading “Navy engineer & wife tried to sell America’s nuclear submarine secrets”

Rapid Arctic warming drives extreme winter weather events in the US

Amid debate about the influence of changes in the Arctic on extreme weather, a new study reports that rapid warming in the Arctic is a likely driver of recent extreme winter weather in the United States. The results are published in the journal Science. The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded findings establish a link between climate change and a phenomenon called theContinue reading “Rapid Arctic warming drives extreme winter weather events in the US”

McConnell says Republicans won’t pay America’s bills, in hope of political gain

With the faith and credit of the United States of America hanging in the balance and a catastrophic global recession like if the federal government defaults on paying its bills, GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will not support raising debt limit because he wants to make Democrats look bad. The day after theContinue reading “McConnell says Republicans won’t pay America’s bills, in hope of political gain”

US troops secretly preparing Taiwanese forces in case of Chinese attack

US military personnel have been covertly operating in Taiwan for at least a year in preparation for an attempted Chinese invasion, but Congress and the American people have not been consulted on the matter and as the prospect of war looms, incredible uncertainty about United States policy has emerged. A contingent of around 20 specialContinue reading “US troops secretly preparing Taiwanese forces in case of Chinese attack”

New Jersey nurse dies after being thrown to the ground by a mugger

A New Jersey cancer nurse who was sent crashing into the sidewalk by a fleeing homeless man died on Saturday evening, October 9. Maria Ambrocio, 58, was hurled to the sidewalk near Times Square by a man suspected of committing two robberies within two hours. The nurse from Bayonne was waiting to see her familyContinue reading “New Jersey nurse dies after being thrown to the ground by a mugger”

More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a parent due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19-associated deaths, a new modeling study published in Pediatrics reveals.  The findings illustrate orphanhood as a hidden and ongoing secondary tragedy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizes that identifying and caring for these children throughout their development is a necessary and urgent part of the pandemicContinue reading “More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a parent due to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

US companies cheat Mexican workers

U.S employers that illegally underpay workers face few repercussions, even when they do so repeatedly. This widespread practice perpetuates income inequality, hitting lowest-paid workers hardest, and U.S. Department of Labor officials have recently unveiled a pattern used by American companies to underpay Mexican workers. Cheating workers out of overtime is a common wage violation. ButContinue reading “US companies cheat Mexican workers”

U.S. Air Force troops cross-train with Polish special forces members

Three U.S. Air Force Airmen made final preparations for a 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to drop 16 Polish special forces members at an abandoned runway near Biala Podlaska, Poland, during Aviation Detachment Rotation 21-4 last month. This operation is the culmination of precision work to secureContinue reading “U.S. Air Force troops cross-train with Polish special forces members”

Taliban commander charged with kidnapping & terrorism in Afghanistan

A federal grand jury in New York unsealed a superseding indictment today charging an Afghanistan national with federal terrorism-related offenses spanning approximately 2007 to 2009 and stemming from his role as a Taliban commander in Afghanistan. Haji Najibullah, 45, of Afghanistan, is in U.S. custody, charged with kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan civilians.Continue reading “Taliban commander charged with kidnapping & terrorism in Afghanistan”

No charges against Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in back

The federal Justice Department announced today that it will not pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against Rusten Sheskey, the Kenosha Police Department officer responsible for shooting 30-year-old Jacob Blake in his back seven times during an Aug. 23, 2020. In April 2021 Sheskey returned to regular police duty. Sheskey shot Blake in the back,Continue reading “No charges against Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in back”

Chewing gum after heart surgery may help relieve gut problems

Chewing gum after heart surgery may kickstart the digestive tract, helping patients feel better and potentially be discharged sooner than those who don’t use this generally safe and simple intervention, according to research presented today at the 18th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. “Prior to our study, thereContinue reading “Chewing gum after heart surgery may help relieve gut problems”

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver sentenced for killing three Essex County women

Serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, now 25, of Orange was sentenced to 160 years for killing three young women and attempting to kill a fourth between August 2016 and November 2016. Wheeler-Weaver was convicted by a jury in December 2019, finding him guilty of three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Sarah Butler,Continue reading “Khalil Wheeler-Weaver sentenced for killing three Essex County women”

Vice President Kamala Harris visiting NJ to stump for Governor today

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit New Jersey today, with child care and vaccinations on the agenda in what is a thinly veiled excuse to campaign alongside the Democratic governor who is facing Republican and three third-party challengers. Harris is expected to arrive mid-morning at Newark Liberty International Airport. She will take part in aContinue reading “Vice President Kamala Harris visiting NJ to stump for Governor today”

Biden’s poll numbers are in the toilet

President Joe Biden received a negative 38 – 53 percent job approval rating, the lowest score he’s gotten from the American people on his job performance since taking office, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults. In Quinnipiac’s poll released three weeks ago, he received a negative 42 – 50 percent job approvalContinue reading “Biden’s poll numbers are in the toilet”

White House says the wealthy pay a lower tax rate than everybody else

After ProPublica compared the richest Americans’ wealth gains to the taxes they paid, the reporting revealed a system that benefits billionaires and subsequently, White House economists used a similar method to calculate tax rates, revealing stark inequality. by Stephen Engelberg | ProPublica A decade ago, in an essay for The New York Times, Warren BuffettContinue reading “White House says the wealthy pay a lower tax rate than everybody else”

Air pollution during pregnancy harms children’s health & development

Particulate matter (PM) is a major component of air pollution that is increasingly associated with long-term consequences for the health and development of children. In a study recently published in Nature’s Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, Natalie Johnson, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, and her co-authors synthesized the findings ofContinue reading “Air pollution during pregnancy harms children’s health & development”

U.S. invests $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Sustainable Agricultural Systems program. This innovative program focuses on aContinue reading “U.S. invests $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects”

Public would pay $500 million a year for better hurricane forecasts

A recent survey of people recently affected by hurricanes across four states found that the public is willing to pay more than $500 million a year to improve hurricane forecasts. The study, led by a group of atmospheric scientists and economists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, comesContinue reading “Public would pay $500 million a year for better hurricane forecasts”

FBI statistics show four-year increase in the number of violent crimes

For the first time in four years, the number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, erasing all declines achieved during the presidency of Donald Trump according to figures released by the FBI. In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number and the overallContinue reading “FBI statistics show four-year increase in the number of violent crimes”