Domestic terror attacks linked to easy access to powerful guns

The link between domestic terror attacks and easy access to powerful guns is “beyond dispute,” according to a top U.S. Justice Department official, who warned that the threat from violent extremists “has increased in an alarming way.” “We have to be clear about this as a nation,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen, shortly afterContinue reading “Domestic terror attacks linked to easy access to powerful guns”

Global displacement hits record high

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began, a trend that can be only reversed by a new, concerted push toward peacemaking, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN refugee agency. By theContinue reading “Global displacement hits record high”

Woody Williams, the last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams’ foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington. As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit during the BattleContinue reading “Woody Williams, the last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98”

Florida man diluted HIV drugs and sold them for more than $230 million

A Florida man was arrested for allegedly distributing more than $230 million in adulterated HIV drugs that were ultimately dispensed to unsuspecting patients throughout the country. According to an indictment unsealed Friday, June 17, 2022, Lazaro Hernandez, 51, of Miami, was allegedly part of a nationwide scheme to defraud the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationContinue reading “Florida man diluted HIV drugs and sold them for more than $230 million”

Evidence shows Trump is responsible but most Republicans refuse to see it

With the House select committee exposing details behind the terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, by a margin of 64 to 30 percent, Americans say that an attempted coup d’etat was planned rather than a spontaneous insurrection, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released recently. Democrats say 84Continue reading “Evidence shows Trump is responsible but most Republicans refuse to see it”

Iran’s restored space program launched solid-fueled rocket on Sunday

After six years of massive expenditures and lurid propaganda, Tehran shut down its troubled space program in 2015 but Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi restored funding and Iranian state television showed a solid-fueled rocket launched into space on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the resumption of talks over the nuclear deal with worldContinue reading “Iran’s restored space program launched solid-fueled rocket on Sunday”

History’s nine most contagious diseases: Where are they now?

Throughout our history, humans have suffered catastrophic numbers of deaths due to infectious diseases. Here are nine of the deadliest and most widespread epidemics of all time. Smallpox Emerging in human populations around 10,000 B.C., smallpox eventually killed between 300 and 500 million people worldwide, during the 20th century alone. After vaccination programs, smallpox was eradicated by 1979 andContinue reading “History’s nine most contagious diseases: Where are they now?”

Roselle mayor evicting disabled tenant after doubling monthly rent to $1800

Fernando Casamor is a retired electrician who fell off a ladder five years ago and has since been diagnosed with a brain tumor in his head and a degenerated lumbar spine, but his problems really got bad after Roselle Mayor Donald Shaw bought the property where the man has lived for the past 24 years.Continue reading “Roselle mayor evicting disabled tenant after doubling monthly rent to $1800”

Supreme Court’s abortion decision wakes distracted electorate

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 1973’s landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade, people have taken to the streets in protest across the US. Abortion rights advocates across the country denounced the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade, which strips away the federal constitutional guarantee to a right toContinue reading “Supreme Court’s abortion decision wakes distracted electorate”

Immunomedics CFO girlfriend admits her role in insider trading scheme

The former head of corporate communications for a biopharmaceutical company admitted her role in an insider trading scheme. Lauren S. Wood, 33, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging her with securities fraud. Stemming from the same alleged conduct, Usama Malik, also of Washington, D.C., wasContinue reading “Immunomedics CFO girlfriend admits her role in insider trading scheme”

N.J. police officers are overwhelmingly white and male, data shows

by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor Citizens can now investigate the demographics of their police departments in a new public database unveiled Thursday by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. The police diversity dashboard is intended to increase transparency, two years after state lawmakers passed a law requiring agencies to work toward making their staff asContinue reading “N.J. police officers are overwhelmingly white and male, data shows”

Lawmaker would require N.J. colleges to mandate COVID-19 vaccine

by Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor Many New Jersey colleges and universities put a COVID-19 vaccine requirement in place for students and employees during the pandemic. Now one lawmaker — who’s also a doctor — is joining a push to make the coronavirus vaccine a legal requirement for all university and college students and employeesContinue reading “Lawmaker would require N.J. colleges to mandate COVID-19 vaccine”

The rent is (still) too damn high

Several years ago, a bearded politician with a catchy slogan and unique look, James McMillan III won the hearts of many New Yorkers if not their votes with his passionate refrain: “The rent is too damn high.” McMillan is not getting the attention he once did as a candidate sharing the debate stage with someContinue reading “The rent is (still) too damn high”

March For Our Lives rally terrorized: Prank made some run for their lives

By Mark Keierleber The 74 It was during a solemn moment of silence that Stacey Wesch fell to the ground in fear for her life.  Just four years earlier, her daughter hid in a closet for more than two hours after a gunman killed 17 people at her high school in Parkland, Florida. Now, during aContinue reading “March For Our Lives rally terrorized: Prank made some run for their lives”

Environmentalists ask EPA to override Delaware River Basin Commission

A coalition of leading environmental organizations submitted a 17-page legal petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the federal government to override the regional Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and “promptly initiate rulemaking” necessary to protect aquatic life in the Delaware Estuary. The Delaware River watershed is a 12,800-square-mile area that spans fourContinue reading “Environmentalists ask EPA to override Delaware River Basin Commission”

State corporate income tax revenues have eroded sharply in recent decades

More than 60% of corporations pay no state corporate income tax in seven states A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds that the effective state and local tax rate on corporate profits shrunk by between a third and a half between 1989 and 2017, resulting in a revenue shortfall between $43 billion and $57 billion. Further,Continue reading “State corporate income tax revenues have eroded sharply in recent decades”

Texas GOP wants to quit America, end voting rights & indoctrinate children

Thousands of Republican delegates meeting in Houston at the state’s party convention agreed to a resolution that rejects the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and booed a US Senator who helped cobble together a compromise intended to reduce gun violence after more children were murdered in their school. The GOP resolution calls President JoeContinue reading “Texas GOP wants to quit America, end voting rights & indoctrinate children”

Veterans Affairs Pathfinder opens door for vendors & innovators hoping to sell

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched Pathfinder.va.gov in early June serving as the “front door” for vendors and innovators to engage with VA while providing useful resources. Via the Pathfinder website, users can submit their innovative ideas, solutions, products or services — and provide information about themselves, company or organization. “This is a focused point of entryContinue reading “Veterans Affairs Pathfinder opens door for vendors & innovators hoping to sell”

SEC moves to require public companies to report on their climate-related risks

The comment period came to a close last week for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule on climate-related risk disclosures, which if adopted, would require public companies to provide detailed reporting of their climate-related risks, emissions, and net-zero transition plans. Public Citizen, along with Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, the Sierra Club, theContinue reading “SEC moves to require public companies to report on their climate-related risks”

Today, June 20 is World Refugee Day.

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Council of Europe and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) emphasize that anyone fleeing war, conflict, or persecution or risking violence, abuse, or exploitation, has the right to seek safety and protection. Almost four months into the war in Ukraine, millions of refugees haveContinue reading “Today, June 20 is World Refugee Day.”