Oath Keepers to go on trial for seditious conspiracy in Trump coup

In the highest-profile prosecution so far stemming from the failed coup d’etat that resulted in a Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the founder of the Oath Keepers and four others Trump-loving terrorists linked to the far-right, anti-government group go on trial Tuesday on seditious conspiracy and other charges stemming from the deadly assault.Continue reading “Oath Keepers to go on trial for seditious conspiracy in Trump coup”

Apoplectic progressives react to MoveOn’s nod to Robert Menendez Jr.

New Jersey progressive Democrats and other government reform champions are furious that MoveOn.org is considering an endorsement for Robert Menendez Jr.—the unqualified son of corrupt US Senator Robert Menendez—who was plucked from obscurity to replace Rep. Albio Sires in Congress. Lisa McCormick, who was the only New Jersey Democrat to challenge the elder Menendez inContinue reading “Apoplectic progressives react to MoveOn’s nod to Robert Menendez Jr.”

Men are fleeing Russia to escape being forced to fight in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a “partial” military mobilization of Russian reservists for his war in Ukraine set off a frenzied dash for the country’s borders last week. Tens of thousands of men were affected by the order — but the exodus included many who simply assumed that their government is so desperate for troopsContinue reading “Men are fleeing Russia to escape being forced to fight in Ukraine”

WHO suggests sharing science, stopping secrets for public health

The World Health Organization said science and public health can benefit tremendously from sharing more data collected under the auspices of WHO technical programs, for research purposes, or in the context of public health emergencies. Globally, there have been 54,709 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 102 countries and there have been 608,328,548 confirmed cases ofContinue reading “WHO suggests sharing science, stopping secrets for public health”

Former Philadelphia VA hospital worker sentenced to 2 years in prison

Bruce Minor, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to two years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $462,256 restitution and forfeit the same amount by United States District Court Judge Chad F. Kenney for his scheme to embezzle money from his former employer, the Philadelphia Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).Continue reading “Former Philadelphia VA hospital worker sentenced to 2 years in prison”

World headed for 3.2 degree temperature rise

We live in an age of twenty four hour news. And recently, the news cycle has been relentless, with COVID-19, the Ukraine war, cost of living crisis, and even the death of a British monarch. Sometimes stories that should make us sit and take notice slip through the cracks, destined never to be the majorContinue reading “World headed for 3.2 degree temperature rise”

Losing ground in Ukraine, Russian boss Vladimir Putin raises nuclear threats

Russia’s war in Ukraine seemed to have escalated this week when, in a videotaped address to the nation, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of the country’s military and made an indirect threat of nuclear weapons use. Anticipating the unpopularity of the mobilization, Putin clarified that “only military reservists, primarily those who served in theContinue reading “Losing ground in Ukraine, Russian boss Vladimir Putin raises nuclear threats”

NASA rejoicing planetary defense test: attempt to move an asteroid in space

After 10 months of flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space. Mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, announced the successfulContinue reading “NASA rejoicing planetary defense test: attempt to move an asteroid in space”

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide about his July phone call with former President Donald Trump because he does not want to expose illegal efforts to set up fake electors and overturn the state’s popular vote for Biden. Vos filed a lawsuit in federal court Sunday seeking to avoid having toContinue reading “Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos apparently has something to hide”

Police investigating hit-and-run in Trenton; victim in critical condition

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Prospect Street and Dale Street just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Trenton emergency medical services and Capital Health paramedics rushed the pedestrian to the Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle fled theContinue reading “Police investigating hit-and-run in Trenton; victim in critical condition”

New Brunswick environmentalists temper Governor Phil Murphy’s boasts

Governor Phil Murphy boasted about improvements at the New Brunswick Train Station as part of his 2023 budget agreement, while environmentalists rallied outside . During his speech, Murphy equated the administration of former state Senator and Mayor John Lynch, Jr. with that of Mayor James M. Cahill, who has ruled the City of New BrunswickContinue reading “New Brunswick environmentalists temper Governor Phil Murphy’s boasts”

Study finds ‘substantial’ costs on workers with severe COVID-19 illnesses

At least 500,000 Americans are not working today because of the lingering consequences of their COVID-19 illnesses and absent workers reduced their earnings by about $9,000, or 18 percent, over the fourteen months following a health-related absence. There are still many unanswered questions about the health and economic consequences of COVID-19. How many people haveContinue reading “Study finds ‘substantial’ costs on workers with severe COVID-19 illnesses”

Pennsylvania man indicted for assaulting an abortion clinic escort

A federal grand jury in Pennsylvania returned an indictment on Friday, September 23, 2022, charging a Bucks County man for assaulting a 72-year-old volunteer escort for a Planned Parenthood women’s health clinic in Philadelphia. According to court documents, Mark Houck, 48, of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, is alleged to have twice assaulted a man because he wasContinue reading “Pennsylvania man indicted for assaulting an abortion clinic escort”

Camden carjacker confesses to conspiring to commit 8 robberies

A Camden man admitted his role in conspiracies that involved committing armed carjackings and robbing multiple gas stations in southern New Jersey. Kamau Bradshaw, 20, of Camden, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to commit armed robberies, oneContinue reading “Camden carjacker confesses to conspiring to commit 8 robberies”

Camden drug dealer with four priors sentenced to 130 months in prison

A Camden County man with four prior felony convictions was sentenced to 130 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and to illegally possessing a firearm, announced. Tyquan Burrell, 30, of Camden, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to two counts ofContinue reading “Camden drug dealer with four priors sentenced to 130 months in prison”

Prosecutors can use Mar-a-Lago documents in Trump criminal probe

A federal appeals panel has granted a request from the Justice Department to stay portions of a ruling from a judge that had effectively paused the government’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s potential theft of classified records after leaving office. Judge Aileen Cannon ‘abused’ her discretion in requiring outside review of seized classified documents,Continue reading “Prosecutors can use Mar-a-Lago documents in Trump criminal probe”

Investors and corporations bought one-third of all homes sold last year

The housing market is becoming an exclusive franchise of the uberwealthy, a tiny fraction of the population that is rapidly converting the American democratic republic into a feudal state controlled by a new aristocracy that is inviting the violence of peasant insurgency akin to the French Revolution. Subjecting Americans to those living conditions experienced in medieval timesContinue reading “Investors and corporations bought one-third of all homes sold last year”

Planetary defense is getting its first test on Monday, 7 million miles away

On Monday, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will see if humanity is able to defend against asteroids or comets that are on a high-speed trajectory towards the Earth. The 20-yard-long spacecraft will be deliberately crashed into Dimorphos, an asteroid that is about twice as high as the Empire State Building and 530-feet-wide. Dimorphos isContinue reading “Planetary defense is getting its first test on Monday, 7 million miles away”

Pennsylvania man admits to role in a massive Nigerian bank fraud conspiracy

A Pennsylvania man admitted to his role in a bank fraud conspiracy that targeted 12 different financial institutions in southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. Sulaiman Dosunmu, 41, of Darby, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy toContinue reading “Pennsylvania man admits to role in a massive Nigerian bank fraud conspiracy”

Americans support regulation of civilians carrying firearms in public

A new national public opinion study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found broad public support for policies that regulate civilian gun carrying—including carrying firearms in public–in the U.S. The study is based on two surveys, one fielded in 2019 ahead of the pandemic and the second well intoContinue reading “Americans support regulation of civilians carrying firearms in public”