MDOC Workers Speak Out Against Work Conditions, Lack Of Staffing Needs
MDOC Workers Speak Out Against Work Conditions, Lack Of Staffing Needs
And Schmidt reported that Vice President Mike Pence was told to be on standby to take over the duties of the presidency in case the president went under anesthesia, though reportedly that step was not necessary. Fox News host Bret Baier brought up the reporting Tuesday night during an interview with Pence, seeming to catch the vice president off-guard. Pence clearly wanted to avoid answering the question, and when pinned down, claimed he didn't "recall" being on "standby" — extremely evasive language that suggests he may be relying on technicalities to justify essentially lying to the public.
Without knowing the full context, a cursory comment might inadvertently praise or shame someone dealing with a serious physical or mental health condition. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chadwick Boseman, the actor best-known for starring in Marvel's "Black Panther," died August 28, after four years of silently battling colon cancer.
A postal service facility in Baltimore, Maryland sat on 68,000 pieces of political mail for five days before the June 2 primary, according to an audit. The audit by the Postal Service's Office Inspector General (OIG), which was published Monday, was done for the purpose of evaluating, “the U.S. Postal Service's readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Their findings found that the delayed mail sent on May 12 “sat unprocessed” before it came to the attention of management.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got her hair washed and blow-dried at a salon in San Francisco on Monday, and the salon's owner sent security camera footage to Fox News on Tuesday, calling the visit to her business "a slap in the face." California allows only outdoor hair cuts, owner Erica Kious told Fox News, and she will have to shut down her salon in 30 to 60 days if she can't re-open, saying the $12,000 loan she got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program will carry her only so far. The footage showed Pelosi walking through a room with her face mask around her neck, followed by the masked stylist who rented a chair in the salon.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday the police officers who shot Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor should be charged and "let the judicial system work its way." Blake, 29, was shot seven times the back and paralyzed Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while he was trying to get into an SUV that held his three young children. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky, after police forcibly entered her apartment.
Thailand's king has reinstated his royal consort to the position, nearly a year after she was stripped of her titles in a dramatic fall from grace. King Vajiralongkorn returned Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi's rank and titles on Wednesday, the Royal Gazette announced. Sineenat was stripped of her rank in October 2019, only months after being named as the king's companion.
The commander of the U.S. Army's Fort Hood is being removed from his position and will no longer assume command of a division at Fort Bliss, according to a U.S. Army statement released Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt was set to take over the 1st Armored Division soon. Now the Army will announce who will take over the division in the coming days.
Melania Trump's speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention backfired when people noticed how similar it was to one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Trump's former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff wrote in a new book that Trump was not embarrassed by the scandal. After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech for her address at the 2016 Republican National Convention, the future first lady wasn't embarrassed, according to her former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been discussing a possible revamp of coronavirus relief measures. The new bill will "hopefully" be unveiled next week, Mnuchin said.
Tom Gram got a big surprise when he watched President Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday. Gram's century-old camera store burned down last week amid protests and unrest in Kenosha, and when Trump planned a visit, the White House asked Gram for a meeting. Gram refused, but that didn't stop the shop from becoming a stop on Trump's tour, Milwaukee NBC News affiliate TMJ4 reports.
Claim: A photo shows accused shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's armed mother in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night protesters were killed. A week after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse arrived in Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois, and — according to criminal charges — shot and killed two people during a night of protests and chaos, a photo is circulating on social media purporting to describe how he got there. Rittenhouse was recorded on video on Aug. 25 carrying a rifle and saying it was his job to protect life and property.
A further 118 Chinese mobile apps have been banned by the Indian government, as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. Those on the list include several of Tencent's products including the hit video game PUBG Mobile and WeChat Work. Previously the government had banned 59 of the most popular apps including TikTok over national security concerns.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacked two royals and referred them along with four military officers for investigation into corruption at the defence ministry in a royal decree issued early on Tuesday and carried by state media. The decree said Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be removed as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd relieved of his post as deputy governor of al-Jouf region. It said the decision was based on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's missive to the anti-corruption committee to investigate "suspicious financial transactions at the defence ministry".
Since then, the number of coronavirus cases have doubled in South Dakota and there has been an uptick in new cases being reported in neighboring North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska as well, the latest NBC News Digital figures show. Any time you have a mass gathering of hundreds of thousands of people and then they return to their home states, you're going to increase the likelihood of a 'superspreader' event,” Victor Huber, a biomedical sciences professor at the University of South Dakota, said. But it's not just the bikers who appear to be driving the spike in new cases, said Dr. Sadiya Khan, an epidemiologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Days after the U.S. Marshals Service announced the rescue of 39 endangered children in Georgia, similar operations are ongoing in two other states as authorities target missing kids who may be victims of sex trafficking. In Ohio, "Operation Safety Net" led to the discovery of 25 children ages 13 to 18 in less than three weeks, the Marshals Service said. The operation is likely to continue into October, U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott said.
Tropical Storm Nana could become the season's next hurricane Wednesday evening as it closes in on a Belize landfall early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. The center is also tracking a tropical depression and two tropical waves, which for now pose no threat to land. As of the 5 p.m. update, Nana was packing 60 mph winds and beginning to slow down as it headed toward Central America.
The world took note last year when youthful protesters in Sudan forced the ouster of a longtime dictator, Omar al-Bashir. Yet just as noteworthy was their use of nonviolence and democratic unity – a direct rebuke of Mr. Bashir's divide-and-rule tactics in an African nation splintered by ethnicity, religion, and regionalism. Now that approach is paying off in Sudan's slow transition to democracy and a possible election in 2022.
The family of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by deputies during a traffic stop over a bicycle code violation on Monday has demanded accountability and justice amid a fresh wave of protests. Family members say Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies after they attempted to stop him while he was riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Almost immediately after the incident, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in outrage, chanting for justice as they marched to the South L.A. Sheriff's Station on Imperial Highway.
Five baby gorillas have been born in six weeks in Bwindi National Park, leading the Ugandan Wildlife Service (UWS) to declare a baby boom. Announcing the latest birth, the UWS said: "The Rushegura gorilla family welcomes another bouncing cute baby gorilla". Seven babies have been born since January compared to three for the whole of 2019, according to the UWS.
The German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945 witnessed a remarkable building campaign to align this northern land with Hitler's New Order. From gleaming highways and ideal cities to maternity centers for a purified Nordic race, plans to remake Norway into a model “Aryan” society fired the imagination of Nazi leaders. As the Greater German Reich expanded and stretched beyond the Arctic Circle, the Nazis wasted no time leaving their mark on the new territories.