School bus driver shortage prompts companies to offer big incentives

One company in the Susquehanna Valley is offering a $1,000 bonus for new drivers.

  • Sanders retracts controversial endorsement less than 24 hours after making it
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    Sanders retracts controversial endorsement less than 24 hours after making it

    Sen. Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement of congressional candidate Cenk Uygur on Friday, less than 24 hours after making it, as allegations of sexism hit the former online talk show host. Last month, Uygur announced he would run for the congressional seat in California's 25th District vacated by California Democrat Katie Hill, who resigned after “revenge porn” photos revealed she had an affair with a subordinate. On Thursday, Sanders became the only presidential candidate to endorse Uygur, whose YouTube program “The Young Turks” has nearly 30,000 subscribers.

  • Trump: 'I'll do whatever I want' during Senate impeachment trial
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    Trump: 'I'll do whatever I want' during Senate impeachment trial

    President Trump said Friday that he hasn't decided whether to wage a long or short impeachment defense in the U.S. Senate, but either way, he expressed confidence in the outcome. During a Thursday night appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the host that his “hope is that it will be a shorter process rather than a lengthy process.” McConnell also made clear that he was acting in lockstep with the White House. “Everything I do during [the impeachment process], I'm coordinating with White House counsel,” McConnell said.

  • U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir
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    U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

    The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the reimposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran,'' he told the Doha Forum, also attended by Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Malaysia and other countries have lost a ''a big market'' because of the sanctions on Iran, he said.

  • 2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwaters
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    2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwaters

    Two children are dead and another is still missing after the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away in floodwaters in Arizona's Tonto Basin, the Gila County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. The Gila County Sheriff's Office told CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV the victims found were a five-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. According to the Gila County Sheriff's Office, they received a call around 4 p.m. Friday of a vehicle stuck in Tonto Creek at Bar X Crossing in Tonto Basin, located about 80 miles from Phoenix.

  • The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup was quietly fired after allegedly spending over $75,000 at strip clubs and charging it to a company credit card
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    The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup was quietly fired after allegedly spending over $75,000 at strip clubs and charging it to a company credit card

    Alex Wong/Getty Eric Gilmore, the CEO of Silicon Valley startup Turvo, was fired back in May after it was discovered he spent more than $75,000 at strip clubs and expensed it to a company credit card, Bloomberg reported. Gilmore allegedly expensed $76,120 at "adult entertainment venues" over a three-year period, according to a legal filing. Gilmore filed a lawsuit against Turvo, but didn't deny the claims around his expenses.

  • The 10 Best Tech Gadgets of 2019
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    The 10 Best Tech Gadgets of 2019

    From the Apple AirPods Pro to the Google Pixel 3a, these are the gadgets that took over 2019. From Popular Mechanics

  • Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border
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    Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

    Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration's effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution. Like hundreds of thousands of families from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, known collectively as the Northern Triangle, Brazilians have been crossing the border here and applying for asylum.

  • Kamala Harris flames out: Black people didn't trust her, and they were wise not to
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    Kamala Harris flames out: Black people didn't trust her, and they were wise not to

    Even though Barack Obama surprisingly won Iowa in 2008, Harris struggled to gain support in the small, mostly white state whose African American population is a whopping 3.8%. All that may be true, but it misses the most important part of the story. It was one thing for Harris to receive little to no support from whites in Iowa, but how could the fact that blacks in South Carolina (and beyond) weren't excited about her either be explained?

  • Body of 21-year-old vet recovered from volcano island as family fight for survival in hospital
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    Body of 21-year-old vet recovered from volcano island as family fight for survival in hospital

    Krystal Browitt, an Australian veterinary student from Melbourne who had just turned 21, was sightseeing with her sister and father on the island of Whakaari when toxic ash clouds spewed rocks and dust high into the air. The body of Ms Browitt was finally recovered from the island in a daring mission by elite military bomb squads on Friday. The closure is likely to be little comfort for her mother Marie who was on Saturday keeping a bedside vigil for her surviving daughter, Stephanie, 23, and husband Paul fighting for their lives among the critically injured in hospital.

  • Democrats say they won't cross picket line over union conflict at debate host site
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    Democrats say they won't cross picket line over union conflict at debate host site

    WASHINGTON – All of the Democratic presidential candidates slated to attend next week's primary debate may skip it due to ongoing local union negotiations at Loyola Marymount University, the site of the debate. Unite Here Local 11, which represents 150 cooks, dishwashers, cashiers, and servers at the university, will picket next Thursday ahead of the debate and called on candidates to not cross the picket line. Every candidate who has qualified for the debate — former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens.

  • Ex-DOJ official: Trump was 'vulnerable' to foreign intelligence agencies
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    Ex-DOJ official: Trump was 'vulnerable' to foreign intelligence agencies

    McCord served as the acting assistant attorney general for national security between October 2016 and May 2017. p It was a role that was underscored this week when she was identified in a Justice Department inspector general's report as one of a handful of senior Justice Department officials who reviewed renewals of a flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant of Carter Page, a member of the Trump campaign's foreign policy team. br / The report, by inspector general Michael Horowitz, found that the FBI's applications for the secret warrant were riddled with “basic and fundamental errors,” including misstating key evidence and withholding exculpatory facts that undercut all...

  • Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun
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    Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun

    Iran's Foreign Ministry called in the South Korean ambassador last month to demand payment of 7 trillion won ($6 billion) for oil it sold to the Asian country, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing officials it didn't identify. Iran expressed “strong regret” over Seoul's failure to complete the payment, which has been deposited at two South Korean banks without being transferred to Iran's central bank for years due to U.S. sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, the newspaper said. It added that other Iranian authorities including the central bank also complained.

  • The Week

    Turns out I'm Jewish after all

    After decades when Jews in America permitted themselves to believe they had finally found a welcoming home in a majority Christian, creedally universalist country, things have begun to shift in familiar and terrifying ways. Over a hundred gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in France were spray-painted with swastikas earlier this month.

  • In 2030, What Countries Will Have the Most Power Airforces?
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    In 2030, What Countries Will Have the Most Power Airforces?

    The list will be dominated by traditional air powers, particularly the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. Towards that end, these powers consider maintaining large, rapidly deployable and modern air forces vital to their national security. The People's Republic of China will be a new entrant on the list.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq
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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a “decisive” response if U.S. interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases.

  • Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment
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    Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment

    A law that will allow New Yorkers to get driver's licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally weathered a second court challenge Friday, days before its enactment. A federal district judge ruled against Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, saying he lacked the legal capacity to bring the lawsuit. Merola, a Republican, had argued that the state law conflicts with federal immigration law.

  • Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer: ‘You Bought Your Way’ Onto Debate Stage
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    Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer: ‘You Bought Your Way’ Onto Debate Stage

    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer got a warm welcome from every co-host of The View except one on Friday morning. “Mr. Steyer, between you and Mayor Bloomberg, you have now spent $200 million on political ads,” Meghan McCain told their guest. “I'm talking about breaking a corporate stranglehold on our government that is preventing it from acting on anything,” Steyer said.

  • Turkey adds former Palestinian politician Dahlan to most wanted list
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    Turkey adds former Palestinian politician Dahlan to most wanted list

    Turkey has added exiled Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan to its "red list" of most-wanted terrorism suspects, offering a reward of up to 10 million lira ($1.75 million) for information leading to his capture, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. Arrest warrants have been issued for Dahlan on accusations of playing a role in the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, seeking to change the constitutional order by force, and various spying-related charges, the ministry said in a statement. Turkey accuses U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers of carrying out the failed putsch of July 2016, when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, tanks and helicopters in a bid to seize power in which some 250 people were killed.

  • Stomach flu outbreak terrorizes school in Washington state, sickening over 100 students, staff
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    Stomach flu outbreak terrorizes school in Washington state, sickening over 100 students, staff

    A nasty Norovirus outbreak is terrorizing Washington state, forcing hundreds of kids to stay home and dozens of schools to close. Seattle Public Schools tweeted that Leschi Elementary will be closed Friday for cleaning because of the stomach flu outbreak. Over 100 students and staff members reported being sick Thursday.

  • The 25 Best Survival Games
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    The 25 Best Survival Games

    You have one mission: Stay alive. From Popular Mechanics

  • Warren, slumping in the polls, attacks Biden and Buttigieg
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    Warren, slumping in the polls, attacks Biden and Buttigieg

    Reminder: There are 52 days until the Iowa caucuses and 326 days until the 2020 presidential election. With polls showing her once steady rise to the top tier of the Democratic race stalling, Sen. Elizabeth Warren went on the attack on Thursday in a speech at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, taking thinly veiled swipes at both Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “Unlike some candidates for the Democratic nomination, I'm not betting my agenda on the naive hope that if Democrats adopt Republican critiques of progressive policies or make vague calls for unity that somehow the wealthy and well-connected will stand down,” Warren said in a rebuke of her more moderate rivals.

  • Death toll from New Zealand eruption rises to 14 after authorities conduct harrowing mission to retrieve bodies from the island
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    Death toll from New Zealand eruption rises to 14 after authorities conduct harrowing mission to retrieve bodies from the island

    Authorities on Friday recovered the bodies of six people who died after one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes erupted on Monday, bringing the known death toll to 14. New Zealand's geological monitoring agency, GeoNet, said the eruption began at around 2:11 p.m. local time on Whakaari, also known as White Island, a popular tourist spot which features an active volcano. Police released the nationalities of 47 people who were on the island when the volcano erupted, which included 24 Australians, two Chinese nationals, four Germans, one Malaysian national, five New Zealanders, two people from the UK, and nine people from the US.

  • Will the Navy's New LRASM Missile Change the Balance of Power?
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    Will the Navy's New LRASM Missile Change the Balance of Power?

    The realization dawned on navies across the world that long-range “over-the-horizon” missiles had replaced the gun, torpedo and aerial bomb as the preeminent antiship weapon in naval warfare. German air-launched antiship missiles had already scored some notable successes during World War II, but now it was clear that even small surface combatants could be capable launch platforms. A decade later, the U.S. Navy debuted the AGM-84 Harpoon missile, a subsonic sea-skimming weapon with a 488-pound warhead that came in variants that could fire from a ship, a submarine or an airplane.

  • ‘Move to Canada’ searches spike after Tories win general election
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    ‘Move to Canada’ searches spike after Tories win general election

    People seemingly unhappy with the prospect of another five years of Tory rule began searching for alternative countries as soon as the exit poll results were published on Thursday evening. Canada was the most popular destination that UK web users searched for, though countries like Australia, France and Ireland also saw an uptick in search traffic. A similar search trend took place in the US in 2016 after Donald Trump was victorious in the presidential elections, as well as after the UK referendum to remain in the European Union that same year.

  • Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup
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    Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup

    In Thursday's election, England elected 345 Conservative lawmakers — all but 20 of the 365 House of Commons seats Johnson's party won across the U.K. In Scotland, 48 of the 59 seats were won by the Scottish National Party, which opposes Brexit and wants Scotland to become independent of the U.K. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said her party's “emphatic” victory showed that “the kind of future desired by the majority in Scotland is different to that chosen by the rest of the U.K.” The SNP has campaigned for decades to make Scotland independent and almost succeeded in 2014, when Scotland held a referendum on seceding from the U.K. The “remain side won 55% to 45%.