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11 Firefighters Injured In Downtown Los Angeles Explosion

11 Firefighters Injured In Downtown Los Angeles Explosion

An explosion Saturday at an oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to control a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters inside had to run through a wall of flames […]

Navy Grants First Waiver Allowing Transgender Officer To Remain In Uniform

Navy Grants First Waiver Allowing Transgender Officer To Remain In Uniform

The U.S. Navy granted its first waiver that will allow a transgender service member to continue serving despite a 2019 policy that would have seen the sailor discharged. The naval officer, identified in the case as Jane Doe, served nearly 10 years in uniform as a surface warfare officer before being confronted with the likelihood […]

Whistleblower Says Americans “Need To Be Told The Truth” Regarding COVID-19 Risks

Whistleblower Says Americans “Need To Be Told The Truth” Regarding COVID-19 Risks

On Thursday, a former Health and Human Services official testified before Congress that the Trump administration’s timeline for a coronavirus vaccine is too optimistic, saying there’s “no plan” to mass produce and distribute one. The official, Dr. Rick Bright, told the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health that predicting a vaccine will be ready […]

CDC Releases New Guidelines On How States Can Safely Reopen

CDC Releases New Guidelines On How States Can Safely Reopen

The federal government’s top experts on infectious diseases on Thursday released a new plan on how states can safely allow businesses and schools to reopen their doors during the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers and state officials have been asking the federal government for more detailed suggestions on when schools, churches and businesses can reopen. The Centers […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks State’s ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks State’s ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic as “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable” after finding the state’s health commissioner exceeded her authority. In a 4-3 ruling, the court called State Department of Health head Andrea Palm’s directive, known as Emergency Order 28, a “vast seizure of power.” […]

FBI Arrest NASA Researcher For Failing To Report Ties To China

FBI Arrest NASA Researcher For Failing To Report Ties To China

FBI agents arrested an Arkansas professor who allegedly failed to disclose his ties to Chinese entities during the course of securing funding for a NASA research project, the Justice Department announced. Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, was arrested by FBI agents and charged with wire fraud. Authorities alleged Ang, an electrical engineering professor and […]

Supreme Court Divided Over Decision On President Trump’s Taxes And Financial Records

Supreme Court Divided Over Decision On President Trump’s Taxes And Financial Records

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial records, however appeared open towards a New York prosecutor’s attempt to secure similar records. The majority signaled concern about improper “harassment” of Trump, by three Democratic-led House of Representatives committees seeking his records. In […]

Twitter Makes Working From Home A Permanent Option For Employees

Twitter Makes Working From Home A Permanent Option For Employees

Twitter was one of the first companies to implement a work-from-home policy to prevent the the spread of the coronavirus, and now it’s CEO Jack Dorsey broke the news to employees that the company wouldn’t likely return to its offices before September. Dorsey added that even after lockdown measures end, employees could continue work from […]

Elon Musk Reopens Tesla Plant In California Despite Shutdown Orders

Elon Musk Reopens Tesla Plant In California Despite Shutdown Orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Monday that his company is resuming production at its Fremont, California, factory, in violation of local stay-at-home orders. The announcement comes days after Musk filed a lawsuit against the county to reopen the factory, which is Tesla’s only vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.  Musk tweeted, “Tesla is restarting production […]

Disney Reopens Its Shanghai Theme Park With Many Restrictions

Disney Reopens Its Shanghai Theme Park With Many Restrictions

Disney has reopened its Shanghai theme park with new physical distancing rules more than three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its closure. Visitors must wear face masks, undergo temperature checks on arrival and be given timed entry slots in a much changed theme park experience.  Only visitors with a green rating on China’s health […]