Kid Rock goes off on a rap-heavy political rant

Kid Rock Kid Rock has never been known to remain silent on issues he feels passionately about, and he shared his views on the state of the country, healthcare, the NFL and other topics during his annual Kid Rock’s Fish Fry, held Oct. 6-7 in Nashville at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. He opened his Oct.… Continue reading “Kid Rock goes off on a rap-heavy political rant”

Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

NEWARK — A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out any of the 18 criminal counts against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, clearing the way for the pair’s bribery trial to enter the defense phase. Defense attorneys had argued a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the conviction of former Virginia governor… Continue reading “Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges”

Comey Drafted Clinton Statement, FBI Confirms

In documents it released on Monday, the FBI confirmed that former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement about the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before interviewing Clinton. The records show that on May 2, 2016, Comey emailed Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, general counsel James Baker and chief of staff and senior counselor… Continue reading “Comey Drafted Clinton Statement, FBI Confirms”

Chinese female peacekeeper wins UN award in S. Sudan

Zhang Qin is on duty. [Photo/Western China City Daily] Zhang Qin, a female soldier of Chinese peacekeeping force in Juba, capital of South Sudan, was awarded honorable medal of peace, along with her comrades in arms, by the UN officials on Oct 4. Schumacher, deputy special representative of UN Mission in South Sudan, highly appreciated China’s… Continue reading “Chinese female peacekeeper wins UN award in S. Sudan”

Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy

Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy — the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th. All new presidents,… Continue reading “Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy”

California school employees won’t be allowed to bring concealed weapons to work anymore

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Saturday that will remove the rights of school administrators to decide whether employees with concealed weapon permits can bring guns on campus. State law already prohibited civilians who are not school workers from bringing firearms onto campuses, but a change in the law last year gave school district… Continue reading “California school employees won’t be allowed to bring concealed weapons to work anymore”

ECB reveals billions of profits from Greek debt

The European Central Bank earned 7.8 billion euros ($9.2 billion) of interest in 2012-16 on Greek debt it bought to shore up the fragile nation, a figure promising renewed tensions with eurozone partners. Some of the funds are still in limbo, despite the fact that any profits from bonds owned by the ECB and its 19… Continue reading “ECB reveals billions of profits from Greek debt”

Spain PM gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence stance

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to clarify his position on whether or not he was declaring independence. Speaking in parliament Rajoy said Carles Puigdemont has until Monday at 10 am (1200 GMT) “to say if he declared independence” before suspending Catalan autonomy. “It is very important that Mr… Continue reading “Spain PM gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence stance”

The slaughter in Las Vegas is all too familiar, yet Americans refuse to stop it

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times website on Monday, Oct. 2: ——— The nation awakened Monday morning to learn that once again a man — and it’s almost always a man — has committed what appears to be the most American of acts, using military-style firearms to kill a staggering number of people.… Continue reading “The slaughter in Las Vegas is all too familiar, yet Americans refuse to stop it”

French pensioners join protests over Macron reforms

Thousands of pensioners demonstrated across France on Thursday over increases in their taxes, the latest group to take to the streets over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Around eight million pensioners on more than 1,200 euros ($1,400) a month will pay higher social security contributions next year as Macron seeks to slash the budget deficit. The… Continue reading “French pensioners join protests over Macron reforms”