August 14, 2022

In Blow to Democrats, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Republican Appointee

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Republican-appointed member of the Wisconsin Board of Natural Resources, which determines policies for the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR), thwarting efforts from Democrats to remove him from the post. In 2015, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, appointed Dr. Fred Prehn, a dentist and businessman […]

Man Suspected of Shooting 2 Alabama Deputies Captured

Austin Patrick Hall. (Shelby County Sheriff’s Office) CENTREVILLE, Ala.—A man suspected of shooting two Alabama deputies, critically wounding one of them, has been captured, a prosecutor said. District Attorney Michael Jackson said Austin Hall, 26, was captured in the same county where the shooting occurred. The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in Bibb County. Two deputies […]

Australian Energy Industry Calls for Scrapping of ‘Complicated’ Grid Transmission Proposals

Australian companies and peak bodies in the energy sector have called on regulators to scrap “overly complicated” proposals on transmission access that may adversely affect the energy market. The Energy Security Board (ESB) has developed an Integrated System Plan to adjust controls and investment incentives in energy transmission as more and more renewable energy zones […]

US Manufacturing Slows Down, Leading Economic Index Falls for Third Straight Month

Manufacturing output in the United States declined in May after three months of averaging almost 1 percent growth, according to the latest data by the U.S. Federal Reserve. “Manufacturing output slipped 0.1 percent in May; even so, the index has advanced 4.8 percent over the past 12 months. In May, the index for nondurable manufacturing […]

Attorney Michael Avenatti Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges for Bilking Clients

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Newport Beach attorney Michael Avenatti, who was already convicted in New York of bilking funds from former client and adult film actress Stormy Daniels, pleaded guilty Thursday in an Orange County federal courtroom to multiple fraud charges. Avenatti pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a single count of tax fraud, […]

177 Ukrainian Refugees Land in Newfoundland on Second Provincially-Chartered Flight

As a plane carrying 177 Ukrainian refugees touched down in St. John’s, N.L., Tuesday night, Pamela Ryder Lahey was at the front of the crowd inside the airport waiting for five young people to walk through the gates. The retired chief executive officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court has spent the past months […]

China Still Far from Iron Ore Self-Sufficiency, Despite Years of Exploration

As the world’s largest consumer of iron ore, China has long relied on imports as the country’s iron ore resources cannot meet its domestic demand. According to public data from the U.S. Geological Survey, as of 2021, China’s uncovered iron ore resources, including raw and iron-bearing ore, are about 26.9 billion tons, accounting for 10 […]

UKRAINE IS LOST? WHAT IS NEXT FOR PUTIN?

Geopolitical analyst J.R. Nyquist and Cliff Kincaid discuss Putin’s next moves, including nuclear threats, the neutralization of Germany, destruction of NATO, and the invasion of more ex-Soviet republics. Meanwhile, South Korea is facing an invasion while Israel is vulnerable to a surprise Iranian nuclear attack backed by Russia.

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