August 14, 2022

Alleged Highland Park Shooter Tried to Enter a Synagogue

Commentary During the Jewish Passover holiday, the alleged Highland Park Fourth of July Parade shooter tried to enter a synagogue. He was turned away by the synagogue’s rabbi. That rabbi, Yosef Schanowitz, recalled the incident when he saw the picture of the suspected Highland Park shooter released to news services. Highland Park is an affluent […]

Ex-UCLA Decathlete to Plead Guilty in $37 Million Cannabis Vaping Scam

LOS ANGELES—A former University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) decathlete has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges for raising more than $37 million from investors falsely told their funds would be used to finance companies marketing cannabis vape pens, federal prosecutors announced July 1. David Bunevacz, 53 of Calabasas,who competed with the Philippines national team, […]

Britney Spears’ Ex-husband Ordered to Trial on Stalking Charge

Singer Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on July 22, 2019. (Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images) VENTURA, Calif.—A California judge found Monday that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed […]

Australian Manufacturing Industry in Toughest Period in 50 Years: Survey

A new survey has indicated that Australian manufacturers are in the most turbulent period in 50 years due to supply chain problems and inflating costs. However, they also benefit from strong demand for commodities. The industrial trends research by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and Westpac bank found that the manufacturing sector […]

Greater ‘Understanding’ of Murray Darling Basin Communities Needed As Labor Appoints New Water Minister

A liberal senator in the state of South Australia has called on newly appointed environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, to visit communities across the Murray Darling Basin in order to have a greater “understanding” of rural and regional communities in Australia. Speaking to Sky News host, Chris Kenny on June 2, liberal senator Anne […]

Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota Urge Congress to Lift EV Tax Credits Cap

By Riley Beggin From The Detroit News WASHINGTON—Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Stellantis NV, and Toyota Motor Corp. sent a letter to congressional leaders Monday urging them to lift the 200,000 customer cap for existing electric vehicle tax credits. The letter from the nation’s four largest automakers comes as Democrats in Congress are negotiating […]

A ‘Goldilocks’ May Jobs Report, But …

… sharp job losses may signal a slowing in the economy Commentary May jobs printed at 390,000 new jobs above the consensus estimate of 325,000. The unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, unchanged from last month, but down from last May’s 5.8 percent. The labor force participation rate was 62.3 percent, up from the 61.1 percent that printed in May […]

Stagflation Could Be Coming or Maybe It’s Here

Commentary Stagflation, caused by high inflation, a stagnating economy, and rising unemployment, is one of the most difficult economic conditions to emerge from. The reality for the United States is that it may already be here. The United States is no stranger to stagflation, though. For nearly a decade beginning in 1974, unemployment remained above […]

Valedictorian With Nonspeaking Autism Delivers Moving Graduation Speech, ‘God Gave You a Voice. Use It’

A Florida college valedictorian with nonspeaking autism has given a moving commencement speech to her fellow graduates, urging them to use their voices to serve others. Rollins College student Elizabeth Bonker lost her ability to speak at 15 months of age, and is profoundly affected by autism. For her commencement address that was delivered to […]