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    I guess we can charge these guys, right? Law and order and all of that. By now you have seen and/or heard about the attempted coup d’etat taking place in our nation’s Capitol. The conspiracy-laden, evidence-free, faketriot bullshit of the last decade from the right-wing and far-right wing of the country has finally been exposed for what it is: a...
    DETROIT (AP) — The latest government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019, for the first time in five years. The mileage increase comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift away from more efficient vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes show that few automakers could meet...
    DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Bad environmental news after a new government report shows gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years. The mileage increase comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift away from more efficient vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency says the changes show that...
    Disney has been accused of pushing 'unrealistic beauty standards' on children after social media users spotted a character with exaggerated proportions in the short film Inner Workings.  The animated short, released in 2016, tells the story of an office worker named Paul who has to tame his desire to break out of his dull routine and have fun.  Paul's love...
    Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration after it introduced a new rule for faster dishwashers. The Energy Department announced in October it had finalized a rule for a new, faster class of dishwashers. Source: The Guardian/YouTube “Today the Trump Administration reaffirmed its commitment to reducing regulatory burdens and reinstating consumer choice for American families,” Energy Secretary Dan...
    Like so many people, I've spent the past few months almost entirely within the four walls of my home.  In my case, in the bosom of my immediate family: a football-obsessed husband working from home, and two teenagers who are both permanently plugged into their devices.  Our isolation was made even more claustrophobic over Christmas when my daughter, 15, succumbed...
    By JOSH VERGES, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s K-12 social studies standards are undergoing extensive revisions in search of a more inclusive approach that teaches about people previously left out of the discussion. A diverse committee’s first draft, now open for public comment, gives greater consideration to the Dakota and Anishinaabe tribes and covers for...
    BACK in January 2016, Meghan Markle shared her New Years Resolutions on her lifestyle blog The Tig - but little did she know that her life was about to change forever. Five years ago, the Duchess of Sussex - who was best known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits - vowed to set her "standards high" for the...
    US restores Medicaid for Marshall Islands, exposing longtime injustice, experts say Distilleries that made hand sanitizer wont face hefty fine for helping out during pandemic Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the companys promises to hold itself to the highest standards, report says © Provided by Business Insider AP...
    Florida is committed to investing billions on tax-funded school choice vouchers to pay private school tuition for an ever-widening cadre of eligible K-12 students in the coming years. Democrats will again attempt in 2021 to impose the same academic and oversight standards that public schools must meet on more than 2,800 private schools attended by 400,000 K-12 students across...
    Washington (CNN)A coalition of environmental groups sued the Energy Department on Tuesday in an effort to block a new federal rule that would allow for faster dishwashers, arguing it could possibly lead to "higher household utility bills and more pollution." The rule finalized by the department in October would create a product class of dishwashers "with a cycle time for...
    The mammoth, last-minute deal that will govern the United Kingdom and European Union’s trade relations going forward post-Brexit has been finalized in the nick of time. But some security researchers have noted some puzzling aspects of the deal, including mentions of the defunct, 23-year old Netscape Communicator email software and recommendations of outdated encryption standards. The mention occurs in...
              Minnesota’s newly proposed social studies standards for public schools place significant emphasis on race, gender, climate change and LGBT issues. Under the first draft of the proposed standards, students will be asked to “develop a respectful awareness about how ideas and norms about gender have changed over time,” accept that “some forms of...
    Horse racing officials and industry activists are hailing the passage and signing of a safety and integrity bill that will standardize medication and doping rules in an effort to make the sport safer and fairer. The long sought-after legislation became was part of the spending bill that President Trump signed into law Sunday night. It is set to go into...
    Only two years into the Dwayne Haskins experiment, the Washington Football Team has seen enough. In a statement released by head coach Ron Rivera on Monday, the team announced its decision to waive Haskins, a first-round pick quarterback from the Ohio State University who had once been seen as a potential franchise player at the position. Haskins, 23,...
    The CEO of economic consultancy Competere, Shanker Singham, said that the ability to diverge on standards could boost competitiveness – Damiel Leal-Olivas /AFP Boris Johnson has been urged to use newfound Brexit freedoms to ensure the UK becomes more competitive and does not remain tied in to EU regulations. Shanker Singham, a former Brexit advisor to the Government, said...
    The Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time, established carbon emissions standards for aircraft engines, adopting global climate rules the Obama administration helped negotiate. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, in a statement, touted the new rule as a “historic action” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “This is the fourth concrete final regulation the Trump Administration’s pragmatic approach to climate action...
    23/12/2020. London, United Kingdom. Boris Johnson Brexit Deal. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen from his desk inside No10 Downing Street, at 1pm Wednesday 23rd December 2020 agreeing to a Brexit deal. – Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street It is 4pm on Thursday, and only a matter of...
    A Republican Oregon mayor penned a letter to Gov. Kate Brown blasting the state’s coronavirus orders because "small communities across" the state are "tired of the double standard." "Neighbors are able to pack into malls and support corporate America, but, for some reason, we can’t sit down and support local business owners along our main street. The double standards have to stop,"...
    EMMA Thompson has blasted Hollywood for their sex scene double standards after taking on the role of a cougar who pays for sex with younger men. The 61-year-old actress recently opened up about how unfair she thinks the film industry's portrayal of women and their enjoyment towards getting down and dirty is. 4Emma Thompson has spoken out about...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is declining to tighten national standards for smog, locking in the air pollution limits at their current levels ahead of the Biden administration. It is the second such move the Trump administration has taken in recent weeks. Earlier this month, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a decision to retain current standards for industrial soot pollution, despite...
    Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Emma Thompson is speaking out about the double standards in movie sex scenes when it comes to age disparities between men and women. The actress is set to star in the new film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, in which her character hires a younger man to sleep with her. “It’s very interesting with this woman...
    By KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic, which brought everyday life to a halt and tested people's resiliency, was New Hampshire's top story of 2020. The state has been dealing with rising COVID-19 cases and deaths, overworked health care workers, job and business losses, changing education and sports plans, and countless cancellations. To get back...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey hopes to "turn a new page" in its ties with the United States and European Union, and that Ankara had been subjected to "double standards" by both its NATO ally Washington and the bloc. Earlier this month, Washington sanctioned Turkey over its acquisition of Russian S-400 missile defences, and...
    The Biden campaign promised to end for-profit detention centers, saying businesses shouldn’t profit from refugees or asylum seekers, but a Heritage Foundation expert says these facilities provide the highest levels of federally mandated detention standards. Biden has yet to say how he will manage migrant caravans from Central America if they reach the U.S. border, though some experts expect...
    By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill late Monday as part of the massive legislation on spending and pandemic relief. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill late Monday as part of the massive legislation on spending and pandemic relief. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill in the next...
    “Why have we never learned about this before?” This question is repeatedly asked by the high school juniors and seniors in my comparative genocide studies elective course, often with a tone of disbelief and urgency. While all have studied the Holocaust, only a few have learned about the genocides in Armenia and Rwanda, and rarely are students aware of the...
    More On: Richard Carranza NYC DOE must give test for top school entry in 30 days, lawsuit demands De Blasio’s rancid school bus deal moves ahead De Blasio degrades school standards NYC DOE is just wrong on demanding in-school COVID-19 tests It’s beyond disgraceful that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are exploiting the pandemic to...
    More On: education Schools waive requirements for teachers to fill pandemic-induced shortage Indoctrinating an entire school system in PC racism Chile reserves seats for indigenous as it prepares to rewrite Constitution Virginia county spends nearly half a million on race programs for schools It’s remarkable enough that a leader sitting in America’s financial capital would deliver such a faithful...
    French dressing could soon be free from regulations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it wants to remove the current standard of identity for French dressing. "The standard does not appear necessary to ensure that the product meets consumer expectations, and the FDA has tentatively concluded that it is no longer necessary to promote honesty and...
    Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer – UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Sir Keir Starmer will attempt to convince his Europhile MPs to back a Brexit trade deal by arguing that Labour can raise standards in the future, it was suggested last tonight. In a bid to heal divides in his party, Sir Keir is reportedly preparing to argue that an...
    New York (CNN Business)The New York Times announced Friday that "Caliphate," the newspaper's award-winning podcast about the Islamic State, "did not meet our standards for accuracy," an announcement that marks a black eye for the paper and a reporter who had been seen as one of its stars. "Caliphate," a 12-part podcast released in 2018 about the inner workings of...
    By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After an internal investigation, The New York Times said Friday it was wrong to trust a Canadian man whose account of Islamic State atrocities was a central part of its 2018 podcast “Caliphate” but could not be verified. The series had won a Peabody Award, the first ever for a...
    NEW YORK (AP) — After an internal investigation, The New York Times said Friday it was wrong to trust a Canadian man whose account of Islamic State atrocities was a central part of its 2018 podcast “Caliphate” but could not be verified. The series had won a Peabody Award, the first ever for a podcast produced by the newspaper, and...
    By Sydney Johnson, EdSource Teaching online is challenging enough. Teaching online with an all-new curriculum and academic standards is even harder. Without updated teaching materials, many school districts across the state have struggled to fully implement the state’s Next Generation Science Standards that California adopted for K-12 students seven years ago. This fall, some teachers finally have the materials they need —...
    The New York Times acknowledged that its 2018 award-winning podcast “Caliphate” did not meet the paper's editorial standards. The podcast featured the claims made by Shehroze Chaudhry, who has since been charged with concocting a terrorist hoax, and the publication admitted on Friday that it had not done enough to ensure the accuracy of his claims following an investigation, which...
    Playboy’s November Playmate Khrystyana Kazakova opened up about how she used to struggle with “body issues” and tried to “lose weight everyday.” “I was trying to lose weight every day,” the 35-year-old playmate for the gentlemen’s magazine shared with Fox News in a piece published Thursday. The Russian model said as a teenager she was a size 6 and was called...
    (CNN) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday finalized a pair of new rules rolling back water efficiency standards on showerheads and other consumer appliances, punctuating President Donald Trump’s long-documented water flow grievances in the final weeks of his administration. Donald Trump lets supporter Mary Margaret Bannister check to see if his hair is real during a 2015 rally...
      The electrification of the U.S. auto fleet is poised to deliver desperately needed emission reductions from the transportation sector, and this important effort will now have an ally in the White House. Joe Biden is well positioned to support the transition to electric vehicles by advancing sensible, centrist policies. The proud owner of a ’67 Corvette Stingray, Biden has...
    Reuters December 16, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday finalized two rules easing energy standards on consumer fixtures and appliances, including one on shower heads after President Donald Trump complained some showers don’t adequately rinse his hair. The rules are part of Trump’s last-minute efforts to roll back rules that limit production or consumption of oil,...
    While states had to shift focus this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, some still made gains toward their climate goals, according to a new report released on Wednesday.[ READ: States' Climate Change Efforts Stall During Pandemic ]The 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, an annual project from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, examines policies and programs adopted through July 2020...
    Facebook is to follow Google’s lead and move millions of UK users out of the jurisdiction of EU privacy laws to the US (which has no such comprehensive data protection framework) next year under a looming Brexit-related change to its T&Cs, Reuters reported yesterday. Confirming the switch, Facebook told the news agency: “Like other companies, Facebook has had to make...
            by Melissa Mackenzie  Twenty years ago, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the legislation intended to save American children from stupidity and the “soft bigotry of low expectations,” became law. Ten years later, Common Core came to the fore. They both failed. Like all liberal ideas, they started with good intentions and government intervention and ended...
    Washington (CNN)The US Department of Energy on Tuesday finalized a pair of new rules rolling back water efficiency standards on showerheads and other consumer appliances, punctuating President Donald Trump's long-documented water flow grievances in the final weeks of his administration. The new showerhead rule goes after the two-and-a-half-gallon-per-minute maximum flow rate set by Congress in the 1990s. Under current federal...
    The Trump Energy Department, on its way out the door, is loosening energy and water conservation requirements for a number of appliances, responding to a concern that has been of particular interest to President Trump. In a final rule Tuesday, the Energy Department changed the regulatory definition for a “showerhead” in a way that loosens decades-old water conservation standards for...
    BOSTON (AP) — Schools that are teaching online during the pandemic will be required to give every student at least some live interaction with a teacher every day under new rules approved Tuesday by Massachusetts officials. The state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted new standards around online education amid concerns that it has left many students dealing with...
    The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized its rollback of efficiency standards for showerheads, which have long been criticized by President TrumpDonald TrumpHogan on Republicans who won't accept election result: 'They are out of runway' Biden rips Trump's refusal to concede after Electoral College vote Top GOP senators acknowledge Biden as president-elect after Electoral College vote MORE. The Department of Energy...
    The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare (IDHW) approved a temporary rule Friday that will allow hospitals to ration their potentially life-saving resources if the coronavirus or other events overwhelm the hospitals. The new guidance will allow hospitals to enact “Crisis Standards of Care” that can be activated during a pandemic, such as the coronavirus pandemic, or catastrophic events like...
    By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top public health leaders on Friday cleared the way for state officials to impose crisis standards of care if the number of COVID-19 patients increases so much that the state's already strained hospitals wind up completely overwhelmed. Idaho Board of Health and Welfare members approved the temporary rule giving Department...