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    There was a special tribute for a fallen American hero in Westchester on Memorial Day. The White Plains Avenue Bridge above I-287 in West Harrison was officially dedicated in the name of Air Force veteran Joseph Lemm, a Westchester native who was a longtime member of the NYPD who died in 2015 while serving the country in Afghanistan. During...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) –A toddler has just been accepted into the world’s most prestigious society for people of high intelligence. Kashe Quest, 2, of Los Angeles, is Mensa’s youngest American member ever. She has an IQ of 146. The average American has an IQ somewhere around 98, according to worlddata.info. READ MORE: LA LGBT Centers Senior Service Offering Weekend Vaccine...
    A Brooklyn mom was shot to death while attending a memorial service for her friend who had been executed hours earlier after accidentally stepping on a gang member's foot, it has been reported. Shalimar Birkett, 32, was shot in the head Monday night as residents in the Brownsville neighborhood gathered for a vigil for Miles Bobbsemple, 31, the New York Daily...
    The first active duty service member has been charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol breach on Thursday, out of the more than one thousand people estimated to have entered the Capitol building that day. The service member is Marine Corps Maj. Christopher Warnagiris, 40, according to the Justice Department. According to the DOJ, his charges stem from Warnagiris allegedly...
    Getty NASCAR driver Kurt Busch With the Coca-Cola 600 approaching, NASCAR‘s top drivers are unveiling the special paint schemes that they will run Memorial Day Weekend. Kurt Busch is one of the first to showcase his scheme, which he unveiled during a special ceremony at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. Busch and Chip Ganassi Racing headed down...
    Andersen Global continues to strengthen its platform in Central Asia with MGC Legal, one of the largest law firms in Turkey. Founded in 2013, MGC Legal provides all kinds of legal services to local and foreign clients, both in the country and abroad. Led by Managing Partner Mustafa Gunes and supported by seven partners and 60 professionals, the Istanbul-based law...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — A man was sentenced to prison Friday after pleading guilty to selling fentanyl to a Navy service member who overdosed while on leave last year. District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said 23-year-old Francisco Jimenez was sentenced to four years and four months in prison. He was charged with manslaughter after selling illegal drugs to a man who...
    Things took a dark turn when a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if First Dog Major Biden will be euthanized over a recent incident that resulted in an injury to a member of the White House staff. Psaki took questions at Tuesday’s briefing, including several about the reported “biting incident” involving the youngest Biden dog. Psaki confirmed...
    This content is made possible by our sponsor; it is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of News Brig’s editorial staff. Financial freedom should be on everyone’s mind. For many of us, a lack of formal education on personal finance means we don’t know how to budget month to month and save for the future. You...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week. The expanded vaccination effort came as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with military commanders overseeing...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week. The expanded vaccination effort came as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with military commanders overseeing the COVID-19 response effort. He was...
    National Review Democrats Flirt with Destroying Another Senate Guardrail Senate Democrats considering the destruction of another set of Senate rules might want to heed the words of English lawyer and chancellor Sir Thomas More to his son-in-law centuries ago: And when the last law was down and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the...
    More On: iraq Tony Blinken confirmed as Joe Biden’s secretary of state UN reports 12 murdered at Kurdish-run displacement camp in Syria Deadly suicide attack rocks central Baghdad, first in 3 years Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of militia leader A rocket attack near a base housing American forces in northern Iraq killed a US-led coalition...
    President Joe Biden has been briefed on a rocket attack in Iraq that injured five American citizens, including one U.S. service member, according to the White House and Defense Department. The rocket attack targeted Erbil airport Monday evening local time, Col. Wayne Marotto announced on Twitter. The attack killed one non-U.S. citizen, injured 5 contractors and one U.S. military member....
    A rocket attack at a U.S.-led military base in Kurdish northern Iraq on Monday killed a civilian contractor and wounded five other people including a U.S. service member, according to initial reports, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said. It was the most deadly attack to hit U.S.-led forces for almost a year in Iraq, where tensions have escalated between U.S....
    (CNN)A civilian contractor was killed and a US service member was injured along with five other contractors when rocket fire landed on coalition forces near Erbil International Airport in Iraq, said Col. Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve. "Initial reports that Indirect Fire landed on Coalition Forces in Erbil tonight. There was 1 civilian contractor killed, 5 civilian...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new executive order signed Monday by President Joe Biden has reversed a Trump-era ban on transgender service in the military. Sgt. Sebastian Nemic joined the Minnesota National Guard in 2011, and realized he was transgender in 2013. “It was a big relief, even though for me I was grandfathered in under the old policy,” Nemic said....
    Both now and long before the COVID-19 pandemic, our brave US military members serve bravely worldwide, making many sacrifices. They endure long deployments and cope with the harsh realities of the battlefield as well as loneliness due to separation from their families. Local animals they befriend often play a key role in building companionship and bringing them joy in difficult...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For 41 years, they have shown up to say a final goodbye to their fallen comrades. Family and friends are remembering the founding member of the Memorial Rifle Squad at Fort Snelling. George Weiss died this week at home surrounded by his family. He was 92. But, his dedication to service will live on. “Of the original...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A memorial service is underway for a Chicago Firefighter who died of COVID-19. Loved ones on Sunday remembered paramedic Robert Truevillian.  A 20-year Chicago Fire Department veteran, Truevillian worked out of Ambulance 71 in the South Deering neighborhood. He died after battling the virus for a month. Truevillian is the third active duty CFD member to die...
    Each year, the United Service Organizations (USO) honors the heroism of junior enlisted service members, E-5 or below, with the USO Service Member of the Year Awards. Service members from each branch of the military are nominated by their command leadership for performing acts of valor that go above and beyond...
    Metro’s plan to dramatically scale back service next year as a result of a pandemic-related budget shortfall is facing more backlash. At a news conference Wednesday, local leaders and others said the service cuts will have an outsized impact on minorities and front-line workers. “It is our Black and brown residents who are going to suffer as a result of...
    A New Jersey woman who served in the Army has been charged with providing material support to a Syrian terrorist group.  Maria Bell, 53, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Hopatcong, federal prosecutors said. Bell is accused of sending money and other information to members of the al-Nusra Front and concealing her actions, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. "Bell used encrypted applications to communicate...
    A military service member was found dead on an Air Force joint base in Texas Wednesday morning, officials said.  According to a media advisory, officials at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston have launched an investigation into the death of the soldier who was found in their barracks. Officials at the base have not released the cause of death. The identity of the...
    SAN ANTONIO – A service member was found dead Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, officials said. The service member’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, a news release said. The incident is under investigation. No other information was released. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    4 changes we will see in companies after COVID-19 Also, document the case in a database, which is known as the company’s “knowledge base”, which is the knowledge, the accumulated experience of the organization’s operations over time, and which allows users to analyze real examples, the solutions taken and use this as a basis...
    The Senate’s dumbest member is at it again. Sen. Ron “Genius” Johnson of Wisconsin apparently just got wind of the whole Project Veritas fiasco and decided there was gold there. Because he is that stupid. xMy committee has jurisdiction over USPS and the federal workforce. I’m asking anyone who knows of irregularities related to mail-in or absentee ballots to contact our confidential whistleblower...
    A ninth U.S. service member has died from the coronavirus, as total confirmed cases in the military approached 59,000, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The fatality was reported on the Pentagon's coronavirus case chart, which now lists nine military deaths due to COVID-19. That number includes Guard and Reserve service members. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said last month that only one active-duty service member (out of...
    The shocking moment a member of staff at a crematorium interrupted a funeral in order to berate mourners for being too close together has been caught on camera. Craig Bicknell, from Milton Keynes, revealed he had moved his chair in order to comfort his mother at the funeral of his father Alan Wright on 2nd October at Crownhill Crematorium, before other...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) —  An Elk Grove dad isn’t getting his mail after his son moved out and filed a change of address. “I would like my mail to start coming back to me and get it straightened out,” said Jon Rhoades. Bills, packages, important documents, all forwarded to North Carolina. Rhoades said getting his mail sent out of state...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- This First Responder Friday comes from the Garden State. A big thank you to New Jersey Forest Fire Service member Larry Birch!Larry is currently out west, helping battle some of the devastating wildfires burning through parts of California.The veteran forest firefighter is the father of two.The New Jersey Forest Fire Service he works for protects 3.15...
    (CNN)A US service member was injured in Somalia Monday when Al-Shabaab attacked US and Somali forces, according to the US military. Al-Shabaab attacked the forces using "a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive device and mortar fire," US Africa Command said in a statement. The injured service member is in stable condition and is receiving treatment for injuries that are...
    A U.S. service member was injured Monday in Somalia after being targeted in a car bomb and mortar fire attack carried out by al-Shabab militants, the Air Force says. The violence, which also left two Somali special forces soldiers dead, happened outside one of their bases southwest of the country’s capital, Mogadishu, Reuters reported, citing a local official. “The U.S. service member is in stable condition and receiving treatment for injuries that are not assessed...
    An Antifa member under investigation connected to the death of a man shot at a Portland protest claimed he served in the Army – but the Pentagon says otherwise, DailyMail.com can disclose. Michael Reinoehl is being reportedly being investigated by Portland police over the killing of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, a member of the right wing group Patriot Prayer who was...
    A U.S. Postal Service board member, who reportedly played a key role in the selection of Louis DeJoy to lead the agency, called the Black Lives Matter movement violent and floated a conspiracy theory that it may be financially backed by foreign entities. In June, John M. Barger, who serves on the Postal Service’s six-member Board of Governors, engaged in...
    Roger Sollenberger August 28, 2020 11:02PM (UTC) A recently-appointed member of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors has been interviewed by Department of Justice investigators, as part of a federal suit filed against his former freight company for defrauding the Pentagon of millions of dollars, court documents show. About two weeks after Bill Zollars, the former chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has endorsed awarding the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor in combat, to a soldier who sustained fatal burns while acting to save fellow soldiers in Iraq in 2005. Esper expressed his support in a letter to members of Congress who are pushing for Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C....
    The former vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and inspector general accused Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSchumer demands details of postmaster general selection process McConnell: Senate unlikely to pass stand-alone Postal Service bill On The Money: S&P closes at new record high | Democrats press for vote on unemployment boost | IRS will send interest...
    Washington — Two Democratic lawmakers sent a letter on Thursday questioning the role of a member of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors in the recent selection of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general, saying the process that led to his appointment was "highly irregular." After assuming the role in June following his predecessor's retirement, DeJoy began implementing several operational...
    As Democrats step up their scrutiny of Donald Trump’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service, a former board member who resigned in protest of Trump’s handling of the agency is set to privately brief House Democrats Thursday, according to NBC News. David Williams, a former Postal Service inspector general, left the Postal Service board in April due to Trump’s personal involvement with...
    New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which will hold a hearing next week on recent changes at the Postal Service implemented by Trump postmaster general appointee Louis DeJoy. As Democrats step up their scrutiny of Donald Trump's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service, a former board member who resigned in protest of Trump's handling...
    A high-profile member of the 'squad' of progressive new Democrat congresswomen has sparked anger by calling for 'unrest in the streets'. Ayanna Pressley, representative for Massachusetts, told Saturday's edition of AM Joy on MSNBC that she wanted the protests, sparked by concern over changes to the postal service, to continue.  'I'm looking to the public,' said Pressley, 46, speaking to...
    The body of a Fort Hood soldier was recovered from a lake near the Texas base weeks after another soldier drowned there — marking the fifth service member stationed at Fort Hood to be found dead this year. Spc. Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, 24, of Woodside, New York, was found dead Sunday after he disappeared underwater while being pulled on an...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole...
    “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigans primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan's primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection to the 13th District in...
    (CNN)A US service member died Tuesday in Syria, according to a military press release.The service member was assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led military coalition that's fighting ISIS, the release said.The release did not identify the service member, noting that it was standard policy "to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities...
    TRAVIS AFB (CBS13) – After the longest and perhaps most difficult mission of its kind, an active duty service member with COVID-19 is now back in the US recovering. The mission called for two trans-pacific flights and crew members from several different career fields, considering all the challenges, but two of the Travis Air Force Base team members CBS13 talked...
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