Judge convicts therapists for sedition over children’s books

Judge convicts therapists for sedition over children’s books

A judge in Hong Kong has convicted five speech therapists of publishing children’s books labeled by authorities as seditious. In the books, there are cartoon depictions of sheep fleeing from invading wolves. The judge found that the images could incite hatred against China, the BBC reported. According to the Guardian, prosecutors in the case argued … Read more

McDonald’s testing the British hit, Chicken Big Mac in the US

McDonald’s testing the British hit, Chicken Big Mac in the US

McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac was a huge hit in the United Kingdom. Now it’s crossing the pond. Beginning later this month, the burger chain is testing the fan favorite at select restaurants in Miami for a limited time. The Chicken Big Mac is similar to its meaty sibling, however it replaces the two burgers with … Read more

At least four critically injured when car crashes into pub near Washington, DC

At least four critically injured when car crashes into pub near Washington, DC

More than a dozen people were injured when a vehicle crashed into an Irish pub in Arlington, Va. on Friday just outside of Washington, D.C., causing a fiery scene and injuring at least four people critically. Arlington Police said eight people were transported to area hospitals, with four being treated for critical injuries and four … Read more

How The U.S. Made Inflation Worse – CNBC

How The U.S. Made Inflation Worse – CNBC

How The U.S. Made Inflation Worse  CNBC Fed attacks US inflation with another interest rate hike  news.com.au Another big rate hike coming today as Fed battles inflation. Economy hangs in balance  Forex Factory Reactions after Fed hikes rates by another 75 basis points  Reuters Fed Meeting: Do You Think the Central Bank Is Behind the Curve? Think Again  Bloomberg View … Read more

‘Feels kind of hopeless’: Here’s why some Americans are looking to move to Canada – National

‘Feels kind of hopeless’: Here’s why some Americans are looking to move to Canada – National

It’s not just the relentless parade of deadly mass shootings, the draconian assault on abortion rights or even the prospect of a Donald Trump comeback that has Mackenzie Fresquez exploring a move to Canada. Rather, it’s the abiding sense that in the United States, a country that’s supposed to revere Abraham Lincoln’s government of, by … Read more

DC Kids Under 5 Can Get COVID Vaccine Starting Tuesday

DC Kids Under 5 Can Get COVID Vaccine Starting Tuesday

Students play on the playground at J.O. Wilson Elementary (660 K St. NE). File: E.O’Gorek/CCN The District will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and older at COVID Centers in all eight wards beginning Tuesday, June 21. The Ward 6 Center (507 Eighth St. SE) will be open this week Tuesday 10 … Read more

Visiting or living in Los Angeles? Consult the ‘People’s Guide’ – People’s World

Visiting or living in Los Angeles? Consult the ‘People’s Guide’ – People’s World

The Black Panther Party’s Los Angeles headquarters, as it looked in 1970. | AP LOS ANGELES — In one of the several publications I read, I recently saw an ad from the University of California Press advertising its People’s Guide series. The five titles in the series include Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco … Read more

U.S. Natural Gas Rises Over 4.5% Amid Pre-Summer Heat Wave

U.S. Natural Gas Rises Over 4.5% Amid Pre-Summer Heat Wave

After plunging to a 5-week-low on Tuesday, natural gas prices in the U.S. have ramped up again, gaining 4% on Wednesday on excessive temperatures expected to last through next week.  By 3:05 p.m CT, Henry Hub natural gas prices were at $7.514, up 4.52%, up over 109% year-to-date. July Nymex natural gas (NGN22) on Wednesday … Read more

Bill to ban firing Washington, DC employees for failing cannabis tests passes

Bill to ban firing Washington, DC employees for failing cannabis tests passes

Washington, D.C.’s city council unanimously passed a bill that would ban employers from firing workers that fail tests for cannabis. If approved by the city’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, would also stop employers from refusing to hire an employee if it is found they use cannabis for recreational … Read more