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Court strikes down Trump measures on firing federal workers

Court strikes down Trump measures on firing federal workers

(The Hill) A federal judge on Saturday struck down several key provisions in President Trump’s executive orders that he signed earlier this year that would have made it easier to fire federal workers. In a court ruling, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote that unions were right in arguing that the provisions included in the orders infringed upon areas […]

Illegal alien charged with attempted kidnapping of child

Illegal alien charged with attempted kidnapping of child

(WIAT) According to Jasper police, 22-year-old Bernardo Castro-Gabriel has been arrested for second-degree attempted kidnapping and enticing a child in the incident that occurred on Wednesday. His cash bond is set at $1 million, $500,000 for each charge. An immigration hold is also pending against Castro-Gabriel according to Jasper Police. Castro-Gabriel, also known as Omar Sanchez, allegedly grabbed a female […]

Auditors find problems with city schools‘ food-safety procedures

Auditors find problems with city schools‘ food-safety procedures

Bill Bush The Columbus Dispatch Friday Aug 24, 2018 at 4:34 PM Aug 24, 2018 at 5:08 PM On-site audits of three Columbus City Schools‘ cafeterias found questionable examples of how perishable food was being stored at all three locations. Although the inspections last school year found no evidence that food quality had been compromised, they did find “an absence of some necessary internal controls” that potentially could lead to health […]

USDA grants to help needy Ohioans buy produce

USDA grants to help needy Ohioans buy produce

Maya Kaufman Saturday Aug 25, 2018 at 5:19 AM Ohioans who qualify for federal food assistance will gain greater access to fruits and vegetables, thanks to a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Cincinnati-based Produce Perks Midwest, the grant’s recipient, will match the funds to provide Ohioans who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, with a total […]

Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts “priority access” for first responders

Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts “priority access” for first responders

/ Cal Fire firefighters monitor a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Share this story Further Reading Verizon officials were contrite and apologetic during a California State Assembly committee hearing that was convened Friday to examine experienced by firefighters during recent blazes. “We all make mistakes from time to […]

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions

/ The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is "the largest pipe organ you‘ve ever come across."Silvia Vallejo Vargas/Insituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador). Share this story Hawaii‘s Kilauea volcano, which has been since May, gave a few key clues to scientists that an eruption might be imminent. Now, it looks like sound might prove to be another useful tool in […]

Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck

Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck

Share this story In 1545, freshly refitted to carry a greater number of heavy cannon, the warship Mary Rose sailed into battle against a French fleet north of the Isle of Wight. The debate over what happened next is still heated, but the most accepted version is that the added weight of the cannons made the Mary Rose sit almost […]