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Russia Passes Law To Take Control Of Foreign Airplanes Left In Country
Russia on Monday passed a law allowing the country’s airlines to re-register planes that had been leased from abroad in an attempt to bypass Western sanctions.
The bill, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is intended to support domestic flights in Russia and “to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of activities in the field of civil aviation.”Read More
Lawmaker Pressure On Biden Hits Its Limits
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have repeatedly been steps ahead of the Biden administration in calling to escalate the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — proposals the White House ultimately adopted.
But they may be about to meet the fruit-bearing limits of their pressure campaigns.
The House is set to vote this week on legislation to revoke Russia’s normal trade status, just days after approving a ban on Russian oil imports, which the Biden administration had initially resisted.Read More
New Secret Service Report Details Growing Incel Terrorism Threat
The federal government on Tuesday released a study on the growing terrorism threat – men who call themselves "anti-feminists" or "involuntary celibates" and draw motivation for violence from their inability to develop relationships with women. Since 2014, attacks inspired by the "incel movement" and spanning the U.S. and Canada have left dozens dead.Read More
How Republicans Are Thinking About Trumpism Without Trump
Like most presidents, Donald Trump changed the political party he led. But Trump was hardly a normal president.
That was apparent while Trump was president, but in many ways that’s even easier to understand now that he is out of office. Unlike previous presidents, Trump has refused to take a step back from the limelight. Instead, he has continued to try and be the party’s kingmaker, playing a far more active role in the 2022 primaries than he did in 2018 and 2020. His endorsements have gotten bolder and more aggressive down ballot, and he’s often used them to root out those who oppose him or his false claims about the 2020 election results.Read More
An Asteroid Is Spotted 2 Hours Before It Slams Into The Earth At 11 Miles Per Second
It's such a rare occasion for astronomers to detect an asteroid before it impacts the Earth that only 4 asteroids had been spotted before they entered the Earth's atmosphere: 2008 TC3, 2014 AA, 2018 LA, and 2019 MO. But now, it's been 5 with the discovery of 2022 EB5.
On March 11th, the astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky observed a small rocky object using the Schmidt telescope at the Piszkésteto Mountain Station. It was 2 hours later when it crashed into Earth’s atmosphere north of Iceland.Read More
Wisconsin To Cull 2.7 Million Chickens After US Food Officials Find Outbreak Of Bird Flu
An entire flock of 2.75 million egg-laying chickens in the US state of Wisconsin will be killed to prevent the spread of a lethal form of bird flu, officials said on Monday.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had found a concerning strain of avian flu at a commercial chicken farm in the Midwest state, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee.
They said all the farm's chickens would be destroyed in order to prevent any contamination of the human food chain.Read More
Man With Criminal History In Wisconsin Charged For Shooting At Man In Springfield
Prosecutors have charged man accused of shooting at another man in Springfield earlier this month.
Walter Weatherspoon, 37, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a Springfield shooting investigation from March 8. Weatherspoon also has a lengthy criminal history in Wisconsin, according to court records.Read More
AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Against Johnson Controls, Inc. And Tyco Fire Products For PFAS Violations
Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Justice has filed a civil environmental enforcement lawsuit against Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and Tyco Fire Products LP (Tyco) for alleged violations of the state’s hazardous substance spills law related to discharges of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
According to the complaint, JCI and Tyco violated the state spills law when they failed to notify the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) of a PFAS discharge and failed to remediate PFAS contamination at and around the Fire Technology Center in Marinette, Wisconsin.Read More
As Pandemic Wanes, Evers Thanks Essential Workers, Health Staff, National Guard
Early in the pandemic the phrase "health care heroes" was used to laud those on the front lines. Now that the pandemic has loosened its grip on Wisconsin, that term is once again being used to show appreciation.
On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers kicked off a statewide tour to acknowledge the testing, vaccination and education efforts of those at local health departments and tribal health clinics, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites, and schools.Read More
DNR Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of Village Of Haugen Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Projects
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the Village of Haugen is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP). This project includes the rehabilitation of the water tower in the Village of Haugen.Read More