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  • Kimberly-Clark to receive about $25 million in taxpayer funds under new deal

    from Scott Walker (December 13, 2018 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/13/scott-walker-give-kimberly-clark-25-million-taxpayer-funds/2292678002 Put on your yellow vests, People.

  • Accused Russian agent Butina pleads guilty in U.S. court to conspiracy

    (Sarah N. Lynch December 13, 2018 Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-butina/accused-russian-agent-butina-pleads-guilty-in-u-s-court-to-conspiracy-idUSKBN1OC1AI  

  • Judge tosses suit by Maine GOP congressman who lost election

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation’s first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Democrat Jared Golden defeated Bruce Poliquin in the November contest, which allowed voters to rank up…

  • Huawei executive’s arrest provokes anti-US protests in China

    From the WSWS: Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, has provoked outrage in China. Meng was released on bail on harsh and humiliating conditions on Tuesday after 10 days in detention. She faces extradition to the United States on two fraud cha…

  • Detroit meeting of autoworkers resolves to form rank-and-file committees

    From the WSWS: On Sunday, more than 80 autoworkers and other workers and youth from throughout the US Midwest resolved at a meeting in Detroit to form rank-and-file factory committees, independent of the unions, to fight against plant closures, layoffs and other attacks on the working class. Follow…

  • Youth Activists Storm House Members Offices To Support a Green New Deal

    “After Youth Activists Storm Their Offices, 13 More House Members Agree To Support a Green New Deal Thirty-five representatives now support the ambitious climate agenda, but many Democrats refuse to commit.” THIRTY FIVE Representatives now support the Select Committee on a #GreenNewD…

  • States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

    States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales December 13, 2018 by Matthew Brown Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands.…

  • Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters

    Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters A protest at a BP plant in Indiana landed three sixtysomething campaigners in a federal surveillance report, documents released to the Guardian under the Freedom on Information Act show Adam Federman Thu 13 Dec 2018 01.00 EST Last modif…

  • Former Baylor Frat President Accused Of Rape Is Banned From Commencement In Texa

    12/13/2018 12:19 am ET Former Baylor Frat President Accused Of Rape Is Banned From Commencement In Texas Jacob Walter Anderson was given a plea deal in a sexual assault case that included a $400 fine and no jail time. His new college wants him to stay away. By Nick Visser Jacob Walter Anderson, a f…

  • Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration

    Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right politician who will be the country’s next president, has called himself a ‘proud homophobe’ Anna Jean Kaiser in São Paulo @annajkaiser Thu 13 Dec 2018 02.30 EST On the night of the Brazil…

  • Feds charge DEA agent with trafficking drugs, guns with gang

    Feds charge DEA agent with trafficking drugs, guns with gang Updated 7:16 pm CST, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer is accused of trafficking drugs and guns to a violent international street gang and then joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency …

  • Congress moves to ban cockfighting in US territories

    Congress moves to ban cockfighting in US territories Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 5:23 pm CST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Congress on Wednesday gave final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico…

  • New charges for man sentenced for impersonating Army general

    New charges for man sentenced for impersonating Army general Updated 5:13 pm CST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man sentenced to prison for impersonating an Army general is now charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports an…

  • SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy

    SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press Updated 8:04 pm CST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elemen…

  • West Virginia governor appoints friend to Supreme Court

    West Virginia governor appoints friend to Supreme Court John Raby, Associated Press Updated 5:36 pm CST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lifelong friend of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was appointed to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to fill the seat of convicted fo…