34 American troops suffered brain injuries from Iran’s strike, says Pentagon


34 American troops suffered traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s strikes on a U.S. base in Iraq this month, the Pentagon said. President Trump had dismissed them as “headaches.” Source: NYTimes

California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil


Keeping with the growing urgency of acting against climate change, the state of California is going to sue the Bureau of Land Management to block the opening of more than 1 million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The dangers of fracking on the environment are wellContinue reading “California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil”

School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells


The pastor of a Roman Catholic school in Tennessee has banished JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels from the school’s library shelves. The decision has come in the wake of Reverend Dan Reehill’s assessment of the spells and curses in the Harry Potter – which according to him is capable of conjuring evil spirits in realContinue reading “School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells”

Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened


Eight members of Hotel Fairmont’s staff have fallen sick after exposure to poisonous chemicals. According to the San Jose fire fighting teams, the woman, who committed suicide on the 19th floor, may have used the hazardous material. As part of the decontamination procedure, the HAZMAT teams of San Jose and Santa Clara County fire dept.Continue reading “Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened”

Trump retracts from tax cuts in the wake of US recession fears


  As global markets are witnessing a slowdown and ongoing trade war between US and China, on the other hand, changes in US tax policy are expected to contain the damage, which may affect the US economic outlook in the future. After much speculation however on expected changes in the US tax policy front, PresidentContinue reading “Trump retracts from tax cuts in the wake of US recession fears”

New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the National Guard for the return of its troops from the southern border, refusing to be part of United States President Donald Trump’s ‘charade’. Gov. Grisham ordered for the return of troops, shortly before Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Michelle Lujan Grisham, whoContinue reading “New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address”