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EPA Finalizes Rule to Slash Emissions of Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Medical Sterilization

March 17, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the “strongest measures in U.S. history” to curtail emissions of a toxic chemical used to sterilize medical equipment. In a March 14 news release, the agency said its final rule on ethylene oxide would “reduce lifetime cancer risks” for people living near commercial sterilization facilities across the United […]

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Netherlands’ Rightward Shift Likely to Impact Western Aid to Ukraine

March 17, 2024

Geert Wilders’ surprise electoral win may see Amsterdam’s approach to Ukraine move closer to that of Hungary and Slovakia. European assistance to Ukraine will likely be dealt another blow following the electoral victory of Geert Wilders’s right-wing Freedom Party (PVV). The PVV defied expectations by taking first place in a Nov. 22 parliamentary poll, winning […]

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Browns hire former Titans coach and Akron native Mike Vrabel as analyst and personnel consultant

March 17, 2024

CLEVELAND — Mike Vrabel will be working in the NFL after all this fall. The former Tennessee Titans head coach, fired in January after consecutive losing seasons, landed as an analyst and personnel consultant for the Cleveland Browns on Friday. The 48-year-old Vrabel, an Akron native and an Ohio State graduate, developed a solid relationship […]

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Elon Musk Cites Rep. Massie’s Concern of Trojan Horse in TikTok Ban Bill

March 17, 2024

‘This law is not just about TikTok, it is about censorship and government control!’ Elon Musk raised concerns on Tuesday regarding a proposed bill aimed at banning the Chinese-owned app TikTok, suggesting that provisions within the legislation could intensify censorship and government control of social media platforms. “This law is not just about TikTok, it […]

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California County’s Cancer Rates Rising Among Under-50 Citizens

March 17, 2024

Rising cancer rates are concerning as the illness tends to be more aggressive in younger people, report says. California’s Orange County is seeing high cancer rates among younger people, a trend that’s being blamed on lifestyle and environmental factors. “Orange County has the highest overall rate of cancer incidence in people under 50, compared to […]

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Trump Vows to Axe Every Open Border Policy of Biden Administration on Day One

March 17, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has vowed to move ’very fast‘ with his agenda if elected, including ending President Biden’s ’open border’ policies on day one. Former President Donald Trump said at a Saturday rally that, if elected in November, he would move quickly to fix a host of problems plaguing the country, including using executive […]

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Michigan suspends defensive line coach Gregg Scruggs following drunk driving arrest

March 16, 2024

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan defensive line coach Greg Scruggs has been suspended indefinitely while the football program and athletic department review details of his arrest for suspected drunk driving. Wolverines coach Sherrone Moore said Scruggs made “an unfortunate mistake” in a statement Saturday, about 12 hours after the newly hired assistant was arrested. “He […]

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Don Lemon Accuses X of Dropping Partnership With His Show Over ‘Tense’ Musk Interview

March 16, 2024

Former CNN anchor Don Lemon has accused social media platform X of dropping a partnership with his show before it debuted because of a “tense” interview with CEO Elon Musk. Mr. Lemon, who was fired from CNN last April, announced earlier this year that he would host a new show on X three times a […]

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Big Four Bank Westpac to Close Multiple Branches

March 16, 2024

The Financial Sector Union said Australians should have the right to do their banking in the manner they choose instead of being driven into digital banking “Big Four” bank Westpac is closing several branches in Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) to the dismay of Australia’s Financial Sector Union (FSU). The FSU said it has […]

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Passage of TikTok Bill Ahead of Floor Vote

March 16, 2024

‘What we’re after is a separation from TikTok from its parent company ByteDance, and by extension, the CCP,’ Rep. Mike Gallagher says. House lawmakers took part in a classified briefing on TikTok on Tuesday, a day before a House vote on a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring Americans that the video-sharing app is free from […]