Operator: Flying Object Struck Tanker, Not a Mine

.   ‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine NYT June 14, 2019, 10:34 AM A Japanese company’s account of the damage to its ship differed from the explanation of American officials who blamed Iran…continue reading   .

A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online

.     A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online Mother Jones June 14, 2019, 9:40 AM A little more than a week ago the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was going to forensically analyze computer equipment associated with part of the 2016 elections in North Carolina in association with […]

Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills

.       Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News In April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Roanoke. While climbing some boulders, he lost his footing and fell down a rocky […]

Reading Helps Boosts Brain Power

.   Daily Dose of Reading Helps Boosts Brain Power (NewsUSA) – If, like many people, you are concerned about how much screen time you or your kids are getting, there’s an easy remedy which can also help boost your brain power: Reading a book – in print. According to the American Library Association, students […]

ACLU: Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care

.     Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care   ACLU June 11, 2019, 4:00 PM We’re suing the Trump administration today over a rule that allows health care providers to refuse care based on religious or moral beliefs. Since taking office, the Trump administration has launched a systematic attack on […]

Guterres: New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’

.     New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’, says Guterres UNMISS/Isaac Billy Athletes with disabilities play wheel-chair basketball in South Sudan. (file 2012) 11 June 2019 Human Rights Disability inclusion is not only a fundamental human right, it is “central to the promise” of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, UN […]

Trump’s Own Polling Data Shows He’s in Deep Trouble.

.   Trump’s Own Polling Data Shows He’s in Deep Trouble. Here’s How He Reportedly Tried to Bury It Mother Jones .June 11, 2019, 12:27 PM President Donald Trump has long relied on parroting Fox News and cherry-picked, often misleading data in order to portray confidence ahead of the 2020 election. The president has also, […]

Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers

.     Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers Consumer Protection Agency Is Considering Repealing Critical Protections During Delay Komala Ramachandra Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Komala_chandra Gutting payday loan rules will harm vulnerable families© Seth Anderson/Flickr   The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement last Thursday that it will […]