Workers on Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign have joined a labor union, becoming the first presidential campaign in history to unionize.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 will represent the campaign workers as Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont, seeks the 2020 Democratic nomination.
Sanders, a progressive who is a staunch supporter of unions, said on Twitter he was “proud that our campaign is the first presidential campaign to unionize.”
When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. It isn’t an easy task to determine the sex of chickens, in fact, I have spent many years trying to find the best way to determine who is who in my young flocks. It is advantageous to know which sex my peeps are in case I decide to sell them, sort, or introduce to my flock. If I am going to sell, typically a pullet will go for a few more dollars than a rooster, so rather than selling straight run, I like to be able to tell new owners what they are getting.
Gov. Gavin Newsom stirred controversy with his order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California for 737 condemned inmates. No one has been executed in the state since 2006, and only 13 inmates have been put to death since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978 in California.
The first execution since then was of Robert Alton Harris on April 21, 1992.
The following is an account of that execution from Bee reporter Sam Stanton, who was a witness to two gas chamber and six lethal injection executions:
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the Keystone XL pipeline for leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota about two years ago.
There’s just one problem: The Keystone XL pipeline has not been built yet.
NEW YORK — Smartphones and digital technology are supposed to make our lives easier, but for young adults, it seems that things may only be getting tougher — and for a slew of reasons. According to one recent survey, about 3 out of 5 millennials (58%) feel life is more stressful right now than ever before.
In fact, the survey of 2,000 American millennials, commissioned by CBD oil company Endoca, reveals that one-third of millennials believe their lives are more stressful than the average person’s life.
Mama June has been arrested for felony drug possession at a gas station in Alabama following a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, it has been reported.
The reality TV star, real name June Shannon, was taken into custody on Wednesday after an ugly bust-up with her 42-year-old partner Geno Doak.
June, 39, was seen in the back of a sheriff’s pickup truck with bars on the windows and taken to jail following the incident, images obtained by TMZ appear to show.
Doak was arrested for domestic violence/harassment, felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, while Mama June was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options include a ban on private ownership of semi-automatic rifles that were used with devastating effect in Christchurch and a government-funded buyback of newly outlawed guns.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim.
Sorry, no pictures of the victim.
Man, I’m laughing so hard I’m crying. I’m picturing the accused’s lawyer turning and pointing at the victim and shouting “Seriously, would you fuck THAT?” and all the judges at the bench shaking their heads and muttering “Oh, hell no. I couldn’t even beat off to that shit. Not guilty.”
“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”
“Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators. World-wide, Muslims are killing people in the name of their faith on an industrial scale.”
(CNN) — It’s been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat an added three or four eggs a week or 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day, have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared with those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.
A Baltimore woman walked onto a Cherry Hill playground late Thursday afternoon, struck up a conversation with a boy she didn’t know, then opened fire on the boy and his mother, police say.
Nichole George, 31, of the 900 block of Seagull Ave., is charged with several counts of attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and handgun violations, according to police.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County man is under arrest after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at his own vehicle inside of an impound lot, according to an arrest report.
“He came back and started throwing gas cocktail bombs over the fence on his own car,” said car lot owner Darnell Adams.
Defying remarkable odds of one in 4.7 billion, Thelma Chiaka delivered her sextuplets between 4.50am and 4.59am on Friday at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston.
Barack Obama’s half brother, Malik, took to Twitter on Thursday to ask if Michelle is actually “Michael”.
“Is Michelle Michael?” Obama asked, referring to a conspiracy theory that the former First Lady is actually a man.
As media outlets across the world bring you the minute-by-minute updates of the Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand, those same outlets have been mostly silent on the recent mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria by muslim herdsmen. Those attacks have resulted in 120 dead and 140 homes burned to the ground.