US orders Wells Fargo to reinstate whistle-blower and pay $577,500 in compensation

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Labor Department has ordered Wells Fargo & Co. to reinstate another former employee who alleged she was fired after reporting part of the widespread fraud that engulfed the bank in a major scandal. The whistle-blower, a former branch manager in Pomona, Calif., will be reinstated and paid $577,500 in back […]

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A McDonald’s employee is out of a job for refusing to serve a uniformed police officer

A Virginia McDonald’s has taken “appropriate action” after a uniformed police officer was denied service by a drive-thru employee. Scott Naff, an officer for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, had reportedly paid for his food at the restaurant’s drive-thru when he pulled up to the second window and was refused his meal. […]

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How an Oregon-born immigrant to Israel found a job giving tours of Hamas tunnels

When Capt. Libby Weiss grew up in the US, she never suspected she’d one day be working with international media in a war zone By Renee Ghert-Zand TEL AVIV — Capt. Libby Weiss spent most of the summer of 2014 in a Hamas tunnel, and she wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Israel’s military […]

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The Communications Novice at the Heart of Spicer’s Exit

Anthony Scaramucci finds himself at the center of the latest storm in President Donald Trump’s White House after Sean Spicer resigned from his position as press secretary Friday. According to The New York Times, Spicer quit after telling Trump that he strongly disagreed with the appointment of Scaramucci as the new communications director. It was […]

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Jeff Sessions blasts sanctuary cities in Philadelphia appearance

PHILADELPHIA — The news cycle had not been kind to Attorney General Jeff Sessions by the time he made it to Philadelphia on Friday. His boss was griping about him in The New York Times. He was fighting off rumors that he’d resign. And then, late Thursday, a federal judge had refused to reinstate the […]

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State Department will ban US citizens from traveling to North Korea

WASHINGTON — The State Department said Friday it will prohibit U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea starting late next month, citing the risk of arrest and imprisonment by the authoritarian regime in Pyongyang. The decision by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bars use of U.S. passports “to travel in, through, or to North Korea,” […]

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, L.A. County coroner says

LOS ANGELES — Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., home, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday. An employee discovered the 41-year-old’s body Thursday morning hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside his home in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, said Ed Winter, spokesman […]

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Abbas asks Jared Kushner to force Israel to remove metal detectors

PA president holds emergency meetings over rising tensions at Temple Mount; IDF arrests ten Fatah leaders overnight in bid to stave off protests By Times of Israel staff Muslim worshipers perform noon prayers by the Lions Gate, outside the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 20, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

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Maxine Waters says she’ll run for president in 2020 if this specific group urges her on

Could Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) become 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Maxine Waters? It appears it could happen, she told The Daily Caller — if Millennials want her to run, that is. Waters will be in New Hampshire this weekend to speak at a Strafford County Democratic event, but she said her appearance there has nothing […]

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Trump Investigates the Investigators

President Trump’s legal team is looking into potential conflicts of interest within special counsel, Robert Mueller’s, investigative team and potential pardons for relatives and White House staff, according to reports. Mueller has been tasked with determining if the president’s campaign team co-ordinated with Russia during the last election. The new reports come on the heels […]

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Boy Trips, Falls and Discovers Rare Million-Year-old Fossil

This 10-year-old boy is being credited with the discovery of a rare fossil buried deep in the New Mexican desert. Jude Sparks and his family were exploring the Las Cruces desert back in November when he tripped on a protruding substance that was jutting out from the rock. When Sparks fell to the ground, he […]

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Florida teens filmed, mocked disabled man as he drowned: ‘Ain’t nobody gonna help you!’

Earlier this month a group of Florida teens filmed and mocked a disabled man while he was drowning in a retention pond, police said. Jamel Dunn, 32, drowned in a retention pond off Plaza Parkway in Cocoa, Florida, on July 9 – his body was found July 12, Florida Today reported. There were no calls […]

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Commentary: Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned Friday as press secretary to President Donald Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember in March […]

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Sean Spicer out as White House press secretary

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, it was announced Friday. The decision came after President Donald Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as communications director. In a Twitter statement, Spicer said he would leave the White House in August. For months, Spicer’s daily news briefings were must-see television although […]

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