WASHINGTON — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto Ricans they should love him because he got them hurricane aid that he's actually been complaining about for months. In the Democratic presidential campaign, meantime, Trump was accused of breaking a gun-control promise that in reality he kept. A week in review: DISASTER AID TRUMP, on signing a relief bill for multiple U.S. disasters: "Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out!" — tweet Thursday. THE FACTS: That's not likely. The $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, passed by the House on Monday and signed into law by Trump on Thursday, ordinarily would have been approved by Congress months ago. But Trump injected himself into the debate, demanding that money for hurricane-rebuilding efforts that was … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game
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Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 12:00 AM EDT Apr 8, 2019 After the Chicago and North Western Railway came through Rock at the end of the Civil War, the workers did not leave much behind. The unincorporated community along M-35, about 15 miles northwest of Gladstone and 45 miles southeast of Ishpeming, is the government seat of Maple Ridge Township in Delta County. Rock has town offices, a manufacturing firm, a credit union, a post office, a few churches, a couple of bars and not many homes. It has one traffic light, a blinking caution. No market research is necessary to know it is not an optimal market for businesses desiring population density, like the providers of internet and cable services. “The (internet) company that I used to have would not go down a road because there were not 11 people who could tap into their service,” said Maple Ridge Township Supervisor Judy Trudell, taking a break from applying for a municipal grant on her desktop … [Read more...] about Northern Michigan University helps hook up remote U.P. areas to internet
“Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.” -Roger Zelazny It's always the ones you least expect that get you the worst, it seems. I went to bed last night excited that Asteroid 2012 DA14, a 200,000 ton asteroid, was going to pass within just 28,000 km (or 17,000 miles) of Earth's surface, which would make it the closest pass of an asteroid that large that we've ever observed. Image credit: NASA / JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office. I thought that would be the best way to celebrate today, which would be Galileo's 449th birthday. After all, it was Galileo who first discovered that there was no way that Earth could be at the center of all the heavens. By looking at Jupiter through a telescope, he discovered that it had its own set of large moons that very clearly orbited their own planet, indifferent to the workings of Earth. We now know that these moons orbit Jupiter because of Jupiter's gravity; this is the same … [Read more...] about The Universe Just Keeps Trying to Kill Us
TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Gist was there to surprise Kamara with the school year’s first Golden Apple Award, recognizing him as one of Tulsa’s “outstanding teachers.” “We have heard so much about everything you do … making sure your kids have all the tools they need to be successful,” Gist said, her exuberance matched by the candy-apple red blazer she wore for the occasion. Handing him the palm-sized trophy, she continued, “We also recognize that you go above and beyond in this room, often at your own expense,” adding that the award comes with a $500 classroom grant.Story Continued Below Gist launched Tulsa’s Golden Apple Awards when she took the helm of the district three years ago, partnering with the … [Read more...] about Deborah Gist Used to Fight Teachers Unions. Now She’s Marching With Them.
A DESPERATE couple who have been forced to live in their Mercedes say their situation is so dire that they could be dead before they get housed. Tina and Winston Reid, both 54, who have been homeless for eight weeks and depend on Universal Credit, were told by council bosses that they could be waiting for two years for a home. The pair previously rented a privately-owned house in Romford, Essex, for four years. But they had to leave after their landlord decided to sell the property. They initially bought a caravan in Thurrock and lived in that for two years. But then eight weeks ago disaster struck when the the caravan had a sewage problem which drove them on the street. TOLD TO WAIT TWO YEARS Since then the couple have been braving the cold conditions living in former bricklayer Winston's Mercedes on Mersea Island. The unbearable living conditions have led Tina to attempt suicide and it has wreaked havoc with Winston's preexisting back issues. They have met a brick wall with their … [Read more...] about Universal Credit couple living in car for 8 weeks in cold fear they could DIE as it could take TWO YEARS to get a house