Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found.
Paralegals hired to work in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were “paid to do nothing,” passing their time watching television, doing laundry, and shopping online, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Residents of the Vista Verde condos in Lomita are seething about a nearby memorial park’s rooftop mausoleum.
A North Canterbury school’s plan to fit students with microchip bracelets to track their behaviour has prompted concern among parents.
Swannanoa School has put a hold on its controversial microchip bracelet scheme for tracking student behaviour.
This is a repost from last Sunday from my Facebook profile. It’s generated a lot of attention, and Facebook doesn’t like including the ‘share’ button on my posts. Explaining permalinking to people has been tedious, so I figured I’d make this post.
As reported by Rick Moran at the PJ Tatler, the U.K Guardian pointed out the “projectile” hit on the road outside the gates of the school and the UK Telegram reported there was little damage beyond a hole in the middle of the road.
The soldiers and commanders (of the IDF) must limit their use of weapons and tactics that lead to the harm and unnecessary loss of people and [destruction of] civilian facilities. It is difficult for them to get the most use out of their firearms, especially of supporting fire [e.g. artillery].
Khaled Meshaal the leader of Hamas says his organization does not use human shields.
A correspondent covering the Gaza conflict for a Finnish media outlet reported seeing a rocket being launched from Gaza City’s main hospital, Shifa, but later lashed out at the pro-Israel media for its “disgusting” use of her report as a “propaganda weapon.”
The Hamas Interior Ministry has published guidelines on how to exploit Western gullibility when discussing civilian casualties using social media during the current Israel-Gaza conflict.
The actor urges colleagues to “examine their motives,” asking “Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?”
There is an update in the election fraud case that sent former St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan to prison.
A Texas principal who sparked national controversy after she told students at her heavily-Hispanic middle school to speak English in class claims she is being persecuted for following state education rules.
It’s only a few seconds of video, but it illustrates the frustration of many Americans over the crisis at the southern border.
On Friday, St. Charles resident Troy Underwood and his family spent the day at Six Flags. He returned home and discovered a $25 parking ticket on his truck.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon – 4.2 grams – of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener.
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