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SCOTUS Nominee Grilled on Voter Rights, Voter Discrimination

SCOTUS Nominee Grilled on Voter Rights, Voter Discrimination

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee caucus during a break in the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. Source:  Getty Images  WASHINGTON D.C., October 14, 2020 ~ Lawmakers held a second day of questioning Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett.  At times contentious, Barrett sparred with liberals…

Kristen Bell Opens Up About Dax’s Relapse

Kristen Bell is talking about Dax Shepard’s recent relapse after 16 years of sobriety. Bell and Shepard are Detroit area natives. Bell is from Huntington Woods, Shepard from Milford. In a virtual interview for Wednesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Bell said Shepard is now doing better due to new boundaries the couple has…

Here’s How A Major Twitter Attack Happened

The hackers who took over Twitter accounts belonging to Barack Obama and Elon Musk for several hours this summer gained entry into Twitter’s internal systems simply by posing as company IT officials making a support call, according to an investigative report Wednesday by New York regulators. At the time of the July 15 attack, Twitter…

EV Fires Cause Snags For GM, Ford

Electric cars still have problems. Ford is again delaying the launch of the Ford Escape hybrid after a major recall in Europe, for problems involving fires while recharging. The Escape hybrid was already delayed by the pandemic. Now it won’t come out until sometime next year. Federal safety officials are investigating fires in several Chevy…

Mich CV Spikes

Growing concerns about the corona virus. Michigan’s top medical official, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun, reports there has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and those needing hospitalization in the past week. The state reported 1,237 new cases and 30 additional deaths yesterday. Doctor Khaldum said state residents did a great job in…

Delta CEO: Air Travel May Not Recover For Two Years

Delta Air Lines posted yet more massive losses in the third quarter, warning investors “it may be two years or more” for demand for air travel to return to normal. The airline posted a $2.1 billion operating loss in the third quarter, excluding special items like charges for buyout packages for employees who voluntarily left…

J&J Vaccine Trial On Hold

J&J Vaccine Trial On Hold

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson  has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers. “Following our guidelines, the participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by the ENSEMBLE independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) as well as our internal clinical and safety physicians,” the…

Court Rejects Guv CV Delay But Leaves New Orders Unaffected

Court Rejects Guv CV Delay But Leaves New Orders Unaffected

There is plenty of confusion among Michigan businesses and entertainment centers in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that rejected Governor Whitmer’s request for a 28-delay of its decision striking down a law she had used in issuing executive orders for dealing with the corona virus pandemic. The high court rejected her request…

Democrats Position Barrett as a Threat to Healthcare, Woman’s Rights

Democrats Position Barrett as a Threat to Healthcare, Woman’s Rights

Source ~ Getty Images North America WASHINGTON D.C., October 12, 2020 ~ The Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first day of confirmation hearings today for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.  The majority of day one offered a partisan display of largely scripted remarks.  Democrats suggested that confirmation of Judge Barrett would risk…

Ford Extends Work-At-Home; You Can Go To The Movies Today

The Ford Motor Company is following suit with an earlier decision by General Motors to keep its North American white-collar employees working from home until next June. The move will affect some 32-thousand Ford workers. Fiat Chrysler has not yet announced any decisions on its remote-work plans State health officials report there were 1,197 new…

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