Russian vodka pulled from shelves in US, Canada bars, liquor stores

Liquor stores across the U.S. and Canada have started throwing out their stocks of Russian vodka in protest of President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, according to reports. In Ontario, Canada, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy directed the provincial Liquor Control Board to have stores remove Russian vodka and other alcoholic products, according to the Canadian […]

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Seattle Police Department struggling with new hires amid surging crime crisis

Violent crime reached a 14-year high in Seattle last year as the city’s police department deals with a staffing shortage that is straining its ability to protect the community. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell said during his state of the city address this week that there is funding to hire 125 new officers this year and […]

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Amazon psychologist describes bullying, discrimination on the job

An organizational psychologist formerly employed by Amazon on the management team of a Spokane distribution center claims he was fired for speaking up about bullying and inappropriate behavior by a key leader at the massive, roboticized warehouse. Jonathan Fahlberg, formerly a senior business partner for human resources, contends Amazon management failed to respond when he […]


Blaring warning sirens wail in east Ukraine rebel-held capital

A loud warning siren sounded in the centre of the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday after a Russian-backed separatist leader in the breakaway region announced an evacuation of residents, a Reuters witness said. Separately, the head of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic, east Ukraine’s second separatist-held region, also announced an evacuation of residents. […]

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Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban

A federal court judge in Washington, D.C., has largely blocked President Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the military. The judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, issued a preliminary injunction on Monday halting two portions of Trump’s presidential memorandum issued in late August, including his reinstatement of the ban on transgender service members that was in […]