Kamala Harris To Join Striking McDonald’s Workers In Iowa

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is expected to join McDonald’s workers in Iowa on Saturday as they strike to demand a $15 hourly wage and the right to form a union. “I have fought with organized labor throughout my career and I’m proud to stand in solidarity with McDonald’s workers in Iowa fighting for the wages and benefits they deserve,” Harris said. “Unions built the middle class and yet they are under attack from the Supreme Court to the White House. We need a leader and president who will stand with unions and working people ― I have been that leader and will be that president.” Sherry Currie, a 48-year-old McDonald’s cashier in Des Moines, said she earns $8.50 an hour …

Netanyahu trails Gantz by two seats in latest Israeli election results, ahead of scrap to form coalition

Jerusalem (CNN)Benny Gantz has opened up a two-seat lead over Benjamin Netanyahu in the “almost final” results of Israel’s razor-tight election, as both men prepare for a fight to command a parliamentary majority and form a government. But the crucial next stage in the process will come on Sunday, when Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin is set to begin consultations with leaders of all parties and decide who will get the first attempt at forming a government. With 120 seats in the Parliament, both Gantz and Netanyahu need to build a coalition to succeed, giving small parties a vital say in the shape of the next government. Speaking on Israeli radio Friday morning, the Director General of the President’s office, Harel …

Soot From Air Pollution Found In The Placenta Of Pregnant Women

Specks of soot coughed out from car engines and fossil fuel plants can be found in the fetal side of the placenta, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Communications. A team led by scientists from the Hasselt University in Belgium studied the post-birth placentas of 28 women who had been exposed to air pollution. Using high-resolution imaging, they revealed the presence of microscopic black carbon particles, the sooty black material pumped out during fossil fuel combustion, in the fetal-side of the placenta. “The key finding is that soot particles can enter the fetal part of the placenta, which means that during one of the most vulnerable stages of life, [when] organ systems are under full development, translocation of …

What Each Zodiac Sign Dreads About First Dates

By juan pablo rodriguez By juan pablo rodriguez Aries The awkward silences. Taurus The small talk. Gemini Deciding where to go and what time to meet up. Cancer Holding eye contact. Leo Eating in front of each other. Virgo Figuring out who’s going to pay. Libra Picking an outfit beforehand. Scorpio Deciding whether or not to kiss at the end of the night. Sagittarius Coming up with conversation topics. Capricorn Trying to play it cool. Aquarius The sexual tension. Pisces The uncertainty.  Related

What Each Zodiac Sign Dreads About First Dates

By juan pablo rodriguez By juan pablo rodriguez Aries The awkward silences. Taurus The small talk. Gemini Deciding where to go and what time to meet up. Cancer Holding eye contact. Leo Eating in front of each other. Virgo Figuring out who’s going to pay. Libra Picking an outfit beforehand. Scorpio Deciding whether or not to kiss at the end of the night. Sagittarius Coming up with conversation topics. Capricorn Trying to play it cool. Aquarius The sexual tension. Pisces The uncertainty.  Related

What’s going on with Trump and Biden and Ukraine

(CNN)As of Friday, it is not exactly clear what led to a mysterious whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump that has taken Washington by storm, but it is clear that the US President wants to use Ukraine against former Vice President Joe Biden. “In the course of investigating that, I found out this incredible story about Joe Biden, that he bribed the President of the Ukraine in order to fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son,” said Giuliani, alleging a media coverup. “That is an astounding scandal of major proportions, which all of you have covered up for five or six months.” From there the interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo went completely off the rails and Giuliani eventually …

US moves to scrap speed limits on pig slaughter lines

New rules will allow production lines at pork plants to run faster, despite concerns over safety and quality The US government has given the go-ahead to new rules to eliminate production line speed limits at pig slaughterhouses, deeming restrictions unnecessary despite fears that lifting them will worsen the already high number of serious injuries suffered by US meat plant workers. Amputations, fractured fingers, second-degree burns and head trauma are just some of the serious injuries suffered by US meat plant workers every week, according to an three times more likely to suffer serious harm than the average American worker, with pork and beef workers nearly said maximum line speeds were an unnecessary regulatory obstacle to industry innovation and that its …

Saudi Arabia has a great deal more to lose from a war than Iran does

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN)Saudi Arabia is not pressing for war, but its options to avoid one are narrowing. And that suits its nemesis Iran just fine. But the balance in this gargantuan regional power play is more easily understood in the capital. In Riyadh, a bustling but dusty desert city, new skyscrapers climb upward, while beneath the feet of the capital’s more than 4 million residents, a new multibillion rail network burrows downwards. The economy is on a reasonable footing, and the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known commonly by his initials MBS) has bold ambitions to build on it. But the attack last weekend on the cash cow to fund those plans, the oil production facilities of Saudi …

‘Can’t I just say it’s tasty?’ Why food critics go too far

Its easy to write beautifully if you can work yourself into a frenzy of love or loathing. Unfortunately, most meals are just quite pleasant I was a restaurant reviewer for 10 years, and then I was let go, as they say. I expected to be distraught because I would miss the money, and also the food. Instead, it was an incredible relief. Reviewing food is fine when you hate a lot of things; it is fine when you stand ready and willing to do an elaborate and caustic hit job on an orange sorbet because you have been either absolutely loving or completely hating relatively benign things since you could talk. It is fine when you have quite a dedicated …

Girl, 17, ‘murdered in drug turf war’

She suffered a deep wound to her back and was left bleeding heavily as her attackers disappeared seconds later. Image copyright Julia Quenzier Image caption Manuel Petrovic (left), Svenson Ong-a-Kwie (right) and two boys (behind) who cannot be identified due to their age Mr Aylett told jurors none of Jodie’s friends had any idea who was responsible for the “terrible and cowardly” attack. Jurors were told the four defendants were involved in the supply of drugs and one or more of Jodie’s friends had bought cannabis from those accused in the past. “The drug-dealing world is one of turf wars, rivalries and pathetic claims for ‘respect’,” Mr Aylett said. He said, however, that there was “nothing to suggest that Jodie …

Pastafarian Pastor Leads Prayer At Alaska Government Meeting

Barrett Fletcher, the Pastafarian pastor, noted the duties performed by the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in his Tuesday message, adding a few of them “seem to feel they can’t do the work without being overseen by a higher authority, ” Kenai radio station KSRM reported Wednesday. The only people who stood for the invocation were those without seats in the standing-room-only assembly hall in Homer, which is about 125 miles (201 kilometers) south of Anchorage. One man turned his back to face the wall during the invocation, and other men did not remove their hats. Fontana was among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit litigated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska against the borough after it …

50 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

Holly Riordan Updated September 18, 2019 By Ivan Cabañas 1. Where are outlets located for a photo booth? 2. Are you allowed to throw confetti/rose petals/sprinkles on the property? 3. Is parking available? Do guests have to pay to park? 4. Is there an alternate, indoor space in case of bad weather? 5. Are we allowed to light candles in our centerpieces or sparklers for our grand exit? 6. What brands of alcohol do you serve? Is there a ‘no shot’ policy? 7. Do you offer sit-down dinners or buffets? 8. Is the building handicap accessible? 9. Are we allowed to drop off any of our decorations ahead of time or do we have to do everything on the actual wedding day? 10. Are we allowed …

69 Perfect Couples Costumes For Halloween Parties And Instagram Posts

Holly Riordan Updated September 13, 2019 By Daniel Lincoln 1. Cosmo and Wanda 2. Peanut butter and jelly 3. Pennywise and Georgie 4. Danny and Sandy 5. Shrek and Fiona 6. Bacon and Eggs 7. Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable 8. Jim and Pam 9. Bob Ross and his painting 10. Shaggy and Velma 11. Wine and cheese 12. Eleven and Dustin 13. Kermit and Miss Piggy 14. Mario and Peach 15. An astronaut and an alien 16. Princess Leah and Luke 17. Ash and Misty 18. Jasmine and Aladdin 19. Rick and Michonne 20. Fred and Wilma 21. Lucy and Ricky 22. Beauty and the Beast 23. A magician and rabbit 24. Milk and cookies 25. Woody and Bo …

‘Stranger Things’ Fans In Mourning For Joe Keery’s Hair

Stranger Things” fans are taking a moment to grieve the tragic loss of Steve Harrington’s famed luscious locks. Some speculated that Keery may have cut his hair for an acting role, while others suggested it was a clue about how the next season of “Stranger Things” might play out: Keery’s most recent role is the action-comedy “Free Guy,” alongside Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. The film is due to premiere in July. has confirmed work on new episodes is underway. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;