CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on May 17, 2019 referred a tractor/trailer pulling a commercial shipment of fresh carrots for further inspection. A secondary examination, which included the utilization of (non-intrusive imaging equipment), a (canine team) together with hands-on work resulted in the discovery of 384 packages of alleged methamphetamine discovered within the trailer. The total weight of the drugs is 929.5 pounds (421.5 kg).
Economic modeling results from the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) show that an across-the-board 25% tariff on all China imports would deliver a significant, sustained boost to the US economy, including the addition of $125 billion to GDP in 2024 and the creation of 721,000 additional jobs.
CPA modeled the imposition of a permanent, across-the-board 25 percent tariff on all US imports from China, totaling more than $500 billion gross value, and examined the effects on the US economy over the years 2020 to 2024. The results show that the tariff boosted growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) each year, contributing 0.5 percent of additional GDP in 2024.
After reporting the pile of waste to the city's 311 services hotline, the I-Team was told it could take up to 90 days before it's cleaned. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, of UCLA, said there's no time to waste. "Trash and food waste attracts rats," said Klausner. "It does pose a public health risk." An out-of-control rat population can even lead to the spread of dangerous strains of salmonella and bubonic plague, he noted.
San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous trucks to carry mail and parcels on five round trips between the Postal Service distribution centers in the two cities starting Tuesday. TuSimple says a safety engineer and a driver will be on board to monitor the trucks during the two-week pilot program.
... a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of 42 drug-abstinent people with a heroin-use disorder. The participants took either 400 or 800 milligrams of CBD or placebo at different intervals so that researchers could assess the immediate and longer-term effects of the compound. Those in the CBD groups exhibited reduced anxiety and craving in response to drug-related cues such as videos showing drug paraphernalia. They also had reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva and lower heart rates. These effects of CBD lasted a week after the last dose, when little to no CBD would be expected to remain in the body.
The ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, says Democrats are “trying desperately to make something out of nothing”... Nadler said that if McGahn doesn’t “immediately correct his mistake” in not showing, the committee will have to enforce the subpoena... Collins called the session a “circus” and said Democrats preferred a public “fight over fact-finding”. Nadler has said the committee is ready to hold McGahn in contempt. The committee will hear McGahn’s testimony, “even if we have to go to court,” Nadler said.
Those antics are coming to haunt Zayner. Now, the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is investigating a “complaint of unlicensed practice of medicine” filed against him — a strange development that could have implications for the future of biohacking.
Over the past few decades, microchip implant technology has moved from science fiction to reality; today hundreds of thousands of people around the world have chips or electronic transmitters inside them. Most are for medical reasons, like cochlear implants to help the deaf hear. More recently, body-modification enthusiasts and technophiles have been installing microchips in their bodies that do everything from start a car to send a text message to make a payment in bitcoin.
A Salvadoran man who was previously deported for alleged child molestation was caught in a group of migrants trying to cross the border in downtown El Paso, authorities said. Border Patrol agents said 42-year-old Julianito De Jesus Diaz was with his family in a group of migrants. When agents ran his record, they found that De Jesus Diaz had been deported for allegedly molesting a victim under the age of 12 in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Despite the woman who made the threat locking her Twitter account, screenshots of the tweet were sent to Buffalo Wild Wings headquarters and the FBI by Michael Conroy and others. “Just spoke w/ the Williamsport, PA BWW’s location,” he posted to Twitter. “They confirm they are the closest to Montoursville. They r aware of the issue, seemed to confirm it WAS one of their employees who posted that tweet, apologized PROFUSELY, & said that they r ‘addressing issue as we speak.’”... In another twist, the person who first drew attention to the threat, a Twitter user called @ARTalon1, had their account suspended. Whether the suspension is related to this story remains unknown.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, Joint Chiefs chairman has unexpectedly cancelled a trip to NATO Wednesday. “Due to unforeseen commitments that require General Dunford to remain in Washington D.C. this week, General Dunford has cancelled his trip,” his spokesman Col. Patrick Ryder told CNN.
The disruption, which started last year, has affected hundreds of jobs across the industry at companies including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Globalfoundries Inc., impeding their ability to hire Chinese employees or move existing employees to key projects in the U.S., these people said.
Interceptions of Russian military planes in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone are somewhat common. U.S. F-22s twice intercepted Russian bombers in September, following a similar interception in May 2018.
In its own statement Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said its bombers were making “scheduled sorties” over neutral waters above the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as off the western coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands.
The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing by the hour...
“This is a huge victory for Judicial Watch against Antifa and the violent left,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “Ms. Felarca attacked Judicial Watch without basis and the court was right to reject her ploy to deny our ‘right to know’ because we don’t share her violent left views.”...
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