The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe says its 17-member council approved Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.’s pick of Kimberly Teehee during a special meeting on Thursday. Hoskin announced earlier this month he intends to exercise for the first time the tribe’s right to a congressional delegate, which is outlined in treaties with the federal government. A Cherokee Nation citizen and former adviser to President Barack Obama, Teehee currently oversees government relations for the tribe and its business arm.
The Trump administration has started denying pleas by non-citizens who are trying to extend their time in the U.S. in order to treat severe medical conditions. Letters issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and obtained by ABC News, tell those applying for medical relief that agency offices, "no longer consider deferred action requests," except for members of the military... The letters warn that if they don't leave the within 33 days, it could make them ineligible to return to the U.S...
USCIS, the agency in charge of legal immigration and processing visas, told ABC News that "this does not mean the end of deferred action" but rather that any requests must be submitted to a different agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is the department in charge of deportations. But the enforcement agency wasn't aware of the policy change until reports surfaced in the press, according to an ICE official. The agency doesn't have a process to accept the medical deferment applications that were previously reviewed by USCIS, the official said.
The move represents an about-face for Apple, which typically encourages any repairs to be made by its authorized service providers. The program is launching in the U.S. before rolling out to more countries...
Least vulnerable to that job disruption will be individuals who can program AI software, Musk noted, recommending young people go on to study engineering. But, even then, he said, "eventually the AI will just write its own software." Musk's comments come amid increasing debate over the impact of technology on the global workforce.
"People enjoy, fundamentally, interacting with other people," he said. "If you're working on something that involves people or engineering, it's probably a good approach," he said. That, or "art," he added...
A team of Peruvian archaeologists found the skeletal remains of 250 children and 40 warriors sacrificed between the 13th and 15th centuries in Huanchaco district, said Feren Castillo, director of the excavation project... Castillo explained these people are believed to be sacrificed in a Chimu ritual for deities in order to appease the wrath of nature, due to El Niño phenomenon-related natural catastrophes. Preliminary investigations revealed that the remains belonged to sacrificed individuals, due to the marks found in their bodies and the cuts on both sides of the thorax.
No where is it mentioned in IG Horowitz report on Comey that he worked together with Comey in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Horowitz and Comey are friends. This should be a disclosure in all investigative reports Horowitz delivers involving Comey
New Mexico officials are in the process of canceling state land leases for the Zorro Ranch owned by accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the state's land commissioner told Fox News on Friday. The ranch, which is nearly 10,000 acres, is a mix of private and state-owned lands. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas found Epstein, who killed himself while in federal custody awaiting trial on sex crimes charges, improperly leased the land from the state. A cancelation on that sale is in the works... Taking back parcels of state-owned land could make it easier to search the estate – the only one of Epstein properties that has not yet been raided by authorities. Some of Epstein’s accusers have said they were assaulted at the ranch.
The CDC said Friday that a total of 898 confirmed and probable mumps cases were reported among adult migrants detained in 57 of all 315 facilities housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees across 19 states between Sept. 1, 2018 and Aug. 22, 2019. Almost half of all the mumps cases, almost 400, were reported in facilities in Texas. According to the CDC, the outbreak began in October and it involved five cases in which migrants had been transferred between two facilities within the state. Only four of the facilities exposed to mumps are run by ICE. Another 34 facilities are run by private companies who contract with ICE, while 19 are county jails that house detained migrants.
Saturday's planned protest in Hong Kong has been canceled after the arrest of three of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest leaders on Friday; Joshua Wong, Andy Chan, and Agnes Chow. CNBC's Eunice Yoon notes that the arrests are being described on Chinese media as a crackdown on "the activists who create chaos in Hong Kong."...
U.S. judge refused on Thursday to fast-track a congressional lawsuit seeking to force disclosure of President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, saying it was a complicated and important matter that should not be rushed.
If you think it sounds like a mathematical impossibility for a company to lose more than 100% of its workers every year, you've never worked in the fast-food industry. At fast-food restaurants, losing 100% of employees — and then losing still more of the employees hired to replace those workers — is a common, and worsening, labor problem... The official Bureau of Labor Statistics turnover rate for the restaurant sector was 81.9% for the 2015–2017 period, but industry estimates are much higher, reaching 150%, and the problem has gotten worse in recent years...
The turnover cost estimates have kept going up. The cost per employee now is estimated by the National Restaurant Association at $2,000 per employee... Restaurants are pressured by rising costs and the ability to pass that on to consumers. The average cost of a restaurant meal increased 2.4% in the last 12 months, according to NPD data, more than the rate of inflation and cost of a grocery basket, and the rising cost puts pressure on restaurant operators... "Sooner or later these jobs will disappear. There is no reason a robot can't serve," Pizam said. "In the future, whether 20, 30 or 50 years, only the very top of the restaurant industry will have human beings. Prepared or not, we will see it."
Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova revealed the source of his insider information about the Justice Department inspector general's incoming report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses. Earlier this week, diGenova said Inspector General Michael Horowitz has determined all four FISA warrants against one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained. He told the Washington Examiner's Examining Politics podcast on Thursday how he heard about it.
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University called the practice "unconstitutional" and urged the freshman congresswoman to stop barring those with opposing viewpoints, a plea similar to one it made to President Trump. The group called the congresswoman's personal @AOC account a "public forum."