“I’m not drinking the water.” That’s what an environmental scientist from Marshall University and a member of the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board told state lawmakers today during a hearing about a chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of nine counties.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that officials are asking truck drivers to stay away — not just from Atlanta, but from the whole state.
News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.
Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say.
“Snow and ice are rare in typically balmy places like New Orleans, Mobile and the Florida panhandle, but officials are warning residents to get ready for significant accumulations and bitter cold.”
Internet companies that receive U.S. government requests for information about their customers will be able to disclose more details about surveillance than has been allowed, according to a deal announced today by the Justice Department.
The National Weather Service is warning, once again, that brutally cold weather is going to be spreading across much of the nation, from the upper Midwest down to the deep South and up through the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says that it is “not possible” for him to come back home to face charges, unless changes are made to the Whistleblower Protection Act.
“Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev,” the BBC writes, as President Viktor Yanukovych and three key opposition leaders meet.
Sherman’s “rant” as it quickly became known, did much more. It ignited another national discussion about race and the way many Americans react to young, strong African-American men who sometimes get loud.