Archive for December 15th, 2021

December 15th, 2021 - 11:32 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kentucky tornado

What’s left in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, after the storm. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 15th, 2021 - 9:16 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Ransomware pirates freeze paychecks

“A major payroll company has been crippled by ransomware hackers, leaving some companies around the country scrambling to cover employees’ last paychecks before Christmas and many workers wondering if they’ll get paid on time,” NBC News reported on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (read [...]

December 15th, 2021 - 8:48 pm § in Environment

Boom! Sea level could jump 10 feet!

“An Antarctic ice shelf could crack and disintegrate within the next decade, allowing a Florida-sized glacier to slide into the ocean and raising sea levels by feet, scientists warned” on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (read story here). “New research … suggests the final colla[...]

December 15th, 2021 - 8:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Chauvin pleads in 2 civil rights cases

Ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, already convicted of murder in state court, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to two federal civil rights indictments. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Chauvin admitted he violated the civil rights of George Floyd, who he murdered in 2020,[...]

December 15th, 2021 - 2:51 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Hillary for president in 2024?

No, no, no, I’m not suggesting it! But could it actually happen that Democrats nominate her? Journalist Joe Concha, writing for The Hill (here), speculates they might; I’m unsure whether he’s saying that tongue-in-cheek. He assumes Biden won’t run for a second term (even thou[...]