DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.

The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state. Continue reading “Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group”

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Meetings of the Windham Board of Selectmen are usually as sleepy as they sound — a handful of residents from the New Hampshire town, a discussion of ambulance fees, maybe a drainage study.

So when a crowd of about 500 people showed up last week, some waving American flags, carrying bullhorns and lifting signs questioning the presidential election, Bruce Breton knew things were about to change. Continue reading “In a small New Hampshire town, the 2020 election still rages”

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Pfizer-BioNTech announced on May 7 that they have requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) start the process of fully approving their COVID-19 vaccine. The companies will continue to supply the agency with additional data on vaccination safety and effectiveness on a rolling basis over coming weeks. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the shot in December, based on short-term data on safety and efficacy.

Now, the companies have the required six-month data on the vaccine to support a biologics license application, which the FDA will review over the next several weeks before making a decision. Continue reading “Pfizer-BioNTech Has Requested Full Approval of Their COVID-19 Vaccine From the FDA”

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown City Council during its Wednesday night meeting OK’d putting before voters a referendum question that, if approved, could remove English as the city’s official language.

The question will ask Allentown voters if they want to delete a section in the city’s Home Rule Charter “that identifies English as the official language of the City of Allentown.” The question will appear on the Nov. 2 municipal election ballot. Continue reading “Allentown voters to decide whether English remains city’s official language”

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WASHINGTON ― The U.S. State Department announced it reached a $13 million settlement with American defense firm Honeywell over allegations it exported technical drawings of parts for the F-35 fighters and other weapons platforms to China and other foreign countries.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company faced 34 charges involving drawings it shared with China, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland, according to the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ charging document. Continue reading “Honeywell gets hit with $13M fine for defense export violations”


Federal agents opened fire on an armed man outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, during an hourslong standoff on Monday, authorities said.

NBC News, citing two law enforcement officials, reported that an intruder had attempted to drive into the CIA facility without access at about 6 p.m. ET, and was stopped by armed guards. The CIA’s negotiation with the intruder lasted for hours, according to NBC News.   Continue reading “Armed man shot by federal agents after standoff outside CIA headquarters, authorities say”

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday they were ending their 27-year marriage.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” they said in a joint statement. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.” Continue reading “Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced, future of foundation in question”

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant seeking to challenge his removal from the U.S. by immigration authorities.

In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court said the Justice Department was violating federal law by not providing immigrants it seeks to deport with a single, comprehensive “notice to appear” with details on the charges and scheduled court appearance. Continue reading “Supreme Court sides with undocumented immigrant fighting deportation”

The Guardian – by Julian Borger

The White House has said it is investigating “unexplained health incidents” after a report that two US officials in the Washington area experienced sudden symptoms similar to the “Havana syndrome” symptoms suffered by American diplomats and spies abroad.

The wave of mysterious brain injuries, beginning in Cuba in 2016, are deemed by the National Academy of Scientists to be most likely the result of some form of directed energy device, and the CIA, state department and Pentagon have all launched investigations. Continue reading “White House investigating ‘unexplained health incidents’ similar to Havana syndrome”


DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — A federal court has upheld a Florida city’s decision to issue nearly $30,000 in code violation fines to a homeowner whose grass was overgrown.

Following a two-year legal battle, a judge from the Middle District of Florida ruled this week that Jim Ficken, 71, will have to pay the fines to the city of Dunedin, the Tampa Bay Times reportedContinue reading “Court upholds city’s $30,000 fine for man’s overgrown lawn”


WASHINGTON D.C. – The cause of death for a police officer, a New Jersey native, who succumbed after the Capitol Hill riots was released on Monday, reports say.

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick had several strokes hours after he battled with a pro-Trump mob during the Jan. 6 riot and died of natural causes, according to The New York TimesContinue reading “Cop From NJ Died Of Strokes After Capitol Hill Riots: Reports”

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – What are being called “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 are popping up across the U.S. They’re people who test positive 14 days or more after receiving their last dose of the vaccine.

“It still is shocking that I’m positive. I have no symptoms,” home health worker Hanna Rewerts said. Continue reading “Vaccinated Health Worker Tests Positive for COVID in “Breakthrough” Case”


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Upper Perkiomen School District announced that it will be closed on Friday after over 40 staff members across all five schools called out sick. The school district says many of the staff members called out due to reactions from recent COVID vaccinations. Continue reading “Upper Perkiomen School District Cancels Classes Friday After Staff Members Call Out Sick Due To Vaccine Reactions”

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FEMA is going to be reimbursing funeral expenses to families of coronavirus victims.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted a message on its website about the assistance effort, otherwise known as COVID-19 funeral assistance. Continue reading “FEMA to reimburse families of COVID-19 victims for funeral expenses”

Since the original article was posted on the Trenches a while back, I think everyone should see the updates added to it. Apparently, Michael Zimmerman has thrown in his lot and has had himself injected with Moderna lethal injection.

24 January 2021 update: I’m pleased to say that this morning I received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Yes, when I originally wrote this essay, I said I was opposed to any vaccine approved by the Trump administration because of the way they had let their political aspirations overshadow science. But rational human beings and all scientists follow the data. As information changes, opinions need to follow suit. Given that vaccine approval was based on data rather than politics, I changed my opinion. I hope everyone reading this note opts to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Continue reading “Another fool takes the lethal injection.”

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The US now has authorized three coronavirus vaccines: two mRNA options from Pfizer and Moderna, and one adenovirus shot from Johnson & Johnson.

While it’s true that Moderna’s and Pfizer’s shots were more effective overall than J&J’s in trials, experts have stressed that all these vaccines share two very important statistics: zero hospitalizations and zero deaths among fully vaccinated trial participants. Continue reading “Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer’s and Moderna’s shots”


ZURICH (Reuters) – Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution while investigating the death of one person and the illness of another after the shots, a health agency said on Sunday.

“The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) has received two reports in a temporal connection with a vaccination from the same batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the district clinic of Zwettl” in Lower Austria province, it said. Continue reading “Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death”

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer’s instruction in 2017, authorities said.

Bryan Riser, a 13-year veteran of the force, was arrested Thursday morning and taken to the Dallas County Jail for processing, according to a statement from the police department. A lawyer for him couldn’t immediately be identified. Continue reading “Dallas police officer charged with arranging two killings”


The now former mayor of Colorado City, Texas, Tim Boyd, has resigned after two Facebook posts telling people needing help and without electricity that they are on their own.

“No one owes you are your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink of swim it’s your choice!” Boyd said in the now deleted post, which was riddled with grammatical errors.  Continue reading “‘Only the strong will survive’: Texas city mayor resigns for lashing out at residents asking for help during deadly storm”