Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

California Considers 4-Day Workweek Bill For Companies With At Least 500 Employees

A new bill being debated in the California Assembly could make the state the first to implement a four-day workweek for companies with 500 employees or more. Under the proposed legislation, employers in the state would be forced to pay overtime at a rate of at least 1 1/2 times an employee’s regular pay rate […]

Russia invades Ukraine, country braces for major Donbas offensive

The commander of a Ukrainian unit defending the port city of Mariupol posted a video statement Tuesday, saying a handful of people had been affected by a “poisonous substance of unknown origin” amid reports of an alleged Russian chemical attack. Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion, said in the statement that it was not […]

Bird feeders are OK but keep wild birds from backyard chickens as avian flu spreads in Ontario: experts

As avian influenza spreads across Ontario, officials are urging people with backyard chickens to pay attention to potential signs of infection in their flocks. They’re also warning people not to feed wild birds by hand and to ensure bird feeders are kept clean to curb potential spread of the flu. Shayan Sharif, a professor at the Ontario Veterinary […]

UN: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Ukraine’s Children Have Fled Homes In Past 6 Weeks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters, though the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF’s emergency programs director who just returned […]

Ukrainian officials claim strike on Russian weapons depot in Luhansk region

(CNN) In Ukrainian villages east of the capital of Kyiv where Russian forces have withdrawn, residents begin to slowly emerge from hiding and the new reality they’re facing is nothing short of devastating. CNN’s Clarissa Ward toured a pair of villages that were occupied by Russians for more than a month. She reported that they […]

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