Mayor de Blasio on Friday demanded the resignation of a Board of Elections commissioner who said in an undercover video that the city’s municipal ID program is contributing to voter fraud at the polls.
“That’s crazy and what he said was entirely inappropriate and unfair and absolutely the reverse of what someone should be saying on the Board of Elections. He should really step down,” de Blasio said Friday on WNYC, referring to Manhattan Democratic Commissioner Alan Schulkin.
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A U.S. weather satellite that will “revolutionize” forecasting blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere.
A detailed stream of images provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen weather forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds.
When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations.
The head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR) Igor Plotnitsky has been injured after an explosion rocked his car. It is reported he is undergoing surgery due to the injuries he sustained.
The incident took place in the city of Lugansk, the capital of LNR on Saturday morning, the LNR People’s Militia HQ told RIA Novosti, adding that two people were injured.
The explosive – equivalent to 15 kg of TNT according to local officials – was tied to a traffic light, at a height of 3 feet above the ground.
Aerial footage has emerged of the site of the deadliest terrorist strike in the Iraqi capital since 2007. The death toll from the Islamic State attack is nearing 250 and anger is growing over the government’s inability to provide security even near its own buildings.
The footage, provided by RT’s video news agency Ruptly, shows the devastated shopping center closest to the epicenter of the explosion, caused by an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) suicide bomber driving a refrigerator truck laden with home-made devices into a busy square early on Sunday morning. Limp banners hang alongside its damaged carcass, with entire floors of the building, a popular social hub in the upmarket Shia district of Karrada, reduced to rubble.