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Watchdog says former top VA official steered $5 million contract to friend

Watchdog says former top VA official steered $5 million contract to friend

A former top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly steered a $5 million contract for leadership development and training services to a friend’s business, according to an investigation by the agency’s independent watchdog. The VA inspector general said the move not only qualified as unethical conduct but also resulted in the waste of…MORE

Bill Nye breaks down the reason why we should all wear a face mask

Bill Nye the Science Guy took to TikTok to demonstrate why the general public should wear a mask. “Why do people in the scientific community want you to wear a face mask when you are out in public?” Nye asks in his social video. “Masks prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into your…MORE

Oregon woman has battled coronavirus symptoms since March

Oregon woman has battled coronavirus symptoms since March

Chelsea Alionar hoped she’d be better by now. The 37-year-old resident of Keizer, Oregon, has battled the symptoms of the coronavirus for more than four months. She’s had to put her life on hold, but only feels a little bit better. “I have really not left my home except for doctor’s appointments and a hospital…MORE

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Coronavirus is winning the battle in El Centro, California. It’s in almost every patient in the hospital. Tents are being put up to handle even more cases. It’s on the streets, forcing rescuers to put on protective suits and cumbersome masks before they approach people needing help. And it’s not stopping. Even as nearby and…MORE

New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

Newly-released audio from the internal investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death illustrates conflicting accounts of whether police identified themselves before ultimately breaking down Taylor’s door in an incident which led to her death. The audio, first reported by NBC News and obtained by CNN, includes the Louisville Metro Police Department’s interview with Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker,…MORE

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