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Aldi, Trader Joe’s and others will pay workers to get a vaccine

Aldi, Trader Joe’s and others will pay workers to get a vaccine

A growing number of large US chains are offering their workers incentives to get Covid-19 vaccines. Grocery chain Aldi said Tuesday that it will provide its hourly workers with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive, giving workers up to four hours total of paid time off. Aldi also said it will…MORE

Walmart CEO blames ‘fiction’ of fraudulent election for dividing Americans

Walmart CEO blames ‘fiction’ of fraudulent election for dividing Americans

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon lamented Tuesday that the baseless claims of a stolen election pushed by President Donald Trump and his allies have further inflamed America at a time of peril. “We all find ourselves in the midst of concurrent health, economic and racial equity crises as well as facing the reality of an electorate…MORE

Boston-based political scientist accused of acting as an unregistered agent of Iran

Boston-based political scientist accused of acting as an unregistered agent of Iran

A Boston-based political scientist and author has been arrested and charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Iranian government. Federal prosecutors said Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, 63, was to make an initial appearance in US District Court in Massachusetts Tuesday after his arrest one day earlier at his home in Watertown on charges…MORE

Mitch McConnell: Capitol Hill mob was ‘provoked’ by Trump

Mitch McConnell: Capitol Hill mob was ‘provoked’ by Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the mob that attacked the Capitol was “provoked” by President Donald Trump. “The mob was fed lies,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said on the Senate floor. “They were provoked by the President and other powerful people.” McConnell touted that Congress did its duty despite the violence…MORE

US accuses China of ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

US accuses China of ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

The Trump administration has determined that China has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims and ethnic and religious minority groups who live in Xinjiang, a remote region in China’s far west. “This genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state,” US Secretary…MORE

Joe Biden set to arrive in Washington on eve of his inauguration

Joe Biden set to arrive in Washington on eve of his inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden arrives in Washington Tuesday for the start of his inaugural ceremonies at a dark and solemn moment in American history, preparing to take his oath of office as the US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths and is more divided than at any time since the Civil War. When he announced his run for…MORE

Harry Brant, model and son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, has died

Harry Brant, model and son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, has died

Harry Brant, a model and entrepreneur, has died, his parents said in a statement obtained by CNN. He was 24. Brant, the son of model Stephanie Seymour and businessman Peter Brant, died of an accidental overdose, his family said. “It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son,…MORE

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