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San Diego Researchers Say New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer 4 Years Before It Appears

San Diego Researchers Say New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer 4 Years Before It Appears

BY MICHAEL WING   Researchers in San Diego are developing an “exciting” new blood test that could potentially detect several types of cancer as early as four years before symptoms appear. The team of international researchers say that a non-invasive blood draw and “DNA methylation” screening can detect five types of cancer, predicting stomach, esophageal, colon, lung, and liver cancers. […]

California State Contract Violates New Gig Worker Law, Lawyer Says

California State Contract Violates New Gig Worker Law, Lawyer Says

BY JAMIE JOSEPH California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has hired outside independent contractors to help process unemployment claims, a lawyer says—thus breaking the state’s own AB 5 law requiring them to be classified as employees. Los Angeles-based attorney Michael Alfera told The Epoch Times that the contractors are being funneled through consulting company Deloitte, then subcontracted to Tyme […]

Trump Cancels Jacksonville Part of GOP Convention, Delegates to Do Nomination in North Carolina

Trump Cancels Jacksonville Part of GOP Convention, Delegates to Do Nomination in North Carolina

BY ALLEN ZHONG President Trump on Thursday said that the part of the GOP convention in Jacksonville, Florida, was canceled. The delegates will still gather at Charlotte, North Carolina, to do the nomination, he announced during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. “The delegates are going to North Carolina, they’ll be doing the nomination,” he said. […]

Spicy Grape Juice Is the Ultimate Cure for Summer’s Heat

Spicy Grape Juice Is the Ultimate Cure for Summer’s Heat

BY ARI LEVAUX Peak thirst-quenching satisfaction lies at the intersection of sweet, sour, and pain Every October I make Concord grape juice, and then seal it away in jars. I hoard these sweet vessels until the following summer, when I mix a chilled beverage called spicy grape juice. I don’t remember my first taste of chocolate, […]

Environmentalists Ask Supreme Court to Block Use of Defense Funds for Border Wall

Environmentalists Ask Supreme Court to Block Use of Defense Funds for Border Wall

BY MATTHEW VADUM Environmentalists asked the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from building parts of the U.S.-Mexico border wall after a federal appeals court determined in June that tapping $2.5 billion in military funding for the project was unlawful. The motion, part of complex litigation, filed with the high court July 22 in Trump v. Sierra […]

Woman With Down Syndrome Thrives as CEO of Her Own Cookie Company After Facing Job Rejections

Woman With Down Syndrome Thrives as CEO of Her Own Cookie Company After Facing Job Rejections

BY LOUISE BEVAN Cookie queen Collette Divitto, who grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, knows firsthand what it feels like to be rejected after a job interview. Her baking company, Collettey’s Cookies, started after the 29-year-old, who has Down syndrome, struggled to find gainful employment. Rather than giving up, Collette took matters into her own hands and turned […]

Trump Announces Surge of Federal Agents to Chicago, Albuquerque to Combat Rise in Violent Crime

Trump Announces Surge of Federal Agents to Chicago, Albuquerque to Combat Rise in Violent Crime

BY JANITA KAN President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday a surge of federal law enforcement will be sent into Chicago, Illinois, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of efforts to combat a recent surge in violent crime in those cities and restore public safety. The announcement represents an expansion of a Justice Department (DOJ) program—known as “Operation Legend”—to […]

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

BY TOM OZIMEK Small-business hiring has slowed in states experiencing a COVID-19 resurgence, according to high-frequency labor market data from a recent report by scheduling firm Homebase. The report found that after more than two months of steady labor market recovery across all states following a sharp plunge in April amid lockdowns, some states are showing a split. Those that […]

MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for 6 Murders in US

MS-13 Gang Members Indicted for 6 Murders in US

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Eight members of the transnational street gang MS-13 have been indicted for six murders on Long Island in New York state, according to a recently unsealed indictment. The defendants were involved in a series of brutal murders in 2016, federal officials said. In one case, 19-year-old Oscar Acosta was lured to a wooded area near an elementary […]

GOP Seeks to Protect Businesses From COVID-Related Lawsuits

GOP Seeks to Protect Businesses From COVID-Related Lawsuits

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—Lawmakers have less than two weeks to reach a deal on the next stimulus package but the two sides remain far apart on several issues, including providing a liability shield for businesses. Companies demand protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, as they worry about being sued if an employee or customer contracts the virus. Without such protection, Republicans fear many […]