NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University officials are investigating a prominent campus professor for allegedly posting a series of anti-Semitic comments on his Facebook page, though the professor says his social media account was hacked.
Lawmakers green light US space force
The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfils a priority of President Donald Trump.
The fiscal year 2020 spending in the National Defense Authorization Act is a jump from the $716 billion authorized last year, and will go to pay for a wide range of military activities.
It will also create a space-based sixth branch of the military, a priority of Trump's, after the army, air force, navy, Marine Corps and coast guard.The bill has won the approval of Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate armed services committees, making its passage in Congress likely.
The bill, which Congress must pass each year, allocates $635 billion to the Pentagon, and another $23.1 billion to the Department of Energy for the US nuclear arsenal's maintenance and fuel.
Trump wrote a $2 million check to cover damages from misuse of charity funds: report
The Washington Post also reported that the remaining $1.8 million left in Trump's "foundation," would be distributed to eight charities, which will get $476,140.41. The foundation was shut down in 2018 after a judge demanded it be desolved.
Trump’s Interior Department stacks environmental panel with anti-environmentalists
Trump’s Interior Department stacked an advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah with ranchers and politicians who opposed former President Barack Obama creating the 1.35-million acres of protected land and welcomed Trump shrinking it by 85%.
Democracy Forward, a nonprofit founded in 2017, asked the Inspector General of the Interior Department to investigate whether Secretary David Bernhardt violated federal law by packing the 15-person committee with opponents of the monument.