Things I’ve found interesting January 15th 2020

An eclectic mix of subjects that made my list of worthy reads for today.

Kentucky miners are blocking a coal train asking for back pay. They claim they haven’t been paid for nearly a month

Iran arrests person for sharing video of missile striking Ukrainian airliner

Watch pod of playful dolphins follow a fire rescue boat

McDonald’s still rejects reusable mugs — but promises change following customer outrage

Ottawa considering ‘significant and meaningful’ compensation for privacy breach victims

U.S. search warrant accuses Canadian resident of smuggling Mexicans across northern border

Low-level Iranian officials likely scapegoats for downing of Ukrainian plane, experts say

Facebook to crack down on discriminatory job ads

Canada faces shortage of heartburn drug Pepcid after Zantac recall

Manitoba man finds message in a bottle from 1985, spends 9 years tracking down messenger

The best country in the world to raise a child? It’s not America, survey finds

Revealed, the BEST countries in the world to raise a child: Britain ranks 11th while the US comes 18th

This contractor says he can build Trump’s border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can

World’s largest offshore wind farm off the east coast of Britain is almost complete. It will produce enough energy to supply 1 million UK homes with clean electricity

America’s top energy regulator agonizes over the downfall of coal country

Louisville Christian school expelled student over a rainbow cake, family says

LGBTQIA march past St Louis Union Station Feb 17 2017

Rainbows are everywhere during Pride month. But what do those other LGBTQ flags mean?

Rainbow cake: Whitefield Academy, a Louisville Christian school, expels Kayla Kenney after picture at birthday party, Kimberly Alford says

Louisville radio show hosts laid off, shows canceled amid iHeartMedia reorganization

Whitney Houston and Nine Inch Nails Make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Universal Studios Japan is spending lavishly on its Super Nintendo World opening in Osaka

Tesla owner takes Model 3 on the ultimate 115,000-mile road trip across US

Wonder Twin Powers Activate Photo found @nosilver

Cookie consent: Most websites break law by making it hard to ‘reject all’ tracking

Wildfires Are Obliterating Australia’s Iconic Ecosystems

Extended Drought Forces Panama Canal to Adopt New Fees and Reduce Reservation Slots

Female lion at Brookfield Zoo dies from mysterious fall into moat not long after death of longtime mate

Students Are Campaigning to Ban Facial Recognition From College Campuses

Nike Foundation gives Obama Foundation $5 million for athletic, recreational facility at Obama Presidential Center

Nexstar to launch national prime-time newscast on cable network WGN America out of Chicago as alternative to Fox and CNN

SEC freezes assets of suburban owner of The Income Store, allegedly a $75 million Ponzi-like website investment scheme

Accountant pleads guilty to $65 million fraud to finance homes, jets, yachts, Lamborghini dealership

Chicago pastor charged with bilking federal program to feed needy kids, spending $142,000 on a Bentley for himself

He watched the illegal drug trade ruin lives in his Chicago neighborhood. Now he wants to open a cannabis dispensary

Business remains brisk at North Aurora cannabis dispensary

State warns some cannabis shops violated law against stockpiling cannabis from single source as shortages continue

Double standard: MLB lets cheating Astros keep 2017 World Series title, but won’t forgive Pete Rose his sins

Texas Compound project commenced in 1984 with the acquisition of a Santa Fe Railroad Depot at San Saba, Texas which was set for retirement and demolition

Serial stowaway found to be mentally fit for trial with proper medication

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s on-site recreational cannabis smoking plan isn’t going to move forward this month

Court rules the infamous Lincoln Towing can stay in business

Liang Jun: China’s first female tractor driver, and national icon, dies

Ron Perelman’s house worker going 85 mph, had coke at time of crash: DA

Ken Jennings is Jeopardy’s ‘Greatest of All Time’ after beating Naperville’s James Holzhauer in fourth championship game

Decatur schools to ‘hold off’ on planned reassignment of specialists to classrooms

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT winner Ken Jennings is the ‘greatest of all time’

Cannabis workers in Joliet vote to join union

Medical cannabis patient says her service has gotten worse since recreational legalization

Willie Nelson Joins the Fight Against a Corporate Takeover of the Cannabis Industry Mentions first year of Farm Aid. But not it’s location which was in Champaign, Illinois at University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium.

Farm Aid started as a benefit concert held September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the United States

Willie Nelson, Who Credits Cannabis With Saving His Life, Has Quit Smoking Weed

Willie Nelson: ‘Cannabis Saved My Life’

Willie Nelson says he’s no longer smoking marijuana due to breathing issues

Hearst Magazines accused of surveilling workers in editorial union fight

Wuhan pneumonia may spread from human to human

Michael Avenatti, the embattled former attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested in California for alleged bail violations

Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram’s husband charged with ‘intentional’ murder

Police fire into air at Beirut protest as banks smashed

Iraqi officials unite against US presence in the country

As Iran missiles battered base, US drone pilots battled to keep eyes in sky

A Japanese Politician Is Taking Paternity Leave. It’s a Big Deal.

Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

South Carolina English teacher allegedly had sex with 16-year-old student

Former Ohio teacher gets prison for sex with teen who ‘looked and acted’ like ex-husband

Former Twinsburg teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for sexual battery – News – Akron Beacon Journal – Akron, OH

Meghan Markle’s estranged dad plans to be key witness against her in court

Markle vs Markle: Meghan’s father is set to be star witness against her in High Court showdown

Man Accused of Making ‘Swatting’ Threats With White Supremacists

52 Places to Go in 2020

Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says

Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane

Sotheby’s combines high art and streetwear with new clothing line

‘Would I be flying coach if I was Donald Trump?’: Presidential impersonator takes over flight\

2-year-old seen using vaping device in video while being babysat; teens facing charges

California couple go missing after traveling to Tijuana to collect rent from tenants

Russian government RESIGNS shortly after Vladimir Putin unveils reforms which would weaken the president’s successor

Criss Angel says 5-year-old son Johnny’s cancer has returned

New compelling evidence that your cat might eat your corpse