Two Trump Winery workers said they were fired Monday for being undocumented — and both said that at least five others were also let go on the same day.
Swathes of the South Island are affected by haze with the sky in places turning orange
New Zealanders in the South Island of the country have woken up to a red sun and orange skies on new year’s day, with the smoke from Australia’s catastrophic bushfires drifting east overnight.
The Met service, New Zealand’s meteorological agency, said the smoke had drifted 2000km east across the Tasman sea and was “clearly visible” in satellite imagery taken from above the South Island. Smoke had been drifting east for weeks, the agency said, but had increased on Wednesday due to the severity of the Australian fires and an unbroken northwest flow.
In an effort to reduce the surge in youth vaping, the ban would target the type of e-cigarettes most popular among teens. Menthol and tobacco flavors would be excluded from the ban, the administration official said. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
Archbishop of Canterbury urges people to reach out to others and help build unity
The archbishop of Canterbury will urge people to make personal connections with others in 2020 to create a new unity in a divided society.
In his new year message, to be broadcast on BBC One at 1pm on Wednesday, Justin Welby will say: “Let’s go for a heroic new year’s resolution. Let’s resolve to reconnect. To reach out to just one person we don’t know, or from whom we have drifted apart.
Kim Jong-un also unveils plans for a ‘new strategic weapon’ after brushoff from Trump
North Korea is abandoning its moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests, state media has reported its leader Kim Jong-un as saying.
Kim also reportedly said his country planned to introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future.
In his annual report, the chief justice makes no reference to cameras in the courts or streaming arguments.
Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg and Biden highlight their differences as a highly uncertain Iowa race nears. Polls suggest any one of the four could win, and an impeachment trial looms as an unprecedented wild card.
The nation’s scientists are racing to find ways to reduce the release of methane from cows and sheep, which accounts for one third of all emissions
It is not exactly glamorous work. Measuring sheep farts is smelly, time consuming and expensive.
But for Dr Suzanne Rowe, a scientist who is breeding strains of sheep that emit less methane than regular flocks, there is nothing more important she feels she could be doing.
PM talks up Britain’s future as he attempts to reach out to those who did not vote Tory
Boris Johnson has pledged to represent remainers and work with them as “friends and equals”, in a New Year’s Day message in which he sounded upbeat about the UK’s fortunes in the 2020s.
The prime minister, who is seeing in the new year on the private Caribbean island of Mustique, said he was “acutely aware” that millions of people did not vote for him despite the Tories’ landslide election victory.
Infowars host used his show to promote the theory that the shooting, which killed 20 children and six educators, was a hoax
A Texas judge ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 (£76,000) in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.
Jones is being sued for defamation in Austin, Texas, by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 26 people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack.