By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor| Pro-Russian activists in Ukraine have seized various government buildings throughout the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia responded to the situation by placing an estimated 40,000 Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. A recent international deal in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and the western powers was established on April 17 to address this issue but rising tension has caused Washington and its allies to prepare more sanctions against Russia if they fail to take control of the situation. “We expect and we will be watching whether Russia does or does not uphold its responsibility to use its very considerable influence to restrain and … [Read more...] about Tensions escalate between Russia and U.S.
By Andres Ibara |Staff Writer| Bullied youth taken to court (April 11) A sophomore with learning disabilities from PA., who has been bullied for a year at his new school, was charged with felony wiretapping and found guilty in court of disorderly conduct. The boy, currently unnamed, used a school-issued tablet to get audio-recorded proof of the bullying. After showing his mother the recording, she reported the bullying to the principal, but the principal had the youth arrested for wiretapping. Amazon pays quitters (April 11) Every year, Amazon offers $5,000 to employees who work in the distribution warehouses if they ever feel like they want to quit. CEO Jeff Bezos says that the … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs
By, Essence Dennis |Staff Writer| On March 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an invasion on Ukraine, specifically Crimea. Putin began to demand that Russia invade Ukraine on Saturday and won his parliament’s approval, according to Huffington Post. Putin began sending his troops into Ukraine, which caused mass confrontation between Russia and the West, which has not been seen since the Cold War, according to Huffington Post. Russia was in violation of “Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Putin was forced instruct Moscow to withdraw its forces out of Crimea and back to the borders once the United States told them, according to Huffington Post. “I think … [Read more...] about Putin invades Ukraine, possible intervention from US in the future