By Adam Longo - email
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The Maricopa County Republican Party has voted overwhelmingly to censure Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Members of the group feel the senator has failed to stand behind the Republican Party's principals and crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats too many times.
The vote was 1,150 for the censure and 351 against.
Here is the resolution as drafted by precinct committeeman Tim Schwartz: read more
At least 100,000 customers in nine West Virginia counties were told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using their tap water because of a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency Thursday for all those areas. The chemical, a foaming agent used in the coal preparation process, leaked from a tank at Freedom Industries, overran a containment area and went into the river earlier Thursday. The amount that spilled wasn't immediately known, but West Virginia American Water has a treatment plant nearby and it is the company's customers who are affected. "The water has been contaminated," said Tomblin, who didn't know how long the emergency declaration would last.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $2.5 million to a super PAC aimed at helping Senate Democrats maintain their majority, a potentially significant development that could have a big impact in 2014. Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, made the donation to Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democrats. "It arose out of the close relationship the Mayor has developed with Leader Reid over the years working on issues of concern to New Yorkers like [Hurricane] Sandy relief and gun safety," said Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor and a close aide.
Disgruntled workers at a Goodyear factory in northern France detained two of their bosses Monday by barricading a meeting room door with a large tire, their union said. The incident is the latest in a series of flare-ups since the Ohio-based tire giant said last year that it planned to close the 1,250-worker plant in Amiens by the end of 2014. So-called "boss-napping" became rampant in France in 2009 at the height of the economic meltdown, although the practice has since tapered off. Workers would not let the manager and a human resources chief leave a room after a meeting turned sour, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) union said.
A Chinese ice-breaker is expected to arrive tomorrow to rescue the 74 people stranded aboard an ice-trapped expedition cruise ship in Antarctica, according to the professor organizing the trip. The Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy has been stuck at sea since Christmas morning, when it was seized by ice on the edge of the continent. The ship contacted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for assistance, and three ice-breakers that were in the region are now racing through blizzard conditions to reach the vessel.