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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Trump administration announced Monday that all countries that continue to import Iranian oil will be subject to US sanctions. In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump "has decided not to reissue" waivers regarding sanctions against countries importing Iranian oil when the waivers expire "in early May." "This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue," the statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read. The development was first reported by The Washington Post. read more

Friday, April 19, 2019

David and Louise Turpin, the California parents who beat, starved and held 12 of their children captive inside their home, were sentenced Friday to life in prison. The husband and wife pleaded guilty in February to 14 counts each of torture, dependent adult abuse, child endangerment and false imprisonment. During their sentencing, both of them cried and wiped away tears as some of their children addressed the courtroom. The judge ruled the couple will be eligible for parole after 25 years. read more

A South Florida supporter of President Donald Trump has been arrested for allegedly threatening to murder four prominent, top Democratic lawmakers, after he reportedly left vile, profane, threatening, racist, and homophobic voicemails for three of them. He also touted his support for President Trump in several of his voicemails. he was charged with making threatening communications. John Kless, 49, called Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), threatening them and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), according to the Miami New Times, which cited a federal indictment and court records. read more

The Matt Whitaker era has served its purpose. As a transition from Confederate Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Whitaker's illegal appointment, dull wits, and open contempt for the rule of law served to set the bar exceedingly low for his permanent replacement. That replacement will be William Barr, who was just confirmed by the Senate. Barr will be better than Whitaker simply by dint of his ability to distinguish "a Congressional hearing" from "an episode of NYPD Blue half-watched while waiting in concussion protocol." read more

Monday, April 15, 2019

A black man said a white woman called 911 on him at a Massachusetts park because his dog had "assaulted" hers. "Your dog keeps humping my dog and assaults him," a woman on a phone told the man, Franklin Baxley, who posted several videos on Facebook Wednesday of the incident at Attleboro Dog Park. "My dog's assaulting your dog, do you listen to yourself?" Baxley answered, adding that after he separated the dogs, the woman asked him to leave the park. The woman on the phone then accused Baxley of "verbally assaulting" her. read more


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As of Apr 17, 2019, the average annual pay for an Oil Rig Worker in the United States is $74,940 a year.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $293,500 and as low as $18,500, the majority of Oil Rig Worker salaries currently range between $31,500 (25th percentile) to $90,000 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for an Oil Rig Worker varies modestly (up to $58,500), which suggests there may be fewer opportunities for advancement based on skill level, but increased pay based on location and years of experience is still possible.

Based on recent job posting activity on ZipRecruiter, the Oil Rig Worker job market in both Buffalo, NY and throughout the entire state of New York is not very active as few companies are currently hiring. People working as an Oil Rig Worker in your area are making on average $70,999 per year or $3,941 (5%) less than the national average annual salary of $74,940. New York ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Oil Rig Worker salaries.

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