February SNAP Benefits Issued Early Amid Federal Government Shutdown

February SNAP Benefits Issued Early Amid Federal Government Shutdown

Earlier reports indicated the partial government shutdown would cause the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ration February 2019 SNAP benefits. However, on Jan. 8, the agency told states to request and issue the February allotments by January 20. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stated they relied on a “provision of the just-expired Continuing Resolution […]

20 Dead in Pipeline Explosion North of Mexico City

20 Dead in Pipeline Explosion North of Mexico City

At least 20 people are dead and 71 injured after a pipeline explosion in Tlahuelipan, Mexico on Jan. 18, 2019. Pemex, the state-owned oil company, reported the explosion was the result of an unauthorized tap in their line. The explosion occurred in the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline, 100 km north of Mexico City. Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad pleaded […]

Smokers Alert the Cigarette Is Pronounced Dead

Smokers Alert the Cigarette Is Pronounced Dead

Reports began to emerge on Jan. 09, 2019, that cigarettes will soon pass away. Phillip Morris announced the tobacco product’s death 138 years after it was invented. Phillip Morris International (PMI) according to Newsweek, Marlboro’s manufacturer announced it would be phasing them out along with other brands they produce. The company spokesperson explained that society expects them to act responsibly, according […]