Woman who flipped off Trump’s motorcade gets fired


A photo of a woman giving President Donald Trump’s motorcade the middle finger went viral more than a week ago.

People on social media hailed Juli Briskman as a “she-ro.” A hashtag, #her2020, arose.

However, her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, was not pleased with the middle-fingered salute.

They fired the 50-year-old mother of two over it.

A White House photographer traveling with the president snapped a picture of Trump’s motorcade passing a bicyclist when he left a golf course in Sterling, Va., last week.

“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” Briskman told HuffPost. “I’m thinking DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has Continue reading “Woman who flipped off Trump’s motorcade gets fired”

100 migrants missing two days after boat sank off Libya


The UN Migration Agency on Friday said 100 migrants were still missing, two days after their ship sunk off the Libyan coast.

“Forty others who were aboard were rescued and seven others are known to have lost their lives,” the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) added in a tweet.

The ship sank Wednesday off the eastern port of Zuwarah – a well-known migrant smuggling hub – after setting out on Sept. 15.

“Survivors said 130 people had been on board when the boat left the Libyan coastal town of Sabratha,” Ayoub Qasim, the spokesman for the Libyan navy forces, said.

Mr. Qasim told journalists that the incident resulted from a malfunction Continue reading “100 migrants missing two days after boat sank off Libya”