The president announced the appointment by tweet. This is the second time that he has selected Ratcliffe for the job.
Trump administration officials remained firmly in the spotlight Friday amid the White House’s effort to gain traction on its response to the coronavirus. President Donald Trump complained that Democrats are blaming him for the outbreak while acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney accused the media of stoking fears over coronavirus as a means of attacking Trump himself. On Capitol Hill, Republicans walked out of a briefing with health officials after Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro attacked the Trump administration’s response to the outbreak as disorganized.
Vice President Mike Pence added FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn to the White House’s coronavirus task force this afternoon, according to a senior HHS official familiar with the decision.
Trump on Wednesday put Pence in charge of the government’s response to the outbreak, taking over the supervisory role from HHS Secretary Alex Azar, who is still chairing the task force. Azar had not initially included Hahn or any FDA staff on the task force, despite the agency’s numerous responsibilities related to the outbreak.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a shooting that happened during a fight over a cigarette in McKees Rocks.
Allegheny County Police say the juvenile was charged and taken to the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday.
The shooting happened on the 100 block of Munson Avenue last Saturday afternoon. McKees Rocks Police arrived to the scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds to the hand and upper body.
The room is usually used for children to take naps, NBC Philadelphia reported. Seventeen children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old were in the room at the time of the crash, while about 80 children were in the building.
Four injured children were taken by ambulance to a hospital, while a fifth was transported separately, according to the district attorney’s office. Four of the children had been released from the hospital as of Friday afternoon.
In October, Peduto came out against the potential build-out of cracker plants and advocated for the region to wind down fracking. Natural-gas fracked from wells in Southwestern Pennsylvania is then sent to cracker plants, where it’s processed into plastic pellets. A cracker plant is currently under construction in Beaver County, and is permitted to emit 2.2 million tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of adding more than 480,000 cars to the region.
YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — Car owners in one neighborhood in a Westmoreland County are being targeted for their catalytic converters.
Some drivers found them cut off from right underneath their cars. It happened just this past week in the Youngwood area — one driver said they had two cut off their two cars, and a third was nearly sawed off.