NKorea Fires First Missile In 2 Months, Another Former Staffer Accuses Conyers Of Sexual Harassment

NKorea Fires First Missile In 2 Months

U.S. officials are confirming that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile. A military official told NBC News the missile was launched to the east, toward the Sea of Japan. The launch reportedly came from the South Pyongan Province in North Korea. The Japanese Prime Minister’s office tweeted, “A missile was launched from North Korea which appears to have landed within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.” Today marks the first missile launch by North Korea in nearly two months.

Report: Deputy DC Mayor Used City Employees As Child Care

A bombshell report claims DC’s deputy mayor abused her office for her own benefit. “The Washington Post” says Deputy Mayor Courtney Snowden used her staff to transport and look after her child in 2015. A spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office says Mayor Bowser still has full confidence in her deputy. Snowden was also named in a list of DC officials who received preferential treatment in school placement by former DC Public Schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

Hyattsville Moving Company Accused Of Overcharging

A Hyattsville moving company is accused of overcharging its customers. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced charges against Swift Van Lines yesterday. Frosh claims the company would vastly overcharge customers what they were estimated, and would sometimes drive off with a customer’s items if they didn’t pay up. That would violate Maryland’s consumer protection laws. The state is seeking restitution for customers in the case, which will head to court in January.

Another Former Staffer Accuses Conyers Of Sexual Harassment

A seventh woman is accusing Congressman John Conyers of sexual harassment. Deanna Maher, who served as Conyers’ deputy chief of staff from 1997 to 2005, told the “Detroit News” that her former boss touched her inappropriately and made other unwelcome sexual advances towards her on at least three occasions. Conyers’ attorney denied the allegations to the newspaper, and asked why Maher would have kept working in the congressional office if she was uncomfortable.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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