Amazon has 37,000 job listings — maybe its most ever — in Seattle, India and across the globe
At one point last week, Amazon had about 37,200 job listings around the world.That’s the most listings the Seattle company has posted on its Amazon.jobs career site in at least 15 months, a company spokesperson said — and may be the most ever, though a system update prevents easy comparisons to earlier periods.Amazon is seeking everyone from hourly warehouse workers to top-paid machine-learning experts, underscoring the breadth and scope of the company’s operations and ambition. The listings provide a rough map of Amazon’s near-term growth priorities across businesses and geographies.Amazon’s ...
The Seattle Times
Commentary: An arms race that no one can win
Welcome to the 21st century nuclear arms race. Once again, we’re teetering on the brink of nuclear conflict instead of taking critical steps toward de-escalation and disarmament.If it feels like we’re in the middle of a wacky James Bond movie plot, that’s not far off. Any progress we were making toward nuclear safety is being rapidly, systematically and recklessly dismantled by the Trump administration.Current tensions with Iran, particularly after the assassination of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, have heightened not just the risk of regional conflict but also of global nuc...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: Plans to deport Hmong who are US residents ignore history, are counterproductive
As the Trump administration callously pursues plans to deport 4,716 Hmong U.S. residents, it’s important to remember why these Southeast Asian immigrants are here.They didn’t cross the U.S. border illegally. They didn’t come here only for a chance at a better job or education. They came because they fought on America’s side during the Vietnam War and they and their families were persecuted for that after the conflict’s bitter end. Hmong who remained behind still face retaliation decades later in Laos, whose government has a record of human rights abuses.Sensitivity to that history is sorely mi...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Commentary: A cry for justice for a child-development expert in Turkey
There are times we must urgently intervene to help our children, and there are times we urgently must intervene to help the adults who help children.Today is a day I desperately wish I could be doing both. Instead, in the case of one of those adults, I must hold my breath.That’s because my friend and colleague, the child development specialist Yigit Aksakoglu, halfway across the world in Istanbul, Turkey, is on trial for his life. A prosecutor and the president of Turkey claim that Aksakoglu sought to overthrow his country, apparently by helping children. Amnesty International calls the charge...
Editorial: Just negotiate: Palestinians at the UN continue their anti-Israel pressure campaigns
It was one juvenile stunt after another. On Feb. 11 at the United Nations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — who refuses to engage in the direct negotiations with Israel that are the only path toward a lasting peace — went before the Security Council to dump on President Donald Trump’s peace blueprint. He failed to muster even the nine out of 15 votes necessary to get a vote condemning the plan. (It would’ve been vetoed by the U.S. anyway.)On Feb. 12, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, following through on a directive of the world body’s irredeemably anti-Israel Human...
New York Daily News
Nation and world news briefs
Attorney seeks justice for Marine confined more than 2 years without trial or chargesSAN DIEGO — A Marine recruit arrested for allegedly striking a drill instructor at the service’s San Diego boot camp has spent most of the last two years in the brig and is now confined to a federal prison hospital.He has not had a trial, nor has he been charged with a crime, according to the Marine Corps and the man’s attorney.Jay-Ar Ruiz’s case raises questions about how the military justice system handles complex issues involving mental health, his attorney says, and how someone like Ruiz — who his lawyer s...
Tribune News Service
The Marlins' overall message for spring training: 'Talent plays.' Can it result in wins?
JUPITER, Fla. — Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill doesn’t even have to say it anymore.Seasons like 2019 — ones where the Marlins posted a National League-worst 57-105 record — have to be a thing of the past.He reaffirmed his overarching message on Monday morning, a couple hours before the Marlins took to the back fields at the Roger Dean Chevrolet complex for the team’s first full-squad practice of spring training.Improvement is a necessity heading into Year 3 of the team’s rebuild under the Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter ownership group.The team brought in a host of players...
Will Bunch: Bloomberg vs. Trump would mean America has already amused itself to death
Maybe this wasn’t exactly the way Neil Postman wrote it up in 1985. After all, Instagram and Twitter were unfathomable in a world where the internet was still a closely held secret among computer-science geeks. Yet that was the world in which the late New York University media critic wrote a book called “Amusing Ourselves to Death” that essentially predicted Donald Trump, the drug of 24/7 cable news and … everything, decades before they actually occurred.But Postman would have inherently understood multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg’s surging 2020 presidential campaign and what it says about an A...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Missouri man accused of kidnapping went free, attacked two more women, charges say
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The investigation into Kevin March began when Kansas City police officers, responding to a call about someone yelling for help, found a woman handcuffed to a tree in June.She told police a man, later identified as 39-year-old March, allegedly made her take drugs before he duct taped her hands and feet. He forced her into her own vehicle’s trunk and drove her around before forcing her to perform a sexual act and eventually restraining her to the tree in south Kansas City, police said.March, who also allegedly took officers on a chase while driving the woman’s vehicle, was cha...
The Kansas City Star
Man accused of attacking two girls with machete was homeless, police say
LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Dennis Anthony Reid, who police say attacked his daughter and step-daughter with a machete Friday, had attempted to reconcile with his ex-wife but had recently learned she had remarried, according to a police report.Reid had left the family home due to the divorce and subsequently had been homeless, according to the report, but had come to the home in Lauderhill on Friday to help prepare the girls for school.According to the report, Reid had made several attempts to get back together with his ex-wife, including stopping by the house and sending text messages, but all ended i...