REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-08-13, 23:52

Massachusetts judge allowed to keep $181K salary amid federal charges for obstructing ICE

In a reversal, a Massachusetts judge indicted for allowing an undocumented immigrant to evade ICE will be able to keep her $181,328 annual salary.        ...

Massachusetts judge allowed to keep $181K salary amid federal charges for obstructing ICE

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Federal Judge Bars ICE From Immigration Arrests at Massachusetts Courthouses (BOSTON) — A judge has barred federal authorities from arresting people at Massachusetts courthouses for civil immigration violations while a lawsuit challenging the practice plays out. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani issued the decision Thursday in the lawsuit brought against U.S. Immigrat...
2019-06-20, 23:00

Federal judge blocks ICE from making civil arrests at Massachusetts courthouses A federal judge in Boston has blocked immigration officials from making civil arrests of people visiting Massachusetts courthouses.        ...
2019-06-21, 07:39

R. Kelly to be taken to NY to face federal charges there, judge orders R. Kelly is going to New York soon, for a hearing on Aug. 2 to face federal sex-crime charges in Brooklyn.        ...
2019-07-20, 03:26

U.S. judge bars immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests....
2019-06-21, 02:26

R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges NBC New York is reporting that music artist R. Kelly, long the subject of allegations of abusive and controlling behavior toward multiple women, has been arrested in Chicago tonight on federal charges of sex trafficking. The arrest was reportedly made by a mixture of NYPD officers and Homeland Secur...
2019-07-12, 07:26

R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges R&B singer expected to be taken from Chicago to New York to face charges relating to child pornography and obstruction of justice R&B singer R Kelly has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, according to American law officials.The 52-year old was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night on 13 feder...
2019-07-12, 08:26

R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crime Charges: Everything We Know R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night on a 13-count indictment. A federal law enforcement source confirms to E! News that the 52-year-old singer was arrested by NYPD and......
2019-07-12, 16:39

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a...
2019-05-22, 02:26

Federal judge blocks Trump's asylum ban A federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration's new rule that prohibits the vast majority of Central American migrants from asylum in the United States....
2019-07-25, 08:13

Roger Stone Pissed Off a Federal Judge Again As diabolically smart as he is, pro-Trump political hit man Roger Stone certainly does some extremely dumb things. Yet again, his behavior might land him in jail pending a November trial for lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and witness tampering. I know I’ve said that before, but this time he...
2019-06-22, 22:13

Federal judge blocks new Arkansas abortion ban A federal judge has blocked a new abortion law from taking effect in Arkansas, which aims to ban the procedure statewide after 18 weeks of pregnancy....
2019-07-24, 14:52

R. Kelly faces federal kidnapping, child sex, racketeering charges Less than a day after he was arrested for charges in Chicago, singer R. Kelly was faced with five new charges in New York Friday that accuse him of racketeering, kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a child....
2019-07-13, 01:39

Russell Co. Brothers Indicted On Federal Bank Fraud Charges BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A pair of brothers from Russell County have been indicted on federal charges of bank fraud. Adam and Jeremy Hill were charged in an indictment handed up Wednesday in Bowling Green. The indictment alleges that Jeremy Hill wanted to obtain a loan to consolidate his ...
2019-06-16, 17:26

No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted 2014 arrest, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor said on Tuesday....
2019-07-16, 23:26

Mexican man faces federal charges in Texas crash that left 6 dead Ivan Dario Puga-Moreno is accused of driving a vehicle that was found in ditch on June 5. Six people died and several more were injured.        ...
2019-06-08, 08:00

R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago, reportedly on federal sex-crime charges Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly, who already faces state sexual assault charges, has been arrested in Chicago on federal charges after having been indicted there and in Brooklyn, New York, a law enforcement source said on Friday....
2019-07-12, 16:13

R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges: media Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, NBC News said, citing unidentified law enforcement officials....
2019-07-12, 07:39

Federal hate crime charges filed in black church fires NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says hate crime charges have been filed against a Louisiana man in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches earlier this year. A news release from the department says 21-year-old Holden Matthews faces three counts of “i...
2019-06-12, 21:39

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The court’s 7-2 decision Monday preserves a long-standing rule that provides an exception to the Constitution’s ban on trying someone ...
2019-06-17, 17:00

NYPD cop dodges federal charges in Eric Garner’s chokehold death The Department of Justice won’t bring civil rights or criminal charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a source familiar with the case told The Post on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn will announce the decision following a meeting with Garner’s ...
2019-07-16, 16:26

Federal judge blocks ‘heartbeat’ abortion law in Mississippi Washington (CNN) – A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s...
2019-05-25, 01:13

Federal judge releases USC records in gynecologist lawsuit LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.” The Los Angeles Times reports the confidential rep...
2019-05-24, 22:39

Federal judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked Mississippi from moving ahead with an abortion law that bans the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs at around six weeks on pregnancy....
2019-05-25, 03:39

Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Law, Federal Judge Rules Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to exact excessive licensing fees, a judge ruled in a decision that could shake up the smartphone industry....
2019-05-22, 14:39

U.S. federal judge blocks use of some funds for border wall A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration's use of $1 billion in funds to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico, but declined to issue a permanent injunction....
2019-06-29, 04:39

Federal judge rules in Rosemont Mine case TUCSON – A federal judge has ruled to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a Rosemont Mine open pit project in the Santa Rita Mountains. The ruling blocks Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals from beginning construction on the proposed $1.9 billion mine in the Coronado National Forest...
2019-08-01, 14:13

Federal Judge Wraps Up Hearings Into CVS-Aetna Deal Two days of unprecedented court hearings on CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna wrapped up without a firm date for when a federal judge would rule on a Justice Department settlement that allowed the deal....
2019-06-07, 07:26

Federal judge rules Trump’s asylum ban illegal A federal judge has ruled president trump’s asylum ban is illegal. The ban aimed to temporarily bar migrants who illegally cross into the U.S. through the southern border from seeking asylum outside official ports of entry. District Judge Randolph moss determined Friday the policy is a violati...
2019-08-03, 05:39

Report: Former federal official spoke of shooting a judge CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department found that the former head of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Chicago office who stepped down last year without explanation made an “inappropriate comment about shooting a judge” during a firearms training exercise. The Justice Department’s i...
2019-06-06, 17:00

NYPD officer in Eric Garner’s chokehold death won’t face federal charges FILE – In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Eric Garner, right, poses with his children during a family outing. Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of E...
2019-07-16, 18:26

Ice cream licker in viral video could face 20 years in jail, federal charges Blue Bell Creameries has removed all half-gallon containers of "Tin Roof" from a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, police said.        ...
2019-07-05, 03:01

‘Where’s My Daughter?’ Parents of Alleged Victim Confront Publicist for R. Kelly After New Federal Charges The visibly anguished parents of an alleged victim of R. Kelly confronted a spokesman for the singer Friday during a news conference held following Kelly’s latest arrest on new federal child pornography and racketeering charges....
2019-07-13, 08:52

El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius to face state and federal charges Accused El Paso mass murderer Patrick Crusius will be hit with new federal charges in addition to the state murder charges he’s already facing — both carrying the death penalty. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said during a city council meeting this week that the feds, who have been inve...
2019-08-09, 01:00

Friend of gunman in Ohio mass shooting faces federal gun charges: prosecutors A friend of the Ohio man who killed nine people, including his own sister, in Dayton this month was charged on Monday with lying about his illegal drug use on a form when he bought a pistol, federal prosecutors said....
2019-08-12, 22:52

Federal judge moves forward on census citizenship question A federal judge will rule on case questioning if the basis of the Trump administration wanting to add a 2020 census citizenship question is discriminatory....
2019-07-06, 22:52

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion restrictions An Arkansas federal judge blocked three state abortion restrictions that would have gone into effect Wednesday, one of which requires abortion providers to be board-certified gynecologists, which would have closed the state’s last remaining surgical abortion clinics....
2019-07-24, 16:26

Federal judge continues blocking Arkansas abortion laws A federal judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday that three Arkansas laws that would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close cannot be enforced while she considers a lawsuit challenging them....
2019-08-07, 09:13

Mississippi-based federal judge nominated to appeals court JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation’s most conservative federal appeals courts. The White House on Tuesday announced the nomination of Halil “Sul” Ozerden to the 5th U.S. Circuit...
2019-06-12, 02:26

Federal judge in California halts Trump’s latest asylum ban A judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the days-old program, and criticized the federal government for attempting to bypass existing law, after a judge in Washignton allowed it....
2019-07-25, 02:39

Federal Prosecutors Don’t Have to Disclose Secret Flynn Transcripts, Judge Says The federal judge’s order means that prosecutors will not be required to make public highly classified conversations between Michael T. Flynn and a Russian diplomat....
2019-06-05, 05:26

U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers....
2019-07-12, 22:39

Federal judge dismisses racketeering claims against Trump family A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday dismissed racketeering claims against President Trump and three of his children that were part of a lawsuit alleging the Trump family promoted sham marketing opportunities which brought hundreds of thousands in losses for investors....
2019-07-25, 02:39

Twitter Racist Who Allegedly Sent Death Threats to Muslim Lawyer Now Facing Federal Charges After allegedly sending a death threat to a Muslim lawyer on Twitter last year, a North Carolina man is facing federal felony charges of issuing a threat via interstate commerce that could land him in prison for up to five years, the New York Times reported on Monday.Read more......
2019-07-02, 08:13

Friend of Ohio mass shooter faces federal charges for allegedly lying on gun form A friend of the Ohio man who killed nine people in Dayton was charged on Monday with lying about his drug use on a form when he bought a gun and told authorities that he bought body armor and firearm accessories for the shooter, a federal prosecutor said....
2019-08-13, 05:39

White House blasts federal judge in asylum case as ‘at war with the rule of law’ An injunction issued by a Seattle-based judge blocked an administration plan that would detain thousands of migrants indefinitely while waiting for their asylum cases to be heard....
2019-07-03, 16:39

Federal judge appears hesitant to block Trump Obamacare alternatives The Trump administration argued in district court Tuesday that it was allowed to let people buy short-term plans outside of Obamacare's rules because they'd done little to disrupt the market and had been allowed for most of Barack Obama's tenure....
2019-05-22, 08:52

Federal Judge Slams Trump's Attempt to Block Congressional Subpoena A Washington, D.C. judge ruled against Trump’s lawyers’ attempt to block a subpoena by the House of Representatives of the president’s accounting firm, according to BuzzFeed....
2019-05-21, 22:26

Federal judge bars Trump from using $2.5 billion to build border wall A federal judge prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.        ...
2019-06-29, 10:00

R. Kelly judge to rule on protecting evidence in federal sex-crimes case R. Kelly's judge in the federal sex-crimes case in Chicago will rule on how tightly to protect access to and public blabbing about the evidence.        ...
2019-07-31, 19:26

Federal judge blocks Trump from using $2.5B in military funds for border wall A California federal judge issued a ruling blocking President Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funds to build a wall along the southern border....
2019-06-30, 00:52

UPDATE 1-U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers....
2019-07-12, 22:39

Federal judge finds Qualcomm patent practices violated antitrust law Qualcomm violated federal antitrust law and engaged in tactics deliberately intended to limit competition in the cellphone chip market, a federal judge in California ruled Tuesday in a victory for federal regulators....
2019-05-22, 19:39

Blow Struck: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Hearbeat’ Abortion Law Down goes Frazier — at least for now when it comes to Mississippi’s new so-called heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected....
2019-05-25, 08:39

Judge rules federal prison must treat inmate’s breast cancer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered the federal prison system to make sure a North Carolina woman gets timely treatment for breast cancer while she is incarcerated in Alabama. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a judge admonished federal officials for what she called a...
2019-06-12, 21:39

Federal judge refuses to dismiss $224M lawsuit against AT&T for SIM-swap bungle A US federal judge has rejected AT&T‘s request to dismiss a $224 million lawsuit over a SIM-swapping incident that led to $24 million in stolen cryptocurrency. A press release confirms the telecom giant will face court over allegations it violated the Federal Communications Act, a consumer contract,...
2019-07-23, 14:52

U.S. federal judge blocks $1 billion in funds for Trump’s border wall U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland, California said the use of the funds for the wall for "border barrier construction" in two areas "is unlawful."...
2019-06-29, 09:26

El Salvador judge gives new charges for El Mozote massacre A Salvadoran judge ruled that a group of former members of the El Salvador military, including leaders of armed forces, will face new charges related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre...
2019-07-19, 02:13

R. Kelly judge bars lawyers from divulging new evidence in federal sex-crimes case R. Kelly's judge in federal sex-crimes case in Chicago barred lawyers from talking about new evidence in public, to ensure case not tried in media.        ...
2019-08-01, 01:26

Congress’ challenge of U.S.-Mexico border wall funding rejected by federal judge A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue....
2019-06-04, 08:26

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads The decision, handed down just hours before the rule was set to take effect, came in response to a lawsuit challenging the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services....
2019-07-09, 12:52

Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum ban on migrants who illegally cross border President Trump’s push to limit the number of asylum seekers flooding across the border suffered another defeat in the courts on Friday, when a federal judge ruled that the government cannot stop migrants from claiming asylum in the U.S., even if they have crossed the border illegally....
2019-08-03, 19:52

Qualcomm shares plunge after federal judge rules its practices violate antitrust law Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to impose excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judged ruled....
2019-05-22, 13:39

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's 9-day-old asylum rule A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a rule preventing most migrants from claiming political asylum.        ...
2019-07-25, 08:26

Federal Judge Blocks Parts of Trump’s Border Wall Over Improper Funding President Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful” vanity project is facing more setbacks after a federal judge on Friday night temporarily halted construction of a wall on the southern U.S. border because the project’s funding likely is illegal....
2019-05-25, 17:13

Federal judge rules banks must comply with subpoenas for Trump financial records A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that two banks that did business with President Trump must comply with congressional subpoenas seeking access to his financial records. ...
2019-05-22, 23:52

Trump vows appeal after U.S. federal judge blocks use of some border wall funds U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling blocking his administration from using $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico....
2019-06-29, 19:00

El Salvador judge orders new charges for El Mozote massacre A Salvadoran judge has ruled that 17 former members of the country’s military will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displacement related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre...
2019-07-19, 03:26

NYC judge orders R. Kelly held without bond on sex charges A New York City federal judge on Friday ordered singer R. Kelly held without bond on sex trafficking charges, agreeing with prosecutors that the entertainer is a flight risk and a danger to the community....
2019-08-03, 01:39

Federal hate crime charges filed in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal hate crime charges filed in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana. The post Federal hate crime charges filed in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-12, 20:52

A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The post A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-25, 00:26

Federal judge in New York says he won’t block congressional subpoenas seeking Trump’s banking records NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judge in New York says he won’t block congressional subpoenas seeking Trump’s banking records. The post Federal judge in New York says he won’t block congressional subpoenas seeking Trump’s banking records appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-22, 22:13

Judge rejects young Quebecers’ lawsuit seeking federal action on climate change Superior Court Justice Gary Morrison delivered his ruling Thursday, emphasizing that the cause of environmental protection was of undoubted importance but raising doubts about the nature of the class seeking damages....
2019-07-17, 01:26

Federal judge rules against Trump's mandate that pharma companies show drug prices in TV ads A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a rule that pharmaceutical companies must display the list prices of their drugs in their TV ads....
2019-07-09, 05:26

Federal judge blocks Trump admin policy keeping asylum seekers locked up U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings....
2019-07-03, 03:13

Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect. The post Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-29, 01:26

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit Colombia's commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017....
2019-08-12, 22:00

HK airport says it has injunction to stop protesters obstructing operations Hong Kong's Airport Authority said on Wednesday it had obtained an interim injunction to restrain people from "unlawfully and wilfully obstructing" the operations of the city's international airport after another night of disruption by protesters....
2019-08-14, 10:00

British judge says Boris Johnson must face misconduct charges Boris Johnson, one of the top candidates to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, will face misconduct charges over remarks he made before the 2016 vote to leave the European Union, a judge ruled Wednesday....
2019-05-29, 18:39

Trump says he’ll ‘immediately’ appeal a federal judge’s ruling to block $2.5 billion in border wall funds Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump is vowing to appeal a judge's ruling that says his administration cannot take $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities and use it to build a wall along the Mexican border. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the transfer of the mo...
2019-06-30, 02:39

Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday ruled there is enough new evidence to suggest the need to reconsider whether the Trump administration conspired to disenfranchise minorities and Democrats when it moved to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census....
2019-06-20, 06:13

Federal judge rejects Trump administration’s bid to swap out lawyers for census case on citizenship question The judge’s decision is the latest development in the continuing effort by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census....
2019-07-10, 07:39

Judge to decide whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Thursday whether American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls or be released to his Manhattan mansion under house arrest....
2019-07-18, 12:26

Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8 A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge dismissed criminal charges against a former Amtrak engineer. The state attorney general vowed Tuesday to appeal the decision....
2019-07-24, 04:39

'Appalled' and 'Disappointed': Federal Judge Tells St. Louis to Stop Dragging Feet on Cash Bail Order The city of St. Louis can no longer hold people in jail simply because they’re too poor to pay bail, a federal judge ruled last week. The decision was celebrated by the city’s civil rights advocates, who have argued for years that its cash bail system was unconstitutional. But following the ruling—w...
2019-06-17, 19:52

SNC-Lavalin will stand trial on criminal corruption charges, Quebec judge rules SNC-Lavalin will stand trial on criminal corruption charges linked to its alleged business activities in Libya under former dictator Muammar Qaddafi....
2019-05-29, 18:00

HBO Leaving Neverland Case to Remain Open After Federal Judge Rejects Michael Jackson Estate Arbitration Request The ongoing case between HBO and Michael Jackson’s estate regarding the premiere network’s documentary Leaving Neverland has taken an interesting turn, due to a federal judge’s recent decision not to throw the case to an arbitrator, per the estate’s request....
2019-05-29, 18:52

Russia Drops Charges Against Journalist Amid Stiff Criticism Russian authorities dropped drug charges against a prominent journalist and said they would release him from house arrest, in an unusual turnaround that followed criticism from journalists, celebrities and lawmakers....
2019-06-11, 19:52

Survey Shows Americans Are Becoming More Supportive of Transgender Rights Amid Federal Rollback of LGBTQ Protections More than six in ten Americans say they have become more supportive of transgender rights compared to their stances five years ago, according to a new survey. The findings from the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, show a shift in public perception across polit...
2019-06-11, 13:52

Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal. The post Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-13, 19:52

Republicans — and some Dems — stand by Acosta amid Jeffrey Epstein charges White House aides are wringing their hands over the prospect that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta could be dethroned for his handling of previous accusations of abuse against billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. But Acosta’s backers on Capitol Hill are largely sticking with him despite the new c...
2019-07-09, 05:13

Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules Roughly five months after the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm entered the courtroom over charges that Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive behavior, a federal judge has sided with the FTC. In a decision shared Tuesday night, US District Judge L......
2019-05-22, 17:00

Colombian ex rebel takes congressional seat amid drug trafficking charges A former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group took his seat in congress on Tuesday, 11 days after being released from prison on drug trafficking charges that prevented him from being sworn in last year....
2019-06-11, 19:13

Judge resigns amid claims he complained he can’t hang people An upstate judge has resigned amid allegations he ranted publicly that the legal system “sucks” and that most defendants should end up “swinging outside the door,” officials said Tuesday. Justice Scott Stone ran his mouth during a meeting of the Wolcott Village Board in 2015,...
2019-06-04, 21:13

Federal judge blocks Ohio's 'heartbeat bill' abortion ban A federal judge temporarily blocked Ohio's ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.        ...
2019-07-03, 23:26

Judge gives U.S. a role in chicken price-fixing civil case amid criminal probe A federal judge on Thursday allowed the U.S. government to intervene in long-running litigation in which grocers, retailers and consumers accused Tyson Foods Inc, Pilgrim's Pride Corp and other poultry processors of conspiring to inflate chicken prices....
2019-06-27, 21:26

Judge authorizes US government to intervene in chicken price-fixing civil case amid criminal probe U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin in Chicago granted the government's intervention request after the Department of Justice said it had launched a criminal probe related to price-fixing allegations, which the poultry processors have denied....
2019-06-27, 18:52

Judge Orders Baton Rouge to Release Psych Report of Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Amid Reports of Abuse, Unprofessional Behavior Days after Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul admitted that Blane Salamoni, the police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in 2016, should never have been hired, a Louisiana judge has ordered the city of Baton Rouge to release a psychological evaluation used in Salamoni’s hiring....
2019-08-08, 00:52

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.        ...
2019-05-25, 01:00

Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act The report found that Conway violated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”...
2019-06-13, 19:39

Treat Your Salary Like It's Temporary If you’ve finally gotten that job (or that raise), it can be easy to assume that you don’t have to worry about money anymore. You’ve got that steady paycheck, after all....
2019-07-08, 21:26

Beyond salary: How to negotiate benefits Landing a job and a good salary does not end the negotiations. It's important to make sure you negotiate on benefits as well.       ...
2019-06-13, 16:26

Working abroad could boost your salary by more than a third Working professionals at the age of 34 or under stand to gain more from moving overseas to work, compared to any other group of professionals, a new study has revealed....
2019-07-04, 06:39

Jerry: Deals must fit within confines of salary cap Having seen a rush to do deals burn the Cowboys in the past, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he isn't opposed to continuing negotiations with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott into the regular season....
2019-08-14, 12:26

N.B.A. Begins Investigating Whether Salary Cap Was Violated After multiple team owners raised concerns, the league is looking into whether a frenetic free agency period included offers that are not permitted by the N.B.A. collective bargaining agreement....
2019-07-24, 14:26

NHL salary cap lower than projected at $81.5 million VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 lower than initially projected. The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced the figure Saturday, a day before teams can begin meeting with prospective unrestricted free ...
2019-06-23, 00:13

The salary-cap hell the Rangers are still trying to navigate The Rangers realistically could have as many as eight players — Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil, Lias Andersson, Brett Howden, Vitali Kravtsov, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek and Alex Georgiev — working under entry-level contracts, plus two more — Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux—playing for under a million bucks...
2019-07-17, 19:52

Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It It’s up to a small group of league officials to make sure all N.B.A. teams follow the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. They do more to shape the league than fans realize....
2019-08-20, 16:26

In Salary Negotiations, Ask How Much Your Male Colleagues Are Paid Maybe you’ve done your online research about what your experience is worth in the job market. But if you’re not asking your peers what they make, you might be selling yourself short at your next salary negotiation....
2019-08-10, 02:26

AP Source: NHL salary cap will fall short of projections VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The NHL salary cap for next season will be between $81.5 and $82 million, which is at least $1 million lower than initially projected, The Associated Press has confirmed. The figure was disclosed Friday by a person with direct knowledge of the situation to the AP o...
2019-06-21, 20:26

Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft Salary cap crunch leads to P.K. Subban, Patrick Marleau and J.T. Miller getting traded and overshadowing the second day of the NHL draft       ...
2019-06-23, 05:13

Avast top boss to receive annual salary of $1 Cyber security company Avast Plc said on Tuesday its new Chief Executive Officer Ondrej Vlcek will indefinitely waive his annual salary and bonus, and instead receive a $1 for his yearly pay....
2019-07-02, 11:52

New PM 'should lower migrant worker salary threshold' The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit....
2019-07-17, 13:13

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5 million last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7,115,556 in ...
2019-06-12, 19:13

Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on the contracts of three players on the roster, trying to create a max salary slot, league sources told ESPN....
2019-06-19, 05:39

How a single mom of four switched careers to land a six-figure salary Shannon Lance began her job search after completing a 14-week computer coding program. Just six days later, she'd secured a six-figure offer from travel expenses firm SAP Concur....
2019-07-10, 12:00

New Zealand greenlights Bitcoin salary regulation – but it’s still a bad idea New Zealand‘s tax authorities have deemed it legal for companies to pay its employees in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Companies will also be able to deduct income taxes using current PAYE (pay as you earn) frameworks under the Income Tax Act 2007. The country’s Inland Revenue Department (IRD)...
2019-08-12, 15:13

TUSD: Teacher salary increases for new school year TUCSON – Tucson Unified School District teachers will see a pay raise this new school year, the district announced Tuesday night. The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board approved the 2019-2020 Certified Salary Schedule –they will increase beginning teacher salary to $40,200. TUSD says fir...
2019-07-10, 23:26

Pemex agrees salary rises with oil workers union Mexico's state oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it had agreed with the oil workers union to raise salaries and benefits while seeking to manage the heavily indebted company's delicate financial situation....
2019-08-01, 06:13

How NYCHA’s new $400K leader landed the job — and his whopping salary He played hard to get, and it won him nearly half a million dollars a year. Newly appointed NYHCA chairman Greg Russ initially turned down the gig in February — but came back to the negotiating table in May when pay for the position was almost doubled, The Post has learned. The Minneapolis pub...
2019-06-22, 02:13

Where Rangers’ salary cap stands as busy offseason continues The Rangers’ shadow roster of two goaltenders, five defensemen and 12 forwards, as compiled by The Post, accounts for approximately $72,531,000. This leaves general manager Jeff Gorton with around $8,969,000 which with to deal with restricted free agents Jacob Trouba, Tony DeAngelo, Pavel Buchnevich...
2019-07-04, 05:39

Rangers using Kevin Shattenkirk to escape salary-cap disaster In this salary-cap squeeze, Kevin Shattenkirk was the casualty. The Rangers plan to buy out the remaining two years of the 30-year-old’s contract at $6.65 million per season, The Post has learned. In what was a confusing couple days when the exact buyout window wasn’t clear to most around the league...
2019-08-01, 01:13

Inside the Nets’ salary cap wizardry that made it all happen LAS VEGAS — Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have player options for the final season of their four-year deals with Brooklyn. That means the Nets’ four-year window to win with the All-NBA duo could get sliced in half if Durant’s ruptured Achilles sidelines him for the first year of his deal and th...
2019-07-11, 08:39

Wanted: Someone to eat ribs and travel the country. Salary: $5,000 a week If you love to eat barbecue ribs, has Reynolds Wrap got a job for you. Travel around the United States and pocket $5,000 a week sampling delicious meats....
2019-06-18, 02:39

The Latest: Nuclear power era comes to end in Massachusetts PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local): ___ 6:25 p.m. The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy, which owns t...
2019-06-01, 02:26

Artemi Panarin puts Rangers in wild salary cap dance Two of the Rangers’ restricted free agents, defenseman Jacob Trouba and forward Pavel Buchnevich, both have dates set for their arbitration cases. Trouba’s is July 25 and Buchnevich’s is July 29. While negotiations continue with both players, their filings have triggered a clause in the collective b...
2019-07-10, 10:26

More states are banning questions about salary history in job interviews. What to say if you’re asked about it anyway. Employment lawyers, salary negotiation experts and employee rights advocates say the question is probably still getting asked — whether by naive or rogue hiring managers — and that violations of salary history questions posed behind closed doors could prove difficult to police....
2019-08-16, 14:26

Health-care costs are going up so quickly, they're devouring your salary increases Even if you have health insurance through work, you can expect to spend a hefty amount of money on care for yourself and your family. Premiums are only part of the story....
2019-08-19, 22:13

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage       ...
2019-08-17, 04:52

Dolphins will pay Kendrick Norton, who lost arm, full salary after waiving him The Miami Dolphins will pay the full season salary of Kendrick Norton, who lost his left arm in an automobile accident earlier this month.       ...
2019-07-22, 14:39

UFO? Giant mirrored vessel soars across Massachusetts American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken has unleashed a 100-foot-tall, mirrored hot air balloon that will fly across Massachusetts until July 28. As the silver behemoth catches air currents on its westward voyage, its surface will reflect everything in its path as it touches down along the way, fr...
2019-07-22, 19:39

SEE IT: Massachusetts mom chases down, pins alleged flasher A Massachusetts mom ran after a man who she said exposed himself twice to her while she was out jogging Thursday morning and held him down while she tried to call 9-1-1, according to police....
2019-07-25, 08:13

Brady, Gisele list Massachusetts home for $39.5M Patriots QB Tom Brady, whose new deal will pay him $23 million this season, has listed his Brookline, Massachusetts, home on the market for $39.5 million....
2019-08-07, 06:52

Massachusetts to Alaska: the best and worst states to be unemployed The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, pushing the monthly unemployment rate down to 3.6% — the lowest level since 1969.        ...
2019-06-02, 13:00

Joe Biden heaps praise on GOP during Massachusetts fundraiser Former Vice President Joe Biden praised Republicans as “decent people” at a fundraiser Saturday while touting his ability to work across the aisle, according to a report....
2019-08-18, 17:39

Watch: Bear almost collides with motorcycle in Massachusetts A Massachusetts motorcyclist's helmet-mounted camera captured the moment he narrowly evaded a crash with a bear that ran across the road in front of him....
2019-07-02, 21:52

Jacob Trouba deal puts Rangers deeper into salary-cap hell Now the Rangers are officially in a bind. As expected, the club signed restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba on Friday to a seven-year, $56 million deal that carries an annual salary cap hit of $8 million. That temporarily puts the Blueshirts into the summer allowance over the cap ceiling of...
2019-07-20, 05:26

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka Is Reportedly Learning How The Salary Cap Works In Real Time The Los Angeles Lakers are going to enter next season with a roster of extremes. On one hand, LeBron James and Anthony Davis seem like the league’s most seamless pick-and-roll partnership. On the other, the team seems determined to add a third maximum salary player to its books, which will inherentl...
2019-06-21, 03:26

Americans want a 401K, a great salary, health care and help with student loans, too Some companies are offering to help with student loan debt in addition to retirement savings as part of their benefits package.        ...
2019-05-29, 13:13

Devendra Fadnavis, Ministers To Donate One-Month Salary For Flood Relief Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and all Cabinet ministers on Tuesday decided to donate their one-month salary towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of devastation caused by......
2019-08-14, 05:52

Navjot Sidhu Absent, But Draws Salary: BJP Leader To Punjab Governor BJP leader Tarun Chugh said the fight between the Chief Minister and the minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has caused a constitutional crisis. I request the Governor to take action in Punjab's interest....
2019-07-09, 10:39

Massachusetts man who beheaded classmate at age 15 gets decades to life in prison A Massachusetts man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years after beheading a classmate in a fit of jealousy over a girl in 2016. ...
2019-07-10, 07:13

David Ortiz gets police escort to Massachusetts hospital David Ortiz aka “Big Papi” was transferred from his native Dominican Republic to a Massachusetts hospital late Monday. The ex-Boston Red Sox slugger — who was wounded in an ambush-style shooting attack in Santo Domingo on Sunday — was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital v...
2019-06-11, 06:26

Massachusetts man diagnosed with deadly mosquito-borne virus The first case of the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been confirmed in a Massachusetts man, the state’s department of public health announced over the weekend. The man, who was not identified, is over 60 years old and lives in southern Plymouth County, according to a ...
2019-08-13, 00:26

Foodborne parasite sickens over 100 in Massachusetts; source unknown A foodborne parasite has been wreaking havoc on people in Massachusetts — with more than 100 cases being reported since May, according to health officials. The microscopic culprit, Cyclospora, had only caused an average of 18 to 33 infections per year since 2016 before the most recent spike. &...
2019-07-25, 07:01

Wynn Resorts Will Not Appeal Massachusetts Regulator's Ruling Wynn Resorts said it would not appeal a decision from Massachusetts regulators after a review of how the company handled sexual-misconduct allegations against its founder and former chief executive, Steve Wynn....
2019-05-29, 03:39

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts BOSTON (AP) — Activists on both sides of the abortion divide have clashed over a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of “fatal fetal anomalies.” The bill, called the “Roe Act” by supporters, would amend current st...
2019-06-18, 05:26

He spends half his $1,300 monthly salary on rent. This is why he's fighting for a fairer Hong Kong Originally sparked by opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill, the unrest has expanded to include a range of demands tapping into longstanding frustrations over stalled political reform and economic injustice in Hong Kong....
2019-08-19, 16:39

Nets pulled off salary cap miracle to put talent around Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving For a general manager, free agency is like the NBA Finals. And Brooklyn GM Sean Marks has hit a Game 7 winner. The Nets not only successfully landed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving but found a creative way to finesse the cap enough to add DeAndre Jordan and Garrett Temple. And Marks and his capologist...
2019-07-01, 18:26

Nashville Predators deal PK Subban to New Jersey Devils to clear salary-cap space The New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban on the second day of the NHL draft as the Nashville Predators clear out salary-cap space.       ...
2019-06-22, 22:52

NHL trade roundup: PK Subban, JT Miller and Patrick Marleau dealt for salary cap reasons The Predators, Lightning and Maple Leafs need cap space, so P.K. Subban, J.T. Miller, Patrick Marleau are dealt on second day of NHL draft.       ...
2019-06-22, 22:52

Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle to make $800,000 in base salary Iowa football assistants were due a 10% raise after a Top 25 finish in the poll. That brings strength coach Chris Doyle to an annual salary of $800,000.       ...
2019-08-02, 04:52

NCAA president Mark Emmert had net salary of $2.9 million in 2017 calendar year The $2.9 million net salary for NCAA president Mark Emmert was revealed when the college sports governing body revealed its tax return for 2017.        ...
2019-05-24, 00:01

Video shows jogger chase down perv who flashed her in Massachusetts Video released by Massachusetts police on Wednesday shows a woman running down a pervert who flashed her while she was jogging on a road in Cambridge, cops said. The footage taken on July 18 shows the woman jogging on Memorial Drive near Vassar Street in Cambridge after the man exposes himself and s...
2019-07-25, 09:00

Mueller flubs on which president appointed him to prosecutor post in Massachusetts Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller confused which president appointed him the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts back in the 1980s....
2019-07-24, 21:26

Warren's rebound? Massachusetts senator regains footing in polls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the populist senator who’s put out one progressive policy proposal after another during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is enjoying a fresh rise in the polls....
2019-05-22, 17:13

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter dies at family compound in Massachusetts One of the granddaughters of the late Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday after an apparent drug overdose at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, the family and media reports said....
2019-08-02, 22:52

Massachusetts officer charged with raping homeless teen girl WOBURN, Mass. — A veteran Massachusetts police officer has been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl who was homeless and addicted to heroin at the time of the alleged attacks. Lowell Officer Kevin Garneau pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of rape. Prosecutors say the girl alleges the 49-y...
2019-06-28, 09:00

Massachusetts Man Reportedly in a Coma After Contracting Brain Infection From a Mosquito A rare, sometimes fatal viral infection spread by mosquitoes has resurfaced in Massachusetts—and has likely sent at least one man into a coma. Over the weekend, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that a local resident contracted the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Dozen...
2019-08-13, 22:00

Funeral Mass Held For Granddaughter Of Robert F. Kennedy In Massachusetts A private funeral mass was held on Monday for the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who died last week after being found unresponsive at the family's compound in Hyannis Port,......
2019-08-06, 04:39

Jobless in Massachusetts? You're in luck: The best and worst states to be unemployed The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, pushing the monthly unemployment rate down to 3.6% — the lowest level since 1969.        ...
2019-06-02, 13:00

Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016 after the alleged victim refused to testify....
2019-07-18, 01:26

Massachusetts teen dies after being dumped at hospital in disturbing mystery A 13-year-old missing Massachusetts girl was dumped at a hospital there — possibly by a much older man — and pronounced dead shortly afterward, according to a disturbing new report....
2019-05-23, 12:13

Massachusetts cop accused of raping homeless teen while on duty: reports A Massachusetts police officer was indicted Wednesday on charges that he raped a homeless 16-year-old while working for a city outreach program in 2016, according to reports.     ...
2019-06-28, 08:52

Massachusetts man with deadly mosquito-borne virus in coma, daughter says A Massachusetts man who was diagnosed with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus is reportedly in a coma, his family says. ...
2019-08-13, 20:13

Massachusetts RMV suspends 869 more drivers two months after deadly N.H. motorcycle crash The Massachusetts RMV has now suspended more than 2,400 drivers for out-of-state violations that weren't processed. More are likely.        ...
2019-08-17, 07:13

Watch: Massachusetts family's home cleaned by unknown intruder A Massachusetts man said he arrived at his family's home to find someone had broken in and given the residence a deep cleaning without stealing anything....
2019-05-24, 23:39

Human remains found behind newly purchased Massachusetts home A Massachusetts contractor preparing a newly purchased home for its owner’s move-in day next month has discovered a set of human remains in its backyard. ...
2019-06-18, 21:52

Extremely Rare Blue Lobster Ends Up At Massachusetts Restaurant A Massachusetts seafood restaurant found a rare blue lobster in a shipment last week. Blue lobsters are extremely rare, their unique colour being caused by a genetic defect....
2019-06-17, 09:13

He spends half his $1300 monthly salary on rent. This is why he's fighting for a fairer Hong Kong Originally sparked by opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill, the unrest has expanded to include a range of demands tapping into longstanding frustrations over stalled political reform and economic injustice in Hong Kong....
2019-08-18, 08:39

A Low-Balled Author, a Star With No Salary and a "Successful Failure" at the Box Office: 25 Forrest Gump Facts It's hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since moviegoers first watched Forrest Gump sit down on that bus stop bench and utter a phrase that would go on to become one of the most......
2019-07-06, 20:39

Family of Massachusetts youth killed in blast settles suit against company The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on Tuesday....
2019-07-10, 00:13

Man breaks into Massachusetts Vietnam veteran's home during his funeral, had other targets: cops A man with a list of addresses in multiple Massachusetts towns of people who recently lost someone was caught inside the home of a recently deceased veteran during his funeral, police said....
2019-05-29, 23:52

Perfect Just As You Are: Massachusetts Bill Would Reward Companies for Not Altering Models’ Appearance in Their Ads One lawmaker in Massachusetts is set on making money moves in favor of “body confidence” by sponsoring legislation that would provide financial incentives to companies that did not alter the look of models in their ads....
2019-06-05, 08:39

UPDATE 3-Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016 after the alleged victim refused to testify....
2019-07-18, 01:26

Man deported to El Salvador allowed to back in US A 33-year-old father of two American-born children was allowed to return to the U.S. on Monday, two years after being deported to El Salvador during the first months of the Trump administration. Jose Escobar arrived in Houston on Monday. (July 2)        ...
2019-07-02, 15:52

Should pilots be allowed to sleep in the cockpit? Pilots are often overtired, making them prone to errors. Some countries let them sleep on the job -- under strict rules. Pilots love the idea, but consumers are wary, for now....
2019-06-04, 19:39

Huawei will soon be allowed to buy some of its tech from US suppliers again There are signs of a thaw in the ongoing US vs Huawei saga, with President Trump announcing that Huawei will once again be able to buy technology from US suppliers – with certain limits."US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei," Bloomberg reports Trump as saying at a G20 news conferen...
2019-06-30, 12:13

Sea-Eye migrants allowed to disembark in Malta The 65 migrants on board German-flagged rescue ship Alan Kurdi have been taken ashore to Malta, the Maltese government has said. They will be relocated to other EU countries. The ship is operated by the Sea-Eye charity....
2019-07-08, 03:13

NBA Teams Shouldn't Be Allowed To Even Think About 2026 Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets pushed the absolute limits of the NBA’s rules on trading draft picks to dump Chris Paul in Oklahoma City and bring in a slightly younger ball-dominant point guard—one who’s only two years removed from his last All-NBA first team appearance instead of five. To ditc...
2019-07-12, 21:26

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter dies at family compound in Massachusetts: New York Times A 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday following an apparent overdose at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, the New York Times reported....
2019-08-02, 16:52

Lance Armstrong says he 'blew the f-----' doors off Mike Pence' on bike path in Massachusetts Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong bragged online about passing Vice President Mike Pence on a bike path in Massachusetts on Saturday — quickly drawing criticism for what he described as a joke....
2019-08-11, 19:26

Massachusetts woman charged after 21 dogs, Macaw found living in squalor in her van: police A Massachusetts woman was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after authorities reportedly found her living with 21 dogs and a bird — all inside a van....
2019-05-29, 23:52

Massachusetts RMV knew about backlog of driving infractions years before deadly New Hampshire crash The former head of the Massachusetts RMV said out-of-state driving offenses weren't processed at all until 2016.        ...
2019-07-31, 18:26

Massachusetts mother drove into Rhode Island reservoir with 3 children on board, police say A woman from Massachusetts was arrested Friday afternoon after driving her vehicle into a reservoir in Rhode Island with her three young children inside, according to police....
2019-06-30, 18:39

Rare blue lobster heading to aquarium, spared by Massachusetts seafood restaurant A Massachusetts seafood restaurant that found a rare blue lobster in a shipment last week reportedly plans to donate the crustacean to an aquarium.  ...
2019-06-15, 14:00

Massachusetts police release video of distracted driving crash, hours before another happens in same spot Authorities in Massachusetts shared dashcam video of a dramatic crash to highlight dangers of distracted driving on Tuesday, only to have a similar crash happen in the same exact spot hours later. ...
2019-08-14, 20:39

Lawyers for Massachusetts woman who encouraged boyfriend’s suicide appeal to Supreme Court Lawyers for the Massachusetts woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to throw out her conviction because it violated her right to free speech.    ...
2019-07-09, 08:52

FAA's new B4UFLY app makes it easier to know where drones are allowed The FAA's free app that kept drone pilots aware of "no fly zones" performed a much-needed service -- but had few fans. The federal agency teamed up with drone software maker Kittyhawk to create a new version of the B4UFLY app that is being released t......
2019-08-01, 15:52

Where Your Emotional Support Animal Is Allowed to Sit on a Plane In May, a man was attacked by an emotional support animal while flying on Delta; according to a lawsuit filed by the passenger, the animal tried repeatedly to sit on its owner’s lap before the attack—though ESAs are required to remain on the floor per Delta’s rules—while attendants ignored the airl...
2019-08-14, 19:13

The ‘Booksmart’ Conundrum: Are Women Not Allowed to Fail? Poor box office the first weekend led to controversy over the Olivia Wilde-directed comedy. But as it heads into Week 2, is it being held to an unfair standard?...
2019-05-31, 00:13

Welcome to Gay Hell, Michigan, where only pride flags are allowed to fly Youtuber Elijah Daniel has pulled a lot of stunts since he started creating content, but his latest act as Mayor of Hell has a lot of people talking....
2019-06-18, 19:00

French court rules that quadriplegic should be allowed to die A quadriplegic French patient, who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, should be allowed to die, France's top court ruled on Friday....
2019-06-28, 20:13

My new novel allowed me to grieve years after losing my baby boy In 2006 the writer Clare Mackintosh gave birth to twin boys 12 weeks prematurely. At first everything went well, but then one twin picked up a dangerous infection, and mother and father were faced with a terrible decisionAuthors are told to write what they know, but my own story was, for many years,...
2019-07-20, 17:26

German ambassador allowed to return to Venezuela Expelled from Venezuela in March for greeting opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido at the airport, German Ambassador Daniel Kriener has been given permission by Caracas to return....
2019-07-02, 10:26

A Broken System: Massachusetts’ Courts Are Still Working Through A Massive Backlog Of Pending Witch Trials It’s no secret that America’s judicial system is in desperate need of an overhaul, and a mounting crisis in the Bay State shows just how bad things have gotten: According to newly uncovered documents, Massachusetts’ courts are still working through a massive backlog of pending witch trials....
2019-05-21, 14:38

After deadly NH biker crash, thousands of out-of-state traffic notices found untouched by Massachusetts RMV Tens of thousands of notifications detailing traffic incidents involving Massachusetts drivers in other states sat untouched.        ...
2019-07-03, 19:39

A Massachusetts police department is asking the public to refrain from criminal activity because it is 'straight up hot as soccer balls out there' REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn A massive heat wave is gripping half of the country, and as of Friday nearly 200 million people were under a heat advisory. And the Braintree Police Department in Braintree, Massachusetts, is asking residents to refrain from criminal activity until it cools down. In a Facebo...
2019-07-21, 20:26

Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in second Massachusetts resident, state health officials say A second Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials announced late last week. ...
2019-08-19, 17:00

Govt Assures IOA, IOC Eligible Athletes Will Be Allowed To Participate The government Tuesday gave a written guarantee to the IOA and IOC that all eligible athletes will be allowed to participate in international events held in the country....
2019-06-18, 19:00

Whaley Bridge residents allowed to return for 15 minutes People evacuated from town threatened by damaged dam make ‘controlled’ visits to pick up pets and other essentialsResidents of the Derbyshire town evacuated after a dam threatened to burst have been allowed back into their homes for short, “controlled” visits to pick up pets and other essentials.Der...
2019-08-03, 14:52

South Africa's Ramaphosa says Eskom cannot be allowed to fail South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa used his state of the nation address on Thursday to pledge to speed up 230 billion rand ($16.11 billion) of support for ailing power utility Eskom, which he said was too vital to the economy to be allowed to fail....
2019-06-20, 20:13

Barr: Law enforcement should be allowed to read encrypted messages Encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp “jeopardize public safety” and must be opened up to scrutiny by law enforcement agencies, Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday during a cyber-security conference at Fordham Law School. “Converting the internet and communications platforms into a ...
2019-07-23, 20:13

BJP Holds 'Discipline' Class For Lawmakers. Bunking Not Allowed A two-day 'orientation programme' for BJP parliamentarians, where attendance is compulsory, started today at 10 am. The closed-door sessions focused on conduct, discipline, parliamentary procedures......
2019-08-03, 08:39

Wrestling allowed Aljamain Sterling to make his own path Aljamain Sterling, who once lived in a home with 13 other family members during his youth, didn't look back after being introduced to wrestling in high school, gaining the discipline needed to become a college graduate and a UFC star....
2019-06-03, 00:52

75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of Zarziz....
2019-06-20, 04:26

"Know Your Customer" Norms: Banks Allowed To Use Aadhaar For Verification Banks can now accept the proof of owning an Aadhaar for Know Your Customer (KYC) verification under certain conditions. According to a statement by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Aadhaar number......
2019-05-30, 10:52

Massachusetts man diagnosed with deadly mosquito-borne virus; risk raised to 'critical' in nearby areas The first case of the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been confirmed in a Massachusetts man, the state’s department of public health announced over the weekend. ...
2019-08-12, 19:52

Massachusetts man accidentally sold wife’s bike – given to her by Holocaust-surviving father – during yard sale: reports A Massachusetts man mistakenly sold a vintage bike that was gifted to his wife by her Holocaust-surviving father more than 45 years ago and is now desperate to get it back, according to reports....
2019-07-08, 10:52

Scarlett Johansson says she "should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal" Another day, another instance of Scarlett Johansson hurling herself off a public relations cliff: The former Ghost In The Shell actress gave a new interview to As If magazine this week, touching on a wide variety of issues germane to her career. Topics ranged from the good (Directors shouldn’t force...
2019-07-14, 01:13

Norway wealth fund allowed to invest again in Walmart, Rio Tinto, others Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund can invest again in miner Rio Tinto and retailer Walmart after their exclusions from the fund's investments on ethical grounds were revoked, the board of the central......
2019-06-27, 20:52

"Third Child Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote": Ramdev On Population Control Yoga guru Ramdev asserted that in order to contain population growth, the government should bring in a law whereby third-borns should be bereft of voting rights. He also batted for a pan-India ban on......
2019-05-26, 13:00

Amidst Controversy, Twitch Confirms That Breastfeeding On Stream Is Allowed Last week, Twitch partner Heather “HeatheredEffect” Kent breastfed her baby while talking to a friend and streaming on Twitch. She didn’t try to draw attention to the act; she did it then and there simply because babies gotta eat, too. However, Twitch ended up deleting a clip of the moment, and the ...
2019-08-02, 00:39

GoAir Passenger Not Allowed To Board Plane For Refusing To Be Frisked Low-cost carrier GoAir on Tuesday said it did not allow a passenger to board an aircraft at the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal after he refused to undergo a mandatory second security check and......
2019-08-14, 05:52

Trump Administration Says It Should Be Allowed to Treat Migrant Kids Like Dogs The Trump administration has had no shame treating migrant families, and children specifically, in dehumanizing ways and as political pawns, but even this seems like a new low....
2019-06-20, 17:13

Iran say it will reach allowed enriched uranium limit in 10 days Iran said on Monday it would breach internationally agreed curbs on its stock of low-enriched uranium in 10 days -- a move likely to strain already high tensions with Washington -- but it added European countries still had time to save a nuclear deal....
2019-06-17, 11:39

French doctors allowed to withhold life support for patient PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court has given doctors permission to restart procedures to stop feeding and hydrating a man, who has been in a vegetative state following a car accident 11 years ago. The Court of Cassation quashed a previous decision by a Paris court to resume life support so th...
2019-06-28, 19:00

Iran breaches nuclear fuel stockpile allowed under accord: UN Iran exceeded a key limitation on how much nuclear fuel it can possess under the terms of the 2015 international nuclear accord, UN says.        ...
2019-07-01, 19:13

Trump claims he wouldn’t have allowed CIA to recruit Kim Jong-un’s relatives President’s comment was the latest occasion in which he appeared to side with an adversary over US intelligenceDonald Trump has said he would not have allowed the CIA to have recruited Kim Jong-un’s relatives as informants to gather information on the North Korean dictatorship.Trump told journalists...
2019-06-12, 01:00

Iran breaches nuclear fuel stockpile allowed under accord, UN says Iran exceeded a limitation on how much nuclear fuel it can possess under the terms of the 2015 international nuclear accord, the U.N. says.        ...
2019-07-01, 20:52

Jailed deputies allowed to attend Spanish Parliament session A fragmented Spanish Parliament has convened for the first time, including five Catalan politicians released from prison for the occasion and escorted there by police....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Mehbooba Mufti In Solitary Confinement, Not Allowed To Talk: Daughter Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is in solitary confinement without access to lawyers or party workers, her daughter Iltija Javed told NDTV on Tuesday, as the centre pushed......
2019-08-06, 21:00

People Experiencing Hardship Should Be Allowed to Use Technology Without Your Judgmental Bullshit Roughly 553,000 Americans are currently experiencing homelessness, according to the latest figures available from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But that doesn’t mean those people should be judged for owning technology like laptops and smartphones, no matter what various assholes h...
2019-06-15, 20:39

Pete Buttigieg says gig workers should be allowed to unionize during Democratic debate Reuters South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said, as president, he would allow gig workers to unionize. "There are people in the gig economy who go through more jobs in a week than my parents went through in their lifetime," Buttigieg said during the debate. "That's why I propose that we allow gig work...
2019-07-31, 18:26

Syrians fleeing war allowed to stay longer in the United States U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will allow about 7,000 Syrians who have fled war in their country to stay 18 months longer in the United States, extending them a temporary protection on Thursday it has tried to deny to other migrants....
2019-08-02, 03:00

Spider-Man writers weren’t allowed to see Endgame’s script, and that’s what ruined ‘Far From Home’ Spider-Man: Far From Home has been out for a month now. The final installment of the Infinity Saga concludes Marvel’s third MCU phase, while simultaneously teasing what may be in the works for MCU Phase 4. The film is entertaining and delivers plenty of epic Spider-Man scenes and action sequen...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Sorry, BTS Army: No camping allowed at Metlife Stadium for New York/New Jersey shows K-pop superstars BTS are set to make their MetLife debut this weekend but the earliest fans can enter the grounds is 9:30 a.m. EDT.        ...
2019-05-21, 19:26

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in....
2019-08-17, 19:26

A decade ago, these girls weren’t allowed to play lacrosse. Now they inspire a reservation. For the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the U.S.-Canada border in New York, a high school girls' lacrosse team has been tied to a cultural resurgence for the tribe and helped empower girls at a time when indigenous women face a great risk of violence....
2019-06-17, 18:00

Iran breaches nuclear fuel stockpile allowed under accord: report Iran exceeded a key limitation on how much nuclear fuel it can possess under the terms of the 2015 international nuclear accord, its state media said.        ...
2019-07-01, 14:39

Here's a list of benefits private insurance won't be allowed to cover if Kamala Harris has her way Sen. Kamala Harris, has been trying to have it both ways on healthcare, claiming she supports the "Medicare for all" plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, while also insisting she opposes getting rid of private insurance. This is an untenable position....
2019-07-02, 19:26

Meghalaya Ordered To Pay 100 Crore Fine, Allowed To Restart Coal Mining Meghalaya has been ordered to deposit Rs 100 crore in fines, imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), for failing to curb illegal coal mining in the state...
2019-07-03, 12:26

New York allowed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. Is New Jersey next? After New York became the 13th state to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, advocates are pushing for New Jersey to be next.        ...
2019-06-19, 23:52

SNP hints party would back Jeremy Corbyn if he allowed an independence referendum Scottish nationalists today stepped up their campaign to break up the United Kingdom by pushing for another referendum within two years amid the Brexit turmoil....
2019-08-08, 17:26

27 unaccompanied minors will be allowed to get off a migrant ship in Italy after far-right Salvini loosens his ban The 27 unaccompanied minors on board the Open Arms, a humanitarian ship carrying 147 rescued migrants, will be allowed to disembark in Italy, after a bitter standoff between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-18, 06:13

Facebook code allowed partners 'continued data access' despite shutdown Facebook is embroiled in yet another data privacy debacle even as it's settling with the government over past actions. In a statement acknowledging its FTC settlement, the company revealed that its code had allowed "continued data access" to 12 part......
2019-07-24, 19:26

Facebook Allowed a Fake Video to Spread and Now Nancy Pelosi Is PISSED Last week, a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been slowed down and edited so she appeared drunk spread like wildfire across the internet, where it was inevitably found and posted by President Trump. The video largely spread via social media, including Facebook and Twitter. On Friday, Fac...
2019-05-30, 02:13

Caster Semenya Won't Be Allowed To Defend Her 800-Meter Title At The World Championships South African runner Caster Semenya won’t be allowed to compete in her primary event, the 800 meters, two months from now at the 2019 World Championships, because a Swiss court has reversed the June ruling that temporarily suspended the IAAF’s discriminatory hormone policy....
2019-07-31, 20:52

Boris Johnson allowed arms sales to Saudis after Yemen bombing Former foreign secretary accused of showing ‘total disregard’ for civilians Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson recommended that the UK allow Saudi Arabia to buy British bomb parts expected to be deployed in Yemen, days after an airstrike on a potato factory in the country had killed 14 people...
2019-06-12, 01:00

| Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship 'not allowed' to refuel in Malta Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya....
2019-08-12, 17:39

Thousands of Alberta residents forced out by wildfire to be allowed home Wednesday As long as conditions hold, residents of Bigstone Cree Nation and Wabasca-Demarais will be allowed to return home on Wednesday. Wildfire forced mandatory evacuations on May 29....
2019-06-12, 07:26

German Padma Shri Awardee Who Looks After Cows Allowed To Stay In India It's a long way from Berlin to India, where Friederike Irina Bruening devotes her life to sick and abandoned cows. Now, after intervention from the government, she has been allowed to stay....
2019-05-27, 19:39

DTM allowed teams to adjust steering columns afer new engine issues The DTM allowed teams to make changes to the series' standardised steering-column system at Zolder because vibrations caused by the new breed of Class One engines have impacted reliability...
2019-05-21, 16:39

Chicago families sue after a case of mistaken identity allowed a man to be taken off life support Two Chicago families have sued the city and a hospital after an injured patient was incorrectly identified, and people who did not know him were given the decision to take him off life support....
2019-07-05, 19:26

Senior huntsman who allowed hounds to kill fox cubs avoids jail A senior huntsman convicted of allowing his hounds to kill four fox cubs has been handed a 16-week suspended jail sentence for causing their "painful, terrifying" deaths....
2019-06-11, 01:13

Are tennis players at the French Open allowed to scrape the mark where the ball landed? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsWatching the French Open tennis being played at Roland Garros, I saw a player scrape the clay court with his foot to indicate to the umpire where ...
2019-06-04, 22:13

Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode (credit: Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock) Antivirus software is something that can help people be safer and more private on the Internet. But its protections can cut both ways. A case in point: for almost four years, AV products from Kaspersky Lab injected a unique identifier into the HTML of every web...
2019-08-16, 13:13

Orioles' Keon Broxton Lost Track Of A Wall And Allowed A Pitcher To Hit A Two-Run RBI Triple Baltimore’s trip to Coors Field has been a relative success by the realistic standards the team has likely set for themselves—Baltimore not only took one of the three games in the series, but also allowed fewer than 50 home runs during that span—so it was only a matter of time until the Orioles regr...
2019-05-27, 05:39

Sikh Airman Allowed To Wear Turban On US Duty Praised By Indian-Americans Indian-Americans, including a top American lawmaker, applauded the historic decision granted by the US Air Force to a Sikh-American servicemen to wear a turban, beard, and unshorn hair while on......
2019-06-08, 20:26

Huawei could be allowed to continue releasing phones with standard microSD card support The P30 and P30 Pro come with proprietary Nano Memory Card technologyHuawei has a long way to go before reassuring its customers and potential buyers of existing and future devices that everything will work out for the embattled Chinese tech giant, but the latest change operated to the official webs...
2019-05-29, 12:52

Saudi Arabian women finally allowed to hold passports and travel independently Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be allowed to hold passports and travel abroad without the consent of a male guardian, a significant loosening of the Kingdom's notorious restrictions on women....
2019-08-02, 08:26

Serial Sexual Harasser Amr Warda Allowed To Rejoin Egypt National Team On Wednesday, it appeared that the Egypt national soccer team had taken a commendable stand against sexual harassment when it kicked Amr Warda off the team after stories of Warda being a pestering creeper to several women flooded social media. Today, the team clarified that it does not actually take...
2019-06-28, 22:13

Whaley Bridge: First families allowed to return to their homes as risk of dam collapsing eases Families were being allowed to return to their homes today after being evacuated from the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge where a collapsed dam threatened a devastating flood....
2019-08-06, 20:13

Deutsche Bank CEO to invest 25% of fixed salary in bank's shares: source Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing is planning to invest a quarter of his fixed salary in the bank's shares, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday....
2019-07-09, 14:39

Chelsea transfer ban explained: Why have Fifa blocked signings for two windows? Will they be allowed to sell players? Chelsea have been hit with a transfer embargo by Fifa, banning them for registering players for the two consecutive windows over breaching regulations regarding minors....
2019-06-23, 15:52

Missouri's last abortion clinic allowed to stay open, for now, is rife with 'troubling' violations, state says The last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, which is set to close in the coming days, was rife with violations -- and officials say it may shut down because Planned Parenthood has failed to bring it up to standard....
2019-05-31, 22:13

Sen. Marco Rubio: Pelosi has allowed 'radical, anti-Semitic minority in the Democratic Party' to set agenda Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., blasted the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who he had accused of allowing the "radical, anti-Semitic minority in the Democratic Party" to set the agenda on Capitol Hill. ...
2019-07-25, 04:26

'View' hosts call for Alexander Acosta's resignation over Epstein deal: Allowed 'new victims to be victimized' 'The View' hosts blasted Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday, calling for his resignation over his decision to offer billionaire Jeffrey Epstein -- indicted for sex trafficking -- a "sweetheart" plea deal in 2008 when Acosta was U.S. attorney in Miami....
2019-07-09, 18:52

Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office AP Photo/Gianfranco Gaglione Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago. Locals on St. Thomas called it "Pedophile Island," according to the Associated Press. One former worker said that staffers were ...
2019-07-14, 18:00

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: A charming alternative to Cape Cod with sandy beaches and fried clams Just under an hour’s drive from Boston, Cape Ann is a smaller version of Cape Cod, with the same sandy beaches, seaside eateries and colonial history.        ...
2019-06-04, 01:26

AV-Comparatives found a flaw in a macOS security feature that allowed unidentified apps to run (bypassing Gatekeeper checks) In spring of 2019, AV-Comparatives ran a team-building event, in which their research team was asked to find security bugs on macOS. This was actually planned as a nice afternoon with co-operative activities and some pizza, but it happened that they found a security flaw on macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and ...
2019-05-21, 15:26

A new Facebook privacy flaw allowed thousands of children on Messenger Kids to enter group chats with strangers (FB) Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images Facebook's Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allowed for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users — including adults — who hadn't been preapproved by their parents, according to a report by the Verge. A Facebook spokesper...
2019-07-23, 13:13

A Massachusetts police department asked would-be criminals to 'hold off' during heat wave. They listened The Braintree Police Department in Massachusetts asked criminals to "hold off" for the weekend and, on Monday, the department reported zero arrests.        ...
2019-07-23, 14:52

Opponents say National Straight Pride Coalition has a hidden white supremacist agenda and shouldn’t be allowed to use Modesto, California city park (KCRA) Plans for a straight pride event in Modesto are causing controversy. Organizers said it’s freedom of speech, but LGBTQ activists said it spreads hate that goes beyond sexual orientation. A group called the National Straight Pride Coalition is trying to get a permit from the city to hold an ev...
2019-08-09, 07:13

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: A charming alternative to Cape Cod Just under an hour’s drive from Boston, Cape Ann is a smaller version of Cape Cod, with the same sandy beaches, seaside eateries and colonial history.        ...
2019-06-04, 01:26

Golf: American Daly not allowed to use golf cart at British Open British Open organisers have denied former champion John Daly's request to use a golf cart at this month's major championship at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland....
2019-07-07, 00:39

WW2 bomb found: Kingston residents 'to be allowed back into their homes this afternoon at the earliest,' say police Thousands of residents evacuated after an unexploded WW2 bomb was discovered in south-west London will be able to return home Friday afternoon at the earliest, police have said....
2019-05-24, 13:26

Indecent assault case against actor Kevin Spacey in jeopardy after young man accusing Spacey of groping him in a Massachusetts bar refuses to testify about deleting text messages from missing phone (NBC News) A missing cell phone has become a key focus of the indecent assault case against actor Kevin Spacey. The man who accuses Spacey of groping him in a Massachusetts restaurant went before a judge Monday to explain where that cell phone is, but in an abrupt turn took the fifth. The defense sa...
2019-07-09, 07:39

'Mr. Acosta should not be allowed to rewrite history': Former Florida state's attorney issues sharp rebuke of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Former Florida State Attorney Barry Krischer responded to US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, after he pinned blame for financier Jeffrey Epstein's lenient sentence on the State Attorney's office, saying Acosta's "recollection of this matter is completely wrong." Ac...
2019-07-12, 06:13

Bill Cosby's conviction appeal takes aim at 'other accusers' allowed to testify at his trial Bill Cosby's appeal continues his criticism of the judge who allowed other accusers to testify against him at his sex-crimes trial last year.        ...
2019-06-27, 19:52

Democrats Warn That Federal ‘Red Flag’ Law Would Not Be Enough Congressional Democrats said that a new bill to make it easier for the police to take guns away from people deemed dangerous must be paired with an expansion of background checks....
2019-08-07, 21:52

US Federal Reserve is 'doing a fine job,' IMF's Zhang says The U.S. Federal Reserve has come under fire in recent months for not lowering interest rates but the IMF's deputy managing director defended the central bank....
2019-07-15, 17:39

About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday....
2019-07-19, 20:39

Here are some of the goofiest federal laws still on the books Woe unto him who makes an unsanctioned visit to his quarantined llama. He could soon find himself up to his neck in federal charges. In America’s early days, the law was fairly simple. The Constitution specifies just three federal crimes: piracy, counterfeiting and treason. Since then, however, the ...
2019-06-19, 05:26

20% federal inmates are immigrants, mostly Mexican One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons....
2019-07-05, 20:13

Here’s where the federal parties stand on the carbon tax For the first time in years, climate change and environmental policies are shaping up to be a major issue in the federal election campaign this fall....
2019-07-17, 15:26

He was a college star, an NBA player, then a federal prisoner. Now, he wants to help others William Bedford, who played for the Suns and Pistons, graduated from Memphis' Manhood University after his prison term. Now, he wants to help others.       ...
2019-07-21, 17:13

Federal lawsuit filed to block Ala. abortion ban Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. (May 24)        ...
2019-05-25, 06:52

U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal sex offender law The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the federal government's authority under a 2006 law to require thousands of sex offenders to register with authorities in the states where they live, as the justices ruled against a child rapist convicted in Maryland....
2019-06-20, 20:00

Biden now says he opposes ban on federal money for abortion ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has reversed course and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden’s reversal came after rivals and women...
2019-06-07, 09:39

AP source: Manafort to remain in federal custody WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges. That’s according to a senior Justice Department official who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press. ...
2019-06-18, 14:52

Federal Reserve unlikely to raise rates in 2019 Rest easy: The Fed’s punch bowl isn’t going anywhere. Even if economic conditions improve this year, members of the Federal Reserve agreed that they won’t likely raise interest rates, according to minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day meeting that concluded earl...
2019-05-23, 07:52

Supreme Court: Federal courts have no say in gerrymandering On its final day before recessing for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday states have the power to draw their districts as they see fit, and that federal courts have no say in the matter....
2019-06-27, 20:39

New encryption powers used at least five times by federal and NSW police Commonwealth Ombudsman calls for Peter Dutton’s ability to censor its reports on the process to be revokedNew encryption powers to seek assistance from tech companies to spy on users have been used at least five times by federal and New South Wales police.The Commonwealth Ombudsman has revealed to a...
2019-07-10, 07:13

M.B.A. Students Have Billions in Federal Loans, Data Show Department of Education figures show that roughly 92,800 people who took out federal student loans and graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 2016 and 2017 together had about $3.7 billion in such loans....
2019-08-03, 13:52

No decision on Huawei and 5G before federal election call: Goodale Goodale says that's not likely to happen before campaigning begins for the Oct. 21 election, which is expected to get underway sometime in early September....
2019-07-31, 18:13

No new clues in federal report on motorcycle crash that killed 7 Westfield Transport hired Volodymyr Zhukovskyy despite his driving history. He's charged with killing 7 people in a motorcycle crash in Randolph, NH.        ...
2019-07-24, 20:13

Federal Appeals Court OKs Trump’s Abortion Gag Rules In a decision Planned Parenthood called “devastating,” a federal appeals court Thursday ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s family planning gag rule intended to prevent health providers from making abortion referrals or discussing where a patient might have one....
2019-06-21, 05:52

Police don't know how a man escaped federal custody, but they say he soon killed a DJ Dallas Jones disappeared in April. His name would pop up two months later after a shootout in Indianapolis, Indiana.        ...
2019-06-30, 00:00

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates by 0.25% – its first in a decade US central bank signals growth is slowing in the world’s largest economyThe US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade in an indication that the world’s largest economy is running out of steam.The US central bank cut its key benchmark interest rate by a quarte...
2019-07-31, 21:00

Boeing’s Dreamliner Plant Is Said to Face Federal Inquiry A Justice Department investigation of the 737 Max jet has widened to include a 787 factory in South Carolina where The New York Times found allegations of shoddy work and flawed quality control....
2019-06-29, 07:52

Tentative Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, are close to a deal to increase spending and raise the government’s borrowing limit....
2019-07-22, 20:39

Big Banks Ace First Round of Federal Reserve's 'Stress Tests' The biggest banks in the U.S. have enough reserves to continue lending in a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said in its annual review of large financial firms....
2019-06-22, 09:39

Federal government wants a cut of $270M Oklahoma got from opioid manufacturer Oklahoma received $270 million in its settlement with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturing giant behind dangerously addictive opioid OxyContin, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want a portion of the windfall....
2019-06-29, 01:52

Adani still needs further federal approval despite pre-election green light Work related to groundwater research will need to be signed off as opponents say new government papers show mine is ‘not ready to go’Adani will not be allowed to dig any coal from its Carmichael mine until it gets further federal government approval – despite the Coalition’s pre-election green light...
2019-05-30, 23:52

Mississippi’s six-week abortion ban heads to federal court JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they...
2019-05-21, 18:26

Federal authorities: suspect fatally shoots self in Arizona SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is dead after a car chase involving federal agents in south Scottsdale. They say the man fatally shot himself Thursday afternoon. His name and age haven’t been released yet along with information on why the suspect was wanted. Officials with t...
2019-08-02, 04:00

Ex-Philly sheriff gets five years in federal corruption case Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff is now serving behind bars. Former Philly Sheriff John Green was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for a long running pay-to-play scheme that saw him pocket $675,000 in kickbacks, including a new house, a cozy job for his wife and more th...
2019-08-02, 03:01

Fake prince sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Colombian native Anthony Gignac, who swindled millions from investors while pretending to be a prince from Saudi Arabia, was sentenced by a federal judge in Miami to 18 ½ years in prison Friday....
2019-06-02, 01:26

Federal prosecutor sits in at Garner administrative trial NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor is sitting in on the administrative trial of a New York City police officer accused of killing Eric Garner with a chokehold banned by the department. The appearance of Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes at a proceeding on Wednesday signaled that the Departm...
2019-06-05, 19:39

| Biden, in flip, opposes ban on federal funds for abortion Leading US Democrat Joe Biden, facing major pressure from several rivals chasing the party's 2020 presidential nomination, reversed his longstanding opposition to using federal funds for abortions....
2019-06-07, 13:52

Federal prosecutors ask for life in prison plus 30 years for 'El Chapo' Captured Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman should spend the rest of his life in prison plus another 30 years, federal prosecutors wrote in court documents filed Wednesday....
2019-07-11, 05:13

Treasury: Federal gov't has spent record $3.7T, widened deficit A new U.S. Treasury Department report says the federal government has spent a record $3.7 trillion so far this year -- the most it's used over the first 10 months of a U.S. fiscal year since the Great Recession....
2019-08-14, 23:00

Ronaldo rape lawsuit moved to federal court A lawsuit filed in September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape is being moved to federal court to facilitate contact with Ronaldo, according to the woman's lawyer....
2019-06-05, 22:39

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Alabama abortion providers seeking to overturn the nation’s ...
2019-05-24, 17:39

Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says White House spokesman says the agency’s report that the counselor had violated the Hatch Act was ‘deeply flawed’Follow the latest in US politics – liveA US federal watchdog is recommending that Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent and high-profile defenders, White House counselor Kellyanne Conwa...
2019-06-14, 16:52

U.S. asks federal court to throw out Huawei lawsuit The U.S. government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that claimed the United States had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products....
2019-07-04, 23:26

Budget office: U.S. federal deficit will top record $1 trillion The White House Office of Management and Budget says the 2019 federal deficit is projected to surpass the $1 trillion mark -- the highest it's been in years....
2019-07-16, 19:39

Federal government commits $73M to Toronto sewer improvements The funding will bolster $133 million in City funds already committed to reduce the amount of basement flooding over four wards in north-west Toronto....
2019-06-11, 00:13

2 Men Make a Federal Case Out of Being Blocked on Twitter by the Notorious AOC Conservative critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are coming for the New York progressive, saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to being blocked from blocking trolls folks on Twitter....
2019-07-11, 05:39

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned Congress on Wednesday. “These are concern...
2019-07-11, 10:39

Joe Biden Reverses Course on Banning Federal Funding for Abortion (ATLANTA) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden’s reversal came after rivals and ...
2019-06-07, 07:13

Ohio Man Threatened to Shoot Federal Agents, Authorities Say The F.B.I. found AR-15-style rifles and about 10,000 rounds of ammunition at a home in Boardman where Justin Olsen was living, according to a court filing....
2019-08-14, 12:52

Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Will Dip Slightly The rates, which will take effect on July 1, won’t make a big difference in monthly payments. But given the cost of college, one expert says, “this is a bit of good news.”...
2019-05-22, 21:39

Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump, political candidates The nation's largest union of federal workers filed a lawsuit against the United States to protect employees' First Amendment rights to criticize President Donald Trump and other political candidates....
2019-08-14, 11:39

Biden reverses position on federal funding for abortion U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday he no longer supported a ban on the use of federal funds for most abortions, reversing course after sharp criticism from abortion-rights proponents....
2019-06-07, 05:26

Trump orders federal agencies to 'streamline' GMO regulations President Donald Trump has ordered federal agencies to streamline their "agricultural biotechnology regulatory process" to make it easier for companies to develop and market genetically modified foods....
2019-06-13, 00:26

The federal government cut taxes, but Texas raised mine Dear John: Let me help in my tiny little way to [explain] the economy. The federal government cut taxes. I am retired, so for me it was modest. My city (in Texas) immediately saw an opportunity to raise water rates, the county saw the same opportunity to raise property values, and the state raised o...
2019-07-14, 16:26

Federal Reserve fixed its own fumble by cutting rates Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell telegraphed to the markets that a rate cut is coming. There seems to be quite a bit of uncertainty over why the Fed would cut rates so shortly after aggressively raising them — eight times since 2016, with the most recent hike just last December. Muc...
2019-07-14, 16:26

House to vote on $15 federal minimum wage Thursday The House of Representatives will vote Thursday on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. The legislation, titled the Raise the Wage Act, is unlikely to be picked up by the Republican-controlled Senate....
2019-07-17, 04:13

NYT: Sprint, T-Mobile merger could get federal approval next week Just days after AGs representing ten states filed suit to stop the combining of Sprint and T-Mobile, the New York Times reports the Justice Department is "moving closer" to approval. Doing so apparently hinges on an arrangement, previously reported,......
2019-06-15, 06:39

Jeffrey Epstein charged with federal sex trafficking crimes Some victims were just 14 years old, prosecutors allegeBillionaire sex offender pleads not guilty in New York courtThe billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking contained in a newly unsealed 13-page Manhattan federal ...
2019-07-09, 00:26

MTA to hire ex-federal prosecutor to probe overtime abuse The MTA plans to hire a former federal prosecutor to probe the agency’s rampant overtime abuse issues, a source said. The agency is seeking board approval to retain Carrie Cohen, who co-chairs workplace misconduct investigations at the law firm Morrison & Foerster’s, according to a source fami...
2019-06-12, 03:39

Federal team looks for clues into New York helicopter crash Federal investigators on Tuesday sifted through the wreckage of a helicopter atop a Manhattan skyscraper and interviewed witnesses, seeking to determine why the aircraft crashed on the roof a day earlier, killing the pilot....
2019-06-11, 23:52

‘American Taliban’ to be freed from federal prison this week Infamous “American Taliban” John Phillip Walker Lindh, who abandoned his California home to fight with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, will be sprung from a federal prison this Thursday. Lindh, 38, will walk out of the Indiana slammer after serving most of a 20-year sentence — with some time shaved...
2019-05-22, 03:13

The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn't Really Matter Anymore The national payfloor of $7.25 an hour hasn’t been adjusted for a decade, the longest it has ever gone unchanged. Here’s why workers can shrug it off....
2019-08-11, 20:39

House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15 The House approved a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, a level that has not risen since 2009. Its prospects are dim in the Senate....
2019-07-18, 18:52

Pakistan Parliament Passes Rs 7.022 Trillion Federal Budget Pakistan's Parliament on Friday gave its nod to the Rs 7.022 trillion federal budget for the fiscal 2019-20, as the ruling party and its coalition partners comfortably defeated the Opposition's move......
2019-06-29, 02:13

U.S. federal death row inmate challenges January execution Lawyers for one of five federal prisoners scheduled by President Donald Trump's administration for execution have launched a two-pronged legal effort to prevent the government from carrying out the lethal injection slated for January....
2019-08-16, 15:39

Epstein death shifts federal focus to possible conspirators NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are turning their attention to possible charges against anyone who conspired with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls. Two days after Epstein’s apparent suicide in jail, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said ...
2019-08-13, 06:26

Over 1,200 health experts say pharmacare should be in federal election platforms They say comprehensive public medication programs have improved access and reduced costs everywhere they've been implemented and want to keep national pharmacare in Canada from becoming a partisan issue....
2019-08-16, 12:26

Federal court: Trump can’t ban critics from Twitter account NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court says President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel agreed with a lower court judge who said Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks criti...
2019-07-10, 01:39

Calgary continuing single-use plastics report despite federal ban Despite the announcement of a federal ban, Calgary is continuing with a scoping report on how to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use plastic items....
2019-06-12, 07:26

Black housekeeper not allowed to clean church because priest's dog 'doesn't like black people' Collierville priest Jacek Kowal had said that he opposed the characterization of his actions as racist, but his dog is aggressive toward African Americans.        ...
2019-08-19, 23:00

A federal appeals court panel is considering the future of the Affordable Care Act (NBC News) A panel of federal judges heard arguments against the Affordable Care Act Tuesday in the latest hearing that could put “Obamacare” in jeopardy. The court heard from Justice Department lawyers and attorneys repersenting 18 states that believe the health care law is unconstituti...
2019-07-10, 11:13

Elizabeth Warren wants answers from federal agencies about algorithmic bias Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants federal agencies to answer questions about algorithmic bias in fintech and financial lending.Read More...
2019-06-13, 03:39

President Trump can’t block you on Twitter, federal court rules A US federal court has ruled today that President Donald Trump can’t block his haters on Twitter. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit situated in New York said that since Trump uses the social network to communicate matters related to government affairs, he can’t bar some Ameri...
2019-07-10, 06:39

Second sex-crimes case against Jeffrey Epstein shows reach of federal law Federal prosecutors in New York say their case stands apart from an earlier Florida case because the crimes were committed in the financier’s Manhattan mansion....
2019-07-09, 12:39

U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases U.S. environmental groups fighting fossil-fuel development made headlines years ago with public demonstrations against big pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL - only to be steamrolled by President Donald Trump’s executive orders to approve them....
2019-06-13, 12:26

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time in a decade The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump’s trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. The central bank cut its benchmark rate — which affects ...
2019-07-31, 23:13

Alito suggests chance to rein in federal agency power WASHINGTON (AP) — With one sentence Thursday, Justice Samuel Alito signaled his willingness to throw out the Supreme Court’s 84-year-old record of support for the broad powers of federal agencies, which reaches back to the New Deal. Alito’s comments and a dissenting opinion from another ...
2019-06-21, 08:13

Pipelines remain contentious as more provinces opposed federal carbon tax Premiers Scott Moe and Francois Legault find common ground in wanting Ottawa out of what they see as provincial territory, but remain split on pipelines....
2019-07-10, 23:13

Federal appeals court rules Trump can't ban critics on Twitter President Trump's desire to block critics on Twitter just hit another snag. A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that Trump is violating the First Amendment by blocking people he disagrees with on the social network. Public officials using......
2019-07-09, 19:00

Federal grand jury probes GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associate...
2019-07-08, 18:52

Federal grand jury probing GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associate...
2019-07-08, 16:52

Federal Panel Reverses Ruling That Tossed Ky. Ethics Rules FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky law that regulates contact between legislators and lobbyists — stemming from a scandal that shook the state’s political landscape decades ago — is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea...
2019-05-31, 03:39

Oil prices unchanged after Federal Reserve lowers interest rates Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, supported by a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time in more than a decade....
2019-07-31, 20:13

Only the federal government can fix the affordable housing crisis. Where's the pressure? National shortage of affordable housing calls for federal action and resources. There's bipartisan support for proven solutions, so let's get it done.       ...
2019-07-31, 20:26

States ramp up pressure on federal regulators to rein in big tech Attorneys general in several states have already opened or are preparing to launch their own investigations into Facebook, Apple and Google over concerns about privacy and anti-competitive practices....
2019-06-12, 18:00

Federal Appeals Court Judges Appear to Back GOP Efforts to End Obamacare A federal appeals court panel seemed prone Tuesday to back Republican efforts to kill Obamacare, with judges questioning how much of a mandate President Barack Obama’s signature health care law can be since Donald Trump signed a law ending any penalties for those who choose not to buy health insuran...
2019-07-10, 11:00

Petrobras says federal court suspends sale of fertilizer units Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday that a federal court has issued injunction suspending the sale of its fertilizer units Araucaria Nitrogenados and Fertilizantes Nitrogenados III....
2019-05-30, 02:52

U.S. House chair says NY law may not be relevant in securing Trump's federal returns The top U.S. House of Representatives Democrat for tax policy suggested on Tuesday that a newly minted New York law giving Congress access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns may not be relevant to his own efforts to obtain the president's federal records....
2019-07-10, 04:00

Mortgage rates poised to drop after Federal Reserve announcement The 30-year fixed-rate average ticked up slightly this week to 3.84 percent. But the central bank's concerns about the economy could drive rates lower....
2019-06-20, 17:26

Federal employees soon will have more options to withdraw money from their retirement accounts The Thrift Savings Plan is on schedule for a September launch of new account withdrawal options that will remove restrictions many investors long have been sore about....
2019-05-30, 13:00

Drugmakers Sue to Block Federal Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Three pharmaceutical companies sued the federal government to prevent a proposal requiring drug manufacturers include the list price of prescription drugs in television ads....
2019-06-15, 01:39

Federal officials: 2019 wildfire season could be worse than last year As the Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will continue to do so through July; however, if the monsoon season is weak as AccuWeather meteorologists expect, that threat could last into Aug...
2019-06-15, 17:52

Federal prison guard convicted of raping inmate will get new trial A former Metropolitan Detention Center corrections officer accused of raping a female inmate is getting a new trial because prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could potentially have exonerated him, according to court papers. A jury convicted ex-guard Carlos Martinez in January 2018 of agg...
2019-07-05, 21:26

Federal lawsuit filed against Arizona anti-immigrant groups Members of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups known to protest and harass Christian Arizona churches that aid immigrant families on behalf of the federal government were sued Tuesday by a national organization that monitors extremist and hate groups....
2019-06-05, 03:52

U.S. federal court delays adoption of healthcare rule on abortion The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its opponents in a California lawsuit agreed on Friday to delay implementing a rule that would allow medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds, according to a federal court filing....
2019-06-30, 05:13

SNC-Lavalin could avoid ban from federal contracts due to delay in policy update An internal federal document obtained by The Canadian Press shows the Liberal government was planning to announce a long-studied revision to its so-called "integrity regime" in early February....
2019-06-01, 20:26

Mysterious deaths of over 70 gray whales spark federal investigation Gene Johnson/AP About 70 whales have been found dead so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. This has alarmed experts. In an average year, about 35 whales wash up in the US. Scientists in the US announced they will investigate the unusually ...
2019-06-01, 22:39

New federal rule aims to help cover meds for chronic conditions People with heart disease, osteoporosis and depression may be able to save money treating those conditions if their insurance companies decide to opt-in on a new federal rule....
2019-07-17, 23:39

Federal minimum wage sets record with no increase since 2009 Baseline wage has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hourInflation has raised cost of living by 18% since last raiseThe US federal minimum wage has gone a record length of time without an increase, with the $7.25-an-hour base, remaining unchanged for nearly a decade as of Sunday.For minimum-wage workers...
2019-06-17, 02:52

Laffer: Federal Reserve shouldn’t be independent from White House Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Arthur Laffer, an economist who served as an adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, took some shots at the embattled Federal Reserve chairman as he also questioned the body’s autonomy. “The fed shouldn’t be independent of the administration. Never s...
2019-06-30, 21:39

Man in body armor fires shots outside federal building in Dallas Video has emerged of a man clad in body armor who fired several shots with a rifle outside a federal building in Dallas before being wounded by police and taken into custody, according to reports. In the footage tweeted by a KDFW editor, the man is seen taking aim with his rifle before running off.....
2019-06-17, 17:52

Paul Manafort transferred to federal prison in lower Manhattan Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, has been moved from a federal lockup in Pennsylvania to a lower Manhattan prison, a source said. Manafort, who was sentenced to more than seven years in March for financial crimes, also faces a number of state charges brought by Manhattan DA ...
2019-06-18, 07:00

House approves federal minimum wage hike to $15 an hour Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The House has approved legislation ...
2019-07-18, 19:39

With federal ban looming, Chinese security cameras still in use at US military bases Chinese-made surveillance cameras are still operating at U.S. military bases and facilities across the country with only a few weeks to go until the devices are to be federally banned....
2019-07-19, 01:39

House votes to double federal minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-led House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25, and the first proposed increase in a decade....
2019-07-19, 02:13

Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee ...
2019-06-15, 00:52

Federal Grant To Continue Youth-Support Services Program FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky agency says it has secured another $5 million federal grant to continue a program providing youth-support services. Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities says the latest grant will continue the program through ...
2019-06-19, 13:13

Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes. Officials said Wednesday government-funded research by universities will be allowed to continue, subject to additional scrutiny. The policy change wil...
2019-06-05, 19:39

NAACP files federal suit against Arkansas judicial voting LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges the voting system for some Arkansas judges violates black residents’ rights by diluting the strength of the vote. Lawyers for the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the lawsuit Tuesday. It says that because the state’s ...
2019-06-11, 21:52

Biden criticizes Amazon for not paying federal taxes in 2018 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company making billions in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers....
2019-06-14, 01:13

Trump administration asks court to let it restrict federal unions now An “erroneous injunction” issued by a lower court is hampering bargaining at several major agencies, the Justice Department told the U.S. Court of Appeals....
2019-07-25, 02:39

Ontario court upholds validity of Trudeau's federal carbon tax Ontario's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Canada's federal carbon tax is constitutional after a challenge from the province's Conservative government, in a blow to efforts to strike down Justin Trudeau's environmental policies....
2019-06-28, 23:26

Minnesota, Nebraska to receive federal funding for opioid treatment The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that Minnesota and Nebraska have been approved for Medicaid demonstrations that will match state funding to improve treatment for opioid use disorder....
2019-06-28, 23:52

Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms The premier's office says that, as with all tax change announcements, it takes effect at the time it's announced, with legislation to support the change coming at a later date....
2019-05-30, 20:39

Joe Biden says he now supports federal funding of abortion, in second apparent reversal Joe Biden said on Thursday that he supports the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for most abortions, after facing criticism this week for his support for the measure....
2019-06-07, 03:52

UPDATE 1-U.S. asks federal court to throw out Huawei lawsuit The U.S. government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that claimed the United States had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products....
2019-07-05, 01:13

Jussie Smollett wants Chicago's lawsuit against him moved to federal court Jussie Smollett is steadfast on clearing his name of allegations he staged an elaborate hate crime against himself and wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court....
2019-07-05, 00:39

E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements....
2019-07-15, 21:13

Joe Biden says he still supports ban on federal funding of abortions, after apparent reversal Biden's continued support of the Hyde Amendment, first reported by NBC News, comes about a month after Biden said that he opposed the amendment....
2019-06-06, 02:39

Puerto Rico Grid Contractor Caught Up in Federal Probes The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General are looking into the work of a Mammoth Energy Services Inc. subsidiary in Puerto Rico, examining how the Oklahoma City-based company came to dominate the power restoration efforts there since 2017, people...
2019-06-06, 00:13

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children’s content and are also examining ways to improve core features to limit hate speech in response to criticism that the video-streaming platform has done too little to prevent harm....
2019-06-19, 22:39

Kamala Harris Is Seeking to Decriminalize Cannabis at the Federal Level Although 35 states in the union plus the District of Columbia have either legalized, decriminalized or made cannabis accessible for medicinal purposes, it is still illegal at the federal level. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is seeking to change that by introducing a bill that would decriminalize the...
2019-07-23, 21:26

Ex-Roger Stone aide testifies before federal grand jury WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified before a grand jury after a months-long legal battle with special counsel Robert Mueller. Andrew Miller answered questions for about two hours Friday in Washington. Prosecutors sought Miller’s testimony as they built a cr...
2019-05-31, 22:00

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under criminal justice overhaul Nearly 3,100 federal inmates will be released from prisons nationwide Friday under the first major milestone of the First Step Act. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen said the en masse release is possible because inmates’ sentences were lightened under the criminal justice reform legislation s...
2019-07-20, 02:52

Federal Reserve lowers interest rates for 1st time since 2008 Weeks of speculation were put to rest Wednesday when the Federal Reserve announced a quarter-percent interest rate cut in its mid-year assessment of U.S. economic health....
2019-08-01, 01:13

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says Federal Reserve has lost control The Federal Reserve has lost control of interest rates as evidenced by the federal funds rate trading higher than any part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve, Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of......
2019-08-21, 00:13

9 dogs died in a Johns Hopkins lab experiment. Now, a federal complaint An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment where nine dogs had to be euthanized.        ...
2019-08-13, 20:39

Some federal prosecutors disagreed with decision to charge Assange under Espionage Act The prosecutors feared such charges posed serious risks for First Amendment protections and had other concerns, according to people familiar with the matter....
2019-05-25, 04:26

Texas man accused of abducting girl, 8, faces federal charge FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man accused of abducting an 8-year-old Texas girl as she was taking a walk with her mother has been charged in federal court with kidnapping. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Michael Webb appeared in federal court in Fort Worth on Tuesday for an initial hearing and that he̵...
2019-05-22, 20:13

Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe WASHINGTON (AP) — A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that Allied Wallet, its chief executive Ahmad “A...
2019-05-23, 23:26

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal program over Trump rule Group’s acting president and CEO says centers will remain open but predicts many women will ‘delay or go without’ carePlanned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring ...
2019-08-20, 11:52

Federal Monitor Finds Problems With PG&E Tree-Trimming Program A federal court monitor overseeing PG&E’s probation has uncovered serious problems with the company’s effort to trim trees to reduce the risk they will hit nearby power lines and spark wildfires....
2019-08-15, 08:13

Trump wants to kill this federal agency. Democrats blasted the idea. House Democrats called an administration plan to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management — the first elimination of a major federal agency in decades — an act of hostility against the apolitical civil service....
2019-05-22, 03:39

Fishing industry given say in federal research on Atlantic seals, fish The work is meant to ensure management decisions for seals and sea lions are made with the best available science, in order to sustain "healthy and productive" ecosystems....
2019-08-15, 04:00

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
2019-08-09, 17:00

US Federal Reserve lowers interest rate for first time in over a decade The US central bank cut interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing concerns about the global economy. The move comes amid economic uncertainties amid President Donald Trump's trade wars and Brexit....
2019-08-01, 07:26

Senator probing federal backing of loans to Subway franchisees Fast-food chain Subway has raised the ire of a US senator, The Post has learned. US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is investigating the federal government’s backing of loans to Subway franchisees amid complaints — first reported by The Post — that the chain has been going after store owners fo...
2019-05-23, 07:52

N.L. seafood industry projects receive federal-provincial funding Federal and provincial officials were in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday to announce $8 million in funding that has been awarded to 59 projects in the fish harvesting and processing sectors....
2019-08-13, 22:26

Federal Regulators Propose Changes to Trucker Work-Hour Rules The plan to modify rest-break requirements and other rules could save the industry money, but faces opposition from safety advocates and the Teamsters....
2019-08-15, 08:13

More than 40 charged in federal court from Mississippi ICE raid, but no company officials So far, more than 40 arrest warrants have been filed in federal court resulting from the Aug. 7 immigration raid.        ...
2019-08-18, 03:00

Florida inmate charged with threatening to bomb federal buildings PENSACOLA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings. An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal charges of interstate threats involving explosives and mailing interstate threats to injure. The Blackwater Correc...
2019-05-21, 18:26

Connecticut delegation proposes new federal safe gun storage laws More than a year after a teenager killed himself with a loaded gun in Connecticut, Congress will consider a bill requiring guns be stored safely and away from children....
2019-05-21, 21:13

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women....
2019-08-20, 05:00

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal family planning program WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC NEWS) – Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it was withdrawing from Title X, the federal family planning program that provides affordable birth control, over a new Trump administration rule that bars clinics in the program from giving abortion provider referrals. ...
2019-08-20, 01:52

New media group to host federal election debate during 2nd week of October Ex-governor general David Johnston announced that debates between candidates running for prime minister will take place in Ottawa during the second week of October....
2019-08-02, 01:26

Dallas shooting: Man killed in shootout at federal courthouse was college student A 22-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas was a Del Mar College student.        ...
2019-06-17, 22:39

Supreme Court allows states and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same crime In a 7-2 ruling, over dissents from Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch, the justices affirmed the so-called "dual sovereignty" exception to the Constitution's double jeopardy clause....
2019-06-17, 22:13

‘Garbaging for bears’ on federal land puts grizzlies, wolves at risk Hunters luring black bears to "bait sites" loaded with bread, donuts and dog food in national forests are putting grizzlies and wolves at risk, critics say....
2019-07-16, 10:52

Masked gunman killed after opening fire outside Dallas federal courthouse A masked gunman has been taken into custody Monday morning after firing a rifle outside of a courthouse in downtown Dallas, just one block away from where five police officers were killed in a 2016 attack. ...
2019-06-17, 21:13

Twitter bans political ads during pre-campaign period ahead of federal vote Twitter Canada announced its ad-transparency policy Wednesday, several weeks after being called out by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould for not committing to help ensure the integrity of the federal electoral process....
2019-06-28, 02:52

Federal Communications Commission moves forward with ‘988’ line for suicide prevention It could soon be easier to talk yourself off the ledge. The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it is green-lighting a three-digit emergency number for suicide prevention. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s said he is following a staff recommendation for establishing a 911-style cod...
2019-08-16, 18:52

President Trump Taps Economists to Fill Two Key Federal Reserve Positions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump, who has criticized the Federal Reserve for not cutting interest rates, said Tuesday that he intends to nominate two economists to fill influential positions on the central bank’s Board of Governors. Trump said he would name to the board Christopher ...
2019-07-03, 06:13

Federal court deals decisive blow to Obama water rule A federal court dealt a decisive blow against the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule this week, bolstering the Trump administration's deregulation agenda....
2019-05-30, 06:26

New Study Finds $15 Federal Minimum Wage Won't Hurt American Jobs The results of the first study analyzing the impact of a $15 minimum wage show that the increase wouldn’t cost American jobs, according to Vox. Additionally, the new research shows the poorest Americans would benefit substantially from a higher minimum wage. Who woulda thunk!...
2019-07-03, 03:13

Federal prosecutors take over murder investigation of German politician Walter Lübcke Federal prosecutors have taken over the murder investigation of local German politician Walter Lübcke. He was found with a gunshot wound to his head and a political motive has not been ruled out....
2019-06-17, 14:26

House moving to provide paid family leave for federal workers Up to 12 weeks of leave available for parental or other family purposes would switch from unpaid to paid time under an amendment attached to defense spending bill....
2019-07-10, 19:39

Democrat Rivals Rebuke Joe Biden for Supporting Federal Funding Ban for Abortion (WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women’s rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party’s latest platform calling for the...
2019-06-06, 07:13

Federal appeals court allows Trump administration’s abortion-referral ban to continue A federal appeals court has declined once again Planned Parenthood’s request for an immediately halt to new Trump administration rules barring clinics that accept federal funds from referring patients for abortions. More than 20 states and the American Medical Association had joined Planned Pa...
2019-08-17, 07:39

John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Released From Federal Prison Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was freed on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban....
2019-05-23, 19:00

Federal appeals court will hear oral arguments over constitutionality of Obamacare A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a significant case for the health system....
2019-07-09, 14:39

Federal court grants oil refiners a victory in ethanol waiver battle A federal appeals court granted oil refiners a victory Friday by denying a renewable fuel group's attempt to block the Environmental Protection Agency from exempting oil companies from blending ethanol in gasoline....
2019-05-21, 21:26

Federal court rules that use of military funds for border wall is ‘unlawful’ _____ The Trump administration cannot access $2.5 billion in military funding to construct portions of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled late Friday. In the first of two lawsuits, Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. ruled that President Donald Trump&...
2019-06-29, 19:39

Most Americans say low trust in federal government makes it difficult to solve problems A majority of Americans believes low trust in the federal government is a hurdle to solving problems, data from Pew Research Center revealed on Monday....
2019-07-24, 01:39

AFN chief vows to influence party platforms in advance of federal election Perry Bellegarde said 61.5 per cent of eligible First Nations voters cast their ballots in 2015, and he wants that number to increase during the upcoming election....
2019-07-24, 10:00

Senators Ask Federal Reserve to Review Trump’s Deutsche Bank Transactions Seven Democrats, including the presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, want the Fed to examine the bank’s compliance with anti-money-laundering laws over flagged transactions....
2019-06-07, 03:00

U.S. Federal Reserve leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts The U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — in a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent, where it’s been since December....
2019-06-20, 03:39

Federal Reserve holds steady on rates but signals possible cuts ahead President Trump is going to have to wait a little longer. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell — who has weathered a barrage of criticism from the president over his moves to hike interest rates last year — on Wednesday failed to immediately deliver the rate cuts Trump has been demanding. Instead,...
2019-06-20, 07:13