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Senate probes A Place for Mom, referral service accused of putting seniors at risk

June 18, 2024, 11:19 AM EDT The Senate Special Committee on Aging is launching an investigation into A Place for Mom, the country’s largest for-profit senior care referral service, which has been accused of steering people toward facilities with documented safety and regulatory violations while collecting lucrative commissions. Committee Chair Bob Casey, D-Pa., sent a letter Tuesday to A Place for Mom accusing it of misleading users about the role commissions play in its referrals and discrim ...

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Bump stock ban blocked by Senate Republicans

14 mins ago Senate Republicans blocked Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to move forward legislation to ban bump stocks, reigniting a pre-election messaging battle over gun control measures. Why it matters: The Supreme Court's decision to toss a Trump-era ban on bump stocks has given Schumer an opening to put some of the chamber's Republicans in the position of defending the gun attachment, which was used in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Driving the news: Sen. M ...

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Crowd-surfing Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted police and then said he was 'just exercising my 1st Amendment' pleads guilty

Jun 18th, 2024, 10:43 am For his assault of police officers that lasted three minutes inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Michael Tyler Roberts, a pipefitter and mechanical supervisor from Tennessee, has pleaded guilty. The plea agreement was announced by the Justice Department on Monday. Some of the worst violence to unfold on Jan. 6 occurred inside of that tunnel where officers were forced to squeeze into the narrow corridor shoulder to shoulder and b ...

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Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California

Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California The company is among the first to run afoul of a union-backed law aimed at protecting warehouse workers from aggressive productivity quotas. By Caroline O'Donovan Updated June 18, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. EDT Published June 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT California labor officials fined Amazon $5.9 million for violating a state law aimed at preventing warehouse workers from being pushed to work so quickly that their health and safety are at r ...

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Lawsuit over US credit card late fee rule must stay in Texas, court rules

June 18, 2024 6:28 PM EDT Updated 6 min ago June 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday suffered a jurisdictional setback in a lawsuit challenging its new rule capping credit card late fees at $8 when a federal appeals court held the case should stay in Texas and not be sent to a judge in Washington, D.C. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for business and banking groups challenging a key ...

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Texas man who threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters sentenced to 33 months in prison

June 17, 2024, 4:32 PM EDT / Updated June 17, 2024, 5:36 PM EDT The Texas man who was indicted last year and accused of threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in a series of phone calls has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, federal officials announced Monday. Brian Michael Gaherty, 61, from Houston, was sentenced Monday and fined $10,000 for his crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California. The office also noted that United St ...

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Judge slams bankrupt Giuliani for 'troubling fact' that he can't keep an accountant

11 hours ago The judge in former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case slammed his failure to comply with deadlines and inability to keep bookkeepers to manage his “mess” of financial records. Giuliani’s bookkeeping was heavily criticized during a three-hour-long hearing in his high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Judge Sean Lane also heard heated arguments from Giuliani’s creditors, who want a trustee to seize control of his finances and force the disgraced mayor to file mo ...

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Mediation fails in ACLU lawsuit over Milwaukee RNC plans for demonstrations

Published 7:20 p.m. ET June 17, 2024 | Updated 7:34 p.m. ET June 17, 2024 MILWAUKEE - Efforts to resolve a lawsuit against the host city of the Republican National Convention over its plans for demonstrations during next month's event fell apart in a mediation hearing Monday, according to court records. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sued the city of Milwaukee in federal court earlier this month, saying the city's plans for demonstrations during the July 15-18 RNC violate the ...

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US suspends avocado, mango inspections in Mexican state on security concerns

June 17, 2024 9:29 PM EDT Updated 11 hours ago MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) - The United States paused safety inspections for avocados and mangos from a top-producing Mexican state due to a security incident involving U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff, a spokesperson for the agency said on Monday. The spokesperson said Mexican exports from the western state of Michoacan have not been blocked, and avocados and mangos already in transit would not be affected by the suspension of ins ...

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Elon Musk is sued by another ex-Twitter exec, who says top bosses were 'cheated' out of $200 million in severance

Jun 18, 2024, 6:14 AM EDT Elon Musk's legal battles keep piling up — and now he's facing a lawsuit from another former Twitter executive. According to a lawsuit filed at the Northern District Court of California this month, the billionaire is being sued by Robert Kaiden, Twitter's former chief accounting officer, over $3.75 million in unpaid severance. In the complaint, Kaiden said Musk, who bought Twitter in October 2022, falsely accused him and other Twitter executives of misconduct to fir ...

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Eugene Vindman, key figure at Trump's first impeachment, will win Dem primary for Virginia open seat, CNN projects

26 min ago - Eugene Vindman, a retired Army colonel and key figure in Donald Trump’s first impeachment, will win the Democratic primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, CNN projects. Vindman is looking to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Abiga ... (CNN)

Giants legend Willie Mays dies at 93

33 min ago - Update: By Liz Roscher Staff writer Willie Mays, the iconic Hall of Fame center fielder who is known as the greatest all-around baseball player of all time, died Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants announced. He was 93 years old. Mays, nicknamed "The ... (Yahoo Sports)

J&J hit with new class action over talc seeking medical monitoring for cancer

1 hr ago - June 18, 2024, at 3:24 p.m. (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is facing a new proposed class action seeking damages and medical monitoring on behalf of women who have been diagnosed with cancer, or might develop it in the future, allegedly as a resu ... (US News and World Report/Reuters)

Congressional Budget Office raises this year's federal budget deficit projection by $400 billion

1 hr ago - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that it projects this year’s federal budget deficit to be $400 billion higher, a 27% increase compared to its original estimate released in February. The major drivers of the ch ... (AP)

Boeing CEO defends his safety record, spars with senators and apologizes to crash victims' relatives

1 hr ago - By DAVID KOENIG Updated 6:28 PM CDT, June 18, 2024 Boeing CEO David Calhoun defended the company’s safety record during a contentious Senate hearing Tuesday, while lawmakers accused him of placing profits over safety, failing to protect whistle ... (AP)

White House swears in first class of American Climate Corps

2 hrs ago - Tue, June 18, 2024 at 10:41 AM EDT The Biden administration on Tuesday swore in the first class of the American Climate Corps, a federal program that is meant to place young people in the clean energy, conservation and climate resilience sectors. Am ... (Yahoo! News/NBC News)

Lawsuit over US credit card late fee rule must stay in Texas, court rules

2 hrs ago - June 18, 2024 6:28 PM EDT Updated 6 min ago June 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday suffered a jurisdictional setback in a lawsuit challenging its new rule capping credit card late fees at $8 when a federal appeal ... (Reuters)

FTC refers TikTok children's privacy case to Justice Department

3 hrs ago - 06/18/2024 04:50 PM EDT The FTC announced on Tuesday that it is referring its investigation into TikTok to the Justice Department, with allegations that the social media app is violating children’s privacy regulations. The agency said it began i ... (Politico)

Senate probes A Place for Mom, referral service accused of putting seniors at risk

4 hrs ago - June 18, 2024, 11:19 AM EDT The Senate Special Committee on Aging is launching an investigation into A Place for Mom, the country’s largest for-profit senior care referral service, which has been accused of steering people toward facilities with ... (NBC News)

Bump stock ban blocked by Senate Republicans

4 hrs ago - 14 mins ago Senate Republicans blocked Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to move forward legislation to ban bump stocks, reigniting a pre-election messaging battle over gun control measures. Why it matters: The Supreme Court's decision ... (Axios)

Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California

5 hrs ago - Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California The company is among the first to run afoul of a union-backed law aimed at protecting warehouse workers from aggressive productivity quotas. By Caroline O'Donovan Updated June 18, 2024 at ... (Washington Post)

Crowd-surfing Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted police and then said he was 'just exercising my 1st Amendment' pleads guilty

5 hrs ago - Jun 18th, 2024, 10:43 am For his assault of police officers that lasted three minutes inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Michael Tyler Roberts, a pipefitter and mechanical supervisor from Tennessee, has pleaded ... (Law & Crime)

Massachusetts 911 service restored after major outage statewide

6 hrs ago - Published 2:23 p.m. ET June 18, 2024 Updated 4:08 p.m. ET June 18, 2024 The 911 emergency dispatch services in Massachusetts were restored Tuesday afternoon, officials said, after the system was unavailable for more than an hour and a half because ... (USA Today)

San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy after 457 sex abuse claims

6 hrs ago - June 18, 2024 12:43 PM EDT Updated 2 hours ago NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday for the second time, after a recent change to California law prompted 457 legal claims alle ... (Reuters)

Jim Jordan threatens New York AG with subpoena over hush money prosecutor

7 hrs ago - 06/18/24 12:19 PM ET House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is threatening to subpoena New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) in his quest to gain information about a top prosecutor on the Manhattan hush money trial of former President Trump. ... (The Hill)

Trump legal advisers Jenna Ellis and Boris Epshteyn plead not guilty in Arizona 'fake electors' case

7 hrs ago - June 18, 2024, 12:27 PM EDT PHOENIX — Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump during his 2020 presidential campaign, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the “fake electors” case in Arizona, where she and 17 other defendants face forgery, f ... (NBC News)

US Manufacturing Production Surges in May

8 hrs ago - June 18, 2024, at 9:54 a.m. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Production at U.S. factories increased more than expected in May, recouping all the declines in the prior two months, but the momentum is unlikely to be sustained amid higher interest rates and soft ... (US News and World Report/Reuters)

Judge pauses federal rule requiring employers give abortion-seekers time off in Louisiana, Mississippi

8 hrs ago - Updated 10:52 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2024 CNN — A judge paused in two Southern states a new federal mandate that employers give workers seeking elective abortions time off to obtain and recover from the procedure. US District Judge David C. Josep ... (CNN Politics)

Fisker Inc. files for bankruptcy protection amid heavy losses and struggling EV market

9 hrs ago - Fisker Group Inc., the struggling Manhattan Beach electric vehicle manufacturer, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After failing to secure financing to offset losses, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court i ... (LA Times)

Trump finally files 'crucial' notice on use of classified material as part of Mar-a-Lago defense

9 hrs ago - Jun 18th, 2024, 8:23 am After Donald Trump’s lawyers successfully pushed back a key deadline to file a “linchpin” notice for moving the Mar-a-Lago case toward trial, having cited the Manhattan hush-money case that has since ended with ... (Law & Crime)

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