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  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • One Texas county just swore in 17 black female judges

    01/01/2019 6:30:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | January 1, 2019 | By AJ Willingham
    A new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials in Harris County, Texas, and among them were 17 black female judges. The group of women, who were part of a local democratic campaign called "Black Girl Magic Texas," first made history -- and headlines -- when they won their respective midterm elections in November. Together, they make up what is believed to be the largest group of black female judges to be elected at the same time in Harris County history.
  • Politics and one big, failed gamble stymie immigration hopes of Bakersfield woman's partner

    12/28/2018 4:53:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies ^ | Dec. 27, 2018 | BY ROBERT PRICE
    The thousands of immigrants being held at the country's southern border this month each have their own stories to tell. Many, if not most, are destitute refugees fleeing crime, drugs and poverty in their troubled home countries. Some, without question, are undesirables that Americans can only hope U.S. officials will identify and send away. Then there is Eduard Rojas Fernandez, a 117-pound professional jockey from Venezuela who believes his refusal to throw races at the mafia's command has made him a target in his home country. Back in Caracas, he believes, a bullet just might have his name on it.
  • Vanity: Is this Macy's ad trying to promote something in addition to selling pajamas?

    Family Pajamas Matching Bear Theme Mix and Match, Created for Macy's
  • 8 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely to Change.

    12/11/2018 7:32:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    They make beds in inns across the country. They pick oranges in Florida, strawberries in California and vegetables in Ohio. And they have built new subdivisions in Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte. For years, policymakers have talked about shutting off the influx of undocumented workers. But the economy has grown to rely on them. Ending illegal immigration, say many of those who have studied the issue, could mean that American workers would lose their jobs, companies would close and the economy would contract.
  • crash suspect may have been impaired from a combination of beer, sleep medication, and CBD oil

    12/10/2018 7:05:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Daily Item (Mass.) ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 | Gayla Cawley
    REVERE — Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Boston woman who allegedly struck five pedestrians with her SUV on Route 145 Sunday night, killing a 5-year-old girl and critically injuring a 2-month-old infant, may have been impaired from a combination of beer, sleep medication, and CBD oil. The 5-year-old girl has been identified as Adrianna Mejia-Rivera, a student at an undisclosed elementary school in Revere. Autumn Harris pleaded not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Chelsea District Court on Monday. Harris was held on $10,000 bail and ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free...
  • Principal bans candy canes, says ‘J shape’ stands for Jesus

    12/07/2018 5:27:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    An elementary school principal in Nebraska was placed on leave after telling teachers to avoid decorating their classrooms with Christmas-themed ornamentations so as not to offend those who don’t celebrate the holiday.
  • Mary Franklin: Fund spa to soothe trauma (Mass.)

    12/05/2018 4:22:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 4, 2018 | Mary Markos
    Since her husband was murdered in 1996, Mary Franklin has been devoted to helping others who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. That’s why she’s proposing Trauma Spa, or T Spa, to give women access to mental health treatment who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Franklin met with Gov. Charlie Baker yesterday, seeking a $400,000 grant to fund T Spa, a 12-week pilot program that would collect data by treating up to 300 women who suffer from PTSD due to a loved one’s murder.
  • Teacher Who Spoiled Santa Won't Return to NJ School

    12/05/2018 5:36:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn't real will not be returning to the school.
  • EX-NBA Player Eric Murdock Accuses White United Airlines Flight Attendant of Race-Baiting

    12/04/2018 5:17:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dan Cancian
    A former NBA player has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines for $10 million, accusing a flight attendant of “race-baiting.” According to the lawsuit filed in New York Eastern District Court, the incident unfolded on July 13 on United Airlines Flight 1537 from Las Vegas to Newark Airport in New Jersey. Murdock, who is black, asked a flight attendant whether he could move to an empty emergency exit row behind him to sit alongside his son, who was seated in a different row. According to court documents, the stewardess, a white woman, told Murdock the seats he was looking to...
  • Little Steven, Jackson Browne call for Marriott hotel boycott over use of plastic

    11/29/2018 3:32:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | November 27, 2018
    guitarist “Little Steven” Van Zandt and Jackson Browne and are lending their support to an environmental campaign that calls for a boycott of all hotels owned by Marriott International. The boycott comes in protest of the company’s policy of using plastic containers for room service orders. The initiative was launched by Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance that seeks to make the world free of plastic pollution and its negative impact on people, animals, the oceans, waterways and the environment in general.
  • Boston police Commissioner William Gross stands firm against ACLU, Mayor Walsh punts

    11/28/2018 9:00:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herlad ^ | November 27, 2018 | Joe Dwinell, Brooks Sutherland
    Police Commissioner William G. Gross doubled down yesterday on his fiery criticism of an ACLU lawsuit over the city’s gang database, saying through a spokesman that safety of neighborhood residents remains his “top priority.” “Commissioner Gross is passionate about protecting the residents of Boston, and that will always be his first and foremost objective,” said department spokesman Sgt. Detective John Boyle. Gross slammed the ACLU in a private Facebook post Saturday, saying the “paper warriors” — by targeting BPD’s anti-gang measures with a lawsuit — are ignoring the “atrocities” by the ruthless MS-13 gang. Many of those gang members are...
  • Rolling Stones Announce 2019 U.S. Stadium Tour

    11/21/2018 5:38:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 79 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Nov. 20, 2018 | Jem Aswad
    The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced a North American tour for next year that launches April 20 in Florida and wrap in Chicago on June 21. The initial announcement includes 13 dates, however there are several days between each tour date so additional shows seem likely, even with the Stones’ average of 3-4 days between shows. The dates were first announced by Rolling Stone.
  • Artificial intelligence is racist, sexist because of data it’s fed

    11/19/2018 7:39:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Nov. 19, 2018 | Alahna Kindred
    Artificial intelligence is “shockingly” racist and sexist, a study has revealed. Researchers looked at a range of systems and datasets and found examples where AI had provided inaccurate information for women and minorities.
  • $4,900 Found Sewn Into Passenger’s Underwear At Logan Airport

    11/15/2018 5:35:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 15, 2018
    BOSTON (CBS) – Customs officers at Logan International Airport seized about $27,000 from an Indonesian couple, including $4,900 that was sewn inside a woman’s underwear. The incident happened November 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said.
  • Mariners deny ex-employee’s accusations of racism toward Latino staff, players

    11/14/2018 5:32:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | November 12, 2018 | TJ Cotterill
    Lorena Martin was hired just over a year ago to fill a position unique to baseball. No other organization before the Seattle Mariners had a director of high performance in the baseball operations department. But on Monday, just over a month after the Mariners fired her, Lorena Martin posted a string of heavy comments to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, leveling accusations of racism and discrimination and specifically naming general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay.
  • Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year — but cover sparks controversy

    11/13/2018 6:20:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | November 13, 2018
    Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ’s Woman of the Year — but the magazine’s cover has caused a stir on social media with many questioning why “Woman” was in quotes.
  • Victoria’s Secret Exec Apologizes for Transgender Comments After Fashion Show

    11/12/2018 6:47:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | November 10, 2018
    Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek apologized in a statement Friday for remarks he made in a Vogue interview published Thursday about why Victoria’s Secret hasn’t cast transgender models in their annual fashion show.
  • Slave Auction Re-Enactment To Protest Faneuil Hall Name

    11/11/2018 6:06:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    A group advocating to rename Faneuil Hall because of its namesake's ties to slavery will re-enact a slave auction outside the historic downtown building this weekend. The New Democracy Coalition says Saturday's event is designed to call attention to Boston's history of slavery. The building known as the Cradle of Liberty is named after Peter Faneuil, a wealthy 18th century slave owner who financed construction as a gift to the city.
  • Bank exec who reportedly referred to female colleagues as "girls" to retire

    11/10/2018 6:34:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    CBS Moneywatch ^ | November 9, 2018, | Kate Gibson
    A Wells Fargo executive who reportedly referred to women bank employees as "girls" or told them to put their "big girl panties on" will step down next year. Without addressing claims made against him, Wells Fargo confirmed that private bank head Jay Welker would retire effective March 31. His coming retirement was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited an internal memo. A complaint against Welker was part of a larger internal investigation into allegations of discrimination by female executives in Wells Fargo's wealth management unit, the newspaper said. The bank spent months interviewing dozens of women after...