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  • Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $200K program

    05/02/2018 10:25:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Errin Haines Whack
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The men and their lawyer told The Associated Press the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident. "We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see," said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested.
  • House Democrats mistakenly release transcript confirming big payout to Clinton friend

    06/28/2016 6:38:56 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Evan Halper
    The Democrats on the House Benghazi committee released their final conclusions from the inquiry into attacks on Americans in that Libyan city in 2012, and in the report they say, once again, that the investigation is a politically motivated sham aimed at damaging the reputation of Hillary Clinton. But the report, which the Democrats published as a pre-emptive strike before the Republican majority releases findings likely to charge ineptitude and deception by the former secretary of state, also revealed — apparently unintentionally — details about the eye-popping amount of money a close Clinton friend and adviser made in a contract...
  • UC to pay nearly $1 million in UC Davis pepper-spray settlement

    09/26/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-26-12 | la times
    The University of California will pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced Wednesday. The agreement, which must still be approved in federal court, also calls for UC to pay a total of $250,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys and set aside a maximum of $100,000 to pay up to $20,000 to any other individuals who join the class-action lawsuit by proving they were either arrested or directly pepper-sprayed, a university statement said. A video released online,...
  • St. Paul: Arrested man says cop kicked him as he choked on Mace (w/ video)

    08/30/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    Warning: This video, posted on YouTube, contains graphic language. The police actions in question happen from the 1 minute mark through to 2:05. Eric Hightower was lying on the ground, coughing and choking because a St. Paul police officer had just squirted him with a chemical spray, when he said the officer suddenly kicked him. "It was like he was kicking a football or something," the 30-year-old man said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the day after his arrest, after a video of the officer's use of force was posted on YouTube. "He kicked me so hard, he knocked the wind completely...
  • Report: Secretary Duncan got $50K payout from Chicago schools

    02/03/2012 10:27:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/12 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a $50,000 payout in unused sick and vacation leave when he left his job as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools system to join the Obama administration. According to a new report by the watchdog group Better Government Association, the secretary was able to take advantage of department policy to covert unused, accrued benefits into a cash payout. Since 2006, Chicago's school system has paid $265 million to employees under this policy, with $227 million for sick days alone. The policy was put into place by the Chicago school board and predates Duncan, a...
  • Insurer for Sandusky charity argues payouts

    12/25/2011 1:01:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/23/11 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Insurer for Sandusky charity argues payoutsBy MARK SCOLFORO | AP – Fri, Dec 23, 2011 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An insurance company for a charity founded by Jerry Sandusky argued in a federal complaint Friday that it should not have to pay legal expenses or claims for the former Penn State assistant football coach now accused of molesting children. Federal Insurance Co. said it would be wrong for the company to have to cover Sandusky because he is accused of conduct that did not involve his position as an executive or employee of The Second Mile, a charity for at-risk...
  • Hollywood helps Rahm haul in $10.6M

    01/21/2011 11:36:52 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | January 21, 2011 | Meredith Shiner
    Rahm Emanuel has tapped his super-agent brother Ari’s Hollywood money network big-time in his bid to become Chicago mayor, gobbling up five- and six-figure checks from the likes of Steven Spielberg, “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, Dreamworks mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the Napster founder played by Justin Timberlake in “The Social Network.” But Emanuel’s stunning multi-million haul wasn’t limited to the bright lights of the sunset strip — it also included huge payouts from CEOs and hedge fund managers across from New York to Silicon Valley, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
  • Bachmann attacks $1.2B payout for black farmers

    12/02/2010 12:23:50 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/2/10 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON - Congress gave the final go-ahead Tuesday to a landmark $1.2 billion settlement compensating black farmers for decades of discrimination, even as Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann and other conservatives charged that the deal is riddled with fraudulent claims. The long-delayed package, negotiated by the Obama administration, could award some $50,000 each to thousands of African-Americans who claimed they were unjustly denied loans and assistance from the federal Agriculture Department in the 1980s and '90s. Right up until the final 256-152 vote in the House, Bachmann -- along with Iowa Republican Steve King and others -- called for an investigation...
  • Stupak: "Legitimate" For BP Escrow Account To Fund Health Care (Print Summary & Video)

    06/17/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 29 replies · 756+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/17/10 | RCP Staff
    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.): I think we had to have someone say this is where you can go without limiting your criminal liability or civil liability.For instance, the question is brought up, pay for all of the health care for the people in the Gulf. No, ....
  • Shamed Fergie is seeking bigger divorce payout from Andrew

    05/28/2010 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 22 replies · 1,069+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 AM on 29th May 2010 | Andrew Pierce
    The Duchess of York has held secret talks with Princess Diana's lawyers about renegotiating her 'paltry' divorce settlement with Prince Andrew. Sarah Ferguson consulted Anthony Julius at Mishcon de Reya, who famously negotiated a £17million pay off for Princess Diana when she divorced Prince Charles. The figure is in stark contrast to the £15,000 a year which the duchess receives from Prince Andrew after their marriage ended after ten years in 1996.
  • Huge blow to Army as it faces £100,000 payout after tribunal backs single mother

    04/12/2010 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 686+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:14 PM on 12th April 2010 | By Vanessa Allen
    Army chiefs face the nightmare prospect of having to consider their soldiers' childcare problems before giving them orders. The devastating blow follows a successful sex discrimination claim brought by a single mother. Tilern DeBique, 28, says she was forced to leave the Army because she was expected to be available for duty around the clock. She was formally disciplined when she failed to appear on parade because she had to look after her daughter. She was told the Army was a 'war-fighting machine' and 'unsuitable for a single mother who couldn't sort out her childcare arrangements'.
  • Social Security to See Payout Exceed Pay-In

    03/24/2010 7:49:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies · 1,495+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/24/10 | Mary Williams Walsh
    The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security. This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
  • Voters: 'Stimulus' is a joke and Obama needs to go

    02/17/2010 8:11:47 AM PST · by aquapub · 32 replies · 1,335+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-17-10 | Robert Moon
    Two new polls have come out confirming that the American people are overwhelmingly rejecting Obama's porkulus (union payoff) scam and want him removed from office as soon as possible...
  • FDIC Approves the Payout of Insured Deposits of FirstCity Bank, Stockbridge, Georgia

    03/20/2009 5:51:46 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 14 replies · 574+ views
    FDIC ^ | 3/20/2009 | David Barr
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the payout of the insured deposits of FirstCity Bank, Stockbridge, Georgia. The bank was closed today by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, which appointed the FDIC as receiver. The FDIC will provide payment to insured depositors by mailing checks for their insured funds on Monday morning. Direct deposits from the federal government, such as Social Security and Veterans' payments, will be transferred to SunTrust Bank (for the specific SunTrust branches, depositors should call the toll-free telephone number below). Customers of FirstCity Bank with brokered deposits should contact their brokers about the...
  • First round of Exxon payments ordered

    11/24/2008 5:20:26 PM PST · by blu · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11-24-08 | AP
    First round of Exxon payments ordered The Associated Press Published: November 24th, 2008 04:06 PM Last Modified: November 24th, 2008 04:06 PM A judge has ordered the first round of punitive damages be issued to plaintiffs in the nation's worst oil spill.
  • Wounded Iraqi is given £2m payout[UK][Shot by Soldier]

    04/15/2008 9:37:30 PM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 49+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 Apr 2008 | BBC
    The injured man had befriended British soldiers An Iraqi teenager accidentally shot by a British soldier is to receive £2m, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - will receive the payout after suffering severe spinal injuries which have left him paralysed. The payout is higher than anything paid to any British troops injured in Iraq. The MoD said it was "not a precedent, it is an exceptional case", but admitted similar payouts were possible in the future. The man was wounded in September 2003 when a British soldier, whom...
  • Sudan's ex-Guantanamo prisoners demand payout

    01/26/2008 11:27:19 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 136+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/26/08 | Opheera McDoom
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A group of Sudanese released from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay demanded cash payouts and an apology from the United States on Saturday, for mental and physical torture suffered during years spent in jail there. "We have asked for compensation and an apology," aid worker Adil Hassan Hamad told a conference in Khartoum, which was organized by local rights groups to demand the release of seven Sudanese still held at Guantanamo Bay. Hamad, freed just over one month ago, wore orange overalls like those worn by detainees in the U.S. prison camp. He was working with...
  • Life insurer balks on payout in killing of Clintons' neighbor

    11/20/2007 6:10:03 PM PST · by jdm · 32 replies · 37+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 20, 2007 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - An insurance company is balking at paying benefits to the husband of a slain woman who lived near Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying he ''has not been ruled out as a suspect.'' Peggy Perez-Olivo, 55, was shot in the head Nov. 18, 2006, as she and her husband were driving from Manhattan toward their home just three doors from the Clintons in Chappaqua. Carlos Perez-Olivo, 59, a disbarred lawyer, was shot in the abdomen. He said the shots were fired by a man who cut off their car on a dark road, then climbed...
  • China's "Stubborn Nail" loses house, gets pay-out(photo of "Stubborn Nail" included)

    04/03/2007 6:33:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/03/07 | Robert J. Saiget
    China's "Stubborn Nail" loses house, gets pay-out by Robert J. Saiget 1 hour, 28 minutes ago Workmen in China demolished a house that attained almost iconic status because of its owners' refusal to move for a huge property project, but their three-year battle may have paid off. Wu Ping, whose struggle against the developers earned her the nickname "Stubborn Nail," and her husband had their two-storey brick house in the southwest city of Chongqing demolished late Monday night. Their plight -- thrown into the spotlight partly thanks to dramatic photos of the house sitting in the middle of a massive...
  • Canadian 'lost tribe' hoping to collect U.S. government payout

    02/18/2007 6:56:57 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 13 replies · 562+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 17 Feb 2007 | Randy Boswell
    Nearly 175 years after their ancestors were forced to abandon tribal lands in the U.S. and flee to Canada, the scattered remnants of the Pottawatomi First Nation -- their ancient language and culture now struggling to survive -- have launched a new bid for compensation in the U.S. Congress. With help from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a native rights advocate who has introduced a bill to "provide relief" of $1.8 million US for the tribe's Canadian exiles, the Pottawatomi are hoping for the payout to finally settle the 19th-century debt owed to their forebears and to fund a resurgence...