Monday March 30, 2015

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Ex-girlfriend of Germanwings co-pilot speaks out

A woman identifying herself as the ex-girlfriend of the man accused of crashing Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps told Germany’s leading tabloid that he said one day he would "do something" and then "everyone will know my name." “I didn’t know what he meant by that at the time, but now it’s obvious,” the 26-year-old flight attendant said.  More…

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes to Glendale Police for Racial Profile Allegations

Taraji P. Henson apologized to the Glendale Police Department on Friday afternoon for the allegations she made against them about racially profiling her son. "I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother’s job is not easy and neither is a police officer’s," the Empire actress wrote on Instagram.  More…

Woman Suspected Of Cutting Unborn Baby From Woman’s Belly Won’t Face Murder Charges

A woman suspected of cutting an unborn baby from a woman’s belly in Longmont won’t face murder charges for the baby’s death, according to the Boulder County district attorney.  More…

IRS says thousands of federal workers and retirees owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday. Almost 305,000 federal workers and retirees owed back taxes as of Sept. 30.  More…

Study: Ban on fast-food in South L.A. hasn’t cut obesity

Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity by banning new fast-food restaurants. But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal. The study found that from 2007 to 2012, the percentage of people in South L.A. who were obese or overweight increased from 63% to 75%, while the obesity rate in the rest of the county increased from 57% to 58%.  More…

Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap. Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants.  More…

Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures.  More…

CBO: Obamacare to Hit Only 65 Percent of 2015 Coverage Target

When the Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote, the CBO said that the unpopular overhaul would lead to a net increase of 26 million people with health insurance by 2015. Fast-forwarding five years, Obamacare is now slated to hit only 65 percent of the CBO’s original coverage projection for 2015.  More…

San Francisco pushes to lower minimum voter age to 16

They can drive, they can work, and now a group of San Francisco city officials, including two supervisors want 16-and 17-year-olds to be eligible to vote.San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will introduce a measure—the first of its kind in a major U.S. city on Tuesday to do just that.  More…

Secret Service Wants a Fake White House

Stung by accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build another White House in Beltsville, Md. The agency on Tuesday will urge lawmakers to give him money to build a detailed replica of the White House to aid in training officers and agents to protect the real thing.  More…

New Obamanet rules as ambiguous and secretive as Obamacare

The Federal Communications Commission released 313 pages of rules detailing what would be allowed under the new Internet regulations secretly passed by the Obama administration. Tom Wheeler, the FCC commission chairman, was asked about the broad provisions of the general conduct rule and to clarify what its vague mandates meant, Wheeler conceded: “We don’t really know.”  More…

Marvin Gaye Family Plans Block of ‘Blurred Lines’ Sales, Distribution

The family of Marvin Gaye isn’t fully satisfied just yet, despite scoring a win in their lawsuit against “Blurred Lines” writers Robin Thicke and Pharrell that saw them award over $7 million. They want the song’s sales stalled completely, at least for now.  More…