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Roof's mother suffers heart attack as prosecutors detail attack plans

47 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Roof’s mother collapsed and said “I’m sorry” several times on Wednesday as family members and court security came to help her during the opening of her son’s federal death penalty trial

Student Loans Repayment Time

Student loans now have the potential to cost the federal government an estimated $100 billion as more borrowers opt for lower income-based payments and eventual loan forgiveness. That's the conclusion of a new report by the Government...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: AFL-CIO votes overwhelmingly in support of Keith Ellison for DNC chair

The AFL-CIO endorses Keith Ellison for DNC chairman. The union federation is the nation’s largest, representing 12.5 million workers. Here’s the federation’s statement: The Executive Council of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Representative Keith Ellison to lead the Democratic National Committee. Show More Summary

FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

Federal Judge Allows CDOT’s $317 Million C-470 Expansion to Move Forward Lawsuit Also Moves Forward

Denver Business Journal reports, “A federal judge is allowing the $317 million expansion of C-470 along Denver’s southern flank to move forward while a lawsuit over the noise the wider highway will cause also moves forward.” CDOT has started construction of tolled express lanes in both directions on a segment of the highway. Show More Summary

Likely pick for FCC chair says net neutrality’s ‘days are numbered’

In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the internet as a Title II communications service. The Open Internet Rule, which we all started to refer to as net neutrality, gave the commission authority to impose rules designed to keep the internet a free and open entity that treated all web traffic equally. Show More Summary

AT&T beginning to pay $88M in refunds to customer affected by cramming scam

4 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

The Federal Trade Commission has today announced in a blog post that AT&T will soon start refunding more than $88 million to customers affected by unauthorized charges on their monthly bills. more… Filed under: Apple

Congress passes legislation outlawing ticket bots

Under the bill, ticketing bots are considered "an unfair and deceptive practice" in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Lawsuit Against Courts Massively Overcharging For Documents Moves Forward

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in April, we wrote about an interesting lawsuit filed over excessive fees for PACER, the federal court system's electronic records system. If you're not a lawyer or journalist, and have never used PACER, it is difficult to put into words what a ridiculous and outdated system it is. Show More Summary

Anti-Hacking Laws Get a Tighter Grip on the Workplace

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became federal law recently, which gives employers more legal power to protect their trade secrets. This is good news and bad news for the workplace: The good news is that employers have more remedies when hackers get into their computer systems. The bad news......

Feds Think Passengers Should Decide If They Want Phone Calls on Planes

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Federal Communication Commission ban certain radio frequencies on airplanes, meaning traditional voice calls are prohibited, but Thursday, the Department of Transportation proposed the consumer should decide whether it’s OK to make wi-fi calls on planes. Read more...

Court views grim photos from Charleston church shooting

5 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The jury considering the federal capital case against Dylann Roof saw photos of the church members who died in a church fellowship hall.        

FORGET DRAINING THE SWAMP. MY USA TODAY COLUMN : Make D.C. a swamp again: Trump is scaring progre…

FORGET DRAINING THE SWAMP. MY USA TODAY COLUMN : Make D.C. a swamp again: Trump is scaring progressive hipsters away, he should send federal workers after them. “I propose that over the next several years, we transfer a lot of federal employees out of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, to parts of the country that […]

Temporary government funding bill hits snag in Senate after House refuses to fund healthcare for coal miners

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to keep federal agencies funded until April 28 and avert government shutdowns at the end of this week when existing appropriations expire. By a vote of 326-96, the House passed the legislation that is now before the...

AT&T Customers to Receive More Than $88M in Refunds Following Mobile Cramming Settlement

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is giving more than $88 million in refunds to 2.7 million AT&T customers who had unauthorized third-party charges added to their service bills, something better known...Show More Summary

Judge Dismisses Ed Asner Suit Vs. Actors’ Equity; Small L.A. Theaters Must Pay Minimum Wage

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit that would have prevented Actors’ Equity from requiring small L.A.-based theater companies that sign its contract to pay their actors at least minimum wage.   The suit, whose lead...Show More Summary

Oklahoma May Resist Federal Regulation, But Its Environmental Record Isn’t Terrible

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, is probably best known nationally for his role in orchestrating a legal backlash against President Obama’s environmental regulatory agenda. Now he’s President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. So it’s probably a good time to look a little more closely at the state of the […]

Edward ‘Mike’ Kelley Jr., member of the Federal Reserve Board, dies at 84

He was instrumental in modernizing the banking operations of the Federal Reserve system.

Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union has announced protests in its stronghold states of Chiapas, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The teachers are demanding that the federal government return to the negotiating table FULL STORY The post Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Pro-Abortion President Obama Stacked the Courts With 327 Judges, Donald Trump Can Undo the Damage

Linda Greenhouse, who now writes op-eds for the New York Times after covering the Supreme Court for the newspaper for nearly three decades, wrote a piece today titled, “Under Trump, the Federal Courts Will Be Up For Grabs.” Pro-abortion from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, Greenhouse breaks into a […]

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