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Manhunt Begins for Escaped Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

July 12, 2015 10:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2691
Mexico’s most infamous and powerful drug lord, Joquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison this weekend in Mexico which has sparked a nationwide manhunt for the convict. According to the authorities, Guzman escaped through a tunnel that connected to the shower in his room to outside of the gated prison. An elaborate… View Article

Ariana Grande’s Donut-Licking Stunt Lands Bakery in Trouble

July 12, 2015 8:22 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2955
This past week, the celebrity buzz-sphere was all a twitter over Ariana Grande licking a tray of doughnut in a Riverside County bakery and then saying she “hated America.” While Grande has since apologized for her insensitive statements and revealed she was only showing her disgust for American’s and their bad diets. However, while Ariana… View Article
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Justice Departments Release Blistering Report on Juvenile Jails

October 24, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2413
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to “rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force,” the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday. The… View Article

Silicon Valley: Jobs Played Lead Role in “No Poaching” Case

September 25, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2543
If Silicon Valley’s biggest companies want an embarrassing employee lawsuit to go away, they’ll have to fork over a lot more money. Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel agreed in April to pay $325 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that claims the companies engaged in an extensive conspiracy to not poach the others’ workers. But… View Article

Law Students Demand Credit for Paid Work

September 18, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1914
Law schools will have to meet a new set of standards to receive the American Bar Association’s approval, marking the first change to accreditation requirements in more than a decade. At the ABA’s annual meeting on Monday, the group approved reforms that would allow law students to work more hours and evaluate schools on students’… View Article

Barneys Settles Its ‘Shopping While Black’ Case

September 16, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2530
Barneys New York, the Madison Avenue store where “Tuxedo-inspired jogging pants” go for $1,550, has been under investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office for the past nine months for allegations of profiling and racial discrimination. Today the attorney general announced that the store has agreed to pay $525,000 and implement several measures… View Article
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Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

September 9, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2853
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages. “Virginia has failed to advance a compelling state interest justifying its definition… View Article

Why Doesn’t Alcohol Have Nutrition Labels?

September 8, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2811
Well, it’s complicated. The food and beverage industry is no stranger to dubious marketing claims. Every brand from Kellogg’s to Red Bull has been the subject of controversy over the supposed health benefits of their products. The whole point of regulating these marketing claims is to promote consumer awareness and prevent false advertising. It’s the… View Article
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Drone Carrying Weed And Cellphones Crashes Outside Prison

August 21, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2659
CHARLESTON S.C. — A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana, and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum-security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since the wreckage was discovered in April outside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said state Department of… View Article

Snoop Dogg In Reported Legal Battle With Former Bodyguards

August 14, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3309
Snoop Dogg is reportedly being sued by three former bodyguards who claim they were sacked after complaining about their working conditions. Torrey Mitchell, Donnel Murray and Ryan Turk are seeking at least $3 million in damages and lost wages from the rapper, their supervisor, his publishing company and accountants. According to a report by Courthouse News,… View Article