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Deadline Alert: Brower Piven Alerts Shareholders Of Approaching...

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:54:21 GMT

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of purchasers of Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company securities during the period between November 25, 2014 and January 18, 2017, inclusive . Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until March 27, 2017 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.




Is Laura Ingraham's Media Company In the Middle Of A Financial Meltdown?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:33:35 GMT

If you've read this far you already care a lot more than I do, but it is a dull-news Saturday and content is content. The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against Laura Ingraham's Lifezette claiming that Lifezette is about $49,267 in unpaid licensing fees.




Mega Millions numbers for 02/24/2017; jackpot worth $64M

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:45:35 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot is inching closer to $100 million as there was no winner of $64 million jackpot drawing held on Feb. 24. That means the drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 28 will have a jackpot of $73 million with a cash option of $44 million. Two tickets sold in Michigan matched four white numbers drawn and the Mega ball to win $5,000.




State and local government employee and payroll

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:38:32 GMT

Considering all state and local government employees in proportion to population, Kansas has many, compared to other states, and especially so in education. This was 15th highest among the states, District of Columbia, and the nation as a whole.




Man's Texas arrest shows conflicts over medical marijuana

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:15:37 GMT

A California man is facing possible prison time in Texas after he was arrested while carrying his supply of medical marijuana as he drove to Houston to visit his hospitalized granddaughter.




Marijuana's good, bad and unknown effects on health

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:55:44 GMT

It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal advisory panel in a report recently released.




Will Court Ruling Against Christian Florist Prompt Trump to Action on Religious Freedom?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:45:35 GMT

America's promise of freedom forbids the government from marginalizing people, or depriving them of opportunities, because of their religious beliefs or identities. Yet the Washington Supreme Court has declared Barronelle Stutzman, a 72-year-old floral artist, unfit to work in the wedding industry because of her religious beliefs about marriage.




House Republicans and Trump Administration File Joint Motion to Delay ...

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:36:20 GMT

An interesting development transpired Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in a case pending in Federal District Court in the District of Columbia that challenges subsidy payments from the Federal Treasury to support Obamacare. The case was originally filed by House Republicans in 2014 challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration's authorization and payment of funds from the U.S. Treasury to subsidize insurance companies helping keep deductibles and other out of pocket costs low for low-income consumers.




On gun violence, the 4th Circuit chooses fear over the law

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:40:38 GMT

Operatively, the FSA bans what the court refers to as "military-style rifles and shotguns" and detachable magazines having a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Violating the FSA carries a penalty of three years' imprisonment and maximum fine of up to $5,000, with more severe penalties if a prohibited weapon is used in the commission of a felony.




US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice-president

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:20:46 GMT

The United States government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. embassy said in a statement Friday. Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday, according to the statement.




Efforts to stop anonymous sources clash with 1st Amendment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:20:45 GMT

President Donald Trump railed against the news media Friday, saying reporters shouldn't be allowed to use anonymous sources. He said he's been a target of unrelenting criticism by unnamed people, and he predicted that negative stories would "dry up like you've never seen before" if anonymous sources were jettisoned.




Randstad publishes 2017 accounting salary guide

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:06:28 GMT

The staffing company Randstad has released a new salary guide for accountants , including detailed listings of salaries for a variety of accounting and finance jobs in states and major cities across the U.S. The annual guide is broken down by company size, with small companies defined as those with annual revenues of up to $100 million, midsize companies as those with annual revenues between $100 million and $500 million, and large companies with revenues of over $500 million. Positions include CFO, director of finance, controller, accounting manager, senior accountant and more.




This image from video, provided by the American Eagle

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:32:46 GMT

'Eagle Watch' begins: D.C. eagle lays second egg Mr. President and the First Lady have a nest in the National Arboretum in the nation's capital. Check out this story on ruidosonews.com: http://usat.ly/2mf8Cq0 The First Lady laid her first bald eagle egg Feb. 10, 2016, in her nest at the National Arboretum in the District of Columbia, and the second was laid four days later on Valentine's Day.




This image from video, provided by the American Eagle

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:32:45 GMT

'Eagle Watch' begins: D.C. eagle lays second egg Mr. President and the First Lady have a nest in the National Arboretum in the nation's capital. Check out this story on AlamogordoNews.com: http://usat.ly/2mf8Cq0 The First Lady laid her first bald eagle egg Feb. 10, 2016, in her nest at the National Arboretum in the District of Columbia, and the second was laid four days later on Valentine's Day.




Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:16:34 GMT

A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Alaska's law legalizing recreational marijuana wouldn't be overturned, Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills said Thursday after White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested during a press briefing that President Donald Trump's administration might crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.




2 D.C. police officers shot; suspect killed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:19:22 GMT

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2mdZZfk WASHINGTON - Two District of Columbia police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Thursday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department . The officers were shot around 10:40 p.m. ET at Morse Street at Holbrooke Street, less than two miles from the U.S. Capitol.




Winning ticket for $435 million Powerball sold in Indiana

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:24:25 GMT

A single jackpot victor would have the option of spreading out the $435.3 million in even payments over 30 years or taking a lump-sum payment of considerably less. "The drawing.