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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

Updated 2:28 PM EDT, April 19, 2024 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A disciplinary committee of the State Bar of Texas accused Paxton in 2022 of making false claims of fraud in a lawsuit that questioned President Joe Biden’s victory. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 5th District Court of Appeals said Paxto ...

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Convenience store chain with hundreds of outlets in 6 states hit with discrimination lawsuit

April 19, 2024, 12:59 PM EDT / Source: The Associated Press The Sheetz convenience store chain has been hit with a lawsuit by federal officials who allege the company discriminated against minority job applicants. Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job seekers by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check, according to U.S. officials. Presiden ...

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Former Jan. 6 panel chair seeks to strip Secret Service protection from felons

04/19/24 2:57 PM ET The former chair of the now-disbanded Jan. 6 committee introduced a bill Friday that would strip Secret Service protection of any former executive convicted of a felony — an effort to avoid the complications of incarcerating former President Trump should he be ordered to serve jail time. Dubbed the “Denying Infinite Security and Government Resources Allocated toward Convicted and Extremely Dishonorable (DISGRACED) Former Protectees Act,” the legislation from Rep. Bennie Th ...

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New York AG says $175 million Trump fraud bond isn't properly backed, should be voided

The New York Attorney General’s office on Friday asked a judge to effectively void a $175 million bond posted by former President Donald Trump to secure a much larger monetary damage award in his civil business fraud case. The AG’s office in a filing said that Trump and other defendants in the case had failed to show there is enough identifiable collateral to back the bond for the judgment in Manhattan Supreme Court. The filing notes that the surety Trump used to obtain the bond, Knight Specia ...

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US is building first new nuclear warhead in decades

5 hours ago The United States is building its first new nuclear warhead in decades but will do so without nuclear testing, according to energy department officials on Wednesday. The warhead, known as the W93, is set to be used on ballistic missiles launched from submarines. It is being built using funds, $19.8bn, requested by the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) for the 2025 fiscal year, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and NNSA Administrator Jill Hruby told the Senate Armed Services ...

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GOP-led House panel uses Democratic votes to push foreign aid bills, setting up confrontation with conservatives

(CNN) The GOP-led House Rules Committee late Thursday night used Democratic support to advance a series of foreign aid bills, a sign that Republican leaders will need votes from across the aisle to pass the legislation. The move is likely to further inflame conservatives who are against additional aid to Ukraine and have threatened House Speaker Mike Johnson’s job over the issue. The four bills head to the House floor on Friday for their first test on the floor. A vote on final passage is expected Saturday, delaying the start of a weeklong congressional recess.

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Mike Johnson May Be Speaker, but Democrats Run the House

(Daily Kos) Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson has laid it all on the table: He’s staking his speakership—and his cozy relationship with Donald Trump—on aid to Ukraine, and putting his fate in the hands of Democrats. Democrats, in turn, are not going to make it easy for him. Democrats have no need to give any promises to Johnson at this point, especially when they hold the card of being able to force the vote on the Senate bill with a discharge petition.

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Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

(AP) One woman miscarried in the restroom lobby of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina, a woman gave birth in a car after an emergency room couldn't offer an ultrasound. The baby later died. Complaints that pregnant women were turned away from U.S. emergency rooms spiked in 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, federal documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal.

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Trump's Trial Is Already Wreaking Havoc on His Campaign

(Daily Besat) Even before Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York began, it was clear that the lengthy and demanding proceedings would fundamentally change his 2024 campaign. But it only took a few days to show that Trump’s hush money trial will be even more damaging, more constraining, and more significant than anyone expected. Republicans are left with little more than stopgap solutions and, in some cases, a humbling realization of what’s to come—given that the embarrassing details of his alleged plot to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels are yet to emerge.

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Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial

40 min ago - Published Apr 20, 2024 at 4:52 AM EDT Updated Apr 20, 2024 at 5:05 AM EDT Aman who set himself on fire on Friday outside the courthouse where Donald Trump's hush money trial is taking place has died, police said. The New York City Police Department s ... (Newswe)

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

55 min ago - April 19, 2024, 6:27 PM BOISE, Idaho -- A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying strict a ... (ABC News/AP)

USDA confirms cow-to-cow transmission a factor in bird flu spread

1 hr ago - April 19, 2024 4:57 PM EDT Updated 11 hours ago CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week that cow-to-cow transmission is a factor in the spread of bird flu in dairy herds, but it still does not know exactly how ... (Reuters)

US Senate votes to reauthorize surveillance program

5 hrs ago - The U.S. Senate voted late on Friday night to approve the reauthorization of a controversial surveillance program, narrowly missing the midnight expiration of the program. The reauthorization secures what supporters call a key element of the United S ... (Reuters)

Tennessee workers at VW plant vote to unionize with UAW

6 hrs ago - Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga overwhelming voted to join the United Auto Workers late Friday, giving the union a decisive foothold in the historically anti-union South. By 10:09 p.m. ET, more than half the 4,300 eligible workers had voted to join ... (Nashville Tennessean)

Proud Boys group leader sentenced to over 5 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot

8 hrs ago - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A far-right extremist group leader was sentenced on Friday to more than five years in prison for repeatedly assaulting police officers with makeshift weapons during a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol over three years ago. Scott Mil ... (Associated Press)

Convenience store chain with hundreds of outlets in 6 states hit with discrimination lawsuit

10 hrs ago - April 19, 2024, 12:59 PM EDT / Source: The Associated Press The Sheetz convenience store chain has been hit with a lawsuit by federal officials who allege the company discriminated against minority job applicants. Sheetz Inc., which operates more tha ... (NBC News)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

10 hrs ago - Updated 2:28 PM EDT, April 19, 2024 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential elec ... (AP)

Judge locks up 'Three Percenter' militia members in Jan. 6 obstruction case

11 hrs ago - April 19, 2024, 5:35 PM EDT WASHINGTON — Three California men who were associated with the "Three Percenter" militia group and convicted in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol attack were taken into custody Friday after a judge ordered them to se ... (NBC News)

First lady Jill Biden to kick off Educators for Biden to mobilize teachers

12 hrs ago - April 19, 2024, 6:04 AM First lady Jill Biden, in Minnesota on Friday, will launch Educators for Biden-Harris -- a national organizing program intended to engage and mobilize teachers, school staff and parents to vote for President Joe Biden, the Bid ... (ABC News)

Rudy Giuliani asks bankruptcy judge to let him hire attorney for appeal of massive defamation judgment

12 hrs ago - Apr 19th, 2024, 2:56 pm Rudy Giuliani is requesting a new addition to his legal team while emphasizing it is “imperative” he has a successful appeal of the recently upheld $146 million Georgia election workers defamation judgment that sent ... (Law & Crime)

Former Jan. 6 panel chair seeks to strip Secret Service protection from felons

13 hrs ago - 04/19/24 2:57 PM ET The former chair of the now-disbanded Jan. 6 committee introduced a bill Friday that would strip Secret Service protection of any former executive convicted of a felony — an effort to avoid the complications of incarcerating ... (The Hill)

New York AG says $175 million Trump fraud bond isn't properly backed, should be voided

13 hrs ago - The New York Attorney General’s office on Friday asked a judge to effectively void a $175 million bond posted by former President Donald Trump to secure a much larger monetary damage award in his civil business fraud case. The AG’s office i ... (CNBC)

Teamsters union files charges against PepsiCo with NLRB

14 hrs ago - Updated Fri, Apr 19, 2024, 1:37 PM CDT April 19 (Reuters) - Teamsters local unions in three states filed unfair labor practice charges against PepsiCo with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, the union said on Friday. The charges were filed by f ... (Yahoo-Reuters)

US is building first new nuclear warhead in decades

14 hrs ago - 5 hours ago The United States is building its first new nuclear warhead in decades but will do so without nuclear testing, according to energy department officials on Wednesday. The warhead, known as the W93, is set to be used on ballistic missiles l ... (UK Independent)

Bob Menendez Bribe Trial Moved to May 13 as Lawyer Stays on Case

14 hrs ago - April 19, 2024 at 12:53 PM EDT The bribery trial of US Senator Bob Menendez and two businessmen was pushed back a week to May 13 by a judge who cited negotiations on a statement that averts the need to disqualify a co-defendant's lawyer. US District ... (Bloomberg)

Biden administration secures key agreement for aid distribution from US military pier being built off Gaza coast

14 hrs ago - Published 11:32 AM EDT, Fri April 19, 2024 CNN — The Biden administration has secured an agreement with a major UN agency to distribute aid from the pier the US military is constructing off the coast of Gaza, two senior US officials told CNN & ... (CNN Politics)

Biden preps event tying Florida's six-week abortion ban to the 2024 campaign

14 hrs ago - April 19, 2024, 1:25 PM EDT President Joe Biden will deliver a speech in Florida on Tuesday denouncing the state’s new six-week abortion ban and other efforts to restrict abortion access across the country, according to Biden campaign aides who ... (NBC News)

Biden administration adds Title IX protections for LGBTQ students, assault victims

15 hrs ago - The Biden administration released rules Friday that protect the rights of LGBTQ students and change the way schools can respond to allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. It's a long-awaited answer to campaign promises made by President Biden t ... (NPR)

Environmental Group That Used to Support RFK Jr. Asks Him to End Presidential Bid: 'Honor Our Planet, Drop Out'

15 hrs ago - Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lost the support of his own family this week when several members of the Kennedy family joined President Joe Biden to formally endorse his reelection. Now, an environmental group that Kennedy s ... (Mediaite.com)

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