Feds indict execs from chicken companies Pilgrim’s Pride, JBS USA for price-fixing

Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday. The four executives include Jayson Penn, the president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, which is mostly owned by JBS USA, as […]

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LA County reports 60 coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, June 1; total now 2,443

Health officials confirmed another 60 deaths in LA County related to the coronavirus on Tuesday, June 1, and once again urged those protesting over the death of George Floyd to maintain social distance and wear face coverings — in order to prevent spreading the highly contagious virus. The county also reported 1,202 new cases of […]

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Barr ordered officials to clear area around Lafayette Square before Trump’s protest remarks, officials say

Attorney General Bill Barr ordered law enforcement officials to extend the perimeter of Lafayette Square before President Trump ventured outside the White House on Monday to visit sites vandalized during violent protests, administration officials tell Fox News. According to one senior administration official, the plan had been made to extend the perimeter of the park — which is across […]

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DC mayor announces evening curfew after riots tear through community

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and District officials on Monday imposed a 7 p.m curfew after protests turned violent over the weekend, with monuments vandalized and historic buildings set ablaze. Bowser, speaking at a press conference Monday alongside D.C. public safety and health officials, condemned the “destruction” of the capital city. SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WOUNDED OUTSIDE THE […]

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Ohio Dem rep, other officials pepper-sprayed during protest in Columbus

Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and other local Ohio officials were sprayed with pepper spray Saturday in Columbus during protests that broke out in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody. Beatty, D-Ohio, participated in the protests in downtown Columbus, according to her Twitter, along with Franklin County, Ohio Commissioner […]

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Minneapolis mayor says ‘white supremacists,’ ‘out of state instigators’ behind protests, but arrests show different story

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that state officials think “white supremacists” and “out-of-state instigators” could be behind the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, but a report showed that “about 86 percent” of arrests so far are mostly of in-state residents. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also said Saturday that the majority of the protestors arrested […]

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Trump Threatens White House Protesters With ‘Vicious Dogs’ and ‘Ominous Weapons’

A day after claiming he didn’t mean to suggest that law enforcement officials should shoot people who were part of the unrest in Minnesota, President Trump said on Saturday that the Secret Service had been prepared to sic the “most vicious dogs” on protesters outside the White House gates on Friday night. “Great job last […]

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In Hong Kong, Anxiety and Defiance Over Trump’s Move to Cut Ties

HONG KONG — Hong Kong officials reacted with a mix of anxiety, resignation and defiance to President Trump’s announcement that the United States would end its special relationship with the city, reflecting the semiautonomous territory’s deep political divide over its relationship with mainland China. Mr. Trump’s move, which could imperil the city’s status as an […]

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California prison employees suspended over racist remarks

California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation “was made aware of abhorrent comments made on social media by […]

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Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks positive for COVID-19

Health officials say they’re seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19 By The Associated Press May 29, 2020, 11:55 PM 2 min read 2 min read OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Health officials […]

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North Carolina will still work with RNC to ‘ensure the convention can be held safely,’ governor’s office says

North Carolina officials said Friday that the state will “continue working” with the Republican National Committee to ensure that the 2020 GOP convention “can be held safely” in the state as previously planned. “North Carolina will continue working with the RNC to ensure the convention can be held safely,” Sadie Weiner, a spokeswoman for North Carolina’s […]

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CPD no longer using Clearview AI facial recognition software, department says after ACLU sues controversial firm

Chicago police officials work in the department’s Crime Prevention and Information Center.  | FBI The lawsuit seeks to protect the privacy of residents, specifically survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse which are “uniquely harmed by face recognition surveillance,” the civil rights group said. Chicago police confirmed Thursday that the department was no longer using […]

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‘Strong’ after shooting, El Paso now vulnerable to virus

As the coronavirus took hold in El Paso, government officials have tried to repurpose the phrase “El Paso Strong” to rally support for social distancing By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press May 23, 2020, 3:44 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article EL PASO, Texas — Inked on skin […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Here’s what you need to know: Uproar in Britain grows over a polarizing official’s trip while infected. Image “You’re supposed to be more than two meters apart,” Dominic Cummings, an aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, told reporters as he left his house in London on Saturday.Credit…Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Violations of the […]

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F-22 on training mission crashes near Eglin Air Force Base

Air Force officials say a F-22 fighter plane crashed during a routine training flight and the pilot safely ejected By The Associated Press May 15, 2020, 5:17 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PENSACOLA, Fla. — A F-22 fighter plane crashed during a routine training flight Friday […]

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Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

The Nebraska Supreme Court says prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press May 15, 2020, 2:53 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records […]

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Louisville seeks US review of police killing of black woman

Louisville officials have now asked the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI to review the police department’s internal investigation of the killing of a black woman by officers raiding her home two months ago. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad announced their request for additional federal help on Thursday. They […]

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Larry Hogan’s Big Idea: Let states take the wheel on infrastructure

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and officials to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better? For years, infrastructure reform has been one of the most popular issues among politicians and […]

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Back-to-school could be delayed by California budget cuts

California school officials and teachers are warning that budget cuts Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing for schools will make it harder for kids to return to the classroom By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press May 15, 2020, 1:11 AM 4 min read 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The deep financial hole brought on by the […]

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Brennan, who sought to ‘unmask’ Flynn, claims release of names is ‘abominable abuse of authority’

Former CIA director John Brennan, one of the officials who sought to “unmask” Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, claimed Thursday the release of Obama-era names was an “abominable abuse of authority.” He called the recent actions by the Department of Justice to drop the case against Flynn combined with the release of names “blatant […]

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Officials release edited coronavirus reopening guidance

U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted six one-page “decision tool” documents that use traffic signs and other graphics to tell organizations what they should consider before reopening. The […]

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San Francisco businessman to plead guilty in corruption case

Federal officials say a businessman charged in a public corruption case involving a former high-ranking San Francisco city official has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges and cooperate with investigators By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ May 14, 2020, 6:52 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN FRANCISCO […]

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