Washington State Proposes Landmark Employment Status Deal for Concert Conductors

The Washington state Senate on Friday passed a bill giving gig drivers certain benefits and protections while preventing them from being classified as employees — a longstanding priority of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. While the vote appears to pave the way for final passage after a similar measure …

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Amtrak engineer acquitted in 2015 derailment that killed 8

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury on Friday cleared an Amtrak engineer of all charges stemming from a derailment that killed eight people and injured hundreds in Philadelphia in 2015, finding that his operation of the train more than twice the speed limit on a curve …

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Former Texas member of the Three Percenter militia recounts the road trip to the January 6 riots

WASHINGTON — In early January 2021, Rocky Hardy and Guy Reffitt drove the roughly 20 hours from North Texas to DC in a van loaded with assault rifles, ammunition and handguns, talking family and politics and harassing the leader of their far-right far-right group along the way. “We kind of …

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Jury Deliberations in Fatal Amtrak Derailment to Begin Again

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 2:07 p.m. and updated on March 4, 2022 at 2:07 p.m. By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Proceedings in the trial of an Amtrak engineer accused of causing a fatal 2015 derailment in Philadelphia will resume Friday afternoon after a juror suffered …

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FBI agents claiming to be part of a far-right group will have to testify using their real names

A judge has ruled that two undercover FBI agents posing as members of a far-right militia framed for plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will have to testify in court using their real names. U.S. District Chief Judge Robert Jonker said the two officers, who were known only as …

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Texas teenager explains in court why he reported his father for the insurrection

Emotions ran high during the testimony at the trial of a North Texas man accused of participating in the United States Capitol insurrection. Guy Reffitt of Wylie, Texas, on trial for five criminal charges including obstruction and weapons offences, was in tears as his son Jackson testified against him in …

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Public transport advocacy group slams Karnataka government for not allocating funds to BMTC

Public transport advocacy group Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (BBPV) has called the state budget a disappointment for not allocating funds to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Committee (BMTC) and shelving its demand free trips for commuters. 🗞️ Subscribe now: get Express Premium to access the best election reports and analysis 🗞️ …

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The National Mission for Clean Ganga receives the special jury prize

NEW DELHI: The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) received the “Special Jury Prize” for “causing a paradigm shift in water management” at the 7th India Industry Water Conclave and 9th FICCI Water Awards. “The Jury wishes to recognize the extremely important work that NMCG is engaged in, to bring …

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Nixing’s job offer from hospital to HIV-positive worker may be biased

A Georgia hospital may have violated federal disability law by rescinding its offer of a security guard job to a worker after learning he was HIV-positive, a federal judge in Savannah has heard. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has raised several issues warranting a lawsuit in its lawsuit for Corey …

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Colorado clerk Tina Peters sentenced in court for allegedly lying to judge – CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado County election clerk under investigation by federal and state authorities for an alleged violation of voting machine security has been ordered to appear in court to respond to allegations that she lied about the recording of a hearing. A judge on Wednesday issued an order …

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