DOJ investigating allegations that Kansas City police racially discriminated against Black officers

DOJ investigating allegations that Kansas City police racially discriminated against Black officers

CNN  —  The US Department of Justice is investigating whether the Kansas City Police Department in Missouri engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against Black officers, according to a letter sent to the agency Monday. “Our investigation is based on information suggesting that KCPD may be engaged in certain employment practices that discriminate against … Read more

Federal appeals court upholds controversial Texas social media law restricting content moderation

Federal appeals court upholds controversial Texas social media law restricting content moderation

CNN Business  —  A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a controversial Texas law that restricts the ability of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to moderate content on their platforms, setting up a potential Supreme Court showdown while also renewing uncertainties about how tech platforms may operate in the state in the future. The Texas law, … Read more

Queensland Human Rights Commission recommends overhaul of state’s anti-discrimination laws

Queensland Human Rights Commission recommends overhaul of state’s anti-discrimination laws

The Queensland government is being urged to overhaul the state’s 30-year-old anti-discrimination laws and start afresh, in a review tabled in parliament today. Key points: The QHRC report urges a new bill instate a “positive duty” to prevent discrimination This would allow the QHRC to investigate without the need for a complainant The Queensland African … Read more

Heads of Hungary weather service fired after wrong forecast

Heads of Hungary weather service fired after wrong forecast

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The two top officials of Hungary’s meteorological service were fired Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast prompted the postponement of a fireworks display on the country’s most important national holiday. The firings of the head and deputy head of the National Meteorological Service prompted accusations of political interference from Hungary’s nationalist government. … Read more

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s former PM investigated by police under anti-terror law

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s former PM investigated by police under anti-terror law

Islamabad CNN  —  Pakistani authorities are investigating whether former prime minister Imran Khan violated anti-terror laws and have banned him from speaking live on television, in moves likely to inflame tensions between Khan, who maintains mass popular support, and the coalition government. According to police documents seen by CNN, police opened an investigation after Khan … Read more

Ford to appeal $1.7 billion verdict in Georgia truck crash

Ford to appeal .7 billion verdict in Georgia truck crash

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Ford Motor Co. plans to appeal a $1.7 billion verdict against the automaker after a pickup truck crash that claimed the lives of a Georgia couple, a company representative said Sunday. Jurors in Gwinnett County, just northeast of Atlanta, returned the verdict late last week in the yearslong civil case involving what … Read more

Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage

Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage

BEIRUT — A Lebanese man with a shotgun took up to 10 employees and customers hostage at a Beirut bank Thursday and threatened to set himself on fire with gasoline unless he was allowed to withdraw some of his trapped savings to pay his father’s medical bills. Soldiers and police converged on the area and … Read more

USC Anti-Semitism | State News

USC Anti-Semitism | State News

FILE – Seen is the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on March 12, 2019. The U.S. Department of Education will investigate the University of Southern California after a Jewish student claimed she resigned from student government because she endured harassment over her pro-Israel views. The probe by the … Read more

‘The Literary Mafia’ Review: People of the Book

‘The Literary Mafia’ Review: People of the Book

Two old Jewish men are sitting on a park bench, where one has been bemoaning the worldwide return of anti-Semitism. After a while, his companion interrupts him to say that as he sees it, au contraire, the Jews have never been in better shape: They dominate the financial world, they control the media, politicians are … Read more