Manhattan State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank ruled the city cannot terminate PBA members for not getting vaccinated, suggesting instead that the city make vaccination requirements part of the PBA's contract.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone on Thursday raised serious concerns about the proposed $5.4 billion acquisition of U.S. broadcaster Tegna Inc. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked investment firm Standard General to produce further information about its takeover bid for the broadcast news company that manages 64 stations in 51 U.S. markets. "We are concerned that this transaction would violate the FCC’s mandate by restricting access to local news coverage, cutting jobs at local television stations, and raising prices on consumers," the two Democrats wrote to FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
- The Recount
President Biden calls Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) handling of the Hurricane Ian recovery "remarkable."
President Biden praised Governor Ron DeSantis’, a Republican from Florida, handling of the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Fort Myers, Florida to meet the victims of Hurricane Ian and hold a press conference with Governor DeSantis. Hurricane Ian was a Category 4 hurricane that hit Florida’s west coast.
The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a public notice on its website Wednesday announcing it would invalidate Terra creator Do Kwon's passport.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Security Service of Ukraine exposes more collaborators, one of whom betrayed 23 Ukrainians to Russians in Kherson Oblast
ALONA MAZURENKO - WEDNESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2022, 17:19 Members of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have exposed more collaborators who had been helping the Russians in the occupied territories of the Kherson region.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The union representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots said on Wednesday it strongly opposes an effort in Congress to extend an exemption from modern cockpit alerting requirements for the Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 10. Boeing faces a December deadline to win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the 737 MAX 7 and 10 variants, or it must meet new modern cockpit-alerting requirements that could significantly delay the plane's entry into service. Allied Pilots Association President Capt. Edward Sicher said "Boeing needs to proceed with installing modern crew alerting systems on these aircraft to mitigate pilot startle-effect and confusion during complex, compound system malfunctions."
- NBC News
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, has been a frequent questioner in her first week on the bench.
- USA TODAY
The appeals court also sent a Biden administration effort to shore up the program back down to a lower federal court for further consideration.
- Miami Herald
After pushing a congressional redistricting plan through the Legislature this spring, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents to plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the plan.
- Business Insider
In the past, Elon Musk has been loath to back down from a court battle, but in this case Twitter was going to win and wouldn't cave.
(Reuters) -In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways that respected the environment. A "big part" of those efforts, the president said, was a plan by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to filter lithium from superhot geothermal brines swirling beneath California's Salton Sea, something that had never been done before. The project aimed to help usher in a new way of producing lithium – a key constituent of EV batteries – in the United States while avoiding the controversies that come with building mines that are often unpopular with local communities.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A federal judge in New York on Thursday temporarily blocked parts of the state's new gun law to allow the Gun Owners of America, an advocacy group, to pursue a lawsuit challenging the legislation. The order marks one of the most prominent victories by gun-owners' rights groups in challenging gun restrictions around the United States since June's landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that said for the first time that Americans have a constitutional right to carry weapons in public. New York's law came into effect on Sept. 1 and is being closely watched by other states around the country where gun violence has become recurrent.
- Fox News
Vice chair of Treasury Dept’s new racial equity committee wants to defund police, 'center race' in all policy
The vice chair of the Biden Treasury Department's new racial equity committee carries some political baggage with her, namely how she wants to defund the police.
- Yahoo News
Oregon may be on the verge of electing its first Republican governor in a generation next month. It would be a heavy blow for Democrats, an indictment of the party’s brand in what has been one of the most progressive states in the country.
Uvalde parents were outraged the school district hired a cop who was being investigated for her conduct during the mass shooting. Now she's been fired.
After pushback from parents and a state senator, the school district announced Thursday that Crimson Elizondo was fired from her position.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier stepped down on Thursday, depriving Mexico of one of its key trade negotiators as her government scrambles to head off a major dispute over energy with the United States and Canada. Clouthier, a scion of a powerful political family who became economy minister early last year, said she had first told President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador she intended to quit not long after the energy disagreement threatened to become costly for Mexico. Clouthier said she had first discussed her desire to step down with Lopez Obrador on July 26, using baseball as a metaphor to explain her decision.
- CBS MoneyWatch
Where did this idea originate, and is there any truth to it? Here's what to know about whether 87,000 tax men cometh.
- Associated Press
Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that's prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy. Authorities have detected the high levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in deer in several states, including Michigan and Maine, where legions of hunters seek to bag a buck every fall.
- The Guardian
President puts up ostensibly united front with Ron DeSantis as duo see recovery effort but comments contrast with governor’s view
In a case before the court Tuesday, an attorney for Navy veteran Adolfo Arellano said exceptions should be made "in cases where it is truly deserving."
- The Hill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) raised concerns about Standard General LP’s proposed $5.4 billion acquisition of U.S.-based broadcast company Tegna Inc., in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In their letter sent on Thursday, the lawmakers requested current FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and her agency review the…