NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a lawsuit by Amy Cooper, the white woman who became known as "Central Park Karen" after calling police on a Black bird-watcher, against the employer that fired her following the encounter. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Cooper did not prove that Franklin Templeton illegally dismissed her on the basis of race or defamed her by branding her a racist. Cooper had been an insurance portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, a unit of San Mateo, California-based Franklin Resources.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dissented in Thursday's 5-4 ruling on Allen v. Milligan. Thursday's ruling found that Alabama violated the Voting Rights Act's ban on racial gerrymandering. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a scathing, 48-page dissent in the court's ruling that Alabama violated a ban on racial gerrymandering.
Just two days after being sworn in, a Marion police officer said bye-bye to his new job after a few of his racist social media posts were found, according to the IndyStar. The posts were published before he even got his uniform. The case of 48-hour Officer Chaz Foy is precisely why Black people believe police departments are riddled with racists.
The general in charge of Russia's troops in Ukraine has briefed President Vladimir Putin on how his forces repelled a large-scale Ukrainian attack in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, one of his subordinates said on Thursday. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Thursday that Russian forces had withstood fierce overnight attempts by Ukrainian troops to break through the frontline in Zaporizhzhia and had inflicted heavy losses on them. Reuters could not independently verify Shoigu's battlefield account and there was no immediate comment on the situation from the Ukrainian defence ministry.
Real estate investment guru Grant Cardone says Americans should “quit saving” if they want to build true wealth. Cardone, who goes by the nickname Uncle G, recently shared his two cents on Twitter: “That full-time job won't bring you wealth. Saving, saving, saving won't bring you wealth.
Former San Bernardino Deputy Meagan McCarthy was attacked and shot at while responding to a 911 call in 2019, and although a neighbor recorded the encounter on video, the suspect's trial didn't go her way.
A relative previously told The Associated Press the boys' mother was working at a nearby convenience store when she heard gunfire and ran back home to find they had been shot. The boys were “very close” and always together playing, mostly with superhero figures, according to their uncle, Felix Muniz Torres. The shooters apparently targeted the third person who was killed, 19-year-old Joshua Lugo-Perez, over what authorities have called “a previous argument.
A 13-year-old girl shopping with her mother at a South Carolina Walmart was shot at random Wednesday night, according to WJBF. The shooting happened at the Walmart store in Aiken, which is about 15 miles from the Georgia border. A witness told WJBF that the shooter walked straight up to the victim and shot her.
The incident occurred on the beach of the Dream Beach hotel, according to Russian media reports, which said the victim was a Russian citizen. Russia's consul-general in Hurghada, Viktor Voropayev, told the country's TASS news agency that the deadly attack happened Thursday. A Russian died as a result of the shark attack,” he said, identifying the victim as 23-year-old “V. Popov,” who he said was not a tourist but had been living in Egypt for several months.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Thursday asked for a new trial in the civil case brought by E. Jean Carroll, in which a jury in Manhattan last month found the former U.S. president liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer and awarded her $5 million in damages. In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Trump's lawyers said the jury's $2 million award for the sexual abuse portion of the verdict was "excessive" because the jury had found that Carroll was not raped, and that the conduct she alleged did not cause any diagnosed mental injury. They also said the $2.7 million award for the defamation claim was "based upon pure speculation."
The air quality index has indeed reached unhealthy levels in the city and elsewhere the last few days. A low-pressure weather system pushed smoke from wildfires raging in Quebec and Nova Scotia over parts of the United States. But Twitter users were a bit hazy on the point she was trying to make — and where she was trying to place the blame.
In 2022, Brett Kavanaugh let Albama use racially gerrymandered maps in its midterm elections. Kavanaugh joined the liberal justices and Chief Justice John Roberts in ruling against the maps. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh flipped sides in a pivotal voting rights case, ruling on Thursday that Alabama district maps that diluted Black votes violated the Voting Rights Act.
Many of us have questions we're too shy to ask our OB-GYNs — so in this episode of ITK: Hack the Cycle, host and co-founder of lifestyle period brand August Nadya Okamoto (@nadyaokamoto) does it for us. From dispelling myths about pap smears to understanding vaginal hygiene, Dr. Nicole Sparks, MD (@nicolealiciamd), gives Nadya the answers we've all been looking for. First, Nadya takes to the streets of New York City to gather the public's questions about gynecologists.
A Hall County man suspected of possessing child pornography is behind bars. Jonathan Malinguaggio, 39, turned himself in on Tuesday, June 6. Hall County Sheriff's Office criminal investigators issued an arrest warrant last week for Malinguaggio after forensic testing of his cell phone revealed 20 separate images of child sexual abuse material.
Farmers Group announced changes to its remote-work policy, The Wall Street Journal reported. Workers at the insurance giant Farmers Group are reportedly threatening to quit or unionize after the company's new CEO backtracked on its remote-work policy. Employees expressed their frustrations with the decision by flooding a Farmers Group internal social-media platform with more than 2,000 comments, The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed screenshots of the reactions, reported.
Before-and-after images of the area downstream from a dam that collapsed Tuesday vividly show the extent of the devastation of a large, flooded swathe of southern Ukraine. Before the Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper River broke, farm fields appear green and crossed by peaceful streets and farm roads and dotted with trees. The pre-collapse satellite photos were taken in May and early June.
Former President Donald Trump deserves a reconsideration of the damages a Manhattan jury awarded because it did not find Trump raped E. Jean Carroll, as she long alleged, defense attorneys argued Thursday in a new court filing. "The Court should order a new trial on damages or grant remittitur because contrary to Plaintiff's claim of rape, the Jury found that she was not raped but was sexually abused by Defendant during the 1995/1996 Bergdorf Goodman incident. Such abuse could have included groping of Plaintiffs breasts through clothing or similar conduct, which is a far cry from rape.
Extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Wednesday faced criticism after she joined the right-wing freakout over the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Pride Month. Boebert took offense to this USAF tweet showing the silhouette of a saluting soldier and the rainbow flag, which celebrates queer pride.
Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a freight train derailment in northern Arizona that heavily damaged 23 cars and a load of new vehicles. Coconino County Emergency Management officials said the derailment occurred around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday east of Williams, which is 33 miles (53 kilometers) west of Flagstaff. Photos from the derailment scene showed heavy damage to many vehicles and freight cars, white vans poking out of other damaged rail cars and an upside-down vehicle crushed under another freight car.
Over a stream and under a bridge lies one of the 10 properties for sale in Los Angeles County for under $250,000. Compass Real Estate is selling a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in Alhambra that's sought after despite – or possibly because of – its unique location. Built in 1949, the 462-square-foot apartment includes a terrace above the stream and a rooftop patio separated from a road bridge with a fence.
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India's foreign minister on Thursday hit out at Canada for allowing a float in a parade depicting the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, perceived to be glorification of violence by Sikh separatists. "I think there is a larger underlying issue about the space which is given to separatists, to extremists, to people who advocate violence," S. Jaishankar told reporters in New Delhi while commenting about the tableau in a parade. "I think it is not good for relationships, not good for Canada," he said.
A study from Australia is the first to scientifically document blue whales' killings by orcas. Orcas were observed devouring the nutrient-rich tongues of the giant blue whales. "This is the biggest predation event on this planet," a marine scientist said.
Former New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie reacts to a post made by former President Donald Trump on his Truth Social account.
Republican lawmakers rallied with more than one hundred Bible-toting parents and children at Utah's Capitol on Wednesday to protest a school district's decision to remove the Bible from middle and elementary school libraries in the wake of a GOP-backed “sensitive materials” law passed two years ago. Concerned parents and children holding signs that read “The Bible is the original textbook” and “Remove porn, not the Bible,” said they were outraged after the Davis School District announced that a review committee concluded the Bible was too “violent or vulgar” for young children. The committee ruled that it did not qualify as obscene or pornographic under the sensitive materials law, but used its own discretion to remove it from libraries below the high school level.