Georgia voters likely to face casino ballot referendum in November 2020

Georgia is one of the few states in the US that doesn’t have tribal or commercial casinos, but that could change soon as voters could decide in favor of lifting of the state’s long prohibition on nearly all sorts of gambling in November this year.

Earlier this week, members of the Georgia... read more

Pennsylvania: Imprisonment to Man with HIV for Having Unprotected Sex with 3 Women

On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania man with HIV came to know the consequences of having unprotected sex when he was sentenced 33 to 66 months in jail. This is the second time when he has been sentenced imprisonment for the offense.

The 26-year-old man, Ricky Webster, found guilty for having... read more

Federal judge dismisses Apple Store workers’ request for compensation for security screenings

In a Saturday ruling, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California said that Apple Store employees are not required to be compensated for the time which Apple takes in searching their bags when they enter or exit the stores.

The ruling by Judge Alsup comes in a... read more

Federal judge dismisses class-action lawsuit filed by Apple’s retail workers

On Saturday, the Federal District Court in San Francisco tossed out a class-action lawsuit which retail workers at tech giant Apple had initiated to oppose the company's bag-search practices at its stores in California.

The Saturday verdict in the class-action was handed out by Judge... read more

San Francisco gay couple obtains marriage license from Rowan County clerk’s office

A gay couple from San Francisco recently obtained a marriage license from Rowan County's clerk's office, and got married in a small ceremony at Morehead State University in Kentucky.

Mark Shrayber and Allen Corona, who received their marriage license on September 8, are the first couple... read more

San Diego businessman donated $300K to defeat Maine’s gay marriage law: report

San Diego-based businessman Terry Caster donated $300,000 to support the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's controversial gay marriage law in 2009, a campaign disclosure report revealed.

According to the campaign disclosure report, Caster was one of the biggest... read more

California cop suspended for pulling gun on man recording him

A California cop was suspended after a video showing him pulling his gun on a man recording him in a small city north of San Francisco surfaced, the Rohnert Park Police & Fire confirmed.

In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the Rohnert Park Police & Fire confirmed that the... read more

Considering drivers’ suit as class-action will set risky precedent: Uber attorney says

An attorney for app-based ride-hailing service Uber argued in San Francisco federal court on Thursday that it would be preferable not to consider three drivers' complaint as class-action suit.

Three Uber drivers have sued the company, contending they should be considered as employees and... read more

Nonprofits want oil refiners to fully disclose their California profits

Nonprofit groups Consumer Watchdog and NextGen Climate have called for a change in California law to force oil refiners to disclose their profits and protect consumers from excessive prices at the pump.

According to figures released by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the... read more

San Diego to pay nearly $1M to settle sexual assault claims against ex-cop

The City of San Diego will reportedly pay nearly $1 million to two women to settle their sexual assault claims against a former police officer.

One of the two victims, who alleged that she suffered unbearable personal injuries in an encounter with ex San Diego Police department Officer... read more

San Diego police chief to present progress on federal audit recommendations

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman will soon update the city on the progress that she has made to fix holes found by federal authorities in supervision and accountability in the local policing system.

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), an autonomous auditing agency... read more

Tobacco industry quietly influencing California legislators

The powerful tobacco industry's deep pockets are apparently quietly influencing California legislators, discouraging them from approving stricter tobacco regulation measures for the state.

A package of six tobacco-related bills stalled in the California Legislature earlier this month due... read more


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