Relatives of the victims of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack are suing several tech companies, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter. The lawsuit claims the trio of big businesses contributed to the attacks by allowing Islamic State propaganda to flourish and thrive. By providing platforms for fundamentalists, fighters, and their supporters to communicate and find
Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.
American Airlines is contending with a revived lawsuit over its failure to deliver checked baggage on time. The case was originally brought to a lower court, with a former American customer taking legal action after the airline delivered her checked bags late. The plaintiff contends AA should have refunded her the $15 she paid to
Thursday brought the fledgling Trump administration its grandest political victory yet, scored by the House Republican majority against Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. Midway through the day, Representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to vote on the future of what became known popularly as ‘Obamacare.’ Reviled by the Right for being socialist and decried by
Tensions over the removal of Confederate war memorials in New Orleans have escalated into a House bill. The state’s House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 10-8 to advance a a proposal entitled ‘The Louisiana Military Memorial Conservation Act.’ Now known as House Bill 71, the Act would “forbid the removal, renaming or
Republican members of the House are reportedly ‘giddy’ in the hours preceding a proposed repeal and replacement of Obamacare. A test vote already showed the measure passing along party lines. A final vote is expected sometime in the coming hour. Coverage of the preemptive celebrations said House Speaker Paul Ryan was practically beside himself with
A lawsuit against Major League Baseball has been granted limited class action status, with at trial date expected to come within the next several weeks. Despite being a $10 billion industry, some minor-league ballers are pushing for a day in court. Players say they’re undercompensated by MLB for what’s essentially a full-time job, earning less
New York City settled a lawsuit brought against its infamous Rikers Island facility on Monday, just over a month after Mayor Bill de Blaisio vowed to close the notorious jail. The settlement awarded an undisclosed amount of money to two women who claim they were repeatedly raped by a guard. The duo, both of whom
The last week has been a tumultuous one for environmental activists, who marched en masse on Washington, D.C. Protesters demanded the Trump administration take action against global warming, claiming the president was waging war against science. The gatherings, staged in the nation’s capital as well as across the world, took place as the Environmental Protection
A Delaware school district changed its search and seizure policy in response to a parent’s lawsuit. In 2015, Brandywine High School junior Joe Wahl suffered from an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. Mixed up with another student, the boy was told to hand over his backpack for inspection. When administrators dug through the bag, apparently
After twenty years of battling with courts in Oklahoma, Thomas Webb III was awarded for $175,000 for over a decade of his life lost. Webb was convicted in 1983 of a rape and robbery that occurred the year before. The victim, then a student at the University of Oklahoma, mistakenly identified him as the perpetrator.
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