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    A senior New York City firefighter has been promoted after he sued the FDNY claiming his career was stalled over letters he wrote more than a decade ago criticizing the department's push for more black recruits.   Deputy Assistant Chief of Operations Michael Gala, 60, was promoted to Assistant Chief and received $95,000 plus $6,000 in backpay to resolve the suit...
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that they plan to challenge laws in West Virginia and Arkansas that prohibit trans athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. The department filed statements of interest that claim that the trans athlete laws in those two states are unconstitutional. According to the Associated Press: In West Virginia, a law...
    Unemployment claims in California jumped last week, a disquieting signal that the statewide job market continues to wobble despite attempts to reopen the economy in the wake of coronavirus-linked shutdowns. California workers filed 68,600 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on June 12, an increase of 15,700 from the 52,900 claims that were filed during the...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 27,812 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 7 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Black Lives Matter Protests...
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed by California Republicans that echoed false allegations made by former President Donald Trump about the validity of the 2020 election. The lawsuit, filed in January by a conservative election watchdog group and 10 failed GOP congressional candidates against a slew of state and county elections officials, claimed the November...
    An Inland Empire woman pleaded guilty Monday to a federal fraud charge, admitting that she collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus COVID-related unemployment benefits on behalf of California prison inmates. Paris Thomas, 33, of San Bernardino used dozens of prisoners’ and other people’s identities to collect $477,000 in illicit payments from the state agency that processes unemployment payments,...
    A WOMAN has been jailed for nine years after she filed $500,000 in fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims for prisoners, friends and family. Leelynn Danielle Chytka, 31 from Lebanon, Virginia, helped file false applications and sometimes put the money into accounts of inmates but was also accused of keeping a part or all of the benefits paid for friends and family...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 29,013 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 31 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: As Illinois Prepares To...
    The National Rifle Association on Friday voluntarily withdrew a federal lawsuit it filed against New York Attorney General Letitia James in the state capital of Albany, and said it will instead pursue the same claims in a state court in Manhattan. James had sued the gun rights group last August, seeking its dissolution. The NRA filed for bankruptcy protection in...
    A man who claims he worked for Zappos founder Tony Hsieh is suing his estate for $12.5million citing a scribbled post-it note as a 'contract' which he says proves he is entitled to the money.  Hsieh died aged 46 in November last year in a shed at the Connecticut home of a friend. He'd been abusing drugs, barely eating and...
    Unemployment claims in California have risen to their worst levels in more than a month, the federal government reported Thursday. California workers filed 74,625 initial claims for jobless benefits during the week ending May 29, an increase of 3,750 from the week ending May 22, when workers filed 71,055 such claims, U.S. Labor Department data shows. The coronavirus has unleashed...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — More than 15,000 unemployment claims were filed in Maryland last week. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 15,182 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending on May 29, 2021. It’s the same amount as the previous week, when 15,182 unemployment claims were filed.   MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOTAL CLAIMS...
    Unemployment claims in California have risen to their worst levels in more than a month and are now far above the amount that was typical before the start of coronavirus-linked business shutdowns, the federal government reported Thursday. California workers filed 74,625 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on May 29, an increase of 3,750 compared with...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 23,111 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 24 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Donors Help Rescue Youth...
    She's being sued by an autograph hunter who claims he was beaten up by her security detail following the 2018 Met Gala in NYC. But in new court documents, Cardi B denies having any involvement in the incident and is asking a judge to toss out the lawsuit against her. The rapper, 28, claims that it was the autograph hunter...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — More than 15,000 unemployment claims were filed in Maryland last week. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 15,182 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending on May 22, 2021. That is slightly down from the previous week, when 15,358 unemployment claims were filed. Here’s a breakdown of the filings. MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 18,920 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 17 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Evergreen Park Woman Fit...
    Lawsuit filed against New York Giants involving workplace violence Cay North May 20, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants might not make it through this offseason without an off the field controversy, but this one doesn’t have to do with players. Controversies about staff are rarer but they do happen, and this looks like...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 15,000 people filed unemployment claims in Maryland last week. A total of 15,358 filed for unemployment insurance the week ending on May 15. It’s up from the previous week, when 13,612 filed for unemployment. MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOTAL CLAIMS FILED BY COUNTY Week Ending – May 15,...
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment continues to decline each week, a sign that layoffs are easing as the U.S. economy rebounds from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 444,000 workers filed for jobless aid in the week ended May 15, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. That's a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week and...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 17,268 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 10 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Teenager, 49-Year-Old Bystander Killed...
    Los Angeles police detectives are investigating a sexual assault report in which a woman accused rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, of sexual assault in 2005, according to law enforcement sources. LAPD officials confirmed that the department received a report last month and initiated an investigation. It is one of at least two police...
    SEEKING Sister Wife star Dimitri Snowden demanded his wives be naked at all times and “pushed threesomes” with his first “wife” Ashley, their former sister wife Ariadne Joseph claimed.  Dimitri, 40, and Ashley, 34, have appeared on TLC’s Seeking Sister Wife for three seasons, as they have been unable to successfully welcome a permanent second sister wife to join their family. ...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland unemployment claims went up last week from the previous week. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 13,612 unemployment claims were filed the week ending on May 8. READ MORE: Ocean City, Maryland Businesses Struggling To Find People To Work This Summer The previous week, 11,606 unemployment claims were filed. Despite the unemployment numbers, many...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 17,931 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of May 3 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: When Insurance Company Wouldnt...
    (CBS DETROIT) – New unemployment claims in Michigan fell to over 30,000 last week according to the Labor Department. This is compared to 31,000 jobless claims two weeks ago. READ MORE: If Kids Are Able To Get COVID Vaccine, Health Department May Re-Evaluate Michigan’s Re-Opening Plan The figures are nearly double what they were in March. READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer...
    California workers filed fewer unemployment claims last week, but the state’s labor agency is falling behind again as it works to whittle down a mountain of backlogged claims, separate government reports show. Workers statewide filed 71,200 first-time claims for unemployment during the week ending May 1, which was down 7,400 from the 78,600 claims filed in the week ending April...
    California workers filed fewer unemployment claims last week — but the state’s labor agency is falling behind again in its uneven efforts to whittle down a mountain of backlogged claims, separate government reports show. Workers statewide filed 71,200 first-time claims for unemployment during the week that ended on May 1, which was down 7,400 from the 78,600 claims that were...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — More than 11,600 people filed for unemployment last week in Maryland. According to the state, 11,606 people filed for unemployment insurance the week ending on May 1. That’s up slightly from the previous week when 11,491 people filed claims. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOTAL CLAIMS...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 14,822 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 26 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: After Struggling Mightily During...
    A Kentucky judge has ordered the purge of hundreds of lawsuits filed by a Kentucky lawyer currently serving a 27-year prison sentence for organizing the biggest Social Security fraud scheme in history.  The Lexington Herald Leader first reported Pike Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman ruled that Eric Conn was not eligible to practice Social Security disability law when he filed lawsuits...
    A woman has claimed that her boyfriend of two years told her he had COVID and then disappeared, leading her to discover that he had been using a fake name their entire relationship.  Kathryn Ver Brugge, 30, from New York, stunned TikTok with her story when she responded to a viral video asking: 'What is the worst way you've ever...
    Unemployment claims in California rose last week, marking two straight weeks of increases, but remain well below the benchmark of 100,000, the government reported Thursday. California workers filed 75,500 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on April 24, which was 2,600 more than the claims filed in the week ending on April 17, the U.S. Labor Department...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 14,997 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 19 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: COVID-19 Contact Tracers Starting...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 11,400 people filed for unemployment last week in Maryland. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 11,491 unemployment insurance claims were filed during the week ending April 24. It’s up from last week when 9,514 unemployment claims were filed. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT...
    SACRAMENTO —  A California task force formed five months ago to investigate fraudulent unemployment claims involving incarcerated people said Monday that there have so far been 68 arrests and it has opened 1,641 other inquiries. The report by the statewide task force comes after local prosecutors warned that potentially tens of thousands of fraudulent claims have been filed involving...
    Unemployment claims in California rose slightly last week and remained below 100,000 for two weeks in a row — yet jobless filings are still far above what they were before the business shutdowns to combat the coronavirus. California workers filed approximately 72,000 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on April 17, down about 3,000 from the 69,000...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 13,142 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 12 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Woman Attacked On Blue...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 9,500 unemployment claims were filed last week in Maryland. According to the state’s Department of Labor, 9,514 unemployment insurance claims were filed during the week ending on April 17. That’s down from 10,314 the previous week. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TOTAL CLAIMS...
    A Kentucky state report found at least 19 state workers used the unemployment insurance program to claim benefits for themselves. Neither Gov. Andy Beshear nor the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released the report, but the Lexington Herald-Leader received a copy of it through an Open Records Act request. The report found that workers in the cabinet, while they...
    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced Monday he filed a lawsuit against voting-machine maker Dominion Voting Systems, seeking over $1.6 billion in damages. Lindell, a supporter of former President Donald Trump's claims the election was stolen from him as a result of widespread fraud, is filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to protect free...
                      by John Haughey  In 2019, Florida homeowners accounted for 8.16 percent of the nation’s property insurance claims, but more than 76 percent of property insurance lawsuits lodged against insurers. Pointing to this “disparity,” Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier in a five-page April 2 letter to House Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Blaise Ingoglia,...
    LIBERTY University has filed a $10million lawsuit against the school’s ex-president Jerry Falwell Jr after the pool boy sex scandal. The suit, filed Thursday, claims breach of contract and fiduciary duty. 3Falwell Jr. is a prominent figure in American conservative Christian groupsCredit: AP:Associated Press It also alleges Mr Falwell withheld scandalous and potentially damaging information from Liberty’s board of trustees...
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    Unemployment claims in California plunged to their lowest level in three months, an improvement that arrived at the same time as a new blunder by the state labor agency that blocked payments to nearly 200,000 workers. California workers filed 69,900 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on April 10, which represented a sharp drop of 75,600...
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to its lowest level since the start of the coronavirus crisis, the feds said Thursday. The latest batch of 576,000 initial jobless claims brought the total for the COVID-19 pandemic to roughly 79.6 million — a figure equivalent to nearly half the nation’s workforce. But last week saw the fewest...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 10,000 unemployment claims were filed last week in Maryland, up slightly from the previous week. The state’s Department of Labor reported that 10,314 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending on April 10. That’s up slightly from the previous week when 9,612 claims were filed. Here’s a look at the breakdown: ...
    The number of Americans applying for jobless aid fell sharply last week to the lowest level since March 2020. Around 576,000 people filed for regular state unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said Thursday — a drop of 193,000 from the previous week. About 132,000 more people filed for jobless aid for self-employed and gig workers. This is a...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 16,944 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of April 5 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday. While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday. READ MORE: Baby Whisperer Patti Ideran...
    Chet Hanks’ ex-girlfriend is suing him for one million dollars claiming he physically and verbally abused her during their relationship. Kiana Parker filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in Richmond, Texas, alleging Hanks of perpetrating “an ever-escalating pattern of domestic abuse.” Parker also claims that she tried multiple times to contact Hanks’ famous actor parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, to alert...