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    SALINAS (CBS SF/BCN) — Two Salinas-area towing companies face criminal and civil complaints filed by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office over their predatory practices, the DA’s office announced Tuesday. The first criminal complaint is against Mark Gunderson for vehicle theft and extortion, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the office of Jeannine Pacioni, the county’s district attorney....
    A special operations team at the Supermax prison assaulted the facility’s office workers when they refused to leave their safe room during a hostage drill, says a lawsuit filed Friday. The four plaintiffs say they were injured and traumatized when the officers fired pepper spray, pepper balls and plastic bullets at them during the July 2019 training exercise at the...
                        In a lawsuit against Papa John’s former ad firm, Laundry Service, founder and former CEO John Schnatter alleged that the company damaged him and the company brand when it secretly taped a conference call, violating his contract. Additionally, there are nearly 13,000 documents that Schnatter has requested from...
    A new book titled “Nightmare Scenario” alleges that former President Donald Trump spoke about the possibility that COVID-19 might kill former national security adviser John Bolton. Axios published an excerpt of the book, written by Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, due out Tuesday: Trump had tried to joke about the virus for months, sometimes even mocking people...
    Students at Indiana University are suing the school for requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The eight students who filed the federal lawsuit allege the university's mandate violates their constitutional rights as well as the state's law. The suit alleges the vaccine requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which includes rights of personal autonomy and bodily integrity,...
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    By now anyone who hasn’t gleaned the uniquely horrific depravity and sociopathic character of the man who 62 million Americans voted into office in 2016 (and who an even greater number of Americans voted to reelect in 2020) in all likelihood never will. But as time distances us more and more from his tenure in office, what we learn about...
    JULIANNA Zobrist allegedly cheated on her ex-Cubs star husband Ben with their pastor and marriage counselor, according to a $6million suit. Ben Zobrist learned that his wife was having an affair with Byron Yawn, their pastor who is also accused of defrauding the ex-MLB star's charity, after filing for divorce, the suit says. 5Julianna Zobrist had an affair with her...
    A Black man who says an unprovoked beating by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies left him with eye damage and other extensive facial injuries has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county. In the lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, Christopher Bailey alleges that in May 2020, he was dragged out of his car during a...
    Unaccompanied migrant minors detained in federal facilities said they had to eat spoiled and expired food and were held in overcrowded tents, according to 17 testimonies filed Monday.   “Many times I have been given chicken that was bloody and raw. I remember that during one meal, my friend was given chicken that still had feathers in it and she...
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    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Ben Zobrist made dreams come true with a curse-breaking hit that helped win the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series for the Chicago Cubs. But in a recent lawsuit, he detailed what seems more like a nightmare, alleging his wife Julianna Zobrist had a sexual relationship with a former Tennessee pastor. According to The...
    The Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against New York City, alleging that Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio had no right to terminate the company’s contracts earlier this year. The company, which former President Donald Trump led until he took office in 2017, argued that de Blasio terminated the contracts for political purposes, according to ABC News. The lawsuit mainly takes...
    There’s one place in the U.S. where more businesses are requiring COVID-19 vaccine for employees 10 types of people who should avoid Costco altogether Former Chicago Cubs star Ben Zobrist filed a lawsuit last month alleging that his former minister had a sexual relationship with his wife and defrauded his charity foundation, according to the Chicago Tribune. © Provided...
    A watchdog group is calling this week for federal prosecutors to investigate allegations that Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, may have made false statements to Congress regarding a tree spiking plot during her confirmation process. Republican lawmakers say Stone-Manning to be barred from consideration over her ties to environmental activists who placed spikes...
    Cameroonian singer Denica claims far-left model Chrissy Teigen became aggressive with her at the 2016 Grammy Awards, shoving her twice at the event. The news follows the fallout from Teigen’s past behavior and mounting allegations of bullying. The alleged incident occurred after Denica’s assistance took his phone out to record a video of her on the red carpet, allegedly prompting an...
    While an embattled Chrissy Teigen issued a blanket apology this week to victims of her past cyberbullying, she’s apparently withholding her mea culpas from at least one of her accusers: fashion designer Michael Costello. Her team has instead gone on the offensive against Costello, accusing him of faking direct messages he claims Teigen sent him in 2014 — messages he...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against a company called “Blessings in No Time” (BINT), alleging that it ran a pyramid scheme during the pandemic. The lawsuit accuses BINT of “scamming tens of millions of dollars from the African American community in Texas” in exchange for “blessing” members of needy families. Contributors were solicited under the auspice...
    The Department of Justice charged a man who allegedly participated in the Capitol riot and used his charity, the American Phoenix Project, to protest the 2020 presidential election and promote violence, according to court documents. Alan Hostetter, 56, told the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) he created the American Phoenix Project to spread awareness about vaccines and to protect “human and...
    Stanford University diversity trainers repeatedly employed anti-Semitic tropes during Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshops, according to a federal civil rights complaint. The complaint, filed on Tuesday by two employees of the Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) division, alleges that Stanford diversity trainers accused Jewish people of upholding white supremacy and endorsed classically anti-Semitic tropes. The employees are represented...
    A former NYPD officer was plied with drugs, raped and sodomized an 'incalculable' number of times by three fellow cops and a firefighter, leaving her in need of surgery to repair her genitals, an explosive new lawsuit claims. Maria Mendez, a 14-year veteran on the force last assigned to the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, alleges in her federal complaint that...
    A 27-year-old woman who claims she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein is suing the late pedophile’s estate for a half-billion dollars – alleging she has a serious bone disease stemming from his brutal attack, according to a report. Caroline Kaufman, who last year said she was left suicidal after being raped by the billionaire at his Manhattan mansion during a...
    (CNN)Shares of sports betting giant DraftKings tumbled in early trading Tuesday after a prominent research firm accused the company of hiding alleged ties to illegal gaming operations.Hindenburg Research claimed in a lengthy report that SBTech, a firm that DraftKings merged with when it went public last year, "brings exposure to extensive dealings in black-market gaming, money laundering and organized crime."...
    (Managua) The Nicaraguan government on Monday accused four rivals and presidential candidates of being arrested by authorities as “hijackers” funded by the United States to oust President Daniel Ortega. On June 14, 2021 at 6:27 p.m. The detainees, who were arrested five months before the presidential election, said in a speech that the government...
    A Los Angeles dentist was charged Monday with sexually abusing nine female patients and accused of preying on women from immigrant and low-income communities. Emad Fathy Moawad, 50, is accused of targeting the female patients who came to his office on Beverly Boulevard and Normandie Avenue between 2013 and 2018, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney. His victims...
    X FACTOR UK judge Louis Walsh, who filled in on the US edition during Britney Spears’ tenure, claimed the singer “was on so much medication.” The 68-year-old alleged she had trouble staying upright in her chair and not falling out of it when he was her co-star in 2012. 5Britney Spears was a judge on The X Factor UK during...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Four people filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday against the city of Boston and three police officers who they claim used excessive force on them at the end of a protest last summer. A riot broke out on May 31, 2020 shortly after peaceful demonstrations in the city protesting the murder of George Floyd had just...
    Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, is speaking out against Oprah Winfrey, who he believes is taking advantage of his daughter and Prince Harry.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have developed a close relationship with the media mogul since they moved to Montecito, Calif. In addition to sitting down with the couple for an explosive tell-all interview in March,...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office announced more charges in an amended lawsuit on Thursday against local orthodontist Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah, who was already being accused by Healey of keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary “to steal millions of dollars”. The state attorney general’s office said on Thursday that Dr. Rizkallah allegedly charged MassHealth...
    The Orange County Fire Authority’s first female helicopter pilot has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the agency for firing her after a one-year probation period, essentially labeling her “untrainable.” Pilot Desiree Horton’s termination came despite nearly 30 years of experience flying helicopters, 16 of those with state and federal fire agencies. She also flew and reported for Los Angeles-area...
    Prince Harry has threatened legal action against the BBC after it reported that he and Meghan Markle “never asked” the queen for permission to give their newborn daughter her childhood nickname, Lilibet. Harry’s threat heralds yet another tense stand-off involving him and his American wife against the British royal establishment — or rather between them and Buckingham Palace courtiers, who...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the 20-year-old shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer in April carjacked and assaulted him in March. The lawsuit, filed in Hennepin County by attorney Michael B. Padden on behalf of Joshua Hodges, seeks more than $50,000 from Wright’s estate and claims Hodges suffered “severe...
    According to the Department of Justice, the United States has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division, seeking to bar an Irwinton, Georgia, tax return preparer from preparing tax returns for others. The civil complaint against Shondre D. Pitts alleges that,...
    (AP) – The parents of two legally blind girls have filed a federal lawsuit against two suburban Detroit school districts and a vision specialist whom they allege sexually abused their daughters in a school library. The federal suit filed Monday names the Garden City and Livonia districts, the specialist and several officials from both districts. No criminal charges have been...
    (CNN)An Alaska Airlines employee is alleging the airline's uniform policy discriminates against employees whose gender does not fall within the policy's binary "male" and "female" dress and grooming rules, according to a letter by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).Justin Wetherell, a flight attendant and flight-attendant instructor based in Seattle, said in an ACLU news release Friday that when working...
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Washington state family is calling for the removal of a school administrator whose suggestion was to separate two Black students after their mom raised concerns about a classroom assignment the students say involved cleaning cotton.Twins Emzayia and Zyeshauwne Feazell said they were in their social studies class on May 3 when they said the teacher pulled...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Gardena man is suing the city, alleging his civil rights were violated in 2020 when police officers shot him with a stun gun and placed their full weight on his back without provocation. Roshawn Douglas’s Los Angeles Superior Court also alleges false imprisonment, negligence, assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He seeks unspecified...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, on behalf of the Minnesota Coalition On Government Information, filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Thursday, alleging the city’s police department is violating public data laws through the use of “linguistic gymnastics.” The bulk of the ACLU’s lawsuit concerns the Minneapolis Police Department’s...
    In this article NKEVanessa Bryant is launching the Mambacita clothing line.Source: MambacitaVanessa Bryant, widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, wants Nike to explain why the Mambacita sneakers that she worked on to honor her daughter have been released without her permission. In an Instagram post Thursday morning, Vanessa Bryant said she was upset that the black-and-white shoes, with the...
    In another incident of flying while Muslim, a Muslim woman alleges she was targeted by Southwest Airlines. The woman from the Dallas-Fort Worth area filed a religious discrimination complaint against the airline Tuesday after she said a flight attendant targeted her for wearing a hijab on a May 22 flight, Star-Telegram reported. Identified as Fatima Altakrouri, the woman alleged that a flight attendant told her...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The former wife of embattled Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White is speaking out for the first time, on the day of his termination hearing that will determine whether he keeps his job as the city’s top cop. “See does that look innocent?” Sybil Mason said to reporters pointing to a scar on her wrist. “That’s from...
    PHOENIX — Observers working for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) are keeping tabs on a mounting number of security flaws and procedural violations committed by ballot counters hired by the Republican-controlled state Senate to conduct an audit of votes cast in Maricopa County last year. In notes maintained over the last week, the observers noted confidential documents left in...
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    Small business advocacy group Job Creators Network filed a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball, demanding the league immediately return its All-Star game to Atlanta. “MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta — many of them minority-owned — of $100 million, we want the game back where it belongs,” Job Creators Network President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said in...
    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) used a partnership with Denmark's foreign intelligence unit to spy on senior officials of neighboring countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Danish state broadcaster DR said.   The findings are the result of a 2015 internal investigation in the Danish Defense Intelligence Service into NSA's role in the partnership, DR said,...
    WCCO-TV reports: “A mother is suing the estate of Daunte Wright, alleging the young man killed by Brooklyn Center police last month shot her teenage son in the head two years ago, causing ‘serious, disabling, and permanent injuries.’ The lawsuit … alleges Wright ‘shot and badly injured’ Caleb Livingston in May of 2019 ….LeMay says Livingston, now 18, was once...
    A new study alleges – "now beyond a reasonable doubt" – Chinese scientists not only cooked up COVID-19 in a lab, but they covered it up, and silenced potential whistleblowers. After being ignored in their claims of possessing "prima facie evidence" for a year, British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen are coming out with a paper...