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Justice Department Sues to Block JetBlue, American Airlines Alliance

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday sued American Airlines and JetBlue to block an alliance between the two airlines that allegedly violates antitrust laws. The lawsuit targets the so-called “Northeast Alliance” between American and JetBlue, which combines their operations at four major airports in Boston, New York, and New Jersey. The DOJ alleges that the…

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Transgender Worker Right Guidance

The state of Texas sued the Biden administration on Sept. 20 over guidance issued this summer requiring employers to make certain exceptions for transgender workers. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit (pdf) against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the commission’s chair Charlotte Burrows, and Attorney General Merrick Garland. Paxton argues that the guidance issued…

Maybe You Should Take it Personally

Commentary People often say you shouldn’t take things personally, but that doesn’t really help you. It mostly helps the person who’s saying it. It helps a friend to stay on your good side by agreeing that your boss or your spouse is the problem. It helps a parent bond with their child by agreeing that…

New Tropical Depression Forms; Odette Well Offshore

A file photo of a tropical storm over Florida and Georgia. (NOAA via Getty Images) MIAMI—Forecasters announced the formation of a new tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday night, as the former tropical storm named Odette headed well offshore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Tropical depression Sixteen was located 670 miles (1,080 kilometers)…

Adobe Jumps Into E-commerce Payments Business in Challenge to Shopify

Adobe company logos are seen in this picture illustration taken in Vienna, on July 9, 2013. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) Adobe Inc on Wednesday said it will add payment services to its e-commerce platform this year to help merchants accept credit cards and other ways of paying, deepening a rivalry with e-commerce firm Shopify Inc. Adobe started…

Chicago Mayor Proposes New Measure Targeting Gangs for Fines in Civil Court

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday introduced a new ordinance that would allow the city to target gang leaders by suing them and seizing their assets. The proposal, known as Victims’ Justice Ordinance, would authorize the city to file a civil complaint against gang members who knowingly engaged in two or more gang-related criminal offenses…

Four Ex-Police Officers Plead Not Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Four former police officers pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating Gorge Floyd’s civil rights in a federal court Tuesday. In May, a federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao for depriving George Floyd’s rights protected by the Constitution and laws. Chauvin was charged with violating Floyd’s right…

Fox Entertainment Buys TMZ From Warner Media

A file image of Harvey Levin, founder and executive producer of the TMZ brands, in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 13, 2015. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for REELZ) Fox Entertainment, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, announced on Monday that it has purchased celebrity and gossip media outlet TMZ from WarnerMedia. Harvey Levin, the founder and managing editor…

Mission Viejo Nordstrom Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspect at Large

An Orange County Sheriff’s Department vehicle responds to a call in Stanton, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times) MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—An armed man wearing an orange or red wig and all-black clothing held up a Nordstrom store at the Shops at Mission Viejo Mall after closing time and got away before deputies…

Body of US Marine Killed in Kabul Attack Returns Home

U.S. Marine Ssgt. Alice Ward stands at attention on the side of I-93 North as the hearse carrying fallen Marine Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo passes in Stoneham, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2021. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images) The body of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan returned home to Massachusetts on Saturday, the…

NASA’s Mars Rover Collects First Planetary Samples for Return to Earth

NASA’s Mars science rover Perseverance has collected and stashed away the first of numerous mineral samples that the U.S. space agency hopes to retrieve from the surface of the Red Planet for analysis on Earth, NASA said on Friday. Tools attached to Perseverance and operated by mission specialists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near…

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