United States Politics and Government

The Law Is Rigged Against You if You Want to Unionize

5 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Our system of labor law and regulations has too strongly tilted the playing field in favor of companies.
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Trump's Killing Spree Continues

5 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Arizona follows a model that lets the government ignore questions of cruelty.
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Michelle Wu pledges to create ‘children's cabinet,' ‘personal navigator' for Boston Public Schools students if elected mayor

9 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

Mayoral candidate Michelle Wu would seek to create a “children's cabinet” to work on youth issues and a “family corps” of guidance councilors in Boston Public Schools that...
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Jobless claims will offer a gauge of the pandemic's continuing toll

11 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Claims for the next few months could remain much higher than they were before the pandemic as the labor market adjusts to a new normal.
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Philadelphia mayor to present budget plan on Thursday

13 minutes ago   |   ABC

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is set to unveil his 2022 budget Thursday, and thanks to the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, it won't be quite as grim as it once looked.
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Texas' highest criminal court tosses death sentence of Raymond Riles, state's longest-serving death row inmate

17 minutes ago   |   ABC

Raymond Riles, first sent to death row in 1976, has been deemed mentally incompetent for execution repeatedly in his decades there.
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Anne Arundel County state legislators passed more than 160 bills. Here's what they do

25 minutes ago   |   Baltimore Sun

This year's general assembly session, notable for COVID precautions that did away with lobbyist brunches and hallway gaggles, has produced a number of landscape shifting bills...
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Kiely & Brown: Local businesses must support employees facing violence

27 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

COVID-19 has increased the danger and the severity of domestic and sexual violence. People are confined at home with their abusers, children are in harm's way, many social...
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Allentown looks to hire homeless services coordinator, considers permanent housing initiatives with ‘game-changing' federal stimulus

27 minutes ago   |   The Morning Call

Political momentum to end chronic homelessness in Allentown continues to build - just in time for an influx of federal aid. The city learned last week it will receive nearly...
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‘Support Our Troops' No Longer Automatic as Trust in Military Falls

27 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

Political controversies and a sexual assault crisis are among the factors eroding confidence in the U.S. armed forces.
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Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative... Read more ...

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

In response to a massive hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, and believed to have been aimed at stealing government information, the Biden administration is... Read more ...

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

TOKYO - Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be... Read more ...

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Luka Doncic hit a leaning, lunging 3-pointer as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a 114-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night... Read more ...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo Payments

Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, including a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Read more ...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

Carlos Rodon is all the way back after elbow and shoulder issues the past two years. Read more ...

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón has lost his bid for a perfect game when he hit Cleveland's Roberto Pérez in the foot with a pitch with one out in the... Read more ...

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

CHICAGO - James Ennis scored 22 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls... Read more ...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

Summary List Placement The US government is set to impose sanctions on around a dozen Russian government and intelligence officials, as well as 20 entities linked to Russian... Read more ...

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. That ended a 32-inning scoreless streak by Musgrove that dated to last season when he was still with... Read more ...