• Gov. Brown vetoes presidential candidate tax return disclosure bill

    Gov. Brown vetoes presidential candidate tax return disclosure bill

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    Starting in 2019 , nonbinary citizens across California can identify as nonbinary on their driver's licenses, birth certificates, and other documents. The bill's co-author Sen. Showing a libertarian streak, Brown this year blocked, yet again, bills to ban smoking in parks and beaches, legislation to enshrine Obama-era sexual harassment guidance for colleges into state law, and legislation to promote equal pay for men and women by forbidding employers to inquire about salary history.
  • Maltese investigative journalist killed in vehicle bomb

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    The Times of Malta newspaper reported that her body was blasted out of the vehicle and into a nearby field. At a press briefing, Joseph Muscat (centre-left), whose close friends and family has been the target of violent attacks by Daphne Caruana Galizia, has denounced an act of "barbaric" and ordered the security forces to concentrate all of their resources.
  • Supreme Court to hear US-Microsoft digital privacy case

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    Companies like Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo have stopped complying with search warrants seeking data they choose to store outside the country, according to a CNN review of sealed cases. This is a highly technical case that will probably produce a fairly specific ruling about Congress' intent with the Stored Communications Act and the limits of what that law authorizes.
  • AG Sessions Sends Lawyer to Prosecute Transgender Murder Case in Iowa

    AG Sessions Sends Lawyer to Prosecute Transgender Murder Case in Iowa

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    In a move that surprised some familiar with his record on LGBT rights, Jeff Sessions sent a high-profile hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to assist the prosecution of a man charged with murdering a genderfluid teenager a year ago. The Iowa murder trial is set to begin October 24 in Henry County District Court in Mount Pleasant. Family and friends told local newspapers that he was gay and identified as both male and female.
  • Doom: Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed

    Doom: Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed

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    So it seems there's nothing to panic about in regards to DOOM being any less DOOM on the Switch. In celebration of this announcement, Bethesda has also released a new video with the game's creative director, Hugo Martin, and executive producer, Marty Stratton, as they discuss the features and modes that'll be included in the game.
  • Gas prices rise statewide, spike in Lansing area

    Gas prices rise statewide, spike in Lansing area

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    But online gas price monitor GasBuddy .com found in a survey Sunday that the average retail gasoline prices in Lansing have risen just over 23 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.52 per gallon. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins told WXIA-TV that, "Motorists have enjoyed a month-long plunge at the pump after prices skyrocketed because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma".
  • Texas Justice Department employee 'stole $1.25m worth of fajitas'

    Texas Justice Department employee 'stole $1.25m worth of fajitas'

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    According to The Brownsville Herald , Gilbert Escaramilla was arrested after authorities found packages of the food in his fridge. Two customers, they say, are assisting with the investigation. The next day, Escaramilla was confronted about the call and admitted to stealing the fajitas and then selling them himself. "But this is the real thing", Saenz said.