Supreme Court agrees to hear overseas

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether gender inequity in U.S. immigration law over granting citizenship to children born abroad to unwed American-citizen parents – favoring mothers over fathers – violates the U.S. Constitution. The case involves a convicted felon from the Dominican Republic named Luis Morales-Santana, who was denied U.S. citizenship even though his father was a … Continua a leggere

Supreme Court declines to rehear union

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by public school teachers in California asking the justices to rehear a major challenge to fees that unions collect from non-members on which the court split 4-4 in March. The non-union teachers, represented by the Washington-based Center for Individual Rights conservative group, launched a long-shot effort to get the court to … Continua a leggere

District of Columbia mayor signs

The District of Columbia’s mayor has signed a $15-an-hour minimum wage into law, a rate adopted by a growing number of U.S. cities and states seeking to battle income inequality. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the measure late on Monday. The bill boosts minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2020, with subsequent hikes tied to inflation. “Three months ago, Yosemite Wedges … Continua a leggere

Supreme Court to hear Venezuela oil rig dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh Venezuela’s bid to block a lawsuit filed by an American oil drilling company that claims the South American country unlawfully seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago. The high court will review a May 2015 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that allowed one … Continua a leggere

U.S. courts urged not to be too harsh

U.S. courts should remain open minded about migrants found working with false identity papers in the agricultural sector as employers were often to blame, a researcher who spent 10 years studying migrant farm work said on Tuesday. Sarah Horton, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, found undocumented or underage farm workers in California +ShoesMoto Rain Boots Rag BoneManhattan Pumps … Continua a leggere

Two California men convicted

Two men from Anaheim, California, were found guilty on Tuesday of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State militants, one of them going so far as to attempt to travel to the Middle East to join the extremist group, federal prosecutors said. A U.S. District Court jury in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, returned the guilty verdicts against … Continua a leggere

Grandpoint Bank offers cyber insurance

Grandpoint Bank on Tuesday introduced cyber insurance policies to reimburse business customers for fast-growing wire-transfer fraud schemes. Los Angeles-based Grandpoint, a commercial bank with operations in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Washington, said it is the first bank to market such policies. The approach is similar to mobile phone carriers offering customers insurance for lost or stolen phones, which is … Continua a leggere

‘Glimmer of hope’ seen for compromise

U.S. senators pushed for a compromise gun control bill on Tuesday, a day after the Senate failed to advance four gun measures following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando, the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would schedule a vote on a bill by fellow Republican Senator Susan Collins that would prevent about 109,000 … Continua a leggere

U.S. arrests Indiana man it says planned to join

An 18-year-old man who authorities said planned to fly to Morocco and travel to Islamic State-controlled territory to join the group was arrested in Indiana on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department said. FBI agents arrested Akram Musleh, of Brownsburg, Indiana, as he was attempting to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York, from where he planned to fly to … Continua a leggere