Category Archives: technology

Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit will pay more than 64,000 technology workers about $5,800 apiece. The complaint, filed in 2011, originally sought $3 billion in damages that could have been tripled under U.S Continue reading

How the Pope of the People Compares to His People

Even for the outspoken Pope Francis, the past two months have been remarkable. Not only did he make climate change a moral issue, he said women who have undergone abortions are eligible for forgiveness. Continue reading

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

By ADAM BEAM ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S Continue reading

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

By STEVE PEOPLES WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous news conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he launched his surging and front-running campaign for president. Continue reading

Larijani: U.S. Must Fully Implement Nuclear Deal

By: Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor Al-Monitor NEW YORK — Ali Larijani, the powerful speaker of the Iranian parliament, praised President Barack Obama for being “wiser” than his predecessor in negotiating a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, but warned that if Obama’s successor does not fully implement the deal, Iran won’t either. Larijani, who in a 2012 conversation with Al-Monitor had seemed indifferent to the outcome of US presidential politics, told Al-Monitor in an interview on Sept Continue reading

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

Paris (AFP) – French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. “It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370,” Paris prosecutors said in a statement, confirming claims made by Malaysia’s prime minister last month Continue reading

South Carolina prosecutor to announce death penalty decision in church massacre: reports

(Reuters) – A South Carolina prosecutor is expected to announce a decision on Thursday over whether to seek the death penalty in the June massacre of nine worshippers at a Charleston church, local media reported. Dylann Roof is facing charges of murdering nine members of Emanuel AME Church during Bible study Continue reading

Targeting Trump, GOP seeks loyalty pledge from 2016 hopefuls

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican candidates for president started putting pen to paper on Thursday, pledging not to mount a third-party bid as they awaited news that front-runner Donald Trump may do the same. The billionaire businessman roiled the race for the GOP nomination when, in response to the first question at the opening debate of the 2016 campaign, refused to promise to back the party’s nominee if he fell short. “Every candidate has to make the decision about do you really want the nomination of our party or do you want to have it both ways,” New Jersey Gov Continue reading

Judge rules for Tom Brady, overturns four-game deflate-gate suspension

By Frank Schwab This was the NFL’s nightmare. After more than seven months, several millions of dollars and big talking from the league and commissioner Roger Goodell in the deflate-gate controversy, the first time someone independent looked at the case against Tom Brady it was thrown out. Judge Richard M Continue reading

If Biden runs, he shouldn’t run from his record on crime

Sen. Joe Biden with Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell during negotiations for the 1994 crime bill. Continue reading