Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden's call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not … Read more

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar's human rights ahead of World Cup

CNN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s near hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing … Read more

Driver arrested after mowing down a group of Los Angeles-area law enforcement recruits, injuring 25, is released from jail

Driver arrested after mowing down a group of Los Angeles-area law enforcement recruits, injuring 25, is released from jail

CNN — The man who was arrested for allegedly driving a vehicle into a group of law enforcement recruits in Whittier, California, was released from jail Thursday night, but the sheriff’s department insists they did not make a mistake. Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, 22, was released from custody at 9:49 pm, according to jail records, citing … Read more

Starbucks workers strike at about 100 stores on Red Cup Day

Starbucks workers strike at about 100 stores on Red Cup Day

New York CNN Business — More than 2,000 employees at 112 Starbucks locations are set to go on a one-day strike Thursday, according to the union which has been organizing stores for the last year. The union says it is striking to protest the retaliation taken against union supporters nationwide. It is also protesting what … Read more

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused … Read more

Meta to lay off 11,000 employees, as Zuckerberg says he is ‘accountable for missteps’

Meta to lay off 11,000 employees, as Zuckerberg says he is 'accountable for missteps'

New York CNN Business — Facebook parent company Meta on Wednesday said it is laying off 11,000 employees, marking the most significant job cuts in the tech giant’s history. The job cuts come as Meta confronts a range of challenges to its core business and makes an uncertain and costly bet on pivoting to the … Read more

Tua Tagovailoa: Miami Dolphins quarterback taken off the field on stretcher during game against Bengals

Tua Tagovailoa: Miami Dolphins quarterback taken off the field on stretcher during game against Bengals

CNN — The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, after suffering apparent head and neck injuries – less than a week after being injured in another game. Tagovailoa is conscious, has movement in all his extremities and was taken … Read more

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state’s largest blaze this year

McKinney Fire: In just 3 days, the Northern California fire has exploded to become the state's largest blaze this year

CNN — A wildfire in Northern California exploded in size over the weekend, triggering evacuations and becoming the state’s largest wildfire so far this year, according to Cal Fire. The blaze, dubbed the McKinney Fire, broke out Friday afternoon in the Klamath National Forest near the California-Oregon border and has since ripped through more than … Read more