Trump hotels bill taxpayers $1.1 million for Secret Service stays
Trump hotels have reportedly billed $1.1 million to cover Secret Service stays during presidential visits — including a five-figure tab while the New Jersey golf resort was closed for the coronavirus shutdown.The Washington Post on Thursday revealed an additional $188,000 in hotel bills picked up by the American taxpayers covering his eponymous outpost in Bedminster, New Jersey, where agents camped out for months on end in case the mercurial president decided to make a spur-of-the-moment jaunt there.The resort in leafy horse country even charged taxpayers $21,000 to stay in a spiffy cottage fo...
New York Daily News
295,000 guns may have been sold without background checks during pandemic, report says
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 300,000 gun sales may have been allowed to proceed without complete background checks during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, a report found.The report from advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It shows that as more Americans bought guns during the pandemic, more background checks were delayed and more guns could have been sold without them.Between March and July, 294,683 gun sales could have gone through without background checks, it says.Background ch...
The Charlotte Observer
NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins sues 40 companies over copyright violations
ATLANTA — Dominique Wilkins has filed a lawsuit against a slew of online shops, saying they violated copyright law by using his name and likeness for their products.The 14-page complaint filed Monday said the 40 companies illegally used the former Atlanta Hawks superstar and NBA Hall of Famer’s name on their merchandise and sold it in online marketplaces including Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and Wish.According to the lawsuit, Wilkins uses a private firm to license his name and likeness on jerseys, athletic apparel and memorabilia.“Based upon the notoriety (Wilkins) achieved during his playing career...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kansas State won't expel student who made racist tweets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State University will not expel the student whose insensitive tweets about George Floyd prompted many to urge that he be kicked off campus.“There have been many calls for us to expel a student who posted racist messages on social media, and while these messages are disrespectful and abhorrent, we cannot violate the law,” K-State President Richard Myers said Wednesday in a statement to the campus community.“What we can do is use these incidents as a catalyst to more crisply define the way we will work to stop hate at K-State and combat racism on our campuses.”K-State h...
The Kansas City Star