Fired Parkland cops may be reinstated — because of an omission in paperwork
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The future of the three deputies who were fired for their failures in the Parkland school massacre may come down to a key phrase left off investigative paperwork: “Under penalty of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing document and that the facts in it are true.”Under Florida law, internal affairs investigators must swear, among other things, that they’ve read reports about officers in their entirety and that the forms are accurate. But the version of the oath that the Broward Sheriff’s Office used on its forms over the past decade omitted that one line — an...
Japanese Vocabulary for Buying a Home in Japan
Recently, my wife and I signed our names on the lease for our new home. The paperwork that explained all the ins-and-outs was thick enough to stop a bullet. It felt like such an adult thing to do.There is just something about owning property that makes you feel more mature. You’ve made a statement about the next significant portion of your life on neatly spaced A4 paper.Unfortunately, my dreams of owning a home in the middle of Kansai included the reality of getting my finances in order—a final boss before the happy ending. Here’s a guide to the steps you’ll have to take if you want to buy a h...
Quicken Loans files paperwork for IPO under name Rocket Companies
DETROIT — Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to move forward with taking the company public under the name Rocket Companies.Although the Detroit-based company has not yet announced the number or price of shares that would be offered on the New York Stock Exchange, experts have speculated an initial public offering by Quicken could raise tens of billions of dollars. No date was given for the proposed IPO.Under the proposal made public Tuesday, Quicken founder Dan Gilbert would retain a controlling stake in Ro...
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Trump expected to refile paperwork to end DACA program
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants undocumented immigrants brought to the nation as children permission to live and work lawfully, The Hill reported Monday.White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hinted in an interview with Fox News earlier Monday that the president was readying executive action on immigration issues, but he did not offer specifics.The US Supreme Court, which ruled last month that the Trump administration failed to give an adequate justification for terminat...
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Prepares To File For Alabama Presidential Primary
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, although he has not officially decided to run.“I know what it takes to run a winning campaign, and every day when I read the news, I grow more frustrated by the incompetence in the Oval Office,” Bloomberg wrote in March. “I know we can do better as a country.”He added, “And I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election. But I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.”Bloomberg has floated ...
Uber filed paperwork for IPO: report
Washington (AFP) - Ride-share company Uber quietly filed paperwork this week for its initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.The move comes one day after rival Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering.The Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Uber could go public as soon as the first quarter, while Lyft is targeting its market debut for March or April 2019.Uber, which operates in over 60 countries, is in a race with Lyft to be the first to enter the market.Company CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had mentioned s...
Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Feared Murdered & Dismembered, Fiancée Hatice Cengiz Speaks Out
Jamal Khashoggi, a former Saudi royal insider who became a journalist critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s authority, ventured to the Saudi consulate general located in Istanbul just over a week ago seeking paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish wife, and he hasn’t been seen since.WAS JAMAL KHASHOGGI MURDERED?Since his disappearance, many have sought to discover what happened to Khashoggi. Turkish authorities believe he was murdered while he was at the consulate, something the Saudis vehemently deny. Regardless, Khashoggi’s last known whereabouts was there at around 1:14...