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Endanger passengers and face life in jail, climate protesters told

Climate change protesters planning to fly toy drones at Heathrow Airport tomorrow have been warned they could face life in jail. Heathrow Pause – a splinter of the Extinction Rebellion movement – has said it intends to fly the machines in the 3.1-mile (5km) exclusion zone around the transport hub on Friday, potentially disrupting hundreds […]

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Spirit Airlines must face lawsuit over ‘gotcha’ carry-on bag fees, judge rules

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by Spirit Airlines passengers who said the low-cost carrier blindsided them by imposing unexpected carry-on bag fees on tickets bought through Cheapoair, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said 22 passengers could sue for breach of contract because there was no […]

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Singer in boy band Forever in Your Mind, Ricky Garcia, accuses ex-manager of sexual assault

Actor and Forever in Your Mind boy band member Ricky Garcia has accused his former manager of raping him repeatedly for years and other Hollywood executives of sexually assaulting him. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Tuesday on Garcia’s behalf alleges that talent manager Joby Harte raped Garcia, 20, while he represented him and helped […]

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Trump delays tariff hike on some Chinese goods by two weeks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Beijing’s exemptions and Washington’s delay came days ahead of a planned meeting aimed at defusing a trade war between the […]

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Trump admin won’t give temporary protected status to Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian

The U.S. will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official said. The status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home. The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in the U.S. […]

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Suicides of two mental health advocates in a week serve as a grim reminder

Psychotherapist Stacey Freedenthal had helped many people overcome suicidal thoughts before she attempted to take her own life. Freedenthal, in her 20s at the time and pursuing her master’s degree in social work, had been a volunteer at a suicide prevention hotline. When callers phoned her in crisis, she used her training and education to […]

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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce toughest restriction yet on asylum requests

The U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday gave the Trump administration permission to enforce its toughest restriction yet on asylum seekers at the southern border, even though a lawsuit to stop the new policy is still working its way through the lower courts. As a result, the government can now refuse to consider a request for […]