17 arrested in $32 million illegal sports betting ring

17 arrested in $32 million illegal sports betting ring

Newsweek

Seventeen people have been arrested this week in connection with an illegal sports gambling business booking over $32 million in bets annually, according to the district attorney of New York’s Queens County. The gambling ring allegedly worked with offshore websites and is accused of laundering money through a number of banks across the country. Authorities accuse…

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Are guns welcome at Trump hotels? Depends on whom you ask

Reuters For those wondering whether they can bring their guns with them to the Trump-branded hotels and golf courses that dot the United States’ classier corners, Donald Trump may have only added to their uncertainty during Wednesday’s Republican debate. The billionaire real-estate developer and presidential contender indicated he thought guns were not generally allowed, but

Judge orders Louisiana to continue funding Planned Parenthood

Judge orders Louisiana to continue funding Planned Parenthood

Reuters A Louisiana judge issued an order on Thursday blocking attempts to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, finding that more than 5,000 low-income patients would lose access to healthcare including cancer screenings and gynecology exams. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a preliminary injunction that requires Louisiana to continue providing Medicaid funding to

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Confederate-themed bar in Georgia closed after alleged racist drink incident

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Is General Beauregard’s a lost cause? Two days after the Athens, Ga., bar was accused of having a version of a margarita called a “N—–ita” on its drink menu, the Confederate-themed bar has been temporarily closed. Bar owner Daniel Simmons told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday that he was unsure whether he would reopen…

Pot-laced candy? The truth behind the bogus Halloween marijuana scare story

Pot-laced candy? The truth behind the bogus Halloween marijuana scare story

Scott Keyes, The Guardian One year ago around this time, Colorado was awash with warnings about a new mortal danger facing children: pot-laced Halloween candy. “Marijuana candy. Trick or treat?” a billboard on a major Denver thoroughfare warned. The ad by Smart Colorado, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting youth from marijuana, asked, “Can you

Radio host trumps Donald by trademarking ‘Make America Great Again’ — and sells it back for $100K

Radio host trumps Donald by trademarking ‘Make America Great Again’ — and sells it back for $100K

Travis Gettys A radio host who snuck in and copyrighted Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has agreed to transfer ownership of the phrase to the Republican frontrunner. Radio host Bobby Estell, better known as Bobby Bones, trademarked the phrase, “Make America Great Again” — which Trump displays on his baseball caps — and offered to hand

FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

FBI spy planes flew 10 times over Freddie Gray protests: documents

Reuters The FBI deployed at least 10 flights of surveillance planes equipped with advanced aerial surveillance technology, including infrared and night-vision cameras, to monitor the Baltimore riots earlier this year, according to government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. The flights, totaling more than 36 hours and involving at least two planes, occurred