Texas woman drops lawsuit claiming Jerry Jones is her father

[ad_1] DALLAS — A 25-year-old Texas woman who sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alleging he is her biological father, has dropped her lawsuit. Alexandra Davis said in court papers filed Wednesday that she now wants genetic testing to verify her claim, The Dallas Morning News reported. “Alexandra has just decided that she wants to …

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Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve must move faster than it has in the past to rein in high inflation, Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday, signaling that sharp interest rate increases are likely in the coming months, beginning at the Fed’s next policy meeting in May. In a panel discussion held by the International Monetary …

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Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050

[ad_1] Florida utilities would gradually increase their electricity to 100% renewable by 2050 under a proposed rule unveiled Thursday by the state’s agriculture commissioner. The proposed rule is an outgrowth of a lengthy court battle involving dozens of young people who claim Florida is violating their constitutional rights by continuing to promote use of fossil …

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Family beat man because they ‘made’ son gay, victim told cops

[ad_1] Inna Makarenko, 44, Oleh Makarenko, 21, and Yevhen Makarenko, 43, are charged with attempted murder under Florida’s “hate crime” enhancement law. – Broward Sheriff’s Office A forbidden relationship led to the attack of a Pompano Beach gay man that was so savage it left him blinded, according to court documents released this week. The …

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Airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks

[ad_1] Airlines have banned several thousand passengers since the pandemic started for refusing to wear masks. Now they want most of those passengers back. American, United and Delta have all indicated that they will lift the bans they imposed now that masks are optional on flights. “We have talked to individually them,” United CEO Scott …

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Trump sways convention races for Michigan AG, elections jobs

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. – Former President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to mold Republicans’ 2022 tickets will be put to the test this weekend in Michigan, where thousands of party will endorse candidates, including in a contentious attorney general’s race. Trump, who continues to levy false claims about his 2020 loss in the swing state, is …

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Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

[ad_1] With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations have pulled together, they have also cleaned up some of those human-caused environmental problems, including the ozone hole, clearing perpetually smoggy air and saving many species from …

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Florida legislators vote to dissolve Disney’s governing agreement after ‘Don’t Say Gay’ fallout

[ad_1] Florida’s Republican-controlled state legislature approved a measure to dissolve the Walt Disney Company’s governing agreement with the state, potentially ending a decades-old deal that allowed the company to manage and tax its sprawling them part and resort properties following its opposition to what opponents have called the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. During a …

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Texas woman drops lawsuit claiming Jerry Jones is her father

[ad_1] DALLAS — A 25-year-old Texas woman who sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alleging he is her biological father, has dropped her lawsuit. Alexandra Davis said in court papers filed Wednesday that she now wants genetic testing to verify her claim, The Dallas Morning News reported. “Alexandra has just decided that she wants to …

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13 Nassar victims seeking $130M from FBI over bungled probe

[ad_1] Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar are seeking $10 million each from the FBI, claiming a bungled investigation by agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor, lawyers said Thursday. It’s an effort to make the government responsible for assaults that occurred after July 2015. The Justice Department’s inspector general concluded last …

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Florida Black lawmakers protest DeSantis’ congressional map

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Black Florida lawmakers staged a sit-in on the House floor Thursday to protest a congressional map pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that they say will diminish the state’s Black representation in the US House. The DeSantis map would increase Florida’s GOP representation in Florida and dismantles two districts now held …

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