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Elon Musk and Disney boss quit Trump's business panel over Paris pullout

Elon Musk and Disney boss pull out of Trum advisory panelDonald Trump may think tackling climate change is bad for business. But business? Not so much.

Two of the US’s biggest business leaders, Tesla founder Elon Musk and Disney’s Robert Iger, have quit Trump’s high-powered business advisory panel after the president pressed ahead with plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Trump created his business advisory panel shortly after his election as he sought to show how his administration would revamp the US by “drawing on private sector expertise”.


New Jersey Town To Pay Millions After Denying Mosque Permit

NJ town to pay millions for rejecting mosqueA five-year battle over the proposed construction of a mosque ended Tuesday when a New Jersey town agreed to settle a pair of lawsuits brought by a local Islamic group and the federal government.

Bernards Township will pay $3.25 million to the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge after the town denied the group a permit to build the mosque, the Justice Department announced. The group can now start building the mosque, and the town will be required to train officials on religious land-use laws and amend its zoning restrictions related to houses of worship.


The Supreme Court Just Nixed A Rule That Made It Easier To Hold Cops Liable

SCOTUS nixes rule to hold police liableThe Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a legal rule that gave victims of police brutality in one part of the country a better chance of holding officers accountable in court over civil rights violations.

Known as the “provocation rule,” it was confined to the nine states covered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which last year upheld a $4 million verdict against a pair of Los Angeles officers who broke into the shack of a homeless couple without a warrant and nearly killed them.


Cleveland officials announce discipline against officers in Tamir Rice shooting

Cleveland police disciplined over Tamir Rice shootingCleveland officials on Tuesday will announce discipline against the police officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Mayor Frank Jackson, Chief Calvin Williams and Safety Director Michael McGrath will announce the discipline at an 11:30 a.m. news conference. City spokesman Dan Williams said the city will not release information on the discipline prior to the news conference.


Supreme Court sides with immigrant in case challenging sex laws

Supreme Court sides with immigrant The Supreme Court unanimously sided with a Mexican immigrant Tuesday who was going to be deported under immigration laws for having consensual sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend when he was 20 years old.

The justices said in the context of statutory rape offenses that criminalize sexual intercourse based solely on the ages of the participants, the generic federal definition of “sexual abuse of a minor” requires the age of the victim to be less than 16.


Eight dead in Mississippi shooting rampage

8 dead in Mississiooi shooting rampageA Mississippi man was taken into custody Sunday after a shooting rampage that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

The shootings occurred at three homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County, about 70 miles south of Jackson. As authorities took suspect Cory Godbolt to the ground, he said he had been shot by someone inside one of the homes. One was in Bogue Chitto, an unincorporated community of about 500 people.


Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69

Greg Allman dies at 69Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock n' blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and the epic concert jam "Whipping Post," has died at age 69, Billboard has learned. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010.

He "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia," according to a statement on Gregg Allman's official website, noting that the family planned to release a statement soon. "Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times."



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