Kamala Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris’ plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory “Equal Pay Certification” from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Companies that fail to achieve certification would be fined 1% of their profits for every 1% wage gap they allow to persist for work of equal value. The U.S. senator from California says $180…

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Las Vegas man accused of killing wife with baseball bat: police

A man is accused of fatally bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat at a Las Vegas apartment complex last Friday, police said. Authorities responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. Friday from a boy in his “early teens,” who said his father had hit his mother with a baseball bat, police said. Slobodan Miljus was arrested in Las Vegas last week on suspicion of first-degree murder, police said.  (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) Authorities found 37-year-old Slobodan Miljus lying on a bed next to his wife in a northwest…

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Global pork prices rise amid China’s pig disease outbreak

BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plunging as Beijing destroys herds and blocks shipments to stop African swine fever. Importers are filling the gap by buying pork as far away as Europe, boosting prices by up to 40% and causing shortages in other markets.…

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Trump vows to not let Iran get nukes; Buttigieg makes his 2020 case at Fox News town hall

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know today … Trump vows to not let Iran get nukes, takes on Biden and Buttigieg in Fox News interviewPresident Trump vowed, in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News, not to let Iran get nuclear weapons – but reiterated his reluctance to go to war. “I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons,” he told Steve Hilton, host of “The Next Revolution.” “I don’t want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let…

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This Day in History: May 20

On this day, May 20 … 2015: David Letterman hosts his last “Late Show,” ending a 22 year, 6028 episode run.   Also on this day: 1873: Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for men’s work pants made with copper rivets. 1927: Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, N.Y., aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France. 1932: Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.  1961: A white mob attacks…

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Texas father wrestles gun away, shoots intruder outside 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom: police

A Texas father wrested a gun from an intruder outside his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom early Sunday and shot him multiple times, police said. The suspect, who police said was in his early 30s, broke into the family’s Houston home through the ground floor window sometime after midnight, The Houston Chronicle reported. Police responded to a call of a home intruder in a Houston home around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, according to reports.  (Google Maps) The father of the home found an armed intruder outside his daughter’s bedroom, police said. SOUTH…

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Michigan couple sentenced for sex trafficking involving disabled woman

A Michigan couple who were accused in 2017 of keeping a disabled woman in a shed and selling her for sexual services received sentences on Thursday, according to court records. Michael Welch, 40, and Misty George, 32, both faced charges of prostitution and human trafficking in connection with a 29-year-old woman who they kept in a shed by their Macomb Township trailer, the Detroit Free Press reported, citing court records. Michael Welch, right, and Misty George were sentenced Thursday after authorities said they hired a woman with disabilities for sex while…

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Westboro Baptist protests Morehouse over transgender policy

ATLANTA – The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of the country’s only all-male historically black college over the school’s new admission policy that accepts transgender men. WXIA-TV reports the demonstrators from the Kansas-based church appeared outside Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday ahead of the school’s graduation ceremonies. The school announced in April that transgender men would be allowed to enroll at the school for the first time in 2020. The station says the group also protested outside Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University. The church says it protested at…

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Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water. The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested her bail drop from $100,000 to $30,000. She was arrested this month on charges including child neglect resulting in serious injury. A criminal complaint says authorities received an anonymous tip that Lippincott was selling illegal drugs at her home, prompting authorities to conduct a…

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2 arrested in New Jersey after viral video reportedly shows man urinating on boy’s memorial

Two men were arrested on Sunday in connection to a video that reportedly shows a man urinating on a boy’s memorial. (Facebook) Two men were arrested Sunday after a Snapchat video circulated that reportedly showed a man urinating on a memorial at a New Jersey park for a boy who died in 2012 from an inoperable brain tumor. Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested in connection to the video, Philly.com reported. Bellace was charged with lewdness and other charges and Flippen allegedly shot the video. The memorial for…

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