FRONT PAGES: Broadway Actor James Beeks Was Arrested Jan. 6 Capitol Riot After Feds Spot Michael Jackson Jacket. – The Washington Post
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FRONT PAGES: Broadway Actor James Beeks Was Arrested Jan. 6 Capitol Riot After Feds Spot Michael Jackson Jacket. – The Washington Post

In the role of Judas in the traveling Broadway show “Jesus Christ Superstar,” James Beeks’s onstage career was about to take off. Beeks, whose stage name is James T. Justis, was lauded for his role as the disciple who betrayed Jesus.But it was his side job as a Michael Jackson impersonator that unintentionally brought about…

HEALTH: Lack of Data Hinders Study of Police Killings
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HEALTH: Lack of Data Hinders Study of Police Killings

Nov. 15, 2021 — Every year in the U.S., people die after police fire gunshots, tase and restrain them, or accidentally crash into their cars during pursuits. But, it’s difficult to determine how many police deaths occur each year. Experts say that unreliable government statistics don’t accurately reflect the true extent of the problem at…

UK NEWS: UK politics live: standards watchdog calls for rapid action to limit MPs’ time on second jobs
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UK NEWS: UK politics live: standards watchdog calls for rapid action to limit MPs’ time on second jobs

4.03am AEDT04: 03 Afternoon summary The chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Lord Evans, has urged the goverment to “rapidly” implement plans that would stop MPs working as political consultants and limit the amount of time they can spend on second jobs. He said it could act quickly because a well-considered plan…

PUBLIC POLICY: How You Can Report On The Toxic Hot Spots Near You
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PUBLIC POLICY: How You Can Report On The Toxic Hot Spots Near You

Credit: Laila Milevski/ProPublica A journalist’s guide for investigating cancer-causing air pollution from industrial facilities by using ProPublica’s original air toxics map and data. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Is the community you cover located in or near a…

TEXAS NEWS: Texas Lawmaker Videotaped Near Steps Of U.S. Capitol During Jan. 6 Riot Will Not Seek Reelection – KSAT San Antonio
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TEXAS NEWS: Texas Lawmaker Videotaped Near Steps Of U.S. Capitol During Jan. 6 Riot Will Not Seek Reelection – KSAT San Antonio

AUSTIN – Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, who appeared to be captured on video standing near the steps of the U.S. Capitol while rioters clashed with police Jan. 6, will not seek reelection.Biedermann, a President Trump-aligned Republican in the Texas House representing Kendall, Comal and Gillespie counties, announced on his Facebook page late last month…

NEW YORK NEWS – Who Is Tracey Collins? She Is NYC’s Unofficial First Woman And Eric Adams’ Partner. – New York Post
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NEW YORK NEWS – Who Is Tracey Collins? She Is NYC’s Unofficial First Woman And Eric Adams’ Partner. – New York Post

Unlike New York City’s outgoing first lady, Tracey Collins keeps a low profile — in fact, she was conspicuously absent during her partner Eric Adams’ mayoral campaign and Tuesday victory parties in Brooklyn and Manhattan. And when the mayor-elect takes over City Hall next year, the unmarried couple may face some ethical challenges. Collins, 58, works…

JPEGMAFIA Says “I’m Trying Not To Be Different.” I Am Naturally Different” – NME.com
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JPEGMAFIA Says “I’m Trying Not To Be Different.” I Am Naturally Different” – NME.com

Sometimes the most talented artists have to work twice as hard to get out of the shadows of those who are more famous for their notoriety. One rapper who’s been grinding away for “like 15, 20 years” and focussed purely on his craft is the New Yorker JPEGMAFIA. His emotionally fluid music – complete with…

Ariana Grande Sells Los Angeles Mansion For $14 Million – Fox Business
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Ariana Grande Sells Los Angeles Mansion For $14 Million – Fox Business

Ariana Grande is saying “Thank U, Next” to her Los Angeles mansion, which sold Wednesday for $14 million.  Located in Hollywood Hills’s Bird Streets—a celebrity favorite—the more than 10,000-square-foot home sits high above the city’s iconic Sunset Strip, according to the listing with Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, who represented Ms.…

OREGON NEWS: Newberg School Leaders Sue Critics Under Oregon ‘doxxing’ Law – KOIN.com
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OREGON NEWS: Newberg School Leaders Sue Critics Under Oregon ‘doxxing’ Law – KOIN.com

Four conservative board members seek relief from constituents under new doxxing law. by: Ryan Clarke/Portland Tribune Posted: Nov 1, 2021 / 08:59 AM PDT / Updated: Nov 1, 2021 / 08:59 AM PDT FILE PHOTOS – CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Dave Brown, Trevor DeHart, Renee Powell and Brian Shannon The Portland Tribune is a KOIN 6…

CRIME: Russian Bank Founder Sentenced For Evading Exit Tax Upon Renouncing U.S. Citizenship
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CRIME: Russian Bank Founder Sentenced For Evading Exit Tax Upon Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

OAKLAND – The founder of a Russian bank was sentenced today for his felony conviction of filing a false tax return.  As required under his plea agreement, prior to sentencing Oleg Tinkov, aka Oleg Tinkoff, paid $508,936,184, which is more than double the amount he sought to escape paying to the U.S. Treasury through renouncing…

CRIME: Russian Bank Founder Sentenced For Felony Income Tax Conviction. This Was A Result Of A Scheme To Avoid Exit Tax While Renouncing His U.S. Citizenship.
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CRIME: Russian Bank Founder Sentenced For Felony Income Tax Conviction. This Was A Result Of A Scheme To Avoid Exit Tax While Renouncing His U.S. Citizenship.

The founder of a Russian bank was sentenced today for his felony conviction for filing a false tax return. As required under his plea agreement, prior to sentencing, Oleg Tinkov, aka Oleg Tinkoff, paid $508,936,184, more than double what he had sought to escape paying to the U.S. Treasury through a scheme to renounce his…

PUBLIC POLICY: America’s Food Safety System Failed To Stop A Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.
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PUBLIC POLICY: America’s Food Safety System Failed To Stop A Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. In May 2018, a rare and virulent strain of salmonella caught the attention of America’s top disease detectives. In less than two months, the bacteria had sickened more than a dozen people, nearly…

CRIME: Chief Executive Officer Pleads Guilty To Submitting Hundreds Of False Monitoring Reports
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CRIME: Chief Executive Officer Pleads Guilty To Submitting Hundreds Of False Monitoring Reports

A Tennessee woman pleaded guilty today to fabricating discharge monitoring reports required under the Clean Water Act and submitting those fraudulent documents to state regulators in Tennessee and Mississippi.    According to court documents and information in the public record, DiAne Gordon, 61, of Memphis, was the co-owner and chief executive officer of Environmental Compliance…

PUBLIC POLICY: Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads To Steal People’s Identities
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PUBLIC POLICY: Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads To Steal People’s Identities

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. It has become a ubiquitous internet ad, with versions popping up everywhere from Facebook and LinkedIn to smaller sites like Jobvertise: Airport shuttle driver wanted, it says, offering a job that involves picking…

BUSINESS: Smarsh Working With AWS To Accelerate Growth In Canada, Enable Data Residency
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BUSINESS: Smarsh Working With AWS To Accelerate Growth In Canada, Enable Data Residency

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Smarsh, enabling organizations to manage the risk and uncover the value within their electronic communications, announced today it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) in Canada to deliver its Capture and Enterprise Archive solutions. The move accelerates the company’s growth strategy in the country, adding to…

PUBLIC POLICY: Do You Have An Idea For An Investigative Project Based In Colorado? We Want To Hear From You.
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PUBLIC POLICY: Do You Have An Idea For An Investigative Project Based In Colorado? We Want To Hear From You.

ProPublica is growing its coverage of the Southwest by supporting three ambitious accountability projects in Colorado. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week.…

PUBLIC POLICY – Outrage Over Tennessee University’s Jailing Of Children
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PUBLIC POLICY – Outrage Over Tennessee University’s Jailing Of Children

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Nashville Public Radio. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. ​​In the days after ProPublica’s investigation of the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, one state lawmaker wrote that she was “horrified.” Another…

BUSINESS: Governor Newsom Signs A Bill To Modernize California’s Animal Blood Banking.
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BUSINESS: Governor Newsom Signs A Bill To Modernize California’s Animal Blood Banking.

AB 1282 to bring compassion, transparency, and oversight to California’s animal blood banks while helping to supply unmet demand SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1282, the California Animal Blood Bank Modernization Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D- Santa Monica) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), championed by Social Compassion in Legislation, and supported by…

BUSINESS: Japanese Insurance Giant Sompo Japan Selects Planck For Automated Commercial Insurance To Significantly Save Insurer Operating Expenses
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BUSINESS: Japanese Insurance Giant Sompo Japan Selects Planck For Automated Commercial Insurance To Significantly Save Insurer Operating Expenses

Sompo Japan partnership marks global expansion for the Israeli-based insurtech October 01, 2021 13:49 ET | Source: Planck NEW YORK, Oct. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Breakout insurtech Planck has announced that it has signed an agreement with Sompo Japan, Japan’s second largest insurance company, to provide underwriting insights and improved decision-making. By adopting Planck’s…

PUBLIC POLICY: “God’s Will Is Being Thwarted.” Even In Solid Republican Counties, Hard-Liners Seek More Partisan Control Of Elections.
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PUBLIC POLICY: “God’s Will Is Being Thwarted.” Even In Solid Republican Counties, Hard-Liners Seek More Partisan Control Of Elections.

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for The Brief weekly to get up to speed on their essential…

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