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*Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigned on Tuesday in the midst of sex and financial scandals.  Following Missouri's order of succession, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson, a fellow Republican who was elected to his post by a separate election, will take over.  Greitens resigned as state lawmakers were holding a special session to look at evidence about his campaign finances that could have paved the way to his impeachment.  He was also dogged by an extramarital affair and claims he tried to blackmail his mistress by taking a photo of her in a compromising position. He was changed with a felony of invasion of privacy back in February, but the charge has been dropped, at least temporarily, but he still faces another felony charge for computer tampering. 

Source: USA Today



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Southwest Called Out Over Racism - 

A University of California, Berkeley, head basketball coach is calling racism on Southwest Airlines.

Lindsay Gottlieb was traveling with her one-year-old son, who has a different last name, and despite having his passport, was grilled over her relationship with him at the ticket counter.

She was asked to “prove” their relationship. Though the counter worker said it was due to different names, Gottlieb believes it’s because her son is biracial. The coach shared the ordeal on Twitter including the ticketing employee asking her to produce a birth certificate, then asking her to show a Facebook post proving that she was the boy's mother.

Southwest says it’s looking into the incident and has reached out to Gottlieb. They also say they’ll use this as a coaching opportunity for the employee.

The airline did clarify, as well, that "when traveling domestically, FAA regulations require airlines to verify a lap child is under the age of 2 by reviewing a birth certificate or government-issued identification.” But, "Domestic travel does not require airlines to match the last name of a child and guardian.”

Source: ABC News


SCOTUS: Cops Need A Warrant To Search Private Property - 

The Supreme Court is protecting more privacy rights in its latest ruling.

The high court ruled that police generally need a search warrant to search a motor vehicle on private property. The 8-1 decision overrules three previous lower court rulings in Virginia.

The case in question had a stolen motorcycle outrun police. One of the officers saw a bike under a tarp and thought it was that vehicle, so he went onto a driveway and looked underneath. He then placed the suspect under arrest.

This is the latest ruling by SCOTUS in favor of the Fourth Amendment. It also has ruled that police cannot use GPS equipment to track vehicles or search cellphones without a warrant.

Source: USA Today


Judge To Decide If Golden State Killer Documents Will Be Unsealed -

 A California judge will decide on tomorrow which court documents to unseal in the Golden State Killer case.

Judge Michael Sweet delayed a decision yesterday on releasing more than 70 pages of material related to the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo. The former police officer is accused of at least a dozen murders dating back to the 1970s and '80s. DeAngelo's defense attorney says public release of the documents could hurt his client's right to a fair trial.

Most of the documents in question lay out how investigators pinpointed the suspect and have details of several of the alleged crimes.

DeAngelo appeared in Sacramento County Court in handcuffs and wearing an orange jump suit. He has not entered a plea. 

Source: Mercury News


The Body Of A Missing Maryland National Guardsman Has Been Recovered - 

The body of a missing Maryland National Guardsman swept away by floodwaters in Ellicott City has been recovered.

Eddison Hermond was trying to cross raging floodwaters to help a woman holding her cat on Sunday when he disappeared in the water. He was discovered yesterday in the Patapsco River just over the Baltimore County line. The Air Force veteran is described as a man who dedicated his life to the service of others.

Col. Charles Kohler, a spokesman for the Maryland National Guard, said Hermond joined in 2009. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1996 and served more than a decade on active duty.

Source: Baltimore Sun


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