DENVER — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation. Continue reading DENVER | Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

WASHINGTON— City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation’s capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city’s stadiums and arenas, private businesses like restaurants and liquor stores, and within the city limits on a mobile app. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the bill, which needs her signature to become law. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

OMAHA, Neb. — FedEx Corp. delivered a disappointing earnings report Tuesday and said it plans to offer buyouts to some of its workers and reduce spending to make up for weak international shipping, especially in Europe. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had a fiscal second-quarter profit of $935 million, or $3.51 per share. That’s up $775 million, or $2.84 per share, a year ago. But the 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were expecting earnings of $4.05 per share. Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | FedEx plans buyouts after weak international 2Q shipping at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Accounts Receivables Clerk Entered Phony Purchases and Returns and Funneled the Cash into her Bank Accounts ATacoma Wn. – 20-year Costco employee was sentenced December 17, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to one year in prison for wire fraud in connection with her five-year scheme to steal nearly $290,000 from her employer, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. ROBIN G. CLINE, 54, of Puyallup, Washington, was employed as an Accounts Receivable Clerk at Costco’s Fife, Washington facility from 1996 until she resigned in 2016. Continue reading Washington News: Former Costco Employee, ROBIN G. CLINE Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Nearly $290,000 by MakingRead More →

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER BARRETO, 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing drugs involved in two overdose deaths in Enfield in 2016. This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users. Continue reading Connecticut News: Hartford Man, CHRISTOPHER BARRETO Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing Drugs Involved in 2 Enfield Overdose Deaths at STL.News. OriginalRead More →

BOSTON, Ms. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with embezzling over $18,000. Rashayna Seney, 25, of Randolph, was charged in an Information with one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. According to the charging document, Seney began working for USPS around 2000, and in 2016 she became a Sales & Service Distribution Associate at the Waban Post Office. Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Postal Service Employee, Rashayna Seney Charged with Embezzlement Through Postal Money Orders at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

DENVER— The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. Liftoff was rescheduled for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX said Tuesday’s launch was scratched because of sensor readings on the rocket’s first stage. Neither the company nor the U.S. Air Force provided details. This will be the first GPS satellite launch for SpaceX. Continue reading DENVER | Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday. Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a month ago and showed no signs of illness until his appetite decreased about 10 days ago, according to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Continue reading SANTA BARBARA, Calif | Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERICK SANABRIA-HERNANDES, 34, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported. According to court documents and statements made in court, Sanabria-Hernandes was encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in May 2004 after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Continue reading Connecticut News: Citizen of Honduras, RICK SANABRIA-HERNANDES Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. after Being Deported at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Baltimore, Maryland – Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, age 54, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of failing to file individual federal tax returns. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →