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The Difference Between 'I'm a Businessman' Trump and the Domino's Owners Who Stole Wages? Not Much

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Yes, Donald Trump is a businessman. But that word doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. He uses it as an excuse for things he's done and said, the details of which continue to emerge--as this week's revelation on his company's tax evasion makes clear.

Domino's Accused Of Fraud and 'Systemic Wage Theft' By New York State

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against Domino's on Tuesday, accusing the pizza giant of systematically shorting workers' pay. Fast-f...

As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.07.2017 | Green
Elliott Negin

With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.

New York Attorney General Investigating Primary Voting Irregularities

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced on Wednesday that his office is opening an investigation into alleged voter irregularities d...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.19.2017 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

'Green News Report' - March 31, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: State Attorneys General unite to investigate ExxonMobil for climate chang...

State Attorneys General Pledge To Crack Down On Climate Fraud

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

A coalition of state attorneys general announced Tuesday that they will be working together to investigate corporations who may have misled the public...

Uber Settles Investigation Into Creepy 'God View' Tracking Program

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.06.2016 | Technology

Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty and overhaul privacy and security practices to settle the New York attorney general's investigation into a se...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2016 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

If Daily Fantasy Isn’t Gambling, Why Did DraftKings And FanDuel Apply For Gambling Licenses?

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports sites are built on a contradiction: They feel like gambling, but DraftKings and FanDuel insist that they are absolutely not gambl...

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

Papa John's Franchisee Gets Jail Time For Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

The owner of several Papa John's franchises in New York City will serve 60 days in jail for failing to pay his workers the minimum wage and overtime, ...

Fan Duel/Draft Kings Stumble in New York

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2016 | New York
Richard Brodsky

Big money is at stake. The way the Internet undermines accepted law and practice is at stake. The limits on hypocrisy in public life, and professional sports, is at stake. The right of average dopes and geniuses to gamble is at stake.

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violated...

New York AG Drops The Hammer On Daily Fantasy Sports Companies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports fans in New York state are about to face a harsh new reality. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered Draf...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; Pe...

New York Attorney General Investigating ExxonMobil For Alleged Climate Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Exxon Mobil Corp. for claims the company made about climate change, a source familiar wit...

New York Launches Investigation Into Major Internet Providers Over Connection Speeds

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - The New York attorney general is probing whether three major Internet providers could be short-changing consumers by charging them for fas...

Papa John's Stores To Dish Up Half Million Dollars In Wage Theft Case

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Four current and former Papa John's franchisees have agreed to pay out nearly $500,000 to New York workers in order to settle a wage theft investigati...

Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The toy rifle that little Naquan had that night, which was perfectly legal and could be bought at any toy store in 1994, had bright orange coloring and was not shown by Hynes. Recently, in a case eerily similar to the Heyward shooting, a judge recommended that charges be brought against the Cleveland police officer that shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice.

When the Justice System Detains a Sick Mother of 8 for Stealing Food, It Says Black Lives Don't Matter

Erica Garner | Posted 08.06.2016 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

We applaud Gov. Cuomo for temporarily instituting a special prosecutor to investigate tragedies like Raynette Turner's death. But we find it necessary to highlight a glaring question: Is it reasonable to keep a visibly sick mother of eight in jail for two days because she allegedly stole food?

Special Prosecutor In New York Launches Investigation Into Death Of Raynette Turner

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.03.2015 | Black Voices

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that his office will launch a formal investigation into the death of Raynette Turner, the...

Children's Leukemia Foundation Accused Of Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime

The New York-based National Children's Leukemia Foundation made many promises to its donors over the years: it would use funds to conduct cancer resea...

Ending the Crisis of Confidence in Our Criminal Justice System

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.20.2016 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

In a system that disproportionately harms poor people and people of color, too many Americans have lost faith in the essential American principle of equal justice under law.