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Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

CBS/AP The family of the lone crew member to die in a boat fire that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel’s owners Monday in federal court. The lawsuit claims the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unseaworthy and that it lacked required smoke detectors, fire equipment and adequate […]

Judge halts California “gig worker” law from taking effect for truckers

Judge halts California “gig worker” law from taking effect for truckers

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law, passed late last year, makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San […]

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility blamed for many of […]

WikiLeaks changes venue for “October surprise” announcement

WikiLeaks changes venue for “October surprise” announcement

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will no longer deliver the highly-anticipated “October surprise” announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London because of “security concerns,” NBC News’ Jesse Rodriguez first reported. Instead, the 45-year-old whistleblower may unveil the details of the political revelation–which he hinted could prove “devastating” to the Clinton campaign— during a video press […]