Almost 2 million Texans affected by Texas Department of Insurance data breach

(Texas Tribune) — A massive security breach at the Texas Department of Insurance leaked the personal information of almost 2 million Texans for nearly three years, according to a state audit released last week. The department said the personal information of 1.8 million workers who have filed compensation claims — including Social Security numbers, addresses,… Continue reading Almost 2 million Texans affected by Texas Department of Insurance data breach

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Adult, child rushed to hospital after rollover crash near Manor

TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — Three people were injured in a rollover crash Monday on U.S. Highway 290 near Manor, Austin-Travis County EMS said. In a tweet thread, medics said the three people are trauma patients, and one was ejected from the vehicle. Another was initially pinned in the vehicle, but first responders were able to… Continue reading Adult, child rushed to hospital after rollover crash near Manor

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Big cross-border tunnel is found linking Tijuana, San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of an underground smuggling tunnel on Mexico’s border, running the length of a football field on U.S. soil to a warehouse in an industrial area. The cross-border tunnel from Tijuana to the San Diego area was built in one of the most fortified stretches… Continue reading Big cross-border tunnel is found linking Tijuana, San Diego

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Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to keep people off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, preliminary numbers released Monday show. San Francisco appeared to be the one bright spot, seeing homelessness decline slightly. Alameda… Continue reading Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

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Court expert draws more GOP-friendly New York political maps

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed expert released a draft of new congressional maps for New York that are more favorable to Republicans than the original gerrymandered political maps drawn by Democrats. The draft maps released Monday would help the GOP by creating five districts that lean Republican and at least four other districts where… Continue reading Court expert draws more GOP-friendly New York political maps

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Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

Two months after the Berlin Wall fell, another powerful symbol opened its doors in the middle of Moscow: a gleaming new McDonald’s. It was the first American fast-food restaurant to enter the Soviet Union, reflecting the new political openness of the era. For Vlad Vexler, who as a 9-year-old waited in a two-hour line to… Continue reading Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

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Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday’s speech in Laramie that human rights are derived from God but that government seeks to redefine… Continue reading Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

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Workers start union push at Trader Joe’s in Massachusetts

Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe’s grocery store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of labor organizing among retail and food service workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated Saturday citing concerns about pay, benefits and safety. They asked for a… Continue reading Workers start union push at Trader Joe’s in Massachusetts

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‘Celtics in 7’: Fan flashes sign at graduation, gets exclusive tickets to big game

A Celtics fan made a big prediction during his college graduation. Ricky Arias walked across the UMass Amherst graduation stage Saturday holding up “Celtics in 7” on his phone. He said he was inspired by a Milwaukee Bucks fan who graduated ahead of him. “There was a guy, I wanna say, like, 10 minutes before… Continue reading ‘Celtics in 7’: Fan flashes sign at graduation, gets exclusive tickets to big game

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