US President Donald Trump signed a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused bill Tuesday to address the growing employment concerns of American veterans. The “Supporting Veterans in Stem Careers Act” is designed to promote STEM careers for veterans and service members entering the labor force. The law requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to [...]

READ MORE

The District Court of The Hague ruled Wednesday that Netherland’s System Risk Indication (SyRI) violates the European Convention on Human rights. SyRI had been developed to allow government authorities to share information about welfare recipients to curb abuse. The government outsourced the program to a private organization, “The Intelligence Agency.” The organization uses an algorithm [...]

READ MORE

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a ban on flavored vaping products Tuesday in response to growing concerns about the health impacts of e-cigarettes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that the use of e-cigarettes could increase the likelihood of future tobacco use, particularly among younger individuals. The actual text of the [...]

READ MORE

Prosecutors for the Southern District of New York charged Imaad Zuberi, a longtime political donor, with obstruction of justice Tuesday. Zuberi is expected to plead guilty to the charges, according to sources. The charges stem from a $900,000 payment made to the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). Prosecutors are specifically alleging that Zuberi gathered outside [...]

READ MORE

The Supreme Court of Poland released a statement Tuesday warning that the country’s drafts of judicial reforms could be in violation of European Union (EU) law. The country’s nationalist government is currently advocating for legislation that punishes Poland judges for questioning judicial nominations. Proponents of the legislation argue that the law is needed for greater [...]

READ MORE

On Tuesday, the University of Phoenix and the Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that requires the university to pay nearly $191 million after alleged practices of misleading advertising. The deal could potentially affect students who attended the institution between October of 2012 and December of 2016. The allegations arose from the University of Phoenix’s [...]

READ MORE

The 2019 UN climate change conference began Monday in Madrid, with leaders looking for solutions to reduce global carbon levels. Leaders originally planned for the conference to be held in Chile, but due to political instability, the conference was moved to Madrid, where it will take place over the next two weeks. The conference started [...]

READ MORE