How Boris Johnson Suffered a Stunning Political Reversal

The same baffling mix of strengths and foibles that propelled Mr. Johnson’s rise have brought him low: rare political intuition, and breathtaking personal recklessness.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fines-penalties, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Special Olympics Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Its U.S.A. Games

Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #fines-penalties, #intellectual-disabilities, #orlando-fla, #special-olympics, #vaccination-and-immunization

An Indian State Banned Alcohol. The Drinking Moved to Nearby Nepal.

The ban in Bihar State, championed by local women, was aimed at tackling alcoholism and domestic violence. But a drinking scene has sprung up across the border in Nepal.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bihar-india, #fines-penalties, #india, #nepal, #politics-and-government, #smuggling

Wisconsin Democrats Sue G.O.P. Fake Electors Over 2020 Scheme

In the first lawsuit of its kind, two real Electoral College delegates from 2020 are seeking damages from 10 fake ones who tried to help Donald Trump overturn his defeat in the state.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chesebro-kenneth, #electoral-college, #fines-penalties, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #troupis-james-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

Johnson Is All Apologies Before Parliament After ‘Partygate’ Fine

Though opposition politicians called him out, only one member of his own Conservative party called on him to resign.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #fines-penalties, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government

Sean Avery Is Representing Himself in Court. The Judge Advised Against It.

Sean Avery, the former Rangers hockey player, chose to represent himself in court on Thursday on a misdemeanor charge. The judge advised him not to.

#avery-sean, #fines-penalties, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-city, #new-york-rangers

Johnson’s Cabinet Backs Him After ‘Partygate’ Fine

The support from the British prime minister’s party means he can likely ride out the immediate storm, but his troubles are not over, experts say.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #fines-penalties, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sunak-rishi-1980

Boris Johnson Will Be Fined for Breaking U.K. Lockdown Rules

The British prime minister and the chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, were among those caught in a police investigation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #sunak-rishi-1980

PG&E agrees to pay $55 million in penalties and costs over two wildfires.

The California utility settled civil charges and avoided criminal prosecution over the role of its equipment in igniting the blazes.

#california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fines-penalties, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wildfires

Wind Energy Company to Pay $8 Million in Killings of 150 Eagles

ESI Energy pleaded guilty based on the documented “blunt force trauma” deaths of golden eagles struck by fast-moving turbine blades, prosecutors said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bald-eagles, #birds, #eagles-birds, #energy-and-power, #esi-energy, #fines-penalties, #nextera-energy-resources, #turbines, #wind-power

Democrats Agree to Pay $113,000 Over Campaign Spending Inquiry

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party described payments to a law firm that commissioned scrutiny of Trump-Russia ties — leading to the Steele dossier — as legal services, not opposition research.

#campaign-finance, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #democratic-national-committee, #federal-election-commission, #fines-penalties, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #steele-christopher-1964, #trump-donald-j

In Tennis, Racket Smashing Gets Out of Hand

Long accepted as an entertaining idiosyncrasy of the sport, the act of hurling one’s racket has led to some close calls, as ball people and chair umpires dodge injury.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #brooksby-jenson-2000, #fines-penalties, #kyrgios-nick, #tennis, #zverev-alexander

A New York City Clean-Air Program Pays Citizens to Report Idling Trucks

A New York City clean-air program allows citizens to report idling commercial vehicles in exchange for a cut of the fines. Some drivers respond with fists.

#air-pollution, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #engines, #fines-penalties, #new-york-city, #trucks-and-trucking

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #federal-trade-commission, #fines-penalties, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #privacy, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Why Brittney Griner and Other W.N.B.A. Stars Play Overseas

Competing for international teams during the W.N.B.A.’s off-season is common for players. The chance to earn extra money is just one of the draws.

#basketball, #collective-bargaining, #fines-penalties, #wages-and-salaries, #womens-national-basketball-assn

The WNBA’s $20 Million Debate Over Charter Flights

Secret charter flights cost the Liberty a big fine, but players say they deserve them — and need them to be healthy. The league says they’re too expensive for now.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #collective-bargaining, #engelbert-catherine, #fines-penalties, #jackson-terri-carmichael, #new-york-liberty, #organized-labor, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Michigan Coach Juwan Howard Suspended for Rest of Regular Season

Howard, who slapped a Wisconsin assistant men’s basketball coach in the head in a handshake line, was suspended and fined $40,000, but will be eligible to return for the postseason.

#basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #fines-penalties, #howard-juwan

E.U. Cuts Payments to Poland in Dispute Over Unpaid Fines

For the first time, the E.U. executive arm said it would divert millions in grants to a member country to cover unpaid fines, escalating a confrontation despite jitters over Ukraine.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #duda-andrzej-1972, #european-commission, #european-court-of-justice, #european-union, #fines-penalties, #hungary, #poland, #politics-and-government

Greene and Clyde Rack Up Fines for Defying House’s Mask Mandate

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde have incurred more than $100,000 combined in penalties for dozens of violations.

#clyde-andrew-1963, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

California Woman Pleads Guilty to Punching Flight Attendant in the Face

Vyvianna M. Quinonez, 28, bloodied a flight attendant in May on a Southwest Airlines flight to San Diego, prosecutors said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assn-of-professional-flight-attendants, #california, #federal-aviation-administration, #fines-penalties, #flight-attendants, #quinonez-vyvianna, #sacramento-calif, #san-diego-calif, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-states

Labor Dept. Extends Deadline for Large Companies to Mandate Vaccines

The move came a day after a federal appeals panel reinstated the Biden administration’s rule that companies with at least 100 workers require that they be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face weekly testing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ Goes on Trial in Child Pornography Case

Prosecutors say Mr. Duggar used the internet to download explicit material showing the sexual abuse of children. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

#19-kids-and-counting-tv-program, #arkansas, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #duggar-jim-bob, #duggar-josh-1988, #family-research-council, #fayetteville-ark, #fines-penalties, #in-touch-weekly, #reality-television, #sex-crimes, #television, #tlc-tv-network

Google Loses Appeal of $2.8 Billion E.U. Antitrust Fine

European antitrust regulators said Google gave preferential treatment to its own price-comparison shopping service over rival services.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fines-penalties, #general-court-european-union, #google-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #search-engines, #vestager-margrethe

N.F.L. Fines Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers for Covid Violations

Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback who is not vaccinated and has voiced unfounded claims about Covid-19 vaccines, was penalized for not wearing a mask in some places.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fines-penalties, #football, #green-bay-packers, #national-football-league, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Handball Federation Ends Bikini Bottom Requirement for Women

After outrage over a fine levied against the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for competing in shorts, the sport’s international federation said it was changing its rules.

#athletics-and-sports, #fines-penalties, #handball, #international-handball-federation, #norway, #team-handball, #uniforms, #women-and-girls

The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops

Busted taillights, missing plates, tinted windows: Across the U.S., ticket revenue funds towns — and the police responsible for finding violations.

#conflicts-of-interest, #fines-penalties, #ohio, #oklahoma, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #virginia

Poland’s Attacks on Rule of Law Leave Europe at Odds With Itself

E.U. leaders are facing an increasingly urgent question: What to do with a member that repeatedly violates a core principle, but refuses to leave the club?

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #european-commission, #european-court-of-justice, #european-union, #fines-penalties, #hungary, #international-relations, #law-and-legislation, #poland, #politics-and-government

How Not to Reform the I.R.S.

The I.R.S. needs more resources. But it also needs to protect taxpayer rights.

#federal-taxes-us, #fines-penalties, #house-of-representatives, #internal-revenue-service, #law-and-legislation, #national-taxpayers-union, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.’s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.

#allen-bruce-1956, #cantwell-maria, #e-mail, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #jeff-pash, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-football-team

China Fines Meituan $530 Million in Second Tech Antitrust Case

The $530 million fine is Beijing’s second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #didi-chuxing, #fines-penalties, #meituan-dianping, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Fines Prevent Too Many From Voting in Florida

Outstanding fines prevent too many Floridians from voting.

#ex-convicts, #fines-penalties, #florida, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Some States Want to Charge for Rescuing Lost Hikers

The coronavirus pandemic sent a surge of inexperienced hikers into the wilderness. Many ran into trouble. Now states are looking to bill them for costly search and rescue operations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #hawaii, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #south-dakota

PG&E Faces Criminal Charges Over California Wildfire

Charges including manslaughter arise from a blaze that killed four last year. A state inquiry said the utility’s power lines were involved.

#bankruptcies, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #shasta-county-calif, #wildfires

Biden Doubled Mask Fines for Travelers. What Does it Mean for Passengers?

Battles over mask-wearing in airports and on planes have become common, but how many people actually end up getting fined? And who’s in charge of the process?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transportation, #transportation-security-administration

Man Gets 4 Years in $126 Million Printer Toner Fraud

Gilbert N. Michaels, of West Los Angeles, Calif., preyed on tens of thousands of small businesses and charities by overcharging them for toner they didn’t need, federal prosecutors said.

#california, #fines-penalties, #frauds-and-swindling, #idc-servco, #justice-department, #los-angeles-calif, #michaels-gilbert-n, #office-supplies-and-equipment, #small-business, #telemarketing

He Stayed Afloat Selling $3 Tacos. Now He Faces $2,000 in Fines.

People who lost jobs in the pandemic began to peddle food and wares to survive, but New York City is starting to crack down on unlicensed vendors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #illegal-immigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #street-vendors-non-food, #unemployment

Facing Outrage Over Bikini Rule, Handball League Signals ‘Likely’ Change

In the weeks since Norway’s women’s beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms, other countries have increased pressure for a change in federation rules.

#american-samoa, #athletics-and-sports, #denmark, #discrimination, #fines-penalties, #handball, #hassan-moustafa, #international-handball-federation, #norway, #sexual-harassment, #team-handball, #uniforms, #women-and-girls

Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assaults, #assn-of-flight-attendants, #federal-aviation-administration, #fines-penalties, #flight-attendants, #frontier-airlines-inc, #miami-dade-county-fla, #nelson-sara, #norwalk-ohio, #philadelphia-pa, #sexual-harassment, #travel-warnings

N.F.L. Sets Stiff Penalties for the Unvaccinated, Jolting Teams

Commissioner Roger Goodell said outbreaks traced to an unvaccinated player or staff member could warrant a game forfeiture for their teams. The announcement prompted a backlash from some players.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #vaccination-and-immunization

Women’s Handball Players Are Fined for Rejecting Bikini Uniforms

Norway’s beach handball players were each fined 150 euros for wearing shorts rather than the required bikini bottoms. A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation said she didn’t know the reason for the rule.

#athletics-and-sports, #bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #fines-penalties, #handball, #norway, #team-handball, #uniforms, #women-and-girls

Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

Jujamcyn Theaters, which operates five theaters on Broadway, had been accused by federal prosecutors in Manhattan of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disabilities, #fines-penalties, #jujamcyn-theaters, #manhattan-nyc, #nederlander-organization, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shubert-organization, #springsteen-bruce, #st-james-ny, #st-james-theater, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #united-states, #united-states-attorneys, #wheelchairs

N.F.L. Fines Washington Football Team $10 Million

The penalty of a $10 million fine follows an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse in the team’s front office.

#fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

California Couple Fined $18,000 for Bulldozing Iconic Joshua Trees

The authorities say they hope the fine will deter people from harming the trees, which are protected under the California Endangered Species Act.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fines-penalties, #joshua-tree-calif, #joshua-tree-national-park-calif, #nordberg-walter-jonetta, #san-bernardino-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #walter-jeffrey-1951

Banks Slowly Offer Alternatives to Overdraft Fees, a Bane of Struggling Spenders

Aggressive overdraft fees are worth tens of billions of dollars a year to the banking industry. Account holders are finally getting some better options.

#ally-financial-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #chime-bancorp-bank, #consumer-protection, #customer-relations, #fines-penalties, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #personal-finances, #warren-elizabeth

St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors

Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey of Missouri will pay a total of nearly $3,000 in fines and give up the weapons used in the confrontation.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #fines-penalties, #firearms, #mccloskey-mark-t-1956, #mccloskey-patricia-n-1959, #missouri, #republican-party, #senate, #st-louis-mo, #united-states-politics-and-government

Canadian Couple Who Flew to Indigenous Town for Vaccine Plead Guilty

The couple, a gambling executive and an actress, were fined $2,300 for violating coronavirus restrictions but won’t face jail time, court records show.

#baker-ekaterina, #beaver-creek-yukon-territory, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #rodney-baker, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whitehorse-yukon-territory, #yukon-territory

French Tennis Chief Defends Handling of Naomi Osaka

“I think we did very, very well,” said Gilles Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation. He has faced several challenges during the first French Open of his term.

#fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #moretton-gilles, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

How China’s Tencent Avoided an Antitrust Push, For Now.

Tencent’s popularity may help it avoid trouble with Beijing. But its vast power could still squelch innovation in the world’s largest online market.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #entrepreneurship, #fines-penalties, #instant-messaging, #meituan, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #venture-capital

Naomi Osaka Fined $15,000 for Skipping News Conference

Osaka won her opening match at the French Open, but was warned that she risked escalating penalties, including default, if she failed to fulfill her media obligations.

#australian-open-tennis, #fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Australia Bars Its Citizens in India From Coming Home Amid Covid Crisis

Critics condemned the move to temporarily bar Australians, including children, as unnecessarily harsh, a violation of citizenship principles and a cultural double standard. Officials say the policy is necessary.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #india, #politics-and-government, #travel-warnings