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Lawmakers Clamor for Action on Child Migrant Labor as Outrage Grows
Members of Congress are pressing for changes to the law and the Biden administration’s approach as federal and state enforcement agencies begin a crackdown on companies that employ underage migrants.
A Boardwalk Basketball Grift Conjured Out of Thin Air
In the time-honored tradition of small-time schemes everywhere, the operator of a Jersey Shore game of chance is found guilty of deception.
What Makes Eric Adams Fight City Hall Over Rats?
The mayor of the nation’s largest city is again immersing himself in contesting a mundane rat summons. His motivations may be both personal and political.
What Drunken Driving Taught Me
When the officers handcuffed me, my indignation knew no bounds, but things look different now.
Rishi Sunak Is Fined for Not Wearing a Seatbelt
The police in Lancashire, in northwest England, levied the fine after the British prime minister posted a video on Instagram that showed him riding in a car, unbuckled.
Air Travel Debacles Put Pete Buttigieg in the Hot Seat
Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, is facing scrutiny after a meltdown by Southwest Airlines and a Federal Aviation Administration system outage wreaked havoc on flights.
Mayor Adams Has Rats. Curtis Sliwa Has Cats. What Could Go Wrong?
The ongoing saga of Mayor Eric Adams and his war against rats reached a new level of absurdity, with Curtis Sliwa and feral cats entering the mix.
Meta Fined $414 Million After Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under EU Law
The decision is one of the most consequential issued under the E.U.’s landmark data-protection law and creates a new business headwind for the social media giant.
Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators
The U.S. crypto exchange will pay a $50 million fine for letting customers open accounts with few background checks and spend $50 million to improve compliance.
Wells Fargo to Pay $3.7 Billion Over Consumer Banking Violations
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cited improper overdraft fees, account freezes, auto repossessions and misapplied home loan payments that have harmed millions of consumers since 2011.
U.S. Fines Airlines More Than $7 Million for Not Providing Refunds
The Transportation Department penalties come after many travelers have expressed frustration about flight delays, cancellations and other problems.
Judge Fines Trump Lawyers in Clinton Conspiracy Suit Tossed in September
The sanctions ruling comes as a range of lawyers working for former President Donald J. Trump are under scrutiny.
Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving Indefinitely After Antisemitic Movie Post
Irving posted a link to an antisemitic movie last week but has declined to apologize. His suspension will last at least five games.
Los Angeles Pedestrians Look Forward to Relaxed Jaywalking Law
“I’m smart enough to know if cars are coming,” said one walker who is glad the old law will come off the books on Jan. 1.
Soon, Jaywalking Will No Longer Be a Crime in California
Supporters of decriminalization, which takes effect Jan. 1, say the laws have disproportionately targeted people based on race and economic status.
What to Know About the New NBA Season
Much of the conversation around the league the past few months hasn’t been about basketball.
How Credit Suisse Became a Meme Stock
The longstanding troubles of Credit Suisse recently grabbed the attention of amateur investors whose social media posts sparked fears that the bank was running out of money.
Justice Dept. Recommends Bannon Be Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison
Stephen K. Bannon, who is set to be sentenced on Friday, deserved a penalty harsher than the minimum term of one month in jail because he had blatantly brushed off the Jan. 6 committee’s demands, prosecutors said.
Protecting the Peatlands of Ireland as Fuel Costs Skyrocket
One in seven Irish households still burn peat for heat. New rules are aimed at discouraging a practice that many consider part of the culture.
As Trump’s Legal Woes Mount, So Do Financial Pressures on Him
The lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney general is the latest indication of how an array of investigations is affecting the former president’s business and personal wealth.
For N.F.L. Kickers, Showing Too Much Leg Could Hurt Their Pockets
The league drew the ire of several kickers over its enforcement of uniform policies that require players to wear pants that cover their knees.
Robert Sarver to Tell Phoenix Suns and Mercury Teams Amid Scandal
Robert Sarver, the majority owner of the N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. teams in Phoenix, had been fined $10 million and suspended for using racist slurs and mistreating employees for years.
China’s Public Puts on a Show of Zero Covid for an Audience of One
Because of Xi Jinping’s unrelenting policy, the Chinese people put up with a precarious existence filled with lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing.
Watson Suspended 11 Games and Fined $5 Million in Sexual Misconduct Case
The N.F.L. was seeking a yearlong suspension, but reached a settlement with the quarterback after an arbitrator recommended a six-game penalty.
New York Developers Rush to Reduce Emissions as Hefty Fines Loom
Building owners are trying to figure out how to pay for upgrades needed to comply with city regulations intended to fight climate change.
Dolphins Lose Draft Picks, and Owner Is Suspended for Tampering
An investigator also found no evidence that the Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross seriously pressed his coach to deliberately lose games.
The NFL’s Most Notable Suspensions
Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, imposed by a retired federal judge, was the first player conduct penalty reached by the N.F.L.’s new hearing process.
As India Bans Disposable Plastic, Tamil Nadu Offers Lessons
Tamil Nadu’s ban on single-use plastic has gotten results, thanks to relentless policing. Now, India says it will tackle the problem nationwide.
Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich
How fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.
China Fines Didi $1.2 Billion as Tech-Sector Pressures Persist
The fine will most likely clear the way for Didi to list in Hong Kong, but a recovery for China’s internet sector remains elusive.
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.
Special Olympics Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Its U.S.A. Games
Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.