Massachusetts bills would make ‘meal shaming’ in public schools illegal

Massachusetts legislators want the state to take concrete action to stop damaging policies related to “meal shaming” — refusing to give a student hot lunch if they don’t have money or their parents have fallen behind on payments — in public schools. The bills, filed by state Sen. Cynthia Creem (D) and Rep. Andres Vargas (D), would make it illegal for any school … [Read more...]

Federal court deals a blow to Uber, Lyft drivers trying to unionize in Seattle

A two-year legal battle over a Seattle, Washington law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize was prolonged again this week, after a federal appeals court ruled Friday that it can be challenged under federal antitrust law. The first-in-the-nation law was unanimously passed by the Seattle City Council in 2015 and sought to give ride-share drivers the opportunity to unionize and bargain for … [Read more...]

Trump’s Interior Secretary says ‘clean energy’ is a hoax

Zinke was eager to defend the administration’s approach to fossil fuels on Fox News Radio.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is seen at the Interior Department, March 29, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Molly RileySecretary of the Interior and former Montana congressman Ryan Zinke joined Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends on Tuesday to discuss the Trump administration’s wave of actions related to energy … [Read more...]

3 men arrested for plotting bomb attack on Muslim immigrants in Kansas

“The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.”Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein. CREDIT: Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office/APThree men were arrested Friday in Garden City, Kansas for allegedly plotting to bomb an apartment complex where many Somali immigrants live and worship.“These charges are based on eight months of investigation by the FBI that is alleged to have taken the investigators deep … [Read more...]

The Inspiring New Face Of ‘Sunday Night Baseball’

Thanks to Jessica Mendoza, there's a compelling new reason to watch baseball on Sunday nights. The post The Inspiring New Face Of ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

New Roadster Can Travel 400 Miles On A Single Charge, Tesla Announces

New Roadster Can Travel 400 Miles On A Single Charge, Tesla Announces

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows off the all-wheel drive “D” in October. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, announced an exciting Christmas present for electric car enthusiasts: an upgrade to the company’s Roadster will enable it to travel over 400 miles — or nonstop from Los Angeles to San Francisco, as Musk tweeted Thursday evening … [Read more...]

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