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Worker who sent false alert had problems

Worker who sent false alert had problems

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emergency management officials knew for years that an employee had problems performing his job. Then, he sent a false alert warning of an imminent missile attack earlier this month.
The worker had mistakenly believed drills for tsunami and fire warnings were actual events, and colleagues were not comf ... (full story)


Presidential corruption verdict shows just how flawed Brazil's justice system is

(THE CONVERSATION) On Jan. 24, a Brazilian appeals court upheld a criminal conviction against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, rocking Brazil’s already turbulent political scene. The verdict, which confirms a 2017 ruling against the wildly popular Workers’ Party leader on corruption charges, could carry ... (full story)


Celebrity divorce lawyer launches site to simplify breakups

LOS ANGELES — For years, Laura Wasser has been one of the go-to divorce attorneys when Hollywood power couples break up.
Now Wasser wants to bring some of the strategies she’s developed during her career representing stars such as Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Johnny Depp to help regular couples. Her new site ... (full story)


What money experts are telling clients post-election

No outcome is ever truly assured, as everyone in America now knows. We can’t predict what our new president will do, or Congress, or the economy or the markets.
All that uncertainty, though, means it’s a good time to review your investments to see if they still match your goals. If so, you probably shouldn’t cha ... (full story)


Guilds return as a labor hybrid, aim to deal with Uber, new gig economy

Uber, the ride-share tech giant, is changing the employment landscape, and government and organized labor are struggling to keep pace. Recent events in New York and California are generating a national conversation on employment in the gig economy, which will have significant consequences for Illinois.
Litigation update
Uber t ... (full story)