(AP) A consumer class action lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Delta Air Lines inaccurately billed itself as the world’s “first carbon-neutral airline” and should pay damages. The complaint in federal court in California alleges the airline relied on carbon offsets that were largely bogus. Polluting companies often buy carbon credits to cancel out their emissions with projects that promise to absorb carbon dioxide out of the air, or prevent pollution. They’ve been under increasing scrutiny amid claims that benefits are exaggerated. The California resident who filed the lawsuit says she would not have flown Delta had she known more about the credits on which the airline relied.
Pittsburgh Public Schools To Monitor Heat Index Due To Insufficient Air Conditioning
A new protocol has been put in place for Pittsburgh Public Schools in lieu of this weekend’s heat wave and any future summer temperatures that could affect students.
PPS announced Tuesday that it will monitor the temperatures inside of its school buildings when outside temperatures are expected to be 85 degrees or higher, OR if the heat index readings from the National Weather Service exceed 90 degrees. The school said in a press release that any excessive heat could lead to a switch to remote learning.
There are currently over 40 buildings in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system that do not have sufficient air conditioning systems.
THE HOPEWELL VIKINGS WIN WPIAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR TO THREE OVER LATROBE
Hopewell and Latrobe played a very close game with a lot of hitting running and good play all around. Latrobe got out with a 2 run lead in the first inning after a hit batter and a long fly ball to the fence put runners on second and third, and a single scored both base runners. The Vikings got out of trouble in the bottom of the first when a Latrobe batter hit a hard line drive to the shortstop who doubled them up with a quick toss. Hopewell’s Landen fox started things off for the Vikings with a long hit to the fence for a long single to put runners at first and third with nobody out, then they got a base on balls to load them up then the next batter is hit by a pitch to bring in a run, they then hit a line drive into left field to tie it up 2-2 and then they hit a sacrifice fly ball to bring in another run to get the lead 3-2.The pirate parrot was on hand for the game and also handed out the medals. Hopewell scored another run at the top of the fourth to take a 4-2 lead and had a base runner thrown out at the plate from left field by a perfect throw in the top of the fifth to give Latrobe a lift. With one out in the bottom of the fifth Latrobe hit a triple, and a sacrifice fly cut the lead to one. Both teams were scoreless in the 6th and Hopewell was scoreless in the top of the 7th Latrobe Latrobe put down a nice bunt and then stole second, with a man on 2nd base and one out fox went to second with a pickoff and they had the base runner in a rundown and got him, with 2 outs nobody on they get the K and win the class 4 WPIAL championship by a very close 4-3 victory.
Here’s what’s in, what’s out of the debt limit bill to avert US default
FILE – President Joe Biden meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House, May 22, 2023, in Washington. The White House and congressional leaders are working to ensure passage in time to lift the nation’s borrowing limit and prevent a U.S. default. The full House is expected to vote Wednesday. Officials say the U.S. risks default June 5. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The details of the deal between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are out. The 99-page bill produced from their agreement Sunday would avoid a federal default while limiting government spending. But the two leaders still have to persuade Congress to pass the bill. Both sides can point to some victories in the package. It includes provisions to fund medical care for veterans, change work requirements for some recipients of government aid and streamline environmental reviews for energy projects. But some conservatives are concerned that the compromise doesn’t cut future deficits enough. And Democrats have been worried about proposed changes to work requirements in programs such as food stamps.
Mayor: 5 unaccounted for including 2 likely in wreckage of collapsed Iowa apartment building
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The mayor of Davenport, Iowa, says five people remain unaccounted for including two people who could still be in the wreckage of a partly collapsed apartment building. Mayor Mike Matson and the police chief confirmed the numbers at a news conference on Tuesday. The announcement followed criticism that the city is moving too quickly toward demolishing the building. A woman was rescued Monday after authorities initially said no known people were left inside. No fatalities have been reported in the Sunday evening collapse. There’s now a gaping hole in what was once the historic Davenport Hotel, where many residents had complained of unmet maintenance needs.
Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protect Sacklers from lawsuits
FILE – Jayde Newton helps to set up cardboard gravestones with the names of victims of opioid abuse outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., on Aug. 9, 2021. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday, May 30 overturned a lower court’s 2021 ruling that found bankruptcy courts did not have the authority to protect members of the Sackler family who own the company and who have not filed for bankruptcy protection from lawsuits. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
A federal court ruling has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday overturned a lower court’s 2021 ruling that found bankruptcy courts did not have the authority to protect members of the Sackler family who own the company and who have not filed for bankruptcy protection from lawsuits. The concept is at the heart of Purdue’s plan to settle thousands of lawsuits in a deal that would include $5.5 billion to $6 billion from Sackler family members.
Stock market today: Wall Street is mixed as DC moves to avoid default
People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drifting in mixed trading after Washington struck a tentative deal to avoid a potentially disastrous default on its debt. The S&P 500 was 0.1% higher in Tuesday midday trading, remaining near its highest level in nine months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down slightly, while building excitement about artificial intelligence helped the Nasdaq composite to lead the market with a 0.5% gain. President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are working to win votes for a deal reached over the weekend to allow the U.S. government to borrow more money.
Florida police search for 3 gunmen who wounded 9 at crowded beach on Memorial Day
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police are searching for three gunmen who they believe opened fire along a crowded Florida beach promenade, wounding nine. Hollywood police say the three ran from the scene during Monday night’s chaos along the city’s popular beachfront. Two people who were involved in the altercation that led to the shooting have been arrested on firearms charges. Police say five handguns have been recovered, including two that were stolen. Police and witnesses say the shooting began after two groups started fighting. Some in the groups drew weapons and fired, with some of the shots hitting bystanders. There was already a heavy police presence because of the crowds. Hollywood is between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Pirates’ Suwinski joins Bonds with 2 McCovey Cove homers in game
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jack Suwinski (65) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, May 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Jack Suwinski hit two home runs into San Francisco Bay on Monday during a 14-4 loss to San Francisco, joining Barry Bonds as the only players to reach McCovey Cove twice in a game since Oracle Park opened 24 seasons ago. Suwinski’s hit solo homers in the seventh against Anthony DeSclafani and in the ninth off Brett Wisely, a position player who took the mound in one-sided game. Bonds homered twice into the water beyond the right-field wall against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 10, 2000, and off the Florida Marlins on May 18, 2022.
LGBTQ+ activists call for new strategies to promote equality after Target backlash
A sign outside a Target store is seen Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ+ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Activists in the LGBTQ+ community are calling for new ways to mobilize against threats to their long fight for equality. This comes after Target announced last week that it removed some products and relocated its Pride displays to the back of certain stores in the South after protestors confronted workers in stores. Activists have said new campaigns are needed to convince corporate leaders not to cave to anti-LGBTQ+ groups. Target is the latest company to face backlash over its support for the community. Nearly 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures around the country this year and at least 18 states have enacted laws restricting or banning gender-affirming care for transgender minors.