United’s former CEO got $36.8 million after resigning

The former CEO of United Airlines got $36.8 million in severance pay and other benefits when he stepped down, according to filings released Friday.

from http://www.wbaltv.com/money/uniteds-former-ceo-got-368-million-after-resigning-because-of-federal-probe/39298560

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Best Week, Worst Week: Pugh wins Democratic nomination; Moe’s denied by Court of Appeals

State Sen. Catherine Pugh got some great news this week as she took huge step in becoming the next mayor of Baltimore while the Court of Appeals was the bearer of some bad news for Moe’s Southwestern Grill. Pugh, a Democrat from Baltimore city and the owner of a public relations firm, won the Democratic …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/30/best-week-worst-week-pugh-wins-democratic-nomination-moes-denied-by-court-of-appeals/

SpaceX releases 360-degree video of rocket landing on barge

SpaceX just released a 360-degree barge-level video showing the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer gets a $6 million pay cut and still made $36 million

With Yahoo struggling and up for sale, CEO Marissa Mayer’s pay was docked by $6 million last year.

from http://www.wbaltv.com/money/yahoos-marissa-mayer-gets-a-6-million-pay-cut-and-still-made-36-million/39290376

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Maryland’s onetime mental hospitals costing state millions annually

ANNAPOLIS – Six miles outside of Annapolis lie the decaying bones of a dinosaur. They don’t belong to a prehistoric animal, but to Crownsville Hospital Center, a mostly vacant former asylum that costs the State of Maryland around a million dollars a year. Many of the methods used to treat mental illness when Crownsville opened …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/29/marylands-onetime-mental-hospitals-costing-state-millions-annually/

Friends turn foes for justice’s re-election in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 2004, former coal baron Don Blankenship spent $3.5 million to help get a West Virginia Supreme Court candidate elected in a wild race that inspired a John Grisham novel. At the time, Blankenship’s company, Massey Energy, had a $50 million case pending before the court. Blankenship’s Republican candidate, Brent Benjamin, won …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/29/friends-turn-foes-for-justices-re-election-in-west-virginia/

Joe Surkiewicz: Public Justice Center celebrates 30 years of working for a just society

For decades, the Public Justice Center has worked to build a just society by fighting injustice, poverty and discrimination. As the PJC approaches its 30th anniversary, however, the struggle has evolved. “Virtually all of our work has focused on disparate impact on people of color,” said Debra Gardner, the PJC’s legal director. “More recently, we’ve …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/29/joe-surkiewicz-public-justice-center-celebrates-30-years-of-working-for-a-just-society/