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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Inspector General this week faulted the Civilian Office of Police Accountability for not releasing videos of police excessive force cases, including shootings, to the public quick enough, the Better Government Association reported.BGA's John Chase joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday morning to talk about what COPA has been doing.After video of Laquan...
    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu city councilmembers have filed complaints with the city's Ethics Commission for more transparency regarding the resignation of Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson. Anderson announced earlier this month that he would resign effective Sept. 23, saying that he wanted to take care of his grandparents. But the former chairman started working for Local...
    Medical groups and health organizations have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remain transparent and maintain independent authority when giving approval to COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which they say will play a key role in earning the public's trust. “We really want to make sure that all of the appropriate safety and efficacy...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A scathing report from the Chicago Office of the Inspector General this week accused the Civilian Office of Police Accountability of failing to live up to its job. The report said COPA is not following policies requiring the release of video and documents to the public within 60 days in police use-of-force...
    Phils Arrieta out for regular season with hamstring injury 7 Laughable Coke Spinoffs That Didnt Work Vaccine Leaders Make Trial Plans Public in Transparency Push (Bloomberg) -- Makers of two of the leading coronavirus candidates disclosed detailed information about their pivotal late-stage clinical trials and how they plan to gauge their shots’ safety and...
    Shares of Kodak rallied on Wednesday after executives of the company were found to have not taken personal advantage of prior knowledge regarding a major loan from the U.S. government announced in late July. Kodak was up more than 80% in morning trading after Akin Gump, an international law firm headquartered in Washington, cleared the...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden demanded 'transparency' from President Donald Trump in developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine, as the White House has continued to push that one would be available to every American by the end of the year.  'So let me be clear, I trust vaccines. I trust the scientists. But I don't trust...
    SAN ANTONIO – Weeks after Sheriff Javier Salazar pledged to be more transparent following a deputy’s fatal shooting of Damien Daniels, the sheriff’s office confirmed Wednesday it is seeking to withhold body camera footage of the combat veteran’s death. In the aftermath of Daniels' death at the hands of a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy, Salazar...
    President Trump has suggested a coronavirus vaccine could be ready for approval in a “matter of weeks,” but there is plenty of skepticism among the general public about whether it will be safe and effective. An Associated Press poll conducted in May found that 20 percent of respondents would not get the vaccine, while a...
    One week ago, the leading manufacturers of vaccines against COVID-19 came together to issue a press release seeking to reassure a very uncertain nation. In part, that release insisted that the manufacturers—including AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer, whose vaccines are all now in Phase 3 testing—that they would “only submit for approval or emergency use authorization after demonstrating safety...
    Just days after two former employees were arrested in connection with the death of a Crystal Lake boy, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services faced questions about transparency. During a virtual hearing Monday of the Illinois Senate Human Services Committee, State Sen. Julie Morrison said the agency is required to keep legislators...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged that he will make information about his health publicly available and commit to “complete health transparency” — but only if he’s elected president. In an interview with CNN over the weekend, Biden was asked about his overall health. He’s 78 years old — just slightly older than President...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new head of Nevada’s university system is no “ivory tower academic,” she said, and thinks growing up as the daughter of a teenage mother and a father who struggled with addiction makes her a lot like the 100,000 students in the Silver State’s higher education system. “My life as a...
    In July, amid increasing scrutiny from the Trump administration, TikTok announced a novel effort to build trust with regulators: a physical office known as the Transparency and Accountability Center. The center would allow visitors to learn about the company’s data storage and content moderation practices, and even to inspect the algorithms that power its core...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A new user-friendly, interactive web-based dashboard will be available to every New Yorker to increase transparency for the department with its residence, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Thursday morning. In addition, officials said a new internal...
    DETROIT — Joe Biden refuted the suggestion that his questioning of the Food and Drug Administration's independence in creating a coronavirus vaccine will fuel a long-term distrust in vaccination. "No, no. What I said was, there’s got to be total transparency," Biden said Wednesday when asked whether his statements might fuel distrust of...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump agreed to do 18 on-the-record interviews with Bob Woodward because he values transparency. During a press conference on Wednesday, McEnany was asked by a reporter why the president agreed to do another series of interviews with Woodward after his first book about Trump, 2018's Fear,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Fox Chapel School District employees tested positive for coronavirus and it comes just two weeks after students began a hybrid learning program. Parents of Fairview Elementary were notified of the first employee testing positive on Friday. Then on Sunday, another employee tested positive. According...
    GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The Saudi trial into the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi has lacked transparency and fallen short on assigning accountability for the crime, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday. A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of...
    President Donald Trump hinted Monday that the U.S. could approve a coronanvirus vaccine in October, ahead of the November election, as Joe Biden demanded transparency from the government as it studies the shots. “This could’ve taken two or three years, and instead it’s going to be -- going to be done in a very short...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The Kremlin said on Friday that it wanted dialogue with Germany over the case of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and that Russian doctors who treated him initially were much more transparent than the German doctors treating...
    As the search for a new police chief continues in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said she appreciates the transparency displayed by the county’s interim police chief, Hector Velez. “We really appreciate the transparency of the new police chief,” Braveboy, the county’s top prosecutor, told WTOP. Hector Velez, who was the assistant...
    As the search for a new police chief continues in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said she appreciates the transparency displayed by the county’s interim police chief, Hector Velez. “We really appreciate the transparency of the new police chief,” Braveboy, the county’s top prosecutor, told WTOP. Hector Velez, who was the assistant...
    Donald Trump’s first addition to the nation’s top election regulator has launched a broadside against anti-corruption groups that, he claims, are trying to advance a left-wing agenda by attempting to spur enforcement of federal election laws. Trey Trainor, the Federal Election Commission’s newest commissioner and its current chairman, released a blistering statement Wednesday going after...
    LAGOS, Aug 29 (.) – Angola plans to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international effort to combat corruption in revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction. Tete Antonio, Angola’s foreign minister, announced the move on Twitter late Friday, saying the country “has clearly demonstrated its commitment to promoting...
    A Virginia Senate committee advanced legislation that would mandate greater transparency from the Virginia Parole Board after two Democrats voted with the Republican minority. The legislation, Senate Bill 5012, would make individual votes from the Virginia Parole Board on whether a prisoner should be granted parole public record. The votes would be subject to...
    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made a secret film called “Coronation” in Wuhan, the central Chinese city that became the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, during its strict lockdown. The internationally known artist, who has called attention to human rights violations and government corruption in China with his work, said he had a camera team...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland lawmakers tackled issues surrounding police reform in the state with a virtual meeting of the Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland. They brought up the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Maryland lawmakers are tackling police reform at...
    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made a secret film called "Coronation" in Wuhan, the central Chinese city that became the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, during its strict lockdown. The internationally known artist, who has called attention to human rights violations and government corruption in China with his work, said he had a camera team on...
    After strenuously resisting calls to investigate the suspected poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny for a week, the Russian Interior Ministry finally gave in to international pressure on Thursday and announced a probe into the case. The foreign minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, immediately criticized the proposed investigation for its lack of transparency....
    The time has come for California legislators to walk their talk on police reform. They have an opportunity in the next few days to take serious action to ensure transparency and accountability. Or they can continue kowtowing to politically powerful police unions by coddling bad cops as they’ve been doing for decades. There’s no faking...
    Virginia House Democrats blocked legislative efforts from Republicans on Tuesday to require more transparency from the state parole board and to limit the length of time for which a governor can call a state of emergency. Parole board reform became a top issue for Republicans after a state report accused the board of breaking...
    Colleges and universities nationwide are charging the same tuition for virtual education as for in-person instruction and students like Tyler Weisner, a senior at Michigan State University, are taking a stand in an attempt to get the price tag reduced. “I reached out to every single financial department that I could find, starting with the financial...
    Illinois legislators have a set of principles for what Gov. J.B. Pritzker is looking to do with the state’s energy sector as he vies for 100 percent renewables by 2050. Associations representing various sectors impacted by the ideas have mixed reactions. The principles range from phasing out so-called “dirty power” to making the state’s...
    F1 2020 The Scuderia wants clear regulations Sebastian Vettel. EFE He Racing Point case still giving a lot to talk about in the paddock. After knowing the decision of the FIA to penalize the British team with the loss of 15 points and a fine of 400,000 euros, the teams Ferrari, Renault and McLaren,...
    Dominick Reyes has the opportunity to become the first fighter not named Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier to win the UFC light heavyweight belt in a long time. He will face Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event of UFC 253. While Reyes aims to finally have the elusive UFC belt around his waist, he isn’t...
    A federal judge in New York dismissed a police union’s lawsuit Friday, letting stand a law that will allow civilian complaints against police officers to be made public. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Police Benevolent Association and other public safety unions, claimed that officers would be put in danger if the records were...
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt started their divorce journey in September 2016 and still can't find a resolution. The 45-year-old actress claimed in court documents obtained by Us Weekly that Judge John W. Ouderkirk -- a private judge who was hired in 2017 to oversee their case --  failed to disclose “ongoing business and professional relationships” with Pitt, 56....
    About every six months, Twitter releases a transparency report detailing things like how many state-backed accounts it has suspended and the number of government requests for information on account holders. Today, Twitter is unveiling a centralized hub for those reports and the data they contain. The new Twitter Transparency Center is now live. The Transparency...
    Enrique Delgado SanzFOLLOWMadrid Updated: 08/13/2020 02: 29h Save Related news The Transparency Council obliges the Ministry of Justice to provide all the reports available to it and in which the procedure for the transfer of Francisco Franco’s mortal remains from El Valle de los Caídos to the Mingorrubio cemetery (El Pardo, Madrid) last October...
    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited prison officials from blocking the view of execution witnesses before the condemned inmate is declared dead, signaling that they're willing to repeat the much-criticized step in a future execution. The bill was introduced after...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited prison officials from blocking the view of execution witnesses before the condemned inmate is declared dead, signaling that they’re willing to repeat the much-criticized step in a future execution. The bill was introduced after prison officials closed the witness...
    Parents of Michigan football players have joined the fight to save the Big 10 season. Parents of members of the Wolverines released a letter Monday demanding transparency and facts from the Big 10 and commissioner Kevin Warren after the season was canceled during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes...
    Schools throughout Georgia are opening for instruction – some in-person with a virtual/remote option for students, and some in a full remote or hybrid A/B model. Understandably, there is apprehension and uncertainty from students, educators, staff, parents, and community members. Opinions and emotions...
              U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green wants the governing board of the Federal Reserve to resume meeting in public to comply with the Sunshine Act. The CARES Act has allowed the board of governors to meet in secret for the most part, Green said. So, he and U.S. Rep....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are four safeguards that will lead to a promising COVID-19 vaccine, but one of them is already in question. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine monitoring system: will it be transparent enough?BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: The Race for a VaccineABC7 spoke exclusively with the Food and Drug Administration's...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are four safeguards that will lead to a promising COVID-19 vaccine, but one of them is already in question. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine monitoring system: will it be transparent enough?BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: The Race for a VaccineABC7 spoke exclusively with the Food and Drug Administration's...
    SACRAMENTO —  Facing criticism that his economic recovery plans have lacked transparency, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday outlined efforts to help businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and embraced legislative efforts to help workers, including protections against evictions. The governor’s defense of his administration’s recovery efforts, including the work of a 108-member all-star economic task force,...
    Facebook is still littered with groups and pages aligned with the antigovernment “boogaloo” movement months after the company announced that it would ban these communities, according to a new report from the Tech Transparency Project Wednesday. In June, Facebook announced that it would remove groups dedicated to the boogaloo movement, months after reports first...
    JERICHO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Turning hotels into shelters in New York has been met with some controversy and resistance, but it’s not a Manhattan-only phenomenon. The idea extends out to Long Island, where some of the same problems are arising. Jericho residents were out in the Saturday sun to make drivers on Cedar Swamp Road...