Top US News: Sanders Projected To Win In Oregon, Clinton In Kentucky; New Federal Rule To Qualify Millions Of Workers For Overtime Pay; & More
Sanders projected to win Oregon; Clinton will win Kentucky
According to the latest NBC News projections, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will win the Kentucky Democratic primary on Tuesday night, while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will win in Oregon. In Oregon, Sanders bagged 53 percent of votes while Clinton had to contend with 47 percent. Meanwhile, difference in the votes of the two contenders in Kentucky was only a few thousands.
New federal rule will qualify millions of workers for overtime pay
In a new rule unveiled by the Obama administration on Wednesday, millions of middle income employees will receive overtime pay, as reported by the Washington Post. According to the Labor Department, as many as 4.2 million workers will benefit from this rule. Full-time salaried employees will receive overtime pay if they make up to $47,476 a year. The current threshold regarding the same stands at $23,660 a year.
Sixers win NBA Draft Lottery
The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery, as reported by NJ.com. This time, the NBA team will hold the first selection in the draft scheduled for next month. It has not yet been determined whether the Sixers will go with LSU’s Ben Simmons or Duke’s Brandon Ingram.
Service in Garden Central station suspended after fire breaks out under tracks
An extra alarm fire struck the Garden Central Station on the Metro North Railway, effectively suspending service in and out of the station, as reported by CBS News. The fire broke out under the Metro North tracks at 119th Street and Park Avenue on Tuesday evening. Ten cars were damaged in the incident, while fire fighters had to evacuate a number of buildings.
Illinois will tighten its security standards for driver’s licenses and IDs
In an effort to meet stricter security standards, Illinois will be mailing more driver’s licenses and IDs to its applicants, as reported by CBS News. Applicants will receive a paper ID, which will be temporary, along with their old license. This temporary paper will be valid for 45 days. The applicant’s information will be sent to a central facility that will check the identity of the person.
Kesha will not perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Kesha will not be performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards this weekend, E! Online reports. The development comes after Dr. Luke changed his mind. The pop star was scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony on May 22 along with other celebrities. Kesha took to Instagram and shared the news online.
“I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of ‘It ain’t me, babe’ at the Billboard awards this year. I’m very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this,” she wrote in her post.
I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of "It ain't me, babe" at the Billboard awards this year. I'm very sad and sorry to say I won't be allowed to do this. I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke. I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way. I simply wanted to sing a song I love to honor an artist I have always looked up to. thank u all for the continued support.