Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
The White House:
The Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit Monday against North Carolina over the state's controversial bathroom law. The lawsuit says state entities violate provisions in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX the Education Acts Amendment of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
Attorney General LORETTA LYNCH said, "This action is about a great deal more than bathrooms... This is about the dignity and respect that we accord our fellow citizens."
Earlier Monday, North Carolina filed a suit against the federal government over the law, which requires that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex. North Carolina's suit claims the DOJ's position is "baseless and blatant overreach." (Pacelli)
Would it surprise you to find out that the company that already owns a couple of coffee companies is buying a donut company?
A subsidiary of JAB Holding Company --which already owns Keurig-Green Mountain, Caribou Coffee and Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $21 a share, or about $1.35 billion.
TONY THOMPSON, the CEO of Krispy Kreme, thinks it's a good match and told Business Insider last year that he wants to increase the chain's coffee sales, which made up just five percent of sales last year. And this could do it.
Sucks to be you:
A confused fan of "The Matrix" is taking his passion for the flick a little too far. TMZ.com reports KEANU REEVES received instructions last October that someone would call a certain cell phone number and insisted they meet because "I have already started building the new world." Understandably, the actor fears for his safety because the package was left in his mailbox and believes the culprit suffers from a mental disorder. The Los Angeles Police Department is on the hunt for the self-proclaimed "#masterbuilder." (Lee)
On the Beat:
Police in Los Angeles pulled over a speeding car and ended up becoming makeshift midwives.
The officers stopped the vehicle only to find a panicked husband behind the wheel and his wife --in labor --in the passenger seat. The cops gave them a police escort to the nearest hospital, but before doctors could reach the mom-to-be she started giving birth. The police officers ended up assisting the birth until medical staff could arrive on scene.
Proud mother SASHA MURPHY gave birth to a healthy baby boy. (Still)
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