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Blackbaud Breach Q & A for Businesses, Nonprofits, and Legal Counsel

(STL.News) – In mid-July, Blackbaud, a software provider used by a significant portion of the nonprofit community, reported a ransomware attack that took place in May 2020 and resulted in the acquisition of data by cybercriminals.  According to public statements, Blackbaud claims that it has “no reason to believe that any data went beyond the cybercriminal, was or will be misused; or will be disseminated or otherwise made available publicly,”…

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Texas Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Four To Texas State Board

Texas Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Four To Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (STL.News) – Governor Greg Abbott appointed Elisabeth “Ellee” Carlson and Sheri Davidson to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025.  He also appointed Maria Garcia for and Dawn Lin terms set to expire on January 31, 2021.  Additionally, Governor Abbott named Donna Guthery as the chair. …

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Tennessee AG Slatery Urges Congress to Consider Pandemic Liability Protections

(STL.News) – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with 21 other state attorneys general, co-signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act. The legislation would help mitigate the threat of frivolous COVID-related litigation for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims have legal options where appropriate.  The extension of reasonable civil liability protections is needed at both the…

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South Dakota Joins Settlement Of Fraud Allegations Against United Health Services, Inc.

(STL.News) – Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined 49 other states, territories, and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Universal Health Services, Inc. The total value of the settlement is $117 million.  The total portion of the settlement amount recovered by South Dakota is $152,461, of which $81,851 will be retained by the federal government as the federal Medicaid share.  The…

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Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School

Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports (STL.News) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education today jointly recommended that Pre-K–12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19. The administration is providing this strong recommendation and not an order or mandate.  As with deciding whether students should return to in-person classes,…

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Oklahoma Attorney General Hunter Releases FAQs Surrounding the McGirt Decision

(STL.News) – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released a list of detailed answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) surrounding the McGirt decision after appearing as a panelist yesterday evening with the state’s three U.S. attorneys at the annual Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers conference. The panel, which was virtually attended by over 1,000 law enforcement personnel, was focused on the recent McGirt ruling and how it specifically impacts law enforcement…

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US Department of State: Singapore National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate and extend our warm regards to the people of Singapore as you celebrate your National Day. Singapore is a longstanding partner and friend of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, and since the establishment of diplomatic relations between us, we have…

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US Department of State: Lifting of Global Level 4 Global Health Advisory

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  The Global Advisory, initially put in place on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. With health and safety conditions improving in some…

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Montgomery Police Arrested James Wersick, Responsible for Six Bank Robberies in County

Montgomery County, Maryland (STL.News) James Wersick, age 71, of an unconfirmed address, has been arrested and charged with committing six armed bank robberies in Montgomery County.  The six bank robberies committed by Wersick are as follows: January 27, 2012, approximately 9:35 a.m., M & T Bank, 10100 River Road, Potomac January 8, 2014, approximately 9:15 a.m., Capital One Bank, 7340 Westlake Terrace, Bethesda December 9, 2014, approximately 12:00 p.m., M & T…

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San Angelo Police Charged Elizabeth & Cecilia for Burglary on East Harris Avenue

San Angelo, Texas (STL.News)  At approximately 11:50 p.m. on August 5, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of East Harris Avenue for the report of a prowler attempting to gain entry. When officers arrived, they discovered a 26-year-old female victim had been assaulted by three suspects who had forced their way inside the residence. It was also learned that the victim knew the two female…

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US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr.  Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Locsin discussed the recent change in U.S. policy on maritime claims in the South China Sea, U.S. support for Southeast Asian coastal states upholding their sovereign rights and interests consistent with international law, and opportunities for further U.S.-Philippine…

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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar to discuss ongoing bilateral and multilateral cooperation on issues of international concern, including efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, support the peace process in Afghanistan, and address recent destabilizing actions in the region.  Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar reiterated the strength of…