Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein now faces a civil lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault, Varietyreports. The claim, filed in Britain, says an unnamed woman should receive damages of approximately $400,000 for "personal injury, expenses and consequential loss" stemming from multiple assaults that occurred in 2000. An attorney for the alleged victim said her client has not ruled out filing a criminal complaint against Weinstein.
The Boise City Council will consider the purchase of almost 1,000 acres near Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. The city offered AR Boise LLC $500 per acre for the 840-acre parcel, for a total purchase price of $420,000, which would be paid for with Foothills Levy funds. According to the city, the acquisition would "protect wildlife habitat and native plant species, expand future recreational opportunities and preserve the headwaters of Spring Valley Creek." Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Parks & Recreation Director Doug Holloway and Land Advisors Organization-Idaho will discuss additional details about the land and purchase at the Boise City Council Chambers today at 2 p.m.
Forget Black Friday: According to Fortune, shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion online during Cyber Monday, the online holiday buying phenomenon conceived 12 years ago. That dwarfs online purchases made on Black Friday, during which consumers spent $5 billion on retail websites. The prediction comes from Adobe Analytics, and if it bears out, that will be a 16.5 percent year-over-year increase over 2016, making it the biggest Cyber Monday in history.
The AR-15, used by Adam Lanza during the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, is one of the weapons covered in the Maryland assault weapons ban.
An assault weapons ban in Maryland has the tacit approval of the United States Supreme Court, Reuters reports. For the last seven years, SCOTUS has steered clear of major cases involving Second Amendment rights, and today, it declined to hear a challenge from the National Rifle Association to a 2013 ban on the controversial weapons enacted in the Old Line State following a school massacre in Connecticut that left 20 schoolchildren and six adults dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The NRA and other parties filed suit against the state in 2013, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 10-4 ruling that the court did not have the authority to offer constitutional protections to "weapons of war."