President Donald Trump is expected to announce Alexander Acosta, the Florida International University College of Law dean, as his new pick to head the Department of Labor, according to reports. He is the first of President Donald Trump's nominees to not make it through the confirmation process.
Mr. Acosta, now dean of Florida International University College of Law, previously served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush.
He now is dean of Florida International University College of Law and chairman of U.S. Century Bank.
Joseph Guzman, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, and Catherine Templeton, former head of the SC labor department, were also potential candidates, Bloomberg reported, citing a White House official.
Puzder, Trump's first pick withdrew after struggling to gain traction for his nomination.
Puzder had faced increasing pressure from Republicans over his hiring of an undocumented worker.
At least 10 dead in Sufi shrine bombing in Pakistan
On the same day, a suicide bomber on a motor bike attacked a group of judges in a van in the city, killing their driver. Large crowds frequent the famed shrine, which has the mausoleum of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, on Thursdays.
Fire Burns In Disneyland Parking Garage
While it was not immediately clear what started the fire, officials confirmed that an investigation was underway. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 4:35 p.m. after an Anaheim police officer reported the blaze.
Puzder is chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, which primarily franchises fast-food chains including Hardee's and Carl's Jr.
Puzder's confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions was delayed four times because he had failed to fill out necessary ethics and financial forms.
Decades ago, Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein, brought abuse charges against him, which she later dropped. If confirmed, Acosta will be the only Hispanic person in Trump's cabinet.
At least seven Republican senators, including Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, declined to publicly back Puzder in advance of the confirmation hearing. Unlike Andy Puzder, Alexander Acosta's nomination deserves serious consideration.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pivoted to the most muscular defense of Puzder's nomination, vowing to stick with him despite Puzder's acknowledgement of having employed a housekeeper not authorized to work in the US. In it, Fierstein tells Winfrey that she had been threatened by Puzder for going public with her allegations during their divorce.
A new Mitsubishi crossover will wear the familiar nameplate when it makes its debut next month at the Geneva auto show. Details on when the Mitsubishi Cross Eclipse will be coming to the United Kingdom have not yet been revealed.
Researchers say it is very hard to draw clear conclusions about current sportsmen because CTE is only diagnosed posthumously. Both CTE and Alzheimer's disease can cause dementia. "I emphasize this is a very small selection of players", said Morris.
Since 2014, Humana has been a key player in Tennessee's health care exchange, at least in its major cities. Arguably, Republicans already own the instability in the health-care system that their inaction has caused.
Topshop said its board and staff were "deeply saddened" by the "horrific" accident and that their thoughts are with the family. In a statement the force said the child "suffered serious head injuries after an incident involving a store display barrier".
TV Chosun, citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
Trump has said he wants to renegotiate NAFTA , calling the deal one-sided and blaming it for gutting USA manufacturing. Fox said Mexico would not sit still if Canada and the United States decide on a bilateral deal to replace NAFTA.
Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Ogden and Kostner avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago . Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle , whose name has not been released, is a known gang member.
The figure was up 0.4 percentage point from December and above the market consensus of a 2.4% increase polled by Thomson Reuters. Experts said, demand slowdown due to demonetisation could be one of the factors behind the fall in inflation.
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The third quarter is also the time of year when producers in the North Sea reduce production in order to perform maintenance. Rebalancing the crude oil market is an iffy business and definitely not a place for amateurs.
Bayern showdown may not bode well for Arsene Wenger
We know that we can change some of the negative feelings around because of what's going on in the Premier League at the moment". Since we play the second leg at home, a goal at the Allianz Arena will be hugely vital.
Four Kashmiri youth killed by Indian forces in IOK
An Army official said, "Different unconfirmed figures on casualties of security forces and terrorists are doing rounds". These are still confirmed numbers and the real causalities will be known when the encounter ends.
Corden won't sing as Grammy host
The Grammys are unlike any other award show in that it celebrates the work of its nominees more than it likes to reward them. I was probably watching in 1971 when "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won Best Song, Record and Album with almost a clean sweep.
Girl Scout Cookies officially on sale
When Union City police officers arrived, they were upset to find that the robber had stolen from a young girl raising money. The officers made a decision to help the family by purchasing the rest of the cookies and donating money to cover the loss.
Willy Caballero warns City against over-confidence
It means he has not made a stop of any description for City since the 2-1 win over Burnley on January 2. There are more crosses, more special things to deal with, but of course he is a top, top goalkeeper.