Identity thief drains bank account of nation’s oldest man
Someone obtained the personal information of a Texas resident who’s believed to be the nation’s oldest man and used it to drain his bank account.
The family of Richard Overton says Social Security and banking account numbers for the 112-year-old Austin man were used to make seven withdrawals over the past several months.
Cousin Volma Overton declined to say how much was stolen but said it was a “significant amount of money.” He said the money was used to purchase savings bonds. A police report was filed Friday.
Officials: San Francisco becomes 1st major US city with $15 wage
Officials say San Francisco will become the first major U.S. city to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour Sunday under a ballot measure approved by voters in 2014.
City Administrator Naomi Kelly said it will be the first to hit the milestone. But it won’t be the last. California lawmakers approved a plan two years ago to increase the state’s $10 minimum to $15 by 2022.
A much smaller San Francisco Bay Area city, Emeryville, also will increase its minimum wage for smaller employers to $15 on Sunday. Larger employers have had to pay workers a little over $15 since last July.
Larger employers in Seattle pay workers at least $15 an hour.
Spanish boat saves 60 migrants from sea, but Italy locks its ports
A Spanish rescue boat plucked 60 migrants Saturday from a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, igniting another political row between Italy and Malta over who should let the aid boat dock.
The vessel, Open Arms, run by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms, said it rescued the migrants – including five women, a 9-year-old child and three teenagers – after it spotted the rubber boat floating in the sea. Later in the day, Spanish authorities reported saving 63 other people trying to reach its southern coast.
But Italy’s right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini quickly declared that the Spanish rescue boat “can forget about arriving in an Italian port” and said it should go to Malta, the nearest alternative.
18 killed, 14 injured in China bus-truck highway collision
Eighteen people were killed and 14 others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck on a highway in central China, police said Saturday.
The accident took place Friday evening in Hunan province south of Beijing. Video from the scene showed both heavily damaged vehicles along the rain-slicked highway. It appeared that one of the vehicles might have crossed a center divider.