Three Things for September 22

New York attorney files lawsuit against Trump, TikTok challenge sparked FDA
response and FAA rejects request for reduced flight hours for pilots — Here
are the Three Things for today!

Three Things for September 22

Three Things for September 22

1. New York attorney files lawsuit against Trump

On Wednesday Sept. 21, the New York Attorney General sued former President Donald Trump and his company for fraud after rejecting multiple settlements. 

The Associated Press reports the lawsuit alleges the Trump’s inflated their net worth and lied about their assets. The civl investigation may have uncovered potential criminal violations including falsifying business records, issuing false financial statements, insurance fraud, conspiracy and bank fraud. 

“This investigation revealed that Donald Trump engaged in years of illegal conduct to inflate his net worth, to deceive banks and the people of the great state of New York,” Attorney General Letitia James said at the news conference. “Claiming you have money that you do not have does not amount to the art of the deal. It’s the art of the steal.”

Trump’s lawyer has told the Associated Press the investigation allegations are “meritless.” 

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2. TikTok challenge sparked FDA response 

The FDA told Reuters people should not be boiling their chicken in NyQuil. 

The video challenge asked people to cook their chicken in NyQuil, an over the counter cold and cough medicine. Boiling NyQuil and other medications can result in a more concentrated form of the medication and change its properties. 

"Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body. It could also hurt your lungs," the FDA said. 

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3. FAA rejects request for reduced flight hours for pilots 

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways requested that the pilots who graduate from their flight school have less required flight hours, but the Federal Aviation Administration rejected it. 

In April, Republic Airways petitioned the FAA for an exemption to a federal regulation requiring a minimum of 1,500 hours for pilots to become certified for commercial officers as a way to counteract the pilot shortage. The petition requested for pilots to graduate with only 750 hours of flight time, the same number of required flight hours for military training. 

Caitlin Locke, the FAA's acting deputy executive director of Flight Standards Service, told NPR the "data does not sufficiently support Republic's claim that (its) program is sufficiently comparable to the training program of a military branch to warrant a reduction in flight hours."

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