The 5 stories PR pros should know on Wednesday morning, 5.18.2016

Sharapova could face four-year ban; White House reveals new overtime rules; Clinton, Sanders split primaries; Sodas required to display warnings on ads in San Francisco; TSA leader apologizes for long Chicago lines.

Sharapova due at PED hearing in London
The tennis star, who was dropped by several sponsors in March after she tested positive for a banned substance, is scheduled to appear before an International Tennis Federation performance-enhancing drug hearing on Wednesday. The highest-paid woman in sports could be banned from the sport for up to four years.

White House delivers new overtime rules
The Obama administration is set to announce new overtime rules on Wednesday that place the threshold for earning time-and-a-half pay for working more than 40 hours a week at $47,476, less than expected. The changes, opposed by business groups and many ad and PR agencies, are set to go into effect on December 1.

Last night: Clinton, Sanders split primaries
Bernie Sanders won Oregon; Hillary Clinton prevailed in Kentucky. Yet the split decision is really a win for Clinton, because it makes it even more unlikely Sanders can make up the difference in delegates. Tensions are rising between Sanders’ camp and the Democratic Party after the Vermont senator declined to rein in his Nevada supporters.

‘Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity'
That’s part of the disclaimer that sodas and other sugary beverages will have to place on advertisements in San Francisco starting in late July, according to new city regulations. The beverage industry tried, but failed, to get a court order to stay the requirements from going into effect.

TSA leader apologizes for long Chicago lines
After absurdly long security lines at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport snarled commuters earlier this week, the head of the Transportation Security Administration apologized last night. "We had a significant challenge in Chicago yesterday. I don’t know what that was. We’re fixing that," administrator Peter Neffenger said at a Houston event, as quoted by ABC News. 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.