U.S. Federal Courts

FCC shuts down Alex Jones’s flagship radio station

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s flagship radio station.<p>The Austin American-Statesman …

Alex Jones

The Latest: Manafort jury deliberations to begin Thursday

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):<p>6:35 p.m.<p>Jurors in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are set to begin their deliberations.<p>After closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday afternoon, …

Paul Manafort

Refugee accused of killing cop in Iraq was part of ISIS: US officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while …

U.S. Government

MoviePass Owner Sued by Shareholders as Business Model Falters

The owner of MoviePass Inc., the hard-pressed movie-theater ticket subscription service, is facing two class-action lawsuits alleging investors took …

MoviePass

Colorado Is Going After Jack Phillips Of Masterpiece Cakeshop Again

7:58 AM 08/15/2018<p><b>Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fame is suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.</b>• <b><br>The Commission commenced new proceedings</b> …

Conservative View

Trump paid big price for dumping Christie from transition, president's former top aide says

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Chris Christie's transition work should not have been discarded.WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump got …

Donald Trump

Federal court refuses to edit judge’s remarks calling out anti-gay pastor’s “crackpot bigotry”

Scott Lively – Photo: Tim Pierce, via Wikimedia.<p>A federal appeals court refused to edit or remove language from a lower court’s decision that …

LGBTQI

Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user

A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn't have to waive its mandatory drug testing requirement for a worker who uses medical marijuana.<p>Daniel Cotto had filed a discrimination lawsuit against Bridgeton-based Ardagh Glass last year. He was a forklift operator there for six …

Cannabis

Evanston says Skokie has 'no fundamental right to Lake Michigan water,' moves to dismiss federal lawsuit

In the latest round of the ongoing legal battle between Evanston and Skokie over water rates, Evanston filed a motion Tuesday seeking to have the federal lawsuit its municipal neighbor and water customer filed earlier this summer dismissed.<p>“There is no good-faith basis for this lawsuit nor for any …

Lake Michigan

Expensive renovations lead to impeachment, political feud

A taste for blue suede sofas, inlaid wooden floor maps and glass countertops has led to the retirement of two West Virginia Supreme Court justices …

Countertops

Jordan McNair’s parents release statement following visit from Maryland officials

Maryland held a press conference Tuesday, headlined by President Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans, to address a litany of issues …

Maryland Terrapins

The Brooklyn Bridge is stuck in a traffic nightmare because of infamous drug kingpin El Chapo

New York City's famous Brooklyn Bridge has occasionally been closed down entirely in recent years, infuriating commuters. According to a new report, the frustrating closures are due to the legal and security requirements of Mexican drug-kingpin El Chapo.<p>El Chapo is currently imprisoned in Manhattan …

Military

Monsanto’s Loss Is Our Gain—Let’s Make The Most Of It

Thank you to the 12 jurors who listened attentively and critically, during long days of testimony, then deliberated with care, and ultimately did the …

Pesticides

Court rejects appeal for Harris County man on death row for 1986 dry cleaner killing

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A federal court has turned down an appeal from a Harris County death row inmate who admitted to a string of robberies, …

Death Row

Nauru hunger strike: 12-year-old boy at imminent risk of dying

A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is at imminent risk of dying, medical staff on the island say, but efforts to move him to hospital care in Australia have foundered.<p>He is one of several critical child cases on the island – including a 14-year-old boy …

World News

Feds: Atlanta corruption probe could yield more indictments

ATLANTA (AP) — After a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday, the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta said he's expanding a corruption investigation that's already charged several high-ranking officials from Reed's administration, and he expects more …

Corruption

Norman Seabrook, Ex NYC Jails Union Boss, Convicted Of Bribery

The jury is still deliberating on another charge in prosecutors' second try at the case.<p>NEW YORK, NY — The former head of New York City's jail guards …

Corruption

Group sues U.S. agencies over target practice in California forest

A California forest conservation group has sued the U.S. Forest Service for allowing target practice in the Los Padres National Forest, a practice it says has caused numerous wildfires over the years and to lead pollution from spent bullets.<p>Filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court, the lawsuit …

Forests

Former CIA Official Says Trump Is Trying To Move The US Toward Authoritarianism

Former deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin said that Trump's revoking of John Brennan's security clearance is a signal that he is trying to move the …

Liberal View

AT&T gets sued over two-factor security flaws and $23M cryptocurrency theft

Crypto investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T in California federal court Wednesday alleging that the phone company’s negligence let hackers steal nearly $24 million in cryptocurrency from him, <i>Reuters</i> reports. He’s also seeking punitive damages.<p>Terpin says hackers were …

Identity Theft

Feds say restarting DACA will delay benefits for legal immigrants

Re-starting the DACA program in full will mean prioritizing illegal immigrant “Dreamers” over others — guest-workers and legal immigrants — who are …

Immigration

Noor attorneys argue to dismiss murder, manslaughter charges in Damond killing

The next hearing in the criminal case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder is set for next month.<p>Defense attorneys for …

Justice

What Is a Fiduciary and What Are Their Responsibilities?

For financial consumers, understanding the term "fiduciary" could mean the difference of getting expert money management help, and earning big …

Retirement

Citizenship service conspired with ICE to ‘trap’ immigrants at visa interviews, ACLU says

Lilian Calderon told her daughter not to worry, that she would be coming right back. Calderon and her husband, Luis, had an interview they couldn’t miss at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Rhode Island Jan. 17.<p>All they had to do was prove their marriage was legitimate, the first step on …

News (U.S.)

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning<p>Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. …

Donald Trump

WALSH: The Radical LGBT Mob Is Determined To Punish Jack Phillips For His Faith

As The Daily Wire reported earlier today, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is targeting Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop yet again. The …

U.S. Politics

Boulder, CO Outsourced Media Contacts to 'Green' Groups

The City of Boulder has outsourced their public relations responsibilities to EarthRights International (ERI), the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit …

U.S. Government

Prosecution, defense at odd over Weiss' fate

PITTSBURGH — The state Attorney General’s office and a defense team representing an Indiana County murder convict remained deadlocked Tuesday as they …

Death Penalty

County reaches settlement agreement in lawsuits by former foster children

San Diego County has agreed to settle two lawsuits by former foster children who allege the county failed to protect them from abuse by a former …

Foster Care

Michaelia Cash's Vow Of Silence On The AWU Raid Leaks Has Been Going For 297 Days

The minister claims she is not being investigated by the police.<p>Jobs minister Michaelia Cash has maintained her 297-day vow of silence by again refusing to answer if she has been interviewed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) over the leaks from her office to the media about raids on the …

U.S. Government