Category: US

Arizona Residents File Lawsuit Hoping to End Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

A group of Phoenix, Arizona residents is suing the city over what they believe are policies that enable crime and unsanitary conditions to proliferate in a massive urban homeless encampment known as “the Zone.” Tempe-based lawyer Stephen Tully filed the 57-page civil action in Maricopa County Superior Court last week on behalf of the 19…


South Korea to Attend Preliminary Meeting of US-Led Chipmaker Group

SEOUL—South Korea is expected to attend a preliminary meeting for a U.S.-led group of major microchip manufacturers including Taiwan and Japan, South Korea’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Seoul’s participation in the preliminary meeting for the so-called “Chip 4” group could heighten the stakes for South Korea as it seeks to navigate the contest between…


Judge Suspends Enforcement of Part of Florida’s Stop WOKE Act

A federal judge on Aug. 18 has temporarily blocked part of Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act,” also known as the state’s Individual Freedom Act. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in April signed the measure, FL HB 7, which he called the “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids Act,” to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools, and require…


R. Kelly’s Lawyer Gets Chance to Question Government Witness

CHICAGO—R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she gave what jurors could see as damning testimony against Kelly at his federal trial in Chicago on charges that include the production of child pornography. Jane, the pseudonym used for her during the trial, has been central…


Doctor Paid $60,000 Worth of Bitcoin to Kidnap His Wife; How He Tried to Remain Anonymous

A 55-year-old former neonatologist from Spokane, Washington, has confessed to paying $60,000 worth of Bitcoin to kidnap his estranged wife. According to federal prosecutors, Ronald Ilg intended to kidnap and inject his wife with substances, so she would drop divorce proceedings. Not only that, it’s alleged that he paid multiple assassins on the Dark Web to cause…


Locals React to FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—George said he thinks former president Donald Trump got what he deserved with the Mar-a-Lago raid. But he also said the raid was politically motivated and that he doesn’t trust the FBI. “Even though I don’t like him, I think it’s all part of the same game from the other side, just…


Former Overstock CEO Files Motion Urging Release of Trump Raid Affidavit

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, a key figure in a December 2020 White House meeting seeking to encourage then President Donald Trump to investigate allegations of election fraud, has filed a motion in the Department of Justice’s investigation of Trump, calling for the release of the key document justifying the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. Agents…


Oil Companies Work Around Jones Act to Supply US Fuel Markets

U.S. oil companies are working around a century-old shipping law to supply fuel to the U.S. East Coast, according to data from Refinitiv and oil trading sources, as high demand for gasoline and global disruptions in fuel markets sent prices higher. Traders are increasingly sending unfinished gasoline components from the Gulf Coast to Buckeye Partners…


Kohl’s Cuts 2022 Outlook, Closing Mixed Week for Retailers

Kohl’s slashed its expectations for the year after sales slumped in the second quarter, sending shares down 9 percent at the opening bell Thursday and closing out a mixed week for retailers. The company that owns Coach and Kate Spade also issued a sales outlook for the year that fell a bit short of Wall…


Emergency Order Sought for Ohio Juror’s Cellphone Data

A battle over the cellphone data of “Juror X,” who repeatedly posted on Facebook about her involvement in a high-profile Ohio case, has intensified. In a recently released order, Judge Douglas Cole allowed prosecutors and defense lawyers to question two more jurors about possible improper influences during the trial of P.G. Sittenfeld, a former Cincinnati…