Police officer’s partner takes the stand, call to police played for jury

Police officer’s partner takes the stand, call to police played for jury

Aaron Dean trial Day two: Police officer’s partner takes stand, calls to police played for jury Questions about what the responding officers did and didn’t see when they went to the home of Atatiana Jefferson’s mother dominated the trial Tuesday. FORT WORTH, Texas – Questions about what the responding officers did and didn’t see when … Read more

Judge Dismisses Khashoggi Case Against Saudi Prince; Biden gave him immunity

Judge Dismisses Khashoggi Case Against Saudi Prince;  Biden gave him immunity

Dec 6 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden’s grant of immunity. U.S. District Judge John Bates suggested he was reluctant to throw out the lawsuit but had no choice given … Read more

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s real estate company was convicted on Tuesday of running a 15-year criminal scheme to defraud tax authorities, adding to the legal problems facing the former U.S. president as he campaigns for the office again in 2024. The Trump Organization — which operates hotels, golf courses and other … Read more

US House poised to pass same-sex marriage bill, showing change in attitude

US House poised to pass same-sex marriage bill, showing change in attitude

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A bill protecting federal recognition of same-sex marriage, which has support from both LGBT advocates and religious groups, is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives this week with bipartisan support, a sign on a significant cultural shift in a divided nation. House Democratic Leader-elect Hakeem Jeffries told reporters … Read more

Mayor Adams defends plan for forced hospitalization

Mayor Adams defends plan for forced hospitalization

Unanswered Questions About NYC Homelessness Crisis Plan New York City’s promise to ease the homeless crisis and get help to those with serious mental illness may be facing a roadblock. The number of hospital beds for psychiatric treatment is decreasing. NEW YORK – Mayor Eric Adams has faced heat over his new directive, which forces … Read more

Resolutions by US railroad investors call for paid sick leave for workers

Resolutions by US railroad investors call for paid sick leave for workers

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Investors have proposed shareholder resolutions at two U.S. railroads requiring paid sick leave for workers, an issue that nearly caused a national rail strike, could go to an advisory vote at shareholder meetings this spring. On Friday, President Joe Biden signed legislation blocking a rail shutdown that could have devastated the … Read more

Chinese hackers stole millions in US COVID aid money, Secret Service says

Chinese hackers stole millions in US COVID aid money, Secret Service says

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Chinese hackers have stolen tens of millions of dollars worth of U.S. COVID relief funds since 2020, the Secret Service said on Monday. The Secret Service declined to provide further details, but confirmed a report by NBC News that said the Chinese hacking team allegedly responsible is known in the … Read more

Teen shot, killed at metro Atlanta high school party, police say

Teen shot, killed at metro Atlanta high school party, police say

Teen shot dead at Clayton County high school party Clayton County police want to know what led to a shooting in Morrow Saturday night. A 15-year-old attending a high school party was killed that night. MORNING, Ga. – Clayton County police shut down a high school party gone wrong late Saturday night when they discovered … Read more

Macron says new security architecture should provide guarantees for Russia

Macron says new security architecture should provide guarantees for Russia

PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The West should consider how to meet Russia’s need for security guarantees if President Vladimir Putin agrees to talks to end the war in Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks broadcast on Saturday. In an interview with French broadcaster TF1 recorded during his state visit to the United … Read more

Judge blocks abortion ban in Indiana on religious freedom grounds

Judge blocks abortion ban in Indiana on religious freedom grounds

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Another Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and other non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit. Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which bans abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, … Read more