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Texas man who threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters sentenced to 33 months in prison

June 17, 2024, 4:32 PM EDT / Updated June 17, 2024, 5:36 PM EDT The Texas man who was indicted last year and accused of threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in a series of phone calls has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, federal officials announced Monday. Brian Michael Gaherty, 61, from Houston, was sentenced Monday and fined $10,000 for his crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California. The office also noted that United St ...


Judge slams bankrupt Giuliani for 'troubling fact' that he can't keep an accountant

11 hours ago The judge in former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case slammed his failure to comply with deadlines and inability to keep bookkeepers to manage his “mess” of financial records. Giuliani’s bookkeeping was heavily criticized during a three-hour-long hearing in his high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Judge Sean Lane also heard heated arguments from Giuliani’s creditors, who want a trustee to seize control of his finances and force the disgraced mayor to file mo ...


Mediation fails in ACLU lawsuit over Milwaukee RNC plans for demonstrations

Published 7:20 p.m. ET June 17, 2024 | Updated 7:34 p.m. ET June 17, 2024 MILWAUKEE - Efforts to resolve a lawsuit against the host city of the Republican National Convention over its plans for demonstrations during next month's event fell apart in a mediation hearing Monday, according to court records. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sued the city of Milwaukee in federal court earlier this month, saying the city's plans for demonstrations during the July 15-18 RNC violate the ...


US suspends avocado, mango inspections in Mexican state on security concerns

June 17, 2024 9:29 PM EDT Updated 11 hours ago MEXICO CITY, June 17 (Reuters) - The United States paused safety inspections for avocados and mangos from a top-producing Mexican state due to a security incident involving U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff, a spokesperson for the agency said on Monday. The spokesperson said Mexican exports from the western state of Michoacan have not been blocked, and avocados and mangos already in transit would not be affected by the suspension of ins ...


Elon Musk is sued by another ex-Twitter exec, who says top bosses were 'cheated' out of $200 million in severance

Jun 18, 2024, 6:14 AM EDT Elon Musk's legal battles keep piling up — and now he's facing a lawsuit from another former Twitter executive. According to a lawsuit filed at the Northern District Court of California this month, the billionaire is being sued by Robert Kaiden, Twitter's former chief accounting officer, over $3.75 million in unpaid severance. In the complaint, Kaiden said Musk, who bought Twitter in October 2022, falsely accused him and other Twitter executives of misconduct to fir ...


Steve Bannon won't be spending his prison term in a 'Club Fed' as he had hoped, sources say

Published 4:59 PM EDT, Mon June 17, 2024 CNN — When former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon goes to prison, he won’t be serving time at what’s known as a “Club Fed,” the most comfortable type of facility in the federal system, as he had wanted, according to people familiar with the arrangements. Instead of a minimal-security prison camp, where many nonviolent offenders serve their time, Bannon – now a right-wing podcaster with a following of loyal Trump supporters – is set to report next m ...


Amazon-Powered AI Cameras Used to Detect Emotions of Unwitting UK Train Passengers

Thousands of people catching trains in the United Kingdom likely had their faces scanned by Amazon software as part of widespread artificial intelligence trials, new documents reveal. The image recognition system was used to predict travelers’ age, gender, and potential emotions—with the suggestion that the data could be used in advertising systems in the future. During the past two years, eight train stations around the UK—including large stations such as London’s Euston and Waterloo, Manchest ...


Sir Ian McKellen falls off stage during performance

Sir Ian McKellen has been taken to hospital after falling off stage during a performance of Player Kings at the Noël Coward theatre in London. The 85-year-old actor was in a fight scene when he lost his footing and fell. It is not clear whether he has sustained any injuries. The audience was evacuated from the theatre and informed that the evening show was cancelled. One member of the audience told the BBC the incident was "very shocking". ...


Mystery fundraising firm takes in millions from the Trump campaign

June 17, 2024, 3:10 PM EDT Former President Donald Trump’s political operation has routed more than $3 million so far this year through a Delaware limited liability company whose owners are not publicly disclosed, according to campaign finance records — a strategy that mirrors past efforts to mask exactly how his campaign is spending donor cash. The money has been paid to Launchpad Strategies LLC, a company that appears to have been incorporated in Delaware in November, according to state bus ...


Judge orders railway to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains

U.S. NEWS Judge orders railway to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains https://dims.apnews.com/dims4/default/ecbe665/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1600x1067+0+67/resize/1134x756!/format/webp/quality/90/?urlhttps%3A%2F%2Fassets.apnews.com%2F12%2F30%2F9ec01c4a958dbae112fe5a1b25c2%2F498cc6fbf8d24cab8fa7bb051b5fd7d1 This photo provided by the Washington Department of Ecology shows a derailed BNSF train on the Swinomish tribal reservation near Anacortes, Wash. on Ma ...

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Senate probes A Place for Mom, referral service accused of putting seniors at risk

31 min ago - June 18, 2024, 11:19 AM EDT The Senate Special Committee on Aging is launching an investigation into A Place for Mom, the country’s largest for-profit senior care referral service, which has been accused of steering people toward facilities with ... (NBC News)

Bump stock ban blocked by Senate Republicans

48 min ago - 14 mins ago Senate Republicans blocked Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to move forward legislation to ban bump stocks, reigniting a pre-election messaging battle over gun control measures. Why it matters: The Supreme Court's decision ... (Axios)

Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California

1 hr ago - Amazon fined $5.9 million for breaking labor law in California The company is among the first to run afoul of a union-backed law aimed at protecting warehouse workers from aggressive productivity quotas. By Caroline O'Donovan Updated June 18, 2024 at ... (Washington Post)

Crowd-surfing Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted police and then said he was 'just exercising my 1st Amendment' pleads guilty

1 hr ago - Jun 18th, 2024, 10:43 am For his assault of police officers that lasted three minutes inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Michael Tyler Roberts, a pipefitter and mechanical supervisor from Tennessee, has pleaded ... (Law & Crime)

Massachusetts 911 service restored after major outage statewide

2 hrs ago - Published 2:23 p.m. ET June 18, 2024 Updated 4:08 p.m. ET June 18, 2024 The 911 emergency dispatch services in Massachusetts were restored Tuesday afternoon, officials said, after the system was unavailable for more than an hour and a half because ... (USA Today)

San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy after 457 sex abuse claims

2 hrs ago - June 18, 2024 12:43 PM EDT Updated 2 hours ago NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday for the second time, after a recent change to California law prompted 457 legal claims alle ... (Reuters)

Jim Jordan threatens New York AG with subpoena over hush money prosecutor

3 hrs ago - 06/18/24 12:19 PM ET House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is threatening to subpoena New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) in his quest to gain information about a top prosecutor on the Manhattan hush money trial of former President Trump. ... (The Hill)

Trump legal advisers Jenna Ellis and Boris Epshteyn plead not guilty in Arizona 'fake electors' case

3 hrs ago - June 18, 2024, 12:27 PM EDT PHOENIX — Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump during his 2020 presidential campaign, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the “fake electors” case in Arizona, where she and 17 other defendants face forgery, f ... (NBC News)

US Manufacturing Production Surges in May

4 hrs ago - June 18, 2024, at 9:54 a.m. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Production at U.S. factories increased more than expected in May, recouping all the declines in the prior two months, but the momentum is unlikely to be sustained amid higher interest rates and soft ... (US News and World Report/Reuters)

Judge pauses federal rule requiring employers give abortion-seekers time off in Louisiana, Mississippi

4 hrs ago - Updated 10:52 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2024 CNN — A judge paused in two Southern states a new federal mandate that employers give workers seeking elective abortions time off to obtain and recover from the procedure. US District Judge David C. Josep ... (CNN Politics)

Fisker Inc. files for bankruptcy protection amid heavy losses and struggling EV market

5 hrs ago - Fisker Group Inc., the struggling Manhattan Beach electric vehicle manufacturer, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After failing to secure financing to offset losses, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court i ... (LA Times)

Trump finally files 'crucial' notice on use of classified material as part of Mar-a-Lago defense

5 hrs ago - Jun 18th, 2024, 8:23 am After Donald Trump’s lawyers successfully pushed back a key deadline to file a “linchpin” notice for moving the Mar-a-Lago case toward trial, having cited the Manhattan hush-money case that has since ended with ... (Law & Crime)

Rules on clean energy prevailing wage, apprenticeships finalized

6 hrs ago - Posted June 18, 2024 at 9:55am The Biden administration on Tuesday announced final rules that codify the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements clean energy project managers must meet to receive increased tax credits. By meeting the Treasur ... (Roll Call)

Ethics panel probing alleged Gaetz obstruction, has issued 25 subpoenas

6 hrs ago - The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday said it is probing whether Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) sought to obstruct investigations into his conduct, is dropping other lines of investigation into him, and has issued 25 subpoenas in matters surrounding the co ... (The Hill)

In first, EPA union endorses Biden for president

6 hrs ago - 06/18/24 10:17 AM ET A union representing employees with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday endorsed President Biden’s reelection — its first ever political endorsement. The union, the American Federation of Government Em ... (The Hill)

Insurance provider suddenly drops pet coverage for 100,000 owners

7 hrs ago - 1 hour ago Nationwide will cancel coverage for about 100,000 pets across the country. The nation’s biggest provider of pet insurance cited the escalating cost of veterinary care and other factors cutting into its profits as the reason for its de ... (UK Independent)

New York's highest court leaves Trump gag order in hush money case in effect

7 hrs ago - Updated 10:34 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2024 CNN -- New York's highest court has declined to hear Donald Trump's appeal on the gag order in his hush money case, according to a decision list posted Tuesday. The gag order, issued by Judge Juan Merchan in ... (CNN Politics)

Club Q shooter expected to plead guilty on 74 federal hate crime, gun charges

7 hrs ago - The shooter who killed five and injured over a dozen more at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2022 is expected to accept a plea deal Tuesday and be sentenced in connection with federal hate crimes charges. Anderson Lee Aldrich is ... (ABC News)

Key Democrats allow US sale of F-15 jets to Israel in $18 billion deal

8 hrs ago - Published 8:42 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2024 CNN — Two key congressional Democrats have given their approval to allow the Biden administration to proceed with what is believed to be the biggest weapons package for Israel, expected to be worth more ... (CNN Politics)

Oil and corn groups team up against Biden's tailpipe emissions rules

8 hrs ago - The top U.S. oil and corn industry lobby groups said on Tuesday they were suing the administration of President Joe Biden over its plans to slash planet-warming tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks, arguing the regulations will cause economic harm ... (Reuters)


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