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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s controversial spy plane is over and some now want it grounded for good. The aerial surveillance pilot program aimed at reducing crime in the city ended last year and the mayor and Board of Estimates officially nixed it last month, but a police department attorney was in federal court Monday defending the remaining data the agency still holds. READ MORE: Baltimores Board Of Estimates Ends Agreement With Company Running Aerial Surveillance Program Attorneys said in the program’s six months in the skies above Baltimore, the aerial investigation research program helped in more than 40 major criminal prosecutions and another six outstanding warrants. Critics, though, called the program “the most far-reaching surveillance system ever deployed on American soil.” “It is the technological equivalent of having a police officer follow you every time you walk out the door of your house,” David Rocah from the ACLU of Maryland...
    The Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision Monday that a Georgia college’s speech code policy violated the First Amendment and that a student who was harmed by the policy can seek damages. Justice Clarence Thomas issued the opinion of the court Monday, siding with Chike Uzuegbunam, a former student at Georgia Gwinnett College, and affirming his right to share his Christian faith on campus. The opinion reversed an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which said Uzuegbunam didn’t have standing to sue the college over its policy that severely restricted his speech. “The Supreme Court has rightly affirmed that government officials should be held accountable for the injuries they cause,” Kristen Waggoner, general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said in a statement Monday. “When public officials violate constitutional rights, it causes serious harm to the victims.” In 2016, Uzuegbunam was told that he needed to use one of...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — The father and stepmother of an 11-year-old boy who was found dead in Placerville last year made an in-person appearance in court on Monday. RELATED: Sacramento Attorney Discusses Why No Murder Charges Were Filed In Death Of 11-Year-Old Roman Lopez Jordan and Lindsay Piper are charged with child abuse and torture. Lindsay has also been charged with poisoning. Roman Lopez was living with the Pipers along with seven other children when his body was found in a bin in the basement of the family’s home last year. Police said the boy appeared to be malnourished and dehydrated, but showed no signs of physical trauma. The Piper’s were then arrested last month – more than a year after Roman’s death. In their first court appearance in February, the Pipers pleaded not guilty to the charges. Monday’s court hearing discussed some evidence that the defense asked for some time...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Police in Sri Lanka said Monday they have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten during a ritual they believed would drive away an evil spirit. The two suspects — the woman performing the exorcism and the girl's mother — appeared in court on Monday to hear charges over the girl's death, which occurred over the weekend in Delgoda, a small town about 25 miles northeast of the capital, Colombo. The court ordered the suspects detained until March 12. According to police spokesperson Ajith Rohana, the mother believed her daughter had been possessed by a demon and took her to the home of the exorcist so a ritual could be performed to drive the spirit away. Rohana said the exorcist first put oil on the girl and then began to repeatedly hit her with a cane. When the...
    A court officer fatally shot himself while in the in the bathroom of Manhattan’s family court on Monday afternoon. The officer who has not been named was believed to be in his 50s. He shot himself in the head just after 3:10pm at the building located at 60 Lafayette Street. Paramedics were on the scene after a court officer shot him dead on Monday afternoon Officials from the New York Medical Examiner were on the scene shortly after the shooting The man was pronounced dead at the scene but his name and age were not released A fellow court officer then called 911 telling the emergency services that she believed he had shot himself intentionally. The man was pronounced dead at the scene but his name and age have so far not been released. The NYPD has also not yet released any details.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous...
    Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to "work his way back out on tour," his agent told The Associated Press on Monday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not competed in more than a year after having two operations on his right knee during last season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Federer, who turns 40 in August, is scheduled to make his return to the tour next week in a hard-court tournament at Doha, Qatar. He posted a photo of himself on Twitter last Friday with the caption: "The countdown to Doha begins." That will be his first event since he reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in February 2020. As of now, he also is slated to participate in the hard-court tournament at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that begins March 14. Federer also had been on the...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not competed in more than a year after having two operations on his right knee during last season. Federer, who turns 40 in August, is scheduled to make his return to the tour next week in a hard-court tournament at Doha, Qatar. He posted a photo of himself on Twitter last Friday with the caption: “The countdown to Doha begins.” That will be his first event since he reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in February 2020. As of now, he also is slated to participate in the hard-court tournament at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that begins March 14. Federer also had been on the...
    An upstate New York restaurant owner, along with his legal representatives, discussed new developments in their case against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restaurant curfew on Monday. Donald Swartz, who owns Veneto Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta in Rochester, N.Y., told "Fox & Friends" on Monday that the 11 p.m. curfew in New York, which was implemented by the state, "just got removed" for 90 restaurants and bars over the weekend. Last month, Cuomo increased the state’s curfew by an extra hour saying that starting Sunday February 14, bars and restaurants were allowed to remain open until 11 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. in New York because of the continuing decline of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates, WROC-TV reported. The 90 bars and restaurants suing New York state over the coronavirus-related closing curfew were allowed to stay open until their normal 4 a.m. closing time this weekend after a ruling Saturday night by a state Supreme Court justice....
    Former Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, held in secret by the junta since her arrest on February 1, is appearing in court on Monday by video conference and appears “in good health”, her lawyer told .. Burmese justice is examining the case of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, accused by the junta of having violated obscure trade and health rules, while the country wakes up in shock in the aftermath of the crackdown the deadliest since the coup. The United Nations has “credible information” that at least 18 people were killed Sunday by security forces who opened fire to disperse pro-democracy rallies in several cities across the country. . has been able to confirm at this stage from an independent source at least eight deaths, but some reports highlight an even heavier toll than that announced by the UN. Despite fear of reprisals, residents of...
    Washington — The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has obtained former President Donald Trump's tax records, executing a subpoena for the long-sought documents after the Supreme Court declined to shield them from investigators earlier this week. Danny Frost, a spokesman for District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., confirmed that prosecutors had taken possession of the tax records on Monday, the same day the Supreme Court rejected Mr. Trump's last-ditch legal effort to block prosecutors from obtaining them. The former president has fought to keep his financial history under wraps for years, and accused prosecutors of pursuing a politically motivated "fishing expedition" after the Supreme Court's order. Vance's office began investigating Mr. Trump's business dealings in 2018, initially focusing on hush-money payments made to women who claimed to have had affairs with Mr. Trump. Court filings indicate that investigation has since widened to include potential tax and business fraud related to the...
    More On: cryptocurrency Major cryptocurrencies plummet as rally falters Elon Musk’s latest Dogecoin tweet sparks flurry of speculation Tesla has made $1B on Bitcoin — but Elon Musk says price looks ‘high’ Bitcoin’s market value tops $1 trillion as rally continues Ripple Labs’ cryptocurrency tumbled Tuesday after MoneyGram said it paused its relationship with the tech firm while it battles the feds in court. The price of XRP — the digital coin at the center of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against Ripple — sank nearly 22 percent to roughly 47 cents as of 2:10 p.m. after MoneyGram revealed that it suspended trading on Ripple’s platform. The two companies struck a deal in 2019 in which MoneyGram used XRP to settle cross-border payments while Ripple paid the company “market development fees,” which totaled about $50 million last year. But MoneyGram suspended the arrangement in December as the SEC...
    Conservative radio show host Mark Levin slammed justices on the Supreme Court after they turned down hearing cases concerning the 2020 election. “Cowards, absolute cowards. There’s your Justice Coney, there’s your Justice Kavanaugh. You fought like hell for them, and then they spit on you,” Levin said during his Monday night program. Among the election cases the nation’s highest court threw out on Monday was a Republican challenge of a Pennsylvania state court decision allowing ballots that were received up to three days after Election Day to be counted in November’s election. “Your federal Constitution was changed in the last election. I don't give a damn what the New York Times, the Washington Post … I don't care what any of them say, I'm not even addressing fraud,” Levin added. “I'm addressing a crooked system, systematic violations of our constitutional system. And there they are, six of the...
      Former President TrumpDonald TrumpFauci: U.S. political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths Georgia bishop says state GOP's elections bill is an 'attempt to suppress the Black vote' Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns MORE’s legal problems deepened significantly Monday — and the trouble threatens to damage any future political ambitions he may harbor. On Monday morning, the Supreme Court extinguished Trump’s last legal hope of keeping prosecutors in New York from gaining access to his tax returns. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (D) is investigating Trump’s business affairs, apparently to see whether fraud has been committed. The former president, banned from Twitter, issued a counter-blast in a Monday afternoon statement in which he complained that the investigation was part of a “witch hunt.” He also insisted that “these are attacks by Democrats” and that he was the victim of “headhunting...
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion regarding the superior court’s decision not to take a case challenging the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania. The court announced Monday that it will not accept lawsuits challenging a Pennsylvania state court decision that relaxed ballot integrity measures, including a measure to extend the deadline for receiving ballots during the November election by three days. because of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). ) virus. Former President Donald Trump and the Pennsylvania Republican Party urged the court to review the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling. « This is not a recipe for confidence, » Thomas wrote Monday, adding that « changing the rules in the middle of the game is bad enough. » Thomas, considered by many to be the most conservative judge, said the court should have granted a review. “That decision to rewrite the rules appears to have affected very few ballots...
    (CNN)Jessica Watkins, a leader in an alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy in the US Capitol insurrection, changed her story Monday about meeting with Secret Service agents in describing her actions on January 6. In a court filing over the weekend, Watkins said she was given a VIP pass to the Trump rally, had met with Secret Service agents and was providing security for legislators and others, including in their march to the Capitol.But on Monday, Watkins took back some of those assertions, saying she had merely spoken with Secret Service members as she passed through security at the rally. Watkins also continued to point a finger at rally organizers whom she felt had empowered her as a security presence for the private event, according to her court filing on Monday.Still, Watkins' details in court suggest how the efforts among paramilitants who are now accused of conspiracy on January 6 were closer...
    (CNN)Donald Trump took a drubbing at the Supreme Court on Monday, as the justices in a flurry of orders dealt critical blows to his efforts to shield his tax records from a New York prosecutor and his oft-repeated false claims that there was widespread voter fraud during the last election.It's as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to Trump himself: election 2020, his tax records and even allegations made by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump lost badly in the election and tax returns cases, and the Supreme Court made clear it wanted nothing to do with the case brought by the adult-film actress. What...
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will resume only after voters head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership next month, according to a court decision on Monday. Netanyahu was indicted in 2019 in long-running cases involving gifts from millionaire friends and for allegedly seeking regulatory favours for media tycoons in return for favourable coverage. The charges against him have been a central issue during three elections in which no clear winner emerged. Israel will hold its fourth parliamentary election in two years on March 23. This month he pleaded not guilty before a three-judge panel in a heavily guarded Jerusalem District Court. The court ruled late on Monday that evidence in the trial would be heard starting on April 5. Opinion polls show the race too close to call, as right-wing rivals and centre-left opponents seek to challenge Israel’s longest-serving leader....
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Point man who is facing federal charges in New York of threatening a member of Congress and a prominent journalist has been ordered released to his mother’s custody, though prosecutors indicated they will appeal the ruling. Robert Lemke, 35, was ordered released by U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler at a Monday morning court hearing. Beeler had previously denied Lemke’s release from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, but she said a mental health evaluation submitted by the defense changed her mind. The report was not discussed on the record Monday morning, but Beeler made it clear she believes mental illness was the root cause of Lemke’s alleged crimes. Referring to Lemke as a “sad mentally ill guy,” Beeler said she was confident that she could impose conditions that will ensure the safety of the community without having to keep Lemke in jail. She called the accusations...
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Monday that Judge Merrick Garland will prioritize “civil rights matters.” McCabe said on CNN’s “New Day” that Garland’s “taken a very expansive view of the first amendment” while serving on the D.C. Circuit. (RELATED: Biden Has Finally Announced His Entire Cabinet. Here’s What You Need To Know) “He’s gone out of his way to protect whistle-blowers and very significant cases. But he has also called cases on the side of the government, frequently, particularly in Gitmo detainee review cases, things of that nature,” McCabe said. “So he’s an incredibly fair person. He brings a very balanced approach to his decision-making, and I don’t think it’s surprising that he is going to return a focus and a priority on civil rights matters, which is quite frankly was not a priority under the last several attorneys general,” McCabe said. WATCH: Garland said during his...
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s personal and corporate tax affairs may proceed. Outgoing US President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. – President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images) Monday’s decisions marked the Court’s first action in four months and will grant a state prosecutor — and potentially a grand jury — access to Trump’s finances. CNN reported that the documents will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules and might never be released publicly. The Court previously ruled in July of 2020 that the probe into Trump’s finances led by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance could proceed. (RELATED: Trump Cannot Block The Release Of His...
    SANTA FE. N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court showed new resolve in its support of pandemic related health restrictions placed on businesses by the governor of New Mexico, in a detailed written opinion Monday. At the same time, the Legislature took initial steps that could place new limits on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority to declare a health emergency. The Supreme Court opinion provides detailed and updated reasoning for its rejection in August of a lawsuit brought by several restaurants and their industry association to challenge restrictions on restaurant dining. “New Mexico has not entered a ‘new normal,’ nor do the temporary emergency orders constitute ‘long-term policy’ decisions. New Mexico remains in a state of emergency,” the court said in an opinion lead by retired Justice Judith K. Nakamura. The court said a suggestion that the Legislature holds special sessions to guide the pandemic response was obviously unworkable. Chief...
    The Mossos d’Esquadra have deployed a police device for the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel, locked up in the rectory of the University of Lleida (UdL) “to avoid imprisonment”, since this Monday. Yesterday the three days of the deadline for voluntarily entering prison after his conviction by the National Court were fulfilled. “They will have to bust it to arrest and imprison me”, Hasel expressed in a tweet when announcing the lockdown at the university. Hasel, convicted of a crime of glorifying terrorism, explained that he was locked up from 9 a.m. and indefinitely in the rector’s office together with members of the platform demanding his freedom. This Monday three days of the deadline given by the National Court for the singer to voluntarily enter prison to serve a sentence of two years, four months and fifteen days. The Libertad Pablo Hasel platform announced with a Twitter message on...
    MPR’s Matt Sepic reports: “Prosecutors preparing for the upcoming trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin say they may call his three co-defendants as government witnesses. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25 killing of George Floyd. In a court filing Monday, Assistant Minnesota Attorney General Matthew Frank named more than 360 people he is considering calling to the stand. On his list are former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane, who stand accused of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.” Says Jeremy Olson for the Star Tribune, “Minnesota has risen from 45th to 14th among U.S. states in its rate of COVID-19 vaccine administration and will soon see its first shots being given in retail pharmacies. Gov. Tim Walz announced a one-time diversion of 8,000 vaccine doses not being used in long-term care facilities this week to Walgreens pharmacies. Walmart...
    John Earle Sullivan, the left-wing activist who was charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in Washington, is facing three additional charges, according to reports on Monday.  Sullivan was charged last month with civil disorder, being in a restricted area and disorderly conduct, according to a criminal complaint by the Justice Department (DOJ). In addition to the previous charges, court documents show a grand jury indicted Sullivan on Monday with obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and demonstrating in a Capitol building, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.  DOJ SEEKS PRE-TRIAL JAIL FOR LEFT-WING ACTIVIST CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT The new charges come as a federal judge ruled Monday that Sullivan will not be detained pending his trial. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather in Washington D.C., issued the ruling, saying he doesn't pose a danger to the community.  "I do not believe that the record shows that [Sullivan] poses such a danger...
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to court in Jerusalem on Monday (February 8) to respond to corruption charges against him. The first court appearance of Benjamin Netanyahu for some corruption cases, in which he is involved, date nine months ago. Monday February 8, Prime Minister of Israel went to court again to face the same charges. Accompanied by his lawyers, the head of the Israeli government is before the local justice for the presentation of the main lines of his defense against the charges not only of corruption, but also from fraude and breach of trust in three cases, reports RFI. Actu.orange.fr recalls that this competition before the courts comes at the approach of new crucial elections which are vital to the political survival of Benjamin Netanyahu. > See our dossier onIsrael. > Benjamin Netanyahu indicted for corruption
    OAKLAND — Since winning the presidency and both houses of Congress, Democrats have indicated their intention to fulfill a campaign promise by President Joe Biden to end the federal death penalty through legislation. But the attorneys for two men accused of murdering a federal officer after meeting through a Facebook page associated with the Boogaloo movement say they’ll believe it when they see it. At a Monday afternoon court hearing for Steven Carrillo and Robert A. Justus, attorneys for both men made it clear that until there is a concrete policy change, they’re proceeding as if death is still on the table for both defendants. The process by which federal prosecutors determine whether to seek death — and the related mitigation efforts to a case — can add months if not years to the legal process. “We can’t assume that statements made on a campaign trail…will filter down to the...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man has been charged with assaulting a federal officer after federal investigators say he pushed over a fence and knocked an officer to the ground during the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol in early January. Charges including assaulting an officer, obstructing an officer during their official duties and obstructing an official proceeding were filed against Ryan Samsel late last week, according to federal court documents that were unsealed early Monday. No attorney information was listed for Samsel and a number listed in his name had been disconnected. Philadelphia FBI office spokesperson Carrie Adamowski confirmed that Samsel was arrested Saturday by a joint FBI and local task force. She said as of Monday afternoon, he was being detained at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia awaiting his initial appearance. Courts were closed Monday in Philadelphia because of the weather, and it was unclear...
    The wife of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was fined Monday for joining the tens of thousands across Russia who protested her husband’s imprisonment. Yulia Navalnaya was among more than 5,400 people detained Sunday during sometimes violent rallies calling for the 44-year-old opposition leader’s release. She was released several hours later after being charged with participating in an unauthorized rally.  She appeared in court Monday and was fined 20,000 rubles — about $265 — for violating protest regulations, her lawyer Svetlana Davydova told the Interfax news agency. The defense plans to appeal the ruling. Sunday was the second wave of mass protest over Navalny, who was arrested Jan. 17 as he returned to his homeland after five months in Germany recovering from a near-fatal poisoning. The Kremlin critic insists his poisoning was ordered by President Vladimir Putin. Alexei Navalny’s wife Yulia takes part in a protest against his imprisonment, in...
    More On: Alexei Navalny Alexei Navalny’s wife among thousands arrested during protests in Russia Russia warn Navalny supporters not to attend Sunday protests Moscow police arrest opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s brother Scientist behind Novichok nerve agent touts his COVID-19 drug The wife of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was fined Monday for joining the tens of thousands across Russia who protested her husband’s imprisonment. Yulia Navalnaya was among more than 5,400 people detained Sunday during sometimes violent rallies calling for the 44-year-old opposition leader’s release. She was released several hours later after being charged with participating in an unauthorized rally.  She appeared in court Monday and was fined 20,000 rubles — about $265 — for violating protest regulations, her lawyer Svetlana Davydova told the Interfax news agency. The defense plans to appeal the ruling. Sunday was the second wave of mass protest over Navalny, who was arrested Jan. 17...
    MOSCOW – A Moscow court on Monday has ordered the wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to pay a fine of 20,000 rubles (about $265) for violating protest regulations after she attended a demonstration in the Russian capital to demand his release. Tens of thousands took to the streets in dozens of Russian cities on Sunday, chanting slogans against Russian President Vladimir Putin and demanding that authorities free Navalny, who was jailed last month and faces a prison term. Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Yulia arrives to attend a hearing at a court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Yulia Navalnaya was detained in Moscow during an unauthourized rally to support her husband on 31 January 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) His wife, Yulia Navalnaya, joined a protest in Moscow that took place despite unprecedented security measures that city authorities took ahead of the rally. She...
    A grandmother of five,  who was struck and killed by a motorist who was driving erratically in a Portland, Oregon suburb, was taking her first walk around the block having just been given the coronavirus vaccine.  Jean Gerich, 77, was said to have felt as though she had been given a new lease of life having been given the pandemic-ending shot, but her joy was tragically cut short after she ended up the random victim of a hit-and-run. Paul Rivas, 64, the motorist who is accused of killing Gerich along with hitting several other pedestrians and bicyclists on Monday has pleaded not guilty to murder and has given detectives a bizarre series of explanations about the incident. Paul Rivas, 64, has been identified as the crazed SUV driver who injured nine people and killed one during a hit-and-run rampage in Portland, Oregon Monday...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A motorist accused of hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and killing a 77-year-old woman Monday in Portland, Oregon, has pleaded not guilty to murder and has given detectives bizarre explanations about the incident, according to court documents. Paul Rivas, 64, through a court-appointed lawyer, also pleaded not guilty Wednesday to six counts of second-degree assault, six counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver after causing injuries, and one count of failure to perform the duties of a driver resulting in a death. All are felonies. In court, Rivas asked if any of the charges were misdemeanors and asked why news cameras and photographers were present in the courtroom, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Prosecutor Sean P. Hughey wrote in a probable cause affidavit that Rivas initially told investigators his Honda Element was having brake problems and that he was searching for an auto repair shop. He...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Another Howard County man is in FBI custody after he was reportedly linked to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Andrew Ryan Bennet from Columbia turned himself into the FBI Tuesday morning. Bennet was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 when a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the building. Five people died during the assault, including a Capitol Police office. Crisis at the Capitol: Complete Coverage Federal authorities have yet to share what Bennet is accused of doing while in DC. He’s expected to have his first court appearance in DC Tuesday. Bennet is not the first Howard County person to be linked to the deadly riots. Matthew Ryan Miller, 22, of Cooksville, was arrested Monday morning and scheduled to appear in federal court in Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon, the FBI confirmed to WJZ. Matthew Ryan Miller, Of Howard County, Arrested Monday...
    The only Frenchman who will take the court Tuesday in Utah figures to be Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Though Frank Ntilikina was made available after a 3 ½-week absence with a sprained left knee, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau bluntly said the club’s 2017 lottery pick doesn’t yet have a playing role. It’s just another bump in Ntilikina’s rocky Knicks career that could come to end by the late-March trade deadline. According to sources, his fans in France want him out of New York at this juncture. “Right now we have a rotation, but things can change,’’ Thibodeau said after Monday’s practice in Salt Lake City. The 6-foot-5 point guard sprained his MCL early in the game against the Cavaliers on Dec. 29. He’s been out since New Year’s Eve and still hasn’t played a minute in 2021. When he does get minutes, he’ll wear a knee brace. Ntilikina had played...
    Another Trump supporter who violently invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested this week only to be released shortly after. But in this case not only is Riley June Williams facing charges for storming the Capitol building, but also for helping to steal Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, NBC News reported. The 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was arrested Monday and charged with intentionally entering into a restricted building without lawful authority in addition to disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Williams was also accused of stealing a laptop belonging to Pelosi with the intention of selling it to Russian intelligence. Charges related to theft were added Tuesday. Despite these severe offenses, a federal judge released Williams from jail into the custody of her mother Thursday. The “gravity of these offenses is great, it cannot be overstated,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson said. While a federal prosecutor argued earlier this week that...
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former western Michigan college professor has been sentenced to prison for manslaughter in the death of his autistic teenage son, who drowned after spending an hour in an icy backyard pool with his arms restrained. Timothy Koets, 51, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of two years in prison and a maximum of 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. He had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the March 2019 death of 16-year-old Samuel Koets. “Sam had value, and the sanction will not restore Sam, but it will recognize that all humans have value, and because of the neglect you committed, a valuable human has lost his life,” said Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing. Samuel Koets drowned in the backyard pool at the family’s home in Georgetown Township, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) west of Detroit....
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A former western Michigan college professor has been sentenced to prison for manslaughter in the death of his autistic teenage son, who drowned after spending hours in an icy backyard pool with his arms restrained. Timothy Koets, 51, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of two years in prison and a maximum of 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. He had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the March 2019 death of 16-year-old Samuel Koets. “Sam had value, and the sanction will not restore Sam, but it will recognize that all humans have value, and because of the neglect you committed, a valuable human has lost his life,” said Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing. Samuel Koets drowned in the backyard pool at the family’s home in Georgetown Township, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) west of Detroit. His...
    A Capitol riot suspect has turned himself in to authorities after allegedly attacking police officers, punching one cop and swinging at others with a baseball bat during the storming of the federal building earlier this month, according to recent court papers. Emanuel Jackson surrendered to Washington, D.C.’s, Metropolitan Police Department on Monday, when he admitted that he was involved in the violence of Jan. 6 and went further to positively identify himself in images from the day’s events and admitted to assaulting the officers, according to an arrest warrant filed Monday in D.C. federal court. Several photos and videos from the Capitol siege show Jackson wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, a tan backpack and a blue face mask that, at times, is below his nose or mouth. SEARCH FOR PELOSI OFFICE LAPTOP ALLEGEDLY STOLEN BY PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN DURING CAPITOL RIOT CONTINUES Emanuel Jackson (District of Columbia arrest warrant) ((District of Columbia...
    A man in China has been sentenced to death for killing the judge who presided over his divorce, state media reported Monday. Wu Dere was ordered to be executed Monday for stabbing to death judge Hao Jian, 56, with a knife he brought to court in Heilongjiang Province, the state-run outlet China Daily reported. The father-of-two had allegedly been angry about the outcome of his divorce proceedings. Hao had ruled that Wu could keep his 160,000-yuan ($24,643) apartment, but would have to 80,000 yuan ($12,321) to his estranged wife, China Daily reported. He would also have to give her the 200,000 yuan ($30,804) that they earned from pig breeding. Wu appealed the decision to a higher court and then asked Hao for the property certificate, but the judge told him that it would be returned when the appeal was over. After drinking on Nov. 13, Wu took a knife...
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    A man wearing military tactical gear and carrying a rifle kidnapped an Australian animal shelter worker on Monday, bound her and threatened to shoot her unless she revealed “where all the cats are.” On Tuesday, a suspect was arrested when he showed up at the same shelter to claim a cat he said was “a support animal for a friend with mental health issues,” according to the Australian news site News.com. Tony Wittmann, 44, a former soldier, was charged in Melbourne Magistrates Court with kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated burglary, armed robbery and firearm offenses connected with the incident at the Lost Dogs Home in Cranbourne. The on-call employee — a 23-year-old woman — was approached in the shelter’s parking lot around 10:20 p.m. Monday by a man in camouflage clothing,  a balaclava and a helmet, the Guardian reported. Believing he was a police officer, she got out of her car....
    Horn-headed Trump supporter the 'QAnon Shaman' has been granted his wish of a strictly organic diet after a judge approved the special food on 'religious grounds.'  Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, shot to worldwide infamy when he stormed the Capitol last week sporting face-paint, a fur hat and holding a Star-Spangled spear.    The Phoenix native turned himself into the FBI on Saturday after returning from D.C. but had refused to eat in custody because the food was not organic. Judge Deborah Fine said his fasting was 'deeply concerning' and ordered the prison to find a way to accommodate Chansley's demands at his first court appearance via video link on Monday.  Scroll down for video  Jacob Anthony Chansley, the heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint as he occupied the Senate dais, was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court in Phoenix...
    2 Capitol Police officers suspended and at least 10 more under investigation for alleged roles in riot Rudy Giuliani slapped with complaint that could result in NY disbarment After fine for refusing an interview over a mask requirement, tennis player Christian Harrison wore a mask for his next interview Christian Harrison is on a remarkable run at the ATP’s Delray Beach Open this week. The 26-year-old American tennis player, ranked No. 789 in the world, advanced to his first ATP Tour semifinal Monday with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over Gianluca Mager, which came after his 7-6 (3), 6-2 upset of top tournament seed Cristian Garin Saturday in the second round. However, the biggest wider-interest headline Harrison made was over his refusal to conduct an on-court post-match interview after his win against Garin over the requirement that he needed to wear a mask for the interview thanks to COVID-19 precautions....
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spotted carrying a lectern belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in a widely circulated photo during the Capitol assault was released Monday on $25,000 bail. A federal magistrate judge in Tampa agreed to the release Monday at a brief hearing for Adam Johnson, 36, from the nearby community of Parrish. Johnson was arrested Friday night on charges of government property theft, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and entering a restricted building without lawful authority, according to an arrest warrant. Johnson has not yet entered a plea to the charges, which were filed in Washington. He has to surrender his passport, observe travel restrictions and adhere to a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. “This is a serious case,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Scruggs said at the hearing, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Everyone involved in...
    Hawaii Proud Boys leader Nick Ochs is expected to appear in federal court in Honolulu on Monday after flying back from Washington, D.C., where he allegedly stormed the U.S. Capitol with a crowd of pro-Trump demonstrators, interrupting the official Electoral College certification.  Nicholas "Nick" R. Ochs, a resident of Hawaii, has been charged with one count of unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds. He is the leader of the Hawaii chapter of the Proud Boys organization and has the words "PROUD BOY" tattooed on his right forearm, according to court documents. He was arrested at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii on Thursday. At 4:13 p.m. on Jan. 6, Ochs shared a selfie appearing to smoke a cigarette with another man inside the Capitol. The photo was captioned "Hello from the Capital lol" and was shared by @OchsforHawaii. PROUD BOYS LEADER ENRIQUE TARRIO PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO DC CHARGES, RELEASED WITHOUT...
    WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has had his hopes for freedom dashed after being denied bail at a court hearing today. Today's decision came after it was ruled on Monday that Assange, 49, cannot be extradited to the US to face spy charges due to a suicide risk. 10The WikiLeaks founder has been wanted in the US on spy charges, but had his bail application denied todayCredit: AFP or licensors But Assange had his bail application denied by a judge at a Westminster Magistrates' Court hearing this morning. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected an application for Assange to be released with strict conditions over concerns he could abscond. She said: "Mr Assange still has an incentive to a abscond from these proceedings. "I am satisfied there are substantial grounds to believe that if he is released he would fail to surrender to this court." US EXTRADITION BATTLE US government lawyers...
    Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England.Jack Taylor | Getty Images LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail by a London court. The decision comes after a ruling on Monday said that the 49-year-old Australian cannot be extradited to the U.S. He is currently being held at HMP Belmarsh in southeast London for skipping bail on a previous occasion. "I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings," Judge Vanessa Baraitser said, according to Reuters. U.S. authorities want to charge Assange with espionage after he published hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks in 2010 and 2011. Baraitser said Monday that extradition would be...
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court on Monday announced it would not reopen a probe into the death of an Irish teenager whose body was found in a jungle after she went missing during a family holiday, saying she likely died of misadventure. In August 2019, the naked body of Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, who suffered from learning difficulties, was found in a ravine near the Dusun holiday resort where her family was staying in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the Malaysian capital. On Monday, the Seremban Coroner's Court closed the inquiry, saying there was insufficient evidence to indicate foul play. Police had earlier ruled that out, but her family questioned the findings and said she had never before left them voluntarily. Malaysia opened an inquest into the death in August at the family's request, with proceedings streamed online due to coronavirus restrictions. The court on...
    Getty Imagesz DeAndre Jordan defends against Ja Morant at Barclays Center Memphis Grizzlies star point guard and the NBA‘s reigning 2020 Rookie of the Year recipient was seen helped off the court in a wheelchair Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Morant, who scored seven points in 13 minutes in Brooklyn Monday, suffered the injury in the second quarter when he went to block the shot of Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Gaborrot and came down on Luwawu-Gaborrot’s foot. In the replay, you can see Morant vividly in pain as his left ankle rolls over Ja immediately limps away from the court and to the platform located in the corner and behind the basket, where trainers ran over to help. Ja Morant with a bad landing on his foot. Praying everything is ok❤️????pic.twitter.com/eeugyc2S35 — Hoop Tracker (@TheHoopTracker) December 29, 2020 Breaking: Ja Morant Leaves In A Wheelchair After Suffering Left...
    Grizzlies guard Ja Morant hopped off the floor on his right foot before collapsing on the ground behind the basket on Monday after landing awkwardly on a shot contest. It took a wheelchair to get him to the locker room for further evaluation. It appeared to be a lower left leg injury for the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year, who had been playing phenomenal basketball before the incident. The initial diagnosis from Memphis is an ankle sprain. Morant will not return to the floor on Monday against the Nets, according to the team. MORE: Why Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving are sitting out Nets vs. Grizzlies game The Grizzlies are also without young forward Jaren Jackson Jr. because of lingering pain from a torn meniscus. Morant and Jackson are among the NBA’s most promising tandems. Morant put up 44 points in his season debut and 28 this past Saturday.
    By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary stay to stop collection of a fee from nearly every electric customer in the state starting Jan. 1 to subsidize two nuclear power plants, a provision included in a scandal-tainted bill approved by the state Legislature in July 2019. The order signed by Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor comes a week after a judge in Franklin County issued a preliminary injunction to stop collection of the fees. Common Pleas Judge Chris Brown in his ruling from the bench last Monday said, “To not impose an injunction would be to allow certain parties to prevail. It would give the OK that bribery is allowed in the state of Ohio and that any ill-gotten gains can be received. The Ohio Manufacturers' Association appealed to the Supreme Court earlier this month after the Public Utilities Commission of...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Monday at the four-year prison term imposed by a Chinese court on citizen journalist Zhang Zhan who reported from Wuhan early in the pandemic and reiterated its call for her release. "We raised her case with the authorities throughout 2020 as an example of the excessive clampdown on freedom of expression linked to #COVID19 & continue to call for her release," it said in a tweet. A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term to Zhang on Monday on grounds of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble", her lawyer said. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Louise Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United Nations, Switzerland, coronavirus, crime, Europe
    KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian prosecutors said on Monday they are investigating the head of the Constitutional Court, Oleksandr Tupytskyi, in connection with the suspected bribery of a witness, and called for Tupytskyi to be suspended for two months. "He influenced the witness in criminal proceedings by bribing him to refuse to testify or to give knowingly false testimony," the press service of Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said in a statement on Monday. The suspected incident took place in 2018, when Tupytskyi served as deputy chairman of the court, the press service said. Tupytskyi did not appear at the prosecutor's office on Monday despite a request to do so. His office was quoted by Interfax Ukraine news agency as saying he had no intention of avoiding judicial proceedings, but that it was against Ukrainian law to dismiss a Constitutional Court judge. Reuters was not able to reach him for comment. President...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– An army green beret accused of killing three people in a mass shooting in and around a bowling alley in Rockford will make his first court appearance Monday. Duke Webb, a 37-year-old Florida resident and active military member, is facing three counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. He is a Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), according to a statement from the Army. He is being held in the Winnebago County Jail without bond, police announced in a Sunday morning press conference. The shooting happened shortly before 7 p.m. at Don Carter Lanes in the 4000 block of East State Street on the east side of Rockford. Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said the shooting is believed to be a random act, saying the shooter shot people at random both inside and outside...
    The personal trainer dad accused of beheading his teenage daughter and 12-year-old son at their California home appeared in court in handcuffs on Monday. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr., 34, was arraigned at Antelope Valley Courthouse where is said to have refused an attorney and told Judge Alan Rosenfield he was not guilty.   He was charged with fatally stabbing son Maurice, 12, and daughter Maliaka, 13, on November 29 in Lancaster. It was five days before their bodies were found, prosecutors said.  Taylor faces two felony counts each of murder and child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death, the Los Angeles County District Attorney´s Office announced earlier this month.   On Monday he told the court police and other inmates were trying kill him and said he was an 'educated fitness trainer which is equal to being a doctor'. The court ordered another hearing in January.  His other two boys,...
    Myles Garrett has hilarious take on possibly facing Colt McCoy 50 Vintage Slang Words That Sound Hilarious Today India Court to Give Verdict on Future Retail-Amazon Case Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Delhi High Court will give its verdict on Dec. 21 on Future Retail Ltd.’s petition to restrain Amazon.com from writing letters to regulators against the Indian retailer’s asset sale deal with Reliance Industries Ltd., according to updates on the court’s website. © Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg The Amazon.com Inc. logo sits on a box as it passes under a scanner inside an Amazon.com Inc. fulfilment center in Koblenz, Germany, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Germans are expected to buy about 2.4 billion euros worth of goods on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, an increase of about 15 percent over last year. The court will give its verdict at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.NOTE: Why Amazon Is Feuding With a...
    More On: college basketball Take the under in this college hoops matchup College basketball star in medically induced coma after court collapse Pepperdine the pick against UNLV in Sin City showdown Rick Pitino’s practices are wild: ‘Your ass, your ass’ Keyontae Johnson, the Florida basketball star who collapsed on the court Saturday and was reportedly in a medically induced coma, is now in stable condition, breathing on his own and speaking to family and doctors, his parents said Tuesday. In a statement released through the Florida men’s basketball program, Nika and Marrecus Johnson said their son was was even able to FaceTime his team. “We feel so much love and support from everyone, and we’re beyond grateful for the care and attention that Keyontae has received throughout these past several days,” Johnson’s parents said in the statement. The school had said in a statement Monday that Johnson continued...
    Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) has garnered criticism in his California district for joining House Republicans who backed a Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The lawsuit attacking four states Biden won (Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) was headed by Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton with support from 18 Republican attorneys general and 126 Republican members of Congress, including House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. It was subsequently thrown out by the Supreme Court on Friday after it was determined the claims failed to withstand basic scrutiny. The suit’s dismissal marked the second time in one week the Supreme Court rebuffed Republican requests that it get involved in the 2020 election, which culminated in Biden handily winning the Electoral College voting Monday. LaMalfa has continued to cast doubt on the 2020 election process and results using his social media accounts, posting on Facebook and...
    Florida forward Keyontae Johnson was "following simple commands" Monday after being transferred from Tallahassee Memorial to UF Health in Gainesville, the school said. Officials added that Johnson is undergoing further tests and remains in critical but stable condition two days after he collapsed on the court during a game at Florida State. Johnson was moved to Gainesville via helicopter with his mother by his side. Coach Mike White and head athletic trainer Dave Werner, who stayed in Tallahassee for two nights, returned to Gainesville on the school's jet with other family members Monday. USA Today quoted Johnson's grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, as saying the player had been in a medically induced coma. Keyontae Johnson #11 of the Florida Gators in action against the LSU Tigers at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on February 26, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. Mark Brown / Getty Images The Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year...
    Billionaire investor Bill Gross testified Monday that he didn’t recall telling a code enforcement officer that he would turn down music at his Laguna Beach mansion if his tech-entrepreneur neighbor agreed to drop a complaint regarding Gross’ $1 million lawn sculpture. Gross, the former Pimco investment firm founder, and former professional tennis player Amy Schwartz, whom Gross described as his life-partner, both took the stand in an Orange County courtroom on Monday in a hearing tied to back-and-forth harassment complaints involving the owners of neighboring ocean-front mansions in Rockledge Beach. The couple denied allegations by their neighbor, former software company executive Mark Towfiq, that they blared music on repeat – including the “Gilligan’s Island” theme song – after Towfiq complained to the city about a lawn sculpture and protective netting apparently installed without required approval. Gross and Schwartz testified that they liked to listen to music when they swam in...
    Officials in Orange County, Calif., are fighting a court order aimed at slashing the population of inmates in the county due to the coronavirus.  Sheriff Don Barnes pushed back against the Orange County Superior Court, which ordered the reduction of the county's jail populations by 50% on Friday in an effort to achieve proper social distancing and prevent further spread of COVID-19.  "I have no intention of releasing any of these individuals from my custody," Barnes said, according to Los Angeles's KABC-TV. "We are going to file an appeal and we're going to fight it and if the judge has any intent of releasing any one of these individuals, he will have to go through line by line, name by name, and tell me which ones he is ordering released." CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS DEFY ICE DETAINER, RELEASE CONVICTED CHILD MURDERER The decision by the court was made in response to an April lawsuit filed by the...
    Collegiate basketball star Keyontae Johnson remains in a hospital after collapsing on the court on Saturday afternoon. On Monday, the Florida Gators forward was placed in a medically-induced coma, though there was hope doctors would wake him up from it by the end of the day. According to the program's Twitter account, that is precisely what happened, with Johnson able to follow 'simple commands' following the coma. Johnson is still in critical but stable condition. Florida Gators star Keyontae Johnson was briefly in a medically-induced coma on Monday The basketball team's Twitter account provided an update on Monday afternoon Johnson collapsed during a game on Saturday, causing alarm and commotion Players from both teams were visibly upset as Johnson was rushed to a local hospital Another development for Johnson was being transferred from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, where his Gators were playing a rivalry game...
    A magical moment: First COVID vaccinations raise hopes on historic day marked by another grim milestone Operation Baghdad Pups helps serviceman and dog reunite back in the US Keyontae Johnson in medically induced coma after collapse, grandfather says © Icon Sportswire / Getty Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is in a medically induced coma two days after collapsing on the court in his team's game against Florida State, his grandfather confirmed Monday to USA Today's Josh Peter and Tom Schad. Johnson - who was previously characterized as being in critical but stable condition - was transported to UF Health in Gainesville after initially receiving medical attention at Tallahassee Memorial. His grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, says that doctors are hoping to bring Johnson out of his coma Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 junior had to be taken off the court on a stretcher Saturday after Florida finished up a timeout during the first...
    Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a legal challenge from President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump decries Cleveland baseball team's reported name change: 'Cancel culture at work' Trump says White House staffers shouldn't be among first to get coronavirus vaccine Michigan to close legislative office buildings Monday due to 'credible threats of violence' MORE's campaign seeking to overturn President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMichigan to close legislative office buildings Monday due to 'credible threats of violence' Adviser says Atlanta mayor turned down Biden Cabinet offer Buttigieg tops list for Biden Transportation secretary: CNN MORE's victory in the key battleground state. A majority decision from the state's high court said that the Trump campaign had failed to show that more than 220,000 votes were illegally cast and should be invalidated. "The Campaign is not entitled to relief, and therefore does not succeed in its effort to strike votes and alter the certified winner of the 2020...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Members of the Electoral College will gather in their respective states Monday to cast their official ballots for president. It is expected to seal Joe Biden’s win, but President Donald Trump is not giving in. Peter McCloskey is among California’s 55 electors. At 93 years old, he may be the state’s oldest. He’s currently a partner at Burlingame-based law firm Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. He spent 15 years in Congress – formerly as a Republican representing San Mateo County. He plans to vote for Biden. “It isn’t so much what I’ll be doing, because we know what California will do,” he said. “It’s what the Georgia electors, and the Pennsylvania electors will do with Trump and all his millions scurrying around trying to talk them into voting for him.” The process, which is normally a formality, is getting more attention than usual because of...
    Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is pressing on with an emergency appeal of her so-called “Kraken” lawsuit, which was dismissed on Monday. Her emergency appeal with the 11th Circuit on Tuesday coincided with the “safe harbor” deadline, which requires Congress to accept the certified election results from states. Powell said in her notice that the lawsuit concerned matters of “national importance.” “Plaintiffs request this Court immediately transmit this notice of appeal to the Eleventh Circuit so that that court may docket the matter, thus enabling Plaintiffs to proceed as quickly as possible to have these urgent issues of national importance addressed,” Powell wrote in her notice of appeal. Georgia on Monday certified the results of its election. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by a thin margin, a victory that was further solidified by a recount. Despite election officials’ insistence that the contest ran smoothly, the...
    The Obamas in the White House's movie theater, originally built by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942. Pete Souza/White House Woodrow Wilson's wife, Ellen, established the Rose Garden in 1913. The White House Bowling Alley was built in 1947 as a birthday present for Harry Truman, and Gerald Ford had an outdoor swimming pool built in 1975. Barack Obama adapted the White House's tennis court for full-court basketball with painted lines and removable hoops. Melania Trump oversaw the construction of a Tennis Pavilion, which was unveiled on Monday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House has 132 rooms and its grounds span 18.7 acres. Throughout US history, first families have made the space their own with new additions and renovations depending on their interests. Most recently, first lady Melania Trump announced the completion of a Tennis Pavilion on Monday. Here are 17 amenities that presidents, first...
    Complying with a recent court order, the Trump administration on Monday reinstated a program created by President Obama to shield undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors from deportation, announcing it would accept initial applications for the first time in three years. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it would administer the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program under the guidelines crafted by the Obama administration in 2012. Starting Monday, DHS said it would grant approved applicants work permits and deportation deferrals that last for two years and allow DACA-holders to request permission to travel abroad under certain circumstances. The restoration of Mr. Obama's signature immigration policy, mandated by a federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday, is a major victory for more than 640,000 current DACA recipients, as well as an estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrant teenagers and young adults who could be eligible to apply for the...
    This New York congressional race just wont end. Court proceedings in the still uncalled race for upstate’s 22nd district — pitting Republican Claudia Tenney against Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi — began Monday afternoon, but with an added complication: the entire Oneida County board of elections office may have been exposed to COVID-19.  On Monday morning, an Oneida County attorney wrote to Oswego County State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte — the judge charged with hearing oral arguments between the two campaigns today who must decide whether or not a recount or recanvassing is warranted — that a BOE worker tested positive for the virus on Sunday. “The employee worked on Friday, so it is probable that all employees at the Board of Elections were exposed,” explained Robert Pronteau, an assistant attorney, in a letter ahead of DelConte’s 1 o’clock hearing. Oneida is also one of the largest...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A substitute teacher at a private elementary school for boys in San Francisco was charged in federal court last week with possessing child porn, according to court records unsealed Monday. Marc Nunez, of San Francisco, is alleged to have “corresponded with several individuals with whom he traded sexually explicit files of children,” including correspondence with a child, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. In court Monday, prosecutors said they found evidence going back as far as 2013 that Nunez was soliciting child sexual abuse material, that he possessed six child porn images as recently as this year, and that at one point he lied to investigators about the alleged conduct. Nunez appeared remotely from Santa Rita Jail for his Monday morning court appearance. At the hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler agreed to free Nunez to his home in San Francisco. He will...
    Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case from parents in Oregon who challenged a public school's policy allowing a transgender student to use the bathroom that corresponded with his gender identity.The petition was considered a long shot because of several complicated threshold issues, including the fact that the policy had been put in place five years ago for one student -- referred to as "student A" -- who has since graduated from the high school located in Dallas, Oregon. At issue was an individualized plan drawn up specifically for "student A." In declining to take up the petition, the justices left in place an appeals court decision earlier this year that held that the school's policy intended to "avoid discrimination and ensure the safety and well-being of transgender students." "A policy that allows transgender students to use school bathroom and locker facilities that match their...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday will delve into atrocities committed during World War II and hear two cases brought by victims and their family members who are seeking compensation for property they say was stolen from them during the Holocaust. The justices will ultimately decide whether the cases against Germany and Hungary can proceed in US courts.The court's decision could open the door to the possibility of similar lawsuits against foreign countries but also raises difficult questions about entangling the judiciary in matters concerning sensitive foreign policy questions. At issue is a federal law that allows suits against a foreign government when a property is taken "in violation of international law." The US Justice Department is siding with lawyers for Germany and Hungary arguing the cases should be dismissed. The lawsuit against Hungary was initially brought in 2010 by 14 Jewish survivors, including four United States citizens, who sued Hungary...
    Kentucky's attorney general is asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a legal battle he's waging against his governor's response to the coronavirus – the latest of multiple appeals involving religious activity and pandemic-related rules. Monday's petition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh comes just after a circuit court panel ruled in Gov. Andy Beshear's favor. Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, sought to block the Democratic governor from keeping private religious schools from conducting in-person classes. “Kentuckians have a First Amendment right to exercise their faith through a religious education, and we maintain that the governor is clearly infringing upon that right by closing religious schools,” Cameron said in a press release Monday. “The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that religious institutions cannot be treated different than secular activities, and we are asking the court to simply apply the same analysis to the governor’s disparate treatment of religious schools and...
    The U.S. census was back at the Supreme Court Monday, as so-called “conservatives” sought to radically change 200 years of policy and exclude undocumented people from the official census count that is used to apportion representation in Congress. The results would be dramatic: states with many “illegal aliens,” including California, Florida, Texas, and New York, would lose representation. States with fewer undocumented immigrants, which just so happen to be older and whiter, would gain. Indeed, we learned in a shocking 2019 memo by deceased Republican operative Thomas Hofeller that the whole idea of this change was to benefit “non-Hispanic whites.” Based on Monday’s oral arguments in the case, Trump v. New York, it seems almost certain that the Court’s 6-3 conservative majority will hand Donald Trump a temporary victory--cue the Twitter exclamation points--but, in the end, another loss. Or, as Trump would put it, Great! then Sad!
    PARIS (AP) — A landmark trial involving allegations of corruption and influence-peddling by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will begin in earnest Monday, after a Paris court rejected an appeal for a delay by an ailing co-defendant. After the co-defendant, 73-year-old magistrate Gilbert Azibert, was examined by a judicial expert at his Bordeaux home, the judges ruled Thursday that he was fit to appear in person in court. The trial was meant to begin earlier this week, but Azibert’s lawyer argued that his client’s poor health made it risky for him to travel and appear in court amid the coronavirus pandemic. Judges suspended the proceedings until Thursday pending the expert medical report. It’s the first time the 65-year-old Sarkozy is facing trial, though the conservative politician is the target of multiple investigations. In the current case, Sarkozy is accused of having tried to illegally obtain information from Azibert...
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump campaign's request for an expedited review of a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit over voting in Pennsylvania. Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted the news with an image of the court record Monday morning. PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE THROWS OUT TRUMP LAWSUIT, CLEARING WAY FOR BIDEN WIN The appeal comes after U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann threw out the campaign's lawsuit, which sought an injunction that would stop the certification of the election in Pennsylvania. Most counties in the state are expected to certify their results on Monday. The Trump campaign argued that the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated by the state, when counties took different measures to inform voters of technical issues that arose with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, along with seven counties that were sued by the Trump campaign and...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has paused a civil trial involving anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman after a state attorney informed the court that a family member of a member of its legal team had become ill. Judge James Dixon on Wednesday recessed the trial until Monday, The Herald reported. The restart could be later than Monday if lawyers and witnesses are not available. Wednesday was supposed to be the third day of testimony in a state lawsuit that accuses Eyman of secretly moving campaign funds between initiatives, getting a $308,000 kickback from a signature-gathering firm and failing to report as political contributions hundreds of thousands of dollars from friends and supporters. Before the start Wednesday Assistant Attorney General Eric Newman emailed the court that one of the trial team’s staff had a family member at home exhibiting symptoms of a cold, including a fever...
              The City of Portsmouth District Court dismissed the felony charges against Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) and others charged with damaging the city’s Confederate monument in June, according to The Virginian-Pilot. The Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office asked the court to dismiss the charges, arguing that by not intervening in the vandalism, officers “either explicitly or implicitly misled [the defendants] to believe that such conduct was lawful.” “[B]ased on the fact that on-scene law-enforcement officers failed to intervene during the defacing of the monument up until hours after the monument was defaced, it is likely that the charged individuals, understood the monument to be effectually abandoned by the City of Portsmouth, and thereby acted under the reasonable belief that city law enforcement officials had given their implicit endorsement to the same effect,” the prosecutors wrote in the dismissal motion. In June, a protest led to...
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island schools moved to remote learning on Monday over coronavirus concerns. Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick announced that classes will be held virtually Monday after four students and two staffers tested positive for the disease, authorities said. The all-boys Catholic school in Warwick plans to return to in-person learning on Tuesday if contact tracing can be completed by the end of Monday. Orlo Avenue Elementary School in East Providence is moving to virtual learning until Nov. 30 because of COVID-19-related staffing issues, WJAR-TV reports. ___ COURT CANCELLATIONS Providence Municipal Court has canceled all arraignments and hearings until further notice, Chief Judge Frank Caprio said in a statement Sunday. Anyone with a trial date to appear before the Municipal Court during the closure will receive a new summons in the upcoming days. Fines can be paid online or in-person at the Public Safety Complex....
    SAN ANTONIO – On Thursday, 399th District Court Judge Frank Castro issued an order noting that deputy district clerks assigned to district courts serve at the pleasure of the judges. The order concluded by threatening to hold Bexar County District Clerk Mary Angie Garcia in contempt of court is she did not replace two clerks assigned to his court by Monday. Castro had requested the transfer earlier, according to Garcia. “I told him we would look. We would shuffle around. We would do what we had to do,” Garcia said. “On Monday, he physically went in and told them they had to leave -- ‘Take your things and leave my courtroom.’” Garcia said Castro told her court manager that “he was upset because they did not say good morning to him.” Castro did not comment on the situation, except to say that his order speaks for itself. A letter to...
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    Loading the player... WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is championing the Obama administration’s signature health law as it goes before the Supreme Court in a case that could overturn it. He will deliver a speech on the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, the day the high court will hear arguments on its merits. The court ruled eight years ago to leave the essential components of the law known as Obamacare intact, but it is now controlled 6-3 by a conservative majority after President Donald Trump’s appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Read More: Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of ‘Obamacare’ Biden’s speech reflects the importance he is putting on health care as he prepares to take office in January amid the worst pandemic in more than a century. He’s launching his transition process this week as the coronavirus surges across the country. The U.S. surpassed 10 million cases on Monday. Biden also focused...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- President-elect Joe Biden is championing the Obama administration's signature health law as it goes before the Supreme Court in a case that could overturn it.He will deliver a speech on the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, the day the high court will hear arguments on its merits. The court ruled eight years ago to leave the essential components of the law known as Obamacare intact, but it is now controlled 6-3 by a conservative majority after President Donald Trump's appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Biden's speech reflects the importance he is putting on health care as he prepares to take office in January amid the worst pandemic in more than a century. He's launching his transition process this week as the coronavirus surges across the country. The U.S. surpassed 10 million cases on Monday.Biden also focused on health care Monday as he pleaded with Americans to put...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is championing the Obama administration's signature health law as it goes before the Supreme Court in a case that could overturn it. He will deliver a speech on the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, the same day the high court will hear arguments on its merits. It ruled eight years ago to leave the essential components of the law known as Obamacare intact, but is now controlled 6-3 by a conservative majority after President Donald Trump's appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The speech reflects the importance Biden is putting on health care as he prepares to take office in January amid the worst pandemic in more than a century. He's launching his transition process this week as the virus surges across the country. The U.S. surpassed 10 million cases Monday. Biden also focused on health care Monday...
    SAN MATEO (CBS13) – Convicted killer Scott Peterson made another court appearance Monday, his second in four days. Monday’s hearing was a status conference related to the re-trial of the penalty phase of his 2002 murder case. Peterson was convicted in 2004 of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn child, Connor. The California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence, saying the trial judge should not have excluded potential jurors opposed to the death penalty. CBS13 spoke to Peterson’s sister-in-law Janey Peterson Monday. She says the re-trial will show Scott Peterson has been innocent all along. “I think there is endless evidence that shows not only is Scott innocent, but there was a lot of evidence that was ignored that points to what happened to Laci and Connor. People think they know what went on in this case, and they don’t,” Janey Peterson said. Scott Peterson could be moved...
    By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A trial began on Monday alleging dozens of journalists, editors and media companies breached an Australia-wide court suppression order in reporting on ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell's child sex abuse conviction in 2018. Breaches of suppression orders can be punished with up to five years jail and fines of nearly A$100,000 for individuals and nearly A$500,000 for companies. Pell was convicted in December 2018 of abusing two choirboys but reporting on the trial and the conviction was gagged by the County Court of Victoria to ensure the cardinal received a fair trial on further charges he was due to face. Overseas publications, including the Washington Post and Daily Beast, reported the news shortly after the verdict. Some of them geoblocked access to Australia, but others did not. After that, some Australian media published articles saying they were unable to report major news regarding an unnamed...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. State Department put former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemán on a list of corrupt foreign officials Monday, barring him and his family from entering the United States. Alemán has been dogged by accusations of embezzlement during his term from 1997 to 2002. After spending some time in jail in Nicaragua, he was eventually cleared of charges. The designation announced Monday also applies to his wife, María Fernanda Flores Lanzas, and his two daughters and a son. Flores Lanzas, who currently serves as a legislator in Nicaragua’s National Assembly, told the Nicaragua Actual online news outlet that “this goes against U.S. justice.” claiming a U.S, court found her husband innocent in 2008. She noted Alemán had his U.S. travel visa taken away 16 years ago. Alemán, 64, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for corruption in 2003, but in 2009 the country’s...
    An NYPD officer assigned to the 113th Precinct in Southeast Queens was arrested Monday for allegedly assisting an international drug trafficking operation that distributed cocaine throughout New York City Officer Amaury Abreu, 34, was indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court along with three co-defendants for allegedly importing cocaine from Mexico and the Dominican Republic and dispensing it across the five boroughs. He was scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon. Federal prosecutors say Abreu described NYPD procedures to the other members of the operation, ran warrant checks for them and even sold cocaine on at least one occasion.
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