WASHINGTON― Michigan's Paul Whelan, in a blistering new statement, says his life is "destined to end in a slave labor camp" in Russia, blaming the Biden administration for not doing more to secure his release.
"For nearly five years, I've been told that my release was a priority. I was told that everyone was doing everything they could to ...Read more
ATLANTA — Lead prosecutor Adriane Love’s opening statements last week referenced wolves.
“YSL operated as a pack,” Love said after reading from Rudyard Kipling’s “Law of the Jungle” as the trial of Young Thug and five codefendants got under way. Young Thug, she said, was the leader of said pack.
On the second week of trial, Young...Read more
WASHINGTON — House Republicans argued Friday that the latest indictment of Hunter Biden on federal tax charges bolsters the need to approve an impeachment inquiry resolution into President Joe Biden, which is planned for a floor vote as early as next week.
The resolution references committee probes into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, ...Read more
ATLANTA — When a judge ordered more majority-Black districts in Georgia, Republican legislators came up with a plan to entrench their political power by shuffling voters around and dividing them by race.
They added more majority-Black districts but put them in areas that often already have Black representation.
They whitewashed the district ...Read more
MIAMI — Memphis rapper NLE Choppa must complete a year of probation after striking a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a plea in a 2022 Broward County gun and drug case.
NLE Choppa, whose real name is Bryson Potts, entered a no contest plea Friday morning before Broward Circuit Court Judge Barbara Duffy. The rapper, who was represented by...Read more
ATLANTA — The special legislative session that just ended wasn’t just an effort by Georgia Republicans to redraw political boundaries to preserve their majorities. State GOP leaders also seized the opportunity to force Democrats to take stands on divisive issues.
Over the seven-day session, Republicans engineered votes on a pair of ...Read more
ATLANTA — Two metro Atlanta school systems are being investigated by the Office for Civil Rights for alleged discrimination, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced.
The department released a list of school systems and colleges being investigated for possible discrimination based on “shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics” ...Read more
ATLANTA — A piece of Atlanta history could have been permanently destroyed Thursday had it not been for a group of quick-thinking tourists who stepped in when a woman allegedly tried to burn down Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home.
Laneisha Shantrice Henderson, a U.S. Navy veteran who earned medals for good conduct among other accolades ...Read more
A federal appeals court Friday mostly upheld a partial gag order barring former President Donald Trump from targeting witnesses in his election interference case.
The three-judge panel of the Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals backed Judge Tanya Chutkan’s order barring Trump from making statements about witnesses in the explosive case ...Read more
It was a midsummer day in 2021 when Engilbert Ulan met with a newlywed couple in Los Angeles to help them prepare for questions they expected to face from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The husband, a 53-year-old foreign national, had begun the process of applying for a green card and needed to pass an interview scheduled ...Read more
Around Thanksgiving, when his friends were putting up their Christmas decorations, Jack Kulbersh, age 6, wanted to join in and hang his own holiday lights.
Jack’s father, Adam Kulbersh, wasn’t so sure. The Kulbersh family holiday decorations usually include a lighted menorah in the window. But the news lately was grim: A Jewish pre-school ...Read more
A Jewish man was attacked on a Brooklyn street by a bigot who beat and robbed him and derided him as a “dirty Jew” on the first day of Hanukkah, police said Friday.
The assailant repeatedly punched the 40-year-old victim in the face at 7:35 p.m. Thursday on Eastern Parkway near Albany Ave. in Crown Heights, according to cops.
The attacker ...Read more
Three Elizabeth Middle School staff members are facing misdemeanor charges for failing to report suspected child abuse after they allegedly did not report student complaints about a teacher to law enforcement, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday on X.
The three staff members — identified by the district attorney�...Read more
The Food and Drug Administration approved two gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease Friday, including a CRISPR gene-editing therapy to treat the disease, the first treatment approved in the U.S. using CRISPR technology.
Casgevy and Lyfgenia, the gene therapy treatments, will be available for patients 12 and older for treatment...Read more
Missouri Republican lawmakers are pushing a pair of bills that would allow for women to be charged with murder for getting an abortion in the state.
The pieces of legislation would give fetuses the same rights as human beings, which would allow for criminal charges to be filed against anyone who gets an abortion, helps someone get an abortion ...Read more
Josh Jury, of Homewood, Illinois, said he was looking forward to celebrating Hanukkah in Israel this year while he was there for a study aboard program.
But the Israel Hamas war forced him to flee from Israel and finish his semester at URJ Heller High, a high school educational experience for Jewish sophomores, juniors and seniors to learn in ...Read more
Light to moderate snow is expected throughout the day in Denver and the surrounding areas as the next snowstorm makes its way through the state.
Heavy snow bands that started along Interstate 70 and south in the mountains will pass into the Front Range through Friday. The highest snowfall will likely be south of Denver from Castle Rock to El ...Read more
The Kremlin is rallying support for Vladimir Putin’s election to a fifth presidential term by pitching him as the defender of traditional Russian values against the “liberal” West, as the war in Ukraine grinds on with no resolution in sight.
Putin said he’ll run for another six-year term at a meeting with participants in a military ...Read more
Ukraine’s premier hailed parliament’s approval of changes to anti-graft and minorities legislation requested by the European Union as the country strives to open accession talks with the bloc.
The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, last month recommended a start to negotiations on opening Kyiv’s membership bid once the ...Read more
Hours into a standoff with a barricaded suspect in northeast Los Angeles earlier this year, a Black officer said he was cornered by a white lieutenant who berated him for sporting a beard that was longer than permitted by LAPD regulations.
"This department is accepting anything now," the lieutenant said, according to a complaint filed in the ...Read more
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