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Documents are turning around quickly, and more could be coming, after the D.C. Circuit applied the crime-fraud exception against a Trump lawyer.

by Nolan Stout

The measure directs the White House to get out the paperwork for two years of U.S. aid that has flowed to the war-torn nation.

by Benjamin S. Weiss

Paris descended into chaos as protesters lit hundreds of overnight fires and violent clashes erupted between police and protesters. French President Emmanuel Macron faces mounting anger after he pushed through unpopular pension reforms.

by Cain Burdeau

Federal immigration policies are the focus of Supreme Court arguments on Monday, this time with the First Amendment on the line.

by Kelsey Reichmann

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Day by day it becomes more difficult to write anything new or different about our country. Perhaps it’s because the figures who hog the space on our front pages no longer seem human, but puppets.

by Robert Kahn


The Golden State wants to keep conservation in focus even while relaxing some safeguards on water usage.

by Sam Ribakoff

The Northern California tribe has been fighting the Bureau of Reclamation over a change in the timing of water releases to restore the river.

by Edvard Pettersson

Under the agreement, Oregon’s Department of Forestry will expand buffers around habitable waterways throughout the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.

by Alanna Madden

Courts & the Law

The tax, first approved in 2021, is expected to bring in at least $500 million a year, which Washington state plans to use for early childhood education programs.

by Alanna Madden

An LGBTQ student group says it planned to put on an alcohol-free, PG-13 drag show to raise money for suicide prevention but the university president shut it down.

by Cameron Langford

The judge found that the Internet Archive had infringed on publishers' copyrights.

by Andy Monserud

Utah-based Rebel Creamery must face claims that its labels falsely advertised a healthy product, but it won dismissal of claims over online advertising.

by Eric Burkett

Around the Nation

The Los Angeles Police Protective League filed a lawsuit Friday against an activist who tweeted out a link to a new website that divulged the identity of numerous undercover LAPD officers.

by Hillel Aron

Igor Panchernikov was among five people charged in 2021 with illegally shipping thermal imaging devices to Russia.

by Edvard Pettersson

Homeowners in Hawaii and Florida say that the banks conspired to deliberately foreclose on them knowing that they couldn't pay back the loans.

by Candace Cheung

Utah is the only state to have used firing squads in the past 50 years.

by Associated Press

Weary investors were made to rally this week, if only briefly, as interest rates went up by 0.25% — potentially the last raise of the year.

by Nick Rummell

“Even during this difficult time, however, there are many bright spots like our growing AI and climate tech industries,” said state Senator Scott Weiner. "I have no doubt tech in San Francisco will recover and come back stronger than ever.”

by Eric Burkett

Ian Diaz was convicted of using fake Craigslist ads for "rape fantasies" to make it seem as if his former fiancée was putting the life of his then-wife in danger.

by Edvard Pettersson

Michigan is the first state in almost 60 years to overturn right to work legislation.

by Dave Byrnes

The discovery, in the same building where a grand jury is expected to resume work Monday, came amid increasingly hostile rhetoric from Trump.

by Associated Press


by Lorraine Bailey

A federal judge dismissed wiretapping and privacy invasion claims by three employees against turkey producer Butterball stemming from the company’s videotaping of their conversations, ruling they did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in common areas of Butterball’s facility.

A federal judge ruled jurors in the upcoming civil trial of former President Donald Trump over the alleged rape of columnist E. Jean Carroll shall remain anonymous due to the strong risk that jurors will fear harassment, invasion of privacy, and retaliation.

The D.C. Circuit refused to dismiss the Security and Exchange Commission’s case against a Russian CEO accused of fraudulently promoting a $350 million merger between his space infrastructure company and a U.S. firm by not disclosing that his permanent resident application was rejected due to national security concerns.

The Eighth Circuit remanded to state court Minnesota's lawsuit alleging Big Oil titans deceived the public about their contributions to climate change.

A federal judge denied pet supplement manufacturer Lintbells’ motion to dismiss a competitor’s allegation that it falsely advertises its YuMOVE joint health supplements for dogs as natural when they contain some synthetic ingredients.

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A Florida man claims in Miami state court that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bodyguards attacked him without provocation when he approached the former boxer for a photo.

A pair of would-be medical marijuana providers sued Alabama’s cannabis commission over a faulty portal they say caused their applications to be rejected.

Civil rights groups representing residents of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley” accuse the St. James Parish government of approving all requests for new industrial facilities in predominantly Black districts while rejecting all requests in white districts.

A group of Florida parents filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new state medicine board rule banning gender-affirming health care for minors.

The city of Milwaukee sued Hyundai and Kia for not putting anti-theft technology in cars at the center of a vehicular crime wave that is putting a strain on police.

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