Finding that multiple managerial failures under the Trump administration have undermined the mission of the U.S. Postal Service, a federal judge ordered the agency on Monday to preapprove all overtime for the upcoming election and to prioritize all ballot-related mail.
by JOSH RUSSELL
In a blow to the Trump campaign in a key battleground state, a federal judge rejected a bid to shoot down Nevada’s plan to expand mail-in voting during the state of emergency caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
by MARTIN MACIAS JR.
The Bobcat Fire — one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County history at over 105,000 acres — tore into the high desert over the weekend, destroying multiple homes.
by NATHAN SOLIS
Investors hoping for a fresh start this week were rattled over the weekend by allegations that several large banks had laundered about $2 trillion in illicit funds, sending markets into a freefall.
by NICK RUMMELL
A week of hearings into whether the United Nations’ high court has jurisdiction to determine whether the Trump administration’s decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions violates a 65-year-old friendship treaty wrapped Monday.
by MOLLY QUELL
Race for the White House
A record-breaking number of voting rights lawsuits have been filed in the lead-up to the November election, with 82% more cases filed this year compared to the same time during the last presidential election, according to a new report Monday.
by BIANCA BRUNO
by ADAM KLASFELD, TOM STOCKS, DANIELA CASTRO & KELLY BLOSS
A Turk who hauled massive amounts of gold in a record-breaking sanctions-busting scheme remembers his first conversation about it vividly, some 12 years on.
A new investigation by OCCRP and Courthouse News Service shows that Russia was central to Zarrab’s money network even before he began working for Iran. The lucrative business is evident in thousands of bank transfer records obtained by OCCRP and has been described in interviews by a Zarrab insider who says he smuggled millions of dollars to Russia.
On the day of his arrest in a massive money-laundering scheme that still sours relations between the United States and Turkey, Reza Zarrab was consumed by his true passion: the sea.
Across the Nation
Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat was still available for download Monday, following a federal judge’s order over the weekend blocking the U.S. Commerce Department from forcing Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores.
by MARIA DINZEO
by JACK RODGERS
Lawyers for nicotine giants Juul and Altria pulled out all the stops Monday to defeat a multidistrict class action claiming they conspired to get young people hooked on addictive e-cigarettes with deceptive ads and marketing campaigns.
by NICHOLAS IOVINO
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 200,000, House Democrats hoping to sidestep a government shutdown rolled out a temporary funding bill on Monday to keep federal offices afloat through December.
by MEGAN MINEIRO
A woman whose child died during childbirth in a New Mexico prison asked the 10th Circuit on Monday to revive her lawsuit, which a lower court tossed after finding the doctor and two nurses who failed to send her to a hospital were entitled to qualified immunity.
by AMANDA PAMPURO
by NICHOLAS IOVINO
by ADAM KLASFELD, TOM STOCKS, DANIELA CASTRO and KELLY BLOSS
by KELSEY JUKAM
Colorado settled its lawsuit against the United States Postal Service over flyers the service sent out that contained misleading information about voting in the state. Under the terms of the agreement, the Postal Service will remove the flyers that have not yet been delivered from its system and will seek input from the state to change information on its voting website.
Civil procedure for “deeming certain pleadings timely filed is not invoked” when a party sends a pleading by private courier, like UPS, rather than first-class U.S. mail, an appeals court in Texas ruled in a personal injury case that was filed one day after the two-year limitations period had expired.