‘Straightforward terrorism,’ Biden says of Buffalo shooting
Grieving the loss of life in the aftermath of a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, President Joe Biden delivered an emotional address on Tuesday in which he labeled the supermarket massacre a terrorist attack motivated by white supremacy.
Feds accused of dragging feet on threatened whitetip shark review
The National Marine Fisheries Service has for years failed to complete its legally required consultation regarding the effects authorized fisheries in Hawaii and Samoa have on the threatened whitetip shark population, according to a new lawsuit.
Armed bank robber asks panel to toss sentence in light of high court ruling
The 11th Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal seeking to vacate a sentence for conspiracy to rob a bank by force and using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Michigan judge blocks enforcement of 1931 abortion ban if Roe is overturned
A Michigan judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction suspending enforcement of a state law from 1931 that would ban abortion, amid the build-up to a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could wipe out the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Legislative watchdog has qualms about $300 billion California budget
The revised $300 billion state budget announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday is the largest spending plan in state history. And while it may look good on paper or sound nice in a speech talking about more public school funding, the state’s legislative analyst has concerns.
Exploration of sunken slave ship reveals charred timbers, other artifacts
The last ship to bring slaves to the United States from Africa in 1860 was set ablaze near the mouth of the Mobile River following the illegal voyage, and a recent archaeological assessment of the sunken vessel revealed the charred timber and other parts that remain.
Seventh Circuit hears racketeering case against Illinois energy giant
A class action against Illinois energy corporation Commonwealth Edison came before the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, with an attorney for the class arguing that the company owes a debt to potentially millions of state residents.
Oklahoma officer who shot nude teenager lobbies 10th Circuit for immunity
An Oklahoma police officer asked the 10th Circuit on Tuesday to reverse a federal judge’s denial of qualified immunity after he shot a nude mentally disturbed teenager who had broken into a stranger’s home while fleeing police.