Jurors mostly side with Depp in defamation case against Heard
The jury deliberating a high-profile defamation case between divorced Hollywood stars found Wednesday that actress Amber Heard defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp in an article describing herself as a domestic abuse survivor, but also found his attorney defamed her.
Mountain Dew makes inroads at 2nd Circuit to overturn energy drink injunction
The Second Circuit looked ready Wednesday to lift the injunction that forced parent company PepsiCo to rename its new Mountain Dew energy drink last year.
California panel calls for giving monetary reparations to descendants of slaves
A much anticipated report by California’s “Reparations Task Force,” released Wednesday, called for a “comprehensive” racial reparations scheme, including financial restitution to Black Californians whose descendants were either slaves or victims of racist policies.
US to send Ukraine advanced weapons, raising stakes in war
Tensions between Moscow and the West are escalating further after the United States and Germany said they are sending advanced heavy-duty weapons to aid Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s invasion.
EU court upholds sanctions against ‘Putin’s chef’
The European Union’s second-highest court on Wednesday upheld sanctions against the suspected leader of the Russian paramilitary organization Wagner Group, a man also widely known as “Putin’s chef.”
Plants can ‘sense’ oxygen levels around them, new study finds
Just how plants adapt to higher altitudes has been something of a mystery. But a paper published Wednesday in Nature argues that plants are able to “sense” atmospheric oxygen levels around them, citing new research to back up the claim.
From the Wires
John Hinckley Jr. to get full freedom 41 years after shooting Ronald Reagan
John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or others” and will be freed from all restrictions this month, a federal judge said Wednesday, capping Hinckley’s four-decade journey through the legal and mental health systems.
After mass shooting, NYC explores gun detectors in subways
In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it.
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