Garland may be taking Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe ‘up a notch’
A lawsuit filed this week signaled for the first time that Attorney General Merrick Garland may be investigating former President Donald Trump as part of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
Michael Avenatti, who shot to fame as lawyer for Stormy Daniels, sentenced to prison for ripping her off
California attorney Michael Avenatti expressed remorse in court Thursday but it was not enough to stop a federal judge from adding nearly three years to a prison term he has been serving since last summer.
Biden moves to restore power of states and tribes to protect their waters
Looking to give states and Native American territories and tribes more power to block energy projects capable of polluting waterways on their land, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed reversing a Trump-era rule.
Harvey Weinstein loses appeal of NY rape conviction
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein claimed he was unfairly disadvantaged at his 2020 rape trial by abundant witness testimony about his bad behavior. A New York appeals court disagreed Thursday.
Union seeking to shield police records dealt 2nd Circuit blow
The Connecticut Legislature was responding to a “pressing social ill” and a crisis of confidence in the wake of George Floyd’s murder when it disregarded a collective bargaining agreement and made police disciplinary records subject to the state’s open records laws, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday.
Danes overwhelmingly back EU defense cooperation
Not since Denmark chose its membership of the European Union in 1972 has such a clear majority opted for EU collaboration. On Wednesday, 66.9% of the Danish voters marked “yes” to whether Denmark should lift its defense reservation and be able to join European-led missions and arms cooperation.
EU high court OKs ban on cosmetics that look like food
The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that the bloc’s consumer safety regulations allow member states to ban cosmetics if they look too similar to food.
New Alzheimer’s findings could lead to breakthrough in treatment
For decades, the fight against Alzheimer’s disease has targeted plaques on the outside of cells that are thought to represent a crucial connection between the disease and subsequent brain damage, but new research shows Alzheimer’s begins sooner and inside the cells.