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Top eight stories for today including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson barely survived a vote of no confidence; The Supreme Court struck down a law that significantly increased quarterly bankruptcy fees in all but two states; A federal judge denied a Chicago alderman’s motion to dismiss corruption charges, and more.


Supreme Court opens future medical expenses to states in Medicaid snarl

Expecting that it will have to cover the future medical care of a teen left permanently brain damaged in a car accident, Florida is entitled to the proceeds of the teen’s settlement, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday

A bus driver sporting a face mask to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus collects children going to school on Sept. 17, 2020, in Eastchester, New York. (Courthouse News photo/Barbara Leonard)

Federal law increasing bankruptcy fees in all but two states ruled unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a bankruptcy law that significantly increased quarterly bankruptcy fees in all but two states. 

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Heirs of original ‘Top Gun’ author sue Paramount for copyright infringement

The widow and son of the author of the original 1983 “Top Guns” magazine article, which was the basis for the 1986 blockbuster movie, sued Paramount Pictures, alleging the studio’s sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” infringes on their copyright.

Tom Cruise poses for the media during the 'Top Gun Maverick' UK premiere at a central London cinema, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Elon Musk threatens to ‘terminate’ Twitter deal over fake accounts

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is threatening to walk away from his deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, citing his concerns about the number of “fake” or “spam” accounts.

Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


Road that cuts through private Montana land will lead to DC showdown

The Supreme Court took up one new case Monday morning, agreeing to hear a roadway dispute between Montana landowners and the federal government. 

Visitors walk outside the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 21, 2022. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Chicago City Council member loses bid to toss corruption charges

In 2019, federal prosecutors indicted Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, the longest-serving City Council member in the city’s history, on over a dozen charges of criminal extortion and bribery. On Monday morning, a federal judge denied Burke’s motions to dismiss those charges.

The Chicago City Hall building and the nearby Daley Plaza. (Jeremy Atherton/Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)


Johnson survives no-confidence vote, but faces growing revolt

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson barely survived a vote of no confidence within his Conservative party on Monday night, leaving him badly damaged after months of scandals over parties at Downing Street in violation of pandemic lockdown rules.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Symonds arrive for a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Friday, June 3, 2022, on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)

Putin warns of Russian response to Ukraine receiving advanced missiles

The war in Ukraine is poised to intensify further after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow will hit back hard if Ukraine begins using advanced long-range missiles provided by the West. 

Smokes rises from a railway service facility hit by a Russian missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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