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Top eight stories for today including a former Indiana congressman was indicted for insider trading; A federal judge ordered Texas lawmakers to turn over documents related to congressional redistricting plans; The Justice Department slapped several leading U.S. chicken producers with an antitrust suit, and more.


Former GOP congressman arrested for insider trading

Former Indiana Congressman Stephen Buyer was indicted for insider trading on Monday, alongside eight other defendants facing federal financial fraud counts in New York.

Indiana Congressman Stephen Buyer talks during a Hoosier Job Fair, July 19, 2010, at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind. The former U.S. congressman from Indiana, technology company executives and an investment banker are among nine people charged in four separate and unrelated insider trading schemes. The charges were announced Monday, July 25, 2022 in Manhattan. (Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier via AP)

Feds seek $84 million in restitution from Big Poultry

Flagging what it calls at least 20 years of competition-stifling practices that harmed American poultry processing plant workers, the Justice Department slapped several leading U.S. chicken producers with an antitrust suit Monday.

Chicken is on display in a Pittsburgh on market on July 12, 2022. The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit and proposed settlement against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. It's part of an effort to end what the government claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)


Texas lawmakers ordered to turn over redistricting records

A federal judge on Monday issued a wide-ranging discovery order requiring Texas state lawmakers to turn over documents related to the state’s congressional redistricting plans.

The northern face of the Texas Capitol in the early morning on Oct. 6, 2021. (Kirk McDaniel/Courthouse News)

Thousands flee as fire near Yosemite explodes in size

A fire near Yosemite National Park — the second in or near the famed park already this season — has destroyed several structures and threatens thousands more as thousands flee and unhealthy air blankets much of the central Sierra.

An air tanker drops retardant while trying to stop the Oak Fire from progressing in Mariposa County, Calif., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Judge finds no ADA violation in Uber decision against accessibility program in Gulf cities

Ride-hail giant Uber prevailed in a bench trial in which three wheelchair users claimed the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not introducing wheelchair-accessible vehicle programs in New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi.

(Pixabay image via Courthouse News)

Port of Oakland back in business as truckers protest contractor law

A protest of state contractor laws, which blocked California’s third largest port from operating for five days, has ended and the flow of goods has resumed through the Port of Oakland. 

About 500 drivers gathered at Port of Oakland in California to protest a state law defining how independent contractors can conduct business, which may require them to become employees at cargo companies. (Natalie Hanson /Courthouse News)


Fossilized polyps change timeline on evolution of jellyfish family 

A fossilized cnidarian recently discovered in the United Kingdom’s Charnwood Forest establishes the body plan of such aquatic invertebrates tens of millions of years before others previously identified.

Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in Egypt's Red Sea. (Image by Alexander Vasenin, Wikipedia Commons, via Courthouse News)


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