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Top eight stories for today including there is a growing recognition that the British monarchy’s global reach is likely to reduce after Queen Elizabeth II’s death; California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an expansive package of bills earmarking billions to tackle climate change; Wall Street was unable to recover after its worst sell-off in two years, and more.


Special master for seized Trump records seen as minor setback for feds

A federal judge in Florida has appointed a semi-retired New York federal judge as special master to review records seized from former President Donald Trump’s home and denied the government’s request to keep using them in its investigation, causing a delay that one legal expert sees as only a minor setback.

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Department of Justice via AP)

Wall Street suffers one of its worst weeks in years as recession worries loom

Wall Street saw its worst sell-off since June 2020 earlier this week, and with growth slowing and another interest rate hike almost assured, markets were unable to recover even a little of the lost value in equities.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. The stock market fell the most since June 2020, with the Dow losing more than 1,250 points. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)


Dispatches from the road: Look the other way

In his latest dispatch, Courthouse News’ western bureau chief enjoys less renowned aspects of two famous national parks.

At the southeast edge of Grand Teton National Park lies Mormon Row, a series of dilapidated buildings that were once home to settlers who arrived at the end of the 19th Century from neighboring Idaho. Frequented these days by photography buffs hoping to capture the soft light at dawn against the Teton Range in the background, this shot on a chilly September 2021 morning features a shuttered barn and rolling hills on the opposite side of the valley. (Chris Marshall/Courthouse News)

Basketball player’s case against Adidas tips off at Fourth Circuit

A lawyer for a former top-ranked college basketball prospect whose NCAA eligibility was stripped after a pay-for-play scandal told a Fourth Circuit panel Friday that his client should be able to bring racketeering claims against Adidas. 

Brian Bowen runs during a Team USA basketball game. (All-Pro Reels/Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)

Most aggressive climate change action in nation now law in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an expansive package of bills Friday earmarking billions to tackle climate change.

FILE - On the hood of an electric car, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, in this 2020 file photo. (Daniel Kim/Sacramento Bee, Pool via AP)


Queen’s death leaves Commonwealth with uncertain future

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, after 70 years on the throne, is likely to spark profound questions for the global reach and reputation of the British monarchy.

Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state at the Palace of Westminster in London on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Inflation tops 10% in European Union

Inflation is rising faster in Europe than in the U.S., driven by the cost of energy, food and services. Meanwhile, excess mortality in the EU remains high but is lower than the worst periods of the pandemic.

The Euro sculpture stands in front of the former European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Mexico holds annual Independence Day military parade amid National Guard controversy

A wary optimism prevailed among attendees of Mexico’s annual Independence Day military parade Friday.

Military planes fly over Mexico City's main square trailing the colors of the Mexican flag during the Independence Day military parade on Sep. 16, 2022. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News)

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