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Thursday's Top 8 includes coverage of Donald Trump's lost bid to duck a New York fraud trial, the beginning of the Biden impeachment inquiry, a wage hike for California fast food workers, and more.


Trump loses fraud case appeal, teeing up Oct. 2 trial

The Manhattan fraud trial against Donald Trump will move forward as scheduled, a state appellate court ruled Thursday.

Biden impeachment inquiry underway as Dems, GOP clash in House

The first hearing in Republicans’ gambit to remove President Biden from office was met with doubt and derision from House Democrats.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., center, talks with House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during a House Committee on Oversight and Accountability hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

California fast food workers to get $20 minimum wage

Hundreds of hours of negotiations between lawmakers and restaurant owners went into the passage of Assembly Bill 1228.

Courts & the law

The Supreme Court case that could send the economy into a recession

As a funding dispute has lawmakers steering the government toward a shutdown, a trade group is asking the Supreme Court to add another line to their negotiations.

Captain of wrecked scuba boat can’t duck criminal charges

Jerry Boylan could face as long as 10 years in prison if he's convicted of misconduct or neglect by a sea officer.

In this Sept. 2, 2019, photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

EPA sued over growing risk of nitrogen pollution

The EPA hasn't updated its standards on air quality since 2010, despite being required to review them every five years.

West Coast cities implore Supreme Court to scrap Ninth Circuit roadblock to anti-camping ordinances

LA and other cities argue against a broad interpretation of a ruling that prohibits criminalizing homeless people with nowhere else to sleep.

Planet in peril

Scientists: ‘Mind-blowing’ melting taking place on Swiss glaciers

Glaciers in Switzerland are melting fast after the Alps were hit by two consecutive years of high temperatures and dry conditions.

A scientist holds up a pole showing ice loss on a glacier in Switzerland's Alps as part of research into melting glaciers. (Matthias Huss via Courthouse News)
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