Jurors introduced to Giuliani cronies accused of funneling ‘secret foreign money’ into US elections
Two Ukrainian former business associates of Rudy Giuliani insist they were just pursuing legal cannabis and natural gas enterprises, but federal prosecutors told jurors Wednesday that the men intentionally flouted campaign-finance laws.
Cousins who stormed US Capitol given nearly 2 months in prison
Reaching a heftier sentence than one sought by prosecutors for the third time for Jan. 6 defendants, a federal judge ordered two cousins on Wednesday to 45 days behind bars.
Retired Defense Department analyst who joined Capitol riot dodges prison
A retired Department of Defense employee who said that participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was the “worst lapse of judgment in his life” was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months of probation plus community service.
Feds said mention of unsolved murders would confuse marathon bomber’s jury. Could it also save his life?
Several Supreme Court justices sparred with the government’s lawyer — and sometimes each other — on Wednesday as they considered whether to reinstate the death penalty on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
LA, Long Beach ports to go 24/7 to relieve shipping bottleneck
In a plan developed by the White House's supply chain disruptions task force, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will ramp up to 24/7 operations ahead of the holiday season.
Justice Department launches probe of Texas juvenile lockups
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a statewide investigation of Texas’ juvenile detention centers, citing numerous arrests of staff for sexually abusing incarcerated children.
A third of flowering plants would produce no seeds without pollinators
If pollinators were to disappear, half of all flowering plants around the world would suffer a drastic reduction in fertility, according to a new study — the first to provide global estimates for the importance of pollinators in ecosystems.
Prehistoric poop shows ancient humans too enjoyed beer, blue cheese
New biological information gathered from prehistoric human poop shows even humans from nearly 3,000 years ago shared a love for blue cheese and pale ales.