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Top eight stories for today including France could be seeing the rise of its own version of Donald Trump; California recorded it weakest jobs gain in eight months; Investors kept the bull market rolling, and more.


New York jury convicts Giuliani crony Lev Parnas on all counts

Lev Parnas, the onetime business associate of Rudy Giuliani while he was the personal attorney for then-President Donald Trump, was found guilty on six criminal counts by a jury in New York federal court on Friday.

Lev Parnas, left, and his lawyer Joseph Bondy leave federal court following closing arguments in his trial on Oct. 21, 2021, in New York. (Stefan Jeremiah/AP)

Judge nixes Trump-era limits on regulation of water-polluting projects

A federal judge on Thursday refused to leave a contested Trump-era water pollution rule in place while the Biden administration reviews it for the next 18 months, finding that letting it stay in effect could cause long-lasting environmental harm.

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Markets push higher even as earnings start to dip

Investors kept the bull market rolling this week, with two out of the three major indices setting new records even as experts predict supply bottlenecks and labor shortages may persist into 2022.

American flags hang outside of the New York Stock Exchange. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Justices set hearing on Texas abortion ban, leaving law in place for now

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear two cases challenging the near-total ban on abortions in Texas. 

The Supreme Court is seen on what is its first day of the new term, Oct. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


California sees worst jobs gain in 8 months as unemployment claims soar

Mirroring the national trend, new hires slowed considerably in California in September as the Golden State recorded it weakest jobs gain in eight months and now claims the highest unemployment rate in the nation alongside Nevada.

A person passes the office of the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento, California on Dec. 18, 2020. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Kentucky couple at Capitol riot ordered to pay $10,000

A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Kentucky couple who took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to five years of probation with a fine of $5,000 each, the longest probationary sentence and biggest fine given out to Capitol rioters yet. 

The government used this photo in its case against Lori and Thomas Vinson for their participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. (Image via Courthouse News)


France braces for presidential run of Eric Zemmour, a Trump-like figure

France is likely to see a hard-right, anti-Muslim television personality named Eric Zemmour enter the presidential campaign and challenge Emmanuel Macron for the Elysee.

Right-wing French politician Eric Zemmour arrives to speak at an event in Rouen, France, on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Eric Zemmour/Facebook via Courthouse News)

Turkish state-run bank lacks immunity in US criminal laundering case

Federal prosecutors can continue to prosecute a Turkish bank in a Manhattan courthouse for allegedly evading U.S. sanctions against Iran by laundering $20 billion of that nation’s oil and gas proceeds.

(Halkbank image via Courthouse News)
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