Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty after monthlong sex trafficking trial
A New York jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, convicting the British heiress of recruiting vulnerable teenage girls for predatory sexual abuse by the late millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
CDC chief defends shortened isolation and quarantine guidelines amid omicron surge
One day after the number of Covid-19 cases reached a pandemic high in the United States, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended this week's announcement of shortened isolation and quarantine stints for people who have tested positive for or been exposed to the virus.
Trump uses Democrat’s interview against him in new filing to block Jan. 6 records
Former President Donald Trump staked out a new claim in his crusade to block Congress from accessing his Jan. 6 records on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Supreme Court to review a Washington Post article that Trump says proves the committee investigating the Capitol riot is nothing but another political witch hunt.
Amid military tensions on Ukraine border, Biden and Putin schedule talk
President Joe Biden will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday as Ukraine sits on the precipice of crisis with the buildup of Russian troops at their border.
Virginia high court gives final approval to new election maps
Virginia’s new congressional and legislative district maps have been approved by the state’s high court, drawing mixed reviews from elected officials and those involved in the process.
Judge gives tentative OK to $30 million settlement over Apple bag checks
Apple has inched closer to ending more than eight years of litigation over claims it stiffed thousands of its retail employees in California for time spent undergoing security checks of their personal belongings.
Nearly 2 years into pandemic, world sees explosion of new virus cases
Two years after the World Health Organization was first notified about emergence of the novel coronavirus, the world is seeing an explosion of new infections as the superfast-spreading but potentially less virulent omicron strain takes hold.
Experts skeptical of Mexico plan to stop exporting oil by 2023
Mexico announced plans Tuesday to end all oil exports by 2023, a bid by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to make the country "self-sufficient" and better control the price of gasoline.
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