Threat of Russian invasion pushes US to pull embassy officials out of Kyiv
The U.S. is closing its embassy in Kyiv and moving officials to the western city of Lviv "due to the dramatic acceleration in the buildup of Russian forces," Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced Monday.
Green roofs laying roots in mainstream
Living roofs are a buffer against pounding hail, flooding rain and extreme heat. And done right, one expert says, they pay homage to their regions’ pre-concrete landscapes.
Ex-Marine sentenced to 210 years in sexual abuse of girls in Cambodia
A federal judge sentenced a retired U.S. Marine captain to 210 years in prison for drugging and raping underage girls as young as nine he "bought" from their mothers in Cambodia.
Affordable broadband program making a dent in the digital divide
More than 10 million low-income households have lower internet costs thanks to the latest rollout of a program tied to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday.
New York judge to toss out Sarah Palin’s libel case, again
Even if she wins, she loses. A federal judge said Monday he would dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation case against The New York Times for insufficient evidence as soon as the jury returns with its verdict, regardless of how they rule.
Kansas Republicans sued on claims of partisan gerrymandering
Democrats and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed lawsuits against the Kansas secretary of state Monday claiming the state’s new congressional map is a partisan gerrymander.
Release of employer coronavirus data debated at Wisconsin Supreme Court
Lawyers for the Wisconsin state government, the state’s largest business lobby and press freedom advocates argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday over whether the state can release records requested by a newspaper showing how many employees at some businesses contracted Covid-19 or had contact with someone who tested positive.
Ugandan warlord urges court to overturn sentence for human rights abuses
Lawyers for a former child soldier convicted of keeping sex slaves and forcing them to bear his children are asking the International Criminal Court to overturn his conviction.
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