Biden urges Congress to pass Covid funding as money for federal programs runs dry
President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged lawmakers to allocate funding for the fight against Covid-19, warning that a failure to do so would put the country’s pandemic progress on the line.
Alex Jones to rack up escalating fines until he appears for deposition
A judge presiding over the defamation case brought by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims against Alex Jones has imposed a series of escalating fines to compel the conspiracy theorist and radio host to sit for a deposition.
Justices wary of challenge to law protecting California workers
The Supreme Court pressed a cruise company fighting a California worker protection law on Wednesday over what some justices called a double standard in the company’s stance on enforcing arbitration agreements.
Ninth Circuit won’t impose health measures on pest-prone jail kitchen
Despite alarming reports of pest invasions and contaminated food, a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday refused to impose stricter health and safety requirements at an industrial kitchen in one of the nation’s largest jails.
Ukraine ceasefire hopes dashed, fighting remains intense
Hopes for a ceasefire anytime soon in Ukraine were dashed on Wednesday as bloody fighting and the shelling of civilians continued and Moscow and Kyiv backed away from a tentative ceasefire deal that emerged the day before in Istanbul.
Defense team in MH17 trial seeks full acquittal
Defense lawyers for a man accused of supplying the surface-to-air missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 want their client to be acquitted, claiming the prosecution has had “tunnel vision” in the case.
EU court splits on air cargo cartel fine
The European Union’s second-highest court split Wednesday over an appeal from a group of cargo airlines over a 2010 fine for price-fixing.
Eurostat: Immigrants make up 9% of EU population
Five percent of the European Union population — 23.7 million people — are third-country nationals, according to data published by Eurostat on Wednesday. An additional 4% are citizens of EU countries other than the one in which they reside.
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