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Top eight stories for today including the war in Ukraine entered its 12th day with continued fighting and shelling; Justice Clarence Thomas urged the Supreme Court to enter a brawl over how to hold internet companies accountable for users' posts on their platforms; Los Angeles sued Monsanto on claims that banned chemicals have tainted city water sources, and more.


Thomas sends out bat signal for suits going after web publishers

Justice Clarence Thomas urged the Supreme Court on Monday to enter a brawl over how to hold internet companies accountable for users' posts on their platforms. 

The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Dearth of competition has taken toll on worker wages

Undercutting the pandemic-era belief that staff shortages from the Great Resignation have put employers over a barrel, Treasury officials said Monday that the data are instead painting a shadow of wage depression.

President Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday, March 3, 2022. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is at left and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is at right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Los Angeles sues Monsanto over PCB water pollution

The city of Los Angeles has entered the legal fray over banned polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, joining other California cities in suing Monsanto on claims the chemicals have tainted city water sources.

Silva pulls mud from the Los Angeles River, saying it makes the perfect base for the start of a freshwater aquarium. (Courthouse News photo/Bill Girdner)

Developers win separate trials in LA City Hall bribery scandal

Two real estate developers accused of bribing a Los Angeles City Council member in a sprawling corruption scheme won their bids for jury trials separate from the main culprit.

Los Angeles City Hall. (Chris Marshall/Courthouse News)


Ukraine fights at top UN court to end Russian invasion

Representatives for Ukraine appeared before the World Court on Monday, seeking an order for Russia to stop the ongoing invasion of its neighbor in Eastern Europe. Moscow has refused to participate in the proceedings. 

A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amid damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marienko Andrew)

Ukraine war sees humanitarian disaster grow, ceasefire talks resume

The war in Ukraine entered its 12th day on Monday with continued fighting and shelling in the eastern and southern parts of the country and around the capital Kyiv, which straddles the Dnieper River, a central artery through Ukraine's vast flatlands. 

A Ukrainian man rides his bicycle near a factory and a store burning after it had been bombarded in Irpin, Ukraine, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Mexico is a dangerous place for journalists. Its president is making it worse

So far seven journalists have been killed in Mexico in 2022, already closing in on last year’s total of 10 and setting a pace to become the deadliest presidential term for the press in the country’s history.

In this Dec. 18, 2020, file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gives his regularly scheduled morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Defense in MH17 trial argues case against Russian suspect is unfair

Defense lawyers for a man accused of helping shoot down passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said Monday prosecutors were driven by vengeance, not the truth. 

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is seen at the Gilze-Rijen military airbase in the Netherlands in May 2021. (Molly Quell/Courthouse News Service)

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