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Jul 9, 2021

QAnon has receded from social media — but it’s just hiding

On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites. But that's not quite the case.

Jul 8, 2021

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 2½ years in prison for extortion

Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity.

Jul 6, 2021

Building collapse lawsuits seek to get answers, assign blame

The quest to learn why a Florida condo building collapsed has already moved to the legal system, even before rescuers finish searching for victims and possible survivors.

Jul 6, 2021

Fallout continues from biggest global ransomware attack

The single biggest ransomware attack yet continued to bite as more details emerged on how a Russia-linked gang breached the exploited software company. The criminals essentially used a tool that helps protect against malware to spread it globally.

Jul 2, 2021

Missouri AG asks Supreme Court to hear abortion restrictions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal of a ruling striking down new restrictions on when abortions can occur.

Jul 1, 2021

Trump Org, CFO plead not guilty to tax crime charges

Lawyers for Donald Trump's company pleaded not guilty to tax crime charges Thursday, along with the Trump Organization's longtime finance chief. It is the first criminal case arising from a two-year investigation into the former president’s company.

Jun 29, 2021

Supreme Court revives St. Louis police in-custody death case

The Supreme Court on Monday revived claims of excessive force against St. Louis police officers in a case in which a homeless man died after being restrained in handcuffs and leg shackles.

Jun 29, 2021

Supreme Court says no right to hearing for some immigrants

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants who say they will face persecution or torture if they are deported to their native countries.

Jun 28, 2021

J&J agrees to pay $230M to settle New York opioid claim

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $230 million to New York state to settle claims that the pharmaceutical giant helped fuel the opioid crisis and also agreed to permanently end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across the entire country, Attorney General Letitia James said on Saturday.

Jun 24, 2021

New York court suspends Rudy Giuliani’s law license

An appeals court suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements while trying to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race.

Jun 24, 2021

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in U.S. are now among unvaccinated

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.

Jun 23, 2021

Justices rule for cursing cheerleader over Snapchat post

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a student from cheerleading over a vulgar social media post she made after she didn't qualify for the varsity team.

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