U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more

Musk, Twitter may reach deal to end court battle as early as Wednesday -source

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) may reach an agreement to end their litigation as soon as Wednesday and clear the way for the world’s richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform, a source familiar with the litigation told Reuters. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick, … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

Journalist confirms she has skipped house arrest Ovsyannikova defies Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news after staging a series of lone protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had no case to answer. … Read more

Trump asks U.S. Supreme Court to intervene over seized classified records

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the US Supreme Court to intervene in his fight with the Justice Department over classified documents seized from his Florida home as part of a criminal investigation into his handling of government records. Trump filed an emergency request asking the justices to block … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called “bump stocks” that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun – a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las … Read more

Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 million fine for paid crypto ad, SEC says

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has promoted everything from appetite-suppressing lollipops to melon-flavored liqueur to toilet paper, but it was her foray into the murky world of cryptocurrencies that got her into hot water. The reality television star and influencer has agreed to settle charges of unlawfully touting a crypto security and to … Read more

Iran’s Khamenei backs police over Mahsa Amini protests, may signal tougher crackdown

Growing public fury over woman’s death in police custody Khamenei says Amini’s death ‘deeply broke my heart’ Supreme leader blames foreign foes for ‘riots’ Anti-government protests spread to universities DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader on Monday gave his full backing to security forces confronting protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini … Read more

Tense runoff vote looms as Brazil’s Bolsonaro outperforms polling

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The second round of Brazil’s presidential election campaign kicked off Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of outright victory in the first round of voting. The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick … Read more

Weighty U.S. Supreme Court term dawns with environmental and race cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court’s nine justices are poised on Monday to open a new nine-month term packed with major cases including disputes centered on race that give members of its conservative majority fresh opportunities to flex their muscles, with an environmental case up first. The top US judicial body annually … Read more

Trump staffers not returning White House records, National Archives says

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s administration has not turned over all presidential records and the National Archives will consult with the Justice Department on whether to move to get them back, the agency has told Congress. A congressional panel on Sept. 13 sought an urgent review by the National Archives and … Read more