U.S. appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay a Texas judge’s ruling that President Joe Biden’s plan to write off hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was illegal. The New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Biden administration’s request to stay a judge’s … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A New York judge has scheduled a trial in October 2023 for former U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization in a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of fraud. overstating the real estate firm’s assets and … Read more

U.S. appeals court grills Trump lawyer in seized documents dispute

Nov 22 (Reuters) – Judges of an Atlanta-based federal appeals court on Tuesday expressed sympathy with the U.S. Justice Department’s attempt to strike down the appointment of an independent arbitrator to verify documents seized by the FBI at Donald Trump’s home in Florida as they asked tough questions. to the lawyer of the former president. … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump said on Saturday he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a narrow majority voted to reinstate the former US president, who was banned from the service social media outlet for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Just over 15 million Twitter … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Friday evening asking his followers to vote on whether to restore former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with initial results showing around 60 % of votes yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly translates to “the … Read more

U.S. rejects funding to re-open Michigan nuclear plant -Holtec

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy has rejected Holtec International’s request for funding to reopen the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan, a Holtec spokesman said on Friday. Holtec purchased the 805-megawatt Palisades Generating Station in May to decommission the facility, which had struggled to compete with natural gas and renewables. … Read more

U.S. seeks 15 years for Elizabeth Holmes over Theranos fraud

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes should spend 15 years in prison and pay $800 million in restitution to defrauded investors in the blood-testing startup, U.S. prosecutors recommended on Friday night. The Justice Department’s recommendation, made in a court filing, came as Holmes prepares for sentencing next week. “Given the scale of Holmes’ … Read more

U.S. judge rejects Biden administration’s LGBT health protections

November 11 (Reuters) – A Texas federal judge ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden’s administration had misinterpreted an Obamacare provision as prohibiting health care providers from discriminating against gay and transgender people. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo has ruled that a landmark 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a law prohibiting workplace … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns

November 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 shipments of solar power components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at U.S. ports since June under a new law banning imports from the China’s Xinjiang region due to slave labor concerns, according to federal customs officials and industry sources. The level of seizures, which … Read more