Jeffrey Epstein Estate Settles Suit Brought by U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General

The estate of Jeffrey Epstein on Wednesday settled a lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands that accused the disgraced financier of trafficking and sexually abusing girls and young women on his private Caribbean island. U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said in a statement that under the terms of the settlement, the estate … Read more

Chevron Gets U.S. License to Pump Oil in Venezuela Again

WASHINGTON—The United States has said it will allow Chevron Corp. CLC -0.29% to resume pumping oil from its Venezuelan oil fields after President Nicolás Maduro’s government and an opposition coalition agreed to implement an estimated $3 billion humanitarian aid package and continue dialogue in Mexico City on efforts to organize free and fair elections. Following … Read more

A Woolgoolga wish come true as Elma Miller, 106, enjoys ‘bucket list’ meeting with alpacas

Born in 1916, Elma Miller has been through a lot, from the Spanish flu to COVID-19, many wars, four kings and a queen, and the advent of modern computers and cell phones. But despite being an avid knitter throughout her life, the 106-year-old has never encountered an alpaca – until recently. “She’s always been fascinated … Read more

Disney’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Cleared for December Release in China

Chinese authorities have notified Walt Disney Co. DIS -1.40% that “Avatar: The Way Of Water” will be released in China on Dec. 16, the same day it is slated to be released globally, according to people familiar with the matter. Executives at Disney and at movie-theater chains had been closely watching for a decision from … Read more

GOP Gains College-Educated and Minority Voters in Slim House Pickup

By making modest gains in House seats this year, Republicans have won more support from minority and college-educated voters than in other recent elections, shaking important pillars of the Democratic coalition to better position the left for the next elections. Republicans have narrowed the Democratic advantage among Latino voters, black voters and white women with … Read more

U.S. Urges Jury to Convict Oath Keepers as Jan. 6 Sedition Trial Nears End

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have urged juries to convict members of the Oath Keepers militia for plotting to violently overthrow the U.S. government, presenting their closing arguments in the first sedition trial stemming from the year’s Capitol riot. last. “These defendants have repeatedly called for the violent overthrow of the United States government, and they … Read more

Local Seniors Rack Up Medals at State Games | News

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Smaller and slower games like walking basketball and pickleball making sports accessible to all ages and abilities

Over the past 20 years, professional sports have only gotten bigger and faster: bigger crowds, bigger shows, shorter games, brighter coverage, bigger paychecks. Even the athletes themselves are getting bigger and more muscular every year. But none of this meshes with what’s happening on the other end of the sporting spectrum – the community, at … Read more

Jobless Claims Remain Low in Tight U.S. Labor Market

US jobless claims remained nearly flat at a low level last week in the latest sign that the labor market remains tight. Initial jobless claims, an indicator of layoffs, fell slightly to a seasonally adjusted 217,000 last week from a revised 218,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims are up from earlier … Read more

U.S. jobless claims dip to 217,000 and stay near pandemic lows

Numbers: The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits at the end of October fell slightly to 217,000 and hovered near pandemic lows, signaling that the labor market is still historically tight and showing little signs of slowing down. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal expected a total of 220,000 new claims in … Read more