Chinese hackers stole millions worth of U.S. COVID relief money, Secret Service says

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Chinese hackers have stolen tens of millions of dollars from U.S. COVID relief benefits since 2020, the Secret Service said on Monday. The Secret Service declined to provide further details, but confirmed an NBC News report that the Chinese hacking team believed to be responsible is known in the security … Read more

In North Carolina, vandals leave thousands in the dark

Dec 4 (Reuters) – Residents of a central North Carolina county faced a second night of freezing weather without power on Sunday after vandals opened fire on two power substations in what authorities called it a “targeted attack”. The motive for Saturday night’s wave of damage was unclear, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said. Due … Read more

Obituary: China’s Jiang Zemin confounded doubters, mended U.S. ties

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Raised from obscurity to lead the ruling Chinese Communist Party after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was meant to be just another leading figure in the transition, intended to be a footnote in history. Yet Jiang, who died Wednesday at the age of 96, baffled naysayers, … Read more

Right-wing Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stewart Rhodes, founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia, was found guilty by a riotous conspiracy jury on Tuesday for last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol as part of a unsuccessful attempt to overthrow then-President Donald. Trump’s 2020 election defeat – a significant victory for the Justice Department. Rhodes, … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court to hear fight over Biden immigration enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to consider on Tuesday whether President Joe Biden’s administration can implement guidelines – contested by two conservative-leaning states – shifting immigration enforcement to threats to public safety in a case testing the power of the executive branch to set enforcement priorities. Judges will hear … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward limiting public corruption prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared set on Monday to make it harder to prosecute political corruption cases as they showed sympathy for appeals by a former aide to the former Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and a corrupt and corrupt businessman. convictions for fraud. Judges heard appeal arguments … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued on Thursday for defamation by a writer who accused the former US president of lying when he denied raping her 27 years ago. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused Trump of assault during an … Read more

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving under shadow of two more mass shootings

Nov 24 (Reuters) – The United States marked the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday with traditional feasts, parades and American football, taking a moment to celebrate a week marred by gun violence. The official holiday dates back to the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a day of thanksgiving … Read more

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia, Nov 23 (Reuters) – A Walmart Inc (WMT.N) store manager in Virginia opened fire on co-workers in a break room, killing six people before turning the gun on himself. same, eyewitnesses said Wednesday after the country’s latest mass shooting. The shooter, identified as Andre Bing, 31, of Chesapeake, Va., said nothing as he … 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